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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Elections Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
HF3632 (Huot); Sheriff or county attorney vacancy filling by special election authorized.

HF3645 (Coulter); Local candidate financial report requirements amended; Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board required to oversee campaign finance reporting requirements for political committees, political funds, and party units engaged in campaign activity; definition of committee amended for purposes of chapter 211A; and technical and conforming changes made.

HF3557 (Freiberg); Election administration provisions modified, voter registration requirements modified, voting instruction and sample ballot requirements amended, tabulation process and equipment requirements amended, notification timeline provided to counties amended, and vacancy in nomination process amended.
Amendment removing language relating to nominations/vacancies (to be posted)

HF3625 (Stephenson); Deep fake election crime modified, and convicted person disqualified from holding elected office.

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

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.

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, February 21, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Sustainable Infrastructure Policy

Chair: Rep. Erin Koegel
Location: State Office Building Room 10
Agenda:
1. HF 4025 (Koegel) Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure established, office powers and duties specified, implementation provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

*Public testimony will be taken at this hearing. No formal action will be taken on this bill during this hearing.

Items may be taken up in any order, items may be added or removed at the chair's discretion.

HANDOUTS: Handouts in Word or PDF format should be emailed to the committee administrator by 10am the business day before the hearing. Submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record.
TESTIFYING: The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 5pm the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Sustainable Infrastructure webpage.
LIVESTREAM: This hearing may be viewed on the House webcast schedule page. All video events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov. 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, February 21, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Workforce Development Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jay Xiong
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentations on Workforce Development and MN Nonprofits

Dr. Bruce Corrie
Sheila Olson, Chief Services & Programs Officer, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Julie Brekke, Executive Director, Hired
Mary Niedermeyer, CEO, CAPI
Jane Graupman, Executive Director, International Institute of Minnesota
Alexander Collins, Career and Workforce Development Manager, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc
Garrett Backes, Senior Director of Advancement, Propel Nonprofits
Naima Farah, Capacity Building Director, Propel Nonprofits
Niila Hebert, Board Treasurer, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie

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, February 21, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Economic Development Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Hodan Hassan
Location: Room 10
Agenda:
Presentations on Economic Development and MN BIPOC Business

Dr. Bruce Corrie
Gene Gelgelu, African Economic Development Solutions
Enrique Blanco, Interim Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center
May Yer Thao, President & CEO, Hmong American Partnership
ThaoMee Xiong, Executive and Network Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)

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, February 21, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Legacy Finance

Chair: Rep. Leon Lillie
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
Clean Water Council Presentations
*Items may be added to the agenda

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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Property Tax Division

Chair: Rep. Dave Lislegard
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
Local Aids (Local Government Aid/County Program Aid/Public Safety Aid) Implementation

The Property Tax Division will not meet on 2/28.

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, February 21, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Capital Investment

Chair: Rep. Fue Lee
Location: Basement Hearing Room State Office Building
Agenda:
Federal IIJA Transportation related funding, MNDOT:
1) Airports
2) EV, buses, and ferries
3) Passenger and freight rail
4) Public transportation;
5) Roads, bridges, and major projects
6) Safety
ADDED: Ports and Waterways

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

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

For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Jenny Nash, at jenny.nash@house.mn.gov

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Commerce Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Zack Stephenson
Location: Room 10
Agenda:
HF2309 (Elkins); Rights given to consumers regarding personal data, obligations placed on businesses regarding consumer data, and enforcement by attorney general provided.

HF2257 (Bahner); Minnesota Age-Appropriate Design Code Act created, obligations placed on businesses regarding children's consumer information, and attorney general enforcement provided.

HF3868 (Curran); Uniform Commercial Code amendments adopted to accommodate emerging technologies.

HF3777 (O’Driscoll); Persons 17 years of age permitted to serve alcoholic beverages.

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.

Bills Added

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Peter Fischer
Location: State Office Building Room 200
Agenda:
Items may be added

- HF3646 (Pinto) Technical recodification of statutes relating to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, as prepared by the Office of the Revisor [This bill will be heard on an informational basis only, no votes will be taken at this meeting.]

- HF3987 (Fischer) Technical recodification of statutes relating to Direct Care and Treatment, as prepared by the Office of the Revisor

- HF3865 (Baker) Assertive community treatment provisions modified
a. Jinny Palen, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs
b. Ashley Kjos, Chief Executive Officer and Licensed Psychologist, Woodland Centers

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Testimony: Handouts, written testimony, and testifier requests must be in PDF format and emailed to the Committee Administrator Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn.gov by 8:30am the day of each hearing. 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.

This hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page. All events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.

Accommodations:
- To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the 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 you 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, February 21, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Patty Acomb
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
Presentation on Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan & Natural Gas Innovation Plan
Presentation on CenterPoint Energy's Natural Gas Innovation Plan
*Items may be added to the agenda

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, February 21, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Education Policy

Chair: Rep. Laurie Pryor
Location: Basement Hearing Room B2 of State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1242 (Rep. Baker) - School boards authorized to implement four-day school week programs without approval by commissioner of education, and rulemaking required.

Minnesota Department of Education Presentation - Computer Science Working Group Preliminary Report

HF3492 (Rep. L. Lee) - Computer science education advancement program established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Agenda items may be added or changed.

Notes:
AMENDMENTS: Amendments must be emailed to the committee administrator by 12pm (Noon) Tuesday.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator before 4p.m., Tuesday. If you are bringing hard copies to the committee, please bring 40 copies and check-in with the committee administrator before distribution.

TESTIFYING: The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Remote testimony is available upon request. Written testimony is encouraged and is accounted as official committee record - to be distributed to committee members and public. If you would like to testify or submit written testimony (PDF format), please email the committee administrator before 4p.m., Tuesday.

For any other questions or concerns, please reach out to the Committee Administrator at wilson.lee@house.mn.gov or 651-296-1913.
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o For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
o 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
o 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.
o This hearing may be viewed on the House webcast schedule page . All video events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.

Bills Added

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
*Agenda Change: Bill Added.

HF3389 (Pursell) Subsurface drain tile installation and modification reporting required.
HF3385 (Pursell) Public waters definition modified.
*HF3200 (Jordan) Beverage container recycling refunds program established, civil and criminal penalties provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF3550 (Hansen) Watersheds, soil and water conservation districts, and wetland management provisions modified; wetland banking program and conservation easement programs modified; riparian protection and water quality jurisdiction clarified; control beaver damage grants eliminated; Board of Water and Soil Resources authority and duties modified; and money appropriated.

If you would like to sign up to testify or submit written testimony, please email Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn.gov by 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Submitted written testimony is public and will be posted on the committee website and included in the committee record.

o For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
o 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
o 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, February 21, 2024 , 3:00 PM

Housing Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Michael Howard
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
HF3845 (Agbaje) Landlord and tenant provisions clarified, and service of summons and complaint modified.

HF3810 (Moller) Landlord prohibited from initiating an eviction action against a tenant who terminates a lease based on status as a crime victim, and expungements of eviction records modified.

HF2704 (Pérez-Vega) Tenant's right to organize and penalties for retaliation for tenant organization provided.

HF3917 (Hassan) Clarifying tenant's rights to contact emergency services.

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

TESTIMONY: If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email jack.dockendorf@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the day before the hearing. Written testimony received after this time may not be included in members' packets.

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.


Bills Added
Attachments: