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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 8:00 AM

E-12 Education

Chair: Rep. Calros Mariani
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF302 (Peterson, S.) Early childhood and prekindergarten grant programs established and kindergarten developmental assessment expanded.
HF685 (Slawik) Preschool program and home visiting program for children diagnosed with mental illness or development delays funding provided.
HF976 (Slawik) After-school community learning grant program established.
HF170 has been removed from the agenda.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Overview from the Pollution Control Agency

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Public Safety Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Judicial Standards Board budget presentation
Human Rights Department budget presentation
Civil Legal Services budget presentation
HF425 (Paymar) Authorizing emergency grants to victims of motor vehicle theft *** removed from agenda ***

Chair: Rep. Al Juhnke
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
AURI budget overview; Department of Agriculture budget overviews

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 10:00 AM

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF589 (Peterson, A.) Bioenergy producer payment program established for cellulosic biofuel production, bioenergy production incentive program and working lands conservation program created, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF769 (Hansen) Native plant agronomic research funding provided, technical advisory committee established, and money appropriated.

Chair: Rep. Karen Clark
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided, and money appropriated. Discussion only, section 7.
HF906 (Thissen) Birth defects information system funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF758 (Laine) Emergency assistance and transitional housing funding provided, and money appropriated.
Veterans Home Board presentation

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 10:00 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Ann Lenczewski
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF130 (Lanning) Border city enterprise zone allocations increased.
HF356 (Kalin) Taylors Falls border city development zone powers authorized.
HF454 (Fritz) Faribault tax increment financing expenditures authorized.
HF1054 (Morgan) Burnsville special tax increment financing districts authorized.
HF1167 (Lillie) North St. Paul tax increment financing district transfers authorized, and time period to expend revenues extended.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Thomas Huntley
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation on the medical reimbursement system's effect on quality of medical care.
HF782 (Huntley) Certain hospital payment reductions eliminated.
HF570 (Murphy, E) Long-term hospital payment rates adjusted, and money appropriated.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF34 (Kahn) Stem cell research state policy established authorizing the University of Minnesota to spend state-appropriated funds on stem cell research and criminal penalties imposed (continued from Feb. 22 agenda).
HF771 (Mariani) A resolution memorializing the president and Congress to promote the United States' ability to compete in the global marketplace for talented and necessary workers.
HF874 (Anzelc) Northome municipal building funding provided.
HF640 (Howes) Walker Area Community Center funding provided
HF358, HF118, HF461 and HF519 have been removed from the agenda.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Mullery
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1200 (Kranz) Revisor's bill correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; and making technical corrections.
HF996 (Lesch) Tax data classification and disclosure provisions clarified and modified, and class 1b homestead declarations administration and classification provided.
HF950 (Carlson) Fourth Judicial District obsolete references and provisions removed, unintentional repeal corrected, bail proceeds payment resumed for Hennepin County municipalities.
HF503 (Hilstrom) Sexual solicitation of children through the Internet crimes provided.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffers Subcommittee

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 500S State Office Building
Agenda:
HF374 (Hansen) Board of Water and Soil Resources general services grants provided.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Capital Investment Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF143 (Peterson, A.) Minnesota River Trail funding provided.
HF262 (Greiling) Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota funding provided.
HF335 (Hosch) Stearns County grant provided to purchase property for Kraemer Lake Park.
HF378 (Johnson, S.) St. Paul National Great River Park improvements provided.
HF604 (Laine) Springbrook Nature Center redevelopment funding provided.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Health and Human Services

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF320 (Anzelc) establishing a method to determine reimbursement of nursing facility Public Employees Retirement Association costs
HF400 (Hosch) allowing contracts with nursing facilities for the provision of additional specialized services; modifying reimbursement for short-stay residents; increasing nursing facility operating payment rates; implementing new case mix indices and providing interim rate adjustments; rebasing nursing facility rates; providing additional nursing facility quality add-ons
HF401 (Thissen) providing additional criteria for ranking nursing facility moratorium exception proposals; increasing the limit on allowable interest on equipment; increasing the replacement-cost-new per bed limit; providing reimbursement for certain nursing facility property costs; authorizing funding of moratorium exception projects
HF721 (Fritz) providing long-term care provider rate increases; requiring the use of new nursing facility case mix indices; providing an exemption from the MinnesotaCare program prohibition on employer-subsidized coverage; requiring workforce initiatives; requiring a study of nursing facility rate rebasing
HFXXX (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 2:15 PM

K-12 Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Mindy Greiling
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF975 (Koenen) Comprehensive school reform funding provided to replace reduced federal funds.
HF988 (Winkler) Technology task force and grants established for schools, and school district technology plan developed.
HF1080 (Morgan) School district technology needs aid provided.
HF803 (Benson) SMART Board pilot program funding provided in school districts throughout the state.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 2:15 PM

State Government Finance Division

State Government Finance

Chair: Rep. Phyllis Kahn
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Department of Employee Relations: agency overview, budget presentation, and discussion of DOER's proposed merger.
HF1048 (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred. *** added to agenda ***

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Commerce and Labor

Chair: Rep. Joe Atkins
Location: Basement Hearing Room State Office Building
Agenda:
HF219 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying use of personal sick leave benefits
HF966 (Howes) Nurse overtime orders of compliance authorized.
HF648 (Mahoney) Unemployment Insurance policy, housekeeping, and style modifications provided; administrative rules incorporated into statute; and fraud penalties modified.
HF643 (Hansen) Meatpacking industry workers bill of rights and ombudsman positions established.

HF512 (Atkins) has been removed from the agenda
HF1104 (Laine) has been removed from the agenda

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Nora Slawik
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF20 (Thissen) Pre-kindergarten scholarship granting organizations contribution income tax credit provided
HF123 (Slawik) Education expense tax credit and deduction applied to certain expenditures for pre-kindergarten expenses and museum memberships
HF235 (Murphy, E) Developmental screening aid funding increased
HF585 (Bly) Early childhood developmental screening expanded and kindergarten entrance assessment established

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources

Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF719 (Dill) Lake County; temporary suspension of tax-forfeited lands proceeds provided to reimburse county for purchase of Clair A. Nelson Memorial Forest land
HF790 (Moe) Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Act provisions modified, technical and housekeeping changes made, and Pollution Control Agency project priority rule modified
HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted
Division Report(s):
HF 278 (Hansen) Deer license surcharge imposed for deer management and reimbursing the cost of processing deer donated for charitable purposes.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Transportation Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Bernie Lieder
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Department of Transportation budget overview

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 , 5:30 PM

Ways and Means

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Loren Solberg
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentations from the following House finance divisions: Public Safety; Agriculture. Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs; Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health; and Health Care and Human Services.

Chair: Sen. Sandy Pappas
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Consider the governor's nominees for regents of the University of Minnesota for possible presentation to a joint convention of the Legislature.