(Kelly) - Motor carrier contract indemnity provisions prohibited.
(Kieffer) - Fraud prevention measures established for money transmitters, and home solicitation sale definition clarified.
(LeMieur) - State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
(Murdock) - Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided.
Presentation on school trust land management in other states.
Walk-through and public testimony on HF2095 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified. Please see DE amendment for this bill.
To testify on the bill, please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
Department of Transportation (MnDOT) presentation of the biennial expenditures report.
Update from MnDOT on contractor claims process
Informational hearing on Transportation Economic Development Fund bonding proposal
(Norton) - Highway 14 designated as Black and Yellow Trail.
(Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
Testifers for HF 1452 and HF 1820:
Ralph Donais: Military Action Group and United Veterans Legislative Council of MN
Testifiers for HF 2139:
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs
Don Sinnwell, local business owner and Veteran
NOTE: BILL ADDED .HF 1821 was heard on January 30th but laid over to work out some language changes. These changes have been addressed and the bill will be reconsidered at end of this committee meeting if time is available.
(Dettmer) - Tax credit for past military service eligibility modified.
(Dettmer) - Military service credit; income based reduction modified.
(Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
(Bills) - Tax credit provided to employers who employ qualified veterans.
(Dettmer) - Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance
Implementation Status and Update from DHS on the following topics:
PCA Relative Care 20 percent Reduction
Corporate Foster Care Moratorium
Low Needs Reduction
If you would like to testify on any of the agenda items, e-mail Christine Kiel at firstname.lastname@example.org
HFXXXX - Elimination of construction code fund transfers has been removed from the agenda
(Downey) - Small business investment credit modified, and credit for start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses provided.
(Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
(Loon) - Minnesota Children's Museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testimony on HF1870 was taken on Jan. 31, no more testimony will be taken on that bill.
(Petersen) - School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
(Eken) - School start date exception made for school districts that suffer floods.
Finish 2/1/12 agenda items:
Walk-through of DNR AIS language
DNR Long-Tern Funding Needs for AIS Programs Report
US Army Corps of Engineers
Public Testimony -- if you wish to testify please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.1774 as soon as possible.
SF1183 Doug Franzen, Lobbyist
HF1043 Gordon Ramsay, Chief of Police, Duluth Police Department
HF1535 John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Kelly Keegan, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lee U. McGrath, Institute for Justice
(Dill) - State and local government tort liability limits restored to pre-2008 levels, and state and local government contracts that require contractors to provide liability insurance or other security in excess of those limits prohibited.
(Gauthier) - Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.
(Cornish) - DWI, off-highway vehicle, drive-by shooting, designated offense, and controlled substance forfeiture laws changes made to provide more uniformity; monetary cap raised on the value of property forfeitures that may be adjudicated in conciliation court; forfeited property prohibited from being sold to prosecuting authorities or persons related to prosecuting authorities; and general criminal code forfeiture law, necessity of conviction, and burden of proof clarified.
Tax Expenditure Report Presentation - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue
(Loon) - Tax reform action commission established, commission appointments authorized, report preparation directed to the legislature, and money appropriated.
HF1850 (Downey) State employee gainsharing program maximum award increased.
Presentation by Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA)
2012 Capital Budget requests (Water/sewer infrastructure projects)
testifiers: Executive Director Terry Kuhlman; Deputy Director Jeff Freeman
Note: The PFA presentation will take place first on agenda for this hearing
(Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
(Murray) - Albert Lea; wastewater infrastructure fund grant terms modified.
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance