(Ward) - Brainerd; city civic center accessibility improvements grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
(Liebling) - Rochester; Mayo Civic Center improvements design and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
(Sundin) - Carlton County; annual tax levy for cemetery purposes authorized.
(Dill) - Cook-Orr Hospital District levy authority modified.
(Loeffler) - Hennepin and Ramsey Counties; authority to impose a mortgage and deed tax expiration amended.
Discussion of HF 5 will be limited to provisions dealing with accounts within the jurisdiction of the Committee. Work on HF 5 will continue at the Feb. 13 meeting.
(Atkins) - Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, person's physician of choice right recognized, right to not participate established, open meeting requirements and data practice procedures specified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
The committee will continue its deliberation of these two bills.
Amendment DE1 to HF193 incorporates all of amendments to HF193 that have been adopted by the committee thus far.
(Simon) - Absentee ballot voting eligibility and application or obtainment procedures modified, and county auditors required to explain ballot changes to voters with ongoing or permanent absentee ballot status.
(Erickson) - Mail balloting authorization modified.
In addition to HF34 and HF171, there will be a informational presentations on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination.
- Karen Balmer, Executive Director, MN Board of Teaching
- Richard Wassen, Director, Education Licensing, and Kevin McHenry, Government Relations Director, MN Department of Education
- Audrey Lensmire, PhD, and Dr. Christopher Smith, Augsburg College, effect of MTLE on Minnesota's Teaching population
- George Kimball, Chairman, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, and Tim Alexander, Assistant Superintendent, Minnetonka Schools
- Representative of MN Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Teaching College Student
(Erickson) - Teacher licensure requirements modified.
(Ward) - K-12 teachers; requirement repealed for teachers to pass a basic skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics as a condition for receiving a teaching license.
Public testimony welcome in the evening after all bills have been presented. There is no pre-registration to testify. If you would like to testify, please come directly to the hearing. All testimony must be regarding a specific bill.
Due to time constraints, written testimony regarding specific bills will be accepted at the hearing or by mail to Laura Taken-Holtze, Committee Administrator, 570 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155.
(Lesch) - Firearms; civil commitment data transfer provided to a federal background check system, and lawful possession and transfer of firearms modified.
(Simonson) - Body armor permit required to purchase, own, possess, or use; and criminal penalties provided.
(Simonson) - Firearms; permit to carry application required to be made to a chief of police of a municipality, and if no chief of police, to a county sheriff.
(Hausman) - Firearms; large-capacity magazine crime established for the manufacture, transfer, or possession of ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts; terms defined; and criminal penalties provided.