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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Government Operations and Elections

5/12/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1474 will be an Informational Hearing Only
Bills Added:
HF1474 (Anderson) - Judicial election districts created, mandatory judge retirement date amended, optional retirement dates created, and partial forfeiture of annuity imposed if elected retirement date results in governor appointment.
HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/12/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for Friday, May 13 End of Session Resolutions

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 12 HF1426 waiver of deadlines

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

5/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1637 and HF343 will be acted upon but not passed out of committee. HF610 is an informational hearing.
Bills Added:
HF1637 (Daudt) - Transaction agents required to disclose information on lenders for residential mortgage loans, and additional data required in foreclosure notices.
HF343 (Atkins) - Money transmitters regulated, and cooperation required in combating fraud.
HF997 (Westrom) - State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, and fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies.
HF610 (Hilty) - Transportation funding provided through new regulations governing checkbook money created by state-chartered banks, and penalty provided.
HF1692 (Hoppe) - Telecommunications regulations streamlined, and civil penalties, rate regulation, regulatory requirements, and technical provisions modified and updated.
Attachments:
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Ways and Means

5/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
Amendments should be submitted by 10 a.m. Wednesday to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF611 (Gunther) - Small business loan guarantee program created.
HF808 (Anderson) - Anatomical gift $2 donation provided for public information and education, anatomical gift account created, and money appropriated.
HF1088 (Drazkowski) - State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.
HF1270 (McDonald) - E-charging expanded to include citations, juvenile adjudication, and implied test refusal or failure.
HF1170 (Gunther) - Worker classification regulation, penalties, and fees modified.
HF1396 (Gunther) - Unemployment insurance and workforce development provisions modified.
HF1061 (Urdahl) - Legacy bill; outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funding provided, provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF1023 (Smith) - Courts and common interest ownership provisions modified.
HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Attachments:
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

5/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing only
Bills Added:
HF255 (Anderson) - Raw milk access; direct farm-to-consumer sales and delivery authorized.
HF1157 (Anderson) - Public Utilities Commission required to submit proposed legislation establishing protocol for investigating complaints of stray voltage on dairy and livestock operations, and task force created.
HF1511 (Anderson) - Direct farm-to-consumer sales and delivery permitted.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

5/10/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of the Grape Growers/Wineries in Minnesota - informational only

Capital Investment

5/10/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF959 (Howes) - Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, federal disaster assistance match funding provided, bonds issued, bond sale schedule provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Redistricting

5/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1426 (Anderson) - Congressional districting plan for use in 2012 and thereafter adopted, and districting principles adopted for legislative and congressional districts.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

5/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational Hearing Only
Bills Added:
HF1666 (Beard) - Retention elections for judges proposed, judicial performance evaluation commission created, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Taxes

5/10/2011
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Rules and Legislative Administration

5/9/2011
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 10

Ways and Means

5/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:20 PM
Agenda:
Amendments to bills should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 11 a.m.. Monday, May 9. Questions can be addressed to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
HF984 (Hackbarth) - Game and fish; aquaculture provisions modified; compensation and assistance provisions for crop damage by elk modified; fish and wildlife management plan requirements modified; taking, possessing, and transporting wild animal provisions modified; acquisition procedures modified; penalty and license provisions modified; Board of Water and Soil Resources duties modified; and landowner liability for state walk-in access program limited.
HF1362 (Kieffer) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, and duties, benefits, and requirements changed, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
SF67 (Nornes) - Waterfront structure transportation on trunk highways authorized with annual special permits.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

5/6/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1219 (Davids) Omnibus Tax Policy Bill This will be a walkthrough only.
Bills Added:
HF1601 (O'Driscoll) - Sauk Rapids; inclusion of parcels in a tax increment financing district authorized.
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF577/SF1047* (Lanning/Parry) Omnibus state government finance bill. The conference committee will address provisions with substantive differences. Please see the attached document, "Language Comparison - Provisions with Substantive Differences." If you wish to testify on relevant provisions, please notify committee staff.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
HF1633 (Norton) - Gross profit use clarified.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

5/6/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF1607 (Woodard) - State Patrol authorized to provide security and protection to certain government officials, and Capitol complex security committee established.
HF1643 (Mazorol) - Certificates issued to business entities simplified, effective date of agent resignations modified, notice provided to organizations revised, alternative names allowed, business entities redefined, certificates to business trusts and municipal power agencies eliminated, and an inadvertent error corrected regarding nonprofit directors' conflicts of interest.
HF1645 (Loeffler) - Hennepin County Soil and Water Conservation district terminated and duties transferred.
SF1135 (Gottwalt) - Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force extended.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

5/6/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1428 (Westrom) - Emily's Law established, and age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses lowered.

