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For the Month of June 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2015  
3:00 p.m.  
Friday, June 5, 2015
Joint Meeting: Committee on Finance; House Committee on Ways and Means
Meeting Minutes     
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Chairs: Sen. Richard Cohen, Rep. Jim Knoblach
3 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Call To Order
The committee will conduct an informational walk-through of and take committee
     member questions on the following omnibus bills: Supplemental K-12 Education
     Appropriations, Environment and Natural Resources, Capital Investment, Jobs and
     Energy
     
     Copies of each bill will be posted online as soon as they are available.
Adjournment

 
Monday, June 8, 2015  
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, June 8, 2015
Legislative Audit Commission
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
1:00 p.m.
Room 300S State Office Building
Agenda: 
• Consider approving the Legislative Auditor's appointment of Judy Randall to be Deputy Legislative Auditor for the Program Evaluation Division for a term coterminous with the term of Legislative Auditor, Jim Nobles

• Update on Legislative changes that impact the Office of the Legislative Auditor

 
Thursday, June 11, 2015  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: Nancy Gibson
9:00 a.m.
Room Basement State Office Building

TIME CHANGE

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
9:00 a.m. 1. Approve the minutes for December 9, 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. Introduction of LCCMR members
9:15 a.m. 4. LCCMR Business Items
- 2015 Legislative Session Report
10:00 a.m. 5. Election of Executive Committee
10:30 a.m. 6. Amendment request and update on M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 5m, "Moose Decline and Air Temperatures in Northeastern Minnesota"
11:00 a.m. 7. Amendment Request
- M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 04d2.6/3.7, "MeCC7 Dakota County Lakeshore and Riparian Protection", $368,000, Dakota County
11:15 a.m. 8. DNR request for partial release of Brainerd Lakes Conservation Easement
- M.L. 2003, Chp. 128, Art. 1, Sec. 9, Subd. 05a, "Restoring Minnesota's Fish and Wildlife Habitat Corridors Phase II Habitat Corridors Partnership", $145,000, MN DNR
11:30 a.m. 9. DNR request for DNR lease for water drainage on ENRTF funded land.
- M.L. 2008, Chp. 367, Sec. 2, Subd. 03c4a "HCP V - Critical Lands Conservation Initiative (4a)", Pheasants Forever, $350,000, DNR (subsequently transferred to DNR)
12:30 p.m. 10. Discussion and Overview of Wildlife and Avian Flu - U of M Raptor Center and College of Veterinary Medicine - Juli Ponder
1:00 p.m. 11. M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, ENRTF work plan approval
A. Appropriations with no changes from LCCMR recommendation - Staff recommend consent approval.
1:30 p.m. B. Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to approval due to various factors - for consideration on 6/11/15.
1. Review for approval - M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 09k, "Conservation Easement Assessment and Valuation System Development", Bonnie Keeler, U of MN, $250,000 (LCCMR Dec. 2014 Action) Spreadsheet Line 57
1:45 p.m. 2. Update on M.L. 2014, Chp. 312, Sec. 8, "Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center", Rob Venette, U of MN, $1,450,000 and review for approval M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a, "Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Species Research Center", Rob Venette, U of MN, $5,000,000 (Review Priorities and Progress) Spreadsheet Line 50
2:45 p.m. C. Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to approval due to various factors - to be called in for presentations on 6/25/15.
3:00 p.m. D. Appropriation with plan to be reviewed at later date or on June 25, 2015 - to be determined.
3:15 p.m. 12. Other business
- Next LCCMR Site Visit date - June 16-17, 2015 - Southeast Minnesota
- Next LCCMR meeting date - June 25, 2015
4:00 p.m. 13. Adjourn
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1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Chair: Representative Sheldon Johnson
1:00 p.m.
Room 400N State Office Building

TIME CHANGE

ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CMP Work Session
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. MN-MRPC Quarterly Meeting
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4:00 p.m.  
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Joint Meeting: Committee on Finance; House Committee on Ways and Means
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Chairs: Sen. Richard Cohen, Rep. Jim Knoblach
4 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
The committee will conduct an informational walk-through of and take committee
      member questions on the Jobs omnibus bill.
     
      Copies of the bill will be posted online as soon documents become available.
Review of documents illustrating the technical changes to the proposed bills heard at Friday, June 5th informational joint hearing: Supplemental K-12 Education Appropriations, Environment and Natural Resources, and, Capital Investment.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Legislative Coordinating Commission
Chair: Rep. Kurt Daudt
5:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
1. Review/approve minutes from March 10, 2015 meeting
2. Review/approve FY 16-17 budgets for Joint Legislative Offices and Commissions
3. Other business as approved by the chair

 
Friday, June 12, 2015  
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, June 12, 2015 (Special Session - 2015)

The Senate will be in Session at 10 a.m.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015  
12:01 a.m.  
Saturday, June 13, 2015 (Special Session - 2015)

The Senate will be in Session at 12:01 a.m.

 
1:33 a.m.  
Saturday, June 13, 2015 (Special Session - 2015)

The Senate has returned from recess at 1:33 a.m.

 
1:56 a.m.  
Saturday, June 13, 2015 (Special Session - 2015)

The Senate adjourned sine die at 1:56 a.m.

 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources - Site Visit
Chair:
8:00 a.m.
Room
Agenda: 
To view agenda for Southeast Minnesota site visit: http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/calendar/2015/2015-06-16-17-site_visit/2015-06-16-17-agenda.pdf
For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources - Site Visit
Chair:
8:00 a.m.
Room
Agenda: 
To view agenda: http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/calendar/2015/2015-06-16-17-site_visit/2015-06-16-17-agenda.pdf
For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, June 22, 2015  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, June 22, 2015
Legislative Water Commission
Chairs: Sen. Bev Scalze, Rep. Paul Torkelson
10:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
I. Approval of minutes from the April 13, 2015 meeting
II. Presentation by water-technology businesses
III. Set next meeting date
IV. Other business as approved by the Chair
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015  
8:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Chair: Bob Anderson
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
Chair: Bob Anderson

8:00 AM
Call to order

1. Review and Approve Agenda
2. Review and Approve Minutes

3.Members Report any Conflict of Interest
a.New Conflict of Interest disclosure forms

4.Executive Director's Report
a. LSOHC Staffing
b. Gift policy (MS 10A.071)

8:20 AM
5. Session Report

8:40 AM
6. Presentation: FY14 Restoration Evaluations

8:55 AM
7. Action: Amendment to Council Operation Procedures

9:05 AM
8. Discussion: ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(b)

9:20 AM
9. Action: Accomplishment Plan Amendment - ML 2014, Ch. 256, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(f)

9:30 AM
10. Action: Accomplishment Plan Amendment - ML 2014, Ch. 256, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(k)

9:45 AM
11. Presentation: Pheasant Summit Action Plan Overview

10:05 AM
12. Action: Land Conveyance
ML2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(h)

10:15 AM
13. Action: Building Demolition and Hazardous Waste Removal Policy

10:30 AM
14. Presentation: Prairie Restoration Practices Overview

11:15 AM
15. Action: ML 2015 Accomplishment Plan approvals

11:30 AM
16. Opportunity for Public to Address the Council

The public is asked to limit their comments to two minutes. If you would like to testify, please contact Jacquelyn (Jacki) Livingston, 651-284-6430 or jacquelyn.livingston@lsohc.leg.mn.

Adjourn
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Thursday, June 25, 2015  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Chair: Sen. David Tomassoni
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
REVISED - 6/22/2015
See the following link for complete agenda: http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/calendar/2015/2015-06-25-mtg/2015-06-25-agenda.pdf

1. Approve the minutes for June 11, 2015
2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business
3. LCCMR Business Items
4. Update on Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center
5. Amendment request M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 03d "Updating the National Wetland Inventory for Minnesota - Phase IV", Steve Kloiber, MN DNR, $1,000,000 to fund classified staff. LCCMR approval required per M.S. 116P.09
6. Overview - Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms
7. M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, ENRTF work plan approval
8. DNR Overview of "Direct and Necessary" Calculator - Barb Juelich (MN DNR)
9. Continue - M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, ENRTF work plan approval
10. Presentation of the Easement Monitoring & Enforcement Account (M.L. 2015, First Special Session, Chp. 4, Art.4, Sec. 5 and Sec. 74) - Barb Juelich (MN DNR), Susan Damon (MN DNR), and Bill Penning (BWSR)
11. Discuss of Water Quality Requirement for Easements as required in M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 14, paragraph (g)6 (page 35, lines 35.8 - 35.14)
12. Continue - M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, ENRTF work plan approval
13. DNR State Parks Purchase Request
14. Discuss 2016 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals received and an overview of the selection process (Aug - Oct. 2015)
15. Other business
16. Adjourn
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015  
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Legislative Energy Commission
Chairs: Rep. Pat Garofalo, Sen. John Marty
3:00 p.m.
Room
Agenda: 
Electrical grid modernization. Detailed agenda will be posted at http://www.lec.leg.mn/meetings201516.html when it is available.

 

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