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Audio/Video Archives - 2015-2016 Regular Session

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Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
I. Call To Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes IV. Calendar for the Day: April 9, 2015 V. Adjournment

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF743 (Albright) - Scott County; probation caseload and workload reduction grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF612 (Clark) - East African women and children domestic abuse and trafficking victims emergency shelter facility grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF503 (Johnson) - Child advocacy centers that assist abuse victims grant program established.
HF2044 (Lohmer) - Community corrections aid formula base funding amount modified.
Attachments:
H2044A1.pdf (4/6/2015)

Taxes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF438 (Kresha) - Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act adopted.
HF519 (Gunther) - Small business investment tax credit modified.
HF921 (Schomacker) - Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan provided.
HF2083 (Davids) - Student loan principal payment tax subtraction allowed.
HF2084 (Davids) - Student loan principal and interest payment refundable credit allowed, and money appropriated.
HF1994 (Carlson) - Exemption for sales broadened to nonprofit groups.

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
We will recess at 10 am and reconvene at 12:45 in the Basement Hearing Room.
Bills Added:
HF147 (Dettmer) - Surviving spouses of deceased service members and permanently disabled veterans market value exclusion extended.
HF1116 (Zerwas) - Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.
HF1307 (Bernardy) - Residential and apartment property improvement valuation exclusion authorized.
HF1407 (Hackbarth) - Wine produced by a farm winery classified as an agricultural product for property tax classification purposes.
HF1698 (Anzelc) - Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
HF1768 (Isaacson) - Elderly and disabled income tax exclusion increased, and second exemption allowed for property tax refund claimants.
HF1830 (Green) - Counties required to enter into joint operating agreements with towns or townships.
HF1831 (Green) - Property tax credits for overvalued property required.
HF1950 (Davids) - Destination Medical Center; city fund use restrictions provided.
HF1265 (Davids) - Cities provided dedicated aid to fund transportation costs.
HF890 (Schomacker) - Local government aid penalty forgiveness provided, and appropriations modified.
HF1794 (Fabian) - Oslo; 2013 city aid penalty forgiven, and money appropriated.
HF684 (Fabian) - Workforce housing use provided.
HF1565 (Slocum) - Richfield; redevelopment tax increment financing district duration extended.
HF1933 (Uglem) - Coon Rapids; tax increment financing provisions modified.
HF2002 (Schoen) - Cottage Grove; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-12 extended.
HF1945 (Hertaus) - Wayzata; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District 3 extended.
HF1202 (Anzelc) - Modifications to payments in lieu of taxes for natural resource land provided.
HF1649 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act early withdrawal allowed.
HF287 (Quam) - Agricultural homestead classification for property allowed.
HF1230 (Marquart) - Agricultural purposes definition modified for class 2 properties.
HF1944 (Hertaus) - Agricultural preserve allowed commercial and industrial operation provisions modified, and early termination provided for an agricultural preserve.
HF1450 (Drazkowski) - Small cities assistance program established.
HF538 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If necessary, the hearing will reconvene in the Basement hearing room at the call of the chair.
Bills Added:
HF437 (Scott) - Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
HF1269 (Davids) - Local government units provided reimbursement grants for public safety personnel on authorized leave.
HF1694 (Barrett) - Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1793 (Loonan) - Horse racing definitions modified and provided, Minnesota Racing Commission powers and duties clarified, licensure requirements and other regulatory provisions provided and modified, and industry related revenue provided.
HF1805 (Nash) - Administrative hearings paid for from appropriations to the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board money canceled and appropriated.

State Government Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
The committee will reconvene approximately 30 minutes after session in the Basement hearing room and continue the agenda. HF146, HF1003, HF1538, HF840, and HF1725 are pending re-referral from other committees. Bills may be taken out of order
Bills Added:
HF337 (Sanders) - Campaign finance and public disclosure board provisions modified; enforcement, registration, fees, data, contributions, statements of economic interest, and other provisions administered by the board modified; penalties provided; and technical changes made.
HF1467 (Anderson) - Hennepin County; railroad condemnation power limited.
HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
HF1725 (Christensen) - Electronic filing for hearings in contested cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings permitted, and electronic transfer of rulemaking documents permitted.
HF146 (Dettmer) - Honor and Remember Flag designated as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country, and display of flag encouraged on certain days in certain public locations.
HF1538 (Loonan) - Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.
HF1003 (Laine) - Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations, and exception to tort liability created.
HF840 (Sanders) - Election administration provisions modified including provisions related to school boards, voters, ballots, registration, violations, absentee ballots, candidates, vacancies, recounts, filing fees, and precincts; military and overseas absentee voting provisions modified; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provided; and various technical changes made.
Attachments:
A15-0349.pdf (3/25/2015)

