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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/14/2007
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HF766 (Westrom) Ethanol-gasoline blend provisions modified, and state departments directed to expand consumer options. HF1101 (Faust) Recreational camping regulations exception provided for county fairgrounds. HF1525 (Hackbarth) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited. HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized. HF1065 (Otremba) Health screening benefit provided for eligible members of the armed forces, notification required, and money appropriated.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/14/2007
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Presentation by Bois Forte Band of Chippewa regarding renewable energy facility Presentation by MnSCU regarding bioscience initiatives

Taxes

3/14/2007
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HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided has been added HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased has been added HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified has been added. HF37 (Brod) Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists. HF29 (Severson) Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided. HF82 (Erickson )Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF622 (Zellers) Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided. HF871 (Rukavina) Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust HF930 (Dean) Health insurance premiums income tax subtraction authorized. HF69 (Mullery) Health insurance premiums federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1245 (Eken) Volunteer ambulance personnel longevity awards income tax subtraction provided. HF81 (Paulsen) Long-term capital gains income tax exclusion provided. HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold. HF1378 (Paulsen) Minnesota college savings plan contributions income tax subtraction provided. HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided has been added. HF433 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1537 (Gunther) Education loans principal and interest payments income tax subtraction provided. HF1541 (Thissen) Tuition savings plan federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1963 (Thissen) Income tax credit provided for donations to qualified scholarship-granting organizations has been added.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/14/2007
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Calendar for the Day for March 15, 2007

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/14/2007
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HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided. HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended. HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided. HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy. HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided. HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided. HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided. HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided. HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided. HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/13/2007
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HF208 (Rukavina) School districts authorized to levy for health care costs. HF681 (Sviggum) Agricultural property excluded from tax base for school bonded debt levies, agricultural land valuation based on production value, and money appropriated. HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum. HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed. HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF1083 (Anzelc) Maximum effort capital loan school districts tax base modified to calculate debt service levies. HF101 (Demmer) Agricultural land excluded from the tax base for school bonded debt levies. HF466 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies increased and indexed. HF467 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and debt service equalization revenue, health and safety, deferred maintenance, and operating capital levies increased and indexed. HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed has been added. HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil. HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased. HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed. HF800 (Demmer) School districts and counties mutually authorized to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date of the proposed property tax levy certification.

Taxes

3/13/2007
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Continue hearing income tax credit bills Health and Human Services HF309 (Gottwalt) Long-term care insurance income tax credit adjusted. HF313 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established., and money appropriated. HF338 (Seifert) Adoption income tax credit authorized. HF1111 (Rukavina) Volunteer ambulance attendant and volunteer firefighter income tax credit provided, and money appropriated. HF1249 (Atkins)Senior independent living personal technology income tax credit provided. HF1341 (Tinglestad) Adoption expenses refundable income tax credit authorized, and money appropriated. HF1312 (Jaros) Affordable housing contributions income tax credit provided. HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided. Introduction to income tax subtractions by House Research HF300 (Haws) Military pay tax deduction expanded, and military pension subtraction including survivor benefits created. HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. Bills added to the Agenda HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased. Bills deleted from the Agenda HF732 (Haws) Military pay income tax deduction expanded, and military pension and survivor benefit payments subtraction created.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/13/2007
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HF1747 (Davnie) Qualified business ventures investment income tax credit provided. (Informational Hearing) Presentation about Venture Capital

Commerce and Labor

3/13/2007
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HF1190 (Nelson) Plumbing Council established. HF1283 (Nelson) Misrepresentation of employees as independent contractors prohibited, and review of certifications of independent contractor status required. HF754 (Mullery) Plumbers licenses required statewide. HF1336 (Mahoney) Council of High Pressure Piping Systems established, and fees required. HF0571(Hilstrom) Defining best value; changing provisions for acquisition and competitive bidding. HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. HF1335 (Poppe) Real estate appraisers; consistent use of State Building Code's definition of a "story above grade" required. HF1609 (Clark) Employee statements protected from employer retaliation, complaint procedures established, investigative jurisdiction specified, and civil penalties imposed. HF0997 (Kahn) Off-sale wine licenses authorized for supermarkets. Presentation and testimony on HF0997 will begin at 5:00pm. Those wishing to testify may contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at 651-296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

