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THIRD MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on, Monday, February 25, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CARLSON, Lyndon, (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVIDS, Greg
DAVNIE, Jim
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARQUART, Paul
MARIANI, Carlos
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:
KRESHA, Ron
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of February 11, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 861 (Hansen) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report on HF 861. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved HF 861, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hansen moved the HF0861A28 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF0861A25 amendment.

Representative Hansen and Representative Torkelson took questions about the amendment. Representative Torkelson requested a roll call vote on this amendment.

AYES:
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HAMILTON, Rod
HERTAUS, Jerry
MARQUART, Paul
SCHOMACKER, Joe
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS:
CARLSON, Lyndon, Sr., (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
POPPE, Jeanne
WAGENIUS, Jean

EXCUSED:
DAVIDS, Greg
HAUSMAN, Alice
KRESHA, Ron
MARIANI, Carlos
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
SCOTT, Peggy

There was a final vote count of 14 Nays and 9 Ayes. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF0861A27 amendment.

Representative Hansen and Representative Torkelson took questions about the amendment. Representative Torkelson renewed his motion to adopt the HF0861A27 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved to adopt the HF0861A26 amendment.

Representative Torkelson moved an oral amendment to the HF0861A26 amendment.
Line 1.3, strike 27,000,000, insert 14,500,000
The oral amendment was incorporated into the HF0861A26 amendment.

Representative Hansen and Representative Torkelson took questions about the HF0861A26 amendment as amended. Representative Torkelson requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HAMILTON, Rod
HERTAUS, Jerry
MARQUART, Paul
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS:
CARLSON, Lyndon, Sr., (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
WAGENIUS, Jean

EXCUSED:
DAVIDS, Greg
KRESHA, Ron
MARIANI, Carlos
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
SCOTT, Peggy

There was a final vote count of 14 Nays and 10 Ayes. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson withdrew the HF0861A22 amendment.

Patrick McCormack, the Director of the House Research Department, recommended a correction to the adopted A28 amendment.
Line 1.4, after “Laws, 2018, Chapter 101”, insert the following: “Section 4, Subdivision 5”

Representative Hansen moved the suggested oral amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski offered an oral amendment to HF 861.
Page 1, Line 1.15, delete “2021” and insert “2020”
Page 1, Line 1.21, delete “2021”, and insert “2020”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

John Eichten, Deputy Commissioner, MN IT Services and Andrew Lee, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions about the bill.

Representative Hansen renewed his motion that H.F. 861, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H. F. 232 (Poppe) Farm families and business operators mental health counseling support funding provided

Representative Poppe moved adoption of the Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy Division Report on HF 70. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved H.F. 232, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Poppe presented her bill.

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 232, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F 70 (Kunesh-Podein) Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division Report on HF 70. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved H.F. 70 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Olson moved the HF0070A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented her bill and took questions.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that H.F. 70, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 679 (Morrison) Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended.

Representative Liebling moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report on HF 679. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved H.F. 679 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Liebling moved the HF0679A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill and took questions.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that H.F. 679, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 47 (P. Anderson) Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council.

Representative Poppe adoption of the Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy Division report on HF 47. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved H.F. 47 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative P. Anderson presented his bill and took questions.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that H.F. 47 be referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 129 (Sundin) Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities public members compensation and expense reimbursement required.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division report on HF 129. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved H.F. 129 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Mike Sundin presented his bill.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that H.F. 129 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 374 (J. Xiong) Unemployment Insurance Advisory committee 2018 legislative session recommended changes adopted.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division report on HF 374. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved H.F. 374, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Jay Xiong presented his bill.

Rick Cagliuri, Director of the Unemployment Insurance Division of MN Department of Employment and Economic Development, answered questions about the bill.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that H.F. 374, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 1267 (Lippert) Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended

Representative Poppe moved adoption of the Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy Division report on HF 1267. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved H.F. 1267 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Todd Lippert presented his bill and took questions.

Whitney Place, Assistant Commissioner of Department of Agriculture, took questions.

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 1267 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson assumed the Chair.

H.F. 13 (Kunesh-Podein) Proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, providing for gender equality under the law

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report on HF 13. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved that H.F. 13, First Engrossment, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented her bill and took questions.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that H.F. 13, First Engrossment, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson resumed the Chair.

Commissioner Myron Frans from Minnesota Management and Budget and State Budget Director Britta Reitan presented an overview of Governor Walz’s budget recommendations.

Commissioner Frans and Director Reitan took questions about Governor Walz’s budget recommendations.


Chair Carlson referred members to the attached memos regarding bill referrals.


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Monday, February 11, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance Policy:
HF 931 (Backer) Relating to agriculture; reducing the quarterly minimum production level and adding eligible feedstocks for advanced biofuel production incentive payments; reducing the minimum production level for renewable chemical production incentive payments
HF 943 (Bennett) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for mental health counseling
HF 962 (Brand) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Forever Green Agriculture Initiative at the University of Minnesota
HF 1021 (Anderson) Relating to agriculture; establishing a dairy producer conservation incentive program; appropriating money

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 920 (Morrison) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 276, Minnetonka.
HF 972 (Heintzeman) Relating to education finance; authorizing certain nonpublic students to enroll in postsecondary enrollment options in 10th grade; appropriating money
HF 1013 (Murphy) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for grants to full-service community schools
HF 1016 (Carlson, A.) Relating to education finance; authorizing a grant for The Works Museum; appropriating money
HF 1025 (Carlson, L.) Relating to education finance; requiring that certain forecasted positive general fund balances be allocated to restore the special education aid payment percentage
HF 1037 (Edelson) Relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of school breakfast aids; increasing school breakfast aids to high-poverty school sites; appropriating money
HF 1052 (Noor) Relating to education finance; making permanent the authority for certain students with interrupted formal education to participate in an early middle college program for one additional year
HF 1056 (Moran) Relating to education finance; modifying the education partnership program; establishing a priority for future grants; appropriating money

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1022 (Long) Relating to energy; amending a utility's solar energy incentive program

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 948 (Backer) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation in the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 952 (Davids) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Root River State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 953 (Davids) Relating to environment; appropriating money to develop curriculum for feedlot training
HF 970 (Huot) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for prairie butterfly conservation program
HF 1040 (Torkelson) Relating to environment; modifying external peer review requirements for certain standards

To the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 959 (Sundin) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 928 (Richardson) Relating to human services; appropriating money for programs related to reducing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
HF 938 (Sandstede) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of a publicly owned former juvenile treatment facility into a facility providing mental health, child welfare, and other services to children and families
HF 940 (Cantrell) Relating to health; appropriating money for the Palliative Care Advisory Council
HF 960 (Edelson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a new Washburn Center for Children facility in the east metropolitan area
HF 975 (Richardson) Relating to human services; appropriating money for the Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing
HF 1000 (Zerwas) Relating to children; regulating traditional and gestational surrogacy arrangements; creating a crime to operate a for-profit surrogacy agency
HF 1011 (Mann) Relating to health; appropriating money for family planning grants.
HF 1023 (Quam) Relating to health; appropriating money for a central repository for pharmacogenomics information
HF 1043 (Cantrell) Relating to human services; modifying certain housing support rates; appropriating money
HF 1044 (Loeffler) Relating to human services; providing a medical assistance asset exemption for assets set aside for homestead maintenance and repair
HF 1045 (Loeffler) Relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance income limit for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities
HF 1046 (Loeffler) Relating to human services; phasing in an increase in the medical assistance income limit for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities
HF 1058 (Halverson) Relating to health; requiring certain litigation proceeds to be appropriated to the commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities; appropriating money

