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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of June 2017

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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.
 
Friday, June 2, 2017  
11:45 a.m.  
Friday, June 2, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Coordinating Commission-
Chair: Rep. Kurt Daudt
11:45 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Review/approve minutes from February 15, 2017 meeting
  2. Consider establishment of subcommittee related to the State ethnic councils
  3. Consider resolution retaining outside counsel
  4. Other items as determined by the Chair

 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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


TIME CHANGE

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for February 14, 2017

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 Business Items
- Review Procedures of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
- Update on LCCMR Grants Management System
- Update on 2017 Final Reports for ENRTF ending June 30, 2017
- Update 2018 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Proposals received- Review LCCMR 2017 calendar
- 2017 Legislative Session Report
        - S.F. 550 4th Engrossment the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Bill – M.L. 2017, Chp. 96
        - Discussion of Legislative additions and reductions – a more detailed discussion will follow
        - Review of other legislative action of interest

4. Begin overview of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) by Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

5. Begin overview on wastewater system needs by Public Facilities Authority (PFA) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

6. Overview of M.S. 84.95 Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Fund

7. M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 10 “Emerging Issues Account” (balance remaining is $622,000) – Requests for funding:

Emerging Issues Account needs a supermajority of 12 members to approve

A. “Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication“, MN Dept. of Agriculture, Monika Chandler, $222,100
B. “Deer Movement Related to Potential CWD Prion Transmission”, MN DNR, Chris Janelle, $350,000

12:15 p.m. Lunch

8. Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) – U of MN, Dr. Robert Venette, Director

M.L. 2014, Chp. 312, Art. 12, Sec. 8 and M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 8, Subd. 06a

- Present recent allocation process and research initiatives - 11 projects totaling $4,614,455
- LCCMR staff are authorized to approve sub-project work plans of M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Art. 2, Sec. 6a “Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center”, per conditions of the LCCMR’s approval of the overall work plan for M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Art. 2, Sec. 6a on 6/25/2015

9. Consider request from Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) to fund capital equipment ($35,000) for M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a “MITPPC  #2: Mountain Pine Beetle, Phase II: Protecting Minnesota”, U of MN, Brian Aukema – Dr. Rob Venette, U of MN, MITTPC

10. Minnesota’s Aquatic and Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) – U of MN, Dr. Nick Phelps, Director

M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a

- Present recent allocation process and research initiatives - 6 projects totaling $1,225,000
- LCCMR staff are authorized to approve sub-project work plans of M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a – “Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center”, per conditions of the LCCMR’s approval of the overall work plan for M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a on 6/25/2013

11. M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, ENRTF work plan approval

M.L. 2017 ENRTF work plan approval and action. Proposed work plans, as available, can be viewed at http://www.lccmr.leg.mn

A. Appropriations with no changes from LCCMR recommendation – Staff recommend consent approval. Approval M.L.2017 ENRTF work plans – Consent agenda spreadsheet with consent recommendations and specific project requirements needing LCCMR action with approval.
59 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 2 to 60.
Criteria for Consent Agenda:  No legislative changes, identified staff issues or proposed changes from the proposal.

- Any member may designate any work program for hearing, thus removing it from Consent Agenda.  Approval will then be scheduled for a later date.

B. Appropriations needing LCCMR review due to Legislative changes from LCCMR recommendation – Consent criteria not met. Staff recommended LCCMR work plan review (not on consent agenda).
4 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 65 to 68.

Discussion, work plan presentations, and approval of appropriations reduced in the legislative session

- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 03a “County Geologic Atlases - Continuation, Minnesota Geological Survey”, $2,000,000
- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 05b “Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers”, MN DNR, $487,000
- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09b “Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement”, MN DNR, $2,500,000
- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09e “Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition”, MN DNR, $2,675,000

C. Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to approval due to being added by Legislature – to be called in for presentations at later date to be determined.

2 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 72 to 73.
- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 03n “Pollinator Research and Outreach”, U of MN , $500,000 (FY18 - $411,000 and FY19 - $89,000)
- M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 08l “Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)”, BWSR, $13,500,000 (FY17 – $2,729,000; FY18 - $5,771,000; and FY19 - $5,000,000)

12. Other business

- Next scheduled LCCMR meeting date or Site Visit – June 21-22, 2017
- Update on the Site Visits

13. Adjourn


For more agenda information, click here

 
Thursday, June 8, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, June 8, 2017

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


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

Meeting Canceled


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1:30 p.m.  
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Mississippi River Parkway Commission-
Chair:
1:30 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

Mississippi Multimedia Gallery Kiosk Program demonstration

by Hamline University 


For more agenda information, click here

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Mississippi River Parkway Commission-
Chair: Rep Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

1) Mississippi Multimedia Gallery Kiosk Program - Informational Presentation, Hamline University

2) Commission Business

3) Officer Elections

4) National MRPC Updates

5) Corridor Management Plan Implementation/Commission Projects

6) New Business

7) Agency and Regional Updates

8) Other Business


For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Capitol Preservation Commission-
Chair: Governor Mark Dayton
10:00 a.m.
Room 123 State Capitol
Agenda: 

1. General Capitol Restoration Update
2. Project Funding Update
3. Grand Opening Celebration Plan Overview
4. Future of Capitol Preservation Commission
5. Adjourn
 


 
Thursday, June 15, 2017  
10:30 a.m.  
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chairs: Rep. Paul Torkelson, Sen. Chuck Wiger
10:30 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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Friday, June 16, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, June 16, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Coordinating Commission - Subcommittee on Ethnic Councils-
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 400N State Office Building


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

This meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, June 19th at 10:00 AM.

  1. Introductions
  2. Adopt agenda
  3. Elect officers
  4. Review Subcommittee role
  5. Consider recommendation from the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
  6. Consider letter from Dr. Porter, Director, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

 
Monday, June 19, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Monday, June 19, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Coordinating Commission - Subcommittee on Ethnic Councils-
Chair:
10:00 a.m.
Room 400N State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Introductions
  2. Adopt agenda
  3. Elect officers
  4. Review Subcommittee role
  5. Consider recommendation from the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
  6. Consider letter from Dr. Porter, Director, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

1. Approve the minutes for June 7, 2017

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. Overview on updated ‘Native Vegetation Establishment and Enhancement Guidelines’, Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) regarding Palmer Amaranth, Dan Shaw

4. Rescheduled from June 7th meeting

M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 10 “Emerging Issues Account” (balance remaining is $622,000) – Requests for funding:

- Emerging Issues Account needs a supermajority of 12 members to approve

A.  “Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication“, MN Dept. of Agriculture, Monika Chandler, $222,100

B.  “Deer Movement Related to Potential CWD Prion Transmission”, MN DNR, Chris Janelle, $350,000

5. Continue discussions on LCCMR process related to M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 19

Subd. 19. Fiscal Year 2019 Recommendations

(a) “For fiscal year 2019, the commission shall consider recommending loans from the corpus of the trust fund to statutory and home rule charter cities and towns with a population less than 5,000 as provided in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 14. The commission shall work with the Public Facilities Authority in developing its recommendations. The commission shall include in its recommendations an analysis of using trust fund allocations for grants to the same cities and towns, including any necessary statutory changes.”

- Discussion LCCMR past appropriations for research on wastewater, drinking water and other water contamination (spreadsheet to be provided)
- Overview ENRTF investment earnings

6. Other business

- Next scheduled LCCMR Site Visit – July 19-20, 2017 proposed draft agenda attached

7. Adjourn

8. Depart for Metro Area Site Visit

- St. Croix Riverfront Acquisition (Stillwater)
- Brown’s Creek Trail – Acquisition
- Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Croix Watershed Research Station

9. Arrive State Office Building


For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Task Force on Child Protection-
Chairs: Senator Michelle Fischbach, Representative Ron Kresha
10:00 a.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of New Task Force Members
  3. Overview of Task Force Binders
  4. Review Statute 626.556
  5. Review Task Force Recommendations
  6. Review Task Force Work Plan
  7. Public Testimony
  8. Adjournment


Contact Lisa Moriarity if you have questions or would like to testify, as the meeting is open to public discussion: lisa.moriarity@house.mn or 651-296-8891. 


For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017  
12 Noon  
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Aggregate Resources Task Force-
Chair:
12 Noon
Room Westonka Public Library
Agenda: 

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Thursday, June 29, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council-
Chair: Bob Anderson
9:00 a.m.
Room Cass County Land Department Bldg. 218 Washburn Ave. E Backus, MN 55435
Agenda: 

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