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Audio/Video Archives - 2009-2010 Regular Session

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Capital Investment Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Bonding recommendations from Finance Divisions

State Government Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Departments of Revenue, Finance, and Administration, proposed budget changes.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
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 HF176 (Emmer) Death record replacement required when ordered by the court HF1114 (Pelowski) Adult foster home capacity requirement changed HF1565 (Kelly) Goodhue County; Nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site HF453 (Fritz) MFIP and food stamp provisions modified HF646 (Seifert) MFIP electronic benefit transfers modified, and commissioner directed to apply for demonstration project to give bonus for buying Minnesota-grown foods HF730 (Thao) Health plans required to cover formulary-based wound care required HF842 (Olin) Emergency medical services technical changes made HF665 (Swails) Hospital construction moratorium exception provided HF1219 (Kahn) Health insurance benefit availability required for domestic partners of state employees if they

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded HF1326 (Rukavina) Emergency employment development program established, wage subsidies provided, and money appropriated. HF1081 (Mahoney) Small growth business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated. HF1374 (Buesgens) Stable tuition rate guarantee
Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
HF12 (Mahoney) Unemployment compensation definitions modified. HF315 (Johnson) Ramsey County; Workforce development funding provided for adjudicated youth reentering the community and at-risk youth, and money appropriated. HF567 (Gunther) Bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program expanded. HF821 (Morrow) Rural Policy and Development Center funding provided, money appropriated. HF848 (Brynaert) Employment support services funding provided for persons with mental illness, money appropriated. HF868 (Mahoney) Bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program expanded. HF869 (Rukavina) Midwest Higher Education Compact state membership funding provided and money appropriated. HF871 (Rukavina) Minnesota Office of Higher Education report required on certain financial transactions. HF1045 (Mullery) Summer youth employment funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1099 (Lanning) Perham; Northern Connections grant funding provided to implem

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1675 (Atkins) - High global warming potential greenhouse gas definition modified.
HF877 (Hortman) - Idling reduction technology purchases grant program established.
HF353 (Olin) - Lake of the Woods; Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation referred by the Minnesota Legislature to the International Joint Commission for examination and report.
HF671 (Dettmer) - Residency requirements eliminated for veterans obtaining complimentary state park passes.
HF1648 (Sailer) - Video display device manufacturer and retailer reporting requirements amended, and recycled electronic product amounts limited that can be applied to future recycling obligations.
HF487 (Hackbarth) - All-terrain vehicle registration exemptions modified, and nonresident all-terrain vehicle operators required to possess a state trail pass.
HF924 (Hackbarth) - Northshore Trail renamed C.J. Ramstad Memorial Trail, and Boundary Trail placed under the Arrowhead Regional Trail System.
HF376 (Dill) - Restrictions on youth operation of off-highway motorcycles modified, state grant-in-aid snowmobile trail system additions provided, Northshore Trail renamed, and Boundary Trail to Arrowhead Region Trails reassigned.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1675 (Atkins) Pollution Control Agency directed to adopt rules to limit emissions of high global warming potential gases HF877 (Hortman) Idling reduction technology purchases grant program established, and money appropriated HF353 (Olin) Lake of the Woods; Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation referred by the Minnesota Legislature to the International Joint Commission for examination and report HF671 (Dettmer) Residency requirements eliminated for veterans obtaining complimentary state park passes HF1648 (Sailer) Video display device manufacturer and retailer reporting requirements amended, and recycled electronic product amounts limited that can be applied to future recycling obligations HF487 (Hackbarth) Nonresident all-terrain vehicle operators required to possess a state trail pass HF924 (Hackbarth) North Shore Trail renaming HF376 (Dill) Trails added to the grant-in-aid snowmobile trail system HF1047 (Hornstein) has been removed from the agenda

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/19/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1467 (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed. HF1535 (Hausman) Metropolitan transit functions transferred, Minnesota Transit Authority established, sales tax increased and proceeds allocated to the authority, certain local sales tax authority abolished. HF775 (Beard) Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account. HF1051 (Olin) Railroad crossing device installation funds allocated. HF672 (Dettmer) Freeway shoulders use authorized by transit and metro mobility buses. The following bills will be continued from the last hearing: HF994 (Lieder) State hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolished. HF809 (Hornstein) Charitable organizations provided a metropolitan transit pass discount.

Commerce and Labor

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF357 (Falk) Community-based energy development project tariff and contract provisions modified. HF1619 (Atkins) Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Act's funeral and burial expense benefits increased. 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. HF1149 (Juhnke) Telecommunications promotion activities provisions modified. HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. HF705 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law. HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. HF690 (Hortman), HF1214 (Davnie) and HF 326 (Clark) have been removed from the agenda.

Civil Justice

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF166 (Sanders) Retail sales of recalled toys prohibited; HF403 (Gardner) Plastic yard waste bags required to be compostable, and biodegradable and compostable standards for certain plastics established; HF239 (Gardner) Homeowners permitted to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction; HF702 (Hilstrom) Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system; HF720 (Hilstrom) Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act adopted; HF695 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF690 (Hortman) Minnesota Clean Car Act adopted, decreased emissions required, low emission standards adopted, and federal Clean Air Act updates provided. HF7 (Winkler) Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened. HF14 (Hamilton) Jackson County; Process provided to make office of county auditor-treasurer appointive.

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Bills to be heard HF1756 (Kath) Public Facilities Authority; providing for federal use of funds allocated to the state by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; providing for clean water and drinking water loans and grants HF1290 (Huntley) Duluth Children's Museum funding provided to purchase land, renovate historic buildings, construct, furnish, and equip a new children's museum, and money appropriated. HF1556 (Bigham) Film production jobs program funding provided and money appropriated. HF1371 (Kahn) Minnesota Humanities Center grant provided, money appropriated. HF1652 (Davids) Preston; Historic grain elevator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF946 (Davids) Minnesota Historical Society grants provided for local historic preservation projects, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1208 (Davids) Art organization regional capital fund created, and money appropriated. HF1070 (Eken) Red River Valley river watch program funding provided, money appropr

Taxes

3/18/2009
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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

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/18/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget discussions and presentation by AURI. HF1446 (Welti) University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF587 (Murphy, E.) Sexual violence prevention demonstration grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1732 (Clark) Demonstration project for high-risk adults funding provided, money appropriated. HF356 (Gardner) Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund changed.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1029 (Winkler) - BioBusiness Alliance funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1737 (Brynaert) - Minnesota State University, Mankato; International Renewable Energy Technical Institute funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1549 (Mahoney) - Pine Island; water and sewer infrastructure grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1575 (Mahoney) - Matching grant program established, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1029 (Winkler) BioBusiness Alliance funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1737 (Brynaert) International Renewable Energy Technology Institute funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1549 (Mahoney) Pine Island; Water and sewer infrastructure grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1575 (Mahoney) Matching grant program established, and money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 19, 2009

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1538 (Mariani) Educational innovation fostered to improve student and school performance. HF1188 (Winkler) E-16 reforms pursued to improve and expand opportunities for all students to attain educational success, and E-16 advisory subcommittees established. HF575 (Simon) Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit. HF1186 (Mariani) Center established for legislative educational analysis research and navigation in the next generation. HF1212 (Brown) Deaf or hard of hearing resource center provisions modified. HF1359 (Peterson) School districts required to offer at least two academic years of elective high school level world languages courses.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1169 (Rukavina) Public employer purchases and acquisitions of equipment and apparel regulated. HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children. 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. HF968 (Hosch) Board of Residential Construction established, license regulation modified. HF1364 (Gunther) School district boiler operator training required.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1201 (Marquart) Council on Local Results and Innovation created, local governments encouraged to develop performance measurement programs, and money appropriated. HF561 (Davids) Class 4c property classification requirements modified. HF850 (Haws) Counties authorized to exceed levy limits when covering costs of confining sex offenders subject to civil commitment proceedings HF962 (Dittrich) Special levy provided for costs of operating and maintaining new county facilities.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1362 (Huntley) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
HF1361 (Huntley) - Prenatal alcohol or drug use prevention appropriation repealed.
HF1167 (Huntley) - Medical education and research funds transfer timing modified.
HF1704 (Huntley) - Withhold created to managed care plan payments for prepaid medical assistance and general assistance medical care.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1362 (Huntley) Commissioner of Human Services required to apply for federal funds. HF1361 (Huntley) Prenatal alcohol or drug use prevention appropriation repealed. HF1167 (Huntley) Medical education and research funds transfer timing modified. HF1704 (Huntley) Withhold created to managed care plan payments for prepaid medical assistance and general assistance medical care.