Taxes

5/6/2011
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

5/5/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills Not Listed in Order of Agenda HF868, HF1343, HF1532 are bills previously laid over and may be acted upon. Other bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF6 (Cornish) - Convicted sex offender indeterminate sentencing provided.
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.
HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
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.
HF1001 (Woodard) - "Criminal act" definition expanded in the racketeering crime.
HF1423 (Gottwalt) - Adoption assistance reform, child protection, child support, and technical and conforming amendments provided.
HF868 (Shimanski) - Conciliation court civil claim limit increased.
HF1343 (Dettmer) - Immunity provided in cases involving the use of school facilities for recreational activities.
HF1532 (Simon) - Secretary of state duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

5/5/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
continue discussion on Legacy bill.
Bills Added:
HF1061 (Urdahl) - Legacy bill; outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funding provided, provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF1303 (Garofalo) - Revenue-based filing fee gradually adjusted beginning in fiscal year 2014.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

5/5/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Note: HF418 was previously heard in committee and laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus state government finance bill. It will be motioned to Ways and Means Committee during this hearing. Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1485 (Lanning) - New National Football League stadium provided for in Minnesota; Minnesota Stadium Authority established; and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission abolished; local tax revenue use, electronic pull-tab games, electronic linked bingo games, and sports-themed tipboard games provided for; conditional imposition of taxes and revenue collection provided for; lawful gambling tax rates modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1633 (Norton) - Gross profit use clarified.
HF418 (Downey) - Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; benchmarking study required on centralizing accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions in the Department of Administration; and report on improvement initiatives required.
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF42 (Davids/Ortman) Omnibus tax bill. Discussion and testimony on Local Option Sales Tax provisions

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

5/5/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
If needed for HF1611 HF1634 - Informational hearing only
Bills Added:
HF1634 (Hamilton) - Food law enforcement provided, technical and conforming changes made, obsolete provisions repealed, and penalties imposed.
HF1611 (Hamilton) - Agriculture programs, requirements, fees, and duties changed.

Government Operations and Elections

5/5/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note the room change
Bills Added:
HF1607 (Woodard) - State Patrol authorized to provide security and protection to certain government officials, and Capitol complex security committee established.
HF1523 (Holberg) - Zoning for residential property used as vacation rental provided.
HF1358 (Kahn) - Neighborhood revitalization program termination and transition activities in a city of the first class provided.
HF1645 (Loeffler) - Hennepin County Soil and Water Conservation district terminated and duties transferred.
HF1643 (Mazorol) - Certificates issued to business entities simplified, effective date of agent resignations modified, notice provided to organizations revised, alternative names allowed, business entities redefined, certificates to business trusts and municipal power agencies eliminated, and an inadvertent error corrected regarding nonprofit directors' conflicts of interest.
SF1135 (Gottwalt) - Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force extended.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

5/5/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1352 (Gunther) - State Lottery authorized to establish gaming machines, gaming machine revenue tax imposed, powers and duties provided to the director, and a Minnesota future fund and an industry improvement fund established.
Meeting at 8:30 AM

Rules and Legislative Administration

5/5/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 6

Property and Local Tax Division

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF902 (Dill) Homestead resort ownership requirements modified. HF1436 (Loon) Income-producing property valuation provisions modified. HF852 (Hornstein) City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board joint dedication fee changed. HF1164 (Murdock) JOBZ provisions modified.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF770 and HF654 added as postponed business from the May 3 hearing. Other Bills May Be Added
Bills Added:
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.
HF1467 (Cornish) - Firearms; public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited; Minnesota's self-defense and defense of home laws clarified, codified, and extended; common law duty to retreat eliminated; self-defense dwelling boundaries expanded; dwelling or occupied vehicle entrance by stealth or force presumption created; rights available extended to defense against unlawful entry of an occupied vehicle; and other states' permits to carry a pistol within and under the laws of Minnesota recognition provided.
HF770 (Mazorol) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.
HF654 (Wardlow) - Limitation period reduced for bringing certain actions.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF902 (Dill) Homestead resort ownership requirements modified.
Bills Added:
HF743 (Loon) - Cigarette definition modified, study proposed, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1219 (Davids) - Omnibus technical tax bill.
HF1316 (Davids) - Income, withholding, estate, property, sales and use, mortgage registry, lodging, and other various taxes and tax-related provisions policy, technical, administrative, and clarifying changes made; and aids and delinquent tax liabilities provisions changes made.
HF794 (Davids) - Improvement bonds authorized with certain terms and conditions; definitions modified; and clarifying, technical, and other changes made relating to the issuance of municipal bonds.
HF1531 (Mazorol) - Sales and use taxation exemption provided for qualified data centers.
HF1436 (Loon) - Income-producing property valuation provisions modified.
HF1261 (Holberg) - Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditure additional financing provided, and certain obligations issued.
HF852 (Hornstein) - City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board joint dedication fee changed.
HF429 (Dettmer) - Anoka County; countywide public safety improvement finance cost authority expanded.
HF1573 (Hortman) - Courts authorized to construe will and trust provisions, Uniform Disclaimer or Property Interests Act updated and revised, receivership provisions changed, assignments provided for the benefit of creditors, conforming amendments made, and statutory sections renumbered.
HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
HF1164 (Murdock) - JOBZ provisions modified.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1506 (Banaian) - Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
HF1579 (McFarlane) - Counties given authority to provide for general welfare, and alternative service delivery pilot program for waivers established.
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

5/4/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1061 (Urdahl) - Legacy bill; outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funding provided, provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF1303 (Garofalo) - Revenue-based filing fee gradually adjusted beginning in fiscal year 2014.
Attachments:
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Will continue with overview of HF1611 If time, will take up HF1098
Bills Added:
HF1098 (Mullery) - Seized animal disposition requirements changed, and penalty imposed.
HF1611 (Hamilton) - Agriculture programs, requirements, fees, and duties changed.
Attachments:
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.
HF1067 (Nelson) - Rail bank property prohibited activities provisions modified, and misdemeanor penalty imposed.
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
SF958 (Cornish/Limmer) Omnibus judiciary and public safety finance bill

Civil Law

5/4/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1532 (Simon) Secretary of state duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required. *HF1532 will be heard on an informational basis.
Bills Added:
HF1130 (Nornes) - Student record and data use provided for.
HF1220 (Wardlow) - Legislative enactments; erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete reference corrections made; redundant, conflicting, and superseded provisions removed; and miscellaneous corrections made to laws, statutes, and rules.
SF137 (Wardlow) - Deeds clarified to correct title and certain acknowledgments, powers of court clarified with respect to a probate provision, cancellation of residential purchase agreements provided, redemption period clarified for foreclosure of certain mortgages, and effective date clarified for child support judgments.
SF194 (Mazorol) - Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 amendments enacted by the adoption of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and conforming changes made.
HF1443 (Scott) - Foreclosure provisions for residential tenants application clarified.
HF1254 (Bills) - Residential property rights expanded and defined, and association lien provisions of the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act modified.
Attachments:
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Taxes

5/4/2011
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Capital Investment

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF959 (Howes) - Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, federal disaster assistance match funding provided, bonds issued, bond sale schedule provided, and money appropriated.
HF1125 (Howes) - Coon Rapids Dam renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1395 (Loon) - Uninsured and underinsured coverages, medical benefits, arbitration, and marketing practices regulated; and automobile medical fraud reduced.
HF1493 (Cornish) - Distilled spirits primary source law created.
HF1394 (Hoppe) - Continuing education and prelicensing requirements, insurance coverages, nonadmitted insurers, insolvencies, adjusters, and appraisers regulated.

Ways and Means

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 PM
Agenda:
With the exception of HF1612, the other bills on the agenda have been heard in policy and/or finance committees. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. Testimony will be taken on HF1612. Please contact the Ways and Means Committee Legislative Assistant, Alex Smith at alex.smith@house.mn or at 651-296-3889 if you would like to testify on HF1612. The HF1381 Pre-Engrossment is a working draft of the bill that will be heard in Committee. Any amendments to the bills on the agenda should be submitted as soon as possible to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF1598 (Drazkowski) - Three-fifths vote required to enact a law imposing or increasing certain taxes, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1597 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1613 (Gottwalt) - Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1381 (Erickson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, student transportation, and early childhood education.
HF1097 (McNamara) - Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
HF1162 (Ward) - Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.
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Rules and Legislative Administration

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 5 House Legal Fees HF 1425; Wavier of deadline

Health and Human Services Reform

5/4/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. We will be placing a 25 minute time limit for each bill. The 25 minutes includes both the presentation and testimony (both for and against). If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF834 (Hoppe) - Public employee insurance program administrated by Minnesota Management and Budget for local government employees changes made, and program required to pay taxes and assessments on the same basis as private sector health insurers.
HF614 (Kelly) - Dental laboratories regulated, and money appropriated.
HF1391 (Downey) - State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.
HF371 (Hoppe) - Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Omnibus environment policy bill. The DE amendment to HF1097 will be available Monday morning (4/2/11).
Bills Added:
HF1097 (McNamara) - Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

5/3/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not listed in order of agenda Other bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF264 (Urdahl) - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act; actions against persons for weight gain as a result of food consumption prohibited.
HF770 (Mazorol) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.
HF1270 (McDonald) - E-charging expanded to include citations, juvenile adjudication, and implied test refusal or failure.
HF1343 (Dettmer) - Immunity provided in cases involving the use of school facilities for recreational activities.
HF1408 (Sanders) - Vacancies in nomination procedures and requirements changed.
HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
HF1500 (Anderson) - Chemical and mental health services changes made, and rate reforms made.
HF1532 (Simon) - Secretary of state duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required.
HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.
HF654 (Wardlow) - Limitation period reduced for bringing certain actions.
Attachments:
(5/2/2011)
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State Government Finance

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF577/SF1047* (Lanning/Parry) Omnibus state government finance bill
Attachments:
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF1360 (Torkelson) - Environmental Quality Board modified and duties eliminated and reassigned.
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
HF1362 (Kieffer) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, and duties, benefits, and requirements changed, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF42 (Davids/Ortman) Tax Omnibus Bill Discussion of Local Aids & Credits and Mining provisions

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1611 (Hamilton) - Agriculture programs, requirements, fees, and duties changed.

Education Finance

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1381 (Erickson) Omnibus education policy bill
Bills Added:
HF1176 (McFarlane) - Alternative facility revenue uses modified.
HF1179 (McFarlane) - Pupil transportation provisions modified, Department of Education's role clarified in maintaining training programs, lift bus use included in the category or revenue authorized for reimbursement, and actual contracted transportation costs included as a method for allocating pupil transportation costs.
HF945 (Petersen) - Teacher and principal evaluations and tenure modified.
HF392 (Howes) - School bus safety and standards provisions modified.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

5/3/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1032 (Torkelson) - Prevailing hours of labor requirements modified.
HF1476 (Scott) - Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF859 (Atkins) - Auto insurers required to inform insureds of the right to select any rental vehicle, and advisory required.
HF1420 (Sanders) - Residential contractors' provision of goods and services regulated, and enforcement provided.
HF1394 (Hoppe) - Continuing education and prelicensing requirements, insurance coverages, nonadmitted insurers, insolvencies, adjusters, and appraisers regulated.

Health and Human Services Reform

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1579 will be informational only. Additional bills may be added. We will be placing a 30 minute time limit for each bill. The 30 minutes includes both the presentation and testimony (both for and against). If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF1018 (Zellers) - Hospital moratorium exception provided.
HF1579 (McFarlane) - Counties given authority to provide for general welfare, and alternative service delivery pilot program for waivers established.
HF637 (Drazkowski) - Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutes exemption modified.
Attachments:
(5/2/2011)
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Legacy Funding Division

5/3/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on HFXXXX (Urdahl) a bill for an act relating to arts, history, and cultural heritage; appropriating money from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Bills Added:
HF957 (Westrom) - Wastewater capital grant program beneficial use modified to include use of storm water.

Redistricting

5/3/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1425 (Anderson) - Legislative districting plan for use in 2012 and thereafter adopted.
Attachments:
(5/2/2011)
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Ways and Means

5/2/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF210/SF509 (Kiffmeyer) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed, electronic polling place roster standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated. The language of the HF210 will be offered as a delete everything amendment to SF509. The HF 210 Pre-Engrossment is an unofficial draft of that language. Bills on the agenda have been heard in various policy and finance committees. It is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. Questions can be addressed to alex.smith@house.mn. Amendments should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF4 (Downey) - State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.
HF66 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund repealed.
HF873 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
HF874 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
HF1230 (Fabian) - State land disposition of receipts modified; state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas added to and deleted from; Mississippi River management plan modified; and public and private sales and conveyances authorized for certain state lands.
HF1234 (Downey) - Commissioner of administration required to issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract for strategic sourcing consulting services, and money appropriated.
HF632 (Howes) - Maintenance plumbers licensed, and fees modified.
Attachments:
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Civil Law

5/2/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
**If you would like to testify in support of, or opposition to, this bill please notify the committee administrator or committee legislative assistant. The amount of time for individual testifiers will be limited based on the number of people interested in testifying.
Bills Added:
HF1613 (Gottwalt) - Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Transportation Policy and Finance

5/2/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1283 (Hackbarth) - Recreational vehicle operating provisions and definitions modified, dual registration of motorcycles provided, nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required, watercraft titling requirements modified, and special vehicle use on roadways modified.
SF67 (Nornes) - Waterfront structure transportation on trunk highways authorized with annual special permits.
HF232 (Kriesel) - Gold star license plates eligibility expanded to surviving legal guardians, children, and siblings; motor vehicle fees regulated; Department of Veterans Affairs and veteran homes regulated; and driver and vehicle services technology account made permanent.
SF478 (Shimanski) - Disability motorcycle plate provided.
HF1036 (Sanders) - State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.
HF977 (Cornish) - State Patrol prohibited from closing or consolidating dispatch centers.
Attachments:
(5/2/2011)
(5/2/2011)

Taxes

5/2/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3

Rules and Legislative Administration

4/29/2011
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 2 Resolution on House Rules 1.21 and 1.22

State Government Finance

4/29/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1579 (McFarlane) - Counties given authority to provide for general welfare, and alternative service delivery pilot program for waivers established.
HF1332 (Hansen) - Legislative auditor governing provisions modified.
HF182 (Beard) - State and local water management study required.
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

4/29/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF122 (Davids) - Dental provider contracts and provider audits regulated.
HF1397 (Gruenhagen) - Group Insurance Portability Act enacted; state law conformed on continuation employers group health coverage to the federal COBRA law, and access provided to a GAP policy as an alternative.
HF1302 (Kahn) - International model code incorporation provided.
HF1471 (Hortman) - Electronic device recycling requirements modified.

Government Operations and Elections

4/29/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1597 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1544 (Kiel) - Marshall, Freeborn, and Mower Counties; process provided for making county offices appointive.
HF1097 (McNamara) - Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
HF1532 (Simon) - Secretary of state duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

4/29/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of the Thursday agenda. Bills may not be heard in the order listed. If all bills on schedule are not heard by 11:45, the committee will recess for 15 minutes and move to Room 200 to continue the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
HF229 (Downey) - Child certified as an adult detainment in a juvenile facility provided pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, and judges authorized to prohibit juvenile sex offenders from residing near their victims.
HF1468 (LeMieur) - Forfeited firearm sale by law enforcement agencies authorized to federally licensed firearms dealers.
HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
HF1214 (Hortman) - Child passenger restraint system provisions modified.
HF615 (Buesgens) - Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.
HF738 (Cornish) - Public notice provided for the release hearing for killers of peace officers, and harassment restraining order provisions modified.
HF642 (Slocum) - Child certified as an adult provided to be detained in a juvenile facility prior to trial and verdict.
Attachments:
(4/28/2011)
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of the Friday morning agenda, if necessary.

Transportation Policy and Finance

4/29/2011
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1310 will be a vehicle bill for a MnDOT and DPS policy and housekeeping bill. HF1068 will be the vehicle for an omnibus transportation policy bill and will also carry executive branch initiatives.
Bills Added:
HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
HF1088 (Drazkowski) - State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.
HF1345 (Champion) - Highway construction projects contract bid preference provisions modified.
HF1333 (Nelson) - Construction manager contracting authority and related regulations provided for, and legislative report on contracting required.
HF1310 (Shimanski) - Transportation policy governing provisions provided, including traffic regulations, bikeways, motor vehicle requirements, vehicle registration and license plates, driver's license fee payments, alternative financing for transportation projects, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and rail programs; misdemeanor penalty imposed; fees established; provisions repealed; and technical changes made.
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.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

