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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1017 (Brod) appropriating money for lake cleanup in LeSueur County HF1106 (Rukavina) appropriating money for the historical preservation of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue in Virginia HF1641 (Solberg) appropriating money to the Washington Center pilot program for scholarships HF1716 (Knuth) appropriating money for infrastructure improvements to New Brighton HF1775 (Sviggum) providing a grant for utility upgrades and extension for bioscience research park and integrated medicine facility Additional bills may be added HF2152 (Bly) increasing revenue bond authority for private colleges HF820 (Rukavina) repealing University Regent candidate advisory council and Governor's nomination of University Regents

K-12 Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1153 (Sertich) Independent School District No. 698, Floodwood, fund transfer authorized, and money appropriated. HF389 (Hamilton) Jackson County Central school district fund transfer authorized HF1000 (Welti) Consolidating school districts account flexibility created; and ISD 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Milliville, fund balance adjustment authorized HF1427 (Ward) Independent School District No. 181, Brainerd, fund transfer authorized. HF1320 (Severson) Statutory operating debt fund transfers for school districts authorized. HF1795 (Greiling) Independent School District No. 623, Roseville, fund transfer authorized. HF1796 (Marquart) Independent School District No. 852, Campbell-Tintah, fund transfer authorized. Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee Report: HF989 (Hilstrom) Open enrollment students authorized to participate in academic courses and extracurricular and cocurricular activities on the same basis as resident district students. HF2151 (Hilstrom) Minnesota State High School League rules subjected to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2253 (Peterson, A.) Community-based energy development projects provisions modified, renewable energy projects regulated, Public Utilities Commission policies required, wind energy permits authorized, and renewable energy option program sunset repealed. Added to the agenda: HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF586 (Bly) Rice County nursing facilities designated as metro for determining reimbursement rates. HF450 (Peterson, A) Big Stone County nursing facility planned closure rate adjustment authorized. HF1812 (Carlson) Robbinsdale nursing home bed moratorium exception provided. HF1620 (Kalin) Chisago County nursing facilities payment rates increased to geographic group III median rate. HF2149 (Lenczewski) Hennepin County nursing facility property payment rate increased. HF1720 (Lenczewski) Hennepin County nursing facility reimbursement rates increased. HF1804 (Faust) Kanabec County nursing facility rate increase authorized. HF1836 (Thissen) Nursing facility rate increase provided for the costs of code compliance, reports required, and money appropriated. HF636 (Dittrich) Pediatric dentist participation in a state health care program definition modified. HF1289 (Heidgerken) removed from the agenda. HF1988 (Abeler) removed from the agenda.

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, and money appropriated. ADDED: HF1930 (Hansen) Local water management oversight improvement provided, public official definition modified, watershed district board of managers authority modified, and money appropriated. HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland conservation provisions and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated. HF593 (Juhnke) Wetlands access restrictions modified.

Public Safety Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF457 (Gardner) Expanding an existing law enforcement tool regarding record keeping of purchasers of scrap metal dealers; requiring registrations; establishing criminal penalties; appropriating money HF196 (Grieling) Changing mental health provisions; requiring mental health assessments for certain inmates; appropriating money Bills added: HF2210 (Clark) Appropriating money for restorative justice HF2217 (Dominguez) Providing for a study and assessment of alternative dispute resolution; appropriating money HF1393 (Hilstrom) Clarifying and updating law governing MINNCORP prison industries; adjusting the date for community corrections counties to submit expenditure and cost statements

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1986 (Tschumper) Atrazine state standards levels required to meet federal standards. HF1997 (Tschumper) Carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting pesticides and nervous system toxin pesticides registration and review of public health risks provided.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Meeting at 7:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1336 (Mahoney) Council of High Pressure Piping Systems established and fees established. HF1190 (Nelson) Plumbing Council established. HF1172 (Wollschlager) Revenue Department debt collection time limits, collection costs, and referrals provisions modified. HF1494 (Simon) Campaign finance contribution limits provided for certain candidates. HF1957 (Bigham) State employee combined charities campaign registration process streamlined. HF1303 (Welti) Open meeting law; meetings by telephones or other electronic means authorized under certain conditions. HF1555 (Simon) Energy forward pricing mechanisms terms defined. Bills added to agenda: HF176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established. HF1598 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified; Minnesota Law Enforcement Assoc., Minnesota Nurses Assoc., and the Office of Higher Education. HF333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown

Health and Human Services

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children. HF917 (Clark) Lice and scabies treatment products that contain the pesticide Lindane prohibited. HF399 (Rukavina) Long-Term Care Patient Access to Pharmaceuticals Act established, and penalties provided. HF408 (Rukavina) Independent living skills services provided by certain additional qualified people, and Centers for Independent Living regulated. HF1618 (Kahn) Domestic partners of state employees provided health insurance benefits if they are also made available to spouses.

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1475 (Hornstein) Paratransit services coordination and service standards provided, intercounty service required, and one-stop paratransit call centers established. HF1706 (Mullery) Private motor vehicle carrier definition modified. HF1550 (Hortman) Commercial vehicle inspections provisions modified. HF1966 (Morgan) Special transportation service and small vehicle passenger service definitions modified, and complaints regarding special transportation providers regulated. HF1909 (Tingelstad) Speed limits legislative study and report required. HF1351 (Hornstein) Long-range transportation solutions study provided. HF1713 (Erhardt) Household goods movers requirements modified.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF571 (Hilstrom) Best value defined relating to construction contracts, and acquisition and competitive bidding provisions modified. HF1714 (Hornstein) Railroad Walkways Safety Act adopted, state rail safety inspector position established, special account provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1975 (Kranz) Local Community Rail Security Act of 2007 adopted providing for protection of railroad property from terrorism, criminal activities, and accidents; civil penalties and remedies imposed; and money appropriated. HF296 (Solberg) Special paper products vehicle permit effective date modified. HF1767 (Hausman) Highway construction training programs federal funds use provided, and reports on training programs and disadvantaged business enterprise programs required. HF763 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission agreements, legislative authorization required

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1726 (Thissen) Establishing the Health Records Act; providing penalties; HF2229 (Mullery) Establishing ignition interlock device pilot project for repeat DWI offenders and providing a temporary exception to mandatory sentencing law for offenders required to use these devices; HF907 (Paymar) Authorizing independently licensed mental health care professionals to deliver service to inmates; HF1919 (Marquart) Providing for plats of land; HF1169 (Walker) Changing child welfare provisions; HF1577 (Lesch) Making changes to licensing provisions; modifying data practices, program administration, disaster plans, education programs, conditional license provisions, suspensions, sanctions, and contested case hearings, child care center training, family child care training requirements, vulnerable adults, maltreatment of minors, background studies, disqualifications, reconsiderations, disqualification set-asides, fair hearings, appeals, changing definitions of neglect and physical abuse; HF1041 (Abeler) Establishing a controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system; HF635 (Masin) Enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; 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. HF1058 (Thissen) Has been removed from the agenda.

Licensing Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified.

Health and Human Services

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF638 (Tinglestad) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; changing eligibility requirements for an adoption assistance program HF1400 (Tinglestad) Adoption; genetic siblings provided information assistance regarding other siblings. HF966 (Howes) Nurse overtime orders of compliance authorized. HF1072 (Liebling) Mortuary science provisions modified. HF202 (Thissen) Chemical dependency treatment fund eligibility expanded.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1442 (Slawick) Compassionate Care of Sexual Assault Victims Act requiring hospital emergency rooms to provide emergency contraception, prophylactic antibiotics, and information to sexual assault victims. HF1722 (Murphy, E.) Pharmacy dispensing fee modified, and report required. HF1990 (Ruud) Adverse health care events reporting provisions modified. HF245 (Anzelc) Adult foster care licensing requirements modified. HF334 (Hosch) MinnesotaCare income exclusions allowed for certain medical expenses. HF1077 (Ruud) Language interpreter services coverage required for health plan and medical assistance enrollees. HF1831 (Thao) Interpreter services work group established relating to medical and dental settings

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF270 (Howes) Removing a provision relating to termination of jurisdiction; HF1171 (Davnie) Modifying data practices provisions in the Department of Labor and Industry; HF1542 (Zellers) Specifying amount of methamphetamine precursor drugs that consumers may purchase; HF1756 (Hortman) Regulating salvage certificates of title and certain vehicles being dismantled or destroyed; requiring electronic notification; HF1895 (Gardner) Including court file copy costs in expenses paid on behalf of a person proceeding in forma pauperis; HF2205 (Bigham) Providing for applicability of certain old sex offender provisions for crimes committed before enactment of new sex offender law; HF1505 (Cornish) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1041 (Abeler) Has been removed from the agenda.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF93 (Mullery) Providing for parole and probation authorities to have access to certain records; HF1625 (Hosch) Authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats; HF506 (Olin) Making repeat offenders who violate domestic abuse no contact orders guilty of a felony; HF1273 (Kranz) Providing testimonial confidentiality for certain sexual assault counselors; eliminating the "mistake of age" defense for certain criminal sexual assault offenders; enhancing penalties for certain nonconsensual sexual contact offenses committed by professionals engaged in massage or bodywork; HF1354 (Paymar) Prohibiting mandatory polygraphs for criminal sexual conduct victims; HF1505 (Cornish) Adding legislators as nonvoting members of the Gang and Drug Oversight Council; HF1841 (Simon) Permitting victims of domestic abuse to terminate a lease in certain circumstances; HF2265 (Mullery) Providing that certain violent offenders consent to on-demand searches as a condition of being released on probation, supervised release, or parole; HF541 (Hilstrom) Has been removed from the agenda. HF2229 (Mullery) Has been removed from the agenda.

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1062 (Simon) Driver education provisions modified. HF22/SF108* (Jaros) Walter F. Mondale Drive designated. HF1435 (Anzelc) Forest products load permissible items defined. HF528 (Kalin) Impounded vehicle sales authorized after voluntary transfer, notice and right to reclaim contents of vehicle provided, and liability of impound lot operator established. HF1630 (Hornstein) Pavement life-cycle cost analysis required to compare paving materials in certain highway contracts. HF1219 (Juhnke) (re-call) HF556 (Beard) and HF1600 (Magnus) have been removed from the agenda

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF571 (Hilstrom) Best value bill defined relating to construction contracts, and acquisition and competitive bidding provisions modified. HF1206 (Kelliher) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention act. HF548 (Simon) State agencies required to certify that on state employees are on recall lists and are able to perform specified services before seeking approval of certain contracts. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments. HF333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown. 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. HF176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF756 (Doty) National Historic Places property sale restriction repealed. HF1660 (Jaros) St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center studies and planning activities funding provided. HF2050 (Kahn) Minnesota Humanities Commission funding provided. HF2068 (Jaros) Minnesota Film and TV Board funding provided. HF2099 (Morrow) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program provided for county and local historical societies. HF2123 (Murphy, E.) Concordia University Hmong Studies Center historical preservation grant provided.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1387 (Benson) Long-term homeless supportive services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1980 (Swails) Point of use water treatment evaluation provided, and money appropriated. HF1407 (Clark) Environmental justice mapping federal funding application required. HF1842 (Clark) Cancer surveillance system expanded to include environmental toxicity data collection. Removed: HF2114 (Clark) Added: HF1980 (Swails)

Public Safety Finance Division

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF767 (Dominguez) Appropriating money for an offender reentry pilot project HF1823 (Paymar) Establishing a five year demonstration project designed to apply best practices; assembling core services currently provided separately, including housing, behavioral health, health care, employment, and community and family reengagement; appropriating money HF684 (Paymar) Appropriating money for reimbursement to counties for costs associated with housing short term offenders HF2133 (Olin) Appropriating money for state's share of costs of precommittment detention of persons under civil commitment law ***added to the agenda *** HF1778 (Mullery) Has been removed from the agenda HF492 (Haws) Has been removed from the agenda HF457 (Gardner) Has been removed from the agenda

State Government Finance Division

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF0083 (Hansen) Legislative auditor authorized to retain certain audit fees SF0255 (Wergin)/HF0137 (Haws) Veteran-owned small businesses designated as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding state and metro agency procurement contracts HF1519 (Murphy, E) Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board appropriations provided from money received by the board from other public bodies, decennial comprehensive planning and zoning review funding provided, and money appropriated HF1526 (Simon) Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints hearing funding provided, and money appropriated HF1616 (Mariani) Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020 funding provided, and money appropriated
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