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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1475 (Hornstein) Paratransit services coordination and service standards provided, intercounty service required, and one-stop paratransit call centers established. HF1706 (Mullery) Private motor vehicle carrier definition modified. HF1550 (Hortman) Commercial vehicle inspections provisions modified. HF1966 (Morgan) Special transportation service and small vehicle passenger service definitions modified, and complaints regarding special transportation providers regulated. HF1909 (Tingelstad) Speed limits legislative study and report required. HF1351 (Hornstein) Long-range transportation solutions study provided. HF1713 (Erhardt) Household goods movers requirements modified.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF571 (Hilstrom) Best value defined relating to construction contracts, and acquisition and competitive bidding provisions modified. HF1714 (Hornstein) Railroad Walkways Safety Act adopted, state rail safety inspector position established, special account provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1975 (Kranz) Local Community Rail Security Act of 2007 adopted providing for protection of railroad property from terrorism, criminal activities, and accidents; civil penalties and remedies imposed; and money appropriated. HF296 (Solberg) Special paper products vehicle permit effective date modified. HF1767 (Hausman) Highway construction training programs federal funds use provided, and reports on training programs and disadvantaged business enterprise programs required. HF763 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission agreements, legislative authorization required

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. ADDED: HF1930 (Hansen) Local water management oversight improvement provided, public official definition modified, watershed district board of managers authority modified, and money appropriated. HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland conservation provisions and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated. HF593 (Juhnke) Wetlands access restrictions modified.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/20/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF849 (Moe) Shoreland resorts development regulation provided. HF1663 (Moe) Wild rice; genetically-engineered organisms regulation provisions modified. HF593 (Juhnke) Public waters wetlands access restrictions modified. HFXXXX (Scalze) Watercraft license fees. Bills Added: HF1750 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified, and money appropriated. HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated. HF1343 (Hansen) has been removed. HF1662 (Moe) has been removed.

E-12 Education

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1800 (Dettmer) Staff development goals and expenditures clarified relating to education. HF1091 (Peterson, S) Supplemental education service providers approval rules modified. SF646/HF504 (Hilstrom) Bullying and intimidation policies in schools required to address electronic and Internet activity. HF748 (Hosch) Naturopathic physician-prescribed medicines authorized to be administered in schools. HF481 (Hosch) School districts authorized to grant required course credits to students who satisfactorily complete science, math, or arts courses as part of career and technical education programs. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) has been removed from the agenda. HF1800 (Dettmer) has been added to the agenda.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF571 (Hilstrom) Best value bill defined relating to construction contracts, and acquisition and competitive bidding provisions modified. HF1206 (Kelliher) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention act. HF548 (Simon) State agencies required to certify that on state employees are on recall lists and are able to perform specified services before seeking approval of certain contracts. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments. HF333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown. HF1608 (Bigham) Secretary of State; registrations, filings, and dissolutions of certain entities regulated; fees provided; foreign limited partnership name changes regulated; and notaries public regulation provided. HF176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established

Public Safety Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF767 (Dominguez) Appropriating money for an offender reentry pilot project HF1823 (Paymar) Establishing a five year demonstration project designed to apply best practices; assembling core services currently provided separately, including housing, behavioral health, health care, employment, and community and family reengagement; appropriating money HF684 (Paymar) Appropriating money for reimbursement to counties for costs associated with housing short term offenders HF2133 (Olin) Appropriating money for state's share of costs of precommittment detention of persons under civil commitment law ***added to the agenda *** HF1778 (Mullery) Has been removed from the agenda HF492 (Haws) Has been removed from the agenda HF457 (Gardner) Has been removed from the agenda

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by Sandia National Laboratories: Strategy Development Tools for Solving Complex Public Policy Questions

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF774 (Dill) Bois Forte Band of Chippewa renewable energy facility feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. HF2051 (Beard) Biomass fuel supply depot located in Scott or LeSueur county grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1094 (Peterson) Cellulosic ethanol producer payment program established. HF402 (Hansen) Residential microbial pesticide applicator licensure study required. HF2077 (Magnus) NextGen Energy Board established, renewable energy technology funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1901 (Faust) World War II veterans memorial dedication activities funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1771 (Haws) Military affairs and veterans affairs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1759 (Olin) and HF1936 (Wardlow) have been removed from the agenda

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1387 (Benson) Long-term homeless supportive services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1980 (Swails) Point of use water treatment evaluation provided, and money appropriated. HF1407 (Clark) Environmental justice mapping federal funding application required. HF1842 (Clark) Cancer surveillance system expanded to include environmental toxicity data collection. Removed: HF2114 (Clark) Added: HF1980 (Swails)

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/20/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2142 (Marquart) Citizens Property Tax Relief Omnibus Bill. Property tax class rates modified, rural woodlands classification provided, seasonal recreational property tax deferral program established, market value exclusions provided, monthly payments authorized, and money appropriated HF1819 (M. Murphy) Proctor sales taxes authorized. HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized. HF1894 (Dill) Cook County local sales tax extension authorized. HF2059 (Dill) Ely local sales and use tax authorized HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided. HF2231 (Brown) Local government aid for towns ** added to agenda ** HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property ** added to agenda **

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1361 (Fritz) Deaf and hard-of-hearing mentor program funding provided for families of infants and children that have a hearing loss, and money appropriated. HF1071 (Huntley) Hearing aid and instrument loan bank established for infants and children who are deaf or who have a hearing loss, and money appropriated. HF707 (Thao) Dental access for persons with disabilities study required. HF911 (Thissen) Self-directed personal supports option established, supplemental aid standard modified, and money appropriated. HF1297 (Huntley) Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, community service providers, and nursing facilities rate increase provided. HF781 (Loeffler) Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities to replace one larger facility authorized, payment rate for new facilities established, and money appropriated. HF1583 (Nelson) Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities licensure authorized to replace one larger facility, transition period rate established, payment rate for new facilities provided, and money appropriated. HF972 (Huntley) Removed from the agenda.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of electrician training programs offered in Minnesota HF1931 (Mariani) appropriating money for the Minnesota campus compact and its postsecondary service learning, access, and opportunity initiatives HF1383 (Moe) transferring the American Indian scholarship program; requiring an office to distribute the scholarships HF1925 (Severson) amending the state's share of the instructional services costs for state colleges and universities HF2053 (Mahoney) appropriating money for a summer youth program for deaf students Additional bills may be added

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF270 (Howes) Removing a provision relating to termination of jurisdiction; HF1171 (Davnie) Modifying data practices provisions in the Department of Labor and Industry; HF1542 (Zellers) Specifying amount of methamphetamine precursor drugs that consumers may purchase; HF1756 (Hortman) Regulating salvage certificates of title and certain vehicles being dismantled or destroyed; requiring electronic notification; HF1895 (Gardner) Including court file copy costs in expenses paid on behalf of a person proceeding in forma pauperis; HF2205 (Bigham) Providing for applicability of certain old sex offender provisions for crimes committed before enactment of new sex offender law; HF1505 (Cornish) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1041 (Abeler) Has been removed from the agenda.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF93 (Mullery) Providing for parole and probation authorities to have access to certain records; HF1625 (Hosch) Authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats; HF506 (Olin) Making repeat offenders who violate domestic abuse no contact orders guilty of a felony; HF1273 (Kranz) Providing testimonial confidentiality for certain sexual assault counselors; eliminating the "mistake of age" defense for certain criminal sexual assault offenders; enhancing penalties for certain nonconsensual sexual contact offenses committed by professionals engaged in massage or bodywork; HF1354 (Paymar) Prohibiting mandatory polygraphs for criminal sexual conduct victims; HF1505 (Cornish) Adding legislators as nonvoting members of the Gang and Drug Oversight Council; HF1841 (Simon) Permitting victims of domestic abuse to terminate a lease in certain circumstances; HF2265 (Mullery) Providing that certain violent offenders consent to on-demand searches as a condition of being released on probation, supervised release, or parole; HF541 (Hilstrom) Has been removed from the agenda. HF2229 (Mullery) Has been removed from the agenda.

K-12 Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF810 (Swails) Gifted and talented licensure and continuing education requirements established for teachers and other staff and administrators. HF420 (Ward) Health and physical education course requirements provided, approved local school wellness policies posted on department website, grant program established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated. HF2021 (Brynaert) Office of Educational Accountability funding provided through the University of Minnesota, measurement experts convened to consider how school performance report card data are most usefully displayed, and money appropriated. HF1487 (Peterson, A) Independent School District No. 891, Canby, border aid provided, and money appropriated. HF2018 (McFarlane) Educational Planning and Assessment (EPAS) program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF615 (Walker) Responsible family life and sexuality education programs provided, and money appropriated. 1081 (Kalin) Independent School District No. 138, North Branch, targeted all-day everyday kindergarten program established, and money appropriated.

State Government Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF0083 (Hansen) Legislative auditor authorized to retain certain audit fees SF0255 (Wergin)/HF0137 (Haws) Veteran-owned small businesses designated as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding state and metro agency procurement contracts HF1519 (Murphy, E) Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board appropriations provided from money received by the board from other public bodies, decennial comprehensive planning and zoning review funding provided, and money appropriated HF1526 (Simon) Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints hearing funding provided, and money appropriated HF1616 (Mariani) Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020 funding provided, and money appropriated

Health and Human Services

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF638 (Tinglestad) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; changing eligibility requirements for an adoption assistance program HF1400 (Tinglestad) Adoption; genetic siblings provided information assistance regarding other siblings. HF966 (Howes) Nurse overtime orders of compliance authorized. HF1072 (Liebling) Mortuary science provisions modified. HF202 (Thissen) Chemical dependency treatment fund eligibility expanded.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1442 (Slawick) Compassionate Care of Sexual Assault Victims Act requiring hospital emergency rooms to provide emergency contraception, prophylactic antibiotics, and information to sexual assault victims. HF1722 (Murphy, E.) Pharmacy dispensing fee modified, and report required. HF1990 (Ruud) Adverse health care events reporting provisions modified. HF245 (Anzelc) Adult foster care licensing requirements modified. HF334 (Hosch) MinnesotaCare income exclusions allowed for certain medical expenses. HF1077 (Ruud) Language interpreter services coverage required for health plan and medical assistance enrollees. HF1831 (Thao) Interpreter services work group established relating to medical and dental settings

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Mark-up of omnibus capital investment finance bill
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of mark-up of omnibus capital investment finance bill (if necessary)

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF756 (Doty) National Historic Places property sale restriction repealed. HF1660 (Jaros) St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center studies and planning activities funding provided. HF2050 (Kahn) Minnesota Humanities Commission funding provided. HF2068 (Jaros) Minnesota Film and TV Board funding provided. HF2099 (Morrow) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program provided for county and local historical societies. HF2123 (Murphy, E.) Concordia University Hmong Studies Center historical preservation grant provided.

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1062 (Simon) Driver education provisions modified. HF22/SF108* (Jaros) Walter F. Mondale Drive designated. HF1435 (Anzelc) Forest products load permissible items defined. HF528 (Kalin) Impounded vehicle sales authorized after voluntary transfer, notice and right to reclaim contents of vehicle provided, and liability of impound lot operator established. HF1630 (Hornstein) Pavement life-cycle cost analysis required to compare paving materials in certain highway contracts. HF1219 (Juhnke) (re-call) HF556 (Beard) and HF1600 (Magnus) have been removed from the agenda

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill Action will not be taken on the bill. This will be presentation, discussion, questions and public testimony. If anyone is interested in providing public testimony, please contact the Committee Administrator, Sara Benzkofer at 651.296.4305 or sara.benzkofer@house.mn