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/18/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited. HF1190 (Mariani) Motor vehicle purchasing requirements modified. HF912 (Eken) Cargo tank vehicle weight restrictions exempted on seasonally weight-restricted roads. HF571 (Sailer) Mini truck titling, registration, and operation regulated.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of bills and funding requests for energy portions of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs. HF958 (Olin) State agencies authorized to develop plan for using federal stimulus funds dedicated to energy projects to install energy-efficient windows in government and residential buildings, to weatherize residential buildings, and to train installers, and money appropriated. HF1052 (Olin) Kennedy; Energy conversion of former school building funding provided, green economy promoted, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Persell) Leech Lake & RREEL partnership HF1408 (Eken) Small power producer grant program created, and money appropriated. HF1730 (Dill) Appropriating money for biomass facility grant HF1723 (Juhnke) providing economic stimulus through renewable energy and energy efficiency grants HFXXXX (Cornish) solar dairy farm HF1469 (Johnson) St. Paul; commercial and industrial energy efficie

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF79 (Brown) Wind energy production tax removed from county apportionment deduction for school districts. HF733 (Dill) School district swimming pool levy criteria eligibility modified. HF91 (Slocum) Health and safety revenue modified to include elevator repair costs. HF777 (Shimanski) Departments defined for the pupil transportation equal treatment statute.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF433 (Obermueller) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating March 25 as Medal of Honor Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10. HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers. HF1281 (Koenen) Veteran in-state tuition status required, course equivalency guides required for military coursework. HF1356 (Newton) Free public transit use for disabled veterans and current, uniformed active service members provided. HF1400 (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to veterans; declaring June 13, 2009, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

State Government Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established ; HF796 (Morrow) Minnesota First bond sale authorized; HF905 (Doty) Commissioner of military affairs authorized to accept uncompensated and voluntary services; 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; HF111 (Winkler) Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran. Bill removed: HF1113 (Morgan) Early voting authorized, and special elections provided in case of vacancies in nomination;

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1050 (Olin) Short term commitment authorization repealed. HF1270 (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, money appropriated. HF1521 (Liebling) Earned release dates for imprisoned offenders provided, qualifying offenders required to be placed on enhanced reentry supervised release, and law requiring short-term offenders to be incarcerated in local correctional facilities repealed, and money appropriated. HF67 (Mullery) Gross misdemeanor created for assaulting a utility employee or contractor.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 3:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1554 (Winkler) Isolation and quarantine provisions and mass dispensing of medication provisions modified 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 HF1027 (Liebling) Medicare-covered service balance billing prohibition repealed HF802 (E. Murphy) Hospital payment prohibited for certain hospital-acquired conditions and certain treatments HF867 (Davnie) Self-insurance pools providing health coverage to local government employees regulated HF1329 (Hosch) Personal care assistance services modified HF1639 (Morrow) Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified, additional oversight and client grievance process established, supervision system access authorized, and vocational work program modified HF1345 (Abeler) Claims processing practices by third-party administrators of health coverage plans prohibited, health claims clearinghouses regula

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1238 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
Meeting at 6:30 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

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1441 (Brynaert) State measures of student achievement growth established.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/17/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF710 (Faust) Food Safety and Defense Task Force duties changed. Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force membership and procedures changed, and language requiring two annual reports eliminated. HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed. HF1351 (Winkler) Absentee ballot requirements and provisions modified.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/17/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
HF42 (Thissen) - Continuation coverage provided under the federal stimulus act, guaranteed issue provided in the individual insurance market under certain circumstances, state subsidy for COBRA premiums provided, temporary MinnesotaCare coverage provided for unemployed individuals, and money appropriated.
HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
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.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated. HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. 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, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1261 (Dittrich) State property tax system benchmarks, critical indicators, and principles provided, property tax working group established. HF467 (Davnie) First tier of commercial-industrial property exempted from state general tax. HF479 (Lenczewski) Revenue commissioner required to conduct a study of the metropolitan fiscal disparities program, and money appropriated HF845 (Emmer) Biomass electrical generation facility property tax exemption provided

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1354 (Clark) Nonprofit housing bonds authorized, money appropriated. Presentation from Habitat for Humanity

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF309 (Olin) Livestock and crop depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated. Budget discussions on the Dairy and Food Inspection Division of the Department of Agriculture. Budget discussions on the Board of Animal Health. Budget discussions on the Department of Agriculture Laboratories.

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF253 (Tillberry) Dog and cat breeder standards of care provided, and money appropriated. HF819 (Atkins) Ticket sales; early internet sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibited. HF1213 (Hortman) Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, prostitution in a public place crime broadened, driving records relating to prostitution offenses made public for repeat offenders, and record availability ensured to law enforcement for first-time offenders. HF1145 (Bigham) Investment and expert services for indigent defendants payment request applications modified. HF497 (Mullery) Firearm data access authorized by parole and probation authorities. HF1237(Eken) State park permit requirements modified, authority to operate state monuments and establish secondary units modified, John A. Latsch State Park liquor service eliminated, boater waysides provided, watercraft requirements modified, penalty appeals and enforcement provided, wild animal taking provide

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Institutional accreditation and financial aid eligibility: Office of Higher Education, Unaccredited career schools HF1414 (Bigham) State grant program eligibility changed HF1560 (Atkins) State grant program modified HF1374 (Buesgens) Stable tuition rate guarantee

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1571 (Abeler) Governor's health and human services budget

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/17/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
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 HF1140 (Huntley) Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required HF1567 (Huntley) Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made HF1554 (Winkler) Isolation and quarantine provisions and mass dispensing of medication provisions modified HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Bonding recommendations from finance divisions

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF55 (Falk) Lac qui Parle Valley; Transfer of funds authorized for ISDN 2853. HF1117 (Falk) Ortonville; ISDN 62 fund transfer authorized. HF795 (Brynaert) Mankato; ISDN 77 fund transfer authorized. HF719 (Laine) St. Anthony-New Brighton; ISDN 282 fund transfer authorized. HF322 (Nornes) Signature requirement increased for an election to revoke an operating referendum.

State Government Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Outsourcing Information Technology

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
MN Department of Natural Resources budget presentation (cont.) Presentation from the Public Facilities Authority concerning requests from the clean water fund. HF217 (Faust) Agricultural property tax law modified, and certain property classification requirements changed.. INFORMATION ONLY HF1325 (Doty) County geologic atlas program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1445 (Knuth) Solar energy projects at regional parks grant program established, and money appropriated for solar energy projects in metropolitan parks and state parks and recreation areas. HF1348 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake water quality pilot program funding provided, money appropriated. HF977 (Juhnke) Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated. HF345 (Hansen) Minnesota Conservation Corps funding provided for parks, natural resource protection and restoration, and flood protection contracts, and money appropriated. HF63 (Atkins) Inver Grove heights; Appropriating mo

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
DNR Critical Areas Report
Bills Added:
HF1493 (Lillie) - Natural resources account created, planning and report required, state parks and trails funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1275 (Poppe) - Sewage treatment systems provisions modified.
HF1612 (Knuth) - Minnesota Naturalist Corps established, state park naturalist and information center and kiosk funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1372 (Gardner) - Infectious Waste Control Act modified.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1493 (Lillie) State parks and trails funding provided, money appropriated, planning and report required HF1275 (Poppe) Sewage treatment systems provisions modified HF1612 (Knuth) Minnesota Naturalist Corps established, state park naturalists, information centers and kiosks funding provided, money appropriated HF1372 (Gardner) Infectious Waste Control Act modified DNR Critical Areas Report HF424 (Hansen) REMOVED

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1559 (Beard) Airport and air navigation facility improvement project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1608 (Lieder) Local roads and bridges funding provided, fracture-critical bridges grants authorized, money appropriated. HF1804 (Lieder) Transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided. HF994 (Lieder) State hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolished. HF809 (Hornstein) Charitable organizations provided a metropolitan transit pass discount. HF1333 (Gardner) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized. HF1373 (Gardner) Minnesota Council on Transportation Access established, report required, money appropriated.

