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Health and Human Services Finance

3/31/2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2865 (Whelan) - University of Minnesota appropriations in fiscal year 2017 modified, University of Minnesota fiscal year 2018 funding provided, legislative findings made related to the disposal of fetal tissue use in academic research, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Education Finance

3/31/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF2805, HF3132, HF3166, HF3340 scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, are added to the agenda for Thursday, March 31. Bills may be heard in any order. Anyone interested in testifying on a scheduled bill, please contact the Committee Administrator by email at jody.withers@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF2983 (Kiel) - Mobile manufacturing lab program created, and money appropriated.
HF3405 (Theis) - Year-round mentoring and tutoring services targeting low-performing and chronically absent students with a focus on low income students and students of color grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF3450 (Moran) - Girls in Action grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2937 (Loon) - Staff development funding for intermediate school districts and other school cooperatives serving children with disabilities authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2805 (Fenton) - Grow Your Own teacher residency pilot program established, and money appropriated.
HF3132 (Erickson) - Teacher Shortage Act created, and money appropriated.
HF3166 (Loon) - Educator licensure account in the special revenue fund created, duties clarified, and money appropriated.
HF3340 (Fenton) - Collaborative urban educator program modified to increase the number of teachers of color in Minnesota schools, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H2937A1.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3340A1.pdf (3/30/2016)

Education Innovation Policy

3/31/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of the HF3066 author's delete all amendment to make this the omnibus education policy bill will take place during the committee's regular scheduled time. The amendment will be posted to our committee page at 8:15AM on Wednesday, March 30th. Testimony will take place after the walkthrough is completed. Mark-up/action will take place after testimony has been completed. ***Bills may be added from Tuesday's agenda if they are not completed during committee time on that day*** ***The committee will reconvene in SOB 200 at 4:45PM or 20 minutes after session adjourns (if applicable), whichever is later*** ***If you are interested in testifying on the DE amendment, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn***
Bills Added:
HF3066 (Erickson) - Early childhood and prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, charter schools, special education, facilities and technology, and sufficiency and lifelong learning provided.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

3/31/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note that HF 3585 will be laid over. Agenda is subject to change. More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order. If the agenda is not finished during the committee's allotted time, the committee will recess and the agenda will be continued in the evening.
Bills Added:
HF2665 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Eligibility System Executive Steering Committee established to govern the Minnesota eligibility system, and MNsure board composition modified.
HF2814 (Erickson) - Legislative study group established to review the legislative auditor's 2016 report on kindergarten through grade 12 teacher licensure and consider how to implement the recommendations, and Board of Teaching report required.
HF3517 (Newberger) - Unmanned aerial vehicle use prohibited near public safety helicopters.
HF2688 (Sanders) - Election and election administration provisions modified, timeline modified for when a special election is required to fill a vacancy on a school board, appointment of specified county offices authorized, and technical changes made.
HF3508 (Fabian) - Public Utilities Commission member election at the state general election provided.
HF3584 (Cornish) - Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.
HF3585 (Drazkowski) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, affirmative approval required before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements, exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions, and open meetings required.
HF3497 (Mariani) - Small vehicle passenger service ordinances that regulate pedicabs requirements amended.
HF2401 (Erhardt) - Edina; time to file approval of a 2014 special law extended.
HF3357 (Melin) - Hibbing's Public Utility Commission membership increase authorized.
HF2674 (Lueck) - Mineral Coordinating Committee extended, task force created to study aggregate resources, and appointments provided.
HF3691 (Knoblach) - Northstar commuter rail passenger service extension and modification negotiations initiation required.
HF3627 (Ward) - Perpich Center for Arts Education board structure amended, and additional oversight provided.
HF3724 (Sanders) - Voting equipment grant account established, county and municipality grant for acquisition of authorized voting equipment provided, and money appropriated.
HF3554 (Sanders) - Wireless communications service provider added to the statute allowing use of public roads by other utilities, task force established to study and make recommendations on deployment of small wireless telecommunications facilities, and report required.
Attachments:
H2688A1.pdf (3/31/2016)
A16-0986.pdf (3/30/2016)
A16-0989.pdf (3/30/2016)
A16-0990.pdf (3/30/2016)
H2688DE1.pdf (3/30/2016)
H2814DE5.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3508A1.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3584A1.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3585A1.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3585A4.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3585A5.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3585A6.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3627A3_2.pdf (3/30/2016)
H3724A1.pdf (3/31/2016)
H3554DE2.pdf (3/31/2016)

Aging and Long-Term Care Policy

3/30/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact Kyle Berndt, Committee Legislative Assistant, at kyle.berndt@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF3454 (Rosenthal) - Statewide education and outreach program implementation to protect vulnerable adults, seniors, and caregivers from financial exploitation required; and money appropriated.
HF3438 (Daniels) - Senior care career opportunity educational material development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3036 (Pierson) - Division of healthy aging creation advisory task force created, and money appropriated.
HF3009 (Poppe) - Caregiver support program and service governing provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF2694 (Liebling) - Home care licensure exclusions modified.
HF2533 (Carlson) - Senior and disabled homestead credit claimants half of refund payment in April provided.
HF3466 (Theis) - Health information technology grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF3063 (Schomacker) - Nursing facilities and boarding care homes required to reimburse adult training programs for costs of nursing assistant training programs provided at no cost to program participants, and nursing facility payment rates modified.
Attachments:

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF3401 is the LANDS BILL
Bills Added:
HF3401 (Kiel) - Bond-financed property valuation provided, state waysides and forests designated, state forests and parks added to and deleted from, state land sales and exchanges authorized, state land sale and exchange provisions modified, expedited sale of school trust lands and university lands allowed, state reversionary interest release provided, and state rights provided for common interest community.
HF3484 (Fabian) - Klondike comprehensive water management project provided, and state land conveyances authorized.
Attachments:
A16-0958.pdf (3/29/2016)

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

3/30/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2936 (Backer) - Agricultural containment facility exemption repealed.
HF2936 (Backer) - Agricultural containment facility exemption repealed.
HF3403 (Lueck) - Costs of property tax judgments against state-assessed property required to be paid by the state, and money appropriated.
HF2719 (Petersburg) - Electric generation facility exempted from personal property tax.
HF2998 (Peterson) - Ground lease payment inclusion when filing for the homestead credit state refund by shareholders of manufactured home park cooperatives allowed.

State Government Finance

3/30/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Allison O’Toole, CEO, MNsure Scott Peterson, CIO for Department of Human Services and MNsure, MN.IT
Bills Added:
HF3511 (Davids) - MNsure; compensation provided to individuals who did not receive form 1095-A by February 1, 2016; and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/30/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Bills Added:
HF3275 (Nornes) - Child care grant eligibility modified.
HF2815 (Nornes) - Postsecondary education planning information provisions modified.
HF3103 (Urdahl) - College Possible program funding increased, and money appropriated.
HF2965 (Applebaum) - Student loan income tax credit allowed.
HF2924 (Hortman) - Student loan refinancing program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2729 (Lien) - Loan forgiveness program for individuals working in greater Minnesota established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2547 (Norton) - University of Minnesota, Rochester campus collegiate recovery program establishment funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2546 (Norton) - Student loan refinancing expanded, and refinancing in emergency circumstances permitted.
HF2576 (Murphy) - Loan forgiveness program awareness promoted.
HF3165 (Fenton) - Alternative teacher preparation grant program established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Report on the Status of Food Hubs Public testimony on HF2408 was taken at a previous meeting. No further testimony will be taken on this bill in Ag Policy.
Bills Added:
HF2408 (Hansen) - Minnesota emerald ash borer suppression program established, and money appropriated.
HF3363 (Hamilton) - Good food access program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3324 (Clark) - Urban agriculture development pilot program established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2774 (Fenton) - Election emergency plan development required.
HF3333 (Barrett) - Controlled substance schedules modified.
HF3469 (Anderson) - Interference with a body or scene of death crime modified and sentence increased.
HF3423 (Johnson) - Statewide criminal and juvenile justice information policy and funding issues advisory group provided.
HF3546 (Johnson) - County probation officer supervision of adult felons authorized.
Attachments:
A16-0959.pdf (3/29/2016)
H3546A1.pdf (3/29/2016)

Taxes

3/30/2016
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2380 (Davids) - MNsure operation funding modified.
HF2314 (Davids) - Prepared food donation tax credit provided.

Education Finance

3/30/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
More bills may be added to the agenda. Bills may be taken in any order. HF2805 and HF3132 are pending referral. Those wishing to testify should contact the Committee Administrator by email at jody.withers@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF3273 (Moran) - Urban educator grant recipients directed to offer teacher preparation candidates African American history, culture, and heritage instruction.
HF3340 (Fenton) - Collaborative urban educator program modified to increase the number of teachers of color in Minnesota schools, and money appropriated.
HF3166 (Loon) - Educator licensure account in the special revenue fund created, duties clarified, and money appropriated.
HF2805 (Fenton) - Grow Your Own teacher residency pilot program established, and money appropriated.
HF3132 (Erickson) - Teacher Shortage Act created, and money appropriated.
HF3326 (Nornes) - Continuing education program establishment authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3427 (Swedzinski) - Special education paraprofessional licensure supported, and money appropriated.
HF3233 (Pierson) - Concurrent enrollment teacher training funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H3340A1.pdf (3/29/2016)

Government Operations and Elections Policy

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
The committee will reconvene at 6:30pm in room 5 of the State Office Building. Agenda is subject to change. More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order. If the agenda is not finished during the committee's allotted time, the committee will recess and the agenda will be continued in the evening.
Bills Added:
HF3208 (Hackbarth) - Blaze orange hunting requirements modified to allow blaze pink.
HF2988 (Knoblach) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities personnel plan ratified.
HF3255 (Knoblach) - Labor agreements ratified, and compensation plan approved.
HF3470 (Vogel) - Municipality use of public utility license, permit rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue notice, hearing, and reverse referendum provided.
HF2683 (Kresha) - Child protection legislative task force extended.
HF2104 (Albright) - Sewer availability charges imposed on eating or drinking establishments that add or expand outdoor seating regulated.
HF2467 (Albright) - Metropolitan Council membership and terms modified, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Metropolitan Council created, appointments provided, and money appropriated.
HF2771 (Bly) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended, agriculture commissioner required to consult the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and provide recommendations to the legislature, and report required.
HF2389 (Franson) - Eyelash extension services regulated, and continuing education requirements modified.
HF3554 (Sanders) - Wireless communications service provider added to the statute allowing use of public roads by other utilities, task force established to study and make recommendations on deployment of small wireless telecommunications facilities, and report required.
Attachments:
A16-0946.pdf (3/29/2016)
A16-0947.pdf (3/29/2016)
H2467A2.pdf (3/29/2016)
H2467DE3.pdf (3/29/2016)
H2771A1.pdf (3/29/2016)
H2771A2.pdf (3/29/2016)
H3255A1.pdf (3/29/2016)
H3255A2.pdf (3/29/2016)
H3470A1.pdf (3/29/2016)
CEH2104-1.pdf (3/28/2016)
CEH2467-1.pdf (3/28/2016)

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

3/30/2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2240 (Swedzinski) - Public Utilities Commission required to provide a property rights ombudsman to assist landowners affected by large energy facility construction, and assessment by the commission provided to reimburse the costs of the property rights ombudsman.
HF2543 (Garofalo) - Interstate pipeline requirement to obtain a certificate of need exemption provided.
HF2689 (Daniels) - Faribault; Rice County Veterans Memorial completion funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3074 (Swedzinski) - Community solar gardens regulated.
HF3117 (Knoblach) - Human rights commissioner added to the urban initiative board.
HF963 (Kiel) - Railroad crossing rights-of-way by utilities requirements established, and money appropriated.
HF2728 (Lien) - Small business development center services modified, and money appropriated.
HF2989 (Loon) - Qualified small business investor certification requirements modified.
HF2992 (Rarick) - Workplace Accident and Injury Recovery program modified.
HF3559 (Mariani) - Business development initiatives for economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3251 (Baker) - Propane education research council assessable amount modified.
HF3388 (Masin) - Small Business Bureau duties modified.
Attachments:
H0963DE1.pdf (3/29/2016)
H3559A1.pdf (3/29/2016)

Health and Human Services Finance

3/30/2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
*HF 607 was passed by the committee during the 2015 session, and returned during the interim pursuant to House Rule 4.20. No additional testimony will be taken on this bill. Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2772 (Dean) - Continuum of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders reform required.
HF607 (Theis) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
HF1582 (Zerwas) - Body art establishment and body piercing technician licensing requirements modified.
Attachments:

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF3379 (Sanders) - St. Paul; Major League Soccer stadium provided, and liquor license issuance authorized.
HF2918 (Theis) - St. Cloud State University liquor license authorized.
HF2748 (Selcer) - St. Paul; liquor license issuance for Indiafest held on the Capitol grounds authorized.
HF2644 (Cornish) - Janesville; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance by cities to municipal golf courses authorized, and Janesville authorized to issue a license for Prairie Ridge Golf Club.
HF2442 (Wagenius) - Minneapolis; intoxicating liquor license authorized.
HF2825 (Wills) - Manufactured home relocation trust fund changes made.
HF2332 (Loonan) - Merged market health plan requirements established, and related changes made.
HF2451 (Rarick) - Building and construction contracts regulated, subcontractor payments regulated, and progress payments and retainages provided.
HF3699 (Hoppe) - St. Cloud, St. Paul, Janesville, and Minneapolis; various intoxicating liquor licenses allowed.
Attachments:
HF2451 DE1.pdf (3/29/2016)
HF2332 DE1.pdf (3/29/2016)

Health and Human Services Reform

3/30/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF XXXX (Franson) - certain handheld portable x-ray systems in facilities Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF3350 (Anderson) - Long-term care simulation model development by the human services commissioner required, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3287 (Theis) - Advanced in-home activity-monitoring system assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3169 (Backer) - Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modified.
HF3048 (Zerwas) - Hospice service definitions modified to include care to individuals 21 years of age or younger diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, and money appropriated.
HF3039 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility moratorium exception funding provided.
HF2851 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility payment language recodified, conforming changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
HF2607 (Kelly) - Nursing facility requirements modified.
HF3582 (Mack) - Medical assistance coverage for services provided by a community medical response emergency medical technician provided.
HF1652 (Baker) - Minnesota prescription monitoring program changes made.
HF3045 (Zerwas) - Health care quality of care and complaint investigation process provisions modified, and report required.
HF3374 (Lohmer) - Family planning service fund grant distribution requirements modified, entities eligible for family planning grants specified, grant recipient reporting and publication required, and health commissioner required to apply for and distribute federal Title X funds for family planning services.
Attachments:

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

3/30/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF3516 (Hackbarth) - Off-road vehicle registration requirements modified, and resident trail pass provided.
HF3002 (Newberger) - Landowner preference when conducting deer-hunting lotteries provided.
HF3304 (Anzelc) - Season for taking crows modified.
HF2844 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF2946 (Kiel) - Game and fish resident licenses for nonresident National Guard members provided.
HF3501 (McNamara) - Minerals management account quarterly distributions made, and reclamation appeal provisions modified.
HF2603 (Green) - Notice, public hearing, and response to questions and comments required before purchasing real property with public money.
HF3634 (Ecklund) - Boathouse lease terms modified.
HF2590 (Green) - No-net-gain policy for state acquisition of real property established.
HF2591 (Green) - State acquisition of real property in fee approval required.
HF2961 (Uglem) - State park passes issued without a fee to military members and disabled veterans conditions modified.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
This is a Joint Committee meeting of the House Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee and House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee. The meeting will be Co-Chaired by Rep. Tom Hackbarth and Rep. Pat Garofalo, and will feature a presentation by Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor for the State of Minnesota, and Jody Hauer, IRRRB Evaluation Manager for the Office of the Legislative Auditor, who will provide an overview of the recently completed evaluation of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/29/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3503 (O'Driscoll) - Minerals management account quarterly distributions made, and school trust land and university land expedited sale allowed.
HF3568 (McNamara) - Fire permit requirements modified.
Attachments:
H3568DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)

State Government Finance

3/29/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3001 (Loonan) - Federal penalty disclosure relating to purchase or sale of state bonds required.
HF2971 (Gruenhagen) - Fiscal note requirements added.
Attachments:
H2971A3.pdf (3/28/2016)

Taxes

3/29/2016
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2272 (Franson) - Farm wineries tax credit provided.
HF2876 (Rosenthal) - Revenue commissioner assessment authority limited, private letter ruling program established, and money appropriated.
HF2505 (Johnson) - Past military service credit modified.
HF2314 (Davids) - Prepared food donation tax credit provided.

Agriculture Finance

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of discussion on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Livestock Industry Study report.

Agriculture Policy

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of discussion on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Livestock Industry Study report.

Government Operations and Elections Policy

3/29/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Agenda is subject to change. More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order. Election bills will be laid over for possible inclusion in an elections omnibus bill. If the agenda is not finished during the committee's allotted time, the committee will recess and the agenda will be continued in the evening.
Bills Added:
HF3123 (Howe) - Special election timeline to fill a vacancy on a school board modified.
HF2688 (Sanders) - Election and election administration provisions modified, timeline modified for when a special election is required to fill a vacancy on a school board, appointment of specified county offices authorized, and technical changes made.
HF2959 (McNamara) - In-person absentee ballot alternative method authorized.
HF2497 (Peterson) - Temporary family health care dwelling zoning regulated, and temporary family health care dwellings added to the definition of a housing with services establishment.
HF2344 (Zerwas) - Orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics regulated; licensure required; and fees established.
HF2740 (Norton) - Permanent child support task force created, and report required.
Attachments:
H2740A2.pdf (3/29/2016)
H2344A4.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2344A5.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2497DE3.pdf (3/28/2016)
H3123A2.pdf (3/28/2016)
H3123A3.pdf (3/28/2016)
H3123A4.pdf (3/28/2016)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/29/2016
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2540 (Sanders) - Fantasy sports authorized.
HF978 (Zerwas) - Genetic counselors licensed.
HF3482 (Zerwas) - Identity theft crimes statute of limitations extended.
HF3260 (Newberger) - Level III sex offender residency regulation by local governmental units allowed.
HF2741 (Lesch) - Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images and nonconsensual sexual solicitation civil cause of action created, coercion crime amended to include threat of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, stalking crime amended to include nonconsensual sexual solicitation, qualified domestic violence related offense and harassment definitions expanded, criminal penalties established for nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images and nonconsensual sexual solicitation, and criminal defamation law clarified.
Attachments:
H2540A3.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2741DE1-1.pdf (3/28/2016)

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

3/29/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF3210 (Baker) - Explore Minnesota Tourism event destination pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3377 (Fabian) - Workforce and affordable homeownership development program established, reports required, and portion of proceeds of the mortgage registry tax and the deed tax appropriated to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for creation of workforce and affordable ownership housing.
HF3601 (Norton) - Greater Minnesota internship program modified, grant program established, tax credit repealed, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H3377A1.pdf (3/28/2016)

Capital Investment

3/29/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Representative Smith will present the Hwy 610 project.
Bills Added:
HF481 (Newberger) - Watab; trunk highway interchange and frontage road construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1569 (Hoppe) - Chaska; Trunk Highway 212 and Carver County Road 140 interchange construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1562 (Miller) - Appleton; roadway upgrade to facilitate commerce and improve safety funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2629 (Heintzeman) - Baxter; Cypress Drive improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Health and Human Services Finance

3/29/2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF564 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and home and community based service providers.
HF2684 (Kresha) - Northstar Care for Children basic monthly rate modified.
HF559 (Zerwas) - Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased.
Attachments:

Education Finance

3/29/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Those wishing to testify should contact the Committee Administrator by email at jody.withers@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF1529 (Fenton) - Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs Act created, and money appropriated.
HF1368 (Kresha) - Prekindergarten educational program credit for donations provided, districts required to accept scholarships funded by donations, and report required.
HF2670 (Kresha) - Early learning scholarships, home visiting programs, and parent aware activities funding increased; early learning scholarship cap eliminated; and eligible age range for early learning scholarships and targeted home visiting program expanded.
Attachments:
H1368DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)
H1529DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2670A2.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2670A4.pdf (3/28/2016)

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

3/29/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF2653 (Wills) - Dakota County; Mississippi River Regional Trail railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2852 (Nornes) - Local recreation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2863 (Pierson) - Rochester; Chester Woods Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2920 (Davids) - Blufflands Trail system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2922 (Davids) - Preston and Carimona Township; Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2949 (Gruenhagen) - Lester Prairie; Dakota Rail Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2962 (Theis) - Lake Wobegon Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3111 (Lueck) - ATV trail connection funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3120 (Howe) - Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3306 (Baker) - Glacial Lakes Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3337 (Ecklund) - Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2758 (Ecklund) - Grand Marais; water access facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2759 (Ecklund) - Gitchi-Gami State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2773 (Masin) - Dakota County; Minnesota River Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2782 (Marquart) - Heartland State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2786 (Hausman) - State parks, recreation areas, and trail rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2787 (Hausman) - State park, recreation area, and trail acquisition and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2894 (Wagenius) - Bloomington; Minnesota Valley Trail and local trail connection funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2907 (Bly) - Faribault and Northfield; Mill Towns State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3107 (Hansen) - Dakota County; Big Rivers Regional Trail Trailhead funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF3369 (Lohmer) - Sensory testing service alcohol use allowed.
HF3246 (Loonan) - No-fault auto benefits regulated, and deduction of basic economic loss benefits previously provided required.
HF3211 (Hoppe) - Advance deposit wagering authorized, horse racing revenue provided, and money appropriated.
HF2720 (Ecklund) - Boiler law exception modified.
HF3309 (Hoppe) - Bullion product dealers regulated.
HF2991 (O'Driscoll) - Appraiser fees, investigation costs, and appraisal management companies regulated.

Health and Human Services Reform

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF3467 (Dean) - Omnibus health and human services, state government finance, and public safety policy and finance bill.
HF3433 (Franson) - Child care program governing provisions modified, legislative task force on child care created, and money appropriated.
HF3419 (Dean) - Prepartum and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder screening and treatment grant program established, and pilot project established to provide treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders.
HF2140 (Dean) - Human services commissioner required to establish a web application to compare prescription drug prices, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3269 (Kresha) - Advanced practice registered nurses in primary care practice low retention rate study grant award required, and money appropriated.
HF3434 (Kresha) - Child care program governing provisions modified.
HF2345 (Hamilton) - Spoken language health care interpreter tiered registry system established, and money appropriated.
HF3142 (Zerwas) - Health carrier required to update website; provisions amended relating to all-payer claims data, statewide trauma system, home care, assisted living, body art, hearing instrument dispensers, and food, beverage, and lodging establishments; Zika virus response activities directed; medical faculty license requirements adopted; medical cannabis program provisions changed; work group established; an appropriation canceled; and money appropriated.
HF3615 (Rarick) - Estate recovery provisions modified.
HF3555 (Rarick) - Public health care program or qualified health plan notice and consent requirements established for persons applying for coverage.
HF3556 (Rarick) - Release of notice of potential claim requirements modified.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/29/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Bills Added:
HF3130 (Dean) - Legislative auditor review of University of Minnesota research activities that involve the use of fetal tissue requested, and money appropriated.
HF3083 (McDonald) - Concurrent enrollment provisions modified, and supplemental instruction program establishment by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required.
HF2660 (Baker) - Addiction medicine graduate medical education fellowship program grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF3090 (O'Neill) - Student loan counseling program unworkable requirement eliminated.
HF2798 (O'Neill) - Dual training grant program clarified.

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 4:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF2404 (Knoblach) - Speed limit governing authority in rural residential districts amended.
HF3155 (Backer) - Corridors of commerce eligibility requirements modified.
HF3067 (Kelly) - Transportation Department administered and governing provisions modified, and legislative route removed.
HF3517 (Newberger) - Unmanned aerial vehicle use prohibited near public safety helicopters.
HF3497 (Mariani) - Small vehicle passenger service ordinances that regulate pedicabs requirements amended.
HF2072 (Albright) - Watercraft and motor vehicle transfer-on-death title provided, and transfer exempted from motor vehicle sales tax.
HF3691 (Knoblach) - Northstar commuter rail passenger service extension and modification negotiations initiation required.
Attachments:

Civil Law and Data Practices

3/29/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order.
Bills Added:
HF3175 (Anderson) - Driving instructor license applicant criminal history background checks required.
HF2602 (Scott) - Private and nonpublic data use restricted to only purposes authorized by law, and motor vehicle registration data uses modified.
HF1333 (Scott) - Spousal maintenance based on the cohabitation of the obligee modification allowed.
HF3402 (Franson) - Retirement, health savings, and medical savings accounts regulated; and asset protection provided.
HF200 (Hilstrom) - Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act enacted.
HF3478 (Scott) - Corrections Department authorized to access employment data for research of effectiveness of employment programming for offenders in the community.
HF2867 (Pinto) - Small business certification program data classified.
HF2014 (Petersburg) - Driveway permit denial or revocation appeal process provided.
HF3150 (Whelan) - Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified.
HF2322 (Peterson) - Clinical lactation service licensing created, fees established, and report required.
Attachments:
H0200DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)
H1333DE2.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2322A3.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2602DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)
H3478A1.pdf (3/28/2016)
HF3402A16-0948.pdf (3/28/2016)
H2867DE1.pdf (3/28/2016)

Veterans Affairs Division

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 4:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF2554 (Howe) - Military member clarified, and veterans added to offense of impersonation.
HF3252 (Newberger) - Qualified active duty military members and veterans and spouses granted waiver for licensing experience requirement for broker's examination.
HF3394 (Cornish) - Veterans benefit service disclosure requirements provided, and veterans affairs commissioner required to develop a disclosure statement.
HF3416 (Howe) - Veterans Preference Act removal hearing procedures modified.
Attachments:

Education Innovation Policy

3/29/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. ***We will be taking HF2671 off the table from our 3/17/16 hearing and laying it over for possible inclusion. We will not be taking testimony on this bill. ***If necessary, the committee will reconvene at 4:45 p.m. or 20 minutes after the adjournment of session (if applicable) in the Basement Hearing Room if the agenda is not completed during scheduled time*** ***If you are interested in testifying, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn with the bill number you plan to testify on***
Bills Added:
HF2778 (Erickson) - Deaf and hard-of-hearing and the blind and visually impaired advisory committees report modified.
HF3543 (Hertaus) - Education commissioner's authority to adopt desegregation and integration rules for Minnesota's public schools clarified, and eligible districts defined in statute.
HF2805 (Fenton) - Grow Your Own teacher residency pilot program established, and money appropriated.
HF3132 (Erickson) - Teacher Shortage Act created, and money appropriated.
HF3313 (Christensen) - Student Discipline Working Group created to review the substance, application, and effect of Minnesota's Pupil Fair Dismissal Act and make recommendations to the legislature.
HF2671 (Lucero) - Student data access addressed, disclosure requirements affecting personally identifiable information about a student clarified, information in electronic student education records managed, student survey requirements established, and civil penalties provided.
HF3204 (Erickson) - Charter school provisions technical and grammatical corrections made, and erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text corrected.
HF3332 (Selcer) - Struggling student pilot project to help those in grades 3 to 5 read at grade level established, and money appropriated.
HF3167 (Dettmer) - Congressional Medal of Honor focus in character development education encouraged.
HF3586 (Erickson) - Parent's responsibility to educate child clarified.
HF3627 (Ward) - Perpich Center for Arts Education board structure amended, and additional oversight provided.
Attachments:

State Government Finance

3/24/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1688 (Mullery) - Statute of limitations for a minor child filing a claim under the Human Rights Act extended.
HF1957 (Youakim) - Individual income tax return free electronic filing system implementation by revenue commissioner required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Civil Law and Data Practices

3/24/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
**HF 2993 (Hackbarth) discussion and testimony will be limited to the portions of the bill that relate to Civil Law and Data Practices** ***The order of bills may be changed***
Bills Added:
HF1598 (McNamara) - Right-of-way mowing restrictions modified, and penalties provided.
HF3308 (Pugh) - Family law case alternative dispute resolution information required to be provided by the court.
HF2742 (Daniels) - Closed captioning requirement on televisions in medical facilities added.
HF2993 (Hackbarth) - Environment and natural resources trust fund money appropriated, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources provisions modified, and trust fund money use requirements added.
HF2603 (Green) - Notice, public hearing, and response to questions and comments required before purchasing real property with public money.
Attachments:
HF 1598 A1.pdf (3/23/2016)
HF 2603 DE2.pdf (3/23/2016)
HF 3308 A1.pdf (3/23/2016)

Education Innovation Policy

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added. ***If you are interested in testifying, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn with the number of the bill you plan to testify on***
Bills Added:
HF2511 (Barrett) - Charter school provisions modified.
HF3204 (Erickson) - Charter school provisions technical and grammatical corrections made, and erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text corrected.
HF2778 (Erickson) - Deaf and hard-of-hearing and the blind and visually impaired advisory committees report modified.
Attachments:

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Other bill will be added
Bills Added:
HF2664 (Backer) - Grant County; Big Lake water level control permit required.
HF2616 (Backer) - Morris; state assistance prior to enforcing effluent standards required.
HF2841 (McNamara) - Electronic waste management provisions modified, and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account management provided.
HF3409 (Fabian) - Wastewater treatment technology incentive provided.
Attachments:
H3409A1.pdf (3/23/2016)

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day: March 29, 2016

Agriculture Policy

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
The hearings on HF 3000 and HF 3159 are informational only. No votes will be taken.
Bills Added:
HF3186 (Swedzinski) - Grain credit contract indemnity program established, bond amounts for licensed grain buyers increased, portion of sales tax revenue derived from the sale of grain bins dedicated, sales tax on grain bins eliminated, gross receipts tax for grain bins established to fund the indemnity payments if program funding falls below a threshold amount, and money appropriated.
HF2365 (Backer) - Drainage system repair procedures modified.
HF3159 (Backer) - Buffer requirement definitions modified.
HF3000 (Torkelson) - Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified, and authority to issue administrative penalty order modified.
Attachments:
H3186A1.pdf (3/22/2016)

Government Operations and Elections Policy

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note that the presidential primary bill will be updated with the correct number (the House companion to SF 2985) when the bill is introduced. ***The correct bill number for presidential primary is HF 3549. Language can be found here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF3549&version=0&session=ls89&session_year=2016&session_number=0
Bills Added:
HF1674 (Sundin) - Sanitary district creation, annexation, detachment, and dissolution procedures modified; and filing and hearing requirements modified.
HF2585 (Nash) - Public hearing required after ten-day notice before imposing an interim ordinance relating to housing.
HF3019 (Laine) - Ramsey County; human resource statutes technical changes made.
HF2866 (McNamara) - Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, Wildfire Act modified, Sand Dunes State Forest logging prohibited, and report required.
HF3549 (Sanders) - Presidential primary established, provisions related to precinct caucuses modified, and technical and conforming changes made.
Attachments:
H3549A1.pdf (3/23/2016)
H3549A2_1.pdf (3/23/2016)
H3549DE1.pdf (3/23/2016)
H3549A3.pdf (3/24/2016)
H2585A1.pdf (3/23/2016)
H3019A1.pdf (3/23/2016)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/24/2016
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2710 (Slocum) - Order for protection and harassment restraining order provisions modified.
HF2777 (Hilstrom) - Blood samples; ex parte hearings authorized to determine when an emergency medical service person has a significant exposure to a source individual's bodily fluids, and peace officers authorized to take a noncompliant individual into temporary custody to collect a blood sample.
HF3005 (Hilstrom) - Court reporter related outdated statutes updated, direct appeals of referee orders and decrees in probate or civil commitment court proceedings to the Court of Appeals authorized, and statutes related to penalty of perjury for documents provided to the court clarified.
HF3193 (Cornish) - Medical treatment for mental health excluded from inmate co-payment.
Attachments:
H2710A1.pdf (3/23/2016)

Taxes

3/24/2016
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by the Center of the American Experiment: Minnesotans on the Move to Lower Tax States 2016
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Capital Investment

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentation by the Rochester International Airport on their 2016 bonding request. Presentation by the Duluth Airport on their 2016 bonding request. Presentation by the City of Moorhead on their rail grade separation bonding request. Presentation by the City of Red Wing on their rail grade separation bonding request. Presentation by the City of Coon Rapids on their rail grade separation bonding request.

Education Finance

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Bonding Bills
Bills Added:
HF1806 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 39, Red Lake; facility construction and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2353 (Howe) - Library construction grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2454 (Anzelc) - Grand Rapids; Myles Reif Center for the Performing Arts project cost overrun coverage funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2645 (Johnson) - Cambridge; East Central Regional Library funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2864 (Pierson) - Olmsted County; Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3162 (Hancock) - Warroad; Northwest Angle School expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

3/24/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
*BILL REMOVED* HF3210 (Baker) has been removed from the schedule and will be heard Tuesday, March 29.
Bills Added:
HF3242 (Gunther) - Greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3081 (Gunther) - Workforce development areas modified.
Attachments:

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3014 (Fabian) - Autocycle regulations established.
HF2515 (Smith) - Probate provisions modified.
HF1948 (Urdahl) - Traffic violation around school buses increased fine provided.
HF2572 (Zerwas) - Children's advocacy center membership on multidisciplinary child protection teams provided.
SF1137 (Lohmer) - Criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles.
Attachments:
H1948DE1.pdf (3/21/2016)
S1137A1.pdf (3/21/2016)
A16-0899.pdf (3/22/2016)
H2515A2.pdf (3/22/2016)

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3148 (Kiel) - East Grand Forks; local sales and use tax authorized.
HF2968 (Marquart) - Income definition modified.
HF2987 (Marquart) - School building bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

State Government Finance

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2284 (Anderson) - Sauk Center; Eagle's Healing Nest funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2468 (Anderson) - Eagle's Healing Nest grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2565 (Newton) - Rent subsidies for veterans funding provided, and money appropriated.

Aging and Long-Term Care Policy

3/23/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact Kyle Berndt, Committee Legislative Assistant, at kyle.berndt@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF3048 (Zerwas) - Hospice service definitions modified to include care to individuals 21 years of age or younger diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, and money appropriated.
HF3039 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility moratorium exception funding provided.
HF3169 (Backer) - Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modified.
HF3287 (Theis) - Advanced in-home activity-monitoring system assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3350 (Anderson) - Long-term care simulation model development by the human services commissioner required, report required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2516 (Daniels) - Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program established, and nonstate money received by the agriculture commissioner appropriated.
HF2502 (Anderson) - Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF2840 (Johnson) - Farm safety program established, and money appropriated.
HF3125 (Anderson) - Lubricating oil renewable standard established.
Attachments:
H2502A1.pdf (3/22/2016)
H3125A1.pdf (3/22/2016)

Government Operations and Elections Policy

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note that all discussion and testimony will be confined to aspects of bills which are within the committee's jurisdiction.
Bills Added:
HF3209 (Hackbarth) - Lead shot hunting restrictions prohibited.
HF1769 (Swedzinski) - Notice of proposed ordinances affecting business licenses required.
HF2843 (Hackbarth) - Northern pike management provided, and rulemaking and report required.
HF1520 (Hoppe) - Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed, and ethnic council provisions modified.
Attachments:

Taxes

3/23/2016
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF3163 (Selcer) - Working family income tax credit modified.
HF2972 (Quam) - Resident definition clarified, and conforming changes made.
HF2387 (Freiberg) - Local government sales and use tax exemption effective date accelerated.

Education Finance

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Education Finance and Bonding Bills
Bills Added:
HF2981 (Howe) - Schools determined eligible and notified of participation in the alternative compensation revenue program alternative compensation funding ensured, and money appropriated.
HF3013 (Christensen) - College entrance examination reimbursement clarified.
HF3240 (Carlson) - Charter school cash flow adjustment modified.
HF2910 (Fischer) - White Bear Lake Area Community Achievement Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2496 (Albright) - Hennepin County; regional medical examiner's facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2346 (Youakim) - St. Louis Park; Perspectives Family Center facility expansion and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2274 (Davnie) - Minneapolis; Family Partnership facility construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2443 (Wagenius) - Wellhead protection funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

3/23/2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentations from the Department of Labor and Industry; Bureau of Mediation Services; and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regarding the Governor's supplemental budget recommendations. Overview of the Connect America Fund (CAF).
Bills Added:
HF2381 (Baker) - Broadband grant program modified, state broadband goals amended, report required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H2381A8_1.pdf (3/22/2016)
H2381A9_1.pdf (3/22/2016)
H2381A10_1.pdf (3/22/2016)
H2381DE2_1.pdf (3/22/2016)

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify please contact Committee Legislative Assistant, Josh Anderson at 651-296-3889 or josh.anderson@house.mn Due to busy agenda testimony time may be limited. HF1112 (Norton) testifiers: Sandy and Hilary Melville Brad Froehlich, Intoxalock Potential testifier from MADD HF3104 (Urdahl) testifiers: Daniel Hatten, Hutchinson Police Chief HF3175 (Anderson C) testifiers: Katie Engler, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Don Hoechst, Driver and Vehicle Services HF2014 (Petersburg) testifiers: Brian Gage: MNDOT Transportation Systems Management Peter Coyle: Casey's General Stores HF1495 (Green) testifiers: MN State Patrol will provide testimony Colonel Matt Langer available for questions
Bills Added:
HF2014 (Petersburg) - Driveway permit denial or revocation appeal process provided.
HF3104 (Urdahl) - McLeod County; Trunk Highway 7 segment designated as Patrol Officer Michael Alan Hogan Memorial Highway.
HF1112 (Norton) - Driving while impaired provisions modified relating to probation; ignition interlock program, devices, and cameras; revocation and cancellation periods; licensing reinstatement; fees; and penalties; and money appropriated.
HF1495 (Green) - State Patrol trooper funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3175 (Anderson) - Driving instructor license applicant criminal history background checks required.
Attachments:

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
*HF 3384 replaces HF XX (Hoppe).
Bills Added:
HF2478 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
HF2994 (Albright) - Retention limits modified.
HF3102 (Swedzinski) - Gambling manager provisions modified, raffles provided, prize limits increased, and local regulation prescribed.
HF3281 (Sanders) - Raffle boards provided.
HF3384 (Hoppe) - Life insurance reserve provisions modified.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Reform

3/23/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2628 (Dean) - Greater Minnesota family medicine residency program established, grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF3191 (Miller) - Safe harbor services eligibility expanded to youth age 24 and younger, and money appropriated.
HF2470 (Knoblach) - Child care assistance subsidy restrictions modified.
HF2469 (Knoblach) - Funeral establishments with other locations allowed to use one or more preparation and embalming rooms for all establishment locations.
HF3045 (Zerwas) - Health care quality of care and complaint investigation process provisions modified, and report required.
HF1560 (Gruenhagen) - Patient's affirmative consent or nonconsent required for each item when requested to release health records.
HF2901 (Albright) - Co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders screening requirements modified.
HF2613 (Peterson) - Hospitals designated as ST segment elevation myocardial infarction receiving centers, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction transport protocols required, and technical changes made to the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board audit and education provisions.
HF3026 (Baker) - Chemical dependency treatment payment and reimbursement requirements modified, and treatment facility placement considerations clarified.
HF2772 (Dean) - Continuum of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders reform required.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/23/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Agenda: I. Call To Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes IV. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Bonding and Supplemental Budget Request Overview V. University of Minnesota Bonding and Supplemental Budget Request Overview VI. Adjournment

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

3/23/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
At 2:45pm, the Committee will begin by hearing the following bills: *HF2674 (Lueck) - Minerals Coordinating Commission extended. *HF3382 (Hackbarth) - Turkey stamp and related revenues eliminated. HF3172 (Lueck) - University of Minnesota mineral research funding provided, and money appropriated. *=these bills were laid over during Tuesday's hearing and will be taken up at the beginning of the Wednesday hearing. The Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee will then be hearing HF3401 (Kiel) - DNR Lands Omnibus Bill during this Committee meeting, as well as all individual land items for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill. Individual land sale items are posted as individual bills below.
Bills Added:
HF2463 (Lueck) - Crow Wing County; public sale of tax-forfeited land that borders public water authorized.
HF2599 (Barrett) - Chisago County; tax-forfeited land conveyance authorized.
HF2837 (Anzelc) - Itasca County; tax-forfeited land sale authorized.
HF2855 (Ecklund) - Lake County; public and private sale and exchange of tax-forfeited land authorized.
HF2858 (Hancock) - Beltrami County; tax-forfeited land sale authorized.
HF2952 (Backer) - Grant County; public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized.
HF3078 (Anderson) - Cass County; tax-forfeited land conveyance authorized.
HF3015 (Urdahl) - Meeker County; auditor authorized to exercise rights of unit owner in common interest community on behalf of the state.
HF3198 (Whelan) - Anoka County; state reversionary interest release provided.
HF3201 (Lueck) - Sale and exchange of state land provisions modified.
HF3232 (Nash) - Carver County; tax-forfeited land that borders public water conveyance authorized.
HF3238 (Metsa) - St. Louis County; tax-forfeited leased lands provisions for sale modified.
HF3172 (Lueck) - University of Minnesota mineral research funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3401 (Kiel) - Bond-financed property valuation provided, state waysides and forests designated, state forests and parks added to and deleted from, state land sales and exchanges authorized, state land sale and exchange provisions modified, expedited sale of school trust lands and university lands allowed, state reversionary interest release provided, and state rights provided for common interest community.
HF2674 (Lueck) - Mineral Coordinating Committee extended, task force created to study aggregate resources, and appointments provided.
HF3382 (Hackbarth) - Turkey stamp and related revenues eliminated.
HF3426 (Loonan) - Scott County; tax-forfeited land that borders public water public sale authorized.
HF3418 (Baker) - Kandiyohi County; tax-forfeited land sale authorized.
Attachments:
H3172A1.pdf (3/23/2016)

Education Finance

3/22/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Shared Time Revenue World's Best Workforce Legislative Report

Health and Human Services Finance

3/22/2016
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Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of MN Department of Health bonding request. Presentation of MN Department of Human Services bonding requests. If you would like to testify on HF 2394, HF 2395 or HF 2776, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn *HF 2776 (Baker) is informational only.
Bills Added:
HF2395 (Johnson) - Minnesota sex offender program facilities at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center phase 2 improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2394 (Johnson) - Minnesota Security Hospital at St. Peter renovation and expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2776 (Baker) - Human Services Department Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services new facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/22/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF3285 (Davids) - Health carriers permitted to not renew conversion individual health plans, and notice to affected policyholders required.
HF2540 (Sanders) - Fantasy sports authorized.
HF2992 (Rarick) - Workplace Accident and Injury Recovery program modified.
HF2995 (O'Neill) - Employment agents, construction codes and licensing, and combative sports modified; and housekeeping changes made.
HF3129 (Kresha) - School district group health insurance coverage regulated.
Attachments:
HF 3129 A1.pdf (3/22/2016)
HF 3285 DE2.pdf (3/22/2016)
HF 2540 A2_2.pdf (3/22/2016)

Health and Human Services Reform

3/22/2016
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2803 (Zerwas) - Clinical drug trial participation prohibited by persons subject to emergency admission or apprehend and hold orders, and notice requirement for early termination of an emergency admission specified.
HF2665 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Eligibility System Executive Steering Committee established to govern the Minnesota eligibility system, and MNsure board composition modified.
HF2405 (Zerwas) - Human services commissioner required to seek a federal waiver to allow MinnesotaCare enrollees access to advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.
HF3150 (Whelan) - Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified.
HF2985 (Quam) - Household size methodology for pregnant women under medical assistance clarified.
HF3276 (Mack) - Consumer-directed community supports budget methodology existing exception sunset extended.
HF2539 (Halverson) - Continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorders support grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2614 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance coverage of oral health assessments requirements set, and medical assistance payment rates for dental services increased.
HF2437 (Zerwas) - Dental service medical assistance payment rates modified.
HF2436 (Zerwas) - Dental service medical assistance payment rates governing provisions modified.
HF3277 (Zerwas) - Food stamp employment and training program reimbursement requirements changed, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program appropriation requirements modified.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/22/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Higher Education Policy and Finance Chair: Rep. Bud Nornes Meeting: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM 5 State Office Building Agenda: I. Call To Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes IV. MHEC Chair Senator David Pearce V. HF2590 (Green) No-net-gain policy for state acquisition of real property established. VI. HF2591 (Green) State acquisition of real property in fee approval required. VII. HF3237 (Nornes) Higher education provision technical and policy changes made. VIII. OHE Commissioner Larry Pogemiller: OHE Update Governor’s Recommendation
Bills Added:
HF2590 (Green) - No-net-gain policy for state acquisition of real property established.
HF2591 (Green) - State acquisition of real property in fee approval required.
HF3237 (Nornes) - Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota policy and finance provided including programs for student loans, college readiness and remediation, students with disabilities, fetal tissue research, psychiatric drug trials, and collegiate recovery; appropriations modified; and reports required.
HF3090 (O'Neill) - Student loan counseling program unworkable requirement eliminated.
Attachments:
H3237A1.pdf (3/22/2016)

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

3/22/2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF3382 (Hackbarth) - turkey stamp and related revenues eliminated. HF3458 (Erickson) - relating to outdoor recreation; economic development; establishing a Lake Mille Lacs Area economic relief program. The Committee will be taking action on bills listed. ***Additional bills may be added.*** If you would like to testify on any of the bills posted, please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Claire Leiter at Claire.Leiter@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF1182 (Anderson) - Online hunting and fishing license application required to provide for organ donation, and report required.
HF2674 (Lueck) - Mineral Coordinating Committee extended, task force created to study aggregate resources, and appointments provided.
HF2819 (Drazkowski) - Night vision equipment use when hunting predators allowed.
HF3022 (Fabian) - Elk management plan requirements modified, and annual reports required.
HF3207 (Anderson) - Muskellunge introduction or stocking prohibited.
HF3160 (Anderson) - Night vision possession restrictions modified.
HF3310 (Hertaus) - Sophia's Law created; marine carbon monoxide detection systems required on motorboats, and safety information on carbon monoxide poisoning from motorboats required.
HF2072 (Albright) - Watercraft and motor vehicle transfer-on-death title provided, and transfer exempted from motor vehicle sales tax.
HF3458 (Erickson) - Lake Mille Lacs area economic relief program established, special property tax abatement aid authorized, state general levy refund authorized, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
HF1182 DE.pdf (3/21/2016)
H3022DE1.pdf (3/21/2016)
H3458A1.pdf (3/21/2016)
H2674A1.pdf (3/21/2016)
H3310-DE1.pdf (3/21/2016)

Civil Law and Data Practices

3/22/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1586 (Hoppe) Assertions of patent infringement in bad faith prohibited, and court authorized to consider factors of evidence of whether an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or good faith has been made. HF 2866 (McNamara) Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, and report required. HF 2641 (Smith) Tax debt included as debt that is covered under debt settlement services regulation. HF 2954 (Loon) Motor vehicle distribution unfair practices regulated. **Please note testimony on HF 2866 (McNamara) will be limited to the civil law portions of the bill**
Bills Added:
SF107 (Zerwas) - Hospital required to provide a patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry, and hospital required to provide discharge plan and aftercare instructions to designated caregiver prior to discharge.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/22/2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Supplemental budget request presentations from MPCA and DNR

State Government Finance

3/22/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF460 (Hackbarth) - Shooting sports facility in the metropolitan area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1046 (Newberger) - Camp Ripley Emergency Management Training Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF454 (Mahoney) - Minnesota Humanities Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

3/22/2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Farm Credit and Economic Outlook presentation
Bills Added:
HF2974 (McDonald) - Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers with an H-2A visa exempted from overtime requirements.
HF2881 (Johnson) - Working lands watershed restoration program established to incentivize growth of perennial crops, and money appropriated.
HF3231 (Anderson) - Agriculture provisions policy and technical changes made, Farmer Lender Mediation Task force and a Farm Safety Initiative established, and reports required.
HF2771 (Bly) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended, agriculture commissioner required to consult the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and provide recommendations to the legislature, and report required.
Attachments:
H2771A1.pdf (3/21/2016)
H2881A1_1.pdf (3/21/2016)
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