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2011 Archive Video Collection

Committee Hearings

Date Committee About the Coverage Play Duration
Wed January 5, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Introductions Committee Jurisdiction Overview Peter Hutchinson Presentation1h 30mn
Wed January 5, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Committee Introduction Testimony/Overview from Grow Minnesota1h 42mn
Mon January 10, 2011Health and Human Services(This archive is the first 55 minutes of the 90 minute meeting) Agenda: HHS Budget Overview56mn 21s
Mon January 10, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: Overview presentation from MN Office of Higher Education1h 19mn
Mon January 10, 2011Rules and AdministrationAgenda: Senate Organizational Resolutions36mn 31s
Tue January 11, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: Committee Introductions Presentation - Justice Partners Coalition1h 32mn
Tue January 11, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Overview of Minnesota economy from the Itasca Project1h 29mn
Tue January 11, 2011EducationAgenda: Committee introductions. A presentation by Cecilia Retelle of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce entitled "Wanted: Prepared Workforce; Needed: Education Reforms"1h 28mn
Thu January 13, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: Utilities Overview1h 36mn
Thu January 13, 2011FinanceAgenda: Introductions Budget Overview: Matt Massman, Lead Fiscal Analyst - Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis1h 34mn
Thu January 13, 2011TransportationAgenda: Agency Overview:
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†††††Minnesota Department of Transportation
†††††-Commissioner Tom Sorel
†††††-Deputy Commissioner Bernie Arseneau
1h 36mn
Tue January 18, 2011EducationAgenda: Teacher Licensure
††††† A presentation by Karen Balmer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Teaching. John Melick, Director Educator Licensing Division of the Minnesota Department of Education Public testimony about the teacher licensing process-as available.
1h 39mn
Tue January 18, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: Department of Corrections Civil Legal Services Sentencing Guidelines Commission1h 41mn
Wed January 19, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board Overview Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Overview Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Presentation on Rulemaking Confirmation- Office of Administrative Hearings- Chief Administrative Law Judge1h 40mn
Wed January 19, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Overview from MN Department of Labor/Introduction of Commissioner Ken Peterson S.F. 1 (Michel) Introduction and discussion of business property tax provision of SF 1.1h 30mn
Wed January 19, 2011EducationAgenda: Teach for America
†††††Testimony by Daniel Sellers, Executive Director of Teach For America, Twin Cities Mitch Pearlstein, Ph.D. President and founder Center of the American Experiment.
1h 15mn
Thu January 20, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 47 (Ortman) Federal conformity bill related to income tax treatment of dependent health care coverage for adult children 26 and under. Overview on Tax Aids and Credits00:00:00:
Thu January 20, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: Continued DNR Overview S.F. 48 (Carlson, J.) State park, state forest, and lands provisions modifications; parks and forests additions and deletions; stream easements value determination method modification; state land public and private sales, conveyances and exchanges.1h 25mn
Thu January 20, 2011Agriculture and Rural EconomiesAgenda: Updates and trends in Minnesota Livestock Industries Summary of the Department of Agriculture Livestock Investment Grant Program1h 38mn
Mon January 24, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Hospital Funding
†††††Mary Krinkie, MN Hospital Association Briefing on CCDS Block Grant Program
1h 38mn
Mon January 24, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 40 (Olson, G.) Alternative Teacher Licensure.1h 25mn
Tue January 25, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Overview of IRRRB/Introduction of Commissioner Tony Sertich S.F. 1 (Michel) Job creation; business tax reductions; department of natural resources (DNR) permitting efficiency; environmental review requirements modifications.1h 37mn
Tue January 25, 2011TransportationAgenda: Overviews of Transit in Minnesota -Counties Transit Improvement Board -Metropolitan Council -Greater Minnesota Transit1h 29mn
Tue January 25, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 82/H.F. 129 (Robling) Tax Aids and Credits, 2010 legislative enacted budget reductions extended.1h 49mn
Tue January 25, 2011EducationAgenda: Testimony on mandate relief S.F. 56 (Thompson) School safe schools levy set aside requirement removal; school district and charter school salary freeze imposition; staff development reserved revenue and school district contract deadline and penalty repeal. S.F. 68 (Kruse) School district contract deadline and penalty repeal.2h 9mn
Wed January 26, 2011Local Government and ElectionsAgenda: Overview presentation by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Overview presentation by the Metropolitan Council1h 23mn
Wed January 26, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: S.F. 32 (Hann) Healthy Minnesota contribution program establishment. S.F. 33 (Hann) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.1h 48mn
Wed January 26, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 55 (Hann) Charter school authorizer approval deadline modification. S.F. 69 (Olson, G.) Home schools mandates and reporting requirements reduction.53mn 40s
Wed January 26, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 60 (Robling) 2010 legislative-enacted budget reductions extended.1h 41mn
Thu January 27, 2011TaxesAgenda: Tax Expenditure Reports, Presenter - Dr. Paul Wilson, Research Director, MN Dept of Revenue State Demographics, Presenter - Tom Gillaspy, State DemographerN/A
Thu January 27, 2011TransportationAgenda: Minnesota Department of Public Safety - Division Overviews -Driver & Vehicle Services -State Patrol -Office of Traffic Safety -Office of Pipeline Safety1h 27mn
