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10th MEETING - Finance

2007-2008 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 10th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:07 A.M. on Monday, March 12, 2007, 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
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Sviggum
Thissen
Walker
Westrom


Members excused: Kohls, Wagenius

A quorum was present.

Charlie Bieleck, Director of Budget Planning and Operations, Department of Finance, presented a State Fee Report and highlights from Departmental Earnings Report.

Rep. Hausman moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 5, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report on HF1048 First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF1048.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1048 First Engrossment (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred; Employee protections provided.

Rep. Pelowski moved that HF1048 First Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Commissioner Pat Anderson, Department of Employee Relations, responded to questions regarding HF1048 First Engrossment.

Rep. Pelowski renewed the motion that HF1048 First Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report on HF777. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF0777.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF777 (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established.


Rep. Clark moved that HF777 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report on HF1208 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH1208.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1208 First Committee Engrossment (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and
construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified.

Rep. Mahoney moved that HF1208 First Committee Engrossment with no recommendation be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report on HF906 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0906.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF906 First Committee Engrossment (Thissen) Birth defects information system funding
provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Thissen moved that HF906 First Committee Engrossment with no recommendation re-
referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF906 First Committee Engrossment as follows:

Delete Section 2
Amend Title Accordingly

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend his motion that HF906 First Committee Engrossment, as
amended, with no recommendation be re-referred to the Committee on Housing Policy and
Finance and Public Health Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed the chair at 11:15 A.M.

HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF958 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF958. (See attached amendment H0958A4).

Jeanne Olson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Board, testified on proposed amendment
H0958A4.

Rep. Solberg renewed his motion to amend HF958. (See attached amendment H0958A4). THE
MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved to amend HF958, as amended. (See attached amendment H0958A2).

Mark S. Thompson, Judicial District Administrator of Hennepin County District Court testified on proposed amendment H0958A2.

Kathy Novak, House Research responded to questions regarding proposed amendment H0958A2.

Brent Gustafson, Department of Finance, testified on proposed amendment H0958A2.

Rep. Carlson renewed his motion to amend HF958, as amended. (See attached amendment H0958A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Solberg renewed his motion that HF958, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo during the week of March 5, 2007.

To the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1730 (Juhnke) Military affairs and veterans affairs funding provided, and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
SF138 (Murphy) Nursery stock plant hazards evaluation and report
HF1759 (Olin) Agronomic research on native plans grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1771 (Haws) Military affairs and veterans affairs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1742 (Thao) St. Paul; Asian Pacific Cultural Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, March 5, 2007, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs after consultation with the division chairs.
HF162 (Haws) Minnesota GI Bill program established to provide postsecondary education assistance to veterans, and money appropriated.
HF844 (Tschumper) University of Minnesota organic research and education initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF845 (Bly) Alternative livestock research and outreach funding provided to the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Capital Investment.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1646 (Hamilton) Worthington redevelopment grant requirements clarified.
HF1659 (Bunn) Bayport sewer system completion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1673 (Sailer) Gonvick regional emergency training administration center predesign funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1682 (Koenen) Upper Sioux Community water system improvements funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1690 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Cultural and Community Center improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF581 (Lenczewski) I-494 corridor transit way feasibility study provided, and money appropriated.
HF959 (Bunn) I-94 corridor transportation and transit improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF1757 (Juhnke) Spicer; historic military airplane enclosure and visitor center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1764 (Ruth) Owatonna College and University Center purchase funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1768 (Westrom) Alexandria Technical College asset preservation and replacement provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1785 (Koenen) Railroad track rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF1782 (Haws) Rice; commuter rail service extension technical analysis funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1874 (Davnie) Green building innovation grant program established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1880 (Swails) Washington County; Big Marine Park Reserve land acquisition and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Friday, March 9, 2007
HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified.
As of Monday, March 5, 2007, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on
Capital Investment after consultation with the division chairs.
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to
purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview
Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

HF1120 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, maximum effort capital
loan provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
To the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF412 (Peterson, S.) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated.
HF489 (Hilstrom) Staff development funding authorized for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress, and money appropriated.
HF810 (Swails) Gifted and talented licensure and continuing education requirements established for teachers and other staff and administrators.
HF1057 (Urdahl) New teachers induction program established relating to high-need subject areas and schools, and money appropriated.
HF1634 (Solberg) Renewable energy economy higher education training needs study required, and money appropriated.
HF1641 (Solberg) Washington Center pilot program for scholarships funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1654 (Peterson, A.) Renewable energy economy higher education training needs study required, and money appropriated.
HF1655 (Slocum) Opportunities industrialization centers funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1676 (Murphy, M) Minitex program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1680 (Slocum) Office of Educational Accountability funding provided through the
University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF1689 (Hortman) Industry sector training initiatives funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1692 (Davnie) Taxpayer notice modified on renewal of school district operating referendum.
HF1701 (Peterson, S.) School counselors revenue established as a component of general education revenue.
HF1702 (Faust) School finance system changes phased in, and school finance reform legislative task force created.
HF1703 (Brown) Voluntary full-day kindergarten funding authorized.
HF1711 (Hortman) Vinland Center for rehabilitation services funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1717 (Welti) Transportation aid for flexible learning year programs authorized.
HF1718 (Heidgerken) School district integration revenue modified.
HF1716 (Knuth) New Brighton infrastructure improvements funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1735 (Slawik) Child care assistance absent days modified.
HF162 (Haws) Minnesota GI Bill program established to provide postsecondary education assistance to veterans, and money appropriated.
HF844 (Tschumper) University of Minnesota organic research and education initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF845 (Bly) Alternative livestock research and outreach funding provided to the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1120 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, maximum effort capital loan provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF811 (Wardlow) Mathematics and science professional development programs provided, and money appropriated.
HF580 (Dominguez) After-school enrichment program reinstated; grants provided to improve academic achievement, reduce crime, improve community involvement, and increase character development; and money appropriated.
HF796 (Murphy, E.) Family, friend, and neighbor grant program established to promote children's early literacy, healthy development, and school readiness, and to foster community partnerships; and money appropriated.
HF1089 (Peterson, S.) Child care quality improved and professional development of child care practitioners expanded, and money appropriated.



HF1196 (Slawik) Prekindergarten children with disabilities special instruction provided.
HF1223 (Hilty) Elections; postsecondary institutions required to submit student residential housing lists, eligible proof of residence forms of identification expanded, and employee-list submission by residential facility operators eliminated.
HF1773 (Nelson) Construction management education grants provided, permit fees surcharge and account established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1775 (Sviggum) Pine Island Economic Development Authority grant provided for utility upgrades and extension for bioscience research park and integrated medicine facility, and money appropriated.
HF1792 (Garofalo) Successful schools aid provided for schools succeeding in reading and mathematics or prekindergarten through grade 2 schools, and money appropriated.
HF1795 (Greiling) Independent School District No. 623, Roseville, fund transfer authorized.
HF1796 (Marquart) Independent School District No. 852, Campbell-Tintah, fund transfer authorized.
HF1798 (Morrow) Kindergarten space needs additional lease levy authorized.
HF1801 (Urdahl) Independent School District No. 463, Eden Valley-Watkins, authorized to levy for costs of remediating certain environmental hazards.
HF954 (Welti) Agricultural research funding provided to the University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF814 (Bly) Teacher education and compensation helps (TEACH) program established, and money appropriated.
HF1174 (Dominguez) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated.
HF1325 (Peterson, S.) High five kindergarten program authorized.
HF1426 (Davnie) Extended year kindergarten program created, and money appropriated.
HF1561 (Faust) Early intervention adequate yearly progress grants established, formula allowance increased, and money appropriated.
HF1631 (Haws) Bioscience business promotion and marketing program established, and money appropriated.
HF1637 (Beard) Nanotechnology development fund program established, and money appropriated.
HF1802 (Kranz) School districts falling below average revenue funding provided.
HF1832 (Urdahl) Libre Academy sober school onetime grant authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1839 (Slawik) Child care provider standards study and reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1850 (Simon) Minnesota Urban Debate League programs grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1868 (Abeler) Debt service and referendum equalization aid programs equalizing factors indexed.
HF1882 (Hamilton) Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College; YMCA facility construction land-lease agreement authorized.
HF1886 (Peterson, A.) Greater Minnesota facilities aid grant program established, school district eligibility specified, grants funds use defined, matching requirement imposed, and application process provided.
HF1755 (Poppe) Community-based energy development pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
Friday, March 9, 2007
HF752 (Hornstein) Career and college counseling pilot program established for high school students, program evaluation and reporting provided, research consortium established, and money appropriated.
HF808 (Tillberry) Licensed student services personnel aid provided, and money appropriated.
HF983 (Ward) Career academies and workplace connection three-year pilot project established, and money appropriated.
HF984 (Norton) Student ACT and SAT entrance test fees reimbursed, and money appropriated.
HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF1517 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People funding provided, and money appropriated.


Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF1835 (Peterson, A.) Wind energy loan guarantee program established, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1651 (Wagenius) Environmental and natural resources funding provided; revenue disposition, fees, and accounts modified; off-highway vehicle safety program established; sustainable forest provisions continued; and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1788 (Ward) Silvicultural research funding provided to improve the quality and quantity of timber fiber, and money appropriated.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF577 (Hansen) Ditch buffer and drainage and inspection requirements modified, annual drainage authority reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1833 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake state park land acquisition required by a specified date.
Hf1045 (Dominguez) State lottery gross proceeds in lieu of sales tax distribution for metropolitan parks and open space clarified, and parks and open space commission member compensation modified.
As of Thursday, March 8, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on
Environment and Natural Resources Finance after consultation with the division chairs.
HF1786 (Hansen) Carbon sequestration demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1073 (Hamilton) Prescription drug removal from the formulary notice required.
HF1720 (Lenczewski) Hennepin County nursing facility reimbursement rates increased.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF276 (Otremba) MinnesotaCare self-employed farmers income definition modified.
HF305 (Huntley) Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 adopted establishing public policy to protect employees and the public from hazards of secondhand smoke and prohibiting persons from smoking in specified areas.
HF721 (Fritz) Long-term care provider rates increased, new nursing facility case mix indices use required, MinnesotaCare employer-subsidized coverage exemption provided, and initiatives and study required.
HF1804 (Faust) Kanabec County nursing facility rate increase authorized.
HF1805 (Demmer) Living-at-home/block nurse program base grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1807 (Huntley) Inpatient hospital services payment required on a fee-for-services basis for the general assistance medical care program.
HF1811 (Huntley) County-based purchasing program profits allocated to provide services to individuals receiving medical assistance or general assistance medical care.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF911 (Thissen) Self-directed personal supports option established, supplemental aid standard modified, and money appropriated.
HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided, and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased.
HF1836 (Thissen) Nursing facility rate increase provided for the costs of code compliance, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1857 (Eken) Native American juvenile treatment center study and predesign funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1812 (Carlson) Robbinsdale nursing home bed moratorium exception provided.
Friday, March 9, 2007
HF1875 (Huntley) Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges.
As of Wednesday, March 7, 2007, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on
Health Care and Human Services Finance after consultation with the division chairs.
HF1517 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People funding provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.


Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1723 (Walker) AIDS prevention initiative focusing on African-born residents grants provided, and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF1744 (Davnie) Homeownership education, counseling, and training program funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF1806 (Dean) Health professional education loan forgiveness program expanded for child mental health professionals, and money appropriated.
HF1812 (Carlson) Robbinsdale nursing home bed moratorium exception provided.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF1047 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, fees provided, and drug use and prescription regulated.
HF1837 (Madore) Options Too disability services interagency work group funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1851 (Morgan) Housing trust fund appropriation provided.
HF1875 (Huntley) Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges.
As of Thursday, March 8, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on
Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance after consultation with the division
chairs.
HF1812 (Carlson) Robbinsdale nursing home bed moratorium exception provided.
As of Friday, March 9, 2008, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on
Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance after consultation with the division
chairs.
HF1875 (Huntley) Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges.
To the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1653 (Davnie) St. Anthony Falls heritage interpretive zone signage provided, and money appropriated.
HF1660 (Jaros) St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center studies and planning activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF1860 (Urdahl) Historic preservation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1861 (Urdahl) Historical preservation revolving loan fund established, and money appropriated.
HF1862 (Urdahl) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program for county and local historical societies funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 8, 2008, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on
Minnesota Heritage Finance after consultation with the division chairs.
HF318 (Jaros) Commission on Minnesota Ethnic Heritage established, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Public Safety Finance.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF492 (Haws) Short-term offender advisory task force established, and reports required including task force recommendations on short-term offender program and reimbursing counties.
HF1761 (Lesch) Emergency preparedness coordinator funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1778 (Mullery) Public defender salary increase funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF693 (Lesch) Driver's license reinstatement fee and surcharge partial installation payments authorized.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF457 (Gardner) Scrap metal dealer purchase record keeping expanded relating to law enforcement, registrations required, tax credit to dealers provided, criminal penalties established, and money appropriated.
HF1858 (Cornish) Peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1859 (Cornish) Uniform statewide no contact order form developed, and money appropriated.
HF1864 (Hilstrom) Supervised parenting time service providers grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF1454 (Peterson, S.) Hennepin County neighborhood youth organization funding provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on State Government Finance.
Monday, March 5, 2007
SF255 (Wergin) Veteran owned small businesses designation as targeted group for state contracts
SF463 (Betzold) Notaries public fees increase
HF1657 (Dettmer) Washington County; Disabled Veteran's Rest Camp improvements funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1526 (Simon) Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints hearing funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1547 (Simon) State elections campaign fund appropriation increased.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF318 (Jaros) Commission on Minnesota Ethnic Heritage established, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Monday, March 5, 2007
HF1630 (Hornstein) Pavement life-cycle cost analysis required to compare paving materials in certain highway contracts.
HF1635 (Lieder) Highway safety improvement account established, and eligible purposes modified for expenditure of five percent of highway user tax distribution fund.
HF1636 (Lieder) Trunk highway interchanges construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1713 (Erhardt) Household goods movers requirements modified.
HF1714 (Hornstein) Railroad Walkways Safety Act adopted, state rail safety inspector position established, special account provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
HF1739 (Wardlow) Trunk Highway 149 upgrades funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1760 (Greiling) County state-aid highways grant program established for metropolitan cities
HF1767 (Hausman) Highway construction training programs federal funds use provided, and reports on training programs and disadvantaged business enterprise programs required.
HF1772 (Morrow) Greater Minnesota transit federal funds use authorized.
HF1782 (Haws) Rice; commuter rail service extension technical analysis funding provided, and money appropriated.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
HF1828 (Simon) Trunk Highway 7 interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1829 (Winkler) Trunk Highway 100 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1867 (Hilstrom) Vehicle registration taxes, title transaction fees, and driver's license fees increased.
HF1049 (Liebling) Pipeline violations fines increased.
As of Monday, March 5, 2007, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on
Transportation Finance and Policy after consultation with the division chairs.
HF581 (Lenczewski) I-494 corridor transit way feasibility study provided, and money appropriated.
HF959 (Bunn) I-94 corridor transportation and transit improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 8, 2007, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on
Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF1782 (Haws) Rice; commuter rail service extension technical analysis funding provided, and money appropriated.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:34 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF1048 (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred; Employee protections provided. HF777 (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established. HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. HF906 (Thissen) Birth defects information system funding provided, and money appropriated. HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided, and money appropriated. Presentation of State Fee Report and highlights from Departmental Earnings Report

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01:38 - Gavel. 02:13 - Presentation of State Fee report. 23:15 - Department Earnings report. 43:42 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1048&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1048</A> (Pelowski) Employee Relations Department abolished and duties transferred, and employee protections provided. 48:48 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF777&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF777</A> (Lesch) Housing opportunity tax abatement program established. 52:48 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1208&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1208</A> (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified. 55:57 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF906&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF906</A> (Thissen) Birth defects information system funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:02:44 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF958&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF958</A> (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.