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Audio/Video Archives - 2009-2010 Regular Session

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Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Bonding recommendations for the House Capital Investment Finance Division

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF865 (Welti) - Wabasha and Olmsted Counties; Great River Ridge Trail established.
HF955 (Morrow) - Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board renamed, and duties and membership of board clarified.
HF1031 (Wagenius) - Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF952 (Eken) - Board of Water and Soil Resources membership modified.
HF1237 (Dill) - Natural resources and state park provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF865 (Welti) Wabasha and Olmsted counties; Great River Ridge Trail established HF955 (Morrow) Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board renamed, and duties and membership of board clarified HF1031 (Wagenius) Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated HF952 (Eken) Board of Water and Soil Resources membership modified 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 provided, public waters inventory notice of change provided, and critical habitat plate eligibility modified

Civil Justice

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated; HF534 (Davids) Certificates of insurance authorized and regulated; HF731 (Mullery) Civil liability modified for labor and sex trafficking crimes; HF722 (Thissen) Tax preparation services law modified.

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Historical Society overview HF1121 (Cornish) Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1008 (Solberg) Public television and noncommercial radio station grant timing and requirements modified.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished. HF1201 (Marquart) Council on Local Results and Innovation created, local governments encouraged to develop performance measurement programs, and money appropriated. HF1261 (Dittrich) State property tax system benchmarks provided, critical indicators, and principles provided, property tax working group established.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students who have not successfully passed the Minnesota basic skills-test. HF466 (Carlson) State Board of Education established. HF1186 (Mariani) Center established for legislative educational analysis research and navigation in the next generation. HF648 (Mariani) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator instruction guidelines established. HF1187 (Mariani) has been removed from the agenda.

Taxes

3/11/2009
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
2009 Minnesota Tax Incidence Report

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1081 (Mahoney) - Small business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated.
HF744 (Mullery) - Transitional employment training project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF737 (Rukavina) - Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification provided.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1081 (Mahoney) Small growth business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated. HF744 (Mullery) Transitional employment training project funding provided, and money appropriated. HF737 (Rukavina) has been removed from the agenda

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget discussions on the Plant Protection Division of the Department of Agriculture. Budget discussions on the Ag Development and Financial Assistance Division of the Department of Agriculture.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Updates on federal stimulus legislation and implementation from the Department of Health and the Housing Finance Agency Removed: HF356 (Gardner) Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund changed.

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1250 (Hornstein) Electric vehicle infrastructure regulated, and incentives for use and adoption established. HF899 (Hausman) Transportation goals modified, reduction of vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions provided. HF571 (Sailer) Mini truck titling, registration and operation regulated. HF668 (Morrow) Postcrash procedures provided for school buses in accidents. HF1047 (Hornstein) Statewide goals amended for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. HF672 (Dettmer) Freeway shoulders use authorized by transit and metro mobility buses.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of budget priorities by members HF511 (Marquart) Seasonal recreational property tax deferral program provided, and money appropriated HF541 (Juhnke) Eligibility time frame extended for the surviving spouses of disabled military veterans to receive the residential homestead market value exclusion HF845 (Emmer) has been removed from agenda

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. 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. 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. HF1214 (Davnie) Eviction provisions clarified, governing contracts for deeds modified, and contracts regulated for deeds involving residential property and residential leases with an option to purchase. HF612 (Lesch) Sick leave minimum standards established.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/11/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF388 (Bigham) Clinical drug trial participation prohibited HF681 (Hayden) HIV transmission public education program established SF594*/HF921 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings required HF1233 (Abeler) Individuals on waiting lists for developmental disabilities waivered services ranked HF1239 (Hayden) Group residential housing eligibility changed HF521 (Thissen) Volunteer health practitioner provisions modified HF1012 (Laine) Nonprofit health plan company maximum financial reserves specified HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups, and benefit assignment for health and medical savings accounts required HF730 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF28 (Fritz) Wind generator at the Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated. HF125 (Fritz) Minnesota State Academies campus graduate housing funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated. HF273 (Sailer) Red Lake, ISDN 38 maximum effort capital loan provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF588 (Falk) Dawson-Boyd; ISDN 378; Geothermal heating system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1259 (Sailer) Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. - informational only HF1260 (Sailer) Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated. - informational only

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF951 (Lillie) Two or more existing municipal power agencies authorized to form a new municipal power agency. HF689 (Knuth) Strategic tree planting included as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement. HF1259 (Sailer) Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF1260 (Sailer) Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF900 (Juhnke) Pesticide railroad application regulated. HF793 (Juhnke) Loan program terms updated, and family farm security program abolished.

Licensing Division

3/11/2009
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Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1226 (Thao) Licensure and practice limitations established for an oral health practitioner, fees established, and rulemaking required HF823 (Norton) Dental therapist fees, licensing, and practice limitations established

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/10/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students who have not successfully passed the Minnesota basic skills-test. HF1037 (Swails) has been removed from the agenda.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1113 (Morgan) Early voting authorized. HF691 (Rukavina) Vacation donation program modified.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Department of Natural Resources budget presentation (cont.)

Public Safety Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget Presentation: Department of Public Safety

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF522 (Hayden) Bridges rental housing assistance program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF293 (Ruud) Colorectal cancer screening provided for the uninsured, and money appropriated. HF113 (Dean) Professional education loan forgiveness program expanded for child mental health professionals, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Continued budget discussions on the Programs & Services Divisions of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Taxes

3/10/2009
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Revenue Forecast presentation by State Economist Tom Stinson

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 1:30 PM
Agenda:
HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated HF1141 (Huntley) Contact lens prescription expiration dates changed HF782 (Sterner) Shaken baby syndrome training requirements changed in licensed child care and child foster care programs HF849 (Haws) Health care program renewal notice requirements modified HF491 (Liebling) Prescription information prohibited for marketing of pharmaceutical products HF961 (Bunn), HF457 (Gardner), and HF1114 (Pelowski) have been removed from the agenda

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF72 (Norton) Lifelong learning accounts and tax credits HF1227 (Rukavina) MN law conformed for unemployment insurance federal stimulus money HF242 (Anzelc) Coleraine downtown corridor HF1203 (Falk) Benson city street reconstruction HF1042 (Slocum) Richfield new arterial street funding HF1130 (Persell) Bemidji State University improvements HF1292 (Davids) Rushford transferring appropriation HF1319 (Kiffmeyer) Big Lake regional ice center HF1243 (Obermueller) Redevelopment funding HF1335 (Gunther) Winnebago wastewater treatment pipeline HF1323 (Rukavina) Hoyt lakes water plant HF1337 (Mahoney) St Paul 3M site redevelopment HF712 (Thao) St Paul Asian Pacific Cultural center HF1263 (Mahoney) has been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/10/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF589 (Lesch) Driver's license reinstatement diversion pilot program created for individuals charged with driving without a valid license. HF1144 (Bigham) Out-of-state juvenile placement reports repealed, Sentencing Guidelines Commission review of reports required. HF1274 (Rosenthal) Statewide Radio Board designated as Minnesota's State Interoperability Executive Committee. HF1264 (Hilstrom) Trespass crime expanded to prohibit entry into areas cordoned off by peace officers. HF702 (Hilstrom) Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system. HF1039 (Smith) Provisions clarified for an inmate convicted for assaulting a correctional officer to serve sentence consecutive to the sentence for which they are imprisoned. HF1223 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda.

State Government Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
A discussion of how Minnesota invests money.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF919 (Scalze) Specific information required for local capital improvement requests. HF918 (Hausman) General obligation bond sale provisions amended. HF562 (Wagenius) Higher education asset preservation standards modified. HF983 (Hansen) Natural resources asset preservation and replacement established. HF1106 (Hausman) has been removed from the agenda

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF774 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission registry provided HF569 (Sailer) Recycled paint pilot program implementation required by paint manufacturers HF1086 (Wagenius) Park and trails fund, outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, and environment and natural resources trust fund oversight provided and criteria established HF424 (Hansen) Bill Removed From Agenda HF500 (Gardner) Bill Removed From Agenda

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF878 (Hortman) Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided. HF464 (Rukavina) Speed limit modified when passing. HF828 (Hansen) Dakota County; Robert Street corridor transitway funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF765 (Loeffler) Minneapolis; Northtown Rail Yard Bridge construction funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1380 (Bly) Commuter rail line between Northfield and St. Paul alternatives analysis funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF1210 (Urdahl) Little Crow Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Labor

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF841 (Juhnke) Sunset of the farmer-lender mediation law eliminated. HF866 (Hosch) School districts required to obtain employee health coverage through the public employees insurance program.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/10/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF106 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established HF1026 (Slawik) Early childhood education provisions amended HF1411 (Downey) A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; funding various early, community, and adult education programs; appropriating money

Finance

3/9/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF18/SF119 (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided. HF195 (Norton) Labor Day school start provisions modified for two years, and repealing the Labor Day school start provision after studying its effect.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF557 (Severson) State procurement preferences authorized for veteran-owned small businesses and disabled veteran-owned small businesses. HF1095 (Mullery) Agricultural research, monitoring, and assessment data classified.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
Organizational meeting: Election of co-chairs Discussion of members' goals for the commission
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1131 (Bly) Energy use disclosure study and report required for residential building owners, purchasers, and renters. HF863 (Hilty) Excess energy savings carry forward allowed by power companies, and conservation improvement program study required. HF1155 (Magnus) Wind-powered electric generation facility certificate of need exemption status modified.

