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For the Month of April 2011

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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, April 4, 2011  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, April 4, 2011

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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011  
9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Senate will be in Session at 9:30 a.m.

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10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 416 Scheid Brewer license holders on-sale facility local government license authorization.
S.F. 1013 Pappas Brewpubs sale of malt liquor to licensed wholesalers authorization.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
***Revision 2: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
TBD

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM or 15 Minutes After Session
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 882 Hall Targeted misdemeanors no contact order misdemeanor violations inclusion for fingerprinting purposes.
S.F. 1044 Parry Natural disasters state agencies responses provisions modifications.
S.F. 881 Newman E-charging expansion to citations, juvenile adjudication, and implied consent test refusal and failure.
S.F. 885 Limmer Revisor's bill.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

Meeting Canceled
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011  
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 788 Robling Shakopee raceway park on-sale liquor license authorization.
S.F. 1076 Michel University of Minnesota TCF bank stadium on-sale liquor license restrictions elimination.
S.F. 1091 Benson Farm winery temporary on-sale license authorization.
S.F. 218 Howe Wine festivals on-sale liquor license issuance authority.
S.F. 918 Gerlach Private non-profit college on-sale liquor license authorization.
S.F. 414 Magnus Microdistillery manufacturers and wholesalers liquor license authorization.
S.F. 416 Scheid Brewer license holders on-sale facility local government license authorization.
S.F. 1013 Pappas Brewpubs sale of malt liquor to licensed wholesalers authorization.
S.F. 976 Chamberlain White Bear township liquor licenses issuance authority.
S.F. 323 Latz Liquor store clothing and memorabilia sale authorization.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 742 Rosen Hospital moratorium exception for expanded psychiatric hospital bed capacity.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 867 Tomassoni St. Louis county fairgrounds tax status and expansion.
S.F. 792 Nienow Municipal concurrent detachment and annexation alternate procedure.
S.F. 931 Gimse Melrose public utilities commission membership increase.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 134 Robling Public employee definition modification.
S.F. 646 Hann Public employee insurance program provisions modifications for local government employees.
H.F. 110 Pappas Legislative commission on pensions and retirement membership increase.
S.F. 434 Rosen Minnesota Pay for Performance Act of 2011.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
05:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol

This hearing will go until all bills on the agenda have been processed.
Agenda: 
Continuation of agenda from morning hearing

 
Thursday, April 7, 2011  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 7, 2011
***Revision 1: Time and Room change***
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 509 Limmer Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, April 7, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***

 Conference Committee on H.F. 12 

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Chairs: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller and Rep. Mike LeMieur
12 Noon
CONFEREES: SENATE: Miller; Skoe; Gazelka; Brown; Nienow - HOUSE: LeMieur; Davids; Eken; Hamilton; Daudt
Room 500S State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
H.F. 12 Miller Minnesota agricultural property tax law (Green Acres) provisions modifications; Green Acres and agricultural classifications to pre-2008 status restoration.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 850 Hall Crime of sale or possession of synthetic cannabinoids.
S.F. 537 Nelson Marijuana definition to include synthetic marijuana.
S.F. 502 Pappas Controlled substance mixture definition modification; controlled substance possession offenses modifications.
S.F. 1092 Hall Analogues addition to schedule I controlled substances list.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee
Chair: Sen. Roger Reinert
1:00 p.m.
Room 400S State Office Building

TIME CHANGE

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
Working session to select 8 - 10 evaluation topics for further consideration by the subcommittee

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 7, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

SF 1023 removed from agenda by author request
Agenda: 
S.F. 261/H.F.203 Senjem Regulatory reform; legislative approval required prior to certain rules taking effect.
S.F. 736 Brown Cold weather rule electronic notification option.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 79 Ingebrigtsen Resolution urging Congress to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act.
S.F. 756 Dahms Subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extension.

 
Friday, April 8, 2011  
11:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 8, 2011
Legislative Audit Commission - Audit Subcommittee
Chair: Sen. Ann H. Rest
11:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
I. Report on the Department of Veterans Affairs - Minnesota Veterans Home at Minneapolis

Cecile Ferkul, Deputy Legislative Auditor
Michael Hassing, Audit Manager

Representative from the Department of Veteran Affairs:
Gil Acevedo, Deputy Commissioner, Veterans Health Care

II. Report on the Department of Commerce

Cecile Ferkul, Deputy Legislative Auditor
Brad White, Audit Manager

Representatives from the Department of Commerce:
Steve Carlson, Deputy Commissioner
Tim Jahnke, Chief Financial Officer

 
12 Noon  
Friday, April 8, 2011
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair:
12 Noon
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Organizational Meeting
Election of 2011-2012 Commission Officers
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2:30 p.m.  
Friday, April 8, 2011
Joint Meeting: Committee on Environment and Natural Resources; Committee on Capital Investment
Chairs: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, Sen. David H. Senjem
2:30 p.m.
Moorhead City Hall
Agenda: 
2011 Red River Valley Flood Update and Impact

 
Monday, April 11, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, April 11, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1016 

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Chairs: Sen. Doug Magnus and Rep. Rod Hamilton
08:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Magnus; Miller; Kubly; Nienow; Dahms - HOUSE: Hamilton; Shimanski; Anderson; LeMieur; Eken
Room 107 Capitol

Conference Committee is in recess and will reconvene at 4:00 pm or immediately following the House floor session in Capitol Room 107.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1016 Magnus Omnibus agriculture and rural economic development appropriations.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, April 11, 2011

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

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1:00 p.m.  
Monday, April 11, 2011
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
HF 52 Variance provision
     SF 270 Interim planning ordinances
     
     The committee will take up HF 52 and SF 270 to determine whether these bills should be placed on a future agenda for further consideration. The chairman will be abstaining from any action concerning these bills. The vice-chairman will serve as the chair of the committee for this portion of the hearing.
S.F. 1112 Chamberlain Campaign finance and public disclosure law public official definition modification.
S.F. 1113 Chamberlain White Bear Lake volunteer fire department relief association pension plan actuarial work authorization.
H.F. 954 Stumpf Kittson county recorder and auditor-treasurer appointment authorization.

 
Monday, April 11, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

If you would like to testify on any of these bills, please contact Elisabeth DeBeck at (651) 296-0284 or elisabeth.debeck@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.


Agenda: 
H.F. 299 Senjem State agency value initiative (SAVI) program establishment.
S.F. 527 Senjem Autism spectrum disorder task force creation.

 
Monday, April 11, 2011
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 230 Gerlach Nurse Licensure Compact.
S.F. 195 Limmer Crime of criminal abuse of vulnerable adults registrable offense under the predatory offender registration; vulnerable adult assault criminal penalty increase.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, April 11, 2011
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 605 Nienow Graduation required assessment for diploma (GRAD) mathematics requirement exception removal; high school assessments for college and career readiness determination establishment.
S.F. 143 Wiger High school assessments for college and career readiness determination establishment; assessment advisory committee recommendations for alternative means of graduation for students requirement.
S.F. 1073 Nelson School districts transition planning for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment.

 
4:30 p.m.  
Monday, April 11, 2011
***Revision 1: Room change***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Redistricting
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
04:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Voting Rights Act Overview - Tom Bottern, Senate Counsel

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 712 Carlson, J. State lands valuation methods for acquired lands modification; adopt-a-WMA (wildlife management area) program establishment; state parks, forests, recreation areas and wildlife management areas additions and deletions; public and private sales of cer.
S.F. 930 Robling Deficiency funding appropriations for public safety department, judicial standards board, tax court, and secretary of state; state-owned land minimum sale requirement modification.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol

The Committee will return at 5:30 p.m. if the agenda is not finished during the regularly scheduled meeting time.
Agenda: 
S.F. 595 Michel No-fault automobile insurance act repeal; compulsory auto insurance and insurance premium reductions requirements.
S.F. 508 Chamberlain Insured right for choice of rental vehicle company for temporary replacement vehicle.
S.F. 589 Scheid No-fault automobile insurance limitation of damages for noneconomic detriment modifications.
S.F. 389 Gazelka Reduce Auto Medical Fraud Act.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ted H. Lillie
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1130 Pederson Unemployment insurance and workforce development provisions modifications.
H.F. 664 Metzen Elevator code changes compliance timeline modification.
H.F. 569 DeKruif Well contractor licensing requirements modifications.
H.F. 529 Magnus Agricultural building roof panels equivalent load bearing capacity requirement.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Meeting may go into the evening.
Agenda: 
S.F. 103 Thompson Abortion state-sponsored health programs funding limitation.
S.F. 649 Hoffman Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
S.F. 1145 Hann State health care programs contract authority with third-party administrators to provide medical assistance (MA) benefits.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 5: Agenda change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

**SF 201, SF 1143, and SF 865 have been removed from the agenda.
Agenda: 
H.F. 57 Kriesel/Hall Analogues addition to schedule I controlled substances list (fiscal note and final action) http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/committees/display_select_committee_amendment.php?ls=&id=8. HF 57 (SF 1166) - This is the vehicle for the drug omnibus bill.
S.F. 593 Limmer Prostitution laws clarification and recodification; gross misdemeanor penalties provisions.
S.F. 301 Newman Crime of fourth-degree assault crime and crime of assaulting a police horse expansion.
H.F. 460 Limmer Fire sprinkler installation requirement in single-family detached homes prohibition.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 471 Newman Drivers license reinstatement diversion pilot program expansion and extension.
S.F. 395 Daley Driver's license expiration period extension for active military service persons.
S.F. 499 Howe Driver education instruction permit requirements modification.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
01:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 612 Benson Youth athlete concussion policies establishment.
S.F. 901 Pederson Early childhood services and programs for full kindergarten readiness coordination.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1115 Ingebrigtsen Natural resources department (DNR) nonnative invasive species provisions modifications, aquatic plants harvesting and control and increased penalties provisions.
S.F. 943 Ingebrigtsen Miscellaneous aquaculture, game and fish, hunting, elk crop damage, fish and wildlife management plans, invasive species, walk-in access program and natural resources department (DNR) provisions modifications.
S.F. 1106 Gazelka Recreational vehicle operating provisions modifications; motorcycle duel registration establishment; special vehicle use on roadways modification.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
05:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation of afternoon agenda

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1030 

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Chairs: Sen. Gen Olson and Rep. Pat Garofalo
05:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Olson; Nelson; Thompson; Kruse; Wolf - HOUSE: Garofalo; Kelly; Doepke; Fabian; Erickson
Room 5 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1030 Olson, G. Omnibus early childhood through grade 12 education policy provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
05:30 PM
Room 107 Capitol

Continuation from morning hearing
Agenda: 
S.F. 589 Scheid No-fault automobile insurance limitation of damages for noneconomic detriment modifications.
S.F. 389 Gazelka Reduce Auto Medical Fraud Act.

 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 869 Ortman Department of Revenue technical bill.
S.F. 870 Ortman Department of Revenue policy non-budget bill.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
***Revision 3: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1159 Lillie Workers compensation advisory council recommendations adoption.
S.F. 852 Pederson Worker classification regulation, penalties and fees modification.
H.F. 664 Metzen Elevator code changes compliance timeline modification.

 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Informational Hearing on Health Exchange

 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 877 Chamberlain Annuity products regulation.
S.F. 387 Brown Building and construction contracts, professional services contracts, and indemnification agreements regulations.
S.F. 955 Brown Pawnbrokers pledged goods return and location restrictions regulations.
S.F. 1045 Chamberlain Continuing education for pharmacy benefit managers, insurance coverages, adjusters and real estate appraisers regulations modifications.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 52 Olson, G. City, county, and town zoning controls and ordinances variances provisions modification.
The vice-chairman will serve as the chair of the committee for this portion of the hearing.

 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

If you would like to testify on any of these bills, please contact Elisabeth DeBeck at (651) 296-0284 or elisabeth.debeck@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.

Agenda: 
S.F. 51 Koch Female-veteran license plate designation for special veterans license plates or Gold Star license plates.
S.F. 509 Limmer Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.

 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
01:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room 200 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
2:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
02:30 PM
Room 318 Capitol

**Please note - The start time is 2:30 pm and the hearing is in room 318.
Agenda: 
S.F. 952 Limmer Public defender representation provisions modifications.
S.F. 1027 Newman Statewide public defense system county withdrawal permission; court-ordered indigent offender representation requirement.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 452 Vandeveer Charter school as educational entity within a school district pilot project for charter district #4116, Lakes International Language Academy and independent school district #831, Forest Lake.
S.F. 946 DeKruif School districts joint operation and innovative delivery of education pilot project establishment.
S.F. 408 Wolf Teacher's union financial reporting requirement.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Conference Committee on H.F. 42 

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Chairs: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman and Rep. Greg Davids
08:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Ortman; Rosen; Senjem; Chamberlain; Limmer - HOUSE: Davids; Lenczewski; Runbeck; Anderson; Loon
Room 15 Capitol

Walk-through of spreadsheet and side-by-side
Agenda: 
H.F. 42 Ortman Omnibus tax bill.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011

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

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12:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Conference Committee on H.F. 1101 

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Chairs: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach and Rep. Bud Nornes
12:30 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Fischbach; Robling; Senjem; Carlson; Brown - HOUSE: Nornes; Dettmer; Daudt; Hancock; Mazorol
Room 300N State Office Bldg.

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Agenda: 
H.F. 1101 Fischbach Omnibus higher education appropriations and policy provisions modification.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1030 

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Chairs: Sen. Gen Olson and Rep. Pat Garofalo
12:30 PM or 15 Minutes After Session
CONFEREES: SENATE: Olson; Nelson; Thompson; Kruse; Wolf - HOUSE: Garofalo; Kelly; Doepke; Fabian; Erickson
Room 5 State Office Bldg.

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Agenda: 
S.F. 1030 Olson, G. Omnibus early childhood through grade 12 education policy provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 992 Wolf School bus crossing control arm requirement.
S.F. 341 Senjem Motor vehicle dealer records alternative site authorization; self-insured fleet owners title branding reporting requirements.
S.F. 672 Ingebrigtsen Conservation officers unmarked vehicle plates usage authorization.
S.F. 330 Parry Deputy John W. Liebenstein memorial highway designation.
S.F. 1072 Gimse Train crews drivers license requirement exemption.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

**SF 952 added to agenda. Committee time will continue until agenda is complete.
Agenda: 
S.F. 874 Limmer In forma pauperis proceeding court reimbursement or partial payment authorization.
S.F. 875 Limmer Failure to obtain motor vehicle insurance, service of petition election errors, and notary provisions modifications; predatory offender duty to register form requirement; fees and surcharges clarification.
S.F. 846 Limmer Correctional facility inmates minimum health care service co-payment requirement.
S.F. 506 Ortman Conciliation court civil claim limit increase.
S.F. 952 Limmer Public defender representation provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
01:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
1:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Electronic Real Estate Recording Commission
Chair: Michael Cunniff
1:30 p.m.
Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: 
To be announced

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1198 Jungbauer Public utilities charitable contributions and issuance of securities clarifications and modifications.
S.F. 1195 Rosen Energy conservation information center data gathering responsibility modification.
S.F. 1196 Rosen Renewable energy initiatives state transmission plan project reporting requirement modification.
S.F. 1197 Rosen Office of enterprise technology software sales, public utilities commission (PUC) reporting, state energy-savings plan weatherization, and electric power facility permits assessment modifications.
S.F. 1194 Rosen Energy reliability and intervention office establishment.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 855 Hoffman Landfill cleanup program operation modifications.
S.F. 657 Ingebrigtsen Clean water fund appropriations; clean water legacy act modifications; clean water council duties and membership modifications.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 768 Thompson Probationary teacher and principal status requirements clarification.
S.F. 781 Harrington Teacher Tenure Act for school districts located in first class cities modification.
S.F. 1022 Nelson School district principals annual performance-based evaluation system establishment.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1047 

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Chairs: Sen. Mike Parry and Rep. Morrie Lanning
05:30 PM or 30 Minutes After Session
CONFEREES: SENATE: Parry; Gazelka; Thompson; Daley; Vandeveer - HOUSE: Lanning; Downey; Benson; Stensrud; Anderson
Room 200 State Office Bldg.

**Walk-through of spreadsheet and side-by-side**

Agenda: 
S.F. 1047 Parry Omnibus state government, military affairs and veterans affairs appropriations; Minnesota Sunset Act.

 
Friday, April 15, 2011  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 15, 2011
***Revision 2: Room change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Room number has been changed to G-15.
Agenda: 
S.F. 799 Miller Student records and data usage liability clarification.
S.F. 735 Limmer Civil immunity extension to municipalities donating public safety equipment.
S.F. 1068 Daley School facilities recreational activities use immunity establishment.
S.F. 160 Hann Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act.
S.F. 509 Limmer Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 15, 2011
Joint House-Senate Subcommittee on Claims
Chairs: Senator Michael Jungbauer, Representative Steve Smith
10:00 a.m.
Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: 

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1:00 p.m.  
Friday, April 15, 2011

 Conference Committee on H.F. 1140 

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Chairs: Sen. Joe Gimse and Rep. Michael Beard
01:00 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Gimse; DeKruif; Howe; Kruse; Lillie - HOUSE: Beard; Murdock; Leidiger; Murray; Westrom
Room Basement State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
H.F. 1140/S.F.898 Beard/Gimse Omnibus transportation appropriations.

 
Monday, April 18, 2011  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, April 18, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room Basement State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
12 Noon  
Monday, April 18, 2011

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

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1:00 p.m.  
Monday, April 18, 2011
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Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

If you would like to testify on any of these bills, please contact Elisabeth DeBeck at (651) 296-0284 or elisabeth.debeck@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.



Agenda: 
S.F. 247 Dahms Public employees insurance program local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements.
S.F. 1146 Wolf Public employees dues check off written request requirement for certain contributions.

 
Monday, April 18, 2011
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Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1190 Chamberlain Vacation rental of residential property as permitted use requirement.
S.F. 1157 Robling Metropolitan transportation board establishment.

 
Monday, April 18, 2011
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 164 Olson, G. General assistance (GA) earned income savings account dollar amounts modifications.
S.F. 491 Lourey Swimming pond health rule exemption expiration date elimination.

 
30 Minutes After Session  
Monday, April 18, 2011
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
30 Minutes After Session
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Various Appointments

 
Friday, April 22, 2011  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 22, 2011

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 2: Room change***

 Conference Committee on H.F. 42 

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Chairs: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman and Rep. Greg Davids
08:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Ortman; Rosen; Senjem; Chamberlain; Limmer - HOUSE: Davids; Lenczewski; Runbeck; Anderson; Loon
Room 112 Capitol

Discussion of TIF provisions.
If interested in testifying on TIF contact Beth Kadoun at beth.kadoun@senate.mn or call 651-296-5640.
Agenda: 
H.F. 42 Ortman Omnibus tax bill.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 509 Limmer Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Agenda to be continued:

1:00 PM-2:30 PM, Room 15, Capitol

6:00 PM-10:00 PM, Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1026 Hann Sex offender civil commitment provisions modification.
S.F. 288 Howe Dental laboratories regulation.
S.F. 775 Hann Dental licensing provisions modifications and clarification.
S.F. 61 Kubly Publicly owned nursing facility additional local share of costs and payment rate clarification.
S.F. 527 Senjem Autism spectrum disorder task force creation.
S.F. 310 Langseth Detoxification services interstate contracts authorization.
S.F. 1211 Benson Single-family residential use family day care requirements modifications.
S.F. 1179 Hall Human services supplemental service contracts authorization.
S.F. 1055 Sheran Nurse profession provisions technical changes and bordering states reciprocity repeal.
S.F. 837 Sheran Single public health care program establishment plan requirement.
S.F. 704 Marty Electronic prescription drug program effective date extension for certain providers.

 
9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 1: Time change***

 Conference Committee on S.F. 887 

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Chairs: Sen. Geoff Michel and Rep. Bob Gunther
09:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Michel; Pederson; Miller; Daley; Lillie - HOUSE: Gunther; Hoppe; McFarlane; Sanders; Kieffer
Room 107 Capitol

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Agenda: 
S.F. 887 Michel Omnibus jobs and economic growth and development appropriations.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 26 Rest Homeowners insurance surcharge disclosure requirement.
S.F. 380 Gerlach Right to engage in an occupation provision.
S.F. 918 Gerlach Omnibus Liquor Bill.
S.F. 1208 Sparks Life insurance and title insurance reserves regulation.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

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1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1042 Wiger Drivers education instruction and license examination requirements expansion for carbon monoxide poisoning.
S.F. 532 Vandeveer Collector emergency vehicles display and use of nonconforming colored lights authorization.
S.F. 785 DeKruif Motor vehicle reregistration requirement to operate at excessive gross weights repeal; special permit fee surcharge imposition authority.
S.F. 1121 DeKruif Overweight vehicle permits provisions modifications; commercial vehicle operation medical waiver provision modifications.
S.F. 1148 Saxhaug Rail bank property use prohibited activities expansion and penalty provision modification.
S.F. 1077 Howe Miscellaneous transportation provisions; Mississippi River bikeway trail establishment; veterans memorial highway description change; traffic control and flashing signals left turn regulations; rail service improvements federal financing and local go.
S.F. 1124 Wolf Child passenger restraint systems provisions modifications.
S.F. 1098 Gerlach Buses highway shoulders use provision modifications.
S.F. 1149 Rest Transportation related data clarification and classification authorization.
S.F. 346 Senjem Mississippi River Parkway commission expiration date extension.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

**Please note - We are in room 112 and committee will continue until the agenda is complete.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1044 Parry Natural disasters state agencies responses provisions modifications.
S.F. 1115 Ingebrigtsen Natural resources department (DNR) nonnative invasive species provisions modifications, public waters work permits requirements modifications; aquatic plants harvesting and control and increased penalties provisions.
S.F. 172 Scheid Watercraft titling certificate of title issuance requirements modifications.
S.F. 471 Newman Drivers license reinstatement diversion pilot program expansion and extension.
S.F. 680 Newman Crime of organized retail theft establishment.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 288 Howe Dental laboratories regulation.
S.F. 775 Hann Dental licensing provisions modifications and clarification.
S.F. 1055 Sheran Nurse profession provisions technical changes and bordering states reciprocity repeal.
S.F. 704 Marty Electronic prescription drug program effective date extension for certain providers.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1093 Benson Public utilities renewable energy standards compliance rate information impact report submission.
S.F. 817 Benson Public utility rates cost of service provisions modification; natural gas inverted rates program repeal.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 619 Hann School districts essential uses reserve account authorization.
S.F. 1167 Olson, G. Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provisions modification.
S.F. 1062 Gerlach Retired teachers to serve as coaches.
S.F. 1213 Nelson Adult education performance tracking system modifications.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

All bills that deal with Legacy funding will be laid over for possible inclusion in a Legacy Omnibus bill. Hearing will break from 5:15 to 6 for dinner. Hearing will continue until all bills are heard.
Agenda: 
S.F. 290 Gazelka Camp Ripley/Veterans state trail acquisition and development appropriation.
S.F. 314 Skoe LaSalle Lake state recreation area establishment as a satellite unit of Itasca state park.
S.F. 1066 Dahms Redwood Falls Ramsey Park improvements grant appropriation.
S.F. 563 Rosen Watline trail appropriation.
S.F. 1230 Pederson Parks and trail fund money allocation modification.
S.F. 123 Dahms County agricultural societies grants appropriation for county fair facilities preservation and improvement.
S.F. 319 Rosen Farmamerica - Minnesota agricultural interpretive center improvements appropriation.
S.F. 321 Rosen Dodd Ford bridge rehabilitation grant appropriation.
S.F. 357 Ingebrigtsen Kensington Area Historical Society museum and heritage center grant appropriation.
S.F. 481 Metzen Dakota county Darvan Acres Nature center grant appropriation.
S.F. 521 Sheran Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 608 Kelash Air National Guard museum appropriation.
S.F. 638 Nelson Perpich Center for Arts Education best practices networks development and implementation appropriation.
S.F. 763 Hall Minnesota zoo appropriation.
S.F. 862 McGuire Como zoo and conservatory appropriation.
S.F. 936 Higgins Minneapolis Heart of the Earth interpretive center grant appropriation.
S.F. 996 Saxhaug Grand Rapids Children's Discovery museum grant appropriation.
S.F. 1040 Dahms Regional libraries educational opportunities grants appropriation.
S.F. 1043 Saxhaug Bell museum of natural history educational programming appropriation.
S.F. 1081 Olson, G. Arts board appropriation.
S.F. 1103 Cohen Arts board appropriation and distribution requirements.
S.F. 1180 Parry Waseca art center grant appropriation.
S.F. 1207 Carlson, J. Minnesota public television association appropriation.
S.F. 1220 Miller Minnesota public educational radio stations association grants.
S.F. 1228 Cohen Minnesota film projects reimbursement program establishment.
S.F. 1235 Higgins Minnesota public radio grant appropriation.
S.F. 1242 Cohen Science museum of Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 1245 Higgins Minnesota historical society appropriation.
S.F. 1250 Olson, G. Minnesota humanities center appropriations.
S.F. 999 Ingebrigtsen Migratory waterfowl stamp revenue appropriation to natural resources commissioner (DNR).
S.F. 1002 Ingebrigtsen Trout and salmon stamp sales revenue management account appropriation to natural resources department (DNR).
S.F. 1244 Dahms Environmental review and solid waste land disposal facility permits rulemaking requirement.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
06:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 61 Kubly Publicly owned nursing facility additional local share of costs and payment rate clarification.
S.F. 527 Senjem Autism spectrum disorder task force creation.
S.F. 310 Langseth Detoxification services interstate contracts authorization.
S.F. 1211 Benson Single-family residential use family day care requirements modifications.
S.F. 1179 Hall Human services supplemental service contracts authorization.
S.F. 837 Sheran Single public health care program establishment plan requirement.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 405 Robling Property taxes, including game birds and waterfowl in ag definition.
S.F. 829 Gazelka Property taxes, modifying penalties for late payment.
S.F. 867 Tomassoni St. Louis county, tax status of fairgrounds.
S.F. 1156 Skoe Modifying property tax valuation appeals of income-producing properties.
S.F. 660 Bakk Dept. of Revenue to report on use of zip codes for local sales taxes.
S.F. 1012 Howe Modifying sales and use tax remittance schedule.
S.F. 300 Bonoff Establishing a Science and Technology Program.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1030 

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Chairs: Sen. Gen Olson and Rep. Pat Garofalo
10:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Olson; Nelson; Thompson; Kruse; Wolf - HOUSE: Garofalo; Kelly; Doepke; Fabian; Erickson
Room 300S State Office Bldg.

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Agenda: 
S.F. 1030 Olson, G. Omnibus early childhood through grade 12 education policy provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
10:00 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 509 Limmer Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1199 Pederson Prevailing wage provisions modifications.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Chris Gerlach
10:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 880 Benson Health coverage mandates evaluation provisions modifications.
S.F. 666 Bonoff Transaction agents information disclosure to mortgage loan lender requirement.
S.F. 926 Gerlach Residential property rights provisions modifications; Minnesota common interest ownership act association vote and lien provisions modifications.
S.F. 249 Kruse Residential contractors insurance claims for goods and services regulation.
S.F. 1158 Gazelka Group Insurance Portability Act (GIPA).

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
10:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Agenda to be continued:

Please note the afternoon start time has changed from 5:30 to 6pm.

6:00 PM-10:00 PM Room 112, Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1120 Nienow Miscellaneous human services provisions modifications relating to telephone equipment program for communication impaired persons, disability services, continuing care policy, comprehensive assessments, case management services and technical and confo.
S.F. 1173 Benson Adoption assistance and child welfare provisions modifications.
S.F. 1134 Hall Body art establishments and technicians provisions modifications.
S.F. 1135 Newman Maternal and child health advisory task force duration extension.
S.F. 1285 Hann Human services chemical and mental health services modifications; rate reforms.
S.F. 1287 Hann Minnesota sex offender program provisions modifications.
S.F. 1289 Hann Human services agency, hearing, and appeals provisions modifications.
S.F. 1286 Hann Health care facilities resident case mix classification provisions modifications.
S.F. 1305 Newman Human services licensing provisions, data practices, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Act, and Human Services Background Studies Act modifications.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

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12:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
12:30 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1157 Robling Metropolitan transportation board establishment.
S.F. 1217 Stumpf Marshall county recorder and auditor-treasurer appointment provisions authorization.
S.F. 270 Limmer Local government interim zoning planning ordinances and municipal development contracts provisions.
S.F. 1079 Thompson Municipal tobacco licensees minor tobacco sales alternative enforcement action local ordinance authorization.
S.F. 896 Daley County private audit meeting standards of state auditor performance authority.
S.F. 1225 Robling Campaign finance and public disclosure provisions modifications.
S.F. 953 Kelash Neighborhood revitalization program first class cities transition activities and termination provisions.
S.F. 247 Dahms Public employees insurance program local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements.
Hearing will re-convene at 6:00pm to complete the agenda.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

If you would like to testify on any of these bills, please contact Elisabeth DeBeck at (651) 296-0284 or elisabeth.debeck@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.

S.F. 1100 (Brown) has been removed from the agenda.
S.F. 575 (Newman) has been removed from the agenda.
S.F. 993 (Newman) has been removed from the agenda.

If necessary, committee will recess and re-convene at 6:00pm in Room 123.
Agenda: 
S.F. 943 Ingebrigtsen Miscellaneous aquaculture, game and fish, hunting, elk crop damage, fish and wildlife management plans, invasive species, natural resources department (DNR) provisions modifications.
S.F. 1146 Wolf Public employees dues check off written request requirement for certain contributions.
S.F. 1234 Kruse Secretary of state business entities certificates issuance process provisions clarifications and modifications.
S.F. 16 Wiger Resolution urging Congress to investigate the Prisoner of War - Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issue.
S.F. 1266 Wiger State government resource recovery program modifications.
S.F. 1270 Wiger Geospatial advisory council appointing authority modification and expiration date extension.
S.F. 1137 Hann State agency programs designation as performance-based organizations for persons with disabilities.
S.F. 327 Miller Fillmore county veterans cemetery requirement.
S.F. 994 Senjem Bingo gross profits use for allowable expenses percent increase.
S.F. 1200 Nelson State capitol preservation commission establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 361 Magnus Mitochondrial disease awareness week establishment.
S.F. 959 Vandeveer Disabled veterans homestead market value exemption extension to primary family caregiver.

 
2:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
02:30 PM
Room 112 Capitol

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Agenda: 
S.F. 1251 Bonoff Crow Wing state park land acquisition appropriation.
S.F. 1263 Nelson Minnesota children's museum grant appropriation.
S.F. 1294 Skoe Indian language preservation education appropriations.
S.F. 1304 McGuire Civics education appropriation.
S.F. 128 Vandeveer Disabled veterans rest camp on Big Marine Lake in Washington county improvements matching grant appropriation.
S.F. 158 Ingebrigtsen Outdoor heritage fund appropriations and provisions modifications.
S.F. 657 Ingebrigtsen Clean water fund appropriations; clean water legacy act modifications; clean water council duties and membership modifications.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1005 Koch Independent school district #883, Rockford; debt redemption money transfer for reroofing schools authorization.
S.F. 1210 Nienow Learning disabilities response to intervention model adoption; Minnesota response to intervention center reestablishment.
S.F. 540 Nelson Child maltreatment mandatory reporting requirement for school district employees; teacher license revocation provision.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
06:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

**Please note - Committee will start at 6:00 pm.
Agenda: 
S.F. 728 Latz Child certified as adult juvenile facility detention prior to trial and verdict.
S.F. 1162 Ingebrigtsen Residential tenant definition clarification.
S.F. 1149 Rest Transportation related data clarification and classification authorization.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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 Conference Committee on H.F. 42 

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Chairs: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman and Rep. Greg Davids
08:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Ortman; Rosen; Senjem; Chamberlain; Limmer - HOUSE: Davids; Lenczewski; Runbeck; Anderson; Loon
Room 15 Capitol

HF 42 and MN tax competitiveness
Agenda: 
H.F. 42 Ortman Omnibus tax bill.

 
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
08:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 389 Gazelka No-fault automobile insurance basic economic loss benefits modifications.
S.F. 348 Berglin Personal care assistance services modifications.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011

 Conference Committee on S.F. 760 

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Chairs: Sen. David W. Hann and Rep. Jim Abeler
08:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Hann; Hoffman; Nienow; Newman; Benson - HOUSE: Abeler; Huntley; Gottwalt; Kiffmeyer; Lohmer
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 760 Hann Omnibus health and human services finance bill.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Senate will be in Session at 10:30 a.m.

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1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Transportation
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Joe Gimse
01:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 51 Koch Female-veteran license plate designation for special veterans license plates or Gold Star license plates.
S.F. 366 Parry Gross weight seasonal increases for sweet corn transportation.
S.F. 1283 Benson State Capitol complex security advisory committee creation; state patrol protection to government officials authorization.
S.F. 1106 Gazelka Recreational vehicle operating provisions modifications; all terrain vehicle definitions modifications; motorcycle duel registration establishment; special vehicle use on roadways modification.
S.F. 1136 Wolf Electric-assisted bicycle operation requirements and regulations modifications.
S.F. 1219 Latz Transportation commissioner (DOT) subpoena powers.
S.F. 1297 Rest Highway toll lanes provisions modifications.
S.F. 920 Gimse Trunk highway fund expenditures report requirement.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

**Please note - Committee will continue until we complete agenda. Added to agenda SF 1183.
Agenda: 
S.F. 149 Ortman Unlawful or deceptive trade practice actions private remedies limitations; class action court order appeals authority.
S.F. 373 Ortman Limitation period for civil actions reduction.
S.F. 429 Scheid Attorney fees determining factor establishment.
S.F. 530 Ortman Civil action verdicts, awards, and judgments interest computation modification.
S.F. 1183 Ortman Tort claims liability limits for state and local governments restoration; municipality contracts maximum liability provision modification.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Please note the Senate Health and Human Services Meeting will begin immediately after session and the meeting is expected to go until 3pm.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1101 Hann My Life, My Choices task force establishment.
S.F. 1284 Hann Human services health care program provisions technical and policy changes; obsolete language clarification; federal conformity; eligibility requirements; pharmaceutical provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Doug Magnus
01:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 705 Marty Seized animals disposition requirements modifications and gross misdemeanor penalty.
Confirmation of Minnesota Rural Finance Authority Appointees
Confirmation of Board of Animal Health Appointees
Confirmation of Agriculture Commissioner David J. Frederickson
S.F. 1324 Magnus Miscellaneous agricultural programs, requirements, fees, and duties modifications and appropriations.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1313 Benson Public utilities energy conservation improvement program modifications.
S.F. 1205 Rosen Public utilities commission approval of renewable development account expenditures temporary prohibition and allocation elimination.
S.F. 1197 Rosen Office of enterprise technology software sales, public utilities commission (PUC) reporting, state energy-savings plan weatherization, and electric power facility permits assessment modifications.
S.F. 1292 Ingebrigtsen Resolution to encourage domestic oil drilling.
Note: SF 1197 will be the vehicle for the Energy Omnibus Bill

