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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Public Safety and Civil Justice

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1595 (Swails) Statutory housing warranties; regulating recovery for breaches; HF1872 (Thissen) Regulating conflicts of interest for certain Hennepin Healthcare System personnel; HF1209 (Mullery) Regulating certain transactions with homeowners whose homes are in foreclosure; HF1121 (Morrow) Permitting use of 911 data to notify the public of an emergency; HF131 (Hilstrom) Restricting the use of Social Security numbers; HF1230 (Nelson) Modifying requirements for 911 emergency communication fees; HF1302 (Kalin) Modifying driver record provision; HF1393 (Hilstrom) Clarifying and updating law governing MINNCOR prison industries; adjusting the date for community corrections counties to submit expenditure and cost statements; HF1388 (Hilstrom) Authorizing the attorney general to represent guardians ad litem who are sued for acts committed in scope of employment; removing certain salary range language for state court administrator and district administrators; requiring county responsibility for persons civilly committed; reinstating certain bail forfeiture language inadvertently removed; authorizing the state court administrator to develop a uniform form for summons and writ of recovery of premises; modifying provisions of law to conform to current guardian ad litem responsibilities; permitting court administrators to collect restitution for six years; providing new judges expense payments; removing certain obsolete judicial provisions relating to reports. HF1628 (Lesch) Has been removed from the agenda. HF898 (Hilstrom) Has been removed from the agenda. HF1734 (Dominguez) Has been removed from the agenda. HF857 (Paymar) Has been removed from the agenda.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1819(Murphy, M.) Proctor sales taxes authorized. HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized. HF1894 (Dill) Cook County local sales tax extension authorized. HF2059(Dill) Authorizing the city of Ely to impose a local sales and use tax. HF1814 (Emmer) Rockford sales and use tax authorized. HF1492 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council discount bus passes authorized for charitable organizations. HF1597 (Hornstein) Southwest Transit Way included as a top priority Metropolitan Council item. HF1611 (Hornstein) Light rail transit planning, design, and construction provisions modified. HF1279 (Hornstein) Metropolitan transit police law enforcement agency jurisdiction clarified, and transit police included in distribution of forfeited items. HF1159 (Hornstein) Transportation Advisory Board membership modified, metropolitan area transportation evaluation provisions modified, and special transportation service clarified. (Informational Hearing) HF1945 (Tschumper) Counties authorized to own and operate electric power generation facilities. HF446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted. HF1973 (Carlson) Minneapolis Public Library and Hennepin County library system merger enabled; and transfer of employees, property and assets to Hennepin County authorized. HF1309 (Hilstrom) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor. HF269 (Howes) County office appointment and consolidation provided subject to notice, hearing, and reverse referendum. HF223 has been removed from the agenda. HF1254 has been removed from the agenda.

Licensing Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF57/SF26* (Thao) Board of Medical Practices' advisory councils expiration dates extended HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified. HF2105 (Abeler) A bill for an act relating to health-related licensing; establishing licensure requirements for foreign trained professional counselors; adding professional counselors as a professional service HF218 (Walker) Health-related licensing boards complaint resolution provisions modified HF1724 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to health; providing for licensing of naturopathic doctors

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1051( Hilty) Indian Affairs Council membership and other provisions modified. HF1710 (Hilty) Private cemeteries clarified. HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided, and money appropriated. HF524 (Peterson, N.) Campaign finance disclosure requirements modified, independent expenditures by political party units limited, electioneering communications regulated, and work group established. HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments. (Billl added)

Health and Human Services

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided, and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased. HF 320 (Anzelc) Public Employees Retirement Association nursing facilities cost reimbursement methods established, and money appropriated. HF721 (Fritz) Long-term care provider rates increased, new nursing facility case mix indices use required, MinnesotaCare employer-subsidized coverage exemption provided, and initiatives and study required. HF1408 (Howes) Programs for the all-inclusive care of the elderly (PACE) programs authorization modified.

Public Safety Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF425 (Paymar) Authorizing emergency grants to victims of motor vehicle theft HF787 (Hosch) Providing for the purchase of portable radios and related equipment by local government units participating ins tatewide public safety radio communication systems. HF503 (Hilstrom) Making it a crime to use the internet to solicit children to engage in sexual contact. HF1464 (Hilstrom) Increasing 911 emergency telecommunications service fee; providing for completion of statewide public safety radio communication system. HF693 (Lesch) Authorizing payment of drivers' license reinstatement fee and surcharge in installment payments ***refer to Transportation Finance Division***

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1131 (Moe) Capacity building grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1723 (Walker) AIDS prevention initiative focusing on African-born residents grants provided, and money appropriated. HF726 (Tschumper) Minnesota community action grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1684 (Madore) Redevelopment housing applicant preferences modified. Removed: HF1096 (Clark)

