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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETY-SECOND SESSION - 2021

 

_____________________

 

TWENTY-SIXTH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 12:15 p.m. and was called to order by Melissa Hortman, Speaker of the House.

 

      Prayer was offered by Representative Joe McDonald, District 29A, Delano, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

 

      Winkler moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by the Speaker.

 

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Akland

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bernardy

Bierman

Bliss

Boe

Boldon

Burkel

Carlson

Christensen

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Feist

Fischer

Franke

Franson

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Greenman

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Haley

Hamilton

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Igo

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Keeler

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Lee

Liebling

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Mortensen

Mueller

Munson

Murphy

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu Brindley

Noor

Novotny

O'Driscoll


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Olson, B.

Olson, L.

O'Neill

Pelowski

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pierson

Pinto

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Raleigh

Rasmusson

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Sandell

Sandstede

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thompson

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Nash and Xiong, J., were excused.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.

 

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Pinto from the Committee on Early Childhood Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 5, A bill for an act relating to human services; replacing certain state appropriations or transfers with federal funds received for COVID-19; appropriating money for public health support funds for child care providers; appropriating money for the basic sliding fee program.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  APPROPRIATION; SUMMER PRESCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE FOUR AND FIVE YEARS OF AGE.

 

(a) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for grants to provide high-quality early learning opportunities to children who are four and five years of age by providing grant money to be used in a three- or four-star-rated private preschool, a public preschool, or a public prekindergarten in-person learning program.

 

(b) Grant money of up to $4,800 per enrolled and attending student must be allocated to children who need additional support, were four or five years of age on September 1, 2020, and have not yet attended kindergarten.  Grant money must be used for applicable program costs limited to tuition, transportation, food service, and interpreter or multilingual student support costs.

 

(c) Prioritization for program participation must take into consideration children who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch and meet at least one of the following eligibility categories, with the highest priority to children qualifying under multiple categories:

 

(1) children in foster care, involved in the child protection system, experiencing homelessness, tribally enrolled, or children of teenage parents; or

 

(2) children who need or are currently receiving educational supports and services.

 

(d) In order to qualify for a grant, a summer preschool program must:

 

(1) offer a minimum of six instructional hours per day, for five days per week, for between ten and 12 weeks;


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(2) continue to meet school year standards of school readiness, voluntary prekindergarten, school readiness plus, Head Start, or three- or four-star Parent Aware rated programs; and

 

(3) allow families to participate in a sliding fee scale for services if space permits.

 

(e) Programs that qualify under paragraph (d) may apply for grant funding to the commissioner in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The application must indicate the number of students that the program has the capacity to serve.  The commissioner must equitably distribute grant money across school-based, Head Start, and community preschool and child care programs.

 

(f) A program that receives grant money must report student information following the criteria required under the applicable program type as determined by the commissioner.

 

(g) Up to 0.5 percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(h) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; appropriating money for grants to provide early learning opportunities, educational supports, and services to children."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Nelson, M., from the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 41, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing emergency paid sick leave to certain employees excluded from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, delete lines 3 to 6 and insert:

 

"(d) "Emergency paid sick leave" means paid leave time provided under this section for a reason provided in subdivision 2 that is not:

 

(1) fully compensated through workers' compensation benefits or unemployment insurance benefits; or

 

(2) guaranteed to essential workers through other paid sick leave benefits under state law or federal law or an executive order related to COVID-19."

 

Page 3, after line 22, insert:

 

"(4) the essential worker is seeking or awaiting the results of a diagnostic test for, or a medical diagnosis of, COVID-19 and the essential worker has been exposed to COVID-19 or the essential worker's employer has requested a test or diagnosis;


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(5) the essential worker is obtaining an immunization related to COVID-19 or recovering from an injury, disability, illness, or condition related to the immunization;"

 

Page 3, line 23, delete "(4)" and insert "(6)"

 

Page 3, line 25, delete "(5)" and insert "(7)"

 

Page 3, line 29, after "hours" insert "through March 31, 2021, and an equal number of hours for the period beginning April 1, 2021"

 

Page 5, line 1, delete everything after "entitled" and insert a period

 

Page 5, line 2, before "event" insert "(b) In no" and after "exceed" insert "$511 per day, nor shall emergency paid sick time provided under this section exceed"

 

Page 5, line 3, before the period, insert "for the period ending March 31, 2021, or $5,110 in the aggregate for the period beginning April 1, 2021"

 

Page 5, line 4, delete "(b)" and insert "(c)"

 

Page 5, line 6, delete "(c)" and insert "(d)"

 

Page 5, delete lines 18 to 24 and insert:

 

"(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), if an employer has already provided an essential worker with additional paid leave for any reason provided in subdivision 2, and the leave was in addition to the regular amount of paid leave provided by the employer and compensated the essential worker in an amount equal to or greater than the amount of compensation provided under this section, the employer may credit the other additional paid leave toward the total number of hours of emergency paid sick leave required under this section; provided, however, that if the other paid leave compensated the essential worker at an amount less than the amount of compensation provided under this section, the employer is required to comply with this section to the extent of the deficiency to receive the credit under this paragraph."

 

Page 5, line 28, delete "a public" and insert "an"

 

Page 6, line 20, after "sunset" insert "on September 30, 2021, or"

 

Page 6, line 22, before the period, insert ", whichever is later" and after "sunsets" insert "June 30, 2023."

 

Page 6, delete lines 23 and 24

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Nelson, M., from the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 388, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions governing cultural and ethnic communities leadership council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256.041, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256.041, subdivision 10.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Sundin from the Committee on Agriculture Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 800, A bill for an act relating to labor; providing safe workplaces for meat and poultry processing workers; authorizing rulemaking; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 4, delete lines 8 and 9

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Ecklund from the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 803, A bill for an act relating to contracts; modifying and clarifying requirements relating to building and construction contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 15.71, by adding a subdivision; 15.72, by adding a subdivision; 337.01, subdivision 3; 337.05, subdivision 1.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, after line 12, insert:

 

"Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 15.71, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 1b.  Promisee.  "Promisee" includes that party's independent contractors, agents, employees, or indemnitees."

 

Page 1, line 16, before "public" insert "contract for a" and delete "building and construction contract" and insert "improvement"

 

Page 2, after line 7, insert:

 

"(c) Paragraph (b) does not affect the validity of a provision that requires a party to provide or obtain workers' compensation insurance, construction performance or payment bonds, builder's risk policies, or owner or contractor‑controlled insurance programs or policies.


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(d) Paragraph (b) does not affect the validity of a provision that requires the promisor to provide or obtain insurance coverage for the promisee's vicarious liability, or liability imposed by warranty, arising out of the acts or omissions of the promisor.

 

(e) Paragraph (b) does not apply to building and construction contracts for work within 50 feet of public or private railroads, or railroads regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration."

 

Page 3, line 2, delete "4" and insert "5"

 

Renumber the sections in sequence

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 2, delete "building"

 

Page 1, line 3, delete "and construction contracts" and insert "indemnification agreements"

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hornstein from the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 927, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying provisions governing manufactured home certificates of title; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168A.141.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, delete lines 17 to 22 and insert:

 

"Subd. 2.  Surrender of certificate of title.  (a) The owner of the manufactured home may surrender the manufacturer's certificate of title to the commissioner for cancellation.  Upon receipt of the certificate of title, the commissioner must issue notice of cancellation to the owner of the manufactured home.  In the event the certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, or becomes illegible, the owner may submit a written request for cancellation of the title which includes the serial number of the manufactured home and states that the certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, or has become illegible.  Upon receipt of the request and verification of ownership in Driver and Vehicle Services Division records, the commissioner must issue notice of cancellation to the owner of the manufactured home and must not require the owner to deliver the certificate of title or obtain a duplicate certificate of title.  After canceling a certificate of title, the commissioner must not allow transfer of the title to the manufactured home as personal property.  The commissioner must not require the owner of the manufactured home to deliver the affidavit of affixation described in subdivision 5 in order for the commissioner to issue notice of cancellation."

 

Page 2, delete lines 1 to 3

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Davnie from the Committee on Education Finance to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1064, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for summer education programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 2, as amended.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

EDUCATION COVID ACTIONS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2d.  Declining enrollment revenue.  (a) For fiscal year 2021 only, a school district's declining enrollment revenue equals the greater of zero or the product of:

 

(1) 48.5 percent of the formula allowance for that year; and

 

(2) the difference between the adjusted pupil units for the preceding year and the adjusted pupil units for the current year.

 

(b) For fiscal year 2022 and later, a school district's declining enrollment revenue equals the greater of zero or the product of:  (1) 28 percent of the formula allowance for that year and (2) the difference between the adjusted pupil units for the preceding year and the adjusted pupil units for the current year.

 

(b) (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal year 2022 only, prekindergarten pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), must be excluded from the calculation of declining enrollment revenue.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment for fiscal year 2021 and later.

 

Sec. 2.  STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

 

Subdivision 1.  Home visits.  A school district may provide services required by an individualized education program to a student at the student's home.  If a district chooses to provide services at a student's home under this subdivision, the services provided by district staff under this subdivision are determined necessary and essential to meet the district's obligation to provide special instruction and services to a student with a disability and qualify for funding in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.  A district choosing to provide the home visit services must meet and negotiate the terms and conditions of employment with the exclusive representative, if any, of the staff providing the services in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A.

 

Subd. 2.  Truancy.  A school district must consider how a student's disability may affect the student's ability to engage in distance instruction when determining whether to refer a student for truancy programs and services under Minnesota Statutes, section 260A.02, subdivision 3, or reporting students for educational neglect under Laws 2020, First Special Session chapter 2, article 7.  School districts are encouraged to connect families with available county‑based services, not including services under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260A, to meet families' needs if a student is struggling with attendance.

 

Subd. 3.  Transition program.  A school district must allow a student participating in a special education secondary transition program for students ages 18 to 21 with a disability, who was expected to participate in employment, in-person job training, or independent life skills training during the 2020-2021 school year in


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accordance with the student's individualized education program, to participate during the 2021-2022 school year notwithstanding the student's age if the student's individualized education program team determines participation in the transition program would be appropriate.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 3.  APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Department of Education.  The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years designated. 

 

Subd. 2.  General education aid.  (a) For additional general education aid according to section 1:

 

 

 

$26,228,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) The 2021 appropriation includes $26,228,000 for 2021 based on an aid entitlement of $29,142,000.

 

Subd. 3.  Community partnerships.  (a) For grants to school districts and charter schools to partner with community businesses and organizations, such as local businesses, to develop, implement, and deliver a summer mentor model or tutoring model for students:

 

 

 

$5,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds must be used to partner with community businesses and organizations to deliver mentoring and tutoring programs.  Fund uses may include but are not limited to:

 

(1) contracting with organizations to develop and implement a mentor or tutoring model;

 

(2) transportation to activities and events that align with the mentor model;

 

(3) meal reimbursements at events and off-site locations;

 

(4) neighborhood-based location rentals; and

 

(5) providing child care for students in credit recovery and other noncapital costs associated with attending.

 

(c) Grants are limited to $100,000 per grant recipient.

 

(d) The department must make all attempts to ensure there is equitable distribution of grant services to entities serving the seven-county metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.

 

(e) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of historically underserved students, including students with disabilities.

 

(f) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.

 

(g) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(h) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.


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Subd. 4.  Expand access to tutoring.  (a) For grants to expand access to tutoring services including academic enrichment, mental health supports, and other wraparound services for kindergarten through grade 12 children over the summer:

 

 

 

$3,250,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Eligible entities must have experience serving youth and include community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, Tribal Nations and other American Indian organizations, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit corporations.

 

(c) Grant fund uses may include but are not limited to:

 

(1) mental health services and supports;

 

(2) social, emotional, and physical health supports;

 

(3) summer learning or enrichment programs; or

 

(4) other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation and continuity of services in youth development and education, prioritizing the needs of historically underserved groups.

 

(d) Grant recipients may develop a partnership between a local school district, charter school, nonpublic school, or any of the organizations listed in paragraph (b).

 

(e) Grants are limited to $200,000 per grant recipient.

 

(f) The department must make all attempts to ensure there is equitable distribution of grant services to entities serving the seven-county metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.

 

(g) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of historically underserved students, including students with disabilities.

 

(h) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.

 

(i) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(j) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 5.  Expand mental health supports.  (a) For grants to school districts and charter schools to expand mental health and well-being supports to youth and adolescents attending summer learning programs:

 

 

 

$1,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds must be used to pay summer stipends and benefits for student support personnel to offer summer school students services and programming, which may include but are not limited to:

 

(1) one-on-one or group mental health supports;

 

(2) trauma-informed practices;


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(3) evidence-based social and emotional learning district or schoolwide programming; and

 

(4) other well-being activities such as physical activity, mindfulness, and stress-relieving activities.

 

(c) Grant recipients may partner with community organizations that work with youth to provide mental health and well-being supports under this subdivision.

 

(d) The department must prioritize grant recipients by their number of historically underserved students, including students with disabilities.

 

(e) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(f) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 6.  Field trips and hands-on learning.  (a) For grants to school districts and charter schools to fund summer field trips for hands-on learning opportunities:

 

 

 

$10,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds will be allocated to school districts and charter schools based on estimated average daily membership and concentration of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches or have been historically underserved, including students with disabilities.

 

(c) Grant funds must be used to pay for the costs of providing field trip opportunities during the summer.  These activities may include but are not limited to transportation, educator costs and incentives, meal reimbursements, and entry or event fees.

 

(d) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(e) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 7.  Increase adult basic education program funding.  (a) For additional funding to strengthen the adult basic education (ABE) programming statewide to ensure access to, enhance quality of, and increase the ABE programming available:

 

 

 

$10,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(c) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 8.  Neighborhood programs.  (a) For grants to schools to bring summer programming into neighborhoods and apartment buildings and to collaborate and, if appropriate, contract with community-based organizations, libraries, parks and recreation departments, Tribes and Tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, and other similar learning providers to bring summer learning into the community:

 

 

 

$5,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds may be for transportation, academic enrichment programming and associated costs, mental health services, other wraparound services, location rentals, and meal reimbursements.

 

(c) Grants may be made in amounts up to $100,000.


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(d) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of historically undeserved students, including students with disabilities.

 

(e) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.

 

(f) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(g) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 9.  Summer preschool for four- and five-year-old students.  (a) For grants to provide high-quality early learning opportunities to four- and five-year-old students by providing grant money to be used in a three- or four‑star-rated private preschool, a public preschool, or a public prekindergarten in-person learning program:

 

 

 

$20,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant money of up to $4,800 per enrolled and attending student must be allocated to children who need additional support, were four or five years of age on September 1, 2020, and have not yet attended kindergarten.  Grant money must be used for applicable program costs limited to tuition, transportation, food service, and interpreter or multilingual student support costs.

 

(c) Prioritization for program participation must take into consideration children who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch and meet at least one of the following eligibility categories, with the highest priority to children qualifying under multiple categories:

 

(1) children in foster care, involved in the child protection system, experiencing homelessness, Tribally enrolled, or children of teenage parents; or

 

(2) children who need or are currently receiving educational supports and services.

 

(d) In order to qualify for a grant, a summer preschool program must:

 

(1) offer a minimum of six instructional hours per day, for five days per week, for between ten and 12 weeks;

 

(2) continue to meet school-year standards of school readiness, voluntary prekindergarten, school readiness plus, Head Start, or three- or four-star Parent Aware rating; and

 

(3) allow families to participate in a sliding fee scale for services if space permits.

 

(e) Programs that qualify under paragraph (d) may apply for grant funding to the commissioner in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The application must indicate the number of students that the program has the capacity to serve.  The commissioner must equitably distribute grant money across school-based, Head Start, and community preschool and child care programs.

 

(f) A program that receives grant money must report student information following the criteria required under the applicable program type and as determined by the commissioner.

 

(g) Up to 0.5 percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.

 

(h) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.


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Subd. 10.  Summer college for high school graduates.  (a) For grants to provide students who graduated in the 2020-2021 school year with secular, college-level academic programming at a postsecondary institution during the summer of 2021:

 

 

 

$6,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds must be used to pay for the actual tuition costs of postsecondary credit-bearing or developmental courses completed by students.

 

(c) Grant funds must be used to reimburse actual tuition costs up to a maximum of $512 per course.  If participation exceeds the appropriation, the department shall prorate reimbursements accordingly.

 

(d) Grant funds must be paid as reimbursements to public institutions of higher education located in Minnesota in a form and manner determined by the department.

 

(e) Grant funds awarded under this subdivision may be used to reimburse tuition for courses taken during the summer 2021 period ending August 15, 2021.

 

(f) Up to two percent of this appropriation is reserved for grant and program administration.

 

(g) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 11.  Full-service community schools.  (a) For expedited grants for full-service community schools:

 

 

 

$2,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) The commissioner may award full-service community school grants to school sites in the form and manner determined by the commissioner.  The commissioner must consider the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community served by the school site, including racial and ethnic disparities exacerbated by the pandemic, when awarding grants to school sites.  The commissioner may establish a minimum grant amount.  To the extent practicable, grants must be consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.231.

 

(c) A school site that receives a grant must plan to implement a full-service community school model at that school site during the 2021-2022 school year with a focus on eliminating existing disparities, including those potentially exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

 

(d) Up to $50,000 is for administration of this program.

 

(e) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 12.  Math corps.  (a) For Minnesota math corps under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 9:

 

 

 

$3,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) This grant must be used to provide services to students in any grade to reduce math deficiencies related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

(c) This grant is in addition to any other revenue received for this purpose.

 

(d) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.


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Subd. 13.  Reading corps.  (a) For Minnesota reading corps:

 

 

 

$2,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) This grant must be used to provide childhood literacy services consistent with Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 8.

 

(c) This grant is to provide services to students to reduce reading deficiencies related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and is in addition to any other revenue received for this purpose.

 

(d) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

Subd. 14.  After-school community learning programs.  (a) For a grant to Ignite Afterschool for community learning programs:

 

 

 

$5,000,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) Grant funds must be used to provide academic and enrichment activities in the 2020-2021 school year and the summer of 2021 to elementary and secondary school students who experienced learning loss during the 2020‑2021 school year.  Programs receiving funds must provide student supports through social and emotional learning.

 

(c) To the extent practicable, Ignite Afterschool must use half of the grant funds to expand existing after-school and summer programs, and half of the grant funds to develop new partnerships with organizations that provide after‑school programming.  To the extent practicable, Ignite Afterschool must ensure that half of the grant funds are used for programs in the seven-county metropolitan area and half of the grant funds are used for programs outside the seven-county metropolitan area.

 

(d) Ignite Afterschool must prioritize funding for programs that:

 

(1) provide programming to support students in receiving instruction in a distance or hybrid learning model;

 

(2) include significant percentages of students with disabilities or students of color within the groups of students served;

 

(3) provide culturally specific support to students; or

 

(4) have staff members who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the students served.

 

(e) Ignite Afterschool must report to the commissioner of education whether the programs that received grant funds met the criteria in paragraph (d) and the amount that each program received, and must require organizations receiving grant funds to report to the commissioner of education on the number of students served, including the number of students with disabilities or students of color served, and how the program addressed learning loss.

 

(f) Ignite Afterschool may retain up to seven percent of the appropriation to provide technical assistance and professional development to grant recipients and three percent of the appropriation to administer the grants.

 

(g) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.


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Sec. 4.  APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

 

Subdivision 1.  Department of Human Services.  The sum in this section is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for the fiscal year designated.

 

Subd. 2.  School-linked mental health.  (a) For expanding school-linked mental health grants:

 

 

 

$6,011,000

. . . . .

2021

 

(b) The funding must be used to increase access to federal grants for school-linked mental health services to provide additional outside one-on-one mental health supports to students.  These funds may be awarded to existing school-linked mental health providers through amending current contracts.

 

(c) Of the amount in paragraph (a), $1,000,000 is to provide mental health supports to teachers and other school staff, and $35,000 is for costs associated with amending existing contracts with grantees in fiscal year 2021.

 

(d) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

ARTICLE 2

FEDERAL FUNDS

 

Section 1.  REPORT ON USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS.

 

The commissioner of education must submit a report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education on how federal funds received for COVID-19 for education purposes were used.  The report must identify all school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2, nonpublic schools, child care programs, and other entities that receive the funds, the amounts distributed to the entities, and the purpose for which the funds were distributed.  The report must also identify any application or reporting requirements an entity receiving the funds was required to follow.  The report must be submitted by January 14, 2022, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  FEDERAL FUNDS REPLACEMENT; APPROPRIATION.

