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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that format will be available below.

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Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Monday, March 17, 2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3391 (Huntley) Affordable, comprehensive health care reform Bills removed from the agenda: HF3390 (Loeffler)

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Monday, March 17, 2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3292 (Dittrich) School trust fund lands management provided, school trust fund land return improvements provided, Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee mission redefined, and report provided. HF3625 (Hansen) Natural resources administrative sites sales proceeds disposition provided, and money appropriated. HF3550 (Hansen) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia control provided, and rulemaking authorized. HF3429 (Hansen) Administrative penalty orders provided, civil penalties provided, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided. HF3627 (Dill) Vermilion Highlands Wildlife Management Area shooting sports facilities funding provided, and money appropriated. HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account and outdoor recreation system modified; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; state land sales and conveyances provided; and 30-year leases authorized for wind energy projects. HF2998 (Koenen) Free lifetime state park permits authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans. HF2777 (Gardner) Solid waste management tax revenue disposition modified. HF3540 (Gardner) Waste Management Act modified, principles established, construction and demolition waste recycling required, standards set, greenhouse gas offset project eligibility established, decline of phone directory allowed, and ordinance required. HF2527 (Moe), HF3997 (Bunn), HF3898 (Dill) and HF3273 (Eken) have been removed.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Monday, March 17, 2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF995 (Hilty) Peak Oil; Governor memorialized, by resolution, to take action to prepare a plan of response and preparation to meet the challenges of Peak Oil. HF3195 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission cap and trade program principles established, studies required, and money appropriated. (Pending referral)

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

Monday, March 17, 2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2706 (Doty) Camp Ripley military museum funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2895 (Loeffler) Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission funding provided for the celebration of Minnesota's 150th anniversary of statehood and money appropriated. HF3356 (Moe) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required. HF4063 (Jaros) A bill for an act relating to state government; allowing the Indian Affairs Council to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 3.922, by adding a subdivision.

Taxes

Monday, March 17, 2008
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Department of Revenue's presentation of the Governor's tax related budget recommendations HF3967 (Simpson) Various tax provisions modified; tax refund, withholding, and subtraction changes made; tax system and association created; adjustments provided, federal conforming changes made, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Friday, March 14, 2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3386 (Marquart) Property tax exemption eligibility clarification provided for public charity institutions Department of Revenue's presentation of the Governor's property tax related budget recommendations

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF3804 (Walker) Homeless Management Information System data required. HF3830 (Laine) State agency providers allowed to impose requirements on clients and program guideline consistency required. HF3988 (Benson) Foodshelf programs funding provided, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance Division

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Metropolitan Inter-County Association budget testimony HF2906 (Paymar) Changing provisions regulating dangerous dogs; imposing penalties HF3132 (Mullery) Changing provisions prohibiting animal fights and possession of certain items HF3196 (Clark) Requiring Commissioner of Public Safety's annual report on human trafficking to include information on trafficking of American Indian women and girls HF3876 (Atkins) Authorizing a law school loan repayment program for public defenders Bill added: HF2996 (Paymar) Drug offense judgment deferrals authorized, parole and corrections provisions modified, and money appropriated

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Supplemental budget presentations: Department of Commerce and Public Utilities Commission HF3977 (Brynaert) Power transmission lines, renewable energy obligations, and related activities and costs provisions modified. HF4060 (Knuth) Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Cap and Trade Accord; Memorializing the governor to incorporate greenhouse gas emission reduction principles. HF3334 (Magnus) Local renewable energy initiative enacted to finance small-scale renewable energy projects, account established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2600 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Interstate Highway 394 engine brakes use restriction authorized. HF2423 (Hornstein) Companion dogs; municipalities authorized to enact ordinances allowing dogs to accompany persons patronizing outdoor areas of food and beverage establishments (Pending re-referral) HF 1097 (Davnie) Dependent definition modified relating to group benefits for local government officers and employees. HF3441 (Bigham) Civil immunity extended to municipalities that donate public safety equipment. (Informational Hearing) HF3129 (Marquart) Plat requirements modified. HF3790 (Lesch) Property filing and conveyance electronic recording provided HF3812 (Thissen) Public pool and spa anti-entrapment devices or systems required. HF3904 (Tilberry) Charter commission discharge provided, compensation provided, amendments authorized by ordinance, and water and sewer charges provided HF4004 (Carlson) Crystal housing development account authorized. HF3792 (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided (Pending re-referral) HF2351 (Johnson) Cable communications systems regulation modified, and state-authorized video providers regulated. (Pending re-referral) HF3657 (Hoppe) Carver County Board granted authority over library system with exceptions HF3890 (Finstad) Watonwan County Soil and Water Conservation District Board procedures provided for filling vacant supervisor positions. HF2687 (Westrom) Local government requirements for use of certain nonconforming lots limited.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3302 (Atkins) Public meeting written material protection provided; HF3850 (Paymar) Domestic abuse advocate testimony limited without consent of victims.

