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EIGHTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 9:45 A.M. on, Monday, March 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
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina


A quorum was present.

Representative Lillie moved that the minutes of March 18, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1733 (Poppe) Omnibus Agriculture and Food Policy bill

Representative Poppe moved the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division report on HF 1733. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved HF 1733, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Poppe presented HF 1733.

Representative Hamilton moved the H1733A16 Amendment. There was discussion on the A16 Amendment. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved the H1733A17 Amendment. There was discussion on the A17 Amendment. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson renewed Representative Poppe’s motion that HF 1733, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1974 (Nelson) Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division report on HF 1974. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved HF 1974, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Nelson presented HF 1974 and took questions on the bill.

Chair Carlson renewed Representative Nelson’s motion that HF 1974, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1975 (Nelson) State solicitation process best and final offer modified

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division report on HF 1975. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved HF 1975, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Nelson presented HF 1975 and took questions on the bill.

Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer with MN Department of Administration, testified in regard to HF 1975 and answered questions about the bill.

Chair Carlson renewed Representative Nelson’s motion that HF 1975, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 810 (Heinrich) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized

Representative Ecklund moved adoption of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division report on HF 810. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved HF 810 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative John Heinrich presented HF 810.

Chair Carlson renewed Representative Ecklund’s motion that HF 810 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established

Representative Torkelson moved HF 492, First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bob Dettmer presented HF 492.

Ginger and Katie Larson, and Janet Rider (Chisago County Attorney) were noted as available for questions.

Chair Carlson renwed Representative Torkelson’s motion that HF 492 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Carlson made some administrative announcements.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 10:17 A.M.


Vice Chair Representative Olson assumed the Chair and reconvened the meeting at 5:32 P.M.

Representative Carlson moved adoption of the Proposed 2019 Budget Resolution coded BUDRES01.

Representative Carlson presented the Proposed 2019 Budget Resolution and took questions on the Resolution.

Chair Olson extended the offer for public testimony to the audience.

Representative Carlson renewed his motion that the Committee adopt the Proposed 2019 Budget Resolution coded BUDRES01. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED.

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



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

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance Policy:
HF 453 (Anderson, P.) Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee
HF 1661 (Vang) Minnesota hemp growers allowed to sell Minnesota grown hemp to medical cannabis program manufacturers.
HF 2572 (Brand) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the agricultural best management practices loan program
HF 2573 (Hansen) Relating to agriculture; appropriating money for a farmer outreach coordinator

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 101 (Sundin) Cloquet Area Fire District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 225 (Nelson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation at North Hennepin Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 226 (Nelson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation at North Hennepin Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 411 (Poppe) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for clean water; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 668 (Dehn) Minneapolis Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 773 (Koegel) Blaine regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1075 (Gunther) Martin County justice center renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated,
HF 1159 (Lislegard) Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1459 (Bahner) Maple Grove North Metro Range expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 1479 (Sandstede) Floodwood; wastewater system improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2119 (Murphy) Two Harbors; new wastewater treatment plant loan or grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2159 (Quam) Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, and money appropriate
HF 2568 (Lillie) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Lake Links Trail project; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2576 (Olson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a St. Louis County regional behavioral health crisis facility; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 1711 (Youakim) Superintendent provisions nonsubstantive style and form changes made.
HF 1838 (Sandell) School administrator licensure fee modified, special revenue fund administrator licensure account created, and money appropriated.
HF 2551 (Bernardy) Relating to education finance; increasing funding and modifying provisions for gifted and talented programs;
HF2552 (Nornes) Relating to education; appropriating money for a report on African immigrant credential integration.
HF 2565 (Robbins) Relating to early childhood; amending eligibility and funding for early learning scholarships; making a statutory appropriation
HF 2590 (Quam) Relating to human services; authorizing the commissioner of education to increase early learning scholarship amounts; appropriating money for early childhood professional development

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1755 (Stephenson) Metropolitan Council electric bus purchase required, and money appropriated.
HF 1853 (Lee) Electric vehicles supply equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2556 (Wagenius) Relating to energy; appropriating money for the Department of Commerce and Public Utilities Commission; making policy and technical changes; requiring reports
HF 2566 (Lippert) Relating to energy; requiring a study; appropriating money

