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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 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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Government Operations and Elections

2/9/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF2071 (Davids) - Lanesboro Dam exempted from historic review.
HF2082 (Crawford) - Sandstone and its economic development authority authorized to sell a housing development.
HF1812 (Stensrud) - Department of Administration permitted to contract for waste-hauling without determining whether state employees are able to do the work.
HF1926 (Swedzinski) - Certification provided for good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients, voluntary certification fees authorized, rule provisions relating to animal feed modified, and money appropriated.
HF2007 (Kahn) - Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(2/8/2012)
(2/8/2012)

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
Attachments:
(2/8/2012)
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(2/13/2012)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

2/9/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
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:
(2/3/2012)
(2/3/2012)

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.
Attachments:
(2/8/2012)
(2/8/2012)
(2/3/2012)
(2/8/2012)
(2/8/2012)
(2/3/2012)

Higher Education Policy and Finance

2/9/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
2012 Capital Budget Request - University of Minnesota

Health and Human Services Reform

2/8/2012
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Update on Essential Health Benefits
Attachments:
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)

Health and Human Services Finance

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of reports due to the Legislature: Alzheimer's Disease, MDH Nursing Home Regulation Relief, MDH Nursing Facility Pilot Project, DHS & MDH Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, DHS
Attachments:
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
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Education Finance

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
No final action on bonding bills will be taken in today's hearing.
Bills Added:
HF1778 (Cornish) - Independent School District No. 2134, United South Central, funding provided for a cooperative facilities grant, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1794 (Fritz) - Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1851 (McFarlane) - Library accessibility and improvement grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1997 (Davids) - Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, funding provided for two school facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2001 (McFarlane) - Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District funding provided for a new facility, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1264 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facilities renovation and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2106 (Winkler) - Perpich Center for Arts Education funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)

Capital Investment

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
MnSCU request overview: Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and Associate Vice Chancellor Brian Yolitz DNR request overview: Kent Lokkesmoe

Rules and Legislative Administration

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
House Concurrent Resolution #X Proposed Calendar for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 Resolution on Committee Budgets Resolution on Expense Reimbursement

Legacy Funding Division

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on the Office of the Legislative Auditor's evaluation report of the Legacy Amendment. - Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles; Judy Randall, evaluation manager; and Cecile Ferkul, deputy legislative auditor for the Financial Audit Division
Attachments:
(2/2/2012)
(2/2/2012)

Transportation Policy and Finance

2/8/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1284 will be the vehicle for an omnibus policy bill. See the meeting handouts section to access the proposed delete-all amendment. Continuation of Department of Public Safety update on the Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS).
Bills Added:
HF1915 (Runbeck) - Municipal state-aid street system eligibility and allocation amended.
HF1588 (Beard) - Toll lanes provisions modified.
HF1284 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation policy bill.
Attachments:
(2/8/2012)
(2/3/2012)
(2/7/2012)
(2/7/2012)
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Property and Local Tax Division

2/8/2012
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
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. Action will be taken on this bill. Please let Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick know if you would like to testify on this bill.

Property and Local Tax Division

2/1/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Update on the Property Tax Working Group - Kathleen Gaylord, Dakota County Commissioner; Chair, Property Tax Working Group HF1911 (Davids) - Local government levy limits imposed, and property tax increase limits provided or voter approval required. No action will be taken on this bill. If you would like to testify, please contact Bobby Patrick, Committee Administrator, via e-mail at bobby.patrick@house.mn

State Government Finance

2/1/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
No action will be taken on this bill. To testify, please contact Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick via e-mail at bobby.patrick@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF1849 (Davids) - Solicitor definition provided for nexus purposes relating to taxation.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
State Auditor Office, State Auditor Rebecca Otto presentations to the committee: Collaborative Governance Council 2011 report and recent updates. State Auditor Best Practices Reviews on Collaboration State Auditor Survey of Counties HF 1903 (Urdahl) Honor guard stipends preference modified. HF 1560 (Wardlow) Office of Administrative Hearings disposition of contested case hearings provided.

Taxes

2/1/2012
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Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

2/1/2012
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF 1245 and HF1468 were heard and passed by the Public Safety Committee last year and were returned to the Committee during the interim. Public testimony has already taken place. Department of Public Safety Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division discussion on casino slot machines and blackjack tables inspections Committee consideration of public safety bonding requests
Bills Added:
HF1245 (McFarlane) - Firearm possession by a minor included as unlawful for purposes of orders to enjoin gang activity.
HF1468 (LeMieur) - Forfeited firearm sale by law enforcement agencies authorized to federally licensed firearms dealers.
HF1844 (Erickson) - Harassment or retaliation against a person subject to an order for protection or no contact order criminal penalty provided.
HF1899 (Vogel) - Jacob's Law established, law enforcement notification required to social services if a child is neglected or abused outside the home, and parental rights under custody orders amended to include police reports on minor children.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

2/1/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF XXXX DNR AIS Policy Bill All bills being heard will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. If you wish to testify on any bills please contact committee administrator Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774
Bills Added:
HF1809 (Hackbarth) - Electric fish barrier funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1963 (Wagenius) - University of Minnesota aquatic invasive species activities money appropriated.
HF1644 (Wagenius) - Watercraft surcharge and aquatic plant management fees modified.
Attachments:
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/31/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
DNR update on deer and moose population. Walk-through of remainder of DNR Game & Fish bill. All bills being heard will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. If you wish to testify on any bills please contact committee administrator Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774
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.
HF1923 (O'Driscoll) - Water supply demand reduction measures required.
Attachments:
(1/27/2012)
(1/27/2012)

Government Operations and Elections

1/31/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF560 (Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
HF1831 (Wardlow) - Legislative review of rules provided for sunset and legislative approval of existing rules.

Health and Human Services Finance

1/31/2012
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Implementation Status and Update from DHS on the following topics: Minnesota Medical Assistance Reform Waivers County Service Delivery Authority White Earth Human Services Delivery Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) Anyone who wishes to testify on the named topics, send an e-mail to christine.kiel@house.mn
Attachments:
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)
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(1/30/2012)

Health and Human Services Reform

1/31/2012
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 by 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30.
Bills Added:
HF1766 (Lohmer) - Child care assistance fund payments modified.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
2012 Capital Budget Request - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Judiciary Policy and Finance

1/31/2012
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing regarding the Office of the Legislative Auditor's Report of the Minnesota Judicial Branch Second District Michael Hassing, Audit Manager Sue Dosal, State Court Administrator Dawn Torgerson, SCAO Finance Director Diane Carlson, Deputy Second Judicial District Administrator
Attachments:
(1/25/2012)
(1/25/2012)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

1/31/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
All bills will be laid over for possible action in the future.
Bills Added:
HF1765 (Crawford) - Pine Technical College; entrepreneurship and technology business incubator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1804 (Murdock) - Wadena; community center and swimming pool funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1257 (Clark) - Nonprofit housing bonds issued for community land trusts.
HF1691 (Benson) - Stewartville; fire station expansion and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1745 (Poppe) - Hormel Institute funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1698 (Anzelc) - Itasca County; regional fire station funding provided to acquire land, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Completion of process relating to committee recommendation of Governor Dayton's capital budget recommendations. Please contact Abigail Johnson with any questions 651-296-5068
Bills Added:
HF1926 (Swedzinski) - Certification provided for good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients, voluntary certification fees authorized, rule provisions relating to animal feed modified, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
These bills were returned to the committee via rule 4.20.
Bills Added:
SF1268 (Anderson) - Loan transaction fees and charges authorized.
HF657 (Hoppe) - Event ticket practices regulated, and restrictive ticketing systems permitted.

Education Finance

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
SF247 (Hoppe) Public employees insurance program (PEIP) local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements; service cooperative health insurance refund regulation.

Education Reform

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
SF1213 (Kelly) - Adult education tracking system modified.
HF1870 (Petersen) - School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
Attachments:
(1/30/2012)
(1/30/2012)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of hearing bonding requests Annandale Tactical Training Center (HF293 - Urdahl) Ortonville Emergency Operations Center (HF788 - Falk) Hennepin County 911 Regional Communications Center Arrowhead Regional Correctional Center (HF1933 - Melin) Marshall Emergency Response and Industrial Training Center (HF 2016 - Swedzinski)

Rules and Legislative Administration

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Resolution on Per Diem Pay Personnel Report Calendar of the Day for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

State Government Finance

1/31/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation by Department of Administration on Report titled "Enterprise Data Analytics Master Contract Program" which includes updates on several RFPs issued from last session including tax compliance, state building efficiency, fleet management services, and strategic sourcing. HF673 (Banaian) Public value impact statements required for legislation. HF1288 (Loeffler) Phase 1 Capitol security and access improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 10:15 AM

Veterans Services Division

1/30/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
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.
HF1903 (Urdahl) - Honor guard stipends preference modified.
HF1819 (Dettmer) - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon civil immunity provided, and business discrimination provision modified.
HF1519 (Anderson) - Veteran license plate collection preserved, and distribution and sale of remaining discontinued veterans plates directed and use of revenue authorized.
HF1416 (Gruenhagen) - Military affairs; nonpublic employees reemployment rights protections extended.

Transportation Policy and Finance

1/30/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Public Safety presentation on federal funds request for 2012 Commercial Drivers License Program Improvement Grant. Department of Public Safety update on the Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS). Minnesota Department of Transportation presentation on November 2011 transportation funds forecast. Minnesota Department of Transportation Legislative report on Biennial Expenditures, Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Minnesota Department of Transportation presentation on Federal Funds Requests, 2012-2013. *Any portion of department presentations not covered in today's hearing will continue at a future hearing.
Bills Added:
HF730 (Mazorol) - Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act established, remedies of uninsured motorists limited, and amount of criminal fines increased.
HF1323 (Hoppe) - Online motor vehicle insurance verification system established, and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

1/30/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
A delete-everything amendment (containing language that was previously heard and passed by the Ways and Means committee as part of HF211) will be offered on SF149. It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4 p.m. Jan. 27.
Bills Added:
SF149 (Wardlow) - Conciliation court claims regulated, and court order appeals related to class actions permitted.
Attachments:
(1/25/2012)
(1/26/2012)
(1/25/2012)
(1/26/2012)

State Government Finance

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Note: HF545 was previously passed from this committee last year and was on the General Register. The bill was returned to this committee at end of session. There will be no public testimony on this bill today as it was heard last year in committee and will have vote taken to place this bill again on General Register. Additional presentations to the committee by Minnesota Management & Budget including: * Update on State Job Classifications Study Ann O'Brien- Assistant Commissioner, MMB Laurie Hansen- Director Human Resource Management, MMB *Update on Performance Appraisal System Report Ann O'Brien- Assistant Commissioner, MMB Jeanine Kuwik- Internal Control and Accountability Director * Executive Branch Total Compensation Report Ann O'Brien- Assistant Commissioner, MMB Chad Thuet- State Compensation Manager, MMB Charlie Bieleck- Director of Budget Planning, MMB ADDITION: MMB presentation/update on SEGIP -State Employee Group Insurance Program - Dependent Audit- Nathan Moracco- Director State Insurance Division
Bills Added:
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

1/26/2012
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Department of Corrections bonding requests. Department of Public Safety bonding request.
Bills Added:
HF1829 (Cornish) - County attorneys and assistant county attorneys authorized to carry firearms on duty under the terms of a permit to carry.
HF1879 (Cornish) - Enhanced penalties provided for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney.
Attachments:
(1/25/2012)
(1/25/2012)

Education Reform

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1770 (Kieffer) Teacher candidates required to pass basic skills exam. Minnesota State High School League update Introductions and update on Minnesota's No Child Left Behind waiver application by the Minnesota Department of Education
Bills Added:
HF1585 (Anderson) - Minnesota State High School League; time period reduced for good faith effort before interscholastic conference membership arrangement.
HF300 (Erickson) - Early childhood development screening notice modified.

Education Finance

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony on Early Childhood Education Scholarships Implementation Plan
Bills Added:
HF1828 (Anderson) - Early education scholarship funds required to be awarded to greater Minnesota.
Attachments:
(1/24/2012)
(1/24/2012)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

1/26/2012
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX DNR wolf hunting and trapping season bill HF1856 (Dill) providing for hunting and trapping wolves No formal action will be taken on either bill during this hearing. If you are interested in testifying, please contact committee administrator Amy Zipko at 651-296-1774 as soon as possible.
Attachments:
(1/25/2012)
(1/25/2012)

Civil Law

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF56 and HF1515 were previously approved by the committee. No new committee testimony will be taken on the bills. The companion to SF429, HF747, was also previously heard and approved by the committee. Committee discussion will be limited to the additional Senate file language on lines 1.11 and 1.12.
Bills Added:
HF56 (Dill) - Veteran waiver of immunity provided to sue the state of Minnesota as an employer in federal or other courts for violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
SF429 (Mazorol) - Attorney fee relation to damages awarded factor provided.
HF1515 (Holberg) - Late fee provisions modified, and provisions clarified relating to eviction from property subject to foreclosure.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX Swedzinski A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for voluntary certification of good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients. Consideration of Governor Dayton's capital budget recommendations.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
As testimony has already been heard on the companion House Files (see committee minutes from May 4, 2011), further testimony will be allowed as it pertains to the susbtantive differences and their effect on the Judicial branch. Testifying: Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice **UPDATE** SF 373 PASSED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER AS ORALLY AMENDED Amendment to A12-0561: Page 1, line 5, delete "(c) or (d)," and insert "(b)" Page 1, lines 7 and 8, reinstate stricken language and renumber clauses accordingly Page 2, delete lines 1 and 2 Page 2, line 3, delete "(c)" and insert "(b)" Page 2, line 7, delete "occurring or" SF 530 PASSED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER AS ORALLY AMENDED Amendment to SF 530, 1st eng.: Page 3, line 25, delete "2011" and insert "2012" Page 4, line 8, delete "2011" and insert "2012"
Bills Added:
SF373 (Wardlow) - Limitation period reduced for bringing certain actions.
SF530 (Mazorol) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.
Attachments:
(1/25/2012)
(1/25/2012)

Higher Education Policy and Finance

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introduction of recently appointed director of Office of Higher Education - Larry Pogemiller Office of Higher Education updates

Health and Human Services Finance

1/26/2012
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
November Forecast Details from Department of Human Service and Minnesota Management & Budget

Government Operations and Elections

1/26/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF389 (Beard) - Interim zoning provided, and municipal development land dedication and fees provided.
HF673 (Banaian) - Public value impact statements required for legislation.
HF1560 (Wardlow) - Office of Administrative Hearings disposition of contested case hearings provided.
HF1810 (Dill) - Lake Superior-Poplar River Water District established, funding provided for the construction of water facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(1/27/2012)
(1/27/2012)

Health and Human Services Finance

1/24/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Governor's 2012 Capital Budget Recommendations for Department of Human Services HFxxx (Howes) Capital Improvements; authorizing Hennepin County to construct center for providing mental health services to children; appropriating money to construct a new Washburn Center for Children; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Health and Human Services Reform

1/24/2012
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on provider peer grouping Commissioner Edward P. Ehlinger, M.D., M.S.P.H. Diane Rydrych, Director, Division of Health Policy Stefan Gildemeister, State Health Economist Mark Sonneborn, vice president of Information Services, MN Hospital Association Mary Krinkie, vice president of government relations, MN Hospital Association David Renner, director of state and federal legislation, MN Medical Association

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

1/24/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1766 (Lohmer) - pending rereferral - Child care assistance fund payments modified. Please contact Bethany Aronhalt (651-296-5322) if you wish to testify

Education Finance

1/24/2012
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1860 (Woodard) Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.

Veterans Services Division

12/19/2011
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
1. Review of suicide rates in Minnesota National Guard CORE program 2. Review of special audit of Minneapolis Veterans Home
Attachments:
(12/16/2011)
(12/16/2011)
(12/16/2011)
(12/16/2011)

State Government Finance

12/6/2011
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Update on local government redesign innovation efforts during the interim. Introduction/overview by Rep. Carol McFarlane and Rep. Diane Loeffler Others testifying will be: Jeff Sparks, Executive Director, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Bob Meeks, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Assc. (MSBA) Jim Miller, Executive Director, League of Minnesota Cities Peter Hutchinson, representing the Bush Foundation and Beyond the Bottom Line Foundation Carleen Rhodes, President and CEO of the Minnesota Community Foundation and the Saint Paul Foundation Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Project Manager, Local government Redesign and Innovation Reflections from attendees of regional meetings: Kevin Donovan, Mahtomedi School Board member and MSBA Board of Directors Marian Clennon, Austin City Council Tony Murphy, County Administrator, Beltrami County • Update on SWIFT accounting system , Lori Mo, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget • Update on SEGIP Dependent Eligibility Audit - as passed in Special Session 2011 SF12 - Nathan Moracco, Director of the Employee Insurance Division, Minnesota Management and Budget • Update from MMB on status of Pay for Performance Bonds program as passed in special session SF12 – Jim Schowalter, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget. Also asking to testify on this issue: Staci Becker, Consultant, Invest in Outcomes. Brian Paulson, director of Innovation Strategies, Greater Twin Cities United Way. • Update on tax analytics/tax compliance issues. Dan Ostdiek, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Revenue Terri Steenblock, Assistant Commissioner for Income Taxes, Minnesota Department of Revenue Matt Massman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Attachments:
(12/8/2011)
(12/8/2011)
(12/8/2011)
(12/8/2011)
(12/8/2011)
(12/8/2011)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

11/21/2011
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Commerce Chair: Joe Hoppe Monday, November 21, 2011 10:00 AM I. Call to Order. II. Roll Call. III. Discussion on the Executive Order Calling For Child Care Provider Union Election If you would like to testify, please contact Stephen Rubis at stephen.rubis@house.mn or (651) 296-5994.

Health and Human Services Finance

11/21/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Managed Care Competitive Bid Update Update from DHS on the RFP Process Update on Moving People into Managed Care Update on Waiver Request Process Update on the Implementation of the Defined Contribution Hennepin County Health Demo Insurance Exchange Task Force Update
Attachments:
(11/21/2011)
(11/21/2011)
(11/21/2011)
(11/21/2011)
(11/21/2011)
(11/21/2011)

Property and Local Tax Division

11/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview and Background of Special Taxing Districts

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

11/3/2011
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Department of Corrections parole process

Education Finance

11/2/2011
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota’s application for No Child Left Behind waiver Invited testimony only.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

10/24/2011
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Presentation by House Research on the unionization of private home daycare providers. Public testimony. Equal time will be given for each side. Please limit testimony to 2 minutes per testifier. Written testimony will be accepted. If you would like to testify, please contact Dan Dwight at Daniel.Dwight@house.mn

Health and Human Services Reform

10/24/2011
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Agenda for informational hearing: Presentation by House Research on the unionization of private home daycare providers. Public testimony on the unionization of private home daycare providers. Equal time will be given for each side. Please limit testimony to 2 minutes per testifier. Written testimony will be accepted. If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn

Rules and Legislative Administration

7/19/2011
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Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Appointments, Change in Status, and Terminations Reports Resolution on Compensatory Time

Rules and Legislative Administration

6/21/2011
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Resolution on Temporary Funding of Core Functions Litigation Resolution on Expense Reimbursement Resolution on Tuition Reimbursement Resolution on Deferred Compensation Suspension Resolution on Postage

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/23/2011
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 23.
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee will reconvene to add bills to the Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 23, 2011.

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/22/2011
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Meeting at 3:30 PM
Agenda:
Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Sunday, May 22. Senate Concurrent Resolution 8; relating to adjournment of the Senate and House of Representatives until 2012.
Bills Added:
SF1234 (Mazorol) - State funds depositories regulated, certificates issued to business entities simplified, contracts entered into by nonprofit corporations governing provisions modified, effective date of resignations of agents modified, notice provided to organizations revised, alternate name use allowed, business entities redefined, and issuance of certificates eliminated to business trusts and municipal power agencies.

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/21/2011
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Taxes

5/21/2011
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Rules and Legislative Administration

5/20/2011
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 20

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/18/2011
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 19. *** Bills that come before this committee have usually been heard in various policy and finance committees. It is the general practice of the House Rules & Legislative Administration Committee that public testimony on bills not be taken. ***
Bills Added:
SF1308 (Gottwalt) - Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Ways and Means

