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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of January 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, January 1, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Friday, January 2, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 2, 2015

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Monday, January 5, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, January 5, 2015
Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:30 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building
Agenda: 
Regent Candidate Interviews

 
10:30 a.m.  
Monday, January 5, 2015
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: Rep. Melissa Hortman, Sen. John Marty
10:30 a.m.
Room 112 State Capitol
Agenda: 
Conversation with Harry Lehmann, Head of Division, Environmental Planning and Sustainable Strategies, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:00 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building
Agenda: 
Regent Candidate Interviews

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:00 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building
Agenda: 
Regent Candidate Interviews

 
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
E-12 Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
World's Best Workforce progress report

 
Thursday, January 8, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:00 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building

TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 
Review Voting Procedures;
Selection of candidates to recommended to the Joint Legislative Committee

 
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 8, 2015
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Legislative recommendations from partners.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 8, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, January 8, 2015
***Revision 1: Time change***
Joint Meeting: Committee on Transportation and Public Safety; Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. D. Scott Dibble, Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Financial Crimes Task Force

 
Monday, January 12, 2015  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 12, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Monday, January 12, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
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Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation on the Initial Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 12, 2015
Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
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Chair: Sen. Dan Sparks
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Update on Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Programs,
     Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MN FFA officers' report - Ag Policy Experience

 
5:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 12, 2015
Legislative Water Commission
Chair: Senator Bev Scalze
5:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
I. Approval of minutes from December 11, 2014 meeting

II. Election of officers

III. Minnesota Groundwater Management Areas
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

IV. Brief overview of water policy issues
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

V. Set next meeting date

VI. Other business as approved by the chair

 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
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Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 50 Skoe Income tax federal conformance provisions; individual income tax returns for certain IRA rollovers of airline payments modification.
S.F. 51 Skoe Minnesota working family credit funding clarification.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 72 Thompson Contract for deed documents memorials registrar retention requirement; city, county, and town approval of plats modification.
S.F. 73 Newman Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.
Discussion and testimony on DWI policy related to ignition interlock programs.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
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Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Campaign Finance Board Overview

 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Capitol Preservation Commission
Chair: Governor Mark Dayton
10:00 a.m.
Room 5th floor Veterans Service Bldg
Agenda: 
Project Update--Previously Approved Work Packages

o Design Activities
o Construction Activities
o Budget

-Schedule

-Work Package (WP) 4 (Review and Approval)

-Fine Art Subcommittee Update

-Adjourn

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
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Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Update on Health Equity from the MN Department of Health
Update on Ebola and the Flu from the MN Department of Health

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 14, 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 of the Freight Rail Economic Development Report (MnDOT)
Overview of the Study on Grade Crossing and Rail Safety for Oil and other
     Hazardous Materials (MnDOT)

 
Thursday, January 15, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
World's Best Workforce progress report

 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Richard Cohen
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 52 Skoe Destination medical center state aid payments computation modification.
S.F. 1 Jensen Disaster assistance deficiency funding appropriations.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tax Reform Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 48 Bakk Proctor additional sales tax imposition authority; local approval and validation of certain city actions authorization.
S.F. 16 Wiger Minnesota taxable estate single exclusion amount and single rate establishment; recapture tax elimination.
S.F. 41 Clausen School tickets and admissions sales tax exemption permanency.
S.F. 40 Gazelka Income tax subtraction for military retirement pay.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 86 Latz Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements; surveillance technology inventory requirement.
S.F. 31 Petersen Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
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Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Introduction and Overview from Secretary of State Steve Simon

 
4:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Welcome and Introduction
Overview of the North Star Summit held on December 8, 2014 at the MN
     History Center - Presenters from the Citizens League and Sponsoring
     Organizations

 
Monday, January 19, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 19, 2015

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
The State of School Technology
S.F. 18 Wiger Special technology revenue creation and levy authorization.
S.F. 20 Wiger School endowment fund school technology and telecommunications reserve dedication.
S.F. 45 Wiger School district operating capital revenue increase and revenue for technology reserve.
S.F. 78 Wiger Education telecommunications access equity aid appropriations.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Richard Cohen
09:00 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation of the November Forecast by MMB

 
11:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 128 Goodwin Civil commitment hearings interactive video conference use.
S.F. 141 Goodwin Comprehensive mental health programs grants authorization and diversion program for persons with mental illness or co-occurring disorders.
S.F. 142 Goodwin S.F. 142 will be informational-only. Beltrami county comprehensive mental health services grant appropriation.
SF 86 regarding the regulation of license plate readers will be heard during the second half of scheduled committee time on Thursday, January 22nd.

 
Tuesday, January 20, 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: 
Review of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission
     Study
Review of Xcel Energy's 2016 2030 Integrated Resource Plan

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Regent Candidate Orientation
Chair: Jim Erickson
1:00 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
4:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) - Presentations on
     Biennial Budget Reporting Requirements & Performance Funding Metrics
     Outcomes
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) - Update on 2014 Capital
     Bonding Projects

 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 6 Hoffman, J. Universal all-day preschool for four-year-old students funding.
S.F. 213 Bonoff Parent-child home program grant appropriation.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Follow up Committee Member Discussion on the Initial Recommendations of
     the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children

 
Wednesday, January 21, 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: 
FY16-17 Clean Water Fund Recommendations Report:

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee
Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
1:00 p.m.
Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: 
Release OLA Evaluation, State Protections for Meatpacking Workers

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee on State and Local Government
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

Senator Patricia Torres Ray called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Brief overview of committee materials
Committee Procedures
State & Local Government Committee Jurisdiction List
Organization of Counties, Cities and Towns

Presentation of State Workforce Report and Workforce Planning Efforts
Ann O'Brien, MMB, Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Human Resources

The meeting was adjourned at 3:27 p.m.


Agenda: 
Presentation of State Workforce Report and Workforce Planning Efforts,
     MMB

 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

A copy of the DPS report can be viewed at: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/planning-preparedness/Documents/mn-preparedness-oil-transportation-incident-report.pdf
Agenda: 
Overview of the Department of Public Safety report: Minnesota's
     Preparedness for an Oil Transportation Incident

 
Thursday, January 22, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
E-12 Budget Division
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 75 Dahle School district capital project referendum provisions modification and appropriation.
S.F. 76 Dahle School districts and charter schools long-term facilities maintenance revenue program establishment and department of education appropriation; alternative facilities bonding and levy program and deferred maintenance revenue repeal.
S.F. 126 Housley Independent school district #831, Forest Lake; alternative facilities revenue program participation. INFORMATIONAL ONLY.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Capitol Preservation Commission
Chair: Governor Mark Dayton
10:00 a.m.
Room
Agenda: 
To be determined

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 86 Latz Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements; surveillance technology inventory requirement.
The Judiciary Finance Division will hear the court budget overview first, then the Judiciary Policy Committee will gavel-in for a discussion on license plate readers, continued from a hearing on January 15.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Judiciary Budget Division
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Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from the Supreme Court.

 
12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: , Sen. John Marty
12:30 p.m.
Room 107 State Capitol

TIME CHANGE

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
Propane conversion strategies report (http://bit.ly/1IEm8Fu)
Election of House co-chair

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
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Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 46 Eken Mail balloting authorization modification.
S.F. 47 Eken Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act.
S.F. 205 Carlson, J. Campaign finance and public disclosure board provisions modifications.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
University of Minnesota - Presentations on the Biennial Budget
     Reporting Requirements & Performance Funding Metrics Outcomes

 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
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.

 
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
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:
To be announced.

 
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 2: Time and agenda change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Please note the change in agenda and that public testimony has been moved to Monday, Feb. 2nd, and Tuesday, Feb. 3rd. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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

 

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