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Thursday, March 8, 2007

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Thursday, March 8, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 8:00 AM

E-12 Education

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Calros Mariani
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF984 (Norton) Student ACT and SAT entrance test fees reimbursed, and money appropriated.
HF983 (Ward) Career academies and workplace connection three-year pilot project established, and money appropriated.
HF752 (Hornstein) Career and college counseling pilot program established for high school students, program evaluation and reporting provided, research consortium established, and money appropriated.
HF808 (Tillberry) Licensed student services personnel aid provided, and money appropriated.
HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated.
HF1699 (Peterson, S.) Student counseling services in high-need public high schools grant program established, and money appropriated.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Metro Parks Review
HF834 (Scalze) Metropolitan Regional Parks System funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF544 (Moe) State parks and trails funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF654 (Loeffler) Diseased shade tree removal and replacement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF854 (Sailer) Video display device collection, transportation, and recycling provided; and civil penalties imposed.
HF485 (Magnus) Floodplain management funding provided, and money appropriated.

Land Omnibus bill (Dill) has been removed
HF357 (Dill) has been removed
HF854 (Sailer) has been added

Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided.
HF646 (Dittrich) School district election provisions modified, mail election approval requirement eliminated, and school board primary elections authorized.
HF1526 (Simon) Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints hearing funding provided.(Removed from agenda)
HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, money appropriated. (Added to agenda)

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Public Safety Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF161 (Haws) Increasing booking fees
HF545 (Paymar) Appropriating money to the state Board of Public Defense to pay for transcripts
HF1049 (Liebling) Increasing fines relating to pipeline violations

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 10:00 AM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 10:30 AM
Time Note: Rescheduled from March 1

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

Time Changed Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Sheldon Johnson
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Thomas Huntley
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, and grant reductions eliminated.
HF1524 (Sailer) American Indian child welfare project expanded, and money appropriated.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Continue Department of Labor and Industry budget overview
HF1032 (Loeffler) Nonresident undergraduate tuition rates at state colleges and universities regulated.
HF938 (Hortman) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition stability provided.
HF385 (Nornes) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition freeze provided, job training programs consolidated and online courses offerings increased.
HF783 (Eastlund) Tuition increases limited at public postsecondary institutions.
HF901 (Gunther) Tuition increases at public higher education institutions limited.
HF1379 (Paulsen) Postsecondary study abroad grant program established.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Mullery
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF34 (Kahn) Establishing state policy for stem cell research; providing criminal penalties; appropriating money.
HF196 (Greiling) Changing mental health provisions; requiring mental health assessments for certain inmates.
HF611 (Anzelc) Protecting certain communication in the workplace between labor organizations and employees; prohibiting certain employer conduct; providing civil remedies.
HF738 (Greiling) Civil commitment: expanding early intervention services.
HF1178 (Lillie) Requiring driver's license endorsement to operate three-wheeled motorcycle.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Capital Investment Finance Division

Location Changed Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation from Metro Transitways Development Board
HF418 (Bigham) Red Rock Corridor transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF379 (Hausman) St. Paul Union Depot improvements provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF380 (Hausman) High-speed rail line between St. Paul and Chicago state's share provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF386 (Kalin) St. Paul to Hinckley Rush Line Corridor provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF381 (Hausman) Central Corridor Transit Way between St. Paul and Minneapolis provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1216 (Simon) Southwest transitway corridor draft environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1371 (Murphy, M.) North Shore Express Intercity Rail Initiative funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF959 (Bunn) I-94 corridor transportation and transit improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF581 (Lenczewski) I-494 corridor transit way feasibility study provided, and money appropriated.
Bill added:
HF1782 (Haws) - Technical analysis of extension of commuter rail service to Rice provided and money appropriated.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Health and Human Services

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1729 (Huntley) FOR RE-REFERAL A bill for an act relating to health; modifying health care provisions; amending welfare data provisions; changing medical assistance eligibility; amending MinnesotaCare provisions; establishing MinnesotaCare II; allowing the commissioner to receive federal matching money for managed care oversight; establishing a physician-directed care coordination program; establishing the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange; requiring certain employers to offer Section 125 Plans
HF918/SF555* (Norton) Essential community provider designation extended.
HF636 (Dittrich) Pediatric dentist participation in a state health care program definition modified.
HF529 (Thao) Amino-based acid elemental formula health insurance coverage required
HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, application and renewal fees established.
HF707 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda
HF736 (Huntley) has been removed from the agenda

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 2:15 PM

K-12 Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Mindy Greiling
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1120 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, maximum effort capital loan provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1563 (Cornish) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1137 (Davnie) Special school district No. 1, Minneapolis, bonding authority continued; and Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, bonding authorization provided.
Subcommittee report:
HF1198 (Mariani) Limited English proficiency programs five-year limit on funding removed.
HF1186 (Greiling) Collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs grants authorized, and money appropriated.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 2:15 PM

State Government Finance Division

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Phyllis Kahn
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
Office of the State Auditor: agency overview and budget presentation;
Office of the Attorney General: agency overview and budget presentation.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Commerce and Labor

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Atkins
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited.
HF554 (Nelson) Employee Free Choice Act support memorialized by resolution to Congress.
HF933 (Tillberry) Vehicle Protection Product Act adopted.
HF1022 (Knuth) Rental vehicle no-fault auto insurance coverages regulated.
HF1251 (Atkins) Insurance actions; direct actions authorized and direct liability imposed on insurers in certain actions, actions regulated, and money appropriated.
HF1300 (Juhnke) Fuel terminals weekly inventory reports required.
HF1441 (Simon) Limited purpose trust companies nonsubstantive term changes provided.

HF740 (Mahoney) has been removed from the agenda.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Nora Slawik
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1422 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed
HF302 (Peterson) Early childhood and prekindergarten grant programs established, kindergarten developmental assessment expanded, and money appropriated
HF920 (Slawik) Childcare provisions modified and MFIP and basic sliding fee childcare programs consolidated.
HF1292 (Slawik) Childcare finance provisions modified, and money appropriated

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources

Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted
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
HF1666 (Eken) Terrestrial and geologic carbon sequestration reports and studies required, and money appropriated
HF151 (DeLaForest) Conservation Reserve Program; Congress memorialized to reauthorize the Conservation Reserve Program as part of the 2007 Farm Bill

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Transportation Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Bernie Lieder
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1463 (Hortman) Metropolitan area sales tax referendum required to impose a tax for transportation and transit, county sales taxes for transportation purposes authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1112 (Madore) Transit fund established, metropolitan sales tax imposed and funds dedicated to transit, and motor vehicle sales tax revenues transferred.
HF1244 (Masin) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds apportionment provided.
HF964 (Ruth) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds allocated.
HFXXXX (Hornstein)
HF311 (Hornstein) has been removed from agenda
HF963 (Ruth) has been removed from agenda

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 6:00 PM

Joint convention of House and Senate

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
Elect regents for the University of Minnesota

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 6:30 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Agenda Changed Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
TBA

Thursday, March 8, 2007 , 6:30 PM

Health and Human Services

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Continuation of afternoon agenda