5/18/2011
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Meeting at 7:00 AM
Agenda:
The language of HF 1001 First Engrossment will be offered as a delete everything amendment to SF 680. Budget Resolution Amendment Amendments should be submitted as soon as possible to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF959 (Howes) - Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, federal disaster assistance match funding provided, bonds issued, bond sale schedule provided, and money appropriated.
HF1024 (Stensrud) - Deputy commissioner numbers reduced and assistant commissioner position eliminated in the unclassified service.
HF1104 (Howes) - Appropriations canceled, and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced.
HF1232 (Howes) - Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project terms and conditions modified, appropriations canceled and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced, and general fund debt service savings required.
SF680 (Woodard) - "Criminal act" definition expanded in the racketeering crime.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Finance

5/17/2011
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on the CHOICE waiver Informational hearing regarding hospital earnings No bills will be added to the agenda
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
SF760 (Hann) Omnibus health and human services finance bill. The Conference Committee will be closing the bill at this meeting

Government Operations and Elections

5/17/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Confirmation hearings for the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: Deanna Wiener- Term expiring January 5, 2015 Andrew Luger- Term expiring January 5, 2015

Government Operations and Elections

5/16/2011
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1647 (Lanning) 2011 Omnibus Retirement Bill
Attachments:
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Ways and Means

5/16/2011
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
SF346/HF554 the language of HF554 (Johnson) will be offered as a delete-everything amendment to SF346. Amendments should be submitted by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14 to alex.smith@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF211 (Wardlow) - Liability limits modified for tort claims against the state and political subdivisions, conciliation court claims regulated, class action orders right of appeal provided, statute of limitations on claims modified, prejudgment interest modified, attorney fees regulated, and sex trafficking violations cause of action provided.
HF637 (Drazkowski) - Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutes exemption modified.
HF705 (Crawford) - Audit requirements delayed for new first class cities, publication and reporting requirements eliminated, surplus law library fund use provided, county clerk hiring requirements repealed, seed and feed loan provisions repealed, and Ramsey County Community Corrections Department duties provided.
HF1025 (Beard) - Energy rates, conservation and savings programs, utility cost recovery and investments, qualifying facilities and non-generating utilities, rate impacts, large energy customers, cold weather notices, hydropower, transmission lines, Public Utilities Commission approval for utilities' security issuance, Energy Reliability and Intervention Office establishement, the Energy Conservation Information Center and residential weatherization programs, Melrose Public Utilities Commission membership provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF1068 (Beard) - Transportation and public safety policies governing provisions provided including data practices, bicycles and bikeways and highways and bridges, transportation construction contracts, motor vehicles, traffic regulations, driver licensing and training, alternative financing for transportation projects, railroads, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and agency reporting; fees and an account established; pilot program expanded; seaplane base variance provided; provisions repealed; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
HF1423 (Gottwalt) - Adoption assistance reform, child protection, child support, and technical and conforming amendments provided.
HF191 (Downey) - Information technology and telecommunications technology services consolidated, advisory committee established, duties transferred, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1261 (Holberg) - Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditure additional financing provided, and certain obligations issued.
HF1611 (Hamilton) - Agriculture programs, requirements, fees, and duties changed.
Attachments:
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Rules and Legislative Administration

5/16/2011
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Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 17 HF650; Wavier of deadline

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/13/2011
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Saturday, May 14

Ways and Means

5/13/2011
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Amendments should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF104 (Smith) - Department of Corrections and Department of Revenue claim settlements provided, and money appropriated.
HF556 (Smith) - Juvenile prostitutes in need of protection or services provisions amended, sexually exploited youth defined, prostitution crime penalty assessments increased, and distribution of the assessment amended; prostitution laws provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified; and money appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to develop a statewide victim services model.
HF988 (Smith) - Public defender representation provision modified.
HF1068 (Beard) - Transportation and public safety policies governing provisions provided including data practices, bicycles and bikeways and highways and bridges, transportation construction contracts, motor vehicles, traffic regulations, driver licensing and training, alternative financing for transportation projects, railroads, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and agency reporting; fees and an account established; pilot program expanded; seaplane base variance provided; provisions repealed; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
HF211 (Wardlow) - Liability limits modified for tort claims against the state and political subdivisions, conciliation court claims regulated, class action orders right of appeal provided, statute of limitations on claims modified, prejudgment interest modified, attorney fees regulated, and sex trafficking violations cause of action provided.
HF250 (Anderson) - Claims against the state provisions changed and updated.
Attachments:
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