(Lesch) - Fire departments authorized to access criminal history data on current employees.
(Hilstrom) - Stalking crime modified.
(Paymar) - Statutory cap on bail modified for nonfelony domestic abuse offenders, domestic abuse no contact order law recodified and clarified, tampering with a witness crime expanded, data communications network requirement clarified to include orders for protection and no contact orders, and criminal penalties imposed.
(Paymar) - Multijurisdictional gang and drug task forces certification process established.
(Slocum) - Board of Teaching allowed to approve innovative, research-based teacher and preparation and licensure programs.
(Mariani) - Alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license established.
State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections
(Pelowski) - Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, data sharing agreement provided with the department of education, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated.
(Eken) - Executive officer, judge, or legislator required to be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the office, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division
(Olin) - Inmate payment of room and board modified to include any time credited for time served.
(Paymar) - Prostitution law provisions clarified and recodified and certain definitions modified.
(Hilstrom) - Court authorized to furnish any electronic copies of documents to public defender at no charge.
(Gardner) - Legend and nonprescription drug possession allowed by those disposing of them, and definitions modified.
(Gardner) - Pilot project authorized to allow judges to order electronic monitoring for domestic abuse offenders on pretrial release.
(Hilstrom) - Protection area extended to a reasonable area around residence or dwelling in ex parte orders for protection.
(Bly) - Revenue formula allowance modified for extended time programs.
(Buesgens) - Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent school fund endowment apportionment expanded.
(Davnie) - School districts authorized to bill nonpublic schools and charter schools for any unreimbursed pupil transportation costs.
(Gardner) - Safe sharps management provided.
(Gardner) - State building projects required to recycle at least 50 percent of project waste.
(Eken) - Mercury testing requirements amended for new incinerator units.
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight
Overview of HIV rate increases, presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health
(Swails) - Hospital construction moratorium modified.
(Swails) - Board of Pharmacy required to adopt rules regarding the substitution of drugs used for the treatment of epilepsy or seizure if the United States Food and Drug Administration determines that substitution may cause a health risk to patients.
(Hornstein) - Responsible family life and sexuality education program created.
Dr. Robert Anda, senior scientific consultant, Centers for Disease Control
Dr. Megan Gunnar, regents professor of child development, Institute of Child Development, U of M
Dr. Richard Chase, senior research scientist, Wilder Research
(Obermueller) - Special license plates provided, trunk highway funding provided, bonds issued, public safety programs and activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Dill) - General fund money transfer to state airports fund required.
(Hortman) - Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified.
This is an informational hearing only. Bill sponsors will receive one hour to present the bills. One hour will be allotted for public testimony with respect to the bills. Please contact John Reich at 651-296-7175 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to testify.
(Brown) - Electronic pull-tab game rules adoption authorized.
(Kahn) - State Lottery authorized to offer games involving sports wagering and sports wagering pools, sports bookmaking authorized under licenses issued by the director of the State Lottery, and tax imposed on licensed sports bookmaking.
(Kahn) - State Lottery director authorized to operate slot machines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
(Hackbarth) - Gambling authorized as other than parimutuel betting at a licensed racetrack, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Bills will be heard that are approved by the Local Government Division at its Feb. 22 meeting.
(Hansen) - Watershed district drainage system provisions modified, and money appropriated.
(Gardner) - Buckthorn control ordinances allowed by municipalities.
(Peterson) - Probationary period lengthened for newly hired peace officers in certain statutory cities.
(Slocum) - Richfield; firefighter limited response time residency requirements permitted.
(Hilty) - Indian tribes and the Minnesota Historical Society authorized to participate in joint powers agreement.
(Atkins) - Municipalities authorized to permit certain solicitations by firefighters.
(Mahoney) - State Building Code municipal enforcement provisions modified.
Begin response to proposed governor's budget reductions:
Public Facilities Authority, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Council on Black Minnesotans, Council on Chicano-Latino Affairs, Indian Affairs Council
(Morgan) - Students who do not pass the reading and language arts GRAD allowed to retake the test in paper-and-pencil format.
(Kalin) - Computer-adaptive assessments provided for general education students.
(Kath) - Board of Teaching directed to incorporate professional reflection and growth in best teaching practices into its renewal requirements for a continuing teaching license.
(Clark) - Imposition of a late fee prohibited except in specified circumstances, receipt required for certain rent payments, tenant permitted to make emergency repairs, and other laws modified related to a rental agreement.
(Hayden) - Utilities and eviction provisions modified and termination of a lease permitted for medical reasons.
(Mullery) - Cash payment receipts required between landlord and tenant, recovery of attorney fees provided, tenant screening fee procedures modified, imposition of late fees provided, eviction procedures for tenants of certain foreclosed property provided, clarifying, conforming, technical, and other changes made to landlord and tenant provisions.
(Champion) - Expungement of eviction records provisions modified and personal representative of deceased tenant allowed unit access.