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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 8:30 AM
Time Note: There is an evening committee room reserved if needed.

Elections Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
HF4411* (Freiberg) - Money transferred to voting operations, technology, and election resources account.

*This bill is the vehicle for the Elections Finance Bill.

Notes:
AMENDMENTS: Amendments must be emailed to the committee administrator by 8:30am Tuesday.

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email wilson.lee@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Jamie Long
Location: Hybrid (Zoom and Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building)
Agenda:
1. Welcome and Call to Order
2. Approval of the Minutes – Tuesday, April 16th
3. HF4984 (Long) Joint Committee on Library of Congress of United States Congress requested to approve replacement of statue of Henry Mower Rice now on display in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol, and memorial resolution proposed.

Testifiers:
• Samuel Freedman, Professor at Columbia University and author of Hubert H. Humphrey biography, “Into the Bright Sunshine”
• Dr. Josie R. Johnson: Educator, Former Regent, Author, and Organizer

4. Adjournment

AMENDMENTS: Deadline for amendments is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16. Amendments must be submitted via email to the Committee Administrator at Jeanne.Stuart@house.mn.gov.

TESTIMONY: Handouts, written testimony, and testifier requests must be emailed to the Committee Administrator Jeanne.Stuart@house.mn.gov by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16. Submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record, and it may be posted to the committee webpage if received by the deadline. If bringing hard copies to the hearing, please bring 40 copies for members, staff, and the public.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added
Attachments:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Workforce Development Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jay Xiong
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
The following bills will be heard Information Only for 2 minutes a piece

HF 5143 (Nelson) Brooklyn Park; special authority provided to allow for establishment of biotech innovation district, city authorized to establish value capture district, reports required, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 5136 (Wolgamott) Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 5064 (Her) Theater Mu grant funding provided for workforce development program, and money appropriated.
HF 5093 (Her) YWCA St. Paul grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 5183 (Noor) Riverside Plaza Tenant Association grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 5179 (Vang) African Career, Education, and Resources, Inc. and Organization of Liberians in Minnesota grants funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF XXXX (Vang) United Senior Lao-American
HF XXXX (Vang) Hmong American Farmers Association
HF XXXX (Vang) MN Zej Zog
HF XXXX (Vang) Oromo Community of MN
HF 4962 (Zeleznikar) University of America; Center for Nursing Equity and Excellence established, funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 5063 (Hassan) Equitable Development Action funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 5048 (Hassan) Ka Joog funding provided to establish tech training centers, and money appropriated.

DEED Presentation for HF 5205, HF 3452, HF 3451, and HF 3450
Matt Varilek, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Public Testimony for DE1 to HF 5205 – Workforce Development Finance and Policy bill

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
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Bills Added

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Economic Development Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Hodan Hassan
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 3449 (Hassan) Economic Development Finance and Policy bill
Matt Varilek, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Kari Johnson, MCCD

If you would like to testify or submit materials to the committee, please contact travis.reese@house.mn.gov by Noon on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Education Finance

Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim
Location: Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building
Agenda:
Approval of the Minutes from April 16th, 2024
Mark up of HF 5237 (Youakim) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education supplemental funding provided; general education, education excellence, American Indian education, teachers, charter schools, special education, facilities, nutrition, libraries, early childhood education, and state agencies provisions modified; forecast adjustments made; and money appropriated. ​**NOTE: A DE Amendment to HF 5237 (Youakim) that will serve as the House Education Finance bill will be posted on Sunday April 14th.

Agenda items may be added or changed.

Notes:
For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
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For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Polly Cerkvenik, at polly.cerkvenik@house.mn.gov or 651-296-5524.

Public Testimony:
Testimony on HF 5237 (Youakim) will be taken on Tuesday April 16th. If you are interested in providing testimony on HF 5237 (Youakim) please contact the committee administrator at: polly.cerkvenik@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm on Monday, April 15th. Written testimony is encouraged. Testimony may be limited.
Bills Added

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Legacy Finance

Chair: Rep. Leon Lillie
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
Walkthrough, public testimony, and vote on HF 4124 (Lillie) Legacy Finance Bill.

A DE amendment and spreadsheet will be posted on Monday, April 15.

If you wish to submit written testimony or testify in person, please send the written testimony or the request to testify to Mike.Molzahn@house.mn.gov by 10:30 a.m. the day before the meeting. Written testimony is preferred and will be accepted after the deadline. In-person testimony may be limited due to committee time constraints.

This hearing may be viewed in person or via the House webcast schedule page

-To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access or email the LCC Accessibility Coordinator
-If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
-To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Attachments:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Capital Investment

Chair: Rep. Fue Lee
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
All bills will be heard on an informational only basis. Amendments may be offered for reference only.
BILL ADDED: HF 5189 (Scott) East Bethel; funding provided to connect elementary schools to city water and sewer infrastructure, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 5351 has replaced HF XXXX (Vang) Brooklyn Center Opportunity Site
HF 5384 has replaced HF XXXX (Lee) Notice of State Contribution for Local Project

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added
Bills Removed

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Commerce Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Zack Stephenson
Location: Room 10
Agenda:
HF5295 (Stephenson); Insurance fees assessed by Department of Commerce modified.

This will be the vehicle for the Commerce budget bill. We will take testimony, consider amendments, and vote in one hearing. The DE amendment will be posted on Monday, April 15.

HF5252 (Pfarr); Authorized card games expanded to include game of hasenpfeffer.

Bills may be added, removed, or taken up in any order at the Chair's discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov, preferably 24 hours prior to the hearing.

The hearing will be broadcast through House Information Services, for more information visit: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/hinfo.asp

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Aisha Gomez
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
DE to HF5247 2024 House Tax Bill (DE will be posted on Tuesday, April 16th)

Bill Walk-Through

Items may be added/removed from the agenda. Public testifiers will be taken on Thursday, April 18th. Public Testifiers should email their full name, organization (if applicable) and preferred title to the Committee Administrator (Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn.gov) and the CLA (Lauren Sabes Lauren.Sabes@house.mn.gov) by 1 PM on Wednesday, April 17th. Materials to be distributed to the Committee members are also due by 3 PM on on Wednesday, April 17th. Please note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline. Testimony may be limited to two minutes per testifier.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Patty Acomb
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
Markup and vote on HF 4177 (Acomb) Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Bill.

A DE amendment and spreadsheet will be posted by Monday, April 15.

There will be no public testimony during this meeting.

This hearing may be viewed in person or via the House webcast schedule page

-To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access or email the LCC Accessibility Coordinator
-If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
-To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added
Attachments:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF3911 (Hansen) Environment and Natural Resources Supplemental Finance and Policy Bill

Supplemental Bill markup and vote.

*An author’s delete-all amendment to HF3911 (Hansen) is posted below. The deadline to submit amendments to the DE electronically to the Committee Administrator (Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn.gov) is 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Written Testimony for amendments to the DE amendment will be accepted if submitted to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn.gov by 12:00pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Submitted written testimony is public and will be posted on the committee website and included in the committee record.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Attachments:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Housing Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Michael Howard
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
HF4194 (Howard) Housing infrastructure bonds eligible uses expanded, and additional housing infrastructure bonds issuance authorized.

**NOTE: a delete-all amendment to HF4194 that will serve as the House Housing Finance bill has been posted.

Testimony to the Finance bill was taken on 4/16/24. Additional written testimony will be accepted.

All agenda items subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Housing Finance and Policy Committee webpage.

ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator, Jack Dockendorf (jack.dockendorf@house.mn.gov).

LIVESTREAM: This hearing may be viewed on the House webcast schedule page. All video events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.
Attachments: