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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

34th MEETING - Finance

March 04, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 34th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:12 A.M. on Tuesday, March 4, 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
Garofalo
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Thissen
Wagenius
Westrom



Members excused: Erhardt, Finstad, Jaros, Mariani, Walker
A quorum was present.

Rep. Greiling moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, February 20, 2008 and Friday, February 29, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Hausman moved adoption of the Capital Investment Finance Division Report for HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0380.2.pdf. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman presented HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment (Hausman) Omnibus Capital Investment bill.

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0380A17). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Otremba moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1237).

Rep. Otremba requested that Amendment A08-1237 be temporarily laid over.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A6).

Rep. Rukavina incorporated a technical amendment to H0380A6, as follows:

Page 1, line 3 delete "18" and insert "15"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A7).

Rep. Rukavina incorporated a technical amendment to H0380A7, as follows:

Page 1, line 3, delete "24" and insert "21"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A16). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A12).

Rep. Clark incorporated an amendment to amendment H0380A12, as follows:

Page1, line 3, delete "13" and insert "25"
Page 1, line 4, delete "18" and insert "19" and delete "30" and insert "7"
Page 1, line 5, delete "30" and insert "31" and delete "32" and insert "33"
Page 1, line 6, delete "16" and insert "19"
Page 1, line 9, delete "24" and insert "20"
Page 1, line 10, delete "5" and insert "2"

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend amendment H0380A12, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 3 to 8
Page 1, line 9, delete "2,700,000" and insert "1,550,000"

Rep. Clark incorporated the Mahoney amendment into the Clark H0380A12 amendment, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend the Clark amendment H0380A12, as amended, as follows:

Page 58, after line 25, insert "The city of Minneapolis and the Commissioner of Finance must consider funding this project in the same manner as the University of Minnesota biomedical facility as proposed to be funded in this act."

THE KAHN MOTION FAILED. THE KAHN AMENDMENT TO THE CLARK/MAHONEY AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark renewed her motion to adopt the H0380A12, as amended.

A division was requested on the motion. There were 11 Ayes and 8 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Brita assumed chair at 10:07 A.M.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A13
Rep. Clark incorporated a technical amendment to
H0380A13, as follows:

Page 1, line 3, delete "9" and insert "13"

Rep. Clark withdrew the amendment H0380A13, as amended.

Chair Carlson resumed chair at 10:13 A.M.

Rep. Otremba and Rep.Westrom moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A15).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Heidgerken moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 61, line 16, after the period, insert: "Up to $1,500,000 is for a grant to the city of St. Martin to design, construct, furnish and equip a new wastewater treatment facility."

A division was requested on the motion. There were 9 Ayes and 12 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 56, after line 15, insert "Of this, $1,000,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 279, Osseo, to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the Northwest Hennepin Family Center in Brooklyn Center. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources."

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Otremba moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1237
Rep. Otremba incorporated a technical amendment to
A08-1237, as follows:

Page 1, line 3, delete "35" and insert "34" and delete "14" and insert "31"
Page 1, delete line 4
Page 1, line 5, after "grant" insert "of $2,000,000" and delete "under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54,"

Bill Marx, Fiscal Analyst and Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment, as amended.

There was a division on the motion. There were 10 Ayes and 13 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed chair at 10:42 A.M.
Chair Carlson resumed chair at 10:48 A.M.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 10:51 A.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 11:20 A.M.

Chair Carlson moved to reconsider the Rep. Clark amendment H0380A12, as amended, adopted previously.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS RECONSIDERED.

Rep. Clark withdrew Amendment H0380A12, as amended.

Rep. Sertich moved to amend HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0380A18).

Kathy Novak explained a technical amendment to amendment H0380A18.

Rep. Sertich incorporated a technical amendment to H0380A18., as follows:

Page 1, Page 49, line 31, delete "10,500,000" and insert "10,000,000"
Page 1, line 3, delete "5" and insert "30"
Page 1, line 4, delete "of this, $500,000 is" and insert "subdivision 18. Minneapolis Phillips Cultural Community Center $500,000"

Arne Stefferud, Metropolitan Parks Council Parks Planner, testified on the proposed amendment, as amended.

