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State Government Finance

2/14/2012
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NOTE: Presentation of bonding project priorities by the Minnesota Historical Society will be first on the agenda NOTE: BILL ADDED HF 1910 (Clark)
Bills Added:
HF246 (Hackbarth) - Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historical Site funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF26 (Davids) - Preston; historic grain elevator restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1763 (Davids) - Rochester; Minnesota veteran and emergency services museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1128 (Slawik) - Oakdale; veteran memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1924 (Howes) - Bemidji; regional public television station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF684 (Hansen) - Mighty Duck grant provided for new or renovated air handling system of indoor ice facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1910 (Clark) - Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1914 (Davids) Commercial-industrial properties first $100,000 in value exempted from the state general levy, commercial-industrial property state general levy phased out over 20 years, seasonal recreational property state general levy frozen, maximum homeowner property tax refunds increased, special property tax refund temporary increase provided, and money appropriated.

Legacy Funding Division

2/14/2012
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Bills Added:
HF2086 (McNamara) - Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated and requirements modified.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/14/2012
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Bills Added:
HF1992 (Kelly) - Motor carrier contract indemnity provisions prohibited.
HF2173 (Kieffer) - Fraud prevention measures established for money transmitters, and home solicitation sale definition clarified.
HF2087 (LeMieur) - State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
HF1595 (Murdock) - Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided.
Attachments:
H1595A2.pdf (2/14/2012)
A12-0634.pdf (2/13/2012)
H1595A2.pdf (2/14/2012)
A12-0634.pdf (2/13/2012)

Capital Investment

2/14/2012
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MMB: Debt Service and Capacity overview
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Education Finance

2/14/2012
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Presentation on school trust lands and funds for public education.
Bills Added:
HF1264 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facilities renovation and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2109 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facility construction and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2036 (Garofalo) - Permanent school fund district allocation increases required to be reserved for school technology purposes.
HF2075 (Dittrich) - Permanent school fund revenue required to be set aside for school technology purposes.
HF2078 (Dittrich) - Nonpublic pupil textbook aid expanded.

Education Reform

2/14/2012
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Bills Added:
HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF1524 (Mariani) - Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.
Attachments:
H2127DE4.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2127DE4.pdf (2/13/2012)

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
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Strategic Framework/Vision for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Chancellor Steven Rosenstone

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
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Informational Hearing: MN Board on Judicial Standards

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/14/2012
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Bills Added:
HF1676 (Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
HF2172 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund transfer to the general fund eliminated, and surcharges modified.
HF1921 (Kiffmeyer) - Greater Minnesota business development infrastructure and the Big Lake Regional Rail Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2162 (Murray) - Greater Minnesota business development infrastructure grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF500 (Davids) - Chatfield Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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Health and Human Services Finance

2/14/2012
HMO Transparency
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
Presentation on school trust land management in other states. Walk-through and public testimony on HF2095 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified. Please see DE amendment for this bill. To testify on the bill, please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
Attachments:
H2095DE2.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2095DE2.pdf (2/13/2012)

Government Operations and Elections

2/14/2012
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The Committee will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. to hear the remaining bill: HF2211 Swedzinski
Bills Added:
HF1954 (Downey) - Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
HF2003 (Woodard) - Racing Commission, Gambling Control Board, and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.
HF2211 (Hackbarth) - State agency rulemaking temporary moratorium imposed.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/13/2012
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Bills Added:
HF1989 (Hackbarth) - Incumbent electric transmission owner rights established, and commission procedures established.

Civil Law

2/13/2012
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Bills Added:
HF1865 (Mack) - Minnesota Ski Safety Act adopted.
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Veterans Services Division

2/13/2012
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Testifers for HF 1452 and HF 1820: Ralph Donais: Military Action Group and United Veterans Legislative Council of MN Testifiers for HF 2139: Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs Don Sinnwell, local business owner and Veteran NOTE: BILL ADDED .HF 1821 was heard on January 30th but laid over to work out some language changes. These changes have been addressed and the bill will be reconsidered at end of this committee meeting if time is available.
Bills Added:
HF1452 (Dettmer) - Tax credit for past military service eligibility modified.
HF1820 (Dettmer) - Military service credit; income based reduction modified.
HF1948 (Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
HF2139 (Bills) - Tax credit provided to employers who employ qualified veterans.
HF1821 (Dettmer) - Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
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Transportation Policy and Finance

2/13/2012
Department of Transportation (MnDOT) presentation of the biennial expenditures report. Update from MnDOT on contractor claims process Informational hearing on Transportation Economic Development Fund bonding proposal
Bills Added:
HF39 (Norton) - Highway 14 designated as Black and Yellow Trail.
HF1971 (Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
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Ways and Means

2/13/2012
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The Office of the Legislative Auditor will present a legislative audit of fiscal notes.

State Government Finance

2/9/2012
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Tax Expenditure Report Presentation - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue
Bills Added:
HF1822 (Loon) - Tax reform action commission established, commission appointments authorized, report preparation directed to the legislature, and money appropriated.
HF1850 (Downey) State employee gainsharing program maximum award increased. Presentation by Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) 2012 Capital Budget requests (Water/sewer infrastructure projects) testifiers: Executive Director Terry Kuhlman; Deputy Director Jeff Freeman Note: The PFA presentation will take place first on agenda for this hearing
Bills Added:
HF560 (Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
HF1830 (Murray) - Albert Lea; wastewater infrastructure fund grant terms modified.

Taxes

2/9/2012
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
Committee consideration of public safety bonding requests
Bills Added:
HF1816 (Benson) - Federally licensed firearm importers, manufacturers, and dealers authorized to possess and sell firearm silencers to government agencies, the military, and other licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers.
HF1984 (Scott) - Federally licensed firearms manufacturers' possession of federally registered firearm silencers authorized for the purpose of testing firearms manufactured for police and military agencies.
HF2046 (Woodard) - Department of Human Services electronic civil commitment data access permitted to law enforcement for background checks on explosives possession permit applications.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
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If you would like to testify on any items on the agenda, please contact Abigail Johnson 651-296-5068.
Bills Added:
HF539 (Anderson) - Agricultural pursuit clarified as not being determinative for property tax classification, and agricultural operation defined.
HF1890 (Fabian) - Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.

Education Reform

2/9/2012
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Testimony on HF1870 was taken on Jan. 31, no more testimony will be taken on that bill.
Bills Added:
HF1870 (Petersen) - School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
HF1542 (Eken) - School start date exception made for school districts that suffer floods.
Attachments:
H1870A2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A15.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A16.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A17_5.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A18.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A19_2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A20.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A15.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A16.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A17_5.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A18.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A19_2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A20.pdf (2/8/2012)

Education Finance

2/9/2012
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Federal Grant Awards/Requests: USDA Direct Certification Grant Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
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Finish 2/1/12 agenda items: Walk-through of DNR AIS language DNR Long-Tern Funding Needs for AIS Programs Report US Army Corps of Engineers Public Testimony -- if you wish to testify please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF1644 (Wagenius) - Watercraft surcharge and aquatic plant management fees modified.

Government Operations and Elections

2/9/2012
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Bills Added:
HF2071 (Davids) - Lanesboro Dam exempted from historic review.
HF2082 (Crawford) - Sandstone and its economic development authority authorized to sell a housing development.
HF1812 (Stensrud) - Department of Administration permitted to contract for waste-hauling without determining whether state employees are able to do the work.
HF1926 (Swedzinski) - Certification provided for good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients, voluntary certification fees authorized, rule provisions relating to animal feed modified, and money appropriated.
HF2007 (Kahn) - Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H2007A1.pdf (2/8/2012)
H2007A1.pdf (2/8/2012)
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