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2009 Archive Video Collection

Committee Hearings

Date Committee About the Coverage Play Duration
Wed January 7, 2009Finance - Public Safety Budget DivisionAgenda: Update on Reentry Projects, ARMER/911 and the Mentoring Children of Prisoners ProgramN/A
Wed January 7, 2009Finance - State Government Budget DivisionAgenda: Overview of the State Government Budget Division general fund Department of Administration, discussion of non-general fund budget.N/A
Thu January 8, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: School District - Shared Services InitiativeN/A
Thu January 8, 2009TransportationAgenda: Confirmation of Commissioner Tom Sorel Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDot) - Overview S.F. 42 (Murphy) Primary Offense Seatbelt Legislation.N/A
Thu January 8, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 10 (Bonoff) Shared services purchasing program for school districts and charter schools.N/A
Thu January 8, 2009Energy, Utilities, Technology and CommunicationsAgenda: Digital television transitionN/A
Fri January 9, 2009State and Local Government Operations and OversightAgenda: Discussion of and testimony on post election issues, ex. US Senate recount and absentee ballot procedures.N/A
Mon January 12, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 4 (Metzen) Unemployment compensation base period modification; special state emergency unemployment compensation program development.N/A
Tue January 13, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Education Finance OverviewN/A
Tue January 13, 2009TransportationAgenda: S.F. 42 (Murphy) Primary Offense Seatbelt Legislation. S.F. 33 (Olseen) Type III School Bus Legislation. Department of Vehcile Services - Overview (Pat McCormack) Department of Public Safety - OverviewN/A
Tue January 13, 2009Energy, Utilities, Technology and CommunicationsAgenda: Discussion of Anticipated Federal Stimulus PackageN/A
Thu January 15, 2009FinanceAgenda: State Forecast State Economist Tom Stinson Assistant Commissioner Jim Schowalter State Budget Trends Study Commission: Co-chairs Jay Kiedrowski and Kevin Goodno S.F. 4 (Metzen) Unemployment compensation base period modification; special state emergency unemployment compensation program development.N/A
Thu January 15, 2009Agriculture and VeteransAgenda: MN Veterans Homes; 2008 Financial Audit Report, 2008 Ombudsman report for MN Veterans Home, Vets Family Council,Veterans Affairs Strategic Report, Construction project report, Partnering in delivery report, MN Veterans Affairs, US Vet affairs Survey.N/A
Tue January 20, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: OLA Report on Minneapolis Veterans Home and Vets Home Board Potential Medicare reimbursement for Vets Home patients Update on Patient Care Issues Update on Department of Justice investigationN/A
Wed January 21, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 29 (Sheran) Pharmacy modifications. S.F. 30 (Higgins) Methamphetamine log requirements. Minnesota Housing Commissioner Confirmation: Daniel Bartholomay Minnesota Housing Board Member Confirmations: Tony Goulet and Gloria Bostrom Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board confirmations: Dawn Bidwell, Bonnie Engen, James Rieber, Mari Thomas, Brenda Brown, Elizabeth Consie, Paula Fink Kocken, Paul SatterleeN/A
Wed January 21, 2009TaxesAgenda: State Budget Trends Study Commission report to the LegislatureN/A
Thu January 22, 2009Finance - Higher Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: On-line LearningN/A
Thu January 22, 2009TaxesAgenda: S.F. 49 (Bakk) Health insurance premium income tax credit.N/A
Mon January 26, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 118 (Marty) Minnesota Health Act. S.F. 273 (Marty) Studying the prevalence of and preventing sexually transmitted infections. S.F. 204 (Dibble) Establishing an HIV transmission public education program.N/A
Tue January 27, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on Minnesota’s Personal Care Assistance services DHS Taskforce on PCA Study Minnesota Department of Health Budget Reductions Minnesota Department of Human Services Budget Reductions Federal Health IT GrantsN/A
Tue January 27, 2009Finance - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget DivisionAgenda: DNR presentation of reports on the Game & Fish fund (the annual report, and the report mandated by statute on the allocation between game & fish) S.F. 119 (Anderson, E. R.) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council appropriation - *testimony only; no vote yet. Office of Legislative Auditor presentation of its audit of the Department of Natural Resources Response from the DNRN/A
Wed January 28, 2009State and Local Government Operations and OversightAgenda: Approval of the Minutes S.F. 131 (Bonoff) Investment board Iran holdings divestment requirement. S.F. 185 (Torres Ray) Legislative coordinating commission (LCC) ethnic heritage and cultural diversity authority expiration extension.N/A
Wed January 28, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: College and Career Readiness PresentationN/A
Wed January 28, 2009Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: Lead Bullet Informational Hearing Reports from: Department of Natural Resources - Fragmentation Study Health Department - CDC Study Agriculture Department - Venison Donation Program No other testimony will be taken.N/A
Wed January 28, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 314 (Skogen) Education finance operating referendum revocation voter signature requirement modification.N/A
Thu January 29, 2009Agriculture and VeteransAgenda: Informational hearing on Green Acres program.N/A
Thu January 29, 2009EducationAgenda: S.F. 72 (Clark) Quality rating and improvement system establishment for children's early learning and care programs.N/A
Thu January 29, 2009TransportationAgenda: Comments from US Congressman Oberstar.N/A
Mon February 2, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: Status update on interdepartmental atrazine collaboration S.F. 247 (Rummel) Protecting the health of children; prohibiting bisphenol-A in products for young children. S.F. 225 (Scheid) Protecting the health of children from toxic chemicals in products.N/A
Tue February 3, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: OLA - Report on Q-CompN/A
Tue February 3, 2009Agriculture and VeteransAgenda: Minnesota Department of Military Affairs Brief. S.F. 386 (Skoe) Green Acres program modifications. S.F. 240 (Metzen) Minnesota Land Conservation Property Tax Law.N/A
Tue February 3, 2009TransportationAgenda: S.F. 152 (Vandeveer) Toll roads prohibition. S.F. 208 (Vandeveer) Freeway shoulder statewide transit and metro mobility use authorization; regional passenger motor carrier metropolitan bus stop and shelter use authorization. S.F. 335 (Saxhaug) Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designation. S.F. 47 (Dahle) Dan Patch commuter line planning and development restrictions removal. S.F. 99 (Carlson, J.) Motor vehicle operators child restraint systems use requirement expansion.N/A
Wed February 4, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 204 (Dibble) Establishing an HIV transmission public education program. S.F. 230 (Higgins) Physician assistant licensure establishment. S.F. 247 (Rummel) Protecting the health of children; prohibiting bisphenol-A in products for young children. S.F. 225 (Scheid) Protecting the health of children from toxic chemicals in products.N/A
Wed February 4, 2009Finance - Public Safety Budget DivisionAgenda: Budget presentations from the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections.N/A
Thu February 5, 2009TaxesAgenda: Presentation of Governor’s budget recommendationsN/A
Thu February 5, 2009Finance - Higher Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Response to and discussion of Governor's Recommended Budget Cuts to Higher EducationN/A
Thu February 5, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 82 (Latz) Minnesota False Claims Act.N/A
Mon February 9, 2009Finance - State Government Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's budget recommendations for: The Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board and The office of Administrative Hearings. The Office of Adminstrative Hearings The Investment Board and Retirement accounts of Public Employees Retirement Account, Minnesota State Retirement System, Teachers Retirement Association and Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund.N/A
Mon February 9, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations- Health Care (continued) Governor's Budget Recommendations- Small boards and agenciesN/A
Tue February 10, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 118 (Marty) Minnesota Health Act.N/A
Tue February 10, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations: Chemical and Mental Health, Operations and ComplianceN/A
Tue February 10, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 82 (Latz) Minnesota False Claims Act. S.F. 230 (Higgins) Physician assistant licensure establishment. S.F. 143 (Gimse) Crime of aggravated forgery clarification for federal employment eligibility verification documents. S.F. 91 (Rest) Searchable database of state expenditures web site requirement. S.F. 107 (Rest) State funds misuse law clarification, penalties enhancement and best practices for investigations development.N/A
Wed February 11, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations- Public TestimonyN/A
Wed February 11, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 302 (Carlson, J.) Multiple sclerosis drugs health insurance co-payments limitations. S.F. 97 (Murphy) Medical use of marijuana. S.F. 203 (Kubly) Rural health cooperative arrangements antitrust immunity and review procedures.N/A
Thu February 12, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations- Public TestimonyN/A
Thu February 12, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 321 (Olseen) Controlled substance offenses minimum fines disbursement to juvenile substance abuse court programs. S.F. 256 (Skogen) Juvenile adult certification age reduction. S.F. 413 (Moua) Law enforcement agency heads allowing nonlicensed peace officers to carry a firearm; penalty. S.F. 415 (Moua) Electronic sexual solicitation of children prohibition.N/A
Tue February 17, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 376 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to licensing; changing certification for interior designers to licensing requirements.N/A
Tue February 17, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations- Public TestimonyN/A
Wed February 18, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations- Public TestimonyN/A
Wed February 18, 2009State and Local Government Operations and Oversight - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 446 (Rest) Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote adoption. S.F. 745 (Rest) Election vacancies in nomination provisions modifications. S.F. 663 (Erickson Ropes) Military and overseas voting provisions modification. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 606 (Rest) Voting in primary age reduction. S.F. 260 (Bonoff) State primary election date change; state partisan primary ballots endorsed candidates provisions modification. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)N/A
Thu February 19, 2009TransportationAgenda: Minnesota Department of Transportation - Stimulus Package Overview Metropolitan Council - Stimulus Package OverviewN/A
Thu February 19, 2009Finance - Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Governor's Budget Recommendations - continuation of MN Department of Agriculture. Status report on the state of ethanol industry.N/A
Thu February 19, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Growth & Justice: Smart Investments in Minnesota's studentsN/A
Mon February 23, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 378 (Erickson Ropes) Medical assistance drug formulary committee modifications. ARRM Report overview and discussion S.F. 854 (Lourey, T.) Human services programs and licensure provisions for services to persons with developmental disabilities modifications. S.F. 711 (Marty) Parental fees for services for persons with developmental disabilities. S.F. 710 (Sheran) Disabled persons consumer-directed community supports option.N/A
