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Sunday, March 1, 2009 - Saturday, March 7, 2009

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

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Monday, March 2, 2009  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 2, 2009

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

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12:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 2, 2009
Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. John Marty
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 685 Dibble Respiratory therapists licensing provisions modifications.
S.F. 999 Kubly Medical laboratory science professionals licensure.
S.F. 545 Prettner Solon Licensed psychologists emeritus status requirements.
S.F. 525 Prettner Solon Body art establishments and technicians regulation system.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 105 Murphy Deer bait or feed definition modification.
S.F. 267 Rest Plastic bag recycling program.
S.F. 275 Frederickson Minnesota River basin joint powers board name change to Minnesota River board and provisions modifications.
S.F. 880 Stumpf Red River of the North river watch program appropriation.
S.F. 231 Pariseau Free either-sex deer permit for discharged armed forces service members.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009
Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 638 Scheid Construction subcontractors prompt payment requirement.
S.F. 477 Doll Paint stewardship pilot program; used architectural paint collection and processing.
S.F. 383 Olseen Plastic yard waste bags composting requirement; biodegradable standard for plastic bags establishment.
S.F. 540 Erickson Ropes Economic development authority membership in a limited liability company.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's recommendations for the Office of Enterprise Technology.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 2, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight

Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009
Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

THIS HEARING IS IN LIEU OF THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED TOUR.
Agenda: 
S.F. 50 Prettner Solon Duluth and Western Lake Superior sanitary district sanitary sewer overflow storage and pumping facilities bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 188 Prettner Solon Duluth children's museum and appropriation.
S.F. 793 Saxhaug Grand Rapids wastewater treatment facility reconstruction grant bond issue and appropriation.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 558 Sheran Kinship care definition.
S.F. 164 Rest Birth records disclosure provisions affidavit filing by birth parents requirement.
S.F. 70 Rest Constitutional amendment for judges retention elections.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009  
12:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 200 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
U of M Regent selection
Discussion of Federal Stimulus Package, Mark Misukanis, Office of Higher Education

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

SF 106, SF 797postponed until 3/5/09**ADDITION SF 797 (Dahle)** **SF 406 (Bakk)rescheduled 3/12/09 ***
Agenda: 
S.F. 814 Bakk School district employees state employee group insurance plan (SEGIP) eligibility.
S.F. 915 Dibble Public employees insurance program school districts employee health insurance coverage purchase requirement.
S.F. 797 Dahle School district self-insurance pools health insurance coverage regulation.
S.F. 106 Latz Consumer complaint database.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 523 Rest Bottineau transitway corridor bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 468 Skogen POW/MIA memorial highway designation.
S.F. 887 Skoe Veterans Memorial Highway designation.
S.F. 847 Prettner Solon Drivers license reinstatement diversion pilot program establishment.
S.F. 884 Latz Drivers licenses cumulative suspensions prohibition.
S.F. 782 Olseen School bus postcrash procedures modification.
S.F. 453 Murphy Cargo tank vehicles weight restriction exemption.
S.F. 454 Murphy Hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolishment.
S.F. 766 Carlson Home school students Internet-based driver instruction permit authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Transportation Budget and Policy Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 54 Scheid Trunk highway #610 completion bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 873 Fobbe Bridge replacement and rehabilitation bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 835 Gerlach Cedar avenue bus rapid transit (BRT) bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 679 Olson, M. Hubbard county trunk highway #64 culvert reconstruction or replacement bond issue and appropriation.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Dept of Commerce - presentation of Governor's budget recommendations for Telecommunications
S.F. 1012 Anderson Environment and natural resources appropriations.
Public Utilities Commission (PUC) budget presentation
Minnesota Zoo budget presentation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 673 Stumpf Kennedy energy conversion building project (Go Green business center) appropriation.
S.F. 913 Bakk Greenhouse gas emissions reduction; land use planning, development, incorporations and minimum acreage standards restrictions; redevelopment grant program bond issue and appropriations.
S.F. 657 Prettner Solon Federal stimulus energy programs funding direction.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 18 Wiger Resolution urging Congress to investigate the Prisoner of War - Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issue.
S.F. 755 Koch Horses and equines definition clarification.
S.F. 858 Fobbe Military affairs commissioner uncompensated services acceptance authority.
S.F. 771 Erickson Ropes Farm unit conservation plan and farmland conservation task force creation.
S.F. 289 Erickson Ropes Farmer-lender mediation law expiration date elimination.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

Testimony and debate re: SF 70 will continue from Monday's Judiciary hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 70 Rest Constitutional amendment for judges retention elections.
S.F. 237 Carlson Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designation.
S.F. 265 Kelash Violent crime alert notification requirement.
S.F. 30 Higgins Methamphetamine precursor drugs written or electronic documents retention time period requirements.
S.F. 534 Murphy Escapee from custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act arrest authorization.
S.F. 97 Murphy Medical use of marijuana.

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Testing and Assessments

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Property Tax Division

Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Removed S.F. 809
Agenda: 
S.F. 108 Bakk Emergency medical services special taxing districts sunset modification.
S.F. 167 Pappas Intermediate airport land reattachment.
S.F. 649 Fischbach Adjusted property tax levy limit base calculation modification.
S.F. 458 Dille Cities special service districts establishment deadline repeal.
S.F. 932 Latz Special service taxation district establishment deadline extension.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
***Revision 3: Time change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
09:00 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Forecast Update Relating to Health and Human Services
Federal Stimulus Update Relating to Health and Human Services
S.F. 137 Rest Adoption records and original birth certificates access provisions modifications.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 34 Vickerman Des Moines river valley trail establishment.
S.F. 171 Vickerman Casey Jones trail extension.
S.F. 773 Rummel Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) resources provisions modifications.
S.F. 850 Fobbe Water and soil resources board (BWSR) membership composition modification.
S.F. 983 Lynch Great River Ridge trail segment establishment.

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 897 Dibble Greater Minnesota redevelopment account bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 89 Kelash Unemployment compensation definitions modification.
Confirmation of William M. Hoskins, Board of Electricity
Confirmation of Steven G. Hoffmeyer, Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services
Discussion of the Board of Innovation

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. John Marty
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1101 Pappas Human trafficking victims Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) waiver authority and eligibility requirements.
S.F. 422 Berglin MFIP family stabilization and work programs provisions modifications.
S.F. 481 Berglin MFIP and food stamp provisions modifications.
S.F. 480 Marty Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) housing penalty repeal.
S.F. 977 Erickson Ropes Corporate adult foster care and corporate child foster care providers set aside disqualifications extension.
S.F. 978 Erickson Ropes Shaken baby syndrome training for licensed child care, child foster care and family child care programs modifications.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

ADD SF 80, SF 278, SF 804 and SF 531 - IF NECESSARY, THE AGENDA MAY BE COMPLETED AT A FRIDAY HEARING
Agenda: 
Approval of the Minutes
S.F. 709 Bonoff Minnetonka municipal street improvement districts authorization.
S.F. 334 Prettner Solon State employee veterans with service-related disabilities additional sick leave provision.
S.F. 767 Doll Metropolitan government water management plan review requirements modification.
S.F. 764 Moua Indian affairs council electronic meetings authority.
S.F. 407 Moua Children's federal and state funding sources map of money.
S.F. 804 Gerlach Election provisions clarifications and modifications; school district transitions; local governing bodies uniform terms.
S.F. 515 Robling Public employee definition modification.
S.F. 713 Robling State employee suggestion system for cost-savings to the state award program.
S.F. 80 Rest Election campaign contribution limits for judicial candidates.
S.F. 278 Rest United States senate or representative in congress and state legislature vacancy election procedures modifications.
S.F. 531 Pappas Elections affidavits of candidacy residence and telephone disclosures requirement.

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division - Subcommittee on Clean Water Legacy
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Chair: Sen. Sandy Rummel
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation: Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan
Presentation: Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 803 Dibble Disabled persons increased employment opportunities nonprofit organization grant appropriation.
S.F. 818 Pappas Lifetrack Resources immigrant and refugee collaborative employment programs appropriation.
S.F. 930 Higgins Minneapolis summer youth employment program appropriation.
S.F. 931 Dibble Mental illness employment support services grants appropriation.
S.F. 643 Sheran Workforce Investment in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) program unemployment benefit eligibility.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force
5 p.m.
Room 300N State Office Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Transportation Budget and Policy Division - Transit Subdivision
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
05:00 PM
Hennepin County Government Center, A Level Auditorium, 300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis
Agenda: 
Discussion of Metro Transit's operating budget shortfall

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
February Forecast Briefing:
     
     State Economist Tom Stinson
     Commissioner Tom Hanson, Minnesota Management and Budget

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 811 Dille Independent school district #2887, McLeod West; reorganization operating debt bond issue.
S.F. 731 Sheran Independent school district #77, Mankato fund transfer authorization.
S.F. 737 Marty Independent school district #282, St. Anthony-New Brighton; fund transfer.
S.F. 939 Kubly Independent school district #62, Ortonville; permanent fund transfer.
S.F. 10 Bonoff Shared services purchasing program for school districts and charter schools.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 392 Bakk Federal tax update; net income and payment of corporate franchise tax refunds modification; appointment of commissioner of revenue requirements modification; withholding on differential pay tax penalty assessment prohibition for employees called to a.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

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11:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
11:30 AM or 15 Minutes After Session
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 315 Skogen Seat belt requirements for school motor coaches modification.
S.F. 208 Vandeveer Freeway shoulder statewide transit and metro mobility use authorization; regional passenger motor carrier metropolitan bus stop and shelter use authorization.
S.F. 740 Jungbauer Anoka county design build contract process use for construction of intersection of U.S. highway #10 and county state-aid highway #83.
S.F. 746 Rest Highway centerline relocation provision; county state-aid highways and municipal state-aid streets; advertising devices placement; lands abutting rail bank property.
S.F. 599 Rest Motor vehicle lighting display requirements expansion.
S.F. 916 Dibble Electric vehicle infrastructure and incentives for adoption and use of electric vehicles.
S.F. 453 Murphy Cargo tank vehicles weight restriction exemption.
S.F. 454 Murphy Hazardous materials registration and permit requirements abolishment.
S.F. 345 Stumpf Enhanced drivers license and identification card creation.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

**ADDITIONS: SF 106 & SF 797****Removed: SF 245 to be rescheduled***SF 619 Rescheduled for 3/24***SF203 (Kubly) Withdrawn from Commerce, to be Referred to Judiciary***
Agenda: 
S.F. 106 Latz Consumer complaint database.
S.F. 797 Dahle School district self-insurance pools health insurance coverage regulation.
S.F. 489 Clark Reverse mortgage provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Discussion of Higher Education Bonding Proposal (HEAPR)
S.F. 621 Sheran Higher education asset preservation and replacement (HEAPR) projects capital budget expenditures standards expansion for building energy efficiency improvements.
Continuation of MnSCU Oversight Review

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Pollution Control Agency - presentation of Governor's budget recommendations

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of Community Based Wind Development (C-BED) in Minnesota
S.F. 399 Kubly Community based energy development (C-BED) project contracts.
S.F. 526 Prettner Solon Electric transmission infrastructure adequacy legislative report requirement.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

S.F. 448-Stumpf: Turf seed council appropriation removed from agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 324 Stumpf Livestock and crop depredation payments appropriation.
S.F. 635 Stumpf Bovine tuberculosis herd buyout program appropriation modification.
S.F. 876 Frederickson Redwood county veterans cemetery bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 625 Ingebrigtsen Operation Happy Note grant appropriation.
S.F. 754 Dille Minnesota veterinary diagnostic laboratory appropriation.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1235 Marty Juvenile violence prevention; definition modifications.
S.F. 359 Pappas Smoking in motor vehicles with children prohibition.
S.F. 561 Moua Juvenile justice system point-of-contact decision-making agency report requirements.
S.F. 765 Moua Juvenile delinquency and justice provisions modifications; juvenile detention risk assessment instrument adoption requirement.
S.F. 415 Moua Electronic sexual solicitation of children prohibition.
S.F. 1059 Moua Disproportionate minority contact in criminal justice, juvenile justice, corrections and judicial systems state policy establishment.
S.F. 1228 Dille Authorizing stays of adjudication in certain criminal cases involving consensual sexual relationships; predatory offender registration modifications.

 
6:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Transportation Budget and Policy Division - Transit Subdivision
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
06:30 PM
Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Road B East, Maplewood
Agenda: 
Discussion of Metro Transit's operating budget shortfall

 
Friday, March 6, 2009  
9:30 a.m.  
Friday, March 6, 2009
Education - Subcommittee on Charter Schools
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Chair: Sen. Kathy L. Saltzman
09:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 478 Scheid Charter school provisions modifications.
S.F. 852 Saltzman Charter school provisions modifications.
S.F. 718 Hann Charter schools school district lease of unoccupied buildings authorization.
S.F. 554 Saltzman Charter school employment protection provision.
S.F. 867 Saltzman Charter school requirements and organization provisions modifications.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 6, 2009
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Lawrence J. Pogemiller
10:00 AM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
FY 08 Senate Audit Report
Senate Permanent and Joint Rules
H.F. 392 Lenczewski *Pursuant to Rule 21: Federal tax update; net income and payment of corporate franchise tax refunds modification; appointment of commissioner of revenue requirements modification; withholding on differential pay tax penalty assessment prohibition.

 
Friday, March 6, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight

Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
10:00 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 

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