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Audio/Video Archives - 2013-2014 Regular Session

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Housing Finance and Policy

Monday, March 24, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Brief presentation by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Bills Added:
HF2116 (Clark) - Homeownership grants provided for families with children with disabilities, and money appropriated.
HF2245 (Clark) - Voice of East African Women Organization appropriation modified.
HF2112 (Clark) - Housing Opportunity Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project created.
Attachments:
(3/21/2014)
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Health and Human Services Finance

Monday, March 24, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF3215 (Huntley) Department of health, Northstar Care for Children program, continuing care, community first services and supports, health care, and chemical dependency changes made; hospital payment system modified; background study and home and community-based service standards modified; fees set; and rate increases provided. Governor's supplemental budget language bill. (Informational only) Governor's supplemental budget language bill. The committee will not have formal possession of the bill at this time. This will be an informational hearing and we will not be taking testimony nor taking any official action on the bill. HF2472 (Dorholt) Mental health crisis intervention and stabilization services modified HF2446 (Simonson) Board of Pharmacy cease and desist authority granted to prevent the sale of synthetic drugs, laws governing misbranding or adulterated drugs modified, drug definition expanded, sunset and legislative reporting requirement for the Board of Pharmacy's emergency drug scheduling authority repealed, training and expert support provided in the prosecution of synthetic drug cases, public education plan established, and money appropriated. HF2241 (Savick) Medical assistance asset availability requirements modified. HF1039 (Loeffler) Medical assistance income standard for seniors and persons with disabilities modified, commissioner required to request authority to continue current home and community-based services waiver policy on treatment of a nonassisted spouse's income and assets, and recommendations on asset limits required. HF2797 (Loeffler) Medical assistance personal need allowance increased for persons in facilities. HF2556 (Newton) Veterans housing and long-term care; new residential facility moratorium exemptions provided, grants provided for veteran housing needs assessments, and money appropriated. HF 2314 (Fabian) Hospital construction moratorium exception provided. HF 1992 (Dehn) Home and community-based waiver housing program requirement exceptions established. HF 3222 (Huntley) Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission created and report required. This bill might not be in the committee's possession at this time. If so, it will be an informational hearing. To sign up to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator, Lucy Morgan, at lucy.morgan@house.mn. **Agenda subject to change**
Attachments:
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Energy Policy

Monday, March 24, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added.
Bills Added:
HF2866 (Erickson) - Legislative Energy Commission requested to investigate strategies to convert users of propane gas to natural gas or other fuels.
HF2603 (Hortman) - Community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan program modified, permissible administrative expenses modified for disbursement of supplemental low-income home energy assistance, and weatherization assistance program money appropriated.
HF2967 (Garofalo) - Commerce Department utilities assessment amount amended; and incremental revenue allocated to develop and maintain a statewide uniform energy conservation reporting system for utilities.

Education Finance

Monday, March 24, 2014
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Other bills may be added. HF592 (Ward, J.A.) Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to operate a voluntary integration magnet school, staff and facilities transferred, funding provided, formulas modified, and money appropriated. - informational only HF2290 (Fischer) Harambee school transferred from the East Metro Integration District to the Roseville School District. - this bill is an updated version of HF833
Bills Added:
HF1876 (Persell) - Headwaters Science Center grant authorized, and money appropriated.
HF3185 (FitzSimmons) - Location equity revenue school district eligibility expanded.
HF2861 (Isaacson) - Education commissioner directed to consult with experts to determine the content and status of Minnesota's career and technical education programs, and money appropriated.
HF3188 (Morgan) - General education basic formula increased, and money appropriated.
HF2693 (Sawatzky) - Special Education Case Load and Rule Alignment Task Force 2014 recommendations implemented, and commissioner of education authorized to use expedited rulemaking to implement the rule recommendations of the task force.
HF2681 (Selcer) - School district review and comment requirements modified.
HF2568 (Sawatzky) - Special education; paperwork burdens reduced by creating a unified online system for collecting and reporting required special education due process data and thereby increasing opportunities for special education educators to focus on teaching students.
Attachments:
(3/24/2014)
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Education Policy

Friday, March 21, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF3062 (Mariani) - Native and English language development and academic needs of English learners from young children to adults recognized.
Attachments:
(3/20/2014)
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Civil Law

Friday, March 21, 2014
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF2542 (Hortman) - Lead and mercury products prohibited and regulated, and formaldehyde in children's products ban modified.
HF2543 (Hortman) - Environmental data classified, reporting requirements modified, permitting efficiencies modified and created, Pollution Control Agency duties modified, administrative penalty order and field citation provisions modified, civil penalties provided, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
HF2918 (Morgan) - Solar energy system residential use restrictions prohibited.
HF2958 (Lesch) - Human rights; jury trials required for unfair discriminatory practice civil actions.
HF1961 (Halverson) - Ethics in government; board duties modified, and economic disclosure and conflicts of interest requirements expanded.
Attachments:
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Government Operations

Friday, March 21, 2014
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
The agenda will be updated throughout the week.
Bills Added:
HF1425 (Falk) - Annexation definitions provided, and annexation by ordinance of parcels limited.
HF1868 (Freiberg) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
HF1870 (Holberg) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
HF1864 (Fischer) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
HF1865 (Dorholt) - Transportation Department advisory groups governing provisions modified.
HF1863 (Loeffler) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
HF1867 (Loeffler) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
HF2701 (Pelowski) - Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer to contingency account required; disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance; and money appropriated.
HF2128 (Hansen) - Disaster response contingency account created to partially match federal disaster assistance when the legislature is not in session, and money appropriated.
HF2315 (Kahn) - Industrial hemp research authorized in accordance with federal law, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
HF2932 (Liebling) - Health and human services committees and task forces established and modified, and prescription monitoring program changed.
HF2361 (Moran) - Health disparities in minority populations addressed, health priorities of minority populations identified, health disparities task force created, and money appropriated.
HF2956 (Dehn) - Election day free transit service provided, and money appropriated.
HF1866 (Morgan) - Commerce Department advisory groups governing provisions modified.
HF2760 (Huntley) - Health care homes advisory committee established.
HF2977 (Franson) - Home care provider licensing and compliance monitoring changes made.
HF2528 (Runbeck) - Groundwater management area advisory teams and approval of groundwater management area plans required.
HF2715 (Dill) - Natural Resources Department; obsolete laws modified and repealed, regulatory efficiencies provided, and drainage inspector requirements modified.
HF3222 (Huntley) - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission created, and report required.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Policy

Friday, March 21, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
HF2402 (Liebling) is the vehicle for the Omnibus HHS Policy bill. A delete-everything (DE) amendment and bill summary have been posted to the committee website. The committee will entertain amendments and vote on HF2402. Additional public testimony will not be taken. With questions, please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF2402 (Liebling) - Omnibus health and human services policy bill.
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Transportation Policy

Friday, March 21, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Agenda to be determined. Bills will be added to the agenda
Bills Added:
HF2881 (Masin) - Railroad employees motor carriers regulation amended, and penalties imposed.
HF2591 (Hansen) - State parks and trails license plate established, account created, and money appropriated.
HF2628 (Hansen) - Rest areas provided to be used as watercraft decontamination sites.
HF3219 (Erhardt) - Metropolitan Airports Commission required to monitor noise to establish a baseline.
Attachments:
(3/19/2014)

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Amendments will be offered.
Bills Added:
HF2395 (Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
Attachments:
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Taxes

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF3245 (Metsa) Modifying the rates of tax on nonferrous mining. HF3249 (Lenczewski) City of Bloomington Bills may be added to the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF2424 (Beard) - Aircraft taxation rates clarified.
HF2323 (Gunther) - Animal shelter temporary tax amnesty provided.
HF2267 (Rosenthal) - Bullion coin sales and use taxation exemption provided.
HF2539 (Anderson) - Propane tanks exempted.
HF1885 (Davnie) - Tax remittance threshold increased for vendors required to file accelerated June payments.
HF2420 (Metsa) - Revenue commissioner required to notify cities and counties of pending pollution control exemption and sliding scale market value exclusion applications.
HF3194 (Davids) - Qualified data center sales and use tax exemptions modified.
HF2463 (Atkins) - Political contributions made from funds derived from revenues of a corporation or LLC required to be subject to the individual income tax.
Attachments:
(3/19/2014)
(3/20/2014)

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 11:40 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 24, 2014

Public Safety Finance and Policy

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2478 Please note that HF2833 & HF2249 will not be heard before 4 p.m.
Bills Added:
HF2770 (Johnson) - Probation single funding implemented.
HF2953 (Johnson) - Correctional services delivery; contiguous counties qualification requirement eliminated.
HF1940 (Norton) - Booking photograph data practices provisions established.
HF1335 (Rosenthal) - Collision requirements clarified, and terminology change made.
HF2281 (Winkler) - Legislators' privilege from arrest clarified, and driving while impaired specified as a breach of the peace for purposes of the Minnesota Constitution.
HF2576 (Melin) - Criminal record expungement governing provisions modified, business screening services required to delete expunged records, and eviction record expungement allowed in some cases.
HF3067 (Lesch) - Firearm possession in a Capitol Area state building notice modified, security service provided by the Department of Public Safety funding modified, and money appropriated.
HF2833 (Laine) - Incarcerated women needs addressed relating to pregnancy and childbirth.
HF2249 (Clark) - East African women and children victims of abuse; emergency shelter provision money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/17/2014)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF2198 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs and economic development bill.
HF2658 (Mahoney) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
HF2993 (Sawatzky) - Southwest Initiative Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2988 (McNamar) - West Central Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2983 (Savick) - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3063 (Lien) - Small business development center program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3023 (Radinovich) - Business growth and expansion encouraged, innovation voucher pilot program created, and money appropriated.
HF3014 (Carlson) - Public Employment Relations Board created, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF3143 (Ward) - New employee training partnership established, rebates provided for employer training costs, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3000 (Erickson) - Northwest Minnesota Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3102 (Dorholt) - Initiative Foundation money appropriated.
HF3083 (Simonson) - Northland Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/17/2014)
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2536 (Melin) - Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) various provisions established and modified, and money appropriated.
HF2615 (Simonson) - Broadband service expansion to underserved areas grant program established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
**Agenda subject to change. Please check back to the committee website for updates** To testify, please contact the committee administrator, Lucy Morgan, at lucy.morgan@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF3071 (Abeler) - Federally qualified health center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2203 (Halverson) - Homeless Youth Act activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3087 (Faust) - Senior nutrition programs modified, and congregate dining money appropriated.
HF2841 (Morgan) - University-affiliated children's hospitals added to the list of facilities excluded from fee-for-service payment rate reductions.
HF2885 (Fritz) - Nursing facility rate adjustment provided.
Attachments:
(3/19/2014)
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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2564 (Hornstein) Statewide solid waste source reduction goal established, recycling definition expanded, recycling required in sports facilities and commercial buildings, metropolitan area county recycling goals amended, and money appropriated. * HF3158 (Wagenius) Composting grant program funding provided to local units of government, and money appropriated. HF2802 (Hansen) Department of Agriculture prohibited from accepting funds from agricultural commodity groups for activities, and money appropriated. HF2431 (Benson, J.) School trust lands director and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission funding amended. HF 3187 (Wagenius) Pollinator habitat in state parks and along state trails money appropriated. (Formerly on agenda as JT187) HF2780 (Dill) Shooting sports facility grant program established, and money appropriated.* HF2908 (Hansen) Bee death caused by pesticide poisoning compensation provided, pollinator emergency response team established, civil liability for bee deaths provided, and money appropriated. * Bills may be added, or removed, from the agenda. * We will do an informational hearing if we do not have possession of this bill. Bills Removed: HF 2301 (Erickson, R.) Land and revenue disposition modified, requirement for commissioner's approval of land sales modified, state forests and recreation areas added to and deleted from, public and private sales and exchanges of state lands authorized, and state parks merged.
Attachments:
(3/19/2014)
(3/19/2014)
(3/20/2014)
(3/21/2014)

Capital Investment

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing: HF2350 (Fischer) White Bear Lake; lake water augmentation system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Informational hearing: HF2509 (Ward, J.A.) Lake Elmo trunk water main construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF2337 (Runbeck) - Hugo; storm water handling systems project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Agriculture Policy

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2908 (Hansen) - Bee death caused by pesticide poisoning compensation provided, pollinator emergency response team established, and money appropriated.
HF2619 (Bly) - University of Minnesota; Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.

Education Policy

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Consideration of Amendments
Bills Added:
HF2397 (Mariani) - Omnibus education policy bill.
HF925 (Mariani) - School district ability to request department assistance clarified.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF2397 (Mariani) - Omnibus education policy bill.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF2275 (Moran) St. Paul Promise Neighborhood (SSPN) grant money appropriated. - pending referral HF2273 (Mullery) Northside Achievement Zone grant funds appropriated. - pending referral
Bills Added:
HF1880 (Winkler) - Early learning scholarships availability expanded.
HF3171 (Marquart) - Omnibus supplemental education K-12 finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/19/2014)
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