Tue February 24, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 428 (Berglin) Medical education and research funds transfer requirement modification. S.F. 328 (Kubly) Health care purchasing alliance stop-loss fund reenactment. S.F. 694 (Berglin) Prenatal alcohol or drug use grant appropriation repeal. Presentation: E-Health initiatives and the federal stimulus State Medical Review Team Process Update on Mandates Working GroupN/A
Tue February 24, 2009Finance - Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Women Veterans in Minnesota, Office on the Economic Status of Women. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Budget and Minnesota Department of Military Affairs Budget. Daniel Fanning,Iraq War Veteran, "An Iraq War Veterans Perspective on Reintegration".N/A
Tue February 24, 2009TransportationAgenda: S.F. 101 (Sieben) Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail line corridor environmental analysis grant bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 102 (Sieben) Red Rock corridor transit way bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 320 (Pappas) St. Paul-Minneapolis central corridor light rail transit line bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 367 (Prettner Solon) Northern Lights Express passenger rail project along the Duluth/Minneapolis rail corridor bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 377 (Latz) Southwest transit way corridor environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 414 (Moua) Ramsey county regional railroad authority Rush Line corridor construction grant bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 647 (Metzen) Robert street corridor transitway bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 300 (Pappas) St. Paul union depot multimodal transit center grant bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 549 (Dibble) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies; sensible communities grant program; vehicle miles traveled reduction; appropriations.N/A
Wed February 25, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 128 (Sheran) MinnesotaCare program self-employed farmers income federal approval request resubmittal. S.F. 366 (Sheran) Minnesota colorectal cancer prevention act. S.F. 522 (Torres Ray) Lead poisoning prevention act. S.F. 359 (Pappas) Smoking in motor vehicles with children prohibition.N/A
Wed February 25, 2009TaxesAgenda: Governor's 21st Century Tax Reform Commission reportN/A
Thu February 26, 2009Energy, Utilities, Technology and CommunicationsAgenda: S.F. 249 (Dahle) School boards wind energy conversion systems business entity formation authorization and production tax exemption. S.F. 674 (Marty) Minnesota Clean Car Act.N/A
Thu February 26, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionCommittee joined in progress ... Agenda: S.F. 836 (Stumpf) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, family and adult education provisions modifications and appropriations.N/A
Thu February 26, 2009FinanceCommittee joined in progress Agenda: S.F. 55 (Fischbach) Stearns county regional and local park prior appropriation grantee modification. S.F. 824 (Cohen) State general fund balance allocation exemption.N/A
Fri February 27, 2009State and Local Government Operations and Oversight - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 423 (Scheid) Election noncampaign disbursement definition modification. S.F. 564 (Moua) Civil rights restoration upon incarceration release. S.F. 763 (Moua) Civil rights restoration notice requirements. S.F. 425 (Rest) Political campaigns independent expenditures and filing provisions modifications. S.F. 80 (Rest) Election campaign contribution limits for judicial candidates. S.F. 791 (Rest) Runoff election requirement. S.F. 801 (Sieben) Election ballot and voting system updates. S.F. 970 (Sieben) Early voting authorization. S.F. 991 (Sieben) Election administration provision modifications. S.F. 768 (Sieben) Election ballot validity and automatic recount provisions.N/A
Mon March 2, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 685 (Dibble) Respiratory therapists licensing provisions modifications. S.F. 999 (Kubly) Medical laboratory science professionals licensure. S.F. 545 (Prettner Solon) Licensed psychologists emeritus status requirements. S.F. 525 (Prettner Solon) Body art establishments and technicians regulation system.N/A
Mon March 2, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 558 (Sheran) Kinship care definition. S.F. 164 (Rest) Birth records disclosure provisions affidavit filing by birth parents requirement. S.F. 70 (Rest) Constitutional amendment for judges retention elections.N/A
Tue March 3, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 70 (Rest) Constitutional amendment for judges retention elections.N/A
Wed March 4, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 1101 (Pappas) Human trafficking victims Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) waiver authority and eligibility requirements. S.F. 422 (Berglin) MFIP family stabilization and work programs provisions modifications. S.F. 481 (Berglin) MFIP and food stamp provisions modifications. S.F. 480 (Marty) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) housing penalty repeal. S.F. 977 (Erickson Ropes) Corporate adult foster care and corporate child foster care providers set aside disqualifications extension. S.F. 978 (Erickson Ropes) Shaken baby syndrome training for licensed child care, child foster care and family child care programs modifications.N/A
Wed March 4, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Testing and AssessmentsN/A
Thu March 5, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 106 (Latz) Consumer complaint database. S.F. 797 (Dahle) School district self-insurance pools health insurance coverage regulation. S.F. 489 (Clark) Reverse mortgage provisions modifications. S.F. 245 (Berglin) Equal Access to Acupuncture Act and Edith R. Davis memorial. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 619 (Scheid) Health carrier definition clarification. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 203 (Kubly) Rural health cooperative arrangements antitrust immunity and review procedures. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)N/A
