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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF723 (Murphy, M) 2009 omnibus retirement bill.
HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriation restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended.
HF866 (Hosch) School districts required to obtain employee health coverage through the public employees insurance program.
HF1278 (Sterner) County offices appointment and consolidation provided, subject to notice, hearing, and reverse referendum.
HF222 (Slawik) Multiple unit residences allowed certain persons for campaign and election purposes.
HF884 (Thissen) Medical supplies and equipment purchasing alliance created.
HF986 (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions.
HF834 (Kohls) State employee suggestion system established, money appropriated.
HF1206 (Simon) Contribution limits provided for judicial candidates.

Pending action from the Local Government Division:
SF104 (K

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Note: The division will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in room 200

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1972 (Juhnke) Horse trail pass requirements modified.
HF2133 (Eken) Storm water discharges regulation modified, and money appropriated.
HF1973 (Wagenius) Clean Water Fund recommendations.*
HF1493 (Lillie) Parks and Trails Fund recommendations.*
HF2295 (Hansen) Department gift cards and certificates authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2262 (Loeffler) Forest protection funding provided for an invasive pest early detection system, and money appropriated.

*Note on HF1973 &HF1493: The clean water fund and parks & trails fund recommendations will be presented in the morning. We will not be taking amendments or public testimony on these bills at that time. Mark-up, public testimony, and passage of HF1973 and HF1493 will occur in the evening after HF2295 and HF2262

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1080 (Norton) Comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction definition clarified, prekindergarten through grade six teachers requirements made, reading instruction assessment created, and Board of Teaching rules legislative review provided. (information only)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Note: The Committee will reconvene at 3:00 pm in Room 500 South.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Al Juhnke
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1122 (Juhnke) Omnibus agriculture, rural economies and veterans affairs bill.

Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation from the Science Initiative of Central Minnesota
HF1767 (Nelson) has been removed

Chair: Rep. Karen Clark
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
Public testimony on division omnibus bill.
Copies of the delete-everything amendment will be available Monday, April 6 after 2 p.m. outside room 471.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION

Chair: Rep. Tom Huntley
Location: 200 State Office Building

Bills Added
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Note: If needed, the division will recess at 4:15 p.m. and reconvene in 300S State Office Building at 6:30 p.m.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Thomas Huntley
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF961 (Bunn) Urgent dental care pilot projects provided, medical assistance coverage of dental services clarified, and critical access dental care provisions amended.
HF1832 (Huntley) State medical review team process modified, annual report required, money appropriated.
HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups.

HF1817 and HF1567 has been removed from the agenda

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Note: Meeting will start immediately after session and will continue until the agenda is complete.

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Tom Rukavina
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF839 (Juhnke) Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory funding provided
HF1194 (Downey) Green job incentives provided, green job opportunity building zones provided, small business investment company and job growth investment tax credits provided, tax benefits allowed, conforming changes made, terms defined, and biomethane energy projects allowed.
HF1447 (Otremba) Veterinarian education loan forgiveness program established
HF2071 (Clark) Summer programming provided for American Indian youth
HF1666 (Hayden) High-risk adults demonstration project funding provided, money appropriated - INFORMATION ONLY
HF2006 (Champion) Road authorities required to mitigate construction impacts on small businesses, construction mitigation grant program established, money appropriated.
Bills added:
HF1813 (Juhnke) Elevators in grain elevators regulation provided
HF 817 (Kahn) Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for vote

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

K-12 Education Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Mindy Greiling
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF181 (Thissen) MinnesotaCare eligibility provisions modified.
HF2224 (Marquart) School district authority modified to issue and sell certain general obligation bonds without voter approval, and levy authorized for certain other postemployment benefits.
HF2183 (Swails) South Washington County; ISDN 833 Center for the Arts grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

State Government Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Phyllis Kahn
Location: 300N State Office Building
Agenda:
HF7 (Winkler) Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened;
HF20 (Winkler) Web site required with a searchable database of state expenditures;
HF557 (Severson) State procurement preferences authorized for veteran-owned small businesses including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses;
HF625 (Gardner) Public access to data allowed by state accounting and procurement systems;
HF1018 (Kalin) Public Web sites purpose specified, and state agencies required to include contact information on Web sites;
HF1519 (Kahn) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board funding provided, money appropriated, fund carryover authorized;
HF1534 (Downey) Federal stimulus funds acceptance and expenditure conditions provided;
HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established;
HF2146 (Pelowski) Minnesota Management and Budget oversight clarified, management analysis revolving fund established, and money appropriated;
HF1744 (Hilty) Technolog

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Commerce and Labor

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Joe Atkins
Location: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided.
***HF 1853 is being reconsidered to clarify previous procedural action taken on the bill***
HF1204/SF1091 (Dean) Stillwater Lift Bridge weight limits restricted.
HF940 (Zellers) Hennepin County; personnel rules and procedures modified.
HF1685 (Davnie) Unreimbursed expense wage deduction regulated.
SF594 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings requirement
SF166 (Knuth) Insurable Interest Act
SF1477 (Seifert) Redwood County Gilfillan Estate state building code limited
exemption authority
HF2279 (Davnie) Home values guarantee pilot program established, five-year guarantee against depreciation in value of certain properties provided, incentives to restructure mortgage loans provided, and money appropriated. (Pending Referral)

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Tony Sertich
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1850 (Haws) Administration of training and employment functions reorganized, responsibilities transferred to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Walk through Omnibus Early Childhood Finance and Policy delete-everything amendment to HF1026 (Slawik) Early childhood education provisions amended. Discussion only. (The delete everything amendment will be available on Monday, April 6)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Environment Policy and Oversight

Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Informational Hearing Only

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Environment Policy and Oversight

Chair: Rep. Kent Eken
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF86 (Hortman) Carbon intensity reduction standard established for transportation fuels

Chair: Rep. Bernie Leider
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2003 (Morrow) Minnesota transit providers' schedule of state payments for operating procedures modified.
HF1237 (Eken) Natural resources and state park provisions modified.
HF1164 (Liebling) Drivers' license cumulative suspensions halted.
HF1356 (Newton) Free public transit use for disabled veterans and current, uniformed active service members provided.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taxes

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Ann Lenczewski
Location: 400 North State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1254 (E. Murphy) St. Paul; Sales tax revenue use for the payment of principals of bonds extended to 2014, unexpended fund use clarified, neighborhood program application and proposal review process modified
HF1267 (Lesch) St. Paul; Event district expansion funding provided, bonds issued
HF1333 (Gardner) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized.
HF1375 (Buesgens) Municipal authority to issue bonds for other postemployment benefits eliminated.
HF1883 (Davnie) Maximum limit on state agricultural society's bonded debt and the sunset on the authority to issue bonds eliminated, authorized investments of debt service funds modified, and notification of the commissioner of finance required.
HF2078 (Kalin) Chisago City; Lindstrom; Joint venture established, debt issued for use outside of the jurisdiction, and shared revenues authorized.
HF1298 (Lenczewski) Issuance of obligations and financing of publi

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time Note: This replaces the normal 8:30 a.m. meeting

Public Safety Finance Division

Time Changed Location Changed
Chair: Rep. Michael Paymar
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Omnibus public safety finance bill