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Monday, March 19, 2007

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Monday, March 19, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Health and Human Services

Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 5 State Office Building
HF1726 (Thissen) Health Records Act adopted
HF1041 (Abeler) Controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system established.
HF1586 (Tschumper) Statewide health plan purchasing pool study group established.
HF1849 (Gottwalt) Prescriptions or drug orders validity requirements specified.
HF1589 (Murphy, E.) Patient visitation by health care agents provided, and visitation rights and right to designate a domestic partner for certain purposes established.
HF1287 (Davnie) Colorectal screening tests medical insurance coverage required.
HF1999 (Slocum) Health and auto insurance reimbursement required for emergency care provided by first responders.
HF1810 (Poppe) Family day care demonstration project authorized.
HF1582 (Norton) Radioactive material license renewal fee eliminated, ionizing radiation-producing equipment fees established, and x-ray equipment operating requirements and lead abatement program provisions modified.
HF1987 (Huntley) Minnesota Medical Information Council established, and money appropriated.
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children.
HF917 (Clark) Lice and scabies treatment products that contain the pesticide Lindane prohibited.

HF1077 (Ruud) has been removed from the agenda
HF1831 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda
HF1991 (Loeffler) has been removed from the agenda

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 8:00 AM

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: 500S State Office Building
HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure.
HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established.
HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing.
HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated.
HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed.
HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required to give notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access.

HF1753 (Knuth) has been removed from the agenda.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 8:30 AM

Public Safety Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF1904 (Hilstrom) Requiring a report to the legislature on community dispute resolution programs; altering requirements for community dispute program grants and appropriating money for these grants
HF2134 (Simon) Clarifying and modifying the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse of a minor; appropriating money
HF1979 (Anzelc) Appropriating money to reimburse certain counties for cost of probation officers *** bill added ***

HF1952 (Dill) Has been removed from the agenda

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 9:00 AM

Legislative Audit Commission Topic Selection Subcommittee

Location: 125 State Capitol
Select 12-15 evaluation topics for further consideration by the subcommittee.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Willie Dominguez
Location: 500N State Office Building
HF989 (Hilstrom) Open enrollment students authorized to participate in academic courses and extracurricular and cocurricular activities on the same basis as resident district students.
HF2151 (Hilstrom) Minnesota State High School League rules subjected to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 10:00 AM

Environment and Natural Resources

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: Basement State Office Building
HF1520 (Dill) Phosphorus reduction requirements on wastewater treatment facilities modified based on need
HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated
HF1750 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified, and money appropriated
Game, Fish & Forestry Division Report:
HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified
**Bills not heard will be moved to the evening calendar**

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 10:00 AM
Time Note: If necessary, committee will recess at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in 200 State Office Building.


Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson
Location: 200 State Office Building
HF274 (Juhnke) Rural Finance Authority agricultural loan funding provided.
HF946 (Lieder) Transportation finance omnibus bill

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 12:30 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 1:00 PM

Health and Human Services

Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen
Location: 118 State Capitol
Continuation of morning agenda

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

Chair: Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba
Location: Basement State Office Building
HF589 (Peterson) Clean energy equipment loan program established; cellulosic biofuel development and bioenergy initiatives provided; Reinvest in Minnesota energy program created; enforcement provided; technical committee authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1743 (Juhnke) Noxious weed eradication requirements modified.
HF1640 (Faust) Feed law provisions modified.
HF1639 (Faust) Agricultural best management practices loan program provisions modified.
HF666 (Welti) Dairy animal revolving loan program established, and money appropriated.
HF1787 (Welti) Agricultural chemical incident provisions modified, and application and inspection fee eliminated.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Capital Investment Finance Division

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Location: 5 State Office Building
Presentation of omnibus capital investment finance bill

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 2:15 PM

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Bill Hilty
Location: 200 State Office Building
HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF1644 (Hilty) Renewable energy research funding provided for the University of Minnesota sunset date delayed.

Added to the agenda:
HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 2:15 PM
Time Note: ** The agenda will continue at 6PM in the Basement if necessary


Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Ann Lenczewski
Location: 10 State Office Building
Department of Revenue presentation of Tax Incidence Study

HF1367 (Liebling) Alternative minimum tax exemption phaseout threshold inflation adjustment provided.
HF1511 (Simon) Alternative minimum tax exemption amount increased
HF107 (Erhardt) Wagering losses treatment modified under the alternative minimum tax.
HF2076(Brod) Alternative minimum tax repealed
HF187 (Brod) Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided.
HF2235 (Juhnke) Estate tax exclusion for certain farm and small business properties
HF1212 (Mullery) Gift tax imposed and coordinated with the estate tax.
HF1271 (Mullery) Gift taxation provided for gifts made within three years of death.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy
Location: 5 State Office Building
Public opportunity to address education funding as reflected in the House Budget Resolution for Early Childhood Learning, K-12 Education, and Higher Education and Workforce Development.

