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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that format will be available below.

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Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

3/5/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2873 (Nelson) USDOT carrier numbers provisions modified governing requirement and use. HF2966 (Nelson) State hospitals and institutions and county social service agencies authorized to operate vehicles exempt from payment of registration tax and fees. HF3589 (Madore) Hazardous materials, school bus endorsement, and commercial vehicle operation federal conformity provided. HF2372 (Eken) Trailer and tractor semiannual registration established. HF2460 (Dill) Provisional driver's license additional training requirements specified, and criminal penalty imposed for falsifying requirements.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/5/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3585 (Koenen) describing powers of qualifying owner of community-based energy development project HF3578 (Hilty) clarifying terms of propane prepurchase program HF3669 (Kalin) Energy improvement financing program for state and local governments HF3717 (Kalin) Notice of intent to file transmission line application requirement HF3537 (Bly) Renewable energy project rate schedule established and report required.

K-12 Finance Division

3/5/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Presentations on education funding conditions

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/5/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3550 (Hansen) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia control provided, and rulemaking authorized HF3547 (Dill) Game and fish fund report requirements modified, pheasant habitat improvement account disposition modified, wild turkey management account modified, hunting and fishing licensing and taking provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized (Needs a technical correction) Knife River Cormorant discussion

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/5/2008
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Formal presentation about property taxes in Minnesota, followed by public testimony.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1131 (Moe) Capacity building grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2324 (Winkler) Housing with services establishment conditions modified. Minnesota Department of Health update on biomonitoring project, health disparities initiative, and heart disease and stroke prevention

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF769 (Hansen) appropriating money for agronomic research on native plants HF2629 (Rukavina) requiring use of certain funds for direct unemployed worker assistance HF2939 (Hosch) clarifying MnSCU board policy on credit requirements HF3599 (Marquart) JOBZ program standard business subsidy agreement required HF3143 (Winkler) allowing tax credits for investment in Minnesota high technology businesses

E-12 Education

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3472 (Mariani) Achievement gap; school district plan to reduce the achievement gap provided. HF3390 (Loeffler) Public health access fund established, BMI monitoring program for children established, statewide health improvement program established, tobacco impact fees increased, and money appropriated. HF3347 (Moe) Adequate yearly progress designations appeals process clarified relating to education. HF3629 (Slocum) GRAD test; Temporary, three-year appeals process established for high school seniors who do not receive a passing score, and evaluation and recommendations made by education commissioner. HF3465 (Swails) Education assessment results reporting modified. HF3263 (Clark) American Indian tribes contributions and communities instruction integrated into teacher preparation and licensing requirements, and money appropriated. Report from Task Force to Compare Federal and State Special Education Requirements. *The report from the Task Force to Compare State and Federal Special Education Requirements will be first on the 6 PM agenda. HF3629 (Slocum), HF3465 (Swails) and HF3263 (Clark) have been added to the agenda.

Ways and Means

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
HF380 (Hausman) Omnibus capital investment bill.

Drinking Water Source Protection Subcommittee

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony from the public and local officials: coping with contaminated drinking water. Members of the public and local officials who wish to testify please contact Jenna Duwenhoegger, Committee Administrator, at 651-296-1774 or Jenna.Duwenhoegger@house.mn.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Health and Human Services budget forecast

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/4/2008
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2141(Dominguez) Requiring expungement of court eviction records after one year; HF2168 (Kahn) Providing for the development and regulation of an industrial hemp industry; authorizing rulemaking; providing a defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp; modifying the definition of marijuana; HF2696 (Mullery) Requiring the Department of Corrections to reimburse police departments for the cost of predatory offender community notification hearings; HF2735 (Mullery) Funding peace officer training in managing and policing citizens with mental and emotional problems; appropriating funds; HF3204 (Cornish) Providing for exemptions to vehicle window glazing restrictions; **HF2996 (Paymar) has been removed from the agenda. **HF3527 (Mullery) has been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3222 (Huntley) Department of Human Services health care policy bill HF3376 (Walker) Department of Human Services Minnesota Family Investment Program and child care policy bill HF3435 (Hosch) Department of Human Services technical bill HF3579 (Norton) Department of Human Services continuing care bill HF3564 (Walker) Department of Human Services child welfare bill HF3412 (Loeffler) Federally qualified health center subsidy allocation HF3254 (Solberg) Health professional educational loan forgiveness program provisions changed, and dental care access services expanded HF3185 (Gardner) hospice care covered in general assistance medical care Bill removed from the agenda: HF3244 (Thissen) enacting the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act HF3061 (Hilstrom): prohibiting certain detainees from receiving MinnesotaCare

State Government Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Jim Nobles: A history of Legislative Auditor Reports and the results of their recommendations; HF3138 (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified; Fiscal staff presentation on division accounts

K-12 Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2860 (Olin) Independent School District No. 356, Lancaster transition revenue adjusted. HF2980 (Benson) School facilities formulas modified, additional districts qualified for alternative facilities revenue, and deferred maintenance revenue and leased facilities levy increased. HF2846 (Greiling) School district alternative facilities bonding eligibility standards modified. HF2475 (Greiling) School district capital facilities bond repayment time period extended. HF3022 (Juhnke) Independent School District No. 347, Willmar, school site minimum acreage requirement waived. HFXXXX (Faust) School facilities

Commerce and Labor

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1314 (Atkins) Truth in Music Act Update HF3272 (Sertich) St. Louis County off-sale liquor license authorized HF3146 (Hilstrom) Social Security number collection and use restrictions modified HF2987 (Juhnke) Biodiesel definition modified, minimum content increased, tiered content goal created, and money appropriated HF3392 (Juhnke) Farm wineries allowed to sell product at farmer's markets and cognac and brandies manufacture allowed HF3515 (Knuth) Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board cost adjustment publication provided HF3411 (Atkins) Petroleum product standards updated HF3397 (Atkins) Gambling expenditure restriction changes made, bingo games and prizes modified, and clarifying and technical changes made HF3351 (Tillberry) Gambling penalties provided, and licensing, regulatory, and prize provisions modified, and technical, clarifying, and conforming changes made, and report required HF3378 (Tillberry) Gambling device definition clarified, and gambling devices or components for shipment to other jurisdiction provisions repealed. Bill Removed: HF3154 (Knuth) and HF3272 (Sertich) have been removed

Environment and Natural Resources

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3545 (Atkins) Gas purchase and sale reporting required, air conditioner leakage rates in motor vehicles disclosure required, refrigerants required in mobile air conditioners, refrigerant sale prohibited, and report required HF2998 (Koenen) Free lifetime state park permits authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans HF3292 (Dittrich) School trust fund lands management provided, school trust fund land return improvements provided, Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee mission redefined, and report provided HF3293 (Clark) Pollution Control Agency required to analyze cumulative pollution effects in an area prior to issuing a permit HF2777 (Gardner) Solid waste management tax revenue disposition modified HF3540 (Gardner) Solid waste recovery and recycling standards provided, greenhouse gas offset project eligibility established, exemptions provided, studies and ordinances required, goals set, charges regulated, task force established and money appropriated HF3364 (Moe) Minnesota Public Facilities Authority wastewater infrastructure funding provided, government building debt guarantee provided, credit enhanced bond program provided, and money appropriated HF3429 (Hansen) Administrative penalty orders provided, civil penalties provided, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided ADDED HF3195 (Knuth) Cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions

Transportation Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
U of M Center for Transportation Study report on greenhouse gas in the transportation sector. HF3490 (Bigham) Juvenile driver's license $30 reinstatement fee imposed following revocation. HF3126 (Ruth) Tax registration for intracity buses fixed. HF3486 (Hornstein) International Fuel Tax Agreement fee proceeds since 2005 reallocated.

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2983 (Peterson, S) Office of Early Learning established HF2555 (Slawik) Child care assistance provider reimbursement rates increased, and money appropriated. HF2637 (Slawik) Child care absent day requirements effective date modified HF2689 (Slawik) Child care assistance basic sliding fee waiting list reduction funding provided, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/4/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentations on the connection between sustainable energy production and sustainable water management. HF2745 (Wagenius) Environment and natural resources trust fund repayment provided, and money appropriated.

Finance

3/4/2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF380 (Hausman) Omnibus Capital Investment bill

Public Safety Finance Division

3/3/2008
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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2924 (Dettmer) Washington county; Tax-forfeited land bordering public land conveyance authorized HF2925 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Tax-forfeited lands bordering public water private sale authorized HF3075 (Moe) Beltrami County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized HF3169 (Drazkowski) Wabasha County; Wildlife management area lands sale authorized HF3250 (Anzelc) Itasca County; Tax-forfeited land lease proceed disposition provided, and private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized HF3258 (Lieder) Marshall County; Tax-forfeited land bordering public water sale authorized HF3379 (Hansen) Dakota County; Tax-forfeited land bordering public water or wetlands conveyance authorized HF3424 (Rukavina) St. Louis County; 30-year lease of tax-forfeited and school trust fund lands authorized HF3499 (Berns) Wayzata; Private sale of state land provided HF3695 (Sailer) Clearwater County land bill HF3502 (Dill) St. Louis County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land authorized HF3548 (Dill) St. Louis County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public waters authorized HF3280 (Dill) Public land expedited exchanges provided HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account modified; outdoor recreation system composition extended to include aquatic management areas; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; and state land conveyances and authorized (Bills not heard during the morning meeting will be bumped to the 4 p.m. hearing)
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2501 (Jaros) Mourning dove hunting prohibited HF3513 (Rukavina) Trap tending frequency provision modified HF3546 (Eken) Fishing season extended for up to two weeks in certain waters HF3350 (Dill) Artificial light shining restrictions modified HF3444 (Bigham) Fall turkey hunting season extended HF3547 (Dill) Game and fish fund report requirements modified, pheasant habitat improvement account disposition modified, wild turkey management account modified, hunting and fishing licensing and taking provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized (Plus the continuation of the agenda not completed during the 10 a.m. meeting)

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/3/2008
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF380 (Hausman) Omnibus capital investment bill presentation
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF380 (Hausman) Omnibus capital investment bill mark-up and passage

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2903 (Gardner) Biomass definition extended with respect to renewable energy objectives, distributed energy resources, and renewable energy resource planning, and Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee expiration date extended. HF3537 (Bly) Renewable energy project rate schedule established and report required. Removed from the agenda: HF3578 (Hilty) clarifying terms of propane prepurchase program

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Office of the Legislative Auditor report on Green Acres HF3392 (Juhnke) Farm wineries allowed to sell product at farmer's markets and cognac and brandies manufacture allowed. HF2683 (Otremba) has been removed from the agenda

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Today is Library Day. Elaine Keefe, Minnesota Library Association Mark Ranum, Director, Plum Creek Regional Library Melanie Huggins, Director, St. Paul Public Library Ann Walker Smalley, Director, Metronet Bill DeJohn, Director, Minitex Leslie Yoder, school library media specialist, St. Paul Public Schools Peg Werner, Director, Viking Library System

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview on annexation Update from the Municipal Boundary Adjustments Task Force HF3357 (Marquart) Municipal boundary changes provided, and chief administrative law judge powers and duties imposed.

Licensing Subcommittee

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2747 (Simon) complementary and alternative health care practices modified HF3592 (Thao) requiring the commissioner of health to establish a registry of health care interpreter services Bill removed from the agenda: HF3501 (Thao) changing the definition of chiropractic

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/3/2008
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3428 (Gunther) Modifying right of tenant to pay utility bills; HF3474 (Hilstrom) Relating to mortgages; redemption period; providing for notice of sale; HF3475 (Mullery) Amending provisions relating to foreclosure; HF3476 (Kohls) Providing for certain notices relating to foreclosure; HF3477 (Gardner) Relating to manufactured housing; providing for regulation of lending practices and default; providing notices and remedies; HF3478 (Peterson, N.) Modifying certain civil and criminal penalties; HF3480 (Mullery) Relating to human rights; modifying filing of claim provision; HF3516 (Davnie) Providing for certain data practices relating to foreclosure; requiring a report; HF3517 (Davnie) Modifying expungement and withholding of rent under certain circumstances. HF3479 (Clark) has been removed from the agenda.

Veterans Affairs Division

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3298 (Dettmer) Persian Gulf War ribbon authorization repealed. HF3297 (Dettmer) Brevet rank eligibility promotion provision changed. HF3240 (Dominguez) A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing the placement of a plaque in the court of honor on the Capitol grounds to honor Mexican-American veterans of the United States armed forces. HF3344 (Severson) Veteran's state employment preference provisions modified.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF50 (Thissen) First tier commercial-industrial property exempted from the state general tax. HF957 (Zellers) Homestead property tax maximum imposed for qualified homeowners age 65 and older. HF3336 (Drazkowski) Homesteads owned by persons age 65 years or older taxable market value increase prohibited. HF2348 (Erhardt) Seasonal-recreational property tax refund provided HF2412 (Brod) has been removed from agenda

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3327 (Beard) Telephone company alternative regulation plan provisions modified HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children; HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted; HF3533 (Davnie) Consumer small loans regulated HF3511 (Simon) Consumer small loan lender charges regulated

Mental Health Division

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3539 (Swails) Prairie St. Johns hospital moratorium exemption

Ways and Means

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of the February Forecast.

E-12 Education

2/29/2008
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2783 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF2625 (Slocum) P-16 statewide education partnerships required to include legislators. HF3181 (Benson) Education provisions clarified, amended, and repealed, and state and district reporting systems analyzed. HF3262 (Brynaert) Alternative school start date provided for 2009 and 2010. HF1062 (Simon) has been removed from the agenda.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Corrections Ombudsman report HF1043 (Simon) Requiring predatory offenders to register electronic mail addresses and related information to law enforcement

E-12 Education

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2657 (Bigham) School boards required to seek information from prospective employees and the Board of Teaching about disciplinary actions against employees. HF2782 (Bigham) K-12 athletic coaches required to undergo criminal history background check. HF3470 (Winkler) State and school district technology established. HF2623 (Norton) School district test results required to be provided by the state's testing contractor by the first week in May. HF2624 (Urdahl) Teacher quality improvement task force established for effectively integrating secondary and postsecondary academic and career education. HF3203 (Dominguez) and HF3472 (Mariani) have been removed from the agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3232 (Bunn) Washington County Landfill funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Presentation on Prairie Futures

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2779 (Paulsen) establishing a lifelong learning account program; allowing tax credits to employees and employers for contributions to lifelong learning accounts HF2676 (Mullery) Voluntary paid paternal leave provided HF2629 (Rukavina) Unemployed worker direct assistance funds provided HF3363 (Haws) relating to higher education; clarifying certain scholarship program provisions HF3349 (Rukavina) relating to higher education; removing a surplus appropriation sunset provision

Public Safety and Civil Justice

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1213 (Clark) Drug free and prostitution free zones expanded, pilot project funding provided for Minneapolis and St. Paul, and money appropriated. HF1262 (Mahoney) Joint physical custody presumption created, parenting plans required in certain cases, and custody designations modified for parenting plans that use alternative terminology; HF2627 (Hilstrom) Making changes to public nuisance law affecting evidentiary thresholds and numbers of triggering incidents required for specific offenses; HF2898 (Paymar) Regulating claim denials under aviation liability coverage; HF3175 (Benson) Attempted robbery penalty increased, robbery involving a motor vehicle crime created; HF3228 (Paymar) Modifying trespassing on critical public service property; HF3257 (Loeffler) Sexual offenders facing civil commitment allowed to choose to be confined in correctional facilities while petition is adjudicated, civil commitment cost addressed, and county attorney access to data addressed; HF3331 (Simon) Retail property and retail establishment under theft definitions added, and new penalties created. HF2811 (Atkins) and HF2911 (Atkins) have been removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3390 (Loeffler) Public health reform HF3391 (Huntley) Health care reform

State Government Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
SF1436 (Hilstrom/Robling) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor OET report: Electronic Documents Study OET report: IT Funding Strategies Jim Nobles: A history of Legislative Auditor Reports and the results of their recommendations

Capital Investment Finance Division

2/28/2008
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3166 (Hausman) University of Minnesota biomedical science research facilities Item added: Update on Central Corridor

Commerce and Labor

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF766 (Westrom) Motor fuel specifications, standards, and requirements modified HF XXXX (Tschumper) Requiring disclosure of flood insurance availability HF3085 (Laine) Construction warranties requirement modified, and waivers of the warranty prohibited HF3092 (Madore) Residential building contractor investigations discontinuance prohibited HF3289 (Juhnke) Auctioneers exempted from certain requirements applicable to professional fund-raisers HF3306 (Tillberry) Minnesota Securities Act modified, regulations provided, and technical changes made HF2721 (Dominguez) Auto insurance and certain claims practices regulated

Environment and Natural Resources

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2737 (Anzelc) Wetland bank credit provided under certain state-held conservation easements HF3238 (Gardner) Sustainable water use provided; conservation rate structures, drinking water emergency ordinance, and information sharing required, Pollution Control Agency ombudsman created, fees increased, and conservation pricing required HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated HF3068 (Dill) Snowmobile registration and sticker expiration date provided, temporary permit effective period extended for snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and watercraft, and temporary permit information requirements modified HF3281 (Dill) Snowmobile safety certificate age requirement exemption modified HF3284 (Dill) Voyageurs National Park; State employees prohibited from enforcing federal laws in navigable waters HF3366 (Eken) Petrofund program modified (More Bills May Be Added)

Transportation Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1601 (Anderson, B.) Novice driver safety education program established, driver instruction permit and provisional drivers' license provisions modified, and money appropriated. Subcommittee Reports for: HF3124 (Juhnke), HF2628 (Norton) and HF3211(Koenen)

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

2/28/2008
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3197 (Fritz) Child care licensure requirement modified HF2976 (Murphy, E.) Child care assistance reimbursement rates modified Presentations by the Department of Human Services on: Child care services grants; Child Growth and Development Trainings for Minnesota's Child Care Providers report; Estimated Costs for Conducting Annual License Reviews in Family Child Care Programs report; and School Readiness Connections program

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

2/27/2008
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Overview of primary care in Minnesota Overview of rural health care Overview of education efforts targeted at primary care providers

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

2/27/2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3138 (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified. HF3292 (Dittrich) School trust fund lands management provided, Permanent school Fund Advisory Committee mission redefined, and report provided. HF3130(Murphy, E.) Child Care Advisory Task Force established, and report required. HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF847 (Hosch) Counties and cities authorized to impose administrative penalties for certain traffic violations; HF2991 (Simon) Safe at Home program provisions modified; HF3000 (Hilstrom) Statewide public safety radio system financing technical correction provided; HF3099 (Kalin) Requiring emergency management training for certain executive branch employees.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2928 (Peterson) Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks authorized for farm use, refilling provided, and rules to provide safety and environmental safeguards authorized. HF3145 (Severson) Historic farm machinery operation licensing requirements modified. HF3139 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, drug use limited, requirements changed, and prescription of drugs regulated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2683 (Otremba) Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council expiration date modified. County veterans service officers testimony on Minnesota veterans programs, new and emerging needs in the veterans community, priorities for 2008 session, and the legislative auditor's report on county veterans service offices.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Presentation from The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, including their system dynamics model for Minnesota's renewable energy future.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3346 (Davnie) Mortgage foreclosure assistance provided, and maximum amount of financial assistance increased. Update on 2007 legislation from the Department of Human Services Presentation from Minnesota Community Action Partnership

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3151 (Norton) Lifetrack Resources pilot project in Rochester HF3150 (Norton) Small business development assistance provided HF3050 (Olin) Greater Minnesota business development funding HF3299 (Gunther) Entrepreneurial economic development initiatives implemented HF743 (Mullery) appropriating money for grants to encourage women to enter nontraditional careers

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2753 (Rukavina) White Community Hospital District established and authorized to levy property taxes. HF2780 (Jaros) Duluth; Food and beverage sales tax rate increase authorized; proceeds authorized for certain improvements. HF3225 (Fritz) Medford; Local sales and use tax authorized. HF2896 (Thissen) War veterans memorial referendum requirement removed. HF2827 (Welti) County historical society funding modified relating to cities of the first class. HF2907 (Peterson, A.) Yellow Medicine County; appointive offices process provided. HF2816 (Morrow) Nicollet County auditor-treasurer office made appointive. HF2906 (Paymar) Dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed. HF2249/SF357* (Clark) Low-income and moderate-income housing developers transactions with local units of government regulated. HF2932 (Moe) Cemetery fund use specified

Energy Finance and Policy Division

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3343 (Juhnke) Wind energy conversion system aggregation program and account established HF3368 (Slocum) Setting a filling deadline for certain reports, regulating consumer payment arrangements during the cold weather period, regulating payment agreements for certain utility services, prohibiting disconnections of services if certain medical conditions exist HF3401 (Hilty) Providing for development and application of building energy usage performance standards

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3124 (Juhnke) Coffee shop qualification clarified in determining eligibility for specific service signs. HF3211 (Koenen) Trunk highway statewide snow removal standards required, trunk highway closures limited, flashing lights prohibited, civil damages limited for rescue, and barricade passing crime reclassified as petty misdemeanor. HF2628 (Norton) Provisional driver's license requirements modified. HF2372 (Eken) Trailer and tractor semiannual registration established.

K-12 Finance Division

2/27/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF3206 (Rukavina) School technology permanent funding source created, and fund endowment income distribution modified. HF2981 (Carlson) Intermediate school districts authorized to borrow in anticipation of revenue payments. HF2650 (Brown) Principals' Leadership Institute money appropriated. HF2559 (Brown) Wind energy production tax removed from county apportionment deduction for school districts. HF2975 (Dittrich) and HF2973 (Dittrich) removed. See 2/26 agenda.

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3023 (Simon) Judicial vacancy procedures established and modified, judicial performance commission and appellate judicial selection commission created, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Public Safety Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2823 (Bigham) Dakota County restorative justice services funding provided HF2863 (Cornish) Family substance abuse treatment services funding provided HF3231 (Lesch) Homeless outreach grants provided

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2/26/2008
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3232 (Bunn) Washington County Landfill funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

E-12 Education

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3329 (Brynaert) Academic success state measures established. HF3470, HF2624, and HF2623 were removed from the agenda.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Department of Agriculture report on the state's ethanol industry Office of Legislative Auditor Report: County Veteran Service Officers

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2/26/2008
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2459 (Tschumper) Pesticides application information access expanded.

Taxes

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF3149 (Lenczewski) Department of Revenue Bill Sales Tax Presentation by Department of Revenue HF2163 (Hortman) Sales tax base expanded and rate reduced, low income tax credit provided, and money appropriated. HF2551 (Erhardt) Sales tax exemption on clothing repealed, sales tax rate decreased, income tax credit created, local option sales tax rates adjusted, and money appropriated.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted; HF1625 (Hosch) Authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats; HF2602 (Nornes) Exempting police vehicles used to transport police dogs from window glazing restrictions; HF2719 (Atkins) Prohibiting sexual relations between school employees in positions of authority and students; HF2820 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons; HF2877 (Paymar) Establishing crime of disarming a peace officer; providing criminal penalties; HF2949 (Atkins) Adding Salvia divinorum to schedule IV of the controlled substance schedules; HF2991 (Simon) Safe at Home program provisions modified; HF3102 (Bigham) Defining previous incidents of domestic abuse and previous incidents of child abuse for murder in the first degree; expanding list of predicate crimes involving domestic abuse for murder in the first degree.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3014 (Hosch) nurses loan forgiveness program clarified; HF2647 (Bly) Teach education and comprehensive helps program grants clarified; HF1256 (Masin) providing grants for bioscience business development and commercialization; HF3304 (Mahoney) University of Minnesota grant program established for innovative technology and economic development research; HF 2972 (Mahoney) Minnesota Technology, Inc. renamed Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. HF3205 (Mahoney) Pine Island Economic Development Authority utility upgrade for bioscience research park

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Office of Legislative Auditor report: Board of Soil and Water Resources (Nov. 2007)

State Government Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Office of the Legislative Auditor reports: Information Warehouse Integrity and Confidentiality Controls; Report on Internal Control Over Statewide Financial Reporting

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Reforming the Minnesota health care delivery system: Recommendations from the Governor's Transformation Task Force Recommendations from the Legislative Commission on Health Care Access

K-12 Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota School Trust Lands and the Permanent School Fund HF2975 (Dittrich) Permanent school fund subtraction eliminated. HF2973 (Dittrich) Permanent school fund subtraction eliminated, education funding simplified, and permanent school fund technology revenue dedicated. Bills added, if time allows.

Capital Investment Finance Division

2/26/2008
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety; Overview of statewide master plan for fire and law enforcement training facilities in Minnesota and public safety training facilities requests for Camp Ripley and Olmsted County Presentation of omnibus capital investment finance bill has been removed
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Meeting canceled
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