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Higher Education Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF384 (Urdahl) - School year-long student teaching programs made part of teacher preparation, and money appropriated.
HF987 (Selcer) - Postsecondary study abroad program regulation clarified.
HF488 (Knoblach) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
HF1306 (Bernardy) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to establish a transfer curriculum.
HF551 (O'Neill) - Competency standards for dual training identification required by labor and industry commissioner, dual training competency grant program created, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Tuesday, March 17, 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:
HF1394 (Fabian) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified.
HF1133 (Newberger) - Transition to an all renewable energy future for Minnesota provision repealed.
HF1358 (O'Driscoll) - Uniform Municipal Contracting Law; energy conservation measure definition 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.
HF1353 (Laine) - Minnesota ethnic councils governing laws revised.
HF1277 (Gruenhagen) - International Medical Graduates Council created, and money appropriated.
HF981 (Peterson) - Optometrist licensing provisions changed.
HF321 (Mack) - Interstate medical licensure compact project provided.
HF5 (Mack) - MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required, and exemptions removed.
HF1109 (Scott) - MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.
HF1326 (McNamara) - Public entity purchasing requirements modified, solid waste provisions modified, subsurface sewage treatment systems provisions modified, compensable losses due to harmful substances modified, grant eligibility modified, and rulemaking required.
HF1257 (Zerwas) - Responsible contractor law provisions changed.
HF688 (Albright) - New market tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1450 (Drazkowski) - Small cities assistance program established.
HF1111 (Hamilton) - State appropriation bond issuance program established, Lewis and Clark Regional Water System funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1450A1.pdf (3/13/2015)

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***Other bills may be added***
Bills Added:
HF989 (Lenczewski) - Dakota County; Black Dog Lake water quality assessment required.
HF1649 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act early withdrawal allowed.
HF1704 (Youakim) - Eligibility for grants from revenue generated by lottery in lieu tax modified.
HF1349 (Hansen) - Drainage system benefit requirements redetermination modified.

Education Innovation Policy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of the HF1591 author's delete all amendment to make this the omnibus education policy bill. The amendment will be posted Monday. If you'd like to testify on the delete all, please contact Carmen Mayo at carmen.mayo@house.mn.
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)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1783 (Swedzinski) - Transportation network financial responsibility provided.
HF954 (Schomacker) - Long-term care insurance partnership policy minimum permitted inflation protection reduced, and permission of inflation protection continued.
HF921 (Schomacker) - Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan 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.
HF1135 (Sanders) - Guaranteed asset protection waivers regulated.
HF1246 (Mack) - Telemedicine for health carriers and medical assistance coverage required.
Attachments:

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Early Learning Bills
Bills Added:
HF1259 (Backer) - Early education services authorized for students from adjoining states.
HF1636 (Christensen) - School district authority to transfer certain money among funds and accounts extended.
HF603 (Kresha) - Early learning scholarship program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1220 (Kresha) - Early learning scholarship parameters clarified, and money appropriated.
HF1368 (Kresha) - Prekindergarten educational program credit for donations provided, districts required to accept scholarships funded by donations, and report required.
Attachments:
H1368A4.pdf (3/16/2015)

Agriculture Policy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
A delete-all amendment to HF1554 will be posted by close of business Friday, March 13th. The only action taken on HF1554 at this meeting will be adoption of the delete-all amendment and opportunity for public testimony. Further action on the bill will be taken on Wednesday March 18th.
Bills Added:
HF1415 (Torkelson) - Roadway use access modified.
HF1451 (Miller) - Livestock industry study required.
HF1098 (Sundin) - Rural Finance Authority loan state participation limit increased.
HF1554 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
Attachments:
H1554DE1_1.pdf (3/13/2015)

Civil Law and Data Practices

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF742 (O'Neill) - Campus sexual harassment and sexual violence; various provisions modified relating to campus sexual assault policies, good faith reporting, postsecondary institution and law enforcement coordination, online reporting systems, data access, data classifications, security officer and administrator training, and student health services.
HF582 (Anderson) - Livestock production facility nuisance claims provided relating to odor.
HF1047 (Whelan) - Born Alive Infants Protection Act concerning abortion created, and civil remedies and protections provided.
HF864 (Sanders) - Insurance fraud administrative penalty established, persons convicted of insurance fraud prohibited from enforcing contracts for no-fault benefits, and crime established for accident victim solicitation.
Attachments:
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF995 (Rarick) - Indian Child Welfare Act; local government aid reimbursement provided for out-of-home placement costs of children, and money appropriated.
HF792 (Zerwas) - Adult children of a deceased patient added to the definition of patient.
HF161 (Zerwas) - Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE); accounts established for persons with disabilities.
HF722 (Newberger) - Public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited.
HF1467 (Anderson) - Hennepin County; railroad condemnation power limited.
HF1828 (Lesch) - Income producing property assessment data clarified.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation and Oversight: Minnesota Public Radio Lisa Radzak, Managing Director, Community and Govt Relations Chris Cross, MPR Network Station Manager, Rochester Public Television Bill Strusinski, Friends of Public Televison Minnesota Humanites Commission David O'Fallon, President Trista Matascastillo, Program Officer - Veterans Voices
Bills Added:
HF18 (Kahn) - MNsure law exemptions relating to the office of MN.IT services removed.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on the Tax Incidence Study by the Minnesota Department of Revenue

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify on any of the bills that have been posted, please email Claire Leiter at Claire.leiter@house.mn. *In light of the upcoming March 20th Policy deadline, additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1325 (Green) - Tax-forfeited land sale requirements modified.
HF1173 (Green) - Wetland replacement requirements exemption provided for impacts related to mining.
HF243 (Newton) - Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided.
HF1162 (Dill) - University land exempted from prohibition on selling lands bordering public waters.
HF1448 (Anderson) - Sale of donated land required.
HF1698 (Anzelc) - Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
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.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
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.
HF1286 (Gruenhagen) - Families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty provided continued health insurance coverage.
HF31 (Quam) - Identity theft victims working group established to recommend services, advocacy, and verification tools or programs; and report required.
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.
HF1255 (Hertaus) - Driving while impaired; various DWI provisions modified relating to standards, license plate impoundment, driver's license reinstatement, ignition interlock program, and fees and surcharges.
Attachments:
H0031DE1.pdf (3/16/2015)
H0031A1.pdf (3/16/2015)

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
I. Call To Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes IV. Calendar for the Day: March 19, 2015 V. Adjournment

Veterans Affairs Division

Monday, March 16, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF506 (Schoen) - Temporary licensing provided for former and current members of the military.
HF1556 (Lueck) - Hire a Veteran Month changed from May to July.
HF127 (Dettmer) - USS Minnesota commissioning activities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1673 (Newton) - Veterans affairs commissioner guardianship program repealed.
Attachments:
A15-0128.pdf (3/13/2015)
H0127A1_1.pdf (3/16/2015)

Transportation Policy and Finance

Monday, March 16, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills Removed: (These two bills HF1732 and HF1723) will be removed from this agenda and will be heard in earlier hearing held that day at 12:45pm with HF1229 moved from 12:45 hearing to this hearing) HF1732 (Kelly)Metropolitan Council required to consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee on procurements. HF1733 (Kelly) Commissioner of transportation directed to adopt policy to lower local share of transportation project costs. Additional Bills to Be Heard Include: HFxxxx (Kelly) Public Private Partnership Pilot Program - this bill will be introduced and given house file number on Monday Mar 16 and will be heard that evening. A copy of the language will be posted online. (This langage should match up with SF1648 (Dibble)
Bills Added:
HF1646 (Schoen) - Motorcycle headlamp requirements amended.
HF815 (Dill) - Agricultural product motor vehicle weight limit permit requirements amended, and hauling product for use as a biofuel provided.
HF1612 (Howe) - Filing fees charged by deputy registrars clarified.
HF1243 (Runbeck) - Transportation and infrastructure costs reduced through community virtualization electronic access, and money appropriated.
HF1715 (Kelly) - Transportation provisions modified relating to specified trails and technical provisions.
HF1251 (Hornstein) - Railroad assessment provided, and money appropriated.
HF1229 (Marquart) - State patrol employees who are not troopers authority clarified.
Attachments:
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Note: HF1677 will only have a couple provisions dealing with transportation discussed within this committee. If this agenda does not get completed the remaining bills needing to be heard will be heard that same evening when the committee reconvenes BILL REMOVED NOTE: HF1229 will be removed from this agenda but will be heard later today at 4:30pm Transportation hearing when committee reconvenes BILLS ADDED: House files HF1732 and HF1733 (Both by Chair Kelly)will replace this bill on agenda which originally were scheduled on the 4:30pm agenda
Bills Added:
HF427 (Newberger) - Transportation Department governing requirements of collection efforts for damage to state-owned property amended.
HF1167 (Atkins) - Secure electronic storage of motor vehicle records provided.
HF1526 (Albright) - Suburban connections demonstration project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1566 (Hoppe) - Proof of insurance required to register, reregister, or transfer ownership of a motor vehicle or motorcycle.
HF1265 (Davids) - Cities provided dedicated aid to fund transportation costs.
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.
HF1732 (Smith) - Federal REAL ID Act planning and implementation activities governed; planning, analysis, and enforcement extension activities directed; report required; and requirements on state fund use established.
HF1733 (Kelly) - Transportation commissioner directed to adopt policy to lower local share of transportation project costs.
Attachments:

Ways and Means

Monday, March 16, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
1) Minnesota Management & Budget: Presentation on the Cash Flow and Budget Reserve accounts 2) House Budget Resolution: Testimony on what the maximum limit, the budget reserve and cash flow account, or spending limits for each budget category should be. The committee will take testimony only. No action will be taken. Those wishing to testify should contact the committee administrator.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Reform

Monday, March 16, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
***Language can be found in the attachments section ***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
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.
HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
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.
HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
Attachments:
H1271DE1-1.pdf (3/16/2015)
H1460A2.pdf (3/16/2015)
H1460A3.pdf (3/16/2015)
H1664A2.pdf (3/16/2015)
H1936A1.pdf (3/16/2015)
15-3451.pdf (3/13/2015)

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Monday, March 16, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Department of Commerce Overview of its November 2014 Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study; Discussion on Energy-Intensive Industries and Energy Affordability; HF1782 (Anzelc) Energy-intensive trade-exposed electric utility customers provided competitive rate schedules
Bills Added:
HF1782 (Anzelc) - Energy intensive trade-exposed electric utility customers provided competitive rate schedules.

Legacy Funding Finance

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Funding Request by the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum Overview and funding request by Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Overview and funding request by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council Funding request for "No More Gallant a Deed" Documentary film
Bills Added:
HF462 (Green) - Legacy fund appropriations eligibility modified.
HF181 (McNamara) - Outdoor heritage fund use designated, outdoor heritage fund and Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council requirements modified, and previous appropriations modified.
Attachments:
H0462A1.pdf (3/13/2015)
H0181A17.pdf (3/13/2015)
H0181A14.pdf (3/13/2015)
H0181A15.pdf (3/13/2015)
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