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SEVENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 9:46 A.M. on, Monday, March 18, 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
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos


A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes of March 11, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 286 (Hornstein) Rail carrier minimum crew size required, and criminal penalties imposed

Representative Hornstein moved the Transportation Finance and Policy Division Report on HF 286. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hornstein moved HF 286 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hornstein presented HF 286 and answered questions on the bill.

Phillip Qualy, State Director at UTU-SMART-TD Minnesota Transportation Division, answered questions in support of HF 286.

Lydia Bjorge, Executive Director of Government Affairs at BNSF Railway, answered questions in opposition to HF 286.

Representative Hornstein renewed his motion that HF 286 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 682 (Pelowski) Disaster contingency account money transferred

Representative Pelowski moved adoption of the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division report on HF 682. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pelowski moved HF 682 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski presented HF 682 and answered questions on the bill.

Representative Pelowksi renewed his motion that HF 682 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 85 (Brand) Emergency medical services regulatory board required to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration

Representative Liebling moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division report on HF 85. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 85, First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Jeff Brand presented HF 85.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF 85, First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1408 (Koegel) Peace officer citation issuance from work zone flagger report authorized, work zone use of wireless communications devices prohibited

Representative Hornstein moved adoption of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division report on HF 1408. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved HF 1408, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Carlson moved the H1408A11 Amendment on behalf of the author.

Representative Erin Koegel explained the H1408A11 Amendment.

Chair Carlson took the vote on the H1408A11 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Koegel presented HF 1408.

Chair Carlson renewed his motion that HF 1408, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Carlson answered some administrative questions regarding budget targets.

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


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

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance Policy:
HF 1292 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; enhancing monetary penalties for certain unlawful pesticide applications
HF 1267 (Lippert) Relating to agriculture; extending the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force
HF 2293 (Tabke) Relating to agriculture; modifying noncommercial pesticide applicator fee for certain licensees
HF 2344 (Vang) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for urban agriculture grants

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 73 (Gunther) Relating to education; expanding the use of extended time to pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses
HF 246 (Bennett) Relating to education finance; establishing a vocational enrichment program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D
HF 247 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to education; establishing a grant program to increase student access to licensed library media specialists; appropriating money.
HF 566 (Wazlawik) Relating to education; requiring school safety assessment teams; appropriating money
HF 692 (Poppe) Relating to education; expanding the use of extended time to pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses
HF 768 (Edelson) Relating to education finance; increasing age range of children served by school-age care programs; increasing funding for school-age care programs; appropriating money
HF 2325 (Lee) Relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of adult basic education aid; appropriating money
HF 2352 (Bennett) Relating to education; authorizing school districts to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue for projects that increase the safety and security of school facilities; establishing a supplemental aid program to pay a portion of the costs for school district projects that increase the safety and security of school facilities
HF 2388 (Marquart) Relating to early childhood literacy; education; establishing the Minnesota Imagination Library Project; appropriating money

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 2342 (Stephenson) Relating to energy; appropriating money to complete the remaining obligation for the "Made in Minnesota" solar energy production incentive payments; appropriating money for final program administration costs
HF 2358 (Christenson) Relating to solar energy; appropriating money to install solar photovoltaic devices in certain state parks.

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 973 (Persell) Relating to environment; reinstating Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board
HF 1284 (Persell) Relating to natural resources; providing for funding for soil and water conservation districts
HF 1586 (Becker-Finn) State land conveyance requirements modified, land added to and deleted from state parks, and sale of surplus state land authorized.
HF 1656 (Persell) Outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided, insecticides in wildlife management areas banned, and rulemaking required.
HF 1706 (Lippert) Relating to natural resources; specifying duties and services of soil and water conservation districts
HF 2314 (Fischer) Relating to water; providing spending and reporting requirements for Rice Creek Watershed District
HF 2330 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for local road wetland replacement program.
HF 2335 (Green) Relating to clean water; appropriating money for local inflow and infiltration reduction programs.
HF 2339 (Lueck) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for restoring and enhancing wild-rice waters.

To the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 2317 (Jurgens) Relating to public safety; transferring money to the disaster assistance contingency account.

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 62 (Youakim) Relating to human services; appropriating money for a voice response suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program and text message suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program
HF 522 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to human services; modifying MFIP sanctions and hardship extensions.
HF 743 (Bahner) Relating to health; modifying payment for certain prescription medications
HF 927 (Liebling) Relating to health; modifying license conditions for swing beds
HF 963 (Halverson) Relating to health insurance; establishing supply requirements for prescription contraceptives; requiring health plans to cover contraceptive methods, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; establishing accommodations for eligible organizations
HF 1166 (Freiberg) Relating to human services; establishing adaptive fitness access grants; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 1182 (Freiberg) Relating to health; establishing a grant program to fund immunization-related activities for geographic areas and populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease; appropriating money
HF 1286 (Wolgamott) Relating to health; allowing community health workers to provide telemedicine services; eliminating the medical assistance limit for certain telemedicine encounters
HF 2301 (Poston) Relating to human services; appropriating money for peer-run respite services; requiring a report.
HF 2340 (Sandstede) Relating to health; requiring a report; appropriating money for perinatal hospice grants.
HF 2343 (Xiong, J.) Relating to health; appropriating money for addressing mental health in disability communities.
HF 2357 (Kresha) Relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to Oasis Central Minnesota, Inc.
HF 2359 (Schultz) Relating to health coverage; making changes to the premium subsidy program; appropriating money.
HF 2365 (Sauke) Relating to human services; providing a rate increase for an intermediate care facility located in Olmsted County;
HF 2375 (Gomez) Relating to human services; authorizing a supplemental rate for a housing support provider located in Hennepin County;

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 2362 (Moller) Relating to higher education; appropriating money for an education debt relief grant.
HF 2366 (Pryor) Relating to higher education; establishing Hunger Free Campus Act, Hunger Free Campus designation requirements; requiring campus food shelves at all Minnesota State community and technical colleges; appropriating money for Hunger Free Campus grants

To the Division on Housing Finance:
HF 2289 (Gomez) Relating to housing; appropriating money for family homelessness prevention.
HF 2336 (Howard) Relating to housing; appropriating money for nonprofit capacity building grants.

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 11 (Lesch) Relating to employment; providing for earned sick and safe time; authorizing rulemaking; imposing civil penalties; requiring reports
HF 879 (Sundin) Relating to contracts; modifying and clarifying requirements relating to building and construction contracts;
HF 1507 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund grant program limits modified, job training grant program modified, and money appropriated.
HF 1570 (Loeffler) Green roofs task force established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1860 (Hansen) Meatpacking worker terms clarified, notification in other than English and Spanish languages provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2287 (Noor) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for grants to increase the number of apprentices in information technology; requiring reports.
HF 2288 (Noor) Relating to health; appropriating money for international medical graduates assistance program grants.
HF 2315 (Mahoney) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for an east metropolitan area technology center.
HF 2316 (Jurgens) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for Mississippi River Trail Bikeway.
HF 2333 (Elkins) Relating to transportation; requiring commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development to develop a statewide freight network optimization tool; appropriating money.
HF 2338 (Schultz) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Lake Superior College.
HF 2341 (Mariani) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the ProStart and Hospitality Tourism Management Program
HF 2345 (Vang) Relating to economic development; appropriating additional money to the Minnesota job creation fund for businesses in the industrial hemp industry.
HF 2347 (Kresha) Relating to economic development; capital improvements; creating a state research and development authority; establishing a research and development fund; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; requiring reports; appropriating money; authorizing rulemaking;
HF 2389 (Sundin) Relating to labor and industry; mandating certain contractor recovery fund projects; requiring a report.

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 804 (Lesch) Data practices legislative commission expiration delayed, and money appropriated.
HF 2319 (Pinto) Relating to human services; modifying sections governing program integrity; creating criminal penalties; appropriating money

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 2303 (Hansen) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Serbian Cultural Center
HF 2360 (Dehn) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Prince mural

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 2351 (Brand) Relating to crime; adding the manufacture of dimethyltryptamine as a controlled substance crime;
HF 2361 (Dehn) Relating to public safety; appropriating money for Minneapolis SafeStreets.
HF 2370 (Dehn) Relating to public safety; establishing enhanced fines for individuals whose income exceeds a certain threshold
HF 2376 (Gomez) Relating to public safety; requiring local units of government to establish law enforcement citizen oversight councils; specifying powers and duties of the councils and the responsibilities of local authorities toward them; requiring law enforcement policies, guidelines, training, and reporting on matters relating to procedural justice and community interactions; appropriating money

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1555 (Hornstein) Corridors of Commerce program appropriation use expanded.
HF 1623 (Hornstein) Relating to transportation; making miscellaneous policy changes, including but not limited to provisions governing bicycles, school bus warning lights, driver's license suspension, airport zoning, legislative route removals, and memorial highways and bridges
HF 1674 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council and Calhoun Isles Condominium Association facilitated conversation required, Metropolitan Council vibration susceptibility study required, and Metropolitan Council cost reimbursement to Calhoun Isles Condominium Association required.
HF 2353 (Jurgens) Relating to transportation; appropriating money to install lighting along the marked U.S. Highway 61 corridor in Cottage Grove
HF 2356 (Jurgens) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for Trunk Highway 316 improvements in Hastings.


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 2291 (Boe) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Lake Waconia Regional Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2292 (Urdahl) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for lake restoration in Hutchinson; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2295 (Lippert) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Northfield Regional Transit Hub; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2326 (Persell) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Bemidji for a new well for drinking water; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2328 (Huot) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Zoo; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2331 (Sundin) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Rural Finance Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2354 (Jurgens) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for marked Trunk Highway 316 improvements in Hastings; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2364 (Sandstede) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for local airport improvements to support the Department of Natural Resources fire-fighting operations; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 2316 (Jurgens) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for Mississippi River Trail Bikeway.

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 629/SF 761 (Halverson) Minnesota premium security plan funding operation extension; reporting specifications
HF 2288 (Noor) Relating to health; appropriating money for international medical graduates assistance program grants.
HF 2385 (Howard) Controlled substance schedules modified

RECALLED from the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 2288 (Noor) Relating to health; appropriating money for international medical graduates assistance program grants.
HF 2316 (Jurgens) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for Mississippi River Trail Bikeway.

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 2395 (Pinto) Board of Firefighting Training and Education responsibilities and duties clarified, and licensing terms and certification specified.

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 136 (Stephenson) Internet service providers servicing Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions certain activities prohibited.
HF 1863 (Lillie) Relating to state government; appropriating money for state employee salaries in the event of nonappropriation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1723 (Claflin) Relating to Mississippi River Parkway Commission; modifying commission member terms; repealing the commission expiration date; modifying trunk highway fund appropriations


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Wednesday, March 13, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 384 (Sauke) Rochester; Willow Creek Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 521 (Davnie) School safety grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1355 (Claflin) South St. Paul women's suffrage monument funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1460 (Claflin) South St. Paul; Concord Street corridor infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1461 (Claflin) South St. Paul Doug Woog Arena HVAC improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2240 (Lien) Independent School District Nos. 2164, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and 152, Moorhead; cooperative career academy pilot site authorized, report required, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2410 (Haley) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Cannon Valley Trail access and storm water infrastructure renovation and improvement; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2411 (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 2412 (Xiong, J.) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to remove and replace the Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard bridge in St. Paul.
HF 2416 (Daniels) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for safety corridor at the Minnesota State Academies; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2417 (Daniels) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for residence hall renovation at the Minnesota State Academies; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2418 (Daniels) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation at the Minnesota State Academies; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2431 (Lien) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 1572 (Sandell) Relating to education; establishing a service-learning grant program; requiring a report; appropriating money.
HF 2400 (Davnie) Relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of school district abatement aid
HF 2401 (Davnie) Relating to education finance; modifying general education aid;
HF 2463 (Pinto) Relating to education; modifying eligibility, participation, and requirements for early childhood, child care, and family support programs

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1998 (Persell) Relating to state government; modifying provisions for solar energy systems and renewable sources on state-owned buildings

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 1971 (Lesch) Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated.
HF 2070 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; establishing state bee; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1
HF 2428 (Garofalo) Relating to clean water; appropriating money for subsurface sewage treatment system grants
HF 2432 (Cantrell) Relating to water; appropriating money for grant to Lower Minnesota River Watershed District
HF 2437 (Persell) Relating to solar energy; appropriating money for a solar generation on closed landfill properties study
HF 2465 (Demuth) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to develop recommendations for creating aquatic invasive species surveillance and early detection system

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 331 (Edelson) Relating to health; adding charter schools to the prohibition of tobacco in schools; increasing the tobacco sale age; increasing administrative penalties; adding a provision to municipal license of tobacco; allowing alternative penalties
HF 485 (Howard) Relating to human services; establishing the pharmaceutical assistance program; establishing the insulin assistance account in the special revenue fund; establishing fees and penalties; appropriating money;
HF 499 (Kresha) Relating to children; requiring commissioner of human services to modify the Child Welfare Training System; requiring a report; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money;
HF 684 (Mann) University of Minnesota Board of Regents requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated.
HF 687 (Bahner) Prescription drug refills synchronization provided.
HF 728 (Mann) Relating to health care; creating licensure and regulations for pharmacy benefit managers; authorizing rulemaking
HF 910 (Edelson) Relating to health care; extending the expiration date of the newborn hearing screening advisory committee;
HF 2122 (Nelson) Relating to labor; ratifying SEIU healthcare agreement.
HF 2399 (Acomb) Relating to human services; public safety; appropriating money for a grant to the research-respond-refer program to provide crisis intervention training to peace officers.
HF 2414 (Liebling) Relating to human services; adjusting appropriations for certain forecasted programs administered by the commissioner of human services.
HF 2415 (Moran) Relating to human services; modifying medical assistance coverage for community health workers; modifying medical assistance reimbursement rates for doula services; establishing permanent grant program for integrated care for high-risk pregnancies; requiring reports; appropriating money;
HF 2420 (Davnie) Relating to child care; appropriating money for child care site assistance; requiring reports
HF 2451 (Hansen) Relating to health; establishing a substance use disorder and alcohol abuse prevention account; appropriating money
HF 2459 (Loeffler) Relating to taxation; gross revenues and gross receipts; repealing the repeal of the MinnesotaCare provider taxes
HF 2466 (Scott) Relating to children; modifying calculation of child support; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 518A.32, subdivision 3; 518A.42, subdivision 3; 518A.53, subdivision 11; 518A.685

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 1424 (Stephenson) Relating to commerce; establishing a student loan ombudsperson; requiring licensure of student loan servicers; prohibiting certain practices in student loan servicing;
NOTE: This referral was sent in a separate memo at 1:12 pm, 3/13/2019.
HF 2426 (Wolgamott) Relating to higher education; establishing a pilot program testing inclusive access for the distribution of postsecondary textbooks; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 2427 (Bierman) Relating to higher education; creating a grant program for postsecondary institutions offering graduate training for teachers of concurrent enrollment courses; requiring reports; appropriating money

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 825 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Child care pilot program to create two women-run businesses in low-income urban areas funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 908 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Child care business training funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 2406 (Gunther) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Big Ideas, Inc.
HF 2408 (Persell) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to the American Indian Opportunities and Industrialization Center
HF 2409 (Hansen) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to an economically depressed city
HF 2413 (Moran) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the Rondo Community Land Trust
HF 2419 (Robbins) Coworking spaces broadband connection pilot grant program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 2425 (Mahoney) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Nonprofit Assistance Grant Fund
HF 2430 (Koegel) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for small business growth acceleration
HF 2436 (Moran) Relating to community development; appropriating money for a grant to the Community Stabilization Project
HF 2446 (Koegel) Relating to workforce development; creating the special education employment pilot project; requiring reports; appropriating money
HF 2449 (Noor) Relating to economic development; creating a Minnesota Innovation Collaborative; authorizing grants; appropriating money

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 1502 (Fischer) Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.
HF 2441 (Franson) Relating to public safety; modifying firearm transferee permit hearing
HF 2462 (Scott) Relating to public safety; providing for enforcement of judicially ordered firearms restrictions for abusing parties

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 2407 (Green) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for youth programs related to skilled trades

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 717 (Mariani) Relating to health; controlled substances; creating a cannabis task force; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 2083 (Considine) Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with local county social services agency, criminal gang investigative date retention extended, ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, administrative and disciplinary segregation use in state correctional institutions guidelines established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 2405 (Huot) Relating to public safety; appropriating money for medical resource control centers
HF 2453 (Scott) Relating to public safety; increasing penalties for transferring certain firearms to persons who are ineligible to possess firearms;
HF 2458 (Daniels) Relating to public safety; enhancing penalties for repeated driving after suspension, revocation, or cancellation
HF 2460 (Howard) Relating to public safety; establishing a Peace Officer Excellence Task Force

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 804 (Lesch) Data practices legislative commission expiration delayed, and money appropriated.
HF 893 (Huot) Certified public accounting practice provisions modified.
HF 1644 (Long) Relating to state government; requiring multiunit residential facilities to provide access to employees of the United States Census; establishing a Census 2020 Mobilization Partnership program; appropriating money to support certain outreach initiatives to encourage participation in the 2020 federal census
HF 1861 (Pierson) Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries, and prohibition in any supply or service solicitation provided by an agency required.
HF 1974 (Nelson) Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted, and technical changes made
HF 1975 (Nelson) State solicitation process best and final offer modified.
HF 2053 (Cantrell) Relating to state government; creating the Office of Enterprise Sustainability; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B
HF 2056 (Freiberg) State solicitation process provisions modified.
HF 2057 (Moran) Relating to state government; allowing the commissioner or a nationally recognized certifying organization to certify small businesses for participation in state procurement programs
HF 2084 (Fischer) Legislative Water Commission extended.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1146 (Dehn) Mileage-based user fee pilot program provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 2403 (Hornstein) Relating to transportation; establishing the governor's budget for transportation and public safety activities; modifying various provisions governing transportation and public safety policy and finance; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2453 (Sauke) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for runway improvements at Rochester International Airport.
HF 2438 (Davids) Relating to public safety; establishing requirements to set salaries for Minnesota State Patrol troopers; requiring the state auditor to conduct an annual compensation survey
HF 2468 (Mekeland) Relating to transportation; lowering the tax on gasoline; creating a general fund transfer
HF 2469 (Mekeland) Relating to transportation; authorizing an optional tax on gasoline


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Friday, March 15, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy:
HF 2478 (Erickson) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for mental health grants for farm families and business operators.
HF 2487 (Tabke) Relating to agriculture; establishing a grant program for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers who plant seeds that do not contain systemic insecticides; appropriating money
HF 2527 (Fabian) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants to the Minnesota Turf Seed Council

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 95 (Demuth) St. Joseph; East Park amenity development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 177 (Lien) Clay County; new resource recovery campus funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 214 (Ecklund) St. Louis County; Voyageur Country All-Terrain Vehicle Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 383 (Marquart) Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 408 (Poppe) Austin; Cedar River Watershed District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 450 (Sauke) Rochester; Cascade Lake Regional Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 520 (Daniels) South Central College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 582 (Hansen) Metropolitan area inflow and infiltration grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 609 (Huot) Dakota County; railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided for the Mississippi River Regional Trail, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 849 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 952 (Davids) Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1079 (Morrison) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grasslands easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1081 (Hansen) Forests for the future program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1158 (Backer) Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1322 (Demuth) Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1446 (Pinto) St. Paul; River Learning Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1481 (Lillie) Battle Creek winter recreation area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1593 (Considine) Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1598 (Hansen) West St. Paul; wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1600 (Marquart) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1610 (Pryor) University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development building replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1812 (Jurgens) Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission Mighty Ducks grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1828 (Lien) Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1854 (Hansen) Dakota County; pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 2108 (Ecklund) Crane Lake; Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness access roads and public campground funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2118 (Koegel) Blaine; National Sports Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2132 (Lee) Minneapolis; Mississippi River and trail connections access funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 2140 (Ecklund) Silver Bay; multimodal trailhead center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2163 (Lillie) Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 2176 (Ecklund) Babbitt Recreation Area campground construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2484 (Koegel) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation at the National Sports Center in Blaine; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2496 (Christenson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to realign 60th Street and related improvements in Oak Park Heights; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2503 (Heinrich) Relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for highway-rail grade separation project in Anoka; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2504 (Torkelson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2511 (Lippert) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for development of local trail connections in Northfield to the Mill Towns State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2528 (Murphy) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for city of Rice Lake water, sewer, and utilities extension; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2529 (Murphy) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the safe routes to school grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2532 (Sandstede) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo wastewater infrastructure improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 2195 (Pryor) Early care and education program requirements governed including quality rating and improvement system, implementation outreach, universal identified requirements, and data practices evaluation; early care and education coordination task force established; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
HF 2476 (Demuth) Relating to education finance; modifying the special education funding formula; increasing special education aid; appropriating money
HF 2480 (Erickson) Relating to education finance; requiring a portion of voluntary prekindergarten participants to be served through mixed-delivery services
HF 2516 (Munson) Relating to education finance; increasing state aid for school district telecommunications projects; modifying the calculation of telecommunications equity access aid for public and nonpublic schools; appropriating money;
HF 2531 (Sandell) Relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to the Minnesota Council on Economic Education; appropriating money
HF 2540 (Christenson) Relating to education; modifying extended time revenue provisions;

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 2022 (Bierman) Electric vehicle charging stations installation in state parks required, and money appropriated.
HF 2492 (Garofalo) Relating to energy; establishing an electric vehicle charging station revolving loan program; requiring a report; appropriating money

RECALLED from the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 1971 (Lesch) Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated.

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 359 (Becker-Finn) Flame-retardant chemical use in certain products prohibited.
HF 1584 (Lee) Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified
HF 1880 (Sandstede) Permanent school fund compensation authority clarified.
HF 1963 (Winkler) Chisago County; Interstate Park renamed.
HF 2011 (Wagenius) Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified
HF 2220 (Davnie) Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated
HF 2505 (Ecklund) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to improve quality of forest inventory data
HF 2535 (Pierson) Relating to clean water; establishing a grant program to clean up contaminated tax-forfeited property; appropriating money

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 90 (Schultz) Relating to health; establishing consumer protections for residents of assisted living establishments; establishing an assisted living establishment license; providing criminal penalties; granting rulemaking authority; adding provisions for processing and enforcement of maltreatment reports;
HF 288 (Masin) Health plan companies prohibited from removing coverage of insulin or equipment and supplies during an enrollee's contract year
HF 289 (Mann) Diabetes prescription drugs cost reporting required.
HF 306 (Albright) Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and reports required
HF 440 (Morrison) Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.
HF 717 (Mariani) Cannabis task force created, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 725 (Fischer) Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinic alternative payment methodology established, and allowable costs for change of scope services clarified.
HF 748 (Mann) Relating to human services; eliminating certain parental contribution fees for services for children with disabilities
HF 766 (Edelson) Relating to health; modifying medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements; appropriating money
HF 930 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to human services; directing commissioner of human services to develop medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content; establishing stakeholder group on the medical assistance TEFRA option; requiring a report.
HF 1050 (Moran) Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified.
HF 1140 (Lesch) Gestational carrier contract requirements established.
HF 1281 (Morrison) Behavioral health home services governing provisions modified.
HF 1522 (Edelson) Prescribed pediatric extended care (PPEC) centers licensing requirements modified, licensing of PPEC centers phased in, PPEC basic services established as covered by medical assistance and medical assistance reimbursement rates set.
HF 1580 (Edelson) Durable medical equipment and medical supplies supplemental payments provided to providers.
NOTE: The 3/12/2019 referral memo listed this bill as HF 1680. The bill link, author and title reflected HF 1580, but the bill number was incorrect. Ways and Means did not have possession of HF 1680, and therefore no referral of that bill was made.
HF 1888 (Morrison) Psychiatric residential treatment facilities and intensive treatment requirements in foster care modified, and money appropriated.
HF 1914 (Edelson) Advanced practice registered nurses added to certain statutes.
HF 2474 (Claflin) Relating to economic development; creating a child care economic grant program; appropriating money.
HF 2475 (Schultz) Vulnerable adult financial exploitation protection provisions modified.
HF 2486 (Nornes) Relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for crisis stabilization services in residential settings
HF 2525 (Schultz) Relating to human services; appropriating money for grants to Life House and The Link.
HF 2539 (Pryor) Relating to human services; allowing for review of variance denials for family child care providers

