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Minnesota Senate Weekly Schedule

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - Saturday, January 24, 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, January 19, 2009  
7:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 19, 2009

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
OLA Report on Minneapolis Veterans Home and Vets Home Board
Potential Medicare reimbursement for Vets Home patients
Update on Patient Care Issues
Update on Department of Justice investigation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans

Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
State Veterans Cemetery Study Report.
     County Veterans service Offices report.

 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Health update on staff reductions resulting from the unallotment
Minnesota Department of Human Services update on staff reductions resulting from the unallotment
Update on METO facility

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
State Budget Trends Study Commission report to the Legislature

 
12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 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: 
Citizen-led Lakes & River Protection Presentation

 
Wednesday, January 21, 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. 29 Sheran Pharmacy modifications.
S.F. 30 Higgins Methamphetamine log requirements.
Minnesota Housing Commissioner Confirmation: Daniel Bartholomay
Minnesota Housing Board Member Confirmations: Tony Goulet and Gloria Bostrom
Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board confirmations: Dawn Bidwell, Bonnie Engen, James Rieber, Mari Thomas, Brenda Brown, Elizabeth Consie, Paula Fink Kocken, Paul Satterlee

 
12:45 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
***Revision 1: Time change***
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:45 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Meeting start time changed from 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM on Wednesday, January 21.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Management and Budget (former Department of Finance and Department of Employee Relations)- Final update on the merger and new name, overview of the State Employee Group Insurance Program, State Wide Billing system and a technology update.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Joint Meeting: Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight; Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chairs: Sen. Ann H. Rest, Sen. James P. Metzen
2 p.m.
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Discussion of Metropolitan Airports Commission proposed agreement with
     Northwest-Delta Airlines.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Joint Meeting: Public Safety Budget Division; Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. Linda Higgins, Sen. Mee Moua
3 p.m.
Room 112 Capitol

Contact Alice Seuffert at 651-296-4150 or alice.seuffert@senate.mn if you wish to testify
Agenda: 
Report Presentation from the Working Group on Controlled Substance Laws

 
6:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force
6:30 p.m.
Room 123 Capitol

Public Forum
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 49 Bakk Health insurance premium income tax credit.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2009

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Environment, Energy, Natural Resources Budget Division - Energy Subdivision
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Chair: Sen. Gary W. Kubly
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Hearing on Power Storage Technologies

 
Thursday, January 22, 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: 
On-line Learning

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division - Subcommittee on Natural Resources
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Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
01:00 PM
Room 318 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council - Mike Kilgore - Chair

 
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Joint Meeting: Committee on Judiciary and House Public Safety Policy and Oversight
Meeting Minutes
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Chairs: Sen. Mee Moua and Rep. Debra Hilstrom
01:00 PM
Room 10 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Adam Walsh Act

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement 2008 Report; Overview of MN Agricultural Fertilizer Research Education Council Grants; Waste Pesticide report; update on Bovine Tuberculosis Control and eradication efforts.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2009
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 13 Sheran Transportation fuel low-carbon fuel reduction standard establishment.

 

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