Taxes

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1955 (Urdahl) - Teacher mentorship program importance reaffirmed, taxable income modifications made, and money appropriated.
HF1956 (Urdahl) - School year-long student teaching programs made part of teacher preparation, report on tax credit for student teachers required, and money appropriated.
HF1994 (Carlson) - Exemption for sales broadened to nonprofit groups.
HF1775 (Davids) - Federal tax burdens required to be included in tax incidence study.
HF89 (Davnie) - Instructional materials tax exemption modified.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1677, HF1935, and HF1825 will be heard pending timely referrals from other committees.
Bills Added:
HF795 (Mack) - Cost-benefit approach implemented to measure success of corrections and human services programs.
HF518 (Scott) - Parenting time rebuttable presumption clarified, remedies following denial of court-ordered parenting time or other agreements modified, post-decree modification of maintenance allowed, disclosure of income information required, and alternate effective date for modification of child support allowed.
HF1677 (Albright) - Human services policy modifications provided; unmarked vehicle use authorized; background study requirements, cost of care requirements, and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act modified; nonemergency medical transportation documentation required; council continued; Indian child out-of-home placement provisions modified; conforming changes made; rulemaking authorized; and criminal penalties provided.
HF1935 (Green) - Autopsy religious objection provided.
HF1940 (Simonson) - Trespass crime expanded to include trespassing on a school bus.
HF1703 (Vogel) - Tax Court conforming changes made, and appropriations clarified.
HF1825 (Slocum) - Automated sale suppression device use criminal penalties provided.
HF1947 (Atkins) - Used wireless communication device cash payments permitted, and effect of nonredemption modified.
Attachments:
H0518A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1935A2.pdf (3/25/2015)
A15-0351.pdf (3/26/2015)
H1935A1.pdf (3/25/2015)
H1947A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1677DE1.pdf (3/24/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
MNsure presentation on their budget, federal grant request and outreach grants Bills may be added.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order.
Bills Added:
HF1714 (Pierson) - E-Health Advisory Committee, Trauma Advisory Council, and Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expiration date changed; and review requested for stillbirth data collection, prenatal protocols, and family supports.
HF1979 (Hoppe) - No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force established, legislative appointments provided, and report required.
HF1541 (Vogel) - Cedar Lake area water and sanitary sewer district special law certificate filing time period extended.
HF1359 (Anzelc) - County overseer of roads appointment requirement repealed in unorganized territories of a county.
HF1151 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance coverage and reimbursement for dental services modified, new dental reimbursement system development authorized, oral health system administrative simplification work group convened, basic dental screenings performed by dental hygienists and dental therapists covered, and money appropriated.
HF1568 (Hoppe) - Mentally ill and dangerous to the public individuals provisions modified, and duties imposed on special review board and the head of the treatment facility.
HF586 (Dill) - Tofte; housing authority powers provided.
Attachments:
H1151A1.pdf (3/25/2015)
H1541A1.pdf (3/25/2015)

Agriculture Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1906 (McNamara) - Pesticide regulatory account use modified, and labeling and advertising prohibitions pertaining to plants beneficial to pollinators modified.
HF910 (Newberger) - Prepared food direct sale licensing exclusions modified.
HF536 (Hamilton) - Advanced biofuel, renewable chemical, and biomass production incentive programs established; and money appropriated.
HF1451 (Miller) - Livestock industry study required.
HF1079 (Applebaum) - Farmer ombudsman office established to provide one-stop regulatory assistance, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A15-0310.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0536A13.pdf (3/25/2015)
H1451A3.pdf (3/25/2015)

Civil Law and Data Practices

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Civil Law is reconvening in Room 5 immediately following session to finish the remainder of the bills.
Bills Added:
HF233 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
HF683 (Franson) - Industrial hemp industry development provided for and regulated, industrial hemp research authorized, rulemaking required, possession of industrial hemp defense provided, wild hemp definition modified, and money appropriated.
HF1470 (Smith) - Business fees and filings regulated.
HF1535 (Mack) - Omnibus health and human services policy bill.
HF1539 (Scott) - Human services data and background study provisions modified.
HF1725 (Christensen) - Electronic filing for hearings in contested cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings permitted, and electronic transfer of rulemaking documents permitted.
HF1792 (Baker) - Nursing home or certified boarding care home governing receivership provisions changed, and medical cannabis provisions changed.
HF1751 (Schoen) - Certificate of compliance scope of application changes made, and bid and proposal requirements from businesses clarified.
HF1003 (Laine) - Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations, and exception to tort liability created.
HF1688 (Mullery) - Statute of limitations for a minor child filing a claim under the Human Rights Act extended.
HF1647 (Hilstrom) - Patient allowed to enjoin collection actions taken by a nonprofit hospital if the hospital has failed to provide a financial assistance policy.
HF506 (Schoen) - Temporary licensing provided for former and current members of the military.
HF210 (Zerwas) - Hospital required to provide a patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry, and hospital required to provide discharge plan and aftercare instructions to designated caregiver prior to discharge.
HF1976 (Albright) - Electronic transactions modified, penalties authorized, and death or injury reporting requirements modified.
Attachments:

Education Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF 1170 and HF 809 are pending re-referral. Other bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1762 (Erickson) - Districts that enhance proficiency for English language learners provided financial incentive.
HF1763 (Erickson) - Eighth grade student numeracy incentive aid created.
HF880 (Anderson) - Agricultural education teacher loan forgiveness provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1170 (Bennett) - Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF984 (Drazkowski) - State general levy phased out over six years.
HF809 (Gunther) - Career pathway coordinators provided, reports required, funding provided for career pathways coordinators and the Minnesota youth program, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0809A1.pdf (3/25/2015)
H0984A1.pdf (3/25/2015)

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***Other bills may be added***
Bills Added:
HF1429 (Dill) - Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Hubbard, Lake, Martin, Pine, St. Louis, Todd, Washington, and Winona Counties; public and private sales and conveyances of state lands provided, and prior sale authority modified.
HF1835 (Runbeck) - Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, water supply plan requirements modified, report required, and implementation of groundwater management area plan delayed.
Attachments:
H1429A2.pdf (3/25/2015)
H1835A2.pdf (3/25/2015)

Education Innovation Policy

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1676 (Kelly) - Educational partnership fund established, and money appropriated.
HF1838 (Mariani) - Charter school authorizer recommendations required.
HF1930 (Hamilton) - Hmong and Southeast Asian children and family program provided to engage in accessing early childhood care and education, health and developmental screening, and reading assessments.
HF498 (Dettmer) - Physical education standards and benchmarks provided.
HF879 (Anderson) - Agricultural educator grant program established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0498A3.pdf (3/25/2015)
H0879A1.pdf (3/25/2015)
H1838DE3.pdf (3/25/2015)

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***HF1161 has been added to the agenda*** ***Other bills may be added***
Bills Added:
HF1327 (Torkelson) - Soil and water conservation district funding modified, county levies for soil and water conservation districts specified as special taxing district levies, soil and water conservation district grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1410 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act; revenue commissioner powers transferred to the natural resources commissioner; transfer of ownership rules provided; eligibility, certification, and notification requirements provided; clarifying changes made; and obsolete provisions repealed.
HF1096 (Lueck) - School trust land condemnation provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1161 (Fabian) - Private truck wash facilities operated as part of feedlot operations permitting provided.
Attachments:
H1327DE1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1327A3.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1410A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1161A2.pdf (3/24/2015)
HF1327A2.pdf (3/24/2015)

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. Other bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF648 (Quam) - Career and technical education funding provisions modified.
HF1542 (Selcer) - School and district data reported on foreign exchange and study abroad programs, foreign exchange and study abroad programs and policies encouraged, and money appropriated.
HF2039 (Garofalo) - Pupil transportation procedures for nonresident charter school pupils modified.
HF332 (Runbeck) - Childhood literacy provisions modified.
Attachments:
H1542DE2.pdf (3/24/2015)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
*Bills may be taken in any order. **Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF898 (Backer) - Border cities authorized to adopt changes to the State Building Code.
HF1625 (Loonan) - Commerce commissioner's powers modified, diesel fuel advertisement sign requirements clarified, ethanol flex fuel definition modified, and fuel standard references updated.
HF1257 (Zerwas) - Responsible contractor law provisions changed.
HF2075 (Theis) - St. Cloud; intoxicating liquor license authorized for a municipal athletic complex.
HF2009 (Smith) - Health coverages regulated and modified.
Attachments:
-HF1257 A5_1.pdf (3/25/2015)
HF2009 A2.pdf (3/25/2015)
HF898 A1.pdf (3/25/2015)

Aging and Long-Term Care Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentations by Cybermation, BeBloomin and VINE Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Nick Lunneborg, at Nick.Lunneborg@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF970 (Schomacker) - Advanced care planning grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF971 (Schomacker) - Statewide advance care planning resource organization grant awarded, and money appropriated.
HF1699 (Mahoney) - Safe Patient Handling Act modified.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony on HF812 was taken at a previous meeting. Bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1944 (Hertaus) - Agricultural preserve allowed commercial and industrial operation provisions modified, and early termination provided for an agricultural preserve.
HF1905 (Metsa) - Butcher training pilot program established.
HF812 (Bly) - Income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers provided, income tax credit for beginning farmer financial management programs provided, and the beginning farmer program administered by the Rural Finance Authority modified.
HF1904 (Anderson) - Retail petroleum dispenser grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A15-0325.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0812A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
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