State of Minnesota
Eighty-Ninth Legislature
SENATE AGENDA
Twenty-Third Day
Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:00 A.M.
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS
Petitions, Letters and Remonstrances
SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS
Executive and Official Communications
THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS
Messages From the House
FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
First Reading of House Bills
FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Reports of Committees
Senator Sheran from the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing, to which was referred
S.F. No. 452: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a jobs and health innovation grant program for hard-to-employ Minnesotans; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256E.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: CHAMPION
Senator Sheran from the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing, to which was referred
S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying medical assistance spenddown procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.056, subdivision 5.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: HOFFMAN
Senator Sheran from the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing, to which was referred
S.F. No. 238: A bill for an act relating to human services; reducing premium payments for the medical assistance employed persons with disabilities program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.057, subdivision 9.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: EATON
Senator Sheran from the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing, to which was referred
S.F. No. 543: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the income medical assistance eligibility limit, the asset limits, and the excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.056, subdivisions 3, 4, 5c.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: HOFFMAN
Senator Sheran from the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing, to which was referred
S.F. No. 513: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a mobile food shelf grant program; appropriating money for mobile food shelves.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: HAWJ
Senator Bakk, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to which was referred
H.F. No. 134 for comparison with companion Senate File, reports the following House File was found not identical with companion Senate File as follows:
GENERAL ORDERS
 
CONSENT CALENDAR
 
CALENDAR
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
 
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
 
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
134
427
      
Pursuant to Rule 45, the Committee on Rules and Administration recommends that H.F. No. 134 be amended, and when so amended, H.F. No. 134 will be identical to S.F. No. 427 and further recommends that H.F. No. 134 be given its second reading and substituted for S.F. No. 427 and that the Senate File be indefinitely postponed.
Senator Bakk, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to which was referred
H.F. No. 423 for comparison with companion Senate File, reports the following House File was found identical and recommends the House File be given its second reading and substituted for its companion Senate File as follows:
GENERAL ORDERS
 
CONSENT CALENDAR
 
CALENDAR
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
 
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
 
H.F. No.
S.F. No.
423
379
      
and that the above Senate File be indefinitely postponed.
Pursuant to Rule 45, these reports were prepared and submitted by the Secretary of the Senate on behalf of the Committee on Rules and Administration.
SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Second Reading of Senate Bills
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Second Reading of House Bills
H.F. Nos. 134 and 423 were read the second time.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
NINTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Motions and Resolutions
Senator Saxhaug moved that the name of Senator Gazelka be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 22.
Senator Gazelka moved that the name of Senator Ruud be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 514.
Senator Eken moved that the name of Senator Ingebrigtsen be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 738.
Senator Eken moved that the name of Senator Ingebrigtsen be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 739.
Senator Saxhaug moved that the name of Senator Eaton be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1075.
Senator Anderson moved that his name be stricken as a co-author to S.F. No. 1101.
Senator Carlson moved that the name of Senator Gazelka be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1115.
Senator Senjem moved that the name of Senator Nelson be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1165.
Senator Rest moved that the name of Senator Dibble be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1251.
Senator Pappas moved that the name of Senator Hayden be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1274.
Senator Pappas moved that the name of Senator Cohen be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1276.
Senator Hoffman moved that the name of Senator Wiger be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1325.
Senator Hayden moved that the name of Senator Hoffman be added as a co-author to S.F. No. 1344.
Senator Westrom moved that S.F. No. 709 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and returned to its author.
Senator Cohen moved that S.F. No. 1214 be withdrawn from the Committee on State and Local Government and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Dziedzic, Latz, Champion and Hoffman introduced --
Senate Resolution No. 86: A Senate resolution congratulating Head Start on its 50th anniversary and on PICA for its accomplishments in providing high-quality Head Start services.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Wiklund and Franzen introduced --
Senate Resolution No. 87: A Senate resolution honoring Jackson B. Haas for being named a National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Wiklund and Franzen introduced --
Senate Resolution No. 88: A Senate resolution honoring Kathleen J. Wang for being named a National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Wiklund and Franzen introduced --
Senate Resolution No. 89: A Senate resolution honoring Matthew G. Wales for being named a National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Calendar
ELEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Consent Calendar
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
General Orders
THIRTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Announcements of Senate Interest