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Sunday, April 12, 2009 - Saturday, April 18, 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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Tuesday, April 14, 2009  
12 Noon  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

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12:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Judiciary Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
12:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol

*** SF1562 added. ***
Agenda: 
S.F. 1837 Olseen Chisago City and Lindstrom joint venture establishment.
S.F. 2055 Fischbach Sauk Rapids tax increment financing (TIF) district establishment.
S.F. 1317 Lourey Cloquet area fire and ambulance special taxing district establishment.
S.F. 1370 Pappas St. Paul port authority application fee credit for future bond sale authorization.
S.F. 1738 Senjem Rochester lodging tax increase and food and beverage taxes imposition authorization for Mayo civic center improvements.
S.F. 516 Scheid Income tax credit for equity and opportunity in education.
S.F. 540 Erickson Ropes Winona county economic development authority limited liability company (LLC) formation authorization.
S.F. 400 Tomassoni Mountain Iron economic development authority wind energy project limited liability company formation authorization.
S.F. 1562 Skoe State agricultural society maximum limit on bonded debt and bond issue authority modifications.
S.F. 1257 Bakk Obligations issuance and financing of public improvements terms and conditions provisions modifications.
S.F. 1965 Bakk Cook county sales and use tax revenues use expansion and bonding authority limit increase.
S.F. 1986 Bakk Lakeshore property, surrounding land, public marina and buildings property tax rate reduction.

 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continued Discussion of Omnibus Bill
S.F. 954 Wiger E-16 education reform recommendations establishment.

 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Completion of testimony from April 7 hearing.
S.F. 2029 Prettner Solon Geothermal energy production heat flow mapping appropriation.
S.F. 1677 Saxhaug Mississippi headwaters board comprehensive plan update costs appropriation.
S.F. 383 Olseen Yard waste in plastic bags prohibition; plastic bag labeling standards establishment.
S.F. 1955 Sieben Composting competitive grant program and appropriation.
S.F. 1600 Rest Technology accessibility standards establishment for government operations; advisory committee for technology standards for accessibility and usability; appropriation.
S.F. 909 Bakk Northshore trail name change to C.J. Ramstad memorial trail.
S.F. 225 Scheid Children's health toxic chemicals in products protection.
S.F. 1760 Dibble Renewable energy production incentive payments provisions modifications.
S.F. 1919 Anderson Minnesota green enterprise assistance and appropriation.
Hearing will recess at 2:45 PM and will continue at 6:30 PM as needed to complete the agenda

 
2:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

 Conference Committee on H.F. 2700 


Chairs: Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Alice Hausman
02:45 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Langseth; Pappas; Tomassoni; Lynch; Koering - HOUSE: Hausman; Howes; Solberg; Wagenius; Scalze
Room Basement State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 781/H.F.855 Langseth/Hausman Omnibus Capital Investment bill side by side walk through.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
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Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

Change Senator Gimse's bill from S.F. 2062 to S.F. 211
Agenda: 
S.F. 469 Olson, M. Bemidji veterans facility bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 623 Day Owatonna veterans home construction bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 471 Kubly Montevideo veterans home construction bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 243 Koering Brainerd state hospital building renovation for veterans home bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 211 Gimse Kandiyohi County veterans mental health facility establishment.

 
Tuesday, April 14, 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: 
Presentation on SmartGrid Technology

 
6:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
06:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Bill removed: SF 1444, SF 1442. Bills added: SF 1890, SF 2070, SF 1235
Agenda: 
S.F. 347 Bonoff MinnesotaCare temporary coverage for unemployed persons.
S.F. 1709 Ortman Minnesota Prescription Program to Prevent Fraud and Abuse Act of 2009.
S.F. 1229 Prettner Solon Personal care assistant services modifications and human services training and guidelines requirement.
S.F. 1512 Erickson Ropes Hearing testing fee modification; support services for families with children who are deaf or have hearing loss requirement.
S.F. 1369 Murphy Goodhue county nursing facility beds consolidation and relocation authorization.
S.F. 1990 Dibble Act for a Healthy Future; Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Prevention Act and women's heart health program; tobacco taxes increase and appropriation.
S.F. 460 Berglin Medical assistance payments for hospital-acquired conditions prohibition.
S.F. 502 Berglin Veterans homes medicare federal certification application requirements.
S.F. 2070 Berglin Human services electronic health records federal incentive payments; voluntary intergovernmental transfers and hospital payments provision.
S.F. 1890 Lourey Health information technology and infrastructure and electronic health record system revolving account and loan program modifications; e-health advisory committee.
S.F. 1235 Marty Youth violence prevention programs for at-risk youth.

