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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Corrections Division

Chair: Rep. John Considine
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 493 (Zerwas) State correctional institution administrative and disciplinary segregation use guidelines established, and report required.

HF 1575 (Sandell) Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with a local county social services agency.

*HF 1399 (Considine) Ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, report required, and money appropriated.


*HF 1399 will be heard to clarify a motion. The bill was previously before the committee. Testimony was heard. No public testimony will be taken for this bill.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Housing Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Homeownership Presentation
HF 884 (Schultz) Workforce and affordable homeownership development program qualified entities to participate in and funding types available expanded, workforce and affordable homeownership account created in housing development fund, and money appropriated.

Challenge Grants
HF 859 (Gunther) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency challenge grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Manufactured Housing Presentation
HF 896 (Sauke) Manufactured home parks eligibility as housing improvement areas clarified, and housing infrastructure bonds use for manufactured home parks allowed.




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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael V. Nelson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
I. HF353 (Murphy) Public television station equipment grants provided

II. HF354 (Carlson,L) Beyond Opioids public television and community radio funding provided

III. HF1187 (Lippert) Minnesota Public Radio equipment grants provided

IV. HF1303 (Persell) Radio stations grant funding provided for Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations


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


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. HF 540 (Marquart) Taxpayers allowed to make certain elections for state tax filing purposes
II. HF 1317 (Bierman) Solar energy systems purchase and installation temporary credit provided
III. HF 1083 (Petersburg) Nonprofit tickets or admission exemption clarified
IV. HF 1156 (Tabke) Minnesota housing tax credit contribution fund established, tax credit for certain contributions provided, report required, and money appropriated

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation from Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker - Governor's Budget

HF 681 (Tabke) Pregnant and parenting pupils transportation to qualified programs provided, reimbursement allowed, and money appropriated.



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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Chair: Rep. John Persell
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF680 - Tabke: Leashed dog use to track big game allowed.

HF092 - Sundin: Spear gun use to take fish allowed, and rulemaking authorized.

HF223 - Sundin: Waste tire facilities financial assurance required.

HF 1472 - Claflin: Public waters electronic transmission of certain information provided.

HF 1569 - Lippert: Drinking water protection pilot program established, and money appropriated.

HF 1239 - Wagenius: Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF 1502 - Fischer: Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Uniform Law Commission budget presentation

HF 90 (Schultz) Elder Abuse bill

HF 1196 (Lesch) Applicant's and employee's personal usernames and passwords protected from access by employers, and civil enforcement...

HF 1197 (Lesch) Electronic communication held by a service provider or third party access by a gov't entity prohibited except under certain circumstances

HF 1236 (Lesch) Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) use regulated by law enforcement agencies

**If bills on agenda are not completed during hearing time, we will continue hearing the bills on Thursday, 2/28/19**

**if you'd like to testify, please email the CA, Rachel Ganani, rachel.ganani@house.mn

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 9:45 AM

Subcommittee on Elections

Chair: Rep. Raymond Dehn
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF1487 (Dehn)
Elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made.

HF677 (Huot)
Mail balloting authorized in any town or city with fewer than 400 registered voters.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Room B State Office Building.

PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited and committee may continue past the standing 11:15 a.m. adjournment time. Please plan accordingly.

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

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 12:00 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 12:15 PM

Legislative Audit Commission

Time Changed Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen, Sen. Mark W. Koran
Location: 120 State Capitol
Agenda:

Release OLA evaluation, Office of Minnesota Information Technology Services (MNIT)



Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF108 (Sundin) Twin Lakes Township; water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

HF959 (Sundin) Western Lake Superior Sanitary District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

HF181 (Murphy) Duluth; Public Facilities Authority funding provided for the purpose of debt relief for the Duluth North Shore Sanitary District, and money appropriated

HF313 (Schomacker) Murray and Cottonwood Counties; Red Rock Rural Water System regional water service expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

HF1308 (Hansen) West St. Paul wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1058 (Halverson) Litigation proceeds required to be appropriated to commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities, and money appropriated.
HF350 (Mann) Statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized.
HF940 (Cantrell) Palliative Care Advisory Council funding provided, and money appropriated.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 12:45 PM

Legacy Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Leon Lillie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF396 (Wolgamott) - Great River Children's Museum funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1448 (Mariani) - Science Museum of Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1474 (Hausman) - Minnesota Humanities Center and Veterans' Voices program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Presentations from the Department of Education and Regional Libraries



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

POST Board Budget Presentation

HF 665 (Edelson) Youth intervention programs funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 1604 (Edelson) Organization providing legal representation for children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.d

Presentation from the Minnesota Youth Council on School Safety

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

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




**Updated HF 8 and HF 9 Evening Hearing Information**

Location: Capitol 120

Time: The Committee will reconvene at 7:00 pm

Ticketing: This event will be ticketed on site by the Sergeant of Arms.

Time Allotments: Proponents and opponents of each bill will be afforded 30 minutes of testimony for each bill. The bill author’s presentation will count toward the proponents 30 minutes.

