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For the Month of November 2014

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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.
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014  
12 Noon  
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12 Noon
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Continuation of Probable Cause Hearing regarding complaint filed by
     Senator Hann and others regarding Senator Jeff Hayden.
Probable Cause Hearing regarding complaint filed by Senators Hann and
     Chamberlain regarding Senator Bobby Joe Champion.
     
     If you have questions please contact Catherine Ryan at
     catherine.ryan@senate.mn or 651-297-5393.

 
Thursday, November 6, 2014  
12 Noon  
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chair: Sen. Sandra L. Pappas
12 Noon
Room 112 State Capitol

MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 
Consideration of potential actuarial contract with Deloitte Consulting Services.
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3:30 p.m.  
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
Chairs: Senator Scott Dibble, Representative Carly Melin
3:30 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
• Welcome and Overview
• Approval of minutes
• MDH Updates on program implementation
• Report on manufacturer registration
• Staffing update
• Rules update
• Task Force questions for MDH
• "Federal legal issues and medical cannabis in the states"
• Task Force questions for Mr. Riach
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Legislative Audit Commission
Chairs: Sen. Roger J. Reinert, Rep. Michael Beard
10:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Discuss OLA's budget and the challenges facing the Financial Audit Division
2. Say goodbye to departing members

***QUORUM IS NEEDED FOR COMMISSION TO TAKE ACTION***

 
11:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Kathy Sheran
11:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview and Discussion of Affordable Housing in Minnesota

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Rural Task Force
Chair: Sen. Tom Saxhaug
02:00 PM
Room 112 Capitol

Other Items may be added
Agenda: 
Workforce Development Presentation by the Southwest/West Central Service Co-Op:
     Tom Hoff - Career and Technical Project Coordinator
     Gail Polejewski - Career Development Coordinator
MHFA review of 2014 Housing and Job Growth Funding Selections
Rural Permitting Discussion:
     Cooperative Network - David Ward - Director of Dairy and Government Affairs
     Perry Aasness - MN Agri-Growth Council
     PCA - Commissioner Stine

 
2:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee
Chairs: Rep. Joe Atkins, Sen. Tony Lourey
2:30 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Call to Order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Approval of Minutes from the July 22, 2014 meeting.
4. Update: MNsure Board Chair and CEO
5. Rate Discussion: Department of Commerce
6. Status of Public Program and County Efforts
7. Review of MNsure Audits: Office of the Legislative Auditor
8. Adjournment
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Thursday, November 13, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: Rep. Melissa Hortman, Sen. John Marty
8:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Alternative fuel vehicles: natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells, and dimethyl ether. A detailed agenda will be posted at http://www.lec.leg.mn/meetings.html when available.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Joint Meeting: E-12 Division; Committee on Education
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. Charles W. Wiger, Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
9 a.m.
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
School Facilities: Where Do We Go From Here?

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: David Hartwell
1:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
AGENDA
Lessard - Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Meeting
November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 5, State Office Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

Chair: David Hartwell


Call to order

1. Review and Approve Agenda - 1:00 PM

2. Review and Approve Minutes

3. Members Report any Conflict of Interest on Today's Agenda

4. Executive Director's Report
a. Draft 2015 Council schedule

5. Action: Approval of transfer of land acquired under ML 2011, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4 Shallow Lake Shoreland Protection: Wild Rice from Ducks
Unlimited to the US Forest Service - 1:15 PM

Jon Schneider, Ducks Unlimited
Elizabeth Schleif, USFS
Dan Ryan, USFS

6. Action: Approval of Amendment - 1:30 PM
a. ML 2014, Ch. 256, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2e Accelerated Protection of Grassland and Prairie Habitat with RIM and NPB Easements

Dave Schad, DNR
Jason Garms, DNR

7. Action: Approval of Amendments - 1:50 PM
a. ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4a RIM-WRP, Ph. IV
b. ML 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4a RIM-WRP, Ph. V

Bill Penning, BWSR
Tim Koehler, BWSR

8. Action: Approval of Accomplishment Plan, ML 2014, Ch. 256, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4a RIM-Wetlands Partnership, Ph. VI - 2:10 PM