Members of the public interested in giving testimony may contact Committee Administrator Christina Gosack at 651-296-5524 or

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

Chair: Rep. David Dill
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF1417 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake Eurasian water milfoil pilot project established
HF1235 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated
HF1236 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated
HF2075 (Cornish) Night vision goggles prohibited while hunting

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 4:00 PM
Time Note: Committee will recess at 6 p.m. and reconvene in 500S State Office Building at 6:05 p.m.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Deb Hilstrom
Location: Basement State Office Building
HF2104 (Dill) Cook County local lodging and admission taxes authorized.
HF2093 (Anderson, B.) Clearwater local sales and use tax authorized.
HF1514 (Atkins) Aggregate material host fees authorized.
HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property.
HF1685 (Mullery) Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority powers clarified.
HF1762 (Simon) City charter commission discharge mechanism provided.
HF1205 (Kranz) Displaced residents relocation compensation required relating to manufactured homes.
HF301 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program established, and nuisance properties transferred to nonprofit housing organizations. (Informational Hearing)
HFXXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring commissioner of administration to construct accessible database reporting energy use in public buildings; appropriating money.
HFXXX (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain searchable databases on tax increment financing and JOBZ; appropriating money.
HF2102 (Hansen) Lilydale food and beverage tax authorized.
HF1343 (Hansen) Wetland replacement requirements and agency service requirements modified, civil enforcement provided, and money appropriated.
HF1930 (Hansen) Local water management accountability and oversight improvement provided, and money appropriated.
HF1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified.
HF1486( Pelowski) Charitable organizations authorized to participate in joint powers agreements.
HF1919 (Marquart) Plats of land contents, survey, and approval provided.
HF1872 (Thissen) Hennepin County; Hennepin Healthcare system personnel conflicts of interest regulated.
HF1432 (Huntley) St. Louis County civil service director provisions modified.
HF1629 (Hilstrom) Fair market value determination clarified in certain dedication proceedings.
HF267 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment advisory task force extended.
HF1161 (Kohls) Scott County Housing and Redevelopment Authority renamed the Scott County Community Development Agency.
HF1141 (Emmer) Hennepin and Wright counties change of boundaries by resolution authorized.
HF284 (Ruth) Special assessment deferments authorized for members of the armed forces.
HF86 (Hackbarth) Elk River designated as the state energy city.
HF1490 (Beard) Scott County hiring process and personnel provisions modified.
HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified.
HF1708 (Peterson, N.) Hennepin County design-build contract provisions modified.
HF822 (Clark) Neighborhood revitalization policy board required to study and report on continued needs for funding.
HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited.
HFXXXX (Abeler) Authorizing home rule charter cities to provide by charter the procedures for appointment of housing and redevelopment commissioner.
HF1916 (Brod) Construction permits clarified relating to ownership of a contiguous nonconforming lot or parcel.

HF1876 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 4:00 PM

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Mike Jaros
Location: 200 State Office Building
Overview from the Science Museum
Overview from the Minnesota Historical Society
HF289 (Kalin) State Capitol tour fee charges prohibited.
HF1653 (Davnie) St. Anthony Falls heritage interpretive zone signage provided.
HF1934 (Olin) Minnesota Public Radio grant provided to assist with conversion to a digital broadcast signal.
HF1860 (Urdahl) Historic preservation funding provided.
HF1861 (Urdahl) Creating a historical preservation revolving loan fund.
HF1862 (Urdahl) Minnesota Historical Society grant-in-aid program for county and local historical societies funding provided.
HF1315 (Hamilton) Minnesota Commission on New Americans established.

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Karen Clark
Location: 400S State Office Building
HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated.
HF1047 (Tschumper) Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence certification recognized, fees provided, and drug use and prescription regulated.
HF291 (Dominguez) Veterans home employees granted commissary privileges when working double shifts.
HF1744 (Davnie) Homeownership education, counseling and training program funding provided.
HF1851 (Morgan) Housing trust fund appropriation provided.
HF1908 (Clark) Lead cleanup funding provided from the petroleum tank fund, and money appropriated.
HF1837 (Madore) Options Too disability services interagency work group funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money appropriated.

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 6:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: 10 State Office Building
HF0896 (Doty) All-terrain vehicle account purposes modified, and gasoline usage attributable to all-terrain vehicle operation amount modified
HF419 (Sailer) Off-highway vehicle damage account modified
HF1507 (Olin) State trails acquisition authority and recreational vehicle requirements modified, off-highway vehicle safety and conservation program established, off-trail snowmobile use provided in certain state forests, and state trails modified
HF1127 (Moe) Four-by-four truck trail development restricted
HF1431 (Moe) Board of Water and Soil Resources membership modified
**ADDED**HF2120 (Hornstein) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport flight path air quality study provided, and money appropriated

Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
HF1149 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center fund
HF1150 (Morrow) appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center
HF1471 (Morrow) adding a representative of private colleges to the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council
HF1773 (Nelson) establishing grants for construction management education
HF1497 (Johnson) appropriating money for workforce development for adjudicated youth reentering the community and at-risk youth
HF1654 (Peterson, A.) requiring a study of higher education training needs in the renewable energy economy
HF1755 (Poppe) authorizing collaborative Minnesota State Colleges and Universities community-based energy development pilot projects
HF1689 (Hortman) money for industry sector training initiatives
HF1929 (Mahoney) appropriating money for a research and training facility at St. Paul College
HF2127 (Clark) appropriating money for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association
HF1457 (Rukavina) increasing the size of the MnSCU Board of Trustees and changing appointments to the board

Monday, March 19, 2007 , 6:00 PM

Public Safety and Civil Justice

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Mullery
Location: 500N State Office Building
HF772 (Paymar) Increasing the required minimum liability limits on aircraft insurance; providing that aircraft liability insurance is not voidable retroactively after a claim;
HF1438 (Mariani) Prohibiting commissioner of public safety from complying with Real ID Act;
HF1896 (Winkler) Establishing Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness; appropriating money;
HF1621 (Bunn) Establishing an environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program; appropriating money;

HF1282 (Holberg) Classifying certain transportation department data;
HF1305 (Holberg) Requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to provide certain information;
HF1306 (Holberg) Regulating business screening agencies; providing civil penalties;
HF1465 (Kohls) Requiring the commissioner of corrections to develop a standard formula for calculating the per diem cost in county and regional jails.
HF655 (Huntley) Providing for the medical use of marijuana; providing civil and criminal penalties; establishing application and renewal fees; appropriating money.
HF1019 (Olin) Requiring certain persons under the age of 18 to register as predatory offenders;