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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Capital Investment Division

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

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
MEETING CANCELED

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3685 (Sandstede) - Minnesota Diversified Industries grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3413 (Hassan) - Economic development department housekeeping changes made.
HF3611 (Mahoney) - Uniform outcome report card requirements modified.
HF3694 (Mahoney) - Bureau of Mediation Services provisions modified.


Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. HF 2601 (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
II. HF 3670 (Becker-Finn) Student loans discharged in tax year 2018 excluded from gross income
III. HF 1642 (Youakim) Historic structure rehabilitation credit modified, credit allowance and assignment clarified, and credit made permanent
III. HF 3496 (Youakim) Individual income taxpayer free filing report required, and money appropriated

Bills Added

Tuesday, March 3, 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, March 03, 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 February 25, 2020

IV. Calendar for the Day for March 5, 2020

V. Adjournment


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. FFA greeting
II. HF 3767 (Brand) County agricultural society county fair revenue use modified.
III. HF 3799 (Poppe) modifying membership of the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council; modifying terminology.
IV. MN Dept of Agriculture Annual Biodiesel Report to the Legislature and Annual Bioincentives Report to the Legislature
V. HF 3699 (Poppe) Increasing the minimum biofuel content in gasoline to 15 percent; requiring fuel retailers to offer blends of ten percent biofuel for use by certain motorists.

If you would like to testify, please contact Carl.Kaase@house.mn or Nancy.Conley@house.mn.

Bills Added

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Greetings from the Future Farmers of America - MN
HF 3556 (Moran) Trauma-informed school incentive aid
HF 3736 (Moran) Network for the Development of Children of African Descent program grant
HF 1344 (Huot) Sanneh Foundation programs funding made permanent


Other items may be added to the agenda.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: If necessary, the committee will recess and reconvene at 4:00 p.m. or 15 minutes after session, whichever is later, in room 400 South - State Office Building.

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.

Bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: If necessary, committee will continue meeting past 11:15 am, and/or recess and reconvene in the evening.

Government Operations

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF3499 (Nelson) Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.

HF983 (Elkins) Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.

HF3732 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.

HF3387 (Freiberg) Autism Awareness Day established.

HF3119 (Quam) State agency value initiative (SAVI) program established for state agencies to encourage innovation and cost saving.

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.

*If necessary, committee will continue meeting past 11:15 am, and/or recess and reconvene in
the evening.
**Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
o HF 3274 (Carlson): Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act amended, and court approval process for proposed amendments to common interest community governing documents created [**this bill was noticed for hearing on 2/27/20, but committee ran out of time**]
o HF 2898 (Edelson) A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; modifying provisions governing civil commitment; establishing engagement services pilot project; appropriating money; ... [please note: this bill has already received 2 hearings: one in HHS Policy and one in Public Safety. We will limit our review of the bill and committee discussion to the relevant provisions of the bill that deal with the Judiciary and court process, which includes the following Sections: 21; 23; 29; 30; 34; 38-40; 42; 48; 50; 51; 54; 61-62; 64; 66; 73-75; 78; 82-85; 89-90; 99-100]
o HF 3391(Moller) modifying and modernizing certain provisions governing guardianship and conservatorship

*Bills may be added to, or removed from, the agenda. Bills may be taken in any order.

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


Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3271 (Christensen) Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3425 (Wolgamott) Wastewater infrastructure planning funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3590 (Edelson) Carbon sequestration report funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3649 (Lee) Emerald ash borer addressing grant appropriation extended
HF3064 (Becker-Finn) Chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3221 (Becker-Finn) No child left inside grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.


Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, municipal license of tobacco provision added, and alternative penalties allowed.
HF1058 (Halverson) Litigation proceeds required to be appropriated to commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities, and money appropriated.
HF1535 (Morrison) Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.
*HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) 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. (BILL ADDED. Bill was heard on 2/26 and further testimony will not be taken on the bill.)

Three of the bills (HF331, HF1058, HF1535) were previously heard during the 2019 session and will have an abbreviated presentation. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.


Bills Added

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Law Enforcement Excellence Week

Presentation by The Minnesota Sheriffs Association on the LEXIPOL System

HF 3243 (Pinto) Law enforcement hiring information access expanded.

HF 3229 (Persell) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority requirements modified.

HF 3360 (Sandstede) Violent crime enforcement team funding provided, and money appropriated.

Re-Refer without Recommendation
*HF 3568 (Considine) Mental illness decriminalization planning group provided, and report required.

Last Year Bills
**HF 1149 (Christensen) Conservation officer authority under DWI law expanded

Notes:
*We will be passing these bills without recommendation. The committee does not intend to hear these bills. Therefore, no testimony will be taken.
**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, March 3, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

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

Bills may be taken in any order.

HF3252 (Hornstein)

HF3072 (Moran)

HF3687 (Lislegard)

HF3240 (Tabke)

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. Monday March 2. If you are bringing hard copies of your handout, please bring 40 copies and email the handout in advance.

