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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Capital Investment Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
All bills will be heard on an informational only basis. Amendments can be presented for reference.

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 8:00 AM

State Government Finance Division

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

THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DIVISION HEARINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

I. HF 3732 (Lillie) Labor Agreements and Compensation Plans ratified (pending referral from Labor Committee)

II. Initial Hearing on Governor's Supplemental Budget Recommendations

a. Secretary of State - State match for federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding
b. Attorney General - Information Technology investments for an increasing volume of data and disaster recovery preparedness
c. Attorney General - Maintain and stabilize experienced attorney staff
d. Attorney General - Enhanced criminal enforcement assistance for greater Minnesota counties and prosecution of economic crimes

Additional bills may be added following Monday's bill introductions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 8:00 AM

Taxes

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
TAX COMMITTEE HEARINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.


I. HF 3738 (Howard) Bloomington; fire station construction materials exemption provided
II. HF 4074 (Acomb) Public safety facility tax exemption on purchases extended
III. HF 3786 (Brand) St. Peter; fire station construction material exemption provided
IV. HF 3767 (Brand) County agricultural society county fair revenue use modified
V. HF 4066 (Lien) Minnesota education credit income definition modified

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: Cancelled until further notice

Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Jeanne Poppe
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
I. * Roll out DE Amendment to HF 4285 (Poppe) Agriculture Policy Bill
II. Board of Animal Health update on Chronic Wasting Disease Initiatives
- Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health
III. HF 2972 (Hansen) Cervidae facility closure or transfer state oversight recommendations required.
IV. HF 4331 (Hansen) Farmed Cervidae escape provisions modified, and identification requirements modified.
V. HF 4228 (Becker-Finn) Moratorium place on farmed Cervidae registrations and facilities.
VI. HF4233 (Green) Live-animal chronic wasting disease surveillance required, Board of Animal Health required to consider farmed Cervidae test results from other states.

*NOTE: A DE amendment will be posted and staff will walk through it. Member questions will be entertained. Public testimony will be taken. No other amendments will be considered or votes taken. Amendments are due by 9:45 am on Wednesday, March 18 for final action on Thursday, March 19.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: If necessary, the committee will recess and reconvene at 4:00 p.m. in 500 S- State Office Building.

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
HF XXX (Stephenson) - Establishing the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act
HF3955 (Bierman) - Low-income household conservation improvement program modified.
HF4039 (Jordan.) - Energy source provisions modified relating to state government.
HF4197 (Jordan) - Energy; cold weather rule covered period extended.
HF3230 (Boe) - Electric utility program that encourages efficient lighting amended to include LED promotion.
HF 3859 (Stephenson) Transmission adequacy and telecommunications access legislative reports technical changes made. (Pending Referral)
HF4381 (Long) - Renewable qualifying facility avoided cost pricing requirement eliminated.

Bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 9:45 AM
Time Note: Please note: meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Government Operations

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
Please note: meetings are cancelled until further notice.


HF1714 (Xiong, J.) Ramsey County; Community Corrections Department special law repealed. Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF1714 was returned to the Committee on Government Operations from the General Register. The committee will not take public testimony on this bill, as it was heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. Only technical amendments may be offered for this bill. The committee will be making a procedural vote to move the bill out of committee and back to the General Register.

HF3433 (Cantrell) Subminimum wage eliminated, task force on subminimum wage elimination created, statutes and rules allowing payment to employees with disabilities repealed, and money appropriated.

HF4018 (Carlson, A.) Public Employee Retirement Association increased employer contribution funding provided through extending aid to local governments.

HF3272 (Albright) State Board of Investment; investments authorized, and investments exempted from market capitalization restriction.

HF4431 (Becker-Finn) Minnesota Tribal Nations government-to-government relationship established.

HF4257 (Moller) Teacher license renewal requirements amended to include mental illness training, and rulemaking required.

HF3976 (Dehn) Aiding and abetting felony murder sentencing task force established, and report required.

HF3423 (Sandell) Water quality standards for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances funding provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated in the Water Division.

HF1842 (Wagenius) Energy; utility arbiter of disputes clarified. PENDING REFERRAL

HF4181 (Stephenson) Electric vehicle purchase for state fleet preference established, purchase rebates provided, automobile dealer grants to defray manufacturer certification cost awarded, and money appropriated.

HF4389 (Layman) Establishing a 911 telecommunicator working group to establish statewide standards for training and certification. PENDING REFERRAL

HF4028 (Nelson, M.) Hennepin County; contracting procedures modified, and construction manager at risk use authorized.

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

Bills Added

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 9:45 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. John Lesch
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:

o HF 3078 (Richardson): requiring nondiscrimination in access to transplants; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 363A
o HF 1246 (Morrison): Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act [Please note, this bill was fully vetted during the 2019 legislative session and was re-referred to the committee because an amendment modified the data provision in Section 1 subd. 6. Committee discussion will be limited to this provision.]
o HF4016 (Stephenson): A bill for an act relating to judiciary; modifying requirement for pre-sentence investigation and written report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 244.10, subdivision 1; 609.115, subdivisions 1, 2, 8
o HF 3369 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): pet shops; prohibiting sale of dogs and cats by retain pet shops
o Hf 3812 (Noor): A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions regarding the juvenile treatment screening team; modifying provisions regarding child foster care services payments under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; amending provisions regarding services for homeless and sexually exploited children



*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 17, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
*The Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division meeting is canceled. All Environment and Natural Resources Division meetings are canceled until further notice.

HF3377 (Wazlawik) Air emission physical measurements and emission-related statistic reporting required.
HF3376 (Wazlawik) Trichloroethylene use prohibited.
HF4175 (Sandell) PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance) management strategies funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4366 (Ecklund) Babbitt; Birch Lake Recreation Area campgrounds funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3352 (Becker-Finn) Conveying state land interest provisions modified, state parks and recreation areas added and deleted, and surplus state lands sale authorized.
HF3657 (Hansen) Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; snowmobile transporting; insecticide use; invasive species permits; regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish licenses after convictions; hunting and fishing provisions; and Lake Superior Management Plan. (pending referral)
HF4290 (Hansen) Soil and water conservation fund created.
HF4154 (Garofalo) Dakota County; Byllesby Dam funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4433 (Wagenius) Water-use permits public meeting required, and water-use permit requirements modified.

The Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division will also hear an Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Bill. The bill will be introduced on Monday, March 16. The bill language is below.



Bills Added

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Remaining Public Safety Bills:

HF 3203 (Richardson) Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women created, annual report on issues related to violence against African American women required, and money appropriated.

HF 4219 (Persell) Driving under the influence provision uniform enforcement for recreational vehicles provided, and criminal penalties provided.

HF 3045 (Edelson) Ignition interlock driving privilege reinstatement provided.

HF 3085 (Tabke) Transit ambassador and administrative citation program established, unlawfully obtaining transit services penalties amended, report required, and money appropriated.

HF 998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.

Previous Hearing Bills:
**HF 3109 (Edelson) Individuals convicted as an extended jurisdiction juvenile statistic report required.
**HF 2023 (Moller) Adultery crime repealed.

Bills from Last Year
***HF 627 (Pinto) Eyewitness identification best practices policies required.
***HF 334 (Mariani) Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training membership expanded
***HF 2460 (Howard) Peace Officer Excellence Task Force established.

Bills from Last Hearing:
*Bills will be added to the agenda
**Bills that have been heard in a previous hearing. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on these bills.
***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 Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 12:45 PM

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Commerce

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Laurie Halverson
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
All Hearings Canceled until further notice


Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 2:30 PM

Education Policy

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Meeting canceled until further notice

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Location: Capitol 120
Agenda:
Bill Hearings:

HF 3427 (Winkler) Veterans resilience project grant funding provided, report required, money appropriated

HF 4222 (Edelson) Dental services provision for veteran home residents authorized

HF 4223 (Lippert) Veterans adult day care program establishment by commissioner of veterans affairs authorized

HF 4221 (Ecklund) GI Bill technical changes made

Bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 , 5:30 PM

Education Policy

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Meeting canceled until further notice