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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

36th MEETING - Finance

March 17, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 36th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:13 A.M on Monday, March 17, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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



Members excused: Anderson, B., Kohls, Mahoney, Mariani, Otremba, Pelowski, Seifert

A quorum was present.

Rep. Bigham presented HF3138 (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified.

Greg Hubinger, Director, Employee Relations Legislative Coordinating Commission, testified on HF3138.

Rep. Lieder presented HF3868 (Lieder) Compressed natural gas excise tax transitional rate corrected.

Rep. Lieder moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 10, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF3868. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3868.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder moved that HF3868 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Lieder moved to amend HF3868. (See attached amendment H3868A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Patrick Finnegan, Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified on HF3868, as amended.

Rep. Lenczewski moved to amend the Lieder motion that HF3868, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3138. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3138.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF3138 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3138. (See attached amendment H3138A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF3138, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF2941 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF2941. (See attached amendment H2941A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman presented HF2941, as amended, (Hausman) University of Minnesota funding
provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF2941, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Report for HF2783, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2783.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF2783, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF2783, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2783DE2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Swails presented HF2783, as amended, (Swails) P-20 education partnership established.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF2783, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF3090. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3090.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder moved that HF3090 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Morrow presented HF3090 (Morrow) Department of Transportation position provisions modified.

Rep. Lieder moved to amend HF3090, as follows:

Page 1, line 10, after "three" insert "other"
Page 1, line 10, reinstate the stricken "deputy and"
Page 1, lines 11 and 12, reinstate the stricken language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Tom Eggum, Civil Engineer, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, testified on HF3090, as amended.

HF 3090, as amended, was temporarily laid over for further discussion.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety and Civil Justice Finance Division Report for HF2877. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF2877.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF2877 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar presented HF2877 (Paymar) Disarming a peace officer crime established.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion HF2877 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety and Civil Justice Finance Division Report for HF1625, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH1625.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF1625, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hosch presented HF1625, First Committee Engrossment, (Hosch) Order of protection and restraining order durations extended after multiple violations or continued threats.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF1625, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety and Civil Justice Finance Division Report for 2906, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2906.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF2906, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar presented HF2906 (Paymar) Dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF2906, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 6, line 17, after “1" insert “that"
Page 7, line 3, after “location" insert “where the dog will reside"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF2906, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Cark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF3569, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3569.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved that HF3569, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Solberg presented HF3569, First Committee Engrossment (Rukavina) University of Minnesota directed to study workers' health including lung health, and money appropriated.

Testified on HF3569, First Committee Engrossment:

John Finnegan, Dean, Professor, University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Mandell, Professor, University of Minnesota

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that HF3569, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for 3312. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3312.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3312 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Olin presented HF3312 (Olin) Drainage system repair fund modified to maximum amount allowed.

Al Kean, Chief Engineer, Board of Soil and Water Resources, testified on HF3312.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3312 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

After further discussion, Rep. Lieder renewed the motion that HF3090, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on March 11, 12 and 13, 2008.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF3362 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing certain administrative actions related to pesticide and fertilizer regulation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18D.305, subdivision 2.
HF3902 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing an appropriation; amending Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3.
HF3953 Kalin A bill for an act relating to veterans; establishing a statewide veteran-to-veteran peer counseling pilot program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF3923 Olson A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for an ice arena in Big Lake; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF3263 Clark A bill for an act relating to education; integrating instruction about the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities into teacher preparation and licensing requirements; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.09, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 124D; 127A.
HF3364 Moe A bill for an act relating to Minnesota Public Facilities Authority; providing for wastewater infrastructure funding; providing for guarantee of certain government building debt; providing a credit enhanced bond program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 446A.12, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 446A.072, subdivisions 3, 5a; 446A.086; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 446A.
HF3376 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; amending the MFIP work participation program; changing child care assistance provisions; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 119B.011, subdivision 17; 119B.03, subdivisions 1, 6; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 9; 119B.125, by adding a subdivision; 119B.21, subdivision 10; 256E.30, subdivision 1; 256E.35, subdivision 7; 256J.24, subdivision 5; 256J.425, subdivision 1; 256J.521, subdivision 4; 256J.54, subdivisions 2, 5; 256J.545; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 119B.125, subdivision 2; 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 7; 119B.21, subdivision 5; 119B.231, subdivision 5; 245C.08, subdivision 2; 256E.35, subdivision 2; 256J.20, subdivision 3; 256J.49, subdivision 13; 256J.626, subdivision 7; 256J.95, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256K.25.
HF3887 Heidgerken A bill for an act relating to education finance; reinstating training and experience revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.01, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.
HF3903 Brynaert A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for extended employment services.
HF3951 Greiling A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, and state agencies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.40, subdivision 8; 122A.72, by adding a subdivision; 124D.04, subdivisions 3, 6, 8, 9; 124D.05, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivision 31, by adding a subdivision; 127A.45, subdivision 16; Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 7, section 4; Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 122A; 124D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 7a; Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 3, 4.
HF3190 Hilstrom A bill for an act relating to education finance; setting criteria for allowable uses of health and safety revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.57, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 8, by adding a subdivision.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
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 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2777 Gardner A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying disposition of solid waste management tax revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297H.13, subdivision 2.
HF2998 Koenen A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing free entrance to state parks for totally and permanently disabled veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.053, by adding a subdivision.
HF3292 Dittrich A bill for an act relating to education; managing school trust fund lands; improving the returns for school trust fund lands; redefining the mission of the Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee; providing a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.027, by adding a subdivision; 127A.30.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3949 Thissen A bill for an act relating to human services; providing support for individuals who are shelter needy; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256D.44, subdivisions 2, 5.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3390 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to public health; adding nutrition as a required academic standard; requiring a BMI monitoring program for children and youth; establishing a statewide health improvement program; establishing a health, nutrition, and physical education work group; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
HF3569 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to workers' health; directing the University of Minnesota to study workers' health including lung health; appropriating money.
HF3254 Solberg A bill for an act relating to health; establishing dental school student scholarship program; requiring a study on community dental health coordinator and public dental coverage program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.1501, by adding a subdivision; repealing Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 5, section 11.




As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3598 Mullery A bill for an act relating to crime; providing for a minimum presumptive executed sentence for repeat sex offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.3455, by adding a subdivision.

