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Monday, January 26, 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.

01 Links to days that have meetings scheduled are shown in red on the calendar.
 
Monday, January 26, 2015  
12 Noon  
Monday, January 26, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 4 Sheran Child maltreatment reports screening modifications.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 26, 2015
Committee on State and Local Government
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
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  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol

S.F. 70 removed by author's request.
Agenda: 
S.F. 9 Skoe Agricultural homestead determinations modifications.
S.F. 257 Skoe Agricultural containment facilities property tax exemption repeal.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary
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
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Minnesota Clean Energy Economy Profile report presentation by DEED and
     Dept. of Commerce
Financing trends for renewable energy projects presentation by Bloomberg
     New Energy Finance

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
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
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
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
     
     ***The committee will hear public testimony on Friday, Jan. 30th for the Governor's budget proposals relating to Health & Human Services.

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tax Reform Division
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 123 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
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Commerce
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
Chair: Sen. David J. Tomassoni
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Office of Legislative Auditor DNR Forest Management Evaluation Report
DNR Game & Fish Fund Report

 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
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
Committee on State and Local Government
Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 110 Rest Hennepin county board certificate of approved law secretary of state filing.
S.F. 246 Brown Mille Lacs county auditor-treasurer office appointment.

 
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.

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol

(Please note the different room number for this hearing.)
Agenda: 
Continued Review of DHS Proposals by Issue Area
     - Operations
     - Health Care
     - Aging
Overview and Review of Governor's Budget Proposals for the Dept. of Health
      - Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger
     
     ***The committee will hear public testimony on Friday, Jan. 30th, for the Governor's budget proposals relating to Health & Human Services.

 
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
Agenda: 
AGENDA

Action: Accomplishment Plan Amendment, Protect Aquatic Habitat from Asian Carp
Action: Accomplishment Plan Amendment, Accelerated Aquatic Management Area Acquisition
Action: Critical Shoreland Habitat Protection Program: Phase II
Action: MN Forests for the Future / Upper Mississippi Project: Phase I
Discussion: Process Review for Call for Funding Request, FY 2017
Action: Elections of Council Officers
Note: Council member Scott Rall will be participating via phone from: 13667 Bacon Lane, Cross Lake, MN 56442
For more agenda information, click here

 
8:30 a.m.  
Friday, January 30, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continued Review of Governor's Budget Proposals for Dept. of Health
     - Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger
Public Testimony on Governor's Budget Proposals for Health & Human Services
     
     ***If you would like to testify, please email your name and organization,if appropriate, to stacie.weeks@senate.mn by Jan. 29th.
     
     ***Please keep your testimony to 2-3 minutes to allow time for all testifiers.

 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015  
12 Noon  
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
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.

 
Thursday, February 5, 2015  
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, Sentencing Guidelines
     Commission, and Judicial Standards Board.

 
Monday, February 9, 2015  
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
Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget presentation from Department of Corrections.

 
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.

 
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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