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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Capital Investment Division

Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
NOTE: All bills will be heard on an informational only basis
HF XXX (Layman) Grand Rapids Civic Center - Pending Introduction

HF 1333 (Sauke) has been removed from today's agenda and added to Thursday's agenda.

Bills Added
Bills Removed
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Corrections Division

Chair: Rep. John Considine
Location: 500S State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 1237 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited form contracting with private prisons.

HF 1315 (Considine) Correctional officers position increase funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 1615 (Wolgamott) Correctional facilities additional support and clinical staff funding provided, and money appropriated.

*This meeting will be held in 500S
**The Committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in room Capitol 120 for a Joint Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform and Corrections Committee on Corrections Budget Presentation.

Bills Added
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
HEARING CANCELED

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Governor's Budget Presentation
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Commerce Department

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael V. Nelson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
I. HF1295 (Lillie) Dedication certain sales tax collections to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

II. HF541 (Lillie) Mighty Ducks grant funding provided, bonds issued

III. HF956 (Koegel) Mighty Ducks grant funding provided

IV. HF633 (Tabke) Minnesota Racing Commission ongoing operations provided


If you would like to testify on any bill, please contact Jim Gelbmann (651-296-7427) or send an e-mail to jim.gelbmann@house.mn


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. HF 1357 (Schultz) Exempting car-sharing services from the special tax and fee on short-term motor vehicle rentals
II. HF 1073 (Davnie) Education instructional materials exemption modified
III. HF 1083 (Petersburg) Clarifying exemption on nonprofit tickets or admissions
IV. HF 1356 (O’Neil) Providing a construction exemption for a fire station in the city of Monticello

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:30 AM

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Ryan Winkler
Location: 500N State Office Building
Agenda:
Rules and Legislative Administration
Chair: Rep. Ryan Winkler


Meeting:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
500N State Office Building

Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes of February 19, 2019

IV. Calendar for the Day for February 28, 2019

V. Adjournment





Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: The room is scheduled until 11:45 AM if needed.

Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
The room is scheduled until 11:45 AM if needed.

Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Video

HF 811 (Lippert) Farm to school funding
HF 1096 (Wazlawik) Farm to food shelf funding
HF 1301 (Anderson) Additional milk for food shelf funding

Dairy Bills
HF 1021 (Anderson) Establishing a dairy producer conservation incentive program
HF 1418 (Poppe) Establishing a dairy producer margin coverage premium assistance program
HF 1419 (Poppe) Establishing a dairy stabilization conservation assistance program

Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn if you want to sign up to testify.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Teacher of the Year Presentations

HF 1282 (Murphy) Regional public library systems aid distribution modified

Informational hearing on HF 247 (Kunesh-Podein) Establishes a grant program to increase student access to licensed library media specialist

Other bills may be added to the agenda.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Governor's budget items from MPCA
HF 1022 (Long) Utility's solar energy incentive program amended
HF 1191 (Wagenius) Public Utilities Commission directed to develop and approve public utilities energy conservation financial incentive.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: Committee may continue meeting as late as 12:45 pm, if necessary. Committee may reconvene in SOB300N at 5:30 pm or the call of the chair, if necessary.

Government Operations

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF11 (Lesch)
Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, and reports required.

HF5 (Halverson)
Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

PLEASE NOTE: These bills have been heard in other committees. Therefore, testimony will be limited.

If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added
Bills Removed
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Human Rights budget request presentation

Civil Legal Services budget request presentation

HF 741 (741) money bail use for certain offenses limited

*If you'd like to testify, please contact CA Rachel Ganani: rachel.ganani@house.mn

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 12:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF266 (Freiberg) Local inflow and infiltration reduction program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF133 (Becker-Finn) No child left inside grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF731 (Brand) Motor Vehicles and watercraft tax and fee exemption for disabled veterans provided.

Presentation of Governor’s Budget Recommendations for Department of Natural Resources

*Please note that testimony has already been taken on HF266 and HF133 on Friday, February 15, 2019.


Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Department of Human Services 20-21 Budget Presentation

Attachments:

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Youth Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform

HF 950 (Christensen) Minnesota School Safety Center funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 812 (Wazlawik) Criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in authority positions over juveniles expanded.

HF 89 (Grossell) Child pornography offenses penalties increased, mandatory minimum sentences created, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission directed to modify sex offender grid.

*HF 50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception.


*HF 50 will be heard to clarify a motion. The bill was previously before a committee. Testimony was heard. No public testimony will be taken for this bill.
**The Committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in room Capitol 120 for a Joint Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform and Corrections Committee on Corrections Budget Presentation.




Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 2:30 PM
Time Note: ***Please note that committee may run later than 4:00 p.m. and/or recess and reconvene in the evening depending upon bill testimony and discussion***

Commerce

Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF 1501 (Davnie) Consumer short-term and small loans interest rates regulated.
HF 331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, and alternative penalties allowed.
HF 349 (Halverson) Electronic cigarettes included in definition of smoking for purposes of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, and technical and clarifying changes made.

If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 2:30 PM

Education Policy

Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. Call to Order

II. HF1026 (Freiberg) - School safety technical assistance center and School Safety Technical Assistance Council extended.

III. HF1343 (Morrison) - Sunscreen possession and use at school provided.

IV. HF1111 (Hassan) - Postsecondary education enrollment options eligibility clarified.

V. HF847 (Her) - High School graduation personal finance required.

VI. HF249 (Urdahl) - Graduation and civics testing requirements modified to ensure students adequately prepared to be capable citizens able to fully participate in the political process.

VII. Adjournment

Bills Added

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 2:30 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at approximately 5:00pm or upon conclusion of hearing all bills other than HF342, whichever is earlier. The committee will reconvene in the same room (200 State Office Building) at 6:00pm for the purpose of completing the agenda, including HF342.

Health and Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Rena Moran
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
**HF342 will be an informational hearing with no formal action taken on the bill**

Presentation: Overview of child welfare policy, data, and outcomes
David Sanders, PH.D., Executive Vice President for Systems Improvement, Casey Family Programs

Presentation: Data findings on African American children in Minnesota's child protection system
Jamie Sorenson and Nikki Kovan, Department of Human Services

-HF499 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rule making authorized, and money appropriated.

-HF554 (Moran): Allowing parents to petition directly for restored custody; expunged records no longer allowed to be disqualifying factors on background studies

-HF1050 (Moran): Child foster care governing provisions modified

-HF342 (Moran): African American Family Preservation Act


**Bills Removed**
-HF563 (Moran): Heaven’s Law

Bills Added
Bills Removed

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 2:30 PM

Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

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

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes from February 19, 2019

IV. HF 550 (Pryor): Student loan debt counseling grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated

V. HF 583 (Huot): Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.

VI. HF 401 (Ecklund): Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated.

VII. HF1015 (Ecklund): Minnesota state two-year colleges outside of the metropolitan area aid provide, and money appropriated.

VII. HF 984 (Becker-Finn): Chronic wasting disease test development funding provided, and money appropriated.

VIII. Adjournment

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 2:30 PM

Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
*Agenda Change: Bill Added

Presentation of Governor's 2020-21 Budget Proposal:
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Don Kerr, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Bill hearing:
HF889 (J. Xiong) Military veterans definitions modified
*HF203 (O'Neill) Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion
*HF172 (Grossell) POW and MIA Recognition Day established

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 5:00 PM

Corrections Division

Chair: Rep. John Considine
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
CORRECTIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM JOINT HEARING

Department of Corrections Budget Presentation

Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 5:00 PM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Chair: 2017-18 Chair Senator Julie A. Rosen
Location: G-3 State Capitol
Agenda:

Election of 2019-2020 Commission officers.
- Chair
- Vice Chair
- Secretary

Discussion of 2019 priorities.


For more agenda information, click here

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
CORRECTIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM JOINT HEARING

Department of Corrections Budget Presentation

Attachments:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 , 6:00 PM

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Frank Hornstein
Location: FIELD HEARING: Minneapolis
Agenda:

FIELD HEARING

6:00 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m.
North High School Auditorium
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

All members of the community are invited to attend, and the committee welcomes public testimony.

Individuals and groups that wish to provide testimony to the committee may do so by contacting the committee administrator: John.Howe@house.mn