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Audio/Video Archives - 2013-2014 Regular Session

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Government Operations

3/5/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF83 (Freiberg) Tenant remedies provided, single point of contact and various notice provisions provided relating to mortgage foreclosures, mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited, and mandatory mediation required prior to commencing a mortgage foreclosure. (A Draft Second Engrossment of HF83 is attached, pending approval by the full House on March 4.) All testimony and amendments for all bills scheduled must relate to issues within the jurisdiction of the House Government Operations Committee.
Bills Added:
HF414 (Hornstein) - Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month designated in April.
HF310 (Moran) - Cultural and Ethnic Leadership Communities Council for the Department of Human Services created.
HF84 (Lesch) - Dog and cat breeder licensing and inspection provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF789 (Dorholt) - Open Education Resource Council established, reports required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF462 (Poppe) - Cellulosic ethanol production goal sunset date provided, definitions established, ethanol minimum content requirement converted to a biofuel requirement, petroleum replacement goal expanded, biofuels task force required, and E20 mandate language repealed.
HF441 (Hilstrom) - Employees and officers of local public pension plans required to report unlawful actions to the state auditor.
HF477 (Davnie) - Adult high school diploma requirements standardized, and advisory task force established.
HF624 (Rosenthal) - House of representatives district boundaries adjusted within senate district 49, and obsolete district description repealed.
HF669 (Simonson) - Statewide Radio Board expanded and updated to include the latest emergency communication technologies and authorized to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board; tribal governments included in regional board structure; and comprehensive authority provided under board to address all emergency communications.
HF697 (Mullery) - Homeless Youth Task Force established.
HF738 (Isaacson) - Metropolitan Council miscellaneous statutory technical corrections made, and obsolete language removed and modified.
HF765 (Laine) - Office of Collaboration and Dispute Management created in the Bureau of Mediation Services, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF796 (Davnie) - Minneapolis and St. Paul; process provided for joint governance of entertainment facilities.
HF1028 (Loeffler) - Hennepin Soil and Water Conservation District discontinued and duties transferred.
HF834 (Fischer) - Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee sunset date extended.
Attachments:
H0414a1_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
h0083-2_1.pdf (3/1/2013)
H0084A3.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A4.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A7.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A8.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A10.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A11.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A13_1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0084A14.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0789DE1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0796A1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0083A18.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0697A1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H1028DE1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0697A2.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0083A19.pdf (3/4/2013)

Property and Local Tax Division

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF173 (Morgan) - Property tax refund for renters; percentage of rent constituting property taxes increased.
HF563 (Abeler) - Property tax additional charges partial payments provided.
HF554 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act tax incentive payments modified.
HF749 (Paymar) - St. Paul; minor league ball park and other economic activities funding provided.
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF606 (Dehn) - Compact development district authority reenacted and modified.
HF617 (Hornstein) - Transit improvement districts authorized.
HF706 (Nelson) - Tax increment financing temporary authority extended.
HF707 (Nelson) - Tax increment financing five-year rule extended to ten years.
HF732 (Newton) - Tax increment financing district four-year rule extended.
HF775 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing authorized.
HF776 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing district authorized.
HF823 (Urdahl) - Glencoe; tax increment financing district extended.

Taxes

3/5/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF606 (Dehn) - Compact development district authority reenacted and modified.
HF617 (Hornstein) - Transit improvement districts authorized.
HF706 (Nelson) - Tax increment financing temporary authority extended.
HF707 (Nelson) - Tax increment financing five-year rule extended to ten years.
HF732 (Newton) - Tax increment financing district four-year rule extended.
HF775 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing authorized.
HF776 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing district authorized.
HF823 (Urdahl) - Glencoe; tax increment financing district extended.

Health and Human Services Policy

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF844 (Nelson) - Quality Self-Directed Services Workforce Council created, and individual providers of direct support services regulated.
HF869 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance eligibility provided for inmates while they are inpatients in a medical institution.
Attachments:
H0844DE1.pdf (3/1/2013)
H0869DE1.pdf (3/4/2013)
H0844A3.pdf (3/4/2013)

Judiciary Finance and Policy

3/5/2013
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
If you wish to testify, please contact Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF410 (Hilstrom) - Crime victim's estate authorized to request or enforce an order for restitution.
HF136 (Hansen) - Public official definition expanded in campaign finance and public disclosure law, and clarifying changes provided.
HF161 (Cornish) - Homicide victim specified personal property protection inventory and emergency order authorized to preserve rights of decedent's heirs and beneficiaries; and notice of rights and procedures added to crime victims' chapter.
HF482 (Atkins) - Survival or continuation of an action provided after the death or disability of a party.
Attachments:

Legacy

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Public Radio, Humanities Center

Transportation Policy

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Bills Added:
HF931 (Erhardt) - Transportation finance and tax provisions amended, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
All liquor-related bills will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus liquor bill
Bills Added:
HF194 (Atkins) - Fraud prevented, money transmissions regulated, no transmit list established, and notifications and verifications required.
HF527 (Atkins) - Money transmitters regulated, and required fraud prevention measures clarified.
HF182 (Davnie) - Beer educator license established.
HF186 (Davnie) - Beer consumption permitted by amending wine tasting statute.
HF266 (Hilstrom) - Brewer taproom locations allowed in cities with municipal liquor.
HF839 (Schoen) - University of Minnesota venues alcoholic beverage service to the public required.
HF1038 (Johnson) - St. Paul; Lowertown Regional Ballpark on-sale liquor license allowed.
HF940 (Franson) - Microdistelleries allowed to offer samples.
HF941 (Franson) - Microdistilleries allowed to make limited off-sales.
HF942 (Franson) - Microdistilleries allowed to sell their own products at on-sale.
HF168 (Beard) - Valley Fair liquor license authorized.
Attachments:
H1038A1.pdf (3/4/2013)

Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy

3/5/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1141 and HF1142 will be heard informationally, no formal action will be taken on them at Tuesday's hearing. They will be formally acted upon at Wednesday's Hearing.
Bills Added:
HF430 (Hortman) - Family Economic Security Act created, minimum wage rate increased, child care assistance modified, new child care tax credit provided, working family tax credit expanded, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF362 (Halverson) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) child care assistance modified.
HF951 (Moran) - Child Care Affordability Act established, child care assistance programs modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1141 (Moran) - Homeless children qualified for early educational services.
HF1142 (Moran) - Minnesota Families and Children Assistance Program Act created, Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and child care assistance programs modified, commissioner provided directions, revisor instructed to change terminology, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

3/5/2013
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1065 (Metsa) - Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission created.
HF865 (Sundin) - Product stewardship programs provided.
HF742 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish policy bill.
HF731 (Dill) - Natural resources commissioner authority modified, water-related service provider training exemption provided, Matthew Lourey Trail extended, fees modified, state park permit exemption created, duplicate cross-country ski pass provided, and wildlife rehabilitation permit exemption provided.
HF717 (Persell) - All-terrain vehicle registration and watercraft license exemptions provided, and nonresident all-terrain vehicle state trail pass requirements modified.
HF813 (Nornes) - Water-related service provider training exemption provided.
HF819 (Murphy) - Public Facilities Authority grant programs reorganized, and small community wastewater treatment grants provided.

Ways and Means

3/4/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of February forecast by Minnesota Management & Budget Bills may be added.

Energy Policy

3/4/2013
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF320 (McNamar) - School energy conservation revolving loan program established, school districts permitted to repay energy conservation loans from levies made without voter approval, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF567 (Melin) - Solar energy requirements modified for state buildings.
HF623 (Melin) - Biomass mandate project and a proposed high-voltage transmission line regulated.
HF780 (Mahoney) - Waste heat recovered and used as thermal energy and biomass-generated thermal energy permitted to be counted toward energy savings goals.
HF843 (Garofalo) - Utilities and associations permitted to retain unspent funds if it contributes to a low-income home energy assistance program.
Attachments:
H0623A1.pdf (3/1/2013)
H0780A1_2_4.pdf (3/1/2013)
H0843A1_1.pdf (3/1/2013)
Meeting at 3:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee will meet only if we don't complete the afternoon's agenda.

Higher Education Finance and Policy

3/4/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Office of Higher Education: Overview of Postsecondary Education in Minnesota, including enrollment, graduation rates, degrees awarded, and student loan debt.

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

3/4/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF525 (Erhardt) - Active duty service members allowed to take a peace officer reciprocity examination.
HF150 (Lillie) - Prisoners of War-Missing in Action; a resolution memorializing Congress to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the POW/MIA issue.
HF60 (Dettmer) - Military retirement pay income tax subtraction phased-in.
HF59 (Dettmer) - Military retirement pay income tax subtraction provided.
HF61 (Dettmer) - Past military service income tax credit income-based reduction modified.
HF145 (Newton) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans and those in danger of homelessness, and money appropriated.
HF371 (Newton) - Veterans service office grant program modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF532 (Wills) - Veterans job tax credit provided.
HF533 (Bernardy) - Veterans job tax credit provided.
HF851 (Wills) - Veterans job tax credit provided.
HF62 (Dettmer) - Past military service tax credit eligibility modified.
HF1024 (Kresha) - Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley funding provided, and money appropriated.

Data Practices Subcommittee

3/1/2013
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Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Note: HF604 and HF695 are continued from the Feb. 27 subcommittee meeting. HF604 (Myhra) Personnel data disclosure provisions modified. HF695 (Simon) Library-maintained private data classification extended to a vendor providing electronic data services under contract with a library. HF584 (Hortman) Data collected from or provided by applicants, users, and customers of transit services in the metropolitan area classified. HF589 (Kahn) Genetic information provisions changed. HF782 (Norton) Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee expiration extended, and early hearing detection and intervention program data classified. HF804 (Scott) Department of Corrections allowed to access data to track employment of offenders sentenced to probation for the purpose of case planning. Bills Removed. HF837 (Allen) Data obtained in the course of providing home ownership education, counseling, and training. HF723 (B. Johnson) Data collected by a motor vehicle event data recorder use standards established. If you wish to testify, please contact Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn.
Attachments:
0H0604DE1_1.pdf (2/28/2013)
H0604A2.pdf (2/28/2013)
H0604A3.pdf (2/28/2013)
H0584A1_1.pdf (2/28/2013)

Taxes

3/1/2013
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 2:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuing testimony on the governor's budget
Bills Added:
HF677 (Lenczewski) - Omnibus tax bill.

Education Finance

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF105 (Ward) - Voluntary, full-day kindergarten funding authorized.
HF821 (Bernardy) - Voluntary, full-day kindergarten funding authorized, and school district flexibility provided.
HF113 (McNamar) - Independent School District Nos. 611, Cyrus, and 769, Morris; consolidation facilitated and bonds issued.
Attachments:
H0113A1.pdf (2/27/2013)

Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

2/28/2013
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Votes will be taken on amendments and passage.
Bills Added:
HF92 (Winkler) - Minimum wage regulated, and overtime and parental leave provisions modified.
Attachments:
H0092DE1.pdf (2/22/2013)

Transportation Finance

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF152 (Nelson) - Transportation ombudsperson established.

Health and Human Services Finance

2/28/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF181 (Norton) - Autism spectrum disorder coverage provided.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Reports from the Department of Agriculture: Livestock Investment Grant Program, Value Added Grant Program, Farm to School Program. Presentations by members of the Future Farmers of America.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF4 (Sawatzky) - Minnesota Trade Office modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF577 (Radinovich) - Employer tax rates reduced.
HF636 (Nelson) - Elevator industry employment regulated.

Taxes

2/28/2013
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF318 (Davids) - Internal Revenue Code changes conformed, and working family credit phase-out extended for married filers.
HF885 (Clark) - Tax rates under the alcoholic beverage excise tax increased, alcohol health and judicial impact fund established, deposit of revenues and funding provided, and money appropriated.

Elections

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF799 (Lesch) - Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote enacted.
HF687 (Simon) - State primary date changed from August to June, and date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision changed.
Attachments:

Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Budget Overview: Department of Agriculture
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation: Budget Overview, Department of Agriculture, AURI, Board of Animal Health

Education Policy

2/28/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Due to the shortened morning hearing time, public testimony on HF826 will likely have to be taken when the committee reconvenes at 5 p.m.
Bills Added:
HF826 (Davnie) - Safe and supportive schools provided by prohibiting bullying.
HF261 (Newton) - School districts allowed to begin the school year before Labor Day.
Attachments:
H0261DE1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0826A3.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A6.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A8_2.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A9_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A10_1_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A11_2.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A13_2_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A14_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A15_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A17_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A18_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A20_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A23.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A24.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A26_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A27_1.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A29DavnieM.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A30Davnie.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A31Wills.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826DE2.pdf (2/27/2013)
H0826A22_1_1.pdf (2/27/2013)

Education Finance

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF248 (Runbeck) - Equalization aid levels increased for operating referendum and debt service equalization aid programs.
HF579 (Hortman) - Property tax relief provided, and equalization levies increased and indexed.
HF416 (Radinovich) - General education basic formula allowance annual minimum increase created.
Attachments:
H0579A1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)

Agriculture Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NextGen Energy Board: Report from the Biofuels Advisory Task Force.
Bills Added:
HF462 (Poppe) - Cellulosic ethanol production goal sunset date provided, definitions established, ethanol minimum content requirement converted to a biofuel requirement, petroleum replacement goal expanded, biofuels task force required, and E20 mandate language repealed.

Rules and Legislative Administration

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 11:45 AM
Agenda:
***Pursuant to rule 2.03 of the Joint Rules, the rules committee is required to re-refer any bills necessary to implement the governor's budget if introduced 15 days after the budget was submitted.
Bills Added:
HF721 (Hornstein) - Governor's transportation budget established; transportation money appropriated; fund transfers, tort claims, and revenue bond issuance authority provided; transportation economic development account and metropolitan area transit sales and use tax established; trunk highway expenses clarified; grade crossing safety account modified; and exemptions made.
HF724 (Paymar) - Omnibus public safety finance bill.
HF729 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs, economic development, housing, commerce, and energy bill.

Government Operations

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added to agenda
Bills Added:
HF157 (Hilstrom) - Bullion coin dealers regulated, registration required, conduct prohibited; and enforcement authority, civil, and criminal penalties provided.
HF328 (Liebling) - Minnesota Task Force on Prematurity duties and reporting dates amended.
HF542 (Loeffler) - Whistleblower additional protection provided to state employees.
HF651 (Persell) - City and town accounting system software development, updating, and funding provided; and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0157A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0328A2.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0542A3.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0651DE2_1.pdf (2/27/2013)

Health and Human Services Finance

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF357 (Mullery) - Children's mental health; psychosis early identification, intensive treatment, and support funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF663 (Laine) - Newborn screening fee increased, funding provided for support services for families who have a child who is deaf or has a hearing loss, hospital payment rate adjusted, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF689 (Liebling) - Fetal alcohol syndrome reduction programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A13-0098.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0357A1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
Oralamendment.pdf (2/26/2013)

Public Safety Finance and Policy

2/27/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of information regarding synthetic drugs Bureau of Criminal Apprehension presentation on information systems

Transportation Finance

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF210 (Brynaert) - Owatonna and Dodge Center; Trunk Highway 14 construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF226 (Norton) - Roads with statewide or regional significance and local bridges spending authorized, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF465 (Benson) - I-494 additional lane funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0210A1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0226A1_2_2.pdf (2/26/2013)

Higher Education Finance and Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continued discussion of the financial overview of he Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Housing Finance and Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on the potential impacts of federal sequestration on Minnesota housing initiatives and programs.
Bills Added:
HF528 (Clark) - Public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Legacy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
History and Budget Overview: Public Television and Ampers

Transportation Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Bills Added:
HF774 (Atkins) - Motor vehicle manufacturer and distributor regulation amended.
HF753 (Simonson) - Vehicles using flashing lights local authority modified.
HF348 (Clark) - Driver's license application procedures and requirements modified.
Attachments:
H0348A1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0774A2_1.pdf (2/26/2013)

Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

2/27/2013
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Public testimony will be taken on minimum wage
Bills Added:
HF92 (Winkler) - Minimum wage regulated, and overtime and parental leave provisions modified.

Civil Law

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
To testify, please contact Committee Administrator Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn or 651-296-5360. ***Note: HF252 is continued from Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Bills Added:
HF642 (Lesch) - Consumer fraud regulated.
HF83 (Freiberg) - Mortgage foreclosure; tenant remedies, single point of contact, and various notices provided; mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited; and mandatory mediation required prior to commencing a mortgage foreclosure.
HF54 (Mullery) - Consumer fraud regulated.
HF252 (Allen) - Indian child placement proceedings modified.
Attachments:
H0054A1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0083A11_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0083A16_2.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0083A17.pdf (2/26/2013)

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

2/27/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview of Science Museum Overview of Minnesota Humanities Council Overview of Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Begin Overview of Public Broadcasting - AMPERS and Minnesota Public Radio
Meeting at 6:45 PM
Agenda:
Continue overview of Public Broadcasting Overview of Dept. of Administration Overview of Legislature/LCC Budgets Overview of Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Taxes

2/27/2013
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF661 (Kahn) - Tax extended to cosmetic procedures.
HF674 (Lillie) - Income and corporate franchise tax subtraction added.
HF507 (Simonson) - Tax Expenditure Advisory Commission created, and review and sunset of tax expenditures provided.
HF719 (Howe) - Sales and use tax exemptions modified to include some sales at events between established religious orders and affiliated institutions of higher education.
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Agenda: HF677 Governor Mark Dayton's Tax Proposal. 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans 7:30 p.m. Public testimony begins. Speakers should keep their comments to 2- 3 minutes per testifier. Convener will attempt to rotate testimony between advocates and opponents if possible. If you wish to testify you do not need to sign up; however, if you would like your name added to our list of testifiers please contact the Tax Committee Administrator, Ms. Jensen at 651-296-5528. You can also email her at emily.jensen@house.mn

Health and Human Services Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF176 (Norton) - Dental services for the disabled expanded.
HF195 (Loeffler) - Licensed dietitian or nutritionist allowed to adhere to a practice guideline or protocol for a legend drug prescribed by a physician.
HF215 (Ward) - Physical agent modalities, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound device use orders by licensed health care professionals permitted.
HF262 (Halverson) - Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program and advisory committee established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF582 (McNamar) - Advanced diagnostic imaging service accreditation required for operation in Minnesota.
HF607 (Morgan) - Optometrist provisions changed.
HF672 (Liebling) - Acute stroke center and system established.
HF213 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance co-payment modified.
Attachments:
H0195A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0607A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
Meeting at 7:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF607 (Morgan) - Optometrist provisions changed.
HF672 (Liebling) - Acute stroke center and system established.
HF213 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance co-payment modified.

Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF393 (Morgan) - Compensatory revenue authorized to be spent on early education efforts including parental outreach.
HF296 (Liebling) - Drug formulary exception provided, case management services extended for young adults with severe emotional disturbances, funding provided, and money appropriated for various mental health services and training.
HF739 (Moran) - Children and family service provisions modified; data practice provisions changed; and contractual agreement provisions changed with tribes, child care programs, community action agencies, the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), general assistance, group residential housing, and maltreatment reporting.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2/27/2013
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF778 (Persell) - Road easements exchange provided, forest management investment account and State Timber Act modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF737 (Hansen) - Clean water fund expenditures authorized, reporting requirements modified, Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified, wastewater laboratories certification and sanitary districts provided, obsolete rules repealed, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF228 (Johnson) - Wildlife arson increased penalties created for damages to multiple buildings or dwellings, acreage, crops, or demonstrable bodily harm; and restitution provisions added.
HF896 (Persell) - Electric fish barrier design contract required.

Data Practices Subcommittee

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF20 (Freiberg) Personal contact information classified except where disclosure is specifically authorized by law. HF501 (Hilstrom) Medical examiners and coroners permitted to use license and identification card photographs. HF604 (Myhra) Personnel data disclosure provisions modified. HF621 (Winkler) Private data specified on individuals with disabilities as private data. HF695 (Simon) Library-maintained private data classification extended to a vendor providing HF798 (Erhardt) Minnesota road use test participation data classified, and construction manager. HF828 (Lesch) Secure communications network access authorized, minimum standards provided, and network use. HF837 (Allen) Data obtained in the course of providing home ownership education, counseling, and training. If you wish to testify, please contact Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn. ***Note.*** There will be future meetings of the Data Practices Subcommittee.
Attachments:
H0604A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0604DE1_1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0828DE1_4.pdf (2/26/2013)

Property and Local Tax Division

2/27/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF377 (Dorholt) - St. Cloud; area cities local sales and use tax modified.
HF406 (Davnie) - Market value definition modified for tax, debt, and other purposes; funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF660 (Falk) - Real property definition clarified.

Capital Investment

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
MnDOT bonding update Informational hearing on HF587 (Falk) Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Added to agenda: Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail update

Civil Law

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***More bills may be added to the agenda. To testify, please contact Committee Administrator Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn or 651-296-5360.
Bills Added:
HF291 (Simon) - Paternity and maternity determination; assisted reproduction provisions modified.
HF161 (Cornish) - Homicide victim specified personal property protection inventory and emergency order authorized to preserve rights of decedent's heirs and beneficiaries; and notice of rights and procedures added to crime victims' chapter.
HF252 (Allen) - Indian child placement proceedings modified.
Attachments:
H0161A1.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0252DE1.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0291A1_1.pdf (2/25/2013)

Education Finance

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF225 (Erickson, R) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake; facilities construction and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bills Added:
HF390 (Fritz) - Minnesota State Academies capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF366 (Sundin) - Rushford and Mooselake; schools damaged by flooding replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0366A2.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0390DE1.pdf (2/25/2013)

Education Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF477 (Davnie) - Adult high school diploma requirements standardized, and advisory task force established.
HF261 (Newton) - School districts allowed to begin the school year before Labor Day.

Government Operations

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF409 (Norton) - Medical center development authority established and organization, powers, and duties provided; medical center development districts provided; issuance of revenue obligations, city bonds, and state assistance authorized; funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF651 (Persell) - City and town accounting system software development, updating, and funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF322 (Erickson) - Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council extended.
HF653 (Quam) - Social media communications not considered meetings under open meeting law.
Attachments:
H0409A9.pdf (2/22/2013)
H0409A10.pdf (2/22/2013)
H0409A11.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0409A35.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0651DE1.pdf (2/25/2013)

Health and Human Services Finance

2/26/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF455 (Schoen) Chemical health navigation program created. HF74 (Schoen) Ambulance services payment rates modified. HF204 (Schoen) Level I trauma centers exempted from a payment rate reuction. HF380 (Huntley) Minnesota Ambulance Association appropriation specified as a onetime appropriation. To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn. *Amendments are due to the committee administrator by 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 for this hearing*
Attachments:
A13-0097_3.pdf (2/25/2013)

Public Safety Finance and Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of Department of Human Rights budget
Bills Added:
HF389 (Lesch) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications services and prepaid wireless E911 services provided, broadband development grant program established, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Elections

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF367 (Simon) - Ranked-choice voting authorized; procedures for adoption, implementation, and use established.
Attachments:
H0367DE1.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0367A1_1.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0367A2.pdf (2/25/2013)

Energy Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
If you are interested in testifying, please contact the committee administrator at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn *HF773 is informational only and no vote will be taken.
Bills Added:
HF773 (Morgan) - Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
0H0773DE1.pdf (2/25/2013)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF882 and HF883 (Metsa) Presentation by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on the potential impacts of federal "sequestration" on DEED related initiatives and programs.
Bills Added:
HF882 (Metsa) - State involvement in trade policies provided.
HF883 (Metsa) - Trade policy advisory group created.

Taxes

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF529 (Ward) - Maplewood; tax increment financing district authorized.
HF608 (Lohmer) - Temporary authority two-year extension provided to stimulate construction.
HF668 (Lenczewski) - Original net tax capacity adjustment provided for districts.
HF208 (Lenczewski) - Bloomington; expanded tax increment financing powers provided to existing districts, special sales tax proceed imposition and use modified, funding provided to renovate and restore or replace the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Finance and Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
***Other bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF129 (Sanders) - Mortgage foreclosures regulated, and foreclosure consultant definition clarified.
HF810 (Norton) - Olmsted County; Third Judicial District Court funding provided for development of a drug court.

Transportation Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Report from the City of Minneapolis: "Understanding Bicyclist-Motorist Crashes in Minneapolis, Minnesota"
Bills Added:
HF530 (Kahn) - Motor vehicles prevented from driving in designated bicycle lanes.
HF531 (Kahn) - Parking prohibited in designated bicycle lanes.
Attachments:

Ways and Means

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Pending re-referral on the floor on Monday, the committee will take action on HF5. Deadlines for amendments is 3:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26th.
Bills Added:
HF5 (Atkins) - Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, person's physician of choice right recognized, right to not participate established, open meeting requirements and data practice procedures specified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
5A194Amendment.pdf (2/25/2013)
H0005A199.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0005A202.pdf (2/26/2013)

Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation: Budget Overview, DNR, Board of Animal Health, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation. Budget Overview: DNR

Property and Local Tax Division

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF2 (Davnie) - Property tax refunds modified, homeowner homestead credit refund threshold percentage decreased, and rent percentage constituting property taxes increased.
HF173 (Morgan) - Property tax refund for renters; percentage of rent constituting property taxes increased.
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF208 (Lenczewski) - Bloomington; expanded tax increment financing powers provided to existing districts, special sales tax proceed imposition and use modified, funding provided to renovate and restore or replace the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF529 (Ward) - Maplewood; tax increment financing district authorized.
HF608 (Lohmer) - Temporary authority two-year extension provided to stimulate construction.
HF668 (Lenczewski) - Original net tax capacity adjustment provided for districts.

Health and Human Services Policy

2/26/2013
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF459 (Atkins) - Bisphenol-A in children's food containers sale prohibited.
HF458 (Persell) - Formaldehyde banned in children's products.
HF605 (Winkler) - Toxic Free Kids Act; children protected from harmful chemical exposure in products, disclosure required, priority chemical identification criteria amended, Pollution Control Agency authorized to prohibit sales of children's products that contain harmful chemicals, waiver process provided, fees established, and criminal penalty provided.
Attachments:
H0605A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0605DE1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0458A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
H0459A1.pdf (2/26/2013)
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF459 (Atkins) - Bisphenol-A in children's food containers sale prohibited.
HF458 (Persell) - Formaldehyde banned in children's products.
HF605 (Winkler) - Toxic Free Kids Act; children protected from harmful chemical exposure in products, disclosure required, priority chemical identification criteria amended, Pollution Control Agency authorized to prohibit sales of children's products that contain harmful chemicals, waiver process provided, fees established, and criminal penalty provided.

Legacy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Parks and Trails: 25-Year Plan and Mary Vogel from the University of MN

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF711 (Ward) - Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF712 (Atkins) - Rental motor vehicle tax revenue deposit modified, Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF791 (Hortman) - Annuity products regulated, and model regulation adoption enacted and modified by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners relating to suitability in annuity transactions.

Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy

2/26/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF704 (Hilstrom) - Family Reunification Act of 2013 created.
HF697 (Mullery) - Homeless Youth Task Force established.
HF485 (Allen) - Child sex trafficking prevention director established, sexually exploited youth provisions modified, grant programs established and amended relating to combating sexual exploitation of youth, related services and housing provided to victims, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2/26/2013
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF461 (Benson) - Shaver Lake; general aquatic plant management permit required for mechanical control of hybrid and narrow-leaved cattails.
HF657 (Hackbarth) - Spearing restrictions removed from lakes.
HF896 (Persell) - Electric fish barrier design contract required.
Attachments:

Higher Education Finance and Policy

2/26/2013
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Nomination of candidates for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Ways and Means

2/25/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
This meeting will be an overview of HF5, the health insurance exchange bill, review of the fiscal note and an opportunity for member questions. No formal action will be taken at this meeting.

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

2/25/2013
Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on proposed legislation relating to trademark bullying

Energy Policy

2/25/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO).

Housing Finance and Policy

2/25/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF565 (Abeler) - Lease terminated upon death of unmarried tenant living alone.
HF666 (Morgan) - Carryforward period changed from one year to three years, and reallocations reversed for 2013.

Higher Education Finance and Policy

2/25/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continued discussion of the financial overview of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

2/25/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview of Council of Black Minnesotans Overview of Chicano Latino Affairs Council Overview of Indian Affairs Council Overview of Asian Pacific Americans Council
Meeting at 6:45 PM
Agenda:
Overview of Dept. of Revenue Overview of Minnesota Management & Budget

Capital Investment

2/21/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Updates from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and DHS-St. Peter Hospital
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