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Audio/Video Archives - 2009-2010 Regular Session

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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1543 (Slawik) Family day care background checks required, and criminal history data access allowed. HF1442 (Olin) Crime of fleeing a peace officer modified. HF1224 (Mullery) State policy established on disproportionate minority contact in juvenile justice system. HF1962 (Kohls) Juvenile petty offender parents allowed probation supervisory duties. HF1301 (Hilstrom) Public Safety Policy Omnibus Bill A delete-everything amendment is available <a href="http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/H1301DE2.pdf">online</a> or outside 387A State Office Building. The committee has already heard testimony on these two bills below. (HF582 and HF570) The committee will limit itself to procedural action only. HF582 (Lesch) Defendant waiver of jury trial requirement changed. HF570 (Champion) Rest area activities prohibited. The committee will reconvene at 6:30pm in 400N State Office Building to hear: HF1238 (Dill) Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requi

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1990 (Murphy) - Surcharge for certified birth records established, and funds appropriated to the commissioner of health.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1990 (Murphy) Surcharge for certified birth records established, funds appropriated to the commissioner of health. HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required. HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized. DHS MERC Overview

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed (pending referral) HF1577 (Newton) Nursing homes and home care licensure requirements added HF1448 (Mullery) Information released to health care agents, and access granted to health care agents HF1313 (Dean) Minnesota Sex Offender Program wages paid to patients allocated HF581 (Hosch) Disabled children's available services under medical assistance definition expanded HF1293 (Loeffler) Emergency medical transport provisions modified HF1338 (Norton) Standard reference compendia definition expanded HF961 (Bunn) Physical activity costs allowed to be covered under home and community-based waivers HF1988 (E. Murphy) Managed care plan and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rate information r

State Government Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Proposed budget for: State Board of Investment, Governor's office, Secretary of State's office, Auditor, and Attorney General's office.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students, and graduation exams studied. HF1376 (Buesgens) Education; Compensatory revenue concentration factor eliminated. HF1643 (Gardner) Referendum revenue modified. HF29 (Benson) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed. HF35 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated.

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF519 (Nelson) - Nonconforming lots in shoreland areas regulated.
HF1674 (Hausman) - Parks and trails fund disposition of receipts provided, grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF1967 (Haws) - Park and trails legacy grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF1991 (Scalze) - Coal tar prohibited, notification and planning required, and money appropriated.
HF2175 (Hortman) - Public transit agency grant program established with efforts to reduce diesel pollution.
HF1393 (Kelly) - Landfill cleanup program provisions modified.
HF1958 (Juhnke) - Water regulation technical advisory group study provided.
HF1972 (Juhnke) - Horse trail pass requirements modified.
HF1673 (Wagenius) - Conservation easement management account established, and contributions required.
HF1721 (Wagenius) - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources membership terms modified.
HF2117 (Sterner) - Waste management reporting requirements changed, work group created, and report required.
HF2154 (Sailer) - Composting competitive grant program established, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 519 (Nelson) Nonconforming lots in shoreland areas regulated HF 1674 (Hausman) Disposition of receipts to the parks and trails fund provided, grant program established, money appropriated HF 1967 (Haws) Park and trails legacy grant program established, and appointments provided HF 1991 (Scalze) Coal tar prohibited, notification and planning required, and money appropriated HF 2175 (Hortman) Metro transit diesel bus idling reduction technology grant program established, money appropriated HF 1393 (Kelly) Landfill cleanup program provisions modified HF 1958 (Juhnke) Certain rulemaking authority modified, study required, legislative oversight provided, appointments provided, and money appropriated HF 1972 (Juhnke) Horse trail pass requirements modified HF 1673 (Wagenius) Conservation easement management account established, contributions required HF 1721 (Wagenius) Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources membership terms modified HF 2117 (Sterner) Waste manage

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2009
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1091 (Mahoney) New nuclear power plant certificate of need prohibition abolished.