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 2544 (Bernardy) Relating to higher education; providing funding and related programs for the Office of Higher Education, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; the University of Minnesota, and other related programs; requiring reports; appropriating money

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF 2526 (Hausman) Relating to housing; appropriating money for a housing mediation eviction prevention program
HF 2542 (Hausman) Relating to housing; modifying the Minnesota Bond Allocation Act relating to housing bonds

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
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 376 (Sundin) Relating to telecommunications; appropriating money for a grant to extend an existing broadband network
HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.
HF 2491 (Sundin) Independent contractor definition in trucking and messenger/courier industries modified
HF 2493 (Kresha) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for SciTechsperience
HF 2506 (Wazlawik) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for community prosperity grants
HF 2514 (Schultz) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a study creating Duluth-Iron Range African Heritage Hub
HF 2522 (Hassan) Relating to vocational rehabilitation; appropriating money.
HF 2538 (Mahoney) Relating to commerce; appropriating money for unclaimed property compliance

RECALLED from the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 2195 (Pryor) Early care and education program requirements governed including quality rating and improvement system, implementation outreach, universal identified requirements, and data practices evaluation; early care and education coordination task force established; technical changes made; and money appropriated.

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 1520 (Sandstede) 911 dispatchers required to be trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction, monitoring and enforcement provided, civil immunity established, and money appropriated.
HF 2507 (Huot) DWI provisions consolidated, fine distribution for DWIs committed in recreational vehicles modified.

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 2061 (Klevorn) University of Minnesota; Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2498 (Wazlawik) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Historical Society.
HF 2510 (Huot) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Zoological Garden

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 2490 (Wolgamott) Relating to state government; establishing a grant program for skate parks throughout the state; authorizing the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission to build skate parks; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2533 (Bernardy) Relating to the legislature; appropriating money for the Office on the Economic Status of Women and related duties

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 2483 (Daniels) Relating to transportation; appropriating money to study the feasibility of an interchange on Interstate Highway 35 at County Road 9 in Rice County
HF 2520 (Quam) Relating to motor vehicles; amending the distribution of contributions made for Law Enforcement Memorial Association license plates; requiring a report;
HF 2521 (Koznick) Relating to transportation; appropriating money to expand the Kenrick Avenue park-and-ride facility in Lakeville



The meeting was adjourned at 10:36 A.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

HF 682 (Pelowski) Disaster contingency account money transferred HF1408 (Koegel) Peace officer citation issuance from work zone flagger report authorized, work zone use of wireless communications devices prohibited HF85 (Brand) Emergency medical services regulatory board required to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration HF286 (Hornstein) Rail carrier minimum crew size required, and criminal penalties imposed

Bills Added:
  • HF682 (Pelowski) - Disaster contingency account money transferred.
  • HF85 (Brand) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration in emergencies.
  • HF1408 (Koegel) - Peace officers authorized to issue citations based on report from work zone flagger, and penalties provided.
  • HF286 (Hornstein) - Rail carrier minimum crew size required, and criminal penalties imposed.
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00:31 - HF286 (Hornstein) Rail carrier minimum crew size required, and criminal penalties imposed. 30:27 - HF682 (Pelowski) Disaster contingency account money transferred. 42:08 - HF85 (Brand) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board required to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration in emergencies. 44:45 - HF1408 (Koegel) Peace officer citation issuance from work zone flagger report authorized, work zone use of wireless communications device prohibited, and penalties provided. Runs 50 minutes.