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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

 

NINETY-THIRD SESSION - 2023

 

_____________________

 

FIFTIETH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Monday, April 17, 2023

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 11:30 a.m. and was called to order by Dan Wolgamott, Speaker pro tempore.

 

      Prayer was offered by Pastor Kaleb Hurley, Hope Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Fogelman

Franson

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Gomez

Greenman

Grossell

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Harder

Hassan

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Keeler

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Koznick

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

McDonald

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Noor

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Sencer-Mura

Skraba

Smith

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Daniels, Kiel, Moller, Neu Brindley and O'Neill were excused. 

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journals of the preceding days.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journals was dispensed with and the Journals were approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Xiong from the Committee on Workforce Development Finance and Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2, A bill for an act relating to employment; creating a family and medical benefit insurance program; requiring leave from employment under certain circumstances; allowing substitution of a private plan; prohibiting retaliation; classifying data; authorizing expedited rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 13.719, by adding a subdivision; 62A.01, subdivision 1; 177.27, subdivision 4; 181.032; 256B.0659, subdivision 18; 256B.85, subdivisions 13, 13a; 256J.561, by adding a subdivision; 256J.95, subdivisions 3, 11; 256P.01, subdivision 3; 268.19, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Olson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 238, A bill for an act relating to children; modifying provisions on child care, child safety and permanency, child support, licensing, economic assistance, and homelessness; making forecast adjustments; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 4.045; 10.65, subdivision 2; 15.01; 15.06, subdivision 1; 15A.0815, subdivision 2; 43A.08, subdivision 1a; 119A.52; 119B.011, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 13, 15, 19a; 119B.02, subdivision 4; 119B.025, subdivision 4; 119B.03, subdivisions 3, 4, 4a; 119B.05, subdivision 1; 119B.09, subdivision 7; 119B.095, subdivisions 2, 3; 119B.10, subdivisions 1, 3; 119B.105, subdivision 2; 119B.125, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7; 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 119B.16, subdivisions 1a, 1c, 3; 119B.161, subdivisions 2, 3; 119B.19, subdivision 7; 121A.17, subdivision 3; 121A.19; 124D.13, by adding a subdivision; 124D.141, subdivision 2; 124D.142, subdivision 2; 124D.162; 124D.165, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; 125A.13; 145.4716, subdivision 3; 168B.07, subdivision 3; 179A.03, subdivision 18; 245.095; 245A.02, subdivisions 2c, 6b, by adding a subdivision; 245A.03, subdivision 2; 245A.04, subdivision 4; 245A.05; 245A.06, subdivision 1; 245A.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 245A.11, by adding a subdivision; 245A.14, subdivision 4; 245A.1435; 245A.146, subdivision 3; 245A.16, subdivisions 1, 9, by adding a subdivision; 245A.18, subdivision 2; 245A.22, by adding a subdivision; 245A.50, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 9; 245A.52, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; 245A.66, by adding a subdivision; 245C.04, subdivision 1; 245C.05, subdivision 4; 245C.17, subdivision 6; 245C.23, subdivision 2; 245E.06, subdivision 3; 245G.13, subdivision 2; 245H.01, subdivision 5; 245H.02; 245H.03, by adding a subdivision; 245H.05; 245H.08, subdivisions 4, 5; 245H.13, subdivisions 3, 7; 256.014, subdivisions 1, 2; 256.046, subdivisions 1, 3; 256.98, subdivision 8; 256.983, subdivision 5; 256.987, subdivision 4; 256D.03, by adding a subdivision; 256D.63, subdivision 2; 256E.34, subdivision 4; 256E.35, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4a, 6, 7; 256I.03, subdivision 13; 256I.06, subdivisions 6, 8, by adding a subdivision; 256J.01, subdivision 1; 256J.02, subdivision 2; 256J.08, subdivisions 65, 71, 79; 256J.09, subdivision 10; 256J.11, subdivision 1; 256J.21, subdivisions 3, 4; 256J.33, subdivisions 1, 2; 256J.35; 256J.37, subdivisions 3, 3a; 256J.40; 256J.42, subdivision 5; 256J.425, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 7; 256J.46, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a; 256J.49, subdivision 9; 256J.50, subdivision 1; 256J.521, subdivision 1; 256J.621, subdivision 1; 256J.626, subdivisions 2, 3; 256J.751, subdivision 2; 256K.45, subdivisions 3, 7, by adding a subdivision; 256N.24, subdivision 12; 256P.01, by adding a subdivision; 256P.02, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 256P.04, subdivisions 4, 8; 256P.06, subdivision 3; 256P.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, by adding subdivisions; 260.761, subdivision 2, as amended; 260C.007, subdivision 14; 260C.221, subdivision 1; 260C.317, subdivision 3; 260C.451, by adding subdivisions; 260C.704; 260C.708; 260C.80, subdivision 1; 260E.01; 260E.02, subdivision 1; 260E.03, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions; 260E.14, subdivisions 2, 5; 260E.17, subdivision 1; 260E.18; 260E.20, subdivision 2; 260E.24, subdivisions 2, 7; 260E.33, subdivision 1; 260E.35, subdivision 6; 261.063; 514.972, subdivision 5; 518A.31; 518A.32, subdivisions 3, 4; 518A.34; 518A.41; 518A.42, subdivisions 1, 3; 518A.43, subdivision 1b; 518A.65; 518A.77; proposing coding for


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new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119B; 122A; 245A; 256; 256E; 256K; 256P; 260; 260C; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119C; 143; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 119B.011, subdivision 10a; 119B.03, subdivision 4; 245C.11, subdivision 3; 256.8799; 256.9864; 256D.63, subdivision 1; 256J.08, subdivisions 10, 24b, 53, 61, 62, 81, 83; 256J.30, subdivisions 5, 7, 8; 256J.33, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 256J.34, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 256J.37, subdivision 10; 256J.425, subdivision 6; 256J.95, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19; 256P.07, subdivision 5; 518A.59.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 19, delete section 25

 

Page 25, delete line 6

 

Page 42, delete section 10

 

Page 46, line 24, delete the comma and insert a period

 

Page 46, delete lines 25 and 26

 

Page 62, after line 15, insert:

 

"Sec. 35.  COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply.

 

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's designee.

 

(c) "Communities and families who lack opportunities" means any community or family that experiences inequities in accessing supports and services due to the community's or family's circumstances, including but not limited to racism, income, disability, language, gender, and geography.

 

(d) "Community resource center" means a community-based coordinated point of entry that provides culturally responsive, relationship-based service navigation and other supportive services for expecting and parenting families and youth.

 

(e) "Culturally responsive, relationship-based service navigation" means the aiding of families in finding services and supports that are meaningful to them in ways that are built on trust and that use cultural values, beliefs, and practices of families, communities, indigenous families, and Tribal Nations for case planning, service design, and decision-making processes.

 

(f) "Expecting and parenting family" means any configuration of parents, grandparents, guardians, foster parents, kinship caregivers, and youth who are pregnant or expecting or have children and youth they care for and support.

 

(g) "Protective factors" means conditions, attributes, or strengths of individuals, families, and communities, and in society that mitigate risk, promote the healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and families, and help support families.

 

Subd. 2.  Community resource centers established.  The commissioner, in consultation with other state agencies, partners, and the Community Resource Center Advisory Council, may award grants to support planning, implementation, and evaluation of community resource centers to provide culturally responsive, relationship-based service navigation, parent, family, and caregiver supports to expecting and parenting families with a focus on ensuring equitable access to programs and services that promote protective factors and support children and families.


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Subd. 3.  Commissioner's duties; related infrastructure.  The commissioner, in consultation with the Community Resource Center Advisory Council, shall:

 

(1) develop a request for proposals to support community resource centers;

 

(2) provide outreach and technical assistance to support applicants with data or other matters pertaining to equity of access to funding;

 

(3) provide technical assistance to grantees, including but not limited to skill building and professional development, trainings, evaluations, communities of practice, networking, and trauma informed mental health consultation;

 

(4) provide data collection and IT support; and

 

(5) provide grant coordination and management focused on promoting equity and accountability.

 

Subd. 4.  Grantee duties.  At a minimum, grantees shall:

 

(1) provide culturally responsive, relationship-based service navigation and supports for expecting and parenting families;

 

(2) improve community engagement and feedback gathering to support continuous improvement and program planning to better promote protective factors;

 

(3) demonstrate community-based planning with multiple partners;

 

(4) develop or use an existing parent and family advisory council consisting of community members with lived expertise to advise the work of the grantee; and

 

(5) participate in program evaluation, data collection, and technical assistance activities.

 

Subd. 5.  Eligibility.  Organizations eligible to receive grant funding under this section include:

 

(1) community-based organizations, Tribal Nations, urban Indian organizations, local and county government agencies, schools, nonprofit agencies or any cooperative of these organizations; and

 

(2) organizations or cooperatives supporting communities and families who lack opportunities.

 

Subd. 6.  Community Resource Center Advisory Council; establishment and duties.  (a) The commissioner, in consultation with other relevant state agencies, shall appoint members to the Community Resource Center Advisory Council.

 

(b) Membership must be demographically and geographically diverse and include:

 

(1) parents and family members with lived experience who lack opportunities;

 

(2) community-based organizations serving families who lack opportunities;

 

(3) Tribal and urban American Indian representatives;

 

(4) county government representatives;


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(5) school and school district representatives; and

 

(6) state partner representatives.

 

(c) Duties of the Community Resource Center Advisory Council include but are not limited to:

 

(1) advising the commissioner on the development and funding of a network of community resource centers;

 

(2) advising the commissioner on the development of requests for proposals and grant award processes;

 

(3) advising the commissioner on the development of program outcomes and accountability measures; and

 

(4) advising the commissioner on ongoing governance and necessary support in the implementation of community resource centers.

 

Subd. 7.  Grantee reporting.  Grantees must report program data and outcomes to the commissioner in a manner determined by the commissioner and the Community Resource Center Advisory Council.

 

Subd. 8.  Evaluation.  The commissioner, in partnership with the Community Resource Center Advisory Council, shall develop an outcome and evaluation plan.  By July 1, 2025, the Community Resource Center Advisory Council must provide a report to the commissioner and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services that reflects the duties of the Community Resource Center Advisory Council in subdivision 6 and may describe outcomes and impacts related to equity, community partnerships, program and service availability, child development, family well-being, and child welfare system involvement."

 

Page 116, delete line 14

 

Page 129, delete section 41 and insert:

 

"Sec. 41.  DIRECTION TO COMMISSIONER; TEMPORARY CHANGES TO STAFF QUALIFICATION RULES FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS.

 

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 9503.0033, the commissioner of human services must allow a licensed child care center to hire an individual as an assistant teacher if the individual is at least 18 years old, has been employed in a direct child-serving role at the center for a minimum of 30 days, is enrolled in a child development associate credential program at the time of hire or will be within 60 days of being hired, and completes the child development associate credential from the Council for Professional Recognition within one year of the individual's hiring date.

 

(b) This section expires July 1, 2025.  A licensed child care center may continue to employ any individual hired under this section as an assistant teacher after the expiration of this section."

 

Page 202, after line 7, insert:

 

"(4) when an employee in a temporary unclassified position is transferred to the department, the total length of time that the employee has served in the appointment shall include all time served in the appointment at the transferring agency and the time served in the appointment at the department.  An employee in a temporary unclassified position who was hired by a transferring agency through an open competitive selection process in accordance with a policy enacted by the commissioner of management and budget shall be considered to have been hired through such process after the transfer;"


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Renumber the clauses in sequence

 

Page 207, delete line 6

 

Page 207, line 9, delete "Health,"

 

Page 208, line 15, delete the comma and insert a semicolon

 

Page 208, line 16, delete the comma and insert "; not public data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 8a;"

 

Page 211, line 8, after "agencies" insert ", including any agreements related to access or sharing of not public data"

 

Page 211, line 13, delete the first comma and insert a semicolon and delete the second comma and insert "; not public data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 8a;"

 

Page 215, delete line 29

 

Page 216, line 14, delete "1,116,292,000" and insert "1,118,602,000" and delete "1,126,612,000" and insert "1,124,402,000"

 

Page 216, line 17, delete "874,943,000" and insert "877,253,000" and delete "903,809,000" and insert "901,599,000"

 

Page 220, line 13, delete "23,867,000" and insert "23,996,000" and delete "18,283,000" and insert "18,309,000"

 

Page 220, line 20, delete "26,864,000" and insert "27,364,000"

 

Page 221, line 9, delete "38,910,000" and insert "38,912,000" and delete "146,221,000" and insert "147,601,000"

 

Page 221, line 24, delete "118,801,000" and insert "69,203,000" and delete "118,801,000" and insert "118,974,000"

 

Page 221, line 29, delete "119,277,000" and insert "121,456,000" and delete "125,347,000" and insert "121,731,000"

 

Page 221, line 31, delete "$116,740,000" and insert "$119,719,000"

 

Page 221, line 32, delete "$115,890,000" and insert "$117,494,000"

 

Page 222, line 22, delete "$3,500,000" and insert "$2,000,000"

 

Page 222, line 23, delete "the" and insert "a" and after "grant" insert "program to promote children's healthy development and to foster community partnerships that will help children thrive."

 

Page 222, delete line 24

 

Page 222, line 25, delete "119B.196."

 

Page 222, line 27, delete "$82,635,000" and insert "$79,992,000"


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Page 222, line 28, delete "$83,655,000" and insert "$81,012,000"

 

Page 224, line 4, delete "$824,000" and insert "$833,000"

 

Page 226, line 19, delete ", under Minnesota"

 

Page 226, line 20, delete everything before the period

 

Page 231, after line 10, insert:

 

"Sec. 13.  FINANCIAL REVIEW OF NONPROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS REQUIRED.

 

Subdivision 1.  Financial review required.  (a) Before awarding a competitive, legislatively named, single‑source, or sole-source grant to a nonprofit organization under this act, the grantor must require the applicant to submit financial information sufficient for the grantor to document and assess the applicant's current financial standing and management.  Items of significant concern must be addressed with the applicant and resolved to the satisfaction of the grantor before a grant is awarded.  The grantor must document the material requested and reviewed; whether the applicant had a significant operating deficit, a deficit in unrestricted net assets, or insufficient internal controls; whether and how the applicant resolved the grantor's concerns; and the grantor's final decision.  This documentation must be maintained in the grantor's files.

 

(b) At a minimum, the grantor must require each applicant to provide the following information:

 

(1) the applicant's most recent Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  If the applicant has not been in existence long enough or is not required to file Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N, the applicant must demonstrate to the grantor that the applicant is exempt and must instead submit documentation of internal controls and the applicant's most recent financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and approved by the applicant's board of directors or trustees or, if there is no such board, by the applicant's managing group;

 

(2) evidence of registration and good standing with the secretary of state under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A, or other applicable law;

 

(3) unless exempt under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.515, evidence of registration and good standing with the attorney general under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 309; and

 

(4) if required under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.53, subdivision 3, the applicant's most recent audited financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Subd. 2.  Authority to postpone or forgo.  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this act, a grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding the financial standing or management of a legislatively named applicant may postpone or forgo awarding the grant.

 

Subd. 3.  Authority to award subject to additional assistance and oversight.  A grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding an applicant's financial standing or management may award a grant to the applicant if the grantor provides or the grantee otherwise obtains additional technical assistance as needed and the grantor imposes additional requirements in the grant agreement.  Additional requirements may include but are not limited to enhanced monitoring, additional reporting, or other reasonable requirements imposed by the grantor to protect the interests of the state.


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Subd. 4.  Relation to other law and policy.  The requirements in this section are in addition to any other requirements imposed by law, the commissioner of administration under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.97 to 16B.98, or agency policy."

 

Page 231, delete article 9

 

Renumber the sections in sequence

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Olson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 717, A bill for an act relating to transportation; designating a segment of marked Trunk Highway 5 in Chanhassen as Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway; modifying the Augie Mueller Memorial Highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.14, subdivision 40, by adding a subdivision.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 9, delete "the city limits of" and insert "the westerly side of the intersection with marked Trunk Highway 41, known as Hazeltine Boulevard, in"

 

Page 1, line 19, delete "within the city limits of" and insert "from Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 60, known as Mitchell Road, in Eden Prairie, to the westerly side of the intersection with marked Trunk Highway 41, known as Hazeltine Boulevard, in"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Olson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2292, A bill for an act relating to early childhood; modifying prekindergarten programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 120A.20, subdivision 1; 120A.41; 124D.151, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, by adding a subdivision; 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 3, as amended; 126C.10, subdivision 2d; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.151, subdivisions 5, 6.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 119A.52, is amended to read:

 

119A.52 DISTRIBUTION OF APPROPRIATION.

 

(a) The commissioner of education must distribute money appropriated for that purpose to federally designated Head Start programs to expand services and to serve additional low-income children.  Migrant and Indian reservation programs must be initially allocated money based on the programs' share of federal funds., which may


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include costs associated with program operations, infrastructure, or reconfiguration to serve children from birth to age five in center-based services.  The distribution must occur in the following order:  (1) 10.72 percent of the total Head Start appropriation must be initially allocated to federally designated Tribal Head Start programs; (2) the Tribal Head Start portion of the appropriation must be initially allocated to Tribal Head Start programs based on the programs' share of federal funds; and (3) migrant programs must be initially allocated funding based on the programs' share of federal funds.  The remaining money must be initially allocated to the remaining local agencies based equally on the agencies' share of federal funds and on the proportion of eligible children in the agencies' service area who are not currently being served.  A Head Start program must be funded at a per child rate equal to its contracted, federally funded base level at the start of the fiscal year.  For all agencies without a federal Early Head Start rate, the state average federal cost per child for Early Head Start applies.  In allocating funds under this paragraph, the commissioner of education must assure that each Head Start program in existence in 1993 is allocated no less funding in any fiscal year than was allocated to that program in fiscal year 1993.  Before paying money to the programs, the commissioner must notify each program of its initial allocation and how the money must be used.  Each program must present a plan under section 119A.535.  For any program that cannot utilize its full allocation at the beginning of the fiscal year, the commissioner must reduce the allocation proportionately.  Money available after the initial allocations are reduced must be redistributed to eligible programs.

 

(b) The commissioner must develop procedures to make payments to programs based upon the number of children reported to be enrolled during the required time period of program operations.  Enrollment is defined by federal Head Start regulations.  The procedures must include a reporting schedule, corrective action plan requirements, and financial consequences to be imposed on programs that do not meet full enrollment after the period of corrective action.  Programs reporting chronic underenrollment, as defined by the commissioner, will have their subsequent program year allocation reduced proportionately.  Funds made available by prorating payments and allocations to programs with reported underenrollment will be made available to the extent funds exist to fully enrolled Head Start programs through a form and manner prescribed by the department.

 

(c) Programs with approved innovative initiatives that target services to high-risk populations, including homeless families and families living in homeless shelters and transitional housing, are exempt from the procedures in paragraph (b).  This exemption does not apply to entire programs.  The exemption applies only to approved innovative initiatives that target services to high-risk populations, including homeless families and families living in homeless shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 121A.17, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Screening program.  (a) A screening program must include at least the following components:  developmental assessments, including virtual developmental screening for families who make the request based on their immunocompromised health status or other health conditions, hearing and vision screening or referral, immunization review and referral, the child's height and weight, the date of the child's most recent comprehensive vision examination, if any, identification of risk factors that may influence learning, an interview with the parent about the child, and referral for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment when potential needs are identified.  The district and the person performing or supervising the screening must provide a parent or guardian with clear written notice that the parent or guardian may decline to answer questions or provide information about family circumstances that might affect development and identification of risk factors that may influence learning.  The notice must state "Early childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development.  Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam."  The notice must clearly state that declining to answer questions or provide information does not prevent the child from being enrolled in kindergarten or first grade if all other screening components are met.  If a parent or guardian is not able to read and comprehend the written notice, the district and the person performing or supervising the screening must convey the information in another manner.  The notice must also inform the parent or guardian that a child need not submit to the district screening program if the child's health records indicate to the school that the child has received comparable developmental screening performed


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within the preceding 365 days by a public or private health care organization or individual health care provider.  The notice must be given to a parent or guardian at the time the district initially provides information to the parent or guardian about screening and must be given again at the screening location.

 

(b) All screening components shall be consistent with the standards of the state commissioner of health for early developmental screening programs.  A developmental screening program must not provide laboratory tests or a physical examination to any child.  The district must request from the public or private health care organization or the individual health care provider the results of any laboratory test or physical examination within the 12 months preceding a child's scheduled screening.  For the purposes of this section, "comprehensive vision examination" means a vision examination performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

 

(c) If a child is without health coverage, the school district must refer the child to an appropriate health care provider.

 

(d) A board may offer additional components such as nutritional, physical and dental assessments, review of family circumstances that might affect development, blood pressure, laboratory tests, and health history.

 

(e) If a statement signed by the child's parent or guardian is submitted to the administrator or other person having general control and supervision of the school that the child has not been screened because of conscientiously held beliefs of the parent or guardian, the screening is not required.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 121A.19, is amended to read:

 

121A.19 DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING AID.

 

Each school year, the state must pay a district for each child or student screened by the district according to the requirements of section 121A.17.  The amount of state aid for each child or student screened shall be:  (1) $75 $98 for a child screened at age three; (2) $50 $65 for a child screened at age four; (3) $40 $52 for a child screened at age five or six prior to kindergarten; and (4) $30 $39 for a student screened within 30 days after first enrolling in a public school kindergarten if the student has not previously been screened according to the requirements of section 121A.17.  If this amount of aid is insufficient, the district may permanently transfer from the general fund an amount that, when added to the aid, is sufficient.  Developmental screening aid shall not be paid for any student who is screened more than 30 days after the first day of attendance at a public school kindergarten, except if a student transfers to another public school kindergarten within 30 days after first enrolling in a Minnesota public school kindergarten program.  In this case, if the student has not been screened, the district to which the student transfers may receive developmental screening aid for screening that student when the screening is performed within 30 days of the transfer date.

 

Sec. 4.  [122A.261] PREKINDERGARTEN, SCHOOL READINESS, PRESCHOOL, AND EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMS; LICENSURE REQUIREMENT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Licensure requirement.  A school district or charter school must employ a qualified teacher, as defined in section 122A.16, to provide instruction in a preschool, school readiness, school readiness plus, or prekindergarten program or other school district or charter school-based early education program.

 

Subd. 2.  Exemptions.  Any teacher who has taught in a preschool, school readiness, school readiness plus, or prekindergarten program, or other early learning program for at least five years prior to September 1, 2028, may continue to teach without obtaining a license.  Notwithstanding this exemption from the licensure requirement, these individuals are teachers under section 179A.03, subdivision 18.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective July 1, 2028.


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Sec. 5.  [122A.731] GRANTS FOR GROW YOUR OWN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR PROGRAMS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Establishment.  The commissioner of education must award grants for Grow Your Own Early Childhood Educator programs established under this section in order to develop an early childhood education workforce that more closely reflects the state's increasingly diverse student population and ensures all students have equitable access to high-quality early educators. 

 

Subd. 2.  Grow Your Own Early Childhood Educator programs.  (a) Minnesota-licensed family child care or licensed center-based child care programs, school district or charter school early learning programs, Head Start programs, institutions of higher education, and other community partnership nongovernmental organizations may apply for a grant to host, build, or expand an early childhood educator preparation program that leads to an individual earning the credential or degree needed to enter or advance in the early childhood education workforce.  Examples include programs that help interested individuals earn the child development associate (CDA) credential, an associate's degree in child development, or a bachelor's degree in early childhood studies or early childhood licensures.  The grant recipient must use at least 80 percent of grant money for student stipends, tuition scholarships, or unique student teaching or field placement experiences.

 

(b) Programs providing financial support to interested individuals may require a commitment from the individuals awarded, as determined by the commissioner, to teach in the program or school for a reasonable amount of time that does not exceed one year.

 

Subd. 3.  Grant procedure.  (a) Eligible programs must apply for a grant under this section in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.  To the extent that there are sufficient applications, the commissioner must, to the extent practicable, award an equal number of grants between applicants in greater Minnesota and those in the metropolitan area.

 

(b) For the 2023-2024 school year and later, grant applications for new and existing programs must be received by the commissioner no later than January 15 of the year prior to the school year in which the grant will be used.  The commissioner must review all applications and notify grant recipients by March 15 or as soon as practicable of the anticipated amount awarded.  If the commissioner determines that sufficient funding is unavailable for the grants, the commissioner must notify grant applicants by June 30 or as soon as practicable that there is insufficient money.

 

Subd. 4.  Grow Your Own Early Childhood Education program account.  (a) The Grow Your Own Early Childhood Education program account is established in the special revenue fund.

 

(b) Money appropriated for the Grow Your Own Early Childhood Education program under this section must be transferred to the Grow Your Own Early Childhood Education program account in the special revenue fund.

 

(c) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner for the Grow Your Own Early Childhood Education program under this section.  Any returned money is available to be regranted.  Grant recipients may apply to use grant money over a period of up to 60 months.

 

(d) Up to $175,000 annually is appropriated to the commissioner for costs associated with administering and monitoring the program under this section.

 

Subd. 5.  Report.  Grant recipients must annually report to the commissioner in the form and manner determined by the commissioner on their activities under this section, including the number of educators supported through grant money and the number of educators obtaining credentials by type.  Data must indicate the beginning level of education and ending level of education of individual participants and an assessment of program effectiveness,


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including participant feedback, areas for improvement, and employment changes and current employment status, where applicable, after completing preparation programs.  The commissioner must publish a report for the public that summarizes the activities and outcomes of grant recipients and what was done to promote sharing of effective practices among grant recipients and potential grant applicants.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.13, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 12a.  Support staff.  (a) The department must employ two full-time equivalent staff to serve as resources for programs described in this section.  The staff persons must provide operational support and guidance to programs, including but not limited to providing professional development and education support, assisting with marketing and outreach, and facilitating collaborations with public and private organizations serving families.

 

(b) Each staff person described in this subdivision must hold a valid license as a teacher of parent and family education.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2024 and later.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.141, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Additional duties.  The following duties are added to those assigned to the council under federal law:

 

(1) make recommendations on the most efficient and effective way to leverage state and federal funding streams for early childhood and child care programs;

 

(2) make recommendations on how to coordinate or colocate early childhood and child care programs in one state Office of Early Learning.  The council shall establish a task force to develop these recommendations.  The task force shall include two nonexecutive branch or nonlegislative branch representatives from the council; six representatives from the early childhood caucus; two representatives each from the Departments of Education, Human Services, and Health; one representative each from a local public health agency, a local county human services agency, and a school district; and two representatives from the private nonprofit organizations that support early childhood programs in Minnesota.  In developing recommendations in coordination with existing efforts of the council, the task force shall consider how to:

 

(i) consolidate and coordinate resources and public funding streams for early childhood education and child care, and ensure the accountability and coordinated development of all early childhood education and child care services to children from birth to kindergarten entrance;

 

(ii) create a seamless transition from early childhood programs to kindergarten;

 

(iii) encourage family choice by ensuring a mixed system of high-quality public and private programs, with local points of entry, staffed by well-qualified professionals;

 

(iv) ensure parents a decisive role in the planning, operation, and evaluation of programs that aid families in the care of children;

 

(v) provide consumer education and accessibility to early childhood education and child care resources;

 

(vi) advance the quality of early childhood education and child care programs in order to support the healthy development of children and preparation for their success in school;


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(vii) develop a seamless service delivery system with local points of entry for early childhood education and child care programs administered by local, state, and federal agencies;

 

(viii) ensure effective collaboration between state and local child welfare programs and early childhood mental health programs and the Office of Early Learning;

 

(ix) develop and manage an effective data collection system to support the necessary functions of a coordinated system of early childhood education and child care in order to enable accurate evaluation of its impact;

 

(x) respect and be sensitive to family values and cultural heritage; and

 

(xi) establish the administrative framework for and promote the development of early childhood education and child care services in order to provide that these services, staffed by well-qualified professionals, are available in every community for all families that express a need for them.

 

In addition, the task force must consider the following responsibilities for transfer to the Office of Early Learning:

 

(A) responsibilities of the commissioner of education for early childhood education programs and financing under sections 119A.50 to 119A.535, 121A.16 to 121A.19, and 124D.129 to 124D.2211;

 

(B) responsibilities of the commissioner of human services for child care assistance, child care development, and early childhood learning and child protection facilities programs and financing under chapter 119B and section 256E.37; and

 

(C) responsibilities of the commissioner of health for family home visiting programs and financing under section 145A.17.

 

Any costs incurred by the council in making these recommendations must be paid from private funds.  If no private funds are received, the council must not proceed in making these recommendations.  The council must report its recommendations to the governor and the legislature by January 15, 2011;

 

(3) (2) review program evaluations regarding high-quality early childhood programs;

 

(4) (3) make recommendations to the governor and legislature, including proposed legislation on how to most effectively create a high-quality early childhood system in Minnesota in order to improve the educational outcomes of children so that all children are school-ready by 2020 have the opportunities and experiences to support a successful transition to kindergarten; and

 

(5) make recommendations to the governor and the legislature by March 1, 2011, on the creation and implementation of a statewide school readiness report card to monitor progress toward the goal of having all children ready for kindergarten by the year 2020.  The recommendations shall include what should be measured including both children and system indicators, what benchmarks should be established to measure state progress toward the goal, and how frequently the report card should be published.  In making their recommendations, the council shall consider the indicators and strategies for Minnesota's early childhood system report, the Minnesota school readiness study, developmental assessment at kindergarten entrance, and the work of the council's accountability committee.  Any costs incurred by the council in making these recommendations must be paid from private funds.  If no private funds are received, the council must not proceed in making these recommendations; and

 

(6) make recommendations to the governor and the legislature on how to screen earlier and comprehensively assess children for school readiness in order to provide increased early interventions and increase the number of children ready for kindergarten.  In formulating their recommendations, the council shall consider (i) ways to interface with parents of children who are not participating in early childhood education or care programs, (ii) ways to interface with family child care providers, child care centers, and school-based early childhood and Head Start


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programs, (iii) if there are age-appropriate and culturally sensitive screening and assessment tools for three-, four-, and five-year-olds, (iv) the role of the medical community in screening, (v) incentives for parents to have children screened at an earlier age, (vi) incentives for early education and care providers to comprehensively assess children in order to improve instructional practice, (vii) how to phase in increases in screening and assessment over time, (viii) how the screening and assessment data will be collected and used and who will have access to the data, (ix) how to monitor progress toward the goal of having 50 percent of three-year-old children screened and 50 percent of entering kindergarteners assessed for school readiness by 2015 and 100 percent of three-year-old children screened and entering kindergarteners assessed for school readiness by 2020, and (x) costs to meet these benchmarks.  The council shall consider the screening instruments and comprehensive assessment tools used in Minnesota early childhood education and care programs and kindergarten.  The council may survey early childhood education and care programs in the state to determine the screening and assessment tools being used or rely on previously collected survey data, if available.  For purposes of this subdivision, "school readiness" is defined as the child's skills, knowledge, and behaviors at kindergarten entrance in these areas of child development:  social; self-regulation; cognitive, including language, literacy, and mathematical thinking; and physical.  For purposes of this subdivision, "screening" is defined as the activities used to identify a child who may need further evaluation to determine delay in development or disability.  For purposes of this subdivision, "assessment" is defined as the activities used to determine a child's level of performance in order to promote the child's learning and development.  Work on this duty will begin in fiscal year 2012.  Any costs incurred by the council in making these recommendations must be paid from private funds.  If no private funds are received, the council must not proceed in making these recommendations.  The council must report its recommendations to the governor and legislature by January 15, 2013, with an interim report on February 15, 2011.

 

(4) review and provide input on the recommendations and implementation timelines developed by the Great Start For All Minnesota Children Task Force under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 14, section 18, subdivision 2.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.162, is amended to read:

 

124D.162 KINDERGARTEN READINESS ENTRY ASSESSMENT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Assessment required.  The commissioner of education may must implement a kindergarten readiness entry assessment representative of incoming kindergartners to identify the percent of kindergartners who meet or exceed end-of-year prekindergarten early learning standards.  The assessment must be based on the Department of Education Kindergarten Readiness Assessment at kindergarten entrance study.

 

Subd. 2.  Process.  (a) School districts and charter schools must choose a kindergarten entry assessment tool from a menu of valid and reliable measurement instruments approved by the department that:

 

(1) are aligned to the state early childhood indicators of progress and kindergarten standards and are based on the criteria to be an early learning assessment approved by the department;

 

(2) support the world's best workforce goals in section 120B.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (c); and

 

(3) are based, in part, on information collected from teachers, early learning professionals, families, and other partners.

 

(b) The department must provide technical assistance and professional development related to the assessment required under this section to educators, school districts, and charter schools.


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Subd. 3.  Reporting.  School districts and charter schools must annually report the results of kindergarten entry assessments to the department in a form and manner determined by the commissioner that is concurrent with a district's and charter school's world's best workforce report under section 120B.11, subdivision 5.  The commissioner must publicly report kindergarten readiness results as part of the performance reports required under section 120B.36 and in a manner consistent with section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2).

 

Subd. 4.  Implementation.  The requirements under this section must be phased in over three school years with all school districts and charter schools complying beginning with the 2025-2026 school year.

 

Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.165, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Family eligibility.  (a) For a family to receive an early learning scholarship, parents or guardians must have an eligible child and meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

 

(1) have an eligible child; and

 

(2) (1) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income the at-application rate specified in section 119B.09, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), in the current calendar year, or;

 

(2) be able to document their child's current participation in the free and reduced-price lunch meal program or Child and Adult Care Food Program, National School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766; the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036; Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J; child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance program; or placement

 

(3) have a child referred as in need of child protection services or placed in foster care under section 260C.212.

 

(b) An "eligible child" means a child who has not yet enrolled in kindergarten and is:

 

(1) at least three but not yet five years of age on September 1 of the current school year;.

 

(2) a sibling from birth to age five of a child who has been awarded a scholarship under this section provided the sibling attends the same program as long as funds are available;

 

(3) the child of a parent under age 21 who is pursuing a high school degree or a course of study for a high school equivalency test; or

 

(4) homeless, in foster care, or in need of child protective services.

 

(c) A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section 120A.20 and as long as funds are available.

 

(d) Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L, Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

 

(e) A child from an adjoining state whose family resides at a Minnesota address as assigned by the United States Postal Service, who has received developmental screening under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19, who intends to enroll in a Minnesota school district, and whose family meets the criteria of paragraph (a) is eligible for an early learning scholarship under this section.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective July 1, 2024.


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Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.165, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Administration.  (a) The commissioner shall establish application timelines and determine the schedule for awarding scholarships that meets operational needs of eligible families and programs.  The commissioner must give highest priority to applications from children who:

 

(1) are not yet four years of age;

 

(1) (2) have a parent under age 21 who is pursuing a high school diploma or a course of study for a high school equivalency test;

 

(2) (3) are in foster care or otherwise;

 

(4) have been referred as in need of child protection or services; or

 

(5) have an incarcerated parent;

 

(6) have a parent in a substance use treatment program;

 

(7) have a parent in a mental health treatment program;

 

(8) have experienced domestic violence; or

 

(3) (9) have experienced homelessness in the last 24 months, as defined under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, United States Code, title 42, section 11434a.

 

(b) The commissioner may prioritize applications on additional factors including family income, geographic location, and whether the child's family is on a waiting list for a publicly funded program providing early education or child care services.

 

(b) (c) The commissioner shall establish a target for the average scholarship amount per child schedule of tiered per-child scholarship amounts based on the results of the rate survey conducted under section 119B.02, subdivision 7, the cost of providing high-quality early care and learning to children in varying circumstances, a family's income, and geographic location.  For programs that earn a four-star rating under section 124D.142, amounts must be no less than the cost to provide full-time care at the 75th percentile of the most recent market rate survey.

 

(c) (d) A four-star rated program that has children eligible for a scholarship enrolled in or on a waiting list for a program beginning in July, August, or September may notify the commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, each year of the program's desire to enhance program services or to serve more children than current funding provides.  The commissioner may designate a predetermined number of scholarship slots for that program and notify the program of that number.  For fiscal year 2018 and later, the statewide amount of funding directly designated by the commissioner must not exceed the funding directly designated for fiscal year 2017.  Beginning July 1, 2016, a school district or Head Start program qualifying under this paragraph may use its established registration process to enroll scholarship recipients and may verify a scholarship recipient's family income in the same manner as for other program participants.

