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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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State Government Finance Division

2/20/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Budget presentation from the Department of Administration, part 2 continued. Testimony from Mike Stolte, oversight of pension investments

Finance

2/19/2007
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Video Available:
House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base

Taxes

2/19/2007
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF114 (Solberg) Public safety radio communication products and services exempted from sales tax. HF434 (Cornish) Hydrogen used to power engines or fuel cells exempted from the sales tax. HF929 (Ruud) Minnetonka water treatment facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF968 (Koenen) Exempting grain bins and fencing materials from sales and use tax HF1027 (Kahn) Extending the sales tax to certain cosmetic procedures HFXXX (Ruud) Firefighters bill.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

2/16/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3 (Marquart) School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased. HF157 (Morgan) School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased. HF135 (Westrom) Property tax abatement authority extended to include delinquent taxes. HF148 (Erhardt) Residential homestead property first tier classification rate valuation limit indexing provided. HF172 (Nornes) Town of Scambler in Otter Tail County to impose an aggregate tax in some circumstances. Bill removed from agenda: HF486 (Finstad) Homestead classification extended to certain property used for nonhomestead purposes.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

2/16/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited. HF554 (Nelson) Employee Free Choice Act support memorialized by resolution to Congress. HF643 (Hansen) Meatpacking industry workers bill of rights and ombudsman position established.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/15/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Alcohol/DWI presentations from Carol Falkowski, Hazelden Foundation; Professor Steve Simon, University of Minnesota; Judge Jim Dehn

K-12 Finance Division

2/15/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Classroom technology demonstration HF493 (Mariani) Statewide science, technology, engineering, and math incentive funding provided; and money appropriated. HF543 (Swails) Gifted and talented programming funding increased, and school districts required to identify gifted and talented students

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

2/14/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Report from the Voting Machine Options Working Group. HF340 (Slawik) Candidates and campaign workers authorized to have access to multiple unit residences. HF403 (Peterson, S.) Campaign material disclaimer requirements constitutional authority conformity provided.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2/14/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF678 (Murphy, E.) Heart disease and stroke prevention funding provided. HF462 (Murphy, E.) Deaf and hearing loss; support services funding provided to families with children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. HF315 (Otremba) Suicide prevention grants restored.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/14/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted. HF472 (Morrow) Renewable energy production incentives eligibility period extended. HF607 (Anzelc) Plasma torch gasification facility feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated. HF295 (Welti) Providing incentives for employee energy savings suggestions.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/13/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Court budget presentation

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2/13/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF537 (Clark) Runaway and Homeless Youth Act modified Minnesota Housing Finance Agency presentation of the governor's budget recommendations

State Government Finance Division

2/13/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Budget presentation from the Department of Administration, part 2.

Finance

2/12/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF87 (Thao) St. Paul Asian Pacific Cultural Center predesign expenditures authorized from previous appropriation. HF293 (Tingelstad) Environment and natural resources funding provided, and Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources meeting requirements modified. Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/12/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF4 (Peterson, A.) Renewable energy standard established.

Veterans Affairs Division

2/9/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF272 (Haws) Firearms safety and usage training certificates continuation provided while soldiers and essential employees are engaged in active military service. HF279 (Haws) War Orphans Act educational benefits eligibility clarified and extended for surviving military spouses and children. HF451 (Jaros) Honor guard member reimbursement provided for National Guard funerals.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

2/9/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation from House Research Presentation from Office of the Legislative Auditor: Prevailing Wages Report HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/8/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF56 (Thao) St. Paul Police Department Special Investigation Unit Asian Gang Task Force funding provided. Crime victim groups. Testimony from Cornerhouse, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Advocates for Family Peace, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Minnesota Coalition for General Crime

Ways and Means

2/8/2007
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Meeting at 11:00 AM
Agenda:
HF 166 (Hilty) Help America Vote Act account appropriations transfer authorized.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/8/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget overview

State Government Finance Division

2/8/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Budget presentation from the Department of Administration, part 1.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

2/7/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Agriculture and Education: Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council; Ag in the Classroom

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/7/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of University of Minnesota budget overview Begin Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget overview (time permitting)

K-12 Finance Division

2/7/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF170 (Slawik) Early childhood learning preparedness and enrichment allowance program established, and class sizes for kindergarten through grade three reduced to meet the statutory state standard. (Only sections 2, 3 and 4 and for information only) HF2 (Swails) Voluntary full-day kindergarten funding authorized. HF78 (Morrow) Voluntary full-day kindergarten funding authorized. HF140 (Madore) Voluntary full-day kindergarten funding authorized. HF597 (Brown) Voluntary full-day kindergarten funding authorized and full funding phased in. HF637 (Dittrich) Full-day kindergarten authorized, state aid provided and sliding scale fee imposed.

Health and Human Services

2/6/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF298 (Huntley) preventing unintended pregnancies by increasing access to family planning HF276 (Otremba) modifying the definition of income for self-employed farmers in MinnesotaCare HF578 (Abeler) Care for more families HF463 (Murphy, E) creating a small employer buy-in option to MinnesotaCare HF297 (Huntley) health care package (discussion only)

Public Safety Finance Division

2/6/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Department of Public Safety budget presentation
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
State of the Twin Cities. Testimony from St. Paul and Minneapolis mayors and police chiefs.

2/6/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Joint Tax Committee/Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division: 2006 Assessor Reports presented by Department of Revenue

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/6/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
University of Minnesota budget overview

Finance

2/5/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF 160 (Hilty) Help America Vote Act account appropriations transfer authorized. Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base Presentation by Finance Department regarding report on expenditure increases

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/5/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Continued HF4 (Peterson, A.) Renewable energy standard established.

Mental Health Division

2/2/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of housing and employment options for the mentally ill

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

2/2/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentations. Office of Enterprise Technology, Gopal Khanna St Paul Neighborhood Network, Mike Wassener HF116 (Atkins) Customer sales and service call center requirements imposed Opportunity to provide public comment on the bill will be available at www.house.mn/telecom beginning at 7:30 a.m..

Health and Human Services

2/1/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF305 (Huntley) Freedom to Breathe Act Members of the public wishing to testify should contact Jen McNertney, committee administrator, at (651) 296-3244 or jen.mcnertney@house.mn

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

2/1/2007

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

1/31/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of Biofuel Research in Minnesota - University of Minnesota

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

1/31/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF55 (Sviggum) Nursing facility payment rates increased to the geographic group III median rate. Department of Human Services agency wide functions If you are interested in testifying, please contact Jenn Holcomb, committee administrator, at (651) 296-6422.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

1/31/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Continuing testimony on Minnesota's transmission system. HF4 (Peterson, A.) Renewable energy standard established.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

1/30/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF194 (Norton) Biotechnology and medical genomics research funding provided to research partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

1/30/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuing care overview

Finance

1/29/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base

Energy Finance and Policy Division

1/29/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Continuing testimony on Minnesota's transmission system

Veterans Affairs Division

1/26/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentations by veteran organizations

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

1/26/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Possible continued testimony from interested parties. HF131 (Hilstrom) Social Security number use restricted.

Capital Investment Finance Division

1/25/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Overview on Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR), House Research Department University of Minnesota - 2007 HEAPR request Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - 2007 HEAPR request

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

1/25/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan presentation Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources recommendations HFXX (Tingelstad) Minnesota Resources, recommendations for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Finance

1/25/2007
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Discussion of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed state budget.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

1/24/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF465 (Kranz) Independent nonprofit firefighting corporations included in joint powers agreements. HF222 (Tilberry) University of Minnnesota former steam plant employess included in joint exercise of powers agreements.
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF160 (Hilty) Help America Vote account appropriations transfer authorized. HF110 (Huntley) Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact enacted. HF163 (Huntley) Duluth post-employment benefits accounts authorized to pay bebfits and to generate revenue.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

1/24/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview from the Department of Health

1/24/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF106 (Thissen) Seat belt violation primary offense provided in all seating positions regardless of age, and seat belt violation fine increased. HF147 (Johnson) Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date extended to 2012.

1/23/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Joint Tax Committee/Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division House briefing: property tax overview

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

1/23/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Student presentations from private colleges, nonprofit post-secondary institutions and for-profit career colleges.

State Government Finance Division

1/23/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Gaming Day: Department overviews will be given by Minnesota Lottery, the Minnesota Racing Commission and the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

Ways and Means

1/22/2007
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Finance

1/22/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of legislative auditor's report - "State Grants to Nonprofit Organizations" Presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

1/22/2007
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Introductory meeting explaining the purpose, role and responsibilities of this committee. All individuals and/or groups who anticipate requesting or receiving education funds this year should be in attendance at this meeting.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

1/19/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Testimony from interested parties. Parties interested in presenting a brief overview to the division should contact Elizabeth Emerson, committee administrator, at (651) 296-7175

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

1/18/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF7 (Loeffler) Appropriation continued in effect unless a law is enacted eliminating or amending the appropriation. HF42 (Rukavina) Appropriations continued to fund state agencies if bills are not passed to continue funding. HF66 (Kahn) Appropriations enacted in major finance or revenue bills continued in effect until eliminated or modified. HF68 (Solberg) Continuing appropriations provided for the operation of state government. HF94 (Bigham) Major finance and revenue bill appropriations continued in effect until eliminated or modified.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

1/18/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Organization of committee

State Government Finance Division

1/18/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Legislative auditor presentation Legislative Commission on Pensions presentation

Energy Finance and Policy Division

1/17/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Public Utilities Commission agency overview 2006 Wind Integration Study Electric utility generation and transmission overview

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

1/16/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview from the University of Minnesota

Health and Human Services

1/16/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1 (Thissen) Children's Health Security Act Discussion only

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

1/16/2007
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview of child care programs by the Department of Human Services

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

1/12/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Testimony from city, county and other groups concerning local property tax and its effects.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

1/12/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
State agency presentations

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

1/11/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview by Jim Reinholdz, house fiscal

State Government Finance Division

1/11/2007

Transportation Finance Division

1/11/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Introduction and Overview by the Chair

Public Safety Finance Division

1/10/2007
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Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

1/10/2007
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview - Doug Berg and Ron Soderberg, House Fiscal Analysis Student presentations from two-year rural MnSCU technical and community colleges

K-12 Finance Division

1/10/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Education finance briefing

Ways and Means

1/8/2007
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Finance

1/8/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget Overview Bill Marx - chief fiscal analyst

Taxes

1/8/2007
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House Taxes Committee
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