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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/27/2008
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
HF4075 (Olin) Cattle herd requirements within certain areas provided, Board of Animal Health funding provided for the buyout of cattle herds in certain areas, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3981 (Juhnke) Veterans affairs, military affairs, and the Board of Animal Health funding provided, agriculture appropriations reduced, veteran contribution plate authorized for motorcycles, grant limit and sunset date removed, and money appropriated. HF3902 (Juhnke) Agriculture appropriation changed. (Agriculture, Rural Economies, & Veterans Affairs Omnibus Bill)

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/26/2008
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Early Childhood Learning Finance Division report HF2475 (Greiling) K-12 Education Finance Supplemental Budget Bill HF3722 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Supplemental Budget Bill

Transportation Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3301 (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified. HF3965 (Slocum) Unused veterans' license plate disposal authorized. HF4055 (Madore) Transportation construction project mitigating effects on small businesses report required. HF4033 (Erickson) Curt Eastlund Memorial Bridge designated.

State Government Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
amendments to the State Government Finance supplemental budget bill, HF3987 (DeLaForest) Republican National Convention; Budget reserve escrow account established and money appropriated.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3134 (Thissen) Death deed conveyance of interests in real property by transfer provision provided, acknowledgments made in a representative capacity clarified, registered land application clarified, obsolete language eliminated and technical changes made. HF3615 (Loeffler) County social services mandated report required and money appropriated. (delete all amendment) HF3809 (Huntley) State health care program management improved, managed care contracting modified, managed care administrative expenses limited, county-based purchasing modified, and mandated reports required. (delete all amendment) HF3380 (Liebling) State health care county-based purchasing program requirements revised.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2305 (Hilty) Energy supplemental budget bill

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1724 (Walker) Naturopathic doctor registration provided.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF4077 (Paymar) Public Safety Finance budget bill * copies are available outside Room 568 SOB

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/26/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2852 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities. (Lilydale) HF2854 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities. (Mendota) HF2567 (Scalze) Modifying the need measure used in the local government aid formula HF3510 (Peppin) Small city definition changed for aid purposes HF4122 (Tillberry) Local government city aid distribution formula amended. HF3756 (Marquart) Local government aid distribution modified, appropriation limit increased, and study provided.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ways and Means

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 2:00 PM
Agenda:
Budget resolution HF2553 (Carlson) Special session convened by majority vote of both houses of the legislature or by order of the presiding officers of both houses, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF2941 (Hausman) University of Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3381 (Clark) Housing Policy & Finance and Public Health Finance Division supplemental budget bill

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF4021 (Wagenius) Environment & Natural Resources Supplemental Budget Bill HF3280 (Dill) Public land expedited exchanges provided. HF3685 (Moe) Toxic chemical release reporting requirements modified. HF3292 (Dittrich) School trust fund lands management provided, school trust fund land return improvements provided, Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee mission redefined, and report provided. HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act. HF3625 (Hansen) Natural resources administrative sites sales proceed disposition provided, and money appropriated. HF3550 (Hansen) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia control provided, and rulemaking authorized. HF3429 (Hansen) Administrative penalty orders provided, civil penalties provided, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided. HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated. HF2998 (Koenen) Free lifetime state park permits authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans. HF2694 (Doty) Little Falls; Pine Grove Zoo funding provided. HF3293 (Clark) Pollution Control Agency required to analyze cumulative pollution effects in an area prior to issuing a permit. HF4108 (Rukavina) Eveleth; Iron Range off-highway vehicle recreation area management plan requirements modified, funding provided for recreational underpass, and money appropriated. (Informational Only) HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account and outdoor recreation system modified; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; state land sales and conveyances provided; and 30-year leases authorized for wind energy projects. HF3547 (Dill) Game and fish fund report requirements modified, pheasant habitat improvement account disposition modified, wild turkey management account modified, hunting and fishing licensing and taking provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3976 (Huntley) Supplemental division budget bill

State Government Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3987 (DeLaForest) Republican National Convention; Budget reserve escrow account established and money appropriated

Transportation Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3301 (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified. HF4100 (Morrow) Driver and vehicle services technology account established, technology surcharge imposed, and fees adjusted. HF3965 (Slocum) Unused veterans' license plate disposal authorized. HF4055 (Madore) Transportation construction project mitigating effects on small businesses report required. HF619 (Koenen) Transportation funding provided with transportation certificates of assignment. HF3805 (Morrow) Transportation Supplemental Budget Recommendations

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3722 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Work Force Development Supplemental Budget Bill
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3722 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Work Force Development Supplemental Budget Bill

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2987 (Juhnke) Biodiesel definition modified, minimum content increased, tiered content goal created, and notice, proposal, and recommendations to the legislature required, and money appropriated. HF3981 (Juhnke) Veterans affairs, military affairs, and the Board of Animal Health funding provided, agriculture appropriations reduced, veteran contribution plate authorized for motorcycles, grant limit and sunset date removed, and money appropriated. HF3902 (Juhnke) Agriculture appropriation changed. (Agriculture, Rural Economies, & Veterans Affairs Omnibus Bill)

K-12 Finance Division

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2475 (Greiling) K-12 Education Finance Supplemental Budget Bill mark-up and passage

Environment and Natural Resources

3/25/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3661 (Hilty) Greenhouse gas emission reduction coordinated process created (Informational Hearing)

Commerce and Labor

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted HF4007 (Atkins) Beer kegs purchase and receipt by scrap metal dealers regulated HF3477 (Gardner) Lending practices and default regulation provided relating to manufactured housing

K-12 Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2475 (Greiling) K-12 Education Finance Supplemental Budget Bill

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1780 (Marquart) providing for disclosure of certain information HF3566 (Nelson) adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council Discussion of 21st Century Minerals Fund

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF4027 (Sailer) Waste pesticide collection program modified. (pending re-referral) HF2987 (Juhnke) Biodiesel definition modified, minimum content increased, tiered content goal created, and notice, proposal, and recommendations to the legislature required, and money appropriated. (pending re-referral) HF2942 (Juhnke) Livestock investment grant program created and money appropriated. HF2631 (Urdahl) Dairy investment matching grants provided; money appropriated. HF4075 (Olin) Cattle herd requirements within certain areas provided, Board of Animal Health funding provided for the buyout of cattle herds in certain areas, and money appropriated.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3891 (Loeffler) Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation incorporated, Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy and a working group established, and Sesquicentennial Commission additional duties provided. HF3435 (Hosch) Children's mental health, and miscellaneous provisions amended, and technical changes made. HF3807 (Hortman) Whistleblower additional protection provided to state executive branch employees. HF3224 (Gunther) Boiler operation licensing procedures changed, and rulemaking authorized. HF3913 (Gunther) Minnesota Boxing Commission name changed, penalties provided, jurisdiction extended, and rulemaking authorized. HF3665 (Sailer) Local public pension plan employees and officers required to report unlawful actions. HF3672 (Severson) Korean War Armistice Day designated for July 27.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted; HF1239 (Simon) Sexual abuse against a minor civil actions limitation period modified; HF3146 (Hilstrom) Social Security number collection and use restrictions modified; HF3371 (Tingelstad) Birth record access allowed to adopted persons; HF3572 (Smith) Furniture Fire Safety Act repealed; HF3610 (Loeffler) Medical debt information regulated; HF3612 (Davnie) Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Deferment Act of 2008 provisions provided; HF4012 (Mullery) Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Extension Act provided.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2789/SF2379* (Dill) Eminent domain displaced business reestablishment costs limitation HF3821 (Clark) Minneapolis; Tax increment financing district duration extended, increment distribution provided, and neighborhood revitalization program governance structure changes limited. HF3915 (Murphy, M.) St. Louis County civil service pilot project provided. HF3441 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3901 (Fritz) Steele County; Nursing home bed moratorium exception provided. HF3147 (Fritz) Working group created to study access to emergency mental health services. HF3955 (Thissen) Community-based care promoted for older adults through establishment of a community consortiums, and coverage provided for costs associated with physical activities for home and community-based waiver programs for persons with disabilities. HF3636 (Hosch) Modifying the phase-in of rebased nursing facility operating cost payment rates. HF2493 (Clark) has been removed from the agenda

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3661 (Hilty) Greenhouse gas emission reduction coordinated process created. HF2959 (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2351 (Johnson) State video franchising impact study required. HF3366 (Eken) Petrofund program modified.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates or replacement chemicals prohibited in children's products and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency authorized to participate in a multistate clearinghouse. HF3592 (Thao) Health care interpreter roster and registry development required. HF3199 (Loeffler) Minnesota supplemental aid shelter needy provisions modified to include persons moving out of corporate foster settings. (Pending re-referral) HF3371 (Tingelstad) has been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Finance Division

3/19/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2787 (Mullery) Private actions on behalf of one or more persons alleging unlawful business HF3132 (Mullery) Animal fighting provisions changed HF3498 (Berns) Firefighter Training and Education Board member compensation authorized HF3505 (Bigham) Predatory offenders required to register prohibited from accessing and using social networking websites HF3863 (Thissen) Official traffic control camera device automatic enforcement authorized HF3257 (Loeffler) Allowing a person facing civil commitment to chose to be confined in correctional facilities while petition is being adjudicated

Taxes

3/19/2008
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF4103 (Lenczewski) A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying the treatment of foreign income and operations under the corporation franchise tax; authorizing grants; eliminating foreign operating corporations; reducing the corporate franchise tax rate; repealing the job opportunity building zone, the international economic development zone, and biotechnology and health sciences industry zone programs; repealing the airline industry job credit, the research credit, and the bovine testing credit; repealing the corporate alternative minimum tax; appropriating money.

Taxes

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2847 (Laine) Fridley tax increment financing district authorized HF3856 (Knuth) New Brighton tax increment financing authorized. HF3536 (Mullery) Minneapolis housing replacement district law modified. HF4004 Carlson) Crystal housing development account authorized.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, March 19, 2007

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3997 (Bunn) Land disposal facilities siting prohibited in certain areas. (Informational Only) HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act. HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated. HF3238 (Gardner) Sustainable water use provided; conservation rate structures, emergency management plan, contaminated well disclosure, and information sharing required, and ombudsman created, fees increased, and advisory committee expiration date extended. HF3898 (Dill) Timber sales provisions modified and refund provided. HF3068 (Dill) Snowmobile registration and sticker expiration date provided, temporary permit effective period extended for snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and watercraft, and temporary permit information requirements modified. HF3547 (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill. HF3273 (Eken) Natural resources; monument designation authority, state park names, and park permit requirements modified; finance report requirements eliminated; and technical corrections provided. HF2536 (Lanning), HF3364 (Moe), HF3293 (Clark) and HF3328 (Anzelc) have been removed

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/18/2008
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2671 (Urdahl) Nursing facility payment rates required to recognize pension benefit costs. HF3009 (Morrow) Nursing facility employee pension benefit costs treatment provided. HF2493 (Clark) Sober houses regulated. HF3785 (Doty) Increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Morrison County. HF2937 (Brynaert) Appropriating money for the Open Door Health Center. HF3409 (Peterson, A.) Providing funding for a rural health care purchasing alliance. HF3616 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program unpaid work prohibited, Minnesota Family Investment Program provisions repealed for family cap and rental subsidy as unearned income. (informational hearing) HF3618 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap repealed. HF3619 (Walker) MFIP participant supported work and auto-related costs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF3820 (Walker) Individual and family medical assistance asset limits increased. (informational hearing) Bills Removed: HF3801 (Murphy, E.)

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1306 (Holberg) Business screening agencies regulated; HF3129 (Marquart) Plat requirements modified; HF3372 (Thissen) Uniform billing and electronic claim filing provisions changed and compliance procedures for electronic transactions established; HF3553 (Simon) Data practices technical changes made.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/18/2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3034 (Mahoney) Electrical, plumbing, water, conditioning, boiler, and high-pressure piping professional provisions modified. HF2107 (Masin) High-Speed Broadband Task Force established. SF2511 (Pelowski) Health Care Peer Review Committee reestablished relating to quality of care and treatment of offenders, and Minnesota Breeders fund advisory committees established. HF3516 (Davnie) Foreclosure information specification provided and report required. SF248 (Pelowski) Charitable contributions from campaign committees expenditure limit modified. HF3735 (Kalin) Commission of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard-of-hearing renamed, and provisions modified. HF3702 (Kalin) Election assessment and payment of costs provided. SF2402 (Atkins) Board of Accountancy governing provisions modified. Bill added: HF3316 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided for general education, education excellence, special program, libraries, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. (Pending rereferral)

Transportation Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3036 (Sailer) Nonmotorized transportation advisory committee established. HF3558 (Madore) 2008 U.S. Women's Open license plates issuance required HF3706 (Severson) Special license plate surcharge repealed. HF3725 (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes, rulemaking exemptions provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF3301 (Kalin) Transportation construction project disclosure and proposal provision requirements changed, Technical Review Committee compensation required, and design-build request provisions modified.

State Government Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Department of Revenue, Governor's budget for the agency; Department of Revenue presentation: Expanded Tax Compliance Initiatives. HF3770 (Winkler) Office of Enterprise Technology legislative report required regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans; HF3417 (Tillbery) Returning combat veteran reinstatement fee waiver provided; HF2985 (Dettmer) School district military pay salary differential assistance provided; HF2645 (Faust) Minnesota National Guard Youth Challenge Program participation report required; HF0219 (Walker) Personal sick leave benefits extended to include care for specified relatives; HF3723 (Kahn) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board authorized to retain proceeds from condemnation of park lands necessary for reconstruction and expansion of marked Interstate Highway 35W at the Mississippi River; Secretary of State, Governor's budget for the agency; Office of Enterprise Technology, Governor's budget for the agency; Bills pulled: HF3737; HF3772; HF3113; and HF3891 Bills added: HF3417; HF2985; HF0219; and HF3723.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3762 (Murphy) Veterans Health Care Advisory Council created. HF3763 (Juhnke) Veterans Homes Board of Directors functions transferred to commissioner of veterans affairs. HF3617 (Koenen) Wound prevention and care formulary demonstration project established for state veteran homes and reports required. HF3749 (Juhnke) State veterans cemeteries authorized and regulated. HF3507 (Otremba) Disaster area waiver of fees and expedited food handler plan review authorized, embargo and condemnation provisions changed, food sanitary and fee provisions changed, terms defined, and egg sales and handling regulated. HF3552 (Juhnke) NextGen Energy Board member added, sunset date removed, and appropriation modified. HF3362 (Juhnke) Pesticide and fertilizer regulating administrative actions authorized HF3902 (Juhnke) Agriculture appropriation changed.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
TBA
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2524 (Ward) including the spouse and children of a resident veteran in the definition of "resident student" HF3999 (Kalin) providing direction to conform the state's economic development policies with the state's environmental policy HF1780 (Marquart) providing for disclosure of certain information HF3566 (Nelson) adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

K-12 Finance Division

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Governor's supplemental budget recommendations HF3958 (Swails) Teacher licensure via portfolio established. HF4018 (Greiling) School debt provisions modified. HF0615 (Walker) Responsible family life and sexuality education programs provided, and money appropriated. HF4071 (Tillberry) Safe school levy modified. HF3107 (Moe) Operating referendum revenue authority repealed for fiscal years 2010 and later. HF3108 (Benson) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed.

Commerce and Labor

3/18/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3610 (Loeffler) Medical debt information regulated. HF 3739/SF 3147 (Rukavina) Accessible electronic information service for blind and disabled persons sunset repealed

Commerce and Labor

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3783/SF3467 (Atkins) Insurance fees, coverages, contracts, filings, and forms regulated, financial planners, real estate appraisers, domestic mutual insurance companies, and collection agencies regulated, and technical and clarifying changes made HF3774/SF3214 (Dominguez) Minnesota Residential Mortgage Originator and Servicer Licensing Act application clarified, and insurer investment authority clarified HF 3612/SF3396 (Davnie) Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Deferment Act of 2008 provisions provided

Finance

3/17/2008
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3138 (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified. HF3868 (Lieder) Compressed natural gas excise tax transitional rate corrected. HF2783 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF3090 (Morrow) Department of Transportation position provisions modified. HF3312 (Olin) Drainage system repair fund modified to maximum amount allowed. HF2941 (Hausman) University of Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF3569 (Rukavina) University of Minnesota directed to study workers' health including lung health, and money appropriated. HF2877 (Paymar) Disarming a peace officer crime established. HF1625 (Hosch) Order of protection and restraining order durations extended after multiple violations or continued threats. HF2906 (Paymar) Dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed. Bills removed: HF3876 & HF3132

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
A preview of the governor's supplemental budget on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Steve Nelson, Department of Human Services Commissioner Alice Seagren, Department of Education Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Richard Pfutzenreuter, University of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Transportation Finance Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Governor's budget recommendations HF3964 (Magnus) Transportation appropriations reduced, surcharge deleted, and technical change made relating to driver examination requirements.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF4014(Fritz) Steele County; Nursing home and assisted living facility and related asset transfer authorized to nonprofit corporations and acquisition of membership interest in nonprofit corporations. (Pending re-referral) HF1813 (Ozment) County comprehensive plans required to consider natural heritage data, development limited in greater Minnesota, and priority provisions required in certain county and city comprehensive plans. HF2789/SF 2379* (Dill) has been removed from the agenda.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3391 (Huntley) Affordable, comprehensive health care reform Bills removed from the agenda: HF3390 (Loeffler)

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3292 (Dittrich) School trust fund lands management provided, school trust fund land return improvements provided, Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee mission redefined, and report provided. HF3625 (Hansen) Natural resources administrative sites sales proceeds disposition provided, and money appropriated. HF3550 (Hansen) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia control provided, and rulemaking authorized. HF3429 (Hansen) Administrative penalty orders provided, civil penalties provided, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided. HF3627 (Dill) Vermilion Highlands Wildlife Management Area shooting sports facilities funding provided, and money appropriated. HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account and outdoor recreation system modified; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; state land sales and conveyances provided; and 30-year leases authorized for wind energy projects. HF2998 (Koenen) Free lifetime state park permits authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans. HF2777 (Gardner) Solid waste management tax revenue disposition modified. HF3540 (Gardner) Waste Management Act modified, principles established, construction and demolition waste recycling required, standards set, greenhouse gas offset project eligibility established, decline of phone directory allowed, and ordinance required. HF2527 (Moe), HF3997 (Bunn), HF3898 (Dill) and HF3273 (Eken) have been removed.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF995 (Hilty) Peak Oil; Governor memorialized, by resolution, to take action to prepare a plan of response and preparation to meet the challenges of Peak Oil. HF3195 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission cap and trade program principles established, studies required, and money appropriated. (Pending referral)

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/17/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2706 (Doty) Camp Ripley military museum funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2895 (Loeffler) Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission funding provided for the celebration of Minnesota's 150th anniversary of statehood and money appropriated. HF3356 (Moe) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required. HF4063 (Jaros) A bill for an act relating to state government; allowing the Indian Affairs Council to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 3.922, by adding a subdivision.

Taxes

3/17/2008
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Department of Revenue's presentation of the Governor's tax related budget recommendations HF3967 (Simpson) Various tax provisions modified; tax refund, withholding, and subtraction changes made; tax system and association created; adjustments provided, federal conforming changes made, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/14/2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3386 (Marquart) Property tax exemption eligibility clarification provided for public charity institutions Department of Revenue's presentation of the Governor's property tax related budget recommendations

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF3804 (Walker) Homeless Management Information System data required. HF3830 (Laine) State agency providers allowed to impose requirements on clients and program guideline consistency required. HF3988 (Benson) Foodshelf programs funding provided, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Metropolitan Inter-County Association budget testimony HF2906 (Paymar) Changing provisions regulating dangerous dogs; imposing penalties HF3132 (Mullery) Changing provisions prohibiting animal fights and possession of certain items HF3196 (Clark) Requiring Commissioner of Public Safety's annual report on human trafficking to include information on trafficking of American Indian women and girls HF3876 (Atkins) Authorizing a law school loan repayment program for public defenders Bill added: HF2996 (Paymar) Drug offense judgment deferrals authorized, parole and corrections provisions modified, and money appropriated

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Supplemental budget presentations: Department of Commerce and Public Utilities Commission HF3977 (Brynaert) Power transmission lines, renewable energy obligations, and related activities and costs provisions modified. HF4060 (Knuth) Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Cap and Trade Accord; Memorializing the governor to incorporate greenhouse gas emission reduction principles. HF3334 (Magnus) Local renewable energy initiative enacted to finance small-scale renewable energy projects, account established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2600 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Interstate Highway 394 engine brakes use restriction authorized. HF2423 (Hornstein) Companion dogs; municipalities authorized to enact ordinances allowing dogs to accompany persons patronizing outdoor areas of food and beverage establishments (Pending re-referral) HF 1097 (Davnie) Dependent definition modified relating to group benefits for local government officers and employees. HF3441 (Bigham) Civil immunity extended to municipalities that donate public safety equipment. (Informational Hearing) HF3129 (Marquart) Plat requirements modified. HF3790 (Lesch) Property filing and conveyance electronic recording provided HF3812 (Thissen) Public pool and spa anti-entrapment devices or systems required. HF3904 (Tilberry) Charter commission discharge provided, compensation provided, amendments authorized by ordinance, and water and sewer charges provided HF4004 (Carlson) Crystal housing development account authorized. HF3792 (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided (Pending re-referral) HF2351 (Johnson) Cable communications systems regulation modified, and state-authorized video providers regulated. (Pending re-referral) HF3657 (Hoppe) Carver County Board granted authority over library system with exceptions HF3890 (Finstad) Watonwan County Soil and Water Conservation District Board procedures provided for filling vacant supervisor positions. HF2687 (Westrom) Local government requirements for use of certain nonconforming lots limited.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3302 (Atkins) Public meeting written material protection provided; HF3850 (Paymar) Domestic abuse advocate testimony limited without consent of victims.

K-12 Finance Division

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3263 (Clark) American Indian tribes contributions and communities instruction integrated into teacher preparation and licensing requirements, and money appropriated HF3390 (Loeffler) Public health access fund established, BMI monitoring program for children established, statewide health improvement program established, tobacco impact fees increased, and money appropriated. HF3403 (Welti) Grades 10 through 12 assessment provided for earth and space, life, and physical sciences. HF3110 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated. HF3629, (Slocum) GRAD test; Temporary, three-year appeals process established HF3470 (Winkler) State and school district technology standards established. HF3733 Peterson, S. Alternative teacher professional pay system clarified, and oversight established. HF4005 (Bly) School boards authorized to form business entities solely for wind energy projects, and exemption from production tax provided.

Commerce and Labor

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted

E-12 Education

3/14/2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3780 (Hornstein) Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction definition clarified, prekindergarten through grade 6 teacher requirements made, and money appropriated. HF3624 (Mariani) Public education mission expanded to include a framework to guide future education policy decisions. HF4044 (Peterson, S) has been removed from the agenda.

E-12 Education

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3316 (Mariani) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education provided for general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. HF3469 (Davnie) Private student transportation services contracting procedures and standards established.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3163 (Atkins) Construction debris and residue prohibited as cover material at disposal facilities HF3997 (Bunn) Land disposal facilities siting prohibited in certain areas HF3838 (Berns) Invasive species provisions modified and civil penalties provided HF3996 (Eken) Native prairie restorations definitions modified ADDED HF4051 (Sailer) Pilot paint collection program established SF65 (Hansen) Great Lakes; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to protect the Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species HF3786 (Olin) Wetland Conservation Act exemption reinstated for approved development HF3991 (Olin) Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation water quality referral to the International Joint Commission requested by resolution HF3549 (Dill) Medical standards established for permitting off-highway vehicle use by disabled persons on public trails HF3057 (Dill) All-terrain vehicle youth operation requirements modified HF3561 (Sailer) Public water access site acquisition authority modified HF3439 (McNamara) State forest road alternative recording requirements modified HF3917 (Ozment) Campfire provisions modified HF3273 (Eken) Natural resources; monument designation authority, state park names, and park permit requirements modified; finance report requirements eliminated; and technical corrections provided Division Report HF3898 (Dill) Timber sales provisions modified and refund provided

