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Minnesota Senate Upcoming Schedule

Monday, January 23, 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.
 
Monday, January 23, 2017  
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Overview
Parks and Trails Fund Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights Overview
     - Minnesota Board of Public Defense Overview
     - Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Overview
     - Civil Legal Services Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Economic Overview
     
      Presentations from:
     
      Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer
      Steve Hine, Research Director (DEED)
      Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist (MMB)

 
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.

Committee will adjourn at approximately 6 pm.
Agenda: 
Disability Waiver Rate System and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Presentation
     
     Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services
     Kim Peck, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Employment & Economic Development
     
     
     Fiscal Trends Presentation
     Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Department of Human Services

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Reading proficiently by grade 3
     
     
     Minnesota Dept of Education
     Beth Aune, Ph.D. Director, Division of Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness
     Cory Stai, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
     
     
     Decoding Dyslexia MN
     Rachel Berger
     Heather Smythe
     
     
     The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of MN
     Cindy Russell, Executive Director
     
     
     ServeMinnesota/Reading Corp.
     David Parker, Ph.D, Research Director, ServeMinnesota
     Peter Nelson, Ph.D, Assistant Research Director, ServeMinnesota

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance; Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chairs: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom, Sen. Bill Weber
3 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
DEED Housing Overview
MDA Advanced Biofuels Report
MDA Petroleum Replacement Promotion Report
MDA Biodiesel Report

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Association of Minnesota Townships
Metropolitan Airports Commission Overview
Presentation by the Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD)

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Day Training & Habilitation Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Utke and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in Day Training & Habilitation services are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
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

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Fiscal Overview- Krista Boyd, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota Senate

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
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 24, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
I. Call to order
     
     II. Presentation from Minnesota Historical Society
     a. David Kelliher, Director of public policy
     
     III. Presentation from MNIT
     a. Jon Eichten, Director
     
     IV. Presentation from Minnesota Department of Revenue
     a. Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner
     
     
     V. Adjourn

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Overview (cont.)
S.F. 151 Newman Motor vehicle forfeiture provisions modification for inclusion of more than one vehicle owner.

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview hearing on Globe University and Minnesota School of Business campus closures.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. XXXX Chamberlain A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for donations to fund K-12 scholarships; extending the K-12 education credit to tuition.

 
4:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Minnesota Dept. of Health
Long-Term Care Imperative Presentation
     
     Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota
     Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
     Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 83 Anderson, B. Estate tax repeal.
S.F. 8 Wiger Taxable estate single exclusion amount and single rate establishment; recapture tax elimination.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Joint Meeting: Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Regent Candidate Orientation-
Chair: Bill Brady
10:00 a.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on GMO's from Morris Area FFA
Aquatic Invasive Species Spending Overview

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Department of Public Safety Overview
MNLARS Overview

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 50 Newman Revocable trusts reporting requirement exemption.
S.F. 49 Newman Real estate filing requirements modifications.
S.F. 91 Latz Nonprofit corporations provisions modifications; incorporators and directors powers and duties establishment; merger and conversion procedure modification.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Clean Water Council Overview

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Testimony from Small and Mid-Sized Minnesota Business Owners

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 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.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Mn Dept of Education
     Presentation of the the Governor's E-12 Budget
     
     Minnesota Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis
     E-12 Finance overview

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 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 the Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol
Presentation by the Eagle's Healing Nest
Presentation by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Budget Overview from Senate Fiscal Analyst Kevin Lundeen

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus 5 and Under Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Relph and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in services for children 5 and under are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview MMB with Commissioner Frans

 
Thursday, January 26, 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
Telecom Panel - Brent Christensen, President/CEO, MN Telecom Alliance; Paul Weirtz, State President, AT&T; Bill Jensen, President, Minnesota Cable Communications Association; Anna Boroff, Executive Director, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Wind on the Wires - Chris Kunkle, Regional Policy Manager; Jason Widman, Director, Wind at Blatter Energy; Shanelle Montana, Senior Project Developer; EDF Renewable Energy
Center for Energy and Environment - Mike Bull, Director of Policy and Communications; Joe Sullivan, Manager of Strategic Relations

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget overview from the Minnesota State system.

 
Friday, January 27, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room Room 230 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Day Training & Habilitation Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Utke and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in Day Training & Habilitation services are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy;
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
1 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on New Coal Technology
S.F. 141 Weber Municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives regulation modification.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview State Auditor

 
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 1/20/17).

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


For more agenda information, click here

 
Thursday, February 2, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus 5 and Under Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Relph and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in services for children 5 and under are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2412 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Day Training & Habilitation Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Utke and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in Day Training & Habilitation services are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2412 from 9 am to 10:30 am.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus 5 and Under Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Relph and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in services for children 5 and under are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Day Training & Habilitation Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Utke and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in Day Training & Habilitation services are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus 5 and Under Working Group

Co-chairs: Sen. Relph and Sen. Hoffman

All interested in services for children 5 and under are welcome to attend and participate in the working group in room 2308 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Agenda:
To be announced.

 
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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