 
6:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
06:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation of the agenda from today's 12:30 PM hearing as needed.

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Health and Human Services Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1450 Olson, M. Oriented strand board facilities salable operating condition requirement.
S.F. 1764 Olson, M. Minnesota business venture capital program and appropriation.
S.F. 1232 Anderson Green job zones businesses tax incentives and regulations.
S.F. 1062 Rosen Green job opportunity building zones (green JOBZ) and tax incentives; small business investment company job growth investment tax credits; public utilities biomethane energy.
S.F. 1724 Pogemiller Income tax credit for historic structure rehabilitation.

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1298 Gimse Finance department and employees relations department name change to Minnesota Management and Budget.
S.F. 913 Bakk Greenhouse gas emissions reduction; new municipal incorporations prohibition; limited densities in unincorporated areas; city growth areas authority; compact development district project standards.
S.F. 1764 Olson, M. Minnesota business venture capital program and appropriation.
S.F. 292 Saltzman Businesses investment company tax credit for emerging and start-up businesses.
S.F. 657 Anderson Federal stimulus energy programs funding direction.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 1: Room change***
State Government Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Room changed to Capitol 123. The hearing will continue until the agenda is completed, and may run beyond the scheduled duration.
Agenda: 
State Government Budget Division working document
S.F. 1481 Cohen Strategic and long-range planning office independence, geographic and demographic analysis office transfer and appropriation.
S.F. 1113 Rummel Legislative and citizen commission on the future of public education establishment and appropriation; Legislative Educational Analysis, Research and Navigation in the Next Generation (LEARNING) center establishment.
S.F. 1036 Metzen State labor contracts ratification.
S.F. 1053 Lourey Compulsive gambling services appropriation.
S.F. 1982 Gerlach State civil services employment vacancies veterans' preference application, interview requirement and reporting requirements.
S.F. 1889 Gerlach State settlements and recovery payments to general fund.
S.F. 1297 Gimse Minnesota management and budget department (MMB) data oversight clarification; management analysis revolving fund establishment.
S.F. 131 Bonoff Investment board Iran holdings divestment requirement.
S.F. 1679 Bakk Public employment retirement incentives.
S.F. 1867 Betzold Minnesota geospatial information office establishment.

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
12:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Omnibus Budget bill

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Economic Development and Housing Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

NOTE: SF 347 moved to 4/20 & SF 1936 removed.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1513 Torres Ray Highway construction mitigation grant program establishment.
S.F. 1919 Anderson Minnesota green enterprise assistance and appropriation.
Omnibus bill. - Tomassoni

 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Public Safety Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Copies of the amendment and spreadsheet are available outside of Capitol Room 328.
Links to documents:
SCS0802A-2
SCS0802A-2 Summary
Public Safety Budget Spreadsheet
Agenda: 
S.F. 802 Higgins Omnibus Budget Bill.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Health and Human Services Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
06:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 2: Meeting canceled***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

* Because we will not have fiscal notes in time for tomorrow morning's hearing, it has been cancelled. Depending on if we receive more fiscal notes during the day, we may meet at 6:00 pm.
Agenda: 
S.F. 225 Scheid Children's health toxic chemicals in products protection.
S.F. 1924 Berglin Managed care plan and county-based purchasing plan provider medical assistance (MA) reimbursement rate information annual report requirement.
S.F. 1444 Berglin Medical assistance coverage elimination for certain ineffective preventive services.
S.F. 1442 Berglin Alternative basic health plan for families with children eligible for medical assistance (MA) establishment.
S.F. 1403 Berglin Cesarean deliveries prior authorization requirement for medical assistance (MA) payment eligibility.
S.F. 1664 Berglin Medical review team process modification and appropriation.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 4: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

*** SF2069 added ***
Agenda: 
S.F. 292 Saltzman Businesses investment company tax credit for emerging and start-up businesses.
S.F. 507 Ortman Business interest rate tax imposition provision.
S.F. 1708 Rest Resolution for congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Main Street Fairness Act.
S.F. 282 Bakk Solicitor definition for federal nexus and Internet sales tax purposes.
S.F. 724 Saltzman Income tax credit for investments in qualified high technology business ventures.
S.F. 1158 Bakk Charitable organization audit requirement modification.
S.F. 913 Bakk Greenhouse gas emissions reduction; new municipal incorporations prohibition; limited densities in unincorporated areas; city growth areas authority; compact development district project standards.
S.F. 2069 Prettner Solon Duluth seaway port authority property tax levy authorization.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1779 Vickerman Agriculture, veterans and military affairs appropriations.
Higher Education Omnibus Budget Bill

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 1: Canceled and rescheduled***
State Government Budget Division

Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Canceled and rescheduled for April 20, 2009
Agenda: 
S.F. 185 Torres Ray Legislative coordinating commission (LCC) ethnic heritage and cultural diversity authority expiration extension.
S.F. 660 Marty Automatic voter registration for drivers license applicants; secretary of state additional data requirement from public officials for voter registration system maintenance.
S.F. 768 Sieben Election ballot validity and automatic recount provisions.
S.F. 970 Sieben Early voting authorization.
S.F. 1331 Sieben Elections absentee ballot and secretary of state requirements and local government procedures modifications.
S.F. 157 Rest Presidential primary establishment.
S.F. 791 Rest Runoff election requirement.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 2: Room change***
Judiciary Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Leo T. Foley
12:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

The bill will be made available on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00pm.
Links to documents:
SCS1627A-8
SCS1627A-8 Summary
Judiciary Budget Spreadsheet
Agenda: 
S.F. 1627 Foley Courts provisions modifications; judicial sanctions enforcement provisions; uniform fine schedule establishment; driving while impaired (DWI) penalties modifications.
The Judiciary Budget Division Omnibus Bill will be a delete all amendment to SF 1627.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Committee on Higher Education
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Confirmation Hearing:
     
     Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board, Higher Education Facilities Authority Board and the Office of Higher Education

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009
***Revision 1: Time change***
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ellen R. Anderson
02:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Omnibus Budget bill - completion and passage

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Lawrence J. Pogemiller
03:00 PM
Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 2010 Scheid Home values guarantee pilot program establishment- Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03.
S.F. 2083 Pappas Higher Education Omnibus bill.
Senate Budget Expenditures by Fiscal Quarter

 
6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
06:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 225 Scheid Children's health toxic chemicals in products protection.
S.F. 1512 Erickson Ropes Hearing testing fee modification; support services for families with children who are deaf or have hearing loss requirement.
S.F. 1984 Sheran Long term homeless supportive services appropriation.
S.F. 1664 Berglin Medical review team process modification and appropriation.
Amendment: MFIP caregiver work requirement modification
Amendment: Podiatry-directed wound care
Amendment: Foster care payment limits
S.F. 1403 Berglin Cesarean deliveries prior authorization requirement for medical assistance (MA) payment eligibility.

 
Friday, April 17, 2009  
8:30 a.m.  
Friday, April 17, 2009
***Revision 2: Editing change***
Committee on Finance
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Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 802 Higgins Public Safety Omnibus Budget Bill.
S.F. 2082 Betzold State Government Omnibus Budget Bill.

 
9:30 a.m.  
Friday, April 17, 2009
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
09:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1229 Prettner Solon Personal care assistant services modifications and human services training and guidelines requirement.
S.F. 1436 Lourey Sex offender program provisions modifications.
S.F. 1442 Berglin Alternative basic health plan for families with children eligible for medical assistance (MA) establishment.
Amendment: Value based purchasing reform
Amendment: Prior Authorization
Amendment: Personal Care Assistants modifications
Amendments: Eligible vendors of medical care
Amendment: Payment reform project for cardiac care
Amendment: Transitional consultation for all persons entering registered housing with service
Amendment: Nursing facility return to community intervention

 
11:30 a.m.  
Friday, April 17, 2009

The Senate will be in Session at 11:30 a.m.

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