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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
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. HF1433 (Olin) Livestock compensation provisions modified. HF878 (Doty) Board of Animal Health consultants expanded to include the commissioner of agriculture. HF1047 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, fees provided, and drug use and prescription regulated. HF643 (Hansen) Meatpacking industry workers bill of rights and ombudsman position established.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Board of Animal Health Budget Presentation HF954 (Welti) Agricultural research funding provided to the University of Minnesota.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1352 (Moe) Youth job skills development statewide program funding provided. HF1168 (Haws) Minnesota Youth Program funding provided. HF850 (Clark) Youthbuild program funding provided. HF459 (Johnson) Ramsey County summer employment for at-risk youth funding provided. HF1020 (Johnson) St. Paul summer youth employment grants provided. HF47 (Mullery) Learn to earn summer youth employment program funding provided. HF743 (Mullery) Women in nontraditional careers grants provided.

K-12 Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF833 (Brown) Special education additional aid provided, program growth factors increased in regular and excess cost special education revenue, and money appropriated. HF841 (Benson) Program growth factors reestablished, and special education programs funding increased. HF977 (Davnie) Special education excessive costs state payment required, and program growth factor increased. HF981 (Brown) State special education revenue formulas fully funded, and special education aid appropriation made open and standing. HF1084 (Davnie) Special education programs funding increased and restored. HF1318 (McFarlane) Special education funding increased, and two-year lag in base funding increased. HF1057 (Urdahl) New teachers induction program established relating to high-need subject areas and schools, and money appropriated. HF811 (Wardlow) Mathematics and science professional development programs provided, and money appropriated.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. To get on the agenda please contact Andy Pomroy at andy.pomroy@house.mn or (651) 296-4180.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1148 (Thao) Appropriating money for Asian-American juvenile crime prevention grants HF1353 (Hilstrom) Appropriating money for the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force HF1456 (Dominguez) Appropriating money for squad car camera technology upgrade grants

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF942 (Davnie) HIV information and refferal service provided, and money appropriated. HF301 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program established, and nuisance properties transferred to nonprofit housing organizations.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF785 (Norton) Parental contribution for services for persons with developmental disabilities modified. HF1288 (Murphy, E.) Day training and habilitation transportation rates modified. HF708 (Thissen) Medicare Part D assistance program established, ombudsman for managed care funding provided, and limited medical assistance coverage provided for individuals eligible under Medicare Part D. HF705 (Loeffler) Mental retardation and related conditions (MR/RC) waiver, family support grants and semi-independent living services funding provided.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF911 (Thissen) Self-directed personal supports option established and supplemental aid standard modified. HF616/SF483* (Hilstrom) Major political party nomination 10 percent requirement eliminated. (Removed from agenda) HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established and penalties imposed. HF1117 (Simon) Precinct caucuses moved from March to February, and state primary moved from September to June.

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF679 (Morgan) "Concrete pump" as special mobile equipment defined. HF825 (Morrow) Recreational vehicle combinations length limit for middle vehicle removed. HF1095 (Morrow) Vehicle weights allowed on highways modified, and seasonal restrictions on gravel roads extended. HF1162 (Morrow) Single vehicle length limit increased. HF1551 (Nelson) Vehicle weight schedules modified for purposes of the vehicle registration tax. HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility. HF673 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission agreements legislative authorization required. HF1437 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission required to meet in a neighborhood affected by airport noise, and advance notice of proposed annual budget required. HF557 (Morgan) Metropolitan Airports Commission mayoral memberships added. HF359 (Hansen) Metropolitan Airports Commission expanded to include mayors.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 11:15 AM
Agenda:
House Legal Fees Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2007

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/7/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1113 (Wollschlager) Property tax class rates increased on certain utility property. HF50 (Thissen) First tier commercial-industrial property exempted from the state general tax. HF969 (Simpson) Tier I homestead resorts market value modified. HF486 (Finstad) Homestead classification extended to certain property used for nonhomestead purposes. HF469 (Sviggum) Property tax class 4c expanded to include certain nonprofit community service oriented organizations. HF1459 (M.Murphy) Modular homes exempted from the property tax. HF1125 (Dettmer) Class 4c property classification expanded to certain nonprofit community service-oriented organizations. "Summary of Recommended Changes to Utility Valuation Rule and Estimated Fiscal Impactt" presented by Gordon Folkman, Department of Revenue Bill removed from agenda: HF962 (Lenczewski) has been removed from the agenda HF957 (Zellers) has been removed from the agenda

Taxes

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
THIS IS NO LONGER A JOINT MEETING WITH PROPERTY TAX DIVISION HF1144 (Atkins) Printing industry capital equipment sales tax exemption provided. HF1333 (Dill) Emergency response vehicles and repair parts tax exemptions provided. HF1458 (Dill) Sales tax applied to sales of prefabricated homes. HF1156 (Hilstrom) Vending machine products sales tax exemption provided for specified foods. HF1152 (Garofalo) Animal shelters pet sales exempted from sales tax. Department of Revenue presentation removed from agenda

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF230 (Mullery) Amending the predatory offender registration law for other offenses. HF415 (Poppe) Modifying exemptions to noise standards. HF448 (Mullery) Repealing the program that involved mailed demands that vehicle owners provide verification of auto insurance. HF584 (Mullery) Increasing penalties for metal theft. HF1033 (Simon) Expanding the protection against employer retaliation. HF1251 (Atkins) Authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money.

Health and Human Services

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF464 (Sertich) School employee statewide health insurance plan established. HF1206 (Kelliher) Universal Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Act adopted. HF599 (Brod) Grieving Parents Act established, and mothers required to be notified of burial and cremation options in the case of a miscarriage. HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased. HF1072 (Liebling) Mortuary science provisions modified.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
continuation of afternoon's agenda

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1223 (Hilty) Voter registration provisions modifications. HF492 (Haws) Short-term offender advisory task force created. HF965 (McFarlane) Election judges not affiliated with a major political party appointment provided. HF1259 (Kalin) has been removed from agenda

Transportation Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF946 (Lieder) Motor fuel and motor vehicle taxes increased, county transportation taxes authorized, transportation impact fees imposed, highway and bridge construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF23 (Erhardt) County wheelage tax authorized, vehicle registration tax provisions modified, transit fund and accounts established, motor vehicle sales tax revenues distributed, motor fuel tax rates modified, bonds authorized, and money appropriated. HF799 (Holberg) Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety funding provided; bonds issued; fees, funds, and accounts modified; motor vehicle sales and lease tax proceeds allocated, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Koenen) has been removed from the agenda.

State Government Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Office of Enterprise Technology overview and budget presentation

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/6/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF727 (Tschumper) Waivered services program for persons with developmental disabilities county repayment requirement eliminated for certain expenditures. HF725 (Madore) Assistive technology provided for people with disabilities, statewide study and reports required, and money appropriated. HF706 (Hosch) Medical assistance employed persons with disabilities program modified, and commissioner directed to seek federal approval. HF784 (Murphy, E.) Medical assistance asset limit and excess income standard for aged, blind, or disabled persons increased.

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Board of Water and Soil Review

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/6/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Discussion on PFOS and PFOA contamination MN Conservation Corps Review HF538 (Peterson, A.) Minnesota Conservation Corps funding provided, and money appropriated. MN League of Conservation Voters report presentation

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. HF277 (Clark) Window screens in new residential dwellings required to comply with safety standards.
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF993 (Norton) Radon control federal building codes adopted. HF695 (Clark) Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modified relating to testing and blood lead levels reporting, sale of children's items containing lead prohibited, medical assistance coverage provided, and lead hazards in properties disclosure required.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF288 (Lesch) Appropriating money for a crime victim support grant HF1304 (Tingelstad) Appropriating money for a legal advocacy trafficking victims grant HF1473 (Smith) Appropriating money to the commissioner of public safety for crime victims service programs and crime prevention

K-12 Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF838 (Erickson) Independent School District No. 480, Onamia, levy authorized. HF1185 (Davnie) School districts and intermediate school districts building lease levy increased. HF892 (Hilstrom) Teacher professional development funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1151 (Swails) Minnesota Learning Resource Center funding provided, and money appropriated. HF412 (Peterson, S) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated. HF1414 (Davnie) Learning Law and Democracy Foundation grant provided, and money appropriated.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF358 (Dill) Cook County higher education project funding provided. HF118 (Fritz) Faribault; Paradise Center for the Arts grant provided to provide handicapped accessibility. HF461 (Solberg) Grand Rapids Children's Discovery Museum funding provided. HF519 (Seifert) Minnesota Inventors Congress funding provided. HF648 (Mahoney) making various policy, housekeeping, and style changes to the Minnesota unemployment insurance law Continue budget overview of the Department of Labor and Industry HF377 has been removed from the agenda.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Department of Veteran Affairs budget presentation

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF248 (Solberg) Canisteo Mine Outflow Project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF344 (Demmer) Olmsted County municipal solid waste combustor expansion authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1039 (Brown) Albert Lea remedial waste systems construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1099 (Peterson, A.) Lewis and Clark Rural Water System grants appropriations converted from the bonds proceeds fund to the general fund. HF1370 (Murphy, M.) Midway Township sewer reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1545 (Olin) Roseau flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1028 (Urdahl) removed from agenda HF870 (Fritz) removed from agenda

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF659 (Slawik) Childcare license fees reduced, and money appropriated HF685 (Slawik) Preschool program and home visiting program for children diagnosed with mental illness or development delays funding provided, and money appropriated HF976 (Slawik) After-school community learning grant program established, and money appropriated HF1272 (Slawik) Early childhood family education program funding increased, and minimum population guarantee used to calculate early childhood family education program revenue increased

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HFXXX (Haws) Establishing a bioscience business promotion and marketing program, funds appropriated. HFXXX (Beard) Establishing a small business nanotechnology development fund program, funds appropriated.

Commerce and Labor

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF633 (Sertich) Health plan coverage for hearing aids regulated. HF772 (Paymar) Aircraft insurance minimum liability requirements increased, and aircraft insurance made not voidable retroactively after a claim. HF413 (Lillie) Outdoor sport equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated, title requirements imposed, and money appropriated. HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited. HF111 (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. HF475 (Loeffler) Adult dependents private health care coverage expanded by including those not enrolled as full-time students.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted. Amendments and final vote only, no testimony.

E-12 Education

3/6/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF796 (Murphy, E.) Family, friend, and neighbor grant program established to promote children's early literacy, healthy development, and school readiness, and to foster community partnerships; and money appropriated. HF814 (Bly) Teacher education and compensation helps (TEACH) program established, and money appropriated. HF1089 (Peterson, S.) Child care quality improved and professional development of child care practitioners expanded, and money appropriated. HF1196 (Slawik) Prekindergarten children with disabilities special instruction provided. HF1325 (Peterson, S.) High five kindergarten program 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. HF1426 (Davnie) Extended year kindergarten program created, and money appropriated. HF1086 (Davnie) Four-year-old students made eligible for extended time programs. (discussion only) HF1562 (Mariani) Literacy skills for students required, and money appropriated.

Finance

3/5/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF163 (Huntley) Duluth postemployment benefits accounts authorized to pay benefits to retired employees and to generate revenue dedicated to meet certain city obligations. HF9 (Juhnke) Dairy investment income and corporate franchise tax credit provided for qualifying investments in dairy operations. HF158 (Urdahl) Livestock farming operations construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted. HF539 (Juhnke) Trunk highway Route No. 145 technical correction provided, and Legislative Route No. 262 removed. Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base.

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management provided and forest and shade tree pest control provided HF1228 (Dill) Lake trout season modified within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness HF32 (Hackbarth) Outdoor walk-in access program established to voluntarily make available privately held land for hunting and fishing 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 HF357 (Dill) Lake County tax-forfeited land sale authorized HF1122 (Howes) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sales authorized HF1419 (Garofalo) Dakota County tax-forfeited land bordering public water conveyance authorized

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided. HF541 (Hilstrom) Identity theft crime definition expanded to include posing as another person for purposes of harassing or defaming. HF1104 (Laine) has been removed from the agenda.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF276 (Otremba) MinnesotaCare self-employed farmers income definition modified. HF255/SF138* (Sviggum) Plant hazards evaluation and report to legislature required. HF1065 (Otremba) has been removed from agenda

Veterans Affairs Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1157 (Haws) Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account fund uses expanded. HF1134 (Doty) Minnesota National Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality established. HF551(Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. 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.

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Establishing Education Committee priorities/setting targets

Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1198 (Mariani) Limited English proficiency programs five-year limit on funding removed. HF1186 (Greiling) Collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs grants authorized. HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created. (information only)

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Budget presentations by Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Chicano Latino Affairs Council and Council on Black Minnesotans.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. Discussion only. To get on the agenda please contact Andy Pomroy at andy.pomroy@house.mn or (651) 296-4180.

State Government Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Transportation Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Subcommittee Reports: HF701 (Brynaert) Mankato district transportation headquarters funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF676 (Ward) Restricted drivers' licenses appearance modified. HF1219 (Juhnke) Milk truck weight exemption sunset date repealed. HF818 (Hortman) Towing authority granted to Department of Transportation within metropolitan district, and hazardous materials and motor vehicle carrier provisions modified HF730 (Lieder) Special license plates provisions modified. HF763 (Lieder) Highway contracts regulation modified. HF1059 (Madore) Driver's license cancellation provisions modified. HF1060 (Madore) Driver's license required information modified. HF1061 (Madore) Drivers required to possess a valid and unexpired driver's license.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized. HF465/SF321* (Kranz) Independent nonprofit firefighting corporations included for joint exercise of powers agreements. HF905 (Scalze) Preventative health services programs for city employees authorized. HF935/SF736* (Scalze) Metropolitan Intercounty Association renamed the Minnesota Inter-county Association. HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF457 (Gardner) Scrap metal dealer purchase record keeping expanded relating to law enforcement. HF881 (Hilstrom) Metropolitan Land Planning act and related statutes modified, and erroneous and obsolete references corrected. HF882 (Hilstrom) Metropolitan livable communities fund governing provisions modified, funds transfer authorized, and onetime transfer for local planning assistance grants and loans provided. HF1045 (Dominguez) State lottery gross proceeds in lieu of sales tax distribution for metropolitan parks and open space clarified, and parks and open space commission member compensation modified. HF312 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council elections provided. HF1429(Urdahl) Meeker County EDA authorized to increase its membership to nine.

Taxes

3/5/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF862 (Liebling) Taxpayer assistance toll-free telephone lines required. HF517 (Nelson) Tax information reporting requirements expanded. HF1509 (Tschumper) Toll-free telephone access required for taxpayer assistance, income tax return processing provided, withholding returns electronic filing required, sales tax assistance study and additional auditors provided, and money appropriated HF1614 (Lenczewski) Tax compliance expanded efforts required, and money appropriated HF879 (Nelson) Contractor payment withholdings required. HF1503 (Walker) Low income taxpayer assistance Bills Added HF843 (Benson) Electronic filing of individual income tax returns through the Department of Revenue Web site HFXXX (Loeffler) Taxpayer assistance grant administration; notification and timing HFXXX (Bunn) Tax Compliance; Merit pay for tax compliance auditors

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF647 (Dittrich) Residential homestead market value credit modified. HF1491 (Kranz) Market value homestead credit. HFXXX (Bunn) Market value homestead credit. HF885 (Hilty) Cloquet local sales tax authorized. HF134 (Jaros) Duluth food and beverage sales tax increase authorized, and proceeds allocated to renovations and a new arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. HF442 (Howes) Emily sales tax authorized and fund use specified. HF1135 (Pelowski) Winona sales and use tax authorized. HF108 (Morrow) North Mankato local sales tax authorized and funds use specified HF1103 (Moe) Bemidji local sales and use tax extended.

Ways and Means

3/5/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
February forecast presentation by State Economist Tom Stinson and Daniel E. Laughenburg, vice president and chief economist, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/2/2007
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF670 (Liebling) School districts authorized to include energy efficiency improvement projects in alternative facilities plans. HF660 (Bly) Renewable energy objective and state economic benefit strategy required. HF1034 (Peterson, A.) Heating and cooling policy for state building projects established. HF1098 (Peterson, A.) Geothermal investment loans revolving fund established, and money appropriated. HF1145 (Peterson, A.) Geothermal energy incentives established.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/2/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF53 (Lesch) Discrimination in auto insurance prohibited based on geographical area. HF933 (Tillberry) Vehicle Protection Product Act adopted. HF1022 (Knuth) Rental vehicle no-fault auto insurance coverages regulated. HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited. HF664 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda

Commerce and Labor

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF305 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007; establishing public policy to protect employees and the general public from the known hazards of secondhand smoke; requiring persons to refrain from smoking in certain areas Those interested in testifying may contact the Committee Administrator, Elizabeth Emerson at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn A website for comments and a short survey is provided at www.house.mn/commerce. (Results of this survey and comments will be provided to all committee members.)

Environment and Natural Resources

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted. Testimony only. To get on the agenda please contact Kirk Koudelka at kirk.koudelka@house.mn

E-12 Education

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1057 (Urdahl) New teachers induction program established relating to high-need subject areas and schools. HF1184 (Peterson, S.) New teachers induction program established and money appropriated. HF489 (Hilstrom) Staff development funding authorized for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress. HF810 (Swails) Gifted and talented licensure and continuing education requirements established for teachers and other staff and administrators. HF412 (Peterson, S.) Professional teaching standards grant program established. HF811 (Wardlow) Mathematics and science professional development programs provided. HF1321 and HF623 have been removed from the agenda.

K-12 Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF319 (Kelliher) Regional library basic system support and multicounty, multitype library systems funding provided; and money appropriated. HF409 (Morrow) Library telecommunications aid and telecommunications/Internet access equity provided, and money appropriated. HF762 (Mullery) Library basic system support grants limitations modified. HF112 (Lillie) School district ice arena levy authority increased.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF471 (Morrow) Lake Titlow watershed improvements funding provided. HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided. HF865 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake State Park land acquisition funding provided. HF866 (Urdahl) Howard Lake ditch work grant provided. HF875 (Slocum) Fort Snelling Upper Bluff emergency building stabilization funding provided. HF883 (Marquart) Red River basin digital elevation model funding provided. HF1026 (Hortman) Anoka County bicycle and pedestrian trail funding provided.

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF809 (Dominquez) Basic education aid increased HF169 (Slawik) School readiness advisory board established HF894 has been removed

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of Department of Employment and Economic Development budget overview Department of Labor and Industry budget overview

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview from the Pollution Control Agency

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF758 (Laine) Emergency assistance and transitional housing funding provided, and money appropriated. HF166 (Lesch) Uniform residential tenant reports provided. HF777 (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF687 (Ward) Defibrillator purchase grants provided to local law enforcement agencies HF1307 (Hilstrom) Peace officer hirings and peace officer overtime funding provided to local governments HF1311 (Lesch) St. Paul; integrated domestic violence response framework funding provided HF787 (Hosch) has been removed

State Government Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Department of Revenue overview and budget presentation

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF455 (Murphy, M.) Public defense provisions of law updated and clarified, defendant representation co-payments eliminated, and chief public defender appointment provided. HF505 (Hilstrom) Restraining orders authorized against Internet providers or other computer systems publishing harassing information. HF1008 (Johnson) Child placement background check requirements modified. HF1166 (Haws) Motor vehicle hit-and-run petty misdemeanor imposed for certain offenses.

Health and Human Services

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
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. HF196 (Greiling) division report. HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided, and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased. HF313 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established. HF309 (Gottwalt) Long-term care insurance income tax credit adjusted HF712 (Fritz) Safe Patient Handling Act adopted, programs and committees established, grant funding provided and funds transferred to the assigned risk safety account. HF908 (Liebling) expanding a quality assurance system to include additional service recipients. HF1073 (Hamilton) Prescription drug removal from the formulary notice required. HF1194 has been removed from the agenda

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF144/SF463* (Hortman) Notary public maximum fees increased. HF1036 (Pelowski) Lobbying activities related to a ballot question exempted from reporting requirements. HF483 (Slawik) has been removed from agenda

Transportation Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Department of Transportation budget overview

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Field hearing on transit
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1219 (Juhnke) Milk truck weight exemption sunset date repealed. HF1059 (Madore) Drivers required to possess a valid and unexpired driver's license. HF1060 (Madore) Driver's license required information modified. HF1061 (Madore) Driver's license cancellation provisions modified. HF818 (Hortman) Towing authority granted to Department of Transportation within metropolitan district, and hazardous materials and motor vehicle carrier provisions modified.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

2/28/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board: Confirmation hearing of new board members. HF1034 (Peterson, A) Heating and cooling policy for state building projects. HF15/SF19* (Hilstrom) Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government terminated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF406 (Welti) Small city definition modified relating to tax increment financing. HF919 (Welti) Elgin, Eyota, Byron and Oronoco authorized to act as small cities for purposes of use of revenues from certain economic development districts. HF571 (Hilstrom) Best value defined relating to construction contracts, and acquisition and competitive bidding provisions modified. HF102 (Shimanski) Winsted authorized to issue bonds for acquisition of a city hall, community center and police station.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Uniform Laws budget presentation Private Detective Board budget presentation CriMNet budget and presentation

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1205 (Kranz) Displaced residents relocation compensation required relating to manufactured homes. HF1301 (Moe) Establishing a resident right of refusal when a manufactured home park is being sold.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Added to the agenda - HF774 (Dill) Bois Forte Band of Chippewa renewable energy facility feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. Presentations on decoupling

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance and Department of Health provisions modified. (discussion only)

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Employment and Economic Development budget overview
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony from high school students and parents regarding access to higher education

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Department of Agriculture Budget Overviews Bills Removed: HF954 (Welti) Agricultural research funding provided to the University of Minnesota.

K-12 Finance Division

2/28/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF987 (Davnie) Contract alternative program students over the age of 21 authorized to receive instruction until graduation. HF703 (Peterson, A) School districts that have participated in the cooperative secondary facilities program authorized to levy for certain unfunded severance and retirement costs. HF1324 (Heidgerken) Levy authority authorized for unfunded severance and reitrement costs faced by school districts that have participated in the cooperative secondary facilities program. HF831 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 2311, Clearbrook-Gonvick, authorized to use health and safety revenue to demolish a building. HF1147 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, security improvements funding provided, and money appropriated. HF982 (Norton) Independent School District No. 535, Rochester, property tax levy certification deadline date extended. HF980 (Knuth) Referendum aid adjustment modified for open enrollment students.
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Members and staff visit for demonstration of St. Croix River Education District reading model
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