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Sunday, February 21, 2010 - Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Sunday, February 21, 2010  
3:00 p.m.  
Sunday, February 21, 2010

 Conference Committee on H.F. 2700 

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Chairs: Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Alice Hausman
03:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Langseth; Pappas; Tomassoni; Lynch; Koering - HOUSE: Hausman; Howes; Solberg; Wagenius; Scalze
Room 200 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
H.F. 2700 Langseth Omnibus capital investments bonding and appropriations.

 
Monday, February 22, 2010  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2010

 Conference Committee on H.F. 2700 

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Chairs: Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Alice Hausman
09:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Langseth; Pappas; Tomassoni; Lynch; Koering - HOUSE: Hausman; Howes; Solberg; Wagenius; Scalze
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 2700 Langseth Omnibus capital investments bonding and appropriations.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2010

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2010
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Office of the Legislative Auditor internal control and compliance audit for the Office of Enterprise Technology.
Office of Enterprise Technology report on enterprise wide technology projects and agreements.
Governor's supplemental budget recommendations for the Office of Enterprise Technology.

 
Monday, February 22, 2010
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol

More items may be added to the agenda
Agenda: 
Toxic Free Kids Act, Interim Report - MPCA
Minnesota Toxics in Packaging Law Biennial Report - MPCA
MIDS presentation

 
Monday, February 22, 2010
***Revision 4: Agenda change***
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. 1761 Scheid Health plans chemotherapy treatment coverage payment regulations.
S.F. 2695 Sheran Pregnant women mandatory drug reporting requirements modifications.
S.F. 2713 Lourey Judicial holds in commitment cases provisions modification.

 
Monday, February 22, 2010
Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation by DEED on Uniform Accountability Measures
S.F. 1590 Sieben Inflatable amusement equipment safety standards establishment.
S.F. 2490 Dibble Green economy definition modification to include concept of green chemistry.
S.F. 2568 Bakk Job growth investment tax credit; historic structure rehabilitation credit; dividend deduction disallowance; energy conservation improvements special assessment expansion; qualified green building and sustainable design projects; compact development.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2010
Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overviews of Governor's Budget Recommendations:
     
      - MN Department of Commerce
      - MN Public Radio(MPR)
      - Twin Cities Public Television(TPT)
      - Assn. of MN Public Educational Radio Stations(AMPERS)

 
Monday, February 22, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
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Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

REMOVE SF 2471
Agenda: 
Approval of Minutes.
S.F. 2580 Higgins Juneteenth observance modifications.
S.F. 2565 Scheid Local government aid study group membership expansion.
S.F. 568 Scheid City donated public safety equipment civil liability immunity extension.
S.F. 2400 Kelash Richfield firefighter response time residency requirement imposition authority.

 
3:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2010
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
Public Safety Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins
03:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Due to Time Constraints, Public Testimony will be taken on the Governor's Budget Recommendations on Wednesday, February 24.The Chair's Spreadsheet will not be distributed until further notice.
Agenda: 
Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget Recommendations

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
***Revision 1: Time change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol

****The Health and Human Services Budget Division will start taking public testimony on the impact of the Governor's budget recommendations starting on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:30 a.m. in room 123. If you are interested in testifying, please EMAIL your name, title, organization and contact information to Committee Page Ryan Majerus at ryan.majerus@senate.mn. *****
Agenda: 
Public Testimony on Governor's Budget Recommendations

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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. 509 Rosen School swimming pool levy authority expansion.
S.F. 2776 Lynch ISD 535 Rochester, building proceeds transfer to general fund.
S.F. 2775 Lynch ISD 535 Rochester, debt service fund transfer.
S.F. 2331 Fobbe Explosive growth revenue for education establishment.
S.F. 2320 Dibble Minneapolis school board member removal authority modification.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Reschedule: SF 2592 moved to Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Agenda: 
S.F. 2385 Higgins Cadmium in children's jewelry regulation.
S.F. 1886 Saltzman Public adjusters regulation; notice of cancellation modification; insurance claims for residential roofing goods and services regulation.
S.F. 2512 Scheid Real estate brokers and salespersons continuing education requirements modifications.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Bush Foundation Proposal - Peter Hutchinson
OHE: Preliminary Minnesota Postsecondary Enrollment Census for Fall 2009
Minnesota's 2008 High School Graduates Enrolled in College at Record Rates - Mark Misukanis & Alexandra Djurovich , OHE

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Judiciary Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 125 Capitol

The Chair's Spreadsheet will not be distributed until further notice. Public Testimony will be taken on the Governor's Budget Recommendations.
Agenda: 
Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget Recommendations
Testimony from the Board of Judicial Standards and the Public Defense Board

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation (from Feb 18) of presentation of Governor's budget recommendations.
Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR)
Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Metropolitan Council
Minnesota Zoo
MN Conservation Corps

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2540 Murphy Transportation powers, definitions, goals, mission and prohibitions expansion; deputy registrar modifications; towing powers modifications; transportation access council creation; safety technology grants.
S.F. 2468 Murphy Child passenger restraint systems and seat belts use evidence civil actions admissibility prohibition repeal.
S.F. 1060 Dibble Transportation department management, priorities, research and planning provisions modification.
S.F. 2571 Fischbach Relinquishment of land requirements by transportation department (DOT) for trunk highway roadway access purposes.
S.F. 2572 Fischbach Impounded motor vehicles written notice procedures modification.
S.F. 2563 Kubly Highway land conveyance to Indian tribal governments authorization.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation of presentation of Governor's budget recommendations.
     Public testimony on Governor's budget recommendations.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications

Chair: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2616 Sheran Telecommunications private shared services regulation.
S.F. 2561 Dibble Electric motor vehicles utility operations impact study requirement.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

No official action will occur on SF 2736 (Scheid); votes will be scheduled during a future hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 907 Marty Relative caretaker consent authorization and form.
S.F. 135 Anderson Child support obligor collection service fees payment requirement.
S.F. 2562 Betzold Child support enforcement provisions modifications.
S.F. 436 Higgins Parentage presumptions and right to custody provisions modifications and clarification.
S.F. 2736 Scheid Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree penalty increase.

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol

****The Health and Human Services Budget Division will start taking public testimony on the impact of the Governor's budget recommendations starting on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:30 a.m. in room 123. If you are interested in testifying, please EMAIL your name, title, organization and contact information to Committee Page Ryan Majerus at ryan.majerus@senate.mn. *****
Agenda: 
Public Testimony on Governor's Budget Recommendations

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division - Subcommittee on Arts Education
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Chair: Sen. Dan Skogen
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Update on art and education to the E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
2010 Tax Expenditure Budget Report, Department of Revenue
S.F. 2696 Bakk Technical, administrative and clarifying changes to individual income, corporate franchise, estate, sales and use, gross receipts, cigarette, tobacco, insurance and property taxes, credits, payments, minerals, local government aid, job opportunity bu.
S.F. 2701 Bakk Individual income, corporate franchise, sales and use, property, petroleum, cigarette, tobacco, insurance, local taxes and tax-related provisions policy, technical, administrative and clarifying changes modifications.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Confirmation of Ryan Bronson, citizen member, for the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC)
Confirmation of Erik Tomlinson, citizen member, for the Environmental Quality Board (EQB)
Confirmation of Kristin Weeks Duncanson, citizen member, for the Environmental Quality Board (EQB)
Confirmation of Randy Kramer, chair, for the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
Confirmation of Norman Moody, citizen member, for the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's supplemental budget recommendations for the Gambling Control Board.
Governor's supplemental budget recommendations for the State Lottery.
Governor's supplemental budget recommendations for the Department of Administration.

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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. 2708 Lynch Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD, ADHD) mental health professionals diagnosing authority expansion.
S.F. 1137 Higgins Antiepileptic drug substitution prohibition.
S.F. 2242 Dibble Tenants mortgage foreclosure proceedings stay allowance; foreclosure moratorium and tenants rights.
S.F. 2520 Higgins Landlord and tenant provisions modifications; single meter utility service provisions modifications; lease termination for medical reasons authorization; eviction provisions modification.
S.F. 2721 Kelash Tenants Bill of Rights.
S.F. 2595 Dibble Landlord and tenant expungement in eviction cases procedures modifications.
S.F. 2640 Marty Expungement of eviction records provisions modifications.

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2712 Saxhaug Manufactured home building code requirements modifications.
S.F. 2726 Murphy Boilers and pressure vessels provisions and civil and criminal penalty provisions modifications.
S.F. 2510 Sparks Licensing provisions and fees modifications.

 
2:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Capital Investment Working Group on H.F. 2700
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Chairs: Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Alice Hausman
02:30 PM
Room 5 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Meeting with the Governor on Capital Investment bill

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Public Safety Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Public Testimony will be taken on the Governor's Budget Recommendations on Wednesday, February 24. Please contact Alice Seuffert at alice.seuffert@senate.mn or 651-296-4150 if you wish to testify. The Chair's Spreadsheet will not be distributed until further notice.
Agenda: 
Revocation Center Pilot Project: Presented by Ramsey County Community Corrections
Public Testimony on Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget Recommendations

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
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Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

MORE BILLS MAY BE ADDED.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2386 Metzen Labor agreements and compensation plans ratification.
S.F. 2188 Betzold State webmaster position establishment and appointment; state chief information officer and standards, guidelines, and report development requirements.
S.F. 2354 Betzold Data practices and open meetings violations administrative remedies and civil penalties.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol

****The Health and Human Services Budget Division will start taking public testimony on the impact of the Governor's budget recommendations starting on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:30 a.m. in room 123. If you are interested in testifying, please EMAIL your name, title, organization and contact information to Committee Page Ryan Majerus at ryan.majerus@senate.mn. *****
Agenda: 
Public Testimony on Governor's Budget Recommendations

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
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. 2716 Saltzman Charter school provisions modifications; charter schools facilities commission establishment and credit enhancement account creation.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2696 Bakk Technical, administrative and clarifying changes to individual income, corporate franchise, estate, sales and use, gross receipts, cigarette, tobacco, insurance and property taxes, credits, payments, minerals, local government aid, job opportunity bu.
2010 Tax Expenditure Budget Report, Department of Revenue

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2010

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***Revision 2: 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

SF2591 re-scheduled for 03/02/2010, Additions: SF 2152, SF 2139
Agenda: 
S.F. 2413 Rest Firefighters charitable contributions solicitation from motorists municipal authorization.
S.F. 2152 Kelash Lead acid battery purchase, return and collection provisions modification.
S.F. 2139 Marty Prosthetic devices health insurance coverage requirement.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***Revision 3: Agenda Addition(s)***
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol

SF651-Pappas (discussion only) and OHE Proposed Reductions added to Th 2/25 agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 2446 Rest Transitions plan for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment implementation appropriation.
S.F. 2364 Pappas Higher education facilities authority revenue bond limit increase.
Office of Higher Education Proposed Reductions

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Judiciary Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget Recommendations
Testimony from Tax Court, Civil Legal Services, the Uniform Laws Commission, and the Judicial Branch.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation - Presentation of Governor's budget recommendations -
Department of Commerce- Office of Energy Security (OES) report on state spending of federal ARRA funds
Comments from other affected parties

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee on Transportation
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2370 Pappas Illegally tinted motor vehicle windows sale prohibition.
S.F. 2614 Skoe Motor vehicle definition and ownership clarification for combination vehicles.
S.F. 2261 Murphy Household goods movers filing of tariffs requirement repeal.
S.F. 2741 Murphy Driving while impaired (DWI), implied consent and ignition interlock provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee on Higher Education
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
OLA Report: MnSCU Central Office
S.F. 2425 Erickson Ropes Higher education private data disclosure provision modification.
S.F. 651 Pappas Education and career plan requirements for high school students.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***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. 2786 Doll Microenergy loan program purpose and criteria modifications.
S.F. 2720 Doll Green energy revenue bonds issuance authority; qualified green building and sustainable design projects design and eligibility requirements; cities and counties on-site conservation and renewable energy improvements local assessments authority.
S.F. 2589 Prettner Solon High-voltage transmission lines route permits granting modifications.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2341 Bonoff Deceased veteran surviving spouse and children higher education benefits residency requirement elimination.
S.F. 2632 Marty Beverage production in basements modification.
S.F. 2744 Skoe Biodiesel minimum content requirement exemption for number 1 diesel fuel.
S.F. 755 Koch Horses and equines definition clarification.
S.F. 2664 Ingebrigtsen Bronze star veterans motor vehicle license plates authorization.
S.F. 2465 Vickerman Temporary livestock production input lien allowance following a mediation request.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

SF 2382 removed at the request of the author. SF 2642 and SF 2385 added.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2383 Dille Minnesota couples on the brink project establishment; marriage license fee disposition modification.
S.F. 1281 Hann Contested marriage dissolution involving minor children modification.
S.F. 2362 Hann Spousal maintenance termination based on cohabitation.
S.F. 2385 Higgins Cadmium jewelry ban.
S.F. 2642 Moua Revisor's bill.

 

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