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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Ways and Means

3/28/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1049 Omnibus jobs and economic development bill HF1039 Omnibus agriculture bill Amendments should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 9 a.m. Monday.
Attachments:
(3/28/2011)
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Ways and Means

3/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Budget Resolution Amendment HF934 Omnibus education finance bill HF1101 Omnibus higher education finance bill HF1010 Omnibus environment, energy and natural resources finance bill SF56/HF511 The language of HF511 will be amended to SF56
Attachments:
(3/23/2011)
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Rules and Legislative Administration

3/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 11:00 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 28

State Government Finance

3/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Mark-up of omnibus: Amendments received by noon on Wednesday, March 23, may be offered. No further testimony.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1162 (Ward) - Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.

Health and Human Services Finance

3/24/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
The committee will take action on the bill. No public testimony will taken.
Bills Added:
HF927 (Abeler) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/24/2011)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/24/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1049 (Gunther) - Omnibus jobs and economic development bill.
Attachments:
(3/24/2011)
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/24/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF440 (Smith) Omnibus judiciary finance bill - Continued testimony and discussion
Attachments:
(3/22/2011)
(3/23/2011)
(3/23/2011)
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(3/22/2011)
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
If you wish to provide testimony on the omnibus health and human services bill, send an email to christine.kiel@house.mn with your name, title, organization by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
Bills Added:
HF927 (Abeler) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/23/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1010 -- Omnibus bill discussion and amendments.
Attachments:
(3/23/2011)
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Capital Investment

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Testifying: Lynne Osterman, MN Nano Executive Director Eric Haugee, Ready 4 K Pierre Willette, City of Minneapolis Intergovernmental Relations John Finney, Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Chair Ron Harnack, RRWMB Project Coordinator Dan Money, Two Rivers Watershed District Administrator Rob Sando, Roseau River Watershed District Administrator Nick Drees, Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District Administrator Kevin Ruud, Wild Rice Watershed District Administrator Jon Roeschlein, Bois de Sioux Watershed District Administrator Curt Johanneson, City of Hendrum Mayor Dan Wilkins, City of Climax Jerry Bents, City of Nielsville Jeff Pelowski, City of Roseau Mayor Mike MacDonald, City of Crookston Bruce Albright, Buffalo-Red WD Kerry Netzke, AREA II John Erichson, City of Austin Public Works Director City of Newport Bob Zimmerman, Moorhead Judy Erickson, Shell Rock River Watershed District Bevy Nordby, Cedar River Watershed District Kent Lokkesmoe, Department of Natural Resources Capital Investment Manager John Jaschke, Executive Director, Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) City of Crookston Bruce Albright, Buffalo-Red WD, Oakport Township & Georgetown Kerry Netzke, AREA II City of Austin – Turtle Creek Watershed District City of Newport Bob Zimmerman, Moorhead Kent Lokkesmoe, Cap Inv Manager, DNR
Bills Added:
HF960 (Howes) - Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF607 (Howes) - Capital improvement funding provided to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements of a capital nature, nonprofit housing bond authorization changes made, bonds issued, appropriations modified, and money appropriated.

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony from the MN Grocers Testimony & any amendments to HF1039
Bills Added:
HF1039 (Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture and rural development bill.

State Government Finance

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF934 (Garofalo) Education Omnibus Bill
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Conclude testimony on the omnibus Witnesses may testify for up to two minutes. The chair reserves the right to limit testimony. Written testimony will also be accepted. Witnesses should email Johnna O'Neill, CLA, and provide the following information: name, organization, contact info, and issue of interest: johnna.oneill@house.mn. Amendments are due by noon on Wednesday, March 23. Mark-up of the bill will begin on Thursday, March 24 at 8:15 a.m.
Attachments:
(3/22/2011)
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(3/22/2011)
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Noon deadline for all amendments.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/23/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continue hearing testimony on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Budget Bill (HF853), as amended.
Attachments:
(3/23/2011)
(3/23/2011)
(3/23/2011)
(3/23/2011)
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Taxes

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Legacy Funding Division

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
-Informational/Discussion Items: EAB informational, Annamarie Saarinen, Steve Bowe, Sandy Breuer, Chris Link Administrative fees discussion -Funding requests: MN Film Board, Lucinda Winter
Bills Added:
HF658 (Atkins) - Dakota County; Darvan Acres Nature Center money appropriated.
HF792 (Gunther) - Watline Trail funding provided and money appropriated.
HF816 (Slocum) - Air National Guard Museum funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF985 (Hackbarth) - Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historical Site funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF651 (Hancock) - La Salle Lake State Recreation Area established as a satellite unit of Itasca State Park, and money appropriated.
HF1255 (McElfatrick) - Grand Rapids; Children's Discovery Museum funding provided for new exhibits, and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

3/23/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:30 PM
Agenda:
Budget resolution amendment HF42 (Davids) Omnibus tax bill HF1140 (Beard) Omnibus transportation bill All amendments must be submitted by 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 22 to alex.smith@house.mn
Bills Added:
HF12 (LeMieur) - Green acres and rural preserve program changes specified.
Attachments:
(3/21/2011)
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(3/22/2011)
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Legacy Funding Division

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1106 (Kiel) - Parks and trails funding provided and money appropriated.
HF528 (LeMieur) - Camp Ripley/Veterans State Trail money appropriated.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Present Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Budget Bill (HF853) and begin hearing testimony.
Attachments:
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)

State Government Finance

3/22/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Introduction of omnibus bill Begin Testimony on omnibus bill Witnesses may testify for up to two minutes. The chair reserves the right to limit testimony. Written testimony will also be accepted. Witnesses should email Johnna O'Neill, CLA, and provide the following information: name, organization, contact info, and issue of interest: johnna.oneill@house.mn. Amendments are due by noon on Wednesday, March 23. Mark-up of the bill will begin on Thursday, March 24 at 8:15 a.m.
Attachments:
(3/22/2011)
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Testimony on food inspection MDA Dairy Development Program Rep. Hamilton will present a DE amendment - informational only Amendments, testimony will be heard on Wed. March 23, 2011
Bills Added:
HF860 (Hamilton) - Beginning farmer program tax credits provided.
HF1039 (Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture and rural development bill.
HF1114 (Anderson) - Agricultural bioenergy grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Testifying on HF 681: Steve Rosholt, Faegre & Benson Testifying on HF 1232: Kristin Hanson, Minnesota Management and Budget Assistant Commissioner Michelle Furrer, Como Zoo & Conservatory Director Peter Thrane, Como Friends Board Member Eric Carlson, City of Inver Grove Heights Park and Recreation Board Director Greg Mack, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Ringold, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Manager Public Engagement and Citywide Planning Jayne Miller, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent
Bills Added:
HF1232 (Howes) - Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project terms and conditions modified, appropriations canceled and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced, and general fund debt service savings required.
HF681 (Downey) - Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/22/2011)
(3/22/2011)
(3/22/2011)
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1010 -- Omnibus bill discussion. Public testimony on wild rice standards, forestry, school trust land (in that order). If you wish to testify, please contact the committee administrator at 651-296-1774.
Attachments:
(3/18/2011)
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Education Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Omnibus education finance bill. Please note that the delete-all amendment will be posted online once it is ready. That will be the omnibus education finance bill, not HF934 as currently listed.
Bills Added:
HF934 (Garofalo) - Omnibus education finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/19/2011)
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/22/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
This is the base bill for the omnibus health and human services bill; no amendments or public testimony will be taken at this meeting.
Bills Added:
HF927 (Abeler) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/21/2011)
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Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
NOTE: HF440 will be amended with a fiscal omnibus bill in the form of a delete-all amendment. Presentation and public testimony only on delete-all amendment. Omnibus bill will be laid over for continued consideration on March 24
Bills Added:
HF440 (Smith) - Omnibus judiciary finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/21/2011)
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(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Public testimony will be taken on the omnibus bill on this date only.
Bills Added:
HF1049 (Gunther) - Omnibus jobs and economic development bill.
Attachments:
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)
(3/21/2011)