Thu March 5, 2009FinanceAgenda: February Forecast Briefing: State Economist Tom Stinson Commissioner Tom Hanson, Minnesota Management and BudgetN/A
Fri March 6, 2009Education - Subcommittee on Charter SchoolsPartial recording of Education Subcommittee on Charter Schools including... Agenda: S.F. 478 (Scheid) Charter school provisions modifications. S.F. 852 (Saltzman) Charter school provisions modifications. S.F. 718 (Hann) Charter schools school district lease of unoccupied buildings authorization. N/A
Mon March 9, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 742 (Ingebrigtsen) Alexandria Pope/Douglas waste-to-energy facility construction grant bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 778 (Rest) Mighty Ducks ice facility grant amounts modification, bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 868 (Moua) St. Paul Asian Pacific cultural center construction grant bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 982 (Skoe) White Earth biofuels production facility construction bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 1000 (Fobbe) Big Lake regional ice center grant bond issue and appropriation.N/A
Mon March 9, 2009Finance - State Government Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 91 (Rest) Searchable database of state expenditures web site requirement. S.F. 57 (Rest) Minnesota management and budget (finance) commissioner duties modification. S.F. 107 (Rest) State funds misuse provisions clarification, penalties enhancement and best practices for investigations development.N/A
Tue March 10, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 404 (Wiger) Homeowner insurance notice of possible cancellation to applicants requirements. S.F. 688 (Lynch) Health plan companies formulary-based wound care coverage requirement. S.F. 708 (Fobbe) Foreclosure consultants provisions modifications. S.F. 340 (Scheid) Homestead-Lender Mediation Act. S.F. 743 (Dahle) Petroleum and biodiesel products weights and measures standards update.N/A
Tue March 10, 2009Capital InvestmentAgenda: S.F. 781 (Langseth) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) asset preservation bond issue and appropriation, 2009 Capital Investment bill.N/A
Tue March 10, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 522 (Torres Ray) Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modification. S.F. 727 (Berglin) Self-advocacy program for persons with development disabilities; Advocating Change Together medical assistance (MA) services grant appropriation. S.F. 694 (Berglin) Prenatal alcohol or drug use grant appropriation repeal. S.F. 97 (Murphy) Medical use of marijuana.N/A
Wed March 11, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1472 (Berglin) African American History Museum grant bond issue and appropriation.N/A
Wed March 11, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: S.F. 1106 (Lynch) Oral health practitioner licensure and regulation. S.F. 641 (Prettner Solon) Dental therapists licensing and practice limitations.N/A
Wed March 11, 2009TaxesAgenda: 2009 February Economic Forecast overview.N/A
Thu March 12, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 314 (Skogen) Education finance operating referendum revocation voter signature requirement modification. S.F. 851 (Saltzman) Minnesota reading corps program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 913 (Bakk) Greenhouse gas emissions reduction; land use planning, development, incorporations and minimum acreage standards restrictions; redevelopment grant program bond issue and appropriations. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)N/A
Thu March 12, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 781 (Langseth) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) asset preservation bond issue and appropriation.N/A
Mon March 16, 2009State and Local Government Operations and OversightThe Following bills were televised... Agenda: Approval of the Minutes S.F. 182 (Pogemiller) Legislative and congressional districting principles establishment and redistricting commission creation. S.F. 284 (Higgins) First class cities major political party caucuses privileges application. S.F. 3 (Berglin) State mandates elimination. S.F. 1298 (Gimse) Finance department and employees relations department name change to Minnesota Management and Budget. S.F. 1544 (Rest) Local Government Mandate Relief. N/A
Tue March 17, 2009TaxesAgenda: 2009 Tax Incidence Study overview.N/A
Tue March 17, 2009Finance - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 35 (Vickerman) Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc. floodplain management appropriation. Public Testimony on the Governor's budget recommendations for the areas in our Division's jurisdiction If you would like to testify, please e-mail the committee administrator so we know how much time is needed (don.jorovsky@senate.mn)N/A
Wed March 18, 2009Finance - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division - Subcommittee on Clean Water LegacyAgenda: S.F. 183 (Olson, M. A.) Star Lake board appropriation. S.F. 1086 (Erickson Ropes) Root River watershed agricultural nonpoint source pollution and best management practices monitoring appropriation. Presentation of the Governor's Clean Water Legacy Recommendations: Dept. of Health, Metropolitan CouncilN/A
Wed March 18, 2009EducationAgenda: S.F. 402 (Saltzman) School background check disciplinary actions modifications. S.F. 971 (Dibble) School harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence policy clarification. S.F. 1076 (Dibble) Parent notification of student bullying requirement. S.F. 739 (Jungbauer, M. J.) Schools background check fees waiver for volunteers.N/A
Wed March 18, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1649 (Clark) Educational quality rating and improvement system; prekindergarten exploratory projects and appropriations.N/A
Wed March 18, 2009Health, Housing and Family SecurityAgenda: Bob Hines testified on behalf of the Senior Federation before any of the bills were taken up. S.F. 1238 (Prettner Solon) Prescription drugs unfair price discrimination law enforcement. S.F. 1237 (Marty) Preventing conflicts of interest; banning gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers. S.F. 1044 (Doll) Prescription information confidentiality requirement. S.F. 895 (Sheran) Prescription drug education program establishment. S.F. XXXXN/A
Thu March 19, 2009EducationAgenda: S.F. 866 (Saltzman) Teachers reading instruction competence assessment licensure requirement. S.F. 1342 (Bonoff) Alternative teacher preparation program and resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates. S.F. 1107 (Wiger) Resource center for deaf and hard of hearing advisory committee provisions modification.N/A
Thu March 19, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 851 (Saltzman) Minnesota reading corps program establishment and appropriation.N/A
Thu March 19, 2009Finance - Transportation Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1674 (Kelash) Railroad safety technology federal grants application.N/A
Fri March 20, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division - Subcommittee on Arts EducationAgenda: University of Minnesota Perpich Center for Arts Education Minnesota Music Educators Association Art Education Consortium of Minnesota Minnesota Arts Board Compas, Inc. Minnesota Public Television Minnesota Citizens for the ArtsN/A
Mon March 23, 2009State and Local Government Operations and OversightAgenda: Approval of the Minutes S.F. 1230 (Clark) Office of strategic and long-range planning independence, state planning officer, office of geographic and demographic analysis transfer and appropriation. S.F. 1459 (Bonoff) State cooperative purchasing contract use by local governments requirement. S.F. 79 (Tomassoni) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District establishment. S.F. 278 (Rest) United States senate or representative in congress and state legislature vacancy election procedures modifications. S.F. 745 (Rest) Election vacancies in nomination provisions modifications. S.F. 658 (Sieben) Election day polling place challenger requirements modifications. S.F. 801 (Sieben) Election ballot and voting system updates. S.F. 853 (Sieben) Absentee voting without excuse authority.N/A
Tue March 24, 2009EducationAgenda: S.F. 971 (Dibble) School harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence policy clarification. S.F. 1076 (Dibble) Parent notification of student bullying requirement. The committee later heard bills in the E-12 Education Budget Division.N/A
Tue March 24, 2009Finance - Transportation Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1511 (Murphy) Transportation federal economic recovery funds receipt and appropriation. S.F. 1276 (Murphy) Transportation, metropolitan council and public safety activities and programs appropriations.N/A
Wed March 25, 2009EducationAgenda: S.F. 867 (Saltzman) Charter school requirements and organization provisions modifications. S.F. 1045 (Lynch) Education mandate reductions and school district flexibility provisions. S.F. 1428 (Metzen) Special school district # 6, South St. Paul; South Metro fire department contract for fire inspection services. S.F. 1800 (Fobbe) School district obligations to children with disabilities modification. S.F. 1636 (Skogen) Regional public library system maintenance of effort provisions adjustment.N/A
Wed March 25, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1320 (Metzen) Minnesota humanities center grant appropriation. S.F. 1446 (Saltzman) Science and technology office matching grant program for commercialization activities. S.F. 1541 (Pogemiller) University of Minnesota and Minneapolis campus neighborhood improvement. S.F. 1608 (Torres Ray) Youthbuild programs grant use expansion and appropriation.N/A
Wed March 25, 2009Business, Industry and JobsAgenda: S.F. 1431 (Tomassoni) Unreimbursed expenses deduction from wages regulation. S.F. 1635 (Tomassoni) Medical gas system installation, maintenance, and repair regulation. S.F. 1661 (Bakk) Unlicensed contractors and subcontractors registration requirement. S.F. 542 (Tomassoni) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) assistance extension; unemployment compensation extension and special emergency program; foreclosure moratorium and tenant rights; jobs creation program; state employee layoff prohibition (People's Bailout). S.F. 1772 (Metzen) Targeted neighborhood revitalization program modification, revolving fund creation and appropriation. S.F. 1237 (Marty) Drug and medical device manufacturers and distributors gift ban to physicians and drug formulary committee members and payments to practitioners disclosure. S.F. 1454 (Saltzman) Shared work plan establishment. S.F. 1143 (Murphy) Unemployment insurance benefits eligibility during voluntary leave. S.F. 347 (Bonoff) MinnesotaCare temporary eligibility for unemployed persons.N/A
Thu March 26, 2009TransportationAgenda: S.F. 1903 Sieben St. Paul to Chicago high-speed rail project design build contracting authorization. S.F. 1513 Torres Ray Highway construction mitigation grant program establishment. S.F. 1914 Vandeveer Paved apron construction authorization. S.F. 624 Vickerman Buffalo ridge railroad authority state loan forgiveness. S.F. 1467 Fobbe Rural residential district speed limits. S.F. 1172 Koch Alcohol and controlled substance testing exemption extension. S.F. 1876 Carlson, J. Miscellaneous transportation department (DOT), motor carriers and highways provisions modifications. S.F. 1667 Dibble Passenger rail service transportation commissioner duties and powers. S.F. 1455 Murphy Wireless communication device use in public transit vehicles prohibition. N/A
Thu March 26, 2009Agriculture and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 775 (Vandeveer) Agricultural products definition for commercial boarding of horses modification. S.F. 691 (Erickson Ropes) Railroads pesticides application regulation. S.F. 1694 (Chaudhary) Star farms program and star farm board and account establishment.N/A