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 966 (Davids) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to develop test for chronic wasting disease
HF 971 (Pryor) Relating to education; mental health services; appropriating money
HF 977 (Vang) Relating to higher education; appropriating money to support programs of college admission and graduation for low-income students; requiring a report
HF 984 (Becker-Finn) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to develop test for chronic wasting disease
HF 993 (Pryor) Relating to higher education; modifying workforce development scholarships; appropriating money
HF 1015 (Ecklund) Relating to higher education; providing aid for Minnesota state two-year colleges located outside of the metropolitan area; appropriating money

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF 964 (Bierman) Relating to housing; appropriating money for housing supports for persons with a mental illness
HF 1007 (Fischer) Relating to housing; creating the lead safe homes grant program; appropriating money

To the Division on Jobs and Economic Development Finance:
HF 935 (Bierman) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an environmental learning center in Lakeville; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 936 (Sandstede) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Hibbing for the mine view project; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 937 (Gomez) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for continued renovation and expansion of the American Indian Center in Minneapolis
HF 941 (Johnson) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Advocating Change Together
HF 944 (Stephenson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for improvements to Mississippi Point Park in Champlin; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 946 (Mahoney) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for small business development in East St. Paul
HF 954 (Xiong, J.) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters
HF 955 (Koegel) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for SciTechsperience
HF 985 (Hassan) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to the east African community economic development pilot grant program; requiring a report
HF 988 (Bernardy) Relating to unemployment insurance; modifying eligibility requirements for school contractors
HF 1012 (Claflin) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for displaced homemaker programs
HF 1019 (Lien) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for small business development center services
HF 1036 (Edelson) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for hiring and training children's mental health therapists and for the pathways program at Washburn Center for Children

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 1060 (Lesch) Relating to public safety; authorizing the reduction or waiver of the criminal and traffic surcharge in certain instances; requiring courts to consider indigency or hardship before imposing certain fines, fees, or surcharges; requiring notice

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 934 (Lesch) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
HF 957 (Hausman) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Children's Museum and Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester
HF 958 (Hausman) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Bell Museum

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 950 (Christenson) Relating to public safety; appropriating money for the Minnesota School Safety Center
HF 981 (Hertaus) Relating to crime; enacting the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; conforming other law regarding collateral consequences and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders with the uniform act; appropriating money
HF 982 (Long) Relating to crime; enacting the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; conforming other law regarding collateral consequences and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders with the uniform act; appropriating money
HF 996 (Considine) Relating to corrections; revising the correctional officers discipline procedures
HF 997 (Long) Relating to corrections; providing guidance for sentencing offenders to probation and length of probation; providing for data integration for probation
HF 1009 (Marquart) Relating to public safety; creating an open appropriation from the general fund to the public safety officer's benefit account; providing for reimbursement for continued health insurance coverage
HF 1010 (Hausman) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for a school bus safety education campaign
HF 1028 (O’Neill) Relating to public safety; expanding a grant program to facilitate access to local programs to address technical violations by nonviolent controlled substance offenders; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1029 (Pinto) Relating to public safety; increasing penalty for repeated offenses by patrons of prostitutes
HF 1038 (Considine) Relating to corrections; establishing an Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health Services in Correctional or Detention Facilities
HF 1053 (Lesch) Relating to companion animals; providing criminal penalties for certain acts resulting in death or great bodily harm to a pet or companion animal
HF 1055 (Lesch) Relating to public safety; establishing criminal penalties for peace officers who have sexual relations with persons in custody

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 956 (Koegel) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for Mighty Ducks grants

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 989 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to implement trunk highway performance measures and annual targets; requiring a report
HF 1008 (Elkins) Relating to motor vehicles; increasing vehicle registration fees; deeming issuance of duplicate certificates by deputy registrars an expedited service
HF 1024 (Wolgamott) Relating to transportation; designating a portion of marked Interstate Highway 94 as Kenneth E. Sellon and Eugene B. Schlotfeldt Memorial Highway
HF 1051 (Poston) Relating to public safety; modifying provisions governing operation of animal-drawn vehicles on public roadways; requiring development of a safety manual
HF 1059 (Huot) Relating to transportation; prohibiting use of cell phones while driving under specified circumstances

To the Division on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy:
HF 942 (Gunther) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Martin County veterans memorial; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 998 (Ecklund) Relating to crime; providing guidance to courts on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Thursday, February 14, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance Policy:
HF 1084 (Petersburg) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for a local food promotion and education event
HF 1096 (Wazlawik) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants to Second Harvest Heartland; requiring reports
HF 1136 (Hamilton) Relating to agriculture; allocating money for agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer
HF 1252 (Her) Relating to agriculture; increasing pesticide gross sales fee for neonicotinoid pesticides; dedicating proceeds to pollinator research and outreach
HF 1267 (Lippert) Relating to agriculture; extending the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 228 (Urdahl) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for improvements at Historic Fort Snelling
HF 230 (Youakim) St. Louis Park; Perspectives Family Center expansion and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1066 (Schultz) Relating to capital investment; modifying the match requirement in the 2018 appropriation for renovation of the Historic Glensheen Estate

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 116 (Freiberg) Relating to education; authorizing school districts to renew expiring referendums by action of school board
HF 1100 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to education finance; continuing American Indian Tribal Contract school aid at its current level; appropriating money
HF 1107 (Fischer) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for grants to support Race 2 Reduce water conversation programming in Minnesota schools
HF 1114 (Sandstede) Relating to education finance; increasing revenue for the general education operating capital program; modifying the calculation of the operating capital equalized levy; appropriating money
HF 1129 (Marquart) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for agricultural educator grants
HF 1132 (Pryor) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for a grant for the Walkabouts program
HF 1142 (Tabke) Relating to education finance; increasing state aid for debt service equalization aid
HF 1143 (Huot) Relating to education finance; increasing state aid for the operating referendum program; appropriating money
HF 1162 (Wolgamott) Relating to education finance; increasing funding for special education
HF 1177 (Wazlawik) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for the Minnesota math corps program
HF 1178 (Baker) Relating to education finance; increasing funding for school district and library telecommunications purposes; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1190 (Murphy) Relating to education finance; fully funding the concurrent enrollment program; appropriating money
HF 1206 (Marquart) Relating to education finance; increasing career and technical revenue; making the certificate incentive revenue program permanent; appropriating money
HF 1207 (Olson) Relating to education; modifying certain special education formulas; adjusting the fiscal year 2016 base for the Duluth School District; appropriating money
HF 1220 (Koegel) Relating to early childhood; amending requirements governing Head Start programs; making technical and clarifying changes
HF 1233 (Xiong, T.) Relating to education; modifying alternative teacher preparation program grant eligibility; appropriating money

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1078 (Schomacker) Relating to capital investment; modifying an appropriation for a grant to Pipestone County
HF 1133 (Acomb) Relating to solar energy; establishing a grant program to enable school districts to finance the installation of solar energy systems on school buildings; creating an account and a reserve account
HF 1148 (Christenson) Relating to energy; establishing a revolving loan fund for energy conservation in schools; appropriating money
HF 1165 (Claflin) Relating to energy; establishing criteria for utility cost recovery of energy storage system pilot projects; requiring investor-owned utilities to include in integrated resource plans an assessment of energy storage systems; requiring a cost-benefit analysis of energy storage systems; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1191 (Wagenius) Relating to energy conservation; directing the Public Utilities Commission to develop and approve a financial incentive for energy conservation for public utilities

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 411 (Poppe) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for clean water
HF 251 (Ecklund) Relating to natural resources; modifying management of part of Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park
HF 262 (Koegel) Relating to natural resources; directing commissioner of natural resources to amend rule
HF 875 (Fischer) Relating to natural resources; modifying Clean Water Legacy Act; providing for coordinated watershed management
HF 1079 (Morrison) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the reinvest in Minnesota reserve program; acquiring working grasslands easements; authorizing sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1081 (Hansen) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the forests for the future program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1092 (Acomb) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for native bee surveys
HF 1124 (Morrison) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for regional parks and trails
HF 1134 (Fabian) Relating to environment; appropriating money for River Watch program
HF 1135 (Marquart) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to implement Red River mediation agreement
HF 1141 (Sandell) Relating to water; appropriating money to study managed aquifer recharge; requiring a report
HF 1157 (Backer) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Toelle Coulee flood hazard mitigation project in Browns Valley; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1158 (Backer) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1170 (Ecklund) Relating to waters; appropriating money to assume permitting program under Clean Water Act
HF 1215 (Hornstein) Relating to taxation; solid waste management; amending allocation of revenues from solid waste management tax
HF 1240 (Persell) Relating to natural resources; modifying fees for cross-country skiing
HF 1251 (Wagenius) Relating to environment; appropriating money for a climate study to be conducted by the University of Minnesota

To the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 1076 (Morrison) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for water and sewer infrastructure in Spring Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1137 (Kresha) Relating to telecommunications; appropriating money to the broadband grant program
HF 1161 (Marquart) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for clean water and drinking water infrastructure in the city of Mahnomen

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 168 (Schultz) Relating to human services; modifying the disability waiver rate system
HF 179 (Halverson) Relating to human services; modifying the disability waiver rate system
HF 258 (Lien) Relating to human services; modifying the operating payment rate for certain nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities
HF 350 (Mann) Relating to health; authorizing statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products; appropriating money
HF 422 (Brand) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for sustainable child care in rural Minnesota
HF 423 (Brand) Relating to capital investment; establishing a greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant program; appropriating money
HF 629 (Halverson) Minnesota premium security plan funding operation extended, and reporting requirements specified.
HF 679 (Morrison) Relating to human services; amending the effective date for children's residential treatment payment provisions
HF 1089 (Pierson) Relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to Project Legacy
HF 1099 (Halverson) Relating to human services; appropriating money for grants to certain day training and habilitation providers
HF 1118 (McDonald) Relating to human services; appropriating money for services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and outreach to persons in institutional settings
HF 1169 (Persell) Relating to human services; appropriating money for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe child welfare services
HF 1176 (Xiong, J.) Relating to health; appropriating money for addressing mental health in disability communities
HF 1194 (Baker) Relating to human services; appropriating money to children's mental health collaboratives; requiring a report
HF 1199 (Morrison) Relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services provided by certain providers
HF 1226 (Bahner) Relating to early childhood; governing certain programs and funding for home visits; appropriating money
HF 1227 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Relating to human services; modifying the child care assistance provider reimbursement rates
HF 1228 (Wazlawik) Relating to human services; directing commissioner of management and budget to forecast the basic sliding fee child care assistance program; appropriating money to fund the basic sliding fee child care assistance program
HF 1238 (Pryor) Relating to human services; modifying child care assistance program provisions
HF 1245 (Huot) Relating to health; establishing grants to regional emergency medical services programs; appropriating money
HF 1264 (Cantrell) Relating to human services; modifying the population eligible to be served with housing access grant funding

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 1201 (Nornes) Relating to higher education; modifying aviation degree loan forgiveness provisions; appropriating money

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF 1151 (Hausman) Relating to housing; appropriating money to the Housing Finance Agency for housing programs
HF 1208 (Carlson, A.) Relating to state government; establishing a Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 422 (Brand) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for sustainable child care in rural Minnesota
HF 423 (Brand) Relating to capital investment; establishing a greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant program; appropriating money
HF 141 (Poppe) Relating to economic development; port authorities; requiring a majority vote of commissioners to approve real property sales and transfers
HF 1067 (Moran) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Victoria Theater; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1070 (Miller) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a pedestrian and bike trail around Lake Snoopy in Chippewa County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1071 (Morrison) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a bridge in Deephaven; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1077 (Sundin) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1088 (Xiong, J.) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for youth job skills and career development
HF 1091 (Noor) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board youth employment program Learn to Earn/Teen Teamworks
HF 1097 (Sundin) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for the greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program
HF 1106 (Jurgens) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of the historic Hastings City Hall; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 1155 (Mahoney) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to assist African American men in securing employment
HF 1160 (Gruenhagen) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for accessibility improvements to the city of Plato's community center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1168 (Christenson) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to 180 Degrees
HF 1184 (Koegel) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for redevelopment grants and demolition loans
HF 1185 (Claflin) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Minnesota job creation fund
HF 1186 (Stephenson) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Minnesota investment fund
HF 1229 (Petersburg) Relating to economic development; creating a moving image industry incentive program; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money
HF 1253 (Stephenson) Relating to employment; requiring a report on barriers to employment for people with mental illness; appropriating money

