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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
8:30 a.m.
Room 15 Capitol

S.F. 3665 Ortman Governor's revenue recommendations.
S.F. 3187 Lynch Sales tax exemption for health care facilities pollution control machinery and equipment.
S.F. 3617 Dibble Property tax exemption for biomass electric generation facility modification.
S.F. 3709 Rest Crystal housing development account.
S.F. 3180 Rest Fiscal note requests disclosure requirements and conclusions appeal process.
S.F. 1566 Sieben Tax increment financing plans acquisition of property procedures modification.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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E-12 Education Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
8:30 a.m.
Room 112 Capitol
S.F. 3708 Olson, G. Teachers licensure via portfolio.
S.F. 2506 Senjem School districts wind energy revenue payments restoration.
S.F. 2409 Carlson Intermediate school districts borrowing authority in anticipation of revenue payments; school district or intermediate school district aid reduction for repayment provision.
S.F. 3763 Pogemiller School district superintendents report requirements modifications.
S.F. 1976 Latz Healthy development of children and youth within the community grant program.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
8:30 a.m.
Room 123 Capitol
S.F. 3099 Berglin Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange; state health care programs affordability expansion; health improvement fund establishment; health care transformation commission creation; section 125 plans.

11:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
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Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
12:30 p.m.
Room 112 Capitol

Added: SF 3508 (Olson) SF 3328 (Tomassoni) SF 3174 (Sparks) SF 3594 (Scheid) SF 3446 (Saltzman) SF 2765 (Sparks)
S.F. 3336 Foley Vehicle window glazing restriction exemptions provided.
S.F. 3446 Saltzman Small employers flexible benefits plans option.
S.F. 2980 Dahle Flood insurance coverage regulated, and disclosures of noncoverage required.
H.F. 3411 Johnson, D. J. Petroleum product standards updated and number provided to advertise grade of gasoline.
S.F. 3174 Sparks Uniform securities act name change to Minnesota securities act and provisions modifications.
S.F. 1578 Sparks Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided.
S.F. 2765 Sparks Auto insurance and certain claims practices regulated.
S.F. 3594 Scheid Real estate closing agent requirements modification and title insurance definition.
S.F. 3328 Tomassoni Credit card surcharges regulation.
S.F. 3508 Olson, M. A. Motor vehicle insurance adjustments insurer prohibitions.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
Meeting Minutes     
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 p.m.
Room 123 Capitol
Governor's budget recommendations
S.F. 786 Skoe Higher education student grant program modifications.
S.F. 3001 Wiger Education Omnibus Bill: provisions related to Higher Education only.
S.F. 2942 Pappas Higher education surplus appropriation sunset provision elimination.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 p.m.
Room 107 Capitol
Governor's Budget Recommendations:
     Public Utilities Commission
Metro Council (Metro Parks)
     -Arne Stefferud, Metropolitan Council
S.F. 3096 Dibble Energy improvement financing program for state and local governments.
S.F. 2949 Rosen Local renewable energy initiative and microenergy loan program bond issue and appropriation.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Judiciary Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 p.m.
Room 125 Capitol

Overview of the Governor's Budget Recommendations
Judicial Branch
Board of Public Defense
Civil Legal Services

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Transportation
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol
S.F. 2408 Dibble Minneapolis engine brakes regulation authorization.
S.F. 3542 Jungbauer Trailer brakes provisions modifications; commercial motor vehicles false inspection decals violations penalties; truck weight inspection provisions modification.
S.F. 481 Marty Low emission vehicles California standards adoption.

12:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
Transportation Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:45 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol

Transportation Budget and Policy Division will begin immediately following adjournment of Transportation Committee
S.F. 3097 Olseen Rush Line corridor commuter bus service appropriation.
S.F. 2502 Latz Metropolitan area transportation projects state funding prioritization requirement.
S.F. 3189 Latz Drivers license examination successful completion requirement for controlled substance offenses.
S.F. 2539 Dibble Senior citizens identification cards fee elimination.
S.F. 3080 Doll Motor vehicle license plate temporary permit display provision modification.
S.F. 3535 Olseen Office of pupil transportation safety.
S.F. 2077 Tomassoni Bronze star veterans motor vehicle license plates.
S.F. 2337 Carlson Special motor vehicle license plates for motorcycles issuance authorization; military and veterans affairs departments license plate account money standing appropriation creation.
S.F. 2365 Rest Minnesota sesquicentennial special motor vehicle license plates.
S.F. 3069 Michel 2008 U.S. Womens Open license plate issuance.
S.F. 3191 Cohen American Red Cross special motor vehicle license plates.
S.F. 3058 Rest High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes fees imposition, account establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 3462 Doll Special veteran motor vehicle license plates surcharge repeal.
S.F. 3686 Jungbauer Transportation appropriations reductions.

3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 4: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
3 p.m.
Room 112 Capitol

Please note any bills not heard on 3/18 will be rescheduled for 3/19.
S.F. 3166 Torres Ray Child welfare and support provisions modifications; interstate compact for the placement of children repeal and replacement; child and adult adoptions regulation; child care data classification.
S.F. 3397 Torres Ray Foreign cooperatives regulation.
S.F. 2866 Prettner Solon Broadband service statewide inventory and mapping requirement.
H.F. 2898 Prettner Solon Aviation liability insurance claims denial conditions regulation.
S.F. 2651 Saxhaug Public land expedited exchanges.
S.F. 2806 Saxhaug Local economic development authorities conflict of interest rules clarification.
S.F. 2576 Dille Crime of false police and fire emergency calls as misdemeanor offense.
S.F. 3098 Lourey, T. Lawful gambling provisions modifications.
S.F. 2754 Betzold Schools background check requirements modifications.
H.F. 2602 Skogen Police vehicles transporting police dogs from window glazing restrictions exemption.
S.F. 3082 Olseen Motor vehicles damage disclosure requirements modifications.
S.F. 3223 Murphy Abandoned motor vehicle provisions modification; oversize and overweight vehicle permit adjustment *for purposes of discussion only.
S.F. 3135 Higgins Minnesota responds medical reserve corps.
S.F. 3119 Olseen Interstate assistance by local governments authorization.
S.F. 3647 Pariseau Emergency responders for emergency communication equipment permit requirement exemption.
S.F. 2828 Moua Critical public service property trespassing prohibition modification.
S.F. 3362 Foley Peace officer disciplinary hearing representation provisions modification.
H.F. 117 Betzold Courts personal jurisdiction authority exception elimination.
S.F. 2919 Betzold Civil commitments hearings time requirements modifications.
S.F. 2399 Higgins Public nuisance law provisions modifications.
S.F. 2647 Lynch Crime of disarming a peace officer.
S.F. 3139 Latz Crime of unlawful charges in ticket sales; crime of unlawful acts in automated device ticket purchases.
S.F. 3193 Rest Adoption birth records access modifications.
S.F. 3775 Doll Paint stewardship pilot program establishment.
S.F. 3494 Doll State executive branch employees whistleblower protection.
S.F. 2809 Dibble Nonsmoking hotel room smoking violation penalties increase.
S.F. 2876 Anderson Dangerous dogs provisions modifications.
S.F. 3360 Foley Animal fighting restriction and penalty modification.
S.F. 3611 Moua Predatory offenders registration provisions modifications and clarifications.
S.F. 3613 Moua Predatory offenders residence in another state verification procedures modification.
S.F. 3456 Ingebrigtsen Predatory offenders registration period requirements clarification for new offenses and probation or parole violations.
S.F. 3492 Clark Permanent orders for protection and restraining orders authorization.
S.F. 2726 Latz Private actions in the public interest.
S.F. 1520 Torres Ray Naturopathic doctors registration provisions.
H.F. 413 Bakk Outdoor sport equipment dealership agreement task force.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
3 p.m.
Room 107 Capitol
S.F. 3756 Koch Military Affairs: brevet rank eligibility change.
S.F. 3755 Koch Military Affairs: Persian Gulf War ribbon authorization repealed.
S.F. 2449 Sieben Pesticide application prohibited use modification.
S.F. 3165 Kubly Animal chiropractic care requirements establishment.
S.F. 3683 Vickerman Agricultural marketing and development prior appropriation modification.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
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Chair: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
3 p.m.
Room 123 Capitol
S.F. 3698 Doll Solar energy projects conservation improvement expenditures authorization.
S.F. 3528 Rummel Solar produced energy under renewable energy standard requirement.
S.F. 3758 Doll Power transmission lines, renewable energy obligations, activities and costs provisions modifications.


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