Fri March 27, 2009Business, Industry and JobsAgenda: S.F. 542 (Tomassoni) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) assistance extension; unemployment compensation extension and special emergency program; foreclosure moratorium and tenant rights; jobs creation program; state employee layoff prohibition (People's Bailout). S.F. 1808 (Saltzman) Minimum wage for tipped employees regulation. S.F. 1569 (Clark) Minnesota state colleges and universities (MnSCU) adult basic education and employment and economic department development (DEED) training and employment responsibilities transfer. S.F. 1764 (Olson, M. A.) Minnesota business venture capital program and appropriation.N/A
Fri March 27, 2009Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 1927 (Saxhaug) Outdoor heritage appropriations. S.F. 1896 (Chaudhary) Environment and natural resources appropriations. S.F. 1123 (Skogen) Private land sales for trespass issues resolution; state park additions and deletions; public and private sales of surplus state land. S.F. 74 (Jungbauer, M. J.) Recycled water use standards. S.F. 1836 (Chaudhary) Clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities appropriations. S.F. 1629 (Chaudhary) Wellhead protection areas reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) reserve program eligible. S.F. 1892 (Chaudhary) Storm water discharges management standards and appropriation.N/A
Mon March 30, 2009Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 220 (Saxhaug) Spear fishing for nonresidents from dark houses authorization. S.F. 1433 (Fobbe) Irene Long Act; free angling licenses for 90 year old residents. S.F. 1528 (Bakk) Youth fishing license fee exemption for netting ciscoes and whitefish. S.F. 1156 (Erickson Ropes) Deer season extension.N/A
Mon March 30, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1127 (Scheid) Southeast Asian collaborative intensive intervention transitional employment training project appropriation. S.F. 1244 (Erickson Ropes) Rushford nanotechnology facility to community center prior appropriation transfer. S.F. 698 (Tomassoni) Small business growth acceleration program eligibility expansion and Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. grant appropriation.N/A
Tue March 31, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 734 (Prettner Solon) Innovation in nursing education demonstration projects grant program. S.F. 1154 (Erickson Ropes) Social work licensing requirements and fees modifications. S.F. 224 (Sheran) Medical transportation requirements modification. S.F. 723 (Lynch) Medical transportation services broker use prohibition; social worker level of need determination authorization; access transportation medical assistance coverage expansion.N/A
Tue March 31, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 518 (Pappas) Debt management and debt settlement services regulation and enforcement. S.F. 528 (Bakk) Breach of insurance policy damages and attorney fees recovery. S.F. 613 (Skogen) Certificates of insurance authorization and issuance regulation. S.F. 474 (Skogen) Unsafe recalled toys sale prohibition. S.F. 1611 (Sparks) Nonprofit insurance trust self-insurance authorization. S.F. 842 (Olson, M. A.) Automobile insurers repair facility ownership interest prohibition.N/A
Tue March 31, 2009Finance - Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1014 (Clark) Veteran status designation on drivers licenses and identification cards. S.F. 448 (Stumpf) Turf seed council appropriation for native plant, forage and turf seed research. S.F. 1987 (Tomassoni) Postdeployment health assessments and appropriation.N/A
Wed April 1, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1328 Stumpf - Miscellaneous early childhood education and family, kindergarten through grade 12 and adult education provisions and modifications and appropriations Final voteN/A
Wed April 1, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 810 (Tomassoni) Public television and noncommercial radio station grant and report requirements modifications. S.F. 1548 (Lourey, T.) Minnesota Public Radio, Inc. equipment grants appropriation. S.F. 1688 (Tomassoni) Digital broadcast signal conversion appropriation. S.F. XXXX (Koch) Film Board. Public Broadcasting Budget Overview S.F. 1970 (Cohen) Minnesota Film and TV board film production investment grants.N/A
Wed April 1, 2009Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 1116 (Chaudhary) Game and fish and aquaculture provisions modifications. S.F. 1502 (Senjem) Shining artificial lights use for wild animal location restrictions modifications and penalties. S.F. 1656 (Fobbe) Minnows imported for aquatic farms sale authority for bait. S.F. 1798 (Chaudhary) Bow fishing regulations establishment. S.F. 1968 (Chaudhary) Fishing contests permit requirements and fees modifications. S.F. 1828 (Jungbauer, M. J.) Fish spearing lifetime licenses.N/A
Thu April 2, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 402 (Saltzman) School background check disciplinary actions modifications. S.F. 1211 (Lynch) Imprisoned offenders earned release dates and enhanced reentry supervised release; short-term offender local facilities incarceration requirement removal; appropriation. S.F. 1284 (Lourey, T.) Lawful gambling and gambling board provisions modifications. S.F. 140 (Latz) Consumer fraud prevention private action provision. S.F. 759 (Latz) Early Internet ticket sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibition. S.F. 536 (Higgins) Hiring requirements in state, MnSCU, University of Minnesota and cities procurement contracts authorization. S.F. 1082 (Higgins) Short term offender commitments pilot project establishment. S.F. 799 (Scheid) Felony theft and identity theft provisions modifications. S.F. 683/H.F. 343 (Scheid) Creditor remedies provisions modifications; prejudgment garnishment prohibitions; creditors exemption claims hearings. S.F. 917 (Olson, M. A.) Bureau of criminal apprehension (BCA) criminal justice information system (CJIS) provisions modification. S.F. 1434 (Olson, M. A.) Financial crimes oversight council change to an advisory board. S.F. 1800 (Fobbe) School district obligations to children with disabilities modifications. S.F. 1302 (Fobbe) Sheriff sale foreclosure procedure modification. S.F. 918 (Olseen) Short term commitments to commissioner of corrections served in county jails authorization repeal. S.F. 383 (Olseen) Yard waste in plastic bags prohibition; plastic bag labeling standards establishment. S.F. 1754 (Kubly) Church benefits board as trustee authorization.N/A
