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Minnesota Senate Upcoming Schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Thursday, March 2, 2017

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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.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by League of Minnesota Cities
Presentation by Metro Cities
Presentation by Association of Minnesota Counties

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
To be announced.
Overview Campaign Finance Board.
      Overview Secretary of State.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Introduction of Committee
-DNR Overview
-MN Zoo Overview
-LCCMR Overview

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Liquor Regulations Overview - Mike McManus, Carla Cincotta, Minnesota Department of Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
MN Power - Dave McMillan, Executive Vice President
OtterTail Power Company - Loren Laugtug
Xcel Energy - Awaiting Testifier Confirmation
Gas Utilities Panel Presentation: Jeff Larson, External Affairs Manager, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Adam Pyles, Director of Regulatory Affairs; Joni Zich, Director of System Strategy and Business Operations, Xcel Energy
MN Telecom Alliance - Brent Christensen, President/CEO

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Data Privacy Introduction
     - Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD) Presentation
     - MN Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI) Presentation

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Higher education budget overview and presentation from the Office of Higher Education.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
01:00 PM
Capitol Room 120

JOINT MEETING WITH HOUSE TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE AND HOUSE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Agenda: 
Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) Presentation
     Metropolitan Council Transportation/Transit Accounts Overview

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation of the Career & Technical Education Licensing Task Force
     Report.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview presentation from Department of Human Services

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview from the Department of Agriculture
Overview from the MPCA

 
4:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of Bonding- Presentation by Minnesota Management and Budget Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management, Jennifer Hassemer
     
     Governor's 2017 Bonding Recommendations
      Commissioner Management and Budget, Myron Frans

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Dept. of Human Services
     
     Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner, Continuing Care for Older Adults
     Administration

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Overview
-Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Overview
-Explore Minnesota Tourism Overview

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Committee Jurisdiction Review - Chris Stang, Senate Counsel
     
     Presentations from representatives of industries under the purview of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
MnDOT Overview

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
12 Noon
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
- Department of Public Safety Overview
     
     - Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training Overview
     
     - Minnesota Board of Private Detectives and Protective Agents Overview

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of MN Department of Labor and Industry

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Office of Legislative Auditor- Overview of the Legacy Amendment
Minnesota Management and Budget- Legacy Overview

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy; Committee on E-12 Finance
Chairs: Sen. Jim Abeler, Sen. Carla J. Nelson
3 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Focus Five and Under
     
     Presentations from:
     Department of Education
     Department of Health
     Department of Human Services

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Additional overviews may be added

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on E-12 Finance; Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chairs: Sen. Carla J. Nelson, Sen. Jim Abeler
3 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus on five and under
Agenda: 
Presentations from:
     Department of Education
     Department of Health
     Department of Human Services

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota
Presentation by Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Minnesota
Presentation by Minnesota American Legion
Presentation by Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars
Presentation by Helmets to Hardhats

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. XXXX Presentation by nonpartisan Senate council and fiscal staff on the Minnesota Tax System.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Agenda TBD
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
MN Power - Dave McMillan, Executive Vice President
OtterTail Power Company - Loren Laugtug, Manager, Legislative Affairs
Xcel Energy
Gas Utilities Panel Presentation: Jeff Larson, External Affairs Manager, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Adam Pyles, Director of Regulatory Affairs; Joni Zich, Director of System Strategy and Business Operations, Xcel Energy
Minnesota Rural Electric Association and Great River Energy - Jim Horan, Director, Government Affairs & Counsel; Jenny Glumack, Government Affairs Representative; Stacey Fujii, Director, Government Relations

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation from the Minnesota Private College Council.
     
     Presentations from student and faculty groups.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Program evaluation and financial audit of the Perpich Center for Arts
     Education presented by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Farm Credit Services Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 2017  
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017  
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Minnesota Conservation Corps Overview
-Metropolitan Council -Regional Parks Overview
-Science Museum of Minnesota Overview
-Minnesota Environmental Quality Board Overview

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
MCES Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant
Agenda: 
Committee to Tour MCES Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant - Tour given by Mike Mereness, Assistant General Manager

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: 2015-16 Chair Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room G-3 State Capitol
Agenda: 

NOTE:  Pension Commission members have not yet been appointed (as of 1/12/17).

  1. Election of 2017-2018 Commission Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary).
  2. Additional agenda items TBA.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017  
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Mississippi River Parkway Commission-
Chair: Rep Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 

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