Update 3/2/20:

**Bill Removed** HF3764 (Kotyza-Witthuhn)

**Bill Removed** HF888 (Xiong)

Bills Added

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Commerce

Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF 2967 (Sauke) Mortgage financing allowed for manufactured homes in manufactured home park cooperatives.
HF 3369 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Dog and cat sale by retail pet shops prohibited.
HF 2234 (Richardson) Motor vehicle post-accident insurance-funded repair governed. (Informational Hearing Only)

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

*Other Bills May Be Added to the Agenda*

Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Education Policy

Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2968 (Freiberg): School referendum election maximum notice period extended from 30 to 45 days.

HF3455 (Youakim): Education; provisions pertaining to state assessments reorganized.

State Assessments Presentation – Jennifer Dugan,
Director, Research and Assessment Division, Department of Education

HF3106 (Edelson): Standardized assessment task force created, and report required.

HF3107 (Edelson): Innovation research zone partner allowed to use a nationally recognized high school academic assessment.

HF1964 (Gruenhagen): Postsecondary education institution required to notify school of student withdrawal, and student required to provide grades copy to school.


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.



Bills Added

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 2:30 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at approximately 4:30PM and reconvene at approximately 6:00PM in **ROOM 120 OF THE CAPITOL** to continue deliberation of bills.

Health and Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Rena Moran
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
NOTE: HF1400 received an informational hearing, including public testimony, on September 11, 2019. Public testimony at this hearing will be limited to the content of the A-2 author's amendment.

HF3079 (Richardson) Disabilities added to focus of health disparities.
HF3318 (Acomb) Metro Demo housing support program expanded.
HF3026 (Mann) Coverage provided for routine patient costs incurred in clinical trial course if medical assistance program would provide coverage for same routine patient costs not incurred in clinical trial.
HF3892 (Morrison) Women exempted from MinnesotaCare cost-sharing and premiums during postpartum period, and human services commissioner required to provide recommendations on continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance postpartum coverage.
HF1400 (Morrison) Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3632 (Moran) Family assets for independence initiative modified.
HF4013 (Fischer) Lead risk assessments and orders requirements modified.
HF3486 (Jordan) Lead service line replacement authority provisions changed.
HF4010 (Jordan) Groundwater protection provision modified.

THE FOLLOWING BILL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA AT THE AUTHOR'S REQUEST:
HF3093 (Richardson) Maternal health provisions implemented, and money appropriated.

Bills Added
Bills Removed

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Connie Bernardy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 3663 (Wolgamott) University of Minnesota; general fund appropriation use authorized for biomedical research facilities to also be used to pay for debt service on bonds issued for the clinical research facility, and money appropriated.

*INFORMATIONAL ONLY* HF 3086 (Bernardy) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities capital improvement spending authorized to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

If you would like to testify, please contact Addie Miller (adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491).

Bills may be added or removed at the discretion of the Chair.

Bills Added
Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Bill Hearings:

HF 3176 (Pryor) Establishing an Air Medal special veterans license plate
HF 3552 (Bahner) Motor Vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions provided
HF 3204 (Fabian) High School Diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts
HF3618 (Ecklund) Military Department building rental authorized and rental terms specified
HF3324 (Persell) Veteran retreat funding provided, money appropriated

Bills may be taken in any order.

Please contact Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@House.mn if you would like to testify on any of these bills.

Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 5:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Chair: Rep. John Persell
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 3643 (Gomez) - Aquatic invasive species penalty increased.

HF 3423 (Sandell) - Water quality standards for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances funding provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

HF 3830 (Hansen) - Perchloroethylene banned, prior appropriation modified, cost-share program funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 3753 (Her) - Environmental permit and review document demographic factor analysis required.

*Bills may be added or removed at the discretion of the Chair.*

If you would like to testify, please contact Addie Miller (adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491)

Attachments:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , 5:00 PM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Location Changed Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
  1. Approval of December 18, 2019, meeting minutes.
  2. Introduction of new LCPR actuary and 2020 actuarial work plan.
  3. Approval of motions related to actuarial assumptions and reporting requirements:
    • Motion LCPR20-M1 to waive 30-year projection requirement for one year for MSRS General, PERA General, and TRA
    • Motion LCPR20-M2 to approve actuarial assumptions for MSRS, PERA, and TRA
  4. HF3272 (Albright): State Board of Investment; Authorizing certain investments; exempting liquid alternatives from restriction.
  5. Presentation by State Board of Investment, Mansco Perry, Executive Director:
    • Update on investment returns
    • Overview of "Climate Change Risk Investment Discussion" report.
  6. HF3903 (Murphy) SF3808 (Rosen): Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) 2020 administrative bill.
  7. HF3752 (Her); SF3805 (Jasinski): Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) 2020 administrative bill.
  8. HF3777 (Her); SF3672 (Rosen): State Auditor's investment disclosure and reporting bill; Revising reporting requirements.
  9. Supplemental plan contributions by St. Paul city and school district.
    a. HF3788 (Nelson, M.); SF3658 (Senjem): Authorizing contributions by the City of St. Paul
        and Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, to multiemployer plans.
    b. HF3789 (Nelson, M.); SF3659 (Senjem): PERA; Revising the exclusions from PERA General plan coverage.

Meeting documents, will be posted as they become available


Removed item(s):

Motion LCPR20-M3 to approve actuarial assumptions for Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association


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