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Audio/Video Archives - 2015-2016 Regular Session

Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that format will be available below.

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Agriculture Policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on the Minnesota Ag Interpretive Center
Bills Added:
HF1130 (Cornish) - Farmamerica, the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF532 (Petersburg) - Nonprofit ticket or admission sales tax exemption clarified.
HF1187 (Franson) - Equity-stripping law protection extended to owners of agricultural property.
HF287 (Quam) - Agricultural homestead classification for property allowed.
HF1212 (Quam) - Agricultural property taxation changes made, and valuation exclusion for homeowners over age 65 created.
HF1230 (Marquart) - Agricultural purposes definition modified for class 2 properties.
Attachments:

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
The Lands Subcommittee as appointed by Chair Hackbarth (Rep. David Dill-Chair, Rep. Dale Lueck, Rep. Deb Kiel, Rep. Brian Johnson, and Rep. Tom Anzelc) will meet during the regular Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee meeting time to consider the DNR Lands Bill (HF1429) and individual land sale bills for possible inclusion in the Lands Omnibus Bill. The recommendations of the Lands Subcommittee will be taken up by the Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee on Wednesday, March 11th.
Bills Added:
HF1429 (Dill) - Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Hubbard, Lake, Martin, Pine, St. Louis, Todd, Washington, and Winona Counties; public and private sales and conveyances of state lands provided, and prior sale authority modified.

Health and Human Services Reform

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF5 (Mack) - MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required, and exemptions removed.
Attachments:
H0005A1.pdf (3/9/2015)
H0005A5.pdf (3/9/2015)
H0005A8_1.pdf (3/9/2015)
H0005A9.pdf (3/9/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of Managed Care Organizations' Administrative Expenses Evaluation by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA). The full evaluation report will be available on the OLA website at 11:45 AM on Tuesday, March 10th. The link to the OLA website is http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us

Higher Education Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF1108 (Norton) - University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation Partnership funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1347 (Fenton) - Alternative teacher preparation grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF841 (Dettmer) - Resident status granted for purposes of higher education grants and scholarships to active members of the military who reside in Minnesota, and report required.
HF228 (Knoblach) - Income definition modified for property tax refunds.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor on MNsure Governance and Data Privacy. Jim Nobles Joel Alter The report can be found at the following link: http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/ped/2015/mnsure.htm After the joint hearing, Government Operations and Elections will reconvene after a short break to take up HF 18 in the Basement Hearing Room.
Bills Added:
HF18 (Kahn) - MNsure law exemptions relating to the office of MN.IT services removed.

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF807 (Gunther) - Redevelopment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1125 (Simonson) - Small business development center program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1136 (Dean) - Performance based grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF1149 (Gunther) - Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1175 (Mahoney) - Brownfield remediation loans and grants modified, and money appropriated.
HF1386 (Johnson) - Center for Rural Policy and Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1515 (Theis) - Ka Joog job skills and workforce development pilot program grant funding provided, Takeoff 4-H STEAM funding provided for Somali youth, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1175DE2.pdf (3/9/2015)

Legacy Funding Finance

Monday, March 09, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Overview and funding request for the Bell Museum Overview and funding request for the Science Museum of Minnesota Overview and funding request for the North Star Boys Choir Overview and funding request for the Minnesota Civic Education Coalition Overview and funding request for the Minnesota State Council on Disabilities
Bills Added:
HF613 (Torkelson) - Minnesota Humanities Center funding provided, and money appropriated.

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Monday, March 09, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Jonathan Fortner, at jonathan.fortner@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF333 (Newberger) - Legislative approval of a state plan to comply with federal regulations regarding emissions from existing power plants required.

Veterans Affairs Division

Monday, March 09, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF705 (Howe) - Congressionally chartered veterans organization property provided reduced classification rate.
HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
HF1296 (Anderson) - Stearns County; administrative grant funding provided to support a service provider serving veterans, and money appropriated.
HF1414 (Hancock) - Montevideo and Bemidji; veterans homes funding provided, nonstate contributions allowed, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF127 (Dettmer) - USS Minnesota commissioning activities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF506 (Schoen) - Temporary licensing provided for former and current members of the military.
Attachments:
A15-0128.pdf (3/6/2015)
H0705A1.pdf (3/6/2015)
H0745A1.pdf (3/6/2015)
H0127A1_1.pdf (3/9/2015)
H1414A1.pdf (3/9/2015)
H0745A2.pdf (3/9/2015)

Ways and Means

Monday, March 09, 2015
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Management & Budget: Continuation of Presentation of the February 2015 Budget and Economic Forecast
Bills Added:
HF1027 (Garofalo) - Minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities modified.

