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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated. 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. HF794 (Otremba) Medical assistance coverage modified to include consultations with psychologists, and medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services increased. HF1875 (Huntley) Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges. HF1 (Thissen) Children's health security account and program created, eligibility criteria and covered services specified, Legislative Task Force on Children's Health Care Coverage established, 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. 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, and money appropriated. HF1729 (Huntley) Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange established; and Section 125 plans required. HF276 (Otremba) MinnesotaCare self-employed farmers income definition modified. HF463 (Murphy, E.) MinnesotaCare small employer buy-in option created. 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. HF1078 (Huntley) Hospital public interest review and alternative approval process modified, and hospital accountability requirements established for tax purposes. HF1399 (Huntley) Northeastern Minnesota community-based health care coverage program demonstration project established, federal grant program references removed, evaluation report due dates modified, and money appropriated. HF644 (Huntley) Health Care Access Fund Oversight Commission established. Other bills will be added…

Taxes

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF158 (Urdahl) Livestock farming operations construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1248 (Tillberry) Commuter rail system construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1108 (Gardner) Rerefined motor oils and recycled paper sales tax exemption provided. HF1478 (Hilstrom) Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided for purchases by lessees who donate the leased vehicle to a charitable organization within 30 days of purchase HF1203 (Poppe) Bioscience institute facilities construction materials and equipment sales tax exemption provided. HF1462 (Liebling) Biobusiness center construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1610 (Hausman) Agricultural society authorized to retain certain admissions sales tax proceeds. HF413 (Lillie) Outdoor sport equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated, title requirements imposed, and money appropriated HF1132 (Atkins) Sale of amusement devices provided as a sale for resale. HF1133 (Atkins) Sales and purchase definition clarified to exclude the making available of amusement devices. HF1247 (Simpson) has been removed from the agenda

Taxes

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF31 (Mullery) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax ruled conformity provided, and pension funds authorized to withhold and pay insurance premiums. HF1532 (Hilstrom) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax rules conformity provided. HF822 (Clark) - Neighborhood revitalization program expiration date extended. HF406 (Welti) Small city definition modified. HF919 (Welti) Elgin, Eyota, Byron, and Oronoco authorized to act as small cities for purposes of use of revenues from certain economic development districts. HF1672 (Knuth) New Brighton tax increment financing expenditures outside district authorized. HF1686 (Mullery) Minneapolis housing replacement districts provisions modified. HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property. HF1879 (Laine) Columbia Heights tax increment financing district authorized. HF2171 (Mullery) Tax increment financing; plan election provided for first year to receive increment. HF2176 (Kalin) Tax increment financing and JOBZ and business subsidies searchable database required, and money appropriated. HF2192 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded. HF2193 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded HF2121 (Laine) Fridley tax increment financing district authorized. HF1789 (Peppin) Dayton tax increment financing district authorized subject to special rules HF1650 (Nornes) Fergus Falls regional treatment center campus tax-free renaissance zone provided. Removed from agenda HF1138 (Masin)

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
House Research overview of the Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division report.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
continuation of the morning agenda HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1619 (Hilstrom) Incarcerated individuals allowed to remain eligible for medical assistance until conviction. HF2181 (Abeler) Care coordination for children with high-cost mental health conditions provided through the U special kids program, and money appropriated. HF175 (Erickson) MinnesotaCare; aid and attendance benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs excluded from income definition. HF221 (Urdhahl) Meeker County day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased, and proposal required to address the disparity between providers across the state. HF2275 (Norton) Dental providers critical access reimbursement modified, and additional staff required to administer critical access dental program. HF2254 (Ruth) Waseca County nursing facility payment rates modified for services to ventilator-dependent persons. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided, and money appropriated. HF173 (Erickson) Nursing facilities payment rates in specified counties increased to the geographic group III median rate. HF2091 (Huntley) Medical assistance funds transfer provided. HF2004 (Atkins) Communities for a Lifetime Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated. HF594 (Otremba) Medical assistance nonemergency medical transportation competitive bidding modified, level of need criteria specified, and reimbursement rate increased. Other bills will be added…
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF601 (Walker) Crisis nursery grant program established, and money appropriated. HF605 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program and child care provisions modified. HF2111 (Hosch) Workforce U; Minnesota Family Investment Program pilot program established, and money appropriated. HF1169 (Walker) Child welfare provisions modified. HF1023 (Slawik) Child support enforcement programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1290 (Slawik) Child safety system and child safety fund established, reports required, and money appropriated. HF2005 (Ruud) Kinship navigator program established for grandparents and relatives raising related children, and money appropriated. HF334 (Hosch) MinnesotaCare income exclusions allowed for certain medical expenses. HF2317 (Loeffler) Hennepin County new chance program for young parents funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1722 (Murphy, E.) Pharmacy dispensing fee modified, and report required. Other bills will be added HF316 (Thao) removed from the agenda because already amended into HF605.

State Government Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1608 (Bigham) Secretary of State; registrations, filings, and dissolutions of certain entities regulated; fees provided; foreign limited partnership name changes regulated; and notaries public regulation provided. HF0768 (Kalin) Absentee ballot voting requirements and procedures changed. HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided, and money appropriated. HF1547 (Simon) State elections campaign fund appropriation increased. HF2066 (Kahn) Building replacement fund established. HF1034 (Peterson, A.)/SF0538 (Kubly) Heating and cooling policy for state building projects established. HF0376 (Paulsen) State contracts web site with a searchable database required, and money appropriated. HF1638 (Kahn) Grants management process, governance, and structure established; and money appropriated. HF0333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown. HF0219 (Walker) Personal sick leave benefits extended to include care for specified relatives. HF1155 (Madore) Statewide self-advocacy network project established relating to intellectual and developmental disabilities, and money appropriated. HF1309 (Hilstrom) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor. HF0446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted HF0150 (DeLaForest) State agency fee moratorium imposed. HF0176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Local governments and school districts postemployment benefits trusts authorized, and money appropriated. HF2117 (Berns) Administration Department funding provided for promotion of document imaging work to be done by persons with developmental disabilities, and money appropriated. HF1223 (Hilty) Elections; postsecondary institutions required to submit student residential housing lists, eligible proof of residence forms of identification expanded, and employee-list submission by residential facility operators eliminated. HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, and money appropriated

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
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K-12 Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus K-12 Education bill review

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1208 (Mahoney) changing provisions for construction codes and licensing provisions; providing penalties and enforcement HF790 (Moe) modifying provisions of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Act; making technical and housekeeping changes - CORRECTED BILL NUMBER HF2310 (Davnie) relating to unemployment insurance; modifying Social Security offset provisions HF1283(Nelson) relating to employment; Independent contractor exemption certificates required, penalties provided, notice to the commissioners of revenue and employment and economic development authorized, review of certifications of independent contractor status required.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Introduction of the omnibus bill HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda: HF2305 (Hilty)
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda: HF2305 (Hilty)

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

Monday, March 26, 2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill Final action will be taken

Finance

Monday, March 26, 2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF20 (Thissen) Prekindergarten scholarship granting organizations contribution income tax credit provided. HF123 (Slawik) Education expense tax credit and deduction applied to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses and museum memberships. HF1264 (Eastlund) Early childhood education access grants contribution and early childhood educational expenses income tax credit authorized. HF719 (Dill) Lake County; temporary suspension of tax-forfeited lands proceeds provided to reimburse county for purchase of Clair A. Nelson Memorial Forest land. HF849 (Moe) Shoreland resorts development regulation provided. SF463 (Hortman) Notaries public fees increase HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. HF305 (Huntley) Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 adopted establishing public policy to protect employees and the public from hazards of secondhand smoke and prohibiting persons from smoking in specified areas.

E-12 Education

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
SF13 (Greiling) Special education; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to carry through on their pledge to fund 40 percent of special education costs. HF258 (Greiling) No Child Left Behind; Congress memorialized, by resolution, to offer greater flexibility to states and fully fund the No Child Left Behind Act as part of its reauthorization. HF1319 (Tillberry) Regional center for the visual arts pilot program established, and money appropriated. HF2008 (Clark) American Indian tribal contributions integrated into student learning and teacher preparation and licensing requirements, and committees on American Indian education programs established. HF1694 (Davnie) Teacher training to integrate learning technologies into K-12 classrooms provided, and money appropriated. HF1853 (Benson) Reading instruction clarified to require supporting children with dyslexia and related language disorders. HF2148 (Clark) Minneapolis schools fragrance-free pilot project created.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

Friday, March 23, 2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2107 (Masin) Telecommunications goals provided, and broadband policy director and advisory board established. HFXXXX (Johnson) Statewide cable franchising. (Continued from March 16) Draft copies of this legislation are available outside 578 State Office Building. Those interested in testifying on this legislation, please contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1517 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deal and Hard-of-Hearing People funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2218 (Slocum) Utility proceedings intervenors compensation conditions and procedures specified. Added to the agenda HF2278 (Welti) Propane prepurchase program established, and consumer protections provided to delivered-fuel customers. HF1624 (Hausman) St. Paul Port Authority; qualified emissions-reduction project recovery costs provided. HF2067 (Hornstein) Linden Hills Power and Light community digester and neighborhood district heating and cooling demonstration project grant provided, and money appropriated. Added to the agenda HF2306 (Hilty) Requiring Public Utilities Commission to initiate proceeding regarding interconnection of distributed generation facilities. Added to the agenda HF2137 (Sailer) Petroleum inspection fee use for weatherization assistance authorized. Added to the agenda FHXXXX (Peterson, A.) A grant for a study of multi-fuel ethanol plant permitting. HF1455 (Morrow) Rural renewable energy initiatives provided, and money appropriated. HF2175 (Kalin) removed from the agenda

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1206 (Kelliher) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act adopted. HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold HF1621 (Bunn) Environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program established, and money appropriated. HF1997 (Tschumper) Carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting pesticides and nervous system toxin pesticides registration and review of public health risks provided HF1809 (Dominguez) Safety net health care providers grants provided, unreimbursed health care costs grants required, and money appropriated. HF2161 (Cornish) Methamphetamine treatment programs funding provided, and money appropriated HF2258 (Clark) Arsenic health risk level standard required HF1623 (Clark) Dental care for children access pilot program established, and money appropriated SF357 (Clark) City and county property transfers to nonprofit organizations HFXXXX Report on radiation emissions (informational only) HFXXXX HomeLine services (informational only)

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1865 (Poppe) Common carrier railroad employee rules required, money appropriated. HF1339 (Poppe) State government record retention provisiion deleted. SF1350 (Eastlund) School board special election petition requirements clarified. (Added to agenda) HF1010 (Hilstrom) Gang and Drug Oversight Council statewide coordinator added to the law enforcement retirement fund. (Removed from the agenda) HF1873 (Bunn) Health care cost containment goals annual report required, health care transformation task force established. (Added to agenda) HF1981 (Norton) Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expiration date removed. (Added to agenda) HF1283 (Nelson) Independent contractor exemption certificates required, penalties provided, notice to the commissioners of revenue and employment and economic development authorized. HF1896 (Winkler) Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness established, money appropriated. HF754 (Mullery) Plumbers license provisions modified, and restricted plumbers license provided. HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management and forest and shade tree pest control provided, money appropriated. HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided, approved firewood required on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources, sale and distribution of firewood regulated. HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified. HF2135 (Loeffler) Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission provisions modified. HF1586 (Tschumper) Statewide health plan purchasing pool study group established. (Removed from the agenda) HF2252 (Davnie) Sustainable growth working group established, money appropriated. HF1663 (Moe) Wild rice; genetically-engineered organisms regulated provisions modified, and study required.

Health and Human Services

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2159 (Abeler) Care coordination for children with high-cost mental health conditions provided through the U special kids program, and money appropriated. HF2182 (Loeffler) Human Services advisory committee established to simplify program administration, and studies and reports required. HF2184 (Liebling) Medical education and research cost distribution formula modified. HF1855 (Huntley) Uncompensated care HF1656 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2178 (Thissen) Long-term care programs funding restored, services expanded, new grant programs established, statewide priority created to enhance the mobility of older adults, studies required, tax credit established, and money appropriated. HF1991 (Loeffler) Human Services technical changes provided; and child care, chemical and mental health, child welfare, public assistance, continuing care, and health care provisions modified. HF1998 (Loeffler) Continuing care provisions, data practices, long-term care provisions, and other Human Services provisions modified. HF1296 (Laine) Doula services health insurance coverage required, medical assistance coverage provided, and doula presence upon request added to the patient bill of rights. HF1576 (Fritz) Quality of care impact statement required prior to contracting for basic health care services to persons with disabilities. HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated. HF2090 (Ward) Backflow prevention in recreational camping areas requirements limited.

Transportation Finance Division

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
Mark-up of Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Friday, March 23, 2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1053 (Olin) Making it a felony to commit theft of a computer that has identity information in its memory about the owner or any other person; HF1119 (Dill) Modifying definitions; providing for and modifying certain fees; modifying provisions for taking animals causing damage; modifying license and stamp provisions; modifying certain possession and taking restrictions; providing for an apprentice hunter validation; providing criminal and civil penalties HF1609 (Clark) Protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties; HF584 (Mullery) Omnibus Crime Bill; Increasing penalties for metal theft. *Continued discussion, if necessary, of amendments from Thursday night.* HF1225 (Olin) Omnibus Real Property Bill; Modifying the limitation on actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property for certain actions. HF2290 (Sailer) A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing penalties for gaining improper access to medical records; Copies of these bills will be available Thursday March 22 outside of Room 367, State Office Building.
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