Agency and budget overview by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) - Commissioner Mary Tingerthal
Presentation by the Minnesota Housing Partnership on rural housing issues
Julie Johnson, policy & outreach coordinator
Bill Vanderwall, capacity building manager
(Davnie) - Residential property contracts for deed notice established, and remedies provided.
(Anderson) - Janet's Law enacted, and radon testing required for all residential homes.
(Allen) - Landlord violation civil penalty imposed; tenant hold over provisions amended; time appeal and notice of hearing modified; and technical, clarifying, and conforming changes made.
(Simon) - Landlords and tenants; victims of violence remedies established, and Housing Opportunity Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project established.
*Pending re-referral from the civil law committee
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(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.
Informational presentation on research into the effectiveness of Early Childhood Education.
Rob Grunewald, Federal Reserve Bank – summary of research on the effect of early ed programs
Megan Gunnar, U of M – research on childhood brain development
Richard Chase, Wilder Foundation – summary of school readiness dividend study
Barb Yates (tent.) - Governor's Early Learning Council, areas of focus, recommendations
Nicholas Banovetz - MinnCAN, infographic summary of research into pre-k program benefits
Annie Pearson, Mpls Public Schools - Effectiveness of public-pre-K education programs aligned with kindergarten programs
Bills related to Gun Violence Prevention Act.
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Due to time constraints, written testimony regarding specific bills will be accepted at the hearing.
(Paymar) - Firearms; pistol and semiautomatic military-style assault weapon transfer and firearm possession eligibility provisions modified, and criminal penalties provided.
(Schoen) - Firearm permit mental health screening improved.
(Winkler) - Firearms; centralized register maintenance and creation required for individuals who voluntarily wish to be ineligible to purchase firearms for a self-determined period of time; chiefs of police and sheriffs mandated to accept voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition and establish procedural return of the firearms and ammunition upon request.
(Johnson) - Firearm loss or theft false report crime established, crime of transferring firearms to an ineligible person expanded, and a person convicted of these crimes made ineligible to possess a firearm.
(Davnie) - Firearms; offenders who unlawfully possess firearms on school properties equal penalties established.
(Davnie) - Firearms; persons who possess guns on private property after being ordered to leave the premises equal penalties established.
(Nornes) - Mini truck operation on local roads authorized, and special permits for mini truck operation eliminated.
(Howe) - Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway designated as a marked segment of Trunk Highway 23.
(Nelson) - Transportation ombudsperson established.
(Dettmer) - Sale and use tax; filing requirement thresholds changed, vendor allowance provided, and development of an address-based sales tax calculator required by revenue.
(Dettmer) - Estate tax conformed to federal exemption amount.
(Anderson) - Research tax credit computation modified.