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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Capital Investment

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
DEED agency overview PFA overview

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/6/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2553 (Hoppe) - Claims practices regulated.
HF2356 (Daudt) - Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association compliance with the open meeting law and the Data Practices Act required, and board membership modified.
HF2342 (Davids) - Township mutual fire insurance company combination policies regulated.
HF2280 (Loon) - Qualified brewer definition modified for tax credit purposes.
HF2178 (Lanning) - Moorhead; Bluestem Center for the Arts on-sale liquor license allowed.
HF1416 (Gruenhagen) - Military affairs; nonpublic employees reemployment rights protections extended.
HF496 (Beard) - Home solicitation sales regulation exclusion clarified.

Health and Human Services Reform

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 5.
Bills Added:
HF2237 (Gottwalt) - Hospital community benefit programs and health maintenance organization collaboration plans; evidence-based strategy requirements removed.
HF1993 (Barrett) - Advisory council provisions modified.
HF1994 (Gottwalt) - Health and human services policy provisions changed; provisions modified relating to continuing care, telephone equipment program, chemical and mental health, and health care; comprehensive assessment and case management services reformed; and technical changes made.
HF2258 (Abeler) - Chemical use assessment requirements modified for civil commitments, chemical health navigation program created, chemical health services reports required, and rulemaking authority provided.
HF1967 (Abeler) - Children and family services provisions modified, child safety and permanency reform provided including adoptions under guardianship of the commissioner, statutory provisions modified related to child support, child care provisions modified, fees modified, MFIP provisions modified, criminal penalties provided, and technical changes made.
HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.
HF2456 (Abeler) - Continuing care policy provisions amended, disability services and licensing provision changes made, home and community-based service standards established, and payment methodologies established.
HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
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Legacy Funding Division

3/6/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2270 (Torkelson) - Parks and trails grant program provisions modified.
HF1840 (Rukavina) - St. Louis County school trust land condemnation provided.
HF2430 (Urdahl) - Legacy and outdoor heritage bill.

Education Reform

3/6/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2025 (Urdahl) - Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
HF2596 (Doepke) - Commissioner of education prohibited from enforcing unadopted rules.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/6/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1923 (O'Driscoll) - Water supply demand reduction measures required.
HF1989 (Hackbarth) - Incumbent electric transmission owner rights established, and commission procedures established.
HF2207 (McFarlane) - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness state land expedited exchange, condemnation, and private sale provided.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2161 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; city of Vergas aggregate tax imposition authorized. HF1113 (McFarlane) Ramsey County; mortgage registry and deed tax expiration authority removed. HF1242 (Doepke) Hennepin County; authority extended to impose a mortgage registry and deed tax. HF1876 (Mahoney) Saint Paul; annual maximum debt extended and increased. HF2283 (McElfatrick) Local government aid payment to cities modified.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NOTE: HF 2169 bill was heard in committee March 1 and has been returned from floor for additional amendment. Minnesota Management & Budget update presentations to the committee: Update on SWIFT Accounting System Update on New Budget System Update on Labor Contract Negotiations
Bills Added:
HF1988 (Gunther) - Truman; storm water project grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2169 (Beard) - State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/6/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
HF2320 (Hilty) - Carlton County; tax levy authorized for cemetery purposes.
Attachments:
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/6/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1816 was previously heard by the committee. Testimony will be to the DE2 amendment.
Bills Added:
HF2327 (Benson) - Election administration procedures for individuals who have been convicted of a felony modified.
HF1816 (Benson) - Federally licensed firearm importers, manufacturers, and dealers authorized to possess and sell firearm silencers to government agencies, the military, and other licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers.
Attachments:
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Taxes

3/6/2012
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Rules and Legislative Administration

3/6/2012
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Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wed., March 7, 2012

Ways and Means

3/5/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of the February Economic Forecast by Minnesota Management & Budget.
Bills Added:
HF1595 (Murdock) - Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided.
HF2095 (Fabian) - Environmental permitting efficiency provided, environmental review requirements modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Civil Law

3/5/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
*Testimony may be time limited based on volume of requests to testify. **Order of the bills is subject to change.
Bills Added:
HF1819 (Dettmer) - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon civil immunity provided, and business discrimination provision modified.
HF1833 (Dittrich) - Relocation assistance amount or denial hearing required.
HF2084 (Stensrud) - Compensation provided for when a political subdivision enters into mixed municipal solid waste collection business.

Civil Law

3/5/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
*Testimony may be time limited based on volume of requests to testify. **Order of the bills is subject to change.
Bills Added:
HF1819 (Dettmer) - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon civil immunity provided, and business discrimination provision modified.
HF1833 (Dittrich) - Relocation assistance amount or denial hearing required.
HF2084 (Stensrud) - Compensation provided for when a political subdivision enters into mixed municipal solid waste collection business.

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/5/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2528 (Mazorol) - Accidents involving damage to state-owned infrastructure report sharing required.
HF2438 (Moran) - School bus safety and standards provisions modified, and type III vehicles used for transporting students standards abolished.
HF2364 (Benson) - Legislative routes removed from the trunk highway system.
HF1955 (Beard) - Move-over traffic law clarified, and speed requirement when driving by parked emergency, patrol, construction, or maintenance vehicles added.
HF2512 (Gauthier) - State Patrol escort services contract service rates adjusted.
HF2631 (Shimanski) - County state-aid highways and municipal state-aid street, construction support, and finance operation contingent appropriations provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Veterans Services Division

3/5/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added NOTE: HF 2608 has been removed and will be rescheduled for Monday 3/12/12
Bills Added:
HF2493 (Anderson) - Noncompetitive appointment of disabled veterans in the classified service provided.
HF2494 (Anderson) - State award issuance to Minnesota National Guard nonmembers allowed.
HF2495 (Anderson) - Veterans removal hearing board appointment procedure modified.
HF2629 (Anderson) - Resolution; Congress and the President of the United States memorialized to formally recognize the Khmer Freedom Fighters.
HF2619 (Kriesel) - Special veterans' plates service branch designs added.
Attachments:
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Education Reform

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF1510 (Erickson) - Alternative compensation professional development provisions modified for teachers, and alternative compensation revenue made available for principals and assistant principals.
Attachments:
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact Brian Theis or Ryan Blodgett.
Bills Added:
HF2081 (Daudt) - Electronic benefit transfer cards modified, and electronic benefit transfer card use regulated.
HF2149 (Simon) - Domestic violence-related offense qualifying definition expanded.
HF1665 (Gruenhagen) - Fifth-degree assault and domestic assault provisions added to crime of violence.
HF1428 (Westrom) - Emily's Law established, and age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses lowered.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

3/1/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Department of Administration bonding priorities presentation HF2169 (Beard) State agency rule review and reporting methods provided. Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2003 (Woodard) - Racing Commission, Gambling Control Board, and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1842 (Fabian) - Small business upfront capital equipment tax exemption provided.
HF1890 (Fabian) - Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.
HF1948 (Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
HF2210 (Banaian) - Greater Minnesota internship program established, tax credit allowed, and money appropriated.
HF2139 (Bills) - Tax credit provided to employers who employ qualified veterans.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
HF2581 (Anderson) - Agriculture; food law enforcement provided, technical and conforming changes made, obsolete provisions repealed, and penalties imposed.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2188 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter eligibility provisions for individuals under guardianship conformed to constitutional requirements, other related procedures modified, and money appropriated.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1719 (Gauthier) - Driving while impaired crime definition of the term "drug" added and the term "hazardous substance" modified.
HF2435 (Woodard) - Fusion center to assist with detection, prevention, and investigation of, and response to criminal and terrorist activities provided.
HF2508 (Barrett) - State-controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy's controlled substance regulation authority modified, and penalties provided.

Taxes

3/1/2012
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/1/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2374 (Kiffmeyer) - Nursing facility rate equalization modified.
HF2348 (Abeler) - Return on taxpayer investment methodology and practices for human services and corrections programs study and recommendation development money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2126 (Mariani) - State regulation exemption provided for schools.
HF1803 (Greiling) - State grant eligibility clarified.
HF1990 (Nornes) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system authority clarified to continue operations during a budget impasse, and money appropriated.
HF2377 (Nornes) - Tuition reciprocity payments account established, tuition reciprocity payments and transfers modified, and appropriations transferred.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/1/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Discussion and testimony on HF 2277 will be limited to only Article 1 of the bill
Bills Added:
HF2277 (Mahoney) - New jobs tax credit established, corporate franchise and sales and use taxes changes made, and money appropriated.
HF2186 (Fritz) - Minnesota investment fund money appropriated.
HF2185 (Scalze) - Economic development funding provided, transportation economic development program established, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2184 (Mahoney) - Bridge to Work Minnesota program created, and job-training incentives provided.
HF2181 (Brynaert) - FastTRAC adult career pathway program created, and money appropriated.
HF2429 (Mazorol) - Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/1/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills will be heard in the order listed. If necessary, the committee will re-convene 15 minutes after the House adjourns floor session for the day in Room 5, State Office Building.
Bills Added:
HF2171 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF1950 (Johnson) - St. Paul; Great River Passage design work funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2229 (Torkelson) - Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2390 (Torkelson) - State park and recreation area acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2129 (Torkelson) - Minnesota River Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2487 (Hackbarth) - Metropolitan Council funding provided for regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvements, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2389 (McNamara) - State trail acquisition and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2574 (Torkelson) - University of Minnesota fisheries laboratory funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2588 (Quam) - Olmsted and Wabasha Counties; Lake Zumbro restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2516 (McNamara) - Natural resources acquisition and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/29/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added. Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in recommendation to the Capital Investment Committee. If necessary, the committee will re-convene to finish hearing the bonding bills on Thursday, March 1, 30 minutes after the House adjourns floor session for the day.
Bills Added:
HF1699 (Murray) - Shell Rock River watershed funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2015 (Swedzinski) - Lake Redwood reclamation and enhancement project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2410 (Mack) - Minnesota Zoo funding provided for asset preservation, exhibit renewal, and master plan design and implementation; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1810 (Dill) - Lake Superior-Poplar River Water District established, funding provided for the construction of water facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2138 (Westrom) - Douglas County; Lake Oscar drainage outlet funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2286 (Loon) - Metropolitan area grant funding provided to address inflow and infiltration in the sewer system, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF596 (Slawik) - Maplewood; Fish Creek Natural Greenway land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1051 (Lanning) - Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2020 (Lanning) - Moorhead; flood mitigation improvements and diversion project design work funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2096 (Anderson) - Glenwood; flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2403 (Marquart) - Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2215 (Eken) - Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2196 (Fabian) - Flood hazard mitigation grants funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1853 (Dill) - Mesabi Trail previous appropriation modified.
HF2372 (Kiel) - Board of Water and Soil Resources wetland restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2229 (Torkelson) - Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2390 (Torkelson) - State park and recreation area acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2487 (Hackbarth) - Metropolitan Council funding provided for regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvements, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2389 (McNamara) - State trail acquisition and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2129 (Torkelson) - Minnesota River Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF458 (Poppe) - Austin; Turtle Creek flood mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1950 (Johnson) - St. Paul; Great River Passage design work funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

State Government Finance

2/29/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Department of Veterans Affairs bonding priorities presentation will be first on the agenda. Committee discussion and testimony on potential $425,000 annual state fiscal costs of proposed State Veterans Cemetery in Fillmore County MN Amateur Sports Commission bonding priorities presentation
Bills Added:
HF2406 (Swedzinski) - Marshall; Minnesota Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2402 (Quam) - Medical device exemptions clarified.
HF2464 (Davids) - Liquor reporting requirements modified.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2080 was heard in the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee on Feb. 22. This hearing will be limited to the criminal background study contained in Sections 6 and 7 of the bill.
Bills Added:
HF2373 (Cornish) - Felony of fraudulent or other improper finance statements extended to include retaliation against a sheriff or county recorder for performance of official duties regarding real property.
HF2080 (Daudt) - MFIP ineligibility, sanctions, time limit, and exit level modified; and electronic benefit transfer card regulated.
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
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Taxes

2/29/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Civil Law

2/29/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF578 (Koenen) - Easement portion acquired by condemnation discharge provided.
HF2333 (Swedzinski) - Motor fuel theft specifically included in the theft crime, and permissive inference created.
Attachments:
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Education Finance

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF273 (Woodard) - Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
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Health and Human Services Finance

2/29/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2253 (Lohmer) - Out-of-state residential mental health treatment allowed for children who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and who use American Sign Language as their first language.
HF2331 (Slawik) - Children absent days limit exception provided.
HF2440 (Murphy) - Sexual violence prevention demonstration grants money appropriated.
HF2423 (Hamilton) - ICF/DD care contingent rate reductions repealed.
Attachments:
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Transportation Policy and Finance

