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Audio/Video Archives - 2015-2016 Regular Session

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Transportation Policy and Finance

Monday, April 11, 2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Discussion and overview on several MNDOT Bridge projects including the St Croix River Crossing Bridge, Hwy 43 Winona Bridge, Highway 53 relocation and bridge, and Edina Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek proposed bridge. Overview of each project: location, cost, initial construction schedule time period and what is current projection for completion, and type of project contract (i.e. design build, low bid etc.) Bidding and selection of contractor process and criteria used to select a contractor for a project and determining who is qualified to bid for projects on the "short list" and how contractors applying for projects are scored/ranked for project selection How MNDOT selects type of construction process contract for project (i.e. design build, low bid, cost plus, Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC), etc. and what the benefits of each type of contract method are. How MNDOT "Best Value" procurement process affects project selection and costs Process to select a design for a bridge and what process was used for these projects including public participation in design selection process Issues/delays/cost overruns which have arisen on these projects under construction and why and what additional time and cost is needed to address issues to complete the project over initial timetable. Is there any Correlation between contract type and schedule delays or cost overruns.
Attachments:

Ways and Means

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Agenda includes Consideration of Budget Resolution A motion to reconsider HF1495 will be made in order to take the bill up.
Bills Added:
HF1495 (Green) - State Patrol trooper funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1346 (Moran) - St. Paul; I-94 bridge designated as John Alleman Memorial Bridge.
HF3548 (Norton) - Special transportation service provider regulations and penalties amended, and nonemergency medical transportation provider requirements related to background studies set.
HF3067 (Kelly) - Transportation Department administered and governing provisions modified, and legislative route removed.
Attachments:

Taxes

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
2016 Tax Expenditure Report: Presentation by Department of Revenue
Attachments:

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day: April 11, 2016

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF813 (Loonan) - Cogeneration facilities environmental review requirements modified, and energy facility definitions clarified.
HF2869 (Metsa) - Eligible reimbursement costs clarified.
HF3512 (O'Neill) - Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
HF2478 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
Attachments:
H0813DE1_1.pdf (4/7/2016)
A16-1016.pdf (4/7/2016)

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn HF2344 will be heard pending re-referral from Public Safety. **BILL ADDED** HF 3436 (Franson) Child care legislative task force created, and report to the governor required
Bills Added:
HF2233 (Schultz) - Duluth; transitional housing and community service grant for homeless youth funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2767 (Halverson) - Homeless Youth Act funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3419 (Dean) - Prepartum and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder screening and treatment grant program established, and pilot project established to provide treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders.
HF2344 (Zerwas) - Orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics regulated; licensure required; and fees established.
HF3436 (Franson) - Child care legislative task force created, and report to legislature and governor required.
Attachments:

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
If the agenda is not completed during the normal time, the committee will recess and reconvene at the call of the chair in the basement hearing room.
Bills Added:
HF3363 (Hamilton) - Good food access program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3423 (Johnson) - Statewide criminal and juvenile justice information policy and funding issues advisory group provided.
HF3685 (Hackbarth) - Dry cleaner response and reimbursement account provisions modified, prior appropriation modified, and rulemaking required.
HF2625 (Slocum) - Richfield; response time residency requirement for firefighters extended.
HF3558 (Slocum) - City and town expenditures for city and town historical societies permitted.
HF2810 (Howe) - Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.
HF2371 (Murphy) - Claims provided for loss, damage, or destruction of property of patients or inmates of state institution; claim limit of $7,000 established for settlement by the commissioners of human services, veterans affairs, or corrections for property claims made by patients or inmates and medical claims made by conditionally released offenders; and claim filing fee increased.
HF3211 (Hoppe) - Advance deposit wagering authorized, horse racing revenue provided, and money appropriated.
HF3213 (Kahn) - Congo; agency procurement of supplies or services from persons that fail to disclose information relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries prohibited, and notices required.
HF2688 (Sanders) - Election and election administration provisions modified, timeline modified for when a special election is required to fill a vacancy on a school board, appointment of specified county offices authorized, and technical changes made.
HF2345 (Hamilton) - Spoken language health care interpreter tiered registry system established, and money appropriated.
HF3551 (Pugh) - Hennepin County; job order contracting for construction projects authorized.
Attachments:
a16-1034.pdf (4/7/2016)
A16-1014.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2688A1.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2688DE1.pdf (4/6/2016)
H3363A4.pdf (4/6/2016)
H3363A5.pdf (4/6/2016)

Capital Investment

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Bills Added:
HF2970 (Vogel) - Debt limit established.
Attachments:
H2970A1.pdf (4/6/2016)

Civil Law and Data Practices

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
**Bills may be added **Bills may be taken in any order **HF 1372 DE 3-1 Amendment adds three bills already heard in Civil Law that are on the General Register. The DE adds: HF 2515, HF 2650, and HF 2705.
Bills Added:
HF1372 (Smith) - Animal care trusts provided, probate provisions modified, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act enacted and related statute references updated, receivership and assignment provisions clarified, short form of assignment provided for recording with a deed to transfer real property, fees clarified, and other business organization clarifying changes made.
HF3142 (Zerwas) - Health carrier required to update website; provisions amended relating to all-payer claims data, statewide trauma system, home care, assisted living, body art, hearing instrument dispensers, and food, beverage, and lodging establishments; Zika virus response activities directed; medical faculty license requirements adopted; medical cannabis program provisions changed; work group established; an appropriation canceled; and money appropriated.
HF3045 (Zerwas) - Health care quality of care and complaint investigation process provisions modified, and report required.
HF1652 (Baker) - Minnesota prescription monitoring program changes made.
HF3370 (Miller) - Registered predatory offender written statement for change of information required, and access to registration data by child protection workers for determination of child residence with predatory offender authorized.
HF3199 (Albright) - Ombudsman office for long-term care, mental health treatment services, and miscellaneous policy provisions modified.
Attachments:
H1372DE3_1.pdf (4/6/2016)
H1652A4.pdf (4/6/2016)
H3199A3.pdf (4/6/2016)

Agriculture Finance

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1515 (Theis) - Ka Joog job skills and workforce development pilot program grant funding provided, Takeoff 4-H STEAM funding provided for Somali youth, and money appropriated.
HF3184 (Franson) - Industrial hemp pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3185 (Franson) - Industrial hemp pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2502 (Anderson) - Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF2532 (Hansen) - Neonicotinoid pesticide presence in wild deer study funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2906 (Bly) - Organic agriculture transition grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
A16-1026.pdf (4/6/2016)

Education Finance

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
HF3813 - Governor's Supplemental Education Finance Recommendation Individuals wishing to testify on scheduled bills should contact the Committee Administrator by email at jody.withers@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF3066 (Erickson) - Early childhood and prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, charter schools, special education, facilities and technology, and sufficiency and lifelong learning provided.
HF718 (Loon) - General education revenue technical corrections provided, and obsolete language eliminated.
HF3813 (Loon) - Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education funding and policy provided; and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***THE COMMITTEE WILL RECONVENE 10 MINUTES AFTER SESSION TO FINISH HF2844 (the Game & Fish bill). Session is at 4PM today.***
Bills Added:
HF2842 (McNamara) - Nonwoven disposable product labeling provided.
HF1412 (Fabian) - Electronic waste management provisions modified.
HF3783 (Fabian) - Expedited environmental review billing option provided, and money appropriated.
HF2844 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF2528 (Hackbarth) - David Dill memorial trail established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H1412DE6_1.pdf (4/6/2016)
H3783DE3.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A2.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A3.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A4.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A5.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A6.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A7.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A8.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A9.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A10.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A11.pdf (4/6/2016)
H2844A13.pdf (4/6/2016)

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
***Other bills may be added***
Bills Added:
HF3000 (Torkelson) - Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified, and authority to issue administrative penalty order modified.
HF3310 (Hertaus) - Sophia's Law created; marine carbon monoxide detection systems required on motorboats, and safety information on carbon monoxide poisoning from motorboats required.
HF2881 (Johnson) - Working lands watershed restoration program established to incentivize growth of perennial crops, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
H3000DE3.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3310DE3.pdf (4/5/2016)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added to the agenda. *HF 1798 will be heard for informational purposes only.
Bills Added:
HF3368 (Baker) - Gasoline tax rate disclosure signage required.
HF1798 (Lien) - Electronic paddlewheels established.
HF3187 (Petersburg) - Credit reports regarding minors security freezes required.
HF3489 (Loon) - Health insurers and fraternals minimum solvency requirements modified to conform to the accreditation standards of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
HF3807 (Atkins) - Cell phone cases resembling a firearm possession, manufacture, or sale prohibited.

Education Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
More bills may be added to the agenda. Bills may be heard in any order. Those wishing to testify on any of the bills listed should contact the Committee Administrator by email at jody.withers@house.mn.
Bills Added:
HF2449 (Bennett) - Minnesota Reading Corps funding increased, and money appropriated.
HF2902 (Loon) - Unexpended appropriation canceled.
HF3043 (Loon) - Maximum effort capital loan additional early repayments authorized.
HF3523 (Loon) - Charter schools authorized to participate in the school readiness program, and money appropriated.
HF2944 (Mariani) - All students, including low income and minority students, provided with improved and equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers.
HF3254 (Knoblach) - St. Cloud Area School District preschool pilot program for low income students and English language learners grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF3332 (Selcer) - Struggling student pilot project to help those in grades 3 to 5 read at grade level established, and money appropriated.
HF2750 (Fenton) - School board authority to reallocate school district revenue granted, authority to reallocate money among school district accounts and funds made permanent.
HF3387 (Peterson) - Compensatory revenue use modified, and school boards granted additional flexibility to allocate compensatory revenue.
HF3522 (Loon) - School district early learning programs continuity increased.
HF3166 (Loon) - Educator licensure account in the special revenue fund created, duties clarified, and money appropriated.

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
An author's delete-all amendment to HF3231 will be posted by Monday, April 4th at noon. Amendments to the amendment will be due to committee staff by Tuesday, April 5th at 10:15 a.m.
Bills Added:
HF3353 (Hamilton) - Voluntary solar site management practices established.
HF3231 (Anderson) - Agriculture provisions policy and technical changes made, Farmer Lender Mediation Task force and a Farm Safety Initiative established, and reports required.
Attachments:
H3231A5_1.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231A6_1.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231A7.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231A8.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231A1.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231A4.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3353A2_1.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3231DE1_1.pdf (4/4/2016)

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
SF2850 (Urdahl) - Minnesota State Capitol grand reopening fundraising authorized.
HF1235 (Anderson) - Farmer Lender Mediation Act extended for two years, advisory task force established, report required, and law repealed that would have extended the Farmer Lender Mediation Act until June 30, 2017 if the legislature did not meet in regular session during calendar year 2016.
HF3313 (Christensen) - Student Discipline Working Group created to review the substance, application, and effect of Minnesota's Pupil Fair Dismissal Act and make recommendations to the legislature.
HF3644 (Wagenius) - Sewer availability charges imposed on eating and drinking establishments that add or expand outdoor seating regulated.
HF3770 (Kelly) - Cannon Falls; metropolitan area definition modified.
HF2915 (Albright) - Federal funds received by the state annual report required.
HF2932 (Pugh) - Hennepin County; energy forward pricing holding period and expiration date modified.
Attachments:
H3313DE4.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3644A1.pdf (4/5/2016)

Health and Human Services Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2731 (Davnie) - School-linked mental health services funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2539 (Halverson) - Continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorders support grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3230 (Zerwas) - Federally qualified health center subsidy funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3048 (Zerwas) - Hospice service definitions modified to include care to individuals 21 years of age or younger diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, and money appropriated.
HF644 (Zerwas) - Massage and bodywork therapy registration and fees established, and exchange of information provided.
Attachments:

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Meeting at 12:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF3717 (Hamilton) - Lewis and Clark Regional Water System provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3532 (Dean) - Performance based grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF3512 (O'Neill) - Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
HF3508 (Fabian) - Public Utilities Commission member election at the state general election provided.
HF3435 (Baker) - Child care business start-up manual provided, child care business start-up and expansion grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3097 (Moran) - African Economic Development Solutions funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3658 (Rarick) - Construction career pathway initiative provided, and money appropriated.
HF3458 (Erickson) - Lake Mille Lacs area economic relief program established, special property tax abatement aid authorized, state general levy refund authorized, and money appropriated.
HF3114 (Lueck) - Mille Lacs Lake area tourism promotion funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3377 (Fabian) - Workforce and affordable homeownership development program established, reports required, and portion of proceeds of the mortgage registry tax and the deed tax appropriated to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for creation of workforce and affordable ownership housing.
Attachments:
H3435A1.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3458DE3.pdf (4/5/2016)
A16-1015.pdf (4/5/2016)
H3508DE2.pdf (4/5/2016)

Health and Human Services Reform

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF3235 (Backer) - Medical assistance payment rates for ambulance services increased, and money appropriated to the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.
HF3721 (Dean) - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program terminology corrected.
HF3305 (Kresha) - Child foster care provider training required.
Attachments:
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