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 6 (Mahoney) Relating to employment; prohibiting wage theft; modifying payment of wages; increasing civil and criminal penalties; allowing for administrative review; appropriating money
HF 400 (Olson) Establishing the Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council; establishing the opioid stewardship account; establishing an opiate product registration fee; modifying provisions related to opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery; appropriating money
HF 1115 (Lesch) Relating to family law; establishing a cooperative private divorce program; making conforming changes; appropriating money

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 1074 (Xiong, J.) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Hmong Cultural Center Museum and Library
HF 1087 (Olson) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Duluth Children's Museum
HF 1117 (Johnson) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to Isanti County Historical Society
HF 1175 (Xiong, J.) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for The DIAL Group

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 530 (Johnson) Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1072 (Daudt) Relating to public safety; enhancing the penalty for assaulting a police officer; criminalizing the dissemination of personal information about law enforcement officials in certain circumstances
HF 1075 (Gunther) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a new and renovated Martin County justice center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1090 (Long) Relating to public safety; appropriating money for Bureau of Criminal Apprehension scientists
HF 1159 (Lislegard) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Northeast Regional Corrections Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 1212 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to public safety; creating the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women; requiring an annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls; appropriating money for the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 1187 (Lippert) Relating to state government; appropriating money for equipment grants to Minnesota Public Radio

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1068 (Howard) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the 77th Street underpass project in Richfield; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1069 (Heinrich) Relating to capital investment; modifying the highway-rail grade separation project in the city of Ramsey
HF 1080 (Xiong, J.) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to remove and replace the Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard bridge in St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1127 (Baker) Relating to transportation; designating a segment of marked Trunk Highway 23 in Kandiyohi County as Ryane Clark Memorial Highway
HF 1146 (Dehn) Relating to transportation; providing for mileage-based user fee pilot program; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1171 (Nash) Relating to transportation; designating a portion of marked Trunk Highway 25 as Captain Jeffrey Vollmer Memorial Highway
HF 1179 (Wolgamott) Relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for Northstar Commuter Rail extension to St. Cloud; requiring a report; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1235 (Masin) Relating to airport motor vehicles; requiring that all motor vehicles utilized at airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission be all-electric vehicles by 2030
HF 1243 (Petersburg) Relating to transportation; making changes to motor vehicle title and registration requirements for dealers; requiring a report

To the Division on Veterans & Military Affairs Finance and Policy:
HF 1189 (Ecklund) Relating to veterans affairs; appropriating money for the C.O.R.E. program


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Monday, February 18, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy:
HF 1301 (Anderson) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants to Second Harvest Heartland to purchase milk for distribution to food banks
HF 1320 (Poppe) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money to the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
HF 1339 (Ecklund) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for shade tree replacement
HF 1351 (Poppe) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants to provide technical assistance and appropriate technology for certain spark ignition motor fuel wholesalers and retailers and to implement promotional programs

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 116 (Freiberg) Relating to education; authorizing school districts to renew expiring referendums by action of school board* (HF 116 moved out of Ed. Policy 2/12, missed 2/14 Committee Reports and inadvertently included in 2/14 referral memo).
HF 1145 (Dehn) Relating to education finance; extended time revenue authorized for student summer programs at correctional facilities
HF 1282 (Murphy) Relating to education; modifying the distribution of aid to regional public library systems; appropriating money
HF 1331 (Considine) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for a grant to the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
HF 1335 (Huot) Relating to education finance; providing a grant to the Minnesota Principals Academy; appropriating money.
HF 1336 (Hamilton) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for either a new school or renovation and expansion of the existing school in Lamberton; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1344 (Huot) Relating to education finance; making permanent funding for the Sanneh Foundation programs; appropriating money
HF 1363 (Huot) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for the support our students grant program
HF 1380 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to education; directing funding for teacher preparation; requiring a report; appropriating money.
HF 1396 (Claflin) Relating to education finance; lowering the property tax levy share and increasing the state aid share of operating referendum revenue for qualifying special school districts; appropriating money

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1405 (Stephenson) Relating to energy; establishing the Clean Energy First Act; requiring electric utilities to meet resource needs using clean energy resources;

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 251 (Ecklund) Relating to natural resources; modifying management of part of Lake Vermillion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park* (HF 251 moved out of Env. Policy 2/13, missed 2/14 Committee Reports and inadvertently included in 2/14 referral memo).
HF 1299 (Lippert) Relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for forest nursery sales; establishing forest carbon sequestration goal; providing for tree planting; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1314 (Lippert) Relating to water; appropriating money to expand Department of Health's source water protection program to include rivers and sources of drinking water for private wells
HF 1316 (Fischer) Relating to water; removing sunset of Legislative Water Commission
HF 1321 (Sandstede) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for minerals and water research
HF 1322 (Demuth) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Rocori Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1374 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to provide state incentives for conservation reserve program
HF 1385 (Poston) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to Department of Natural Resources for grants to Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota

To the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 1308 (Hansen) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure improvements in West St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 1272 (Hausman) Relating to human services; increasing the MFIP transitional standard
HF 1297 (Liebling) Relating to human services; modifying provisions governing drug payments under medical assistance
HF 1298 (Considine) Relating to human services; providing a minimum wage for providers of personal care services; appropriating money
HF 1330 (Hassan) Relating to human services; appropriating money for substance abuse recovery services; requiring a report
HF 1384 (Her) Relating to human services; governing certain background studies related to tribal organizations and Head Start programs

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 1383 (Runbeck) Relating to higher education; requiring MnSCU and requesting the University of Minnesota create a free expression policy, including a disciplinary policy for free expression violations; requiring MnSCU and requesting the University of Minnesota submit a report on free expression on their campuses

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF 1401 (Howard) Relating to housing; appropriating money for Housing Finance Agency programs
HF 1402 (Howard) Relating to housing; appropriating money to the Housing Finance Agency for grants to local housing trust funds

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 1313 (Mahoney) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Minnesota China Friendship Garden; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1326 (Fischer) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for pedestrian and bike trail segments around White Bear Lake; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1333 (Sauke) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to renovate and expand the Graham Park Regional Event Center in Rochester; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1345 (Becker-Finn) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of the Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1350 (Mahoney) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the East Side Freedom Library; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1359 (Petersburg) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for workforce training in Owatonna and Steele counties
HF 1366 (Torkelson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the German Park Amphitheater in New Ulm; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 1304 (Persell) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for public educational radio stations
HF 1305 (Brand) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for county fairs
HF 1324 (Olson) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Great Lakes Aquarium
HF 1332 (Considine) Relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
HF 1337 (Hausman) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to Minnesota Council on Disability
HF 1338 (Wazlawik) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Public Radio
HF 1341 (Wazlawik) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for water safety grant program
HF 1347 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to update 25-year plan and create a second ten-year plan for arts and cultural heritage fund; requiring a report
HF 1348 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for American Indian legacy grant program
HF 1354 (Pryor) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for libraries to purchase telescopes
HF 1367 (Poston) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Region 5 Children's Museum

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 1273 (Marquart) Relating to public safety; appropriating money for emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts; requiring a report
HF 1294 (Fischer) Relating to public safety; establishing a critical incident review process for peace officer involved shootings
HF 1315 (Considine) Relating to corrections; appropriating money for additional correctional officers
HF 1375 (Considine) Relating to public safety; establishing increased penalties for driving while distracted or without a valid license and causing bodily harm or death
HF 1399 (Considine) Relating to corrections; reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections; establishing the powers and duties of the ombudsman; requiring a report; appropriating money

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 1295 (Lillie) Relating to amateur sports; dedicating certain sales tax collections to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission
HF 1303 (Persell) Relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to radio stations
HF 1355 (Claflin) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a women's suffrage monument in South St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1358 (Elkins) Relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1288 (Elkins) Relating to transportation; establishing a larger cities assistance account; modifying allocation of certain fees and surcharges
HF 1310 (Koegel) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for safety improvements and an engineering evaluation on a segment of the marked Trunk Highway 47 corridor in Anoka County, requiring a report
HF 1319 (Bahner) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for local road connections related to the highway 610 project in Maple Grove; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1325 (Anderson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a highway interchange and railroad grade separation in Pope County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1342 (Christenson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to construct an interchange at marked Trunk Highway 36 and County State-Aid Highway 15; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1361 (Quam) Relating to motor vehicles; allowing law enforcement memorial plates to be personalized
HF 1408 (Koegel) Relating to public safety; authorizing peace officers to issue citations based on report from work zone flagger; prohibiting wireless communications device use in work zones


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Wednesday, February 20, 2019:

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 861 (Hansen) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services; requiring a report



The meeting was adjourned at 12:42 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

If the committee does not complete the agenda by 12:45, it will recess and return to 200 at 5:00 PM to finish. I. HF861 (Hansen) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services funding provided, report required, and money appropriated II. HF 70 (Kunesh-Podein) Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated III. HF232 (Poppe) Farm families and business operators mental health counseling support funding provided IV. HF679 (Morrison) Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended. V. HF 47 (P. Anderson) Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and the agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by ten years. VI. HF129 (Sundin) Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities public members compensation and expense reimbursement required VII. HF374 (J. Xiong) Unemployment Insurance Advisory committee 2018 legislative session recommended changes adopted VIII. HF1267 (Lippert) Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended IX. HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) Proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, providing for gender equality under the law MMB Overview of Governor Walz biennial budget recommendations -Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget -Britta Reitan, State Budget Director The order of the agenda may change.

Bills Added:
  • HF679 (Morrison) - Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended, and money appropriated.
  • HF47 (Anderson) - Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and the agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by ten years.
  • HF129 (Sundin) - Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities public member compensation and expense reimbursement required.
  • HF374 (Xiong) - Unemployment Insurance Advisory committee 2018 legislative session recommended changes adopted.
  • HF1267 (Lippert) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended.
  • HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) - Equal rights; gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF70 (Kunesh-Podein) - Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated.
  • HF861 (Hansen) - Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF232 (Poppe) - Farm advocates, farmer-lender mediators, and mental health counseling support for farm families and business operators additional money appropriated.
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00:32 - HF861 (Hansen) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services funding provided, report required, and money appropriated (pending referral from Transportation Finance and Policy Division). 41:36 - HF232 (Poppe) Farm families and business operators mental health counseling support funding provided, and money appropriated (pending referral by the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division). 47:28 - HF70 (Kunesh-Podein) Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated. 56:49 - HF679 (Morrison) Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended. 1:00:35 - HF47 (Anderson) Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and the agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by ten years. 1:14:23 - HF129 (Sundin) Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities public members compensation and expense reimbursement required. 1:17:02 - HF374 (Xiong, J.) Unemployment Insurance Advisory committee 2018 legislative session recommended changes adopted. 1:22:06 - HF1267 (Lippert) Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended. 1:27:42 - HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) Gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed. 1:50:06 - Minnesota Management and Budget overview of Governor Walz’s biennial budget recommendations. - Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget. - Britta Reitan, State Budget Director. Runs 2 hours, 53 minutes.