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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Capital Investment Division

Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Governor's state agency bonding recommendations:
Employment and Economic Development
Water and Soil Resources Board
Public Facilities Authority

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 8:00 AM
Time Note: The committee will reconvene at 5:30 PM in 120 State Capitol to hear public testimony on HF1.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
*HF1 - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

*Please see DE5 amendment posted.

Walk through and testimony/discussion will take place during the morning meeting on February 18th and continue in the evening of February 18th beginning at 5:30PM in Capitol 120. Public testimony on HF1 will take place during the evening portion of the meeting.

If you would like to testify on this bill, please email the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn); members of the public will be asked to keep testimony to two minutes per person.

Materials must be submitted to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 12 PM on Monday, February 17 in order to be included in committee member folders.


Bills Added

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3073 (Moran) - Pregnancy and parenting leave incumbency requirement modified.
Bills may be added to the agenda.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael V. Nelson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:

I. HF 354 (Carlson, L) Establishes a General Fund appropriation for a "Beyond Opioids" documentary by Minnesota Public Television and the Association of Minnesota Educational Radio Stations

HF 1607 (Claflin) Provides planning money for a new state Velodrome to be built and managed by the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

HF 1740 (Huot) Provides flags for the families of Minnesota military personnel and first responders who have been killed in the line of duty


Bills Added

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
**Tax committee is not meeting on Tuesday, February 18**

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:30 AM

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Ryan Winkler
Location: 400 South State Office Building
Agenda:
Rules and Legislative Administration
Chair: Rep. Ryan Winkler

Meeting:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
400 South State Office Building

Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes for June 5, 2019

IV. LCC Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits and Policies

Presenters: Kelly Knight and Barb Juelich

V. Miscellaneous personnel reports

Presenters: Kelly Knight and Barb Juelich

VI. SC6 (Gazelka)
A Senate Concurrent Resolution adopting deadlines for the 2020 session.

VII. Calendar for the Day for February 20, 2020

VIII. Adjournment


Bills Added
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. Update on the state of dairy in MN
- Dave Buck, President, MN Milk Producers
- Fran Miron, Dairy Producer of the Year
- Lucas Sjostrom, Executive Director, MN Milk
II. Rural Finance Authority status report on funding levels
- Matt McDevitt, Supervisor, MDA Rural Finance Authority
III. HF 2959 (Poppe) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Informational hearing only.
IV. HF 3309 (Vang) MN Dept. of Agriculture/Dept. of Health joint lab renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Informational hearing only.
- Gary Horvath, MDA Lab Director
V. HF 3296 (Poppe) Veterinary diagnostic laboratory equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.
- David Preisler, CEO, MN Pork Producers Association


Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Informational presentations on:
Pregnant and Parenting Pupil Transportation
Reach out and Read

*more agenda items may be added*

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
HF3209 (Stephenson) - Utilities required to analyze economics of resting nonrenewable generating facilities to seasonal operation, and Public Utilities Commission provided process for seasonable operations pilot project approval.
HF3054 (Stephenson) - Electric generation sources and associated air pollution emission semiannual reports to customers by electric utilities required.
HF3101 (Christensen) - Electric utilities required to include renewable energy program information with bill inserts.

Bills may be added to the agenda

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Government Operations

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
F3068 (Dehn) A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists.

HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.

HF1152 (Freiberg) County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.

HF673 (Lucero) Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list.

Bills Added
Bills Removed
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
o HF 3095 (Christensen): A bill for an act relating to health; removing race from data on certificates of marriage reported to the state registrar; requiring marriage license applications to be modified to conform with this change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.223
o HF 3009 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to public safety; regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement agencies; classifying data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.82, subdivision 15, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626
o HF 3012 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to public safety; enabling reporting of information related to use of electronic location tracking warrants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 626A.08, subdivision 2; 626A.37, subdivision 4
o HF 3010 (Lesch): A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring a government entity to obtain a search warrant before accessing electronic communication information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 626A.26, subdivision 3; 626A.27, subdivision 2; 626A.28, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 626A.31, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 626A.28, subdivisions 1, 2; 626A.29; 626A.30

*Bills may be added to, or removed from, the agenda. Bills may be taken in any order. If the committee does not complete hearing the bills on this agenda, the remaining bills will be added to an agenda later in the week.

***If you have questions, or wish to testify on an agenda item, please contact Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: rachel.ganani@house.mn



Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 12:00 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Update on Chronic Wasting Disease efforts.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3100 (Howard) Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Survivor Advocacy Day

HF 3218 (Moller) Short Description: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation of peace officers accused of sexual assault required.

HF 3070 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, and prostitution patron penalties increased

HF 464 (O'Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the domestic abuse transformation program account for funding domestic abuse transformation programs

HF 2983 (O’Neill) Unrestricted sexual assault examination kit; samples required to be tested, retention and storage requirements established, design and publication of a uniform consent form required, searchable database to track the status of testing created, additional lab scientists and software upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.



Last Year Bills
*HF 734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated
*HF 2586 (Gomez) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.
*HF 2367 (Dehn) Certifying entities required to timely process visa certification documents.

Notes:
*Bills that have been heard last year. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on these bills. Technical amendments will be provided for these bills to update certain dates.
**Bills may be added to the agenda

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Commerce

Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF 12 (Cantrell) Conversion therapy with children or vulnerable adults prohibited, medical assistance coverage for conversion therapy prohibited, and misrepresentation of conversion therapy services or products prohibited. (Procedural motion to re-refer to General Register)*

HF 1121 (Youakim) Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage for motorcycles required. (Procedural motion to re-refer to General Register)*

HF 1501 (Davnie) Consumer short-term and small loan interest rates regulated. (Procedural motion to re-refer to General Register)*

Bills scheduled for hearing with public testimony:

HF 3180 (Claflin) Food packaging chemical use regulated.**
HF 3181 (Claflin) Nonwoven disposable product labeling provided.**


*Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, the following bills were returned to the Commerce Committee after receiving a Second Reading on the House Floor: HF 12, HF 1121, HF 1501. These bills have each had hearings with the opportunity for testimony and discussion in 2019. No further public testimony will be taken. The Committee will vote to re-refer these bills back to the General Register as a procedural matter.

**If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee on HF 3180 or HF 3181, please email Travis.Reese@house.MN and Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.MN at least 24 hours in advance.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Education Policy

Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3179 (Sandell) - School district transportation contracts clarified.

HF125* (Bennett) - Education finance; evidence-based grant standard established for any legislative grants awarded to organizations for prekindergarten through grade 12 education programs, and report required.

Informational presentation on findings from The Violence Project’s Mass Shooter Database

Informational presentation on youth e-cigarette use

HF3166 (Edelson) - Vaping awareness and prevention instruction for public school students required.

HF3164 (Edelson) - Vaping prevention pilot grant created, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.


*No public testimony will be taken on HF125 as the bill received a hearing in the Education Policy Committee on January 30, 2019 and was included in HF1711, the Committee’s 2019 policy bill.

Testifiers should contact Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) to be added to the testifier list or submit written materials.

Materials must be submitted 24 hours prior to the hearing start time in order to be included in committee member folders.


Attachments:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Health and Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Rena Moran
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation from Commissioner of Human Services Jodi Harpstead


NOTE: For the purpose of making corrective referrals, the following bills will be moved to new committees without recommendation:

To Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division:
HF3249 (Moran) Child support; arrears reporting requirement modified.

To Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division:
HF3311 (Richardson) Birth to Age Eight Pilot Project modified.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Connie Bernardy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Call to Order

Approval of minutes from April 26, 2019

2020 Overview Presentations:

I. University of Minnesota
II. Minnesota Private Colleges & Universities
III. Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Adjournment

If you wish to testify, please notify Addie Miller at adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Presentations from:

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
Student Veterans Association of Minnesota

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 , 7:00 PM

Ways and Means

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. HF 3100 (Howard) Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated (PENDING REFERRAL)

II. HF 8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required.

III. HF 9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm.

IV. *HF 141 (Poppe) Port authorities; majority vote of commissioners required to approve real property sales and transfers.

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

NOTE: HF 3100, HF 8 and HF 9 have gone through multiple committees with opportunity for public testimony. The focus of this hearing is on the fiscal components of the bills and no public testimony will be taken.

*NOTE: Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF 141 and HF 492 were returned to Ways and Means from the General Register. Both bills were heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session and there is no fiscal impact. The committee will be making procedural votes to move the bills out of committee and back to the General Register.