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Sunday, February 1, 2009 - Saturday, February 7, 2009

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

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2009
Joint Meeting: Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security; Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. John Marty, Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary
12:30 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol

* Joint Hearing with Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Health, Housing and Family Security Committee will take action on bills *
Agenda: 
Status update on interdepartmental atrazine collaboration
S.F. 247 Rummel Protecting the health of children; prohibiting bisphenol-A in products for young children.
S.F. 225 Scheid Protecting the health of children from toxic chemicals in products.

 
Monday, February 2, 2009
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Office of the Legislative Auditor review of internal audit controls in state government.
Minnesota Management and Budget report on internal audit controls.
Summary of Governor's Budget Recommendations
Minnesota Management and Budget summary of Governor's budget as it relates to the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Minnesota Management and Budget discussion on lease-purchase arrangements for various technology projects in the Governor's budget.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2009
***Revision 1: Canceled and rescheduled***
Public Safety Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentations from the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections.

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

Presentations:
Agenda: 
MN Historical Society
MN Housing Finance Agency
MN Department of Commerce

 
Monday, February 2, 2009
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
Agenda: 
Approval of the Minutes
S.F. 275 Frederickson Minnesota River basin joint powers board renaming and board duties and membership clarification.
S.F. 234 Olseen Development credits banks transfer for local governments authorization.
S.F. 91 Rest Searchable database of state expenditures web site requirement.
S.F. 107 Rest State funds misuse law clarification, penalties enhancement and best practices for investigations development.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Room change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Recommendations-Minnesota Department of Human Services

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
OLA - Report on Q-Comp

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Governor's Budget: Commissioner Tom Hanson
S.F. 119 Anderson Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council appropriation.

 
11:15 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division

Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
11:15 AM
Room 123 Capitol

Site Visit to St. Thomas University
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
***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
Agenda: 
S.F. 166 Scheid Insurable Interest Act.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Judiciary Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget Presentations: Tax Court, Civil Legal Services, Public Defense Board and Judicial Standards Board

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 152 Vandeveer Toll roads prohibition.
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. 335 Saxhaug Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designation.
S.F. 47 Dahle Dan Patch commuter line planning and development restrictions removal.
S.F. 99 Carlson Motor vehicle operators child restraint systems use requirement expansion.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation - Science Museum
Budget presentation - Board of Water and Soil Resources

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Agriculture and Veterans
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs Brief.
S.F. 386 Skoe Green Acres program modifications.
S.F. 240 Metzen Minnesota Land Conservation Property Tax Law.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 93 Latz Single occurrence liability cap for state tort claims removal.
S.F. 261 Latz Transfer on death deeds technical modifications; common element certificates modifications; real estate designated transfer, power of attorney, and cartway procedure modifications.
S.F. 297 Anderson Law practice by sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and coroners prohibition repeal.
S.F. 137 Rest Adoption records and original birth certificates access provisions modifications.
S.F. 164 Rest Birth records disclosure provisions affidavit filing by birth parents requirement.
S.F. 350 Higgins Peace officers standards and training (POST) board duties clarification.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 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: 
S.F. 13 Sheran Transportation fuel low-carbon fuel reduction standard establishment.

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Recommendations-Minnesota Department of Human Services

 
9:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Lawrence J. Pogemiller
09:30 AM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
Discussion of Permanent and Joint Rules of the Senate

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Meeting Minutes

Chair: Sen. Lawrence J. Pogemiller
09:30 AM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
Public Appointment to Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board

 
12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Office of the Legislative Auditor report on the Council on Black Minnesotans, Internal Control and Compliance Audit.
Governor's Budget recomendations for:
Council on Black Minnesotans
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Council on Chicano/Latino People
Indian Affairs Council

 
Wednesday, February 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: 
Presentation on Re-Invest in Minnesota (RIM)

 
Wednesday, February 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

* Committee hearing will adjourn by 2:00pm so that the Joint Housing Subcommittee can meet *
Agenda: 
S.F. 204 Dibble Establishing an HIV transmission public education program.
S.F. 230 Higgins Physician assistant licensure establishment.
S.F. 247 Rummel Protecting the health of children; prohibiting bisphenol-A in products for young children.
S.F. 225 Scheid Protecting the health of children from toxic chemicals in products.

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation of Destination 2025, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Economic Development and Housing Budget Division and Health, Housing and Family Security Committee - SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
02:00 PM
Room 318 Capitol

Subcommittee Members: Kelash (Chair), Dibble, Fischbach, Lourey, Marty, Tomassoni & Vandeveer
Agenda: 
MN Coalition for the Homeless: Homelessness and Supportive Housing
MN Housing Partnership: Affordable Housing and Funding Issues
MN Foreclosure Partners Council: Foreclosure & Funding Issues
MHFA Presentation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
***Revision 1: 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

ADDED SF 236 and SF 237
Agenda: 
Approval of the Minutes
S.F. 91 Rest Searchable database of state expenditures web site requirement.
S.F. 236 Carlson Medal of Honor Day designation.
S.F. 237 Carlson Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designation.
S.F. 76 Marty Conference committee communications and budget negotiations between legislative leaders and the governor open meeting requirement.
S.F. 351 Marty Lobbying restriction imposition for former public office holders.

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Public Safety Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentations from the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections.

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

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation of Governor's budget recommendations

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Recommendations: Health Care- DHS

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

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, February 5, 2009
***Revision 2: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

SF 166 was amended and re-referred to the Committee of Judiciary on 2/3/09
Agenda: 
MEETING CANCELED.

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Judiciary Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
Judicial Branch Budget Presentation

 
Thursday, February 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: 
Response to and discussion of Governor's Recommended Budget Cuts to Higher Education

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Joint Meeting: Committee on Transportation and House Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chairs: Sen. Steve Murphy and Bernie Lieder
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDot), Strategic Operations and Managment Task Force Report

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division - Subcommittee on Clean Water Legacy
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Chair: Sen. Sandy Rummel
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Report from the Clean Water Council, including budget recommendations

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
State Veterans Cemetery Study Report, County Veterans Services Working Group Report, Outreach & Service to Women Veterans.
S.F. 109 Lourey Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program establishment and emergency medical services regulatory board appropriations.
S.F. 288 Erickson Ropes Minnesota assistance council for veterans continued outreach to homeless veterans and families grant appropriation.

 
Thursday, February 5, 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. 249 Dahle School boards wind energy conversion systems business entity formation authorization and production tax exemption.
Presentation of Broadband Mapping Project

 
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Mee Moua
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 82 Latz Minnesota False Claims Act.

 

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