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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Capital Investment Division

Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 8:00 AM
Time Note: NOTE the committee will meet in Room 500 South of the State Office Building rather than its typical hearing room

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: 500 South State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1512* (Sandell): Early education teacher licensure requirements established.

HF 3222 (Becker-Finn): State Building Code; baby diaper changing station installation in public restrooms required.

HF 3311 (Richardson): Birth to Age Eight Pilot Project modified.

HF2319** (Pinto) - Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

NOTES:
* No public testimony will be taken on HF1512 as the bill received a hearing in the Early Childhood Division on March 12, 2019.

**An author’s DE amendment to HF2319 will be posted when it is available from House Research.

If you wish to testify or submit materials on any of these bills, please contact the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn), by 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 26.


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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3404 (Stephenson) - Occupational employment statistic survey information sharing required by employers.
HF3600 (Noor) - New American workforce training funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3629 (Xiong) - Minnesota Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Bills may be added to the agenda.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

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

I. HF 3616 (Lee) Increasing limit on state contracts that may be awarded to targeted businesses

II. HF 3631 (Freiberg) Creating grant program for making buildings more accessible to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensory issues

III. HF 1358 (Elkins) Website Accessibility Grants established enabling visually impaired individuals improved access to local government websites

Additional bills will likely be added


Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. HF 3561 (Fischer) Construction materials for public safety facilities tax exemption provided
II. HF 3278 (L. Carlson) Tax exemption for certain construction materials provided
III. HF 2955 (O'Neill) Buffalo; fire station construction materials exempted from sales and use tax
IV. HF 3280 (Layman) Grand Rapids; fire station refundable construction exemption provided
V. HF 3320 (Huot) Elementary or secondary school student organization fund-raising sales exemption provided if conditions are met
VI. HF 3362 (Sandstede) Elementary or secondary school student organization fund-raising sales tax exemption provided
VII. HF 2980 (Gruenhagen) Automated storage and retrieval equipment purchase sales tax exemption provided

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. MN Dept. of Agriculture: Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Value report
- Paul Hugunin, Agricultural Marketing and Development Division
- Ashley Bress, Agricultural Marketing and Development Division
- Darrin Froemming
- Deeann Lufkin
- Andrew Miron
II. HF 3030 (Brand) Restaurants required to serve specified drinks as default beverage for children's meals.

Note: HF 3421 and HF 3464 have been removed from the agenda.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 3201 (Kunesh-Podein) Increase Teachers of Color Act
HF 448 (Her) English Language Learner cross-subsidy

Other items may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added
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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: If necessary, the committee will recess and reconvene in Room 5 - State Office Building - at 4:00 p.m. or 15 minutes after session, whichever is later.

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: 500 S - State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3438 (Bierman) - Electricity rate schedule posting on websites by utilities required.
HF3055 (Lee) - Climate change impact on state capital funding need assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3368 (Long) - Community solar garden program modified. (The committee will continue action on this bill where we left off on Tuesday.)

Bills may be added to the agenda

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Government Operations

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF3202 (Christensen) Hairstyling and makeup application exempted from licensing.

HF3228 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Affordability Act established, prescription drug affordability commission and prescription drug affordability requirements created, and report required.

HF3268 (Persell) Environment; PFAS Task Force created, and money appropriated.

HF3356 (Sauke) State Register publication provisions changed, and Capitol building event annual report date changed.

HF3357 (Sauke) State-owned land and property, general services revolving fund, and central motor pool provisions modified; and Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution established.

TESTIFYING: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please inform the committee administrator.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format and emailed by 3 p.m. the day before the meeting to the committee administrator. If you are bringing hard copies, please bring 60 copies and email the handout.

*Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
o HF 998 (ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
o **HF 3749 (Edelson) Reproductive health service and facilities access interference prohibited, and criminal penalties established
o HF 3274 (Carlson): Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act amended, and court approval process for proposed amendments to common interest community governing documents created


*Bills may be added to, or removed from, the agenda. Bills may be taken in any order.
**HF 3749 (Edelson) is a duplicate of HF 3041(Edelson)**

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




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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3524 (Morrison) Lawns to legumes program funding provided, previous appropriation canceled, and money appropriated.

Overview and update on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

HF3431 (Tabke) State incentives for conservation reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2957 (Hansen) Conservation Reserve Program state incentive funding provided, and money appropriated.


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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Attorney General's Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices Recommendations:
Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer, Advisory Task Force Member
HF1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
HF4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
HF1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.


Bills Added

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Redemption Day

*HF 40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.

HF 2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.

HF 3816 (Long) providing for an automatic expungement process for certain offenders

Last Year Bills
**HF 982 (Long) Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, law regarding collateral consequences and criminal offenders rehabilitation conformed with the uniform act, and money appropriated.

Re-Referrals without Recommendations
***HF 3603 (Moller) Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act eneacted.

Notes:
*The Committee will be giving HF 40 a brief informational hearing, as the bill is in possession of the Ways and Means Committee
**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.
*** We will be passing these bills without recommendation. The committee does not intend to hear these bills. Therefore, no testimony will be taken.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Frank Hornstein
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:


*Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.*

**Bills added, 2/24: HF1739 (Lueck), HF2965 (Hansen), and HF3251 (Richardson) have been added to the agenda**

If you would like to testify on a bill, please email john.howe@house.mn.

If you plan to bring handouts with your testimony, please email them in PDF format by 1:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. If you are bringing hard copies of your handout, please bring 40 copies and email the handout in advance.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 , 3:30 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION