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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Confirmation of Tax Court Judge Bradford Delapena
Confirmation of Commissioner Bauerly
S.F. 826 Skoe Article 2 - Railroad Recodification only.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Committee will reconvene at 6 p.m. in Room 107 if business is not concluded.
Agenda: 
S.F. 990 Wiger Digital student achievement backpack establishment.
S.F. 1210 Hoffman, J. Public postsecondary faculty member experienced in teaching subjects for which secondary and postsecondary credits are available licensure authorization.
S.F. 1185 Petersen Practice or student teachers placement requirements modification and clarification.
S.F. 959 Clausen School year-long student teaching programs inclusion in teacher preparation programs rules curriculum requirements.
S.F. 995 Clausen Concurrent education enrollment program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1248 Stumpf Computer science course credit mathematics credit requirement fulfillment.

 
12 Noon  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Environment and Energy
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol

We will hear SF1077 and SF1098 at noon in room 107. All other bills will be heard at 4:00pm in room 107.

If you are interested in testifying on any of these bills, please contact barbara.jacobs@senate.mn before close of business on Wednesday. Thank you.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1077 Dahle Renewable energy standard increase and extension (discussion only; for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).
S.F. 1098 Dibble Energy optimization project goals; cogeneration projects inclusion in energy conservation plans (discussion only; for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).
S.F. 1099 Rest Children's products chemicals of high concern presence reporting and regulation.
S.F. 945 Skoe Utility licenses crossing public lands and waters fee exemption.
S.F. 971 Dahle Nitrate reduction program establishment and appropriation.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 4 Sheran Child maltreatment reports screening modifications.
S.F. 825 Lourey Health and human services budget establishment and provisions modifications.
S.F. 205 Carlson, J. Campaign finance and public disclosure board policy provisions modifications.
S.F. 113 Pappas Resolution urging Congress to remove the Equal Rights Amendments ratification deadline.
The hearing will last until approximately 3:00 PM.
     
     For those interested in SF 825, please access the text of the bill online if at all possible. Public copies of the bill will be limited.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 375 Hall Child care higher education student grant eligibility modification.
S.F. 682 Nelson Student foreign language proficiency provisions modifications.
S.F. 856 Nelson Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program full credit for completed PSEO courses requirement; transfer curriculum report requirement.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 539 Bonoff Recall elections for school board members authorization; school board authority to remove members elimination.
S.F. 1193 Hayden Political party petitions signatures requirement.
S.F. 1228 Sieben Elections emergency planning task force establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1346 Sieben Drivers license, instruction permit, and identification card applicants automatic voter registration.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
06:00 PM
Woodbury Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN

The hearing will be informational and will aim to provide members with an opportunity to hear from the public about the transportation needs in the East Metro.

If you would like to testify, please sign up by contacting Suzanne Sobotka, Committee Administrator for the Senate Transportation Committee: suzanne.sobotka[at]senate.mn, (651) 296-173eight. The hearing will be two hours in length, so testimony may be limited.
Agenda: 
Prior to the hearing, members will tour the Gateway Transit Corridor by bus. Due to space constraints, the tour is limited to elected officials and staff. No legislative action will be taken on the tour.

 
Friday, March 6, 2015  
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 6, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
10:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 500 Hoffman, J. Child support obligors in arrears withholding requirements modification.
S.F. 848 Eaton Income tax dependency exemptions child support allocation authorization.
S.F. XXXX Eaton Family law rights notice required, and interest rates on judgments in family court actions modified.
S.F. 1103 Thompson Marriage dissolution parenting time rebuttable presumption clarification and remedies modification; maintenance post-decree modification, income disclosure, and alternate effective date.
S.F. 775 Goodwin Recognition of parentage and child support provisions modifications.
S.F. 1191 Newman Child custody best interest of the child standards modification.
The hearing will last until 1:30 PM.

 
Monday, March 9, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 9, 2015
Tax Reform Division
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1107 Clausen Income tax credit for retirement plan early withdrawals used for long-term care expenses.
S.F. 1097 Dahms STEM and long-term care employees income tax credit establishment.
S.F. 855 Fischbach Long-term care insurance tax credit increase.
S.F. 809 Benson Charity health care value individual income tax deduction.
S.F. 236 Senjem Medical device income tax credit and appropriation.
S.F. 1253 Rest Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program establishment.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 9, 2015
Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
Chair: Senator Carrie Rudd
9:00 a.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
I. Roll Call
I. Approval of minutes from the February 23, 2015 meeting.
II. School Trust Compensation Bills
III. 1998 OLA School Trust Program Evaluation
IV. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
V. Best Management Practices from Western states' School Trust Land Departments
VI. Other
VII. Adjourn
For more agenda information, click here

 
12 Noon  
Monday, March 9, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Commerce
Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12 Noon
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 782 Jensen Insurance fraud prevention regulations modifications.
S.F. 957 Jensen No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force establishment.
S.F. 1038 Metzen Insurance fraud prevention account funding modifications.
S.F. 1051 Sparks Guaranteed asset protection waivers regulation.
S.F. 1113 Lourey Health insurer third-party payer payments time frame and information requirements.
S.F. 624 Goodwin Collector vehicle household member auto insurance exclusion authorization.
S.F. 1290 Brown Federal do not call rule violation also state law violation.

 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
** If the committee does not get through the agenda at the 12:00 hearing, the committee will recess to the call of the chair and return later in the day to finish the agenda. **
Confirmation of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Commissioner Mary Tingerthal
Confirmation of Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger
S.F. 1246 Clausen Minnesota health care workforce council, primary care and mental health professions clinical training, primary care residency, and health professions preceptor incentive programs establishment; appropriation.
S.F. 746 Carlson, J. Adult children of deceased patient definition of patient addition.
S.F. 902 Eken State quality council and regional quality councils requirements modifications; quality assurance initiatives for services provided to people with disabilities appropriation.
S.F. 702 Sheran Civil commitment of persons with mental illness and dangerous to the public provisions modifications.
S.F. 717 Eaton Mental health crisis services health plan emergency services (EMS) and essential health benefits package addition requirement; mental health crisis services appropriation.
S.F. 981 Rosen Minnesota Telemedicine Act.
S.F. 1150 Schmit Minnesota Telemedicine Act.
** SF 981 and SF 1150 will be heard jointly, but SF 981 will be the bill moving forward **
S.F. 1356 Sheran Human services policy modifications.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 9, 2015
Legislative Audit Commission
Chair: Sen. Roger J. Reinert
4:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Reorganize the Legislative Audit Commission for the 2015-16 biennium.
**Quorum is needed.**

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 402 Tomassoni Property tax refund claim deadline extension.
S.F. 354 Gazelka Property taxes late payments uniform penalty.
S.F. 931 Gazelka Delinquent real estate and agricultural property taxes due date and penalties modifications.
S.F. 854 Ruud Property tax assessor accreditation and assistants to county assessors qualifications provisions modification.
S.F. 980 Kiffmeyer Agricultural property tax law (Green Acres) land value determinations by county assessors authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Richard Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation of February Forecast by MMB
Confirmation of Cmr. Myron Frans, MMB

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

*SF249 (Eken) has been removed from the agenda.
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. 734 Hayden Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) cash assistance payment amount increase.
S.F. 790 Franzen Minnesota stroke system appropriation.
S.F. 63 Eken Medical assistance (MA) coverage for licensed independent clinical social workers and licensed marriage and family therapist consultations authorization.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
HF41 (Hausman); SF61 (Marty): Options for the governance and administration of the Roseville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association.

HF45 (Murphy, M. by request); SF215 (Bakk): Permitting the Proctor Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association to limit application of an increase in service pensions.

HF298 (Runbeck); SF251 (Chamberlain): Providing for continued retirement coverage by the Centennial Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association upon withdrawal of one city from the Centennial Fire Department joint powers agreement.

HF599 (Murphy, M.); SF537 (Johnson): PERA-SVFRP; Establishing a monthly benefit division in the statewide volunteer fire plan to permit transfers of local monthly benefit volunteer firefighters relief associations plan administration to PERA.

HF826 (Murphy, M.); SF884 (Rosen): VFRAs; Implementing the recommendations of the State Auditor's Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group.

HF1204 (O'Driscoll); SF1140 (Pappas): PERA-SVFRP; Implementing the recommendations of the PERA Volunteer Fire Advisory Board.

To testify, contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn. Please indicate the agenda item of interest.
For more agenda information, click here

 
6:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
06:00 PM
Minneapolis Park Board Office, 2117 W. River Road N., Minneapolis, MN, 55411

The hearing will be informational and will aim to provide members with an opportunity to hear from the public about the transportation needs in north Minneapolis.

If you would like to testify, please sign up by contacting Suzanne Sobotka, Committee Administrator for the Senate Transportation Committee: suzanne.sobotka[at]senate.mn, (651) 296-173eight. The hearing will be two hours in length, so testimony may be limited.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tax Reform Division
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 293 Clausen College savings plans income tax credit and subtraction establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1224 Chamberlain K-12 education income tax deduction and credit increases, inflation adjustments and credit extension to tuition.
S.F. 271 Chamberlain Reading income tax credit modifications.
S.F. 1109 Pratt Income tax credit for teacher completion of master's degree in licensure field authorization.
S.F. 304 Nelson Education expense credit and deduction application of expenditures for prekindergarten expenses authorization.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
State Departments and Veterans Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Friday, March 13, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 13, 2015
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: David Hartwell
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Time TBD
Agenda: 
Update on Legislative Action on OHF Bill
Accomplishment Plan Amendments
Update on Mississippi Northwoods Habitat Complex
Update on Native Prairie Bank acquisition in Yellow Medicine County
Adopt FY 2017 Call for Funding Request
Election of Council Officers
For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, March 16, 2015  
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 16, 2015
Legislative Water Commission
Chairs: Senator Bev Scalze, Reresentative Paul Torkelson
6:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 
TBD

 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBA

 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBA

 
Thursday, May 14, 2015  
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBD
For more agenda information, click here

 

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