RECALLED from the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 1927 (Hansen) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for bison feasibility study

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 2574 (Hansen) 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
HF 2585 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to natural resources; providing for transfer of money to forest management investment account if forestry certified costs exceed available revenue

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 147 (Huot) Relating to human services; allowing community paramedics and community medical response emergency medical technicians to provide telemedicine services
HF 342 (Moran) Relating to human services; establishing the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act; creating an African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 486 (Schultz) Hearing aid coverage required for individuals older than 18 years of age.
HF 551 (Liebling) Network adequacy and provider network notification governing provisions modified, administrative penalties imposed, and network access standards based on appointment wait times for managed care and county-based purchasing plans established
HF 563 (Moran) Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations
HF 572 (Schultz) Health plan loss ration requirements established, and nonprofit health maintenance organizations net earnings use requirements established.
HF 921 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services required to contract with dental administrators to administer dental services to medical assistance and MinnesotaCare recipients
HF 1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
HF 1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
HF 1258 (Moran) Childhood trauma-informed policy and practices task force established, and reports required
HF 1287 (Fischer) Parenting with disability support services pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1340 (Lien) Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, and accountability from commissioners of health and commerce required.
HF 1381 (Kunesh-Podein) Community solutions for healthy child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF 1523 (Cantrell) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.
HF 1535 (Morrison) Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.
HF 1542 (Richardson) Homeless youth allowed to obtain vital records without fees, identification card issuance to homeless youth provided, homeless youth state training and systems alignment task force established, and money appropriated
HF 1718 (Baker) Health definitions modified and added; Board of Pharmacy regulated businesses licensing requirements changed; compounding requirements clarified; veterinary office use compounding allowed; disciplinary action grounds clarified; practitioners, pharmacists, and pharmacies interactions prohibited and disclosure required; manufacture and wholesale drug distribution provisions changed; and obsolete language repealed
HF 1875 (Wazlawik) Relating to human services; establishing an integrated care model pilot project; requiring reports; appropriating money
HF 2009 (Cantrell) Health plan companies and commissioner of human services prohibited from requiring enrollees to follow metastatic cancer step therapy protocols.
HF 2371 (Albright) Commissioner of human services required to modify substance use disorder county staff requirements.
HF 2548 (Schultz) Relating to human services; modifying continuing care for older adults provisions
HF 2571 (Halverson) Relating to human services; appropriating money for counties to implement the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being pilot project
HF 2575 (Pinto) Relating to human services; modifying provisions governing children and families services; appropriating money;
HF 2581 (Morrison) Relating to human services; appropriating money for food shelf programs to purchase diapers

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 2596 (Xiong, T.) Relating to higher education; providing incentives for individuals near degree completion to complete degree.

To the Division on Housing Finance:
HF 2563 (Brand) Relating to housing; establishing a pilot program providing grants for housing infrastructure; appropriating money

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 994 (Davids) Venture SE Minnesota Diversification revolving loan program created, and money appropriated.
HF 2545 (Vang) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant for African-owned small business capital access
HF 2546 (Hassan) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for support for immigrant workforce development.
HF 2567 (Her) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to make workforce training and entrepreneurship investments intended to help close the state's opportunity gaps for Minnesotans of color
HF 2580 (Xiong, T.) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Nonprofit Assistance Grant Fund.

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 167 (Lee) Relating to environment; providing for offers of supplemental environmental projects in conjunction with certain enforcement actions against polluters
HF 1909 (Lesch) Relating to liquor; regulating direct shippers of wine; imposing sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine; providing for licensing and required reports; providing for classification of data
HF 2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance applying equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors ensured.
HF 2593 (Richardson) Relating to housing; providing for a right to counsel in certain public housing eviction actions

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 1927 (Hansen) Relating to parks and trails; appropriating money for bison feasibility study
HF 2549 (Gunther) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Martin County veterans memorial.
HF 2579 (Layman) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for multimedia television series on history of women's rights

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 2588 (Long) Relating to public safety; requiring that certain peace officer-initiated use of force cases be prosecuted by a special prosecutor; establishing the Board of Special Prosecution and a special prosecutorial office; prohibiting the use of grand juries in certain peace officer-initiated use of force cases; appropriating money

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 2569 (Lee) Relating to state government; appropriating money for legislative interns
HF 2570 (Lee) Relating to state government; appropriating money for legislative interns in fiscal year 2019.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 302 (Vogel) Individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or mental health condition allowed to request a disability designation on driver's license of identification card.
HF 2553 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; regulating highway right-of-way mowing practices; providing for pollinator habitat management; appropriating money
HF 2594 (Munson) Relating to public safety; authorizing motor vehicle registration tax holiday for one year; transferring money from budget reserve account to cover revenue lost due to motor vehicle registration tax holiday and to replace the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) software.
HF 2600 (Stephenson) Relating to transportation; increasing fine for using a wireless communications device while driving;

To the Division on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy:
HF 142 (Lesch) Counties required to provide pay differential to employees while mobilized in the United States military's reserve component.


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

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 2105 (Lee) Minneapolis; outdoor performance venue funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2106 (Lee) Minneapolis; outdoor performance venue funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 2143 (Kresha) Morrison County; C.A. Weyerhaeuser Museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2164 (Bierman) Lakeville; Ames Arena improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2607 (McDonald) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for infrastructure improvements in the city of Annandale; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2619 (Schultz) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of AB Anderson Hall at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2626 (Nornes) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for improvements to the Fergus Falls armory; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 2610 (Pinto) Relating to early education finance; modifying school readiness aid

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 2618 (Stephenson) Relating to energy; establishing a demonstration grant program to purchase electric school buses; appropriating money.
HF 2625 (Long) Relating to solar energy; amending operational aspects of community solar gardens; creating a new category of community solar gardens; requiring a report; appropriating money;

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 167 (Lee) Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters.
HF 1403 (Lee) Relating to wildlife; prohibiting trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn; authorizing rulemaking; providing criminal penalties
HF 2145 (Persell) Relating to game and fish; requiring license to take muskellunge
HF 2258 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; prohibiting use of certain conservation materials; appropriating money
HF 2267 (Hansen) Relating to environment; providing for carpet product stewardship program; requiring a report
HF 2321 (Becker-Finn) Relating to natural resources; prohibiting purchase or sale of right to kill privately-owned big game
HF 2442 (Swedzinski) Relating to game and fish; allowing use of night vision equipment while hunting coyote or fox; establishing civil penalties
HF 2608 (Sundin) Relating to natural resources; facilitating integration of aggregate mapping information into county comprehensive planning process; appropriating money

To the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 2611 (Pelowski) Relating to public safety; transferring money to the disaster assistance contingency account.

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 785 (Zerwas) Relating to health-related licensing boards; creating emeritus dental licensure; clarifying general practice residency requirements; making technical changes
HF 1041 (Poston) Relating to health insurance; requiring coverage for treatments related to ectodermal dysplasias
HF 1049 (Cantrell) Relating to human services; establishing a mobile food shelf grant program; appropriating money.
HF 1378 (Liebling) Relating to health care; requiring health maintenance organizations to be nonprofit corporations
HF 1388 (Hornstein) Relating to health care; modifying coverage under the AIDS drug assistance program
HF 1658 (Richardson) Relating to human services; expanding liability insurance coverage for licensed foster home providers
HF 1719 (Noor) Relating to human services; modifying drug testing provisions for MFIP and general assistance
HF 1898 (Hassan) Relating to health; creating a public awareness campaign on the health dangers of using skin lightening creams containing mercury; appropriating money
HF 2171 (Davnie) Relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to convene one or more working groups to examine links between health disparities and educational achievement for children from American Indian communities and communities of color; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 2319 (Pinto) Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated.
HF 2604 (Liebling) Relating to human services; requiring a report on the cost of producing legislatively mandated reports
HF 2605 (Liebling) Relating to human services; requiring deposit of background study fees to the special revenue fund
HF 2606 (Liebling) Relating to health; appropriating money to the commissioner of health for public health services.
HF 2616 (Schultz) Relating to human services; establishing an integrated health care, services, and supports partnership demonstration project; establishing a long-term care access fund;

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF 2627 (Gomez) Relating to state government; appropriating money for a grant to Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to purchase certain property to provide shelter to residents of the Hiawatha Homeless Encampment.

RECALLED from the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 2538 (Mahoney) Unclaimed property compliance funding provided, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 282 (Noor) Manufactured and modular home provisions modified.
HF 769 (Carlson, L.) Public Employment Relations Board data modified, and money appropriated
HF 2615 (Runbeck) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for career and technical education
HF 2622 (Mahoney) Relating to workforce development; mandating a biannual inventory of workforce development programs; requiring reports; appropriating money
HF 2623 (Mahoney) Relating to workforce development; creating the Minnesota technology training account in the special revenue fund; appropriating money in the account for training in digital technology; transferring funds from the excess surplus in the assigned risk plan;

RECALLED from the Division on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law:
HF 1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited

To the Division on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law:
HF 2018 (Tabke) Relating to pari-mutuel horse racing; modifying licensing, reporting, and other regulatory provisions of the Racing Commission;

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 1239 (Wagenius) Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 1928 (Hansen) Clean Water fund funding provided, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 491 (Demuth) School employees, independent contractors, and persons in positions of authority who have sexual relationships with students penalties established.
HF 898 (Lesch) License reinstatement diversion pilot program made permanent, and report required.
HF 1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 1855 (Schultz) Proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 3; establishing a redistricting commission to adopt congressional and legislative district boundaries following each federal decennial census

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1603 (Dehn) Relating to elections; authorizing mail balloting in any town or any city with fewer than 400 registered voters
HF 2398 (Hornstein) Relating to aeronautics; modifying provisions governing airport zoning
HF 2603 (Huot) Relating to transportation; appropriating money to construct a roundabout on marked Trunk Highway 3 in Rosemount; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2624 (Schomacker) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for reconstruction of marked Trunk Highway 75 in Luverne; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds


The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Thursday, March 21, 2019:

To the Division on Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy:
HF 2112 (Vang) Relating to government operations; agriculture; authorizing expedited rulemaking for industrial hemp
HF 2666 (Lippert) Relating to environment; providing reimbursement to owners of private drinking water wells for mitigation of agricultural chemicals; modifying the membership of the Agricultural Chemical Response Compensation Board; appropriating money for private well mitigation

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF 409 (Hassan) St. Paul; Family Tree Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated
HF 960 (Edelson) Washburn Center for Children new facility funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1902 (Sandstede) Buhl; publicly owned former juvenile treatment facility renovation into mental health, child welfare providing facility funding provided, and money appropriated
HF 2040 (Brand) St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Minnesota sex offender program facilities Phase 2 improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 2085 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Department of Human Services building purchase funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
HF 2641 (Brand) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an indoor recreational facility in North Mankato; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2652 (Hansen) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of the Serbian Cultural Center in South St. Paul.
HF 2654 (Lillie) Relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to the Metropolitan Council for regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2655 (Lislegard) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for drinking water infrastructure for the area represented by the East Range Joint Powers Board; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF 2656 (Murphy) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater treatment facility improvements in Two Harbors; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2660 (Hamilton) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money to make the tunnel connecting State Office Building and Capitol ADA compliant; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF 2665 (Persell) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a new water treatment plant in Bemidji; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Education Finance:
HF 2640 (Edelson) Relating to education; providing for cursive instruction in elementary school; appropriating money.
HF 2643 (Long) Relating to education finance; authorizing grants for Project SUCCESS; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 2673 (Youakim) Relating to education finance; increasing local optional revenue; linking future increases in local optional revenue to the growth in the general education basic formula allowance

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF 1413 (Lippert) Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2638 (Bierman) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Clean Energy Economy Profile
HF 2662 (Schomacker) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money and modifying an appropriation for a grant to Pipestone County

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF 223 (Sundin) Relating to environment; requiring financial assurance for waste tire facilities
HF 484 (Dettmer) Relating to local government; modifying expiration of metropolitan agricultural preserves
HF 2647 (Hansen) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money to study the presence of neonicotinoid pesticides in wild deer
HF 2657 (Fischer) Relating to water; appropriating money to keep water on the land.

RECALLED from the Division on Greater MN Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 1834 (Mariani) Minnesota POST Board; funds transferred to disaster assistance contingency account money, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF 478 (Urdahl) Relating to health; establishing grants to address PTSD among firefighters; requiring a report; appropriating money
HF 732 (Jurgens) School-linked mental health grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1254 (Considine) Relating to human services; modifying medical assistance coverage for community-based care coordination to include tribes
HF 1256 (Cantrell) Relating to human services; modifying adult foster care and community residential setting license capacity; modifying various provisions governing home and community-based services
HF 2674 (Stephenson) Relating to human services; establishing a supplemental rate for a housing support provider in Anoka County;

To the Division on Higher Education Finance and Policy:
HF 2663 (Pryor) Relating to higher education; adjusting state grant program parameters

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF 136 (Stephenson) Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions prohibited certain activities, and monetary fines authorized
HF 772 (Mahoney) Relating to construction codes; modifying accessibility requirements for public buildings
HF 1241 (Mahoney) Relating to employment; requiring notice of call center or customer service operation relocations; providing for recapture of public subsidies
HF 1744 (Masin) Establishing a family law mediation task force
HF 2068 (Sandell) Relating to employment; modifying school conference and activities leave to include an employee's grandchild
HF 2274 (Claflin) Relating to wages; modifying weekly hours worked required for overtime compensation
HF 2311 (Sundin) Relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations from the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council
HF 2313 (Mahoney) Relating to labor and industry; making housekeeping changes
HF 2318 (Masin) Establishing a family law mediation task force
HF 2644 (Hertaus) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for job skills training for recently released inmates.
HF 2659 (Erickson) Relating to economic development; creating the Lake Mille Lacs area economic restoration program; appropriating money for grants to businesses adversely affected by a decline in walleye fishing
HF 2675 (Persell) Relating to economic development; establishing an airport infrastructure renewal (AIR) grant program; appropriating money for a grant program

To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF 430 (Xiong, J.) Veterans defense project grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1603 (Dehn) Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted
HF 2000 (Lee) Relating to human rights; requiring certain contractors to obtain workforce and equal pay certificates

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF 2653 (Noor) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for East African radio station

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF 1834 (Mariani) Minnesota POST Board; funds transferred to disaster assistance contingency account money, and money appropriated.
HF 2649 (Pinto) Relating to public safety; establishing a grant to African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach programs; appropriating money

To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF 1962 (Nelson) Relating to the legislature; establishing a working group on the legislature's accessibility measures; requiring the legislature to comply with accessibility standards for technology; appropriating money
HF 1968 (Hornstein) Relating to state government; modifying provisions related to state employees with disabilities; creating a working group; requiring a report
HF 2018 (Tabke) Pari-mutuel Racing Commission licensing, reporting, and other regulatory provisions modified.
HF 2671 (Nelson) Relating to retirement; increasing contribution rate for the higher education individual retirement account plan

RECALLED from the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF 1603 (Dehn) Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
SF 621/HF 621 (Torkelson) A bill relating to transportation, appropriating money for certain reimbursements to deputy registrars.





The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

The Committee will meet during the regular morning meeting time to consider bills on the agenda and then recess. It will reconvene in room 200 one hour after the House adjourns on the floor to take up the Budget Resolution. HF 1733 (Poppe) Omnibus Agriculture and Food Policy bill HF 1974 (Nelson) Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted HF 1975 (Nelson) State solicitation process best and final offer modified HF 810 (Heinrich) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established Other bills may be added Evening portion of the meeting Adoption of the House Budget Resolution

Bills Added:
  • HF1733 (Poppe) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
  • HF1974 (Nelson) - Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted.
  • HF1975 (Nelson) - State solicitation process modified.
  • HF810 (Heinrich) - World War I; Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor to honor all Minnesota veterans who served in the United States armed forces, both at home and abroad.
  • HF492 (Dettmer) - Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.
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00:40 - HF1733 (Poppe) Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill. 13:21 - HF1974 (Nelson) Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted, and technical changes made. 18:02 - HF1975 (Nelson) State solicitation process best and final offer modified. 23:48 - HF810 (Heinrich) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor. 26:37 - HF492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established. The Committee recessed. Runs 32 minutes.