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Fiscal Analysis Department: Fiscal Committee Structure and Staff Assignments

Click on any of the links in the fiscal committee structure list to see which fiscal analyst staffs that fiscal committee, including a list of the executive agencies and boards under that committee’s jurisdiction.

Fiscal Committee Structure:

Staff Assignments:

Agriculture and Food Policy & Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Fiscal Analyst: Ken Savary, 378 State Office Building, 651-296-7171

Agencies:
Agriculture Department
- Rural Finance Authority
- Horticultural Society
Agriculture Utilization Research Institute
Board of Animal Health


For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Agriculture area of the House Research Department web site.

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Capital Investment Division

Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Fiscal Analyst: Andrew Lee, 325 State Office Building, 651-296-4181

Agencies:
The Capital Investment Committee has responsibility for reviewing all state expenditures for capital projects, including projects paid for with state bonding authority or general fund appropriations. As such, it is not limited in its jurisdiction by agency.

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Debt & Bonding area of the House Research Department web site.

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Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Fiscal Analyst: Emily Adriaens, 328 State Office Building, 651-296-4178

Agencies:
Academy of Science
Department of Education
- Board of Professional Educator Licensing & Standards
- Board of School Administrators
Education Finance
- General Education Program
- Special Education
- Facilities and Technology
- Community Education, Early Childhood Education and Adult Education
Perpich Center for the Arts
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind
Permanent School Fund
Public Libraries

Financing Education in Minnesota, 2018-19

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Education area of the House Research Department web site.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Fiscal Analyst: Brad Hagemeier, 376 State Office Building, 651-296-7165

Agencies:
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
Metropolitan Council
- Regional Parks
- Water Resources
Minnesota Conservation Corps
Minnesota Zoo
Natural Resources Department
Pollution Control Agency
-- Environmental Quality Board
Science Museum
Water and Soil Resources Board

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Environment & Natural Resources area of the House Research Department web site.

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Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Fiscal Analyst: Doug Berg, 372 State Office Building, 651-296-5346

Agencies:
Behavioral Health and Therapy Board
Chiropractic Examiners Board
Disabilities Council
Dentistry Board
Dietetic and Nutrition Practice Board
Emergency Medical Services Board
Families Ombudsman
Health Department
Health Insurance Exchange (MnSURE)
Human Services Department
- Alternative Care
- Central Office
- Chemical Dependency Treatment
- Direct Care and Treatment
- General Assistance / MN Supplemental Aid / Housing Assistance
- Grants
- Medical Assistance:
-->Adults without Children Basic Care
-->Elderly and Disabled Basic Care
-->Families with Children Basic Care
-->Long-term Care (LTC) Waivers
-->Long-term Care (LTC) Facilities
- MinnesotaCare
- MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Northstar Care for Children
- State Operated Services
Marriage and Family Therapy Board
Medical Practices Board
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Ombudsman
MNSure (Health Insurance Exchange)
Nursing Board
Nursing Home Administrators Board
Optometry Board
Pharmacy Board
Physical Therapy Board
Podiatry Board
Psychology Board
Social Work Board
Veterinary Medicine Board

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Health and Human Services area of the House Research Department web site.

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Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Connie Bernardy
Fiscal Analyst: Ken Savary, 378 State Office Building, 651-296-7171

Agencies:
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
University of Minnesota
Mayo Medical School
Office of Higher Education
Higher Education Facilities Authority

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Higher Education area of the House Research Department web site.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Fiscal Analyst: Solveig Beckel, 370 State Office Building, 651-296-4162

Agencies:
Commerce Department
- Telecommunications
- Financial Institutions
- Administrative Services
- Enforcement / Market Assurance
- Insurance
- Weights and Measures
Destination Medical Center
Employment and Economic Development Department (DEED)
Labor and Industry Department
Mediation Services Bureau
Workers Compensation Court of Appeals

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Commerce and Employment and Labor areas of the House Research Department web site.

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Legacy Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Leon Lillie
Fiscal Analyst: Brad Hagemeier, 376 State Office Building, 651-296-7165
Fiscal Analyst: Helen Roberts, 322 State Office Building, 651-296-4117

Agencies:
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Clean Water Fund
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Parks and Trails Fund

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Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Fiscal Analyst: John Walz, 320 State Office Building, 651-296-8236

Agencies:
Corrections Department
Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST)
Private Detective Board
Public Defense Board
Public Safety Department (some programs in Transportation Finance):
-- 911/ARMER
-- Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
-- Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
-- Emergency Management (except the Disaster Contingency Account)
-- Fire Marshal
-- Office of Justice Programs
Sentencing Guidelines Commission

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Criminal Justice and Civil Law areas of the House Research Department web site.

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State Government Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Fiscal Analyst: Helen Roberts, 322 State Office Building, 651-296-4117

Agencies:
Accountancy Board
Administrative Hearings Office
Administration Department
Amateur Sports Commission
Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design Board
Arts Board
Asian Pacific Minnesotans Council
Attorney General
Barbers Examiner Board
Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning (CAAP) Board
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Cosmetologists Examiner Board
Contingent Accounts
Governor and Lt. Governor
Historical Society
Humanities Commission
Indian Affairs Council
Investment Board
Judge's Retirement
Latino Affairs Council
Lawful Gambling Control Board
Legislature, Legislative Commissions, Legislative Retirement
Lottery
Minnesota Management and Budget Department (MMB)
Minnesotans of African Heritage Council
MN.IT Services (Information Technology)
Pension Issues
Public Broadcasting
Racing Commission
Revenue Department
Secretary of State
State Auditor
Tort Claims

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the State Government Operations area of the House Research Department web site.

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Taxes Committee

Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Fiscal Analyst: Katherine Schill, 330 State Office Building, 651-296-5384
Fiscal Analyst: Cynthia Templin, 326 State Office Building, 651-296-8405

Responsibilities:
Alcohol, Gambling and Mining Taxes
Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes
County Program Aid (CPA)
General Sales Taxes
Individual Income and Corporate Franchise Taxes
Local Bonding, Fees and Special Assessments
Local Government Aid (LGA)
Local Government Sales Taxes
Metropolitan Government Finance
Other Local Aids and Credits
Other Statewide Taxes
Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT)
Property Taxes
Property Tax Refunds
Public Finance Bill
Statewide Property Tax
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Catalog of Budget Activities: Tax Aids and Credits, 2017

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the links area of the House Research Department web site, for links to a variety of tax subject ares.

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Property and Local Tax Division

Chair: Rep. Diane Loeffler
Fiscal Analyst: Katherine Schill, 330 State Office Building, 651-296-5384

Agencies:
This division will consider property tax refunds, and local government aids and credits as assigned by the Tax Committee chair.

Catalog of Budget Activities: Tax Aids and Credits, 2017

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Transportation Policy and Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Frank Hornstein
Fiscal Analyst: Andrew Lee, 325 State Office Building, 651-296-4181

Agencies:
Metropolitan Council Transit Operations
Public Safety Department (some programs in Public Safety Finance)
-- Administrative Services
-- Capitol Security
-- Driver and Vehicle Services
-- Pipeline Services
-- State Patrol
-- Traffic Safety
Transportation Department
Trunk Highway Contingent Accounts and Tort Claims

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Transportation area of the House Research Department web site.

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Ways and Means Committee

Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson, Sr.
Fiscal Analyst: Bill Marx, 373 State Office Building, 651-296-7176

The House Ways and Means Committee is responsible for general oversight of the State's operating budget. Generally, all finance bills must be heard in the Ways and Means Committee prior to being heard on the floor of the House.

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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Fiscal Analyst: Helen Roberts, 322 State Office Building, 651-296-4117

Military Affairs Department
Veterans Affairs Department
-- Veterans Homes

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Veterans & Military Affairs area of the House Research Department web site.

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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Fiscal Analyst: Solveig Beckel, 370 State Office Building, 651-296-4162

Commerce Department
- Energy Resources
- Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board
- Petrofund
- Renewable Development Fund
Public Utilities Commission

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Utility Regulation area of the House Research Department web site.

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Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski, Jr.
Fiscal Analyst: Solveig Beckel, 370 State Office Building, 651-296-4162

Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)
Public Facilities Authority (PFA)
Broadband Grants (in Department of Employment & Economic Development, DEED)
Disaster Relief Account (in Public Safety Department)

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Commerce area of the House Research Department web site.

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Housing Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Fiscal Analyst: Ken Savary, 378 State Office Building, 651-296-7171

Housing Finance Agency

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Commerce area of the House Research Department web site.

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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Fiscal Analyst: John Walz, 320 State Office Building, 651-296-8236

Supreme Court
Court of Appeals
Guardian Ad Litem Board
District Courts
Tax Court
Judicial Standards Board
Legal Professions Board
Uniform Laws Commission
Public Defense Board
Human Rights Department

For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Criminal Justice and Civil Law areas of the House Research Department web site.

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