Bill Penning, BWSR
Tim Koehler, BWSR

9. Information: Report on the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program - 2:30 PM

Jessica Lee, DNR

10. Discussion: Rider Language for ML 2015 - 2:40 PM
a. Haying and grazing
b. NGO donations
c. CPL and CPL Metro
d. Federal availability
e. Other issues

11. Action: Review and Progress Draft Accomplishment Plans for ML2015 - 3:00 PM

12. Opportunity for Public to Address the Council - 4:00 PM
The public is asked to limit their comments to five minutes. If you would like
to testify, please contact Amanda Brazee, 651-284-6430 or amanda.brazee@lsohc.leg.mn

Adjourn
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2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: Rep. Melissa Hortman, Sen. John Marty
2:00 p.m.
Room
Agenda: 
Site visit: Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant biogas facility
Liquids treatment facility (weather permitting), digesters, NEFCO dryer/pelletizing operation

More information: http://www.metrocouncil.org/METC/files/40/404a0acc-f95e-43e8-9959-c38cab2deb2d.pdf

Security clearance and RSVP required. To attend, send your full name and birthdate to annie.levensonfalk@lec.leg.mn by noon on Friday 11/7.

 
Friday, November 14, 2014  
12 Noon  
Friday, November 14, 2014
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Ron Latz
12 Noon
Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview and Discussion of Community Corrections Funding

 
Monday, November 17, 2014  
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, November 17, 2014
Advisory Committee on Capitol Security
Chair: Lt. Governor Prettner Solon
1:00 p.m.
Room 112 State Capitol
Agenda: 
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission
Chairs: Senator Greg D. Clausen, Representative Thomas Huntley
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Panel of advanced practice nurse and physician assistant students
2. PIPELINE Project update - Rep. Kim Norton, Jessica Looman, Dept. of Labor and Industry
3. Emerging professions overview - community health workers, community paramedics, dental therapists - Will Wilson, MDH
4. Lunch break
5. Review of latest recommendations draft.
6. Public testimony, and brief summary of written comments received

 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: Sen. David Tomassoni
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Approve the minutes for July 10, 2014
2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business
MS 116P.09 Subd 6 Conflict of interest. A commission member, technical advisory committee member, a peer review panelist, or an employee of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel relating to an organization in which the member, panelist, or employee has either a direct or indirect personal financial interest. While serving on the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel, or being an employee of the commission, a person shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.
3. Final Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Reports Update
4. 2015 ENRTF Recommendations Peer Review Update
5. Review for adoption LCCMR Appropriations Bill for the 2015 MN Legislative Session Funding Recommendations from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF)
- ENRTF Draft Appropriations Bill for M.L. 2015 (FY2016) including items requiring members attention related to recommended appropriations
- M.L. 2015 ENRTF Recommendations Spreadsheet (FY2016)
6. Overview - Conservation Easement Process and Criteria
- Office of the Legislator Auditor summary of recommendations "Evaluation Reports
- Conservation Easements", February 2013 - Judy Randall, OLA
- Conservation easement costs and benefits - Steve Taff and Mike Kilgore, U of MN
- Appraisal Process for Conservation Easements - Cindy Nathan, DNR
- "Minimum Standards for Conservation Easements Acquired with Public Money", DNR, February 1, 2008 - Susan Damon, DNR
Lunch
7. Overviews
- M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 03i "Change and Resilience in Boreal Forests in Northern Minnesota", Lee Frelich, U of MN
- M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 03c "Completion of Statewide Digital Soil Survey" and M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 03l "Measuring Conservation Practice Outcomes", Megan Lennon, BWSR
8. Begin Discussion FY17 LCCMR 2016 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP)
9. Other business (as needed)
- Next LCCMR meeting dates: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and Tuesday, December 16, 2014
- Discuss and Review 2014 - 2015 Calendar
10. Adjourn
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Education data

 
Thursday, November 20, 2014  
11:30 a.m.  
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
11:30 AM
Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: 
Appointments to Commissions

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room 500S State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBD
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Legislative Commission on Data Practices
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Presentation on bulk sale of driver license and vehicle records;
Update on Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) project
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Thursday, November 27, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Friday, November 28, 2014  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, November 28, 2014

Senate Offices will be closed

 

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