Thu April 2, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1328 (Stumpf) Miscellaneous early childhood education and family, kindergarten through grade 12 and adult education provisions modifications and appropriations.N/A
Fri April 3, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 1328 (Stumpf) Miscellaneous early childhood education and family, kindergarten through grade 12 and adult education provisions modifications and appropriations.N/A
Mon April 6, 2009Finance - State Government Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 82 (Latz) Minnesota False Claims Act. S.F. 1153 (Pappas) Domestic partners health insurance eligibility. Governor's budget recommendation for the Minnesota Governor's office and budget recommendations for the Minnesota Legislature. The division will be releasing a working document which will become the Omnibus State Government bill.N/A
Mon April 6, 2009Finance - Economic Development and Housing Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1610 (Rest) Metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and right-of-way loan acquisition fund transfers for transit operating deficits. S.F. 1764 (Olson, M. A.) Minnesota business venture capital program and appropriation. S.F. 2014 (Kubly) Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota financial services expansion grant appropriation. S.F. 292 (Saltzman) Businesses investment company tax credit for emerging and start-up businesses. S.F. 1640 (Sheran) Minnesota state university, Mankato international renewable energy technical institute (IRETI) grant appropriation. S.F. 1661 (Bakk) Unlicensed contractors and subcontractors registration requirement.N/A
Mon April 6, 2009TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1328 (Stumpf) Miscellaneous early childhood education and family, kindergarten through grade 12 and adult education provisions modifications and appropriations. S.F. 1757 (Carlson, J.) Eagan tax increment financing district duration extension authorization. S.F. 1881 (Metzen) South St. Paul tax increment financing (TIF) district establishment. S.F. 1866 (Foley) Coon Rapids tax increment financing district (TIF) duration extension. S.F. 1895 (Scheid) Tax increment financing (TIF) increments transfer to municipality to offset state aid reductions authorization. S.F. 1993 (Scheid) Tax increment financing (TIF) districts duration limit modification for housing and redevelopment districts.N/A
Tue April 7, 2009Finance - Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1779 (Vickerman) Agriculture, veterans and military affairs appropriations. S.F. 2047 (Moua) St. Paul growers association membership fee reimbursement grant appropriation.N/A
Tue April 7, 2009Finance - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget DivisionAgenda: SF 657 Anderson, E.R. - Federal stimulus energy programs funding directionN/A
Tue April 14, 2009Finance - Higher Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Continued Discussion of Omnibus Bill S.F. 954 (Wiger) E-16 education reform recommendations establishment.N/A
Tue April 14, 2009Finance - Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: S.F. 469 (Olson, M. A.) Bemidji veterans facility bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 623 (Day) Owatonna veterans home construction bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 471 (Kubly) Montevideo veterans home construction bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 243 (Koering) Brainerd state hospital building renovation for veterans home bond issue and appropriation. S.F. 211 (Gimse) Kandiyohi County veterans mental health facility establishment.N/A
Wed April 15, 2009Finance - State Government Budget DivisionAgenda: State Government Budget Division working document. S.F. 1481 (Cohen) Strategic and long-range planning office independence, geographic and demographic analysis office transfer and appropriation. S.F. 1113 (Rummel) Legislative and citizen commission on the future of public education establishment and appropriation; Legislative Educational Analysis, Research and Navigation in the Next Generation (LEARNING) center establishment. S.F. 1036 (Metzen) State labor contracts ratification. S.F. 1053 (Lourey, T.) Compulsive gambling services appropriation. S.F. 1982 (Gerlach) State civil services employment vacancies veterans preference application, interview requirement and reporting requirements. S.F. 1889 (Gerlach) State settlements and recovery payments to general fund. S.F. 1297 (Gimse) Minnesota management and budget department (MMB) data oversight clarification; management analysis revolving fund establishment. S.F. 1679 (Bakk) Public employment retirement incentives. S.F. 1867 (Betzold) Minnesota geospatial information office establishment. S.F. 131 (Bonoff) Investment board Iran holdings divestment requirement.N/A
Wed April 15, 2009TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1724 (Pogemiller) Income tax credit for historic structure rehabilitation. S.F. 1450 (Olson, M. A.) Oriented strand board facilities salable operating condition requirement. S.F. 1764 (Olson, M. A.) Minnesota business venture capital program and appropriation. S.F. 1232 (Anderson, E. R.) Green job zones businesses tax incentives and regulations. S.F. 1062 (Rosen) Green job opportunity building zones (green JOBZ) and tax incentives; small business investment company job growth investment tax credits; public utilities biomethane energy.N/A
Wed April 15, 2009Finance - Public Safety Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 802 - Omnibus Public Safety Funding BillN/A