K-12 Finance Division

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3263 (Clark) American Indian tribes contributions and communities instruction integrated into teacher preparation and licensing requirements, and money appropriated HF3390 (Loeffler) Public health access fund established, BMI monitoring program for children established, statewide health improvement program established, tobacco impact fees increased, and money appropriated. HF3403 (Welti) Grades 10 through 12 assessment provided for earth and space, life, and physical sciences. HF3110 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated. HF3629, (Slocum) GRAD test; Temporary, three-year appeals process established HF3470 (Winkler) State and school district technology standards established. HF3733 Peterson, S. Alternative teacher professional pay system clarified, and oversight established. HF4005 (Bly) School boards authorized to form business entities solely for wind energy projects, and exemption from production tax provided.

Commerce and Labor

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted

E-12 Education

Friday, March 14, 2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3780 (Hornstein) Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction definition clarified, prekindergarten through grade 6 teacher requirements made, and money appropriated. HF3624 (Mariani) Public education mission expanded to include a framework to guide future education policy decisions. HF4044 (Peterson, S) has been removed from the agenda.

E-12 Education

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3316 (Mariani) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education provided for general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. HF3469 (Davnie) Private student transportation services contracting procedures and standards established.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3163 (Atkins) Construction debris and residue prohibited as cover material at disposal facilities HF3997 (Bunn) Land disposal facilities siting prohibited in certain areas HF3838 (Berns) Invasive species provisions modified and civil penalties provided HF3996 (Eken) Native prairie restorations definitions modified ADDED HF4051 (Sailer) Pilot paint collection program established SF65 (Hansen) Great Lakes; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to protect the Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species HF3786 (Olin) Wetland Conservation Act exemption reinstated for approved development HF3991 (Olin) Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation water quality referral to the International Joint Commission requested by resolution HF3549 (Dill) Medical standards established for permitting off-highway vehicle use by disabled persons on public trails HF3057 (Dill) All-terrain vehicle youth operation requirements modified HF3561 (Sailer) Public water access site acquisition authority modified HF3439 (McNamara) State forest road alternative recording requirements modified HF3917 (Ozment) Campfire provisions modified HF3273 (Eken) Natural resources; monument designation authority, state park names, and park permit requirements modified; finance report requirements eliminated; and technical corrections provided Division Report HF3898 (Dill) Timber sales provisions modified and refund provided

Commerce and Labor

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3936 (Holberg) Bomb squad employee disability payments provided HF3574 (Juhnke) State Building Code application and enforcement regulated HF3229 (Nelson) Utility disconnection reporting required so local governments may get notice HF3839/SF 3154 (Lillie) Residential mortgage originators and services regulated, and borrower's ability to pay verified HF3766 (Tillberry) Horse racing; Medication regulations modified HF3543 (Winkler) Foreign cooperatives regulation provided, dissolution notification request removed, document return provided, foreign partnerships allowed to use alternative names, and name filing contests eliminated HF3538 (Winkler) Start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses investment credit provided HF3457 (Simon) Custodial trust account use of debit or credit cards authorized to withdraw funds HF3849 (Simon) Commercial multipassenger bicycle passengers permitted to consume alcohol HF3721 (Dittrich) Health insurers required to offer small employers the option to purchase flexible benefit plans HF3332 (Dill) Credit card surcharges regulated HF3112 (Sertich) Statewide health insurance pool created for school district employees, and money appropriated HF3526 (Abeler) Acupuncture services equal access required by group policies and subscriber contracts, claim determinations required by services to be made or reviewed by acupuncture practitioners, and referral and reimbursement rate reports required HF3365 (Atkins) Professional firefighter arbitration procedures repealed concerning total package final offers. HF3481 (Atkins) Payroll card accounts sunset repealed HF3829 (Atkins) State Fair liquor license technical changes made HF3924 (Thao) Optometrists allowed to dispense legend drugs at retail under certain conditions HF3366 (Eken) Petrofund program modified HF3236 (Davnie) Deed, rates of interest, and mortgage contracts regulated, borrower's ability to repay verification provided, and mortgage broker's failure to comply penalties and remedies provided HF3975 (Smith) Attorney fees and recovery of damages provided for breach of an insurance policy HF3084 (Scalze) Homeowners provided with a longer period within which to notify contractors of construction defects HF3296 (Johnson) Independent contractor status rule exception eliminated, and audit activities required HF3888 (Atkins) Real estate transactions regulated, terms defined, and closing agents regulated HF3134 (Thissen) Death deed conveyance of interests in real property by transfer provision provided, acknowledgments made in a representative capacity clarified, registered land application clarified, obsolete language eliminated and technical changes made HF3195 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission cap and trade program principles established, studies required, and money appropriated HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act HF2414/SF2262 (Johnson) Telecommunications state agency obsolete rules repealed HF3077 (Beard) Occupational licenses provided HF3822 (Dominguez) Motor vehicle insurance adjustments regulated HF3411 (Atkins), HF635 (Masin), HF3932 (Atkins), HF 1922 (Gunther) have been removed from the agenda Bill Removed: & HF 3516 (Davnie) Foreclosure information specification provided and report required Bill Added: HF 3287 (Davnie) Debt management services regulated, and obsolete criminal provision repealed HF 3913 (Gunther) Minnesota Boxing Commission name changed, penalties provided, jurisdiction extended, and rulemaking authorized