Commerce and Labor

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF0635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted. HF0541 (Hilstrom) Identity theft crime definition expanded to include posing as another person for purposes of harassing or defaming. HF1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided. HF1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified. HF1704 (Tillberry) Mandatory air bag replacement required for all motor vehicle collision repairs. HF1515 (Davnie) Credit counseling and debt management services businesses regulated, and money appropriated. HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established. HF1004 (Davnie) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited. HF0931 (Mullery) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited, and civil and criminal penalties imposed. HF1748 (Atkins) Residential mortgage lending licensing and education requirements modified, examination powers provided, and criminal penalty prescribed. HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed. HF1790 (Knuth) Commerce department license technology fees provided and account established, and money appropriated. HF0993 (Norton) Radon control federal building codes adopted. HF1669 (Rukavina) Amusement games permits, penalties, and inspection provided. HF0456 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increased and indexed, training wage eliminated, and new employee notice required. HF1958 (Atkins) Omnibus liquor bill. Copies of this bill will be made available to the public at 8am on March 20 outside Room 578. HF1691 (Anzelc) Omnibus gaming bill. Amendments to this bill will be made available to the public at 8am on March 20 outside Room 578.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1416 (Ward) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council established, state park permit exemption provided, and money appropriated HF1483 (Winkler) Regional water quality protection and restoration provided, and money appropriated HF1280 (Hortman) Diesel truck idling reduction device grants provided, and money appropriated **ADDED**HF 2144 (Gardner) Ombudsman for water pollution education and assistance position created in the Pollution Control Agency HF76 (Shimanski) Crow River South Fork canoe route designated HF422 (Seifert) Redwood River designated as a canoe and boating route HF520 (Seifert) Minnesota River Trail loop extension provided HF1540 (Wagenius) Endocrine disruptors in waters of the state report required HF1913 (Wagenius) Natural resources terms defined relating to native prairie restoration HF1421 (Wagenius) Natural Resources Department easement acquisition requirements established Game, Fish & Forestry Division Reports: HF1417 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake Eurasian water milfoil pilot project established HF1235 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated HF1236 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated

Taxes

3/20/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF107 (Erhardt) Wagering losses treatment modified under the alternative minimum tax. HF2076(Brod) Alternative minimum tax repealed HF187 (Brod) Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided. HF946 (Lieder) Transportation finance omnibus bill (pending Finance approval)

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/19/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of omnibus capital investment finance bill

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure. HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established. HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing. HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated. HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed. HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required to give notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access. HF1753 (Knuth) has been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1726 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted HF1041 (Abeler) Controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system established. HF1586 (Tschumper) Statewide health plan purchasing pool study group established. HF1849 (Gottwalt) Prescriptions or drug orders validity requirements specified. HF1589 (Murphy, E.) Patient visitation by health care agents provided, and visitation rights and right to designate a domestic partner for certain purposes established. HF1287 (Davnie) Colorectal screening tests medical insurance coverage required. HF1999 (Slocum) Health and auto insurance reimbursement required for emergency care provided by first responders. HF1810 (Poppe) Family day care demonstration project authorized. HF1582 (Norton) Radioactive material license renewal fee eliminated, ionizing radiation-producing equipment fees established, and x-ray equipment operating requirements and lead abatement program provisions modified. HF1987 (Huntley) Minnesota Medical Information Council established, and money appropriated. HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children. HF917 (Clark) Lice and scabies treatment products that contain the pesticide Lindane prohibited. HF1077 (Ruud) has been removed from the agenda HF1831 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda HF1991 (Loeffler) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of morning agenda

Public Safety Finance Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1904 (Hilstrom) Requiring a report to the legislature on community dispute resolution programs; altering requirements for community dispute program grants and appropriating money for these grants HF2134 (Simon) Clarifying and modifying the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse of a minor; appropriating money HF1979 (Anzelc) Appropriating money to reimburse certain counties for cost of probation officers *** bill added *** HF1952 (Dill) Has been removed from the agenda

Finance

3/19/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF274 (Juhnke) Rural Finance Authority agricultural loan funding provided. HF946 (Lieder) Transportation finance omnibus bill

Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF989 (Hilstrom) Open enrollment students authorized to participate in academic courses and extracurricular and cocurricular activities on the same basis as resident district students. HF2151 (Hilstrom) Minnesota State High School League rules subjected to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1520 (Dill) Phosphorus reduction requirements on wastewater treatment facilities modified based on need HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated HF1750 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified, and money appropriated Game, Fish & Forestry Division Report: HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified **Bills not heard will be moved to the evening calendar**
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF0896 (Doty) All-terrain vehicle account purposes modified, and gasoline usage attributable to all-terrain vehicle operation amount modified HF419 (Sailer) Off-highway vehicle damage account modified HF1507 (Olin) State trails acquisition authority and recreational vehicle requirements modified, off-highway vehicle safety and conservation program established, off-trail snowmobile use provided in certain state forests, and state trails modified HF1127 (Moe) Four-by-four truck trail development restricted HF1431 (Moe) Board of Water and Soil Resources membership modified **ADDED**HF2120 (Hornstein) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport flight path air quality study provided, and money appropriated

