Danielle Ewen, director of child care and early education, Center for Law and Social Policy
Karen Carlson, early learning services director, Department of Education
Gayle Kelly, executive director, MN Head Start Association
*No testimony will be taken on HF135 as this bill was heard by the committee during the 2009 legislative session.
(Thissen) - Administrative expense data reporting required, the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses established, and money appropriated.
(Bly) - Health care availability and affordability for every Minnesotan guaranteed; Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund, Office of Health Quality and Planning, patient advocacy ombudsman, and inspector general for the Minnesota Health Plan established; and money appropriated.
Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division
(Mahoney) - State Building Code municipal enforcement provisions modified.
(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.
(Lenczewski) - Tax provisions changed and modified relating to individual income, corporate franchise, estate, sales and use, gross receipts, cigarette, tobacco, insurance, property, credits, payments, minerals, local government aid, job opportunity building zones, emergency debt certificates, and various taxes and tax-related provisions.
(Lenczewski) - Taxation; policy, technical, administrative, and clarifying changes made relating to individual income, corporate franchise, sale and use, property, petroleum, cigarette, tobacco, insurance, local taxes, and other taxes and tax-related provisions.
*Informational hearing only. The committee will not vote on any bills.
(Kahn) - Gender-neutral marriage laws provided, and the Marriage and Family Protection Act enacted.
(Mullery) - Civil union relationships provided, and civil union contracts substituted for marriage for purposes of Minnesota law.
(Winkler) - Marriages performed in other states recognized in Minnesota.
(Obermueller) - Grant and loan programs modified, duties modified, technical changes made, terms defined, Minnesota Science and Technology Authority created, licensing provisions modified, fees imposed and modified, construction codes modified, study requested, reports required, and money appropriated.
(Bigham) - Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required.
(Hilstrom) - Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.