Commerce and Labor

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3936 (Holberg) Bomb squad employee disability payments provided HF3574 (Juhnke) State Building Code application and enforcement regulated HF3229 (Nelson) Utility disconnection reporting required so local governments may get notice HF3839/SF 3154 (Lillie) Residential mortgage originators and services regulated, and borrower's ability to pay verified HF3766 (Tillberry) Horse racing; Medication regulations modified HF3543 (Winkler) Foreign cooperatives regulation provided, dissolution notification request removed, document return provided, foreign partnerships allowed to use alternative names, and name filing contests eliminated HF3538 (Winkler) Start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses investment credit provided HF3457 (Simon) Custodial trust account use of debit or credit cards authorized to withdraw funds HF3849 (Simon) Commercial multipassenger bicycle passengers permitted to consume alcohol HF3721 (Dittrich) Health insurers required to offer small employers the option to purchase flexible benefit plans HF3332 (Dill) Credit card surcharges regulated HF3112 (Sertich) Statewide health insurance pool created for school district employees, and money appropriated HF3526 (Abeler) Acupuncture services equal access required by group policies and subscriber contracts, claim determinations required by services to be made or reviewed by acupuncture practitioners, and referral and reimbursement rate reports required HF3365 (Atkins) Professional firefighter arbitration procedures repealed concerning total package final offers. HF3481 (Atkins) Payroll card accounts sunset repealed HF3829 (Atkins) State Fair liquor license technical changes made HF3924 (Thao) Optometrists allowed to dispense legend drugs at retail under certain conditions HF3366 (Eken) Petrofund program modified HF3236 (Davnie) Deed, rates of interest, and mortgage contracts regulated, borrower's ability to repay verification provided, and mortgage broker's failure to comply penalties and remedies provided HF3975 (Smith) Attorney fees and recovery of damages provided for breach of an insurance policy HF3084 (Scalze) Homeowners provided with a longer period within which to notify contractors of construction defects HF3296 (Johnson) Independent contractor status rule exception eliminated, and audit activities required HF3888 (Atkins) Real estate transactions regulated, terms defined, and closing agents regulated HF3134 (Thissen) Death deed conveyance of interests in real property by transfer provision provided, acknowledgments made in a representative capacity clarified, registered land application clarified, obsolete language eliminated and technical changes made HF3195 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission cap and trade program principles established, studies required, and money appropriated HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act HF2414/SF2262 (Johnson) Telecommunications state agency obsolete rules repealed HF3077 (Beard) Occupational licenses provided HF3822 (Dominguez) Motor vehicle insurance adjustments regulated HF3411 (Atkins), HF635 (Masin), HF3932 (Atkins), HF 1922 (Gunther) have been removed from the agenda Bill Removed: & HF 3516 (Davnie) Foreclosure information specification provided and report required Bill Added: HF 3287 (Davnie) Debt management services regulated, and obsolete criminal provision repealed HF 3913 (Gunther) Minnesota Boxing Commission name changed, penalties provided, jurisdiction extended, and rulemaking authorized

K-12 Finance Division

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3485 (Rukavina) Independent School District No. 706, Virginia fund transfer authorized. HF3321 (Faust) Independent School District No. 2580, East Central account transfer authorized. HF3188 (Magnus) Independent School District No. 671, Hills-Beaver Creek; Disability access account funds transfer authorized to undesignated general fund. HF2812 (Seifert) Independent School District No. 411, Balaton, account transfer authorized. HF2658 (Hosch) Independent School District No. 750, Rocori; account transfer authorized. HF2577 (Welti) Independent School District No. 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, community education fund balance adjustment corrected. HF3647 (McNamara) Independent School District No. 200, Hastings school bus leasing expenses funding provided, and money appropriated.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3972 (Gunther) Governor's budget recommendations for the Department of Employment and Economic Development Governor's budget recommendations for the Department of Labor and Industry HF3903 (Brynaert) appropriating money for extended employment services HF3752 (Hortman) providing equal access to instructional materials for blind students

