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Minnesota Legislature

12th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 12th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:24 P.M. on Friday, March 20, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Benson, Brod, Greiling, Huntley, Kiffmeyer, Murphy, Peppin, Rukavina, Slawik

A quorum was present

Rep. Lieder presented HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided, including proposed amendment H1797A1. (See attached amendment H1797A1).

Matt Burress, House Research responded to questions regarding HF1797 and proposed amendment H1797A1.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF1797. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF1797 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF1797. (See attached amendment H1797A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF1797, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Buesgens moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 16, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF1227, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved that HF1227, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Mahoney presented HF1227, First Committee Engrossment (Rukavina) Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.


Rep. Clark moved to amend HF1227, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1227A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Lee Nelson, Attorney, Unemployment Insurance Legal Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), responded to questions regarding HF1227, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that HF1227, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF878. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved HF878 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hortman presented HF878 (Hortman) Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF878, as follows:

Page 4, "Delete section 5"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) responded to questions regarding HF878, as amended.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF878, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF111, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Winkler moved that HF111, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Winkler presented HF111, First Committee Engrossment (Winkler) Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.

Rep. Winkler renewed the motion that HF111, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on March 16, 18 and 19, 2009.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1747 Karen Clark Green jobs in the food production sector report required, farm-to-school and farm-to-home pilot projects funding provided, money appropriated.
HF793 Al Juhnke Loan program terms updated, and family farm security program abolished.
HF900 Al Juhnke Pesticide railroad application regulated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF1766 Bill Hilty Moose Lake; Sex offender treatment program facilities funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF597 Nora Slawik Early childhood learning and child protection facility construction and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1473 Marty Seifert Wind energy and ethanol fuel training facility construction authorized.
HF1553 John Persell Local government renewable energy grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1756 Kory Kath Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated.
HF1762 Mark Buesgens Sales and use tax rate increase dedicated for natural resources and cultural heritage purposes repealed, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1729 Tim Faust Minnesota Public Radio, Inc. funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF597 Nora Slawik Early childhood learning and child protection facility construction and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1723 Al Juhnke Economic stimulus provided through renewable energy and energy efficiency grants, and money appropriated.
HF1730 David Dill Biomass facility grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1741 Bill Hilty Cromwell; Energy-efficient furnace and light bulb funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1748 Brita Sailer National solar testing and certification laboratory funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1754 Bill Hilty Energy or commerce projects and activities funding provided, money appropriated, assessments, audits, insurance, public utilities, cooperative electric associations, and municipal power agencies provisions modified.
HF1775 Mike Obermueller School district renewable energy grant program created, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1731 Joe Mullery Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive restoration funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1733 Kent Eken Water protection rules compliance funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1735 Morrie Lanning Buffalo-Red River Watershed District; Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1773 David Bly Scott County; Spring Lake Regional Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF865 Andy Welti Wabasha and Olmsted Counties; Great River Ridge Trail established.
HF952 Kent Eken Board of Water and Soil Resources membership modified.
HF1031 Jean Wagenius Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1720 Tom Huntley State health care program payment rates reduced to psychiatrists.
HF1722 Tom Huntley Physician payment rates for state health care programs reduced.
HF1779 Larry Hosch High-risk adults demonstration project continuation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1802 Kent Eken Mahnomen County; Group residential housing supplemental service rate provided.
HF1233 Jim Abeler Individuals on waiting lists for developmental disabilities waivered services ranked.
HF1239 Jeff Hayden Group residential housing eligibility changed.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1706 Tom Rukavina Virginia; Miners Memorial renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1714 Michael Paymar Ordway Center for the Performing Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1737 Kathy Brynaert Minnesota State University, Mankato; International Renewable Energy Technical Institute funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1753 Tim Mahoney Summer academy established and tuition grant funding provided.
HF1785 Kim Norton Accountability measures and reports required as a condition for receiving state funds.
HF925 Tony Sertich Official measure of unemployment expanded.
HF1116 Jim Davnie Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1707 Mary Ellen Otremba Rural pharmacy planning and transition grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1732 Karen Clark Demonstration project for high-risk adults funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1819 Erin Murphy Support services required for families with children who are deaf or have hearing loss, testing fee modified.
HF681 Jeff Hayden HIV transmission public education program established.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1710 Debra Hilstrom Brooklyn Center; Northwest Hennepin Family Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1772 Al Doty Debt service equalization aid program state support increased, and school bond agricultural credit created.
HF1037 Marsha Swails Home school mandates reduced.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1806 David Bly Northfield; Public land and building acquisition spending authorized, public safety and regional emergency operations center funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1809 Bill Hilty Department of Corrections' per diem law modified.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1193 Lyle Koenen Department of Corrections and Department of Employment and Economic Development claims settlement provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1781 Phyllis Kahn General legislative and administrative expenses of state government provisions modified, and money appropriated.
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.
HF111 Ryan Winkler Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on State Government Finance.

