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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of December 2016

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.
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Rep. John Persell
9:00 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for November 15, 2016

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. LCCMR Staff Updates
- Request for extension of M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Se. 2, Subd. 04f1 “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Monitoring and Biocontrol Evaluation”, U of MN, Robert Koch, $167,000
- Status of 2017 recommendations including M.L. 2017, Subd. 05j “Analysis of Thermally Modified Wood Nesting Boxes for Birds”, U of MN – NRRI, Ryan Hueffmeier, $100,000 request to be withdrawn

4. Adopt Biennial Report due January 15, 2017

5. Minnesota State Lottery Update – Videos featuring ENRTF appropriations

6. MN Department of Agriculture update on efforts to control invasive Palmer Amaranth, related to M.L. 2016, Chp. 186, Sec. 2, Subd. 06e, “Elimination of Target Invasive Plant Species – Phase II”

7. Discussion of U of MN Research – Brian Buhr, Dean CFANS

8. University of Minnesota Office of Technology Transfer overview related to ENRTF funded inventions at the U of MN – Anne Hall, Technology Strategy Manager, Life Sciences

9. Carver County request to convey land acquired with ENRTF funds, in Lake Waconia Regional Park for a sanitary sewer utility easement.  LCCMR approval is required for land conveyances according to M.S 116P.15 LAND RESTRICTIONS. ENRTF funding was from M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04c "Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition"

10. Minnesota Land Trust request to amend easement acquisition list to include seven parcels in Isanti County from M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 09e “Metro Conservation Corridors Phase VIII - Coordination and Mapping and Conservation Easements”

11. FY18 Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) Recommendations – Mark Johnson, Executive Director

Lunch Break

12. Parks and Trails Legacy Fund overview

13. Update from Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Trails on State lands and State Trail funding needs

14. Discuss FY19 LCCMR 2018 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP) for adoption and review current Strategic Plan

15. Adopt 2017 LCCMR Calendar

16. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps in the process
- Next meeting Tuesday, December 13, 2016

17. Adjourn


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10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Greg Clausen, Rep. Tara Mack
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission-
Chair: Senator Carrie Ruud
1:00 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Annual Forest Cost Certification report (Minn. Stat. Sec. 16A.125) is complete.

DNR Forestry must present the report to the Commission before any funds can be deposited into the Perm. School Fund.

  1. 3rd Party Forest Certification Report
    • Report Findings
    • Additional research needs
    • Recommended next steps

  1. School Trust Lands Director legislative initiatives

 
Thursday, December 8, 2016  
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Surrogacy-
Chairs: Rep. Peggy Scott, Sen. Alice Johnson
1:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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Friday, December 9, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 9, 2016

Joint Meeting: Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Interview Process Committee-
Chair: Dan Wolter
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  •  Review/update interview questions

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, December 9, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Regent Candidate Advisory Council-
Chair: Ardell Brede
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Selection of Interviewees


 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 
TBD

 
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government-
Chair: Rep. Tony Albright
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Review Metropolitan Council Budget


 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016  
8:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council-
Chair: Bob Anderson
8:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Call to order
1.Review and Approve Agenda
2.Review and Approve Minutes
3.Members Report any Conflict of Interest on Today’s Agenda
4.Executive Director’s Report
a.Pheasants Forever, Inc. Conversion
b.Outcomes RFP Update
5.Action: Adopt 2017 Council Schedule
6.Action: Approve Call for Funding Requests for ML 2018/FY 2019
7.Action: Accomplishment Plan Amendments     
ML 2016, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(c), RIM Wetlands Partnership:  Phase VII
ML 2016, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(g), RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase VI
ML 2015, First Sp. Session, Ch. 2, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(f), MN Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase V
8.Treasurer Report: November Forecast Review
9.Action: Approve Bill Language (9 members required)
10.Presentation: Shoreland Conservation Protection and Restoration Efforts in Stearns County
11.Tentative Presentation: Recreational Trail Use and Impacts on Wildlife
12.Opportunity for Public to Address the Council
The public is asked to keep their comments brief. If you would like to testify,
please contact Sandy Smith, 651-297-7141 or sandy.smith@lsohc.leg.mn.
Notice: Pursuant to MS 13D.015, some members may be participating via phone.
*Appreciation reception for council following adjournment (public welcome)


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9:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Bev Scalze, Rep. Paul Torkelson
9:30 a.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 

TBA


 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016  
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure-
Chairs: Rep. Sondra Erickson, Sen. Chuck Wiger
1:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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