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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Tuesday, March 24, 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:
HF1268 (Davids) - Individuals permitted to contract with insurance producer to advocate on the individual's behalf with respect to health coverage with an insurance company, and payment of commissions by issuers of qualified health plans regulated.
HF1979 (Hoppe) - No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force established, legislative appointments provided, and report required.
HF177 (Sanders) - Self-service storage insurance regulated.
HF1647 (Hilstrom) - Patient allowed to enjoin collection actions taken by a nonprofit hospital if the hospital has failed to provide a financial assistance policy.
HF1976 (Albright) - Electronic transactions modified, penalties authorized, and death or injury reporting requirements modified.
HF1825 (Slocum) - Automated sale suppression device use criminal penalties provided.
Attachments:
H1268DE1_1.pdf (3/24/2015)
-HF1647DE1.pdf (3/24/2015)
-HF1825A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
-HF1979A1.pdf (3/24/2015)
HF177DE3.pdf (3/24/2015)
HF1976 A15-0326.pdf (3/24/2015)

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1591 (Erickson) - Education policy provided including educator preparation, licensure, accountability, statewide standards, student assessments, educating students and young children, education programs, special education, charter schools, general education, libraries, other facilities, technology, and state agencies; and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1477 (Uglem) - Solid waste reduction and recycling grant to counties usage modified, and solid waste management tax revenue allocation amended.
HF624 (Dill) - Snowmobile registration fees modified.
HF608 (Hackbarth) - Trap shooting sports facility grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF946 (Hackbarth) - Metropolitan regional park maintenance and operation funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1477A2.pdf (3/23/2015)

Education Innovation Policy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF704 (Howe) - Enrollment option provisions modified.
HF1428 (Moran) - Homeless children qualified for early educational services, and money appropriated.
HF1709 (Murphy) - Full service community schools provided, and money appropriated.
HF809 (Gunther) - Career pathway coordinators provided, reports required, funding provided for career pathways coordinators and the Minnesota youth program, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1428A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H1428A2.pdf (3/23/2015)

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Monday, March 23, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Pending referral we will also hear: HF1549 (O'Neill) Construction Codes and Licensing Division housekeeping changes made, unnecessary laws and rules removed, conforming changes made, and rulemaking authorized (pending referral from the Commerce Committee). ***Additional Bills may be added to the agenda
Bills Added:
HF1379 (Anderson) - Platform manlift requirement repealed.
HF1695 (O'Neill) - Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council recommendations adopted; and federal conformity, policy, and technical changes made.
HF1426 (Isaacson) - Skilled manufacturing industry customized training provided, and money appropriated.
HF813 (Loonan) - Cogeneration facilities environmental review requirements modified, and energy facility definitions clarified.
HF1241 (Albright) - Uniform statewide minimum wage required, and uniformity for employment mandates on private employers provided.
HF1405 (Metsa) - Employment support services to persons with mental illness funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF409 (Gunther) - Centers for Independent Living grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF688 (Albright) - New market tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1425 (Daniels) - Pilot program to provide, repair, and maintain motor vehicles for commuting to work created; and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A15-0241.pdf (3/20/2015)
A15-0287.pdf (3/20/2015)
H1241DE1.pdf (3/20/2015)

Legacy Funding Finance

Monday, March 23, 2015
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Legacy funding request by the Regional Public Libraries HF1049 (Drazkowski) Soil and water conservation district block grant funding provided, and money appropriated HF698 (Pierson) Parks and trails fund usage to acquire property by eminent domain prohibited HF791 (Lueck) Cuyuna Mountain bike system funding provided, and money appropriated.
Bills Added:
HF129 (Dettmer) - Big Marine Lake veterans rest camp improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF821 (Green) - Culvert replacement grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1016 (Lillie) - Ramsey County; culturally relevant sport courts and fields development and installation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1323 (Rarick) - Wastewater treatment system planning appropriated money from the clean water fund.
HF453 (Hancock) - Veteran program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1007 (Wills) - Dakota County; Mississippi River Regional Trail funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1866 (Petersburg) - Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposits clarified.
HF1706 (Drazkowski) - Outdoor heritage trust fund account established, trust fund payments to counties provided, and money appropriated.
HF1049 (Drazkowski) - Soil and water conservation district block grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF698 (Pierson) - Parks and trails fund usage to acquire property by eminent domain prohibited.
HF791 (Lueck) - Cuyuna Mountain bike system funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1706A1.pdf (3/23/2015)
H1866A1.pdf (3/19/2015)

Veterans Affairs Division

Monday, March 23, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1942 (Pugh) - Fort Snelling Officers' Club; a resolution memorializing Congress and the President to provide funding to the Officers' Club building located at Fort Snelling and to provide additional funding to support the services the 934th Airlift Wing provides to officers, families, and civilians.
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.
HF1420 (Metsa) - Morrison County; solar photovoltaic module approval for a public utility solar project provided factors to be considered, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A15-0311.pdf (3/20/2015)

Ways and Means

Monday, March 23, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
MMB: Presentation of the Governor's Supplemental Budget

Transportation Policy and Finance

Monday, March 23, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
The agenda posted will be continued later in the afternoon when the committee reconvenes after recessing at 2:30 pm and returning from floor session - 4pm or 15 minutes after 3:30pm floor session or at the call of the Chair. The meeting was accidentally posted for Basement Hearing room but will be meeting in Room 5 at 12:45 and after 3:30 floor session we will be meeting in room 200. Additional bills may be added Any agenda which does not get completed on this date will be added to the Wednesday March 25 agenda. Additional bills may be added. Pending rereferral we will also hear: HF1354 (Hackbarth) Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty. (pending referral from Gov Ops Committee) NOTE: BILLS REMOVED: The following 3 bills have been removed from this agenda but will be heard on Wed. March 25 agenda at 4:30pm in Room 10 of State Office Building. Additional bills may be added HF899 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 Destination medical center; city's local contribution computation modified, and use of funds restricted. HF1822 Public funding for aesthetic enhancement in road projects prohibited.
Bills Added:
HF325 (Erhardt) - Mileage based user fee implementation planning provided, legislative report required, and money appropriated.
HF1415 (Torkelson) - Roadway use access modified.
HF1450 (Drazkowski) - Small cities assistance program established.
HF1856 (Fenton) - Woodbury; I-94, I-694, and I-494 interchange safety improvement study required.
HF1525 (Loon) - Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council composition modified.
HF1903 (Hornstein) - Twin Cities metropolitan area transportation management organization funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1478 (Garofalo) - Metropolitan area sales tax base modified.
HF243 (Newton) - Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided.
HF1669 (Considine) - Drive-away in-transit license plates governed, data classified, and money appropriated.
HF2053 (Theis) - Driveway in-transit license restricted to Minnesota applicants, and plate allowed to be used outside Minnesota.
Attachments:
H1856A1.pdf (3/20/2015)
H1450A2.pdf (3/20/2015)
H1450A3.pdf (3/20/2015)
H0899A4.pdf (3/20/2015)
h0920DE2.pdf (3/20/2015)
H1822A1.pdf (3/20/2015)
HF243 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1415 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1450 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1669 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1478 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1525 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF2053 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF325 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
HF1856 FN.pdf (3/23/2015)
H0325DE1.pdf (3/20/2015)
H1415DE1.pdf (3/20/2015)

Health and Human Services Reform

Friday, March 20, 2015
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF316 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility reimbursement system modified.
HF1535 (Mack) - Omnibus health and human services policy bill.
HF1539 (Scott) - Human services data and background study provisions modified.
HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
HF627 (Franson) - Nursing facility employee scholarship costs modified, list of health professionals eligible for the health professional education loan forgiveness program modified, and money appropriated.
HF1982 (Loeffler) - Tax data disclosure to the human services commissioner modified.
HF973 (Zerwas) - Community service partner demonstration project collaboration funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2038 (Dean) - Managed care and county based purchasing plans serving state public program enrollees financial reporting clarified and modified, subcontract requirements set, administrative cost requirements modified, not allowable administrative expenses clarified, and third-party financial audits and ad hoc audits required.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Friday, March 20, 2015
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order.
Bills Added:
HF1665 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.
HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
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.
HF805 (Youakim) - Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.
HF512 (Norton) - Child support work group established, and money appropriated.
HF437 (Scott) - Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
HF827 (Mullery) - Child protection legislative task force established.
HF1354 (Hackbarth) - Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty.
HF1974 (Anderson) - Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
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:
H0437DE3.pdf (3/19/2015)
H1835DE2.pdf (3/19/2015)
H0512DE1.pdf (3/19/2015)
H0827DE1.pdf (3/19/2015)
HF 1056 A15-0256.pdf (3/19/2015)
H0437DE2.pdf (3/19/2015)

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. More bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF43 (Winkler) - Expressly advocating definition modified relating to elections and campaign finance, and electioneering communication disclosure provided.
HF538 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.
HF1745 (Swedzinski) - Setback standards set, and local project approval for site permit required.
HF906 (Lohmer) - Public participation in government protections modified.
HF1406 (Hackbarth) - Life jacket requirements modified; wake surfing regulated; compliance with federal law provided; wild animal taking, possessing, and transporting provisions modified; criminal penalties provided; and rulemaking and reports required.
HF90 (Quam) - Provisional balloting procedure established.
HF1659 (Peterson) - Pharmacy technician to pharmacist permitted ratio increased, definitions modified, and Pharmacy Board size increased.
HF975 (Hamilton) - State Quality Council and regional quality council requirements modified, and money appropriated.
HF161 (Zerwas) - Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE); accounts established for persons with disabilities.
HF1845 (Swedzinski) - Interagency feasibility study required.
HF1529 (Fenton) - Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs Act created, and money appropriated.
HF782 (Runbeck) - Reverse referendum approval of debt issuance provided.
HF1584 (Albright) - Health professional license requirements modified.
HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
HF1168 (Hackbarth) - Minnesota Valley Trail requirements established, deer hunting governing requirements modified, beaver season authorized, restrictions on using artificial lights to take fish modified, rulemaking authorized relating to spearing and northern pike, and distribution of survey information authorized.
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:
H1406A3.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1406A7.pdf (3/18/2015)
H0975A1.pdf (3/19/2015)
H0043A4_1.pdf (3/18/2015)
H0538A1.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1406A6.pdf (3/18/2015)
HF1406A4 - Albright.pdf (3/18/2015)
HF1406A5 - Nash.pdf (3/18/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of Minnesota Board of Nursing: Complaint Resolution Process Evaluation by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA). The full evaluation report will be available on the OLA website at 11:45 AM on Thursday, March 19. The link to the OLA website is http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
*Additional bills may be added following floor session introductions today.
Bills Added:
HF551 (O'Neill) - Competency standards for dual training identification required by labor and industry commissioner, dual training competency grant program created, and money appropriated.
HF1878 (Gunther) - Sustainable child care in rural Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Education Innovation Policy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Mark-up/action on omnibus education policy bill.
Bills Added:
HF1591 (Erickson) - Education policy provided including educator preparation, licensure, accountability, statewide standards, student assessments, educating students and young children, education programs, special education, charter schools, general education, libraries, other facilities, technology, and state agencies; and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1591DE1.pdf (3/16/2015)
A15-0265.pdf (3/18/2015)
A15-0276.pdf (3/18/2015)
A15-0279.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A2.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A3.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A5-3.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A6.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A7.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A8-1.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A9.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A10-1.pdf (3/18/2015)
H1591A4.pdf (3/18/2015)

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***other bills may be added*** HF1328, which was originally heard on March 4, has been added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1329 (McNamara) - Invasive species provisions, state parks and trails provisions, fire training requirements, auxiliary forest provisions, forest bough account, and recreational vehicle provisions modified; review of grant-in-aid applications provided; and water use permit authority modified.
HF1931 (Torkelson) - Sustainable forest incentive program requirements modified, forest management plan registration and annual verification provided and eligibility requirements certified, aquatic invasive species aid certification required, and obsolete provisions for sustainable forest incentive program payments eliminated.
HF1557 (Dean) - White Bear Lake water level augmentation study and proposals required.
HF1328 (McNamara) - Conservation easement stewardship accounts created, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1329A6.pdf (3/18/2015)

Education Finance

Thursday, March 19, 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:
HF724 (Bernardy) - College concurrent enrollment program full funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF768 (Schomacker) - Independent School District No. 402, Hendricks; general reciprocity agreement exemption provided.
HF1571 (Newton) - Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) payments to postsecondary institutions enhanced to include textbook and equipment costs, and greater financial incentive for school districts to encourage student participation in the PSEO program created.
HF1390 (Bly) - Pupil unit provisions modified.
HF1368 (Kresha) - Prekindergarten educational program credit for donations provided, districts required to accept scholarships funded by donations, and report required.
HF1636 (Christensen) - School district authority to transfer certain money among funds and accounts extended.
Attachments:
A15-0166.pdf (3/18/2015)

Civil Law and Data Practices

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF 1874 (Quam) Navigator Background Checks
Bills Added:
HF1357 (Persell) - Dissolution certificates required, and requirements added to the certificate of dissolution form.
HF981 (Peterson) - Optometrist licensing provisions changed.
HF321 (Mack) - Interstate medical licensure compact project provided.
HF1272 (Mack) - Correction orders and conditional licenses provided for home and community based service programs, and settlement agreements provided.
Attachments:
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
**At the Call of the Chair, the Civil Law Hearing will Begin Immediately Following Session in Room 500 North of the State Office Building** **HF 1982 is being heard on an informational level only as the bill is not in our possession** *** MORE BILLS MAY BE ADDED *** HF 1935 is rescheduled to Tuesday March 24 at 8:15am.
Bills Added:
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.
HF1901 (Smith) - Apportionment of taxes occasioned by a decedent's death provided.
HF1187 (Franson) - Equity-stripping law protection extended to owners of agricultural property.
HF1604 (Zerwas) - Health commissioner required to develop a list of authorized entities, and individuals allowed to obtain and administer epinephrine without a prescription.
HF1232 (Quam) - Data privacy, predatory offender registration, evidence, crime victim protections, and criminal defenses relating to sex trafficking provisions modified; and new criminal penalties created.
HF1271 (Quam) - Group residential housing provisions modified, background study requirements established of group residential housing or supplementary services, and administration of a compliance system authorized for group residential housing.
HF1652 (Baker) - Minnesota prescription monitoring program changes made.
HF1209 (Barrett) - Suicide prevention training required, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1640 (Peterson) - Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) monetary parental contribution repealed.
HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
HF1167 (Atkins) - Secure electronic storage of motor vehicle records provided.
HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
HF953 (O'Driscoll) - Mortgage foreclosure by advertisement publication requirements clarified.
HF1163 (Zerwas) - School bus driver's license endorsement issuance requirements modified.
HF1242 (Zerwas) - Disability certificate holder data authorized to be released for purposes of enforcing parking restrictions in cities and towns.
HF1770 (Smith) - Conciliation court provided jurisdiction to determine claims by a county against a nonresident.
HF1342 (Smith) - Property transfers regulated, and Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act amendments recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws enacted.
HF328 (Loon) - Crowdfunding transactions provided exemption from securities regulation.
HF1982 (Loeffler) - Tax data disclosure to the human services commissioner modified.
HF1669 (Considine) - Drive-away in-transit license plates governed, data classified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

State Government Finance

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentations and Oversight: Minnesota Historical Society Secretary of State Steve Simon
Bills Added:
HF288 (O'Neill) - Professional engineer license requirements clarified.
HF1673 (Newton) - Veterans affairs commissioner guardianship program repealed.
HF1130 (Cornish) - Farmamerica, the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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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.
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