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Audio/Video Archives - 2013-2014 Regular Session

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Legacy

4/10/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Additional amendments and public comment Delete-everything amendment for omnibus legacy bill HF1183 (Kahn) Omnibus legacy bill
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Additional amendments and public comment Delete-everything amendment for omnibus legacy bill HF1183 (Kahn) Omnibus legacy bill

Judiciary Finance and Policy

4/10/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1752 (Simonson) Repeat sex offender 36-month presumptive executed sentence provided for. HF1139 (Liebling) Prevention of sexual violence working group provided for, Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified, sexual violence prevention demonstration grants provided for, Civil Commitment Act modified, report provided for, and money appropriated. If you wish to testify, please email the committee administrator at charlotte.antin@house.mn.
Attachments:
(4/10/2013)
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Taxes

4/10/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
****HF409 is an informational hearing only HF1743 (Lenczewski) relating to taxation; gross revenues and gross receipts; imposing a sports memorabilia tax; expanding the sales tax to rentals of certain suites and box seats.
Bills Added:
HF409 (Norton) - Medical center development authority established and organization, powers, and duties provided; medical center development districts provided; issuance of revenue obligations, city bonds, and state assistance authorized; funding provided; and money appropriated.

Transportation Finance

4/10/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF811 (Persell) - Aircraft sales tax, jet and special fuel excise tax, and aircraft registration tax provisions modified; and report required.
Attachments:
(4/9/2013)

Ways and Means

4/10/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Amend Budget Resolution
Bills Added:
HF1041 (Marquart) - Alternative attendance program adjustment clarified.
HF1389 (Kahn) - Finance and budget provisions changed, Office of MN.IT Services added and provisions changed, and state information network exempted from term limitations on contracts.
HF588 (Atkins) - Hospital staffing report required, study on nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/8/2013)
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Ways and Means

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
The plan for today is to hear and take amendments on each of the bills and then lay them over. Once we finish all of the bills, we will make the appropriate motions to incorporate all three into one omnibus bill and a final vote will be taken.
Bills Added:
HF729 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs, economic development, housing, commerce, and energy bill.
HF1682 (Atkins) - Omnibus commerce budget bill.
HF1344 (Clark) - Omnibus housing finance and policy bill.
Attachments:
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Judiciary Finance and Policy

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF80 (Hilstrom) Assigned consumer debt default judgments regulated. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Judiciary, Guardian Ad Litem Board, Tax Court, Board on Judicial Standards, Board of Public Defense, Uniform Laws Commission, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated. ***HF1160 will be the Omnibus Judiciary Finance and Policy bill. The updated spreadsheet can be found on the Committee's Main Page under "Committee Spread Sheet." Amendments are due by 2:15 p.m. on Monday, April 8. If you wish to testify, please contact the committee administrator at charlotte.antin@house.mn.
Attachments:
(4/5/2013)
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Legacy

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Parks and Trails Fund Article HF641 (Wagenius) Clean Water Fund and Parks and Trails
Attachments:
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Taxes

4/9/2013
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1724 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; requiring a truth in taxation budget hearing; repealing requirement for notice of proposed property taxes Informational Hearing on HF759 (Savick) Volunteer first responder credit provided.
Bills Added:
HF1382 (Anzelc) - Municipalities authorized to issue obligations without election for certain street improvements.
HF1593 (Persell) - Manufactured homes clarified as dealer inventory.
HF1341 (Schoen) - Medical device sales and use tax exemption expanded.
HF1011 (Erhardt) - Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional financing provided, and obligations issued.
HF389 (Lesch) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications services and prepaid wireless E911 services provided, broadband development grant program established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1686 (Lenczewski) - Public fund investments authorized, energy improvement repayment provided, and capital equipment financing and street reconstruction bond election requirements changed.
HF745 (Erhardt) - Municipalities authorized to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within districts, adoption of street improvement plan required, and collection of fees authorized.
HF1659 (Fritz) - Nursing homes and boarding care homes most purchases exempted from sales and use tax.
HF1660 (Davids) - Sales tax exemption expanded for complimentary meals and beverages and certain capital equipment used by restaurants.
HF1675 (Barrett) - Exempt property held for economic development permitted holding period increased.
HF1677 (Anderson) - Purchases made by cities that did not receive a city aid payment in the previous calendar year exempted from sales and use tax.

Public Safety Finance and Policy

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF724 (Paymar) - Omnibus public safety finance bill.
Attachments:
(4/5/2013)

Rules and Legislative Administration

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 11, 2013

Education Finance

4/9/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1003 (Morgan) - Minnesota math corps program established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1401 (Mullery) - Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis; grant funding provided, and money appropriated for community engagement and empowerment.
HF1491 (Isaacson) - Intermediate school districts authorized to sell and issue facility bonds upon adoption of a resolution.
HF1645 (Bernardy) - College concurrent enrollment program full funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1383 (Newton) - Special education case loads task force established, and report required.
HF1019 (Metsa) - School district energy conservation program pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF924 (Davnie) - State aid increased for developmental screening, students over the age of 21 who attend a contract alternative program authorized to continue to receive instruction at that school until graduation, pupil transportation options modified, and school district bonding authority extended.
Attachments:
(4/8/2013)

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on the following topics: Delta Airlines Interior Designer Licensing (HF1052)
Bills Added:
HF1052 (Hilstrom) - Interior designer licensing established.

Capital Investment

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation of delete-all amendment to HF270 - Omnibus bonding bill. No action will be taken. More bills may be added to agenda. NOTE: The delete-all amendment and a link to the spreadsheet will be posted on the committee website following the April 9 hearing.
Attachments:
(4/9/2013)
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Health and Human Services Finance

4/9/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF 767 (Morgan) DHS Continuing Care omnibus policy bill Presentation of delete-everything (DE) amendment to HF1233 - Omnibus Health & Human Services Finance bill. **No action will be taken other than moving the bill/amendment* NOTE: The DE amendment and a link to the spreadsheet will be posted on the committee website IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING the April 9 hearing. NOTE: Amendments are due by Thursday April 11, at 10 a.m. Changes to the schedule will be posted on the committee website.
Attachments:
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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
The DE for HF976 will include the agriculture finance and policy bills.
Bills Added:
HF976 (Wagenius) - Omnibus environment, natural resources, and agriculture finance and policy bill.
HF1679 (Wagenius) - Water use fees modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
The DE for HF976 will include the agriculture finance and policy bills.
Bills Added:
HF976 (Wagenius) - Omnibus environment, natural resources, and agriculture finance and policy bill.
HF1679 (Wagenius) - Water use fees modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Ethics

4/9/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Introductions, Rules of Procedure

Government Operations

4/9/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
The second omnibus pension bill that was recommended by the Pension Commission on April 2 will be considered as a DE amendment for HF1152
Bills Added:
HF1152 (Murphy) - Retirement; various provisions modified relating to retirement plans, benefits and contributions, vesting, computing annuities, postretirement adjustments, disability, early retirement, survivor benefits, new judges, existing judges, MSRS and PERA, Teachers Retirement Association, Duluth and St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Associations, and salary and payroll assumptions.
HF1705 (Mariani) - Education commissioner granted rulemaking authority.
Attachments:
(4/3/2013)
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Higher Education Finance and Policy

4/8/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus Higher Education Finance and Policy bill.
Bills Added:
HF983 (Lien) - Higher education provisions modified; student grants, awards, aid, school registration, and licensure provisions modified; state appropriation use prohibited for bonuses and performance-based incentive payments; information required to be provided in higher education budget proposals; procedures related to terminating institutions from financial aid programs modified; cancellation procedure of required surety bond established; MnDRIVE program established; and Higher Education Advisory Council repealed.