 

(d) (e) A scholarship is awarded for a 12-month period.  If the scholarship recipient has not been accepted and subsequently enrolled in a rated program within ten three months of the awarding of the scholarship, the scholarship cancels and the recipient must reapply in order to be eligible for another scholarship.  An extension may be requested if a program is unavailable for the child within the three-month timeline.  A child may not be awarded more than one scholarship in a 12-month period.


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(e) (f) A child who receives a scholarship who has not completed development screening under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19 must complete that screening within 90 days of first attending an eligible program or within 90 days after the child's third birthday if awarded a scholarship under the age of three.

 

(f) (g) For fiscal year 2017 and later, a school district or Head Start program enrolling scholarship recipients under paragraph (c) may apply to the commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, for direct payment of state aid.  Upon receipt of the application, the commissioner must pay each program directly for each approved scholarship recipient enrolled under paragraph (c) according to the metered payment system or another schedule established by the commissioner.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective July 1, 2024.

 

Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.165, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Early childhood program eligibility.  (a) In order to be eligible to accept an early learning scholarship, a program must:

 

(1) participate in the quality rating and improvement system under section 124D.142; and.

 

(2) beginning July 1, 2024, have a three- or four-star rating in the quality rating and improvement system.

 

(b) Any program accepting scholarships must use the revenue to supplement and not supplant federal funding.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.165, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Early learning scholarship account.  (a) An account is established in the special revenue fund known as the "early learning scholarship account."

 

(b) Funds appropriated for early learning scholarships under this section must be transferred to the early learning scholarship account in the special revenue fund.

 

(c) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner for early learning scholarships under this section.  Any returned funds are available to be regranted.

 

(d) Up to $950,000 $2,133,000 annually is appropriated to the commissioner for costs associated with administering and monitoring early learning scholarships.

 

(e) The commissioner may use funds under paragraph (c) for the purpose of family outreach and distribution of scholarships.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 125A.13, is amended to read:

 

125A.13 SCHOOL OF PARENTS' CHOICE.

 

(a) Nothing in this chapter must be construed as preventing parents of a child with a disability from sending the child to a school of their choice, if they so elect, subject to admission standards and policies adopted according to sections 125A.62 to 125A.64 and 125A.66 to 125A.73, and all other provisions of chapters 120A to 129C.

 

(b) The parent of a student with a disability not yet enrolled in kindergarten and not open enrolled in a nonresident district may request that the resident district enter into a tuition agreement with elect, in the same manner as the parent of a resident student with a disability, a school in the nonresident district if:


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(1) where the child is enrolled in a Head Start program or a licensed child care setting in the nonresident district; and, provided

 

(2) the child can be served in the same setting as other children in the nonresident district with the same level of disability.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 179A.03, subdivision 18, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 18.  Teacher.  "Teacher" means any public employee other than a superintendent or assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, or a supervisory or confidential employee, employed by a school district:

 

(1) in a position for which the person must be licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or the commissioner of education; or

 

(2) in a position as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, art therapist, music therapist, or audiologist.; or

 

(3) in a position providing instruction to children in a preschool, school readiness, school readiness plus, or prekindergarten program or other school district or charter school-based early education program, except that an employee in a bargaining unit certified before January 1, 2023, may remain in a bargaining unit that does not include teachers unless an exclusive representative files a petition for a unit clarification or to transfer exclusive representative status.

 

Sec. 15.  FINANCIAL REVIEW OF NONPROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS REQUIRED.

 

Subdivision 1.  Financial review required.  (a) Before awarding a competitive, legislatively named, single source, or sole source grant to a nonprofit organization under this act, the grantor must require the applicant to submit financial information sufficient for the grantor to document and assess the applicant's current financial standing and management.  Items of significant concern must be addressed with the applicant and resolved to the satisfaction of the grantor before a grant is awarded.  The grantor must document the material requested and reviewed; whether the applicant had a significant operating deficit, a deficit in unrestricted net assets, or insufficient internal controls; whether and how the applicant resolved the grantor's concerns; and the grantor's final decision.  This documentation must be maintained in the grantor's files.

 

(b) At a minimum, the grantor must require each applicant to provide the following information:

 

(1) the applicant's most recent Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  If the applicant has not been in existence long enough or is not required to file Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N, the applicant must demonstrate to the grantor that the applicant is exempt and must instead submit documentation of internal controls and the applicant's most recent financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and approved by the applicant's board of directors or trustees, or if there is no such board, by the applicant's managing group;

 

(2) evidence of registration and good standing with the secretary of state under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A, or other applicable law;

 

(3) unless exempt under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.515, evidence of registration and good standing with the attorney general under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 309; and

 

(4) if required under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.53, subdivision 3, the applicant's most recent audited financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


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Subd. 2.  Authority to postpone or forgo.  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this act, a grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding the financial standing or management of a legislatively named applicant may postpone or forgo awarding the grant.

 

Subd. 3.  Authority to award subject to additional assistance and oversight.  A grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding an applicant's financial standing or management may award a grant to the applicant if the grantor provides or the grantee otherwise obtains additional technical assistance, as needed, and the grantor imposes additional requirements in the grant agreement.  Additional requirements may include but are not limited to enhanced monitoring, additional reporting, or other reasonable requirements imposed by the grantor to protect the interests of the state.

 

Subd. 4.  Relation to other law and policy.  The requirements in this section are in addition to any other requirements imposed by law, the commissioner of administration under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.97 to 16B.98, or agency policy.

 

Sec. 16.  APPROPRIATIONS GIVEN EFFECT ONCE.

 

If an appropriation or transfer in this article is enacted more than once during the 2023 regular session, the appropriation or transfer must be given effect once.

 

Sec. 17.  APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Department of Education.  The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years designated.

 

Subd. 2.  Grow Your Own.  (a) For grants to develop, continue, or expand Grow Your Own programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.731:

 

 

 

$3,000,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$3,000,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) This is a onetime appropriation and is subject to the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.731, subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 3.  Early childhood teacher shortage.  (a) For grants to Minnesota institutions of higher education to address the early childhood education teacher shortage:

 

 

 

$490,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$490,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Grant money may be used to provide tuition and other supports to students.

 

(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

(d) This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 4.  School readiness.  (a) For revenue for school readiness programs under Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:

 

 

 

$33,683,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$33,683,000

. . . . .

2025


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(b) The 2024 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2023 and $30,315,000 for 2024.

 

(c) The 2025 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2024 and $30,315,000 for 2025.

 

Subd. 5.  Early learning scholarships.  (a) For the early learning scholarship program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165:

 

 

 

$203,630,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$203,630,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) This appropriation is subject to the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165, subdivision 6.

 

(c) The base for fiscal year 2026 is $111,048,000 and the base for fiscal year 2027 is $111,048,000.

 

Subd. 6.  Head Start program.  (a) For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.52:

 

 

 

$25,100,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$25,100,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

Subd. 7.  Head Start infrastructure.  (a) For facilities grants to Head Start agencies for the purposes of improving services, expanding services, and serving additional low-income children:

 

 

 

$10,000,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$0

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Head Start agencies may apply for the grants established under this subdivision in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The commissioner must establish criteria and a process for awarding the grants that consider the number of eligible children in an applicant's service area that are not currently being served and prioritize, to the extent possible, geographic balance and program diversity among grant recipients.

 

(c) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027.

 

Subd. 8.  Early childhood family education aid.  (a) For early childhood family education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:

 

 

 

$37,497,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$39,108,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The 2024 appropriation includes $3,518,000 for 2023 and $33,979,000 for 2024.

 

(c) The 2025 appropriation includes $3,775,000 for 2024 and $35,333,000 for 2025.

 

Subd. 9.  Early childhood family education support staff.  (a) For the purposes described under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.13, subdivision 12a:

 

 

 

$500,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$500,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.


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Subd. 10.  Developmental screening aid.  (a) For developmental screening aid under Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:

 

 

 

$4,350,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$4,375,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The 2024 appropriation includes $349,000 for 2023 and $4,001,000 for 2024.

 

(c) The 2025 appropriation includes $445,000 for 2024 and $3,930,000 for 2025.

 

Subd. 11.  Administrative costs for developmental screening.  (a) For the administrative costs associated with developmental screening under Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:

 

 

 

$127,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$77,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The base in fiscal year 2026 and beyond is $77,000.

 

Subd. 12.  ParentChild+ program.  (a) For a grant to the ParentChild+ program:

 

 

 

$1,800,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$1,800,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The grant must be used for an evidence-based and research-validated early childhood literacy and school readiness program for children ages 16 months to four years at its existing suburban program location.  The program must include urban and rural program locations for fiscal years 2024 and 2025.

 

(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

(d) The base for fiscal year 2026 and later is $900,000.

 

Subd. 13.  Kindergarten entry assessment.  (a) For the kindergarten entry assessment under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.162:

 

 

 

$1,049,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$2,037,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The base for fiscal year 2026 is $2,357,000 and the base for fiscal year 2027 is $1,743,000.

 

Subd. 14.  Quality rating and improvement system.  (a) For transfer to the commissioner of human services for the purposes of expanding the quality rating and improvement system under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.142, in greater Minnesota and increasing supports for providers participating in the quality rating and improvement system:

 

 

 

$1,750,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$1,750,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The amounts in paragraph (a) must be in addition to any federal funding under the child care and development block grant authorized under Public Law 101-508 in that year for the system under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.142.


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Subd. 15.  Children's savings accounts start-up grants.  (a) For a grant to Youthprise to implement and administer a pilot program to award grants to entities to start up new, local child savings account programs:

 

 

 

$500,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$0

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Youthprise must allocate at least $400,000 of this appropriation for grants to entities in up to four locations in the state to start up new, local child savings account programs.  To the extent possible, Youthprise must award grants in urban, rural, suburban, and Tribal settings.

 

(c) By December 1, 2025, Youthprise must report on the status and any outcomes of the pilot project to the Department of Education and relevant committees of the legislature.

 

(d) The appropriation is available through June 30, 2025.

 

Subd. 16.  Early childhood programs at Tribal contract schools.  (a) For early childhood family education programs at Tribal contract schools under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.83, subdivision 4:

 

 

 

$68,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$68,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

Subd. 17.  Educate parents partnership.  (a) For the educate parents partnership under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.129:

 

 

 

$49,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$49,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

Subd. 18.  Home visiting aid.  (a) For home visiting aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:

 

 

 

$391,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$309,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The 2024 appropriation includes $41,000 for 2023 and $350,000 for 2024.

 

(c) The 2025 appropriation includes $38,000 for 2024 and $271,000 for 2025.

 

Subd. 19.  Learning with Music program.  (a) For a grant to the MacPhail Center for Music to expand the Learning with Music program:

 

 

 

$250,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$250,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The MacPhail Center for Music must use the grant money received under this subdivision to:

 

(1) expand direct programming to four early childhood center locations in each year of the grant, with a focus on meeting the needs of children experiencing economic hardship in the metropolitan area; and


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(2) create and deliver professional development training opportunities to early childhood educators statewide, both online and in person, that are based on current successful elements of the Learning with Music program.

 

(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

 

(d) The base for fiscal year 2026 is $0.

 

Subd. 20.  Way to Grow.  (a) For a grant to Way to Grow:

 

 

 

$150,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$150,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) Way to Grow must use the grant money to extend its home visiting services, including family support services, health and wellness education, and learning support to more families with children from birth to age eight.

 

(c) This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 21.  Reach Out and Read Minnesota.  (a) For a grant to Reach Out and Read Minnesota to establish a statewide plan that encourages early childhood development through a network of health care clinics:

 

 

 

$250,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$250,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) The grant recipient must develop and implement a plan that includes:

 

(1) integrating children's books and parent education into well-child visits;

 

(2) creating literacy-rich environments at health care clinics by providing books to clinics for visits outside of Reach Out and Read Minnesota parameters, for waiting room use, or for volunteer readers to model read-aloud techniques for parents where possible;

 

(3) working with public health clinics, federally qualified health centers, Tribal sites, community health centers, and clinics that belong to health care systems, as well as independent clinics in underserved areas; and

 

(4) training medical professionals on discussing the importance of early literacy with parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

 

(c) The grant recipient must fully implement the plan on a statewide basis by 2030.

 

Subd. 22.  Executive function across generations curriculum grant.  (a) For a grant to the family partnership for an executive function curriculum pilot program:

 

 

 

$300,000

. . . . .

2024

 

(b) The family partnership must establish six sites across Minnesota to provide executive function across generations curriculum.  The sites must be spread across the state and include rural, suburban, and urban early education and care providers, organizations providing home visiting services, or parenting groups in high-risk communities.  The family partnership must report to the legislature by December 15, 2024, and December 15, 2025, on the progress made to expand the executive function curriculum across Minnesota.

 

(c) This appropriation is available until June 30, 2025.


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Subd. 23.  Metro Deaf School.  (a) For a grant to Metro Deaf School to provide services to young children who have a primary disability of deaf, deafblind, or hard-of-hearing and who are not eligible for funding under Minnesota Statutes, section 124E.11, paragraph (h):

 

 

 

$100,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$100,000

. . . . .

2025

 

(b) This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 24.  Voluntary prekindergarten administrative costs.  For administrative and IT costs associated with the voluntary prekindergarten program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.151:

 

 

 

$691,000

. . . . .

2024

 

 

$691,000

. . . . .

2025

 

Sec. 18.  APPROPRIATION; EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM GRANTS.

 

(a) $250,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $250,000 in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for competitive grants to Minnesota postsecondary institutions.  The grants must be used to improve the curricula of the recipient institution's early childhood education programs by incorporating or conforming to the Minnesota knowledge and competency frameworks for early childhood professionals.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

(b) By December 1, 2024, and again by December 1, 2025, the commissioner must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over early childhood through grade 12 education and higher education finance and policy reporting on grants awarded under this section.  The report must include the following information for the previous fiscal year:

 

(1) the number of grant applications received;

 

(2) the criteria applied by the commissioner for evaluating applications;

 

(3) the number of grants awarded, grant recipients, and amounts awarded;

 

(4) early childhood education curricular reforms proposed by each recipient institution;

 

(5) grant outcomes for each recipient institution;

 

(6) an evaluation of the grant program, its successes and challenges, and recommendations to the legislature regarding the program; and

 

(7) other information identified by the commissioner as outcome indicators.

 

(c) The commissioner may use no more than three percent of the appropriation under this section to administer the grant program."


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Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to early childhood; modifying provisions for early learning scholarships, Head Start, and early education programs; providing for early childhood educator programs; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 119A.52; 121A.17, subdivision 3; 121A.19; 124D.13, by adding a subdivision; 124D.141, subdivision 2; 124D.162; 124D.165, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; 125A.13; 179A.03, subdivision 18; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Olson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2335, A bill for an act relating to housing; establishing budget for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; modifying various housing policy and finance provisions; expanding and establishing certain homeownership, manufactured home, and rent assistance programs; expanding requirements, uses, and amount of housing infrastructure bonds; establishing metropolitan region sales tax; establishing local affordable housing aid; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 82.75, subdivision 8; 327C.095, subdivisions 12, 13, 16; 462.357, subdivision 1; 462A.05, subdivision 14, by adding subdivisions; 462A.201, subdivision 2; 462A.2035, subdivision 1b; 462A.204, subdivisions 3, 8; 462A.21, subdivision 3b; 462A.22, subdivision 1; 462A.33, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 462A.36, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 462A.37, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions; 462A.38, subdivision 1; 462A.39, subdivisions 2, 5; 473.145; 500.20, subdivision 2a; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 3, subdivision 11; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 297A; 462A; 477A.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 5, line 18, delete "100,000,000" and insert "92,500,000" and delete "100,000,000" and insert "92,500,000"

 

Page 6, line 15, delete "$12,000,000" and insert "$20,000,000"

 

Page 9, delete section 4

 

Page 9, line 4, delete "10,000,000" and insert "25,000,000"

 

Page 10, before line 7, insert:

 

"Sec. 4.  FINANCIAL REVIEW OF NONPROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS REQUIRED.

 

Subdivision 1.  Financial review required.  (a) Before awarding a competitive, legislatively named, single source, or sole source grant to a nonprofit organization under this act, the grantor must require the applicant to submit financial information sufficient for the grantor to document and assess the applicant's current financial standing and management.  Items of significant concern must be addressed with the applicant and resolved to the satisfaction of the grantor before a grant is awarded.  The grantor must document the material requested and reviewed; whether the applicant had a significant operating deficit, a deficit in unrestricted net assets, or insufficient internal controls; whether and how the applicant resolved the grantor's concerns; and the grantor's final decision.  This documentation must be maintained in the grantor's files.


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(b) At a minimum, the grantor must require each applicant to provide the following information:

 

(1) the applicant's most recent Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  If the applicant has not been in existence long enough or is not required to file Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N, the applicant must demonstrate to the grantor that the applicant is exempt and must instead submit documentation of internal controls and the applicant's most recent financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and approved by the applicant's board of directors or trustees or, if there is no such board, by the applicant's managing group;

 

(2) evidence of registration and good standing with the secretary of state under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A, or other applicable law;

 

(3) unless exempt under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.515, evidence of registration and good standing with the attorney general under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 309; and

 

(4) if required under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.53, subdivision 3, the applicant's most recent audited financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Subd. 2.  Authority to postpone or forgo.  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this act, a grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding the financial standing or management of a legislatively named applicant may postpone or forgo awarding the grant.

 

Subd. 3.  Authority to award subject to additional assistance and oversight.  A grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding an applicant's financial standing or management may award a grant to the applicant if the grantor provides or the grantee otherwise obtains additional technical assistance, as needed, and the grantor imposes additional requirements in the grant agreement.  Additional requirements may include but are not limited to enhanced monitoring, additional reporting, or other reasonable requirements imposed by the grantor to protect the interests of the state.

 

Subd. 4.  Relation to other law and policy.  The requirements in this section are in addition to any other requirements imposed by law; the commissioner of administration under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.97 and 16B.98; or agency policy."

 

Page 10, line 18, delete "area" and insert "counties"

 

Page 19, line 7, delete everything after the period

 

Page 19, delete lines 8 and 9

 

Page 19, after line 19, insert:

 

"(f) Grantees must use grant funds to maintain or improve the housing stability of tenants by expending funds on:

 

(1) property maintenance, improvements, and security;

 

(2) providing services, including services and programs that promote economic and social mobility;

 

(3) efforts to attract and retain employees that will assist in providing services and support to tenants; or

 

(4) forgiveness of all or a portion of rent balances owed by former or current tenants.

 

The commissioner may approve additional uses of this fund that would have a beneficial impact on the housing stability of tenants."


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Page 24, line 25, delete "under subdivision 1" and insert "to this program"

 

Page 28, lines 24 and 30, delete "$100,000,000" and insert "$33,333,500"

 

Page 44, after line 4, insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.99, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Authorization; scope.  (a) A political subdivision of this state may impose a general sales tax (1) under section 297A.992, (2) under section 297A.993 297A.9925, (3) under section 297A.993, (4) if permitted by special law, or (4) (5) if the political subdivision enacted and imposed the tax before January 1, 1982, and its predecessor provision.

 

(b) This section governs the imposition of a general sales tax by the political subdivision.  The provisions of this section preempt the provisions of any special law:

 

(1) enacted before June 2, 1997, or

 

(2) enacted on or after June 2, 1997, that does not explicitly exempt the special law provision from this section's rules by reference.

 

(c) This section does not apply to or preempt a sales tax on motor vehicles.  Beginning July 1, 2019, no political subdivision may impose a special excise tax on motor vehicles unless it is imposed under section 297A.993.

 

(d) A political subdivision may not advertise or expend funds for the promotion of a referendum to support imposing a local sales tax and may only spend funds related to imposing a local sales tax to:

 

(1) conduct the referendum;

 

(2) disseminate information included in the resolution adopted under subdivision 2, but only if the disseminated information includes a list of specific projects and the cost of each individual project;

 

(3) provide notice of, and conduct public forums at which proponents and opponents on the merits of the referendum are given equal time to express their opinions on the merits of the referendum;

 

(4) provide facts and data on the impact of the proposed local sales tax on consumer purchases; and

 

(5) provide facts and data related to the individual programs and projects to be funded with the local sales tax."

 

Page 44, delete line 8

 

Page 44, line 9, delete "(c)" and insert "(b)"

 

Page 44, after line 10, insert:

 

"(c) "Metropolitan county" has the meaning given in section 473.121, subdivision 4."

 

Page 44, line 13, delete "The" and insert "Notwithstanding section 473.123, subdivision 1, the"

 

Page 44, line 15, delete "area" and insert "counties" and delete "area" and insert "counties"


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Page 44, line 26, delete "area" and insert "counties"

 

Page 44, line 27, delete "2." and insert "4."

 

Page 57, after line 35, insert:

 

"Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 469.002, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 12.  Project.  "Project" means a housing project, a housing development project, a workforce housing project, or a redevelopment project, or any combination of those projects.  The term "project" also may be applied to all real and personal property, assets, cash, or other funds, held or used in connection with the development or operation of the project.  The term "project" also includes an interest reduction program authorized by section 469.012, subdivision 7.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 469.002, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 25.  Workforce housing project.  (a) "Workforce housing project" means any work or undertaking by an authority located in an eligible project area to develop market rate residential rental properties, as defined in section 462A.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or single-family housing, as defined under section 462C.02, subdivision 4.

 

(b) For the purposes of this paragraph, "eligible project area" means an area that meets the criteria under section 462A.39, subdivisions 2, paragraph (b), and 4, paragraph (a)."

 

Page 60, after line 7, insert:

 

"Sec. 10.  Laws 2023, chapter 20, section 1, is amended to read:

 

Section 1.  APPROPRIATION.

 

(a) $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the Housing Finance Agency for transfer to the housing development fund for the family homeless prevention and assistance program under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204.  This appropriation is onetime.  Notwithstanding procurement provisions outlined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.06, subdivisions 1, 2, and 6, the agency may award grants to existing program grantees.  The agency shall make best efforts to spend the appropriation by June 30, 2024.

 

(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204, subdivision 5, qualified families may receive more than 24 months of rental assistance.

 

(c) By January 15, 2024, and 60 days after the appropriation in paragraph (a) has been expended, the commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees of housing finance the following:

 

(1) the number of applicants and the total amount receiving rental assistance under this section;

 

(2) the geographic distribution of the rental assistance; and

 

(3) for the January 15, 2024, report, the remaining balance of the appropriation in this section.

 

(d) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204, subdivision 3, a community-based nonprofit organization without a sponsoring resolution may apply for and receive grants outside the metropolitan area.


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(e) If the agency determines that the metropolitan area is in need of additional support to serve households that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the agency may grant funds to entities other than counties in the metropolitan area, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations.

 

(f) In circumstances where more than one grantee operates in a given geographic area, grantees may work with either an advisory committee as required under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204, subdivision 6, or the local Continuum of Care and are not required to meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204, subdivision 4."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 7, after the first semicolon, insert "establishing requirements for nonprofit grantees;"

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Olson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2497, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade 12 education; modifying provisions for general education, education excellence, literacy, American Indian education, teachers, charter schools, special education, facilities, nutrition, libraries, early childhood, community education, and state agencies; making forecast adjustments; providing for rulemaking; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 13.32, subdivision 3; 120A.20, subdivision 1; 120A.22, subdivision 10; 120A.414, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 120A.42; 120B.018, subdivision 6; 120B.021, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, as amended, by adding a subdivision; 120B.022, subdivision 1; 120B.024, subdivisions 1, 2; 120B.11, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 120B.12; 120B.122, subdivision 1; 120B.15; 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 1a; 120B.301; 120B.35, subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 2; 121A.031, subdivision 6; 121A.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 121A.41, subdivision 7, by adding subdivisions; 121A.425; 121A.45, subdivision 1; 121A.46, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 121A.47, subdivisions 2, 14; 121A.53, subdivision 1; 121A.55; 121A.58; 121A.582, subdivision 1; 121A.61, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 122A.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, by adding subdivisions; 122A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 4a, 5, 6; 122A.09, subdivisions 4, 6, 9, 10; 122A.091, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.092, subdivision 5; 122A.15, subdivision 1; 122A.18, subdivisions 1, 2, 10, by adding a subdivision; 122A.181, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 122A.182, subdivisions 1, 4, by adding subdivisions; 122A.183, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 122A.184, subdivision 1; 122A.185, subdivisions 1, 4; 122A.187, subdivisions 1, 5, by adding a subdivision; 122A.19, subdivision 4; 122A.26, subdivision 2; 122A.31, subdivision 1; 122A.40, subdivisions 3, 5, 8; 122A.41, subdivisions 2, 5, by adding a subdivision; 122A.415, subdivision 4; 122A.50; 122A.59; 122A.63, by adding a subdivision; 122A.635; 122A.69; 122A.70; 122A.73, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 123B.147, subdivision 3; 123B.595, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 8a, 9, 10, 11; 123B.71, subdivisions 9, 12; 123B.86, subdivision 3; 123B.92, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 124D.03, subdivisions 3, 5; 124D.09, subdivisions 3, 5, 12, 13; 124D.111, subdivisions 2a, 5; 124D.1158, as amended; 124D.119; 124D.128, subdivisions 1, 2; 124D.151, subdivision 6; 124D.20, subdivisions 3, 5; 124D.2211; 124D.231; 124D.42, subdivision 8; 124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4; 124D.55; 124D.56; 124D.59, subdivisions 2, 2a; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3; 124D.73, by adding a subdivision; 124D.74, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 124D.76; 124D.78; 124D.79, subdivision 2; 124D.791, subdivision 4; 124D.81; 124D.861, subdivision 2; 124D.862, subdivision 8; 124D.98, by adding a subdivision; 124D.99, subdivision 2; 124E.02; 124E.03,


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subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 124E.05, subdivisions 4, 7; 124E.06, subdivisions 1, 4, 5; 124E.10, subdivision 1; 124E.11; 124E.12, subdivision 1; 124E.13, subdivisions 1, 3; 124E.25, subdivision 1a; 125A.03; 125A.08; 125A.0942; 125A.13; 125A.15; 125A.51; 125A.515, subdivision 3; 125A.71, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivisions 2c, 2e, by adding a subdivision; 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 3, as amended, 19; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 2a, 2d, 2e, 3, 4, 13, 13a, 14, 18a, by adding subdivisions; 126C.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 126C.17, by adding a subdivision; 126C.40, subdivisions 1, 6; 126C.43, subdivision 2; 126C.44; 127A.353, subdivisions 2, 4; 134.31, subdivisions 1, 4a; 134.32, subdivision 4; 134.34, subdivision 1; 134.355, subdivisions 5, 6, 7; 144.4165; 179A.03, subdivisions 14, 18, 19; 256B.0625, subdivision 26; 268.085, subdivision 7; 290.0679, subdivision 2; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 13, article 1, section 10, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; article 2, section 4, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 12, 27; article 3, section 7, subdivision 7; article 5, section 3, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 7, section 2, subdivisions 2, 3; article 8, section 3, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 9, section 4, subdivisions 5, 6, 12; article 10, section 1, subdivisions 2, 8; article 11, section 4, subdivision 2; Laws 2023, chapter 18, section 4, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 121A; 122A; 124D; 125A; 127A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 120B.35, subdivision 5; 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.07, subdivision 2a; 122A.091, subdivisions 3, 6; 122A.18, subdivision 7c; 122A.182, subdivision 2; 124D.095, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 126C.05, subdivisions 3, 16; 268.085, subdivision 8; Minnesota Rules, part 8710.0500, subparts 8, 11.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 16, after line 22, insert:

 

"Sec. 21.  [126C.122] CLASS SIZE REPORTING BY SCHOOL SITE.

 

Subdivision 1.  School reporting by site.  (a) A school district and a charter school must annually report the district's class size ratios to the commissioner of education in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.

 

(b) For kindergarten and elementary grades, the district or charter school must report the average teacher to student ratio for each grade by site.

 

(c) For secondary grades, the district or charter school must report the teacher to student ratio by site for each course that satisfies a graduation requirement in language arts, math, science, and social studies under section 120B.024, subdivision 1.

 

Subd. 2.  Legislative report.  The department must annually submit a report beginning December 1, 2024, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education detailing the statewide teacher to student ratios by grade, by site, and by core subject area starting with the 2023-2024 school year.  The department may include this information in its common course catalog."

 

Page 18, line 20, delete "and"

 

Page 18, line 24, delete the period and insert "; and"

 

Page 18, after line 24, insert:

 

"(9) professional development for teachers on meeting the needs of English learners, using assessment tools and data to monitor student progress, and reducing the use of exclusionary discipline, and training for tutors and staff in extended day programs to enhance staff's knowledge in content areas."

 

Page 26, delete section 34

 

Page 68, line 2, before "A" insert:

 

"Subdivision 1.  Training required."


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Page 68, after line 12, insert:

 

"Subd. 2.  Training aid.  Beginning in fiscal year 2024, each school district, charter school, and cooperative organization serving pupils is eligible for paraprofessional training aid.  Paraprofessional training aid equals $196 times the number of paraprofessionals, Title I aides, and other instructional support staff employed by the school district, charter school, or cooperative organization during the previous school year.  A school receiving aid under this subdivision must reserve paraprofessional training aid and spend it only for the purposes of subdivision 1."

 

Page 214, line 21, delete "$100,000" and insert "$175,000"

 

Page 316, after line 21, insert:

 

"ARTICLE 14

GRANTS MANAGEMENT

 

Section 1.  FINANCIAL REVIEW OF NONPROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS REQUIRED.

 

Subdivision 1.  Financial review required.  (a) Before awarding a competitive, legislatively named, single source, or sole source grant to a nonprofit organization under this act, the grantor must require the applicant to submit financial information sufficient for the grantor to document and assess the applicant's current financial standing and management.  Items of significant concern must be addressed with the applicant and resolved to the satisfaction of the grantor before a grant is awarded.  The grantor must document the material requested and reviewed; whether the applicant had a significant operating deficit, a deficit in unrestricted net assets, or insufficient internal controls; whether and how the applicant resolved the grantor's concerns; and the grantor's final decision.  This documentation must be maintained in the grantor's files.

 

(b) At a minimum, the grantor must require each applicant to provide the following information:

 

(1) the applicant's most recent Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  If the applicant has not been in existence long enough or is not required to file Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N, the applicant must demonstrate to the grantor that the applicant is exempt and must instead submit documentation of internal controls and the applicant's most recent financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and approved by the applicant's board of directors or trustees or, if there is no such board, by the applicant's managing group;

 

(2) evidence of registration and good standing with the secretary of state under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A, or other applicable law;

 

(3) unless exempt under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.515, evidence of registration and good standing with the attorney general under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 309; and

 

(4) if required under Minnesota Statutes, section 309.53, subdivision 3, the applicant's most recent audited financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Subd. 2.  Authority to postpone or forgo; reporting required.  (a) Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this act, a grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding the financial standing or management of a legislatively named applicant may postpone or forgo awarding the grant.

 

(b) No later than 30 days after a grantor exercises the authority provided under paragraph (a), the grantor must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the grantor's operating budget.  The report must identify the legislatively named applicant and the grantor's reason for postponing or forgoing the grant.


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Subd. 3.  Authority to award subject to additional assistance and oversight.  A grantor that identifies an area of significant concern regarding an applicant's financial standing or management may award a grant to the applicant if the grantor provides or the grantee otherwise obtains additional technical assistance, as needed, and the grantor imposes additional requirements in the grant agreement.  Additional requirements may include but are not limited to enhanced monitoring, additional reporting, or other reasonable requirements imposed by the grantor to protect the interests of the state.

 

Subd. 4.  Relation to other law and policy.  The requirements in this section are in addition to any other requirements imposed by law; the commissioner of administration under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.97 and 16B.98; or agency policy."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 5, after the fifth comma, insert "grants management,"

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      H. F. Nos. 238, 717, 2292, 2335 and 2497 were read for the second time.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

      Sencer-Mura introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3226, A bill for an act relating to transportation; exempting location requirements for deputy registrars and driver's license agents who offer bilingual services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.33, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Sencer-Mura introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3227, A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring the Department of Public Safety to add deputy registrars and driver's license agents to state agencies eligible to provide bilingual services and materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 15.441, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.


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Sencer-Mura introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3228, A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring an open bidding process when deputy registrars and driver's license agents close locations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 168.33, by adding a subdivision; 171.061, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

 

 

Demuth introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3229, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; authorizing the city of Rockville to impose a local sales tax.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Koegel introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3230, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a refundable sustainable aviation fuel tax credit and related sales tax exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 239.761, by adding a subdivision; 296A.01, by adding a subdivision; 296A.09, subdivision 6; 297A.68, subdivision 19; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Keeler introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3231, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an East African cultural mall in the city of Moorhead; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Wolgamott and Perryman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3232, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for predesign of an East African cultural mall in the city of St. Cloud.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3233, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; eliminating shotgun zone for taking deer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.031, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.318.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.


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Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3234, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying age-related exemptions for certain licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 97A.451, subdivisions 2, 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 7, 20; 97B.022, subdivision 2; 97B.601, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.451, subdivisions 2a, 3b, 5, 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3235, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Canton; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3236, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Preston; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3237, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Ostrander; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3238, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Wykoff; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3239, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Mabel; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.


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Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3240, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Chatfield; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3241, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of La Crescent; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3242, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Brownsville; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3243, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Caledonia; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3244, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Hokah; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3245, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Racine; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3246, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Houston; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.


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Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3247, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Spring Valley; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3248, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Spring Grove; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3249, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of LeRoy; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3250, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Eitzen; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3251, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Rushford; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3252, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Fountain; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3253, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an emergency services facility in the city of Peterson; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.


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Wiens, Hill and Hudella introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3254, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a Civil Air Patrol hangar at Lake Elmo Airport.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

 

 

Bahner introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3255, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring major party candidates to be certified by a major party before being placed on the ballot; amending ballot placement requirements; amending petition requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 204B.03; 204B.071; 204B.10, by adding a subdivision; 204D.07, subdivision 1; 204D.08, subdivision 3; 204D.12; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Elections Finance and Policy.

 

 

Pérez-Vega, Hussein and Frazier introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3256, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to Somali Youth Link for community violence intervention.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following message was received from the Senate:

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

      I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following Senate Files, herewith transmitted:

 

      S. F. Nos. 2744, 2909 and 3035.

 

Thomas S. Bottern, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

S. F. No. 2744, A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing a biennial budget for Department of Commerce; modifying various provisions governing insurance; regulating virtual currency activities; providing for reports relating to retail sales of intermediate blends of gasoline and biofuel; prohibiting excessive price increases by pharmaceutical manufacturers; establishing a Prescription Drug Affordability Board; establishing a student loan advocate position; regulating money transmitters; making technical changes; establishing penalties; authorizing administrative rulemaking; requiring reports; appropriating money; transferring money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 46.131, subdivision 11; 60A.14, subdivision 1; 62A.152, subdivision 3; 62D.02, by adding a


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subdivision; 62D.095, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 62K.10, subdivision 4; 62Q.19, subdivision 1; 62Q.46, subdivisions 1, 3; 62Q.47; 62Q.81, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 151.071, subdivisions 1, 2; 239.791, subdivision 8; 256B.0631, subdivision 1; 256L.03, subdivision 5; Laws 2022, chapter 93, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 53B; 58B; 62J; 62Q; 62W; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 53B.01; 53B.02; 53B.03; 53B.04; 53B.05; 53B.06; 53B.07; 53B.08; 53B.09; 53B.10; 53B.11; 53B.12; 53B.13; 53B.14; 53B.15; 53B.16; 53B.17; 53B.18; 53B.19; 53B.20; 53B.21; 53B.22; 53B.23; 53B.24; 53B.25; 53B.26; 53B.27, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

 

 

