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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Education Finance

2/22/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HFxxxx (Garofalo) - Legacy arts funding for schools (Informational Hearing Only)
Bills Added:
HF269 (Downey) - Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.
HF1586 (McDonald) - Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
HF2037 (Garofalo) - Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
Attachments:
12-5395.pdf (2/21/2012)
12-5395.pdf (2/21/2012)

Health and Human Services Finance

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Evaluation of Health and Human Services Regulatory Responsibilities Report, MDH Community Benefit Report, MDH Federally Qualified Health Care Centers/Health Care Homes Certification Update, MDH
Bills Added:
HF2116 (Abeler) - Patient health records copy fee prohibition provision removed, hospital safety survey information public report required, Department of Health's economics program transferred to the Department of Commerce, commissioner of health required to study possible effects of allowing for-profit HMOs to operate in the state, and patient health information release requirements modified.
Attachments:

Capital Investment

2/22/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
University of Minnesota bonding requests

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 2211 (Swedzinski) - State agency rulemaking temporary moratorium imposed. (pending referral from State Government Finance) ADDITIONAL BILLS MAY BE ADDED TO THE AGENDA
Bills Added:
HF2263 (Stensrud) - Window cleaning safety measures implemented.
HF2216 (Hoppe) - Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association; premium rate-setting process flexibility permitted.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Bills Added:
HF1596 (Torkelson) - Local water management modified.
HF2393 (McElfatrick) - Wetland Conservation Act modified.
Attachments:
H2393A1.pdf (2/21/2012)
HF2393chart.xlsx (2/21/2012)
H1596DE1.pdf (2/21/2012)
H2393A1.pdf (2/21/2012)
HF2393chart.xlsx (2/21/2012)
H1596DE1.pdf (2/21/2012)

Property and Local Tax Division

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by Chuck Marohn, Executive Director, StrongTowns Please see the committee documents for the report Mr. Marohn's presentation will center around.

Health and Human Services Reform

2/22/2012
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Equal time will be given for each side. If you would like to testify, please send an email to holly.iverson@house.mn Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson, Committee Administrator, by 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21
Bills Added:
HF1956 (Anderson) - Offenders possessing multiple welfare electronic benefit cards required to be reported by law enforcement departments to the commissioner of human services.
HF2080 (Daudt) - MFIP ineligibility, sanctions, time limit, and exit level modified; and electronic benefit transfer card regulated.
HF2081 (Daudt) - Electronic benefit transfer cards modified, and electronic benefit transfer card use regulated.
Attachments:
H2080DE1.pdf (2/21/2012)
H2081A1-1.pdf (2/21/2012)
H2080DE1.pdf (2/21/2012)
H2081A1-1.pdf (2/21/2012)

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
It is anticipated that the committee will hear at least the first ten bills on the agenda during the regular 12:30-2:15 meeting time, then take up the remainder of the bills at 6:30.
Bills Added:
HF267 (Morrow) - Local road improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2047 (O'Driscoll) - Local road improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF268 (Morrow) - Local bridge replacement and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2057 (Kiel) - Local bridge replacement and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2004 (Schomacker) - Luverne; Trunk Highway 75 bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF309 (Anderson) - Interstate Highway 494 additional lane funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF863 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; flood-damaged property reconstruction grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1999 (Melin) - Range Regional Airport terminal funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2085 (Beard) - Publicly owned airports capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF549 (Cornish) - County highway-rail grade crossing warning devices funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1863 (Gauthier) - Duluth transit center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF224 (Kelly) - Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF314 (Dittrich) - Highway 610 completion trunk highway bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF411 (Morrow) - Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF118 (Scalze) - I-694 and Rice Street Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1802 (Runbeck) - I-694 and Rice Street Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF119 (Scalze) - White Bear Avenue and I-694 Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1790 (Lillie) - I-694 and White Bear Avenue Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1429 (Hortman) - Safe routes to school program established and funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1837 (Hornstein) - Minneapolis; I-35W storm tunnel funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2208 (Kiel) - Trunk highway interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2387 (Gauthier) - Greater Minnesota transit funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2399 (Hausman) - Rail capacity improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H0309DE2.pdf (2/17/2012)
H1429A1.pdf (2/21/2012)
H0309DE2.pdf (2/17/2012)
H1429A1.pdf (2/21/2012)

Legacy Funding Division

2/22/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing concerning Legacy Funds reporting process

Education Reform

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources. Bills not completed will be added to the Feb. 23 agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2180 (Garofalo) - Federal adequate yearly progress measurements specified, and lowest performing elementary and high schools required to submit to a turnaround strategy.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/21/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
See "meeting documents" for author's amendments. Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Bills Added:
HF1796 (Hackbarth) - Snowmobile agent registration provided, snowmobile registration and trail sticker requirements modified, fees modified, and disposition of fees provided.
HF1797 (Hackbarth) - Snowmobile metal traction devices prohibition modified.
HF2228 (Wagenius) - Natural resources commissioner prohibited from purchasing land at more than 20 percent above estimated market value.
HF2343 (Howes) - Game and fish licenses availability required by electronic transaction, and money appropriated.
HF2371 (McNamara) - State parks and recreation areas continued operation provided for when biennial appropriations have not been enacted, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H2228A1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2343A2.pdf (2/20/2012)
JT-A05.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2228A1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2343A2.pdf (2/20/2012)
JT-A05.pdf (2/20/2012)

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you would like to testify please email Committee Administrator Ryan Blodgett and Committee Legislative Assistant Brian Theis.
Bills Added:
HF322 (Scott) - Parenting time presumption increased.
HF292 (Anderson) - Child custody; parenting plans required by both parents.
SF1236 (Woodard) - Successor corporation asbestos-related liabilities limited.
Attachments:
H0292DE7.pdf (2/20/2012)
H0292DE7.pdf (2/20/2012)

State Government Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony will be taken from those who have concerns with HF1849. Please contact Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick if you would like to testify.
Bills Added:
HF1849 (Davids) - Solicitor definition provided for nexus purposes relating to taxation.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1974 (Drazkowski) - Contract terms continuance not allowed after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
HF2007 (Kahn) - Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1974A1_1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H1974A1_1.pdf (2/20/2012)

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing with presentations on the Design Assistance Program for Rural Minnesota and the Farm Business Management Program.

Government Operations and Elections

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2169 (Beard) - State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.
HF1813 (Benson) - Eligible contractor list required to be made available under a master contract program.
Attachments:
H2169A1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H1813DE1_1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2169A1.pdf (2/20/2012)
H1813DE1_1.pdf (2/20/2012)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1835 (Scott) - Sheriff vehicles; list of paint colors expanded.
HF1665 (Gruenhagen) - Fifth-degree assault and domestic assault provisions added to crime of violence.
HF1938 (Cornish) - Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants.
HF2246 (Daudt) - Convictions under the original criminal vehicular operation law allowed to enhance DWI offenses, and legislative oversight corrected.
Attachments:

Taxes

2/21/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Education Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF329 (Bills) - Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Security Hospital update

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2210 (Banaian) - Greater Minnesota internship program established, tax credit allowed, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H2210DE1-2.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2210DE1-2.pdf (2/20/2012)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1687 (Urdahl) - Cosmos; consolidated municipal building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1855 (Dill) - Tower; harbor reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2303 (Murdock) - Wadena; street and utility improvement funding provided for infrastructure damaged by the 2010 tornado, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1324 (Crawford) - Braham publicly owned infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/21/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
TELECOM DAY: We will spend the hearing discussing the recent order from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and potential updates to Minnesota's telecom regulations. Presentation from Jim Campbel, Regional Vice President of Century Link, regarding the recent FCC order If you wish to testify, please contact Bethany Aronhalt at (651) 296-5322 or bethany.aronhalt@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF1692 (Hoppe) - Telecommunications regulations streamlined, and civil penalties, rate regulation, regulatory requirements, and technical provisions modified and updated.
Attachments:
H1692A2.pdf (2/20/2012)
H1692A2.pdf (2/20/2012)

Health and Human Services Reform

2/21/2012
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Office of Legislative Auditor's evaluation report on Child Protection Screening. The report will be posted on the Office of Legislative Auditor's website at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 and paper copies will be available at the committee hearing. If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn
Attachments:

Data Practices Subcommittee

2/20/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2201 (Scott) - Data practice provisions changed.
HF2160 (Cornish) - Fingerprints permitted to be taken by law enforcement for any offender interacting with the criminal justice system for any offense to eliminate a suspense record.
Attachments:
H2201DE1_2.pdf (2/20/2012)
H2201DE1_2.pdf (2/20/2012)

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/20/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1821 (Dettmer) Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses HF1595 (Murdock) Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided
Bills Added:
HF1948 (Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
HF1971 (Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
HF2114 (Abeler) - Pedestrian bridges and overpasses over trunk highways temporary signage provided.
HF2115 (Abeler) - Trunk Highway 47 county maintenance authorized.
Attachments:
0H1971A1_1.pdf (2/16/2012)
H1821A3_2.pdf (2/20/2012)
0H1971A1_1.pdf (2/16/2012)
H1821A3_2.pdf (2/20/2012)

Education Reform

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Joint Hearing of the Education Finance and Education Reform committees to review the ESEA Flexibility Request granted by the United States Department of Education. Minnesota Department of Education presenting.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Finish overview of DNR policy bill (HF2153) Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Bills Added:
HF2164 (McNamara) - Omnibus environment and natural resources bill.
HF2228 (Wagenius) - Natural resources commissioner prohibited from purchasing land at more than 20 percent above estimated market value.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1872 (Runbeck) - Notary public maximum fees repealed.
HF1938 (Cornish) - Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants.
HF1945 (Gottwalt) - Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
Attachments:

State Government Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NOTE: Pending action on the following bills in the Government Operations Committee the following bills will be heard: HF2211 (Swedzinski) A bill relating to job creation; imposing a temporary moratorium on state agency rulemaking. HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information. Bill Removed: HF2169 (Beard) State agency rule review and reporting methods provided.
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2235 (Davids) - Minneapolis; termination date provided for local taxes.

Government Operations and Elections

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2007 (Kahn) - Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.
HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
HF1976 (Leidiger) - Federal E-Verify program use by state appointing authorities required.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2149 (Simon) - Domestic violence-related offense qualifying definition expanded.
HF1958 (Hilstrom) - Challenge incarceration program selection criteria narrowed.
HF1959 (Hilstrom) - Department of Corrections report on performance measures and targets eliminated.
HF1711 (Daudt) - Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board provisions modified.
Attachments:

Taxes

2/16/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Health and Human Services Finance

2/16/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
SF288 (Kelly) - Dental laboratories regulated, and money appropriated.
HF2062 (Banaian) - Family assets for independence program modified, and money appropriated.
HF1014 (Morrow) - Medical assistance employed persons with disabilities program modified, asset limitation provisions changed, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Strategic Vision of the University of Minnesota - President Eric Kaler

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/16/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2095 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified. -- Pending referral from Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Other bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF2050 (Barrett) - Taylors Falls; border city development powers establishment and exercise authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2093 (Sanders) - Independent contractor employee classification clarified, and contractor registration pilot project provided.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Amend and vote on HF2095 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified. Finish overview of DNR policy bill HF2153 (McNamara) (no votes to be taken). Overview of HF1644 (Wagenius) Watercraft surcharge and aquatic plant management fees modified. (no vote to be taken).
Attachments:
0H2095DE2.pdf (2/14/2012)
H2095A3.pdf (2/14/2012)
H2095A5.pdf (2/14/2012)
0H2095DE2.pdf (2/14/2012)
H2095A3.pdf (2/14/2012)
H2095A5.pdf (2/14/2012)

Property and Local Tax Division

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on the Study of the Metropolitan Area Fiscal Disparities Program - Department of Revenue and TischlerBise (consultant who conducted the study) Following the presentation we will take member questions and, if time remains, testimony from interested parties.

State Government Finance

2/15/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Testifiers for HF 2033: Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Taxpayers Association Eliot Seide, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 5 Patty Tanji, President, Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota John Pollard, MMB Legislative and Communications Director
Bills Added:
HF2033 (Downey) - Equal Pay and Benefits Act proposed, and new method provided for determining public employee compensation.
Attachments:
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on the Study of the Metropolitan Area Fiscal Disparities Program - Department of Revenue and TischlerBise (consultant who conducted the study) Following the presentation we will take member questions and, if time remains, testimony from interested parties.

Taxes

2/15/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Rules and Legislative Administration

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Government Operations and Elections

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Any bills not completed will be carried forward to February 16th hearing.
Bills Added:
HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
HF1974 (Drazkowski) - Contract terms continuance not allowed after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
HF1976 (Leidiger) - Federal E-Verify program use by state appointing authorities required.
SF134 (Beard) - Public employee definition modified.

Civil Law

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee may assign time limits to testimony depending on the volume of requests to testify. See meeting documents below for the current working version of the bill.
Bills Added:
HF1254 (Bills) - Residential property rights expanded and defined, and association lien provisions of the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act modified.
Attachments:

Education Finance

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF638 (Myhra) - School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
HF1913 (McDonald) - Delano, Monticello, and Rockford; onetime school district fund transfer authorized.
HF1860 (Woodard) - Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.
HF1781 (Anzelc) - School swimming pool levy renovation costs allowed.
Attachments:

Health and Human Services Finance

2/15/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on Transportation Economic Development bonding proposal.
Bills Added:
HF1835 (Scott) - Sheriff vehicles; list of paint colors expanded.
HF1971 (Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
HF2008 (Nornes) - Motorcycle road guard certificate established.
HF518 (Leidiger) - State-aid program rulemaking authority amended, fund allocation from overdimension motor vehicle permits amended, legislative report required on water permitting process for transportation projects, and clarifying and technical changes made.
Attachments:
H0518DE4.pdf (2/10/2012)
H1971A1_1.pdf (2/14/2012)
H0518DE4.pdf (2/10/2012)
H1971A1_1.pdf (2/14/2012)

Capital Investment

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Agency Overviews: Minnesota Histroical Society and Department of Public Safety
Attachments:

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on the Dodd-Frank Act from Terry Headley - President of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Bills Added:
HF1134 (Hoppe) - Annuity products regulated, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners model regulation enacted and modified relating to suitability in annuity transactions.
HF2174 (O'Driscoll) - District money deposit investments authorized, and designated depositories provided.
HF2227 (Anderson) - State bank closures for holidays clarified, state bank lending limits changed to comply with federal law, and obsolete language repealed relating to deposits payable on demand.
Attachments:
H2227A2_1.pdf (2/15/2012)
H2227A2_1.pdf (2/15/2012)

Health and Human Services Reform

2/15/2012
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Sex Offender Program provisional discharge process review Other items may be added to the agenda
Attachments:

Legacy Funding Division

2/15/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Action will be taken on HF2086
Bills Added:
HF2086 (McNamara) - Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated and requirements modified.
Attachments:
H2086A1_2.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2086A2.pdf (2/15/2012)
H2086A1_2.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2086A2.pdf (2/15/2012)

State Government Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NOTE: Presentation of bonding project priorities by the Minnesota Historical Society will be first on the agenda NOTE: BILL ADDED HF 1910 (Clark)
Bills Added:
HF246 (Hackbarth) - Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historical Site funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF26 (Davids) - Preston; historic grain elevator restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1763 (Davids) - Rochester; Minnesota veteran and emergency services museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1128 (Slawik) - Oakdale; veteran memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1924 (Howes) - Bemidji; regional public television station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF684 (Hansen) - Mighty Duck grant provided for new or renovated air handling system of indoor ice facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1910 (Clark) - Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1914 (Davids) Commercial-industrial properties first $100,000 in value exempted from the state general levy, commercial-industrial property state general levy phased out over 20 years, seasonal recreational property state general levy frozen, maximum homeowner property tax refunds increased, special property tax refund temporary increase provided, and money appropriated.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1956 (Anderson) - Offenders possessing multiple welfare electronic benefit cards required to be reported by law enforcement departments to the commissioner of human services.
HF2160 (Cornish) - Fingerprints permitted to be taken by law enforcement for any offender interacting with the criminal justice system for any offense to eliminate a suspense record.
Attachments:

Taxes

2/14/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Education Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on school trust lands and funds for public education.
Bills Added:
HF1264 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facilities renovation and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2109 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facility construction and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2036 (Garofalo) - Permanent school fund district allocation increases required to be reserved for school technology purposes.
HF2075 (Dittrich) - Permanent school fund revenue required to be set aside for school technology purposes.
HF2078 (Dittrich) - Nonpublic pupil textbook aid expanded.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Strategic Framework/Vision for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Chancellor Steven Rosenstone

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1676 (Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
HF2172 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund transfer to the general fund eliminated, and surcharges modified.
HF1921 (Kiffmeyer) - Greater Minnesota business development infrastructure and the Big Lake Regional Rail Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2162 (Murray) - Greater Minnesota business development infrastructure grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF500 (Davids) - Chatfield Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
The Committee will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. to hear the remaining bill: HF2211 Swedzinski
Bills Added:
HF1954 (Downey) - Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
HF2003 (Woodard) - Racing Commission, Gambling Control Board, and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.
HF2211 (Hackbarth) - State agency rulemaking temporary moratorium imposed.

Capital Investment

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1992 (Kelly) - Motor carrier contract indemnity provisions prohibited.
HF2173 (Kieffer) - Fraud prevention measures established for money transmitters, and home solicitation sale definition clarified.
HF2087 (LeMieur) - State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
HF1595 (Murdock) - Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided.
Attachments:
H1595A2.pdf (2/14/2012)
A12-0634.pdf (2/13/2012)
H1595A2.pdf (2/14/2012)
A12-0634.pdf (2/13/2012)

Legacy Funding Division

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2086 (McNamara) - Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated and requirements modified.

Education Reform

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF1524 (Mariani) - Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.
Attachments:
H2127DE4.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2127DE4.pdf (2/13/2012)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on school trust land management in other states. Walk-through and public testimony on HF2095 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified. Please see DE amendment for this bill. To testify on the bill, please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
Attachments:
H2095DE2.pdf (2/13/2012)
H2095DE2.pdf (2/13/2012)

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/14/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational Hearing: MN Board on Judicial Standards

Ways and Means

2/13/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
The Office of the Legislative Auditor will present a legislative audit of fiscal notes.

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/13/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Transportation (MnDOT) presentation of the biennial expenditures report. Update from MnDOT on contractor claims process Informational hearing on Transportation Economic Development Fund bonding proposal
Bills Added:
HF39 (Norton) - Highway 14 designated as Black and Yellow Trail.
HF1971 (Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
Attachments:

Civil Law

2/13/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1865 (Mack) - Minnesota Ski Safety Act adopted.
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Veterans Services Division

2/13/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testifers for HF 1452 and HF 1820: Ralph Donais: Military Action Group and United Veterans Legislative Council of MN Testifiers for HF 2139: Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs Don Sinnwell, local business owner and Veteran NOTE: BILL ADDED .HF 1821 was heard on January 30th but laid over to work out some language changes. These changes have been addressed and the bill will be reconsidered at end of this committee meeting if time is available.
Bills Added:
HF1452 (Dettmer) - Tax credit for past military service eligibility modified.
HF1820 (Dettmer) - Military service credit; income based reduction modified.
HF1948 (Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
HF2139 (Bills) - Tax credit provided to employers who employ qualified veterans.
HF1821 (Dettmer) - Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/13/2012
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Meeting at 5:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1989 (Hackbarth) - Incumbent electric transmission owner rights established, and commission procedures established.

Health and Human Services Finance

2/9/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Implementation Status and Update from DHS on the following topics: PCA Relative Care 20 percent Reduction Corporate Foster Care Moratorium Low Needs Reduction If you would like to testify on any of the agenda items, e-mail Christine Kiel at christine.kiel@house.mn
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
2012 Capital Budget Request - University of Minnesota

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/9/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HFXXXX - Elimination of construction code fund transfers has been removed from the agenda
Bills Added:
HF1823 (Downey) - Small business investment credit modified, and credit for start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses provided.
HF1676 (Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
HF1968 (Loon) - Minnesota Children's Museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
AN147.pdf (2/3/2012)
AN147.pdf (2/3/2012)

Education Reform

2/9/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony on HF1870 was taken on Jan. 31, no more testimony will be taken on that bill.
Bills Added:
HF1870 (Petersen) - School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
HF1542 (Eken) - School start date exception made for school districts that suffer floods.
Attachments:
H1870A2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A15.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A16.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A17_5.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A18.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A19_2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A20.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A15.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A16.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A17_5.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A18.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A19_2.pdf (2/8/2012)
H1870A20.pdf (2/8/2012)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Finish 2/1/12 agenda items: Walk-through of DNR AIS language DNR Long-Tern Funding Needs for AIS Programs Report US Army Corps of Engineers Public Testimony -- if you wish to testify please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF1644 (Wagenius) - Watercraft surcharge and aquatic plant management fees modified.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Testifying: SF1183 Doug Franzen, Lobbyist HF1043 Gordon Ramsay, Chief of Police, Duluth Police Department HF1535 John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association Kelly Keegan, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Lee U. McGrath, Institute for Justice
Bills Added:
SF1183 (Dill) - State and local government tort liability limits restored to pre-2008 levels, and state and local government contracts that require contractors to provide liability insurance or other security in excess of those limits prohibited.
HF1043 (Gauthier) - Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.
HF1535 (Cornish) - DWI, off-highway vehicle, drive-by shooting, designated offense, and controlled substance forfeiture laws changes made to provide more uniformity; monetary cap raised on the value of property forfeitures that may be adjudicated in conciliation court; forfeited property prohibited from being sold to prosecuting authorities or persons related to prosecuting authorities; and general criminal code forfeiture law, necessity of conviction, and burden of proof clarified.
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State Government Finance

2/9/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Tax Expenditure Report Presentation - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue
Bills Added:
HF1822 (Loon) - Tax reform action commission established, commission appointments authorized, report preparation directed to the legislature, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1850 (Downey) State employee gainsharing program maximum award increased. Presentation by Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) 2012 Capital Budget requests (Water/sewer infrastructure projects) testifiers: Executive Director Terry Kuhlman; Deputy Director Jeff Freeman Note: The PFA presentation will take place first on agenda for this hearing
Bills Added:
HF560 (Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
HF1830 (Murray) - Albert Lea; wastewater infrastructure fund grant terms modified.
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