Commerce and Labor

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
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. HF330 (Scalze) Homeowners provided with a longer period within which to notify contractors of construction defects. HF362 (Knuth) Homeowner's written notice requirement to building contractor of construction defect eliminated. Pending Referral - HF 1463 (Davnie) Various filings and fees regulated and terms defined. Pending Referral - HF1532 (Kalin) Secretary of State filings, forms, records, submissions, motions, and orders regulated. HF569 (Sailer) Recycled paint pilot program implementation required by paint manufacturers. HF1406 (Dill) Lawful gambling tax provisions modified. HF993 (Dill) Financial statements submitted to the attorney general by charitable organizations audit requirement adjusted. HF1511 (Atkins) Lawful gambling provisions modified. HF1512 (Atkins) Electronic bingo a

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1324 (Hornstein) General Education Development test fee waiver authorized HF1430 (Peterson) Working Family Resource Center grant provided, and money appropriated

Taxes

3/17/2009
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF10 (Doty) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed HF78 (Eastlund) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed HF99 (Atkins) Minnesota Land Conservation Property Tax Law created. HF153 (Davids) 2008 Green Acres Law changes repealed HF184 (Dettmer) Green Acres law 2008 changes repealed. HF216 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified. HF338 (Kalin) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified, and new property tax law classification established for preservation and legacy land. HF340 (Hosch) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF341 (Dettmer) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified. HF350 (Demmer) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF387 (Bruce Anderson) Green Acres Law 2008 changes repealed HF540 (Koenen) Rural vacant land assessment provided, and recapture modified that applies to certain property in the green acres program HF634 (Jackson) Minnesota agricultural

Licensing Division

3/17/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1668 (E. Murphy) Advanced practice registered nurses practice requirements modified HF535 (Thao) Health-related licensing board provisions modified

State Government Finance Division

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Office of Enterprise Technology, proposed budget changes, continued.

Ways and Means

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
SF0119 (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council appropriation

Finance

3/16/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF72 (Norton) - Lifelong learning account program established; tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts; funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF757 (Hornstein) - Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on cooperative purchasing by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and Commissioner Dan McElroy HF72 (Norton) Lifelong learning account program established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, funding provided and money appropriated. HF619/SF757 (Hornstein) Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
pending referral - HF1250 (Hornstein) Electric vehicle infrastructure regulated, and incentives for use and adoption established. HF689 (Knuth) Strategic tree planting included as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement. HF214 (Bly) School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided. HF1553 (Persell) Local government renewable energy grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1473 (Seifert) Wind energy and ethanol fuel training facility construction authorized. HF1445 (Knuth) and HF1456 (Eken) have been removed from the agenda

Taxes

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Review of selected income and sales tax expenditures by House Research and Fiscal staff

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Department of Agriculture presentation on locally grown foods.

Civil Justice

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF841 (Juhnke) Farmer-lender mediation law extended; HF655 (Kahn) Candidacy affidavit required to state candidate's residence address and telephone number, and candidate placement on ballot prohibited if residency requirements are not met; HF892 (Hilstrom) Public defender representation provided for juveniles, children in need of protection, and other persons; HF1397 (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities; HF890 (Simon) Parentage presumption and right to custody provisions modified and clarified, and prebirth parentage orders or judgments provided in certain cases; HF549 (Davnie) Debt management and debt settlement services regulated; HF1360 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda.

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Dedicated Funds established by the Constitutional amendment: Public Testimony of individual Minnesotans and representatives of interested groups or stakeholders are invited to participate and speak to the committee. Tell the committee your vision and expectations of how the Outdoor Heritage Fund and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund should be structured and how the anticipated money each fund will have should be spent. If you would like to testify, please contact Phil Chen at 651-296-5360 or 800-890-5428 or phil.chen@house.mn. We will continue taking testimony until all members of the public who would like to testify have had the opportunity. We ask that testifiers limit testimony to five minutes. If you do not have the opportunity to come to Saint Paul, you can send written testimony to me at phil.chen@house.mn or fax it to 651-296-3208. I will distribute all written testimony that I receive.

Local Government Division

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF519 (Nelson) Nonconforming lots in shoreland areas regulated. HF1297 (Winkler) Municipal boundary adjustment law amended. HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money appropriated.

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus game & fish bill assembly
Bills Added:
HF1238 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus game & fish bill assembly 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

Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
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.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1038 (Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues. HF854 (Lesch) Customer liability for unauthorized use of lost of stolen cellular phones limited. HF1149 (Juhnke) Telecommunications promotion activities provisions modified.

Veterans Affairs Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF433 (Obermueller) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating March 25 as Medal of Honor Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10. HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers. HF1281 (Koenen) Veteran in-state tuition status required, course equivalency guides required for military coursework. HF1286 (Gardner) Free fish and game license eligibility extended for disabled veterans. HF1295 (Thao) Veterans benefits extended to allied soldiers from Vietnam and Laos who assisted the United States armed forces during the Vietnam War. HF1356 (Newton) Free public transit use for disabled veterans and current, uniformed active service members provided. HF1400 (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to veterans; declaring June 13, 2009, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Licensing Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1314 (Dean) Nutritionist licensure provisions changed HF1366 (Abeler) Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced HF249 (Thissen) Emeritus status requirements modified for licensed psychologists, inactive licensure status for licensed psychologists created, licensed psychologists authorized to provide a final determination not to certify, and licensed psychologist added to Health Care Reform Review Council HF677 (Thao) Body art procedures and establishments regulated

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/13/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF578 (Hortman) Building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements regulated. HF528 (Davnie) Reverse mortgage requirement eliminated, counseling by an independent housing agency mandated, lender default regulated, liability imposed on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage, right of recission provided, and suitability defined. HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required.

Local Government Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1189 (Torkelson) Sleepy Eye authorized to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within district subject to reverse referendum, street improvement plan adoption required, and fee collection authorized. HF929 (Ruud) Minnetonka; Street improvement districts establishment and apportionment of fees authorized, street improvement plan required. HF1182 (Bly) Public service corporation exemptions repealed. SF104 (Kelly) Cannon Falls; Design-build process authorized to award contracts for construction of a library and fire station. HF940 (Zellers) Hennepin County; Personnel rules and procedures modified.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Department of Natural Resources budget presentation (cont.) Bonding recommendations discussion MN Pollution Control Agency update

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/12/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed. HF1218 (Lillie) State labor contracts ratified.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1484 (Kath) Educator relicensure refocused on performance, legislative auditor's recommended Q-Comp revisions implemented. HF1037 (Swails) Home school mandates reduced.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget Presentation: Board of Judicial Standards HF267 (Hortman) Motor vehicle restraint required for child passengers under the age of eight and shorter than four feet nine inches and seat belt requirements modified accordingly. HF554 (Davnie) Minneapolis; Emergency operations center and regional fire training center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated. HF509 (Hilstrom) Public defender representation provisions modified

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon's law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established. HF1162 (Kath) Correctional facilities authorized to forward surcharges from criminal and traffic offender wages to court or other entity. HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers. HF570 (Champion) Rest area activities prohibited. HF1422 (Bigham) Financial Oversight Council changed to an advisory board. HF525 (Mullery) Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide. HF1301 (Hilstrom) County authority and detention orders clarified. HF1235 (Hilstrom) Aggravated sentencing departure factors included that are not elements of the crime of conviction.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF580 (Hosch) MFIP family stabilization and work programs modified HF646 (Seifert) MFIP electronic benefit transfers modified, and commissioner directed to apply for demonstration project to give bonus for buying Minnesota-grown foods HF453 (Fritz) MFIP and food stamp provisions modified HF272 (Shimanski) Public assistance program finger imaging system established to identify applicants and recipients HF1036 (Seifert) New resident general assistance payments modified, and MFIP payments modified for new residents HF577 (Hosch) MFIP housing penalty repealed

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus energy funding HF1139 (Dill) Bois Forte Reservation; Renewable energy biofuels demonstration facility authorized, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF1323 (Rukavina) Hoyt Lakes; Water plant improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HFxxx (Clark) African American historical museum HF1263 (Mahoney) St.Paul RiverCentre finance loans forgiven, local bonds authorized to expand the Minnesota event district.

State Government Finance Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Office of Enterprise Technology, proposed budget changes.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF920 (Tillberry) Education; obsolete and unneeded mandates removed. HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs. - information only

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF827 (Hausman) State bond financed property sale proceeds distribution modified. HF931 (Hamilton) Worthington; city appropriations modified. Informational only: HF796 (Morrow) Minnesota First bond sale authorized. Discussion of design and pre-design for DNR capital projects.

Commerce and Labor

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. 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, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated. HF475 (Winkler) Start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses credit for investment provided. HF354 (Hilstrom) Mortgage foreclosure proceedings notice and mandatory mediation required prior to commencement on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created. HF239 (Gardner) Homeowners permitted to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/12/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF597 (Slawik) Early childhood learning and child protection facility construction and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF768 (Mariani) Child care assistance program modified, money appropriated. HF641 (Peterson) Office of Early Learning created.
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