As of Monday, March 10, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3910 Morrow A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; creating an Office of Pupil Transportation Safety; prescribing staffing and duties; requiring report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.435.
HF3918 Olin A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing operation of certain combinations with gross vehicle weight up to 105,000 pounds on certain highways with permit; prescribing allocation of permit fee; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF3981 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for veterans affairs, military affairs, and the Board of Animal Health; reducing and adjusting appropriations for agriculture; authorizing issuance of special veteran contribution plate for motorcycles; providing for disposition of certain funds; removing a limit on certain grants; eliminating a sunset date; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.1255, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 190.19, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 190.25, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 192.501, by adding subdivisions; 197.585, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 35.244; 190.19, subdivision 2; Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 2, section 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF3956 Moe A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an American Indian education liaison position within the Department of Education.
HF3966 Sailer A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying loan repayment provision; amending Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 2, section 72.
HF3972 Gunther A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for jobs, economic development, and housing; establishing and modifying certain programs; providing for regulation of certain activities and practices; providing for accounts, assessments, and fees; changing codes and licensing provisions; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115C.07, subdivision 3; 116J.03, by adding a subdivision; 116J.656; 116J.66; 116J.68; 116L.02; 116L.04, by adding a subdivision; 446A.12, subdivision 1; 462A.21, by adding a subdivision; 462A.22, subdivision 1; 609.531, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 80A.28, subdivision 1; 116L.17, subdivision 1; 268.047, subdivision 2; 341.321; 446A.072, subdivisions 3, 5a; 446A.086; Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 116L; 446A; 462A; repealing Laws 2004, chapter 188, section 2.
HF3999 Davnie A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing direction to conform the state's economic development policies with the state's environmental policy; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.431, by adding a subdivision; 116J.8731, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 116J.575, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.
HF3390 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to public health; adding nutrition as a required academic standard; requiring a BMI monitoring program for children and youth; establishing a statewide health improvement program; establishing a health, nutrition, and physical education work group; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
HF3403 Welti A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an earth and space, life, and physical sciences assessment in grades 10 through 12; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1a.
HF3633 Swails A bill for an act relating to education; establishing course preparation and continuing education requirements for school administrators and teachers working with gifted and talented students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.14, by adding subdivisions; 122A.18, by adding subdivisions.
HF3733 Peterson, S. A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying alternative teacher professional pay system provisions and establishing oversight; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.414, subdivisions 1, 2.
HF3181 Benson A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying and amending certain education provisions; analyzing state and district reporting systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 205A.03, subdivision 1; 205A.06, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 123B.143, subdivision 1.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3992 Ozment A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; providing for control of fish diseases; providing for disposition of proceeds from sale of administrative sites; modifying certain assessment requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.4985, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 17.4986, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 17.4987; 17.4988, subdivision 3; 17.4992, subdivision 2; 17.4993; 84.0857; 84D.03, subdivision 4; 94.16, subdivision 3; 97C.203; 97C.205; 97C.341; 97C.391, by adding a subdivision; 97C.505, subdivision 1; 97C.515, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 97C.821; 103A.43; Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivisions 3, 4, 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.515, subdivision 3.
HF3032 Dill A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying Minnesota critical habitat private sector matching account; modifying outdoor recreation system; adding to and deleting from state parks, recreation areas, and forests; providing for public and private sales, conveyances, and exchanges of certain state land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.943, subdivision 5; 86A.04; 86A.08, subdivision 1.
HF3550 Hansen A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for viral hemorrhagic septicemia control; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.4985, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 17.4986, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 17.4987; 17.4992, subdivision 2; 17.4993; 84D.03, subdivision 4; 97C.203; 97C.205; 97C.341; 97C.391, by adding a subdivision; 97C.505, subdivision 1; 97C.515, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 97C.821; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.515, subdivision 3.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3976 Huntley A bill for an act relating to state government; making changes to continuing care; agency management; state-operated services; children and family services; health care programs; Department of Health provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.1222, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions; 157.16, as amended; 256.741, subdivisions 2, 2a, 3; 256.969, subdivisions 2b, 20; 256B.0571, subdivisions 8, 9; 256B.0621, subdivisions 2, 6, 10; 256B.0625, subdivisions 3c, 13e; 256B.0924, subdivisions 4, 6; 256B.19, subdivision 1d; 256B.431, subdivision 23; 256B.434, by adding a subdivision; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivisions 5a, 6; 256D.44, subdivisions 2, 5; 256L.12, subdivision 9; 518A.50; 518A.53, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 16A.724, subdivision 2; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256.741, subdivision 1; 256B.0625, subdivision 20; 256B.0631, subdivisions 1, 3; 256B.199; 256J.621; 256L.04, subdivisions 1, 7; 256L.07, subdivision 1; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 20, section 37, as amended; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 2, section 21; article 19, sections 3, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 4, subdivisions 2, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 246B; 256B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62J.58; 256.741, subdivision 15; 256B.441, subdivision 25; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 256.962, subdivision 5; 256.969, subdivision 27; 256B.057, subdivision 2c; 256B.441, subdivisions 1, 14a, 30, 31, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58; 256L.07, subdivision 7.
HF3380 Liebling A bill for an act relating to human services; revising requirements for county-based purchasing for state health care programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.69, subdivision 4; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 8, section 84, as amended.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3988 Benson A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for food and nutrition assistance.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF1218 Lesch A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring defendant waiver of jury trial to be consented by the prosecutor; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 631.
HF2996 Paymar A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing deferral of judgment for certain drug offenses; repealing the sunset on early release of nonviolent controlled substance offenders; requiring the commissioner of corrections to develop a marketing plan for MINNCOR industries; defining long-term homelessness to include persons released from incarceration for purposes of receiving supportive services; granting the Department of Corrections access to DEED preconfinement data on inmates; providing a tax credit to employers that employ persons with criminal records; requiring the commissioner of corrections to study re-entry facilities and programming; increasing funding for chemical and mental health treatment for inmates and probationers; creating a certificate of rehabilitation; establishing a task force to study and recommend approaches for developing a re-entry court pilot program; establishing a controlled substance law working group; requiring the commissioner of corrections to conduct an internal review of parole and supervised release procedures and sanctions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 152.18, subdivision 1; 241.27, by adding a subdivision; 256K.26, subdivision 3; 290.06, by adding a subdivision; 611A.06, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 268.19, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 364; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.055, subdivision 11.

