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December 2012

Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)

Detailed articles about specific aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) are everywhere—articles about ACA’s impact on long-term care, on mental health coverage, or on insurance companies. It’s harder to find broad, overview articles of this landmark legislation. Here are two good overviews:

  • “Health Care Overhaul Makes History.” 2010 CQ Almanac, Washington DC: CQ Press, 2010, p. 9-3 – 9-12.
  • “Assessing the New Health Care Law.” CQ Researcher, September 21, 2012.

A series in BusinessWeek written before the Supreme Court decision related to ACA provides an overview from a business perspective:

  • “Take Two Years and Call Me in the Morning,” BusinessWeek, March 26, 2012, p. B2-B18. (This series of short articles is available for legislative users here: http://tinyurl.com/ajmj364.)

One important aspect of the ACA is the latitude it gives states to establish an insurance exchange. Legislation was introduced earlier this month establishing a state health insurance exchange in Minnesota; a March 31 federal deadline gives lawmakers little time for debate. The Minnesota Department of Commerce published a report earlier this year outlining the impact of the ACA on the state.

Please call (651-296-8338) or email (refdesk@lrl.leg.mn) the library if you’d like copies of any of these articles or the report sent to you.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Arts-Economic Aspects

An Economic Analysis of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Monies: Preserving the Arts, History, Cultural Heritage and Economy of Minnesota. . February 2011. NX634 .S67 2011.

Minnesota State Arts Board Annual Report. Minn. State Arts Board. 2012. NX24.M6 M58a 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1017.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 129D.02 Subd. 5

Bonds/Bonding

2012 Report on the Sale of Tobacco Securitization Bonds. Minn. Management & Budget. February 15, 2012. HG4948.M6 T634 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0889.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 7 Art. 11 Sec. 3 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 16A.98)

Children/Youth/Families

Children and Family Services: Minnesota's Child Welfare Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. August 2012. HV742.M6 C62 2011. Minn. Publication 12-1074.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 139 Art. 1 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 260.775)
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 257.0725

Minnesota Medical Support Workgroup, Final Report. . December 2000. HG9397.5.M6 M575 2000. Minn. Publication 12-0874.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 372 Sec. 2

Crime & Corrections

Buy Fund Report: Summary of Disbursements to Assist Local Investigators. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2012. HV8073 .L38 2008/2012. Minn. Publication 12-0928.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 299C.065 Subd. 3

Criminal Victimization. U.S. Dept. of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics. October 2012. Ref HV7245 .N375 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Directory of Adult and Juvenile Correctional Departments, Institutions, Agencies and Probation and Parole Authorities. American Correctional Association. 2012. Ref HV9463 .D57 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Demographics & Population

Time Almanac. . 2012. Ref AY64 .T49 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Disability Issues

Local Impact Note: HF1202 (Greiling) Modifying Early Intervention Criteria. Minn. Management & Budget. March 1, 2012. HV889.M6 .L63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0892.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Economic Development

World Development Report: Jobs. . 2013. HC59.7.W659 2013.

Economics/Economy

Prices and Earnings: A Comparison of Purchasing Power Around the Globe. Union Bank of Switzerland. September 2012. Ref HD6979.P74 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-Higher

Condition of Education. U.S. Dept. of Education - National Center for Education Statistics. 2012. Ref L112 .N377a 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Top American Research Universities. . 2011. Ref LB2331.63 .T67 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Trends in College Pricing. . 2012. Ref LB2342 .T75 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Liu, Michelle Camacho. Trends in Latino College Access and Success. . July 2011. LC2670.6 .L58 2011.

Education-K-12

Condition of Education. U.S. Dept. of Education - National Center for Education Statistics. 2012. Ref L112 .N377a 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Legislative Report on Safe Routes to School. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2012. HE5614.3.M6 L44 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0986.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 3 Sec. 45 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 174.40 Subd. 8)

Local Impact Note: HF1202 (Greiling) Modifying Early Intervention Criteria. Minn. Management & Budget. March 1, 2012. HV889.M6 .L63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0892.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Local Impact Note: SF1690 (Wolf): Unrequested Leave of Absence and Certain Discharge and Demotion Decisions Based on Teacher Evaluation Outcomes. Minn. Management & Budget. March 15, 2012. LB2838 .L633 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0890.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Strom, Tim. Minnesota School Finance: A Guide for Legislators. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. LB2826.M6 M62 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0985.

St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association Actuarial Valuation. St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund. 2012. LB2842.2 .S34ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1077.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Strong Leaders Strong Schools: 2010 School Leadership Laws. . April 2011. KF4125 .S77 2010.

Yearbook & Record Book. Minn. State High School League. 2012. GV584.M6 M54a 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-0861.

Elderly

Across the States: Profiles of Long-Term Care and Independent Living. .  Ref RA644.6.A25 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Elections

Local Impact Note: SF1577 (Newman): Constitutional Amendment for Voter Photographic Identification (Photo ID) Requirement. Minn. Management & Budget. February 29, 2012. JF1001 .L633 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0891.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Environment/Natural Resources

Financial Audit Division Report: Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund. . November 1, 2012. HJ9865 .A27 no. 12-22. Minn. Publication 12-0919.

No. 558: Curly-Leaf Pondweed Trends and Interrelationships with Water Quality. . August 2012. SH328 .I58 no. 558. Minn. Publication 12-0867.

Ethnic Minorities

Liu, Michelle Camacho. Trends in Latino College Access and Success. . July 2011. LC2670.6 .L58 2011.

Governing/Government-State

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Administration Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. . October 25, 2012. HJ9865 .A27 no. 12-21. Minn. Publication 12-0884.

Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors. . 2012. HJ275 .E39 2012.

Government Finance

Local Impact Note: HF1954 (Downey) Counties and Cities Required to Report Additional Budgetary Information. Minn. Management & Budget. March 28, 2012. HJ9260 .L624 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0893.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Minnesota Town Finances: Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt. Office of the State Auditor. November 15, 2012. Ref HJ9777.M55 M55b 2011. Minn. Publication 12-1076.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

Community Benefit Provided by Minnesota's Hospitals. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2011. RA981.M6 C663 2009. Minn. Publication 12-0931.

Home and Community-Based Services: Findings and Reflections from Reviews in Each of Minnesota's 87 Counties. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. March 26, 2012. RA645.36.M6 H664 2012.

Medicaid Fraud Prevention and Detection. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. September 2012. RA412.45.M6 M434 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0920.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 6 Sec. 93 Subd. 6

Chun, Randall. Medical Assistance (Revised). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. September 2012. RA395.A4 M425 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0786.

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2012. RA410.54.M6 M568 2010. Minn. Publication 12-0932.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Minnesota State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) Biennial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2012. JK6160.H4 M56 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 12-1081.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.31 Subd. 2

The Impact of the ACA [Affordable Care Act] and Exchange on Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. April 2012. RA395.A4 M566 2012.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Report of the Revisor of Statutes: Concerning Certain Opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Minn. Legislature - Minn. Revisor of Statutes. November 2012. KFM5427.A3 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1016.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 3C.04 Subd. 3

Legislatures

Erickson, Brenda. Parliamentary Procedure: A Legislators' Guide. . 2012. Ref JF515 .E75 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: Gift Ban Law and Rules for House Members and Employees (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. November 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Public Employees

Minnesota State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) Biennial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2012. JK6160.H4 M56 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 12-1081.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.31 Subd. 2

Public Welfare

Turning Welfare into a Work Support: Six-Year Impacts on Parents and Children from the Minnesota Family Investment Program. . July 2005. HV98.M65 G45 2005.

Retirement Income

St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association Actuarial Valuation. St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund. 2012. LB2842.2 .S34ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1077.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Design Services Agreement Between the Authority and Architect for the Stadium and Stadium Infrastructure at the Stadium Site. . September 28, 2012. GV413 .A37 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0916.

Taxation

Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors. . 2012. HJ275 .E39 2012.

Manzi, Nina and Steve Hinze. Short Subjects: Homeowner's Property Tax Refund Program (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Manzi, Nina and Joel Michael. Short Subjects: Penalties for Underreporting Minnesota Individual Income Tax (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Manzi, Nina and Steve Hinze. Short Subjects: Renter's Property Tax Refund Program (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Traffic Safety

Legislative Report on Safe Routes to School. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2012. HE5614.3.M6 L44 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0986.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 3 Sec. 45 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 174.40 Subd. 8)

Burress, Matt and Tim Strom. School Transportation Regulation (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. KFM5697.94.A4 B673 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0868.

Transportation

Neumann, Anita. Airline Mergers and Labor Integration Provisions Under Federal Law (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. HE9777.7 .N48 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0915.

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2012. HE213.M6 M562 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0885.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 403 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 1(a))

New Periodicals

Library of Congress Magazine. 6/year

Mandated Reports

2012 Report on the Sale of Tobacco Securitization Bonds. Minn. Management & Budget. February 15, 2012. HG4948.M6 T634 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0889.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 7 Art. 11 Sec. 3 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 16A.98)

Buy Fund Report: Summary of Disbursements to Assist Local Investigators. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2012. HV8073 .L38 2008/2012. Minn. Publication 12-0928.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 299C.065 Subd. 3

Children and Family Services: Minnesota's Child Welfare Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. August 2012. HV742.M6 C62 2011. Minn. Publication 12-1074.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 139 Art. 1 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 260.775)
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 257.0725

Legislative Report on Safe Routes to School. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2012. HE5614.3.M6 L44 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0986.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 3 Sec. 45 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 174.40 Subd. 8)

Local Impact Note: HF1202 (Greiling) Modifying Early Intervention Criteria. Minn. Management & Budget. March 1, 2012. HV889.M6 .L63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0892.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Local Impact Note: HF1954 (Downey) Counties and Cities Required to Report Additional Budgetary Information. Minn. Management & Budget. March 28, 2012. HJ9260 .L624 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0893.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Local Impact Note: SF1577 (Newman): Constitutional Amendment for Voter Photographic Identification (Photo ID) Requirement. Minn. Management & Budget. February 29, 2012. JF1001 .L633 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0891.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Local Impact Note: SF1690 (Wolf): Unrequested Leave of Absence and Certain Discharge and Demotion Decisions Based on Teacher Evaluation Outcomes. Minn. Management & Budget. March 15, 2012. LB2838 .L633 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0890.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 4 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.989)

Medicaid Fraud Prevention and Detection. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. September 2012. RA412.45.M6 M434 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0920.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 6 Sec. 93 Subd. 6

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2012. RA410.54.M6 M568 2010. Minn. Publication 12-0932.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Minnesota Medical Support Workgroup, Final Report. . December 2000. HG9397.5.M6 M575 2000. Minn. Publication 12-0874.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 372 Sec. 2

Minnesota State Arts Board Annual Report. Minn. State Arts Board. 2012. NX24.M6 M58a 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1017.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 129D.02 Subd. 5

Minnesota State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) Biennial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2012. JK6160.H4 M56 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 12-1081.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.31 Subd. 2

Minnesota Town Finances: Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt. Office of the State Auditor. November 15, 2012. Ref HJ9777.M55 M55b 2011. Minn. Publication 12-1076.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Report of the Revisor of Statutes: Concerning Certain Opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Minn. Legislature - Minn. Revisor of Statutes. November 2012. KFM5427.A3 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1016.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 3C.04 Subd. 3

St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association Actuarial Valuation. St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund. 2012. LB2842.2 .S34ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1077.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2012. HE213.M6 M562 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0885.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 403 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 1(a))

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