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF720 (Lanning) Workforce transition assistance pilot program funding provided. HF1535 (Poppe) Workforce Development Inc., employment and training services pilot project funding provided. HF58 (Mullery) Increased job training and wages for minorities initiative and report required. HF377 (Thao) Lifetrack Resources immigrant and refugee collaborative programs grant provided. HF1533 (Slocum) Hennepin-Carver Workforce Investment Board funding provided. HF1655 (Slocum) Opportunities industrialization centers funding provided. HF1711 (Hortman) Vinland Center for rehabilitation services funding provided. HF582 and HF 1358 have been removed from the Agenda

K-12 Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1717 (Welti) Transportation aid for flexible learning year programs authorized. HF1568 (Hornstein) Pupil transportation formulas modified for charter schools. HF1566 (Hornstein) Safe schools levy increased. HF1415 (Hortman) Hazardous pupil transportation services levy authorized. HF1561 (Faust) Early intervention adequate yearly progress grants established, formula allowance increased, and money appropriated. HF1174 (Dominguez) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated. HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated. HF1412 (Benson) Location equity index created, general education revenue formula modified, and specified school districts' revenue increased. HF1718 (Heidgerken) School district integration revenue modified. HF1702 (Faust) School finance system changes phased in, and school finance reform legislative task force created. HF234 (Benson) School district reserve fund requirements and reports eliminated, and school district primary elections required only after adoption of a resolution. HF236 (Greiling) School districts authorized to delay the implementation of special education tuition billing for an additional two years. HF1197 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided including general education, education excellence, special programs, technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, early childhood education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Added to the Agenda; continued - HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted. Removed from the agenda HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF279 (Haws) War Survivors Act educational benefits eligibility clarified and extended for surviving military spouses and children. HF451 (Jaros) Honor guard member reimbursement provided for National Guard funerals, and money appropriated. HF1140 (Faust) County and district agricultural societies funding provided, and money appropriated. HF100 (Demmer) Farm enhancement loan program established, and money appropriated. SF138 (Sviggum) Nursery stock plant hazards evaluation and report

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF766 (Westrom) Ethanol-gasoline blend provisions modified, and state departments directed to expand consumer options. HF1101 (Faust) Recreational camping regulations exception provided for county fairgrounds. HF1525 (Hackbarth) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited. HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized. HF1065 (Otremba) Health screening benefit provided for eligible members of the armed forces, notification required, and money appropriated.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by Bois Forte Band of Chippewa regarding renewable energy facility Presentation by MnSCU regarding bioscience initiatives

Taxes

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided has been added HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased has been added HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified has been added. HF37 (Brod) Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists. HF29 (Severson) Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided. HF82 (Erickson )Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF622 (Zellers) Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided. HF871 (Rukavina) Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust HF930 (Dean) Health insurance premiums income tax subtraction authorized. HF69 (Mullery) Health insurance premiums federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1245 (Eken) Volunteer ambulance personnel longevity awards income tax subtraction provided. HF81 (Paulsen) Long-term capital gains income tax exclusion provided. HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold. HF1378 (Paulsen) Minnesota college savings plan contributions income tax subtraction provided. HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided has been added. HF433 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1537 (Gunther) Education loans principal and interest payments income tax subtraction provided. HF1541 (Thissen) Tuition savings plan federal taxable income subtraction provided. HF1963 (Thissen) Income tax credit provided for donations to qualified scholarship-granting organizations has been added.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for March 15, 2007

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided. HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended. HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided. HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy. HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided. HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided. HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided. HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided. HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided. HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF208 (Rukavina) School districts authorized to levy for health care costs. HF681 (Sviggum) Agricultural property excluded from tax base for school bonded debt levies, agricultural land valuation based on production value, and money appropriated. HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum. HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed. HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated. HF1083 (Anzelc) Maximum effort capital loan school districts tax base modified to calculate debt service levies. HF101 (Demmer) Agricultural land excluded from the tax base for school bonded debt levies. HF466 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies increased and indexed. HF467 (Dittrich) Property tax relief provided; and debt service equalization revenue, health and safety, deferred maintenance, and operating capital levies increased and indexed. HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed has been added. HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil. HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased. HF1518 (Brown) Local government aid programs and appropriations modified, and school finance equalizing factors indexed. HF800 (Demmer) School districts and counties mutually authorized to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date of the proposed property tax levy certification.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Continue hearing income tax credit bills Health and Human Services HF309 (Gottwalt) Long-term care insurance income tax credit adjusted. HF313 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established., and money appropriated. HF338 (Seifert) Adoption income tax credit authorized. HF1111 (Rukavina) Volunteer ambulance attendant and volunteer firefighter income tax credit provided, and money appropriated. HF1249 (Atkins)Senior independent living personal technology income tax credit provided. HF1341 (Tinglestad) Adoption expenses refundable income tax credit authorized, and money appropriated. HF1312 (Jaros) Affordable housing contributions income tax credit provided. HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided. Introduction to income tax subtractions by House Research HF300 (Haws) Military pay tax deduction expanded, and military pension subtraction including survivor benefits created. HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified. Bills added to the Agenda HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased. Bills deleted from the Agenda HF732 (Haws) Military pay income tax deduction expanded, and military pension and survivor benefit payments subtraction created.
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