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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

3/14/2007
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Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/14/2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided, and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased. HF 320 (Anzelc) Public Employees Retirement Association nursing facilities cost reimbursement methods established, and money appropriated. HF721 (Fritz) Long-term care provider rates increased, new nursing facility case mix indices use required, MinnesotaCare employer-subsidized coverage exemption provided, and initiatives and study required. HF1408 (Howes) Programs for the all-inclusive care of the elderly (PACE) programs authorization modified.

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***

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1131 (Moe) Capacity building grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1723 (Walker) AIDS prevention initiative focusing on African-born residents grants provided, and money appropriated. HF726 (Tschumper) Minnesota community action grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1684 (Madore) Redevelopment housing applicant preferences modified. Removed: HF1096 (Clark)

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF720 (Lanning) Workforce transition assistance pilot program funding provided. HF1535 (Poppe) Workforce Development Inc., employment and training services pilot project funding provided. HF58 (Mullery) Increased job training and wages for minorities initiative and report required. HF377 (Thao) Lifetrack Resources immigrant and refugee collaborative programs grant provided. HF1533 (Slocum) Hennepin-Carver Workforce Investment Board funding provided. HF1655 (Slocum) Opportunities industrialization centers funding provided. HF1711 (Hortman) Vinland Center for rehabilitation services funding provided. HF582 and HF 1358 have been removed from the Agenda

K-12 Finance Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1717 (Welti) Transportation aid for flexible learning year programs authorized. HF1568 (Hornstein) Pupil transportation formulas modified for charter schools. HF1566 (Hornstein) Safe schools levy increased. HF1415 (Hortman) Hazardous pupil transportation services levy authorized. HF1561 (Faust) Early intervention adequate yearly progress grants established, formula allowance increased, and money appropriated. HF1174 (Dominguez) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated. HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated. HF1412 (Benson) Location equity index created, general education revenue formula modified, and specified school districts' revenue increased. HF1718 (Heidgerken) School district integration revenue modified. HF1702 (Faust) School finance system changes phased in, and school finance reform legislative task force created. HF234 (Benson) School district reserve fund requirements and reports eliminated, and school district primary elections required only after adoption of a resolution. HF236 (Greiling) School districts authorized to delay the implementation of special education tuition billing for an additional two years. HF1197 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided including general education, education excellence, special programs, technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, early childhood education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Added to the Agenda; continued - HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted. Removed from the agenda HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF279 (Haws) War Survivors Act educational benefits eligibility clarified and extended for surviving military spouses and children. HF451 (Jaros) Honor guard member reimbursement provided for National Guard funerals, and money appropriated. HF1140 (Faust) County and district agricultural societies funding provided, and money appropriated. HF100 (Demmer) Farm enhancement loan program established, and money appropriated. SF138 (Sviggum) Nursery stock plant hazards evaluation and report

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.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by Bois Forte Band of Chippewa regarding renewable energy facility Presentation by MnSCU regarding bioscience initiatives

Taxes

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided has been added HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased has been added HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified has been added. HF37 (Brod) Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists. HF29 (Severson) Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided. HF82 (Erickson )Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF622 (Zellers) Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided. HF871 (Rukavina) Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust 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. HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold. 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 has been added.

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

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/14/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided. HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended. HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided. HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy. HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided. HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided. HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided. HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided. HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided. HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF208 (Rukavina) School districts authorized to levy for health care costs. HF681 (Sviggum) Agricultural property excluded from tax base for school bonded debt levies, agricultural land valuation based on production value, and money appropriated. HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum. HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed. HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF1083 (Anzelc) Maximum effort capital loan school districts tax base modified to calculate debt service levies. HF101 (Demmer) Agricultural land excluded from the tax base for school bonded debt levies. HF466 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies increased and indexed. HF467 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and debt service equalization revenue, health and safety, deferred maintenance, and operating capital levies increased and indexed. HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed has been added. HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil. HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased. HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed. HF800 (Demmer) School districts and counties mutually authorized to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date of the proposed property tax levy certification.

