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For the Month of December 2014

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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.
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building

MEETING CANCELLED

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
Presentation on City of Minneapolis Body Camera Pilot Program;
Legislative Commission on Intelligence and Technology

If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or at 651-296-9002.
For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014  
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
Chairs: Senator Scott Dibble, Representative Carly Melin
2:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
Welcome and Overview
Approval of minutes
Task Force Implementation Report
o Review of Initial Draft
o Drafting Discussion
MDH Updates on program implementation
o General overview
o Rules update
o Dosages and Compositions Report
o Manufacturer selection update
Public Comments and Questions
Adjourn Task Force
For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, December 5, 2014  
9:30 a.m.  
Friday, December 5, 2014
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
09:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Update on the Department of Human Service's response to the Conditional License
     Order for the Minnesota Security Hospital
Overview and update on the Olmstead Plan and Jensen Settlement

 
12 Noon  
Friday, December 5, 2014
Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government
Chair: Sen. Jim Carlson
12 Noon
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Presentation on Metropolitan Council Budget

 
Monday, December 8, 2014  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, December 8, 2014
Rural Task Force
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
10 a.m.
Room 112 Capitol

NO FORMAL ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN IN THIS TASK FORCE MEETING
Agenda: 
Conference Call presentation by Ann Franz - Strategic Partnerships Manager for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Discussion of potential DRAFT legislation relating to Workforce Development
Discussion of potential future meetings

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, December 8, 2014
***Revision 1: Room change***
Joint Meeting: E-12 Division; Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. Charles W. Wiger, Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
2 p.m.
Room 107 Capitol

Room 15 will be closed on Monday, Dec. 8, due to noise. The joint hearing will be held in Room 107 at the Capitol.
Agenda: 
Early Childhood Education: Where Do We Go From Here?

 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Approve the minutes for November 19, 2014
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. LCCMR Business Items
- Review ENRTF Draft Appropriations Bill for M.L. 2015 (FY2016) including Spreadsheet (FY2016) as adopted November 19, 2014
- Adopt Biennial Report outline due January 15, 2015 and discuss M.S. 116P.09, Subd. 7(4) Agency Implementation (Biennial Report Table of Contents - Section IV)
- Review LCCMR Executive Committee Election process for January 2015
- Review LCCMR 2015 calendar
4. Discuss proposed criteria for acquisition funding above 100% of appraised value
- M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 04b "Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition", Arne Stefferud, Met Council
5. Review DNR's letter dated November 25, 2014 regarding Partial Release of Brainerd Lakes Conservation Easement
6. Discuss and adopt FY17 LCCMR 2016 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP)
Lunch
7. Overview on Ballast Water and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) - MN Pollution Control Agency and DNR
8. Continue Agenda Item #6 discussion and adoption FY17 LCCMR 2016 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP) - if needed
9. Other business
- Next LCCMR meeting dates Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10. Adjourn
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Subcommittee on Employee Relations
Chair: Rep. Leon Lillie
9:00 a.m.
Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: 
Review/Approve Minnesota Law Enforcement Association Contract
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Committee on Commerce
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
10:00 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
2015 Commerce Session Preview

 
1:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: Rep. Melissa Hortman, Sen. John Marty
1:30 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building

TIME CHANGE

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
Topic: Winter energy supply; Energy Future Framework

A detailed agenda will be posted at http://www.lec.leg.mn/meetings.html.

 
Thursday, December 11, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Legislative Water Commission
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
TENTATIVE AGENDA

I. Approval of minutes from October 23, 2014 meeting

II. Review/approval of Commission procedures

III. Brief overview of water policy issues
a. Duane Bakke, Fillmore County Commissioner (representing Association of Minnesota Counties)
b. Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
c. Steve Woods and Darrel Gerber, Freshwater Society
d. Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
e. Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union

IV. Review of settlement agreement between the White Bear Lake Restoration Association and the Department of Natural Resources
- Barb Naramore, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources
- James Markoe, White Bear Lake Homeowners Association
- Shannon Whitaker, White Bear Lake Restoration Association

V. Set next meeting date

VI. Other business as approved by the chair
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10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission
Chairs: Senator Greg D. Clausen, Representative Thomas Huntley
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Review of draft 2014 Commission report and recommendations
2. Public testimony

Please submit request to testify to the following email address: lhcwfc-comments@state.mn.us by Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The Commission will try to accommodate all those interested in speaking. Written comments may be submitted to the same email address until further notice.
For more agenda information, click here

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: David Hartwell
1:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
AGENDA
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) Meeting
December 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room 5, State Office Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

Chair: David Hartwell


Call to order 1:00 PM

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
a. Draft 2015 Council Schedule
b. Staff Update on Reports

5. Action: AP Amendment to ML 2014, Ch. 256, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(k), Evaluate Effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Strategies
Don Hickman, Vice President for Community & Economic Development, Initiative Foundation

6. Discussion: Request from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) - Easement Evaluation
Susan Thornton, Director, LCCMR

7. Information: Report from Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), November Forecast
Michelle Mitchell, Executive Budget Officer, MMB

8. Potential Action: Allocation of Additional Funds
David Hartwell, Chair, LSOHC

9. Action: Net Revenue Rider Language
Mark Johnson, Executive Director, LSOHC

10. Action: Draft Bill Language
Heather Koop, Assistant Director, LSOHC

11. Opportunity for Public to Address the Council
The public is asked to limit their comments to five minutes. If you would like to testify,
please contact Amanda Brazee, 651-284-6430 or amanda.brazee@lsohc.leg.mn.

Adjourn

Note: Council member Rep. Rick Hansen will be participating via phone from: The Washington Hilton, Taylor Meeting Room, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, December 12, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 12, 2014
Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Reference Check Subcommittee
Chair: George Sundstrom
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Review reference check procedures

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 12, 2014
Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Ardell Brede
10:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Selection of interviewees

 
11:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 12, 2014
***Revision 2: Room change***
Joint Meeting: Committee on Judiciary; House Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy; House Committee on Civil Law
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. Ron Latz, Rep. Debra Hilstrom, Rep. John Lesch
11 a.m.
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview and Discussion of Court Fees and Drone Usage/Regulation.

 
Monday, December 15, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, December 15, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Presentation on City of Minneapolis Body Camera Pilot Program;
Legislative Commission on Intelligence and Technology

If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or at 651-296-9002.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, December 15, 2014
Advisory Committee on Capitol Security
Chair: Lt. Governor Prettner Solon
1:00 p.m.
Room 112 State Capitol
Agenda: 
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: TBA
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 
TBA

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Advisory Committee to the Office on the Economic Status of Women
Chair:
1:00 p.m.
Room 300S State Office Building

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
Duties of OESW Advisory Committee
History of OESW
Today's OESW
Informal discussion by committee members of priority women's economic issues and the role of OESW.

Additional meeting materials at http://www.oesw.leg.mn/hearings/09_10_14LCCResolution.pdf
For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Overview on SLEDS data and data privacy in higher education

If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or at 651-296-9002.

 
Monday, December 22, 2014  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, December 22, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
Overview of data practices in other states;
SF 2789 (Petersen) Comprehensive privacy protection bill;
Commission recommendations on:
- License Plate Readers
- bulk sale of driver license and vehicle records
- body camera data


If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or at 651-296-9002.

 
Thursday, December 25, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Friday, December 26, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 26, 2014

Senate Offices will be closed

 

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