Thu April 16, 2009Finance - Judiciary Budget DivisionAgenda: The Judiciary Budget Division Omnibus Bill will be a delete all amendment to SF 1627. S.F. 1627 (Foley) Courts provisions modifications; judicial sanctions enforcement provisions; uniform fine schedule establishment; driving while impaired (DWI) penalties modifications.N/A
Thu April 16, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 1779 (Vickerman) Agriculture, veterans and military affairs appropriations. Higher Education Omnibus Budget BillN/A
Fri April 17, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 802 (Higgins) Public Safety Omnibus Budget Bill. S.F. 2082 (Betzold) State Government Omnibus Budget Bill.N/A
Mon April 20, 2009TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1158 (Bakk) Charitable organization audit requirement modification. S.F. 282 (Bakk) Solicitor definition for federal nexus and Internet sales tax purposes. S.F. 1276 (Murphy) Transportation, metropolitan council and public safety activities and programs appropriations. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)N/A
Mon April 20, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 1627 (Foley) Judiciary Omnibus Budget Bill. N/A
Tue April 21, 2009TaxesAgenda: S.F. 2074 (Bakk) Omnibus Tax Bill.N/A
Wed April 22, 2009TaxesIn PART TWO the committe passes the omnibus tax bill. In PART ONE, Tax Committee members discuss SF 1276, the Senate Transportation bill. More... Agenda: S.F. 1276 (Murphy) Transportation, metropolitan council and public safety activities and programs appropriations. S.F. 2074 (Bakk) Omnibus Tax Bill (amendments, testimony and vote).N/A
Fri April 24, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill SpreadsheetN/A
Sat April 25, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 695 (Berglin) Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill.N/A
Mon April 27, 2009EducationAgenda: Recommendations from the Arts Education Subcommittee S.F. 1797 (Torres Ray) Early childhood services inventory development. S.F. 2089 (Stumpf) School districts operating cost differential study.N/A
Wed April 29, 2009FinanceAgenda: S.F. 2113 (Langseth) Flood and tornado disaster relief bond issue and appropriations. S.F. 1011 (Latz) Claims against the state. S.F. 1481 (Cohen) Strategic and long-range planning office independence, geographic and demographic analysis office transfer and appropriation. S.F. 711 (Marty) Children with developmental disabilities services costs parental contribution requirements modification. S.F. 1445 (Marty) Speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and licensed health care professional provisions modifications; health department resident reimbursement classification implementation; food, beverage and lodging establishments licensure provisio.N/A
Thu April 30, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 1126 (Moua) Tax-forfeited property uses and conveyances procedures modifications.N/A
Mon May 4, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 1599 (Olson, M. A.) High deductible health plan providers preventive health care without a deductible requirement.N/A
Wed May 6, 2009TaxesAgenda: Live Coverage begins with S.F. 2078 and S.F. 1257 S.F. 2078 (Metzen) Miscellaneous economic development provisions. S.F. 1257 (Bakk) Obligations issuance and financing of public improvements terms and conditions provisions modifications.N/A
Fri May 8, 2009Finance - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget DivisionAgenda: Beginning portion - S.F. 1123 (Skogen) State lands sales and management provisions. N/A
Tue May 12, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: Board of Judicial Standards Confirmation Hearing; Appointees Douglas A. Fuller & Patrick D. Sexton S.F. 1623 (Dille) Resolution to urge the President and Congress to repeal the federal legislation of 1863 ordering the removal of Dakota people from Minnesota and the Dakotas.N/A
Tue August 18, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: University of Minnesota Presentation on Current Federal Health Care Reform Proposals Update on Anoka Regional Treatment Center Reorganization Update on State Operated Services Mental Health Division ReorganizationN/A
Wed August 26, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: Review of Office of Legislative Auditor Report on Metro Gang Strike Force Luger Report on Metro Gang Strike Force Future of Oversight Council and Metro Gang Strike Force Policy IssuesN/A
Tue September 22, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: Update from the Department of Public Safety re: the Metro Gang Strike Force: - Implementation of the OLA and Luger Report recommendations; - Special Master process and appointment; - Discussion on decision to delay grant funding for task forcesN/A
Tue October 6, 2009Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: Regulation of Financial Institutions in MinnesotaN/A
Wed October 7, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: Discussion of currently operational task forces, evaluation procedures & methods, and potential changes to multi-jurisdictional agency models. Testimony from several operational task forces: structure, scope, budgets.N/A
Fri October 9, 2009Finance - E-12 Education Budget and Policy DivisionAgenda: Charter Schools Race to the Top fundingN/A
Thu October 29, 2009JudiciaryAgenda: Presentation by House Research on Minnesota forfeiture law. Overview and testimony on Minnesota forfeiture and seizure law, process, and best practices.N/A
Fri November 6, 2009Energy, Utilities, Technology and CommunicationsAgenda: Presentation and overview of final report of the Minnesota Ultra High Speed Broadband Task ForceN/A
Mon December 7, 2009TaxesAgenda: 2009 November Economic Forecast overview. Governor's constitutional amendment proposal on spending limits. (00:50:36)N/A
Wed December 16, 2009Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: State Operated Services Reorganization as a Result of Unallotment Update on Mental Health Reforms Update on Implementation of PCA Changes on People with Mental HealthN/A