Minnesota House of Representatives Schedule for Monday March 4th 2013
Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy Chair: Rep. Paul Thissen Room: 10 State Office Building Agenda: 1. State expenditures 2. Budget implications of demographic changes
Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson Room: 200 State Office Building Agenda: Overview of February forecast by Minnesota Management & Budget Bills may be added.
Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs Chair: Rep. Ryan Winkler Room: 400N State Office Building Agenda: The committee will hear the completion of a presentation on economic and workforce trends by Steve Hine of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Meeting Time Note: Please note that the committee will recess at 2 p.m. and reconvene at 3:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after session in 10 State Office Building to if necessary to complete the day’s agenda. Please note that the committee will not reconvene if session goes beyond 9 p.m. Please see additional posting. Chair: Rep. Melissa Hortman Room: 10 State Office Building Agenda: HF320 (McNamar) School energy conservation revolving loan program established, school districts permitted to repay energy conservation loans from levies made without voter approval, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF567 (Melin) Solar energy requirements modified for state buildings. HF623 (Melin) Biomass mandate project regulated. HF780 (Mahoney) Waste heat recovered and used as thermal energy and biomass-generated thermal energy permitted to be counted towards energy savings goals. HF752 (Hilstrom) Portion of easement acquired by condemnation discharge provided. HF843 (Garofalo) Utilities and associations permitted to retain unspent funds if it contributes to a low-income home energy assistance program.
Committee Documents: HF623A1 Amendment HF780 A1 Amendment HF843A1 Amendment
Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski Room: 5 State Office Building Agenda: Minnesota Office of Higher Education: Overview of Postsecondary Education in Minnesota, including enrollment, graduation rates, degrees awarded, and student loan debt.
Chair: Rep. Karen Clark Room: Off Site Agenda: Members of the House Housing Finance and Policy Committee will be visiting various housing sites to highlight supportive housing, transitional housing, foreclosure and homlessness. There will be no committee meeting in the State Office Building.
Meeting Time Note: The committee will reconvene at 6:45 p.m., if necessary, to complete the agenda. Chair: Rep. Mary Murphy Room: 200 State Office Building Agenda: HFxxx (Kresha) Additional funding for Minnesota Military Museum (pending introduction on 2/28) Additional bills may be added HF525 (Erhardt) Active duty service members allowed to take a peace officer reciprocity examination. HF150 (Lillie) Prisoner of War – Missing in Action; Congress of the United States memorialized to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the POW/MIA issue. HF60 (Dettmer) Military retirement pay income tax subtraction phased-in. HF59 (Dettmer) Military retirement pay income tax subtraction provided. HF61 (Dettmer) Past military service income tax credit income-based reduction modified. HF145 (Newton) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans and those in danger of homelessness in Minnesota, and money appropriated. HF371 (Newton) Veterans service office grant program modified, and money appropriated. HF532 (Wills) Veterans job tax credit provided. HF533 (Bernardy) Veterans job tax credit provided. HF851 (Wills) Veterans jobs tax credit provided. HF62 (Dettmer) Past military service tax credit eligibility modified.
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION
Meeting Time Note: Or 30 minutes after session. Please note that the committee will not reconvene if session goes past 9 p.m. Chair: Rep. Melissa Hortman *** Note: *** Change in Agenda Bill(s) Removed Room: 10 State Office Building Agenda: The committee will meet only if we don’t complete the afternoon’s agenda.
Bills Removed from the agenda:HF880 (Hornstein) Renewable energy standard increased and extended to 2030, solar energy standard established, renewable energy projects exempted from the certificate of need process, uniform reporting required of rate impacts of meeting the renewable energy standard, and treatment and trading of renewable energy credits modified.
Compensation Council *** Note: *** Change in meeting room Chair: Tom Fraser Room: 107 State Capitol Agenda: Continue discussion of Council’s proposed recommendations