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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 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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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/5/2007
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HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management provided and forest and shade tree pest control provided HF1228 (Dill) Lake trout season modified within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness HF32 (Hackbarth) Outdoor walk-in access program established to voluntarily make available privately held land for hunting and fishing 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 HF632 (McNamara) Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area designated HF357 (Dill) Lake County tax-forfeited land sale authorized HF1122 (Howes) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sales authorized HF1419 (Garofalo) Dakota County tax-forfeited land bordering public water conveyance authorized

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/5/2007
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HF740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided. HF541 (Hilstrom) Identity theft crime definition expanded to include posing as another person for purposes of harassing or defaming. HF1104 (Laine) has been removed from the agenda.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/5/2007
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HF276 (Otremba) MinnesotaCare self-employed farmers income definition modified. HF255/SF138* (Sviggum) Plant hazards evaluation and report to legislature required. HF1065 (Otremba) has been removed from agenda

Veterans Affairs Division

3/5/2007
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HF1157 (Haws) Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account fund uses expanded. HF1134 (Doty) Minnesota National Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality established. HF551(Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. HF903 (Severson) Montgomery GI Bill for the Selected Reserves; Congress urged by resolution to permit members of the National Guard and reserves to receive and use federal educational benefits following separation from active status and discharge.

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Establishing Education Committee priorities/setting targets

Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee

3/5/2007
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HF1198 (Mariani) Limited English proficiency programs five-year limit on funding removed. HF1186 (Greiling) Collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs grants authorized. HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created. (information only)

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Budget presentations by Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Chicano Latino Affairs Council and Council on Black Minnesotans.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2007
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HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. Discussion only. To get on the agenda please contact Andy Pomroy at andy.pomroy@house.mn or (651) 296-4180.

State Government Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Transportation Finance Division

3/5/2007
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Subcommittee Reports: HF701 (Brynaert) Mankato district transportation headquarters funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF676 (Ward) Restricted drivers' licenses appearance modified. HF1219 (Juhnke) Milk truck weight exemption sunset date repealed. HF818 (Hortman) Towing authority granted to Department of Transportation within metropolitan district, and hazardous materials and motor vehicle carrier provisions modified HF730 (Lieder) Special license plates provisions modified. HF763 (Lieder) Highway contracts regulation modified. HF1059 (Madore) Driver's license cancellation provisions modified. HF1060 (Madore) Driver's license required information modified. HF1061 (Madore) Drivers required to possess a valid and unexpired driver's license.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/5/2007
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HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized. HF465/SF321* (Kranz) Independent nonprofit firefighting corporations included for joint exercise of powers agreements. HF905 (Scalze) Preventative health services programs for city employees authorized. HF935/SF736* (Scalze) Metropolitan Intercounty Association renamed the Minnesota Inter-county Association. HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF457 (Gardner) Scrap metal dealer purchase record keeping expanded relating to law enforcement. HF881 (Hilstrom) Metropolitan Land Planning act and related statutes modified, and erroneous and obsolete references corrected. HF882 (Hilstrom) Metropolitan livable communities fund governing provisions modified, funds transfer authorized, and onetime transfer for local planning assistance grants and loans provided. HF1045 (Dominguez) State lottery gross proceeds in lieu of sales tax distribution for metropolitan parks and open space clarified, and parks and open space commission member compensation modified. HF312 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council elections provided. HF1429(Urdahl) Meeker County EDA authorized to increase its membership to nine.

Taxes

3/5/2007
HF862 (Liebling) Taxpayer assistance toll-free telephone lines required. HF517 (Nelson) Tax information reporting requirements expanded. HF1509 (Tschumper) Toll-free telephone access required for taxpayer assistance, income tax return processing provided, withholding returns electronic filing required, sales tax assistance study and additional auditors provided, and money appropriated HF1614 (Lenczewski) Tax compliance expanded efforts required, and money appropriated HF879 (Nelson) Contractor payment withholdings required. HF1503 (Walker) Low income taxpayer assistance Bills Added HF843 (Benson) Electronic filing of individual income tax returns through the Department of Revenue Web site HFXXX (Loeffler) Taxpayer assistance grant administration; notification and timing HFXXX (Bunn) Tax Compliance; Merit pay for tax compliance auditors

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/5/2007
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HF647 (Dittrich) Residential homestead market value credit modified. HF1491 (Kranz) Market value homestead credit. HFXXX (Bunn) Market value homestead credit. HF885 (Hilty) Cloquet local sales tax authorized. HF134 (Jaros) Duluth food and beverage sales tax increase authorized, and proceeds allocated to renovations and a new arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. HF442 (Howes) Emily sales tax authorized and fund use specified. HF1135 (Pelowski) Winona sales and use tax authorized. HF108 (Morrow) North Mankato local sales tax authorized and funds use specified HF1103 (Moe) Bemidji local sales and use tax extended.

Ways and Means

3/5/2007
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February forecast presentation by State Economist Tom Stinson and Daniel E. Laughenburg, vice president and chief economist, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/2/2007
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HF670 (Liebling) School districts authorized to include energy efficiency improvement projects in alternative facilities plans. HF660 (Bly) Renewable energy objective and state economic benefit strategy required. HF1034 (Peterson, A.) Heating and cooling policy for state building projects established. HF1098 (Peterson, A.) Geothermal investment loans revolving fund established, and money appropriated. HF1145 (Peterson, A.) Geothermal energy incentives established.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

3/2/2007
HF53 (Lesch) Discrimination in auto insurance prohibited based on geographical area. HF933 (Tillberry) Vehicle Protection Product Act adopted. HF1022 (Knuth) Rental vehicle no-fault auto insurance coverages regulated. HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited. HF664 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda

Commerce and Labor

3/1/2007
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HF305 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007; establishing public policy to protect employees and the general public from the known hazards of secondhand smoke; requiring persons to refrain from smoking in certain areas Those interested in testifying may contact the Committee Administrator, Elizabeth Emerson at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn A website for comments and a short survey is provided at www.house.mn/commerce. (Results of this survey and comments will be provided to all committee members.)

Environment and Natural Resources

3/1/2007
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HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted. Testimony only. To get on the agenda please contact Kirk Koudelka at kirk.koudelka@house.mn

E-12 Education

3/1/2007
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HF1057 (Urdahl) New teachers induction program established relating to high-need subject areas and schools. HF1184 (Peterson, S.) New teachers induction program established and money appropriated. HF489 (Hilstrom) Staff development funding authorized for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress. HF810 (Swails) Gifted and talented licensure and continuing education requirements established for teachers and other staff and administrators. HF412 (Peterson, S.) Professional teaching standards grant program established. HF811 (Wardlow) Mathematics and science professional development programs provided. HF1321 and HF623 have been removed from the agenda.

K-12 Finance Division

3/1/2007
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HF319 (Kelliher) Regional library basic system support and multicounty, multitype library systems funding provided; and money appropriated. HF409 (Morrow) Library telecommunications aid and telecommunications/Internet access equity provided, and money appropriated. HF762 (Mullery) Library basic system support grants limitations modified. HF112 (Lillie) School district ice arena levy authority increased.

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/1/2007
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HF471 (Morrow) Lake Titlow watershed improvements funding provided. HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided. HF865 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake State Park land acquisition funding provided. HF866 (Urdahl) Howard Lake ditch work grant provided. HF875 (Slocum) Fort Snelling Upper Bluff emergency building stabilization funding provided. HF883 (Marquart) Red River basin digital elevation model funding provided. HF1026 (Hortman) Anoka County bicycle and pedestrian trail funding provided.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Continuation of Department of Employment and Economic Development budget overview Department of Labor and Industry budget overview

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/1/2007
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HF809 (Dominquez) Basic education aid increased HF169 (Slawik) School readiness advisory board established HF894 has been removed

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/1/2007
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Overview from the Pollution Control Agency

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/1/2007
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HF758 (Laine) Emergency assistance and transitional housing funding provided, and money appropriated. HF166 (Lesch) Uniform residential tenant reports provided. HF777 (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established.
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