Taxes

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Department of Revenue presentation of Tax Incidence Study HF1367 (Liebling) Alternative minimum tax exemption phaseout threshold inflation adjustment provided. HF1511 (Simon) Alternative minimum tax exemption amount increased HF107 (Erhardt) Wagering losses treatment modified under the alternative minimum tax. HF2076(Brod) Alternative minimum tax repealed HF187 (Brod) Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided. HF2235 (Juhnke) Estate tax exclusion for certain farm and small business properties HF1212 (Mullery) Gift tax imposed and coordinated with the estate tax. HF1271 (Mullery) Gift taxation provided for gifts made within three years of death.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1644 (Hilty) Renewable energy research funding provided for the University of Minnesota sunset date delayed. Added to the agenda: HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2104 (Dill) Cook County local lodging and admission taxes authorized. HF2093 (Anderson, B.) Clearwater local sales and use tax authorized. HF1514 (Atkins) Aggregate material host fees authorized. HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property. HF1685 (Mullery) Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority powers clarified. HF1762 (Simon) City charter commission discharge mechanism provided. HF1205 (Kranz) Displaced residents relocation compensation required relating to manufactured homes. HF301 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program established, and nuisance properties transferred to nonprofit housing organizations. (Informational Hearing) HFXXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring commissioner of administration to construct accessible database reporting energy use in public buildings; appropriating money. HFXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain searchable databases on tax increment financing and JOBZ; appropriating money. HF2102 (Hansen) Lilydale food and beverage tax authorized. HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland replacement requirements and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated. HF1930 (Hansen) Local water management accountability and oversight improvement provided, and money appropriated. HF1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified. HF1486( Pelowski) Charitable organizations authorized to participate in joint powers agreements. HF1919 (Marquart) Plats of land contents, survey, and approval provided. HF1872 (Thissen) Hennepin County; Hennepin Healthcare system personnel conflicts of interest regulated. HF1432 (Huntley) St. Louis County civil service director provisions modified. HF1629 (Hilstrom) Fair market value determination clarified in certain dedication proceedings. HF267 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment advisory task force extended. HF1161 (Kohls) Scott County Housing and Redevelopment Authority renamed the Scott County Community Development Agency. HF1141 (Emmer) Hennepin and Wright counties change of boundaries by resolution authorized. HF284 (Ruth) Special assessment deferments authorized for members of the armed forces. HF86 (Hackbarth) Elk River designated as the state energy city. HF1490 (Beard) Scott County hiring process and personnel provisions modified. HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified. HF1708 (Peterson, N.) Hennepin County design-build contract provisions modified. HF822 (Clark) Neighborhood revitalization policy board required to study and report on continued needs for funding. HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited. HFXXXX (Abeler) Authorizing home rule charter cities to provide by charter the procedures for appointment of housing and redevelopment commissioner. HF1916 (Brod) Construction permits clarified relating to ownership of a contiguous nonconforming lot or parcel. HF1876 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda.

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1417 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake Eurasian water milfoil pilot project established HF1235 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated HF1236 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated HF2075 (Cornish) Night vision goggles prohibited while hunting

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview from the Science Museum Overview from the Minnesota Historical Society HF289 (Kalin) State Capitol tour fee charges prohibited. HF1653 (Davnie) St. Anthony Falls heritage interpretive zone signage provided. HF1934 (Olin) Minnesota Public Radio grant provided to assist with conversion to a digital broadcast signal. HF1860 (Urdahl) Historic preservation funding provided. HF1861 (Urdahl) Creating a historical preservation revolving loan fund. HF1862 (Urdahl) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program for county and local historical societies funding provided. HF1315 (Hamilton) Minnesota Commission on New Americans established.

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Public opportunity to address education funding as reflected in the House Budget Resolution for Early Childhood Learning, K-12 Education, and Higher Education and Workforce Development. Members of the public interested in giving testimony may contact Committee Administrator Christina Gosack at 651-296-5524 or christina.gosack@house.mn

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1149 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center fund HF1150 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center HF1471 (Morrow) adding a representative of private colleges to the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council HF1773 (Nelson) establishing grants for construction management education HF1497 (Johnson) appropriating money for workforce development for adjudicated youth reentering the community and at-risk youth HF1654 (Peterson, A.) requiring a study of higher education training needs in the renewable energy economy HF1755 (Poppe) authorizing collaborative Minnesota State Colleges and Universities community-based energy development pilot projects HF1689 (Hortman) money for industry sector training initiatives HF1929 (Mahoney) appropriating money for a research and training facility at St. Paul College HF2127 (Clark) appropriating money for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association HF1457 (Rukavina) increasing the size of the MnSCU Board of Trustees and changing appointments to the board

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF772 (Paymar) Increasing the required minimum liability limits on aircraft insurance; providing that aircraft liability insurance is not voidable retroactively after a claim; HF1438 (Mariani) Prohibiting commissioner of public safety from complying with Real ID Act; HF1896 (Winkler) Establishing Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness; appropriating money; HF1621 (Bunn) Establishing an environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program; appropriating money; HF1282 (Holberg) Classifying certain transportation department data; HF1305 (Holberg) Requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to provide certain information; HF1306 (Holberg) Regulating business screening agencies; providing civil penalties; HF1465 (Kohls) Requiring the commissioner of corrections to develop a standard formula for calculating the per diem cost in county and regional jails. HF655 (Huntley) Providing for the medical use of marijuana; providing civil and criminal penalties; establishing application and renewal fees; appropriating money. HF1019 (Olin) Requiring certain persons under the age of 18 to register as predatory offenders;

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/19/2007
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Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated. HF1047 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, fees provided, and drug use and prescription regulated. HF291 (Dominguez) Veterans home employees granted commissary privileges when working double shifts. HF1744 (Davnie) Homeownership education, counseling and training program funding provided. HF1851 (Morgan) Housing trust fund appropriation provided. HF1908 (Clark) Lead cleanup funding provided from the petroleum tank fund, and money appropriated. HF1837 (Madore) Options Too disability services interagency work group funding provided, and money appropriated. HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Bills to be heard at 8 a.m.: HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed HF1534 (Hilstrom) Local government aid distribution modified, and appropriation increased. HF1115 (Norton) Local government aid distribution mechanism amended to decrease volatility. HF1381 (Atkins) Local government aid inflation adjustment provided. HF346 (Severson) City aid local government aid base increased for certain cities. HF1746 (Gottwalt) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities. HF54 (Mullery) City aid base additions provided for certain cities, city aid appropriation limit increased, and aid required to be used for certain purposes. HF1774 (Kalin) Local government aid payable to a specified city increased. HF1881 (Bigham) Local government aid city base adjustment modified for certain cities has been added to the agenda. HF1933 (Marquart) Local government aid distribution formula modified has been added Bills to be heard at noon: HF390 (Rukavina) Disabled veteran or surviving spouse homestead property tax exemption provided HF2108 (Dettmer) Payment in lieu of taxes; allowing a town that incorporates into a city to continue receiving certain payments HF2096 (Eastlund) Providing a valuation exclusion for homesteads of certain disabled military veterans HF956(Lenczewski) Bloomington fiscal disparities pool contribution obligation eliminated. HF1924 (Lenczewski) Metropolitan fiscal disparities program study required, and money appropriated. HF1632 (Tillberry) Homeowners property tax refunds increased, and household income modified for persons age 65 or older. HF1648 (Gottwalt) Senior citizen's property tax deferral program modified. HF1260 (Severson) Taxable market value increase prohibited for homesteads owned by persons at least 65 years of age and within certain income limits HF2150 (Hilstrom) Low-income rental housing required to participate in the crime free multihousing program to receive a reduced property tax class rate. HF142 (Wardlow) Property tax refund household income definition modified to exempt the amount of any military disability pay received by a veteran from the federal government. HF1234 (S. Anderson) Supplemental refund provided under the additional property tax refund program. HF1372 (Ward) Homeowners' property tax refunds maximum amount increased. HF2052 (Atkins) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided. HF61 (Sviggum) Property tax rebate provided, and money appropriated HF2122 (Brod) Property tax refunds; removing the maximum from the homeowner refund; implementing an income phaseout for the special refund HF1947 (Marquart) Property tax petitions 60-day rule modified. HF777 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing a housing opportunity area tax abatement program Bills Removed from Agenda: HF1918 (Wagenius)

