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Public Safety and Civil Justice

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1360 (Simon) Omnibus Data Practices Bill. Clarifying duties and classifications; making technical changes. Copies of this bill are available outside 367 State Office Building.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1225 (Olin) Construction; limitation on actions modified for damages based on services or construction to improve real property; HF211 (Zellers) Mortgage application information sale prohibited. HF1209 (Mullery) Regulating certain transactions with homeowners whose homes are in foreclosure; HF931 (Mullery) Prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; HF1004 (Davnie) Prohibiting predatory lending practices; HF1919 (Marquart) Providing for plats of land; HF1841 (Simon) Permitting victims of domestic abuse to terminate a lease in certain circumstances; HF1595 (Swails) Statutory housing warranties recovery for breaches regulated; HF1058 (Thissen) Authorizing automatic enforcement of official traffic-control devices; HF49 (Lesch) Providing that certain criminal gang behavior is a public nuisance; authorizing injunctive relief and other remedies; HF1704 (Tillberry) Requiring motor vehicle collision repair to include air bag repair or replacement; providing criminal penalties; HF1074 (Ruud) Adopting the Darlene Luther Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; imposing penalties; HF1758 (Davnie) Regulating access devices; establishing liability for security breaches; providing enforcement powers; HF1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified. HF931 (Mullery) Prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; HF1004 (Davnie) Prohibiting predatory lending practices. HF1948 (Hilstrom) Public defender representation provided for certain minors and other persons, and certain mandatory representation by public defender provisions removed; HF2318 (Bigham) Modifying sentences for repeat sex offenders; HF1274 (Hilstrom) authorizing integrated search service inquiries; restricting use of drivers' license photographs for criminal justice use; authorizing the Department of Public Safety to establish a secure subscription service to enhance officer safety during tactical operations by and between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; updating and clarifying membership on the CriMNet Task Force; HF584 (Mullery) Omnibus Crime Bill; Increasing penalties for metal theft. Other bills TBA HF698 (Garafolo) Has been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF609 (Loeffler) Food stamp requirements modified. (For re-referral only) HF1725 (Moe) Leech Lake youth treatment center proposal grant provided, and money appropriated. (For re-referral only) HF173 (Erickson) Nursing facilities payment rates in specified counties increased to the geographic group III median rate. (For re-referral only) HF192 (Urdahl) Meeker County nursing facilities placed in geographic group II. (For re-referral only) HF221 (Urdahl) Meeker County day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased, and proposal required to address the disparity between providers across the state. (For re-referral only) HF663 (Urdahl) Nursing facility payment rates increased to the 60th percentile rate. (For re-referral only) HF915 (Ruth) Steele County nursing facilities payment rates increased to the geographic group III median rate. (For re-referral only) HF970 (Demmer) Dodge and other specified counties nursing facilities payment rates increased to the Olmsted County median rate. (For re-referral only) HF1075 (Anzelc) Koochiching County nursing facility payment rates increased, and money appropriated. (For re-referral only) HF1580 (Dettmer) Adult foster care and family adult day services license requirements modified. (For re-referral only) HF2254 (Ruth) Waseca County nursing facility payment rates modified for services to ventilator-dependent persons. (For re-referral only) HF794 (Otremba) modifying medical assistance coverage to include consultations with psychologists; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services (division report) HF913 (Thissen) waiving the moratorium regarding beds and expending group residential housing supplemental rates (division report) HF1590 (Brynaert) authorizing a Regional Children's Mental Health Initiative pilot project; developing an enhanced regional children's mental health service system (division report) SF26 (Thao) Medical practices board advisory councils expiration dates elimination (subcommittee report) HF499 (Magnus) Chemical use assessments modified, and duties imposed on the commissioner of Human Services related to chemical health. HF594 (Otremba) Medical assistance nonemergency medical transportation competitive bidding modified, level of need criteria specified, and reimbursement rate increased. HF1984 (Huntley) Pharmacies authorized to accept return of unused drugs and medical devices from county jails and juvenile correctional facilities. HF1719 (Huntley) Medical assistance eligibility treatment of assets modified.
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF683 (Huntley) Affordable health care right for every resident established, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF 479 (Walker) Universal health care system provided, preventive care and early intervention focus required, cost reductions and comprehensive benefits provided, and plan implementation by 2010 required. HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated. HF2177 (Bunn) has been removed from the agenda