As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3969 Kahn A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing the secretary of state to transfer funds.
HF3987 DeLaForest A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 148, article 1; establishing a budget reserve escrow account for Republican National Convention; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.16, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 240A.08.


As of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3964 Magnus A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money and reducing appropriations for transportation purposes; deleting surcharge; making technical change relating to driver examination requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.29, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.123, subdivision 2a.
HF3965 Slocum A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing commissioner of public safety to dispose of unused special veterans' license plates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF4027 Sailer A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the waste pesticide collection program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18B.065, subdivision 2; Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, sections 23; 24.
HF3552 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to agriculture; adding a member to the NextGen Energy Board; removing a sunset date; modifying an appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 41A.105; Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, section 3, subdivision 4.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF2941 Hausman A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at the University of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF4005 Bly A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing school boards to form business entity solely for wind energy project; providing exemption from production tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.02, subdivision 21; 272.029, subdivision 7.
HF4018 Greiling A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying school debt provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.14, subdivision 7; 123B.77, subdivision 3; 123B.81, subdivisions 3, 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 123B.81, subdivision 4.
HF4036 Demmer A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing state grants to leverage quality improvements in K-12 education; appropriating money.
HF4058 Heidgerken A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of extended time revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.05, subdivision 8; 126C.10, subdivision 2a.
HF3470 Winkler A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Minnesota Department of Education to collaboratively establish, maintain, and revise statewide technology standards and guidelines for school districts to use in improving the academic achievement of all students; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125B.
HF3958 Swails A bill for an act relating to education; establishing teacher licensure via portfolio; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.21.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF2959 Johnson A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; requiring the commissioner of commerce to contract for a statewide inventory of broadband service; appropriating money.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4021 Wagenius A bill for an act relating to finance; temporarily prohibiting the Pollution Control Agency from establishing or holding stakeholder groups or meetings.
HF3429 Hansen A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for administrative penalty orders; providing civil penalties; requiring an implementation plan; providing a rulemaking exemption; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.
HF3540 Gardner A bill for an act relating to solid waste; modifying the Waste Management Act; modifying definitions; establishing principles of product stewardship; requiring recycling of construction and demolition waste; setting standards for compost containers; regulating compostable material; allowing residents to decline to receive local telephone directories; requiring a model ordinance; providing civil penalties; requiring a study; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115A.03, subdivisions 21, 32a, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115A; 325E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115A.175; 115A.18; 115A.19; 115A.191; 115A.192; 115A.194; 115A.195; 115A.20; 115A.24; 115A.28, subdivision 3; 115A.30; 115A.301; 115A.55, subdivision 4; 115A.5501, subdivision 1; 115A.551, subdivision 7; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 115A.193; 115A.28, subdivision 2.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4014 Fritz A bill for an act relating to Steele County; authorizing transfer of nursing home and assisted living facility and related assets to nonprofit corporation and acquisition of membership interest in nonprofit corporation.
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.
HF4034 Hausman A bill for an act relating to human services; providing base funding for living-at-home/block nurse programs; transferring funds from the community service grant program.
HF3391 Huntley A bill for an act relating to health care reform; increasing affordability and continuity of care for state health care programs; modifying health care provisions; providing subsidies for employee share of employer-subsidized insurance; establishing the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange; requiring certain employers to offer Section 125 Plan; establishing the Health Care Transformation Commission; creating an affordability standard; requiring mandated reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.65, subdivision 3; 62E.141; 62L.12, subdivisions 2, 4; 256.01, by adding subdivisions; 256B.061; 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; 256D.03, by adding a subdivision; 256L.05, by adding a subdivision; 256L.06, subdivision 3; 256L.07, subdivision 3; 256L.15, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 13.46, subdivision 2; 256B.056, subdivision 10; 256L.03, subdivisions 3, 5; 256L.04, subdivisions 1, 7; 256L.05, subdivision 3a; 256L.07, subdivision 1; 256L.15, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62U; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.15, subdivision 3.
HF3539 Swails A bill for an act relating to health; providing an exception to hospital construction moratorium; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.551, subdivision 1.
HF3809 Huntley A bill for an act relating to human services; improving management of state health care programs; modifying managed care contracting; limiting managed care administrative expenses; modifying county-based purchasing; requiring mandated reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivision 5a, by adding subdivisions; 256B.692, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 256L.12, subdivision 9; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 8, section 84, as amended.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4052 Smith A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for a match for FEMA money for natural disaster assistance payments; reducing appropriations for the courts, public defenders, public safety, corrections, human rights, and other criminal justice agencies; amending Laws 2007, chapter 54, article 1, section 11.
HF3775 Olin A bill for an act relating to crimes; modifying law protecting victims of sexual assault; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 609.342, subdivision 1; 609.343, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 609.341, subdivision 11.
HF2787 Mullery A bill for an act relating to the interpretation of statutes; providing that certain private actions are in the public interest and benefit the public; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 645.17.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3494 Pelowski A bill for an act relating to employment; providing up to three hours of paid leave in any 12-month period for state employees to donate blood; authorizing employers to provide leave to employees to donate blood; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 43A; 181.