Commerce and Labor

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1169 (Rukavina) Public employer purchases and acquisitions of equipment and apparel regulated. HF1823 (Simon) Church benefits board authorized to act as trustee of a trust. HF1345 (Abeler) Claims processing practices by third-party administrators of health coverage plans prohibited, health claims clearinghouses regulated, and insurer audits of health claims payments time limit provided. HF42 (Thissen) Temporary MinnesotaCare eligibility provided for certain individuals receiving unemployment benefits, guaranteed issue required in the individual insurance market for certain individuals who had received money temporary MinnesotaCare coverage, and money appropriated. HF458 (Thissen) Consumer product development and regulation advisory council created, and comprehensive framework established for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development, and appointments provided. HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1750 (Abeler) Human services licensing provisions modified, and data practices, disqualifications, and background study requirements modified. HF1728 (Loeffler)Provisions amended for child care programs, program integrity, adult supports including general assistance medical care and group residential housing and Minnesota family investment program.

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF571 (Sailer) Mini truck titling, registration, and operation regulated. HF1221 (Bunn) Stillwater lift bridge endowment account established. HF103 (Atkins) Single occurrence liability cap removed, and cross references conformed. HF810 (Urdahl) Little Crow transit way feasibility study required. HF1005 (Reinert) Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought.

Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1810 (Lesch) Human trafficking notice posting required at establishments that sell alcoholic beverages at retail and certain lodging establishments that have been involved in prostitution-related activity; HF954 (Lesch) Information transfer to the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System required on persons civilly committed, found not guilty by reason of mental illness, or incompetent to stand trial, and certain persons prohibited from possessing a firearm under state law authorized to petition a court of restoration of rights; HF1305 (Emmer) Impaired driving civil sanction pretrial application eliminated, postconviction driver's license revocation periods restructured, misdemeanor impaired driving offense payable fine authorized, requirements established for abstinence and rehabilitation for multiple repeat offenders, and computer source code governing rules specified; HF891 (Champion) Expungement law expanded and modified, courts authorized to modify or suspend

State Government Finance Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Department of Administration: proposals for the Environmental Quality Board and Resource Recovery.

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1460 (Johnson) Earned compliance credit program established for persons on supervised release. HF1827 (Paymar) Judicial sanctions enforced, fines, fees, and surcharges included. HF728 (Mullery) Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited. HF2063 (Hilstrom) Commissioner of public safety required to present performance measures to the legislature. HF2065 (Hilstrom) Commissioner of corrections required to present performance measures to the legislature. HF2027 (Johnson) Probation officers and pretrial release agents authorized to conduct searches of persons on probation or pretrial release. HF2045 (Winkler) Specialized emergency response teams provided to supplement resources responding to catastrophe. HF2022 (Bigham) Registered housing included with services establishments in definition of health care facility for registration of predatory offenders. HF1639 (Morrow) Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified, additional oversight and client grievance proce

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF980 (Lieder) Peace officer eligibility requirements based on military experience modified. HF1880 (Severson) Interview required for veterans listed as meeting minimum qualifications and claiming veterans preference for positions of state government employment, state civil service applied to removal provisions in current local government law, and report required of certain state employment statistics pertaining to veterans. HF608 (Kahn) Industrial hemp industry development and regulation provided, possession and cultivation of industrial hemp defense provided, and marijuana definition modified. HF1884 (Anderson, S) has been removed from the agenda

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1174 (Kiffmeyer) Local education agency defined for special education purposes. HF895 (Eken) Rural school district grant program created to allow the sharing of services, and money appropriated. HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. HF1222 (Abeler) Equalizing factors indexed for the debt service and referendum equalization aid programs. HF1772 (Doty) Debt service equalization aid program state support increased, and school bond agricultural credit created.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1857 (Pelowski) Notice by electronic mail authorized. HF940 (Zellers) Hennepin County: Personnel rules and procedures modified. Pending action from the Local Government Division: HF936 (Thissen) Communities for a lifetime criteria specified, and Minnesota Board on Aging and commissioner of employment and economic development required to develop recommendations on the designation of communities for a lifetime. HF1981 (Kahn) Geospatial Information Office created.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Walk through Omnibus K-12 Policy Bill delete-everything amendment to HF1179 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, technical corrections made.

Civil Justice

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF2082 (Hortman) Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act; HF1228 (Hortman) Uniform Probate Code updated, Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act, Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act, Uniform Power of Attorney Act, and the Uniform Multiple-Person Accounts Act adopted; HF811 (Davids) Insolvent life and health insurance company policyholder maximum dollar amount increased to provide greater comparability with limits of federal deposit insurance of bank accounts, other dollar amounts updated to reflect inflation adjustments already made by law, and a certain prohibited sales practice removed. HF695 (Hilstrom) Marriage terms, procedures, and forms clarified, modified, and specified; HF176 (Emmer) and HF874 (Hortman) have been removed from the agenda.

