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Audio/Video Archives - 2011-2012 Regular Session

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Ways and Means

3/14/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Adopt budget targets
Attachments:
(3/14/2011)
(3/15/2011)
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(3/11/2011)
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Civil Law

3/14/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF32 (Dill) - State and municipal liability provided for claims involving certain nonprofit organizations.
HF939 (Westrom) - Private prison housing proposal request by commissioner of corrections required.
Attachments:
(3/11/2011)
(3/11/2011)

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/14/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills may be added
Bills Added:
HF712 (Nornes) - Mini truck operation authorized on local roads, and special permits eliminated for mini truck operation.
HF347 (Howes) - Motor vehicle and drivers' license transaction fees modified.
Attachments:
(3/11/2011)
(3/10/2011)
(3/11/2011)
(3/10/2011)

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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Redistricting

3/14/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Mike Dean: Common Cause

State Government Finance

3/14/2011
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Overview of omnibus taxes bill
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF466 (Morrow) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant funding provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF866 (Lohmer) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF756 (Stensrud) - State employee performance appraisal and bonus pay system components specified.
HF418 (Downey) - Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; benchmarking study required on centralizing accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions in the Department of Administration; and report on improvement initiatives required.
HF1024 (Stensrud) - Deputy commissioner numbers reduced and assistant commissioner position eliminated in the unclassified service.
Attachments:
(3/12/2011)
(3/12/2011)

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.

Property and Local Tax Division

3/12/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Walk-through of Property & Local Tax Division Report

Education Finance

3/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
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. (Informational Hearing) Bills Removed: HF273 (Woodard) Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established. HF558 (Downey) Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma mathematics exception removed.
Bills Added:
HF133 (Fritz) - Trial placements for eligible children allowed at the Minnesota State Academies.

Property and Local Tax Division

3/11/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF982 (Davids) Taxation aid, credit, and payment changes made. HF994 (Loeffler) Allowing all counties to impose a local sales and use tax; providing for an aid offset HF996 (Runbeck) Tax statements modified. HF1004 (Mullery) Reducing the charitable contribution requirement for certain nonprofit community service-oriented organizations to receive 4c classification HF1007 (Runbeck) Public Employee Retirement Act aids and payments reduced in lieu of property taxes. HF1045 (Runbeck) Reduction aid payment disparity reduced. HF1046 (Runbeck) Homestead credit market value converted to a tax capacity reduction
Bills Added:
HF336 (Lenczewski) - Cities allowed to impose local sales and use tax, and aid offset provided.
HF445 (Davids) - Pooled tax increments for development of market rate housing authorized.
HF274 (Davids) - Qualified farm and business properties tax exemption provided.
HF502 (Lenczewski) - Youth sports and library permitted use of revenue modified for other purposes.
HF337 (Lenczewski) - County levies excluded in computing tax increment and making conforming changes.
HF649 (Davids) - Cities allowed local sales tax imposition if criteria are met.
HF289 (Lenczewski) - Airport property tax exemptions eliminated, foreign source income preferences eliminated, foreign royalty subtraction repealed, subsidies taxed, definitions expanded, JOBZ and related industries modified, development zones repealed, tax rates reduced, research credit repealed, foreign operating corporations repealed, and mail order business apportionment formula repealed.
HF156 (Ward) - School district referendum market value tax base altered.
HF290 (Lenczewski) - Individual income, corporate franchise, and property tax refund conformed to federal law provisions; corporate franchise tax rate reduced; foreign source income preferences eliminated; and foreign royalty subtraction and foreign operating corporations repealed.
HF909 (Murphy) - Department of Revenue required to report on zip code use in collecting local sales taxes.
HF910 (Murphy) - Hermantown; current local sales tax rate modified.
HF896 (Fritz) - Medford; local sales and use tax authorized.
HF841 (Buesgens) - State general tax reduced, corporate franchise tax reduced and repealed, business income subtraction provided, and capital equipment exemption at the time of purchase allowed and application expanded.
HF861 (Runbeck) - Lino Lakes; tax increment financing district extension allowed.
HF877 (Simon) - Valuation exclusion authorized for certain improvements to homestead and commercial-industrial property.
HF869 (Nelson) - Transit improvement area provisions modified.
HF317 (Abeler) - City of Ramsey; tax increment district special rules provided.
HF616 (Gunther) - Personal property of an electric generation facility exemption provided.
HF776 (Loon) - Spending tax increment deadlines extended under certain conditions.
HF825 (Marquart) - Local governments prohibited from expending resource to promote a local sales tax.
HF758 (Shimanski) - Sales tax on purchases by political subdivisions eliminated.
Meeting at 4:00 PM

Ways and Means

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Bills Added:
HF935 (Davids) - Corporate refund delay requirement for commissioner of revenue repealed.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills will be heard for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
Bills Added:
HF185 (Schomacker) - Environmental violation monetary penalty deposit required to be redirected to general fund.
HF197 (Hackbarth) - Nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required.
HF434 (Hackbarth) - Petroleum tank release cleanup fund eligibility modified, and sunset date extended.
HF824 (Hackbarth) - Metropolitan regional park funding provided for operation and maintenance, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF469 (Gruenhagen) - Harassment restraining order petitions jurisdiction provided.
HF506 (Shimanski) - Fourth-degree assault crime and the assaulting a police horse crime expanded to provide more protection to law enforcement assistants.
HF532 (Kieffer) - Repeat criminal sexual conduct offender penalties enhanced.
HF738 (Cornish) - Public notice provided for the release hearing for killers of peace officers, and harassment restraining order provisions modified.
HF660 (McDonald) - Repeat sex offender 36-month presumptive executed sentence provided.
HF439 (Smith) - Consecutive sentences provision for assaults committed by state prison inmates clarified.
Attachments:
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)

State Government Finance

3/10/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
More bills may be added following bill introductions on Monday and Thursday.
Bills Added:
HF102 (Mahoney) - Minnesota science and technology program established.
HF820 (Davids) - Reciprocity agreement negotiation with Wisconsin directed and its termination permitted only by law.
HF790 (Howes) - Vital public safety personnel future aid payments reduced.
HF706 (Hancock) - Aircraft exempted from the sales and use tax.
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Department of Administration budget overview: Commissioner Spencer Cronk LEAN Program: Dept of Administration
Bills Added:
HF886 (Lanning) - Compulsive gambling money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
Continuation from earlier meeting's agenda HFXXXX (Buesgens) Providing a credit for railroad track maintenance; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290. HFXXXX (Buesgens) Providing for subtraction of certain railroad track maintenance expenditures.
Bills Added:
HF711 (Wardlow) - Long-term capital gains provided.
HF851 (Runbeck) - Deferred wage income tax exemption provided.
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
HF687 (Bills) - Military member reemployment refundable credit provided, and money appropriated.
HF727 (Kath) - Income tax subtraction for military reserve pay expanded to include Active Guard Reserve income.
HF873 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
HF874 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
HF1005 (Anderson) - Streamlined sales and use tax agreement necessary conforming technical changes made.
HF10 (Loon) - Taxable income subtraction allowed, corporate franchise tax rates reduced, and sales tax exemption allowed for capital equipment at time of purchase.
HF820 (Davids) - Reciprocity agreement negotiation with Wisconsin directed and its termination permitted only by law.

Government Operations and Elections

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF418 (Downey) - Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; benchmarking study required on centralizing accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions in the Department of Administration; and report on improvement initiatives required.
HF419 (Downey) - Executive branch departments number reduced.
HF978 (Sanders) - Election administration and districting procedures modified.
Attachments:
(3/8/2011)
(3/8/2011)

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF474 (Smith) - Fire safety account funds allocated.
HF609 (Smith) - Grants from fire safety account to local fire department authorized.
Attachments:
(3/10/2011)
(3/10/2011)

Health and Human Services Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF827 (Hamilton) - Nursing facility equal rate provision sunset placed.
HF828 (Hamilton) - Nursing home rate equalization modified.
HF835 (Hamilton) - Low-payment rate nursing facilities medical assistance operating payment rates adjusted, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/10/2011)
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
University of Minnesota Presentation on Agriculture Initiatives
Bills Added:
HF821 (Nornes) - Senior citizen higher education program eligibility changed.
HF40 (Norton) - Lifelong learning account program established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, and money appropriated.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF729 (McFarlane) - BioBusiness Alliance money appropriated.
HF670 (Swedzinski) - Minnesota Inventors Congress money appropriated.
HF342 (Murdock) - Manufactured homes inspections provided, and alternative design plans and reinstallation requirements modified.
HF675 (Gunther) - Graduation and retention grant requirements modified, Twin Cities RISE! funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF405 (Clark) - Youthbuild work experience requirements modified, and money appropriated.
HF838 (Gunther) - Opportunities industrialization centers money appropriated.

Education Reform

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF360 (Peterson) - School district provision of educational services to students without disabilities from other states requirement clarified.
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.
HF273 (Woodard) - Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.

Taxes

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Education Finance

3/10/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF339 (Kelly) Teacher employment contracts negotiation process identified. HF464 (Norton) Teacher collective bargaining agreement deadline and process changed.
Bills Added:
HF207 (Dittrich) - Mineral management cost payment from permanent school trust fund land proceeds prohibited, and money appropriated.
HF785 (Garofalo) - Permanent school fund interest payments clarified.
HF555 (Moran) - Principals' Leadership Institute money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Public Utilities Commission budget overview Minnesota Zoo budget overview Conservation Corps budget overview

State Government Finance

3/9/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of Tuesday's agenda. .
Bills Added:
HF11 (Bills) - Research tax credit increased for corporations.
HF10 (Loon) - Taxable income subtraction allowed, corporate franchise tax rates reduced, and sales tax exemption allowed for capital equipment at time of purchase.
HF253 (Ward) - June accelerated tax payment repealed.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF192 (Downey) - Reinventing Government Employment Act proposed, public employee compensation freeze and method for determining future compensation determined, state employee gainsharing system established, and state contracts with private vendors restrictions removed.
Attachments:
(3/9/2011)
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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF662 (Kahn) - Medical marijuana regulated production provided for export, and rulemaking authorized.
HF759 (Kahn) - Hemp industry development and regulation provided, rulemaking authorized, defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp provided, and definition of marijuana modified.

Government Operations and Elections

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF786 (Davids) - Charitable organization financial statement requirements modified, and compensation information reporting consistency provided for federal and state purposes.
HF864 (Peppin) - Commissioner of revenue authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the federal government for collection of unpaid debts.
HF199 (Gottwalt) - Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.
HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/9/2011
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF853 (Cornish) - Omnibus public safety and crime prevention bill.
HF854 (Cornish) - Trafficking victims legal advocacy grant authorized, and money appropriated.
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.
Attachments:
(3/8/2011)
(3/8/2011)

Taxes

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3

Civil Law

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF XXX: Small Business Bill of Rights-Regulatory Fairness Act (Westrom, see attached file)
Bills Added:
HF562 (Sanders) - Manufactured home parks water and sewer charges regulated, and air admittances valve prohibition repealed.
Attachments:
(3/4/2011)
(3/4/2011)

Health and Human Services Finance

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
MDH, Health Economics Program Emergency Physicians Presentation
Attachments:
(3/9/2011)
(3/9/2011)

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of budget details by the Department of Public Safety Budget details presentation by Metropolitan Council Continuation of budget details by the Department of Transportation

Education Finance

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Bill Removed: 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.
Bills Added:
HF535 (McFarlane) - Third-party reimbursement of qualifying services modified.
HF254 (Doepke) - Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, permitted to participate in the alternative facilities revenue program.
HF308 (Garofalo) - Taconite distribution general education aid reduction restored.
HF782 (Garofalo) - School district early repayment of maximum effort capital loans authorized.
Attachments:
(3/8/2011)
(3/8/2011)
(3/8/2011)
(3/8/2011)

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF657 (Hoppe) - Event ticket practices regulated, and restrictive ticketing systems permitted.
SF194 (Mazorol) - Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 amendments enacted by the adoption of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and conforming changes made.

Health and Human Services Reform

3/9/2011
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Bills Added:
HF462 (Norton) - Nurse Licensure Compact, appointments provided, and money appropriated.

Legacy Funding Division

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Funding Request Presentations: -Bell Museum; Martin Moen -Children's Museum of Southern MN; David Olson -MN Children's Museum; Diane Krizan -MN History Center/Historical Society; Michael J. Fox -Lake Superior Zoo; Sam Maida -State Arts Board; Sue Gens
Bills Added:
HF648 (Clark) - Minneapolis; Heart of the Earth Interpretive Center money appropriated.
HF769 (Bills) - Minnesota Zoo funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF777 (Hansen) - State Capitol building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/9/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 10

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF73 (Anzelc) - Lake of the Woods County; biomass plant grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF716 (Gunther) - Mandatory environmental review requirements modified for certain facilities.

Government Operations and Elections

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF756 (Stensrud) - State employee performance appraisal and bonus pay system components specified.
HF753 (Howes) - Concurrent detachment and annexation provided.
HF852 (Hornstein) - City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board joint dedication fee changed.

Taxes

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Video Available:
House Taxes Committee

Health and Human Services Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Rep. Fritz's bill is just for informational purposes.
Bills Added:
HF77 (Lanning) - Healthy community promotion and circle of support development initiative grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF262 (Mack) - Community paramedic certification created, commissioner required to determine medical assistance-covered services performed by community paramedics, and to evaluate the effect of coverage of services by a community paramedic.
HF592 (Fritz) - Medical assistance reimbursement authorized for in-reach community-based care coordination in a hospital setting.
Attachments:
(3/7/2011)
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(3/7/2011)
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of governor's Department of Labor and Industry budget proposal
Bills Added:
HF288 (Downey) - Tax credit provided for investment in start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses.

Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Higher Education Facilities Authority presentation
Bills Added:
HF856 (Swedzinski) - Tuition increase temporary freeze and permanent limitation at public higher education institutions.

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
(No testimony will be taken on HF72 - Beard)
Bills Added:
HF72 (Beard) - Increased carbon dioxide emissions by utilities ban removed.
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.
HF837 (Sanders) - Air admittance valve building code requirements modified to create jobs through innovative technology.

Education Reform

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Bills not completed will be added to the next day's agenda.
Bills Added:
HF339 (Kelly) - Teacher employment contract negotiation process identified.
HF464 (Norton) - Teacher collective bargaining agreement deadline and process changed.
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.

Education Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Testimony on the Charter School Lease Aid from Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Bills Added:
HF269 (Downey) - Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.
HF511 (Erickson) - Educational mandates deemed unneeded removed.
HF873 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
HF874 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
Attachments:
(3/8/2011)
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Legacy Funding Division

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF656 (Torkelson) - Clean Water Legacy Act; money appropriated from the clean water fund, act modified, membership and duties of the Clean Water Council revised, and appointments provided.

Health and Human Services Reform

3/8/2011
Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Additional bills may be added. We will be placing a 30 minute time limit for each bill. The 30 minutes includes both the presentation and testimony.
Bills Added:
HF480 (Scalze) - Electronic prescribing requirements effective date extended for certain providers.
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.
HF468 (Gruenhagen) - State fund expenditure to comply with federal health care laws prohibited.
HF200 (Gottwalt) - Alzheimer's disease data collection and reporting required, and learning collaborative established.
Attachments:
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Redistricting

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships Krik Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Finish MPCA budget overview

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/8/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF152 (Cornish) - Criminal possession or sale of identification documents crime created.
HF229 (Downey) - Child certified as an adult detainment in a juvenile facility provided pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, and judges authorized to prohibit juvenile sex offenders from residing near their victims.
HF361 (Kriesel) - Fleeing a peace officer crime modified.
HF479 (Kahn) - Water pipe fluid weight when determining weight or amount of controlled substance use established.
HF439 (Smith) - Consecutive sentences provision for assaults committed by state prison inmates clarified.
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.
Attachments:
(3/7/2011)
(3/7/2011)
(3/7/2011)
(3/7/2011)

State Government Finance

3/8/2011
Audio Available: Download Mp3
Meeting at 10:15 AM
Bills Added:
HF725 (Garofalo) - Tax incidence study requirements modified.
HF772 (Slawik) - Dependent care credit modified.
HF674 (Liebling) - Estimated tax threshold payment requirement increased.
HF573 (Quam) - Medicare and Medicaid medical device coverage provisions modified.
HF449 (Runbeck) - Contractor two percent withholding repealed.
HF665 (Hornstein) - Corporate franchise taxation; foreign source income preferences eliminated, subtraction for foreign royalties repealed, domestic corporation definition expanded to include certain foreign corporations incorporated in or doing business in tax havens, and foreign operating corporations repealed.
HF410 (Lohmer) - Social Security benefits income tax subtraction allowed.
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Management and Budget budget overview: Commissioner Jim Schowalter HF174 (will be brought up only for re-referral to Taxes Committee)
Bills Added:
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
HF191 (Downey) - Information technology and telecommunications technology services consolidated, advisory committee established, duties transferred, report required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
(3/7/2011)
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(3/8/2011)
(3/7/2011)
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Civil Law

3/7/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF625 (Anderson) - Livestock liability activities regulated.

Transportation Policy and Finance

3/7/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of budget presentation by Department of Public Safety

Veterans Services Division

3/7/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF727 (Kath) - Income tax subtraction for military reserve pay expanded to include Active Guard Reserve income.
HF687 (Bills) - Military member reemployment refundable credit provided, and money appropriated.
HF866 (Lohmer) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF466 (Morrow) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant funding provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.

