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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 29, 2015
***Revision 2: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol

Note agenda changes. This hearing will go to 11 a.m. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

(Please note the different room number for this hearing.)
Agenda: 
Continued Review of DHS Proposals by Issue Area
     - Direct Care & Treatment
     - Operations
     - Health Care
     - Aging

 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 343 Kent National association of sport and physical education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement.
S.F. 145 Schmit Technology initiatives 1:1 device program guidelines commissioner of education research requirement.

 
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

MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

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

Please note the change in agenda and that public testimony has been moved to Monday, Feb. 2nd, and Tuesday, Feb. 3rd. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

This hearing will go until 11 a.m.
Agenda: 
Overview of Governor's Budget Proposals for Dept. of Health
     - Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger

 
Monday, February 2, 2015  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
08:30 AM
Room 107 Capitol
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: 
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.
S.F. 170 Hayden Ambulance provider procedures for seeking payment for services not covered by medical assistance (MA) modification.

 
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.

 
4:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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: 
Overview of Governor's Budget relating to the jurisdictions of the Division

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 2, 2015
Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Richard Cohen
06:00 PM
Location to be announced
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
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
Health and Human Services Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Tony Lourey
09:00 AM
Room 107 Capitol

Please note change in start time to 9:00 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.

 
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.

 
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

 
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.

 
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:
To be announced.

 
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.

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

 
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.

 
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
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