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 7:30 AM
Agenda:
HF908 (Liebling) Developmental disabilities quality assurance system expanded to included additional service recipients, commission created, sunset dates repealed, money appropriated. HF1340 (Tingelstad) State boards and advisory groups governing laws revised. HF1294 (Berns) Minnesota Council on Disability sunset eliminated. HF1638 (Kahn) Grants management process, governance, and structure established, money appropriated. HF1688 (Pelowski) Office of Enterprise Technology terminology changed HF1493 (Simon) Surplus property rulemaking authority granted to the commissioner of administration. HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, licenses and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed. HF1418 (Eken) Natural resources; modifying rulmaking authority; designate infested waters; modifying water supply plan requirements; state park permit provisions. HF1865 (Poppe) Common carrier railroad employee rules required, money appropriated. HF1172 (Wollschlager) Revenue Department debt collection time limits, collection costs, and referrals provisions modified. HF1494 (Simon) Campaign finance contribution limits provided for certain candidates. HF1555 (Simon) Energy forward pricing mechanisms terms defined. HF1303 (Welti) Open meeting law; meetings by telephone or other electronic means authorized under certain conditions.

State Government Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Legislative Coordinating Commission, agency overview and budget presentation. Legislature, House Budget and Accounting, agency overview and budget presentation. Presentation and discussion on optional funding for government reform initiatives.

Public Safety Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF821 (Smith) Adjusting the monetary threshold for certain property offenses HF1342 (Smith) Defining qualified domestic violence-related offenses and crimes of violence HF2267 (Murphy, M.) Appropriating money for a productive day pilot project operated by Arrowhead Regional Corrections Agency HF2210 (Clark) Appropriating money for restorative justice *** bill added *** HF1778 (Mullery) Appropriating money for increase in public defenders' salaries *** bill added *** HF311 (Hornstein) Doubling fines for moving violations committed while operating mobile phones; providing affirmative defense to double fine HF1440 (Kahn) Requiring certificates of pay equity compliance as a condition for certain state contracts; appropriating money The following bills heard in the Friday, March 16 joint hearing with the Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill: HF1734 (Dominguez) Establishing a pilot project to provide services to ex-criminal offenders now in the community HF243 (Walker) Reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections HF1737 (Atkins) Establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes HF700 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons HF698 (Hilstrom) Authorizing organizations providing mentoring services to request criminal background checks from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension HF1733 (Paymar) Authorizing a grant to address domestic violence and intimate partner violence among offenders re-entering the community after a period of incarceration HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions HF414 (Liebling) Authorizing the Department of Public Safety to make emergency grants to crime victims HF1628 (Lesch) Reducing the surcharge on license tab violations from $72 to $4 HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders HF1859 (Cornish) Establishing a work group to study attachment of photographs to criminal no contact orders
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1251 (Atkins) Authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; preserving certain claims; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money Bills Added: HF867 (Bigham) Burglary in the second degree crime definition modified HF1465 (Kohls) Commissioner of Corrections required to develop a standard formula for calculating the per diem cost in county and regional jails

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1807 (Huntley) Inpatient hospital services payment required on a fee-for-services basis for the general assistance medical care program. HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance, and Department of Health provisions modified; and money appropriated. HF1073 (Hamilton) Prescription drug removal from the formulary notice required. HF1404 (Thissen) Hospital outpatient services rate increase provided for a specified essential hospital for children with disabilities. HF1395 (Eken) Nursing facilities, ICFs/MR, and community-based long-term care providers rate increases provided; nursing facility payment rates floor established; long-term care payment rate account established; and money appropriated. HF1857 (Eken) Native American juvenile treatment center study and predesign funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1289 (Heidgerken) Nursing home per diem reimbursements determination procedures modified.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Bills not heard in the morning meeting will be moved to the evening meeting: Additional bills may be added to the evening meeting. HF904 (Dill) Land acquisition, land owners' bill of rights, and mineral interest record requirements modified; state park additions and deletions provided; and public and private sales and conveyances of state lands authorized. HF1674 (Eken) Environmental review rules relating to biofuel production facilities adoption required. HF1913 (Wagenius) Natural resources terms defined relating to native prairie restoration. HF1421 (Wagenius) Natural Resources Department easement acquisition requirements established. HF1540 (Wagenius) Endocrine disruptors in waters of the state report required. HF589 (Peterson, A.) Clean energy equipment loan program established; cellulosic biofuel development and bioenergy initiatives provided; Reinvest in Minnesota energy program created; enforcement provided; technical committee authorized, and money appropriated. Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffer Protection subcommittee report HF577 (Hansen) BSWR omnibus bill HF1536 (Hansen) Mississippi River barrier construction provided to prevent aquatic invasive species from migrating up river, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated. HF1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified. HF1980 (Swails) Point of use water treatment evaluation provided, and money appropriated. HF1116 (Dill) Has been removed. HF1418 (Eken) Has been removed. HF1316 (Hortman) Has been removed.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills not heard in the morning hearing will be heard now. BILLS ADDED: HF1416 (Ward) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council established, state park permit exemption provided, and money appropriated. HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated. HF419 (Sailer) Off-highway vehicle damage account modified. HF1280 (Hortman) Diesel truck idling reduction device grants provided, and money appropriated. HF294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified. HF1750 (Hansen) Mississippi River critical area program report required. HF1127 (Moe) Four-by-four truck trail development restricted. HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided, approved firewood required on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources, and sale and distribution of firewood regulated. HF1621 (Bunn) Environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program established, and money appropriated.

K-12 Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1564 (Greiling) Special education maintenance of effort adjustment provided. HF990 (Norton) Parent and family involvement school district policies required. HF2011 (Hornstein) Expansion of the rites of passage program funding authorized as a way to narrow the racial achievement gap; program evaluation required, and money appropriated. HF1794 (Slawik) Children's early literacy funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2291 (Greiling) Providing full funding for Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid; appropriating money. HF1887 (Slawik) Hearing loss early education intervention coordinator provided, and money appropriated. HF2245 (Greiling) General education aid modified. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Local governments and school districts postemployment benefits trusts authorized, and money appropriated. HF665 (Dittrich) School bus equipment standards modified, pupil transportation requirements clarified, "multifunctional school activity bus" defined, and licensure exception created. HF1383 (Moe) American Indian scholarship administration transferred, office required to distribute scholarships, and money appropriated. HF774 (Mullery) School conference and activity employment leave granted, and parent authorized to consent to a significant individual to participate in school conferences.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF722 (Mariani) regulating the charging of resident tuition HF1253 (Wollschlager) providing support for an academic program for chemically dependent students HF1349 (Paulsen) establishing an India Center at the University of Minnesota HF1676 (Murphy) providing funding for the Minitex program HF1974 (Hortman) appropriating money for law school loan repayment assistance
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1508 (Moe) creating a textbook pricing and access act; establishing a pilot textbook rental program HF626 (Nornes) establishing the academic competitiveness highlighting individual excellence and valuing education scholarship program HF2074 (Kahn) requiring registration of certain relative homesteads; appropriating money for a University of Minnesota area neighborhood alliance HF924 (Dominguez) regulating unpaid work for cash assistance HF851 (Gunther) Governor's omnibus economic development and jobs recommendations, appropriating money for jobs and economic development HF877 (Norton) establishing a loan forgiveness program account and program for speech-language pathologists HF1366 (Rukavina) authorizing the purchase of forest land by the IRRRB using the Douglas J. Johnson economic trust fund Additional bills will be added

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill We'll continue discussion on the bill and take public testimony. No final action will be taken. If anyone is interested in providing public testimony, please contact the Committee Administrator, Sara Benzkofer at 651.296.4305 or sara.benzkofer@house.mn

Commerce and Labor

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1015 (Murphy) Restroom access for customers regulated. HF1712 (Masin) Rental vehicle coverage regulated. HF1499 (Hortman) Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act adopted as approved and recommended by the National Conference of Commissions on Uniform State Law. HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required to give notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access. HF2137 (Sailer) Petroleum inspection fee use for weatherization assistance authorized. HF1287 (Davnie) Colorectal screening tests medical insurance coverage required. HF1781 (Davnie) Motor carrier insurance requirements regulated. HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing. HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated. HF1949 (Atkins) Insurer conduct regulated relating to collision cases. HF1892 (Atkins) Life insurance continuation coverage regulated, mortality tables use authorized in calculating reserves for certain life policies, and other life and auto insurance regulation provided. HF2056 (Atkins) Financial institutions charges, expenses, electronic financial terminals, and investments regulated. HF2045 (Atkins) Petroleum products specifications updated, and term definitions modified. HF1729 (Huntley) Health care, welfare data, medical assistance eligibility, and MinnesotaCare provisions modified; MinnesotaCare II and Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange established; and Section 125 plans required. HF1472 (Huntley) Compulsive gambling education, treatment, and assessment provided, social and economic costs of gambling study provided, and money appropriated. HF1570 (Thao) Compulsive gambling public awareness and treatment funding provided, and money appropriated. HF0529 (Thao) Amino acid-based elemental formula health insurance coverage required. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided, and money appropriated. HF1543 (Lesch) Trade; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to replace the Fast Track Trade Authority system. HF1675 (Simon) Car buyers' bill of rights enacted, disclosures required, dealer compensation for vehicle financing capped, certified used motor vehicle sales regulated, and cancellation option required on purchase of used motor vehicle. HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure. HF0048 (Mullery) Consumer credit scores and history use prohibited in underwriting automobile insurance policies. HF1599 (Masin) Northwest Airlines, Inc., mechanics unemployment benefits eligibility and extra benefits provided. HF0934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted. HF0766 (Westrom) Motor fuel specifications, standards, and requirements modified. HF0740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided. HF1758 (Davnie) has been removed. HF1571 (Lesch) has been removed. HF1572 (Hortman) has been removed. HF0872 (Anzelc) has been removed. HF1077 (Ruud) has been removed. HF0766 (Westrom) has been added.

E-12 Education

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF985 (Benson) Board of School Administrators rulemaking authority extended. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) Wind energy conversion systems capacity increased for school board ownership. HF1317 (Hornstein) Elementary and secondary class sizes measuring and reporting provided. HF1852 (Abeler) Student achievement of locally developed academic standards reporting required. HF744 (Mullery) School conference and activity employment leave granted, and parent authorized to consent to a significant individual to participate in school conferences. HF1793 (Hilstrom) Special education; task force established to compare federal and state special education requirements, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1477 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems disclosure provisions modified HF1420 (Poppe) Individual sewage treatment design, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation licensing requirements modified HF1382 (Thissen) Phosphorus use in household dishwater detergent restricted HF1063 (Simon) Uniform Environmental Covenants Act adopted HF294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified

Ways and Means

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
HF274 (Juhnke) Rural Finance Authority agricultural loan funding provided HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided HF946 (Lieder) Omnibus transportation finance bill

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
House budget Calendar for the Day for Saturday, March 24, 2007

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided. HF2231 (Brown) Local government aid for towns HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property HF2230 (Loeffler) Future residential relative homesteads eliminated, and nonhomestead residential property class rate modified.

Finance

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
HF886 (Hausman) Capital Investment Omnibus Bill

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Discuss and develop recommendations for consideration by finance divisions and the House Taxes Committee.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1939 (Tschumper) Food license and milk requirements modified, sale of bulk tanks requirement eliminated, and Dairy Trade Practices Act repealed. HF1612 (Fritz) Veterans and soldiers counseling services access improved, and money appropriated. HF1594 (Hosch) National Guard reenlistment bonus program expanded, and academic awards provided. HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified. HF1955 (Olin) Cattle; indemnity provided for destroyed cattle relating to bovine tuberculosis, rules authorized for control of bovine tuberculosis, and other animal health statues and rules repealed. HF2196 (Sailer) Waste pesticide collection program provisions modified, and minimum annual program expenditure amount increased. HF1877 (Tschumper) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1683 (Koenen) New open air swine basin prohibition extended. HF1633 (Koenen) Animal husbandry requirements modified, and terms defined. HF1838 (Hosch) Pesticide application limitations provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1759 (Olin) Agronomic research on native plans grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized. HF2155 (Hackbarth) appropriating money for study of plasma gasification process to convert cellulose, plastics, and other components of municipal solid waste into methanol for use in biodiesel production. Bills Removed: HF2196 (Sailer) Waste pesticide collection program provisions modified, and minimum annual program expenditure amount increased. HF589 (Peterson) Clean energy equipment loan program established; cellulosic biofuel development and bioenergy initiatives provided; Reinvest in Minnesota energy program created; enforcement provided; technical committee authorized, and money appropriated.
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