Education Finance

3/7/2011
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Meeting at 6:15 PM
Agenda:
Overview of compensatory funding by nonpartisan staff: Tim Strom, Legislative Analyst and Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst

Education Reform

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation: Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century (continued) Presenter: Mike Mieron

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
MPCA budget overview

Judiciary Policy and Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Budget reviews: Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District Courts

State Government Finance

3/3/2011
Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Office of Minnesota Attorney General Budget Overview: Attorney General Lori Swanson Office of Minnesota Secretary of State Budget Overview: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie Humanities Commission Budget Overview: David O’Fallon, president and CEO Science Museum of Minnesota Budget Overview: Eric Jolly, president
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF12 (LeMieur) Green acres and rural preserve program changes made. Dynamic Modeling Presentation - Cato Institute

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Overview of co-ops
Bills Added:
HF101 (Urdahl) - Livestock investment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF539 (Anderson) - Agricultural pursuit clarified as not being determinative for property tax classification, and agricultural operation defined.
HF548 (Buesgens) - Game bird and waterfowl sale included in the definition of agricultural products.
HF626 (Anderson) - Ethanol blender pump grant money appropriated.

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
HF6 is rescheduled for hearing on Tuesday, March 15.
Bills Added:
HF506 (Shimanski) - Fourth-degree assault crime and the assaulting a police horse crime expanded to provide more protection to law enforcement assistants.

Government Operations and Elections

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Confirmation of David P. Swenson to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Bills Added:
HF287 (Hamilton) - Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week designated.
HF561 (Beard) - Election recount requirements and procedures modified.
HF135 (Hackbarth) - Well regulation authority modified.

Taxes

3/3/2011
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Education Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Early Learning Task Force Report
Bills Added:
HF355 (Kiffmeyer) - Home school mandates reduced, and superintendents relieved of reporting requirements.
Attachments:
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Higher Education Policy and Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
MnSCU report to the Legislature: "Improving Transfer of Credit" Mayo Medical School Overview/Presentation
Bills Added:
HF717 (Abeler) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system credit transfer required.
HF378 (Scott) - Graduate education study required in for-profit sector.

Health and Human Services Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Department of Human Services, Continuation of Gov. Dayton's Budget for Health Care Administration Department of Human Services, Continuing Care Administration, Money Follow the Person Grant Overview
Bills Added:
HF113 (Quam) - Gross revenue payment exemption provided.
Attachments:
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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

3/3/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Follow-up to the presentation of the governor's DEED budget proposal Presentation of governor's MHFA budget proposal

Property and Local Tax Division

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
HF679 (Marquart) Valuation notice required to specifically note when a property has been reclassified from the previous assessment year. HF680 (Buesgens) Property tax and other property tax authority funding power eliminated. HF680 will be heard following HF112; HF679 will be heard following HF338
Bills Added:
HF143 (Anderson) - Glenwood Township; aggregate material tax imposition allowed for Glenwood Township in Pope County's stead.
HF398 (Lenczewski) - Property tax aid and credit programs eliminated except those paid directly to the taxpayer; homeowner property tax refund program enhanced; maintenance of effort requirements terminated; local sales tax prohibition eliminated; metro and iron range fiscal disparities programs eliminated; and levy limits, green acres, rural preserves, and metropolitan agricultural preserves repealed.
HF338 (Lenczewski) - Tax increment financing districts or plans establishment and expansion prohibited.
HF112 (Barrett) - Taylors Falls; border city development zone powers authorized, and money appropriated.
HF551 (LeMieur) - Property tax late payment penalties modified.
HF22 (Davids) - Property tax 4c classification requirements modified.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 4:15 PM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2011

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF664 (Hackbarth) - Elevator compliance provisions modified.
HF72 (Beard) - Increased carbon dioxide emissions by utilities ban removed.

Legacy Funding Division

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 2:30 PM
Agenda:
Presentations: -DNR 10-25 year Legacy Plan-Cortland Nelson -DNR Legacy Parks & Trails Recommendations- Forrest Boe -Metropolitan Council: FY 2012-13 Parks and Trails Legacy Fund budget for Metro Regional Parks- Arne Stefferud Funding Request Presentation: -Public Television- Bill Strusinski, MPTA, and Dianne Steinback, EP TPT -Indian Affairs Council- Jolynn Shopteese, Annamaria Hill

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Continuation of Department of Public Safety Budget Presentation
Bills Added:
HF532 (Kieffer) - Repeat criminal sexual conduct offender penalties enhanced.

Taxes

3/2/2011
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Transportation Policy and Finance

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continuation of budget presentation by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

State Government Finance

3/2/2011
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Meeting at 8:15 AM
Agenda:
Minnesota Department of Revenue Budget Overview
Bills Added:
HF174 (Peppin) - Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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Meeting at 10:15 AM
Agenda:
Presentation on the February Economic Forecast: MMB Commissioner Jim Schowalter, State Economist Tom Stinson and State Budget Director Margaret Kelly
Bills Added:
HF701 (Davids) - Income tax reciprocity study required with Wisconsin.
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