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Government Operations and Elections Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 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:
HF1538 (Loonan) - Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.
HF1616 (Fenton) - Washington County; Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1617 (Fenton) - Washington County; Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1447 (Kiel) - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission investment priorities implemented; advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, mental health professional, and primary care residency training grant programs established; health profession student preceptors and medical resident preceptors incentive payment provided; and money appropriated.
HF1427 (Daniels) - District 1 Hospital Board meeting requirement changed.
HF1694 (Barrett) - Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated.
HF749 (Hamilton) - Workforce housing grant program created, tax credits created for workforce housing, reports required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1427A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H1694A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H1694A2.pdf (3/25/2015)
H0749DE9.pdf (3/24/2015)
A15-0335.pdf (3/24/2015)
A15-0336.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1447A2.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1616A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1616A2.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1617A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1617A2.pdf (3/24/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Bills to be taken up during the evening: HF 1062 (Albright) and HF 606 (Kiel)
Bills Added:
HF1062 (Albright) - Health plan requirements modified to add mental health crisis services to emergency services, recommendations required on funding children's mental health crisis residential services, and money appropriated.
HF1296 (Anderson) - Stearns County; administrative grant funding provided to support a service provider serving veterans, and money appropriated.
HF1632 (Backer) - Minnesota State Council on Disability funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF278 (Kiel) - Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF607 (Theis) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
HF606 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
The Department of Employment and Economic Development will present to the Committee on workforce program outcomes ***Additional Bills May Be Added To The Agenda
Bills Added:
HF2026 (Gunther) - Uniform outcome reporting modified.
HF1136 (Dean) - Performance based grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF1023 (Hamilton) - Deaf, deafblind, or hard-of-hearing persons employment service grant funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF939 (Baker) - Career education and job skills training funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF701 (Theis) - Boys and Girls Club grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF540 (Knoblach) - Big Brothers Big Sisters grant money provided, and money appropriated.
HF1627 (Lien) - Adult workforce program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1678 (Hortman) - Renewable energy standard modified, energy assurance and emergency conservation plan enhanced, petroleum end user program established, energy auditor standards modified, and eligibility for siting requirements modified.
HF684 (Fabian) - Workforce housing use provided.
HF1702 (Moran) - Persons with disabilities extended employment program modified.
HF1745 (Swedzinski) - Setback standards set, and local project approval for site permit required.
HF1898 (Knoblach) - Youth development and crime prevention program provided, and money appropriated.
HF1149 (Gunther) - Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF551 (O'Neill) - Competency standards for dual training identification required by labor and industry commissioner, dual training competency grant program created, and money appropriated.
HF1555 (Baker) - Labor and Industry Department, Office of Combative Sports, and apprenticeship programs housekeeping changes made; obsolete, redundant, and unnecessary laws and rules removed; and conforming changes made.
HF116 (Quam) - Employment services provided to persons with traumatic brain injuries.
HF539 (Theis) - Building codes prohibited from being adopted more frequently than once every five years, and public notice of adopted rules provided.
HF1748 (Mahoney) - Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1678A1_1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1678A1_2.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1678A2.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1678A3.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1678A4.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1678A5.pdf (3/24/2015)
A15-0331.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1136A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1745A1_1.pdf (3/24/2015)
A15-0334.pdf (3/24/2015)
A15-0323.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1627A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0551A3.pdf (3/24/2015)

Higher Education Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF420 (O'Neill) - Science, technology, engineering, and math employees and long-term care employees tax credit provided.
HF1605 (Nornes) - University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; capital improvement and betterment funding provided, prior appropriation modified, state bond-financed property authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2083 (Davids) - Student loan principal payment tax subtraction allowed.
HF2084 (Davids) - Student loan principal and interest payment refundable credit allowed, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Reform

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF339 (Hancock) - Beltrami County; comprehensive mental health center funding provided for individuals under arrest, subject to arrest, or under a transport hold.
HF378 (Gruenhagen) - Tax subtraction for medical care and health insurance expenditures allowed.
HF559 (Zerwas) - Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased.
HF560 (Albright) - Employed persons with disabilities program premium payments reduced for medical assistance.
HF573 (Mack) - Medical assistance consultation coverage expanded by additional providers.
HF658 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.
HF868 (Mack) - Medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services increased.
HF1843 (Smith) - Mobile food shelf grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF507 (Murphy) - Residential hospice facility definition modified.
HF451 (Laine) - Recognition of parentage effect related provision modified, recognition form changes made, obligor definition modified, basic support modified, method for determining potential income for child support determinations modified, and consumer reporting agency requirements for nonpayment of child support established.
HF1482 (Albright) - Medical cannabis program provisions changed.
HF1960 (Pierson) - Lodging establishment definition modified.
HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
HF1056 (Norton) - Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF792 (Zerwas) - Adult children of a deceased patient added to the definition of patient.
Attachments:

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
*HF805, HF1884, and HF1770 will be heard pending referral from other committees.
Bills Added:
HF1884 (Swedzinski) - Learner's permits for adults allowed as identification for the purchase of alcohol.
HF1770 (Smith) - Conciliation court provided jurisdiction to determine claims by a county against a nonresident.
HF236 (Zerwas) - Investigational drug, biological product, or device use permitted by eligible patients.
HF654 (Zerwas) - Victims of violence address protection clarified in legal proceedings.
HF1570 (Howe) - Firefighter licensure requirements modified, license reciprocity provided, and technical changes made.
HF805 (Youakim) - Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.
HF291 (Cornish) - Traffic violations around school buses fine increased, penalties enhanced and minimum fines established for repeat violations of driving without a license, alcohol use by sensory testing service allowed, avian influenza emergency response funding extended, correctional industries revolving fund transfer provided to the general fund, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0654A2.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1570A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0654A3.pdf (3/24/2015)
H1570A2.pdf (3/24/2015)

Taxes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1589 (Davids) - Taxation policy changes made.
HF1590 (Davids) - Taxation; clarifying and technical changes made to individual income and corporate franchise, estate, sales and use, special, property, and other taxes and tax provisions.
HF1083 (Considine) - Tax credit for employer paid taxes provided.
HF1176 (Hoppe) - Lawful gambling taxes modified.
HF1185 (Atkins) - Lawful gambling tax rate reduced.
HF1423 (Petersburg) - Special fuels for off-road uses exempted from motor fuels and sales tax.
HF1544 (Nash) - Premium cigar definition modified, and premium cigar maximum tax reduced.

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
We will hear the property tax portions of HF 1589 and 1590 at the beginning of the hearing.
Bills Added:
HF228 (Knoblach) - Income definition modified for property tax refunds.
HF705 (Howe) - Congressionally chartered veterans organization property provided reduced classification rate.
HF894 (Kiel) - Permanent tax reduction authority provided to border city enterprise zones.
HF951 (Lueck) - Assessor accreditation and assistant to county assessor rules modified.
HF995 (Rarick) - Indian Child Welfare Act; local government aid reimbursement provided for out-of-home placement costs of children, and money appropriated.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Governor's Supplemental Budget Items Department of Military Affairs: Executive Director Don Kerr Department of Administration Matt Scherer, Legislative Director Wayne Waslaski, Director - Real Estate and COnstruction Services Laurie Beyer-Kropuenseke, Director of Community Services Minnesota State Arts Board Executive Director Sue Gens
Bills Added:
HF1974 (Anderson) - Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
HF922 (Drazkowski) - Local referenda related to spending required to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Attachments:
H0922A1.pdf (3/24/2015)

Transportation Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF97 (Hamilton) and HF98 (Clark) will be heard at the same time. THESE BILL WILLNOW BE HEARD AS AN INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY. No vote will be taken in this hearing on these bills. HF1495 and HF1744 will be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill The Committee will meet at its normal time 12:45-2:30 in the basement hearing room of and then will be meeting in Room 10 in State Office Building at 6:00pm to hear additional bills. That agenda for 6pm meeting is posted online as well.
Bills Added:
HF97 (Hamilton) - Driver's license and Minnesota identification card governing requirements amended.
HF98 (Clark) - Driver's license and Minnesota identification card governing requirements amended.
HF1495 (Green) - State Patrol trooper funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1744 (Ward) - Commercial motor vehicles prohibited from operating in Minnesota while a federal out-of-service order is effective.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF620 has been previously heard in the committee and laid over (An amendment has been filed for this bill) Note time change: The time has been moved to 6pm start There are several amendments posted for HF920 and another bill HF944 has been added to the agenda and has a DE amendment as well.
Bills Added:
HF899 (Runbeck) - Transitway development and finance governed, legislative authorization requirements established, and permissible use specified and uses of revenue from a metropolitan transportation area sales tax prioritized.
HF920 (Drazkowski) - Rail project expenditure and other powers restricted.
HF1822 (Drazkowski) - Public funding for aesthetic enhancement in road projects prohibited.
HF620 (McNamara) - Overweight vehicle annual permits established.
HF944 (Kelly) - State-aid street design and construction national standard use provided.
Attachments:
H1822A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0620DE1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0944DE1_1.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0610A1.pdf (3/25/2015)
H0899A4.pdf (3/23/2015)
h0920DE2.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0920A4.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0920A5.pdf (3/24/2015)
H0920A6.pdf (3/24/2015)

Ways and Means

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
House Budget Resolution adoption (Note: As stated by the chair during the Monday, 3/23/15 hearing, the 24 hour rule for amendments will be waived for amendments to the proposed Budget Resolution. However if members have amendments and want them posted for the public please provide them to committee staff when they are available.)
Attachments:

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added to the agenda.*** Presentations and Oversight: Office of the Attorney General: Attorney General Lori Swanson Ben Wogsland, Director of Government Affairs and Communications Revisor of Statutes Michele Timmons
Bills Added:
HF472 (Erickson) - Assistive technology grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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.
HF327 (Scott) - Right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures provided to include protection against unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic communications and data, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF706 (Miller) - Gifts included in the estate modified.
HF751 (Kiel) - Job training tax credit provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF872 (Albright) - Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established.
HF182 (Garofalo) - Compressed natural gas tax rate modified.
HF29 (Davids) - Minnesota Working Family Credit one-time funding mechanism clarified, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants removed as a funding source for Minnesota Working Family Credit.
HF30 (Davids) - Minnesota Working Family Credit funding mechanism clarified.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1718 (Nash) - Old Interstate Compact for Juveniles repealed.
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.
HF222 (Cornish) - Automated license plate reader data classified and governing policy required, log of use required, data required to be destroyed, and report required.
HF291 (Cornish) - Traffic violations around school buses fine increased, penalties enhanced and minimum fines established for repeat violations of driving without a license, alcohol use by sensory testing service allowed, avian influenza emergency response funding extended, correctional industries revolving fund transfer provided to the general fund, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0222A5.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A6.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A7.pdf (3/23/2015)
A15-0312.pdf (3/23/2015)
A15-0313.pdf (3/23/2015)
A15-0317.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222DE7.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A8.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A9.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A10.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A11.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A12.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A13.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0222A14.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0291A1.pdf (3/23/2015)

Health and Human Services Reform

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF1061 (Miller) - Safe harbor funding provided for sexually exploited youth, and money appropriated.
HF1148 (McDonald) - Olmstead Plan training funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1634 (Baker) - Hospital that specializes in treatment of cerebral palsy and other conditions payment rates for provided services increased.
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.
HF1628 (Quam) - Durable medical equipment and supply exemptions modified, refunds provided, and money appropriated.
HF506 (Schoen) - Temporary licensing provided for former and current members of the military.
HF1651 (Baker) - Opiate antagonist purchases and training grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1443 (Mack) - Public assistance program treatment of income simplified; and reporting income, changes, overpayment, and underpayment requirements simplified.
HF1639 (Pierson) - Indigent individuals with emergency medical conditions or complex or chronic health conditions service grant established, 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.
HF1155 (Zerwas) - Human services and health care system data sharing provided.
SF128 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
SF128 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
HF1100 (Howe) - Flame-retardant chemical use in products prohibited.
SF128 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
SF128 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
HF233 (Hancock) - Interactive video conference alternative use clarified in civil commitment hearings.
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.
HF1792 (Baker) - Nursing home or certified boarding care home governing receivership provisions changed, and medical cannabis provisions changed.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1170 (Bennett) - Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1392 (Bennett) - Student assessment provisions modified, and number of required state tests reduced.
HF1063 (Backer) - Mental health peer specialist training and outreach provided; clubhouse program service medical assistance coverage established; report required; funding provided for intensive community rehabilitation services, suicide prevention, intensive treatment for adolescents and young adults, and housing for individuals with mental illness; and money appropriated.
HF1996 (Heintzeman) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities new transfer pathways implemented, and money appropriated.
HF1479 (Wills) - Higher education expense refundable credit and subtraction established.
HF1391 (Urdahl) - College Possible funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1658 (Nornes) - Higher education technical and policy provision changes made including provisions related to grants, loans, registration, and various higher education programs; institutions prohibited from limiting access to a student's transcript; various statutes modernized, streamlined, and clarified; and obsolete language and unnecessary verbiage deleted.
HF1285 (Whelan) - Public postsecondary institution disseminated material disclosures required.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Governor's Supplemental HHS Budget Recommendations - Presentation by MN Department of Human Services and MN Department of Health Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF1606 (Dean) - Authority of the human services commissioner to transfer funds eliminated.
HF1314 (Schomacker) - Faculty members and resident dentists permitted to enroll as medical assistance providers.
HF439 (Lohmer) - Health care practitioners required to deliver information relating to trisomy 13, 18, and 21; and duties imposed on the health commissioner.
HF980 (Halverson) - Foster care provider licensing requirements, home and community based service standards, and disability waiver rate system modified.
HF921 (Schomacker) - Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan provided.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Tuesday, March 24, 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:
HF1470 (Smith) - Business fees and filings regulated.
HF744 (Gunther) - Accountancy examinations and peer review standards modified, and rulemaking authorized.
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.
HF1826 (Nelson) - General obligation grant management modified.
HF1725 (Christensen) - Electronic filing for hearings in contested cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings permitted, and electronic transfer of rulemaking documents permitted.
Attachments:
H0683A3.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0683A2.pdf (3/23/2015)

Agriculture Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1613 (Swedzinski) - Noxious weed grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1377 (Pierson) - Second Harvest Heartland grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1107 (Hamilton) - Farm to food shelf program established, and money appropriated.

Civil Law and Data Practices

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
**More bills may be added **
Bills Added:
HF1935 (Green) - Autopsy religious objection provided.
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.
HF1972 (Schomacker) - Revisor's bill; erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references corrected.
Attachments:
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