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2136 (Sanders) - Motor vehicle damage disclosure modified.
HF2187 (Vogel) - Motor vehicle registration plate and sticker provisions amended, and dealer allowed to obtain cancellation of lien more than seven years old.
HF2378 (Vogel) - Design-build projects approved under pilot program completion authorized.
HF2323 (Hortman) - Child passenger restraint systems provisions modified to qualify for federal money, and commissioner of public safety authorized to accept federal money.
HF2272 (Hornstein) - Passenger rail commissioner's duties modified.
HF2428 (Beard) - Freight railroad operation-related economic development study and report to the legislature by commissioners of transportation and economic development directed.
Attachments:
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Property and Local Tax Division

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Committee will reconvene in the evening to complete bills on the agenda if necessary.
Bills Added:
HF1113 (McFarlane) - Ramsey County; mortgage registry and deed tax expiration authority removed.
HF1242 (Doepke) - Hennepin County; authority extended to impose a mortgage registry and deed tax.
HF1876 (Mahoney) - Saint Paul; annual maximum debt extended and increased.
HF2072 (Davids) - Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
HF2123 (LeMieur) - Property tax late payment penalties modified.
HF2189 (Davids) - Rochester local sales tax revenue sharing list of cities modified.
HF2161 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; city of Vergas aggregate tax imposition authorized.
HF1954 (Downey) - Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
HF2283 (McElfatrick) - Local government aid payment to cities modified.

Capital Investment

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Corrections bonding requests
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/29/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2335 (Sanders) - Debt collection agency and registration of individual debt collector procedures amended.
HF2308 (Kieffer) - Foreclosure consultant provisions modified.
HF343 (Atkins) - Money transmitters regulated, and cooperation required in combating fraud.
HF2093 (Sanders) - Independent contractor employee classification clarified, and contractor registration pilot project provided.

Health and Human Services Reform

2/29/2012
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Bills Added:
HF1985 (Schomacker) - Background study requirements modified, and notification requirements modified.
HF1979 (Schomacker) - Minnesota supplemental aid shelter needy provisions modified, and adult foster care homes modified.
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
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Education Reform

2/28/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
SF1073 (McFarlane) - High school transition plan proposed for students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment.
HF2325 (Doepke) - School districts prohibited from holding school on the Thursday and Friday before Labor Day.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/28/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in an omnibus.
Bills Added:
HF2273 (Torkelson) - Minor permits and minor permit amendments automatic approval provided if timely action is not taken, adoption of water standards more restrictive than federal standards prohibited, deposit of monetary penalties from environmental violations required to be redirected to general fund, citizen's board created, and environmental review content requirements modified.
HF2395 (Anderson) - General permit use authorized and clarified.
HF2034 (Howes) - Bear stand requirements modified.

State Government Finance

2/28/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
There will be limited discussion to HF1975 which was laid over Feb. 23 for consideration of a possible amendment. Secretary of State Demonstration of Poll Book laptop and scanner equipment will be first on the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1813 (Benson) - Eligible contractor list required to be made available under a master contract program.
HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
(2/27/2012)
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(2/28/2012)
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1823 (Downey) - Small business investment credit modified, and credit for start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses provided.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.

Government Operations and Elections

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2084 (Stensrud) - Compensation provided for when a political subdivision enters into mixed municipal solid waste collection business.
HF2455 (Gruenhagen) - Montgomery authorized to convey property for less than market value.
HF1977 (Drazkowski) - Executive branch employee representative negotiations authorized to avoid layoffs.
HF2545 (Sanders) - Absentee ballot envelope certificate modified.
Attachments:
(2/24/2012)
(2/24/2012)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2415 is the vehicle bill for the Department of Corrections omnibus agency policy bill
Bills Added:
HF2409 (Shimanski) - Police civilian review uniform authority procedures provided.
HF2491 (Kelly) - Domestic abuse no contact order provided as a criminal order, and proceeding provisions modified.
HF2415 (Cornish) - Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants, commissioner directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities, selection criteria narrowed for challenge incarceration program, and victim notification permitted to include electronic and written notification.
Attachments:
(2/24/2012)
(2/27/2012)
(2/24/2012)
(2/27/2012)

Taxes

2/28/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/28/2012
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Rules and Legislative Administration

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

Education Finance

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2192 (Drazkowski) - Independent School District No. 857, Lewiston-Altura, authorized to exercise remaining disability access project levy authority.
HF2376 (LeMieur) - School food service fund equipment purchase approval process simplified.
HF2383 (Barrett) - St. Croix River Education District; building lease levy alternative uses permitted.
HF1983 (Garofalo) - No Child Left Behind Act non-implementation fiscal impact annual management and budget report repealed.
HF1413 (Fritz) - Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
Attachments:
(2/27/2012)
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Health and Human Services Finance

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Prematurity Task Force Report
Bills Added:
HF2294 (Abeler) - Health and human services omnibus bill.
HF2408 (Abeler) - Disability services parental contributions, personal care assistance program state agency hearings, assessment and support planning, congregate rate reduction, housing with services consultation, foster care licensing moratorium, and residential settings for home and community-based services modified; and Community First Choice Option developed.
Attachments:
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Committee Recommendation for 2012 Capital Budget Requests
Bills Added:
HF1137 (Rukavina) - Permanent university fund portion directed for a mining engineering program and forestry research.
HF2213 (Banaian) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities course material and information disclosure required, and MnSCU textbook task force established.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/28/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1387 (Mahoney) - Beacon Bluff Business Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1400 (Champion) - Minneapolis; Nicollet Mall Phase I renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2311 (Paymar) - Ford Motor Company; state funds appropriated.
HF2332 (Murray) - Small business investment credit higher percentage provided for qualified Greater Minnesota businesses.
HF588 (Gauthier) - Duluth; Wade Stadium renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Transportation bonding requests
Attachments:
(2/28/2012)
(2/28/2012)

Health and Human Services Reform

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2241 will be informational. Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2251 (Anderson) - Health maintenance organizations regulatory authority shifted from the commissioner of health to the commissioner of commerce.
HF2412 (Gottwalt) - Managed care plan financial reporting changes made, an annual independent third-party audit required, and reporting requirements eliminated and modified.
HF2241 (Laine) - Managed care plan financial reporting changes required, and annual independent third-party audit required.
HF1986 (Gottwalt) - Healthy Minnesota contribution program eligibility modified.
Attachments:
(2/27/2012)
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1998 (Sanders) - Health plan company definition modified.
HF2463 (LeMieur) - Alcoholic beverage special licensing purchase authorized until the state is able to issue the necessary card.
HF2441 (Loon) - Defensive driving refresher course requirements modified.
HF2307 (Daudt) - Guaranty association coverage written disclosure permitted when a policy is delivered, and access expanded to accident reports to include all parties involved.
HF2152 (Vogel) - Real estate licensee responsibility specified for property management activities on real property owned by the licensee or by an entity in which the licensee has an ownership interest.

Legacy Funding Division

2/28/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2400 (Quam) Minnesota State Arts Board; distribution method for funds to regional art councils modified.
Bills Added:
HF1762 (Davids) - Rochester; veteran and emergency services museum funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1062 (Urdahl) - President and Congress urged to pardon Chaska.
HF2433 (Garofalo) - At least 40 percent of the arts and cultural heritage funding required to be devoted to programs for school-age children.

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/27/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2102 (Benson) - Farm trucks USDOT number requirements changed.
HF2058 (Kiel) - Motor vehicle weight limit regulation amended; and exemptions, search warrants, and citation warnings provided.
HF2239 (Benson) - Motor vehicle titling and license plate requirements amended and clarified for pioneer vehicles.
HF1955 (Beard) - Move-over traffic law clarified, and speed requirement when driving by parked emergency, patrol, construction, or maintenance vehicles added.
Attachments:
(2/23/2012)
(2/23/2012)

Veterans Services Division

2/27/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Short Presentation/Programs Update by Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans(MAC-V) will be first on the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2100 (Kriesel) - Veterans and spouses of a disabled or deceased veteran hiring and promotion preference by private employer permitted.
HF2261 (Dettmer) - Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery burial eligibility expanded to include deceased allied Hmong-American or Lao-American veterans of the American Secret War in Laos.
HF2260 (Dettmer) - Congress and the President of the United States memorialized to amend federal veterans cemetery law to expand eligibility for burial in state veterans cemeteries developed with federal funding to include allied Hmong-American and Lao-American veterans of America's Secret War in Laos.
HF2259 (Dettmer) - Lawful gambling net profits for military marching, color guard, or honor guard units allowable per diem reimbursement increased.
Attachments:
(2/27/2012)
(2/27/2012)

Education Reform

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not completed on Tuesday the 21st may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2329 (Holberg) - CPR training and instruction requirements clarified.
HF2293 (Davnie) - School districts; ability to use prone restraints extended to one additional year, and data collection and reporting required.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/23/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2246 (Daudt) Convictions under the original criminal vehicular operation law allowed to enhance DWI offenses, and legislative oversight corrected. If you would like to testify please email Committee Administrator Ryan Blodgett and Committee Legislative Assistant Brian Theis.
Bills Added:
HF322 (Scott) - Parenting time presumption increased.
HF292 (Anderson) - Child custody; parenting plans required by both parents.