Health and Human Services Reform

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
This is the base bill for the omnibus health and human services bill; no amendments or public testimony will be taken at this meeting.
Bills Added:
HF927 (Abeler) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/22/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
*HF1101 will become the Omnibus Higher Education Bill. If necessary, the meeting will recess at 2:15 p.m. and reconvene at 5:30 p.m. until all amendments and testimony on the omnibus bill have been heard.
Bills Added:
HF1101 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education finance bill.
HF821 (Nornes) - Senior citizen higher education program eligibility changed.
HF849 (Nornes) - College and university mandates eliminated.
Attachments:
(3/17/2011)
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Education Finance

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Omnibus education finance bill walk through. Public Testimony will be taken. Please contact Aaron Solem (aaron.solem@house.mn; 651-296-5524) to testify. Committee will recess to the call of the chair by 2:30 for the House floor session. Amendments to the bill will be taken up when committee comes back after the House floor session. Please note that the delete-all amendment will be posted online once it is ready. That will be the omnibus education finance bill, not HF934 as currently listed.
Bills Added:
HF934 (Garofalo) - Omnibus education finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/19/2011)
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(3/20/2011)
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1010 -- Omnibus bill discussion. Testimony from agencies funded in the bill and how they plan to address budget reductions.

Civil Law

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF936 (Holberg) Abortions at or after 20 weeks gestational age prohibited unless exceptions apply, and civil and criminal penalties provided. HF1130 (Nornes) Student record and data use provided. **The committee will take testimony and questions on both bills during the regularly scheduled meeting time and place, and then resume 15 minutes after session in the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM
Attachments:
(3/18/2011)
(3/18/2011)

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
Proposed House budget

Redistricting

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Matt Gehring: Voting Rights Act Overview Annamarie Hill, executive director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council Kao Ly Ilean Her, executive director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Lester Collins, executive director, Council on Black Minnesotans Hector Garcia, executive director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council Hussein Samatar, founder and executive director, African Development Center of Minnesota

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/21/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1140 is the vehicle for the omnibus transportation finance bill.
Bills Added:
HF1149 (Beard) - Aeronautics activities money appropriated.
HF1140 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
Attachments:
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Transportation Policy and Finance

3/18/2011
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
This committee hearing will include a walk-through of the omnibus transportation finance bill. HF1140 will be the vehicle for the omnibus bill. Testimony may be taken at this hearing, as well as the March 21 meeting.
Bills Added:
HF976 (Anderson) - Town road state aid allocation formula amended.
HF1140 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
HF1196 (Holberg) - Metropolitan area transportation sales and use tax funds allocated for transit operations.
HF1197 (Holberg) - Temporary transfers authorized from the metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and the right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit operating deficits, and funding sources modified for metropolitan livable communities fund accounts.
Attachments:
(3/17/2011)
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Taxes

3/17/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/17/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may not be heard in the order listed. Bills not heard on Thursday will be continued on Friday, March 18.
Bills Added:
HF1072 (Cornish) - Minnesota State Retirement System; employment position covered by correctional state employees retirement plan revised, vesting period modified for a retirement annuity for the correctional state employees retirement plan, and service credit transfer permitted to the general state employees retirement plan by certain correctional employees.
HF1103 (Mullery) - Assault of utility or postal service employee or contractor gross misdemeanor created.
HF738 (Cornish) - Public notice provided for the release hearing for killers of peace officers, and harassment restraining order provisions modified.
HF981 (Cornish) - Familial DNA searches authorized.
HF1161 (Cornish) - Education and program development requirements amended, and certificates of compliance provisions amended.
Attachments:
(3/15/2011)
(3/16/2011)
(3/15/2011)
(3/16/2011)

State Government Finance

3/17/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Consideration of omnibus taxes bill (HF0042) Testimony will be taken. Please contact Bobby Patrick (bobby.patrick@house.mn; 651-296-4119) to testify on the Omnibus Tax bill. Please note that the delete all amendment posted on the website is the Omnibus Tax bill and not HF42 as currently listed. If necessary testimony will continue into the evening meeting.
Bills Added:
HF1003 (Stensrud) - Schedule of income tax rates reduced for individuals, estates, and trusts.
HF42 (Davids) - Omnibus tax bill.
HF974 (Melin) - Nonferrous mineral taxation rates modified, and distribution of net proceed and taconite production taxes modified.
HF1120 (Anderson) - Ring tone sales and use tax repealed.
HF505 (Davids) - Charitable contribution deduction expanded for food inventory.
HF247 (Davids) - State and local government finance provisions changed relating to income and corporate, property, sales and use, mineral, and miscellaneous taxes; and other provisions changed relating to local development, estate taxes, and homestead market value cleanup; and money appropriated.
HF1084 (Davids) - Wisconsin reciprocity agreement negotiation directed and its termination permitted only by law.
HF991 (Kieffer) - Corporate franchise tax rate reduced.
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
State Board of Investment Budget Overview Minnesota Historical Society Budget Overview Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) budget overviews
Attachments:
(3/30/2011)
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Minnesota House of Representatives budget overview
Bills Added:
HF1063 (Murray) - Counties permitted to perform private audit meeting standards of state auditor.
HF1031 (Stensrud) - Legislative Coordinating Commission; provisions modified governing the election of officers and the provision of services, and records retention policy established.
HF864 (Peppin) - Commissioner of revenue authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the federal government for collection of unpaid debts.
HF681 (Downey) - Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1090 (Stensrud) - Commissioner of management and budget required to issue a proposal request and enter into a contract for dependent audit verification for state employee health plans.
Attachments:
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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/17/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Omnibus bill walk-through
Bills Added:
HF1010 (McNamara) - Omnibus environment, energy, and natural resources finance bill.
Attachments:
(3/17/2011)
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Education Finance

3/17/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF558 (Downey) Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma mathematics exception removed. HF947 (Erickson) Alternative teacher pay system modified.
Bills Added:
HF1078 (Garofalo) - Perpich Center for Arts Education status changed from a state agency to a charter school.
HF1056 (Davnie) - Targeted family outreach activities grant program created, and money appropriated.
HF1093 (Garofalo) - School district or charter school required to spend at least 70 percent of its total general operating expenditures on direct classroom expenditures.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/17/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF1130 (Nornes) - Student record and data use provided for.
HF1133 (Vogel) - Undergraduate stable tuition rate provided.
HF560 (Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
Attachments:
(3/16/2011)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/17/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation from the Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans Presentation from Elim Transitional Housing, INC. *Additional items may be added to the agenda*
Bills Added:
HF667 (Mahoney) - Conservation Corps Minnesota statewide job skills development program grant administration money appropriated.
HF112 (Barrett) - Taylors Falls; border city development zone powers authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1076 (LeMieur) - Administrative, rulemaking, enforcement, and safety and health provisions modified.
HF1037 (Sanders) - Department of Employment and Economic Development required to issue an unemployment compensation payment and business intelligence contract proposals request.
HF1110 (Mahoney) - Small business investment tax credit provisions modified.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/17/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Management and Budget - Informational on Health Care
Bills Added:
HF506 (Shimanski) - Fourth-degree assault crime and the assaulting a police horse crime expanded to provide more protection to law enforcement assistants.
HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.
HF6 (Cornish) - Convicted sex offender indeterminate sentencing provided.
HF447 (Kelly) - Vulnerable adult criminal abuse made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law; investigation, review, and hearing provisions modified; terminology changed; criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult; and criminal penalties provided.
HF989 (Smith) - Criminal case disposition timing objectives repealed.
HF1023 (Smith) - Courts and common interest ownership provisions modified.
HF382 (Hoppe) - Receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and nonprofit corporation statutes amended; and Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act changed, updated, and clarified.
Attachments:
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Health and Human Services Finance