Testifying: Individuals interested in testifying will need to sign up with the committee via email at HF8andHF9Testimony@house.mn or via phone at 651-296-1478. Individuals who are not able to testify are encouraged to provide written testimony to the posted email by 12:45 pm on Tuesday on February 26.

Additional Hearing: The Chair's intent is to pass HF 8 and HF 9 on Wednesday evening. If we are not able to do so, we will continue hear these bills on Thursday evening at the Capitol. No further testimony will be taken at that time.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 2:30 PM
Time Note: Committee will likely recess and reconvene at the call of the chair, likely 6:30 p.m.

Commerce

Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF 486 (Schultz) Hearing aid coverage required for individuals older than 18 years of age.

HF 306 (Albright) Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and reports required.

HF 1041 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

HF 440 (Morrison) Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.

HF 772 (Mahoney) Public building accessibility requirements modified.

If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn
If you would like to provide handouts to the committee, please deliver 75 copies to Committee Legislative Assistant Aimee Vue by 12:00 noon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 2:30 PM

Education Policy

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

II. HF945 (Wazlawik) - Textbook definition modified.

III. HF428 (Gruenhagen) - Textbook definition modified, and obsolete language deleted.

IV. HF824 (Kunesh-Podein) - Increase Teachers of Color Act funding provided, seeking to double American Indian teachers and teachers of color, reports required, and money appropriated.

V. Adjournment

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 2:30 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at approximately 4:00pm and reconvene at approximately 6:45pm in the same room (200 State Office Building).

Health and Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Rena Moran
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF815 (Acomb) - Step therapy override procedures applied to state public health care programs.
HF929 (Richardson) - Commissioner of human services directed to seek brain injury waiver amendment, and traumatic brain injury definition for the state traumatic brain injury program modified.
HF926 (Bernardy) - Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed.
HF840 (Lien) - Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
HF1250 (Bierman) - Certified community behavioral health clinics governing provisions changed.
HF819 (Edelson) - Cardiovascular technologist x-ray practice authorized.
HF910 (Edelson) - Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended.
HF814 (Edelson) - School-linked mental health grants modified, report required, and money appropriated.
HF742 (Morrison) - Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF637 (Morrison) - Health-related professions temporary license suspensions and background checks modified.
HF909 (Morrison) - Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated.
HF473 (Liebling) - Incontinence products and related supplies volume purchasing use prohibited, and preferred incontinence program for medical assistance repealed

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Wednesday, February 27, 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 26, 2019

IV. Office of Higher Ed Presentation of the Governor's Higher Ed budget

V. Adjournment

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 2:30 PM

Labor

Chair: Rep. Mike Sundin
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
HF 947 (Mahoney) Employers prohibited from requiring disclosure of past wages
HF 726 (Brand) MN State Building Code stakeholder group established
HF 878 (Mahoney) Building and construction contract retainage requirements modified
HF 879 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.

**Bill Removed: HF 906 (Moran)**

If you would like to testify, please contact Travis Reese at (651) 296-7175 or travis.reese@house.mn

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 6:30 PM
Time Note: Meeting start time has been moved from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm. Thank you.

Capital Investment Division

Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
NOTE: All bills will be heard on an informational only basis.

REMOVED:
HF XXX (Dehn) Minneapolis; Upper St. Anthony Lock redevelopment Pending Introduction
HF 944 (Stephenson) will be rescheduled next week.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 6:45 PM
Time Note: Committee will recess following the regularly scheduled Commerce Committee meeting time (see posting for 2:30 pm) and reconvene at the call of the chair to hear the bills listed here. Bills scheduled for the evening may be taken up in any order after reconvening.

Commerce

Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF 728 (Mann) Pharmacy benefit managers licensure and regulations created, and rulemaking authorized.

HF 149 (Bahner) Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential.

HF 743 (Bahner) Prescription drug co-payments limited.

HF 688 (Bahner) Pharmacists allowed to provide drug refills without prescriptions, insurance coverage required, and rulemaking authorized.

HF 687 (Bahner) Prescription drug refills synchornization provided.

HF 723 (Elkins) Pharmacist penalties for sharing certain information prohibited, and synchronization of prescription drug refill requirements established. (pending re-referral)

HF 1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required. (pending re-referral)

HF 1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.

HF 1523 (Cantrell) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.

HF 892 (Stephenson) Pharmacy licensure requirements modified.

If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn
If you would like to provide handouts to the committee, please deliver 75 copies to Committee Legislative Assistant Aimee Vue by 12:00 noon







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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 , 6:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Chair: Rep. John Persell
Location: 500N State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 1656 - Persell: State buildings renewable energy provisions modified, outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, and beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided.

HF973 - Persell: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated.

HF 1244 - Hansen: Public drainage system acquisition and compensation of ditch buffer strips accelerated, and runoff and sediment option provided when charging for public drainage ditch repairs.

HF 1587 - Hansen: Citizen oversight committees extended.

If you are interested in testifying, please contact Sean Herring at Sean.Herring@house.mn

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