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Building the Committee's Agencies Bill

Taxes

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Review of selected income and sales tax expenditures by House Research and Fiscal staff continued HF1106 (Hausman) St. Paul Port Authority provided an application fee credit toward a future bond sale HF1040 (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued. HF1073 (Solberg) Exception extended to minimum contacts required for jurisdiction to ownership of property on the premises of a printer under specific circumstances. HF722 (Thissen) Tax preparation services law modified
Meeting at 5:20 PM
Agenda:
HF392 (Lenczewski) Federal Conformity and Green Acres

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF927 (Mahoney) - Construction codes and licensing modified.
HF1418 (Nelson) - Plumbing regulated.
HF1419 (Hilstrom) - Plumbing inspector qualifications required.
HF1364 (Gunther) - School district boiler operator training required.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. The following bills will be amended on to HF927 (Mahoney): HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required. HF1364 (Gunther) School district boiler operator training required. **A copy of the amendment will be available online when it is complete.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF681 (Hayden) HIV transmission public education program established. HF1707 (Otremba) Rural pharmacy planning and transition grant program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1352 (Clark) has been removed from the agenda

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF411 (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments. HF1055 (Doty) Agricultural non-point source pollution monitoring funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1747 (Clark) Green jobs in the food production sector report required, farm-to-school and farm-to-home pilot projects funding provided, money appropriated. HF839 (Juhnke) Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory funding provided, money appropriated. HF838 (Juhnke) Agriculture nutrient research funding provided, money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Permanent Joint Rules Resolution on the Finance Committee Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2009

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished (pending Finance committee action) HF481 (Kahn) Minneapolis downtown taxing area modified, and deposit of certain tax revenues provided. HF1724 (Faust) Counties authorized to use certain tax-forfeited land proceeds for other purposes. HF1885 (Dittrich) Coon Rapids; Compensation for final city aid base payment, and money appropriated. HF1477 (Liebling) Rochester; Tax authority increased

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1464 (Nelson) Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee membership modified. HF1547 (Hortman) Municipality design-build method of contracting pilot program created. HF1191 (Hortman) Provisions modified relating to loans to acquire highway right-of-way in the metropolitan area. HF700 (Demmer) JOBZ businesses allowed specific service signs. HF1164 (Liebling) Drivers' license cumulative suspensions halted, penalty imposed for driving after suspension offenses. (Cont'd from 3/24 agenda) HF1074/SF470 (Abeler) Anoka County; Design-build process authorized to award contract for construction of inteection of U.S. Highway 10 and Count yState-Aid Highway 83.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1813 (Juhnke) Elevators in grain elevators regulation provided. HF1834 (Thissen) Plumbing practices and medical gas systems work regulated. HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 1:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1865 (Gottwalt) MinnesotaCare service provision modified, healthy Minnesota plan requirements established, and healthy Minnesota accounts established for MinnesotaCare enrollees HF1935 (E. Murphy) MinnesotaCare and medical assistance consolidated, enrollment and eligibility procedures streamlined HF1524 (Falk) MinnesotaCare; Supplemental hospital coverage authorized HF1659 (Solberg) Human service authority established, county aid established, and workgroup created HF1745 (Ruud) Health occupations provisions modified, licensed heath care professional definition expanded, food, beverage, and lodging establishments provisions modified, federal government rules required to implement the minimum data set for resident reimbursement classification, Licensing Division report HF535 (Thao) Licensing Policy Omnibus bill, Licensing Division report HF986 (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions HF2076 (Loeffler) Equal access and equitable fundi

Finance

3/24/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF1195 (Lanning) - Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1086 (Wagenius) Park and trails fund, outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, arts and cultural heritage fund, and environment and natural resources trust fund oversight provided and criteria established. Board of Water and Soil Resources budget presentation (cont.) HF1612 (Knuth) Minnesota Naturalist Corps established, state park naturalists, information centers and kiosks funding provided, money appropriated.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals establish for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gasses, and money transferred. HF1182 (Bly) Public service corporation exemptions repealed. HF519 (Nelson) Nonconforming lots in shoreland areas regulated. HF297 (Hansen) Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated. Pending action in the Local Government Division: HF 1238 (Dill) Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requirements modified, restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas modified, local law exemptions provided, wild animal and fish taking, possession, and licensing requirements provided, and certain fees authorized.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1523 (Haws) Modifying fee for booking a person for confinement at a county or regional jail HF1809 (Hilty) Department of Corrections' per diem law modified

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF520 (Olin) Native plant, forage and turf seed research funding provided, and money appropriated. HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated. HF556 (Morrow) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated. HF563 (Urdahl) Livestock investment grant money appropriated. HF564 (Urdahl) Whey ethanol feasibility study and report required. HF977 (Juhnke) Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1491 (Hayden) Homeless programs funding provided, money appropriated. HF1819 (Murphy, E.) Support services required for families with children who are deaf or have hearing loss, testing fee modified. Presentation from the State Council on Disability

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. HF1785 (Norton) Accountability measures and reports required as a condition for receiving state funds.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF328 (Murphy) - Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified.
HF1890 (Hosch) - Nursing home moratorium exception projects approval period extended, additional moratorium exceptions authorized, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF328 (Murphy, E.) Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified. HF1890 (Hosch) Nursing home moratorium exception projects approval period extended, additional moratorium exceptions authorized, money appropriated. Overview of the Governor's GAMC proposal, DSH and MERC by the Department of Human Services

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1116 (Davnie) Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, and terms defined and clarified. HF1669 (Gunther) Jobs, economic development, housing, and Minnesota Heritage funding provided, money appropriated, programs established and modified, activities and practices regulated, and accounts, assessments, and fees provided. HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF1941 (Brynaert) Extended employment service extended for persons with disabilities, purpose and need for extended employment established, and money appropriated.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. HF466 (Carlson) State Board of Education established. HF106 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF2072 (Greiling) Education finance reference updated. HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. HF466 (Carlson) State Board of Education established. HF106 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF2072 (Greiling) Education finance reference updated. HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF648 (Mariani) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator instruction guidelines established. HF1667 (Mariani) Instruction of students temporarily placed outside of their district provisions modified. HF751 (Benson) School districts authorized to create site-governed schools, and money appropriated. HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/24/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Bills to be heard at 10:30 a.m. HF2020 (Marquart) County local sales taxes authorized, certain existing local sales taxes eliminated, county program aid adjusted, and levy limits modified. HF1389 (Scalze) Taxation; Levy limit provisions modified HF1426 (Hilty) Fire and ambulance special taxing district established HF1676 (Morgan) Credit reimbursements protected for cities that are net contributors to fiscal disparities from unallotment and aid cuts. Bills to be heard at 6 p.m. HF1403 (Kahn) Local government appropriation and reinstating offsets modified. HF1416 (Atkins) Class rate on certain recreational property reduced. HF1906 (Loeffler) New nonagricultural relative homesteads prohibited, and residential rental property class rates reduced. HF1975 (Marquart) Senior citizen property tax deferral program modified. HF923 (Carlson) has been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated. HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited. HF1405 (Hilstrom) Tax data disclosed to law enforcement authorities. HF1397 (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities. HF1791 (Nelson) Peace officer and corrections officer employment provided under joint power agreements. HF1805 (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established. The committee will reconvene at 6:15 p.m. in 400N State Office Building to hear: Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records HF1043 (Johnson) Job applicant's criminal history consideration addressed during the public employment hiring process; HF1518 (Champion) Commissioner of public safety authorized to gather, compile, and publish data on human trafficking every three years. HF1636 (Clark) Human trafficking victims' housing and support services prov

State Government Finance Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Proposed budget changes for: Department of Finance, Campaign Finance Board, State Board of Investment, Gambling Control Board. HF1511 (Atkins) Lawful gambling provisions modified.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1728 (Loeffler) Provisions amended for child care programs, program integrity, adult supports including general assistance medical care and group residential housing and Minnesota family investment program HF1709 (Hosch) Child welfare provisions changed HF264 (Clark) Health insurance coverage of durable medical equipment required to include coverage of items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms, and state health care program coverage required for certain items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms HF1334 (Gunther) Medical assistance treatment of life insurance policies modified, nursing facility rate modified for private paying residents, and payment authorized for long-term care employer health insurance costs HF551 (Kalin) Predatory offender risk-level assessment process amended, penalties increased, and training required regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults HF1811 (Slawik) Autism Spectrum Disorder Task force created, appointments pr

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1544 (Reinert) - St. Louis County; consumptive use of water approved for snowmaking.
HF1250 (Hornstein) - Electric vehicle infrastructure regulated.
HF1493 (Lillie) - Natural resources account created, planning and report required, state parks and trails funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1770 (Sailer) - Household hazardous waste joint powers boards audits required every five years.
HF424 (Hansen) - Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1544 (Reinert) St. Louis County; Consumptive use of water approved for snowmaking HF1250 (Hornstein) Electric vehicle infrastructure regulated HF1493 (Lillie) State parks and trails funding provided, money appropriated, planning and report required HF1770 (Sailer) Household hazardous waste joint powers boards audits required every five years HF424 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified HF1863 (Bly) has been removed from the agenda

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF572 (Haws) Veteran status designation provided on drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards. HF1672 (Davnie) Intersection gridlock prohibited, petty misdemeanor penalty imposed. HF1490 (Davnie) Motor carriers of railroad employees regulated. HF1435 (Knuth) Noise abatement requirements on highway construction projects modified. HF1421 (Scott) Speed limit provisions amended. HF1209 (Demmer) Corporate deputy registrar expiration date removed. HF836 (Drazkowski) Town road speed limits modified. HF1074/SF740* (Abeler) Anoka County; Design-build process authorized to award contract for construction of intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County State-Aid Highway 83. HF1192 (Brod) New Prague; Trunk Highway 19 closure required for the Dozinky Festival. HF1204 (Dean) Stillwater Lift Bridge weight limits restricted.

Commerce and Labor

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1767 (Nelson) Unlicensed construction contractor and subcontractor registration required, fee imposed. HF120 (Hosch) Health care cooperative arrangement oversight established, rural area health care service access increased, and money appropriated. HF286 (Clark) Acupuncture equal access provided and services required by certain group policies and subscriber contracts, Edith R. Davis memorial provided, claim determinations required regarding acupuncture services made or reviewed by acupuncture practitioners, and acupuncture referral reporting required to acupuncture practitioners and reimbursement rates. HF854 (Lesch) Customer liability for unauthorized use of lost of stolen cellular phones limited. HF1202 (Masin) Insurance proceed dollar amounts modified. HF1294 (Kahn) Sunday sales regulated, and statutory prohibitions removed against off-sale intoxicating liquor sales and the sales of motor vehicles. **The committee will limit its action to the prohibitions against off-sale in

Civil Justice

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed; HF388 (Bigham) Clinical drug trial participation prohibited; HF1394 (Hayden) Real property; Notice requirements specified, reduced redemption period for abandoned property and public nuisances provisions modified, a duty to protect vacant foreclosed property established, failure to maintain property fines imposed, construction site trespassing posting requirements altered, civil and criminal penalties imposed; HF1713 (Abeler) Radiological technology examination preparation practices prohibited, and penalties established; HF1627 (Kahn) Cost of care requirements modified when a child is in a trial home visit; HF1960 (Obermueller) Amending Power of Attorney Statute for Military Personnel HF1537 (Mullery)

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/24/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1188 (Winkler) E-16 reforms pursued to improve and expand opportunities for all students to attain educational success, and E-16 advisory subcommittees established (information only) Presentation by the Department of Human Services on the Governor's supplemental budget recommendations Presentation by Karen Effrem, Policy Analyst and Board Member, EdWatch

Finance

3/23/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1333 (Gardner) - Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized.
HF894 (Atkins) - Commerce commissioner required to collect and hold in escrow fees paid by Minnesota ratepayers for permanent repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
HF865 (Welti) - Wabasha and Olmsted Counties; Great River Ridge Trail established.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1333 (Gardner) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized. HF894 (Atkins) Commerce commissioner required to collect and hold in escrow fees paid by Minnesota ratepayers for permanent repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. HF865 (Welti) Wabasha and Olmsted counties; Great River Ridge Trail established. HF1227 (Rukavina) has been removed from the agenda.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1852 (Knuth) Renewable energy payment incentive period extended, payments directed to other projects from projects whose eligibility to receive payments expires, and money appropriated. HF1623 (Kalin) Energy storage equipment and its installation in publicly owned buildings included in the definition of a qualifying solar electric project. HFXXXX (Johnson) Solar Cities initiative HF1434 (Johnson) Mass transit zone for utility reinvestment and cost recovery created. HF1478 (Sailer) Distributed energy resources regulated. HF1425 (Sailer) Renewable energy standard technology options modified for certain public utilities. HF1533 (Sailer) Energy; Cost recovery for utility's renewable facilities and high-efficiency utility rate options provided. HF1605 (Kalin) Conservation investment's incentive rate plans regulated.

Taxes

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1782 (Lenczewski) State government financing provisions modified relating to taxes, individual income, corporate franchise, property and sales and use, additions required, federal section 179 expensing allowances conformed, subtractions disallowed, nonrefundable credits allowed, refundable Minnesota child credit allowed, various provisions repealed, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1367 (Juhnke) Minnesota Noxious Weed Law provisions modified, assistance fund and advisory committee established, grants provided. HF1886 (Juhnke) Feeding Minnesota Task Force established. HF1447 (Otremba) Veterinarian education loan forgiveness program established, and money appropriated. HF1579 (Otremba) Dog food fee incidence changed.

Local Government Division

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1530 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission required to prohibit outsourcing of certain jobs. HF721 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council restructured as a council of governments. HF332/SF261* (Jackson) Transfer on death deeds technical modifications; common element certificates modifications; real estate designated transfer, power of attorney and cartway procedure modifications HF1828 (Hornstein) Municipal comprehensive plan for affordable housing amendments authorized to be approved by a simple majority. HF201 (Thao) County publication of individual claim threshold amount increased. HF157 (Mullery) Zoning for owner-occupied residential uses authorized. HF530 (Nelson) Comprehensive plan reviews by adjacent governmental unit time period modified, and water management plan requirements clarified. HF1501 (Westrom) Central Lakes Region Sanitary District restructured as an elected body or alternatively dissolved. The following bills have been removed from the agenda: HF1955 (

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1848 (Newton) - Lifetime spearing and lifetime angling and spearing licenses established.
HF1712 (Kulick Jackson) - Residents 90 years of age or older provided free angling licenses.
HF1143 (McNamara) - Department of Natural Resources programs that duplicate market activities eliminated.
HF1132 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 1848 (Newton) Lifetime spearing and lifetime angling and spearing licenses established HF 1712 (Jackson) Residents 90 years of age or older provided free angling licenses HF 1143 (McNamara) Department of Natural Resources programs that duplicate market activities eliminated HF 1132 (Dill) Forest products scale cutting on state land eliminated

Civil Justice

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1406 (Dill) Lawful gambling tax provisions modified; HF1448 (Mullery) Information released to health care agents, and access granted to health care agents; HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified; HF254/SF265* (Thissen) Crime alerts required to be distributed in a format that disabled citizens can access; HF1554 (Winkler) Isolation and quarantine provisions and mass dispensing of medication provisions modified; HF330 (Scalze) Homeowners provided with a longer period within which to notify contractors of construction defects; HF420 (Laine) Existing statutory implied residential construction warranties required to be made as express warranties and be provided to the buyer in writing, and warranty waivers prohibited; HF362 (Knuth) Homeowner's written notice requirement to building contractor of construction defect eliminated; HF1532 (Kalin) Secretary of State filings, forms, records, submissions, motions, and orders regulated; HF569 (Sailer) Recycled pain

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
1. Libraries Maintenance of Effort HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished. 2. Committee discussion of what we learned from public testimony 3. Committee discussion of where we're going next

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1568 (Holberg) Expedited town road extinguishment provision clarified. HF1693 (Morrow) Environmental impact statement completion required. HF1246 (Urdahl) Speed violations in excess of 10 mph over a speed limit of 60 mph kept off of driver's driving record.

Ways and Means

3/23/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided. HF1227 (Rukavina) Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF 1038 (Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues. ***Action taken on HF 1038 will be procedural HF 448 (Mullery) Emergency 911 systems allowed to include referral to mental health crisis teams.

Veterans Affairs Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1286 (Gardner) Free fish and game license eligibility extended for disabled veterans. HF980 (Lieder) Peace officer eligibility requirements based on military experience modified. HF 1884 (Anderson, S) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring designation of state land for use by veterans. The following Bill has been added to the agenda: HF 1880 (Severson) Interview required for veterans listed as meeting minimum qualifications and claiming veterans preference for positions of state government employment, state civil service applied to removal provisions in current local government law, and report required of certain state employment statistics pertaining to veterans.

Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1043 (Johnson) Job applicant's criminal history consideration addressed during the public employment hiring process; HF891 (Champion) Expungement law expanded and modified, courts authorized to modify or suspend collateral sanctions under certain circumstances, and situations limited in which juvenile delinquency criminal record is publicly available; HF1518 (Champion) Commissioner of public safety authorized to gather, compile, and publish data on human trafficking every three years. HF1636 (Clark) Human trafficking victims' housing and support services provided, money appropriated; HF1768 (Lesch) Sex trafficking criminal penalties increased, victim housing and support services provided, technical training for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement provided, public awareness increased, Minnesota family investment program eligibility and waiver provisions addressed, money appropriated; HF1810 (Lesch) Human trafficking notice posting required at establishments that sell alcohol

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
(Informational hearing) HF1001 (Demmer) K-12 education state grants authorized to leverage quality improvements, and money appropriated. HF1621 (Davnie) Schools required to develop a plan and comply with requirements on using restrictive procedures for children with disabilities. HF1701 (Newton) School district obligations clarified to children with disabilities. HF553 (Dittrich) Online learning provider requirements modified. (Informational hearing) HF1179 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, technical corrections made.

Licensing Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1745 (Ruud) Health occupations provisions modified, licensed heath care professional definition expanded, food, beverage, and lodging establishments provisions modified, federal government rules required to implement the minimum data set for resident reimbursement classification HF1860 (Ruud) Lasers, intense pulsed light devices, and radio frequency devices regulated HF535 (Thao) Health-related licensing board provisions modified

Local Government Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1238 (Dill) Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requirements modified, restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas modified, local law exemptions provided, wild animal and fish taking, possession, and licensing requirements provided, and certain fees authorized. HF1536 (Nelson) University of Minnesota; Enacting of ordinances authorized, criminal penalties provided. HF1378 (Morrow) Local disaster assistance program and local disaster fund established, money appropriated. HF936 (Thissen) Communities for a lifetime criteria specified, and Minnesota Board on Aging and commissioner of employment and economic development required to develop recommendations on the designation of communities for a lifetime. HF1423 (Winkler) Municipalities required to utilize state cooperative purchasing.

Finance

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1797 (Lieder) - Federal economic recovery transportation funds receipt and appropriation provided.
HF1227 (Rukavina) - Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.
HF878 (Hortman) - Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, seat belt provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided.
HF111 (Winkler) - Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.
Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided. HF1227 (Rukavina) Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated. HF878 (Hortman) Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided. HF111 (Winkler) Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/20/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1306 (Hornstein)Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required. HF1767 (Nelson) Unlicensed construction contractor and subcontractor registration required, fee imposed. HF1671 (Carlson) Labor or employee organizations provisions modified. HF626 (Bly) MFIP assistance extended, unemployment compensation modified, foreclosure provisions augmented, jobs creation program established, layoffs limited, and money appropriated. HF19 (Mullery) Postponement provided for property sales. HF675 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/19/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF817 (Kahn) Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records of returned absentee ballots on the World wide Web. HF1053 (Simon) Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided. HF13 (Juhnke) State designer selection board abolished.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. HF1630 (Kalin) Schedule established for aligning assessments to academic standards.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Federal stimulus funding Any group or individual wishing to testify should contact the committee legislative assistant at Libby.Wyrum@house.mn

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Board of Water and Soil Resources budget presentation HF1031 (Wagenius) Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division: HF1273 (Rosenthal) Domestic abuse arrest time expanded; HF1546 (Rosenthal) Eliminating the requirement that a previous conviction be against a family or household member to enhance a domestic assault conviction; HF1245 (Simon) Domestic abuse provisions modified, definitions expanded, and no contact orders expanded to apply throughout the state; HF1349 (Hilstrom) Victims of criminal sexual conduct required to receive information regarding orders for protection and restraining orders; HF1199 (Lesch) Felony domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation defined as crimes of violence; HF1392 (Lesch) Omnibus sexual conduct technical review bill provided; HF1120 (Kath) Comprehensive incident-based reporting system data use delineated; HF1119 (Kath) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; statutes amended to reflect organizational changes. HF1509 (Hilstrom) Challenge incarceration program expanded. HF1145 (Bigham) Investment an

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/19/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Governor's supplemental budget proposal for health and human services

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1001 (Demmer) K-12 education state grants authorized to leverage quality improvements, and money appropriated. HF1188 (Winkler) E-16 reforms pursued to improve and expand opportunities for all students to attain educational success, and E-16 advisory subcommittees established. - information only
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