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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

37th MEETING - Finance

March 27, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 37th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:09 AM. on Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Chair
Sailer, Vice Chair
Anderson, B.
Clark
Cornish
Erhardt
Finstad
Garofalo
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom



A quorum was present.

Rep. Hilty moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 17, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3360 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Ozment presented HF3360 (Ozment) Department of Corrections claim settlement provided and money appropriated.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3360. (See attached amendment A08-1411). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Craig Lindeke, Senior Assistant Revisor, responded to questions regarding HF3360, as amended.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3360, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF4023 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means.

Rep. Solberg presented HF4023 (Solberg) Health, human services and education forecast adjustments made, and money appropriated.

Brent Gustafson, Financial Planning Director, Minnesota Department of Finance testified on HF4023.

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF4023 be recommended to pass and re-referred
to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carson recessed the meeting at 9:29 A.M.

Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 2:35 P.M.

Chair Carlson presented HF1812 (Carlson) Omnibus supplemental budget bill

Chair Carlson moved that HF1812 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Chair Carlson move to amend HF1812. (See attached delete everything amendment after the enacting clause H1812DE2).

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Jaros moved adoption of the Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Report for HF4063 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4063.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Jaros move to amend the language from HF4063 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Jaros presented HF4063 (Jaros) First Committee Engrossment, Minnesota Heritage supplemental budget bill.

Rep. Jaros renewed the motion to amend the language from HF4063 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF3805 First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3805.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder move to amend the language from HF3805 First Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Lieder moved to amend HF3805, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3805A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder moved to amend HF3805, First Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, line 5, delete "(11,800,000)" and insert "11,800,000"

Bill Marx responded to questions reqarding the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder presented HF3805 (Lieder) First Engrossment, as amended. Transportation supplemental budget bill

Rep. Lieder renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3805 First Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Juhnke moved adoption of Agriculture, Rural Economics and Veterans Affairs Division report for HF3981 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3981.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke move to amend the language from HF3981 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Juhnke presented HF3981 (Juhnke) First Committee Engrossment, Agriculture, rural economies and veterans affairs supplemental budget bill.


Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3981, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3981A7) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3981, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3981A6).

Kathy Novak, House Research, explained an oral amendment which was incorporated into the Juhnke motion to amendment H3981A6, as follows:

Page 1, line 3, after the word Page insert "10" and after the word line insert “14"
Page 1, line 4, after the word Sec. insert “4"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF3981, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3981A8).

Rep. Paymar incorporated the following amendment into the Paymar amendment H3981A8, as follows:
Page 1, Delete lines 13-15

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3981 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF3381 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3381.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend the language from HF3381 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3381A16). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3381A14). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark presented HF3381 (Clark) First Committee Engrossment, as amended, Housing and public health supplemental budget bill

Rep. Hilty moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3381A15). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H338A17). THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Anderson, B., moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3381A10).

Rep. Anderson, B., requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Greiling, Hilty, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

Voted Abstain: Howes

There were 10 Ayes, 21 Nays and 1 Abstain. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF3381, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3381A11 amendment).

Rep. Severson requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Cornish, Erhardt, Greiling, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 10 Ayes and 24 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3381 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF4021 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4021.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend the language from HF4021 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF4021, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H4021A8). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius presented HF4021 (Wagenius) First Committee Engrossment, as amended. Environment and natural resources supplemental budget bill.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1511).

Bill Marx explained an oral amendment which was incorporated into the Rukavina motion to amendment A08-1511, as follows:

Page 1, delete Section 29
Page 2, line 1, delete "$1,000,00" and insert "$700,000"
Page 2, line 5, after “account" insert “and"
Page 2, line 6, after “account" insert a "period" and delete “and"
Page 2, line 10, delete “within the Virginia site" and insert “as identified in the master plan"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, Delete lines 28-35

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Howes, Juhnke, Kohls, Peppin, Rukavina, Seifert, Severson, Solberg, Westrom


Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Simon, Slawik, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 14 Ayes and 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Pages 34 -35, delete Section 27

Rick Evans, Director, Government Relations, Xcel Enegy, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Howes, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

Voting Abstain: Erhardt, Sailer

There were 11 Ayes, 22 Nays and 2 Abstains. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moves to amend HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 26, after line 15 insert:
“For the purposes of this section, “maintains" is defined as tending or adding substantial fuel to a campfire with the intention of extending the life of the campfire."

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testified on HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:

Paul Eger, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Jim Reinholdz, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF4021, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion to amend the language from HF4021 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilty moved adoption of the Energy Finance and Polity Division Report for HF2305 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2305.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilty moved to amend the language from HF2305 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Hilty presented HF2305 (Hilty) First Committee Engrossment, Energy supplemental budget bill.

Rep. Hilty moved to amend HF2305, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment A08-1537). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF2305, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2305A9).

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Kohls, Pelowski, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Poppe, Sailer, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 12 Ayes and 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilty renewed the motion to amend the language from HF2305 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division report for HF4077 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4077.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend the language from HF4077 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF 4077, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 1, line 16, delete “SUMMARY OF" and insert “PUBLIC SAFETY"
Page 6, line 10, delete “two" and insert “four"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar presented HF4077 (Paymar) First Committee Engrossment, as amended, Public safety supplemental budget bill

Gary Karger, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF4077, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF 4077, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H4077A6).

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Garofalo, Hausman, Huntley, Jaros, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Otremba, Paymar, Poppe, Simon, Thissen, Wagenius

Voting Nay: Anderson, B., Cornish, Greiling, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Kohls, Murphy, Pelowski, Peppin, Rukavina, Sailer, Severson, Slawik, Solberg, Westrom

There were 17 Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF 4077, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1524). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF 4077, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H4077A8).

Gary Karger responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

Rep. Cornish requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Howes, Kohls, Otremba, Pelowski, Peppin, Severson, Simon, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 13 Ayes and 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion amend the language from HF4077 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3987 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3987.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend the language from HF3987 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3987, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3987A17). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. DeLaForest presented HF3987 (DeLaForest) First Committee Engrossment, as amended. State government supplemental budget bill.

Vice-Chair Sailer assumed chair at 6:42 P.M.
Chair Carlson resumed chair at 6:45 P.M.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF3987, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3987A18). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3987 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Report for HF3722 Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3722.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend the language from HF3722 Second Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF3722 (Rukavina) Second Committee Engrossment, Higher education and workforce development supplemental budget bill

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, (See attached amendment H3722A37). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.(See attached amendment H3722A33). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3722A32). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3722A35). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3722A31). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Howes moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 99, line 3, after "who" insert "currently resides in Hubbard County and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3722, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:
Pages 25-27, delete sections 33-35

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3722 Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Report for HF2475 Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2475.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend the language from HF2475 Second Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2475A49). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling presented HF2475 (Greiling) Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, K-12 education supplemental budget bill

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2475A44). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2475A52)

Rep. Mariani incorporated the following oral amendment to amendment H2475A52, as follows:

Page 2, line 22 delete "47" and insert "60"
Page 2, line 29, delete "46" and insert "59"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Heidgerken moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2475A47).

A division was requested on the on the motion. There were 9 ayes and 17 nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Heidgerken moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1532). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Heidgerken moved to amend HF2475, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1531). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend the language from HF2475 Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3976 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3976.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend the language from HF3976 First Committee Engrossment into HF1812, as amended.

Rep. Huntley presented HF3976 (Huntley) First Committee Engrossment, Health care and human services supplemental budget bill.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3976A32).

Rep. Huntley incorporated the following oral amendment to amendment H3976A32, as follows:

Page 4, line 11, delete "2009" and insert "2010"
Page 4, line 17, delete "2009" and insert "2010"
Page 4, line 22, delete "2009" and insert "2010"
Page 4, line 27, delete "2008" and insert "2010"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3976A28). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3976A29). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3976A30). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Otremba moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1494-1).

Barb Julich, Minnesota Department of Human Services responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

Rep. Otremba withdrew the amendment.

