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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that format will be available below.

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Legacy Funding Division

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Arts and Cultural Heritage portion of the omnibus bill will be discussed-amendments taken up Public testimony will be heard
Bills Added:
HF1061 (Urdahl) - Legacy bill; outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funding provided, provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/26/2011)
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Government Operations and Elections

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1579 (McFarlane) A bill for an act relating to counties; giving counties authority to provide for the general welfare; establishing an alternative service delivery pilot program for waivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.18, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 402A.
Bills Added:
HF1440 (Beard) - Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
HF1506 (Banaian) - Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
HF1538 (Peppin) - Contribution and expenditure limits modified.
HF1331 (Benson) - State agencies required to enter into contracts to provide consulting services for improvements to state-operated systems and services.
HF1332 (Hansen) - Legislative auditor governing provisions modified.
HF1339 (Abeler) - My Life, My Choices Task Force established.
HF1363 (Scalze) - Metrodome Task Force established.
Attachments:
(4/21/2011)
(4/21/2011)

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not listed in order of agenda HF56 is laid over from a previous hearing - No Public Testimony
Bills Added:
HF56 (Dill) - Veteran waiver of immunity provided to sue the state of Minnesota as an employer in federal or other courts for violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
HF436 (Smith) - Collaborative law process evidence availability limited.
HF465 (Smith) - Safe at home program provision added, and protective orders provided.
HF747 (Mazorol) - Attorney fee relation to damages awarded factor provided.
HF876 (Smith) - Court hearing opening modified in delinquency or extended jurisdiction juvenile proceedings.
HF997 (Westrom) - State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, and fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies.
HF1162 (Ward) - Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.
HF1217 (Smith) - Sex trafficking victim cause of action created.
Attachments:
(4/21/2011)
(4/21/2011)

Health and Human Services Reform

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. We will be placing a 30 minute time limit for each bill. The 30 minutes includes both the presentation and testimony (both for and against). If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF482 (Downey) - Funeral goods sale license requirement clarified.
HF637 (Drazkowski) - Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutes exemption modified.
HF1236 (Hamilton) - Pharmacy audit integrity program established.
HF1461 (Abeler) - Human services licensing provisions changes made, data practice provisions changed, Human Services Background Studies Act amended, social worker licensure provisions made, and licensing provisions established for alcohol counselors.
HF1498 (Liebling) - Human services agency provisions modified, and agency hearing and appeals provisions modified.
HF763 (Hilty) - Swimming pool pond exemption expiration date removed.
HF383 (Hamilton) - New radiation therapy facility construction criteria established, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
HF595 (Anderson) - Criteria established that must be met before a new radiation therapy facility can be constructed, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
Attachments:
(4/25/2011)
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1422 (Simon) - Professional athlete drug and alcohol testing provisions modified.
HF1410 (O'Driscoll) - Workers' compensation self-insurance groups permitted to substitute an insurance policy for a security deposit to ensure payment of claims.
HF1303 (Garofalo) - Revenue-based filing fee gradually adjusted beginning in fiscal year 2014.
HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
HF1459 (Lanning) - Minnesota State University, Moorhead alcohol license restrictions modified.
HF1485 (Lanning) - New National Football League stadium provided for in Minnesota; Minnesota Stadium Authority established; and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission abolished; local tax revenue use, electronic pull-tab games, electronic linked bingo games, and sports-themed tipboard games provided for; conditional imposition of taxes and revenue collection provided for; lawful gambling tax rates modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1476 (Scott) - Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified, and money appropriated.
HF1473 (Hoppe) - Insurance definitions modified, life insurance and title insurance reserves modified, accounts and funding agreements regulated, obsolete and conflicting provisions repealed, and conforming changes made.

Civil Law

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 PM
Agenda:
*Any bills not finished during the meeting time may be taken up on Wednesday, April 27. **Any bills recommended to pass by the Data Practices Subcommittee will be referred to the Civil Law Committee and re-referred based on the subcommittee's recommendation. No additional public testimony will be taken during the Civil Law Committee.
Bills Added:
HF770 (Mazorol) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.
HF951 (Mazorol) - Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act provisions changed, updated, and clarified.
HF952 (Mazorol) - Guardianship compensation provisions clarified.
SF55 (Woodard) - Charter school authorizer approval deadline modified.
HF1119 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter eligibility requirements conformed to constitutional requirements.
Attachments:
(4/26/2011)
(4/26/2011)

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF516 (Vogel) - Animal control mandates removed.
HF1263 (Hancock) - County seed and feed loan obsolete provisions repealed.
HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Votes will be taken on all bills.
Bills Added:
HF1122 (Anderson) - Pesticide application regulating authority clarified.
HF182 (Beard) - State and local water management study required.
HF716 (Gunther) - Mandatory environmental review requirements modified for certain facilities.
HF1238 (Fabian) - Local ordinance requirements modified, and subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extended.
HF1360 (Torkelson) - Environmental Quality Board modified and duties eliminated and reassigned.
HF1509 (Torkelson) - Clean Water Partnership Law modified.
HF1545 (McNamara) - Energy Reliability and Intervention Office established within Department of Commerce to replace Energy Issues Intervention Office and energy reliability administrator, and conforming changes made.
Attachments:
(4/25/2011)
(4/25/2011)
(4/26/2011)
(4/25/2011)
(4/25/2011)
(4/26/2011)

Education Reform

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1487 (Myhra) - Statewide literacy initiative formulated to ensure students succeed in achieving grade-level reading proficiency by the end of grade 3, and data provided to improve student outcomes.
HF1381 (Erickson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, student transportation, and early childhood education.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Monday, April 18, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
All bills will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus policy bill.
Bills Added:
HF1148 (Murdock) - Landfill cleanup program modified.
HF1243 (McFarlane) - White Bear Lake Conservation District authority modified.
HF1115 (Anderson) - Wildlife Management Area; adopt-a-WMA program created.
HF111 (Poppe) - Cedar River state water trail designated.
HF882 (McNamara) - Urban storm water retention pond buffers required.

Civil Law

Monday, April 18, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
**Please note the order of the bills has changed.
Bills Added:
SF55 (Woodard) - Charter school authorizer approval deadline modified.
HF473 (Smith) - Child support; calculation of maintenance after child support provided.
HF749 (Smith) - Family Reunification Act of 2011 created.
HF1484 (Kelly) - Adult education tracking system modified.
Attachments:
(4/15/2011)
(4/15/2011)
(4/15/2011)
(4/15/2011)

Government Operations and Elections

Monday, April 18, 2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1455 (Urdahl) State Capitol Preservation Commission established, and money appropriated. The order of the agenda is subject to change.
Bills Added:
HF905 (Hamilton) - Youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities policies established.
HF1440 (Beard) - Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
HF1470 (Stensrud) - State government resource recovery program changes made.
HF1144 (Cornish) - State employee group insurance program limited reinstatement of coverage provided.
HF1408 (Sanders) - Vacancies in nomination procedures and requirements changed.
HF1506 (Banaian) - Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
HF1533 (Peppin) - Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board procedures and requirements changed.

Transportation Policy and Finance

Monday, April 18, 2011
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Discussion, testimony and amendments on HF210 and HF89 will be limited to sections of the bills under the jurisdiction of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.
Bills Added:
HF210 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed and standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
HF89 (Benson) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, canvassing deadlines changed, notice required, provisional balloting procedure established, and money appropriated.
HF1403 (Beard) - Metropolitan transportation planning modified, metropolitan transportation board created, and board designated as the metropolitan planning organization for purposes of federal transportation law.
HF1109 (Smith) - DWI conviction driver's license revocation period provisions clarified and conformed.
HF676 (Cornish) - Unmarked vehicle plates provided for conservation officers.
HF1367 (Banaian) - Mississippi River bikeway trail established, Veterans Memorial Highway description modified, left turns regulated, and commissioner of transportation authorized to pursue federal financing and local government participation for rail service improvement.
HF1310 (Shimanski) - Transportation policy governing provisions provided, including traffic regulations, bikeways, motor vehicle requirements, vehicle registration and license plates, driver's license fee payments, alternative financing for transportation projects, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and rail programs; misdemeanor penalty imposed; fees established; provisions repealed; and technical changes made.
HF1378 (Buesgens) - Transportation project alternative financing and investment provided.
HF1214 (Hortman) - Child passenger restraint system provisions modified.
HF1067 (Nelson) - Rail bank property prohibited activities provisions modified, and misdemeanor penalty imposed.
Attachments:
(4/15/2011)
(4/18/2011)
(4/18/2011)
(4/15/2011)
(4/18/2011)
(4/18/2011)

State Government Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
No public testimony.
Bills Added:
HF210 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed and standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/12/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF42 (Davids) Omnibus tax bill. Walk-through of spreadsheet side-by-side House Conferees: Davids, Loon, Anderson, S., Runbeck, Lenczewski Senate Conferees: Ortman, Limmer, Rosen, Senjem, Chamberlain
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF577/SF1047* (Lanning/Parry) Omnibus state government finance bill SENATE CONFEREES: Parry; Gazelka; Thompson; Daley; Vandeveer HOUSE CONFEREES: Lanning; Downey; Benson; Stensrud; Anderson
Attachments:
(4/12/2011)
(4/14/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/14/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/14/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/12/2011)
(4/14/2011)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF522 (Drazkowski) - Sheriffs authorized to determine appropriate staff level for county jail operation, and administrative rule establishing staffing requirement for jails repealed.
HF956 (Cornish) - Natural resource enforcement provisions modified.
HF977 (Cornish) - State Patrol prohibited from closing or consolidating dispatch centers.
HF1428 (Westrom) - Emily's Law established, and age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses lowered.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, April 18

Government Operations and Elections

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1376 (Leidiger) - E-Verify use required by state contractors.
HF1205 (Holberg) - County park fee restriction modified.
HF1036 (Sanders) - State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.
HF1411 (Kahn) - Geospatial advisory council provisions changed and expiration date extended.
HF1269 (McFarlane) - Campaign finance and public disclosure law definition of "public official" changed.
HF554 (Johnson) - Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date changed.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF32 (Dill) - State and municipal liability provided for claims involving certain nonprofit organizations.
HF211 (Wardlow) - Liability limits modified for tort claims against the state and political subdivisions, conciliation court claims regulated, class action orders right of appeal provided, statute of limitations on claims modified, prejudgment interest modified, attorney fees regulated, and sex trafficking violations cause of action provided.
HF465 (Smith) - Safe at home program provision added, and protective orders provided.
HF708 (Champion) - Determination modified when a party prevails on a claim removed from conciliation court to district court for the purposes of recovering district court costs.
HF747 (Mazorol) - Attorney fee relation to damages awarded factor provided.
HF1217 (Smith) - Sex trafficking victim cause of action created.
HF1298 (Smith) - District judge disposition monthly review authorized for compliance with 90-day disposition requirement.
HF199 (Gottwalt) - Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.
HF1124 (Anderson) - Rehabilitation presumption established through a person's honorable military service following a prior offense.
HF506 (Shimanski) - Fourth-degree assault crime and the assaulting a police horse crime expanded to provide more protection to law enforcement assistants.
HF436 (Smith) - Collaborative law process evidence availability limited.
Attachments:
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1230 (Fabian) - State land disposition of receipts modified; state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas added to and deleted from; Mississippi River management plan modified; and public and private sales and conveyances authorized for certain state lands.
HF1353 (Dittrich) - Minnesota's permanent school trust lands independent authority created to manage, supervise, and administer.
HF1097 (McNamara) - Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)
(4/13/2011)

Education Reform

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
SF170 (Kieffer) - Teacher candidates required to pass basic skills exam.
HF966 (Mariani) - Teacher Tenure Act modified for school districts located in a city of the first class.
HF563 (Moran) - School board creation of full-service school zones authorized.
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