Taxes

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Continue hearing income tax credit bills Health and Human Services HF309 (Gottwalt) Long-term care insurance income tax credit adjusted. HF313 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established., and money appropriated. HF338 (Seifert) Adoption income tax credit authorized. HF1111 (Rukavina) Volunteer ambulance attendant and volunteer firefighter income tax credit provided, and money appropriated. HF1249 (Atkins)Senior independent living personal technology income tax credit provided. HF1341 (Tinglestad) Adoption expenses refundable income tax credit authorized, and money appropriated. HF1312 (Jaros) Affordable housing contributions income tax credit provided. HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided. Introduction to income tax subtractions by House Research HF300 (Haws) Military pay tax deduction expanded, and military pension subtraction including survivor benefits created. HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. Bills added to the Agenda HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased. Bills deleted from the Agenda HF732 (Haws) Military pay income tax deduction expanded, and military pension and survivor benefit payments subtraction created.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1747 (Davnie) Qualified business ventures investment income tax credit provided. (Informational Hearing) Presentation about Venture Capital

Commerce and Labor

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1190 (Nelson) Plumbing Council established. HF1283 (Nelson) Misrepresentation of employees as independent contractors prohibited, and review of certifications of independent contractor status required. HF754 (Mullery) Plumbers licenses required statewide. HF1336 (Mahoney) Council of High Pressure Piping Systems established, and fees required. HF0571(Hilstrom) Defining best value; changing provisions for acquisition and competitive bidding. HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. HF1335 (Poppe) Real estate appraisers; consistent use of State Building Code's definition of a "story above grade" required. HF1609 (Clark) Employee statements protected from employer retaliation, complaint procedures established, investigative jurisdiction specified, and civil penalties imposed. HF0997 (Kahn) Off-sale wine licenses authorized for supermarkets. Presentation and testimony on HF0997 will begin at 5:00pm. Those wishing to testify may contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at 651-296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

E-12 Education

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1794 (Slawik) Children's early literacy funding provided, 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. HF420 (Ward) Health and physical education course requirements provided HF615 (Walker) Comprehensive family life and sexuality education programs provided, and money appropriated. HF1698 (Norton) Scholar loan program established to encourage teacher diversity in schools, revolving account established, and money appropriated. HF1087 (Mullery) Teacher residency induction program provided supporting effective instruction for diverse student populations, and money appropriated. HF623 (Solberg) has been removed from the agenda. HF1794 (Slawik) has been added to the agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF593 (Juhnke) Public waters wetlands access restrictions modified HF1024 (Wagenius) Natural resources; agency service requirements, drainage repair and abandonment requirements, wetlands replacement requirements and exemptions modified; civil enforcement provided; and money appropriated HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland replacement requirements and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated HF1935 (Ozment) Wetland conservation act changes proposed HF1930 (Hansen) Board of Water and Soil Resources oversight of local government water management **ADDED**·HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided Game, Fish & Forestry Division Report: HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, license and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF308 (Olin) Bovine tuberculosis control funding provided, and money appropriated. HF710 (Peterson) Sustainable agriculture demonstration grants provided, and money appropriated. HF846 (Doty) Organic certification cost-share assistance and sustainable agriculture demonstration grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF769 (Hansen) Native plant agronomic research funding provided, technical advisory committee established, and money appropriated. HF884 (Otremba) Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council funding provided, and money appropriated. HF104 (Sailor) Animals killed by order of the Board of Animal Health reimbursement limits removed.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF865 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake State Park land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF25 (Anzelc) Itasca County infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF28 (Scalze) Trunk Highway 36 Rice Street bridge funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1646 (Hamilton) Worthington redevelopment grant requirements clarified. HF1257 (Urdahl) Greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills that are not heard during this meeting will be continued on the agenda for the 6:30pm meeting in Room 500N Bill removed: HF961 (Ruud) Eden Prairie veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills that were not heard during the earlier Capital Investment hearing today are continued on the agenda for this meeting. Update from Minnesota Department of Transportation on Local Bridge Replacement Program HF864 (McNamara) Hastings Veterans Home supportive housing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1207 (McNamara) Red Wing juvenile corrections facility vocational education building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1308 (Tingelstad) Anoka County regional forensic crime laboratory funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1523 (Bigham) Washington County Disabled Veteran's Rest Camp funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1673 (Sailer) Gonvick regional emergency training administration center predesign funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills Added: HF502 (Beard) Scott County regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1243 (Bunn) Big Marine Park Reserve improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1263 (Abeler) Anoka County forensic crime lab funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1275 (Lesch) St. Paul neighborhood circulators grant provided, and money appropriated HF1276 (Murphy, E) St. Paul; professional development funding provided to parks and library staff who interact with children and families, and money appropriated HF1277 (Mariani) St. Paul; grant provided to notify citizens of youth services available in the community, and money appropriated HF1264 (Eastlund) Early childhood education access grants contribution and early childhood educational expenses income tax credit authorized HF1056 (Slawik) Early childhood education provisions modified.

