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Minnesota Legislature

15th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 15th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:34 A.M. on Monday, March 30, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Benson, John, Vice Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Garofalo, Patrick
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
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

Member excused: Brod, Emmer, Greiling
A quorum was present.

Rep. Benson moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 24, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Report for HF1756, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF1756, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kath presented HF1756, First Committee Engrossment (Kath) Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated.

Terry Kuhlman, Executive Director, Public Facilities Authority, Department of Employment and Economic Development, responded to questions regarding HF1756, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF1756, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF925, the First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF 925, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Sertich presented HF925, First Committee Engrossment (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF 925, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Benson moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF116. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF116 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Ward presented HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF116 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF2073. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF2073 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Ward presented HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF2073 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF1048. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Rep. Brynaert presented HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided.

Lee Nelson, Attorney, Unemployment Insurance Legal Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) responded to questions regarding HF1048.

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

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF927, Third Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF927, Third Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Rep. Mahoney presented HF927, Third Committee Engrossment (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF927, Third Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0927A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Benson assumed the chair at 11:22 A.M.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF927, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Juhnke moved adoption of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Report for HF411. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Juhnke moved that House File 411 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Olin presented HF411, (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that House File 411 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance bills were referred by memo on March 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2009.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1966 Phil Sterner Persons serving in active service or retired from active service application fees waived.
HF2014 Al Juhnke Clean water fund appropriations allocated for clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities, star farms proposal report required.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF1984 Phil Sterner Minnesota Zoo funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2005 Tim Kelly Red Wing; Southeast Technical College land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2024 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Public Utilities Commission well grant funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2025 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Street and storm sewer reconstruction grant funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2050 Tom Rukavina Eveleth; Water and sewer infrastructure improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF554 Jim Davnie Minneapolis; Emergency operations center and regional fire training center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1999 Larry Haws Regional public library system maintenance of effort provisions adjusted.
HF2030 Diane Loeffler Hennepin County library system maintenance of effort requirement modified.
HF2053 Carole McFarlane Regional library basic system support grants modified.
HF1031 Jean Wagenius Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1731 Joe Mullery Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive restoration funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF549 Jim Davnie Debt management and debt settlement services regulated.
HF1992 Sheldon Johnson Solar cities working group established, report required, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1973 Jean Wagenius Lower Minnesota River biological assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2004 Melissa Hortman Coon Rapids; bicycle and pedestrian trail grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2012 Robin Brown Shooting Star Trail funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2049 Jean Wagenius Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2054 Nora Slawik Ramsey County; Land acquisition funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2055 Nora Slawik Ramsey County; Land acquisition funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2066 Tara Mack Minnesota Zoo water quality funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF487 Tom Hackbarth Nonresident all-terrain vehicle operators required to possess a state trail pass.
HF671 Bob Dettmer Residency requirements eliminated for veterans obtaining complimentary state park passes.
HF877 Melissa Hortman Idling reduction technology purchases grant program established, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1731 Joe Mullery Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive restoration funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF453 Patti Fritz MFIP and food stamp provisions modified.
HF802 Erin Murphy Hospital payment prohibited for certain hospital-acquired conditions and certain treatments.
HF984 Kim Norton Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized.
HF1565 Tim Kelly Goodhue County; Nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site.
HF1990 Erin Murphy Surcharge for certified birth records established, funds appropriated to the commissioner of health.
HF1329 Larry Hosch Personal care assistance services modified.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1479 Phyllis Kahn Refundable credit provided for payment of principal and interest on student loans, and money appropriated.
HF2057 Michael Beard Science and technology initiative promoted, commission created, center established, economic development grant programs created, terms defined, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF2071 Karen Clark Summer programming provided for American Indian youth, and money appropriated.
HF817 Phyllis Kahn Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records and records of returned absentee ballots on the World Wide Web.
HF908 Dean Urdahl Shared work employer plans extended by one year.
HF1418 Mike Nelson Plumbing regulated.
HF1446 Andy Welti University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1987 Melissa Hortman Homebuyer savings plan trust established, and income and franchise tax deductions provided.
HF1989 Jeff Hayden Housing Solutions Act provided, deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.

HF2007 Brita Sailer Capacity building grants funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2009 Carolyn Laine Emergency services grants and transitional housing funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2070 Joe Mullery Targeted neighborhood revitalization program modified, revolving fund created, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2008 John Persell Pupil miles transported component added to the general education revenue formula.
HF2017 Ryan Winkler Perpich Center for Arts Education programs, services, and current funding level maintained, moratorium on new education arts centers established, money appropriated.
HF2033 Tim Faust Research-based professional development funding provided for the St. Croix River Education District, "response to intervention" problem solving included, money appropriated.
HF2051 Jerry Newton Integration revenue provisions modified.
HF2061 Debra Hilstrom Brooklyn Center; ISDN 286; Community schools grant authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2072 Mindy Greiling Education finance reference updated.
HF2073 Mindy Greiling Education finance obsolete reference removed.
HF1127 Rob Eastlund National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers.
HF1665 Marsha Swails Education; Best practices center for shared services established.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1050 Dave Olin Short term commitment authorization repealed.
HF1199 John Lesch Felony domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation defined as crimes of violence.
HF1245 Steve Simon Domestic abuse provisions modified, definitions expanded, and no contact orders expanded to apply throughout the state.
HF1270 Michael Paymar Short-term offender pilot project development required, money appropriated.
HF1392 John Lesch Omnibus sexual conduct technical review bill provided.
HF1509 Debra Hilstrom Challenge incarceration program expanded.
HF1517 Larry Hosch Local units of government authorized to impose administrative fines.
HF1521 Tina Liebling Earned release dates for imprisoned offenders provided, qualifying offenders required to be placed on enhanced reentry supervised release, and law requiring short-term offenders to be incarcerated in local correctional facilities repealed, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1977 Joe Mullery State agency hiring and contracting provisions enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
HF2038 Loren Solberg Office of Strategic and Long-range Planning established, additional revenue priorities in general fund forecasts modified, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1053 Steve Simon Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided.
HF1219 Phyllis Kahn Health insurance benefit availability required for domestic partners of state employees if they are also made available to spouses.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1005 Roger Reinert Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought.
HF2003 Terry Morrow Minnesota transit providers' schedule of state payments for operating procedures modified.
HF2006 Bobby Joe Champion Road authorities required to mitigate construction impacts on small businesses, construction mitigation grant program established, money appropriated.
HF2043 Phil Sterner Gold Star Family license plates created for family members of military personnel who have died in active military service, and plate fee and registration tax exemptions provided for certain survivors.
HF1356 Jerry Newton Free public transit use for disabled veterans and current, uniformed active service members provided.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2098 Jim Davnie Veteran home ombudsman position created, and money appropriated.
HF2100 Al Juhnke Commissioner of agriculture required to report to the legislature on the use of federal money allocated for state biomass-related activities.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.

HF Author Title
HF2083 John Persell Bemidji; Headwaters Science Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2095 Jeremy Kalin Green industrial parks funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2101 Mark Murdock Deer Creek; Wastewater treatment facility improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2103 Mark Murdock Henning; Utility and street improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2115 Steve Simon Minnesota Film and TV Board funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2088 Nora Slawik Early childhood education funding provided relating to school readiness programs, school readiness service agreements, and prekindergarten exploratory projects, reports required, and money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2090 Bill Hilty Low-carbon fuel standard for motor vehicle fuels study and recommendations required.
HF2096 Jeremy Kalin Minnesota Green Enterprise Authority created, and money appropriated.
HF2102 Mark Murdock Deer Creek; Community center improvements funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2111 Karen Clark Neighborhood solar electricity demonstration project funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2092 Kent Eken Red River basin management and water quality improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF403 Paul Gardner Plastic yard waste bags required to be compostable, and biodegradable and compostable standards for certain plastics established.
HF977 Al Juhnke Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1114 Gene Pelowski Adult foster home capacity requirement changed.
HF1032 Patti Fritz Self-advocacy program established for persons with developmental disabilities, and appropriated money transferred.
HF1366 Jim Abeler Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2087 Bud Nornes Higher education funding provided, terms defined, appeals process provided, report required, awards provided for online courses, and money appropriated.
HF2094 Tom Rukavina Minnesota business venture capital program created, revolving fund created, and money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1702 Jim Davnie Grants authorized for the concurrent enrollment programs in the same manner as advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs, and money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF702 Debra Hilstrom Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF2118 Tom Rukavina National Guard postdeployment health assessments funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2109 Will Morgan Burnsville; Trunk Highway 13 interchange reconstruction funding provided, trunk highway bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2116 Rick Hansen Vehicle transaction fees increased, acceptable methods of payment provided, and surcharge imposed.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1447 Mary Ellen Otremba Veterinarian education loan forgiveness program established, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF2134 Alice Hausman Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2168 John Persell Leech Lake Tribal College funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1086 Jean Wagenius Park and trails fund, outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, and environment and natural resources trust fund oversight provided and criteria established.
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2131 Rick Hansen Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2161 Torrey Westrom Renewable energy projects grant established, and money appropriated.
HF1182 David Bly Public service corporation exemptions repealed.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2123 Jean Wagenius Waters required to be monitored for endocrine disruptors and other compounds, and money appropriated.
HF2128 Kent Eken Clean water fund legacy activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2155 Bob Gunther Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment activity continuation funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2148 Tom Huntley Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing.
HF264 Karen Clark Health insurance coverage of durable medical equipment required to include coverage of items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms, and state health care program coverage required for certain items necessary to reduce asthma symptoms.
HF1771 Peggy Scott Child support provisions changed, and child support payment redirected.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1366 Jim Abeler Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2141 Linda Slocum Women's business development program grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF2170 Michael Beard Science and technology initiative promoted, commission created, center established, economic development grant programs created, terms defined, reports required, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1366 Jim Abeler Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced.
HF2150 Karen Clark Health and human services agency funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2153 Andrew Falk Lac qui Parle Valley; ISDN 2853 allowed to levy funds for a replacement elevator.
HF2158 Torrey Westrom Postsecondary enrollment option program modified.
HF2165 Karen Clark Ojibwe and Dakota immersion program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2169 Steve Drazkowski Lewiston; ISDN 857 allowed to collect special education revenue for hired special education teachers.
HF751 John Benson School districts authorized to create site-governed schools, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF2182 Paul Gardner Rating criteria required for capital project funding requests.
HF2199 John Ward Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and Cuyuna Lakes State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2181 Alice Hausman Minnesota Film and TV Board film production investment grants authorized, reports required, money appropriated.
HF2192 Phil Sterner Minnesota Irish Cultural Center funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2131 Rick Hansen Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2202 David Bly Early childhood education funding provided for after-school community learning programs, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2201 Carole McFarlane Solar-generated energy power equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF357 Andrew Falk Community-based energy development project tariff and contract provisions modified.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2185 Jean Wagenius Pollution Control Agency required to recover costs for permits and certifications, and project proposer required to pay for costs of preparing environment assessment worksheet.
HF2197 Denny McNamara Lake St. Croix comprehensive water monitoring and phosphorus reduction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1493 Leon Lillie State parks and trails funding provided, money appropriated, planning and report required.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1896 Karen Clark Alcohol health and judicial impact fund established and impact fee imposed.
HF384 Paul Thissen Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups.
HF1515 Jim Abeler Children's therapeutic services modified, programs exempted from licensing requirements.
HF1646 Tom Huntley Prescription drug prior authorization required for medical assistance payment.
HF1832 Tom Huntley State medical review team process modified, annual report required, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2189 Bud Nornes Textbook information amended, terms defined, resident status appeal allowed, additional award grant provided for online courses, and report required.
HF1767 Michael Nelson Unlicensed construction contractor and subcontractor registration required, fee imposed.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2195 Karen Clark Lead reduction grantee requirements modified.
HF1993 Karen Clark Minneapolis; Utility poles treated with or containing pentachlorophenol prohibited.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2177 John Ward Minnesota literacy collaborative program established, money appropriated.
HF2178 Sandra Peterson Quality rating and improvement system funding and education finance provisions provided, money appropriated.
HF2183 Marsha Swails South Washington County; ISDN 833 Center for the Arts grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2184 Marsha Swails South Washington County; ISDN 833 Center for the Arts grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2188 Tom Anzelc Charter school transportation obligations transferred from school districts to charter schools.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF551 Jeremy Kalin Predatory offender risk-level assessment process amended, penalties increased, and training required regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults.
HF1461 John Lesch Training and public awareness initiatives on human trafficking provided.
HF1498 Debra Hilstrom Department of Corrections required to annually report on felony DWI offenders.
HF1505 Michael Paymar Sex trafficking criminal penalties increased, and crime of violence definition extended to include sex trafficking.
HF1636 Karen Clark Human trafficking victims' housing and support services provided, money appropriated.
HF1768 John Lesch Sex trafficking criminal penalties increased, victim housing and support services provided, technical training for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement provided, public awareness increased, Minnesota family investment program eligibility and waiver provisions addressed, money appropriated.
HF1805 Joe Atkins Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1981 Phyllis Kahn Minnesota Geospatial Information Office created.
HF1665 Marsha Swails Education; Best practices center for shared services established.
HF2131 Rick Hansen Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2174 Tom Hackbarth Prorated registration tax credit established for vehicles scrapped or declared a total loss.
HF1237 Kent Eken Natural resources and state park provisions modified.


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







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1756 (Kath) - Public Facilities Authority; federal use of funds allocated to the state by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorized; clean water and drinking water loans and grants provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
  • HF116 (Ward) - Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.
  • HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
  • HF927 (Mahoney) - Construction codes and licensing modified.
  • HF411 (Olin) - Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments.
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03:50 - Gavel. 04:20 - HF1756 (Kath) Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated. 12:45 - HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. 29:30 - HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. 33:42 - HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed. 35:30 - HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. 47:58 - HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. 1:00:33 - HF411 (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments. Runs 59 minutes.