As of Thursday, March 13, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF4055 Madore A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring report on mitigating effects of transportation construction projects on small businesses.
HF0765 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring development of an electronic database of the insurance status of motor vehicles.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 A.M.




Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF3138 (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified. HF3868 (Lieder) Compressed natural gas excise tax transitional rate corrected. HF2783 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF3090 (Morrow) Department of Transportation position provisions modified. HF3312 (Olin) Drainage system repair fund modified to maximum amount allowed. HF2941 (Hausman) University of Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF3569 (Rukavina) University of Minnesota directed to study workers' health including lung health, and money appropriated. HF2877 (Paymar) Disarming a peace officer crime established. HF1625 (Hosch) Order of protection and restraining order durations extended after multiple violations or continued threats. HF2906 (Paymar) Dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed. Bills removed: HF3876 & HF3132

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03:08 - Gavel. 03:18 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3138&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3138</A> (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified. 08:15 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3868&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3868</A> (Lieder) Compressed natural gas excise tax transitional rate corrected. 15:10 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3138&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3138</A> (Bigham) State labor contracts ratified. 18:01 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2941&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2941</A> (Hausman) University of Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 20:30 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2783&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2783</A> (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. 25:22 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3090&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3090</A> (Morrow) Department of Transportation position provisions modified. 35:30 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2877&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2877</A> (Paymar) Disarming a peace officer crime established. 38:24 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1625&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF1625</A> (Hosch) Order of protection and restraining order durations extended after multiple violations or continued threats. 41:18 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2906&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2906</A> (Paymar) Dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed. 53:33 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3569&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3569</A> (Rukavina) University of Minnesota directed to study workers' health including lung health, and money appropriated. 1:14:30 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3312&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3312</A> (Olin) Drainage system repair fund modified to maximum amount allowed. 1:22:25 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3090&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3090</A> (Morrow) Department of Transportation position provisions modified. Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.