Rep. Anderson, B., moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3976A27). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion to amend the language from HF3976 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF1812, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF1812, as amended. (See attached amendment H1812A99). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1812, as amended. (See attached amendment H1812A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to direct staff to amend the title, correct the internal references and renumber accordingly. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF1812, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on March 17, 18, 19 and 25, 2008.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF2683 Otremba A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the expiration date for the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41D.01, subdivision 4.
HF3507 Otremba A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing waiver of certain fees and expedited food handler plan review in certain declared disaster areas; changing certain embargo and condemnation provisions; changing certain food sanitary provisions; changing certain fee provisions; defining certain terms; regulating egg sales and handling; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 28A.03, by adding a subdivision; 28A.08; 28A.082, by adding a subdivision; 28A.09, subdivision 1; 29.23; 31.05; 31.171; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 31.175; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 32.
HF3617 Koenen A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a wound prevention and care formulary demonstration project for state veterans homes; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 198.
HF3749 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing and regulating state veterans cemeteries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 197.236.
HF3762 Murphy, E. A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the Veterans Health Care Advisory Council; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 196.
HF3763 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to veterans; transferring functions of the Veterans Homes Board of Directors to commissioner of veterans affairs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 196.021; 196.03; 198.32, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 198.001, subdivisions 6, 9; 198.002, subdivisions 1, 3, 6; 198.003, subdivisions 5, 6; 198.004, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 198.002, subdivision 2; 198.004, subdivision 1; Minnesota Rules, part 9050.0040, subpart 15.
HF4075 Olin A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing requirements for cattle herds within certain areas; appropriating money to the Board of Animal Health for the buyout of cattle herds in certain areas; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35.
HF2987 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; modifying definition of biodiesel; increasing minimum biodiesel content; creating tiered biodiesel content goal; requiring notice, a proposal, and recommendations to the legislature; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 239.77, as amended; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 296A.01, subdivision 8a.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF3427 Dettmer A bill for an act relating to veterans; establishing a loan program; adding certain veterans to those eligible for a program; changing an unemployment compensation provision; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 116L.17, subdivision 1; 268.047, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.
HF3566 Nelson A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 176.011, subdivision 9; 176.041, subdivision 1; 176.101, subdivision 1; 176.102, subdivisions 2, 11; 176.135, by adding a subdivision; 176.136, subdivisions 1a, 1b; 176.1812, subdivision 1; 176.183, subdivision 1; 176.185, subdivision 8a; 176.231, subdivision 10; 176.245; 176.275, subdivision 1; 176.285; 176.83, subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 176.1041; 176.669.
HF4068 Dittrich A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying distribution of permanent school fund payments; setting growth in permanent school fund revenue aside for school technology purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.21, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.
HF4071 Tillberry A bill for an act relating to education; modifying safe schools levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.44.
HF4076 Beard A bill for an act relating to education; modifying Internet access equity aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125B.26, subdivision 4.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3729 Hilty A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing Legislative Energy Commission; abolishing Legislative Electric Energy Task Force; making conforming correction; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.2424, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216C.051, subdivisions 3, 4a, 6, 7, 8; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216C.051, subdivisions 2, 8a, 9.
HF3195 Knuth A bill for an act relating to environment; establishing principals of a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions; requiring studies; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216H.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3068 Dill A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing a uniform expiration date for snowmobile registrations and trail stickers; extending effective period of temporary permits for snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and watercraft; modifying temporary permit information requirements for snowmobiles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.788, subdivision 3; 84.82, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 84.922, subdivision 2; 86B.401, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 84.8205, subdivision 1.
HF3366 Eken A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Petrofund program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115C.04, subdivision 3; 115C.09, subdivision 3h, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.09, subdivision 3j.
HF3437 Moe A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing a process for designating star lakes and rivers; allowing for placement of star lake and river signs on highways; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103B; 173.
HF3547 Dill A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying aquatic farm provisions; authorizing certain fees; modifying horse pass requirements; modifying report requirements for game and fish fund; modifying disposition of pheasant habitat improvement account; modifying wild turkey management account; modifying hunting and fishing licensing and taking provisions; requiring reports; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.4981; 84.027, subdivision 15; 85.46, subdivision 1; 97A.015, by adding a subdivision; 97A.055, subdivision 4b; 97A.075, subdivisions 4, 5; 97A.311, subdivision 5; 97A.431, subdivision 2; 97A.433, subdivision 2; 97A.434, subdivision 2; 97A.435, subdivision 4; 97A.451, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, subdivision 5; 97A.485, subdivision 6; 97B.015, subdivision 5; 97B.041; 97B.106, subdivision 1; 97B.211, subdivision 1; 97B.301, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 97B.405; 97B.431; 97B.621, subdivision 3; 97B.711, subdivision 1; 97B.721; 97C.001, subdivision 3; 97C.005, subdivision 3; 97C.315, subdivision 1; 97C.355, subdivisions 4, 7, 7a; 97C.371, subdivision 4; 97C.395, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 17.4984, subdivision 1; 97A.055, subdivision 4; 97A.405, subdivision 2; 97A.441, subdivision 7; 97A.451, subdivision 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 11, 12, 16; 97B.036; 97B.328; 97C.355, subdivisions 2, 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.411, subdivision 2; Minnesota Rules, parts 6232.0200, subpart 4; 6232.0300, subpart 4.
HF4067 Wagenius A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing standards for prevention of water contamination by nonferrous metallic mineral mining operations; specifying financial assurance instruments required of nonferrous metallic mineral mining owners; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93.
HF3238 Gardner A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for sustainable water use; requiring conservation rate structures; requiring disclosure of contaminated wells; requiring sharing groundwater information; extending the expiration date for the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 103G.101, subdivision 1; 103G.291, by adding a subdivision; 103I.236; 473.1565, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 103G.291, subdivision 3; 473.1565, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103H.
HF0863 Hortman A bill for an act relating to global warming and the environment; requiring adoption of California standards regarding low emission vehicles; providing for updates to the standards as necessary to comply with the federal Clean Air Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.07, subdivision 2.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3009 Morrow A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for treatment of certain nursing facility employee pension benefit costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.431, subdivision 28.
HF3147 Fritz A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a working group to study access to emergency mental health services.
HF3400 Fritz A bill for an act relating to human services; providing long-term care rate adjustments; providing funding for long-term care employee health insurance costs; modifying MinnesotaCare eligibility for long-term care employees; requiring development of a new nursing facility rate rebasing methodology; requiring a study of direct care staffing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.434, by adding a subdivision; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.5012, by adding a subdivision; 256L.07, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 256B.434, subdivision 19; 256B.441, subdivisions 1, 50, 51a; 256B.5012, subdivision 7; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 7, section 71; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.441, subdivisions 55, 56.
HF3881 Emmer A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing certain home modifications to be allowed expenses for the home and community-based waiver programs.
HF3955 Thissen A bill for an act relating to human services; promoting community-based care for older adults through the establishment of community consortiums; providing coverage for costs associated with physical activities for home and community-based waiver programs for persons with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.092, by adding a subdivision; 256B.49, by adding a subdivision.
HF4069 Hamilton A bill for an act relating to insurance; limiting excessive co-payments on drugs to treat multiple sclerosis; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.
HF4079 Madore A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for a cost analysis on health care reform plans.
HF3199 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the shelter needy provisions for Minnesota supplemental aid to include persons moving out of corporate foster settings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256D.44, subdivision 5.
HF3618 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing the Minnesota family investment program family cap; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256J.24, subdivision 6.
HF3616 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; prohibiting unpaid work in Minnesota Family Investment Program; repealing the Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap and rental subsidy as unearned income provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256J.24, subdivision 5; 256J.425, subdivisions 3, 4, 7; 256J.46, subdivision 1; 256J.53, subdivision 1; 256J.95, subdivision 15; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256J.49, subdivision 13; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256J.24, subdivision 6; 256J.37, subdivision 3a.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2100 Clark A bill for an act relating to public health; establishing a bisphenol-A and phthalates committee; requiring a study and report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325.
HF3371 Tingelstad A bill for an act relating to adoption; allowing adopted persons access to birth records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.465, subdivision 8; 144.218, subdivision 1; 144.225, subdivision 2; 144.2252; 259.89, subdivision 1; 260C.317, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 259.83, subdivision 3; 259.89, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5.
HF3592 Thao A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to establish a roster and develop a registry of health care interpreters; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4063 Jaros A bill for an act relating to state government; allowing the Indian Affairs Council to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 3.922, by adding a subdivision.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3257 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; allowing persons facing civil commitment as sexually dangerous persons or sexual psychopathic personalities to choose to be confined in correctional facilities while the petition is being adjudicated; addressing the cost of care for persons facing civil commitment; addressing access to certain data by county attorneys on persons facing civil commitment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.851, by adding a subdivision; 253B.045, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 253B.185, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 253B.185, subdivision 1b.
HF4077 Paymar A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for the Departments of Public Safety and Corrections.
HF3863 Thissen A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing automatic enforcement of official traffic-control devices; requiring report to the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.01, by adding subdivisions; 169.06, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3113 Hortman A bill for an act relating to state finance; modifying state budget requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.605, subdivision 1; 16A.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 16A.11, subdivision 3.
HF3135 Scalze A bill for an act relating to the legislature; changing certain requirements for local impact notes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.987, subdivision 1.
HF3417 Tillberry A bill for an act relating to business organizations; waiver of reinstatement fee after certain dissolution of an entity when a principal of the entity is a returning combat veteran; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5.
HF3770 Winkler A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the Office of Enterprise Technology to report to the legislature regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information systems plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16E.01, subdivision 3; 16E.04, subdivision 2.
HF4061 Kahn A bill for an act relating to human rights; establishing requirements for investigations and fulfillment of statutory functions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 363A.06, subdivision 1.
HF4074 Lanning A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the legislators' forum.

As of Monday, March 17, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3725 Hornstein A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing urban partnership agreements to provide for user fees for use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes; exempting commissioner of transportation from rulemaking regarding urban partnership agreements, toll facilities, and final layouts for highways; imposing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 160.02, by adding a subdivision; 169.01, subdivision 31, by adding a subdivision; 169.306; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.
HF4065 Davnie A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; creating special "Mississippi River" plate; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
HF4066 Otremba A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing special license plates for veteran awarded silver star or bronze star medal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.011, by adding a subdivision; 169.01, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
HF4078 Hornstein A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing for the additional financing of metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures; authorizing the issuance of certain obligations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.39, by adding a subdivision.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF3334 Magnus A bill for an act relating to energy; enacting local renewable energy initiative to finance small-scale renewable energy projects; authorizing sale and issuance of revenue bonds; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF2983 Peterson, S. A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; creating an Office of Early Learning; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4.
HF3538 Winkler A bill for an act relating to insurance taxes; providing a credit for investment in start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 297I.
HF4099 Nornes A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for higher education; reducing and adjusting appropriations for higher education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF2351 Johnson A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; amending regulation of cable communications systems; providing regulation of state-authorized video service providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 238.02, by adding subdivisions; 238.03; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 238.
HF3366 Eken A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Petrofund program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115C.04, subdivision 3; 115C.09, subdivision 3h, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.09, subdivision 3j.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3898 Dill A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring refunds on certain timber sales; appropriating money for a forest fragmentation study.
HF3273 Eken A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying monument designation authority; modifying state park names; modifying state park permit requirements; modifying requirements for youth operation of all-terrain vehicles; modifying campfire provisions; modifying requirements for alternative recording for state forest roads; modifying public water access site acquisition authority; eliminating certain finance report requirements; making technical corrections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.9256, subdivision 1; 85.011; 85.012, subdivisions 28, 49a; 85.013, subdivision 1; 85.054, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 88.15, subdivision 2; 89.715; 97A.055, subdivision 4b; 97A.141, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.961, subdivision 4; 85.013, subdivision 21b; 97A.141, subdivision 2; Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 21, subdivision 8, as amended.
HF3997 Bunn A bill for an act relating to environment; prohibiting siting of land disposal facilities in certain areas; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.
HF3293 Clark Pollution Control Agency required to analyze cumulative pollution effects in an area prior to issuing a permit.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3366 Eken A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Petrofund program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115C.04, subdivision 3; 115C.09, subdivision 3h, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.09, subdivision 3j.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3134 Thissen A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for conveyance of interests in real property by transfer on death deeds; clarifying acknowledgments made in a representative capacity; clarifying application of certain common law doctrine to registered land; eliminating obsolete language and making other technical and conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.15, subdivisions 1h, 1i; 272.12; 287.22; 508.02; 508.48; 508.52; 508.671, subdivision 1; 508A.02, subdivision 1; 508A.48; 508A.52; 524.2-702; 557.02; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 507.24, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 507.
HF3873 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to human services; prohibiting the release of the names of certain potential enrollees to health plans for marketing purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.69, subdivision 28.
HF4102 Gottwalt A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a state health care outreach incentive program for licensed producers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256.962, by adding a subdivision.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4023 Solberg A bill for an act relating to appropriations; making forecast adjustments for health, human services, and education; appropriating money; amending Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; article 2, section 46, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 9; article 3, section 24, subdivisions 3, 4; article 4, section 16, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 8; article 5, section 13, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 9, section 17, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 13.
HF3199 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the shelter needy provisions for Minnesota supplemental aid to include persons moving out of corporate foster settings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256D.44, subdivision 5.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF1724 Walker A bill for an act relating to health; providing for licensing of naturopathic doctors; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.70, subdivision 2a; 144.335, subdivision 1; 145.61, subdivision 2; 146.23, subdivision 7; 148B.60, subdivision 3; 151.01, subdivision 23; 214.23, subdivision 1; 604A.01, subdivision 2; 604A.015; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147E.
HF3199 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the shelter needy provisions for Minnesota supplemental aid to include persons moving out of corporate foster settings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256D.44, subdivision 5.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3101 Bigham A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing the criminal penalty for certain domestic abuse no contact order violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 518B.01, subdivision 22.
HF3498 Berns A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing compensation for members of Firefighter Training and Education Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299N.02, subdivision 2.
HF3505 Bigham A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting predatory offenders required to register from accessing and using social networking Web sites; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 243.166, subdivisions 1a, 4; 244.05, subdivision 6.
HF3900 Mullery A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for increased penalties for certain misdemeanors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.153, subdivisions 1, 3.
HF2967 Hortman A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for trailer brakes; imposing penalties for forging or possessing false commercial motor vehicle inspection decal; providing that officer may require weighing and inspection of truck weighing more than 10,000 pounds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.67, subdivision 3; 169.781, subdivision 5; 169.85, subdivision 1.