HF Author Title
HF644 Bobby Joe Champion Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.

As of Monday, March 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1705 Frank Hornstein Bicycle and pedestrian accommodation inclusion required as part of trunk highway bridge improvement program.
HF1711 Gail Kulick Jackson Local bridge replacement and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1743 Alice Hausman Transit improvement areas funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1776 Jeff Hayden Metropolitan Council and commissioner of transportation required to provide free transit passes for unemployed individuals seeking employment, and money appropriated.
HF1797 Bernie Lieder Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided.
HF1799 Terry Morrow Minnesota Valley Line funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1804 Bernie Lieder Transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1815 Michael Beard Design-build project provisions modified.
HF1816 Terry Morrow Motor carriers, highways, and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF841 Al Juhnke Farmer-lender mediation law extended.
HF892 Debra Hilstrom Public defender representation provided for juveniles, children in need of protection, and other persons.
HF1883 Jim Davnie Maximum limit on state agricultural society's bonded debt and the sunset on the authority to issue bonds eliminated, authorized investments of debt service funds modified, and notification of the commissioner of finance required.
HF977 Al Juhnke Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF1838 John Persell Paul Bunyan State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1840 Greg Davids Lanesboro; Dam renovation funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1842 Phyllis Kahn State Capitol Building restoration funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1846 Tony Sertich Chisholm; Sanitary sewer and related infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1854 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Fire station renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1861 Bobby Joe Champion Minnesota Shubert Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1864 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Street reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1866 Tony Sertich Hibbing; City public library funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1869 Tim Faust Entrepreneurship and technology business incubator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1873 Leon Lillie State trail rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF207 Tom Anzelc Effie; Wastewater infrastructure grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF943 Greg Davids Brownsville; Grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1385 Bob Gunther Odin and Ormsby; Wastewater treatment infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1412 Tony Cornish Waldorf; Wastewater treatment infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1470 Larry Howes Hackensack; Water treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1481 John Persell Remer; Sewer extension funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1483 Lyle Koenen Morton; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1485 Kory Kath Waseca; Wastewater treatment system and plant funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1550 John Persell Cass Lake; Infrastructure improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1581 Tom Rukavina Buhl; Sewer and water improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1583 Tom Rukavina Gilbert; Wastewater treatment facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1586 Dean Urdahl Grove City; New mechanical sewage treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1590 Dean Urdahl Howard Lake; Annadale/Maple Lake wastewater treatment plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1591 Dean Urdahl Forest City; Unsewered collection and treatment project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1592 Dean Urdahl Darwin; Sewage collection system rehabilitation and expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1593 Dean Urdahl Eden Valley; Rehabilitation and construction of sewage collection system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1598 Leon Lillie Maplewood; Gerten Pond funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1607 Tom Rukavina Utility extensions funding provided from Virginia to Gilbert, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF193 Norton Rochester; National Volleyball Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF92 Murphy, M. Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo facility repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF753 Phil Sterner Minnesota Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF820 Alice Hausman Como Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF946 Greg Davids Minnesota Historical Society grants provided for local historic preservation projects, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF948 Sandra Peterson Mighty Ducks ice facility grant amounts modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1594 Greg Davids Chatfield; ISDN 227; Potter Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1706 Tom Rukavina Virginia; Miners Memorial renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1714 Michael Paymar Ordway Center for the Performing Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1024 Jeanne Poppe Brownsdale; Sewer system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1354 Karen Clark Nonprofit housing bonds authorized, money appropriated.
HF922 Michael V. Nelson Public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1651 Greg Davids Spring Valley; New community theater facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF796 Terry Morrow Minnesota First bond sale authorized.
HF847 Tom Rukavina Mountain Iron; Energy park water and sanitary sewer extension funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1580 Tom Rukavina Mountain Iron; Road construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1582 Tom Rukavina Buhl; Road construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1195 Morrie Lanning Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1852 Kate Knuth Renewable energy payment incentive period extended, payments directed to other projects from projects whose eligibility to receive payments expires, and money appropriated.
HF680 Jeremy Kalin Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs.
HF1737 Kathy Brynaert Minnesota State University, Mankato; International Renewable Energy Technical Institute funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural 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.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF217 Faust Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF580 Larry Hosch MFIP family stabilization and work programs modified.
HF1370 Jim Abeler Medical assistance and MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements modified.
HF1830 Tom Huntley Seven-county metropolitan area hospital payment rates modified.
HF8 Steve Simon Minnesota False Claims Act established.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1835 Larry Haws State grant program's living and miscellaneous expense allowance set.
HF1851 Joe Mullery Prevailing wage enforcement funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1888 Joe Mullery Economic development definitions amended and money appropriated.