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2095 (Eastlund) Peace officer reciprocity licensing exam eligibility criteria modified to include persons in active military service; SF2379 (Dill) Reestablishment cost limit provisions amended; HF2460 (Dill) Provisional driver's license additional training requirements specified, and criminal penalty imposed for falsifying requirements; HF2628 (Norton) Provisional driver's license requirements modified; HF2955 (Simon) School background check requirements modified; HF2967 (Hortman) Trailer brake motor vehicle weight limit modified, and penalties imposed for forging or possessing false commercial motor vehicle inspection decals; HF2970 (Drazkowski) Motorists required to move to far left of roadway before passing road maintenance workers; HF3101 (Bigham) Domestic abuse no contact order violations criminal penalty increased; HF3161 (Bigham) Minnesota deceased military personnel current listing provided; HF699 (Nornes) Adult certification for juvenile violent offenses lowered to age 13; HF3281 (Dill) Snowmobile training provisions modified; HF3301 (Kalin) Transportation construction project disclosure and proposal provision requirements changed, Technical Review Committee compensation required, and design-build request provisions modified; HF3302 (Atkins) Public meeting written material protection provided; HF3367 (Pelowski) Relating to data practices; specifying access to disputed data; requiring closed meetings to be recorded; granting attorney fees in certain cases; HF3396 (Simon) Hearing time requirements modified and clarified, prehearing discharge exception provided for commitment petitions involving mentally ill or sexually dangerous persons; HF3456 (Tschumper) Local government interstate assistance authorized for emergency services; HF3726 (Hornstein) Wireless communication devices limited while operating motor vehicles; HF3767 (Olin) Predatory offender written verification permitted for residence in another state; HF3670 (Mullery) Posttraumatic stress disorder criminal case defendant screening required, mitigated dispositions authorized for offenders who receive treatment, legislative report and collection of summary data required, and information pamphlet required; HF3787 (Simon) Civil investigative and licensing data governing provisions modified; HF3793 (Davnie) Student cooperation with educators policy clarified; HF3974 (Dominguez) Domestic fatality review team continuation authorized; HF3900 (Mullery) Misdemeanor penalty increase provided; HF3995 (Mullery) Creating a gross misdemeanor for assaulting a utility employee or contractor; HF498 (Cornish) Self-defense; use of force in defense of home and person laws clarified, self-defense and defense of home laws extended and codified, and common law duty to retreat eliminated. HF3521 (Loeffler), HF3553 (Simon), HF3827(Morrow) and HF3866 (Hilty) have been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF599 (Brod) Grieving Parents Act (This bill was returned to the committee upon adjournment of the 2007 Legislature. No testimony will be taken on the bill.) HF3708 (Murphy, E) Health profession licensing requirements changed HF3438 (Thissen) Newborn screening bill HF3881 (Emmer) allowing certain home modifications to be allowed expenses for the home and community-based waiver programs HF3710 (Bunn) permitting hospital records to be transferred to electronic image HF3559 (Sailer) modifying license requirements for day training and habilitation programs HF3264 (Hilstrom) amending state-operated services; allowing certain nonstate employees to work for community-based programs HF3873 (Rukavina) potential enrollee name release prohibited to health plans for marketing purposes. HF1724 (Walker) Subcommittee report (no testimony will be taken) HF3042 (Murphy, E.) has been removed from the agenda

Transportation Finance Division

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3800 (Hornstein) 2008 Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill

State Government Finance Division

3/13/2008
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3493 (Solberg) Disaster relief funding provided, state reimbursement provided, and money appropriated; HF3587 (Solberg) Budget recommendations development specified, and state agencies required to provide information; HF3737 (Solberg) State agency budget access provided to members of the legislature, forecast of general fund cash flow required, budget modifying deadline provided, deficiency requests deadline imposed, and obsolete requirements eliminated; HF3772 (Bunn) Disclosure of status of fiscal note requests and provisions to appeal of their estimates and conclusions; HF3113 (Hortman) State budget requirements modified; HF3417 (Tillberry) Returning combat veteran reinstatement fee waiver provided; HF3969 (Kahn) Help America Vote Act funds transfer authorized; HF3770 (Winkler) Office of Enterprise Technology legislative report required regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans; HF3453 (Kahn) Starbase program effectiveness study provisions modified; HF3891 (Loeffler) Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation incorporated, Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy and a working group established, and Sesquicentennial Commission additional duties provided (informational hearing) .

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3238 (Gardner) Sustainable water use provided; conservation rate structures, emergency management plan, contaminated well disclosure, and information sharing required, and ombudsman created, fees increased, and advisory committee expiration date extended. HF3596 Faust) Education commissioner prohibited from enforcing unadopted rules. HF2983 (Peterson, S.) Office of Early Learning established. HF3328 (Anzelc) Minnesota forests for the future program created. HF3068 (Dill) Snowmobile registration and sticker expiration date provided, temporary permit effective period extended for snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and watercraft, and temporary permit information requirements modified. Bills added: HF3933 (Loeffler) Executive branch employee duties and rights specified. HF3547 (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill. HF3566 (Nelson) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted. HF3891 (Loeffler) Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation incorporated, Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy and a working group established, and Sesquicentennial Commission additional duties provided. HF3729 (Hilty) Legislative Energy Commission established, and Legislative Electric Energy Task Force abolished, conforming corrections made, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/13/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Wrap up and questions concerning the supplemental budget presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency on March 11. HF2694 (Doty) Little Falls; Pine Grove Zoo funding provided. HF2927 (Eken) Red River Valley flood protection farmstead ring levees construction funding provided, and money appropriated. HF3506 (Howes) Leech Lake; Walleye stocking funding provided and money appropriated. HF3625 (Hansen) Natural resources administrative sites sales proceeds disposition provided, and money appropriated. HF3627 (Dill) Vermilion Highlands Wildlife Management Area shooting sports facilities funding provided, and money appropriated.
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