K-12 Finance Division

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3485 (Rukavina) Independent School District No. 706, Virginia fund transfer authorized. HF3321 (Faust) Independent School District No. 2580, East Central account transfer authorized. HF3188 (Magnus) Independent School District No. 671, Hills-Beaver Creek; Disability access account funds transfer authorized to undesignated general fund. HF2812 (Seifert) Independent School District No. 411, Balaton, account transfer authorized. HF2658 (Hosch) Independent School District No. 750, Rocori; account transfer authorized. HF2577 (Welti) Independent School District No. 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, community education fund balance adjustment corrected. HF3647 (McNamara) Independent School District No. 200, Hastings school bus leasing expenses funding provided, and money appropriated.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3972 (Gunther) Governor's budget recommendations for the Department of Employment and Economic Development Governor's budget recommendations for the Department of Labor and Industry HF3903 (Brynaert) appropriating money for extended employment services HF3752 (Hortman) providing equal access to instructional materials for blind students

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2095 (Eastlund) Peace officer reciprocity licensing exam eligibility criteria modified to include persons in active military service; SF2379 (Dill) Reestablishment cost limit provisions amended; HF2460 (Dill) Provisional driver's license additional training requirements specified, and criminal penalty imposed for falsifying requirements; HF2628 (Norton) Provisional driver's license requirements modified; HF2955 (Simon) School background check requirements modified; HF2967 (Hortman) Trailer brake motor vehicle weight limit modified, and penalties imposed for forging or possessing false commercial motor vehicle inspection decals; HF2970 (Drazkowski) Motorists required to move to far left of roadway before passing road maintenance workers; HF3101 (Bigham) Domestic abuse no contact order violations criminal penalty increased; HF3161 (Bigham) Minnesota deceased military personnel current listing provided; HF699 (Nornes) Adult certification for juvenile violent offenses lowered to age 13; HF3281 (Dill) Snowmobile training provisions modified; HF3301 (Kalin) Transportation construction project disclosure and proposal provision requirements changed, Technical Review Committee compensation required, and design-build request provisions modified; HF3302 (Atkins) Public meeting written material protection provided; HF3367 (Pelowski) Relating to data practices; specifying access to disputed data; requiring closed meetings to be recorded; granting attorney fees in certain cases; HF3396 (Simon) Hearing time requirements modified and clarified, prehearing discharge exception provided for commitment petitions involving mentally ill or sexually dangerous persons; HF3456 (Tschumper) Local government interstate assistance authorized for emergency services; HF3726 (Hornstein) Wireless communication devices limited while operating motor vehicles; HF3767 (Olin) Predatory offender written verification permitted for residence in another state; HF3670 (Mullery) Posttraumatic stress disorder criminal case defendant screening required, mitigated dispositions authorized for offenders who receive treatment, legislative report and collection of summary data required, and information pamphlet required; HF3787 (Simon) Civil investigative and licensing data governing provisions modified; HF3793 (Davnie) Student cooperation with educators policy clarified; HF3974 (Dominguez) Domestic fatality review team continuation authorized; HF3900 (Mullery) Misdemeanor penalty increase provided; HF3995 (Mullery) Creating a gross misdemeanor for assaulting a utility employee or contractor; HF498 (Cornish) Self-defense; use of force in defense of home and person laws clarified, self-defense and defense of home laws extended and codified, and common law duty to retreat eliminated. HF3521 (Loeffler), HF3553 (Simon), HF3827(Morrow) and HF3866 (Hilty) have been removed from the agenda.
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