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Monday, February 2, 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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Monday, February 2, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
***Revision 1: Time change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

This hearing may go to 11 a.m., if needed, to finish testimony.
Agenda: 
Public testimony on Governor's proposals for health and human services. Please keep testimony to 2-3 minutes to allow time for all testifiers.
Please email stacie.weeks@senate.mn if you would like to testify.

 
12 Noon  
Monday, February 2, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
** SF 170 has been removed from the agenda **
S.F. 379 Eken Ambulance service requirements provisions modifications.
S.F. 233 Kiffmeyer Ambulatory health care additional accrediting organization.
S.F. 307 Dziedzic Prehospital care data collection and reporting responsibilities modifications.
S.F. 175 Hayden Regional emergency medical services program grants procedures and administration modification.

 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol

Other departments may be added.
Agenda: 
Overview of Governor's Budget Recommendations:
     
     - Minnesota Zoo

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
Committee on State and Local Government
Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 188 Koenen Web site or self-service device lottery ticket sale suspension authorization.
S.F. 229 Koenen Lawful gambling modifications; casino style games prohibition; play at the pump, ATM, and internet lottery ticket sales suspension.

 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
Chair: Sen. Dan Sparks
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Greater MN Partnership Rural Economic Development Proposals
S.F. 5 Bonoff Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation.

 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation of MnDOT overview of the 2014 Major Highway Projects and Trunk Highway Expenditures Report: Project Selection Process and Materials Management Systems

 
4:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
State Departments and Veterans Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Due to the large number of Jurisdictions in the Division, limited hard copies will be available. Please use the link and list of jurisdictions below to find the information for each specific jurisdiction.

Link to the MMB webpage for all jurisdictions:
http://mn.gov/mmb/budget/currentbud/gov16-17/recs-agency.jsp?biennium=2016-17&version=Governor%27s%20Budget%20-%20January%2027,%202015&bill=All
Agenda: 
Change item presentation from Department of Administration
Change Item presentation from MN.IT
Change Item presentation from the Cosmetology Board
Change Item presentation from the Barber Examiner Board
Change Item presentation from the Asian Pacific Minnesotans Council

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Richard Cohen
06:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 174 Cohen Deficiency funding for disaster assistance, food assistance, Minnesota security hospital, natural resources department (DNR) enforcement activities, Ebola-related costs and the zoological board appropriations.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
***Revision 1: Time change***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

TIME CHANGE to 8:30 a.m. (This hearing may go until 11 a.m.)
Agenda: 
Additional public testimony on Governor's budget proposals for health and human services.
Please email stacie.weeks@senate.mn if you would like to testify. Please keep your testimony to 2-3 min to allow time for all testifiers.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
E-12 Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 96 Kiffmeyer School districts equity revenue eligibility expansion.
S.F. 133 Dahle Educational cooperatives and educational districts teacher development and evaluation revenue authorization.
S.F. 217 Weber Independent school district #402, Hendricks; general reciprocity agreement exemption.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 208 Latz Property tax valuation exclusion for homestead and commercial-industrial property improvements expansion.
S.F. 319 Schmit Homestead and commercial-industrial property improvements property tax valuation exclusion authorization.
S.F. 226 Limmer Property tax refunds income definition modification.
S.F. 129 Rest Property tax refund additional amount modification.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee on Environment and Energy
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 266 Sparks Shell Rock River state water trail designation and appropriation.
S.F. 122 Senjem Parks and trails funds use for eminent domain property acquisition prohibition.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from the POST Board.
Budget presentation from the Department of Human Rights.
Budget Presentation from the Uniform Law Commission.

 
12:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Joint Meeting: Committee on Capital Investment; House Committee on Capital Investment
Chairs: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf, Rep. Paul Torkelson
12:45 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Lewis and Clark Regional Water System

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Office of Higher Education - Various Overviews & Updates on
     Programs related to Higher Education in Minnesota
     
     -Greater Minnesota Internship Program
     -Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS)
     -Creating a SELF Loan Refinance Program Report
     -Barriers to Completion Report
     -Study Abroad Report

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tax Reform Division
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 351 Senjem Research income tax credit extension to sole proprietors.
S.F. 38 Rest Income tax research credit certification requirement.
S.F. 305 Rest Research income tax credit rate increase and limited refundability authorization.
S.F. 324 Koenen Vendor sales and use tax allowance authorization.
S.F. 160 Housley Sales and use tax thresholds changes; vendor net liabilities requirements; retailer sales tax allowance; address-based sales tax calculator development requirement.