HF1290 Tom Huntley Duluth Children's Museum funding provided to purchase land, renovate historic buildings, construct, furnish, and equip a new children's museum, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1594 Greg Davids Chatfield; ISDN 227; Potter Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1706 Tom Rukavina Virginia; Miners Memorial renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1714 Michael Paymar Ordway Center for the Performing Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1024 Jeanne Poppe Brownsdale; Sewer system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1651 Greg Davids Spring Valley; New community theater facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1737 Kathy Brynaert Minnesota State University, Mankato; International Renewable Energy Technical Institute funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1354 Karen Clark Nonprofit housing bonds authorized, money appropriated.
HF922 Michael V. Nelson Public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
214 Bly School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1097 Rick Hansen Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.
HF1242 Marty Seifert Brandon's law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF45 Karla Bigham Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1195 Morrie Lanning Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1833 Michael Beard Scott County; Trunk Highway 169 Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1867 Sarah Anderson Interstate Highway 494 additional lane funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF45 Karla Bigham Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF1910 Greg Davids Outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage sales tax debt management guideline application specified.
HF1921 Andrew Falk Benson; Well funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1922 Andrew Falk Benson; Well funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1914 Bill Hilty Commissioner of commerce authorized to prepare and plan for receipt of federal stimulus money for investment in energy conservation and efficiency broadband deployment.
HF1915 Bill Hilty Federal stimulus funding allocated for residential energy conservation.
HF1934 Bobby Joe Champion Federal stimulus fund principles established for allocation and expenditure.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1612 Kate Knuth Minnesota Naturalist Corps established, state park naturalists, information centers and kiosks funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1913 Jim Davnie Hennepin County; Solid and hazardous waste fund uses authorized.
HF1928 Rick Hansen High-resolution digital elevation data funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1939 Phyllis Kahn Hennepin County; Midtown Greenway trail wayfinding signage and kiosk funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1943 Diane Loeffler Hennepin County; Riparian restoration and stream bank stabilization funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1140 Tom Huntley Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements.
HF1454 Tom Huntley Uniform formulary exception document development required.
HF1567 Tom Huntley Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made.
HF1890 Larry Hosch Nursing home moratorium exception projects approval period extended, additional moratorium exceptions authorized, money appropriated.
HF1904 Dan Severson Correctional discharge planning funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1920 Tina Liebling Region 10 Quality Assurance Commission funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1944 Larry Hosch Minnesota family investment program supported work funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF927 Tim 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.
HF1901 Larry Haws Minnesota youth program funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1905 Bob Gunther Entrepreneurial and small business assistance grants provided, money appropriated.
HF1932 Erin Murphy Summer scientific research program for students higher education institution grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1941 Kathy Brynaert Extended employment service extended for persons with disabilities, purpose and need for extended employment established, and money appropriated.
HF1948 Larry Haws Investment fund established for eligible organization, loans authorized, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1909 Jim Abeler Positive abortion alternatives base funding increased.
HF1952 Jim Abeler Hearing aid dispenser fees limited.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1931 Andrew Falk Hendricks; Ivanhoe; ISDN 402 and 403 energy improvement grant provided for Lincoln High School, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1126 Rob Eastlund Conditional release program for nonviolent drug offenders modified and expanded, program's sunset extended, and mandatory minimum sentence modified for repeat fifth-degree controlled substance offenders.
HF1213 Melissa Hortman Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, prostitution in a public place crime broadened, driving records relating to prostitution offenses made public for repeat offenders, and record availability ensured to law enforceme
HF1903 Greg Davids Disaster readiness and recovery efforts grants provided, money appropriated.
HF1924 Bobby Joe Champion Certificates of good conduct established, certificate effects described, and eligibility provided, money appropriated.
HF1926 Karen Clark Restorative justice program funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1098 Tom Anzelc Compulsive gambling public awareness and education funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1351 Ryan Winkler Absentee ballot requirements and provisions modified.
HF1463 Jim Davnie Various filings and fees regulated and terms defined.
HF1950 Phyllis Kahn Digital radio conversion funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1511 Joe Atkins Lawful gambling provisions modified.


As of Thursday, March 19, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1898 Frank Hornstein Local transit planning and development provisions modified, and financial assistance for public transit providers provided.
HF1918 Frank Hornstein Commissioner of transportation duties and powers prescribed, and report required.
HF1955 Mary Liz Holberg Temporary transfers authorized from the metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and the right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit operating deficits, and funding sources modified for metropolitan livable communities fund accounts.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 P.M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1797 (Lieder) - Federal economic recovery transportation funds receipt and appropriation provided.
  • HF1227 (Rukavina) - Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.
  • HF878 (Hortman) - Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, seat belt provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided.
  • HF111 (Winkler) - Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran.
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07:12 - Gavel, and HF1797 (Lieder) Federal economic recovery fund receipt and appropriation provided. 21:40 - HF1227 (Rukavina) Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated. 39:10 - HF878 (Hortman) Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided. 43:43 - HF111 (Winkler) Divestment required from certain investments relating to Iran. Runs 52 minutes.