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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 8:00 AM

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

Chair: Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
HF3789 (Gardner) Phosphorous content lawn fertilizer wholesaler retail signage required.
HF3417(Tillberry) Returning combat veteran reinstatement fee waiver provided.
HF3762 (Murphy) Veterans Health Care Advisory Council created.
HF3763 (Juhnke) Veterans Homes Board of Directors functions transferred to commissioner of veterans affairs.
HF3749 (Juhnke) State veterans cemeteries authorized and regulated.
HF3617 (Koenen) Wound prevention and care formulary demonstration project established for state veteran homes and reports required
HF3686 (Tingelstad) A bill for an act relating to the military; providing for a stay of certain proceedings against the businesses of National Guard and reserve members who have been mobilized into active
HF3427 (Dettmer) Veteran loan program established, certain veterans added to program eligibility, unemployment compensation provision changed, and money appropriated.
HF3660 (Dettmer) A bill for an act relating to the military; prohibiting discrimination in employment against the immediate family member of any service member; permitting civil actions; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.34.
military service; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.
HF3672 (Severson) A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating July 27 as Korean War Veterans Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 8:00 AM

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3357 (Marquart) Municipal boundary changes provided, and chief administrative law judge powers and duties imposed.
HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated. (Removed from agenda)
HF2683 (Otremba) Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council expiration date modified.
SF1218 (Kalin) Absent voters procedures and requirements modified, emergency situations provided, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3367 (Pelowski) Disputed data access specified, closed meetings recording required, and attorneys fees granted.
HF3725 (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes.
HF3113 (Hortman) State budget requirements changed.
HF3770 (Winkler) Office of Enterprise Technology legislative report required regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans.
HF3135 (Scalze) Local impact notes requirements changed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 8:00 AM

Public Safety Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Budget presentations (Governor's recommendations): Courts, Sentencing Guidelines, POST Board
HF1262 (Mahoney) Joint physical custody presumption created, parenting plans required in certain cases, and custody designations modified for parenting plans that use alternative terminology

Chair: Rep. Al Juhnke
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
Agency Budget Proposals: Board of Animal Health
HF3877 (Haws) Minnesota GI Bill per semester and annual grant amount increased for veterans.
HF3557 (Koenen) Veterans paramedic apprenticeship program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3953 (Kalin) Establishes a statewide veteran-to-veteran peer counseling pilot program; appropriating money;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 10:00 AM

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building

Chair: Rep. Karen Clark
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Housing Finance Agency presentation of governor's budget recommendations
Department of Health presentation of governor's budget recommendations

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 10:00 AM
Time Note: The committee will recess and reconvene if necessary at 4 p.m. in 5 State Office Building.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Mullery
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3295 (Solberg) Conflict of interest rules clarified for local economic development authorities;
HF3374 (Bunn) Emergency responders exempted from permit requirement for emergency communication equipment;
HF3408 (Mullery) Changing the due date of the Gang and Drug Oversight Council's annual report to the legislature;
HF3448 (Tingelstad) Regulating gestational carrier arrangements;
HF3449 (Tingelstad) A bill for an act relating to assisted reproduction; changing certain regulations;
HF3498 (Berns) Firefighter Training and Education Board member compensation authorized;
HF3503 (Nelson) Peace officer or firefighter disability provision modified;
HF3505 (Bigham) Predatory offenders required to register prohibited from accessing and using social networking Web sites;
HF3531 (Olin) Predatory offender registration time period clarified to restart after conviction of a new crime;
HF3564 (Walker) Child welfare and child support provisions amended, new Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children adopted, old compact repealed, and child and adult adoptions regulated;
HF3575 (Bigham) School bus driver type III qualifications established, penalties provided, and rulemaking authorized;
HF3866 (Hilty) Cumulative suspensions of drivers' licenses halted.
HF3928 (Olin) Revisor's bill correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; and making technical corrections.

HF3441 (Bigham) Has been removed from the agenda.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 12:15 PM

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Tony Sertich
Location: 400N, SOB
Agenda:
Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 13, 2007

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 12:30 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at 2 p.m. and reconvene at 6 p.m.

Health and Human Services

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3592 (Thao) subcommittee report
HF2837 (Thao) subcommittee report
HF3147 (Fritz) division report
HF3576 (Madore) division report
HF3009 (Morrow) providing for treatment of certain nursing facility employee pension benefit costs (for re-referral only)
HF3654 (Winkler) Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps created
HF3812 (Thissen) Public pool and spa anti-entrapment devices or systems required.
HF3410 (Peterson, A) reenacting a health care purchasing alliance stop-loss fund repealed in 2007
HF3243 (Peterson, A) MnCare reinsurance
HF3400 (Fritz) nursing homes
HF3955 (Thissen) community consortium pilots for older adult services
HF2588 (Ward) (division report)
HF3371 (Tingelstad) allowing adopted persons access to birth records

Bills removed from agenda:
HF3210 (Anderson) mandating an annual report on the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment
HF3247 (Thao) subcommittee report
HF3244 (Thissen) enacting the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
HF3653 (Winkler) Department of Health changing provisions governing the operation of public pools, spas, and swimming pools
HF2711 (Slocum) First responders

Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
University of Minnesota President Bruininks will discuss impacts of Governor's proposed cuts on the University
Impact of Governor's proposed budget cuts on the MnSCU system
Impact of Governor's proposed budget cuts on the Office of Higher Education

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 12:30 PM

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Deb Hilstrom
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3727 (Madore) Long-term disability parking city permit program minimum requirements established.
HF3669 (Kalin) Energy improvement financing program for state and local governments (Informational Hearing)
HF3717 (Kalin) Notice of intent to file transmission line application requirement
HF3692 (Loeffler) Minneapolis; Nonprofit riverfront revitalization corporation authorized and report required.
HF3323 (Hornstein) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board authorized to adopt standards for dedication of land to the public or a payment of a dedication fee on certain new commercial and industrial development
HF3718 (Hornstein) Business Energy Accountability Act of 2008 adopted providing for a voluntary inventory of business energy use.
HF3644 (Hornstein) Guaranteed energy savings contract terms extended and changed under the uniform municipal contracting law.
HF3585 (Koenen) describing powers of qualifying owner of community-based energy development project
HF3522 (Hilstrom) County summary budget data date requirement changed.
HF3646 (Marquart) Uniform Municipal Contracting Law; Contract threshold subjective amount requirements changed.
HF3662 (Hilty) Public hearing and testimony provided before making an appointment to fill county board or city council vacancy.
HF3536 (Mullery) Minneapolis housing replacement district law modified.
HF2662 (Peterson, S.) Metropolitan Council members staggered terms provided.
HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated.
HF3863 (Thissen) Official traffic-control device automatic enforcement authorized.
HF3507 (Otremba) Disaster area waiver of fees and expedited food handler plan review authorized, embargo and condemnation provisions changed, food sanitary and fee provisions changed, terms defined, and egg sales and handling regulated. (Pending re-referral)
HF3889 (Holberg) Subdivision development contracts regulated.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 2:15 PM

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Bill Hilty
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3843 (Brynaert) Renewable energy standard required certain amount of solar-produced energy.
HF2946 (Hansen) Strategic tree planting inclusion mandated as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement.
HF2987 (Juhnke) Biodiesel definition modified, minimum content increased, tiered content goal created, and notice, proposal, and recommendations to the legislature required, and money appropriated.
HF3552 (Juhnke) NextGen Energy Board member added, sunset date removed, and appropriation modified. (pending referral)
Added to agenda: HF3578 (Hilty) Propane purchase program terms clarified.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 2:15 PM

K-12 Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Mindy Greiling
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3951 (Greiling) Governor's education appropriation
HF3316 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided for general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. (informational hearing only)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 2:15 PM

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Frank Hornstein
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2968 (Ward) Joey's Law; alcohol-restricted driver's licenses distinguishing color and markings specified.
HF3800 (Hornstein) Impounded vehicle and contents sale permitted after title transfer; notices provided, right to receive contents without charge established, deficiency claim limited, and oversize and overweight tow truck permit provided.
HF3896 (Hornstein) Walkways required by certain railroad tracks.
HF3962 (Morrow) Spotter trucks regulated.
HF3960 (Morrow)Driver education instruction relating to interaction with commercial motor vehicles required and modification of driver's manual required.
HF3835 (Tschumper) Medium-speed electric vehicles defined, medium-speed electric vehicles required to be registered and titled, and roads identified on which medium-speed electric vehicles may be operated.
HF3827 (Morrow) Pupil transportation safety information and questions required in driver's manual and examination
HF3792 (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , 5:30 PM

Transportation Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Bernie Lieder
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
Mark-up of HF3800 (Hornstein)
2008 Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill