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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

1/25/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Unemployment benefits overview
Bills Added:
HF103 (Murray) - Unemployment insurance eligibility and extension provisions modified.

Civil Law

1/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1 (Fabian) - Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified.

Rules and Legislative Administration

1/24/2011
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Permanent House Rules

Veterans Services Division

1/24/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview of the Department of Veteran Affairs (MDVA) Programs and Services and Veteran Homes. • Commissioner and Former Adjutant General Larry Shellito: Introduction • Deputy Commissioner Gil Acevedo: Veterans Homes • Deputy Commissioner Reggie Worlds: MDVA Programs and Services. • Sherry Kromschroeder the department Finance Director will also be available for budget/finance questions. Overview of Minnesota County Veterans Services Officers program • Milton Schoen: Hennepin County Veteran Services Officer and Program Legislative Liaison

Transportation Policy and Finance

1/24/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Office of the Legislative Auditor report on Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region. Responses to the OLA report by Metropolitan Council, Counties Transit Improvement Board and the Suburban Transit Association.

Ways and Means

1/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF130 (Holberg) - Fiscal year 2011 appropriations reduced, policies changed, and appropriation reductions made for fiscal years 2012 and 2013; tax aid, credits and payment reductions provided, and changes conformed in the Internal Revenue Code.
Attachments:
(1/23/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/23/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)

State Government Finance

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF127 (McNamara) - State employee salary and wage freeze instituted.
HF125 (Gunther) - State employee salary freeze implemented, and executive branch agencies and legislature reductions made.
Meeting at 10:15 AM

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/20/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF57 (Kriesel) - Synthetic cannabinoid sale or possession crime established; synthetic cannabinoids, 2C-E, and 2C-I added to the list of Schedule I controlled substances; definition of "analog" added; analog of a Schedule I or II controlled substance provided to be considered a Schedule I controlled substance; weight of fluid used in a water pipe established when determining weight or amount of controlled substance; and Board of Pharmacy authorized to reschedule certain drugs only pursuant to law.

Education Finance

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony on legislative priorities: Association of Metropolitan School Districts Minnesota's Future Initiative

Education Reform

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Increasing Educational Acheivement, Emphasizing and Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Peter Hutchinson, Bush Foundation, President Susan Heegaard, Bush Foundation, Vice President, Educational Achievement

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/20/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1 (Fabian) - Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified.
HF55 (Hackbarth) - State lands; stream easement acquisition provisions modified; state park, state forest, and land exchange provisions modified; state parks and state forests added to and deleted from; and public and private sales, conveyances, and exchanges of state land authorized.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Housing Finance and Combative Sports Commission overview

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
University of Minnesota overview
Bills Added:
HF126 (Nornes) - Higher education appropriation reductions made.

Health and Human Services Finance

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Human Services budget overview, Health Care Administration
Attachments:
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)

Government Operations and Elections

1/20/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of state labor negotiating process and contracts Barb Holmes, assistant commissioner and state labor negotiator for Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Greg Hubinger, director of Legislative Coordinating Commission

Health and Human Services Finance

1/19/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview from Department of Human Services, Financial Management & Operations
Bills Added:
HF128 (Abeler) - Human services appropriation reductions made.
Attachments:
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)
(1/21/2011)

Government Operations and Elections

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation from the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board
Bills Added:
HF4 (Downey) - State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.

Health and Human Services Reform

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Introduction of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman Introduction of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson Introduction of Health Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger
Bills Added:
HF8 (Gottwalt) - Unified personal health premium accounts permitted.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
"Reforming Environmental Review" presentation by Peder Larson, Larkin Hoffman Law Firm Environmental permitting/review stakeholder comments

Civil Law

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Chair's remarks Data Practices Subcommittee Presentation by Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Director of Information Policy Analysis Division (Dept. of Administration) on data practices
Bills Added:
HF32 (Dill) - State and municipal liability provided for claims involving certain nonprofit organizations.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Government relations representative introductions *Contact Bethany Aronhalt or Dan Dwight if you would like to be added to the agenda

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of the committee's financial jurisdictions

Capital Investment

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview A. Introductions B. Committee Guidelines C. Gay Grieter, Capital Budget Coordinator for Minnesota Management & Budget
Attachments:
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Agency Overview – Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board) Agency Overview – Department of Corrections

State Government Finance

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of state labor negotiating process and contracts Greg Hubinger, director of Legislative Coordinating Commission Barb Holmes, assistant commissioner and state labor negotiator for Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)
Attachments:
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF129 (Davids) - Tax aids and credits changes made and payments reduced, and changes conformed in the Internal Revenue Code.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuing agenda from earlier

Legacy Funding Division

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Legacy Fund Recipient Presentations PCA-Rebecca Flood Board of Water & Soil Resources- Julie Blackburn, John Jaschke Metropolitan Council- Arne Stefferud MN Humanities Center- David O'Fallon

Property and Local Tax Division

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Introductions Begin overview of Minnesota Property Tax system

Transportation Policy and Finance

1/19/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Committee rules and procedures Metropolitan Council presentation on transportation and transit systems in the Metro District. Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) Presentation

Taxes

1/18/2011
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

State Government Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF XXXX (Mahoney) Establishing a Minnesota science and technology program
Bills Added:
HF79 (Davids) - Internal Revenue Code changes conformed, and corporate refund delay requirement repealed.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Public sector pension informational overview and update: Lawrence Martin, executive director of Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; Edward Burek, deputy director of Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; Mary Vanek, executive director of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA); Dave Bergstrom, executive director of Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS); Laurie Hacking, executive director of Teachers Retirement Association (TRA); and Howard Bicker, executive director of Minnesota State Board of Investment
Attachments:
(1/25/2011)
(1/26/2011)
(2/4/2011)
(3/30/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/26/2011)
(2/4/2011)
(3/30/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)
(1/25/2011)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Agency Overview – Department of Public Safety

Redistricting

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
State Demographer Tom Gillaspy: Census timeline and background House Researcher Matt Gehring: Redistricting history and background
Attachments:
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of agriculture agency overview: Regulatory divisions and program descriptions Agency services descriptions

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/18/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
MPCA/DNR environmental review and permitting overview

Education Reform

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3 (Mariani) - Alternative teacher preparation program and limited term teacher license established, and teacher candidate assessments amended.
HF63 (Garofalo) - Teacher licensure provisions amended, alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license established, and report required.

Education Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony on legislative priorities: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Cecilia Retelle, Manager, Education Policy MN Association of School Business Officials Jeff Solomon, Director of Finance Rosemount -Apple Valley- Eagan School District Peggy Ingison, Chief Financial Officer Minneapolis Public Schools MN Association of School Administrators Charlie Kyte, Executive Director Education Minnesota Karl Aaro, Executive Director

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Office of Higher Education overview

Judiciary Policy and Finance

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by House Fiscal Analyst

Government Operations and Elections

1/18/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Public sector pension informational overview and update: Lawrence Martin, executive director of Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; Edward Burek, deputy director of Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; Mary Vanek, executive director of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA); Dave Bergstrom, executive director of Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS); Laurie Hacking, executive director of Teachers Retirement Association (TRA); and Howard Bicker, executive director of Minnesota State Board of Investment

Health and Human Services Finance

1/18/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Human Services Budget Overview of Chemical & Mental Health Services and Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Attachments:
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)
(1/18/2011)

Health and Human Services Finance

1/13/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Long-term care funding Waiver funding Nursing home funding Government shutdown overview
Attachments:
(1/14/2011)
(1/14/2011)
(1/14/2011)
(1/14/2011)
(1/14/2011)
(1/14/2011)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Labor and Industry overview Board of Cosmetologist Examiners overview

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) presentation/overview

Education Finance

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota school finance overview from Legislative Analyst Tim Strom and Fiscal Analyst Greg Crowe

Education Reform

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of "WANTED: Prepared Workforce NEEDED: Education Reforms" Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Bills Added:
HF63 (Garofalo) - Teacher licensure provisions amended, alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license established, and report required.
HF3 (Mariani) - Alternative teacher preparation program and limited term teacher license established, and teacher candidate assessments amended.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Green Chemistry report

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/13/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Introduction and statement by Commissioner David Fredrickson Agriculture agency overview: Mission Agency Structure Broad Budget numbers, including changes since beginning of last biennium Non-regulatory divisions and program descriptions

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/13/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Agency Overviews: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Department of Human Rights

State Government Finance

1/13/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of Tuesday's agenda
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) overview of specific programs: SWIFT new accounting system update: Assistant Commissioner Lori Mo- Accounting Services; Jim Manion- SWIFT Project Coordinator New Budget Information System (BIS) update: Assistant Commissioner Kristin Dybdal - State Budget Director Michelle Weber- Budget System Project Manager, MMB Internal Controls: Jeanine Kuwik- Internal Control and Accountability Director Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board overview - Gary Goldsmith, executive director
Attachments:
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)
(1/24/2011)

Taxes

1/13/2011
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Taxes

1/11/2011
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Legacy Funding Division

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Committee Member Introductions-Committee Rules-Staff Overview

State Government Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Introductions Committee priorities Background on Minnesota tax system
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Member and staff introductions Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst: overview of the jurisdiction of the State Government Finance committee Mark Shepard, House Research: overview of mandated reports within jurisdiction of committee
Attachments:
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Introduction of committee members and staff Chairman’s remarks Review committee rules Overview of committee jurisdiction

Redistricting

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Committee introductions Review of committee procedures Upcoming meetings

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Introduction of members and staff Adoption of committee rules Overview of upcoming meetings

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Member and staff introductions. Issue overviews from nonpartisan staff.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/11/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF9 (Peppin) - New nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition abolished.

Education Reform

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of teacher licensure system and new assessment Karen Balmer, Board of Teaching, Executive Director John Melick, Minnesota Department of Education, Educator Licensing Director

Education Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota school finance overview from Legislative Analyst Tim Strom and Fiscal Analyst Greg Crowe

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introductions Committee procedures Overview of jurisdiction and accounts

Health and Human Services Reform

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Introductions Committee procedures Overview of private health care coverage. Presentations by: MN Department of Commerce, MN Department of Health, MN Council of Health Plans, and MN Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Member and staff introductions. Agency and budget overviews by nonpartisan staff.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Introductory Remarks and Overview Introduction by Committee Members Overview of Committee Procedures Presentation by the Coalition to Preserve Minnesota Justice System

Health and Human Services Finance

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Principles for Health and Human Services Budgeting and Program Reform, Michael Scandrett Hospital Funding, Mary Krinkie, MN Hospital Association and Paul Olson, DHS DSH Funding, Paul Olson, DHS
Attachments:
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/12/2011)

Government Operations and Elections

1/11/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Office of Administrative Hearings presentation on state rulemaking House Research Intro to government operations
Bills Added:
HF52 (Peppin) - City, county, and town zoning control and ordinance variances provided.

Civil Law

1/10/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introductions by committee members and staff Presentation by Mr. Bryan Lake, Minnesota State Bar Association Presentation by Mr. Wayland Campbell, Director of Child Support Division, MN Department of Human Services Presentation by Ms. Lynn Aves and Mr. Matt Gehring, Civil Law House Research Open microphone for citizens and job creators to suggest regulatory and statutory changes to improve Minnesota’s economic environment, and for other changes to statutes and regulations for the benefit of consumers and citizens in Minnesota (Please limit remarks to five minutes. Contact the committee administrator if you wish to register in advance.). - Mr. Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses - Mr. Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Rules and Legislative Administration

1/10/2011
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Welcome & introductions HR policies, staff, miscellaneous personnel reports House policies and resolutions

Veterans Services Division

1/10/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introductions of committee and staff Jim Cleary, House Research, committee overview Military affairs presentation, Brigadier General Joe Kelly, the assistant adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard and the deputy commissioner for the Department of Military Affairs

Transportation Policy and Finance

1/10/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introduction of committee members and staff. Presentation on November 2010 forecast of transportation and transit revenues and expenditures. (Pam Tschida, acting chief financial officer, and Warren Skallman, budget director, Department of Transportation.)

Education Reform

1/6/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Introductions Committee priorities Overview of committee operating procedures

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/5/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Water and Sustainability Framework presentation EQB 2010 Minnesota Water Plan

Education Finance

1/5/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introductions Commttee motto and mission Overview of committee operating procedures

Health and Human Services Finance

1/5/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
DHS base budget explanation Forecast briefing MA early expansion Shifts impacting upcoming biennium Unallotments Health Care Access Fund discussion
Attachments:
(1/12/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/12/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
(1/10/2011)
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