 

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of management and budget must determine whether the expenditures authorized under this act are eligible uses of federal funding received under the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund or any other federal funds received by the state under the American Rescue Plan Act, Public Law 117-2.  If the commissioner of management and budget determines an expenditure is eligible for funding under Public Law 117-2, the amount of the eligible expenditure is appropriated from the account where those amounts have been deposited and the corresponding general fund amounts appropriated under this act are canceled to the general fund.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."


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Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing for education impacted by COVID-19; providing for educational uses of federal funds for COVID-19; appropriating money for summer education programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Becker-Finn from the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1080, A bill for an act relating to human rights; requiring nondiscrimination in access to transplants; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62A; 363A.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:

 

"Section 1.  [62A.082] NONDISCRIMINATION IN ACCESS TO TRANSPLANTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

 

(b) "Disability" has the meaning given in section 363A.03, subdivision 12.

 

(c) "Enrollee" means a natural person covered by a health plan or group health plan and includes an insured, policy holder, subscriber, covered person, member, contract holder, or certificate holder.

 

(d) "Organ transplant" means the transplantation or transfusion of a part of a human body into the body of another for the purpose of treating or curing a medical condition.

 

Subd. 2.  Transplant discrimination prohibited.  A health plan or group health plan that provides coverage for anatomical gifts, organ transplants, or related treatment and services shall not:

 

(1) deny coverage to an enrollee based on the enrollee's disability;

 

(2) deny eligibility, or continued eligibility, to enroll or to renew coverage under the terms of the health plan or group health plan solely for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of this section;

 

(3) penalize or otherwise reduce or limit the reimbursement of a health care provider, or provide monetary or nonmonetary incentives to a health care provider, to induce the provider to provide care to a patient in a manner inconsistent with this section; or

 

(4) reduce or limit an enrollee's coverage benefits because of the enrollee's disability for medical services and other services related to organ transplantation performed pursuant to this section as determined in consultation with the enrollee's treating health care provider and the enrollee.


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Subd. 3.  Collective bargaining.  In the case of a group health plan maintained pursuant to one or more collective bargaining agreements between employee representatives and one or more employers, any plan amendment made pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement relating to the plan which amends the plan solely to conform to any requirement imposed pursuant to this section shall not be treated as a termination of the collective bargaining agreement.

 

Subd. 4.  Coverage limitation.  Nothing in this section shall be deemed to require a health plan or group health plan to provide coverage for a medically inappropriate organ transplant."

 

Page 2, delete subdivision 1

 

Page 3, line 24, delete everything after "in" and insert "section 363A.03, subdivision 12."

 

Page 3, delete lines 25 and 26

 

Page 4, line 3, delete "to policies or practices"

 

Page 4, line 13, delete "solely"

 

Page 5, line 16, delete "and" and insert a comma

 

Page 5, line 17, after "2008" insert ", and the Minnesota Human Rights Act"

 

Page 5, delete subdivision 4 and insert:

 

"Subd. 3.  Remedies.  In addition to all other remedies available under this chapter, any individual who has been subjected to discrimination in violation of this section may initiate a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin violations of this section."

 

Renumber the subdivisions in sequence

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 3, delete "prescribing penalties" and insert "providing remedies"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Richardson from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1188, A bill for an act relating to education; creating a licensed school nurse position at the Department of Education; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

      Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 and in accordance with House Concurrent Resolution No. 4, H. F. No. 1188 was re‑referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.


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Ecklund from the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1200, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing for paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits; regulating and requiring certain employment leaves; classifying certain data; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.719, by adding a subdivision; 177.27, subdivision 4; 181.032; 256J.561, by adding a subdivision; 256J.95, subdivisions 3, 11; 256P.01, subdivision 3; 268.19, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Becker-Finn from the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1374, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring chief law enforcement officers to report certain peace officer misconduct data to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board; modifying certain Sentencing Guideline Commission provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.411, by adding a subdivision; 244.09, subdivision 6; 626.845, subdivision 3; 626.8457, subdivision 3.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hornstein from the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1683, A bill for an act relating to transportation; correcting cross-references; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 162.145, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivision 3.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Mariani from the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1762, A bill for an act relating to public safety; regulating no-knock search warrants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 626.14.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 17, delete "(a)"

 

Page 2, delete lines 1 and 2


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Page 2, line 24, delete everything after "possession" and insert a period

 

Page 2, delete line 25

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Becker-Finn from the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1865, A bill for an act relating to civil law; removing the in-person appearance requirement for applications for a marriage license; removing a sunset for the harmless error statute; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 517.08, subdivision 1b; 524.2-503.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Stephenson from the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2056, A bill for an act relating to insurance; limiting co-payments for prescription drugs and related medical supplies prescribed to treat a chronic disease; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Becker-Finn from the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2080, A bill for an act relating to national criminal history record checks; providing for compliance with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for certain individuals with access to federal tax information; classifying data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 270B.13, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      H. F. Nos. 1683, 1762 and 1865 were read for the second time.


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REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Winkler from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2021 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      H. F. Nos. 1438, 333 and 652; and S. F. Nos. 395 and 440.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2248, A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding eligibility for enhanced debt service equalization aid; authorizing a grant for a joint library facility; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 123B.535.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

 

 

Petersburg introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2249, A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting the establishment of a bikeway if it would eliminate or relocate disability parking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 160.263, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Petersburg introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2250, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; amending the surcharge on all-electric vehicles; imposing a surcharge on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; adjusting tax on motor vehicle fuels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168.013, subdivision 1m, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Torkelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2251, A bill for an act relating to water; temporarily prohibiting modifications to the public water inventory; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.


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Torkelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2252, A bill for an act relating to water; modifying public water inventory revision process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103G.201.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Sundin, Albright, Greenman, Ecklund, Lislegard, Keeler and Wolgamott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2253, A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 176.101, subdivision 1; 176.136, by adding a subdivision; 176.1362, subdivisions 1, 6; 176.1363, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 176.194, subdivisions 3, 4; 176.223, as amended; 176.351, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2020, chapter 72, section 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy.

 

 

Daudt introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2254, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring federal funds received for COVID-19 purposes to be spent pursuant to a direct appropriation by law.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

 

 

Sandstede and Lislegard introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2255, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing conditions upon terminating certain mineral leases in 2021.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Erickson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2256, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses for event centers located on a farm; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 340A.404, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

 

 

Becker-Finn introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2257, A bill for an act relating to courts; amending the formula for distribution of fine proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 484.85.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.


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Green introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2258, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying how judicial offices are designated on ballots; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.36, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.36, subdivision 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

 

 

Scott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2259, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; regulating data collected by the state's COVID-19 vaccine connector tool; classifying data; requiring a legislative report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

 

 

Becker-Finn, Jordan and Olson, L., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2260, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income and corporate franchise; providing a credit to brewers, liquor retailers, and wholesalers for certain unsalable product and purchases of certain equipment.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Hertaus introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2261, A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing Wayzata to receive municipal state-aid streets funding.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Hertaus introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2262, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for materials used in the construction of a boardwalk and related structures in Wayzata; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 297A.71, subdivision 52.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2263, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for improvements to the Tower Breitung water treatment facilities; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Mekeland introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2264, A bill for an act relating to energy; prohibiting bans by political subdivisions on new natural gas or propane service to any building; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.


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Schultz introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2265, A bill for an act relating to human services; adjusting appropriations in fiscal year 2021 for certain forecasted programs at the Department of Human Services.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

 

 

Erickson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2266, A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying the teacher candidate grant program and the teacher shortage loan forgiveness program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 136A.1275; 136A.1791.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.

 

 

Johnson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2267, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing State Aid For Emergencies (SAFE) account and aid program to reimburse local governments and state agencies from other states for expenses incurred in responding to emergencies; transferring money to SAFE account; appropriating money; amending Laws 2020, Second Special Session chapter 1, sections 9; 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.

 

The bill was read for the first time.

 

 

MOTION TO DECLARE URGENCY

 

      Pursuant to Article IV, Section 19, of the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, Daudt moved that the rule therein be suspended and an urgency be declared and that the rules of the House be so far suspended so that H. F. No. 2267 be given its second and third readings and be placed upon its final passage.

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Daudt motion and the roll was called.  There were 58 yeas and 74 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Akland

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Boe

Burkel

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Demuth

Dettmer

Erickson

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Haley

Hamilton

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Igo

Johnson

Jurgens

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Mekeland

Mueller

Nelson, N.

Neu Brindley

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

O'Neill

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pierson

Poston

Quam

Raleigh

Rasmusson

Robbins

Schomacker

Scott

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

West


 


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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Bahr

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bernardy

Bierman

Boldon

Carlson

Christensen

Davnie

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hausman

Her

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Lee

Liebling

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Mortensen

Munson

Murphy

Nelson, M.

Noor

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pinto

Pryor

Reyer

Richardson

Sandell

Sandstede

Schultz

Stephenson

Sundin

Thompson

Vang

Wazlawik

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail.

 

 

      H. F. No. 2267 was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS, Continued

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2268, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying classification rate for community land trust properties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 273.11, subdivision 12.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Lee introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2269, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; authorizing the issuance of redevelopment appropriation bonds for areas damaged by civil unrest; authorizing the issuance of housing infrastructure bonds; modifying programs; modifying prior appropriations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 462A.37, subdivisions 2, 5, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, sections 16, subdivision 36; 20, subdivision 5; article 2, section 2, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.


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Huot and Bierman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2270, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for capital improvements at the Minnesota Zoological Garden; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2271, A bill for an act relating to public health; exempting certain hot tubs from public pool regulations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.1222, subdivision 2d.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2272, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Lake Shamineau High Water Project; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Schomacker introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2273, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Casey Jones State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2274, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing state aid for summer school activities; expanding access to school-linked mental health services; requiring a report; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2275, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing an unlimited Social Security subtraction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 290.0132, subdivision 26.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2276, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying age-related exemptions for certain licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 97A.451, subdivisions 2, 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 7, 20; 97B.022, subdivision 2; 97B.601, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.451, subdivisions 2a, 3b, 5, 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.


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Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2277, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for shooting sports facility grants and to upgrade the Department of Natural Resources shooting range database.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2278, A bill for an act relating to energy assistance; transferring the balance in the renewable development account to be used for low-income home energy assistance payments; transferring money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

 

 

Swedzinski and Lueck introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2279, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying the state general tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Pierson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2280, A bill for an act relating to environment; establishing a grant program to clean up contaminated tax-forfeited property; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Heintzeman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2281, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying certain conditions on water appropriations and wells; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 103G.271, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 103G.287, subdivisions 4, 5; 103G.289.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Mekeland introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2282, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying orderly annexation and detachment provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 414.031, by adding a subdivision; 414.0325, subdivisions 1, 1b, 6; 414.033, by adding a subdivision; 414.036; 414.038; 414.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 414.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.


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Albright introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2283, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a funding mechanism for the PACE program; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

 

 

Berg and Hanson, J., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2284, A bill for an act relating to building codes; modifying carbon monoxide alarm requirements for hotels and lodging houses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 299F.50, by adding subdivisions; 299F.51, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy.

 

 

Keeler; Acomb; Fischer; Lee; Jordan; Hansen, R.; Becker-Finn and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2285, A bill for an act relating to the science museum; appropriating money for Science Museum of Minnesota.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Mortensen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2286, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing producers of intoxicating liquor to sell their products directly to consumers.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

 

 

Munson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2287, A bill for an act relating to economic development; child care; appropriating money for a grant to Little Lakers Day Care Center.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Early Childhood Finance and Policy.

 

 

Franke introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2288, A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; authorizing licensed veterans organizations to use gross profits from lawful gambling for repair, maintenance, or improvement of real property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 349.12, subdivision 25.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.


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Franson, Miller and O'Neill introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2289, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring an in-person appointment with a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant before the provision of an abortion-inducing drug; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2290, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying restrictions on hunting with artificial lights and night vision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 97B.081, subdivision 3; 97B.086.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2291, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for watershed districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103D.631, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2292, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for watershed districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103D.715, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2293, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing sales tax exemptions and grants for disaster recovery related to properties destroyed or damaged by fire in the city of Alexandria; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2294, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for watershed districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103D.335, subdivision 19; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103D.345, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.


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Bernardy introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2295, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a work zone safety pilot program; requiring reporting; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Torkelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2296, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Red Rock Rural Water System to provide expanded water service to the region; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Vang; Hassan; Noor; Xiong, J.; Frazier; Hollins; Agbaje and Lee introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2297, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing process for a legislator to request a racial equity impact note on legislation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

 

 

Vang introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2298, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing an emerging farmer account; funding an emerging farmer office and outreach coordinator; appropriating money for emerging farmer grants; transferring money; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 17.055, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance and Policy.

 

 

Richardson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2299, A bill for an act relating to health care occupations; requiring certain licensed health care providers to obtain continuing education credits in racial health disparities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 214.12, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

 

 

Richardson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2300, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying classification of community land trust property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 273.11, subdivision 12; 273.13, subdivision 25.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.


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Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2301, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a grant program to support activities to close the literacy gap in Minnesota's public schools; requiring a report; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

 

 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

      Hassan moved that the name of Acomb be added as an author on H. F. No. 4.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hassan moved that the name of Hollins be added as an author on H. F. No. 21.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Swedzinski moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 90.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hertaus moved that the names of Gruenhagen and Mueller be added as authors on H. F. No. 124.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Davnie moved that the name of Lillie be added as an author on H. F. No. 148.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Jurgens moved that the name of Mariani be added as an author on H. F. No. 149.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lucero moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 212.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Demuth moved that the name of Albright be added as an author on H. F. No. 238.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Demuth moved that the name of Dettmer be added as an author on H. F. No. 262.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Robbins moved that the name of Dettmer be added as an author on H. F. No. 277.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Edelson moved that the names of Berg, Elkins and Gruenhagen be added as authors on H. F. No. 288.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Heintzeman moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 320.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Becker-Finn moved that the name of Theis be added as an author on H. F. No. 336.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Pelowski moved that the name of Kiel be added as an author on H. F. No. 380.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Bliss moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 392.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hansen, R., moved that the names of Frazier and Franson be added as authors on H. F. No. 401.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lucero moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 463.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Kiel moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 513.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Igo moved that the name of Hollins be added as an author on H. F. No. 515.  The motion prevailed.


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           Urdahl moved that the name of Hollins be added as an author on H. F. No. 562.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Haley moved that the name of Dettmer be added as an author on H. F. No. 678.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Ecklund moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 682.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Youakim moved that the name of Rasmusson be added as an author on H. F. No. 724.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Reyer moved that the name of Boe be added as an author on H. F. No. 780.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Freiberg moved that the name of Bierman be added as an author on H. F. No. 785.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Wolgamott moved that the name of Lippert be added as an author on H. F. No. 800.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Bierman moved that the name of Franson be added as an author on H. F. No. 838.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the name of Freiberg be added as an author on H. F. No. 858.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Xiong, J., moved that the name of Lee be added as an author on H. F. No. 875.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Keeler moved that the name of Agbaje be added as an author on H. F. No. 900.  The motion prevailed.

 

      McDonald moved that the name of Moller be added as an author on H. F. No. 923.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Pelowski moved that the name of Haley be added as an author on H. F. No. 1005.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Noor moved that the name of Bierman be added as an author on H. F. No. 1034.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Keeler moved that the name of Mariani be added as an author on H. F. No. 1042.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lucero moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 1056.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Burkel moved that the name of Lueck be added as an author on H. F. No. 1059.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Richardson moved that the names of Mortensen and Becker-Finn be added as authors on H. F. No. 1080.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hollins moved that the names of Moller, Elkins, Christensen and Hamilton be added as authors on H. F. No. 1092.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Edelson moved that the name of Keeler be added as an author on H. F. No. 1124.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Morrison moved that the name of Hausman be added as an author on H. F. No. 1188.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Christensen moved that the name of Akland be added as an author on H. F. No. 1233.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Mortensen moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 1265.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Boldon moved that the names of Bierman and Franson be added as authors on H. F. No. 1279.  The motion prevailed.


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           Hollins moved that the name of Mariani be added as an author on H. F. No. 1288.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hansen, R., moved that the name of Morrison be added as an author on H. F. No. 1318.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Baker moved that the name of Haley be added as an author on H. F. No. 1324.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Demuth moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 1326.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Her moved that the name of Lippert be added as an author on H. F. No. 1332.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Frazier moved that the name of Youakim be added as an author on H. F. No. 1373.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Mariani moved that the names of Daniels, Demuth, Bennett and Erickson be added as authors on H. F. No. 1422.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Franke moved that the name of Huot be added as an author on H. F. No. 1482.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Sandstede moved that the names of Miller and Wolgamott be added as authors on H. F. No. 1514.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Sandstede moved that the names of Miller and Wolgamott be added as authors on H. F. No. 1515.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Howard moved that the name of Christensen be added as an author on H. F. No. 1517.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Sundin moved that the name of Lueck be added as an author on H. F. No. 1524.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Richardson moved that the name of Huot be added as an author on H. F. No. 1589.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Johnson moved that the name of Neu Brindley be added as an author on H. F. No. 1593.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Xiong, J., moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 1722.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Xiong, J., moved that the name of Jordan be added as an author on H. F. No. 1724.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Xiong, J., moved that the name of Mariani be added as an author on H. F. No. 1725.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Christensen moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 1750.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Agbaje moved that the name of Hassan be added as an author on H. F. No. 1759.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hollins moved that the name of Mortensen be added as an author on H. F. No. 1762.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Her moved that the name of Koznick be added as an author on H. F. No. 1802.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the names of Robbins and Dettmer be added as authors on H. F. No. 1816.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Morrison moved that the name of Wazlawik be added as an author on H. F. No. 1836.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Bierman moved that the name of Pinto be added as an author on H. F. No. 1852.  The motion prevailed.


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           Acomb moved that the name of Boe be added as an author on H. F. No. 1874.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Xiong, J., moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 1890.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Pryor moved that the name of Hollins be added as an author on H. F. No. 1962.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Feist moved that the name of Masin be added as an author on H. F. No. 1994.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Feist moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 1995.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Agbaje moved that the name of Mariani be added as an author on H. F. No. 1997.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Davnie moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 2002.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the name of Moller be added as an author on H. F. No. 2011.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Klevorn moved that the names of Christensen and Bierman be added as authors on H. F. No. 2018.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Richardson moved that the name of Backer be added as an author on H. F. No. 2022.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lippert moved that the name of Hollins be added as an author on H. F. No. 2044.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Christensen moved that the names of Igo, Mekeland and Haley be added as authors on H. F. No. 2054.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lippert moved that the name of Elkins be added as an author on H. F. No. 2083.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Feist moved that the names of Youakim, Wolgamott and Fischer be added as authors on H. F. No. 2089.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Theis moved that the name of Pfarr be added as an author on H. F. No. 2106.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Richardson moved that the name of Huot be added as an author on H. F. No. 2119.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lislegard moved that the names of Sandstede and Lueck be added as authors on H. F. No. 2120.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Noor moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 2139.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Marquart moved that the name of Jordan be added as an author on H. F. No. 2143.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Torkelson moved that the name of Ecklund be added as an author on H. F. No. 2162.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Anderson moved that the name of Theis be added as an author on H. F. No. 2181.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Olson, B., moved that the name of Urdahl be added as an author on H. F. No. 2185.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Heinrich moved that the name of Stephenson be added as an author on H. F. No. 2198.  The motion prevailed.


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           Vang moved that the names of Mariani, Lee, Youakim, Fischer, Marquart and Berg be added as authors on H. F. No. 2199.  The motion prevailed.

 

      McDonald moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 2202.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Davnie moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 2205.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lucero moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 2217.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lucero moved that the name of Mekeland be added as an author on H. F. No. 2218.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Noor moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 2220.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hausman moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 2224.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Frazier moved that the name of Youakim be added as an author on H. F. No. 2233.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Wolgamott moved that H. F. No. 1203, now on the General Register, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Becker-Finn moved that H. F. No. 1404, now on the General Register, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Keeler moved that H. F. No. 2124 be recalled from the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

Franson introduced:

 

House Resolution No. 4, A House resolution condemning Chinese treatment of and human rights violations against the Uyghurs.

 

      The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

      Winkler moved that when the House adjourns today it adjourn until 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Winkler moved that the House adjourn.  The motion prevailed, and the Speaker declared the House stands adjourned until 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021.

 

 

Patrick D. Murphy, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives

 


 


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