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Senate Schedule for the week of January 27-31

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Update: January 30, 2003 11:30 a.m.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Monday, January 27

Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Rondi Erickson
8:30 a.m.Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: Approve minutes of the meeting on January 10, 2003. Announcements. Discuss selection criteria for regents. Interview arrangements. Other. Interviews.

State Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
9:30 a.m. and immediately following Session Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Overview of Legal Aid and Courts.

The Senate will be in session at 10 a.m.

Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee
Chair: Sen. Leo Foley
12:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Department of Corrections overview, Department of Public Safety overview and Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission overview.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12:30 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: ATV damage to natural resources, public, and private property.

State and Local Government Operations Committee
Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
12:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Overview of Minnesota Regional Development Organization and a program evaluation report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor on Professional/Technical Contracting.

Commerce and Utilities Committee
Chair: Sen. Ellen Anderson
1 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Overview on energy issues: Toby Madden, regional economist, Federal Reserve Bank; Ken Wolf, reliability administrator, MN Dept of Commerce; Burl Haar, executive secretary, PUC; Mike Bull, legislative analyst, House Research; Marya White, manager, Energy Planning & Advocacy, Dept of Commerce; Steve Rakow, rates analyst, Energy Division, Dept of Commerce.

Tuesday, January 28

Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Rondi Erickson
8:45 a.m. Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: Announcements. Interview arrangements. Other. Interviews.

Health, Human Services and Corrections Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
9 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Budget overviews - Department of Human Services and Department of Health.

State Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
8:45 a.m. Meet in Room 120 Capitol
Agenda: Tour of Department of Administration.

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

Higher Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Presentation and discussion: Higher Education Services Office.

Legislative Audit Commission
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
1 p.m. Room 316 Capitol
Agenda: Review of program evaluation report on the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Education Committee
Chair: Sen. Steve Kelley
3:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Teacher training and qualifications in compliance with ESEA: Cheri Pierson Yecke, commissioner, Children Families and Learning and George Maurer, executive director, MN Board of Teaching.

Wednesday, January 29

Regent Candidate Advisory Council
Chair: Rondi Erickson
7:45 a.m. Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: Announcements. Interview arrangements. Interviews. Review of voting procedures. Reference check reports (executive session). Voting. Date for next meeting. Other.

E-12 Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. LeRoy Stumpf
9 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Continuation of overview of E-12 finances.

Health, Human Services and Corrections Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Linda Berglin
9 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Budget overviews - Department of Human Services and Department of Health.

State Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
9 a.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Report on state contract procedures from Legislative Auditor's Office. Management analysis report from Department of Administration.

***Revision 1: Room change***
Commerce and Utilities Committee
Chair: Sen. Ellen Anderson
12:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Nuclear plant safety and security: David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists; Mike Wadley, Nuclear Management Company.

***Meeting canceled***
Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee
Chair: Sen. Leo Foley
12:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: To be announced.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12:30 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 94-Kleis: Technical correction on state land conveyance description in St. Cloud. Presentation of Legislative Auditor's Report on State-Funded Trails for Motorized Recreation. DNR Motorized Trail Task Force Report.

State and Local Government Operations Committee
Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
12:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Rulemaking overview. S.F. 30-Betzold: Rules good cause exemption. S.F. 61-Betzold: Statement of need for administrative rules.

Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
3:30 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Resolution and testimony to commemorate the "first shot veterans" of WWII.

Capital Investment Committee
Chair: Sen. Keith Langseth
3:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: "Debt Management of Bonds" and "Cancellations Report" from Assistant Commissioner Peter Sausen,Department of Finance.

Thursday, January 30

The Senate will be in session at 9 a.m.

***Meeting canceled***
State Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
9 a.m. or immediately following session Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Report from fiscal analyst on funding history for constitional offices and 1981 budget balancing efforts. Department of Administration overview of CORE report.

Joint Health and Family Security Committee and Judiciary Subcommittee on Data Practices
Chair: Sen. Becky Lourey and Sen. Wesley Skoglund
12:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Rescheduled Department of Health presentation on administrative billing data.

Higher Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Discussion of higher education finances: Duane Benson, Minnesota Business Partnership; Bill Blazer, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Mitch Pearlstein, Center for the American Experiement.

Education Committee
Chair: Sen. Steve Kelley
3:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Special education in Minnesota schools. S.F. 85-Skoglund: Memorializing Congress to fund IDEA.

Jobs, Housing and Community Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Linda Scheid
3:30 Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Minnesota’s current employment statistics. Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council report and recommendations. State workers ineligible for federal benefit extension. Minnesota’s economic and workforce development programs reorganization update.

Transportation Policy and Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Dean E. Johnson
3:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Review of MnDOT procedures and use of consulting contracts.

Conference Committee on H.F. 74/S.F. 79
Chairs: Sen. Richard Cohen and Rep. Jim Knoblach
7:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: H.F. 74/S.F. 79-Budget reconciliation.

Friday, January 31

No meetings scheduled.



 


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