As of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF2600 Kelliher A bill for an act relating to city of Minneapolis; allowing city to restrict use of engine brakes on Interstate Highway 394.
HF3124 Juhnke Coffee shop qualification clarified in determining eligibility for specific service signs.
HF3301 Kalin A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions related to design-build project requests for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; modifying provisions relating to Technical Review Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.72, subdivision 11; 161.3420, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 161.3422; 161.3426, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.3426, subdivision 2.
HF4100 Morrow A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing driver and vehicle services technology account; imposing technology surcharge; adjusting certain fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.013, by adding a subdivision; 168A.29, as amended; 299A.705, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 171.06, subdivision 2.

As of Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3257 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; allowing persons facing civil commitment as sexually dangerous persons or sexual psychopathic personalities to choose to be confined in correctional facilities while the petition is being adjudicated; addressing the cost of care for persons facing civil commitment; addressing access to certain data by county attorneys on persons facing civil commitment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.851, by adding a subdivision; 253B.045, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 253B.185, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 253B.185, subdivision 1b.

As of Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3812 Thissen A bill for an act relating to health; requiring public pools and spas to be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.1222, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions; 157.16, as amended.

As of Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF0699 Nornes A bill for an act relating to public safety; lowering the age of adult certification for juveniles; defining a violent juvenile offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 260B.007, by adding a subdivision; 260B.125, subdivision 1; 260B.130, subdivision 1; 260B.141, subdivision 4; 609.055.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
3034 Mahoney Electrical, plumbing, water conditioning, boiler, and high-pressure piping professional provisions modified.
3911 Beard Enabling design project funding provided and money appropriated.
3913 Gunther Minnesota Boxing Commission name changed, penalties provided, jurisdiction extended, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
SF2402 Atkins Accountancy board provisions modifications

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
3999 Kalin Green economy priority established, economic development policies conformity with environmental policy provided, and report required.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
3729 Hilty Legislative Energy Commission established, and Legislative Electric Energy Task Force abolished, conforming corrections made, and money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
3685 Moe Toxic chemical release reporting requirements modified.
3280 Dill Public land expedited exchanges provided.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
4014 Madore Medicare special needs plans modified.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
1875 Huntley Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges.
1811 Huntley County-based purchasing program profits allocated to provide services to individuals receiving medical assistance or general assistance medical care.

As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
3891 Loeffler Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation incorporated, Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy and a working group established, and Sesquicentennial Commission additional duties provided.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF3360 (Ozment) Department of Corrections claim settlement provided, and money appropriated. HF4023 (Solberg) Health, human services and education forecast adjustments made, and money appropriated. HF1812 (Carlson) Omnibus supplemental budget bill Division reports and mark up of the following bills: HF4063 (Jaros) Minnesota Heritage supplemental budget bill HF3805 (Lieder) Transportation supplemental budget bill HF3981 (Juhnke) Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs supplemental budget bill HF3381 (Clark) Housing and public health supplemental budget bill HF4021 (Wagenius) Environment and natural resources supplemental budget bill HF2305 (Hilty) Energy supplemental budget bill HF4077 (Paymar) Public safety supplemental budget bill HF3987 (DeLaForest) State government supplemental budget bill HF3722 (Rukavina) Higher education and workforce development supplemental budget bill HF2475 (Greiling) K-12 Education supplemental budget bill HF3976 (Huntley) Health care and human services supplemental budget bill Bill removed HF2745

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04:20 - Gavel, and discussion of budget bill process. 11:35 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3360&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3360</A> (Ozment) Claims bill. 18:12 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF4023&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF4023</A> (Solberg) Health, human services and education forecast adjustments made, and money appropriated. The committee went into recess. Runs 20 minutes.