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FIFTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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 5:03 P.M. on, Tuesday, March 5, 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)
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVIDS, Greg
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy


A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of March 4, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 1500 (Winkler) Noncompliant driver's license or identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report of HF 1500. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved HF 1500, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Olson moved the H1500A6 Amendment on behalf of the author. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ryan Winkler and Representative Aisha Gomez presented HF 1500.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that HF 1500, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 400 (Olson) Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council, opioid stewardship account, and opiate product registration fee established; opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of Health and Human Services Finance Division Report on HF 400. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved HF 400, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Olson moved the H0400A22 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liz Olson and Representative Dave Baker presented HF 400.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that HF 400, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Monday, March 4, 2019:

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 1500 (Winkler) Relating to transportation; modifying requirements for a noncompliant driver's license or Minnesota identification card and making related changes, including on eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices;


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Monday, March 4, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance Policy:
HF 2021 (Anderson) Relating to agriculture; establishing a grain credit contract indemnity program; authorizing a transfer; appropriating money
HF 2024 (Lesch) Relating to companion animals; establishing the Minnesota Companion Animal Board; providing duties and responsibilities; transferring duties; requiring a report; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 353 (Murphy) Public television station equipment grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 525 (Persell) Pupil transportation adjustment calculation modified, pupil transportation working group provided, and report required.
HF 742 (Morrison) Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF 987 (Richardson) Low-income student access to driver education programs expanded, driver education work group established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1204 (Pryor) School sexual harassment and sex discrimination laws compliance required, training required, and money appropriated.
HF 1969 (Erickson) Relating to education; creating a grant program for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (STEM); requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1979 (Marquart) Relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to the Lakes Country Service Cooperative to support its federal instructional level 4 program; appropriating money
HF 1980 (Marquart) Relating to education finance; clarifying allowed uses of long-term facilities maintenance revenue and capital levies; increasing lease levy authority for school districts that are members of cooperative units
HF 2005 (Lislegard) Relating to education finance; including elementary grades under the joint powers cooperative facilities program
HF 2037 (Dehn) Relating to education finance; appropriating money for Girls in Action programming grant.
HF 2039 (Moran) Relating to education; appropriating money for trauma-informed school incentive aid.
HF 2046 (Pryor) Relating to education finance; authorizing the International Spanish Language Academy and Hopkins school district to combine programming; authorizing a levy
HF 2079 (Sandell) Relating to financing of state and local government; modifying state education aids and levies; implementing a tax on capital gain net income; establishing the state referendum replacement tax;

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1986 (Wagenius) Relating to energy; appropriating money for the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board.
HF 2006 (Swedzinski) Relating to energy; amending the renewable development account public utility annual contribution

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 1927 (Hansen) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for bison feasibility study.
HF 1928 (Hansen) Relating to clean water; appropriating money from the clean water fund
HF 1966 (Gunther) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for trails at Belmont Park.
HF 2015 (Lislegard) Relating to natural resources; establishing response program to support control of emerald ash borer; appropriating money
HF 2022 (Bierman) Relating to electric vehicles; requiring installation of electric vehicle charging stations in state parks; appropriating money
HF 2030 (Nornes) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant to reimburse Otter Tail County for a flood hazard mitigation project
HF 2032 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money from environment and natural resources trust fund; modifying previous appropriations
HF 2034 (Poppe) Relating to environment; appropriating money for county feedlot program
HF 2061 (Klevorn) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Forever Green Agriculture Initiative at the University of Minnesota
HF 2067 (Hansen) Relating to environment; modifying fees for dry cleaners; allowing limited transfer of sales tax revenues under certain conditions; appropriating money
HF 2076 (Carlson, L.) Relating to environment; modifying closed landfill investment fund procedures;

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 4 (Lesch) Relating to health; prohibiting a manufacturer or wholesale drug distributor from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; requiring the Board of Pharmacy, the commissioner of human services, and health plan companies to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; authorizing the attorney general to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to certain price increases; imposing civil penalties
HF 473 (Liebling) Incontinence products and related supplies volume purchasing use prohibited, and preferred incontinence program for medical assistance repealed
HF 1936 (Loeffler) Relating to health care; increasing the payment rate for dental services in the medical assistance and MinnesotaCare programs
HF 1952 (Liebling) Relating to human services; appropriating money for mental health mobile crisis services in southeast Minnesota
HF 1961 (Lippert) Relating to human services; appropriating money for community action grants.
HF 1967 (Loeffler) Relating to human services; providing a rate increase for certain mental health providers; requiring a rate-setting proposal
HF 1981 (Noor) Relating to health; appropriating money to the commissioner of health for local public health grants.
HF 1985 (Hornstein) Relating to human services; expanding medical assistance coverage of the application of fluoride varnish for high-risk children
HF 2033 (Lippert) Relating to human services; appropriating money for recovery community organization grants.
HF 2036 (Mann) Relating to health; appropriating money for advance care planning on end-of-life care choices.
HF 2038 (Moran) Relating to human services; appropriating money for literacy-based programming grant to Network for the Development of Children of African Descent
HF 2040 (Brand) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Phase 2 of improvements to facilities for the Minnesota sex offender program on the lower campus of St. Peter Regional Treatment Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 1946 (Franson) Relating to higher education; modifying certain provisions for resident tuition and state student aid
HF 1951 (Bernardy) Relating to higher education; requiring affirmative consent standards in campus sexual assault policies
HF 1990 (Daniels) Relating to higher education; requiring a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at certain state universities; requiring a report;

To the Division on Housing Finance:
HF 2017 (Howard) Relating to housing; making changes to the manufactured home park relocation trust fund

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 878 (Mahoney) Relating to contracts; modifying retainage requirements for building and construction contracts
HF 1216 (Schultz) Duluth regional exchange district establishment authorized, state general sales tax exemption provided, advisory board created, powers and duties conferred, tax abatement and tax increment financing rules provided, local sales and use tax imposition authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1931 (Moran) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Lifetrack.
HF 1932 (Moran) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a career pathways program.
HF 1933 (Moran) Relating to economic development; providing a grant to Lifetrack for building maintenance; appropriating money.
HF 1989 (Persell) Relating to business development; appropriating money for the White Earth Nation integrated business development system
HF 2043 (Mahoney) Relating to workforce development; codifying the pathways to prosperity grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
HF 8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required.
HF 9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm.
HF 947 (Mahoney) Relating to wages; prohibiting employers from requiring disclosure of past wages; imposing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 181.171, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 340 (Lillie) Outdoor heritage fund previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
HF 1017 (Claflin) Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission established, appointments provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1942 (Urdahl) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for civics programs.
HF 1973 (Murphy) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for regional library systems.
HF 2029 (Claflin) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to commemorate first woman to vote in United States election

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 1934 (Gomez) Relating to public safety; increasing the Community Corrections Act subsidy; appropriating money.
HF 1937 (Fabian) Relating to disaster relief; reimbursing Roseau County for certain flood-recovery expenditures; appropriating money
HF 1947 (Considine) Relating to corrections; establishing a parole board; prescribing its membership, duties, and powers; prescribing when an individual is eligible to be considered for parole; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money;
HF 1948 (Considine) Relating to corrections; establishing pilot program to address mental health among correctional officers and inmates in state correctional facilities; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 2013 (Dehn) Relating to crime; adjusting thresholds for certain marijuana offenses; providing for penalties;
HF 2014 (Dehn) Relating to public safety; establishing enhanced fines for individuals whose income exceeds a certain threshold; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169A.03, subdivisions 8, 12; 609.02, subdivisions 3, 4; 609.03; 609.17, subdivision 4; 609.175, subdivision 2; 629.471; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 609.033; 609.0341, subdivisions 1, 2.
HF 2016 (Johnson) Relating to public safety; amending the fourth-degree assault crime; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.2231
HF 2023 (Moller) Relating to public safety; repealing the adultery crime; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.36

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 1935 (Nelson) Relating to state government; modifying certain administrative law judge salaries

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1929 (Torkelson) Relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota rail service improvement program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 1930 (Torkelson) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for the Minnesota rail service improvement program.
HF 1943 (Kresha) Relating to transportation; allocating state general sales tax revenue related to motor vehicle repair and replacement parts exclusively to fund state and local roads; appropriating money for the corridors of commerce program; authorizing the sale and issuance of trunk highway bonds
HF 2020 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; governing work zone safety; providing for driver's education; establishing a work zone safety pilot program; establishing a penalty; appropriating money
HF 2026 (Theis) Relating to motor vehicles; increasing the annual surcharge for all-electric vehicles; establishing an annual surcharge for hybrid vehicles
HF 2028 (Boe) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for upgrade of Lyman Boulevard in Chanhassen; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Veterans & Military Affairs Finance and Policy:
HF 2025 (Kresha) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2073 (Lee) Relating to veterans; modifying eligibility for burial in state veterans cemeteries


The meeting was adjourned at 5:21 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

I. HF 1500 (Winkler) Noncompliant driver's license or identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated. II. HF 400 (Olson) Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council, opioid stewardship account, and opiate product registration fee established; opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated. Note: Public testimony has been taken in divisions leading up to Ways and Means.

Bills Added:
  • HF400 (Olson) - Opiate product registration fee and the Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council established, licensure and registration fees modified, prescription drug and controlled substance sections modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1500 (Winkler) - Noncompliant driver's license or Minnesota identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
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00:49 - HF1500 (Winkler) Noncompliant driver's license or identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated. 09:20 - HF400 (Olson) Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council, opioid stewardship account, and opiate product registration fee established; opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated. Runs 18 minutes.