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Audio/Video Archives - 2015-2016 Regular Session

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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF307 (Fabian) - Proof of insurance in electronic format provided.
HF305 (Fabian) - Minnesota Personal Protection Act amended to recognize the North Dakota permit to carry a pistol as being valid in Minnesota.
HF722 (Newberger) - Public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited.
HF1524 (Zerwas) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.
HF969 (Hertaus) - Offenders placed on intensive supervised release from prison required to be placed on electronic monitoring immediately upon release.
HF1234 (Lohmer) - Criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles.
Attachments:
A15-0286.pdf (3/18/2015)
H0969DE2.pdf (3/17/2015)

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
I. Call To Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes IV. Recommendations to Release Executive Branch Bills to Other Committees V. Calendar for the Day: March 23, 2015 VI. Adjournment

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1376 (Barrett) - Controlled substance schedules modified.
HF446 (Mahoney) - Income tax dependency exemption allocation allowed in child support matters.
HF1085 (Garofalo) - Careless driving resulting in death or great bodily harm penalties enhanced, and reckless driving repealed.
HF1463 (Newberger) - First responders allowed meal expense subtraction.
HF322 (Winkler) - Legislator's privilege from arrest clarified, and driving while impaired specified to constitute a breach of the peace for purposes of the Constitution.
Attachments:
H0446A1.pdf (3/16/2015)
H1085A1.pdf (3/13/2015)
A15-0126.pdf (3/13/2015)

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify on any of the bills listed below, please e-mail Claire Leiter at Claire.leiter@house.mn. **Due to the upcoming March 20th Policy deadline, additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF49 (Davids) - Fillmore, Olmsted, Winona, and Houston Counties; Blufflands Trail system modified.
HF1682 (Hackbarth) - Aquatic invasive species prevention program requirements repealed.
HF650 (Anzelc) - Taconite and iron sulphides and merchantable iron ore concentrate produced therefrom production tax proceeds distributed.
HF1741 (Kelly) - Goodhue County; Goodhue Pioneer State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1742 (Kelly) - Goodhue and Wabasha Counties; Mississippi Blufflands Trail established.
Attachments:

Taxes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF167 (Nornes) - Agricultural drain tiles exempted from sales tax.
HF263 (Peterson) - School tickets and admissions sales tax exemption made permanent.
HF532 (Petersburg) - Nonprofit ticket or admission sales tax exemption clarified.
HF1829 (Knoblach) - Sales and excise tax; June accelerated payments repealed.
HF416 (Anzelc) - Direct reduced iron tax incentive reinstated, and apportionment of occupation taxes modified.

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF421 (Murphy) - Proctor; additional one-half percent sales tax imposition authorized, and local approval of laws validating actions of the city provided.
HF534 (Hamilton) - Windom; sales and use and excise taxes authorized.
HF587 (Persell) - Walker; local taxes authorized.
HF990 (Lenczewski) - Political subdivisions imposing and collecting local lodging taxes provided clarified authority.
HF1254 (Swedzinski) - Local approval of local sales and use tax and validation of prior act provided.
HF1413 (Johnson) - Mankato and North Mankato; local sales tax authorities modified.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation and Oversight: AMPERS, CEO Joel Glaser Campaign Finance Board, Executive Director Gary Goldsmith
Bills Added:
HF1556 (Lueck) - Hire a Veteran Month changed from May to July.
HF546 (Dettmer) - Government entity permitted to release military release forms to another government entity for purpose of locating records.

Transportation Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
We will be hearing the two police office bills first on agenda that dedicate highway segments in their honor and memory. BILLS REMOVED NOTES: HF944 (Kelly) has been removed from the agenda Two other bills which had planned to be heard by the committee pending referral will NOT be heard today since neither bill was referred to the committee: HF1866 (Petersburg) clarifying motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposits (this was sent to Legacy) HF864 (Sanders) Insurance Fraud provisions - This bill no longer needs to be heard in transportation committee
Bills Added:
HF1461 (Atkins) - Mendota Heights; Trunk Highway 149 segment designated as Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway.
HF631 (Runbeck) - Motor vehicle registration refunds provided.
HF1772 (Lillie) - Maplewood; Trunk Highway 36 segment designated as Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway.
HF1598 (McNamara) - Right-of-way mowing restrictions modified, and penalties provided.
HF1822 (Drazkowski) - Public funding for aesthetic enhancement in road projects prohibited.
Attachments:

Aging and Long-Term Care Policy

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
**BILL ADDED** 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:
HF564 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and home and community based service providers.
HF1739 (Pierson) - Older adults with vision loss in-home and community service grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF1581 (Dill) - Koochiching County; nursing facility operating payment rates increased.
HF1284 (Newton) - Assisted living facility grant funding provided for assistive technology, and money appropriated.
HF1824 (Liebling) - Rochester; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
HF1552 (Miller) - Swift, Chippewa, Renville, and Kandiyohi Counties; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
HF1768 (Isaacson) - Elderly and disabled income tax exclusion increased, and second exemption allowed for property tax refund claimants.
Attachments:

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 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:
HF720 (Loon) - Student achievement levy repealed.
HF596 (Drazkowski) - Bonded debt authorizations approved after June 30, 2015 levied against referendum market value.
HF984 (Drazkowski) - State general levy phased out over six years.
HF1641 (Anzelc) - Local optional levy equalization for districts with seasonal recreational property increased.
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:
H0720A1.pdf (3/17/2015)
H0596A2.pdf (3/17/2015)
H0596A3.pdf (3/17/2015)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
*Additional time has been reserved in the Basement Hearing Room in the event that the agenda is not completed during the normal committee time. **Bills may be taken in any order.
Bills Added:
HF1846 (Clark) - Minneapolis; Norway House intoxicating liquor license authorized.
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.
HF1549 (O'Neill) - Construction Codes and Licensing Division housekeeping changes made; obsolete, redundant, and unnecessary laws and rules removed; and conforming changes made.
HF1090 (Sanders) - Brewer and licensing provisions recodified, sale and other regulations of liquor provided, and licenses authorized and established.
HF948 (Atkins) - Lawful gambling game, licensing, reporting, and other regulatory provision changes made; and technical, clarifying, and conforming changes made.
HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
HF1519 (Swedzinski) - Gambling manager provisions modified, raffles provided, prize limits increased, and local regulation prescribed.
HF1408 (O'Driscoll) - Water conditioning installation requirements modified.
HF834 (Uglem) - Synthetic plastic microbead in personal care products sale prohibited.
HF1693 (Atkins) - Unclaimed property requirements modified, commissioner's duties modified, and money appropriated.
HF776 (Sanders) - Voice-over-Internet protocol service and Internet protocol-enabled service regulation prohibited.
HF1884 (Swedzinski) - Learner's permits for adults allowed as identification for the purchase of alcohol.
HF1066 (Kresha) - Competitive market regulation provided for local exchange carriers, informal review and resolution of disputes provided, call routing practices prohibited, and registration of wholesale transport providers provided.
HF1947 (Atkins) - Used wireless communication device cash payments permitted, and effect of nonredemption modified.
HF1783 (Swedzinski) - Transportation network financial responsibility provided.
Attachments:

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***other bills may be added***
Bills Added:
HF1707 (Drazkowski) - Environment and natural resources trust fund payment account established, trust fund payments to counties provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1707A1.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1707A2.pdf (3/17/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
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:
HF1013 (Franson) - Medical assistance payment rates for health services and therapies modified.
HF1651 (Baker) - Opiate antagonist purchases and training grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1729 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance payment rates for primary care services and immunization administration services continued.
HF1053 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance payment rate provisions modified for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note the schedule has been updated to reflect that HF XXXX (Pierson) is HF 1936. Bills may be taken in any order. More bills may be added.
Bills Added:
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.
HF1281 (Daudt) - Legislative auditor required to perform budget related legislative duties, and money appropriated.
HF195 (Runbeck) - Transit finance governed, legislative authorization requirements related to light rail transit established, appropriations and funding obligations amended, and Metropolitan Council prohibited from indebtedness.
HF1297 (Uglem) - Metropolitan Council member staggered terms provided, Metropolitan Council membership modified to include local elected officials, council provided to select its own chair, and nominating committee membership modified.
HF1324 (Backer) - Volunteer firefighters; areas eligible for aid expanded, and program made ongoing.
HF328 (Loon) - Crowdfunding transactions provided exemption from securities regulation.
HF1525 (Loon) - Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council composition modified.
HF1170 (Bennett) - Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF283 (Kresha) - Camp Ripley nearby lands designated as sentinel landscape, coordinating committee created, and report required.
HF606 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
HF1116 (Zerwas) - Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.
HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
Attachments:
H1170DE3-2.pdf (3/17/2015)
H0283DE2.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1297A1.pdf (3/18/2015)
CEH0195-1.pdf (3/17/2015)
CEH1297-1.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1116A1.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1281DE2.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1525A1.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1677A4.pdf (3/17/2015)

Health and Human Services Reform

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF780 (Hamilton) - Home modification accessibility grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF976 (McDonald) - Group residential housing eligibility modified.
HF1009 (Hamilton) - Medical assistance for public health nurse home visits minimum reimbursement rates set, nurse-family partnership program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1341 (Pierson) - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Division funding provided; services for people who are deaf, deafblind, or hard-of-hearing funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF783 (Cornish) - Fourth-degree assault protections expanded to employees supervising and working directly with mentally ill and dangerous patients.
HF1258 (Franson) - Organ donation grant program established to increase donation among underserved communities, and money appropriated.
HF1350 (Norton) - Nonemergency medical transportation providers regulated, and nonemergency medical transportation service payment rates modified.
HF1790 (Mack) - Human services commissioner required to seek an amendment to the budget methodology for consumer-directed community support.
HF1073 (Backer) - Community first services and supports program modified.
HF1582 (Zerwas) - Body art establishment and body piercing technician licensing requirements modified.
HF1853 (Backer) - Critical access hospital new payment rates set, and new payment methodology required for disproportionate share hospital payments.
Attachments:

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF713 (Loonan) - Minnesota High Tech Association's SciTechsperience program grant funding provided; science, technology, engineering, and math internships provided; and money appropriated.
HF1012 (Dean) - Home and community based setting residency ratio restrictions modified.
HF1400 (Lucero) - Certificate of need issuance prohibition for new nuclear power plant abolished.
HF438 (Kresha) - Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act adopted.
HF1105 (Vogel) - Urban challenge grants program modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A15-0209.pdf (3/17/2015)
H1012A1.pdf (3/17/2015)

Higher Education Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF820 (Applebaum) - Merit based academic excellence grant program established for Minnesota undergraduate students, and money appropriated.
HF1716 (Applebaum) - Student loan interest refundable credit allowed, and money appropriated.
HF1217 (Davnie) - Concurrent enrollment provided, and money appropriated.
HF880 (Anderson) - Agricultural education teacher loan forgiveness provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1217A2.pdf (3/17/2015)
H0820DE1.pdf (3/17/2015)

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF323 (Howe) - Wages and payroll payment and payroll deductions modified.
HF1186 (Lueck) - Mining companies exempted from electrical licensing.
HF1199 (Pierson) - Residential asleep-overnight staff base wage increased, ICF/DD payment rates increased to defray costs resulting from minimum wage increases.
HF368 (Hilstrom) - Debt buyers regulated.
HF1378 (Lucero) - Market accelerator lab funding authorized.
HF1478 (Garofalo) - Metropolitan area sales tax base modified.
HF1837 (Hamilton) - Little Africa virtual marketing and branding network revolving loan funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1175 (Mahoney) - Brownfield remediation loans and grants modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1378DE2.pdf (3/16/2015)
H0323A2_1.pdf (3/16/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
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:
HF977 (Zerwas) - Long-term homeless supportive service funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF972 (Zerwas) - Smile Healthy Minnesota 2016 grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF657 (Lohmer) - Automated drug distribution system usage expanded, over-the-counter medication amount covered by medical assistance if dispensed by an automated drug distribution system modified, and drugs covered under medical assistance changed and allowed retrospective billing.
HF1057 (Franson) - Child care assistance program provider rates modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Reform

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
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.
HF445 (Kelly) - Patients provided with notices.
HF614 (Baker) - Long-term care workforce needs provided, employee scholarships and loan forgiveness provided, health related licensing board authority to discipline health professionals for defaulting on loan or service obligations eliminated, nursing facility rate provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF778 (Pierson) - Early dental prevention statewide initiative established, dental operatory expansion grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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.
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.
HF1209 (Barrett) - Suicide prevention training required, report required, 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.
HF1652 (Baker) - Minnesota prescription monitoring program changes made.
HF1653 (Baker) - Medical assistance coverage for psychiatric residential treatment for persons under age 21 authorized.
HF1659 (Peterson) - Pharmacy technician to pharmacist permitted ratio increased, definitions modified, and Pharmacy Board size increased.
HF1640 (Peterson) - Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) monetary parental contribution repealed.
Attachments:
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