4/28/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added
Bills Added:
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.
HF1012 (McNamara) - Waterfowl habitat improvement account disposition provided.
HF1011 (McNamara) - Trout and salmon management account disposition provided.
HF1440 (Beard) - Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
HF1088 (Drazkowski) - State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.
HF1283 (Hackbarth) - Recreational vehicle operating provisions and definitions modified, dual registration of motorcycles provided, nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required, watercraft titling requirements modified, and special vehicle use on roadways modified.
Attachments:
(4/27/2011)
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not listed In order of agenda Other bills may be added as referred from other committees
Bills Added:
HF6 (Cornish) - Convicted sex offender indeterminate sentencing provided.
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.
HF1023 (Smith) - Courts and common interest ownership provisions modified.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF42 (Davids/Ortman) Omnibus Tax Bill HF42 and Minnesota Tax Competitiveness
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Note: More bills may be added. HF1331 and HF1506 will be heard pending previous committee approval by government operations committee HF174 was previously heard in committee and laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus state government finance bill. It will be motioned to the House Ways and Means Committee during this hearing.
Bills Added:
HF554 (Johnson) - Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date changed.
HF1411 (Kahn) - Geospatial advisory council provisions changed and expiration date extended.
HF1331 (Benson) - State agencies required to enter into contracts to provide consulting services for improvements to state-operated systems and services.
HF1376 (Leidiger) - E-Verify use required by state contractors.
HF1506 (Banaian) - Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.
HF1121 (Hamilton) - Pesticide application regulating authority clarified.
HF1572 (Torkelson) - Pasture exemption from feedlot requirements modified.
HF1122 (Anderson) - Pesticide application regulating authority clarified.
HF1509 (Torkelson) - Clean Water Partnership Law modified.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

4/28/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Wednesday's agenda will resume Thursday morning with HF358. Public testimony portion of the hearing has concluded. Bills may be added to the agenda. Bills may not be heard in the order listed.
Bills Added:
HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
HF965 (Kahn) - Anatomical gift donor document types expanded.
HF1467 (Cornish) - Firearms; public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited; Minnesota's self-defense and defense of home laws clarified, codified, and extended; common law duty to retreat eliminated; self-defense dwelling boundaries expanded; dwelling or occupied vehicle entrance by stealth or force presumption created; rights available extended to defense against unlawful entry of an occupied vehicle; and other states' permits to carry a pistol within and under the laws of Minnesota recognition provided.
HF1468 (LeMieur) - Forfeited firearm sale by law enforcement agencies authorized to federally licensed firearms dealers.
HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
HF1214 (Hortman) - Child passenger restraint system provisions modified.
HF615 (Buesgens) - Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.
HF229 (Downey) - Child certified as an adult detainment in a juvenile facility provided pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, and judges authorized to prohibit juvenile sex offenders from residing near their victims.
HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.

Government Operations and Elections

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
If necessary the committee will recess for session and reconvene in Room 200 after session adjourns
Bills Added:
HF233 (Sanders) - Department of Human Services required to issue a request for proposals for a Medicaid fraud detection and business intelligence contract.
HF1391 (Downey) - State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.
HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
HF1360 (Torkelson) - Environmental Quality Board modified and duties eliminated and reassigned.
HF1238 (Fabian) - Local ordinance requirements modified, and subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extended.
HF182 (Beard) - State and local water management study required.
HF997 (Westrom) - State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, and fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies.
HF1577 (Cornish) - Sex offender policy task force established.
HF1359 (Barrett) - State controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy authority modified to regulate controlled substances, and electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed.
HF1545 (McNamara) - Energy Reliability and Intervention Office established within Department of Commerce to replace Energy Issues Intervention Office and energy reliability administrator, and conforming changes made.

Civil Law

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
*HFs 601, 1060, 1130, 1370, 1466 and 1533 were heard in the Data Practices Subcommittee on 4/26 and referred to Civil Law. No additional public testimony will be taken on these bills. *Testimony on HF210 will be limited only to the portions relevant to Civil Law.
Bills Added:
HF1466 (Scott) - Data practices technical changes made.
HF1370 (Paymar) - Law enforcement data sharing permitted.
HF1130 (Nornes) - Student record and data use provided for.
HF1060 (Beard) - "Personnel data" definition modified; data obtained for design-build transportation projects, adopt-a-highway program related data, and mileage-based road users data classified; and traffic accident related data provisions modified.
HF1533 (Peppin) - Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board procedures and requirements changed.
HF601 (Holberg) - Optional disclosure of public appraisals provided by a government entity.
HF210 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed and standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.

