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Audio/Video Archives - 2019-2020 Regular Session

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Ways and Means

Monday, February 17, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. *HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized. II. *HF 11 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated. III. Overview of Governor Walz' Capital Budget recommendations - Myron Frans, Commissioner, MN Management and Budget - Britta Reitan, State Budget Director IV. Legislative Budget Office presentation - Michelle Weber, Director *Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF5 and HF 11 were returned to the Ways & Means Committee. The committee will not take additional testimony on these bills as they received a full hearing last year. The committee will consider technical amendments and vote on procedural motion to send the bills back to the General Register.
Bills Added:
HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
HF11 (Lesch) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
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Property and Local Tax Division

Monday, February 17, 2020
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
I. Overview of Local Option Sales Taxes & 2019 law change II. HF 2931 (Layman) Grand Rapids; local sales and use tax authorized III. HF 3155 (Sundin) Carlton County; local sales and use tax imposition authorized IV. HF 2956 (Lueck) Crosslake; local sales and use tax authority modified V. HF 3134 (T. Xiong) Oakdale; local sales and use tax authorized
Bills Added:
HF2931 (Layman) - Grand Rapids; local sales and use tax authorized.
HF2956 (Lueck) - Crosslake; local sales and use tax authority modified.
HF3134 (Xiong) - Oakdale; local sales and use tax authorized.
HF3155 (Sundin) - Carlton County; local sales and use tax imposition authorized.
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Water Division

Monday, February 17, 2020
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Overview on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and E.coli water issues.
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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF3128 (Becker-Finn) Outdoor heritage fund funding provided, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated. Update on the No Child Left Inside Grant Program
Bills Added:
HF3128 (Becker-Finn) - Outdoor heritage funding appropriated, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council provisions modified, motorized vehicles in wildlife management areas provisions modified, and previous appropriations modified.
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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
Climate Change and Water in Minnesota
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Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
I. Call to Order II. Approval of Meeting Minutes III. Presentation by the Department of Human Services on Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Program Integrity IV. Adjournment More agenda items may be added. Please contact the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn), with any questions about this meeting.
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Education Finance Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
Youth and Parent Voices *Other agenda items may added*

Capital Investment Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
State agency bonding recommendations: Department of Natural Resources Department of Public Safety Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. Update from MN Dept. of Agriculture on interim activity • Ashely Bress, Grants Supervisor (DAIRI update) • Anthony Cortilet (Industrial hemp) II. Center for Rural Policy & Development presentation • Julie Tesch, Pres. + CEO • Marnie Werner, VP, Research & Operations • Kelly Asche, Research Associate III. MN Dept. of Agriculture on Emerging Farmers Report • Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, MN Dept. of Agriculture • Ariel Kagen, Ag Marketing & Development, MN Dept. of Agriculture • Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, Finlayson, MN • Rachel Sannerud, Pluck Flower Farm, Milaca, MN • Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, CEO/Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
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Subcommittee on Elections

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3068 (Dehn) A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists. The following bills were heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. Public testimony will not be taken and only technical amendments may be offered. The subcommittee will be voting to refer the bills back to Government Operations. --HF673 (Lucero) Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list. --HF1152 (Freiberg) County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities. --HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election. --HF1818 (Bernardy) Absentee ballot voting; additional polling place locations opening for fewer than 46 days authorized. --HF2050 (Bahner) Campaign finance; expressly advocating definition modified, electioneering communications disclosure provided, prorating contribution methods or general treasury money use amended, and penalties provided. Informational discussion HF983 (Elkins) Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.
Bills Added:
HF673 (Lucero) - Security service payments added to list of allowable non-campaign disbursements.
HF1152 (Freiberg) - County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.
HF1372 (Long) - Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to voters on permanent absentee list before election.
HF1818 (Bernardy) - Absentee ballot voting; additional polling place locations opening for fewer than 46 days authorized.
HF2050 (Bahner) - Campaign finance; expressly advocating definition modified, electioneering communications disclosure provided, prorating contribution methods or general treasury money use amended, and penalties provided.
HF3068 (Dehn) - Voter data access related to presidential nomination primary regulated, and voters allowed to request that their data be excluded from the lists.
HF983 (Elkins) - Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.
HF983 (Elkins) - Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.
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Government Operations

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
HF1346 (Kunesh-Podein) Dakota and Ojibwe indigenous languages recognized in the state of Minnesota. HF3103 (Moran) A bill for an act relating to human rights; adding a definition of race to the Minnesota Human Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.03, by adding a subdivision. HF3056 (Lee) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; requiring recipients of state general obligation bond proceeds to comply with certain human rights provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 363A.36, by adding a subdivision; 363A.44, subdivision 1.
Bills Added:
HF1346 (Kunesh-Podein) - Dakota and Ojibwe indigenous languages recognized in the state of Minnesota.
HF3103 (Moran) - Minnesota Human Rights Act race definition added.
HF3056 (Lee) - State general obligation bond proceed recipient compliance with human rights provisions required.
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Taxes

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
I. Introductions and opening remarks II. HF 3023 (Marquart) Like-kind exchange gains or losses recognition over a period of years provided, and additions and subtractions modified. III. Referral of bills to division These bills will not be heard or amended, they are moving to the Property & Local Tax Division and any action taken on them will take place there. HF 2931 (Layman) Grand Rapids; local sales and use tax authorized HF 2956 (Lueck) Crosslake; local sales and use tax authority modified HF 3022 (Hamilton) Mountain Lake; tax increment financing five-year rule extended to ten years HF 3049 (Dettmer) Property owned by congressionally-chartered veteran organization tax exemption provided HF 3050 (Dettmer) Property owned by congressionally-chartered veteran organization tax exemption provided HF 3114 (Quam) Senior citizens' property tax credit established, and money appropriated HF 3134 (T. Xiong) Oakdale; local sales and use tax authorized
Bills Added:
HF3023 (Marquart) - Income and corporate franchise taxation; like-kind exchange gains or losses recognition over a period of years provided, and additions and subtractions modified.
HF2931 (Layman) - Grand Rapids; local sales and use tax authorized.
HF2956 (Lueck) - Crosslake; local sales and use tax authority modified.
HF3022 (Hamilton) - Mountain Lake; tax increment financing five-year rule extended to ten years.
HF3049 (Dettmer) - Property owned by congressionally-chartered veteran organization tax exemption provided.
HF3050 (Dettmer) - Property owned by congressionally-chartered veteran organization tax exemption provided.
HF3114 (Quam) - Senior citizens' property tax credit established, and money appropriated.
HF3134 (Xiong) - Oakdale; local sales and use tax authorized.
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Health and Human Services Finance Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Impacts on Minnesotans if the Affordable Care Act Is Overturned Scott Ikeda, Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General's Office Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
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State Government Finance Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
I. Introduction of new member(s) and staff II. Discuss 2020 legislative agenda for State Government Finance Division III. HF 2053 (Cantrell) Statutory creation of the Office of Enterprise Sustainability (Limited testimony and discussion - bill was heard by the Division during the 2019 session.) VI. HF 3006 (Freiberg) Eliminate required legislative approval for spending federal Help America Vote Act funding (pending official introduction of bill on February 11, 2020) V. HF 1863 (Lillie) State employees will be paid in the event the legislature and governor fail to enact one or more state appropriations bills prior to June 30th of an odd numbered year (Limited testimony and discussion - bill was heard by the Division during the 2019 session.) VI. HF 3094 (Tabke) Partial reimbursement of veterinarian costs for retired state service dogs (pending official introduction of bill on February 11, 2020) (No testimony or amendments will be considered. Bill will be procedurally re-referred to an appropriate policy/finance division for initial policy discussion.) Additional bills may be added. Individuals wishing to testify on one or more bills should contact Jim Gelbmann, Committee Administrator, prior to the hearing at (651) 296-7427.
Bills Added:
HF2053 (Cantrell) - Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
HF1863 (Lillie) - State employee salaries funding appropriated in the event of nonappropriation.
HF3006 (Freiberg) - Help America Vote Act account money appropriated to the secretary of state.
HF3094 (Tabke) - Retired state service dog veterinary care reimbursement program established, and money appropriated.
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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Emergency Responders Day HF 1782 (Youakim) Firefighters with cancer or heart disease program to provide payments, counseling, and training established; and money appropriated. HF 1273 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF 3003 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation in certain existing high-rise buildings required. HF 2901 (Baker) Minnesota Recovers Task Force temporary subcommittee established, reports required, and money appropriated. Last Year Bills *HF 571 (Mariani) - Misdemeanor certification clarified. *HF 2013 (Dehn) Marijuana offenses thresholds adjusted, and penalties provided. *HF 301 (Stephenson) - A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending certain burglary crimes following a trespass notice. *HF 1237 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited from contracting with private prisons. Last Hearing Bills **HF 689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified. Note: *Bills that have been heard last year. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on these bills. Technical amendments will be provided for these bills to update certain dates. **Bills that have been heard last hearing. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on this bill. An amendment discussed last hearing will be provided for this bill.
Bills Added:
HF1782 (Youakim) - Firefighters with cancer or heart disease program to provide payments, counseling, and training established; and money appropriated.
HF1273 (Marquart) - Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3003 (Noor) - Automatic sprinkler system installation in certain existing high-rise buildings required.
HF571 (Mariani) - Misdemeanor certification clarified.
HF2013 (Dehn) - Marijuana offenses thresholds adjusted, and penalties provided.
HF301 (Stephenson) - Burglary crimes following trespass notice amended.
HF2901 (Baker) - Minnesota Recovers Task Force temporary subcommittee established, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
Call to Order o HF 3144 (Howard): Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated. *Please note that this is a duplicate bill to HF 3100 (Howard). Committee discussion will be limited to those provisions which fall under our jurisdiction: the bill is being referred to our committee to review the data provisions of the bill, which can be found on lines 2.5-2.6; 8.27-9.3.* **Rule 4.20 Bills: The committee will not take public testimony on the bills listed below, as they were fully debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. The committee will be making procedural votes to move the bills out of committee and/or back to the General Register** o HF 724 (Cantrell): A bill for an act relating to family law; clarifying the parentage of a woman who provides donated ova; clarifying rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used; amending o HF 557 (Mann): Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements o HF 2062 (Dehn): A bill for an act relating to human rights; classifying data collected under the workforce certificate of compliance o HF 298 (Lien): A bill for an act relating to guardians; amending the background study requirements for parents of proposed wards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 524.5-118, subdivision 1. o HF 2001 (Cantrell): Workforce certificates of compliance applying equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors ensured **Bills may be added to, or removed from the agenda, and may be taken up in committee in any order** **If you have questions, please contact the Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: Rachel.Ganani@house.mn**
Bills Added:
HF724 (Cantrell) - Parentage of a woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified.
HF2062 (Dehn) - Data collected under the workforce certificate of compliance classified.
HF2001 (Cantrell) - Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
HF298 (Lien) - Parents of proposed wards background study requirements amended.
HF557 (Mann) - Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements.
HF3100 (Howard) - Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF3144 (Howard) - Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated.
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Transportation Finance and Policy Division

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
I. Call To Order II. Approval of Minutes III. Transit Safety Update from Metro Transit - Charlie Zelle, Chair, Metropolitan Council -Wes Kooistra, General Manager, Metro Transit - Eddie Frizell, Chief of Police, Metro Transit IV. HF3085 (Tabke) Transit ambassador and administrative citation program established, unlawfully obtaining transit services penalties amended, and report required. Finn McGarrity, Move Minnesota Jonathan Weinhagen, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Shannon Watson, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Will Schroeer, East Metro Strong Amity Foster Sandy Beitsch Ryan Timlin, ATU 1005 Henry Pan V. Adjournment Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:45 - 2:15 PM 10 State Office Building
Bills Added:
HF3085 (Tabke) - Transit ambassador and administrative citation program established, unlawfully obtaining transit services penalties amended, report required, and money appropriated.
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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Sentencing Guideline Commission Day Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Presentation on the 2020 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Report to the Legislature HF 3156 (Mariani) Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified. HF 3157 (Mariani) Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Bills Added:
HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
HF2858 (Mariani) - Sentencing Guidelines Commission provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3156 (Mariani) - Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3157 (Mariani) - Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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Government Operations

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HFxxxx (Howard) PENDING REFERRAL Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act. Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated. Please note that this is a clone bill to HF3100 (Howard). The clone bill will be referred to the Committee on Government Operations on the first day of session. Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, the following bills were returned to the Committee on Government Operations from the General Register. The committee will not take public testimony on these bills, as they were heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. Only technical amendments may be offered for these bills. The committee will be making procedural votes to move the bills out of committee and back to the General Register. HF1397 (Freiberg) Daylight saving time effective year-round provided upon federal authorization. HF1994 (Freiberg) Hennepin County; provisions modified applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County. HF192 (Masin) Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified. HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. HF2059 (Lee) Fair campaign practice provisions changed. HF511 (Elkins) Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed. HF94 (Vang) Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased. HF505 (Fischer) State flag design task force created.
Bills Added:
HF1397 (Freiberg) - Daylight saving time effective year-round provided upon federal authorization.
HF1994 (Freiberg) - Hennepin County; provisions modified applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County.
HF192 (Masin) - Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.
HF703 (Masin) - Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
HF2059 (Lee) - Fair campaign practice provisions changed.
HF511 (Elkins) - Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed.
HF94 (Vang) - Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased.
HF505 (Fischer) - State flag design task force created.
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Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
PLEASE NOTE: Location - Room 10 AGENDA: Pursuant to House Rule 4.20 HF721 was returned to the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division. The committee will not take public testimony on this bill as it received a full hearing last year. The committee will vote to send the bill back to the General Register. HF1255 (Wagenius) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances. HF3057 (Lee) Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years. HF3058 (Lee) Air quality permit; cumulative pollution analyzation and consideration before issuance requirement modified. If you would like to testify, please contact Addie Miller at adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491.
Bills Added:
HF721 (Lee) - Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.
HF1255 (Wagenius) - Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
HF3057 (Lee) - Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years, and written determinations to deny permit review required.
HF3058 (Lee) - Air quality permit; requirement to analyze and consider cumulative pollution modified before issuing permit, and community liaison position required.
Attachments:
H1255A2.pdf (2/10/2020)
H3057DE3.pdf (2/10/2020)
H3058A1.pdf (2/10/2020)
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