Rep. Sertich withdrew amendment H0380A18, as amended.

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF0380, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on February 20, 21, 25, 28, and March 3, 2008.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF2631 Urdahl A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for dairy investment matching grants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.
HF2942 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to agriculture; creating a livestock investment grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF3255 Benson A bill for an act relating to education funding; increasing reimbursement to schools for the school milk program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.118, subdivision 4.
HF3260 Gunther A bill for an act relating to education; increasing lease levy amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.40, subdivision 1.
HF3278 Westrom A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the Central Lakes Region Sanitary Board for a sewer system.
HF3286 Madore A bill for an act relating to community education; modifying adults with disabilities revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.56, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 9.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3261 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for an All Wars Memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3288 Brod A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Le Sueur County to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.


As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3256 Madore A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota Zoological Garden; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3266 Hamilton A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a fire hall in the city of Windom; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3267 Hamilton A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a fire and ambulance facility in Mountain Lake; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3268 Hamilton A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a fire hall in the city of Worthington; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the following bill is hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2553 Winkler Catastrophe survivor compensation fund established, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF2185 Lanning A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a grant program to help communities promote, practice, and cultivate positive child and youth development; appropriating money.
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.
HF2984 Slawik A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; modifying the school-age care program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.19, subdivision 11.
HF3143 Winkler A bill for an act relating to state government finance; allowing an individual income and corporate franchise credit for investment in Minnesota high technology businesses; reducing an appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
HF3299 Gunther A bill for an act relating to economic development; implementing certain strategic entrepreneurial economic development initiatives; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.03, by adding a subdivision; 116J.656; 116J.66; 116J.68; 116L.02; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 116L.
HF3304 Mahoney A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing a grant program for innovative technology and economic development research at the University of Minnesota; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.
HF3321 Faust A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing an account transfer for Independent School District No. 2580, East Central.
HF3341 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to wastewater treatment; providing for additional wastewater treatment loan amounts for the cities of Litchfield and Willmar.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

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.
HF3343 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to energy; creating wind energy conversion system aggregation program; creating an account; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216F.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3312 Olin A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the maximum amount allowed in a drainage system repair fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103E.735, subdivision 1.
HF3314 Erickson A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a new dam for the Platte River Watershed in Morrison County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3310 Nornes A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in Fergus Falls and Luverne to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
HF3339 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in Minneapolis to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2863 Cornish A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for family substance abuse treatment services.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3346 Davnie A bill for an act relating to housing; providing assistance to prevent mortgage foreclosure; increasing the maximum amount of financial assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 462A.209, subdivision 7.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3345 Sertich A bill for an act relating to economic development; allowing Explore Minnesota Tourism to provide a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV Board; appropriating money.
HF3269 Kahn Association of Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations funding provided to assist with the conversion to digital broadcast signal, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2863 Cornish A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for family substance abuse treatment services.

As of Thursday, February 21, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3301 Kalin A bill for an act relating to transportation; changing provisions relating to disclosure of construction project cost estimates and proposal scoring; amending design-build transportation project provisions; requiring compensation for certain Technical Review Committee members; modifying provisions relating to design-build requests for proposals, scoring, project awards, and protests; requiring disclosure of reasons for change in stipulated fee; requiring rejection of nonresponsive proposals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.72, subdivisions 1, 11; 161.3420, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 161.3422; 161.3426, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.3426, subdivision 2.
HF3305 Thao A bill for an act relating to bridges; requiring commissioner of transportation to post signs on certain trunk highway bridges; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 165.
HF3274 Carlson Bottineau Transitway Corridor alternatives analysis, draft environmental impact study, and property acquisition funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF3352 Eastlund A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to design and construct the Cambridge-Isanti Trail in Isanti County.
HF3355 Mahoney A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to capital improvements; appropriating money for a community center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3384 Mariani A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for preservation of state historic sites; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3387 Marquart A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for Browns Valley flood hazard mitigation.
HF3413 Shimanski A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for roadway improvements in the city of Glencoe; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3414 Demmer A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Stagecoach State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3416 Liebling A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Southeast Expressway from Rochester to St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3418 Brown A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Shell Rock River Channel Redevelopment and Blazing Star Landing plan; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3445 Mahoney A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for United Enterprise Laboratories; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3383 Buesgens A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for preliminary design and engineering to construct improvements to intersection of U.S. Highway 169, Trunk Highway 282, and County Highway 9; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF2091 Huntley Health Care and Human Services bonding recommendations
HF1392 Hilty Energy bonding recommendations
HF2558 Murphy K-12 bonding recommendations
HF2734 Clark Housing & Public Health bonding recommendations
HF2703 Jaros Minnesota Heritage bonding recommendations
HF1874 Davnie State Government bonding recommendations
HF2859 Paymar Public Safety bonding recommendations
HF0380 Hausman Transportation bonding recommendations
HF2791 Juhnke Agriculture, Rural Economies & Veterans Affairs bonding recommendations
HF2957 Wagenius Environment & Natural Resources bonding recommendations
HF2659 Rukavina Higher Education & Workforce Development bonding recommendations

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

HF House Author Title
HF2982 Bly A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a five-year pilot program allowing alternative learning centers and charter schools to identify systemic improvement measures to best serve eligible students; appropriating money.
HF3290 Peterson, S. A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school readiness assessments and kindergarten transition strategies; appropriating money.
HF3349 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to higher education; removing a surplus appropriation sunset provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 136A.121, subdivision 7a.
HF3363 Haws A bill for an act relating to higher education; clarifying certain scholarship program provisions; amending grant requirements; amending certain private institution provisions; making technical changes; providing for data sharing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.32, by adding a subdivision; 141.25, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 136A.126; 136A.127; 136A.65, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7; 136A.66; 136A.67; 136A.69; 141.25, subdivision 5; 141.28, subdivision 1; 141.35; 197.791, subdivisions 1, 4, 5.
HF3393 Norton A bill for an act relating to education; providing for full funding of kindergarten milk; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.118, subdivision 4.
HF3405 Tillberry A bill for an act relating to education funding; appropriating money for the Minnesota Learning Resource Center.
HF3423 Hilstrom A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing integration revenue for certain districts; creating a levy for school districts with negative fund balances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.86, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.
HF3425 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for general education; eliminating the permanent school fund subtraction; simplifying education finance; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.21, subdivision 1.
HF3434 Urdahl A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the small community wastewater treatment program.
HF3443 Slawik A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the parent-child home program.
HF3461 Norton A bill for an act relating to education; providing full funding for transportation of nonpublic students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.92, subdivision 9.

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

HF House Author Title
HF3401 Hilty A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for development and application of building energy usage performance standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.325; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.241, subdivision 1e, by adding a subdivision.

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

HF House Author Title
HF3375 Nornes A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Otter Tail County to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
HF3409 Peterson, A. A bill for an act relating to health; providing funding for a rural health care purchasing alliance; appropriating money.
HF3450 Huntley A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the rural hospital payment adjustment to include additional diagnosis-related groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256.969, subdivision 26; 256B.195, subdivision 1.
HF3451 Huntley A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding rural hospital payment adjustment to include all diagnosis-related groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256.969, subdivision 26; 256B.195, subdivision 1.
HF3452 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; prohibiting commissioner of human services from diverting Title 3 funding away from senior nutrition programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256.9752, by adding a subdivision.

As of Monday, February 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3381 Brynaert A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for long-term homeless supportive services.

As of Monday, February 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3132 Mullery A bill for an act relating to animals; changing provisions prohibiting animal fights and possession of certain items; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 343.31, subdivision 1.

As of Monday, February 25, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3370 Ruud A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for U.S. Highway 169 and Bren Road/Londonderry Road interchange design; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

HF House Author Title
HF2664 Koenen A bill for an act relating to veterans; directing commissioner of veterans affairs to establish and operate a new veterans home in the city of Montevideo.
HF3557 Koenen A bill for an act relating to veterans; appropriating money for a veterans paramedic apprenticeship program.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF3205 Mahoney A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing a grant for utility upgrades and extension for bioscience research park and integrated medicine facility; appropriating money.
HF3488 Garofalo A bill for an act relating to capital investment; providing for a debt limit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
HF3542 Juhnke A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for veterans homes; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF2524 Ward A bill for an act relating to veterans; including the spouse and children of a resident veteran in the definition of "resident student" for purposes of determining eligibility for state financial aid for higher education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136A.101, subdivision 8.
HF3130 Murphy, E. A bill for an act relating to child care; establishing a Child Care Advisory Task Force; requiring a report.
HF3485 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 706, Virginia.
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.
HF3593 Marquart A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying school district reciprocity agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 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; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
HF3602 Dill A bill for an act relating to economic development; amending business subsidy provisions; defining terms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.993, subdivision 3; 116J.994, subdivisions 2, 5.
HF3622 Peterson, S. A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district with a low fund balance to hold a referendum election at a time other than November; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 11.
HF3623 Emmer A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school boards to spend staff development revenue on CPR and automatic external defibrillator training; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.60, subdivision 1a; 122A.61, subdivision 1.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3537 Bly A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing rate schedule for certain renewable energy projects; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
HF3578 Hilty A bill for an act relating to energy; clarifying terms of propane prepurchase program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.0951, subdivision 1.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

HF House Author Title
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.
HF3506 Howes A bill for an act relating to game and fish; appropriating money for Leech Lake walleye stocking.
HF3565 Bunn A bill for an act relating to environment; authorizing revenue bonds to be sold for closed landfill cleanup; directing the Pollution Control Agency to provide cleanup of certain closed landfill sites; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.155, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
HF3625 Hansen A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for disposition of proceeds from sale of administrative sites; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.0857; 94.16, subdivision 3.
HF3627 Dill A bill for an act relating to game and fish; appropriating money for shooting sports facilities at the Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3270 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provider cost of living adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.5012, subdivision 7; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 7, section 71.
HF3484 Hornstein A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a nursing facility in Minneapolis; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.
HF3525 Magnus A bill for an act relating to human services; prohibiting the use of a broker or coordinator for dispatching nonemergency medical transportation and certain disbursements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.
HF3535 Faust A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in Kanabec and Pine Counties to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
HF3588 Magnus A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing rates for medical assistance coverage of special transportation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, subdivision 17.
HF3608 Norton A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a special revenue fund for the surcharge on licensed nursing home beds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256.9657, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
HF3615 Loeffler A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for county social services; requiring a mandated report.
HF3619 Walker A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for supported work and auto-related costs for MFIP participants.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3208 Lanning A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for community action agencies.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3208 Lanning A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for community action agencies.
HF3519 Kranz A bill for an act relating to manufactured homes; clarifying collection and deposit procedures for the Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.125, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 327C.095, subdivisions 12, 13.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF1625 Hosch A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 518B.01, subdivisions 6, 6a, 11, 18; 609.748, subdivisions 3, 5, 8.
HF2820 Eastlund A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169A.
HF2877 Paymar A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing crime of disarming a peace officer; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.50, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
HF2949 Atkins A bill for an act relating to public safety; controlled substances; adding Salvia divinorum to schedule IV of the controlled substance schedules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 152.02, subdivision 5.
HF3102 Bigham A bill for an act relating to public safety; defining previous incidents of domestic abuse and previous incidents of child abuse for murder in the first degree; expanding list of predicate crimes involving domestic abuse for murder in the first degree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.185.
HF3487 Tingelstad A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to provide victim services for the safety of human trafficking victims.
HF3604 Lesch A bill for an act relating to public safety; reducing or eliminating certain fees enacted during period of recent budget shortfalls to raise revenue, including criminal offense surcharge, DWI license reinstatement fee, various court fees, and public defender co-pay; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 171.29, subdivision 2; 271.06, subdivision 4; 357.021, subdivisions 2, 6, 7; 357.022; 357.08; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 611.17.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF2645 Faust A bill for an act relating to the military; requiring a report on participation by Minnesota in the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.
HF3138 Bigham A bill for an act relating to state government; ratifying state labor contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85A.02, subdivision 5a.
HF3493 Solberg A bill for an act relating to state government finance; disaster relief appropriations; providing for reimbursement to the state under certain conditions; amending Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, sections 2; 4, subdivision 4.
HF3587 Solberg A bill for an act relating to state government; specifying the development of budget recommendations and requiring state agencies to provide information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.885, by adding a subdivision.

As of Thursday, February 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3486 Hornstein A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; reallocating proceeds of fees collected since 2005 under the International Fuel Tax Agreement compact; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168D.06; 168D.07; 299A.705, subdivision 1.
HF3490 Bigham A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; imposing $30 reinstatement fee following revocation of juvenile's license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.29, subdivision 1.
HF3491 Morrow A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing American Red Cross special license plates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
HF3558 Madore A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring commissioner of public safety to issue special 2008 U.S. Women's Open license plates.
HF3560 Kalin A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for commuter bus service along Interstate Highway I-35.

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

HF House Author Title
HF3634 Gunther A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Adolescent Treatment Center-Winnebago (ATCW); authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3674 Otremba A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a highway overpass in the city of Staples; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF3232 Bunn Washington County Landfill funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF2624 Urdahl A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an advisory task force on improving teacher quality and identifying institutional structures and strategies for effectively integrating secondary and postsecondary academic and career education.
HF3329 Brynaert A bill for an act relating to education; establishing state measures of academic success; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 120B.31, as amended; 120B.35, as amended; 120B.36, as amended; 120B.362; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.30; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
HF3647 McNamara A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money to Independent School District No. 200, Hastings, for school bus leasing expenses.
HF3659 Benson A bill for an act relating to education; modifying sponsor fees assessed to charter schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivision 15.
HF3684 Slocum A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for the Hennepin-Carver Workforce Investment Board.
HF3698 Cornish A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing equalizing factors and threshold rates in the debt service equalization program; improving ability of school districts to improve school buildings and facilities; reducing property taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.53, subdivisions 4, 5.
HF3707 Hortman A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for industry sector training initiatives.
HF3722 Rukavina A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing for extended unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 268.115, subdivision 1.

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3661 Hilty A bill for an act relating to energy; creating coordinated process for reducing greenhouse gas emissions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216H.
HF3669 Kalin A bill for an act relating to energy; creating program for government energy conservation investments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216C.09; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C; repealing Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 2, section 30.

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3635 Hosch A bill for an act relating to human services; providing additional rate adjustments for nursing facilities and community-based long-term care providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.434, subdivision 19; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 7, section 71.
HF3636 Hosch A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the phase-in of rebased nursing facility operating cost payment rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.441, subdivisions 1, 55.
HF3671 Norton A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing reimbursements to primary care physicians; determining areas of the state in need of primary care physicians; appropriating money for primary care education initiatives; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.
HF3720 Wollschlager A bill for an act relating to human services; designating certain nursing facilities in Goodhue County as metro for purposes of determining reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.
SF2564 Berglin TANF maintenance of effort programs modification

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3737 Solberg A bill for an act relating to finance; improving access to budget information by members of the legislature; requiring a forecast of cash flow for the general fund; providing deadline for modifying budget after February forecast; specifying format for detailed budget estimates of expenditures; imposing deadline for notice of deficiency requests; providing for an increase in the budget reserve; eliminating obsolete requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.885, subdivision 5, by adding subdivisions; 13.605, subdivision 1; 16A.10, by adding a subdivision; 16A.11, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 16A.152, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.152, subdivision 1b; 16A.1522, subdivision 4.

As of Monday, March 3, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF3693 Masin A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing issuance of special veteran contribution plate for motorcycles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.1255, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision.
HF3706 Severson A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; repealing surcharge for special veteran license plates; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.123, subdivision 2a.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:07 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




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08:35 - Gavel. 10:05 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF380&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF380</A> (Hausman) Omnibus Capital Investment bill. The committee went into recess. Runs 2 hours, 42 minutes.