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
03:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 946 DeKruif School districts joint operation and innovative delivery of education pilot project establishment.
S.F. 939 Nienow Pupil transportation provisions modification.
S.F. 1073 Nelson School districts transition planning for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment.
S.F. 408 Wolf Teacher's union financial reporting requirement.
S.F. 612 Benson Youth athlete concussion policies establishment.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
03:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

The spreadsheet will be available by noon on the 28th either online or from Senator Ingebrigtsen's office. All four Legacy funding areas will be included in the omnibus bill. We plan to vote on the bill by the end of the hearing, so the hearing will continue as long as needed.

If you would like to testify, please contact Mike Karbo at (651) 296-2962 or michael.karbo@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.


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Agenda: 
S.F. 1044 Parry Natural disasters state agencies responses provisions modifications.
Presentation of Chairman's Legacy Recommendations
S.F. 743 Jungbauer Recycled water use standards.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Mike Parry
06:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

If you would like to testify on any of these bills, please contact Elisabeth DeBeck at (651) 296-0284 or elisabeth.debeck@senate.mn as soon as possible before the committee meeting begins.

SF 174 (Fischbach) removed from the agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1244 Dahms Environmental review and solid waste land disposal facility permits rulemaking requirement.
S.F. 158 Ingebrigtsen Outdoor heritage fund appropriations and provisions modifications.
S.F. 1319 Daley Veterans homes special revenue account for facilities and programs operations appropriation transfer authorization.
S.F. 1320 Daley Veterans homes work therapy programs funding support authorization.
S.F. 1321 Daley Veterans affairs commissioner federal funds acceptance authorization.
S.F. 346 Senjem Mississippi River Parkway commission expiration date extension.

 
Friday, April 29, 2011  
8:30 a.m.  
Friday, April 29, 2011
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 Conference Committee on H.F. 1010 

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Chairs: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Rep. Denny McNamara
08:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Ingebrigtsen; Pederson; Dahms; Rosen; Gerlach - HOUSE: McNamara; Torkelson; Hackbarth; Dill; Hoppe
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 1010 Ingebrigtsen Omnibus environment and natural resources finance and trust fund appropriations.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, April 29, 2011
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Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. David W. Hann
09:00 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Committee will recess for an hour at noon and reconvene at 1:00 PM 5:00 PM in Room 123, Capitol


Agenda: 
Social Costs of Casino Gaming Informational Hearing
S.F. 731 Hann Nursing facility rate equalization phase out.
S.F. 477 Howe Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutory governance exemptions modifications.
S.F. 1212 Brown Adult children of deceased person patient definition addition.
S.F. 1137 Hann State agency programs designation as performance-based organizations for persons with disabilities.
S.F. 1201 Senjem Dental therapists practice provisions modifications.
S.F. 1169 Hann Special family day care homes licensure classification expansion.
S.F. 1170 Hann Case management and personal care assistance services appeals conference requirement.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Friday, April 29, 2011
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Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Redistricting
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Geoff Michel
10:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1317 Michel Legislative and congressional redistricting plans districting principles establishment.
SC 7 Gerlach - A senate concurrent resolution relating to redistricting; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans

 
12 Noon  
Friday, April 29, 2011
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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol

Supporters and opposition will each be given one hour to present testimony with the third hour reserved for discussion and final vote.

**Please Note - Committee will break at 3:00 pm and return at 4:30 pm or the call of the chair.

Agenda: 
S.F. 1308 Limmer Constitutional amendment to recognize marriage as union between a man and a woman.
S.F. 1306 Rest Probate provisions modification.
S.F. 1082 Ingebrigtsen Drivers license revocation for DWI convictions provisions clarification and conformance.
S.F. 926 Gerlach Residential property rights provisions modifications; Minnesota common interest ownership act association vote and lien provisions modifications.

 
Friday, April 29, 2011
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: To be elected.
12 Noon
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Organizational Meeting:
Election of 2011-2012 Commission Officers
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1:00 p.m.  
Friday, April 29, 2011
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Committee on Local Government and Elections
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Ray Vandeveer
01:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 956 Olson, G. Hennepin county soil and water conservation district termination authority.
S.F. 64 Jungbauer Well regulation authority modification.
S.F. 382 Jungbauer Metropolitan council sewage treatment services authority modifications.

 

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