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Minnesota Legislature

5th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 5th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on Monday, February 9, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Brod, Laura
Champion, Bobby Joe
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Benson, Clark, Hilty, Kohls,
A quorum was present.

Rep. Smith moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, January 21, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, January 28, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF117 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Solberg presented HF117 (Solberg) Deficiency funding provided for Departments of Public Safety and Human Services, and money appropriated.

Testimony on HF117:
Dennis L. Benson, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Jim Schowalter, Budget Director, Minnesota Management and Budget

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF117 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Juhnke moved adoption of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Division Report for HF10. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF10 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF10. (See attached amendment H0010A1), incorporating a technical amendment as follows:

Page 1, delete line 2
Page 1, line 5, delete "273.11" and insert "273.111"

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

Rep. Doty presented HF10, as amended (Doty) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF10, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on January 12, 2009, January 15, 2009, January 22, 2009, January 26, 2009, January 29, 2009, February 2, 2009 and February 5, 2009.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
10 Doty 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed.
78 Eastlund 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.
HF Author Title
23 Norton New steam line from Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility to Rochester Community and Technical College Campus funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
28 Fritz Wind generator at the Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
47 Juhnke Kandiyohi County veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
48 Bigham Red Rock Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
54 Hamilton Jackson County; Regional environmental science and nature education center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
56 Hosch Stearns County; Grantee for parks appropriation corrected.
83 Huntley Duluth; New terminal facilities funding provided for the Duluth airport, bonds issued and money appropriated.
92 Murphy, M. Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo facility repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
98 Hamilton Windom; 4th Avenue bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
15 Slawik Early childhood program established for at-risk four-year-olds.Hugo; Grant provided for tornado relief.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF Author Title
18 Hansen Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided.
63 Atkins Inver Grove heights; Appropriating money for the completion of Heritage Village Park.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
16 Dettmer Hugo; Grant provided for tornado relief.
72 Norton Lifelong learning account program established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, funding provided and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
2 Greiling School finance system modified, and new education funding framework created.
29 Benson Inflationary adjustment limitation removed.
30 Benson Alternative teacher compensation revenue inflationary adjustment added.
32 Benson Special education revenue formulas full funding provided, and appropriation for special education aid made open and standing.
35 Benson Referendum allowance limit eliminated.
38 Benson Location equity index created, general education revenue formula modified, and revenue for some school districts increased.
49 Morgan Alternative teacher pay calculation for intermediate school districts modified.
55 Falk Lac qui Parle Valley; Transfer of funds authorized for ISDN 2853.
75 Brown Pupil unit count increased for all-day, every day kindergarten pupils, funding provided and money appropriated.
79 Brown Wind energy production tax removed from county apportionment deduction for school districts.
91 Slocum Health and safety revenue modified to include elevator repair costs.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
73 Lieder General fund money transfer to state airports fund required.
94 Mahoney Bikeway directed to be added to Lafayette Bridge when rebuilt.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
152 Juhnke Seed potato inspection fee statute technical changes made.
153 Davids 2008 Green Acres Law changes repealed.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
5 Kalin Green infrastructure state plan development required by the commissioner of commerce, funding provided for energy-efficient residences, public buildings, renewable energy for public schools, green industrial parks, and a solar certification laboratory.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
HF Author Title
143 Kalin Chisago County; Nursing facilities payment rate increased to geographic group III median rate.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
4 Mahoney New base period for calculating benefits, and a limited extension of benefits provided.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.
HF Author Title
113 Dean Professional education loan forgiveness program expanded for child mental health professionals, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
104 Dittrich Permanent school fund revenue required to be set aside for school technology purposes.
107 Emmer School boards authorized to spend staff development revenue on CPR and automatic external defibrillator training and first aid certification.
138 Morrow School finance system modified, and new education funding framework created.

As of Thursday, January 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
110 Anzelc Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designated.
121 Sailer Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated.
123 Dill General fund money required to be transferred to state airports fund.
133 Garofalo Dakota County; Highway 3 funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
142 Kalin Lindstrom; Trunk Highway 8 funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
148 Doty Pierz; Highway 25 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
154 Hansen Highway 52 barrier replacement funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
184 Dettmer Green Acres law 2008 changes repealed.
216 Faust Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.
217 Faust Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.
225 Ward Brainerd State Hospital campus funding provided for building to serve as a veterans nursing home, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
47 Juhnke Kandiyohi County veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on Capital Investment.
HF Author Title
23 Norton New steam line from Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility to Rochester Community and Technical College Campus funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
28 Fritz Wind generator at the Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
47 Juhnke Kandiyohi County veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
48 Bigham Red Rock Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
54 Hamilton Jackson County; Regional environmental science and nature education center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
83 Huntley Duluth; New terminal facilities funding provided for the Duluth airport, bonds issued and money appropriated.
92 Murphy, M. Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo facility repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
98 Hamilton Windom; 4th Avenue bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
182 Hilty Carlton County; Water main improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
185 Hilty Carlton; Water and sewer utility improvement project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
186 Hilty Willow River; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
187 Hilty Barnum; Well improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
188 Hilty Carlton County; Water distribution improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
189 Anzelc Big Fork; Pond rehabilitation and expansion grant provided for sewer projects, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
190 Anzelc Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite; Aerobic digester grant provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
193 Norton Rochester; National Volleyball Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
205 Anzelc Nashwauk; Wastewater infrastructure grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
207 Anzelc Effie; Wastewater infrastructure grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
228 Koenen Montevideo; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
229 Koenen Olivia; Southwest area storm sewer system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
243 Anzelc Bovey; Sewer collection rehabilitation grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
262 Anzelc Nashwauk; Sewer extension and expansion project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
92 Murphy, M. Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo facility repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
203 Slawik Minnesota child savings account initiative established, and money appropriated.
209 Slawik Unique identification number assignment required for all Minnesota children upon enrollment.
223 Slawik Words Work grant provided for early childhood literacy, and money appropriated.
40 Peterson Quality rating and improvement system created for high-quality early learning and care programs.
246 Slawik Child care assistance provider rates modified, quality and improvement system created, child care improvement grants modified, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
164 Falk State plan required for a green infrastructure, funding provided to create energy-efficient residences, bonds authorized to fund energy-efficient public buildings, renewable energy for public schools, green industrial parks, and a solar certification laboratory.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF Author Title
206 Anzelc George Washington State Forest, Kabetogama State Forest; Forest bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
244 Anzelc Itasca County; Balsam Lake dam repair funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
54 Hamilton Jackson County; Regional environmental science and nature education center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
220 Juhnke Eurasian water milfoil control pilot project required, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
HF Author Title
163 Bly Rice County; Nursing facilities designated as metro for purposes of determining reimbursement rates.
256 Howes Cass County; New hospital funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
146 Doty Upsala; Regional community center funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
147 Doty Motley; Tri-County Regional Services Center funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
191 Anzelc Rainy River Community College asset preservation funding provided for tuck-pointing on the gymnasium building, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
232 Brown Rose Creek; Sewer system upgrade funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
242 Anzelc Coleraine; Downtown corridor redevelopment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
23 Norton New steam line from Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility to Rochester Community and Technical College Campus funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
125 Liebling Minnesota State Academies campus graduate housing funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
214 Bly School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided.
226 Ruud Intermediate school district operating a day treatment program authorized to be considered a care and treatment day program.
227 Benson Cost-of-living revenue provided, operating cost differential of state school districts study required, and money appropriated.
252 Benson State reimbursement increased for school lunch aid from 12 to 15 cents per meal, and money appropriated.
28 Fritz Wind generator at the Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
173 Hilstrom Map of money used to support children required.

As of Thursday, January 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
124 Liebling High-speed rail line between Chicago and the Twin Cities through Rochester funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
178 Morrow American Red Cross special license plates established, and money appropriated.
196 Nelson Hennepin County; Highway 610 funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
108 Thissen Seat belt violation made a primary offense in all seating positions regardless of age.
259 Lillie Minnesota to Chicago High Speed Rail Corridor funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
261 Otremba Staples, Todd County; Highway overpass funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
263 Hausman Central Corridor Line funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
48 Bigham Red Rock Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
83 Huntley Duluth; New terminal facilities funding provided for the Duluth airport, bonds issued and money appropriated.
98 Hamilton Windom; 4th Avenue bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
309 Olin Livestock and crop depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
338 Kalin Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified, and new property tax law classification established for preservation and legacy land.
340 Hosch Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.
341 Dettmer Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
278 Reinert Duluth; Sanitary sewer overflow storage facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF Author Title
274 Howes Shingobee Connection Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
325 Nornes Glendalough State Park new trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
HF Author Title
277 Fritz State cemetery improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
279 Huntley Duluth; Nursing facility payment rate increased.
266 Fritz Parental fees modified for services for persons with developmental disabilities.
295 Loeffler Consumer-directed community supports modified, and money appropriated.
343 Hausman Living-at-home/block nurse program additional base funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
283 Brynaert Southern Minnesota Women's Hockey Exposition Center and performing arts center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
299 Kalin Lindstrom; Allmensrat Wilderness Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
315 Johnson Ramsey County; Workforce development funding provided for adjudicated youth reentering the community and at-risk youth, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
273 Sailer Red Lake, ISDN 38 maximum effort capital loan provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
321 Dettmer Forest Lake; ISDN 831 fund transfer authorized.

As of Monday, January 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
270 Morrow Environmental impact statement completion required, funding provided for right-of-way acquisition, design, construction, and reconstruction of Trunk Highway 14, and money appropriated.
271 Lesch Mississippi River license plate created, and money appropriated.
316 Johnson St. Paul; Union Depot funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
319 Nornes Fergus Falls; Tower Road Bridge project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
350 Demmer Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.
387 Anderson, B. Green Acres Law 2008 changes repealed.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
378 Slawik Early childhood education funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF Author Title
345 Hansen Minnesota Conservation Corps funding provided for parks, natural resource protection and restoration, and flood protection contracts, and money appropriated.
367 Urdahl Howard Lake; Grant provided for ditch work, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
370 Urdahl Dassel-Cokato; ISDN 466 bicycle trail funding provided, and money appropriated.
381 Eken Red River watershed flood protection farmstead ring levee construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
382 Marquart Red River flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
156 Doty Morrison County; New Platte River Watershed dam funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
HF Author Title
351 Fritz Long-term care provider rate increases provided.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.
HF Author Title
356 Gardner Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund changed.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
397 Urdahl Dassel-Cokato bicycle funding provided for pavement overlay, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.
HF Author Title
369 Urdahl Annandale Tactical Training Center grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
352 Anzelc Memorializing the President and Congress to take early action on the weakened economy to promote a healthy Minnesota economy.
293 Ruud Colorectal cancer screening provided for the uninsured, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, January 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
364 Pelowski Port development assistance funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
373 Murphy, M. Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
375 Zellers Highway 610 completion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
383 Simon Southwest Transit Way Corridor environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
390 Kalin Rush Line Corridor bus service funding provided, and money appropriated.
391 Kalin Rush Line Corridor funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
HF411 David Olin Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF471 Loren Solberg Grand Rapids; Wastewater treatment facility reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF Author Title
HF421 Rick Hansen Wildlife area land acquisition and improvement and publicly owned dams funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF490 David Olin Saint Vincent; Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF494 Julie Bunn Closed landfill cleanup appropriation changed from revenue bond proceeds to user-financed general obligation bond proceeds.
HF496 Bev Scalze Metropolitan Regional Parks System funding provided for operation and maintenance, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
HF Author Title
HF174 Paul Thissen Minnesota health security account created, Minnesota health security program established, eligibility criteria, covered services, and administrative procedures specified, program expansion and service delivery report required, health care access for all a
HF295 Diane Loeffler Consumer-directed community supports modified, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
HF450 Tina Liebling Rochester; Mayo Civic Center Complex design and construction improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF485 Paul Anderson Pope/Douglas waste-to-energy facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.
HF Author Title
HF499 Erin Murphy Heart disease and stroke prevention funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on K-12 Education Finance.
HF Author Title
HF425 Debra Hilstrom School district integration revenue formula modified.
HF427 Debra Hilstrom Two-year waiver authorized from the special operating plan for districts in statutory operating debt.
HF428 Andy Welti State aid increased for the debt service equalization aid program.
HF429 Debra Hilstrom School districts in statutory operating debt levy authorized.
HF472 Denny McNamara Hastings; ISDN 200 allowed to participate in the alternative facilities bonding and levy program.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.
HF Author Title
HF483 John Lesch Nonprofit organization grant provided to provide emotional support and help to families and friends of persons who have died by homicide, suicide, or accident and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
HF452 Mark Murdock Gold Star license plate created for family members of military personnel who died in active service, and plate fee exempted for certain survivors.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
HF Author Title
HF503 John Persell Bemidji; Veterans facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF520 David Olin Native plant, forage and turf seed research funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF533 Lyle Koenen Montevideo; Veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF556 Terry Morrow Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF563 Dean Urdahl Livestock investment grant money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF532 Lyle Koenen Renville; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF276 Nora Slawik Dependent care credit modified.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
HF529 Brita Sailer K-12 public school renewable energy project grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF House Author Title
HF514 Joe Mullery Minneapolis parkway improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
HF552 Kim Norton University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation partnership research money appropriated.
HF562 Jean Wagenius Higher education asset preservation standards modified.
HF567 Bob Gunther Bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program expanded.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.
HF Author Title
HF522 Jeff Hayden Bridges rental housing assistance program funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Public Safety Finance.
HF Author Title
HF554 Jim Davnie Minneapolis; Emergency operations center and regional fire training center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF Author Title
HF547 Bernie Lieder Local match for federal stimulus grants requirement eliminated for airport project costs.
HF548 Bernie Lieder State airport fund money appropriated.
HF574 Paul Thissen Special plates established remembering victims of impaired drivers.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:57 A.M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF117 (Solberg) Deficiency funding provided for Departments of Public Safety and Human Services, and money appropriated. HF10 (Doty) 2008 Green Acres law changes repealed. HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.

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