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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

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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, January 26, 2015  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 26, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Monday, January 26, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Melissa H. Wiklund
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
** Documents for committee have been posted **
S.F. 4 Sheran Child maltreatment reports screening modifications.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 26, 2015
Committee on State and Local Government
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Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement (LCPR) Overview
Public Employees Retirement Association, Teachers Retirement Association,
     Minnesota State Retirement System, State Board of Investment, and St.
     Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association Introduction

 
Monday, January 26, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview from MnDOT on Aeronautics and Aviation in Minnesota
Overview of Minnesota Ports

 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015  
9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 3: Time change***
Committee on Taxes
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Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
09:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Start time changed to 9:30 a.m.
Agenda: 
S.F. 9 Skoe Agricultural homestead determinations modifications.
S.F. 257 Skoe Agricultural containment facilities property tax exemption repeal.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
State Departments and Veterans Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
11:00 AM
Off Site Tour

Tour of the MPLS Veterans Home. Not All Members will be in attendance and no formal actions will be taken.
Agenda: 
Minneapolis Veterans Home Tour

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 149 Senjem Election judge party affiliation data classification.
S.F. 104 Goodwin Housing warranties breaches prevailing vendee or owner attorney fees recovery.

 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Environment and Energy
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Financing trends for renewable energy projects presentation by Bloomberg
     New Energy Finance
Minnesota Clean Energy Economy Profile report presentation by DEED and
     Dept. of Commerce

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
University of Minnesota - Continuation of the Presentation on the
     Biennial Budget Reporting Requirements
Presentation - Capella University - FlexPath Program
Presentation - Minnesota Private College Council

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Due to the short turnaround, we might have a limited number of copies for the public. Please see the link below to the DHS portion of the Governor's budget proposals. Thank you for your understanding.
Agenda: 
Overview of Governor's Budget Proposals for Dept. of Human Services
     - Commissioner Lucinda Jesson
Review of Specific DHS Proposals by Issue Area
     - Children & Families
     - Adult Mental Health, Children's Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse divisions as well as Disability Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and Housing
     - Direct Care & Treatment
     - Operations

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Tax Reform Division
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Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

ADD SF 124
Agenda: 
S.F. 123 Senjem Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction.
S.F. 124 Senjem Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction.
S.F. 254 Ruud Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction.
S.F. 256 Limmer Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction.
S.F. 79 Wiger Veterans jobs income tax credit.
S.F. 199 Nelson Veterans jobs income tax credit.

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol

In the interest of preserving paper, only change items will be distributed in paper copies tomorrow. Those wishing to have a full budget book can find copies of the materials here:

http://mn.gov/mmb/budget/currentbud/gov16-17/recs-agency.jsp?biennium=2016-17&version=Governor%27s%20Budget%20-%20January%2027,%202015&bill=E-12%20Education

Agenda: 
Governor's Budget
Perpich Center for the Arts Education Budget Recommendations
Academies for the Blind and Deaf Budget Recommendations

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Commerce
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12 Noon
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 227 Latz Debt collection buyers regulation.
S.F. 138 Bonoff MNvest registration exemption for crowdfunding transactions.

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Game & Fish Fund Report
Office of Legislative Auditor DNR Forest Management Evaluation Report

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 3 Clausen Rural mental health professionals, public health nurses, dental therapists and advanced dental therapists education loan forgiveness program addition and appropriation.
S.F. 63 Eken Medical assistance (MA) coverage for licensed independent clinical social workers consultations authorization.
S.F. 100 Petersen Right to Try Act.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on State and Local Government
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Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

Preliminary Key Findings from Ethnic Council Stakeholder Meetings has been added to the agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 110 Rest Hennepin county board certificate of approved law secretary of state filing.
Reporting on Preliminary Key Findings from Ethnic Council Stakeholder Meetings
     -Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Department on Human Rights
Overview of Legislative Auditor Report on Councils on Asian-Pacific
     Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano/Latino People, and Indian Affairs
     -Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor
     -Jo Vos, Project Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
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Chair: Sen. Dan Sparks
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota PIPELINE Project 2015 Progress Report, Department of Labor and
     Industry
S.F. 5 Bonoff Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation.

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

Additional agenda items may be added.
Agenda: 
Overview of MnDOT annual report: Major Highway Projects and Trunk Highway
     Fund Expenditures

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol

Note agenda changes. This hearing will go to 11 a.m. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

(Please note the different room number for this hearing.)
Agenda: 
Continued Review of DHS Proposals by Issue Area
     - Direct Care & Treatment
     - Operations
     - Health Care
     - Aging

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Education -- Physical education report
Minnesota Department of Health -- Student Survey Results
S.F. 343 Kent National association of sport and physical education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement.
S.F. 145 Schmit Technology initiatives 1:1 device program guidelines commissioner of education research requirement.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from Civil Legal Services.
Budget presentation from the Private Detectives Board.
Budget presentation from the Guardian Ad Litem Board.

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Environment and Energy
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol

Informational hearing on the purpose of environmental review, and the history and value of citizen involvement in the process
Agenda: 
EQB, PCA and DNR Presentation background on environmental review

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 1: Time and Room change***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of Governor's Budget Proposals for Higher Education
Update on the MN State Grant Program
     -Report on Institutional Metrics
     -Report on Part-Time Enrollment Grant for MnSCU Students

 
Friday, January 30, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 30, 2015
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: David Hartwell
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

 
8:30 a.m.  
Friday, January 30, 2015
***Revision 3: Agenda Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Please note the agenda change.

Public testimony has been moved to Mon., Feb. 2, and Tues., Feb. 3.

This hearing will go until 11 a.m.
Agenda: 
Continued Review of Governor's Budget Proposals for DHS
     - Health Care
Overview of Governor's Budget Proposals for Dept. of Health
     - Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger

 

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