State Government Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Completion of presentation on the 2012 Tax Expenditure Budget - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue No action will be taken on HF1216.
Bills Added:
HF1216 (Downey) - "Tax expenditure" and "tax relief" definitions provided and applied.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NOTE: BILL REMOVED HF 2169 (Beard) State agency rule review and reporting methods provided
Bills Added:
HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
HF1976 (Leidiger) - Federal E-Verify program use by state appointing authorities required.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2159 (Swedzinski) - Immigrant and minority microloan program established, and Rural Finance Authority provisions modified.

Government Operations and Elections

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2132 (Lohmer) - Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority jurisdiction clarified.
HF1708 (Marquart) - Minnesota Youth Council established.
HF2174 (O'Driscoll) - District money deposit investments authorized, and designated depositories provided.
HF2392 (Dettmer) - Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority powers and jurisdiction provided.
HF2169 (Beard) - State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.
Attachments:
(2/17/2012)
(2/17/2012)

Taxes

2/23/2012
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/23/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1945 (Gottwalt) - Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
HF2333 (Swedzinski) - Motor fuel theft specifically included in the theft crime, and permissive inference created.
HF2302 (Kriesel) - Predatory offenders prohibited from serving as hotel or motel employees, and background check required.
HF1774 (Kriesel) - Fireworks personal use authorized.
Attachments:
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)
(2/22/2012)
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)
(2/22/2012)

Education Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2433 (Informational Only)
Bills Added:
HF2291 (Mariani) - Adult basic education; process created for contact hours lost due to a service disruption.
SF946 (Erickson) - School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
HF2037 (Garofalo) - Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
HF2433 (Garofalo) - At least 40 percent of the arts and cultural heritage funding required to be devoted to programs for school-age children.

Health and Human Services Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills maybe added to the agenda If you wish to testify, email Christine Kiel at christine.kiel@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2097 (Peppin) - Child care accreditation provisions modified.
HF2230 (Abeler) - Pediatric care coordination services provided, demonstration providers required to include in provider networks all providers that agree to standard contract terms, patient-centered decision making required under all medical assistance, managed care and county-based purchasing plans required to reduce the incidence of low birth weight, competitive bidding program established for the metro area, and draft methodology report required.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/23/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Committee recommendation for 2012 capital budget requests
Bills Added:
HF1036 (Sanders) - State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.
HF1916 (Howes) - Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities prior appropriations modified.
HF1960 (Banaian) - St. Cloud State University hockey center project 2008 appropriation modified.
Attachments:
(2/22/2012)
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(2/22/2012)
(2/22/2012)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/23/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2305 (Gunther) - Barber licenses and fees changed, penalties created, and money appropriated.
HF1721 (Gunther) - Redevelopment demolition loans authorized, semiannual report eliminated, small business advocate office established in the Business Assistance Center, and Albert Lea granted the authority to establish an industrial sewer charge rebate program.
HF1883 (Brynaert) - Mankato; arena improvement and event center expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1677 (Hackbarth) - St. Paul regional ballpark funding provided, city authorized to use design-build or construction manager at-risk method of project delivery, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

State Government Finance

2/22/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Commissioner Myron Frans, informational hearing on Department of Revenue activities
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Department of Military Affairs Bonding Projects Presentation will be first on the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2170 (LeMieur) - Camp Ripley education center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2113 (Abeler) - Legislature; fiscal notes and revenue estimates information provisions modified.
HF2003 (Woodard) - Racing Commission, Gambling Control Board, and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.
HF2269 (Lanning) - Help America Vote Act funds determined and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(2/20/2012)
(3/8/2012)
(2/20/2012)
(3/8/2012)

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2158 (Kiel) - Biodiesel minimum content requirement exceptions extended.
Attachments:
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)

Government Operations and Elections

2/22/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF389 (Beard) - Interim zoning provided, and municipal development land dedication and fees provided.
HF1284 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation policy bill.
HF2022 (Dill) - St. Louis County; real and personal property private sale authorized.

Taxes

2/22/2012
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Civil Law

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF424 (Scott) - Incapacitated and vulnerable adult neglect and abuse remedies provided.
Attachments:
(2/21/2012)
(2/21/2012)
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