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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

Chair: Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba
Location: Basement State Office Building
HF766 (Westrom) Ethanol-gasoline blend provisions modified, and state departments directed to expand consumer options.
HF1101 (Faust) Recreational camping regulations exception provided for county fairgrounds.
HF1525 (Hackbarth) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited.
HF532 (Winkler) Military personnel utility and other contracts regulated, and cancellations authorized.
HF1065 (Otremba) Health screening benefit provided for eligible members of the armed forces, notification required, and money appropriated.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Legislative Coordinating Commission Legislative Reference Library Subcommittee

Location Changed
Location: 500S State Office Building
Review of library’s 2008-09 budget

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski
Location: 200 State Office Building
HF1051( Hilty) Indian Affairs Council membership and other provisions modified.
HF1710 (Hilty) Private cemeteries clarified.
HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided, and money appropriated.
HF524 (Peterson, N.) Campaign finance disclosure requirements modified, independent expenditures by political party units limited, electioneering communications regulated, and work group established.
HF729 (Emmer) Competitive bidding contracts prohibited with companies or entities that have certain criminal or civil judgments. (Billl added)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Public Safety Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF425 (Paymar) Authorizing emergency grants to victims of motor vehicle theft
HF787 (Hosch) Providing for the purchase of portable radios and related equipment by local government units participating ins tatewide public safety radio communication systems.
HF503 (Hilstrom) Making it a crime to use the internet to solicit children to engage in sexual contact.
HF1464 (Hilstrom) Increasing 911 emergency telecommunications service fee; providing for completion of statewide public safety radio communication system.
HF693 (Lesch) Authorizing payment of drivers' license reinstatement fee and surcharge in installment payments ***refer to Transportation Finance Division***

Chair: Rep. Al Juhnke
Location: Basement Hearing Room
HF279 (Haws) War Survivors Act educational benefits eligibility clarified and extended for surviving military spouses and children.
HF451 (Jaros) Honor guard member reimbursement provided for National Guard funerals, and money appropriated.
HF1140 (Faust) County and district agricultural societies funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF100 (Demmer) Farm enhancement loan program established, and money appropriated.
SF138 (Sviggum) Nursery stock plant hazards evaluation and report

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 10:00 AM

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Presentation by Bois Forte Band of Chippewa regarding renewable energy facility
Presentation by MnSCU regarding bioscience initiatives

Chair: Rep. Karen Clark
Location: 5 State Office Building
HF1131 (Moe) Capacity building grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1723 (Walker) AIDS prevention initiative focusing on African-born residents grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF726 (Tschumper) Minnesota community action grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1684 (Madore) Redevelopment housing applicant preferences modified.
Removed: HF1096 (Clark)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 10:00 AM
Time Note: If needed, we will continue this agenda at 6 p.m. March 15 in 5 State Office Building.


Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Ann Lenczewski
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided has been added
HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased has been added
HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified has been added.
HF37 (Brod) Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists.
HF29 (Severson) Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided.
HF82 (Erickson )Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF622 (Zellers) Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided.
HF871 (Rukavina) Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust
HF930 (Dean) Health insurance premiums income tax subtraction authorized.
HF69 (Mullery) Health insurance premiums federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1245 (Eken) Volunteer ambulance personnel longevity awards income tax subtraction provided.
HF81 (Paulsen) Long-term capital gains income tax exclusion provided.
HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold.
HF1378 (Paulsen) Minnesota college savings plan contributions income tax subtraction provided.
HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided has been added.
HF433 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1537 (Gunther) Education loans principal and interest payments income tax subtraction provided.
HF1541 (Thissen) Tuition savings plan federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1963 (Thissen) Income tax credit provided for donations to qualified scholarship-granting organizations has been added.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 11:30 AM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 11:30 AM
Time Note: or immediately following session

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Tony Sertich
Location: 118 State Capitol
Calendar for the Day for March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 12:00 PM

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Time Changed Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Thomas Huntley
Location: 200 State Office Building
HF1405 (Thissen) Incidental nursing services coverage authorized under the elderly waiver, rate exceptions provided, and elderly waiver reimbursement rate limits increased.
HF 320 (Anzelc) Public Employees Retirement Association nursing facilities cost reimbursement methods established, and money appropriated.
HF721 (Fritz) Long-term care provider rates increased, new nursing facility case mix indices use required, MinnesotaCare employer-subsidized coverage exemption provided, and initiatives and study required.
HF1408 (Howes) Programs for the all-inclusive care of the elderly (PACE) programs authorization modified.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
HF720 (Lanning) Workforce transition assistance pilot program funding provided.
HF1535 (Poppe) Workforce Development Inc., employment and training services pilot project funding provided.
HF58 (Mullery) Increased job training and wages for minorities initiative and report required.
HF377 (Thao) Lifetrack Resources immigrant and refugee collaborative programs grant provided.
HF1533 (Slocum) Hennepin-Carver Workforce Investment Board funding provided.
HF1655 (Slocum) Opportunities industrialization centers funding provided.
HF1711 (Hortman) Vinland Center for rehabilitation services funding provided.
HF582 and HF 1358 have been removed from the Agenda

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Deb Hilstrom
Location: Basement State Office Building
HF1819(Murphy, M.) Proctor sales taxes authorized.
HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized.
HF1894 (Dill) Cook County local sales tax extension authorized.
HF2059(Dill) Authorizing the city of Ely to impose a local sales and use tax.
HF1814 (Emmer) Rockford sales and use tax authorized.
HF1492 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council discount bus passes authorized for charitable organizations.
HF1597 (Hornstein) Southwest Transit Way included as a top priority Metropolitan Council item.
HF1611 (Hornstein) Light rail transit planning, design, and construction provisions modified.
HF1279 (Hornstein) Metropolitan transit police law enforcement agency jurisdiction clarified, and transit police included in distribution of forfeited items.
HF1159 (Hornstein) Transportation Advisory Board membership modified, metropolitan area transportation evaluation provisions modified, and special transportation service clarified. (Informational Hearing)
HF1945 (Tschumper) Counties authorized to own and operate electric power generation facilities.
HF446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted.
HF1973 (Carlson) Minneapolis Public Library and Hennepin County library system merger enabled; and transfer of employees, property and assets to Hennepin County authorized.
HF1309 (Hilstrom) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor.
HF269 (Howes) County office appointment and consolidation provided subject to notice, hearing, and reverse referendum.

HF223 has been removed from the agenda.
HF1254 has been removed from the agenda.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 2:15 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at 4 p.m. and reconvene at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Bill Hilty
Location: 200 State Office Building
Added to the Agenda; continued - HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted.

Removed from the agenda HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated.
Removed from the agenda HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 2:15 PM
Time Note: The committee will recess at 3:45 p.m. and reconvene at 6 p.m. as needed.

K-12 Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Mindy Greiling
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF1717 (Welti) Transportation aid for flexible learning year programs authorized.
HF1568 (Hornstein) Pupil transportation formulas modified for charter schools.
HF1566 (Hornstein) Safe schools levy increased.
HF1415 (Hortman) Hazardous pupil transportation services levy authorized.
HF1561 (Faust) Early intervention adequate yearly progress grants established, formula allowance increased, and money appropriated.
HF1174 (Dominguez) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated.
HF1559 (Dittrich) Master teacher training in economics and personal finance provided, and money appropriated.
HF1412 (Benson) Location equity index created, general education revenue formula modified, and specified school districts' revenue increased.
HF1718 (Heidgerken) School district integration revenue modified.
HF1702 (Faust) School finance system changes phased in, and school finance reform legislative task force created.
HF234 (Benson) School district reserve fund requirements and reports eliminated, and school district primary elections required only after adoption of a resolution.
HF236 (Greiling) School districts authorized to delay the implementation of special education tuition billing for an additional two years.
HF1197 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided including general education, education excellence, special programs, technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, early childhood education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 6:00 PM

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 500S State Office Building
HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided.
HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended.
HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided.
HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy.
HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited
HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided.
HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided.
HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided.
HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided.
HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided.
HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 6:00 PM

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Mullery
Location: 5 State Office Building
HF1595 (Swails) Statutory housing warranties; regulating recovery for breaches;
HF1872 (Thissen) Regulating conflicts of interest for certain Hennepin Healthcare System personnel;
HF1209 (Mullery) Regulating certain transactions with homeowners whose homes are in foreclosure;
HF1121 (Morrow) Permitting use of 911 data to notify the public of an emergency;
HF131 (Hilstrom) Restricting the use of Social Security numbers;
HF1230 (Nelson) Modifying requirements for 911 emergency communication fees;
HF1302 (Kalin) Modifying driver record provision;
HF1393 (Hilstrom) Clarifying and updating law governing MINNCOR prison industries; adjusting the date for community corrections counties to submit expenditure and cost statements;
HF1388 (Hilstrom) Authorizing the attorney general to represent guardians ad litem who are sued for acts committed in scope of employment; removing certain salary range language for state court administrator and district administrators; requiring county responsibility for persons civilly committed; reinstating certain bail forfeiture language inadvertently removed; authorizing the state court administrator to develop a uniform form for summons and writ of recovery of premises; modifying provisions of law to conform to current guardian ad litem responsibilities; permitting court administrators to collect restitution for six years; providing new judges expense payments; removing certain obsolete judicial provisions relating to reports.

HF1628 (Lesch) Has been removed from the agenda.
HF898 (Hilstrom) Has been removed from the agenda.
HF1734 (Dominguez) Has been removed from the agenda.
HF857 (Paymar) Has been removed from the agenda.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 6:30 PM

Licensing Subcommittee

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Cy Thao
Location: 300S State Office Building
HF57/SF26* (Thao) Board of Medical Practices' advisory councils expiration dates extended
HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted
HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified.
HF2105 (Abeler) A bill for an act relating to health-related licensing; establishing licensure requirements for foreign trained professional counselors; adding professional counselors as a professional service
HF218 (Walker) Health-related licensing boards complaint resolution provisions modified
HF1724 (Walker) A bill for an act relating to health; providing for licensing of naturopathic doctors

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 , 7:00 PM

Compensation Council

Location: 500N State Office Building
Election of chair
Review of duties of the Compensation Council
Salaries for Constitutional Officers, Judges and Legislators
Agency head salary ranges
Council discussion