Veterans Affairs Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified.

Transportation Finance Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Mark-up of omnibus transportation finance bill

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

3/16/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX (Johnson) Statewide cable franchising. Draft copies of this legislation are available outside 578 State Office Building Those interested in testifying on this legislation, please contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF0456 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increased and indexed, training wage eliminated, and new employee notice required. HF1515 (Davnie) Credit counseling and debt management services businesses regulated, and money appropriated. HF0872 (Anzelc) Ainsworth Lumber Company; extra unemployment benefits provided for certain workers. HF1599 (Masin) Northwest Airlines, Inc., mechanics unemployment benefits eligibility and extra benefits provided. HF0635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted. HF1334 (Lesch) Health Families, Healthy Workplaces Act adopted establishing minimum standards of sick leave. HF1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided. HF1443 (Mullery) Contractors requirements and prevailing wage provisions modified, and penalties imposed.

Mental Health Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF794 (Otremba) modifying medical assistance coverage to include consultations with psychologists; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services HF913 (Thissen) waiving the moratorium regarding beds and expending group residential housing supplemental rates HF1590 (Brynaert) authorizing a Regional Children's Mental Health Initiative pilot project; developing an enhanced regional children's mental health service system

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1357 (Walker) Low-income heating assistance funding provided. HF1453 (Hilty) Public Utilities Commission monthly reports required from utilities regarding residential accounts. HF1645 (Bly) Low-income residential customers energy affordability programs criteria specified. HF1679 (Johnson) Utility current and past due bills and undercharges payment arrangements provisions modified. HF1770 (Sailer) Utility service disconnection and reconnecting conditions modified. HF1544 (Gunther) Propane prepurchase funding provided as part of the low-income home energy assistance program, and money appropriated. HF2097 (Gardner) Cold weather rule provided for public utilities relating to disconnections during winter. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) Wind energy conversion systems capacity increased fro school board ownership. HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

E-12 Education

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1887 (Slawik) Hearing loss early education intervention coordinator provided, and money appropriated. HF2085 (Mariani) Quantum opportunities program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1092 (Anzelc) Online Learning Option Act modified. HF2023 (Erickson) Advisory task force to consider and recommend a redesign of middle schools convened, and money appropriated. HF1800 (Dettmer) Staff development goals and expenditures clarified relating to education. HF1090 (Dettmer), HF1794 (Slawik) and HF2011 (Hornstein) have been removed from the agenda.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills not heard during the March 15 Capital Investment hearing are continued on the agenda for this meeting. Department of Public Safety Forensic Laboratory update HF372 (Slocum) Richfield; new arterial street construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF513 (Lenczewski) Bloomington; Old Cedar Avenue bridge removal and replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF859 (Hausman) St. Paul RiverCentre loan repayment forgiven; city of St. Paul funding provided to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; and money appropriated. HF870 (Fritz) Medford wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF961 (Ruud) Eden Prairie veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified. HF1269 (Davnie) Minneapolis; Target Center city bonds principal repayment grant provided, state bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1375 (Liebling) Rochester; Mayo Civic Center Complex improvements design funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1528 (Paymar) St. Paul; Ordway Center for the Performing Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1536 (Hansen) Mississippi River barrier construction provided to prevent aquatic invasive species from migrating up river, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1682 (Koenen) Upper Sioux Community water system improvements funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1833 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake state park land acquisition required by a specified date. HF1938 (Lanning) Multicounty regional chemical dependency treatment facility and correctional center in west central Minnesota predesign funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1962 (Ward) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1522 (Lillie) Gateway Trail tunnel funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1481 (Peterson, N.) has been removed from the agenda

Health and Human Services

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1078 (Huntley) Hospital public interest review and alternative approval process modified, and hospital accountability requirements established for tax purposes. HF501 (Thissen) Radiation therapy facility construction limitations expiration date eliminated. HF1402 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating ratable reductions from rebased rate in certain circumstances HF1403 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to health; paying hospital services for actual cost of providing services HF1404 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; providing a hospital outpatient services rate increase for a certain hospital HF1885 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring nonprofit hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to report on community benefits in a standard way HF175 (Erickson) A bill for an act relating to health; excluding aid and attendance benefits from the MinnesotaCare definition of income HF1577 (Lesch), HF1621 (Bunn), HF1444 (Bigham) and HF1622 (Clark) have been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Finance Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1734 (Dominguez) Establishing a pilot project to provide services to ex-criminal offenders now in the community; requiring a report; appropriating money HF243 (Walker) Reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections; establishing the powers and duties of the ombudsman; appropriating money HF1737 (Atkins) Establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes; authorizing the state fire marshal to monitor and the state attorney general to enforce the standards; imposing a fee; establishing penalties for violations HF700 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons HF698 (Hilstrom) Authorizing organizations providing mentoring services to request criminal background checks from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; appropriating money HF1733 (Paymar) Authorizing a grant to address domestic violence and intimate partner violence among offenders re-entering the community after a period of incarceration; appropriating money HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions; appropriating money HF414 (Liebling) Authorizing the Department of Public Safety to make emergency grants to crime victims; appropriating money HF1628 (Lesch) Reducing the surcharge on license tab violations from $72 to $4 HF1609 (Clark) Protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties *** bill added *** HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders *** bill added *** HF1859 (Cornish) Money for a uniform statewide no contact order form *** bill added ***

K-12 Finance Division

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF482 (Hortman) School year length increased, and school start before Labor Day prohibition repealed. (information only) HF443 (Peterson, S.) Alternative school year calendar program grants provided, and money appropriated. (information only) HF835 (Demmer) Alternative school calendar pilot program established to examine the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning, and money appropriated. (information only) HF1698 (Norton) Scholar loan program established to encourage teacher diversity in schools, revolving account established, and money appropriated. HF670 (Liebling) School districts authorized to include energy efficiency improvement projects in alternative facilities plan. HF988 (Winkler) Technology task force and grants established for schools, school district technology plan developed, and money appropriated. HF1888 (Dittrich) Academic rigor and 3R high schools provided, and money appropriated. (information only) HF1092 (Anzelc) Online Learning Option Act modified. (information only) HF752 (Hornstein) Career and college counseling pilot program established for high school students, program evaluation and reporting provided, research consortium established, and money appropriated. (moved back from Thursday's agenda) Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee report: HF1082 (Loeffler) Four-year-old kindergarten programs funding increased. HF396 (Dominguez) School district extended time revenue increased. HF1086 (Davnie) Four-year-old students made eligible for extended time programs. HF1426 (Davnie) Extended year kindergarten program created, and money appropriated. HF489 (Hilstrom) Staff development funding authorized for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress, and money appropriated.

Crime Victims Subcommittee

3/16/2007
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Meeting at 11:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions; appropriating money HF239 (Lesch) Providing testimonial confidentiality for certain sexual assault counselors; eliminating the "mistake of age" defense for certain criminal sexual assault offenders; enhancing penalties for certain nonconsensual sexual contact offenses committed by professionals engaged in massage or bodywork; HF414 (Liebling) Authorizing the Department of Public Safety to make emergency grants to crime victims; appropriating money HF506 (Olin) Making repeat offenders who violate domestic abuse no contact orders guilty of a felony; defining qualified domestic violence-related offenses; HF1273 (Kranz) Providing testimonial confidentiality for certain sexual assault counselors; eliminating the "mistake of age" defense for certain criminal sexual assault offenders; enhancing penalties for certain nonconsensual sexual contact offenses committed by professionals engaged in massage or bodywork HF1354 (Paymar) Prohibiting mandatory polygraphs for criminal sexual conduct victims HF1841 (Simon) Permitting victims of domestic abuse to terminate a lease in certain circumstances. HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders HF1859 (Cornish) Appropriating money for a uniform statewide no contact order form.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1496 (Johnson) Appropriating money for a pilot project for Ramsey County's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative HF1864 (Hilstrom) Appropriating grants to supervised parenting time service providers. HF1454 (Peterson, S.) Appropriating money to neighborhood youth organization. HF1761 (Lesch) Appropriating money for emergency preparedness coordinator *** bill added ***

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF299 (Dill) Timber permit extension, cancellation, and terminations provided. HF602 (Dill) International Wolf Center renovations funding provided, and money appropriated. HF364 (Olin) Bovine tuberculosis disease transmission prevention funding provided, and money appropriated. HF328 (Hosch) Stearns County grant provided to purchase land for Kraemer Lake Park, and money appropriated. HF1126 (Eken) Red River mediation implementation funding provided, and money appropriated. HF733 (Lieder) Red River Valley flood protection farmstead ring levees construction funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1522 (Lillie) Gateway Trail tunnel funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1373 (Hansen) Roadsides for wildlife program funding provided and money appropriated.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills that were not heard during the earlier Environment & Natural Resources Finance Division hearing today are continued on the agenda for this meeting. HF1788 (Ward) Silvicultural research funding provided to improve the quality and quantity of timber fiber, and money appropriated. HF1903 (Sailer) Conservation officer position funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1045 (Dominguez) State lottery gross proceeds in lieu of sales tax distribution for metropolitan parks and open space clarified, and parks and open space commission member compensation modified. HF1035 (Solberg) Itasca County; tax-forfeited land assurance fee exemptions provided for certain exchanged land.—not in Env. Fin. yet HF278 (Hansen) Deer license surcharge imposed for deer management and reimbursing the cost of processing deer donated for charitable purposes, and money appropriated. HF631 (Anzelc) Natural resources department sales authority modified, forest resource assessment products and services account established, decorative boughs provisions modified, sustainable resources provision expiration removed, and money appropriated. HF1666 (Eken) Terrestrial and geologic carbon sequestration reports and studies required, and money appropriated. HF632 (McNamara) Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area designated. HF325 (Demmer) Lake Zumbro restoration funding provided, and money appropriated. HF152 (Nornes) Senior citizen resident fishing license provided. HF516 (Cornish) Blue Earth County Rapidan Dam study provided, and money appropriated. HF299 (Dill) and HF602 (Dill) have been removed from the agenda

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/15/2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF305 (Huntley) Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 adopted establishing public policy to protect employees and the public from hazards of secondhand smoke and prohibiting persons from smoking in specified areas. HF1807 (Huntley) Inpatient hospital services payment required on a fee-for-services basis for the general assistance medical care program. HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance and Department of Health provisions modified. Public testimony on Articles 1,3,5,6,7,9 HF1811 (Huntley) Removed from the agenda.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1142 (Atkins) modifying the state grant program for post-secondary student financial aid HF675 (Rukavina) Governor's recommendations for higher education - focus will be on financial aid programs in Article 2 HF1508 (Moe) creating a textbook pricing and access act; establishing a pilot textbook rental program HF 1484 (Dittrich) requiring information and skills training in personal financial management HF626 (Nornes) establishing the academic competitiveness highlighting individual excellence and valuing education scholarship program

Health and Human Services

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1577 (Lesch) Human Services licensing and policy provisions modified. HF1621 (Bunn) Environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program established. HF1444 (Bigham) Health risk limits established for perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorobutanoic acid. HF1622 (Clark) Lead-containing children's items sale prohibited, and paint retailers requirements established. HFXXXX (Bunn) creation of ahealth risk advisory committee, appropriating funds for PFBA study, appropriating funds for scientific panel to set PFBA standards HF1078 (Huntley) has been removed from the agenda HF501 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda HF1402 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda HF1403 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda HF1404 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda HF1885 (Huntley) has been removed from the agenda HF175 (Erickson) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1276 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted HF1169 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; changing child welfare provisions HF1285 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to Indian child welfare; modifying child placement provisions for Indian children HF1286 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to Indian child welfare; modifying a child maltreatment reporting provision HF601 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; establishing a crisis nursery grant program; appropriating money HF1290 (Slawick) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; establishing a child safety system and child safety fund; requiring reports; appropriating money HF1406 (Otremba) A bill for an act relating to child care; exempting preschool programs operated by schools from child care licensure HF795 (Walker) has been removed from the agenda FOR RE-REFERRAL ONLY: HF368 (Peterson) A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating the statewide hospitality fee HF369 (Peterson) A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating the statewide hospitality fee HF450 (Peterson) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; authorizing a planned closure rate adjustment for a nursing facility in Big Stone County HF586 (Bly) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; designating certain nursing facilities in Rice County as metro for purposes of determining reimbursement rates HF781 (Loeffler) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; authorizing the licensure of two intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities to replace one larger facility HF1583 (Nelson) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; authorizing the licensure of four intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities to replace one larger facility; establishing a transition period rate; establishing the payment rate for the new facilities

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF1120 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, maximum effort capital loan provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF1690 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Cultural and Community Center improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1563 (Cornish) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF891 (Nelson) Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park campus asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and funding program established, University of Minnesota authorized to apply for funds, and bonds issued. HF348 (Haws) St. Cloud State University National Hockey Center improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills that are not heard during this meeting will be continued on the agenda for the March 16 meeting at 12:30pm in the Basement Hearing Room.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF1120 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, maximum effort capital loan provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF1690 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Cultural and Community Center improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1563 (Cornish) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF891 (Nelson) Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park campus asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and funding program established, University of Minnesota authorized to apply for funds, and bonds issued. HF348 (Haws) St. Cloud State University National Hockey Center improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills that are not heard during this meeting will be continued on the agenda for the March 16 meeting at 12:30pm in the Basement Hearing Room.

K-12 Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF983 (Ward) Career academies and workplace connection three-year pilot project established, and money appropriated. HF752 (Hornstein) Career and college counseling pilot program established for high school students, program evaluation and reporting provided, research consortium established, and money appropriated. HF1410 (Anzelc) Technical and vocational revenue program for collaborative high school and postsecondary vocational programs established. HF808 (Tillberry) Licensed student services personnel aid provided, and money appropriated. HF1699 (Peterson, S) Student counseling services in high-need public high schools grant program established, and money appropriated. HF1701 (Peterson, S) School counselors revenue established as a component of general education revenue. HF984 (Norton) Student ACT and SAT entrance test fees reimbursed, and money appropriated. HF1850 (Simon) Minnesota Urban Debate League programs grant provided, and money appropriated. HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated. HF1321 (Bunn) World languages provided as a required academic standard, and money appropriated. HF1424 (Paulsen) World language academic standards, proficiency, resources, and capacity development provided; and money appropriated. HF1792 (Garofalo) Successful schools aid provided for schools succeeding in reading and mathematics or prekindergarten through grade 2 schools, and money appropriated. HF1798 (Morrow) Kindergarten space needs additional lease levy authorized. HF1196 (Slawik) Prekindergarten children with disabilities special instruction provided. HF1423 (Anzelc) Independent School District No. 361, International Falls, authorized to purchase property with its building lease levy.

State Government Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Lottery, budget overview; Minnesota Racing Commission, change items; Minnesota Gambling Control Board, change items; State Board of Investment, agency overview and budget presentation; Legislative Commission on Pensions, overview. HF0147 (Johnson) Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date extended to 2012 HF0621 (Johnson) Mississippi River parkway Commission funding provided, and money appropriated HF1246 (Bigham) Kids Voting Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated SF0463 (Betzold)/HF0144 (Hortman) Notaries public fees increase

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF916 (Thissen) Child care centers and homes inspections and reports required HF1187 (Laine) Minnesota Learning Resource Center money appropriated HF580 (Dominguez) After-school enrichment program reinstated; grants provided to improve academic achievement, reduce crime, improve community involvement, and increase character development; and money appropriated HF1839 (Slawik) Child care provider standards study and reports required, and money appropriated HF779 (Bly) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF894 (Davnie) Head Start funding increased, and money appropriated HF796 (Murphy, E) Family, friend, and neighbor grant program established to promote children's early literacy, healthy development, and school readiness, and to foster community partnerships; and money appropriated HF1089 (Peterson, S) Child care quality improved and professional development of child care practitioners expanded, and money appropriated HF1325 (Peterson, S) High five kindergarten program authorized

Environment and Natural Resources

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF 1316 (Hortman) Mercury; certain mercury-containing products sales prohibited; sales, use, and disposal requirements modified; consumer information required; lamp recycling requirements modified; and mercury reduction at crematoriums provided HF 1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified HF 1663 (Moe) Wild rice; genetically-engineered organisms regulation provisions modified HF 1662 (Moe) Wild rice management plan required HF1418 (Eken) Natural resources rulemaking authority state park permit, and other provisions modified; and Mineral Coordinating Committee expiration extended HF 1674 (Eken) Environmental review rules relating to biofuel production facilities adoption required

Transportation Finance Division

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of omnibus transportation finance bill HF311 (Hornstein) Cell phones; moving violation fines doubled when committed while operating mobile phone. HF1058 (Thissen) Automatic enforcement of official traffic-control devices authorized.

Commerce and Labor

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1314 (Atkins) Truth in Music Advertising Act adopted regulating the advertising of live musical performances. HF740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided. HF0556 (Beard) Airport safety zones transfers of real property disclosure requirements clarified. HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated. Hf1013/SF112* (Otremba) Body piercing regulation. HF1844 (Walker) Hair braiding registration required. HF1364 (Atkins) Building contractors insurance requirements modified. HF712 (Fritz) Safe Patient Handling Act adopted, programs and committees established, and money appropriated. HF1359 (Atkins) Auto insurance medical expense and other benefits modified. HF464 (Sertich) School employee statewide health insurance plan established, and money appropriated. HF991 (Thissen) and HF1571 (Lesch) have been removed from the agenda.

Taxes

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Agenda continued from March 14 HF930 (Dean) Health insurance premiums income tax subtraction authorized. HF69 (Mullery) Health insurance premiums federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1245 (Eken) Volunteer ambulance personnel longevity awards income tax subtraction provided. HF81 (Paulsen) Long-term capital gains income tax exclusion provided. HF1378 (Paulsen) Minnesota college savings plan contributions income tax subtraction provided. HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided has been added. HF433 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1537 (Gunther) Education loans principal and interest payments income tax subtraction provided. HF1541 (Thissen) Tuition savings plan federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1963 (Thissen) Income tax credit provided for donations to qualified scholarship-granting organizations. HF1301 (Moe) has been removed from the agenda

E-12 Education

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF549 (Davnie) Charter school qualifying special education costs funding provided. HF990 (Norton) Parent and family involvement school district policies required. HF2021 (Brynaert) Office of Educational Accountability funding provided through the University of Minnesota, and measurement experts convened to consider how school performance report card data are most usefully displayed. HF1888 (Dittrich) Academic rigor and 3R high schools provided. HF1700 (Hornstein) Parent and community involvement in learning funding provided. HF482 (Hortman) School year length increased, and school start before Labor Day prohibition repealed. HF443 (Peterson, S.) Alternative school year calendar program grants provided. HF835 (Demmer) Alternative school calendar pilot program established to examine the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning. HF2011 (Hornstein) Expansion of the rites of passage program funding authorized; program evaluation required. HF1092 (Anzelc) has been moved to the Friday agenda.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1155 (Madore) Statewide self-advocacy network project established relating to intellectual and developmental disabilities, money provided. HF1267 (Morgan) State employees technical and housekeeping changes provided. HF1670 (Morgan) Election procedures and terminology clarified, requirements and duties modified, and penalties imposed. HF790 (Moe) Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Act provisions modified, technical and housekeeping changes made, and Pollution Control Agency project priority rule modified. HF779 (Bly) Office of Indigenous Languages established HF524 (Peterson, N.) Campaign Finance disclosure requirements modified, independent expenditures by political party units limited, electiioneering communications regulated, and work group established HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/15/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF272 (Haws) Clarifying that a statute ensuring the continuation of state licenses and certificates of registration for any trade, employment, occupation, or profession while soldiers and certain essential employees are engaged in active military service applies to licenses and certificates of registration requiring firearms safety and usage training; HF1130 (Nelson) Making it a crime to falsely report police misconduct to an attorney or other person whose responsibilities include investigating or reporting police misconduct; prescribing penalties; HF1396 (Madore) A bill for an act relating to guardians and conservators; changing certain requirements and procedures; SF302 (Foley) Phlebotomists blood sample from DWI offenders authorization; criminal vehicular operation law modification; HF1046 (Hornstein) Has been removed from the agenda. HF243 (Walker) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1737 (Atkins) Has been removed from the agenda. HF700 (Eastlund) Has been removed from the agenda.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF34 (Kahn) Establishing state policy for stem cell research; providing criminal penalties; appropriating money; HF611 (Anzelc) Protecting certain communication in the workplace between labor organizations and employees; prohibiting certain employer conduct; providing civil remedies; HF999 (Mahoney) Requiring consideration of a child's residence in a foreign country when deviating from the presumptive child support amount; HF1041 (Abeler) Establishing a controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system; HF1242 (Mullery) Requiring the Board of Public Defense to allocate and distribute funds based on weighted caseload; HF1342 (Smith) Defining qualified domestic-related offenses and crimes of violence; making technical changes; HF1500 (Smith) Making child support policy clarifications and improvements; HF1621 (Bunn) Establishing an environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program; appropriating money; HF1907 (Clark) Specifying additional facilities that must comply with state rules and federal regulations regarding hazardous substances. HF821 (Smith) Adjusting the monetary thresholds for certain property offenses; HF211 (Zellers) Prohibiting sale of information provided on a mortgage application. HF345 (Severson) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1281 (Erickson) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1046 (Hornstein) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1019 (Olin) Has been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

3/14/2007
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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF766 (Westrom) Ethanol-gasoline blend provisions modified, and state departments directed to expand consumer options. HF1101 (Faust) Recreational camping regulations exception provided for county fairgrounds. HF1525 (Hackbarth) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited. HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized. HF1065 (Otremba) Health screening benefit provided for eligible members of the armed forces, notification required, and money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for March 15, 2007

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1051( Hilty) Indian Affairs Council membership and other provisions modified. HF1710 (Hilty) Private cemeteries clarified. HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided, and money appropriated. HF524 (Peterson, N.) Campaign finance disclosure requirements modified, independent expenditures by political party units limited, electioneering communications regulated, and work group established. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments. (Billl added)

Public Safety Finance Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF425 (Paymar) Authorizing emergency grants to victims of motor vehicle theft HF787 (Hosch) Providing for the purchase of portable radios and related equipment by local government units participating ins tatewide public safety radio communication systems. HF503 (Hilstrom) Making it a crime to use the internet to solicit children to engage in sexual contact. HF1464 (Hilstrom) Increasing 911 emergency telecommunications service fee; providing for completion of statewide public safety radio communication system. HF693 (Lesch) Authorizing payment of drivers' license reinstatement fee and surcharge in installment payments ***refer to Transportation Finance Division***
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