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Audio/Video Archives - 2013-2014 Regular Session

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Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
**Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by noon, March 17.
Bills Added:
HF2884 (Garofalo) - Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.
HF2924 (Garofalo) - Electric power generating plants regulated, and solar generation facilities allowed to be eligible for alternative review.
HF2666 (Garofalo) - Electric generation facility exception provided to certificate of need requirements.
Attachments:
(3/17/2014)
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Energy Policy

Monday, March 17, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Issues related to municipalization and community choice aggregation. *HF1450, HF 945, and HF2732 are informational and no vote will be taken. Action will be taken on HF2877. The Chair has waived the amendment deadline for HF2877.
Bills Added:
HF1450 (Dehn) - Public utility franchise agreement provided, and municipalities authorized to charge public utility fee.
HF945 (Hornstein) - Public Utilities Commission just compensation determination factor amended for a utility purchased by a municipality.
HF2732 (Garofalo) - Municipal energy goal costs allocated.
HF2877 (Falk) - Community energy choice aggregation program study required, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
*Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by 4 p.m. March 14.
Bills Added:
HF2719 (Anzelc) - Biorefinery using cellulosic feedstock environmental review requirements modified.
HF2911 (Davnie) - Solar energy systems exempted from property taxation, and solar energy production tax established.
HF2918 (Morgan) - Solar energy system residential use restrictions prohibited.
HF2834 (Hortman) - Omnibus energy bill.
HF2869 (Newberger) - Coal energy standard provided.
HF2828 (Quam) - Pipeline permitting efficiency goal established.
Attachments:
(3/14/2014)
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Education Policy

Monday, March 17, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Agenda subject to change, bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF2681 (Selcer) - School district review and comment requirements modified.
HF3080 (Loeffler) - Probationary teacher continuing employment definition clarified.

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

Monday, March 17, 2014
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2166 (Laine) - Electronic rosters authorized, evaluation required of the use of electronic rosters in the 2014 election, various technical and conforming changes made, and definitions provided.
HF2785 (Dorholt) - Central fund feasibility study creation required to pay for costs of providing accommodations to state employees with disabilities.
HF2117 (Howe) - Veteran preference hearing related procedures modified.
HF2011 (Dettmer) - Veteran-owned small business certification modified for purposes of state procurement, and contract bid preference for veteran-owned small businesses required in situations involving capital investment projects.
Attachments:
(3/13/2014)
(3/14/2014)

Property and Local Tax Division

Monday, March 17, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HFXXXX (Faust) Homestead credit refunds and renter property tax refunds
Bills Added:
HF2911 (Davnie) - Solar energy systems exempted from property taxation, and solar energy production tax established.
HF2784 (Runbeck) - Anoka County; tax levy allowed for countywide public safety improvements and equipment projects.
HF2929 (Hansen) - Rent paid refund amount increased for rent paid in 2013 only, and money appropriated.
HF2975 (Lien) - Border city enterprise and development zone available incentives and funding modified.
HF3037 (Lien) - Property tax disparity reduction credit class rate reduced.
HF2242 (Loeffler) - Commercial-industrial property value first tier exempted from the state general levy.
Attachments:
(3/14/2014)

Ways and Means

Monday, March 17, 2014
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Budget Resolution HF1960 (Halverson) Voting equipment purchase with Help America Vote Act grants deadline extended. SF1952 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified. HF1926 (Hansen) Outdoor heritage funding provided, restoration evaluation requirements modified, requirements modified for acquisition of real property with money from outdoor heritage fund, and money appropriated. Please check back to the committee website for updates on Budget Resolution.
Bills Added:
HF2655 (Huntley) - Human services commissioner grant program appropriations modified.
Attachments:
(3/14/2014)
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(3/17/2014)

Property and Local Tax Division

Friday, March 14, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Evaluation report of the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act, Office of the Legislative Auditor. Bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2782 (Hansen) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act repealed.
HF2689 (Simonson) - Local government aid appropriation increased.
HF2629 (Metsa) - Education finance; cooperatively authorized secondary programs encouraged and aid expanded, excise tax imposed on royalties, income and corporate franchise tax credit allowed, taconite production tax rate increased, distribution of production taxes modified, school bond payment security provided, Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund uses authorized, trust account established to finance school facilities on the Iron Range, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2758 (Wagenius) - Agricultural property tax credit provided for property used for organic farming.

Education Policy

Friday, March 14, 2014
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Order of bills heard will vary somewhat based on author availability. Department Presentation will be to the DEa14-0777
Bills Added:
HF1411 (Masin) - Retired teachers allowed to work as behind-the-wheel instructors.
HF2273 (Mullery) - Northside Achievement Zone grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2275 (Moran) - St. Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) grant money appropriated.
HF2587 (Radinovich) - Information technology certifications provided through public-private partnership, and money appropriated.
HF2589 (Urdahl) - School year-long student teaching pilot program established, and money appropriated.
HF2672 (Norton) - Education Commissioner directed to prepare report for the legislature on K-12 students' experience with physical education.
HF2675 (Davnie) - Standard adult high school diploma requirements established.
HF2706 (Slocum) - Charter school provisions modified.
HF2775 (Brynaert) - Teacher evaluation programs aligned.
HF2872 (Mariani) - Education; single purpose authorizer definition clarified.
HF2935 (Faust) - Teacher background check requirements modified.
HF2942 (Slocum) - Dual academic credit provisions established and modified.
HF2271 (Erickson) - Teachers; performance-based pay system provided.
HF3074 (Mariani) - Teacher licensure provisions modified.
HF2397 (Mariani) - Omnibus education policy bill.
Attachments:
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Civil Law

Friday, March 14, 2014
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
The following bill will be heard on an informational basis after HF 2568 on the agenda. After it is re-referred to Civil Law next week, it will be formally acted upon: HF 2373 (Moran) Pay equity compliance certificates required as a condition for some state contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated
Bills Added:
HF2568 (Sawatzky) - Special education; paperwork burdens reduced by creating a unified online system for collecting and reporting required special education due process data and thereby increasing opportunities for special education educators to focus on teaching students.
HF2694 (Lillie) - Real estate broker and salesperson regulation modified.
HF859 (Simon) - Landlords and tenants; victims of violence remedies established, and Housing Opportunity Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project established.
HF2295 (Johnson) - Judicial districts required to establish minimum standards as a condition to using GPS to monitor domestic abuse offenders, and victim and defendant location data protected.
HF2120 (Holberg) - Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy Legislative Commission created.
HF2795 (Holberg) - Driver's license and motor vehicle registration data bulk transfer standards modified, and collection and deposit of fees provided for requests for data in bulk form.
HF2553 (Lesch) - Government required to secure a search warrant for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and law enforcement required to secure a search warrant in order to receive electronic device location information.
HF2552 (Lesch) - Unmanned aerial vehicle use by law enforcement regulated.
HF1994 (Johnson) - Law enforcement agencies prohibited from using unmanned aerial cameras to gather evidence on individuals without a warrant or imminent threat.
HF2288 (Atkins) - Law enforcement required to secure a court order in order to receive cell phone tracking data.
Attachments:
(3/12/2014)
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Government Operations

Friday, March 14, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF2180 (Murphy) - School district employee health coverage provisions amended.
HF1961 (Halverson) - Ethics in government; board duties modified, and economic disclosure and conflicts of interest requirements expanded.
HF2937 (Freiberg) - Minnesota Historical Society technical changes made.
HF2569 (Sawatzky) - Educational opportunity for military children interstate compact adopted, and military-connected youth identifier required.
Attachments:
(3/12/2014)
(3/13/2014)
(3/13/2014)

Health and Human Services Policy

Friday, March 14, 2014
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1477 (Clark) has been pulled from the agenda and HF2878 will be heard in its place. To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF2760 (Huntley) - Health care homes advisory committee established.
HF2916 (Liebling) - Human services operations and health care provisions modified, bond requirements modified for medical suppliers, reports and obsolete rules repealed, rulemaking authorized, commissioner required to seek federal authority to amend state Medicaid plan, and technical changes made.
HF2932 (Liebling) - Health and human services committees and task forces established and modified, and prescription monitoring program changed.
HF2882 (Johnson) - Neuroleptic medication administration to persons subject to civil commitment provisions modified, and pilot program established.
HF2241 (Savick) - Medical assistance asset availability requirements modified.
HF2944 (Norton) - Dental cone beam computerized tomography exemption provided from diagnostic imaging requirements.
HF2887 (Norton) - Medical assistance; dental services prior authorization use prohibited.
HF2282 (Norton) - Autism spectrum disorder statewide strategic plan implemented.
HF2878 (Clark) - Cancer surveillance system modified.
Attachments:
(3/13/2014)
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Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of Governor's Supplemental Budget Proposal MN Dept. of Health; MN Dept. of Human Services Testimony on the supplemental budget will occur at 5 p.m. in the basement hearing room in the State Office Building on March 13. **To sign up to testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
Attachments:
(3/11/2014)
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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2538 (Poppe) Farm-to-foodshelf program established, and money appropriated. Other bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF2640 (Erickson) - Native seed processing complex funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Report from DNR on Minnesota’s School Trust Lands, Biennial Report, FY 12-13 Informational hearing: HF2334 (Persell) Department of Natural Resources funding provided for acquisition of school trust land, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bills Added:
HF366 (Sundin) - Rushford and Mooselake; schools damaged by flooding replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Agriculture Policy

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2315 (Kahn) - Industrial hemp research authorized in accordance with federal law, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
HF2456 (Poppe) - Renewable chemical and advanced biofuel capital equipment loan program created, advanced biofuel and renewable chemical production incentive programs established, and money appropriated.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2209 (Newton) - School readiness program funding increased.
HF2264 (Halverson) - Early childhood family education programs revenue increased.
HF2734 (Lenczewski) - The Works Museum grant authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2629 (Metsa) - Education finance; cooperatively authorized secondary programs encouraged and aid expanded, excise tax imposed on royalties, income and corporate franchise tax credit allowed, taconite production tax rate increased, distribution of production taxes modified, school bond payment security provided, Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund uses authorized, trust account established to finance school facilities on the Iron Range, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)

Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
There will be a brief presentation from MDE on the status of the Early Learning Scholarships
Bills Added:
HF1880 (Winkler) - Early learning scholarships availability expanded.
HF2381 (Myhra) - Early learning scholarships clarified.
HF2558 (Mullery) - Early learning scholarship program funding increased, neighborhood achievement zone services extended, basic sliding fee child care assistance program fully funded, provider reimbursement rates modified, home visiting program expanded, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/12/2014)

Elections

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills will be added.
Bills Added:
HF367 (Simon) - Ranked-choice voting authorized; procedures for adoption, implementation, and use established.
HF1944 (Winkler) - Campaign practices; expressly advocating definition modified, and electioneering communications disclosure provided.
Attachments:
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)

Education Policy

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
The Dept. of Education will overview of the HF2397 DE A14-777 document.
Bills Added:
HF2004 (Norton) - Students' proficiency in languages in addition to English further recognized.
HF2397 (Mariani) - Omnibus education policy bill.
HF111 (Ward) - Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act priorities modified.
HF3062 (Mariani) - Native and English language development and academic needs of English learners from young children to adults recognized.
Attachments:
(3/11/2014)
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)
(3/12/2014)

Taxes

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1860, HF1985, HF2633 and HF2268 are being heard on an informational basis. Bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1826 (Davnie) - Microdistillery tax credit provided.
HF1860 (Rosenthal) - Tax credits provided to encourage charitable contributions, Endow Minnesota program established, rulemaking authorized, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1955 (Erhardt) - Individual income tax subtraction for contributions to a Minnesota college savings plan provided.
HF1963 (Anderson) - Research tax credit extended to sole proprietors.
HF1985 (Savick) - Volunteer first responder tax credit provided.
HF1998 (Gruenhagen) - Charity health care services value income tax deduction allowed.
HF2015 (Anderson) - Research credit modified to be refundable.
HF2633 (Norton) - Greater Minnesota angel investment credit established, and money appropriated.
HF2268 (Rosenthal) - Small business investment credit allowance extended.
HF2529 (Runbeck) - Minnesota education credit modified by adding additional allowances.
HF2856 (Lenczewski) - Income and corporate franchise small business investment tax credit qualification requirements modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/13/2014)
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