E-12 Education

3/13/2007
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HF1794 (Slawik) Children's early literacy funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1321 (Bunn) World languages provided as a required academic standard, and money appropriated. HF1424 (Paulsen) World language academic standards, proficiency, resources, and capacity development provided; and money appropriated. HF420 (Ward) Health and physical education course requirements provided HF615 (Walker) Comprehensive family life and sexuality education programs provided, and money appropriated. HF1698 (Norton) Scholar loan program established to encourage teacher diversity in schools, revolving account established, and money appropriated. HF1087 (Mullery) Teacher residency induction program provided supporting effective instruction for diverse student populations, and money appropriated. HF623 (Solberg) has been removed from the agenda. HF1794 (Slawik) has been added to the agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/13/2007
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HF593 (Juhnke) Public waters wetlands access restrictions modified HF1024 (Wagenius) Natural resources; agency service requirements, drainage repair and abandonment requirements, wetlands replacement requirements and exemptions modified; civil enforcement provided; and money appropriated HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland replacement requirements and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated HF1935 (Ozment) Wetland conservation act changes proposed HF1930 (Hansen) Board of Water and Soil Resources oversight of local government water management **ADDED**·HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided Game, Fish & Forestry Division Report: HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, license and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF308 (Olin) Bovine tuberculosis control funding provided, and money appropriated. HF710 (Peterson) Sustainable agriculture demonstration grants provided, and money appropriated. HF846 (Doty) Organic certification cost-share assistance and sustainable agriculture demonstration grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF769 (Hansen) Native plant agronomic research funding provided, technical advisory committee established, and money appropriated. HF884 (Otremba) Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council funding provided, and money appropriated. HF104 (Sailor) Animals killed by order of the Board of Animal Health reimbursement limits removed.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF865 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake State Park land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF25 (Anzelc) Itasca County infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF28 (Scalze) Trunk Highway 36 Rice Street bridge funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1646 (Hamilton) Worthington redevelopment grant requirements clarified. HF1257 (Urdahl) Greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills that are not heard during this meeting will be continued on the agenda for the 6:30pm meeting in Room 500N Bill removed: HF961 (Ruud) Eden Prairie veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bills that were not heard during the earlier Capital Investment hearing today are continued on the agenda for this meeting. Update from Minnesota Department of Transportation on Local Bridge Replacement Program HF864 (McNamara) Hastings Veterans Home supportive housing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1207 (McNamara) Red Wing juvenile corrections facility vocational education building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1308 (Tingelstad) Anoka County regional forensic crime laboratory funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1523 (Bigham) Washington County Disabled Veteran's Rest Camp funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1673 (Sailer) Gonvick regional emergency training administration center predesign funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills Added: HF502 (Beard) Scott County regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1243 (Bunn) Big Marine Park Reserve improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1263 (Abeler) Anoka County forensic crime lab funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF1275 (Lesch) St. Paul neighborhood circulators grant provided, and money appropriated HF1276 (Murphy, E) St. Paul; professional development funding provided to parks and library staff who interact with children and families, and money appropriated HF1277 (Mariani) St. Paul; grant provided to notify citizens of youth services available in the community, and money appropriated HF1264 (Eastlund) Early childhood education access grants contribution and early childhood educational expenses income tax credit authorized HF1056 (Slawik) Early childhood education provisions modified.

K-12 Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF365 (Morgan) Alternative teacher pay calculation for intermediate school districts modified. HF668 (Garofalo) School aid payment percentage increased from 90 percent to 95 percent. HF805 (Ruud) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed relating to school district referendum allowance limit. HF1428 (Davnie) Site decision-making program grants provided, and money appropriated. HF558 (Peterson) School district sharing of superintendents incentive created, and money appropriated. HF153 (Urdahl) School district shared superintendent aid provided, and money appropriated. HF1411 (Howes) Small schools declining enrollment revenue provided. HF1565 (Welti) Consolidating school districts state aid increased. HF521 (Heidgerken) Veteran's Day paid day off provided to veterans employed by school districts, Veteran's Day educational instruction required, and private employers encouraged to grant paid holiday to veterans.
HF208 (Rukavina) School districts authorized to levy for health care costs. HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed. HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF1083 (Anzelc) Maximum effort capital loan school districts tax base modified to calculate debt service levies. HF101 (Demmer) Agricultural land excluded from the tax base for school bonded debt levies. HF681 (Sviggum) Agricultural property excluded from tax base for school bonded debt levies, agricultural land valuation based on production value, and money appropriated. HF466 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies increased and indexed. HF467 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and debt service equalization revenue, health and safety, deferred maintenance, and operating capital levies increased and indexed. HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil. HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased. HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed. HF800 (Demmer) School districts and counties mutually authorized to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date of the proposed property tax levy certification. HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum. Bill added to agenda HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF648 (Mahoney) making various policy, housekeeping, and style changes to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law HF1252 (Murphy) appropriating money for transition services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind students HF1338 (Brynaert) appropriating money for extended employment services for persons with disabilities HF973 (Clark) authorizing employment support for persons with mental illness HF1430 (Clark) allowing grants-in-aid to workforce development intermediaries HF254 (Mahoney) appropriating money for job training programs HF426 (Hamilton) has been removed from the agenda

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/13/2007
HF250 (Peterson, A.) Ambulance service and interhospital transfer provisions modified. HF869 (Sailer) Urban and tribal Indian housing programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1233 (Benson) Foodshelf programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF724 (Madore) Family homeless prevention and assistance program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF595 (Laine) Family visiting program provisions modified, and money appropriated. HF939 (Kranz) Deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF950 (Carlson) Resuming the payment of certain bail proceeds to the municipalities and subdivisions of government in Hennepin County. HF1461 (Smith) Regulating interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments; modifying the method used to calculate interest. HF1510 (Lesch) Appropriating money to replace eliminated federal funds. HF693 (Lesch) Authorizing payment of drivers' license reinstatement fee and surcharge in installment payments.

State Government Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Office of the Secretary of State: agency overview and budget presentation; Office of the Governor: agency overview and budget presentation.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/13/2007
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HF971 (Hosch) Senior citizen programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1587 (Tschumper) Office of Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans staff positions authorized, and money appropriated. HF1170 (Hausman) Living-at-home/block nurse programs grant amounts increased and indexed, number of programs increased, grant administration funding provided, and money appropriated. HF444 (Johnson) Senior nutrition funding restored, grants provided, and money appropriated. HF1408 (Howes) Removed from the agenda.

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

3/13/2007
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HF 577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF 1143 (Morrow) Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 816 (McNamara) Prairie and wetland restoration planning and resource inventory funding provided relating to University of Minnesota land in Dakota county.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/13/2007
MN League of Conservation Voters HF926 (Peterson, A.) Septic systems' impact on the environment study provided through the University of Minnesota Extension Service, and money appropriated. HF1488 (Peterson, A.) Ecological services for native habitats funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1489 (Peterson, A.) Clean Water Legacy Act ecological services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 607 (Anzelc) Plasma torch gasification facility feasibility study funding provided, and funding appropriated. HF944 (Juhnke) Fishing; Let's Go Fishing grants provided to promote fishing opportunities, and money appropriated. HF299 (Dill) Timber permit extension, cancellation, and terminations provided. HF602 (Dill) International Wolf Center renovations funding provided, and money appropriated. Removed: HF354 (Anzelc)

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/13/2007
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HF1259 (Kalin) Absent voters procedures and requirements modified, emergency situations provided, and study required. HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments.

Transportation Finance Division

3/13/2007
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Subcommittee report HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified. Hearings HF546 (Hornstein) State employee cost comparison required before entering into transportation privatization contracts, ten percent savings requirement specified, and annual report required. HF1714 (Hornstein) Railroad Walkways Safety Act adopted, state rail safety inspector position established, special account provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1772 (Morrow) Greater Minnesota transit federal funds use authorized. HF1635 (Lieder) Highway safety improvement account established, and eligible purposes modified for expenditure of five percent of highway user tax distribution fund. HF735 (Lieder) State entry authorized onto real property for geotechnical investigation under eminent domain, bridge and culvert provisions modified, rail service improvements funds regulated, state rail bank property regulated, and penalties imposed. HF1920 (Hornstein) HF1867 (Hilstrom) Vehicle registration taxes, title transaction fees, and driver's license fees increased. HF1940 (Beard) A bill for an act relating to airports; creating an advisory task force to study airport funding issues and the state airports fund; requiring a report; appropriating money HF1636 (Lieder) Trunk highway interchanges construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. (has been removed from the agenda)

Health and Human Services

3/13/2007
HF1067 (Huntley) Mental health provisions modified, county board duties clarified, mental health service delivery reform provided, grants authorized; and medical assistance and MinnesotaCare coverage modified. HF605 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program and child care provisions modified. HF609 (Loeffler) Food stamp requirements modified. HF746 (Thissen) Family stabilization services program established, work participation bonus provided, work for low-income families support funding provided, and money appropriated. HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance and Department of Health provisions modified. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided. HF916 (Thissen) Child care centers and homes inspections and reports required.
HF1409 (Gottwalt) Well contractor's license provisions modified. HF1873 (Bunn) Health care cost containment goals annual reports required, medical expenditure review committee and health care transformation task force established, performance payments modified, grants provided. HF1856 (Huntley) Universal health coverage provided, health care access portal established, dependent coverage extended, tax credits provided, prevention programs established, and money appropriated. HF1726 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted. HF1588 (Winkler) State employees electronic health records pilot project established. HF1870 (Thissen) Uniform health plan claims processing required. HF1809 (Dominguez) Essential community provider status applications and renewals authorized, safety net health care providers grants provided, reimbursement rates modified, MinnesotaCare outreach grants and study required, and money appropriated HF297 (Huntley) Health care premiums restricted, universal health care plan required, MinnesotaCare provisions modified, residents right to affordable health care stated, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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