3/17/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF367 (Banaian) - Municipal laboratories certification exempted.
HF200 (Gottwalt) - Alzheimer's disease data collection and reporting required, and learning collaborative established.
HF248 (Loeffler) - Small Group Health Insurance Market Working Group recommendation enacted by repealing a requirement that small employers that do not offer group health coverage either offer, or file a form with the state stating a decision not to offer, a Section 125 plan through which employees may contribute wages to a pretax account from which to pay for individual health insurance.
HF1143 (Kiffmeyer) - Qualified medical assistance enrollees and all MinnesotaCare enrollees required to receive basic services through an enrolled provider network, and major medical coverage provided to these enrollees.
HF928 (Falk) - Publicly owned nursing facility cost additional local share clarified, and publicly owned nursing facility payment rate clarified.
Attachments:
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Government Operations and Elections

3/17/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1074 (Westrom) - Advisory Committee for Technology Standards for Accessibility and Usability expiration date extended, advisory committee codified, and money appropriated.
HF962 (Howes) - Tobacco license suspension alternatives authorized for sales to minors upon compliance with requirements.
HF681 (Downey) - Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Government Operations and Elections

3/16/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF371 (Hoppe) - Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
HF66 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund repealed.
HF917 (Melin) - St. Louis County; fairground tax exemption provided.

Health and Human Services Reform

3/16/2011
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. Each bill will be given 30 minutes (10 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for opponents. And 10 minutes for proponents). If you would like to testify, please keep comments to 2 minutes. Written testimony will be accepted. Please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn if you would like to testify.
Bills Added:
HF311 (Hayden) - Human services supplemental contracts authorized.
HF936 (Holberg) - Abortions at or after 20 weeks postfertilization age prohibited unless exceptions apply, and civil and criminal penalties provided.
HF795 (Hoppe) - Bermuda; human services commissioner instructed to initiate a foreign reciprocal agreement.
Attachments:
(3/16/2011)
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Elements of the omnibus health and human services finance bill. No testimony will be taken at this hearing.
Attachments:
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Education Finance

3/16/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF945 (Petersen) Teacher licensure, evaluations, and tenure modified.
Bills Added:
HF1029 (Kelly) - Board of Teaching funding provided from the special revenue fund for activities associated with licensure by portfolio.
HF669 (Loon) - Early childhood education scholarship finance system created, early education worker training and retainment tax credits provided, early childhood education programming quality improved, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF638 (Myhra) School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/16/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of public testimony on HF400. The committee will re-convene at 6:15PM in Room 10SOB
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Continue testimony on HF400 and consider amendments
Attachments:
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Civil Law

3/16/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF469 (Gruenhagen) Harassment restraining order jurisdiction for petitions provided.
Bills Added:
HF625 (Anderson) - Livestock liability activities regulated.
HF695 (Mack) - Civil immunity extended to municipalities that donate public safety equipment.
Attachments:
(3/15/2011)
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/16/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Pass through grants administered by the Dept. of Agriculture

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/16/2011
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Meeting at 4:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 17

State Government Finance

3/16/2011
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
General Fund Budget overviews by: Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Governor’s Office budget overview
Bills Added:
HF2 (Banaian) - Performance data added to budget proposal, zero-based budgeting required, and sunset advisory commission and sunset process established for state agencies.
Attachments:
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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/16/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills may not be heard in the order listed. Bills not heard in the morning will be continued on evening agenda.
Bills Added:
HF642 (Slocum) - Child certified as an adult provided to be detained in a juvenile facility prior to trial and verdict.
HF660 (McDonald) - Repeat sex offender 36-month presumptive executed sentence provided.
HF933 (Smith) - Prostitution law provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified.
HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
HF1001 (Woodard) - "Criminal act" definition expanded in the racketeering crime.
HF1033 (Cornish) - Short term commitments of 180 days or less reauthorized to be served in county jails.
HF1034 (Cornish) - Inmates required to co-pay a set minimum amount for healthcare provided visits.
HF1043 (Gauthier) - Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of morning agenda, if needed

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/16/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF906 (Rukavina) - Commissioner of transportation decision required on alternative route for State Highway 53.
HF808 (Anderson) - Anatomical gift $2 donation provided for public information and education, anatomical gift account created, and money appropriated.
HF880 (Vogel) - Special overweight permits authorized for hauling construction aggregate.
HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
HF543 (Buesgens) - Road and bridge priority established, and governing federal aid requirement for rail guideways established.
HF221 (Hosch) - Paynesville Airport; bypass project funds provided.

Property and Local Tax Division

3/16/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF1083 (Runbeck) Homeowner property tax refund modified. Consideration of the Property & Local Tax Division Report (HF481) Testimony will be taken. Please contact Bobby Patrick (bobby.patrick@house.mn; 651-296-4119) to testify on the Division Report. Please note that the delete-all amendment posted on the website is the Division Report and not HF481 as currently listed. If necessary testimony will continue into the evening meeting.
Bills Added:
HF481 (Runbeck) - Local government; property taxes frozen at 2010 pay levels, actions that would increase property tax levies prohibited, and exceptions provided.
Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of earlier meeting's agenda
Bills Added:
HF481 (Runbeck) - Local government; property taxes frozen at 2010 pay levels, actions that would increase property tax levies prohibited, and exceptions provided.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/15/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF6 (Cornish) - Convicted sex offender indeterminate sentencing provided.
HF439 (Smith) - Consecutive sentences provision for assaults committed by state prison inmates clarified.
HF447 (Kelly) - Vulnerable adult criminal abuse made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law; investigation, review, and hearing provisions modified; terminology changed; criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult; and criminal penalties provided.
Attachments:
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State Government Finance

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Budget overviews presented by: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Chicano Latino Affairs Council, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Council on Black Minnesotans, Minnesota State Arts Board
Attachments:
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/15/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
We will be taking up HF548 to amend the language first on the agenda.
Bills Added:
HF264 (Urdahl) - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act; actions against persons for weight gain as a result of food consumption prohibited.
HF527 (Davids) - Minnesota rural preserve property tax program modified.
HF548 (Buesgens) - Game bird and waterfowl sale included in the definition of agricultural products.
HF993 (McElfatrick) - County agricultural society land authority clarified.

Capital Investment

3/15/2011
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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/15/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF529 (LeMieur) - Agricultural building roof panels equivalent load bearing capacity required.
HF823 (Sanders) - Administrative rule repealed which restricts the capitalization of permanent improvements to other real estate owned by a bank.
HF323 (Hoppe) - Residential real estate broker price opinions provision regulated.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/15/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF972 (Anderson, S) Aquatic plant management fees and priorities continued. Hearing for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill HF805 (Anderson, P) Price information filing required in power purchase agreements with Public Utilities Commission, utilities required to offer customers option to request energy from local wind projects, and certain utilities required to purchase energy from small wind projects. (Bill added for informational hearing only) HF400 (Howes) Environment and natural resources money appropriated. Public testimony will be taken. If you wish to testify contact the committee administrator at 651-296-1774.
Bills Added:
HF805 (Anderson) - Price information filing required in power purchase agreements with Public Utilities Commission, utilities required to offer customers option to request energy from local wind projects, and certain utilities required to purchase energy from small wind projects.
Attachments:
(3/15/2011)
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Education Reform

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not completed will be added to the next committee meeting's agenda.
Bills Added:
HF558 (Downey) - Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma mathematics exception removed, and high school assessments established to determine college and career readiness.
HF329 (Bills) - Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
HF638 (Myhra) - School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

Education Finance

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF533 (Fabian) - Sparsity revenue eligibility criteria adjusted, and Independent School District No. 356, Lancaster, permitted to recover sparsity aid that the district lost due to the closing of a school building.
HF1040 (Bills) - School district lease levy authority amended.
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF947 (Erickson) Alternative teacher pay system modified. (Informational)

