Introduction of omnibus bill
Begin Testimony on omnibus bill
Witnesses may testify for up to two minutes. The chair reserves the right to limit testimony. Written testimony will also be accepted. Witnesses should email Johnna O'Neill, CLA, and provide the following information: name, organization, contact info, and issue of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amendments are due by noon on Wednesday, March 23.
Mark-up of the bill will begin on Thursday, March 24 at 8:15 a.m.
Rep. Hamilton will present a DE amendment - informational only
Amendments, testimony will be heard on Wed. March 23, 2011
(Hamilton) - Beginning farmer program tax credits provided.
(Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture and rural development bill.
(Anderson) - Agricultural bioenergy grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifying on HF 681:
Steve Rosholt, Faegre & Benson
Testifying on HF 1232:
Kristin Hanson, Minnesota Management and Budget Assistant Commissioner
Michelle Furrer, Como Zoo & Conservatory Director
Peter Thrane, Como Friends Board Member
Eric Carlson, City of Inver Grove Heights Park and Recreation Board Director
Greg Mack, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Director
Jennifer Ringold, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Manager Public Engagement and Citywide Planning
Jayne Miller, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent
(Howes) - Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project terms and conditions modified, appropriations canceled and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced, and general fund debt service savings required.
(Downey) - Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance
HF1010 -- Omnibus bill discussion.
Public testimony on wild rice standards, forestry, school trust land (in that order).
If you wish to testify, please contact the committee administrator at 651-296-1774.
NOTE: HF440 will be amended with a fiscal omnibus bill in the form of a delete-all amendment. Presentation and public testimony only on delete-all amendment. Omnibus bill will be laid over for continued consideration on March 24
*HF1101 will become the Omnibus Higher Education Bill. If necessary, the meeting will recess at 2:15 p.m. and reconvene at 5:30 p.m. until all amendments and testimony on the omnibus bill have been heard.
(Nornes) - Omnibus higher education finance bill.
(Nornes) - Senior citizen higher education program eligibility changed.
(Nornes) - College and university mandates eliminated.
Omnibus education finance bill walk through.
Public Testimony will be taken. Please contact Aaron Solem (email@example.com; 651-296-5524) to testify.
Committee will recess to the call of the chair by 2:30 for the House floor session.
Amendments to the bill will be taken up when committee comes back after the House floor session.
Please note that the delete-all amendment will be posted online once it is ready. That will be the omnibus education finance bill, not HF934 as currently listed.
(Garofalo) - Omnibus education finance bill.
HF936 (Holberg) Abortions at or after 20 weeks gestational age prohibited unless exceptions apply, and civil and criminal penalties provided.
HF1130 (Nornes) Student record and data use provided.
**The committee will take testimony and questions on both bills during the regularly scheduled meeting time and place, and then resume 15 minutes after session in the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM
Matt Gehring: Voting Rights Act Overview
Annamarie Hill, executive director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Kao Ly Ilean Her, executive director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Lester Collins, executive director, Council on Black Minnesotans
Hector Garcia, executive director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Hussein Samatar, founder and executive director, African Development Center of Minnesota