Taxes

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF716 (Rukavina) Tax provided on interest rates over 15 percent HF1258 (Mullery) Gift tax imposed, coordinated with the estate tax. HF401 (Solberg) and HF1073 (Solberg) have been removed from the agenda

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF753 (Sterner) Minnesota Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF92 (Murphy, M) Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo facility repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF820 (Hausman) Como Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF948 (Peterson) Mighty Ducks ice facility grant amounts modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF193 (Norton) Rochester; National Volleyball Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Adoption of Goals for the Constitutionally Dedicated Funds 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 Clean Water Fund, Drinking Water Account and Parks and Trails Fund should be structured and how the anticipated money each fund will have should be spent. Representatives from governmental agencie

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF150 (Anzelc) - All-terrain vehicle use allowed by the disabled along certain trails, and hunting provisions for disabled hunters modified.
HF652 (Kelly) - Bait and feed definition modified.
HF1287 (Hackbarth) - Decoy restrictions modified.
HF1138 (Dill) - All-terrain vehicle use expanded for the purposes of baiting bear, and Boundary Waters Canoe Area winter trout season modified.
HF1238 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF150 (Anzelc) All-terrain vehicle use allowed by the disabled along certain trails, and hunting provisions for disabled hunters modified HF652 (Kelly) Bait and feed definition modified HF1287 (Hackbarth) Decoy restrictions modified HF1138 (Dill) All-terrain vehicle use expanded for the purposes of baiting bear, Boundary Waters Canoe Area winter trout season modified 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

Civil Justice

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF995 (Mullery) Sheriff's sale procedure modified relating to foreclosures; HF84 (Mullery) Consumer fraud regulated; HF328 (Murphy) Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified.

Local Government Division

3/9/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1278 (Sterner) County offices appointment and consolidation provided, subject to notice, hearing, and reverse referendum. HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished. HF1201 (Marquart) Council on Local Results and Innovation created, local governments encouraged to develop performance measurement programs, and money appropriated. HF1261 (Dittrich) has been removed from the agenda.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/6/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF903 (Mullery) Foreclosure consultant provisions modified. HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic chemicals in products, disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products that contain chemicals of high concern, Pollution Control Agency authorized to designate priority chemicals and safer alternative replacement required, exemption process provided, clearinghouse participation authorized, and legislative reports required. HF914 (Davnie) Payday lending regulated, penalties and remedies provided. HF1056 (Howes) Construction subcontractors prompt payment required. HF612 (Lesch) has been removed from the agenda.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Confirmation of the appointment to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: John J. Scanlon. HF913 (Pelowski) Independent expenditure provisions in political campaigns removed, timing and method of filing with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board modified. (This bill is removed from the agenda) HF729 (Poppe) Town election requirements changed.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Department of Natural Resources budget presentation (cont.)

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF920 (Tillberry) Education; obsolete and unneeded mandates removed. HF1037 (Swails) Home school mandates reduced.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget Presentation: Department of Corrections

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 1:35 PM
Agenda:
Overview of the February forecast by George Hoffman, Department of Human Services

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division: HF248 (Paymar) Existing domestic fatality review team continuation authorized and all judicial districts permitted to create domestic fatality review teams; HF551 (Kalin) Predatory offender risk-level assessment process amended, penalties increased, and training required regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults. HF720 (Hilstrom) Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act adopted. 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. HF1021 (Kelly) Arrest authorized for person who escapes from custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act.

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
DEED - presentation and discussion of the federal stimulus provisions related to workforce and economic development Capital bills with proceeds to DEED: HF146 (Doty) Upsala regional community center (removed from agenda) HF147 (Doty) Motley Tri-county regional services center HF232 (Brown) Rose Creek sewer system HF242 (Anzelc) Coleraine downtown corridor HF299 (Kalin) Lindstrom AllmensratWilderness park HF450 (Leibling) Rochester Mayo Civic Center HF485 (Anderson, P) Pope/Douglas waste to energy facility HF717 (Haws) St. Cloud Civic center HF957 (Olin) Kennedy; Municipal geothermal, wind turbine, and solar energy power HF16 (Dettmer) Hugo grant for tornado relief HF1109 (Eken) White Earth biofuel production facility HF1203 (Falk) Benson city street reconstruction

State Government Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Department of Finance: finish presentation on MAPS; presentation and discussion of lease purchasing finance model

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF286 (Clark) Acupuncture equal access provided and services required by certain group policies and subscriber contracts, Edith R. Davis memorial provided, claim determinations required regarding acupuncture services made or reviewed by acupuncture practitioners, and acupuncture referral reporting required to acupuncture practitioners and reimbursement rates 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 HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups, and benefit assignment for health and medical savings accounts required

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. - pending referral HF314 (Mariani) Compulsory attendance age increased to 18. HF439 (Norton) Statewide academic standards required for physical education.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Department of Administration bonding and asset preservation update Informational presentation on Health Facilities Authorities

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF851 (Haws) St. Cloud; St. Cloud regional airport funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF83 (Huntley) Duluth; New terminal facilities funding provided for the Duluth airport, bonds issued and money appropriated. HF846 (Lieder) Rail service funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF619 (Hornstein) Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF378 (Slawik) Early childhood education funding provided, and money appropriated HF106 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established Presentation on the Effects of Early Maltreatment and Trauma on Children and Families by Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., PhD Presentation on February Forecast

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/5/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
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 driven to reduce greenhouse gases, and money transferred.
HF128 (Dill) - Bow and gun case requirements removed.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
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 HF128 (Dill) Bow and gun case requirements removed

Commerce and Labor

3/5/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF819 (Atkins) Early Internet sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibited. HF1200 (Dill) Grand Marais; On-sale liquor licenses authorized. HF97 (Solberg) Convention centers authorized to obtain liquor licenses. HF159 (Simon) Alcohol control device sale allowed at exclusive liquor stores. HF546 (Nelson) has been removed from the agenda.

Civil Justice

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1171 (Jackson) Legislation containing erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text, and obsolete references corrected, redundant and conflicting provisions eliminated, technical corrections provided; HF211 (Swails) Statutory housing warranties recovery for breaches regulated; HF1156 (Paymar) Referees authorized to preside over conciliation courts; HF292 (Rukavina) has been removed from the agenda; HF1103 (Paymar) has been removed from the agenda.

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Overview of organizations: Libraries; Arts Board

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF935 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified. HF553 (Dittrich) and HF1001 (Demmer) have been removed from the agenda.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established. HF297 (Hansen) Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.

Taxes

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF102 (Slawik) Oakdale; Technical corrections made in the city's authority to establish tax increment financing districts HF268 (Welti) Published delinquent tax list correction permitted HF401 (Solberg) Solicitor defined for nexus purposes HF526 (Otremba) Tax filing requirements modified. HF844 (Brod) Permitted time to file claims for refunds modified. HF722 (Thissen) removed from the agenda

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/4/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of the Oversight of Workers' Compensation report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2009

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Update on biomonitoring and environmental health tracking projects and report on asthma from the Minnesota Department of Health HF499 (Murphy, E.) Heart disease and stroke prevention funding provided, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget discussions on the Hastings and Minneapolis Veterans Homes. Continued budget discussions on the Programs & Services Divisions of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF872 (Marquart) Property tax exemption eligibility clarification provided for institutions of public charity. HF837 (Juhnke) Property tax refund definitions modified for disabled military veterans HF1016 (Scalze) Prescribed content of property tax statements modified HF566 (Magnus) Wind energy production tax inclusion removed

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF256 (Howes) - Cass County; new hospital funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF277 (Fritz) - State cemetery improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1064 (Thao) - Gillette Children's Hospital funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF256 (Howes) Cass County; New hospital funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF277 (Fritz) State cemetery improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1064 (Thao) Appropriating money for the Gillette Children's Hospital.

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/4/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF486 (Eastlund) Trunk highway system routes removed or altered. HF672 (Dettmer) Freeway shoulders use authorized by transit and metro mobility buses. HF575 (Simon) Home-school student driving instruction permit provisions modified. HF994 (Lieder) State hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolished.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Added: HF461 (Welti) Farm or ranch natural gas sales exempted from surcharges for utility low-income affordability programs HF789 (Knuth) Public Utilities Commission provisions modified relating to deadline for rate determination. HF1038 (Kulick Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues. HF602 (Beard) Audio electronic recordings provided, and cold weather rule technical corrections made. HF603 (Beard) Public Utilities Commission proceeding provisions modified.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF331 (Nornes) Seat belt requirements amended for motor coaches used in school-related transportation. HF875 (Hortman) State requirement modified for pupil transportation for elementary pupils, and a levy authorized to pay for certain transportation costs. HF896 (Hortman) Locally controlled process defined for establishing hazardous traffic condition pupil transportation zones, and levy authorized for certain hazardous pupil transportation services. HF1256 (Mullery) Local hazardous pupil transportation zone establishment process defined, levy for hazardous pupil transportation services authorized.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/4/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Effects of early trauma on children and families, Presentation by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans Oversight hearing: Use of restraints at the Minnesota Extended Treatment Options Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/4/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF671 (Dettmer) Residency requirements eliminated for veterans obtaining complimentary state park passes. HF715 (Newton) Disabled veteran owned businesses designated as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding certain state and metropolitan agency contracts. HF905 (Doty) Commissioner of military affairs authorized to accept uncompensated and voluntary services.

Finance

3/4/2009
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of the February Forecast
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