Education Reform

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1381 will become the omnibus education policy bill. The agenda will be mark-up and passage of the omnibus.
Bills Added:
HF1381 (Erickson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, student transportation, and early childhood education.
Attachments:
(4/26/2011)
(4/26/2011)

Health and Human Services Reform

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on Vaccine Safety: New Considerations, Concerns and Insights. Presentation by Dr. Theresa Deisher. Presentation on vaccines by Kristen R. Ehresmann, R.N., M.P.H., Division Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control; Brian Van Ness, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, Director, Division of Medical Genomics, Institute of Human Genetics; Perry B. Hackett, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development Diane Peterson, Associate Director, Immunization Action Coalition
Bills Added:
HF1584 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided for.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

4/28/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF844 (McFarlane) - Public library representative provided for the Governor's Workforce Development Council.
HF1164 (Murdock) - JOBZ provisions modified.
HF1448 (McFarlane) - Criminal history reliance modified for employment requirements.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

4/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:15 PM
Bills Added:
HF611 (Gunther) - Small business loan guarantee program created.
HF1384 (Davids) - Charitable or religious organization transfers excluded from the fraudulent transfers act.
HF371 (Hoppe) - Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
HF834 (Hoppe) - Public employee insurance program administrated by Minnesota Management and Budget for local government employees changes made, and program required to pay taxes and assessments on the same basis as private sector health insurers.
HF1326 (Atkins) - Microdistillery and brewer taproom licenses provided for; temporary and on-sale municipal licenses authorized; technical, clarifying, and other changes made to license provisions; on-sale and off-sales licenses authorized by White Bear Township; off-sale licenses authorized by the City of Rochester; and legislative review of community baseball alcohol issues provided.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

4/27/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1214 (Hortman) has been moved to Thursday's agenda. HF229 (Downey) has been moved to Thursday's agenda.
Bills Added:
HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
HF1289 (Mack) - Buses provisions modified authorizing the use of highway shoulders.
HF1577 (Cornish) - Sex offender policy task force established.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
The committee will resume Wednesday's agenda at Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting.

Taxes

4/27/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3

State Government Finance

4/27/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
2011 Tax Incidence Study Presentation - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue; John Spry, Professor, University of St. Thomas
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Note: Some of the bills being heard today were previously heard in committee and laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus state government finance bill. The following bills will be motioned to Ways and Means Committee during this hearing: HF2, HF384, HF 886, HF1063, and HF1024.
Bills Added:
HF1036 (Sanders) - State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.
HF2 (Banaian) - Performance data added to budget proposal, zero-based budgeting required, and sunset advisory commission and sunset process established for state agencies.
HF384 (Dettmer) - Campus veterans representative program sunset repealed.
HF1024 (Stensrud) - Deputy commissioner numbers reduced and assistant commissioner position eliminated in the unclassified service.
HF1063 (Murray) - Counties permitted to perform private audit meeting standards of state auditor.
HF886 (Lanning) - Compulsive gambling money appropriated.
HF1309 (Kahn) - State government finance; amount billed by the commissioner of management and budget for statewide services changed, general fund budget reserve maximum amount set, additional forecast balance allocated, credited bond proceeds specified, Environmental Quality Board technical changes made, Enterprise Real Property Technology System funds availability extended, and money appropriated.

Property and Local Tax Division

4/27/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
(Continued) Presentation of the 2009 Minnesota City Finances Report - State Auditor Rebecca Otto

Government Operations and Elections

4/27/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Please note that bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
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.
HF7 (Drazkowski) - State mandates abolished and made permissive, county audit by CPA firm authorized, surplus law library fee use provided, and publication and reporting requirements changed or eliminated.
HF495 (Garofalo) - Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote enacted.
Attachments:
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

4/27/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF811 (Kelly) - Wind project setbacks established.

Civil Law

4/27/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
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. HF905 (Hamilton) Youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities policies established. HF747 (Mazorol) Attorney fee relation to damages awarded factor provided. HF1162 (Ward) Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided. **Any bills not heard on Tuesday, April 26 will be added to this agenda.
Bills Added:
HF654 (Wardlow) - Limitation period reduced for bringing certain actions.
HF1515 (Holberg) - Late fee provisions modified, and provisions clarified relating to eviction from property subject to foreclosure.
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