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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1972 Ortman Omnibus jobs bill rollout.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol

*Please note change in bill order on the agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2224 Pederson Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy and housekeeping provisions.
S.F. 2493 Ingebrigtsen Outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations and provisions modifications.
S.F. 2121 Robling Unofficial fiscal note data classification.
S.F. 2179 Kruse Metropolitan council and legislative commission on metropolitan government powers and budget duties modifications.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2340 Thompson Real estate closing agents licensing requirements modifications.
S.F. 2310 Thompson Portable electronics insurance sales regulation.
S.F. 877 Chamberlain Annuity products regulation.
S.F. 2137 Dahms Weather-related insurance claims practices regulation.
S.F. 2229 Vandeveer Building and construction contracts agreements to insure prohibition.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1983 DeKruif Construction code fund transfer to the general fund elimination.
S.F. 2386 Nelson Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) employment support services pilot program and appropriation.
S.F. 2443 Kruse Application of gratuities in minimum wage calculation (informational hearing only).

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

The Committee may reconvene in the evening if the agenda is not completed.

If you would like to testify, please contact Brad Biers at (651)296-4151 or brad.biers@senate.mn
Agenda: 
S.F. 2360 Koch Health professional education loan forgiveness program applications effective date.
S.F. 973 Hoffman Pharmacy audit integrity program establishment.
S.F. 1877 Hoffman Welfare fraud prevention provisions, drivers license photos access authorization, drivers licenses authenticity verification requirement, drug conviction search requirement and drug offenders welfare eligibility exclusion.
S.F. 2530 Hann Medical assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare, and state health care programs reform plan legislative submission requirement.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Bills may be added to the agenda.

If needed, the committee will return at 6:00pm to hear any unfinished agenda items, Room 112.

Agenda: 
S.F. 2243 Pederson Public-private partnership pilot program and regulations for transportation contracts.
H.F. 1850 Ortman State employee gainsharing program maximum award amount increase.
S.F. 2464 Limmer Sex offender sentencing grid modification.
S.F. 1650 Nelson State agency reorganization study requirement.
H.F. 2244 Kruse Permanent school fund advisory committee change into the legislative-citizen permanent school fund commission; director of trust lands and mineral assets appointment authorization.
S.F. 2465 Thompson Workers compensation disability benefit payment provisions modifications.
S.F. 1298 Thompson Small Business Bill of Rights - Regulatory Fairness Act; state agencies administrative and civil enforcement actions regulation.
S.F. 2090 Thompson State procurement of outside contracts restrictions removal and repeal.
S.F. 2421 Wiger Grants management provisions modifications; film production jobs program oversight authority transfer.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1832 Parry Help America Vote Act appropriation authorization.
S.F. 1094 Chamberlain Education boards authorization and school boards reorganization as education boards authorization.
S.F. 2466 Saxhaug Municipalities emergency medical services agencies grants authorization.
S.F. 1664 Ortman Mixed municipal solid waste services business inverse condemnation authorization.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 3: Editing change***
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

The committee will reconvene in room 107 at 6:00 if needed.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2158 Dahms Independent school district #88, New Ulm; funds transfer authorization.
S.F. 2306 Michel Mayoral control of certain metropolitan area special or independent school districts authorization.
S.F. 2535 Olson, G. School administrators board duties modifications; fee adjustment authorization.
S.F. 2482 Olson, G. Education finance provisions modifications.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee on Higher Education
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

An amendment will be offered to S.F.1573 which will become the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1573 Fischbach Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) board of trustees revenue bond debt ceiling increase authorization.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
06:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

The A-7 delete everything amendment will be taken up. See link:

http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/committees/display_select_committee_amendment.php?ls=&id=24

Support and opposition will each be given 30 minutes to present testimony. The second hour is reserved for discussion and questions by committee members. If you wish to testify, contact Joyce Spencer at 651-296-2556 or Joyce.Spencer@senate.mn.

Agenda: 
S.F. 1402 Wolf Children's Equal and Shared Parenting Act; joint physical custody presumption establishment; parenting plans requirement (The A-7 delete everything amendment will be taken up.).

 
Immediately Following Senate Session  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
Immediately Following Senate Session
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 2738 Newman Constitutional amendment for voter presentation of government-issued photographic identification (photo ID) We will not take public testimony at this hearing.
S.F. 2255 Gerlach Health plans receiving government subsidies prohibition; health benefits intermediaries regulation. We will not take public testimony at this hearing.
S.F. 1283 Benson State Capitol area security advisory committee creation; state patrol protection to government officials authorization. We will not take public testimony at this hearing.

 

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