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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of July 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.
 
Monday, July 4, 2016  
8:00 a.m.  
Monday, July 4, 2016

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Thursday, July 7, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Bev Scalze, Rep. Paul Torkelson
10:00 a.m.
Room U of M
Agenda: 

Room 306, Borlaug Hall, U of MN (1991 Upper Buford Circle)

 



AGENDA



10:00 a.m.         1.  Call to order and approve April meeting minutes



10:05 a.m.         2.  U of MN Research at the Nexus of Water and Agriculture:

                              a.    Drainage Practices for Water Quantity and Quality Remediation

                                    (Dr. Carl Rosen; Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate)

                              b.   Advances in Irrigation Management

                                    (Josh Stamper, M.S., Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate)

                              c.    Developing Marketable Perennial and Cover Crops

                                    (Dr. Don Wyse, Dept. of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, Forever Green Initiative)

                             d.   Precision Agriculture and Precision Conservation

                                  (Dr. David Mulla; Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate)

                             e.   Connecting Field Scale Practices to Achieve Watershed Scale Results

                                  (Dr. Joe Magner, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering)

                             f.    Livestock and Water Quality

                                  (Dr. Chuck Clanton, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering)



10:50 a.m.         3. Panel discussion



11:15 a.m.         4.  Tour of Forever Green research fields



12:00 p.m.         5.  Adjourn

 


 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Rep. John Persell
9:00 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building


ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for June 27, 28, and 29, 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. Approval of M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 10, “Avian Influenza distribution, evolution, and impacts on Ring-billed and Herring Gulls in Minnesota”, U of MN, Marie Culhane, $213,443 – Consent Agenda

4. Proposal Allocation Recommendations for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for FY18 (July 1, 2017)

Break for Lunch

5. Continue Proposal Allocation Recommendations for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for FY18 (July 1, 2017)

6. Other business (as needed)

- Next steps in the process

- Next meeting, July 13, 2016 (if needed)

7. Adjourn


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Nancy Gibson
8:30 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building


ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 

1. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today’s business

2. Continue Proposal Allocation Recommendations for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for FY18 (July 1, 2017)

3. Other business (as needed)

- Next meeting November 15, 2016

4. Adjourn


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016  
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Surrogacy-
Chairs: Sen. Alice Johnson, Rep. Peggy Scott
1:00 p.m.
Room 2412, Minnesota Senate Building


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

-  Health and psychological effects and benefits on women who serve as surrogates.

-  Health and psychological effects and benefits on children born of surrogates.   



If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or by phone at 651-296-9002.


 
Thursday, July 21, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, July 21, 2016
***Revision 2: Meeting canceled***
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
10:00 AM
Room 2412 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Appointments to Commissions: Aggregate Resources Task Force; LCC Subcommittee on Employee Relations

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure-
Chairs: Sen. Chuck Wiger, Rep. Sondra Erickson
1:00 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 




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Wednesday, July 27, 2016  
8:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Joint Meeting: Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources - Site Visit-
Chair:
8:00 a.m.
Room


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

TBD


 
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Task Force on Child Protection-
Chairs: Senator Kathy Sheran, Representative Ron Kresha
10:00 a.m.
Room 1100, Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

1. Introductions

2. Approval of Minutes from February 25, 2016 Meeting

3. Review DHS Guidance on Minnesota’s Best Practices for Family Assessment and Family Investigation

4. Review DHS Draft Guidance on 24/7 Coverage

5. Review Progress on Implementation of Governor’s Task Force Recommendations

6. Status update on Child Protection Grants to Address Child Welfare Disparities

7. Overview of 2016 Laws Affecting Children and Families

8. Public Testimony

9. Adjournment

If you have questions or would like to testify please contact Kristy Graume at Kristy.graume@senate.mn or (651) 296-4151.  Please focus testimony on DHS guidance discussed at this meeting, implementation of Governor’s Task Force recommendations, and the Child Welfare Disparities grants.

The public is also invited to provide feedback on issues they believe the Task Force should address.  Please submit any feedback to Kristy Graume at Kristy.graume@senate.mn  


 
Thursday, July 28, 2016  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Joint Meeting: Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources - Site Visit-
Chair:
8:00 a.m.
Room


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

TBD


 

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