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Audio/Video Archives - 2009-2010 Regular Session

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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/31/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF938 (Reinert) State employees with disabled veteran status provided additional sick leave. SF237 (Obermueller) Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designated as the first Sunday in October. HF774 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission registry provided. SF423 (Swails) Noncampaign disbursements specified. SF261 (Jackson) Death deed transfer clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made, common element certificates of title expanded to include planned communities, designated transfer requirements exempted, cartways in cities procedures established, and power of attorney provision modified relating to real property transactions. Removed from the agenda; SF0104 (Kelly) Canon Falls library and fire station constructiion design-build contracts authorized.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Public testimony and mark up of HF2020 (Marquart) Property Tax Division Report

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF8 (Simon) - Minnesota False Claims Act established.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Department of Human Services update on Stimulus provisions HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established. Testimony on Governor's supplemental budget proposal for GAMC

State Government Finance Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Proposed budget for: Attorney General, Campaign Finance Board, Capitol Area Architecture Planning Board, Lottery, Racing Commission, Office of Administrative Hearings, Legislature

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2088 (Slawik) Early childhood education funding provided relating to school readiness programs, school readiness service agreements, and prekindergarten exploratory projects, reports required, and money appropriated. HF2202 (Bly) Early childhood education funding provided for after-school community learning programs, and money appropriated. HF1543 (Slawik) has been removed from the agenda.

Finance

3/30/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1756 (Kath) - Public Facilities Authority; federal use of funds allocated to the state by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorized; clean water and drinking water loans and grants provided; and money appropriated.
HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
HF116 (Ward) - Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.
HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
HF927 (Mahoney) - Construction codes and licensing modified.
HF411 (Olin) - Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1756 (Kath) Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated. HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF411 (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments. HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed. HF2072 (Greiling) has been removed.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/30/2009
Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus capital investment finance bill presentation - HF855 (Hausman) University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/27/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized. 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 transferred. HF1340 (Mariani) Teacher preparation program established, and resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates created. HF2051 (Newton) Integration revenue provisions modified. HF1240 (Eken) Volunteer working group established on Native language revitalization and preservation, appointments provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF1240 (Eken) has been added to the agenda.

Ways and Means

3/27/2009
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Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Budget resolution

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2009
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1091 (Mahoney) New nuclear power plant certificate of need prohibition abolished.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students, and graduation exams studied. HF1376 (Buesgens) Education; Compensatory revenue concentration factor eliminated. HF1643 (Gardner) Referendum revenue modified. HF29 (Benson) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed. HF35 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of nuclear power
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of nuclear power
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF411 (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments. HF1055 (Doty) Agricultural non-point source pollution monitoring funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1747 (Clark) Green jobs in the food production sector report required, farm-to-school and farm-to-home pilot projects funding provided, money appropriated. HF839 (Juhnke) Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory funding provided, money appropriated. HF838 (Juhnke) Agriculture nutrient research funding provided, money appropriated.

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1464 (Nelson) Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee membership modified. HF1547 (Hortman) Municipality design-build method of contracting pilot program created. HF1191 (Hortman) Provisions modified relating to loans to acquire highway right-of-way in the metropolitan area. HF700 (Demmer) JOBZ businesses allowed specific service signs. HF1164 (Liebling) Drivers' license cumulative suspensions halted, penalty imposed for driving after suspension offenses. (Cont'd from 3/24 agenda) HF1074/SF470 (Abeler) Anoka County; Design-build process authorized to award contract for construction of inteection of U.S. Highway 10 and Count yState-Aid Highway 83.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/25/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1174 (Kiffmeyer) Local education agency defined for special education purposes. HF895 (Eken) Rural school district grant program created to allow the sharing of services, and money appropriated. HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. HF1222 (Abeler) Equalizing factors indexed for the debt service and referendum equalization aid programs. HF1772 (Doty) Debt service equalization aid program state support increased, and school bond agricultural credit created.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/25/2009
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of nuclear power
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion of nuclear power
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs

Finance

3/24/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF1195 (Lanning) - Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1195 (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/24/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Bills to be heard at 10:30 a.m. HF2020 (Marquart) County local sales taxes authorized, certain existing local sales taxes eliminated, county program aid adjusted, and levy limits modified. HF1389 (Scalze) Taxation; Levy limit provisions modified HF1426 (Hilty) Fire and ambulance special taxing district established HF1676 (Morgan) Credit reimbursements protected for cities that are net contributors to fiscal disparities from unallotment and aid cuts. Bills to be heard at 6 p.m. HF1403 (Kahn) Local government appropriation and reinstating offsets modified. HF1416 (Atkins) Class rate on certain recreational property reduced. HF1906 (Loeffler) New nonagricultural relative homesteads prohibited, and residential rental property class rates reduced. HF1975 (Marquart) Senior citizen property tax deferral program modified. HF923 (Carlson) has been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated. HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited. HF1405 (Hilstrom) Tax data disclosed to law enforcement authorities. HF1397 (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities. HF1791 (Nelson) Peace officer and corrections officer employment provided under joint power agreements. HF1805 (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established. The committee will reconvene at 6:15 p.m. in 400N State Office Building to hear: Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records HF1043 (Johnson) Job applicant's criminal history consideration addressed during the public employment hiring process; HF1518 (Champion) Commissioner of public safety authorized to gather, compile, and publish data on human trafficking every three years. HF1636 (Clark) Human trafficking victims' housing and support services prov

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/24/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1728 (Loeffler) Provisions amended for child care programs, program integrity, adult supports including general assistance medical care and group residential housing and Minnesota family investment program HF1709 (Hosch) Child welfare provisions changed HF264 (Clark) Health insurance coverage of durable medical equipment required to include coverage of items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms, and state health care program coverage required for certain items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms HF1334 (Gunther) Medical assistance treatment of life insurance policies modified, nursing facility rate modified for private paying residents, and payment authorized for long-term care employer health insurance costs 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 HF1811 (Slawik) Autism Spectrum Disorder Task force created, appointments pr

Finance

3/23/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1333 (Gardner) - Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized.
HF894 (Atkins) - Commerce commissioner required to collect and hold in escrow fees paid by Minnesota ratepayers for permanent repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
HF865 (Welti) - Wabasha and Olmsted Counties; Great River Ridge Trail established.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1333 (Gardner) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized. HF894 (Atkins) Commerce commissioner required to collect and hold in escrow fees paid by Minnesota ratepayers for permanent repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. HF865 (Welti) Wabasha and Olmsted counties; Great River Ridge Trail established. HF1227 (Rukavina) has been removed from the agenda.

Taxes

3/23/2009
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1782 (Lenczewski) State government financing provisions modified relating to taxes, individual income, corporate franchise, property and sales and use, additions required, federal section 179 expensing allowances conformed, subtractions disallowed, nonrefundable credits allowed, refundable Minnesota child credit allowed, various provisions repealed, and money appropriated.

Finance

3/20/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1797 (Lieder) - Federal economic recovery transportation funds receipt and appropriation provided.
HF1227 (Rukavina) - Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.
HF878 (Hortman) - Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, seat belt provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided.
HF111 (Winkler) - Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.
Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided. HF1227 (Rukavina) Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated. 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. HF111 (Winkler) Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/19/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF817 (Kahn) Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records of returned absentee ballots on the World wide Web. HF1053 (Simon) Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided. HF13 (Juhnke) State designer selection board abolished.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/19/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Governor's supplemental budget proposal for health and human services

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/19/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1001 (Demmer) K-12 education state grants authorized to leverage quality improvements, and money appropriated. HF1188 (Winkler) E-16 reforms pursued to improve and expand opportunities for all students to attain educational success, and E-16 advisory subcommittees established. - information only

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/19/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1467 (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed. HF1535 (Hausman) Metropolitan transit functions transferred, Minnesota Transit Authority established, sales tax increased and proceeds allocated to the authority, certain local sales tax authority abolished. HF775 (Beard) Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account. HF1051 (Olin) Railroad crossing device installation funds allocated. HF672 (Dettmer) Freeway shoulders use authorized by transit and metro mobility buses. The following bills will be continued from the last hearing: HF994 (Lieder) State hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolished. HF809 (Hornstein) Charitable organizations provided a metropolitan transit pass discount.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/18/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Budget discussions and presentation by AURI. HF1446 (Welti) University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/18/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited. HF1190 (Mariani) Motor vehicle purchasing requirements modified. HF912 (Eken) Cargo tank vehicle weight restrictions exempted on seasonally weight-restricted roads. HF571 (Sailer) Mini truck titling, registration, and operation regulated.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/18/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF79 (Brown) Wind energy production tax removed from county apportionment deduction for school districts. HF733 (Dill) School district swimming pool levy criteria eligibility modified. HF91 (Slocum) Health and safety revenue modified to include elevator repair costs. HF777 (Shimanski) Departments defined for the pupil transportation equal treatment statute.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/17/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF710 (Faust) Food Safety and Defense Task Force duties changed. Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force membership and procedures changed, and language requiring two annual reports eliminated. HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed. HF1351 (Winkler) Absentee ballot requirements and provisions modified.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/17/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
HF42 (Thissen) - Continuation coverage provided under the federal stimulus act, guaranteed issue provided in the individual insurance market under certain circumstances, state subsidy for COBRA premiums provided, temporary MinnesotaCare coverage provided for unemployed individuals, and money appropriated.
HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
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, and terms defined and clarified.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated. HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. 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.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/17/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized HF1140 (Huntley) Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required HF1567 (Huntley) Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made HF1554 (Winkler) Isolation and quarantine provisions and mass dispensing of medication provisions modified HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified

Taxes

3/17/2009
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF10 (Doty) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed HF78 (Eastlund) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed HF99 (Atkins) Minnesota Land Conservation Property Tax Law created. HF153 (Davids) 2008 Green Acres Law changes repealed HF184 (Dettmer) Green Acres law 2008 changes repealed. HF216 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified. HF338 (Kalin) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified, and new property tax law classification established for preservation and legacy land. HF340 (Hosch) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF341 (Dettmer) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified. HF350 (Demmer) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified HF387 (Bruce Anderson) Green Acres Law 2008 changes repealed HF540 (Koenen) Rural vacant land assessment provided, and recapture modified that applies to certain property in the green acres program HF634 (Jackson) Minnesota agricultural

Ways and Means

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
SF0119 (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council appropriation

Finance

3/16/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF72 (Norton) - Lifelong learning account program established; tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts; funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF757 (Hornstein) - Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on cooperative purchasing by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and Commissioner Dan McElroy HF72 (Norton) Lifelong learning account program established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, funding provided and money appropriated. HF619/SF757 (Hornstein) Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.

Civil Justice

3/16/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF841 (Juhnke) Farmer-lender mediation law extended; HF655 (Kahn) Candidacy affidavit required to state candidate's residence address and telephone number, and candidate placement on ballot prohibited if residency requirements are not met; HF892 (Hilstrom) Public defender representation provided for juveniles, children in need of protection, and other persons; HF1397 (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities; HF890 (Simon) Parentage presumption and right to custody provisions modified and clarified, and prebirth parentage orders or judgments provided in certain cases; HF549 (Davnie) Debt management and debt settlement services regulated; HF1360 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda.

Licensing Division

3/13/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1314 (Dean) Nutritionist licensure provisions changed HF1366 (Abeler) Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced HF249 (Thissen) Emeritus status requirements modified for licensed psychologists, inactive licensure status for licensed psychologists created, licensed psychologists authorized to provide a final determination not to certify, and licensed psychologist added to Health Care Reform Review Council HF677 (Thao) Body art procedures and establishments regulated

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/13/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF578 (Hortman) Building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements regulated. HF528 (Davnie) Reverse mortgage requirement eliminated, counseling by an independent housing agency mandated, lender default regulated, liability imposed on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage, right of recission provided, and suitability defined. HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/12/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed. HF1218 (Lillie) State labor contracts ratified.

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon's law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established. HF1162 (Kath) Correctional facilities authorized to forward surcharges from criminal and traffic offender wages to court or other entity. HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers. HF570 (Champion) Rest area activities prohibited. HF1422 (Bigham) Financial Oversight Council changed to an advisory board. HF525 (Mullery) Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide. HF1301 (Hilstrom) County authority and detention orders clarified. HF1235 (Hilstrom) Aggravated sentencing departure factors included that are not elements of the crime of conviction.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/12/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF580 (Hosch) MFIP family stabilization and work programs modified HF646 (Seifert) MFIP electronic benefit transfers modified, and commissioner directed to apply for demonstration project to give bonus for buying Minnesota-grown foods HF453 (Fritz) MFIP and food stamp provisions modified HF272 (Shimanski) Public assistance program finger imaging system established to identify applicants and recipients HF1036 (Seifert) New resident general assistance payments modified, and MFIP payments modified for new residents HF577 (Hosch) MFIP housing penalty repealed

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/12/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF597 (Slawik) Early childhood learning and child protection facility construction and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF768 (Mariani) Child care assistance program modified, money appropriated. HF641 (Peterson) Office of Early Learning created.

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.

Taxes

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

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 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.

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

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.

3/10/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF935 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/3/2009
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Regent Elections: Joint committee voting - recommendations to the joint convention Briefing and discussion of higher education provisions in the federal stimulus bill

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/3/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF653 (Kahn) Election provided of certain council members elected by ward after reapportionment. HF655 (Kahn) Candidacy affidavit required to state candidate's residence address and phone number, and candidates placement on ballot prohibited if residency requirements are not met. HF456 (Johnson) Indian Affairs Council allowed to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means. HF1010 (Kalin) Military and overseas voting provisions changed.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/3/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF567 (Gunther) - Bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program expanded.
HF12 (Mahoney) - Unemployment compensation definitions modified.
HF680 (Kalin) - Federal stimulus funding direction provided for energy programs.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF567 (Gunther) Bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program expanded. HF12 (Mahoney) Unemployment compensation definitions modified. HF680 (Kalin) Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs.

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/3/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1172 (Garofalo) Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education provided.

Environment Policy and Oversight

3/3/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF690 (Hortman) - Minnesota Clean Car Act adopted, decreased emissions required, low emission standards adopted, and federal Clean Air Act updates provided.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF690 (Hortman) Minnesota Clean Car Act adopted, decreased emissions required, low emission standards adopted, and federal Clean Air Act updates provided

Finance

3/2/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF121 (Sailer) - Memorial signs erected on designated highways governing provision modified, Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated.
HF1040 (Shimanski) - Independent School District No. 2887, McLeod West, operating debt reorganization authorized, and bonds issued.
HF276 (Slawik) - Dependent care credit modified.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF110/SF335 (Anzelc) Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designated. HF121 (Sailer) Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated. HF1040 (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued. HF276 (Slawik) has been removed from the agenda

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/2/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF797 (Emmer) Horses and other equines clarified as livestock and raising them is an agricultural pursuit. HF841 (Juhnke) Sunset of the farmer-lender mediation law eliminated. HF900 (Juhnke) has been removed from the agenda

Local Government Division

3/2/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF297 (Hansen) Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated. HF729 (Poppe) Town election requirements changed. HF1035 (Hosch) Greenhouse gas emissions reduced, land use planning required and certain types of development limited, new incorporations prohibited, tax standards modified, minimum acreage standards prohibited, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF620 (Hornstein) has been removed from the agenda.

Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division

2/27/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified; 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.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

2/27/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF420 (Laine) Existing statutory implied residential construction warranties required to be made as express warranties and be provided to the buyer in writing, and warranty waivers prohibited. HF239 (Gardner) Homeowners permitted to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction. HF403 (Gardner) Yard waste containers required to be compostable, and biodegradable standard for certain plastics established. HF813 (Johnson) Trucking industry classifications of employment regulated.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

2/26/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF469 (Greiling) Mental health provisions changed, criminal justice and public safety amended, public safety grants created, children's mental health services amended, loan forgiveness program created, additional medical assistance coverage provided for mental health issues, rate increases provided, fatality review team created, studies required, mental health funding provided, and money appropriated--Note HF469 is informational only HF444 (Thissen) State's suicide prevention plan modified HF934 (Loeffler) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified HF985 (Hayden) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified HF449 (Mullery) Crisis intervention team grants established, and money appropriated HF448 (Mullery) Emergency 911 systems allowed to include referral to mental health crisis teams

Environment Policy and Oversight

2/26/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF217 (Faust) - Agricultural property tax law modified, and certain property classification requirements changed.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

2/26/2009
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Regent Elections: Joint committee interviews and recommendations

Civil Justice

2/25/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF103 (Atkins) Single occurrence liability cap removed, and cross references conformed; HF130 (Bigham) Predatory offenders requiring registration prohibited from accessing and using social networking Web sites; HF996 (Paymar) Personal appearance in an application for a name change made by an adult requirement eliminated. HF941 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

2/25/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on economic development policy and best practices

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

2/25/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF635 (Hosch) Green acres program 2008 changes delayed by one year. HF204 (Winkler) Establishing housing improvement districts without special legislation deadline removed HF44 (Lesch) Housing opportunity area tax abatement program provided. HF663 (Gardner) Truth in taxation process notice and hearing dates advanced HF684 (Brod) City aid base increased (Green Isle) - rescheduled from Feb. 18

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

2/25/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF135 (Bly) Health care availability and affordability for every Minnesotan guaranteed, Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health Quality and Planning, Patient advocacy ombudsman, and inspector general for the Minnesota Health Plan established and money appropriated
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