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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of March 2017

daily weekly monthly
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.
 
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 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

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Friday, March 3, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 3, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G06 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, March 6, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 6, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Audit Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Rick Hansen
9:30 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Release OLA Evaluation, Standardized Student Testing


 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol
Agenda: 

Public Employees Retirement Association privatizations - presentation by Doug Anderson, Executive Director, and Shana Jones, Policy Director, PERA.

SF1705 (Rosen); HF2126 (O'Driscoll): MSRS; Revising augmentation rates for certain terminated privatized employees (Fairview).

SF436 (Pappas); HF977 (O'Driscoll): MSRS-Correctional; Including additional Department of Corrections employees in plan coverage.

SF522 (Frentz); HF637 (Johnson, C.):  MSRS-Correctional; Including additional Department of Human Services employees in plan coverage.

To testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn before the meeting, indicating the agenda item of interest.

Meeting materials, when available, will be posted on the Commission website, follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, March 10, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 10, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G-06 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

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Monday, March 13, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee-
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. COMMITTEE BUSINESS

 A. Introduction of LOC members

 B. Election of Co-Chairs

 C. Approval of Minutes from the October 5, 2016 meeting

 D. Overview of MNsure 2017 Open Enrollment

 E. MNsure Exchange/METS and Health Care Financing Task Force Status Report

 F. MNsure Operating Budget Update

 G. Options for Exchange Transition

III. ADJOURN


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

*SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-024) was removed from the agenda*

  1. Approval of March 7, 2017, meeting minutes.
  2. SF26 (Sparks); HF11 (Poppe):  Austin Fire Relief Association/PERA-P&F; Permitting an alternative allocation of fire state aid for the city of Austin.
     - Amendment S0026-1A
     - Amendment S0026-2A
  3. SF1945 (Lourey); HF2092 (Rarick):  PERA-SVFRP; Permitting the city of Brook Park to lower the service pension level under the statewide plan.
  4. NON-ACTION ITEM:  SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-029):  VFRAs; Requiring municipal ratification of benefit increases by volunteer firefighter relief associations if the municipality makes contributions.
    Article 7, Section 6 of SF545 (Rosen); HF565 (O'Driscoll):  VFRAs; Flexible service pension maximums.
  5. SF1384 (Rosen); HF1672 (Murphy):Volunteer firefighter relief associations (VFRAs); Implementing the recommendations of the Volunteer Fire Working Group.
    State Auditor Rebecca Otto
     - 
    Amendment S1384-1A

To testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn before the meeting, indicating the agenda item of interest.

Draft legislation, amendments, and meeting materials are posted on the Commission website - follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, March 17, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 17, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G06 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, March 20, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee-
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
8:30 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Working session to select ten evaluation topics for further consideration by the subcommittee.

***Quorum is needed for subcommittee to take action!***


 
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee-
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
9:30 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Release OLA evaluation, Clean Water Fund Outcomes


 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Joint House-Senate Subcommittee on Claims-
Chairs: Sen. Bruce Anderson, Rep. Duane Quam
6:00 p.m.
Room G-3 State Capitol
Agenda: 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

  1. Approval of March 14, 2017, meeting minutes
  2. SF1864 (Simonson); HF2390 (Murphy, M.):  Various plans; Modifying provisions for purchasing salary or service credit for periods of workers' compensation.
  3. HF2236 (Thissen): Local police & fire plans; Adjusting benefits for former members and surviving spouses of former members of a local salaried police and fire relief association.
  4. SF1839 (Miller):  Authorizing a Winona State University employee to elect prospective and retroactive TRA coverage.
  5. ADDED:  Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees.
    Kim Crockett, VP, Senior Policy Fellow & General Counsel, Center of the American Experiment

Bill(s) Removed:  SF2115 (Schoen); HF2433 (Quam)

To testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn before the meeting, indicating the agenda item of interest.

Meeting materials are posted on the Commission website - follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, March 27, 2017  
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Compensation Council-
Chair: Tom Berg
1:00 p.m.
Room 300N State Office Building
Agenda: 

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6:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chair:
6:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

 

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