Transportation Policy and Finance

Monday, March 09, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
MNDOT presentation on part of the Multimodal division including areas dealing with State Rail Plan, and Bicycle and Pedestrian programs including the Safe Routes to Schools program: Mike Schadauer, MnDOT Office of Transit Tim Mitchell, MnDOT Office of Transit Tim Henkel, MnDOT Modal Planning & Program Management Division 2 bills will be heard following this presentation
Bills Added:
HF558 (Howe) - Safe routes to school grant eligibility modified.
HF797 (Sundin) - Used goods and used motor vehicles sales tax exemption provided.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Reform

Friday, March 06, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
***Additional bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF980 (Halverson) - Foster care provider licensing requirements, home and community based service standards, and disability waiver rate system modified.
HF972 (Zerwas) - Smile Healthy Minnesota 2016 grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF1053 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance payment rate provisions modified for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.
HF995 (Rarick) - Indian Child Welfare Act; local government aid reimbursement provided for out-of-home placement costs of children, and money appropriated.
HF1062 (Albright) - Health plan requirements modified to add mental health crisis services to emergency services, recommendations required on funding children's mental health crisis residential services, and money appropriated.
HF1012 (Dean) - Home and community based setting residency ratio restrictions modified.
HF1145 (Dean) - Chemical dependency prevention program grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF827 (Mullery) - Child protection legislative task force established.
HF1199 (Pierson) - Residential asleep-overnight staff base wage increased, ICF/DD payment rates increased to defray costs resulting from minimum wage increases.
HF657 (Lohmer) - Automated drug distribution system usage expanded, over-the-counter medication amount covered by medical assistance if dispensed by an automated drug distribution system modified, and drugs covered under medical assistance changed and allowed retrospective billing.
HF1211 (Peterson) - Disability waiver rate system modified.
Attachments:
H0827A1.pdf (3/5/2015)
H0827A2.pdf (3/5/2015)
H0980A1-1.pdf (3/5/2015)
H0995A1_1.pdf (3/5/2015)
H1012DE1.pdf (3/5/2015)

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF346 (Hoppe) - Regional poison information center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF832 (Hamilton) - Local public health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1201 (Schomacker) - Statewide text message suicide prevention program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF916 (Heintzeman) - Crow Wing County; process for making county offices appointive provided.
HF1179 (Schomacker) - County office appointment authorized.

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF614 (Baker) - Long-term care workforce needs provided, employee scholarships and loan forgiveness provided, health related licensing board authority to discipline health professionals for defaulting on loan or service obligations eliminated, nursing facility rate provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF684 (Fabian) - Workforce housing use provided.
HF422 (Fabian) - Workforce housing grant program provided, and money appropriated.
HF749 (Hamilton) - Workforce housing grant program created, tax credits created for workforce housing, reports required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Agriculture Policy

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
A vote will be taken on HF880 only. Presentation and testimony will be taken on the other bills, all of which will be laid over.
Bills Added:
HF880 (Anderson) - Agricultural education teacher loan forgiveness provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF879 (Anderson) - Agricultural educator grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF812 (Bly) - Income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers provided, income tax credit for beginning farmer financial management programs provided, and the beginning farmer program administered by the Rural Finance Authority modified.
HF1051 (Poppe) - Agriculture related program funding provided for grants, scholarships, and courses; agricultural growth, research, and innovation programs extended; and money appropriated.
HF1074 (Marquart) - Agricultural Growth, Research, and Investment (AGRI) program extended for ten years; portion of annual AGRI spending dedicated to farm business management scholarships; income tax credits to encourage beginning farmers provided; beginning farmer individual development accounts and supplemental farm business management program funding provided; and money appropriated.

Civil Law and Data Practices

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony for HF 437 is limited to discussion regarding the establishment of a commission.
Bills Added:
HF1109 (Scott) - MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.
HF799 (Fabian) - Duty owed by owners of real property to trespassers specified.
HF793 (Barrett) - Ski safety and liability standards established.
HF437 (Scott) - Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
Attachments:

Capital Investment

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Overview of Duluth Seaway Port Authority, St. Paul Port Authority and Red Wing Port Authority.
Bills Added:
HF1019 (Kiel) - Solid waste and recyclable material facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1110 (Fischer) - Water conservation programming in Minnesota schools grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1344 (Schultz) - Duluth Children's Museum grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF996 (Sundin) - Independent School District No. 91, Barnum; money transfer authorized between community service accounts.
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