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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Rod Skoe
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Confirmation of Tax Court Judge Bradford Delapena
Confirmation of Commissioner Bauerly
S.F. 826 Skoe Article 2 - Railroad Recodification only.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Committee will reconvene at 6 p.m. in Room 107 if business is not concluded.
Agenda: 
S.F. 990 Wiger Digital student achievement backpack establishment.
S.F. 1210 Hoffman, J. Public postsecondary faculty member experienced in teaching subjects for which secondary and postsecondary credits are available licensure authorization.
S.F. 1185 Petersen Practice or student teachers placement requirements modification and clarification.
S.F. 959 Clausen School year-long student teaching programs inclusion in teacher preparation programs rules curriculum requirements.
S.F. 995 Clausen Concurrent education enrollment program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1248 Stumpf Computer science course credit mathematics credit requirement fulfillment.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

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12 Noon  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Environment and Energy
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol

We will hear SF1077 and SF1098 at noon in room 107. All other bills will be heard at 4:00pm in room 107.

If you are interested in testifying on any of these bills, please contact barbara.jacobs@senate.mn before close of business on Wednesday. Thank you.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1077 Dahle Renewable energy standard increase and extension (discussion only; for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).
S.F. 1098 Dibble Energy optimization project goals; cogeneration projects inclusion in energy conservation plans (discussion only; for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).
S.F. 1099 Rest Children's products chemicals of high concern presence reporting and regulation.
S.F. 945 Skoe Utility licenses crossing public lands and waters fee exemption.
S.F. 971 Dahle Nitrate reduction program establishment and appropriation.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 4 Sheran Child maltreatment reports screening modifications.
S.F. 825 Lourey Health and human services budget establishment and provisions modifications.
S.F. 205 Carlson, J. Campaign finance and public disclosure board policy provisions modifications.
S.F. 113 Pappas Resolution urging Congress to remove the Equal Rights Amendments ratification deadline.
The hearing will last until approximately 3:00 PM.
     
     For those interested in SF 825, please access the text of the bill online if at all possible. Public copies of the bill will be limited.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
02:00 PM
Room 107 Capitol

SF 682 removed from today's agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 375 Hall Child care higher education student grant eligibility modification.
S.F. 856 Nelson Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program full credit for completed PSEO courses requirement; transfer curriculum report requirement.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Elections
Chair: Sen. Katie Sieben
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 539 Bonoff Recall elections for school board members authorization; school board authority to remove members elimination.
S.F. 1193 Hayden Political party petitions signatures requirement.
S.F. 1228 Sieben Elections emergency planning task force establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1346 Sieben Drivers license, instruction permit, and identification card applicants automatic voter registration.

 
6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
Chair: Sen. D. Scott Dibble
06:00 PM
Woodbury Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN

The hearing will be informational and will aim to provide members with an opportunity to hear from the public about the transportation needs in the East Metro.

If you would like to testify, please sign up by contacting Suzanne Sobotka, Committee Administrator for the Senate Transportation Committee: suzanne.sobotka[at]senate.mn, (651) 296-173eight. The hearing will be two hours in length, so testimony may be limited.
Agenda: 
Prior to the hearing, members will tour the Gateway Transit Corridor by bus. Due to space constraints, the tour is limited to elected officials and staff. No legislative action will be taken on the tour.

 

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