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Governor's Budget Proposals for the Health-Related Boards, Councils, and Ombudsperson offices.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee on Commerce
Chair: Sen. James P. Metzen
12 Noon
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
MNSure Update
     
     Scott Leitz - Chief Executive Officer, MNSure
     Mike Rothman - Commissioner, Department of Commerce

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol

Other departments may be added.
Agenda: 
Overviews of Governor's Budget Recommendations (Departments TBA)
     
     - MN Pollution Control Agency (PCA)

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 207 Lourey Child out-of-home placement costs county reimbursement authorization.
S.F. 410 Sheran Let's Talk Now Act; advanced care planning grant program establishment.
S.F. 407 Sheran Advance care planning resource organization appropriation.
S.F. 247 Nelson Alzheimer's and other dementias research grants and programs; Alzheimer's research advisory council establishment; appropriating money.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee on State and Local Government
Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 139 Lourey MNsure state agency designation; MNsure board and legislative oversight committee elimination.

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Governor's Budget Recommendations: Minnesota Department of Transportation

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
Chair: Sen. Dan Sparks
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
MN Milk Producers presentation
Department of Agriculture Budget - Overview of Change Items
S.F. 152 Schmit Agritourism professionals liability immunity.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
State Departments and Veterans Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
04:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Due to the large number of Jurisdictions in the Division, limited hard copies will be available. Please use the link and list of jurisdictions below to find the information for each specific jurisdiction.

Link to the MMB webpage for all jurisdictions:
http://mn.gov/mmb/budget/currentbud/gov16-17/recs-agency.jsp?biennium=2016-17&version=Governor%27s%20Budget%20-%20January%2027,%202015&bill=All

Other Change Item presentations may be added and the order of presentations may change.
Agenda: 
Change Item presentation by Minnesota Management and Budget
Change Item presentation by Department of Revenue
Change Item presentation by the Board of Accountancy
Change Item presentation by the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geo-science, and Interior Design
Change Item presentation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor
Change Item presentation by the Minnesota Historical Society

 
Thursday, February 5, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 298 Stumpf Temporary teaching licensure extension to initial teaching licensure authorization.

 
12 Noon  
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from Public Defense Board.
Budget presentation from the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Budget presentation from the Judicial Standards Board.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 5, 2015
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Due to scheduling conflicts, the hearing scheduled for Thursday, February 5 has been canceled.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Friday, February 6, 2015  
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, February 6, 2015
Advisory Committee on Capitol Security
Chair:
10:00 a.m.
Room 300S State Office Building
Agenda: 
To be announced.

 
Monday, February 9, 2015  
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 9, 2015
Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Governor's budget recommendations: Metropolitan Council-- Transportation
Presentation from the Counties Transit Improvement Board

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 9, 2015
Legislative Water Commission
Chair: Rep. Paul Torkelson
6:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  
12 Noon  
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from Tax Court.
Budget presentation from Department of Corrections.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Joint Meeting: Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; House Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance
Chairs: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff, Rep. Bud Nornes
4 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Recommend nominees for the Board of Regents of the University of
     Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the Legislature.

 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015  
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee
Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
1:00 p.m.
Room 500S State Office Building
Agenda: 
Release OLA Evaluation, Recycling and Waste Reduction

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview of the Governor's budget recommendations: Department of Public Safety -- Public Safety provisions
Overview of the Governor's budget recommendations: Department of Public Safety -- Transportation provisions

 
Thursday, February 26, 2015  
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Mississippi River Parkway Commission - Corridor Management Plan Project Subcommittee
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
1:00 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 
Great River Road Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan Work Session
For more agenda information, click here

 
3:15 p.m.  
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
3:15 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBD
For more agenda information, click here

 
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: 
TBA

 
Friday, April 24, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 24, 2015
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: David Hartwell
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Time TBD
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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