S. F. No. 2909, A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for certain judiciary, public safety, corrections, human rights, firearm, clemency, rehabilitation and reinvestment, supervised release board, expungement, community supervision, and 911 Emergency Communication System policy; providing for reports; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money for judiciary, courts, civil legal services, Guardian ad Litem Board, Uniform Laws Commission, Board on Judicial Standards, Board of Public Defense, human rights, sentencing guidelines, public safety, emergency management, criminal apprehension, fire marshal, firefighters, Office of Justice programs, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Private Detective Board, corrections, incarceration and release, probation, juveniles, and Ombudsperson for Corrections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 13.072, subdivision 1; 13.825, subdivision 3; 13.871, subdivisions 8, 14; 13A.02, subdivisions 1, 2; 144.6586, subdivision 2; 145.4712; 152.01, by adding a subdivision; 152.021, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.022, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.023, subdivision 2; 152.18, subdivision 1; 181.981, subdivision 1; 214.10, subdivision 10; 241.01, subdivision 3a; 241.021, subdivision 1d; 243.05, subdivision 1; 244.03; 244.05, subdivisions 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 244.052, subdivision 4a; 244.101, subdivision 1; 244.19, subdivisions 1, 5; 244.195, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 244.20; 244.21; 297I.06, subdivision 1; 299A.38; 299A.41, subdivisions 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 299A.52; 299A.642, subdivision 15; 299A.73, by adding a subdivision; 299C.10, subdivision 1; 299C.106, subdivision 3; 299C.11, subdivision 3; 299C.111; 299C.17; 299C.53, subdivision 3; 299N.02, subdivision 3; 326.32, subdivision 10; 326.3381, subdivision 3; 357.021, subdivision 2; 363A.06, subdivision 1; 401.01; 401.02; 401.025, subdivision 1; 401.06; 401.09; 401.10; 401.11; 401.14, subdivision 3; 401.16; 403.02, subdivisions 7, 9a, 11b, 16a, 17, 17c, 18, 19, 19a, 20, 20a, 21, by adding subdivisions; 403.025; 403.03, subdivision 2; 403.05; 403.06; 403.07; 403.08; 403.09, subdivision 2; 403.10, subdivisions 2, 3; 403.11; 403.113; 403.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 609.05, by adding a subdivision; 609.106, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 609.11, subdivision 8, by adding a subdivision; 609.14, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.2231, subdivision 4; 609.2233; 609.3455, subdivisions 2, 5; 609.35; 609.52, subdivision 3; 609.527, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.582, subdivisions 3, 4; 609.595, subdivisions 1a, 2; 609.749, subdivision 3; 609A.01; 609A.02, subdivision 3; 609A.03, subdivisions 5, 7a, 9; 611.23; 611A.03, subdivision 1; 611A.211, subdivision 1; 611A.31, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 611A.32; 626.15; 626.5531, subdivision 1; 626.843, by adding a subdivision; 626.8451, subdivision 1; 626.8469, subdivision 1; 626.8473, subdivision 3; 638.01; 641.15, subdivision 2; 641.155; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 243; 244; 299A; 299C; 401; 609; 609A; 626; 638; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 244.18; 244.19, subdivisions 6, 7, 8; 244.22; 244.24; 244.30; 299C.80, subdivision 7; 403.02, subdivision 13; 403.09, subdivision 3; 638.02; 638.03; 638.04; 638.05; 638.06; 638.07; 638.075; 638.08.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

 

 

S. F. No. 3035, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the biennial budget for the Department of Employment and Economic Development, Explore Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, and Bureau of Mediation Services; modifying miscellaneous policy provisions; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 15.71, by adding subdivisions;


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15.72, by adding a subdivision; 116J.5492, subdivisions 8, 10; 116J.55, subdivisions 1, 5, 6; 116J.871, subdivision 2; 116J.8748, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, by adding a subdivision; 116L.361, subdivision 7; 116L.362, subdivision 1; 116L.364, subdivision 3; 116L.56, subdivision 2; 116L.561, subdivision 5; 116L.562, subdivision 2; 116U.05; 116U.10; 116U.15; 116U.20; 116U.30; 116U.35; 175.16, subdivision 1; 177.26, subdivisions 1, 2; 177.27, subdivisions 4, 7; 178.01; 178.011, subdivision 7; 178.03, subdivision 1; 178.11; 179.86, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 181.14, subdivision 1; 181.635, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 181.85, subdivisions 2, 4; 181.86, subdivision 1; 181.87, subdivisions 2, 3, 7; 181.88; 181.89, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 181.9435, subdivision 1; 181.9436; 182.654, subdivision 11; 182.666, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 326B.092, subdivision 6; 326B.096; 326B.103, subdivision 13, by adding subdivisions; 326B.106, subdivisions 1, 4, by adding a subdivision; 326B.802, subdivision 15; 337.01, subdivision 3; 337.05, subdivision 1; 341.21, subdivisions 2a, 2b, 2c, 4f, 7, by adding a subdivision; 341.221; 341.25; 341.27; 341.28, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding subdivisions; 341.30, subdivision 4; 341.32, subdivision 2; 341.321; 341.33; 341.355; 469.40, subdivision 11; 469.47, subdivisions 1, 5, 6; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 10, article 2, section 24; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 116L; 116U; 179; 181; 182; 341; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 177.26, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Long from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      H. F. Nos. 2887, 1937, 1830 and 1826.

 

 

      Long moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Wolgamott.

 

 

      McDonald was excused for the remainder of today's session.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.


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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 42, A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending definitions of labor trafficking; establishing enhanced penalties for labor trafficking when the trafficking occurs over an extended period of time or when a victim dies or suffers great bodily harm; including coerced labor or services as aggravating factor to penalty for sex trafficking; making conforming changes related to the statewide human trafficking assessment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 299A.78, subdivision 1; 299A.79, subdivision 3; 609.281, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 609.282, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.321, by adding subdivisions; 609.322, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 609.281, subdivision 2.

 

Thomas S. Bottern, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Feist moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 42 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 42, A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending definitions of labor trafficking; establishing enhanced penalties for labor trafficking when the trafficking occurs over an extended period of time or when a victim dies or suffers great bodily harm; making conforming changes related to the statewide human trafficking assessment; requiring the Sentencing Guidelines Commission to consider assigning a severity level ranking to the labor trafficking crime; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 299A.78, subdivision 1; 299A.79, subdivision 3; 609.281, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 609.282, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.321, by adding subdivisions; 609.322, subdivision 1; 609.325, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 609.281, subdivision 2.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Fogelman

Franson

Frazier

Frederick


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Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Gomez

Greenman

Grossell

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Harder

Hassan

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Keeler

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Koznick

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Noor

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Sencer-Mura

Skraba

Smith

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

      I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following Senate File, herewith transmitted:

 

      S. F. No. 10.

 

Thomas S. Bottern, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

S. F. No. 10, A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; providing for use of skilled and trained contractor workforces at petroleum refineries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 177.27, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

 

The bill was read for the first time. 

 

Lislegard moved that S. F. No. 10 and H. F. No. 10, now on the General Register, be referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Long from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, April 19, 2023 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      H. F. Nos. 2335 and 917.


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CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

H. F. No. 2105, A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying requirements for conveying easements; adding to state parks and state forest; authorizing sales, purchases, and transfers of certain state lands; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.66, subdivision 7.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Fogelman

Franson

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Gomez

Greenman

Grossell

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Harder

Hassan

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Keeler

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Koznick

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Noor

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Sencer-Mura

Skraba

Smith

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

H. F. No. 2324, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for drill core library.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha


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Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Fogelman

Franson

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Gomez

Greenman

Grossell

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Harder

Hassan

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Keeler

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Koznick

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Noor

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Sencer-Mura

Skraba

Smith

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 2310 was reported to the House.

 

 

Hansen, R., moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 14, delete lines 32 to 33

 

Page 15, delete lines 1 to 2

 

Page 22, delete lines 33 to 34 and insert:

 

"(d) $280,000 the first year and $315,000 the second year are for compiling the annual abandoned manure storage areas lists required under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, subdivision 7g."

 

Page 23, delete lines 1 to 10

 

Page 49, line 26, delete "$2,000,000" and insert "$2,179,000" and delete "$2,000,000" and insert "$2,179,000"

 

Page 145, delete section 17

 

Page 148, delete sections 18 and 19

 

Page 150, after line 14, insert:

 

"(a) This section applies to facilities that are subject to paragraph (b) and are located in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence


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Page 151, after line 20, insert:

 

"Subd. 2.  Application.  This section applies to facilities that are located in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington."

 

Renumber the subdivisions in sequence

 

Page 152, line 22, delete "3" and insert "4"

 

Page 153, line 11, delete "3" and insert "4"

 

Page 155, line 21, after "for" insert "facilities:  (1) located in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington; or (2) located in the cities of Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, North Mankato, Rochester, or St. Cloud; and (3) for"

 

Page 155, line 24, delete "(1)" and insert "(i)"

 

Page 155, line 25, delete "(2)" and insert "(ii)"

 

Page 163, delete section 31

 

Page 177, after line 27, insert:

 

"Subd. 2.  Application.  This section applies to facilities that emit air toxics and are located in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington."

 

Renumber the subdivisions in sequence

 

Page 178, line 3, delete "2" and insert "3"

 

Page 179, line 4, delete "2" and insert "3"

 

Page 183, delete sections 47 and 48

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

CALL OF THE HOUSE

 

      On the motion of Demuth and on the demand of 10 members, a call of the House was ordered.  The following members answered to their names:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Fogelman

Franson

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Gomez

Greenman

Grossell


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Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Harder

Hassan

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Keeler

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Koznick

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Noor

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Sencer-Mura

Skraba

Smith

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      Garofalo moved that further proceedings of the roll call be suspended and that the Sergeant at Arms be instructed to bring in the absentees.  The motion did not prevail. 

 

 

      All members answered to the call and it was so ordered. 

 

 

      The question recurred on the Hansen, R., amendment and the roll was called. 

 

      Long moved that those not voting be excused from voting.  The motion prevailed. 

 

      There were 109 yeas and 14 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Bahner

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Berg

Bierman

Bliss

Brand

Burkel

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Edelson

Elkins

Engen

Feist

Fogelman

Franson

Frederick

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gillman

Greenman

Grossell

Hansen, R.

Heintzeman

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Hudella

Hudson

Huot

Hussein

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Jordan

Joy

Klevorn

Knudsen

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kraft

Kresha

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Newton

Niska

Norris

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Quam

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Stephenson

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

West

Wiener

Wiens

Wolgamott

Youakim

Zeleznikar

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Becker-Finn

Curran

Finke

Fischer

Gomez

Hassan

Keeler

Kozlowski

Noor

Pérez-Vega

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Witte

Xiong


 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.


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Becker-Finn moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 253, after line 4, insert:

 

"(b) The commissioner of natural resources must amend Minnesota Rules, chapter 6133, to double the restitution values for wild game when a person takes, harasses, or destroys the wild game with malicious intent."

 

Page 253, line 5, delete "(b)" and insert "(c)"and after "commissioner" insert "of natural resources"

 

 

CALL OF THE HOUSE LIFTED

 

      Long moved that the call of the House be lifted.  The motion prevailed and it was so ordered.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Becker-Finn amendment.  The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted. 

 

 

Stephenson moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 215, after line 29, insert:

 

"Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.015, subdivision 51, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 51.  Unloaded.  "Unloaded" means, with reference to a firearm, without ammunition in the barrels and magazine, if the magazine is in the firearm.  A muzzle-loading firearm with is unloaded if:

 

(1) for a flintlock ignition is unloaded if, it does not have priming powder in a pan.  A muzzle-loading firearm with;

 

(2) for a percussion ignition is unloaded if, it does not have a percussion cap on a nipple.;

 

(3) for an electronic ignition system, the battery is removed and is disconnected from the firearm; and

 

(4) for an encapsulated powder charge ignition system, the primer and powder charge are removed from the firearm.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Page 225, after line 27, insert:

 

"Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Permissible firearms and ammunition; big game and wolves.  A person may take big game and wolves with a firearm only if:

 

(1) the any rifle, shotgun, and or handgun used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and with has centerfire ignition;

 

(2) the firearm is loaded only with single projectile ammunition;

 

(3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and has a soft point or is an expanding bullet type;


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(4) the any muzzleloader used is incapable of being has the projectile loaded only at the breech muzzle;

 

(5) the any smooth-bore muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .45 inches; and

 

(6) the any rifled muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .40 inches.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Fischer moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 227, after line 20, insert:

 

"Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  No open season.  There shall be is no open season for wolves until after the wolf is delisted under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.  After that time, the commissioner may prescribe open seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but must provide opportunity for public comment."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Fischer amendment and the roll was called.  There were 69 yeas and 57 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bierman

Brand

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Hussein

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Kraft

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Long

Myers

Nelson, M.

Newton

Noor

Norris

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Spk. Hortman



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo

Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman

Hudella

Hudson

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Joy

Knudsen

Koznick

Kresha

Lislegard

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, N.

Niska

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Swedzinski

Torkelson

Urdahl

West

Wiens

Witte

Zeleznikar


 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Heintzeman moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 190, after line 13, insert:

 

"Sec. 57.  MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS RULEMAKING MORATORIUM.

 

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, subdivision 2, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may not adopt rules further reducing the maximum allowable standards of emission of air​ contaminants from motor vehicles until July 1, 2025.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Heintzeman amendment and the roll was called.  There were 61 yeas and 66 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo

Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman

Hudella

Hudson

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Joy

Knudsen

Koznick

Kresha

Lislegard

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, N.

Niska

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Pelowski

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Quam

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Swedzinski

Torkelson

Urdahl

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Zeleznikar



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bierman

Brand

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Hussein

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Kraft

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Long

Nelson, M.

Newton

Noor

Norris

Olson, L.

Pérez-Vega

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Mekeland moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 319, line 18, delete "and"

 

Page 319, after line 18, insert:

 

"(3) has a household income below 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and"

 

Page 319, line 19, delete "(3)" and insert "(4)"

 

 

Mekeland moved to amend the Mekeland amendment to H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, before line 2, insert:

 

"Page 318, line 30, delete "base""

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Mekeland amendment, as amended, to H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended.  The motion prevailed and the amendment, as amended, was adopted.

 

 

Franson moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 377, line 30, delete "and"

 

Page 378, line 3, delete the period and insert "; and"

 

Page 378, after line 3, insert:

 

"(15) ensure that sourcing and manufacturing of energy technology components financed by the authority occur under conditions that meet or exceed Minnesota wage and labor requirements."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.


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Franson moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 373, line 14, delete "and"

 

Page 373, line 16, delete the period and insert "; and"

 

Page 373, after line 16, insert:

 

"(4) eliminating the use of materials and components of clean energy technologies that are procured from countries that are known to utilize slave labor."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Franson moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 289, line 17, delete "$5,000,000" and insert "$4,500,000"

 

Page 304, after line 8, insert:

 

"(o) $500,000 the first year is for establishment of a task force to investigate at first hand the labor conditions in facilities located in the Republic of Congo and China where critical materials are mined for use in electric vehicle batteries and solar panels and where solar panels are manufactured.  The task force shall include the commissioners of commerce and labor and industry, or their designees, and additional members, appointed by the commissioner of commerce, representing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Xcel Energy, and the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association.  The task force must submit a report on its findings to the chairs and ranking minority members of legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy finance and policy no later than January 15, 2025."

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Franson moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 287, line 2, delete "117,355,000" and insert "116,665,000"

 

Page 297, line 32, delete "1,712,000" and insert "1,022,000"

 

Page 298, delete lines 10 to 22

 

Page 325, delete section 1

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.


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Quam moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 358, before line 27, insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216A.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Powers generally.  (a) The commission shall, to the extent prescribed by law:

 

(1) investigate the management of all warehouse operators and telegraph companies, the manner in which their businesses are conducted and the adequacies of the services which they are affording to the public, and make all appropriate orders relating to the continuation, termination, or modification of all services and facilities with a view to properly promoting the security and convenience of the public;

 

(2) review and ascertain the reasonableness of tariffs of rates, fares, and charges, or any part or classification thereof, and prescribe the form and manner of filing, posting, and publication thereof;

 

(3) prescribe uniform systems of keeping and rendering accounts and the time within which such systems shall be adopted;

 

(4) order the issuance of franchises, permits or certificates of convenience and necessity.

 

(b) The commission may not review or overrule a decision by an administrative law judge in a contested case proceeding.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Page 366, after line 16, insert:

 

"Sec. 4.  REVISOR INSTRUCTION.

 

The revisor of statutes shall make any necessary changes in Minnesota Rules resulting from the changes made to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216A, in this act.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Quam amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 69 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo

Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman

Hudella

Hudson


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Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Joy

Knudsen

Koznick

Kresha

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, N.

Niska

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Quam

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Swedzinski

Torkelson

Urdahl

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Zeleznikar


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bierman

Brand

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Hussein

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Kraft

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Nelson, M.

Newton

Noor

Norris

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Quam moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 397, after line 4, insert:

 

"Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.1642, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Siting study.  Before installing a ground-mounted solar site, an owner must prepare a study to determine how the site will affect drainage on adjacent properties.  The owner must submit the study to the Board of Water and Soil Resources before installation may begin."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

Quam moved to amend the Quam amendment to H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, after line 8, insert:

 

"Page 410, after line 16, insert:

 

"Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216E.03, subdivision 7, as amended by Laws 2023, chapter 7, section 26, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Considerations in designating sites and routes.  (a) The commission's site and route permit determinations must be guided by the state's goals to conserve resources, minimize environmental impacts, minimize human settlement and other land use conflicts, and ensure the state's electric energy security through efficient, cost-effective power supply and electric transmission infrastructure.


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(b) To facilitate the study, research, evaluation, and designation of sites and routes, the commission shall be guided by, but not limited to, the following considerations:

 

(1) evaluation of research and investigations relating to the effects on land, water and air resources of large electric power generating plants and high-voltage transmission lines and the effects of water and air discharges and electric and magnetic fields resulting from such facilities on public health and welfare, vegetation, animals, materials and aesthetic values, including baseline studies, predictive modeling, and evaluation of new or improved methods for minimizing adverse impacts of water and air discharges and other matters pertaining to the effects of power plants on the water and air environment;

 

(2) environmental evaluation of sites and routes proposed for future development and expansion and their relationship to the land, water, air and human resources of the state;

 

(3) evaluation of the effects of new electric power generation and transmission technologies and systems related to power plants designed to minimize adverse environmental effects;

 

(4) evaluation of the potential for beneficial uses of waste energy from proposed large electric power generating plants;

 

(5) analysis of the direct and indirect economic impact of proposed sites and routes including, but not limited to, productive agricultural land lost or impaired;

 

(6) evaluation of adverse direct and indirect environmental effects that cannot be avoided should the proposed site and route be accepted;

 

(7) evaluation of alternatives to the applicant's proposed site or route proposed pursuant to subdivisions 1 and 2;

 

(8) evaluation of potential routes that would use or parallel existing railroad and highway rights-of-way;

 

(9) evaluation of governmental survey lines and other natural division lines of agricultural land so as to minimize interference with agricultural operations;

 

(10) evaluation of the future needs for additional high-voltage transmission lines in the same general area as any proposed route, and the advisability of ordering the construction of structures capable of expansion in transmission capacity through multiple circuiting or design modifications;

 

(11) evaluation of irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources should the proposed site or route be approved;

 

(12) when appropriate, consideration of problems raised by other state and federal agencies and local entities;

 

(13) with respect to siting a large electric power generating plant that is powered by solar energy, prioritizing use of nontillable, marginal-quality agricultural land instead of prime farmland;

 

(13) (14) evaluation of the benefits of the proposed facility with respect to (i) the protection and enhancement of environmental quality, and (ii) the reliability of state and regional energy supplies;

 

(14) (15) evaluation of the proposed facility's impact on socioeconomic factors; and

 

(15) (16) evaluation of the proposed facility's employment and economic impacts in the vicinity of the facility site and throughout Minnesota, including the quantity and quality of construction and permanent jobs and their compensation levels.  The commission must consider a facility's local employment and economic impacts, and may reject or place conditions on a site or route permit based on the local employment and economic impacts.


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(c) If the commission's rules are substantially similar to existing regulations of a federal agency to which the utility in the state is subject, the federal regulations must be applied by the commission.

 

(d) No site or route shall be designated which violates state agency rules.

 

(e) The commission must make specific findings that it has considered locating a route for a high-voltage transmission line on an existing high-voltage transmission route and the use of parallel existing highway right-of-way and, to the extent those are not used for the route, the commission must state the reasons.""

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Quam amendment to the Quam amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 69 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo

Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman

Hudella

Hudson

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Joy

Knudsen

Koznick

Kresha

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, N.

Niska

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Quam

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Swedzinski

Torkelson

Urdahl

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Zeleznikar


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bierman

Brand

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Hussein

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Kraft

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Nelson, M.

Newton

Noor

Norris

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment to the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Quam amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 69 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo


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Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman

Hudella

Hudson

Igo

Jacob

Johnson

Joy

Knudsen

Koznick

Kresha

Mekeland

Mueller

Murphy

Myers

Nadeau

Nash

Nelson, N.

Niska

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson, B.

Perryman

Petersburg

Pfarr

Quam

Robbins

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Skraba

Swedzinski

Torkelson

Urdahl

West

Wiener

Wiens

Witte

Zeleznikar


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Agbaje

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Berg

Bierman

Brand

Carroll

Cha

Clardy

Coulter

Curran

Edelson

Elkins

Feist

Finke

Fischer

Frazier

Frederick

Freiberg

Gomez

Greenman

Hansen, R.

Hanson, J.

Hassan

Hemmingsen-Jaeger

Her

Hicks

Hill

Hollins

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Hussein

Jordan

Keeler

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kozlowski

Kraft

Lee, F.

Lee, K.

Liebling

Lillie

Lislegard

Long

Nelson, M.

Newton

Noor

Norris

Olson, L.

Pelowski

Pérez-Vega

Pinto

Pryor

Pursell

Rehm

Reyer

Richardson

Sencer-Mura

Smith

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wolgamott

Xiong

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Mekeland moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 319, after line 7, insert:

 

"(c) A vehicle powered by hydrogen or biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater volume is eligible to receive a rebate under this section."

 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Altendorf moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 296, line 25, delete the first "$1,000,000" and insert "(a) $750,000"

 

Page 297, after line 30, insert:

 

"(b) $250,000 the first year is for a study conducted by the University of Minnesota Extension Service on the installation of solar energy generating systems on prime farmland.  The study must include, at a minimum:

 

(1) the number of acres of prime farmland on which solar energy generating systems have been installed in each of the last five years, by county;


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(2) the number of solar energy generating system projects installed on prime farmland and the capacity of those systems;

 

(3) information on compensation to landowners for the lease of prime farmland for solar energy generating systems;

 

(4) an estimate of the lost production from prime farmland leased for solar energy generating systems and the value of that production; and

 

(5) any long term impacts on soil quality or other environmental impacts that may result from the installation of solar energy systems."

 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Igo moved to amend H. F. No. 2310, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 425, after line 23, insert:

 

"Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 2023, chapter 7, section 3, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meaning given them.

 

(b) "Carbon-free" means a technology that generates electricity without emitting carbon dioxide.

 

(c) Unless otherwise specified in law, "eligible energy technology" means an energy technology that generates electricity from the following renewable energy sources:

 

(1) solar;

 

(2) wind;

 

(3) hydroelectric with a capacity of:  (i) less than 100 megawatts; or (ii) 100 megawatts or more, provided that the facility is in operation as of the effective date of this act;

 

(4) hydrogen generated from the resources listed in this paragraph; or

 

(5) biomass, which includes, without limitation, wood waste and wood chip biomass; landfill gas; an anaerobic digester system; the predominantly organic components of wastewater effluent, sludge, or related by-products from publicly owned treatment works, but not including incineration of wastewater sludge to produce electricity; and, except as provided in subdivision 1a, an energy recovery facility used to capture the heat value of mixed municipal solid waste or refuse-derived fuel from mixed municipal solid waste as a primary fuel.

 

(d) "Electric utility" means:  (1) a public utility providing electric service; (2) a generation and transmission cooperative electric association; (3) a municipal power agency; (4) a power district; or (5) a cooperative electric association or municipal utility providing electric service that is not a member of an entity in clauses (2) to (4).


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(e) "Environmental justice area" means an area in Minnesota that, based on the most recent data published by the United States Census Bureau, meets one or more of the following criteria:

 

(1) 40 percent or more of the area's total population is nonwhite;

 

(2) 35 percent or more of households in the area have an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level;

 

(3) 40 percent or more of the area's residents over the age of five have limited English proficiency; or

 

(4) the area is located within Indian country, as defined in United State Code, title 18, section 1151.

 

(f) "Total retail electric sales" means the kilowatt-hours of electricity sold in a year by an electric utility to retail customers of the electric utility or to a distribution utility for distribution to the retail customers of the distribution utility. 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Igo amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 68 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Altendorf

Anderson, P. E.

Anderson, P. H.

Backer

Bakeberg

Baker

Bennett

Bliss

Burkel

Daudt

Davids

Davis

Demuth

Dotseth

Engen

Fogelman

Franson

Garofalo

Gillman

Grossell

Harder

Heintzeman<