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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Capital Investment Finance Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of omnibus capital investment finance bill

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1149 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center fund HF1150 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center HF1471 (Morrow) adding a representative of private colleges to the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council HF1773 (Nelson) establishing grants for construction management education HF1497 (Johnson) appropriating money for workforce development for adjudicated youth reentering the community and at-risk youth HF1654 (Peterson, A.) requiring a study of higher education training needs in the renewable energy economy HF1755 (Poppe) authorizing collaborative Minnesota State Colleges and Universities community-based energy development pilot projects HF1689 (Hortman) money for industry sector training initiatives HF1929 (Mahoney) appropriating money for a research and training facility at St. Paul College HF2127 (Clark) appropriating money for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association HF1457 (Rukavina) increasing the size of the MnSCU Board of Trustees and changing appointments to the board

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1644 (Hilty) Renewable energy research funding provided for the University of Minnesota sunset date delayed. Added to the agenda: HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
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.

Public Safety Finance Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1904 (Hilstrom) Requiring a report to the legislature on community dispute resolution programs; altering requirements for community dispute program grants and appropriating money for these grants HF2134 (Simon) Clarifying and modifying the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse of a minor; appropriating money HF1979 (Anzelc) Appropriating money to reimburse certain counties for cost of probation officers *** bill added *** HF1952 (Dill) Has been removed from the agenda

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated. HF1047 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, fees provided, and drug use and prescription regulated. HF291 (Dominguez) Veterans home employees granted commissary privileges when working double shifts. HF1744 (Davnie) Homeownership education, counseling and training program funding provided. HF1851 (Morgan) Housing trust fund appropriation provided. HF1908 (Clark) Lead cleanup funding provided from the petroleum tank fund, and money appropriated. HF1837 (Madore) Options Too disability services interagency work group funding provided, and money appropriated. HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money appropriated.

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview from the Science Museum Overview from the Minnesota Historical Society HF289 (Kalin) State Capitol tour fee charges prohibited. HF1653 (Davnie) St. Anthony Falls heritage interpretive zone signage provided. HF1934 (Olin) Minnesota Public Radio grant provided to assist with conversion to a digital broadcast signal. HF1860 (Urdahl) Historic preservation funding provided. HF1861 (Urdahl) Creating a historical preservation revolving loan fund. HF1862 (Urdahl) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program for county and local historical societies funding provided. HF1315 (Hamilton) Minnesota Commission on New Americans established.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF772 (Paymar) Increasing the required minimum liability limits on aircraft insurance; providing that aircraft liability insurance is not voidable retroactively after a claim; HF1438 (Mariani) Prohibiting commissioner of public safety from complying with Real ID Act; HF1896 (Winkler) Establishing Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness; appropriating money; HF1621 (Bunn) Establishing an environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program; appropriating money; HF1282 (Holberg) Classifying certain transportation department data; HF1305 (Holberg) Requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to provide certain information; HF1306 (Holberg) Regulating business screening agencies; providing civil penalties; HF1465 (Kohls) Requiring the commissioner of corrections to develop a standard formula for calculating the per diem cost in county and regional jails. HF655 (Huntley) Providing for the medical use of marijuana; providing civil and criminal penalties; establishing application and renewal fees; appropriating money. HF1019 (Olin) Requiring certain persons under the age of 18 to register as predatory offenders;

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2104 (Dill) Cook County local lodging and admission taxes authorized. HF2093 (Anderson, B.) Clearwater local sales and use tax authorized. HF1514 (Atkins) Aggregate material host fees authorized. HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property. HF1685 (Mullery) Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority powers clarified. HF1762 (Simon) City charter commission discharge mechanism provided. HF1205 (Kranz) Displaced residents relocation compensation required relating to manufactured homes. HF301 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program established, and nuisance properties transferred to nonprofit housing organizations. (Informational Hearing) HFXXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring commissioner of administration to construct accessible database reporting energy use in public buildings; appropriating money. HFXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain searchable databases on tax increment financing and JOBZ; appropriating money. HF2102 (Hansen) Lilydale food and beverage tax authorized. HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland replacement requirements and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated. HF1930 (Hansen) Local water management accountability and oversight improvement provided, and money appropriated. HF1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified. HF1486( Pelowski) Charitable organizations authorized to participate in joint powers agreements. HF1919 (Marquart) Plats of land contents, survey, and approval provided. HF1872 (Thissen) Hennepin County; Hennepin Healthcare system personnel conflicts of interest regulated. HF1432 (Huntley) St. Louis County civil service director provisions modified. HF1629 (Hilstrom) Fair market value determination clarified in certain dedication proceedings. HF267 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment advisory task force extended. HF1161 (Kohls) Scott County Housing and Redevelopment Authority renamed the Scott County Community Development Agency. HF1141 (Emmer) Hennepin and Wright counties change of boundaries by resolution authorized. HF284 (Ruth) Special assessment deferments authorized for members of the armed forces. HF86 (Hackbarth) Elk River designated as the state energy city. HF1490 (Beard) Scott County hiring process and personnel provisions modified. HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified. HF1708 (Peterson, N.) Hennepin County design-build contract provisions modified. HF822 (Clark) Neighborhood revitalization policy board required to study and report on continued needs for funding. HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited. HFXXXX (Abeler) Authorizing home rule charter cities to provide by charter the procedures for appointment of housing and redevelopment commissioner. HF1916 (Brod) Construction permits clarified relating to ownership of a contiguous nonconforming lot or parcel. HF1876 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

Monday, March 19, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1726 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted HF1041 (Abeler) Controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system established. HF1586 (Tschumper) Statewide health plan purchasing pool study group established. HF1849 (Gottwalt) Prescriptions or drug orders validity requirements specified. HF1589 (Murphy, E.) Patient visitation by health care agents provided, and visitation rights and right to designate a domestic partner for certain purposes established. HF1287 (Davnie) Colorectal screening tests medical insurance coverage required. HF1999 (Slocum) Health and auto insurance reimbursement required for emergency care provided by first responders. HF1810 (Poppe) Family day care demonstration project authorized. HF1582 (Norton) Radioactive material license renewal fee eliminated, ionizing radiation-producing equipment fees established, and x-ray equipment operating requirements and lead abatement program provisions modified. HF1987 (Huntley) Minnesota Medical Information Council established, and money appropriated. 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. HF1077 (Ruud) has been removed from the agenda HF1831 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda HF1991 (Loeffler) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of morning agenda

Health and Human Services

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1078 (Huntley) Hospital public interest review and alternative approval process modified, and hospital accountability requirements established for tax purposes. HF501 (Thissen) Radiation therapy facility construction limitations expiration date eliminated. HF1402 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating ratable reductions from rebased rate in certain circumstances HF1403 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to health; paying hospital services for actual cost of providing services HF1404 (Thissen) A bill for an act relating to Human Services; providing a hospital outpatient services rate increase for a certain hospital HF1885 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring nonprofit hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to report on community benefits in a standard way HF175 (Erickson) A bill for an act relating to health; excluding aid and attendance benefits from the MinnesotaCare definition of income HF1577 (Lesch), HF1621 (Bunn), HF1444 (Bigham) and HF1622 (Clark) have been removed from the agenda

Mental Health Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF794 (Otremba) modifying medical assistance coverage to include consultations with psychologists; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services HF913 (Thissen) waiving the moratorium regarding beds and expending group residential housing supplemental rates HF1590 (Brynaert) authorizing a Regional Children's Mental Health Initiative pilot project; developing an enhanced regional children's mental health service system

Transportation Finance Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Mark-up of omnibus transportation finance bill

Public Safety Finance Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1734 (Dominguez) Establishing a pilot project to provide services to ex-criminal offenders now in the community; requiring a report; appropriating money HF243 (Walker) Reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections; establishing the powers and duties of the ombudsman; appropriating money HF1737 (Atkins) Establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes; authorizing the state fire marshal to monitor and the state attorney general to enforce the standards; imposing a fee; establishing penalties for violations 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; appropriating money HF1733 (Paymar) Authorizing a grant to address domestic violence and intimate partner violence among offenders re-entering the community after a period of incarceration; appropriating money HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions; appropriating money HF414 (Liebling) Authorizing the Department of Public Safety to make emergency grants to crime victims; appropriating money HF1628 (Lesch) Reducing the surcharge on license tab violations from $72 to $4 HF1609 (Clark) Protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties *** bill added *** HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders *** bill added *** HF1859 (Cornish) Money for a uniform statewide no contact order form *** bill added ***

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1357 (Walker) Low-income heating assistance funding provided. HF1453 (Hilty) Public Utilities Commission monthly reports required from utilities regarding residential accounts. HF1645 (Bly) Low-income residential customers energy affordability programs criteria specified. HF1679 (Johnson) Utility current and past due bills and undercharges payment arrangements provisions modified. HF1770 (Sailer) Utility service disconnection and reconnecting conditions modified. HF1544 (Gunther) Propane prepurchase funding provided as part of the low-income home energy assistance program, and money appropriated. HF2097 (Gardner) Cold weather rule provided for public utilities relating to disconnections during winter. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) Wind energy conversion systems capacity increased fro school board ownership. HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

K-12 Finance Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF482 (Hortman) School year length increased, and school start before Labor Day prohibition repealed. (information only) HF443 (Peterson, S.) Alternative school year calendar program grants provided, and money appropriated. (information only) HF835 (Demmer) Alternative school calendar pilot program established to examine the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning, and money appropriated. (information only) HF1698 (Norton) Scholar loan program established to encourage teacher diversity in schools, revolving account established, and money appropriated. HF670 (Liebling) School districts authorized to include energy efficiency improvement projects in alternative facilities plan. HF988 (Winkler) Technology task force and grants established for schools, school district technology plan developed, and money appropriated. HF1888 (Dittrich) Academic rigor and 3R high schools provided, and money appropriated. (information only) HF1092 (Anzelc) Online Learning Option Act modified. (information only) HF752 (Hornstein) Career and college counseling pilot program established for high school students, program evaluation and reporting provided, research consortium established, and money appropriated. (moved back from Thursday's agenda) Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee report: HF1082 (Loeffler) Four-year-old kindergarten programs funding increased. HF396 (Dominguez) School district extended time revenue increased. HF1086 (Davnie) Four-year-old students made eligible for extended time programs. HF1426 (Davnie) Extended year kindergarten program created, and money appropriated. HF489 (Hilstrom) Staff development funding authorized for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment Finance Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills not heard during the March 15 Capital Investment hearing are continued on the agenda for this meeting. Department of Public Safety Forensic Laboratory update HF372 (Slocum) Richfield; new arterial street construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF513 (Lenczewski) Bloomington; Old Cedar Avenue bridge removal and replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF859 (Hausman) St. Paul RiverCentre loan repayment forgiven; city of St. Paul funding provided to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; and money appropriated. HF870 (Fritz) Medford wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF961 (Ruud) Eden Prairie veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified. HF1269 (Davnie) Minneapolis; Target Center city bonds principal repayment grant provided, state bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1375 (Liebling) Rochester; Mayo Civic Center Complex improvements design funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1528 (Paymar) St. Paul; Ordway Center for the Performing Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1536 (Hansen) Mississippi River barrier construction provided to prevent aquatic invasive species from migrating up river, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1682 (Koenen) Upper Sioux Community water system improvements funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1833 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake state park land acquisition required by a specified date. HF1938 (Lanning) Multicounty regional chemical dependency treatment facility and correctional center in west central Minnesota predesign funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1962 (Ward) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1522 (Lillie) Gateway Trail tunnel funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1481 (Peterson, N.) has been removed from the agenda

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX (Johnson) Statewide cable franchising. Draft copies of this legislation are available outside 578 State Office Building Those interested in testifying on this legislation, please contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF0456 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increased and indexed, training wage eliminated, and new employee notice required. HF1515 (Davnie) Credit counseling and debt management services businesses regulated, and money appropriated. HF0872 (Anzelc) Ainsworth Lumber Company; extra unemployment benefits provided for certain workers. HF1599 (Masin) Northwest Airlines, Inc., mechanics unemployment benefits eligibility and extra benefits provided. HF0635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted. HF1334 (Lesch) Health Families, Healthy Workplaces Act adopted establishing minimum standards of sick leave. HF1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided. HF1443 (Mullery) Contractors requirements and prevailing wage provisions modified, and penalties imposed.

Veterans Affairs Division

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified.
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