Health and Human Services Reform

3/15/2011
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. Due to the number of bills on the agenda, each bill will be given 30 minutes (10 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for opponents. And 10 minutes for proponents). If you would like to testify, please keep comments to 2 minutes. Written testimony will be accepted. Please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn if you would like to testify.
Bills Added:
HF364 (Lanning) - Detoxification services interstate contracts provided.
HF233 (Sanders) - Department of Human Services required to issue a request for proposals for a Medicaid fraud detection and business intelligence contract.
HF584 (Dettmer) - Adult foster care and family adult day services license requirements modified, and Commissioner of Human Services directed to apply for federal waiver for medical assistance reimbursement.
HF937 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility provisions modified.
HF171 (Daudt) - MFIP electronic benefit transfers modified; photo identification required; and residency requirements changed for general assistance, general assistance medical care, and MFIP.
HF668 (McDonald) - Medical nonemergency transportation single administrative structure proposal development directed.
HF201 (Scott) - Abortion funding limited for state-sponsored health programs.
HF745 (Mack) - Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force created, appointments provided, and development of a statewide strategic plan required.
HF746 (Mack) - Department of Human Services required to issue a request for proposals for an integrated online eligibility and application portal for food support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs.
Attachments:
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF862 (Benson) - University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation Partnership money appropriated.
HF849 (Nornes) - College and university mandates eliminated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF382 (Hoppe) will be taken up after 4:30 p.m.
Bills Added:
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.
HF868 (Shimanski) - Conciliation court civil claim limit increased.
HF987 (Smith) - Board of Public Defense reimbursement restrictions eliminated.
HF988 (Smith) - Public defender representation provision modified.
HF989 (Smith) - Criminal case disposition timing objectives repealed.
HF998 (Dettmer) - Human Cloning Prohibition Act established, and penalties provided.
HF1023 (Smith) - Courts and common interest ownership provisions modified.
HF382 (Hoppe) - Receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and nonprofit corporation statutes amended; and Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act changed, updated, and clarified.
Attachments:
(3/11/2011)
(3/14/2011)
(3/11/2011)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF645 (Mullery) - Minority population grant program provided for collaborative activities to reduce unemployment, and money appropriated.
HF995 (McFarlane) - WomenVenture funding provided for business development programs, and money appropriated.
HF983 (Gunther) - Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF893 (Gunther) - Vinland Center for rehabilitation services funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF693 (McFarlane) - Minority business development programs money appropriated.

Government Operations and Elections

3/15/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF1017 (Kelly) - Red Wing; property conveyance authorized, and surplus state land conveyance provided.
HF789 (Lanning) - Public employee insurance program eligible employers modified.
HF954 (Fabian) - Kittson and Marshall Counties; process for making certain county offices appointive provided.

Health and Human Services Finance

3/15/2011
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF766 (Thissen) - Spousal contribution required for long-term care expenses.
HF592 (Fritz) - Medical assistance reimbursement authorized for in-reach community-based care coordination in a hospital setting.
HF806 (Mack) - County human services duties streamlined.
HF846 (Anderson) - Emergency services grants and transitional housing money appropriated.
HF689 (Huntley) - General assistance program modified.

Education Finance

3/14/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF783 (Garofalo) - Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent fund endowment apportionment expanded.
HF879 (Erickson) - Annual evaluations for principals established, and a group of experts and stakeholders convened to recommend a performance-based system model for these evaluations.
HF360 (Peterson) - School district provision of educational services to students without disabilities from other states requirement clarified.
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF273 (Woodard) Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.
Attachments:
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Education Reform

3/14/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills not completed will be added to the next committee meeting's agenda.
Bills Added:
HF945 (Petersen) - Teacher and principal evaluations and tenure modified.
HF947 (Erickson) - Alternative teacher pay system modified.
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