Rules and Legislative Administration

4/8/2013
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Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Waiver of Deadline: HF338 (Bly) Eminent domain provisions modified with respect to electric power utilities, and a property rights ombudsman established. HF1442 (Hansen) Aquatic invasive species decal requirement and fees established, and aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements eliminated.

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

4/8/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Phase III, Building the Omnibus State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Bill Amendments will be taken to the delete-everything amendment to HF1184. Notes: Amendments are due to committee staff by 4 p.m. April 5. The intention of the chair is to complete all amendments at the April 8 meeting.
Attachments:
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Legacy

4/8/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Clean Water Fund Article HF641 (Wagenius) Clean Water Fund (641 now consists of the attached files: DE2, A6, A7, A9)
Attachments:
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Ways and Means

4/8/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF819 (Murphy) - Public Facilities Authority grant programs reorganized, and small community wastewater treatment grants provided.
HF742 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish policy bill.
HF1069 (Lillie) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/3/2013)
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Legacy

4/5/2013
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House Legacy Committee
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Additional public comment on Outdoor Heritage Fund and Arts and Culutral Heritage Articles Outdoor Heritage Fund Article Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Article
Bills Added:
HF207 (Lillie) - Outdoor heritage funding provided, restoration evaluation requirements modified, land acquisition requirements established, and money appropriated.
HF1183 (Kahn) - Omnibus legacy bill.
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Housing Finance and Policy

4/5/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
The committee will take testimony, entertain amendments (if any) and vote on the omnibus finance and policy bill.
Attachments:
(4/4/2013)
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Health and Human Services Finance

4/5/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF 1233 (Huntley): Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes. Walkthrough of health care and operations portions of the DHS governor's supplemental budget. (Pending proper referral from floor) HF1002 (Schoen) Criminal background check process established for individuals licensed by the health-related licensing boards and commissioner of health, and money appropriated. HF1462 (Fritz) Children's hospital payment rates modified. To sign up to testify on HF1002 or HF1462, please email lucy.morgan@house.mn. *Agenda subject to change* *Testimony will be taken on HF 1233 next week*
Attachments:
(4/4/2013)

Health and Human Services Finance

4/4/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF 1233 (Huntley) Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes. Walkthrough of the Dept. of Health budget proposal. DHS walkthrough of Chemical & Mental Health and Direct services of the Governor's supplemental budget. HF256 (Fritz) Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap repealed. HF1064 (Norton) Somali women reproductive disparity reduction grants provided, and money appropriated. To sign up to testify on a HF256 or HF1064 please email lucy.morgan@house.mn.
Attachments:
(4/3/2013)
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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

4/4/2013
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF641 (Wagenius) - Clean water fund and parks and trails funding provided, agricultural water quality certification provided, restoration evaluation provisions modified, public water access site standards required, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established, and previous appropriation extended.
HF1679 (Wagenius) - Water use fees modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Clean Water Fund Parks and Trails Bills to be added
Bills Added:
HF641 (Wagenius) - Clean water fund and parks and trails funding provided, agricultural water quality certification provided, restoration evaluation provisions modified, public water access site standards required, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established, and previous appropriation extended.
HF1679 (Wagenius) - Water use fees modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

4/4/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational-only hearings: HF682 (Fischer) Groundwater monitoring wells funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1622 (Nornes) Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center bond authorizations and appropriations modified. HF574 (Hamilton) Worthington; bioscience development project appropriation reauthorized. HF960 (Dorholt) Central Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails project reauthorized with 2008 bonding appropriation. Bill added for Informational-only hearing (provisions within purview of committee) HF409 (Norton) Medical center development authority established and organization, powers, and duties provided for; medical center development districts provided for; bonds and state assistance authorized; tax increment financing provided for within a medical center development district; funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

Education Finance

4/4/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF234 (Newton) - School district expiring referendum renewal by school board action authorized.
HF1058 (Winkler) - Early learning scholarship program established, access to quality early learning and care expanded, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1383 (Newton) - Special education case loads task force established, and report required.

Legacy

4/4/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Public Comment on Outdoor Heritage Fund Article

Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

4/4/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee is scheduled to take testimony, entertain amendments (if any) and vote on the omnibus finance and policy bill.
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)
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State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

4/4/2013
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Phase III, Building Omnibus State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Bill: Present draft delete-everything amendment to HF1184 Questions Committee dialogue Suggestions for improvements Last call for public input

Rules and Legislative Administration

4/4/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 11:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 4, 2013 Proposed House Budget Waiver of Deadline: HF978 (Huntley) Policy and contract coverage regulated, and state law conformed to federal requirements HF1138 (Newton) Minnesota Code of Military Justice updated, and clarifying language provided.

Transportation Finance

4/4/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing regarding Center for Transportation Studies research project and the Corridors of Commerce program.
Attachments:
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Taxes

4/4/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1613 (Dorholt) - Bingo halls exempted from combined net receipts tax.
HF802 (Lesch) - Retail sale definition modified relating to amusement devices.
HF1601 (Peppin) - Municipality fiscal disparity contribution limited.
HF1483 (Metsa) - Resort and recreational camping area building material and supply purchases exempted from sales and use tax.
HF1426 (Barrett) - Taylors Falls; excise border city development zone power establishment authorized, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1417 (Hamilton) - Windom; imposition of sales and use and excise taxes authorized.
HF1638 (Lien) - Property taxation annual adjustment in the rate of the disparity reduction credit provided.
HF1055 (Clark) - Mortgage registry and deed tax deposit in the housing development fund provided.
HF1623 (Beard) - Railroad track maintenance expenditure income and corporate franchise tax subtraction provided.
HF476 (Drazkowski) - Rochester area local sales tax modified for cities that share some of the revenue.
HF537 (Loon) - Local tax rates used in metropolitan area fiscal disparities calculation frozen for two years.
HF1080 (Davnie) - Nonprofit corporation leased vehicles exemption added.
HF1493 (Lenczewski) - Tax additions required; subtractions, preferences, rates, credits, and calculation of incentive payments modified; charitable contributions credit allowed; political subdivision authority clarified for imposing and collecting local lodging taxes; conforming changes made; and some deductions and credits repealed.

Property and Local Tax Division

4/3/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Public testimony and markup of the Property Division Report

Transportation Finance

4/3/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
The committee will also have an informational hearing regarding reimbursement of fire and ambulance services provided on interstate highways.
Bills Added:
HF1538 (Hornstein) - School transit pass conditional funding provided, and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance and Policy

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF557 (Carlson) - Hennepin County; regional 911 emergency communications center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Taxes

4/3/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF337 (Lillie) - Electric generation facility personal property exemption provided.
HF1092 (Poppe) - Qualified small business and farm property tax exemptions clarified.
HF386 (Urdahl) - Qualified small business and farm property tax exemptions clarified.
HF1431 (Mahoney) - Qualified data center tax exemption provided.
HF1493 (Lenczewski) - Tax additions required; subtractions, preferences, rates, credits, and calculation of incentive payments modified; charitable contributions credit allowed; political subdivision authority clarified for imposing and collecting local lodging taxes; conforming changes made; and some deductions and credits repealed.
HF1440 (Hornstein) - Domestic corporation definition expanded to include foreign corporations incorporated in or doing business in tax havens.

Judiciary Finance and Policy

4/3/2013
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
***NOTE:*** There was an error in the original spreadsheet. A new spreadsheet and corresponding bill are posted. HF80 (Hilstrom) Assigned consumer debt default judgments regulated. The committee will walk through the Omnibus Judiciary Finance and Policy Bill. No action will be taken. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Judiciary, Guardian Ad Litem Board, Tax Court, Board on Judicial Standards, Board of Public Defense, Uniform Laws Commission, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/3/2013)
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Legacy

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Article HF1183 (Kahn) Omnibus Legacy Bill
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)

Education Finance

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1385 (Selcer) - Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1643 (Bernardy) - School district teacher evaluation activities funding formula created, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1282 will be heard for informational purposes.
Bills Added:
HF1282 (Gunther) - Winnebago; sunset removed on an exemption provision.
HF1682 (Atkins) - Omnibus commerce budget bill.
Attachments:
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Environment and Natural Resources Policy

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF128 (Slocum) - Solid waste collection organization implementation process for cities amended.
HF1122 (Persell) - Clean Water Legacy Act modified to improve accountability.

Health and Human Services Finance

4/3/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1233 (Huntley): Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes. DHS walkthrough of Children & Family portions of the Governor's supplemental budget. DHS walkthrough of Continuing Care Governor's supplemental budget.
Attachments:
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Housing Finance and Policy

4/3/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee will release its omnibus finance and policy bill.

Higher Education Finance and Policy

4/3/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
Bills Added:
HF875 (Mariani) - Unlawful immigrant treatment provided with respect to financial aid and tuition at public postsecondary institutions.

Energy Policy

4/2/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation on the state and global trends of solar energy economics and markets from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

4/2/2013
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1122 (Persell) - Clean Water Legacy Act modified to improve accountability.
HF683 (Fischer) - Legislative Water Commission created, appointments and funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1442 (Hansen) - Aquatic invasive species decal requirements and fees established, trailer decal requirements eliminated, report required, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

4/2/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HFXXXX Water Pricing and Permitting HF641 Clean Water Fund and Parks and Trails, Overview
Bills Added:
HF1527 (Bernardy) - School trust lands director costs required to be paid from the minerals management account, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF778 (Persell) - Road easements exchange provided, forest management investment account and State Timber Act modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF865 (Sundin) - Product stewardship programs provided.
Attachments:
(4/1/2013)
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Waters Bills to be added
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)

Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

4/2/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Overview and discussion of the six accounts under the committee's jurisdiction: Commerce, PUC, Explore MN Tourism, MN Gambling Control Board, MN Lottery, and the MN Racing Commission.
Bills Added:
HF1682 (Atkins) - Omnibus commerce budget bill.
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)

Capital Investment

4/2/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bonding update from Veterans Affairs Department Removed from agenda: Discussion with Ramsey County Veterans Services
Bills Added:
HF833 (Fischer) - Harambee community school transfer from the East Metro Integration District to the Roseville Area School District clarified.
HF592 (Ward) - Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to operate a voluntary integration magnet school, staff and facilities transferred, funding provided, formulas modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/1/2013)
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Education Finance

4/2/2013
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1151 (Mariani) - Early childhood through grade 12 and adult education policies modified including student accountability, educators, school programs and operations, charter schools, special education, and early childhood education; rulemaking authorized; reports required; and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/1/2013)
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Legacy

4/2/2013
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House Legacy Committee
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Outdoor Heritage Fund Article
Bills Added:
HF207 (Lillie) - Outdoor heritage funding provided, restoration evaluation requirements modified, land acquisition requirements established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(4/2/2013)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

4/2/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
The committee will release its omnibus finance and policy bill. No testimony on the bill will be taken during this meeting. In addition, there will be an informational hearing on HFXXXX (Gunther), Southern and Southwestern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Collaborative Pilot Project.
Bills Added:
HF1045 (Mahoney) - Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established.
Attachments:
(4/1/2013)
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Judiciary Finance and Policy

4/2/2013
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
More bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF744 (Hilstrom) - Bond reinstatement fee imposed.
HF873 (Bly) - Rice County; pilot program authorized to fund a mediation program through a surcharge on district court filing fees, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Taxes

4/2/2013
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 1:15 PM
Agenda:
**Committee will send bonding provisions of HF409 to the House Capital Investment Committee. The committee will continue hearing the tax provisions on April 10.
Bills Added:
HF712 (Atkins) - Rental motor vehicle tax revenue deposit modified, Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1540 (McDonald) - Rental motor vehicle tax repealed.
HF1661 (Davids) - Multiple points of use certificate and seller sales and use tax exemption provided.
HF212 (Yarusso) - Timely filing for appeals from orders provisions modified.
HF292 (Ward) - New jobs training program established, credit against withholding tax liability provided, accounts established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF60 (Dettmer) - Military retirement pay income tax subtraction phased-in.
HF59 (Dettmer) - Military retirement pay income tax subtraction provided.
HF750 (Mahoney) - St. Paul; bonding authority time extended.
HF62 (Dettmer) - Past military service tax credit eligibility modified.
HF409 (Norton) - Medical center development authority established and organization, powers, and duties provided; medical center development districts provided; issuance of revenue obligations, city bonds, and state assistance authorized; funding provided; and money appropriated.

Public Safety Finance and Policy

4/2/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF759 (Savick) - Volunteer first responder tax credit provided.

Ways and Means

4/2/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF903 (Persell) - Beltrami County; veterans home established.
HF109 (Ward) - Brainerd; new veterans nursing home authorized.
HF316 (Mahoney) - Motor vehicle titling fee transactions amended, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/28/2013)
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Property and Local Tax Division

4/2/2013
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1680 (Dehn) Hennepin County disaster property tax abatements reimbursement requirement and appropriation Walk through of DE Amendment to HF2 (Davnie) Property Division Report ****The Division Report is posted to the website
Bills Added:
HF1318 (Swedzinski) - Marshall; tax revenue use further defined, and local approval provided for laws and validating city actions.

Transportation Finance

3/22/2013
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on bonding bills. Bills may be added. The order posted online will be updated on Thursday.
Bills Added:
HF713 (Hornstein) - Hennepin County; Lake Street Transit Station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF864 (Ward) - Gateway Corridor transit way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF934 (Lesch) - Como Regional Park funding provided for access and circulation improvements, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1101 (Newton) - Blaine; local road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1270 (Sawatzky) - Willmar; transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1272 (Fritz) - U.S. Highway 14 segment four-lane expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1285 (Johnson) - Nicollet County; marked U.S. Highway 14 Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1310 (Dorholt) - Wright County; I-94 expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1334 (McNamar) - Elbow Lake; transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1430 (Bernardy) - Transit capital improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1509 (Anderson) - Trunk highway interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1517 (Newton) - Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Northtown Yard safety and infrastructure improvement funding provided to increase the speed of Northstar Commuter Rail travel through the yard, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1610 (Johnson) - Nicollet County; marked U.S. Highway 14 construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF249 (Slocum) - Richfield; 77th Street underpass funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1644 (Bernardy) - I-35W managed lane segment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/21/2013)
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Government Operations

3/22/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
.HF 629 (Murphy, M) the first omnibus pensions bill, will be the first bill on the printed agenda. The Chair reserves the right to adjust the order of the agenda to accommodate member availability an length of time needed for individual bills.
Bills Added:
HF866 (Freiberg) - Procurement and solicitation process and nonvisual technology access standards provisions changed, and contracts with private entity services provided.
HF938 (Sawatzky) - State directories and guidebooks eliminated.
HF1220 (Winkler) - Online and Digital Learning Advisory Council modified.
HF855 (Johnson) - State agencies and legislature waste management resource recovery provisions modified.
HF629 (Murphy) - Omnibus pensions bill.
HF1383 (Newton) - Special education case loads task force established, and report required.
HF767 (Morgan) - Omnibus human services continuing care policy bill.
HF655 (Howe) - High-voltage transmission line routing process regulated, and designation of a preferred route prohibited in the permitting process.
HF1284 (Schoen) - Motor fuel sale restriction by local units of government prohibited.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Policy

3/22/2013
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
The Committee will have an informational discussion of HF978. No formal action will be taken on the bill. To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF856 (Loeffler) - Adult Mental Health Act; mental illness definition modified.
HF1047 (Loeffler) - Maternal depression outreach, public education, and screening development required; medical assistance eligibility expanded; technical assistance required for maternal depression screenings and referrals; parenting skills added to adult rehabilitative mental health services; Minnesota health care program outreach expanded; funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF1157 (Norton) - Medical assistance provisions modified relating to quality assurance.
HF1156 (Fritz) - Parental contribution amounts modified.
HF1345 (Moran) - Health care and health disparity-related provisions modified, reports required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1395 (Dehn) - Residency ratio restrictions for home and community-based services waiver recipients changed, and human services commissioner recommendations required.
HF453 (Dorholt) - Medical assistance coverage modified to include consultations with psychologists.
HF1604 (Liebling) - Diverted narcotic or controlled substance report required.
HF978 (Huntley) - Health plan policy and contract coverage regulated, and state law conformed to federal requirements.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/21/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF588 (Atkins) Hospital staffing report required, and study on nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes required. HF950 (Nelson) Family child care providers collective bargaining authorized (Pending re-referral from Gov Ops) HF1142 (Moran) Minnesota Families and Children Assistance Program Act created, MFIP and child care assistance programs modified, commissioner provided directions, revisor instructed to change terminology, and money appropriated HF362 (Halverson) MFIP child care assistance modified. HF430 (Hortman) Family economic security act created, minimum wage rate increased, child care assistance modified, new child care tax credit provided, working family tax credit expanded, and money appropriated. HF1114 (Abeler) Licensing data, human services licensing, child care programs, financial fraud and abuse investigations, and vendors of chemical dependency treatment service provisions modified. To sign up to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Lucy Morgan at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

3/21/2013
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1235 (Fritz) - Farm business management programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF961 (Benson) - Biomonitoring of children and disadvantaged communities provided to assist with water quality management, and money appropriated.
HF1191 (Clark) - Mobile air monitoring laboratory funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF740 (Erickson) - Omnibus lands bill.
HF876 (Erickson) - School forests provided.
HF1185 (Falk) - Elk license auction established to control elk causing damage or nuisance, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1561 (Falk) - Chippewa County; Lac Qui Parle Lake public access site funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF151 (Hansen) - Pesticide education and training program modified.
HF1434 (Hansen) - Metropolitan regional parks operation and maintenance funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF728 (Torkelson) - Floodplain management funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF436 (Wagenius) - Wastewater treatment system project ranking criteria provided.
HF1100 (Wagenius) - Water supply management and environmental assessment worksheet requirements related to water use and groundwater appropriation provisions modified.
HF1402 (Ward) - Perfluorochemical level study funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1022 (Ward) - Watercraft surcharge established.
HF949 (Fabian) - Consolidated conservation land drainage projects undertaken by local drainage authorities participation and payment of assessments required.
HF1057 (Hackbarth) - Trail program contributions provided, and all-terrain vehicle provisions modified.
HF1438 (Newton) - Mineral management cost payment prohibited from permanent school trust fund land proceeds, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF731 (Dill) - Natural resources commissioner authority modified, water-related service provider training exemption provided, Matthew Lourey Trail extended, fees modified, state park permit exemption created, duplicate cross-country ski pass provided, and wildlife rehabilitation permit exemption provided.
HF742 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish policy bill.
HF906 (Hansen) - Silica sand mining model standards and criteria development required, silica sand technical assistance team established, administrative rules required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuing bills to be laid over from morning agenda

Education Finance

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF826 (Davnie) Safe and supportive schools provided for, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated. - pending referral
Attachments:
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Education Policy

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on the report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on Special Education.
Bills Added:
HF336 (Winkler) - School nutrition policy provided, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
*** Bill added *** HF 110 (Ward) Brainerd; city civic center accessibility improvements grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Informational-only hearings on: HF320 (McNamar) School energy conservation revolving loan program established, school districts permitted to repay energy conservation loans from levies made without voter approval, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF273 (Persell) Department of Natural Resources school trust land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF682 (Fischer) Groundwater monitoring wells funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 556 (Davids) Chatfield Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 1596 (Davids) National Trout Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Civil Law

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 3:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF276 (Dehn) - Constitutional amendments; a resolution requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment and if not, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not artificial entities, and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment.

Transportation Finance

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF1263 (Sawatzky) - Trunk Highway 23 four-lane divided highway construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1416 (Erhardt) - Omnibus transportation policy bill.
HF348 (Clark) - Driver's license application procedures and requirements modified.
HF1223 (Ward) - Washington County Regional Rail Authority exercise of existing powers for bus rapid transit purposes authorized.
HF123 (Quam) - Transportation Department periodic review required for property owned by the state for the purpose of determining a surplus.
Attachments:
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Public Safety Finance and Policy

3/21/2013
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
POST Board budget presentation Private Detective Board budget presentation Note: HF 1030, 1206, and HF1556 have been removed from the agenda because they have not been referred to Public Safety. HF 1030 may be heard on Friday, 3/22.
Bills Added:
HF673 (Simon) - Youth intervention program fund use modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1490 (Simonson) - Duluth; community offender reentry program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF285 (Lesch) - Firearms; civil commitment data transfer provided to a federal background check system, and lawful possession and transfer of firearms modified.
HF817 (Myhra) - Certified public accounting services exempted from licensure requirements.
Attachments:
(3/21/2013)

Taxes

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Informational hearing on HF996 (Green) Small business investment tax credit modified.
Bills Added:
HF1354 (Marquart) - Historic structure rehabilitation income and corporate franchise tax credit modified.
HF1199 (Mahoney) - Small business investment income tax credit modified.
HF1041 (Marquart) - Alternative attendance program adjustment clarified.

State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

3/21/2013
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
- HF573 and all of the elections bills have already passed through various policy committees so the goal for discussion at this meeting is to focus on fiscal issues that impact committee accounts. - HF136 and HF334 have already been heard - no additional testimony or amendments will be taken. - No action will be taken on HF 1184 and will focus on language items not already covered in agency overviews.
Bills Added:
HF573 (Ward) - Public employees insurance program regulated, and school employer participation required.
HF699 (Simonson) - Public safety personnel on authorized leave reimbursement grants provided to local units of government.
HF334 (Bernardy) - Early voting and funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF136 (Hansen) - Public official definition expanded in campaign finance and public disclosure law, and clarifying changes provided.
HF894 (Simon) - Omnibus elections policy bill.
HF637 (Halverson) - Voter registration provisions modified, and election administration procedures modified for individuals who have been convicted of a felony.
HF1291 (Kahn) - Appropriations provided to continue in effect in the absence of a major appropriation bill with certain exceptions and adjustments.
HF1184 (Murphy) - Omnibus state government finance and veteran affairs bill.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

3/21/2013
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Please check back for further updates to the schedule.
Bills Added:
HF959 (Newton) - Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind transition and employment service funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1294 (Clark) - Youthbuild funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF602 (Atkins) - Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified in cases of lockout, and penalties provided for organizations involved in lockouts.
HF678 (Hilstrom) - Event ticket practices regulated, and minimum standards for consumer protection established.
Attachments:
(3/21/2013)
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF1511 (Clark) - Medical education and research cost funding directed.
HF1311 (Isaacson) - Boys and Girls Club grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1391 (Isaacson) - Collaborative job-based education and apprenticeship program created, report required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1482 (Hansen) - Conservation Corps Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1193 (Clark) - Trade and cultural exchange relationship established between Minnesota and Somalia, funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1359 (Mahoney) - Workers' compensation; various policy and housekeeping changes made, advisory council recommendations adopted, and report required.
HF1583 (Slocum) - Fort Snelling Upper Post redevelopment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1256 (Anderson) - Garfield; water treatment plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF758 (Albright) - Adult basic education program representative added to the Workforce Development Council.
HF1349 (Persell) - Opportunities industrialization centers funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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