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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - Saturday, March 3, 2012

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The Senate publishes a schedule of Senate committee hearings and floor sessions. The schedule is continually updated.

01 Links to days that have meetings scheduled are shown in red on the calendar.
 
Monday, February 27, 2012  
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2012
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1737 Lillie Local government depository designation establishment and certain investments authorization.
S.F. 1761 Lourey Sandstone Wild River apartments development sale authorization.
S.F. 1741 Daley Local governments additional budgetary information reporting requirement and electronic budgetary information system object code reporting.

 
Monday, February 27, 2012
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol


S.F. 1918 Presentation
Agenda: 
S.F. 1922 Pederson State agency rules review and reporting methods provisions modifications.
S.F. 1719 Hoffman Motorcycle road guard certificate requirement.
S.F. 1918 Chamberlain Energy forward pricing mechanisms for government agencies provisions modifications.
H.F. 1766 Lillie Child care assistance fund payments, union dues or fair share fees deduction prohibition.

 
Monday, February 27, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

S.F. 880 Removed from Agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1912 Gazelka Abortion RU-486 (mifepristone) administration, physician presence requirement and criminal penalty.
S.F. 1921 Robling Abortion clinic, health center, or facility licensure requirements.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2012
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1917 Wolf School district prone restraint usage extension and data collection and reporting requirements.
S.F. 577 Thompson Public school employees use of public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation prohibition.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2012
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
06:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
** The listed state agencies have been invited to give testimony regarding their capital investment requests. At this hearing, the committee will not be taking up any individual bills.
- Department of Natural Resources
- Pollution Control Agency
- Board of Soil and Water Resources
- Department of Agriculture

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1676 Gerlach Extending tax increment financing for Apple Valley.
S.F. 1677 Gerlach Authorizing tax increment financing for Apple Valley.
S.F. 1619 Wiger Tax increment district time limit extension for Oakdale.
S.F. 2016 Kruse Tax increment financing expenditures modification.
S.F. 2040 Metzen Dakota County Redevelopment tax increment financing authorization.
S.F. 2109 Howe Modifying tax increment financing definition.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1717 Miller State building code and licensing modifications; apprenticeship training clarifications and modifications.
S.F. 1524 Pederson Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modifications.
S.F. 1567 Ingebrigtsen Environmental permits efficiency; environmental review modifications; conservation rate structure requirement elimination; appropriation.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 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. 1934 Dahms Township mutual fire company combination insurance policies regulations exemption.
S.F. 1793 Dahms Health plan company definition modification.
S.F. 1875 Dahms Property and casualty insurance coverage provisions modification.
S.F. 1910 Gerlach Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA) premium rate setting process flexibility authorization.
S.F. 1888 Thompson Debt collection agencies licensure procedures and debt collector registration modification.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1679 Hall American Indian advisory council, alcohol and other drug abuse citizens advisory council, traumatic brain injury program advisory committee and American Indian child welfare advisory council expiration dates extension.
S.F. 1804 Hann State health and human services provisions modifications; comprehensive assessment and case management services reform.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1421 Senjem Performance rewards on fast investment today (PROFIT) program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1957 Nelson Employment and economic development department (DEED) permit management and coordination requirements.
S.F. 1551 DeKruif Electrical contractor fees deposit and annual appropriation use requirements.
S.F. 1964 Daley Window cleaning safety measures state building code inclusion requirement.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 752 Dahms Online motor vehicle insurance verification system establishment and insurance identification card electronic format authorization.
S.F. 1613 Chamberlain Sheriff vehicle paint color list expansion.
S.F. 1791 DeKruif Motor vehicle submission of bond for certificate of title clarification.
S.F. 1960 Gimse Freight railroad operation study and report requirement.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 775 Hann Dental licensing provisions modifications and clarification.
H.F. 1515 Newman Landlord and tenant late fee and eviction from property subject to foreclosure provisions modification.
S.F. 2028 Harrington Fugitive apprehension unit search warrant application authorization.
S.F. 2084 Limmer Crime victim notification of offender release by department of corrections electronic notification system authorization.
S.F. 1759 Latz Corrections department report on performance measures and targets elimination (PUBLIC TESTIMONY HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE).
S.F. 1747 Limmer Challenge incarceration program eligibility criteria modification (PUBLIC TESTIMONY HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE).

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michael J. Jungbauer
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1534 Brown Wind easements limitations elimination effective date delay.
Presentation from the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

If you would like to testify, please email Mike Karbo at michael.karbo@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.

Committee will continue until agenda is complete.
Agenda: 
Presentation on mountain biking trail in Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
     and its economic impact
S.F. 2072 Dahms Agricultural land subject to certain federal requirements exemption from the wetland conservation act modification.
S.F. 2042 Dahms Wetland conservation act modifications.
S.F. 1839 Ingebrigtsen Miscellaneous natural resources provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1693 Rosen Independent school district #2134, United South Central; cooperative facilities grant bond issue and appropriation. This will be an informal review. No action can be taken as S.F. 1693 is currently in the Capitol Investment Committee.
S.F. 1531 Olson, G. Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion. This will be a continuation of the discussion from last week.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Morrie Lanning
5:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
**Bill(s) removed**

HF1168 (Smith); SF854 (Bakk): PERA-SVFP; Additional municipal/independent nonprofit firefighting corporation contribution authority.
HF1377 (Murphy, M.); SF1114 (Reinert): PERA; Coverage for Seaway Port Authority of Duluth employees; purchase of prior service credit.
HF1539 (Poppe); SF1295 (Sparks): TRA/MnSCU: MnSCU faculty member prospective and retroactive TRA coverage election.
HF1627 (Murphy, M.); SF1475 (Stumpf): PERA; Service credit purchase; uncredited Crookston Township public employment.
HF1554 (Murphy, M.); SF928 (Rosen): State Auditor's 2011 volunteer fire working group recommendations.
HF2391 (Murphy, M.); SF1952 (Rosen): State Auditor's 2012 volunteer fire working group recommendations.

**Removed at the authors' request**
HF1688 (Kahn); SF1403 (Pappas): MSRS; Early retirement incentive deadline waived for a certain former employee.
HF1712 (Hortman); SF2015 (Kruse): TRA; Service credit purchase; Anoka-Hennepin teacher voluntary layoff and extended leave of absence.
For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
** The listed state agencies have been invited to give testimony regarding their capital investment requests. At this hearing, the committee will not be taking up any individual bills.
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Public Safety
- Department of Corrections

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
***Revision 2: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1646 Ortman Bloomington tax increment financing time limit extension.
S.F. 2068 Senjem Bloomington tax increment financing time limits extension.
S.F. 1878 Bakk Cook-Orr Hospital District tax levy modification.
S.F. 1961 Eaton Brooklyn Park tax increment financing special rules authority.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1861 Benson Medical assistance (MA) out-of-state residential mental health treatment coverage for children authorization.
S.F. 753 Rosen Social workers licensure modifications.
S.F. 726 Sheran Medical assistance (MA) employed persons with disabilities program modification; asset limitation modification; appropriation.
S.F. 1721 Sheran Alcohol and drug counselors and licensed professional counselors licensure requirements establishment.

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Governor Dayton's Jobs package
Agenda: 
S.F. 1778 Sieben Minnesota investment fund appropriation.
S.F. 1768 Skoe Jobs now tax credit; corporate franchise tax decrease; sales and use taxes retailer and solicitor presumption (NOTE: Committee will consider and hear testimony on jobs tax credit portion of SF 1768 only).
S.F. 1751 Eaton FastTRAC adult career pathway program establishment and appropriation.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 270 Vandeveer Local government interim zoning planning ordinances and maps and municipal development contracts provisions.
S.F. 2050 Vandeveer Washington county housing and redevelopment authority jurisdiction clarification.
S.F. 1625 Bakk St. Louis county private sale of land authorization.

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 864 Benson Public employees long-term care insurance program local government employee participation authorization.
S.F. 1544 DeKruif Counties, cities, towns land conveyance to congressionally chartered veterans service organizations for less than market value authorization.
S.F. 1698 DeKruif State aid road program rulemaking authority modification; over-dimension motor vehicle permit provisions modification; bridge inspection and signing account establishment; water permitting process for transportation projects requirement.
S.F. 1842 DeKruif E-Verify program usage requirement.

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Capitol Preservation Commission
Chair: Governor Mark Dayton
1:00 p.m.
Room Governor’s Reception Room, State Capitol
Agenda: 
To be determined

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Committee on Higher Education
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1869 Miller Greater Minnesota internship program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1858 Carlson, J. Minnesota state colleges and universities (MnSCU) course material and course schedule information disclosure requirement; MnSCU textbook task force establishment.

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 388 Nienow Low-performing school students enrollment options; nonpublic school eligibility requirements.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 1, 2012
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

***S.F. 1614 (Daley) has been removed from this agenda***

*Please be aware there may be limited seating in the hearing room and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to testify on the fiscal impact of any of the bills, please contact Jennifer Berquam at 651-296-5968 or jennifer.berquam@senate.mn
Agenda: 
S.F. 1631 Lillie State agencies rulemaking temporary moratorium.
S.F. 1577 Newman Constitutional amendment for voter presentation of government-issued photographic identification (photo ID).

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
01:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2061 Magnus Agriculture provisions modifications; dairy research, teaching, and consumer education authority establishment.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1807 Miller USDOT number on farm trucks requirements modifications.
S.F. 1259 Kruse Special military and veterans license plates parking charge exemption.
S.F. 1561 DeKruif Highway safety rest areas contingent appropriation authorization.
S.F. 2131 Howe Design-build state aid system pilot projects transportation commissioner evaluation authorization; design-build project selection council repeal.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1283 Benson State Capitol area security advisory committee creation; state patrol protection to government officials authorization.
S.F. 1664 Ortman Mixed municipal solid waste services business inverse condemnation authorization.
S.F. 1895 Latz Commercial assumed names filing requirements exception.
S.F. 2060 Limmer Revisor's bill.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

SF 1830 will be the Environment and Natural Resources omnibus policy bill. A delete all amendment will be available online by the end of the day Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

If you would like to testify, please email Mike Karbo at michael.karbo@senate.mn before the committee meeting begins.

Committee will continue until agenda is complete.

Agenda: 
S.F. 1830 Ingebrigtsen Environment and waste management provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1906 Benson Hydropower energy sources size limit removal for renewable energy standard.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1932 Bonoff Substitute principals continuing education requirements clarification.
S.F. 1971 Gazelka Food service equipment purchased from food service fund approval process simplification.
S.F. 2058 Chamberlain Obsolete education statutes repeal.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force
Chair:
6:00 p.m.
Room 400 S State Office Building
Agenda: 
Amy Hewitt - UMN;
Update from Departments on autism spectrum disorder efforts (ASD)

 
Immediately Following Session  
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
Immediately Following Session
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1689 DeKruif Veterans waiver of immunity to sue state for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) violations; veteran-owned small businesses set aside program modification; veterans reemployment rights protections extension.

 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
Immediately Following Session
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
LCC Subcommittee on Employee Relations Appointment

 
Friday, March 2, 2012  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 2, 2012
State Government Innovations and Veterans - Subcommittee on Reform and Redesign
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Sean R. Nienow
09:00 AM
Room 112 Capitol

The meeting will end at 10:30
9:00 AM will be our regular meeting start time.
Agenda: 
S.F. 933 Daley Back Office Consolidation Act.

 

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