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Commerce and Labor

2/19/2008
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HF2811 (Atkins) Board of Accountancy governing provisions modified HF2898 (Paymar) Claim denials under aviation liability coverage regulated HF2553 (Winkler) Victim Compensation Fund; subrogation; whether health insurance companies will be able to recover funds intended for victims

E-12 Education

2/19/2008
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HF2983 (Peterson, S.) Office of Early Childhood Education established. HF2984 (Slawik) School age care modified HF2785 (Gardner) Conflict of interest exception established for certain school contracts for professional and other services. HF2185 (Lanning) Healthy child development within communities grant program established, and money appropriated. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) has been removed from the agenda.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

2/19/2008
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Department of Agriculture reports on dairy industry HF2942 (Juhnke) Livestock investment grant program Department of Veterans Affairs bonding requests HF2791 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County Veterans Home HF2456 (Ward) Brainerd; veterans nursing home design funding provided on the Brainerd regional treatment center site, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF864 (McNamara) Hastings Veterans Home supportive housing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2523 (Heidgerken) Sauk Centre veterans facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 3098 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to design and construct the All Veterans Memorial in the city of Richfield. HF3194 (Nornes) Fergus Falls Veterans Home bonding

Capital Investment Finance Division

2/19/2008
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Overview of MHFA proposal for permanent supportive housing loans (debt service on non-profit 501c3 bonds) Presentation on green building design and energy efficiency standards Discussion of HF1951 (Knuth) energy-efficient design and construction grants

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

2/19/2008
Presentations and discussion of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation scholarships and the state allowances

K-12 Finance Division

2/19/2008
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HF2807 (Brown) Independent School District No. 242, Alden-Conger, funding provided for Alden Community Center; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF3118 (Tschumper) Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, cooperative facilities grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF3178 (Sailer) Public K-12 school renewable energy grants, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Updated to reflect actual House File #s

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/19/2008
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Bills on the Public Facility Authority's priority lists; including: HF870 (Fritz) Medford wastewater treatment facility; HF1028 (Urdahl) Darwin wastewater holding ponds design; HF2222 (Otremba) Central Lakes Regional Sanitary District; HF2518 (Huntley) Duluth sanitary sewer overflow facility; HF2519 (Doty) Garrison and Kathio Township wastewater collection system; HF2563 (Hilty) Big Lake Area Sanitary District; HF2564 (Hilty) Barnum supply well; HF2566 (Hilty) Moose Lake wastewater collection; HF2615 (Juhnke) Willmar wastewater treatment facility; HF2654 (Rukavina) Iron Junction capital investment funding; HF2655 (Rukavina) Aurora wastewater treatment facility; HF2666 (Rukavina) Gilbert wastewater treatment facility;HF2673 (Urdahl) Dassel elevated water tank; HF2679 (Fritz) Ellendale water system; HF2680 (Fritz) Medford wastewater and water system; HF2688 (Westrom) Elbow Lake infrastructure funding; HF2728 (Dill) Knife River - Larsmont sanitary district; HF2741 (Solberg) Grand Rapids wastewater treatment facility; HF2797 (Anzelc) Wheeler Point community sanitary sewer; HF2798 (Anzelc) Northome sanitary sewer; HF2799 (Anzelc) Baudetter water towers; HF2809 (Brown) Rose Creek sewer systems; HF2817 (Morrow) Lafayette wastewater collection system; HF2864 (Ward) Brainerd - Baxter sewage treatment plant; HF2883 (Faust) Mora wastewater treatment infrastructure; HF2884 (Faust) Quamba wastewater infrastructure; HF2885/2886 (Anzelc) Nashwauk astewater infrastructure; HF2887 (Anzelc) Effie wastewater infrastructure; HF2918 (Kalin) Shafer wastewater infrastructure; HF2919 (Kalin) Rush City wastewater infrastructure; HF2935 (Ward) Nisswa wastewater infrastructure; HF2947 (Hilty) Moose Lake south suburban expansion project; HF2950 (Murphy) Midway Township sewer reconstruction; HF2953 (Urdahl) Litchfield wastewater treatment facility; HF2962 (Olin) Greenbush water treatment facility; HF2994 (Anzelc) Big Fork sewer project; HF2995 (Kalin) Amador Township wastewater infrastructure; and HF3001 (Moe) Cass Lake wastewater infrastructure. Bonding portion of Governor's SEED initiative; including: HF2760 (Mahoney) Bioscience public infrastructure grants; HF2879 (Brynaert) Greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program; and HF2880 (Moe) Greater Minnesota development funding. Other bills, including: HF2938 (Mahoney) Saint Paul bond obligation funded; and HF2948 (Mahoney) forgiving loan repayments on a loan to the city of St. Paul to finance the St. Paul RiverCentre

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/18/2008
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Economic and community development capital requests, including: HF2606 (Olin) appropriating money for the city of Thief River Falls pedestrian and bicycle pathways system; HF2609 (Lieder) appropriating money for a new ice arena complex in the city of Crookston; HF2796 (Anzelc) appropriating money for the renewable energy clean air project in Koochiching County; HF2651 (Peterson, A) appropriating money for the AgLan Center; HF2496 (Koenen) appropriating money to upgrade the electrical system of the Yellow Medicine County Agriculture and Transportation Museum; HF2713 (Moe) appropriating money for the Bemidji Regional Event Center; HF2814 (Howes) ppropriating money for a water main in the city of Walker; HF757 (Doty) appropriating money for a regional community center in Upsala; HF2583 (Hamilton) appropriating money for the Prairie Ecology Center in Jackson County; HF2793 (Murphy) appropriating money for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center arena HF2595 (Hosch) appropriating money for Washburne Avenue improvements in the city of Paynesville; HF2596 (Hosch) appropriating money for the Cold Spring downtown riverfront redevelopment project; HF2764 (Poppe) appropriating money for Austin flood relief; HF348 (Haws) appropriating money for capital improvements to the National Hockey Center at St. Cloud State University; HF2840 (Cornish) appropriating money for a community center in the city of Pemberton; HF2839 (Brynaert) appropriating money for a grant to the city of Mankato to predesign and design a performing arts theater and Southern Minnesota Women's Hockey Exposition Center; HF2835 (Liebling) appropriating money to design and construct improvements to the Mayo Civic Center Complex in Rochester; HF2891 (Ruth) appropriating money for the Minnesota Wildlife Art Museum; HF2644 (Faust) appropriating money for a senior center in the city of Mora; HF2576 (Greiling) appropriating money for improvements to the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval; HF2842 (Ruud) appropriating money for Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie; HF1227 (Morgan) appropriating money to build the Burnsville Performing Arts Center; HF371 (Slocum) money for city of Richfield athletic fields HF1742 (Thao) appropriating money for an Asian Pacific Cultural Center; and HF2483 (Johnson) appropriating money for acquisition and renovation of a building for St. Paul Youth Services

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

2/18/2008
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Reports from the Legislative Auditor: JOBZ Program and School District Student Transportation If you would like to testify, please contact Christina Gosack at 651-296-5524.

Environment and Natural Resources

2/18/2008
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Informal discussion on: HFXXXX (Gardner) Solid waste policy bill HF2802 (Gardner) Banning open burning of garbage statewide HF2777 (Gardner) Dedicating all of solid waste management tax to environmental fund

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

2/18/2008
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HF2794 (Thao) Crossbow hunting of bear and turkey allowed during regular firearms seasons HF2963 (Hansen) Lake Superior oceangoing vessels ballast water discharge regulation HF2201 (Olin) & HF2339 (Berns) pulled from schedule by authors

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

2/18/2008
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HF2942 (Juhnke) Livestock investment grant program created and money appropriated. HF2631(Urdahl) Dairy investment matching grants provided. HF2987 (Juhnke) Biodiesel definition modified, minimum content increased, tiered content goal created, B20 panel established, and money appropriated.

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

2/18/2008
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HF2061 (Atkins) Baseball fields with disabilities access funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2541/HF2495 (Atkins) (Kranz) Ice arena facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF3180 (Atkins) Relating to facility planning and improvements; appropriating money for the St. Paul Regional Amateur Sports Facility: authorizing the issuance of state bonds. HF2516 (Lanning) Moorhead; Northwestern Minnesota Regional Sports Center construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF624 (Norton) Rochester; National Volleyball Center phase II expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF900 (Gunther) Ceylon softball field lighting funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1481 (Peterson, N) Bloomington; Hyland K70 ski jump funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1965 (Hackbarth) Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historic Site improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2211 (Olin) Badger indoor ice arena funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2605 (Olin) Hallock Ice Arena funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2542 (Seifert) Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2543 (Knuth) Metro North Regional Sports Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2703 (Jaros) Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad scenic railway improvements funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2684 (Eken) Becker County Indian burial site acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2646 (Faust) Hinckley Fire State Monument funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated. HF3116 (Tschumper) Houston County Historical Society Building renovation and addition funding provided, and money appropriated. Chatfield Brass Band Lending Library improvements funding provided, and money appropriated. Hokah City Hall renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2729 (Morrow) Heritage trail bonds issued and money appropriated. HF3165 (Hortman) National Sports Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2739 (Cornish) Wells; historical Wells Depot renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF XXXX (Mariani) Minnesota Historical Society Grants. HF3189 (Urdahl) County and Local Historic Preservations Grants.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2/18/2008
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HF3002 (Moe) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for state trail acquisition, rehabilitation, and repair; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds. HF 2302 (Welti) Great River Ridge Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF697 (Welti) Chester Woods Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF143 (Peterson, A.) Minnesota River Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2819 (Johnson) Lower Afton Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2594 (Dill) North Shore state parks and trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2461 (Gardner) Rice Creek North Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2598 (Hosch) Stearns County; Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2199 (Hansen) South St. Paul span arch bridge funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1026 (Hortman) Anoka County bicycle and pedestrian trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1522 (Lillie) Gateway Trail tunnel funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2829 (Hornstein) Minneapolis; Grand Rounds parkway improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Hornstein) bonding for Grand Rounds Trail HF2881 (Faust) Mora; Spring Lake Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2511 (Koenen) Clara City walking path funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2929 (Koenen) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a segment of the Minnesota River Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds. HF2546 (Atkins) Mississippi River Bridge 5600 between Inver Grove Heights and St. Paul Park renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2707 (Lenczewski) Bloomington; Old Cedar Avenue Bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1369 (Garofalo) Cannon River pedestrian bridge funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2431 (Nornes) Vergas; Roger Hanson Memorial Trail completion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Eastlund) bonding for Cambridge-Isanti bike/walk trail segment. HF1962 (Ward), HF513 (Lenczewski), HF2603 (Olin), HF2571 (Howes), HF2834 (Wollschlager), HF2284 (Demmer), HF2808 (Brown), HF2848 (Bly) HF2914 (Pelowski), and HF2917 (Pelowski) have been removed.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/18/2008
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HF1392 (Hilty) Energy bonding recommendations Update from Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

2/18/2008
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HF2731 (Hansen) Water and Soil Resources board statewide projects funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

2/18/2008
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HF2553 (Winkler) Catastrophe survivor compensation fund established, and money appropriated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

2/18/2008
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*HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited. HF2636 (Anzelc) Towns; recognition of service expenditures authorized. HF2788 (Anzelc) Nashwauk Public Utilities Commission membership increased from three to five members. HF1762 (Simon) City charter commission discharge mechanism provided. HFXXXX (Peterson, A.) Moving certain duties from Big Stone County Auditor to Treasurer. HF2599 (Brod) Memorial Day observances county expenditure limit increased. * Bills marked were passed after full hearings in the 2007 session and returned to the committee pursuant to House Rule 4.20. The committee intends to limit itself to taking procedural action to return these bills to the General Register.

Taxes

2/18/2008
HF 2800 (Lieder) Transportation finance bill appropriating money for highway maintenance, local roads, emergency relief related to the I-35W bridge collapse, establishing a bridge improvement program; issuing bonds; and modifying motor fuel taxes.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

2/15/2008
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- Office of the Legislative Auditor Report - "Green Acres" and Agricultural Land Preservation Programs (February 2008) - Update from Department of Revenue on property tax refund public notification efforts - Department of Revenue - Assessment and Classification Practices Report Class 4d low-income rental housing (February 2007)

Crime Victims Subcommittee

2/15/2008
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HF1625 (Hosch) Permanent orders for protection and restraining orders authorized after multiple violations or continued threats; HF2991 (Simon) Confidentiality for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; HF3007 (Simon) Providing for juvenile right to demand that a parent be present for interrogation by a law enforcement.

Mental Health Division

2/15/2008
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Status of the implementation of the mental health initiative

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

2/15/2008
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Board of Water & Soil Resources bonding requests presentation HF2731 (Hansen) Water and Soil Resources board statewide projects funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Scalze) Bonding for conservation lands, trails, parks, wastewater, TMDL grants, RIM HF2738 (Beard) Lower Minnesota Watershed District dredge material site projects funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Magnus)Floodplain management in the Minnesota River Basin HF471 (Morrow) Lake Titlow watershed improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2611 (Juhnke) has been removed.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/15/2008
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Overview of 1999 statewide master plan for fire and law enforcement training facilities in Minnesota HF502 (Beard) Scott County regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2236 (Liebling) Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2672 (Urdahl) Annandale Tactical Training Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2830 (Davnie) Appropriating money for an emergency operations center and regional fire training center in the city of Minneapolis HF1673 (Sailer) and HF2420 (Seifert) have been removed

Veterans Affairs Division

2/15/2008
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HF2582 (Howes) Vietnam Veterans Day designated as March 29. HF2664 (Koenen) Montevideo; New veterans home to be established and operated in Montevideo. HF2276 (Demmer) Silver Star Families of America Day designated on May 1. HF2524 (Ward) Resident student definition expanded to include the spouse and children of a resident veteran for purposes of determining eligibility for state financial aid for higher education.
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