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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of February 2016

daily weekly monthly
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.
 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10:00 AM
Room 1100 MSB

Presentation of Early Learning Scholarship report as described in statute 124D.165 from the Minnesota Department of Education. Testimony will be limited to this report.

Room information added
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Education presentation on Early Learning
     Scholarships evaluation report
Presentation by MinneMinds representatives
Wendy Webster, Director of Community Services, St. Anthony-New Brighton
     School District, testified

 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016  
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
1:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
YES - THIS MEETING WILL OCCUR AS SCHEDULED

Actuarial assumption changes for MSRS, PERA, and TRA.
- LCPR16-021: Statutory interest rate, salary, and payroll assumptions
- LCPR16-M1: Assumptions other than interest rate

Financial sustainability/funding proposals for MSRS, TRA, and SPTRFA.
- LCPR16-012: MSRS proposal
- LCPR16-014: TRA proposal
- LCPR16-013: SPTRFA proposal

Click on the Agenda Link below for links to the proposed legislation, motion, and meeting materials.
For more agenda information, click here

 
Thursday, February 4, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
9:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Continued discussion of financial sustainability/funding proposals for MSRS, TRA, and SPTRFA.

Administrative bills for MSRS, PERA, TRA, SPTRFA.
- LCPR16-001: MSRS; Administrative provisions
- LCPR16-003: PERA; Administrative provisions
- LCPR16-002: TRA; Administrative provisions
- LCPR16-004: SPTRFA; Administrative provisions

Supplemental public pension plan financing program proposal (update on EPOCH)

Click on the Agenda Link below for links to the proposed legislation.
For more agenda information, click here

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Agency & Regional Updates
2. Commission Business
3. National MRPC Updates
4. Corridor Management Plan
5. Old Business/New Business
For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, February 5, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, February 5, 2016
Capitol Preservation Commission - Art Subcommittee
Chair:
10:00 a.m.
Room Minnesota Judicial Center – Room G-6
Agenda: 
1. Call to Order (10:00 am) Rep. Loeffler presiding
2. Updates/New Business (10:05 - 10:15 am)
3. Learnings from Meetings with American Indian Tribal Leaders (10:15 - 10:45am)-Sen. Senjem, Erin Campbell
4. Discuss Preliminary Recommendations (10:45 am - Lunch) - Rep. Loeffler
Please plan to bring your own lunch or buy one from the cafeteria
5. Continue Preliminary Recommendation Discussion (Lunch - 2:00 pm) - Rep. Loeffler
6. Update on Appropriation Requests (2:00 - 2:20 pm)
a. Basic Art Infrastructure - Work Group and Wayne Waslaski
b. Fine Art Conservation - MNHS
7. Other Business and Future Meetings (2:20 -2:30 pm)
8. Adjourn

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
***Revision 1: Room change***
Joint Meeting: Committee on Education; Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Meeting Minutes     
Chairs: Sen. Charles W. Wiger, Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
10 a.m.
Room 1100 MSB

Aligning E12 education with workforce opportunities

Room information added
Agenda: 
Welcome and Introduction
High School Innovation - Career Pathways - Career Academies
Exposure to Future Occupations - Vantage Professional Studies Program
Workforce Counseling - Higher Education Career Advisors Pilot (HECAP)
Expansion of Dual Education - Minnesota Pipeline Project
Greater Connectivity in the Workforce/Training - Technological Solution
Using Data to Drive the Conversation - Policymaking & Funding

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Joint Meeting: Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; Committee on Education
Chairs: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff, Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Aligning E12 education with postsecondary education and workforce opportunities
Agenda: 
Various Education, Higher Education and Workforce Stakeholders will be
     presenting on a variety of strategies to get students from the classroom to
     building a career.

 
Thursday, February 11, 2016  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: Robert Anderson
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
Call to order
1. Review and Approve Agenda
2. Review and Approve Minutes
3. Members Report any Conflict of Interest on Today's Agenda
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) Liaison Report
6. Outdoor Heritage Fund Land Acquisition Report
7. DNR Parcel Prioritization Process and Land Management Systems
8. Presentation: Responding to AIS: Research for Action
*Break*
9. Presentation: Status of Aquatic Invasive Species Research in Minnesota
10. Presentation: Introduction to Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
11. Opportunity for Public to Address the Council
Adjourn
Note: Pursuant to MS 13D.015, some members may participate via phone

AGENDA
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Work Session
February 11, 2016, Immediately Following Council Business Meeting
Room 5, State Office Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

Chair: Jane Kingston

Call to Order (12:00 PM)
1. Council Work Session: ML 2017/FY 2018 Call Criteria and Request for Proposals
Adjourn
For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, February 15, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 15, 2016
Joint Meeting: Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division; House Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance
Chairs: Sen. D. Scott Dibble, Rep. Tim Kelly
10 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Bldg.

Agenda items are for discussion only.
Agenda: 
H.F. 4 Dibble (Conference versions compared, for discussion only) Omnibus transportation policy and appropriation bill.
MnDOT presentation on FAST Act and its impacts on Minnesota
MnDOT presentation on FAST Act provisions related to rail safety
Update on railroad safety improvements

 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10:00 AM
Room 1100 MSB
Agenda: 
Discussion of the World's Best Workforce

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Debt Capacity Guidelines
Overview of governor's bonding proposal
     Commissioner Frans - MN Management and Budget

 
Thursday, February 18, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: Nancy Gibson
9:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Approve the minutes for December 10, 2015
2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business
MS 116P.09 Subd 6 Conflict of interest. A commission member, technical advisory committee member, a peer review panelist, or an employee of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel relating to an organization in which the member, panelist, or employee has either a direct or indirect personal financial interest. While serving on the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel, or being an employee of the commission, a person shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.
3. Request for time extensions and additional adjustments in the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill for the 2016 MN Legislative Session Funding Recommendations from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) - LCCMR Staff
4. Peer Review process update for M.L. 2016 ENRTF Recommendations
5. Withdrawal - M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 08i "Flood Recovery on Sargent Creek Duluth Habitat Restoration", $300,000, City of Duluth
6. Overview of the Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA) audit report for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Legacy Parks and Trails Fund - Cecile Ferkul, OLA
7. Responses to audit findings, if requested
8. Emerging Issues Account - Update on the request to transfer from the FY 2016 appropriation M.L. 2015, Chapter 76, Section 2, Subd. 10, Emerging Issues Account appropriated to the LCCMR a total of $93,000 to the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station and $71,000 to the University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory - Governor approved January 26, 2016
LCCMR Work Plan Approval for:
- "Tracking and Preventing Harmful Algal Blooms", $93,000, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
- "Assessing the Increasing Harmful Algal Blooms in Minnesota Lakes", $71,000, University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
9. Update on LCCMR 2017 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP) - Beginning FY2018
10. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps in the process
- Next meeting Tuesday, June 7, 2016
11. Adjourn
For more agenda information, click here

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Legislative Water Commission
Chairs: Sen. Bev Scalze, Rep. Paul Torkelson
1:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
AGENDA
1:00 p.m. 1. Approval of minutes from the December 4, 2015 meeting
1:05 p.m. 2. Director's Report & Administrative Actions
1:20 p.m. 3. One Watershed, One Plan Update
Presenter: Doug Thomas, BWSR
1:45 p.m. 4. Buffer Mapping Program Update
Presenter: Dave Leuthe, DNR
2:05 p.m. 5. Buffer Implementation Program Update
Presenter: Dave Weirens, BWSR
2:30 p.m. 6. The Prioritize, Target & Measure App
Presenter: Doug Thomas, BWSR
2:55 p.m. 7. Other business as approved by the Chair

 
Friday, February 19, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, February 19, 2016
Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee
Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
10:00 a.m.
Room 300N State Office Building
Agenda: 
Release the evaluation, Minnesota Department of Health Oversight of HMO Complaint Resolution.

 
Monday, February 22, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 22, 2016
Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
09:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation and discussion on the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines
     Commission proposed changes to drug sentencing.
S.F. 1509 Osmek (Informational only) Motorcycle profiling policies establishment.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Joint Meeting: Committee on Transportation and Public Safety; House Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance
Chairs: Sen. D. Scott Dibble, Rep. Tim Kelly
9 a.m.
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies

This is an educational seminar for legislators and not an official committee hearing. No votes or official actions will be taken.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Joint Meeting: Committee on Education; Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing; Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chairs: Sen. Charles W. Wiger, Sen. Kathy Sheran, Sen. Tony Lourey
10 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Discussion of overlap of services for children birth to age five relating to Education and HHS Policy/Finance.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Joint Meeting: Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing; Health and Human Services Budget Division; Committee on Education
Chairs: Sen. Kathy Sheran, Sen. Tony Lourey, Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Discussion of overlap of services relating to Education and HHS
     Policy/Finance.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Joint Meeting: Health and Human Services Budget Division; Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing; Committee on Education
Chairs: Sen. Tony Lourey, Sen. Kathy Sheran, Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Discussion of overlap of services relating to Education and HHS Policy/Finance.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Office on the Economic Status of Women
Chair:
2:00 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Overview of OESW 2015 accomplishments and activities
2. Discussion of OESW work plan for 2016
3. OESW update report on Minnesota's state and local government pay equity laws
4. Public comments

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Prison Population Task Force
Chairs: Sen. Ron Latz and Rep. Tony Cornish
9 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Bldg.

The Prison Population Task Force is an informal group of stakeholders including members of the House and Senate, officials from state and local agencies, among others
Agenda: 
Discussion on mental health and chemical dependency treatment in the
     Department of Corrections and through re-entry programs.
Discussion on drug trends in Minnesota.
S.F. 2109 Sheran (Informational only) Correctional inmate release program establishment and appropriation.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Joint Meeting: Committee on Judiciary; House Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance
Chairs: Sen. Ron Latz, Rep. Tony Cornish
1 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Innocence Project regarding witness identification
     procedures used in criminal proceedings.
S.F. 1299 Dibble (Informational only) Drones, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles), law enforcement use regulation.
S.F. 465 Westrom (Informational only) Fireworks manufacture, sale and use regulation.

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
1:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBA

 
Thursday, February 25, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
9:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBA

 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Legislative Task Force on Child Protection
Chairs: Senator Kathy Sheran, Representative Ron Kresha
10:00 a.m.
Room Basement State Office Building

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
To be announced.

 
Monday, February 29, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 29, 2016
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
10:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Priorities from education advocates

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 29, 2016
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
02:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Prescription Drug Spending in Minnesota: Analysis
     of spending for pharmaceutical products across the
     system of care delivery in Minnesota

 

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