K-12 Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF365 (Morgan) Alternative teacher pay calculation for intermediate school districts modified. HF668 (Garofalo) School aid payment percentage increased from 90 percent to 95 percent. HF805 (Ruud) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed relating to school district referendum allowance limit. HF1428 (Davnie) Site decision-making program grants provided, and money appropriated. HF558 (Peterson) School district sharing of superintendents incentive created, and money appropriated. HF153 (Urdahl) School district shared superintendent aid provided, and money appropriated. HF1411 (Howes) Small schools declining enrollment revenue provided. HF1565 (Welti) Consolidating school districts state aid increased. HF521 (Heidgerken) Veteran's Day paid day off provided to veterans employed by school districts, Veteran's Day educational instruction required, and private employers encouraged to grant paid holiday to veterans.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF208 (Rukavina) School districts authorized to levy for health care costs. HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed. HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF1083 (Anzelc) Maximum effort capital loan school districts tax base modified to calculate debt service levies. HF101 (Demmer) Agricultural land excluded from the tax base for school bonded debt levies. HF681 (Sviggum) Agricultural property excluded from tax base for school bonded debt levies, agricultural land valuation based on production value, and money appropriated. HF466 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies increased and indexed. HF467 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and debt service equalization revenue, health and safety, deferred maintenance, and operating capital levies increased and indexed. HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil. HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased. HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed. HF800 (Demmer) School districts and counties mutually authorized to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date of the proposed property tax levy certification. HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum. Bill added to agenda HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF648 (Mahoney) making various policy, housekeeping, and style changes to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law HF1252 (Murphy) appropriating money for transition services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind students HF1338 (Brynaert) appropriating money for extended employment services for persons with disabilities HF973 (Clark) authorizing employment support for persons with mental illness HF1430 (Clark) allowing grants-in-aid to workforce development intermediaries HF254 (Mahoney) appropriating money for job training programs HF426 (Hamilton) has been removed from the agenda

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/13/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF250 (Peterson, A.) Ambulance service and interhospital transfer provisions modified. HF869 (Sailer) Urban and tribal Indian housing programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1233 (Benson) Foodshelf programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF724 (Madore) Family homeless prevention and assistance program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF595 (Laine) Family visiting program provisions modified, and money appropriated. HF939 (Kranz) Deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF950 (Carlson) Resuming the payment of certain bail proceeds to the municipalities and subdivisions of government in Hennepin County. HF1461 (Smith) Regulating interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments; modifying the method used to calculate interest. HF1510 (Lesch) Appropriating money to replace eliminated federal funds. HF693 (Lesch) Authorizing payment of drivers' license reinstatement fee and surcharge in installment payments.

State Government Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Office of the Secretary of State: agency overview and budget presentation; Office of the Governor: agency overview and budget presentation.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF971 (Hosch) Senior citizen programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1587 (Tschumper) Office of Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans staff positions authorized, and money appropriated. HF1170 (Hausman) Living-at-home/block nurse programs grant amounts increased and indexed, number of programs increased, grant administration funding provided, and money appropriated. HF444 (Johnson) Senior nutrition funding restored, grants provided, and money appropriated. HF1408 (Howes) Removed from the agenda.

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF 1143 (Morrow) Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 816 (McNamara) Prairie and wetland restoration planning and resource inventory funding provided relating to University of Minnesota land in Dakota county.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/13/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
MN League of Conservation Voters HF926 (Peterson, A.) Septic systems' impact on the environment study provided through the University of Minnesota Extension Service, and money appropriated. HF1488 (Peterson, A.) Ecological services for native habitats funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1489 (Peterson, A.) Clean Water Legacy Act ecological services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 607 (Anzelc) Plasma torch gasification facility feasibility study funding provided, and funding appropriated. HF944 (Juhnke) Fishing; Let's Go Fishing grants provided to promote fishing opportunities, and money appropriated. HF299 (Dill) Timber permit extension, cancellation, and terminations provided. HF602 (Dill) International Wolf Center renovations funding provided, and money appropriated. Removed: HF354 (Anzelc)

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1259 (Kalin) Absent voters procedures and requirements modified, emergency situations provided, and study required. HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments.

Transportation Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Subcommittee report HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified. Hearings HF546 (Hornstein) State employee cost comparison required before entering into transportation privatization contracts, ten percent savings requirement specified, and annual report required. HF1714 (Hornstein) Railroad Walkways Safety Act adopted, state rail safety inspector position established, special account provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1772 (Morrow) Greater Minnesota transit federal funds use authorized. HF1635 (Lieder) Highway safety improvement account established, and eligible purposes modified for expenditure of five percent of highway user tax distribution fund. HF735 (Lieder) State entry authorized onto real property for geotechnical investigation under eminent domain, bridge and culvert provisions modified, rail service improvements funds regulated, state rail bank property regulated, and penalties imposed. HF1920 (Hornstein) HF1867 (Hilstrom) Vehicle registration taxes, title transaction fees, and driver's license fees increased. HF1940 (Beard) A bill for an act relating to airports; creating an advisory task force to study airport funding issues and the state airports fund; requiring a report; appropriating money HF1636 (Lieder) Trunk highway interchanges construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. (has been removed from the agenda)

Health and Human Services

3/13/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1067 (Huntley) Mental health provisions modified, county board duties clarified, mental health service delivery reform provided, grants authorized; and medical assistance and MinnesotaCare coverage modified. HF605 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program and child care provisions modified. HF609 (Loeffler) Food stamp requirements modified. HF746 (Thissen) Family stabilization services program established, work participation bonus provided, work for low-income families support funding provided, and money appropriated. HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance and Department of Health provisions modified. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided. HF916 (Thissen) Child care centers and homes inspections and reports required.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1409 (Gottwalt) Well contractor's license provisions modified. HF1873 (Bunn) Health care cost containment goals annual reports required, medical expenditure review committee and health care transformation task force established, performance payments modified, grants provided. HF1856 (Huntley) Universal health coverage provided, health care access portal established, dependent coverage extended, tax credits provided, prevention programs established, and money appropriated. HF1726 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted. HF1588 (Winkler) State employees electronic health records pilot project established. HF1870 (Thissen) Uniform health plan claims processing required. HF1809 (Dominguez) Essential community provider status applications and renewals authorized, safety net health care providers grants provided, reimbursement rates modified, MinnesotaCare outreach grants and study required, and money appropriated HF297 (Huntley) Health care premiums restricted, universal health care plan required, MinnesotaCare provisions modified, residents right to affordable health care stated, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/13/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1569 (Olin) Requiring credit be given to driver's license offenses committed in Canada; HF1506 (Olin) Authorizing an innocent party's name associated with a criminal history to be redacted under certain circumstances; HF1225 (Olin) Modifying the limitation on actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property for certain actions; HF1278 (Olin) Providing for homestead property; HF767 (Dominguez) Appropriating money for an offender reentry pilot project; HF1043 (Simon) Requiring predatory offenders to register electronic mail addresses and related information to law enforcement; HF1063 (Simon) Adopting the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. HF1441 (Simon) Limited purpose companies; making nonsubstantive term changes. HF1396 (Madore) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1146 (Murphy, M) Has been removed from the agenda.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1823 (Paymar) Establishing a five-year demonstration project designed to apply best practices to improve and promote the recovery and success of high-risk adults who frequently use costly public services such as emergency rooms, treatment programs, jails, prisons, and detoxification facilities; combining an innovative management and governance structure; assembling core services currently provided separately, including housing, behavioral health, health care, employment, and community and family reengagement; appropriating money; HF895 (Eken) Authorizing withdrawal by a county from a regional jail system; HF1360 (Simon) Relating to data practices; clarifying duties and classifications; making technical changes; HF1173 (Hornstein) Classifying certain labor relations data related to the Metropolitan Council as nonpublic data; HF904 (Dill) Modifying land acquisition requirements; modifying land owners' bill of rights; modifying recordation requirements for mineral interests; adding to and deleting from state parks; authorizing public and private sales and conveyances of certain state lands. HF772 (Paymar) Has been removed from the agenda. HF906 (Thissen) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1171 (Davnie) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1726 (Thissen) Has been removed from the agenda.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF849 (Moe) Shoreland resorts development regulation provided. HF756( Doty) National Historic Places property sale restriction repealed. HF1105 (Laine) Charter commission expense limitations increased for certain cities. HF1193 (Sailer) Beltrami County; Office of County Recorder appointment process provided. HF1337 (Davnie) Minneapolis street and street lighting construction funding authorized. HF1327 (Marquart) Lake improvement districts requirements modified. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Local governments and school districts postemployment benefits trusts authorized, and money appropriated. HF1005 (Lenczewski) Municipal postemployment benefits for retired officers and employees authorized. HF868 (Buesgens) Trust funds for postemployment benefits authorized for political subdivisions. HF531 (Beard) Scott County library board provided as an advisory to the county board. HF1432 has been removed from the agenda HF1254 has been removed from the agenda

Licensing Subcommittee

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1189 (Thissen) modifying licensing provisions for physical therapists HF2027 (Norton) Board of Physical Therapists licensing bill HF1705 (Thao) Board of Pharmacy licensing provisions modified HFXXXX (Abeler) provisional licenses for esl and foreign born social workers HFXXXX (Abeler) temporary licenses for social workers graduated from non-accredited programs HFXXXX (Abeler) removed from the agenda HF210 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda HF218 (Walker) has been removed from the agenda

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/12/2007
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Informational overview from public television HF1181 (Kahn) A bill for an act relating to communications; appropriating money for grants to noncommercial television. Informational overview for public radio HF1154 (Olin) A bill for an act relating to public radio; appropriating money for Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., and for public educational radio stations. Informational interview for AMPERS Explore Minnesota HF1344 (Kranz) A bill for an act relating to state government finance; appropriating money for the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF231 (Moe) Greater Minnesota Business Development Investment Fund established. HF281 (Moe) Local governmental planning assistance provided, regional development commissions required to submit annual work programs. HF1149 (Morrow) Rural Policy and Development Center fund grant provided. HF1150 (Morrow) Rural Policy and Development Center funding provided. HF1374 (Anzelc) Northeast Entrepreneur Fund technical assistance and business training funding provided HF826 (Mariani) Motor vehicle manufacturing plant and facilities required to be maintained for a period of time after closure. HF657 (Simon) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, and contamination cleanup grant provisions modified. HF1199 (Rukavina) State involvement in trade policies provided, and report required. HF226 (Rukavina) Minnesota minerals 21st century fund unallotment restored. HF337 (Mahoney) Small business growth acceleration program established. HF1355 (Clark) WomenVenture grant provided for women's business development program. HF1485 (Clark) Minority enterprise retention funding provided. HF1504 (Clark) Minnesota investment fund scope amended to promote environmentally safe production and products. HF822 (Clark) Neighborhood revitalization program expiration date extended. HF1107, HF1149 and HF1150 have been removed from the agenda.

Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
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.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/12/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted.

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Establishing Education Committee priorities/Setting targets continued.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Game, Fish & Forestry Division Reports: 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 HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management provided and forest and shade tree pest control provided HF1035 (Solberg) Itasca County; tax-forfeited land assurance fee exemptions provided for certain exchanged land HF904 (Dill) Land acquisition, land owners' bill of rights, and mineral interest record requirements modified; state park additions and deletions provided; and public and private sales and conveyances of state lands authorized HF632 (McNamara) Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area designated

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1211 (Otremba) Deer hunting; smokeless gunpowder prohibition during muzzle-loader season repealed HF1241 (Thao) Archery hunting provisions modified by permitting use of bow drawn, held, or released by mechanical device HF1362 (Doty) Sucker regulations expanded to include early season for spearing and netting HF1538 (Hoppe) Big game ammunition requirements modified HF1539 (Hoppe) Big game bow minimum draw weight imposed HF1749 (McNamara) Pheasant hunting; cock pheasant bag limit rulemaking authority granted to modify the limit HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, license and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified

Finance

3/12/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1048 (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred; Employee protections provided. HF777 (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established. HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. HF906 (Thissen) Birth defects information system funding provided, and money appropriated. HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided, and money appropriated. Presentation of State Fee Report and highlights from Departmental Earnings Report

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1190 (Nelson) Plumbing Council established. HF1283 (Nelson) Misrepresentation of employees as independent contractors prohibited, and review of certifications of independent contractor status required. HF754 (Mullery) Plumbers licenses required statewide. HF1336 (Mahoney) Council of High Pressure Piping Systems established, and fees required. HF0571(Hilstrom) Defining best value; changing provisions for acquisition and competitive bidding. HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. HF1157 (Haws) Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account fund uses expanded. HF1134 (Doty) Minnesota National Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality established. HF903 (Severson) Montgomery GI Bill for the Selected Reserves; Congress urged by resolution to permit members of the National Guard and reserves to receive and use federal educational benefits following separation from active status and discharge. Bill Removed from Agenda: HF643 (Hansen) Meatpacking industry workers bill of rights and ombudsman position established.

Taxes

3/12/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Introduction to income tax credits by House Research Transportation HF431 (Erhardt) Transit pass income tax credit extended to nonprofit organizations. HF1002 (Hornstein) Alternative fuel vehicle income tax credit provided. HF1447 (Hortman) Diesel truck idling reduction equipment income tax credit provided. Business HF97 (Mullery) Research tax credit extended to the individual income tax, portion of the credit refunded, and money appropriated HF330 (S. Anderson) Telecommuting income tax credit provided. HF1250 (Bunn) Telecommuting equipment income tax credit provided. HF361 (Welti) Regional investment income and franchise tax credit provided. BILLS TO BE HEARD AT 7PM Business (continued from this morning) HF97 (Mullery) Research tax credit extended to the individual income tax, portion of the credit refunded, and money appropriated HF1747 (Davnie) Bioscience investment tax credits. Education HF20 (Thissen) Prekindergarten scholarship granting organizations contribution income tax credit provided. HF40 (Thissen) Employer postsecondary education expense tax credit provided. HF123 (Slawik) Education expense tax credit and deduction applied to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses and museum memberships. HF263 (Paulsen) Education credit income tax inflation adjustment provided. HF477 (Tillberry) Parent volunteering at child's school or child care income tax credit provided. HF704 (Kohls) Universal tuition income tax credit provided, and money appropriated HF747 (Simon) A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; creating a citizenship credit; appropriating money HF1264 (Eastlund) Early childhood education access grants contribution and early childhood educational expenses income tax credit authorized Agriculture HF9 (Juhnke) Dairy investment income and corporate franchise tax credit provided for qualifying investments in dairy operations HF44 (Urdahl) Rural Minnesota Catch-Up Credit provided allowing a credit against the income tax of an employer for the creation and retention of certain jobs. HF52 (Urdahl) Dairy operations income and corporate franchise tax credit provided for qualifying investments in dairy operations. HF64 (Urdahl) Dairy and livestock investment income and corporate franchise credit provided for qualifying investments. HF484 (Koenen) Beginning farmer program administered by the Rural Finance Authority provisions modified, and income tax credits provided to beginning farmers for participating in farm management programs. HF568 (Heidgerken) Income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers and farmer financial management programs provided. HF921 (Hilstrom) Tree-planting income tax credit provided, and money appropriated. HF651 (Juhnke) Family agricultural revitalization zones authorized, and value-added processing agricultural products promoted. Removed from Agenda HF1469 (Tschumper) Motor fuels excise tax increased, refundable income tax credit allowed, and money appropriated. HF832 (Buesgens) General education access grants for students authorized. HF457 (Gardner) Scrap metal dealer purchase record keeping expanded relating to law enforcement, registrations required, tax credit to dealers provided, criminal penalties established, and money appropriated. HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided HF10 (Thissen) Small business technology credit provided. Added to Agenda HF1747 (Davnie) Bioscience investment tax credits. HF1643 (Gardner) Scrap metal dealers tax credit provided.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF242 (Eken) Mahnomen County tax jurisdictions temporary aid payments made permanent. HF848 (Marquart) Agricultural homestead distance limitation eliminated, agricultural market value homestead credit increased, and agricultural homestead class rate reduced. HF1436 (Hamilton) Relative agricultural homestead minimum acreage modified. HF715 (Haws) Truth in taxation property tax program evaluation study provided. HF1368 (Olin) County program aid appropriation increased. HF1222 (Marquart) has been removed HF1769 (Marquart) Joint public truth in taxation advertisements and hearings authorized HF1777 (Liebling) County program aids restored, and county program aid inflation adjustment provided.

Ways and Means

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Price of government Testimony from members of the House of Representatives. All members have been invited to present their ideas and recommendations regarding the budget/targets.

Ways and Means

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Price of government Testimony from members of the House of Representatives. All members have been invited to present their ideas and recommendations regarding the budget/targets.

Veterans Affairs Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1065 (Otremba) Health screening benefit provided for eligible members of the armed forces, notification required, and money appropriated. 1594 (Hosch) National Guard reenlistment bonus program expanded, and academic awards provided. HF1612 (Fritz) Veterans and soldiers counseling services access improved, and money appropriated. HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF215 (Rukavina) No-fault auto insurance benefit terminations and denials regulated. HF387 (Clark) Predatory lending practices regulated, and remedies and criminal penalties provided. HF931 (Mullery) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited, and civil and criminal penalties imposed. HF1004 (Davnie) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited. HF1748 (Atkins) has been removed from the agenda.

E-12 Education

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1699 (Peterson, S.) Student counseling services in high-need public high schools grant program established, and money appropriated. HF779 (Bly) Office of Indigenous Language established, and money appropriated. HF234 (Benson) School district reserve fund requirements and reports eliminated, and school district primary elections required only after adoption of a resolution. HF1197 (Mariani) Dept. of Education policy bill HF236 (Greiling) School districts authorized to delay the implementation of special education tuition billing for an additional two years. HF1425 (Holberg) Students allowed to participate in high school league-sponsored activities after completing licensed treatment programs.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1549 (Johnson) Public Utilities Commission ex parte rules technical change provided. HF1678 (Johnson) Public Utilities Commission electronic filing authorized, and technical and clarifying changes provided. HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established. HF1214 (Knuth) Rural wind development assistance program funding provided. - Added to the agenda HF1624 (Hausman) St. Paul Port Authority; qualified emissions-reduction project recovery costs provided.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Veterans Home Board

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Board of Water and Soil Review Open Forum: Jim Stengrim, Joe Carlyl, John Zanmiller, John Waller, Francis Miron, Barb Lang, Joe Lang, Tom Landwehr, Nature Conservatory, Eric Evenson, District Manager; Minnehaha Watershed District, Pamela Blinxt, Manager; Minnehaha Watershed District, John Chell; Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Those who want to testify at the open forum should contact Jenna Duwenhoegger, Committee Administrator, at (651)296-1774 or Jenna.Duwenhoegger@house.mn

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minneapolis Veterans Home

Mental Health Division

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1067 (Huntley) Governor's mental health initiative HF794 (Otremba) has been removed from the agenda

Health and Human Services

3/9/2007
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF736 (Huntley) Ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive program renamed the Cooper/Sams volunteer ambulance program. HF707 (Thao) Dental access for persons with disabilities study required. HF1074 (Ruud) Darlene Luther Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act adopted. HF916 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to child care; requiring inspections of child care centers and homes; requiring reports HF1623 (Clark) A bill for an act relating to public health; establishing a pilot project to improve access to dental care for children; appropriating money HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, application and renewal fees established. Continuation HF529 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda HF282 (Atkins) has been removed from the agenda

Health and Human Services

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1729 (Huntley) FOR RE-REFERAL A bill for an act relating to health; modifying health care provisions; amending welfare data provisions; changing medical assistance eligibility; amending MinnesotaCare provisions; establishing MinnesotaCare II; allowing the commissioner to receive federal matching money for managed care oversight; establishing a physician-directed care coordination program; establishing the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange; requiring certain employers to offer Section 125 Plans HF918/SF555* (Norton) Essential community provider designation extended. HF636 (Dittrich) Pediatric dentist participation in a state health care program definition modified. HF529 (Thao) Amino-based acid elemental formula health insurance coverage required HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, application and renewal fees established. HF707 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda HF736 (Huntley) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of afternoon agenda

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/8/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF34 (Kahn) Establishing state policy for stem cell research; providing criminal penalties; appropriating money. HF196 (Greiling) Changing mental health provisions; requiring mental health assessments for certain inmates. HF611 (Anzelc) Protecting certain communication in the workplace between labor organizations and employees; prohibiting certain employer conduct; providing civil remedies. HF738 (Greiling) Civil commitment: expanding early intervention services. HF1178 (Lillie) Requiring driver's license endorsement to operate three-wheeled motorcycle.

Transportation Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1463 (Hortman) Metropolitan area sales tax referendum required to impose a tax for transportation and transit, county sales taxes for transportation purposes authorized, and money appropriated. HF1112 (Madore) Transit fund established, metropolitan sales tax imposed and funds dedicated to transit, and motor vehicle sales tax revenues transferred. HF1244 (Masin) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds apportionment provided. HF964 (Ruth) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds allocated. HFXXXX (Hornstein) HF311 (Hornstein) has been removed from agenda HF963 (Ruth) has been removed from agenda

State Government Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Office of the State Auditor: agency overview and budget presentation; Office of the Attorney General: agency overview and budget presentation.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided. HF646 (Dittrich) School district election provisions modified, mail election approval requirement eliminated, and school board primary elections authorized. HF1526 (Simon) Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints hearing funding provided.(Removed from agenda) HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, money appropriated. (Added to agenda)

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, and grant reductions eliminated. HF1524 (Sailer) American Indian child welfare project expanded, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Metro Parks Review HF834 (Scalze) Metropolitan Regional Parks System funding provided, and money appropriated. HF544 (Moe) State parks and trails funding provided, and money appropriated. HF654 (Loeffler) Diseased shade tree removal and replacement funding provided, and money appropriated. HF854 (Sailer) Video display device collection, transportation, and recycling provided; and civil penalties imposed. HF485 (Magnus) Floodplain management funding provided, and money appropriated. Land Omnibus bill (Dill) has been removed HF357 (Dill) has been removed HF854 (Sailer) has been added
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
TBA

Public Safety Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF161 (Haws) Increasing booking fees HF545 (Paymar) Appropriating money to the state Board of Public Defense to pay for transcripts HF1049 (Liebling) Increasing fines relating to pipeline violations

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continue Department of Labor and Industry budget overview HF1032 (Loeffler) Nonresident undergraduate tuition rates at state colleges and universities regulated. HF938 (Hortman) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition stability provided. HF385 (Nornes) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition freeze provided, job training programs consolidated and online courses offerings increased. HF783 (Eastlund) Tuition increases limited at public postsecondary institutions. HF901 (Gunther) Tuition increases at public higher education institutions limited. HF1379 (Paulsen) Postsecondary study abroad grant program established.

K-12 Finance Division

3/8/2007
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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. HF1563 (Cornish) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1137 (Davnie) Special school district No. 1, Minneapolis, bonding authority continued; and Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, bonding authorization provided. Subcommittee report: HF1198 (Mariani) Limited English proficiency programs five-year limit on funding removed. HF1186 (Greiling) Collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs grants authorized, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/8/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Presentation from Metro Transitways Development Board HF418 (Bigham) Red Rock Corridor transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF379 (Hausman) St. Paul Union Depot improvements provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF380 (Hausman) High-speed rail line between St. Paul and Chicago state's share provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF386 (Kalin) St. Paul to Hinckley Rush Line Corridor provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF381 (Hausman) Central Corridor Transit Way between St. Paul and Minneapolis provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1216 (Simon) Southwest transitway corridor draft environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1371 (Murphy, M.) North Shore Express Intercity Rail Initiative funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF959 (Bunn) I-94 corridor transportation and transit improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF581 (Lenczewski) I-494 corridor transit way feasibility study provided, and money appropriated. Bill added: HF1782 (Haws) - Technical analysis of extension of commuter rail service to Rice provided and money appropriated.

E-12 Education

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF984 (Norton) Student ACT and SAT entrance test fees reimbursed, and money appropriated. 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. HF808 (Tillberry) Licensed student services personnel aid provided, and money appropriated. HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated. HF1699 (Peterson, S.) Student counseling services in high-need public high schools grant program established, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted HF589 (Peterson, A.) Bioenergy producer payment program established for cellulosic biofuel production, bioenergy production incentive program and working lands conservation program created, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1666 (Eken) Terrestrial and geologic carbon sequestration reports and studies required, and money appropriated HF151 (DeLaForest) Conservation Reserve Program; Congress memorialized to reauthorize the Conservation Reserve Program as part of the 2007 Farm Bill

Commerce and Labor

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited. HF554 (Nelson) Employee Free Choice Act support memorialized by resolution to Congress. HF933 (Tillberry) Vehicle Protection Product Act adopted. HF1022 (Knuth) Rental vehicle no-fault auto insurance coverages regulated. HF1251 (Atkins) Insurance actions; direct actions authorized and direct liability imposed on insurers in certain actions, actions regulated, and money appropriated. HF1300 (Juhnke) Fuel terminals weekly inventory reports required. HF1441 (Simon) Limited purpose trust companies nonsubstantive term changes provided. HF740 (Mahoney) has been removed from the agenda.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

3/8/2007
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/7/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1462 (Liebling) Biobusiness center construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1256 (Masin) Bioscience business development and commercialization grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.
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