Thu January 27, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: S.F. 4 (Koch) Nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition elimination.35mn 2s
Mon January 31, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: Getting Prepared: A Report on Recent Public High School Graduates54mn 25s
Tue February 1, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 56 (Thompson) School district and charter school salary freeze imposition; safe schools levy set aside requirement removal; staff development reserved revenue and school district contract deadline and penalty repeal. S.F. 69 (Olson, G.) Home schools mandates and reporting requirements reduction. S.F. 40 (Olson, G.) Teacher licensure provisions modifications; alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license establishment.1h 0mn
Tue February 1, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: S.F. 1 (Michel) Discussion of permitting issues. Job creation; business tax reductions; department of natural resources (DNR) permitting efficiency; environmental review requirements modifications.1h 3mn
Tue February 1, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 42 (Ingebrigtsen) Department of natural resources (DNR) permitting efficiency; environmental review requirements modifications. 2h 13mn
Tue February 1, 2011Agriculture and Rural EconomiesAgenda: Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Cooperative Network Updates and Trends in Minnesota's Horse Industry Rural Financial Services1h 34mn
Wed February 2, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthPart 1 and Part 2 Economic overview from Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer21mn 10s
Wed February 2, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: Higher Education budget and funding overview. Presented by Maja Weidmann
†††††Senate Fiscal Analyst
43mn 47s
Wed February 2, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. XXXX (Ortman) Federal Conformity bill enacted Dec. 17, 2010. S.F. XXXX (Ortman) Federal Conformity bill enacted Dec. 17, 2010 adoption of provisions impacting 2010 tax year only. Discussion only, no action will be taken on either bill.1h 3mn
Thu February 3, 2011FinanceAgenda: State Budget Trends Study Commission Report presentation - Kevin Goodno, Co-Chair Comparative State Tax and Spending Rankings presentation - Mark Haveman, Executive Director Minnesota Taxpayer Association; Aaron Twait, Research Director, Minnesota Taxpayers Association1h 31mn
Mon February 7, 2011Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on CommitteesAgenda: Various appointments TBD5mn 51s
Mon February 7, 2011EducationAgenda: MINNESOTA'S FUTURE: World-class Schools, World-class Jobs Charlie Weaver, Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership Peter Hutchinson, President, Bush Foundation Cecilia Retelle, MN Chamber of Commerce1h 30mn
Mon February 7, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Defending the Blue Line Minnesota Gambling Control Board Minnesota Racing Commission Explore Minnesota Tourism1h 31mn
Tue February 8, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: Clean Water Council Overview1h 38mn
Tue February 8, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 170 (Daley) Teacher candidates basic skills exam pass requirement. Support for SF 170-Cecilia Retelle, MN Chamber of Commerce Support for SF 170-Representative Andrea Kieffer Vallay Varro, Executive Director of MinnCAN1h 17mn
Tue February 8, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: Liquor Overview47mn 59s
Tue February 8, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 121 (Hall) Public safety dogs injury penalties increase.41mn 43s
Tue February 8, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 48 (Carlson, J.) State lands, parks, and forests provisions modifications; parks and forests additions and deletions; stream easements acquisition modification; state land public and private sales, conveyances and exchanges. S.F. 42 (Ingebrigtsen) Department of natural resources (DNR) permitting efficiency; environmental review requirements modifications. S.F. 39 (Kruse) Mississippi River corridor critical area specific requirements for rulemaking elimination.1h 48mn
Wed February 9, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Economic overview from Steve Hine, DEED41mn 32s
Wed February 9, 2011EducationAgenda: Board of the MN State Academies confirmations S.F. 251 (Jungbauer) Teacher continuing contracts. S.F. 104 (Kubly) Noncustodial parent access to school records authorization.1h 33mn
Wed February 9, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 41 (Daley) Providing a phased-in subtraction for military retirement pay. S.F. 59 (Wiger) Providing a military retirement pay subtraction. S.F. 74 (Kubly) Creating an individual income tax subtraction for military pensions. S.F. 142 (Wiger) Removing duration limitation of property tax benefit for surviving spouses of disabled veterans. S.F. 258 (Saxhaug) Property tax exemption for property owned by veteran's organization. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)1h 33mn
Mon February 14, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 166 (Latz) School districts general education operating capital revenue use expansion for school closing costs. S.F. 171 (Stumpf) School finance total operating capital revenue vehicle lease expenditure authorization. S.F. 239 (Kruse) School districts reserved for operating capital account transfer to undesignated general fund authorization.1h 9mn
Mon February 14, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Continuation of Public Mental Health Programs, Screening and Grants Briefing on Sex Offender Program1h 26mn
Tue February 15, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: S.F. 180 (Benson) Medicaid fraud detection and business intelligence contract request for proposals issuance requirement by the department of human services. S.F. 162 (Pederson) Municipal environmental laboratories certification requirement exemption. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 191 (Scheid) Small employer health insurance mandatory consideration of offering section 125 plan repeal.1h 6mn
Tue February 15, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 222 (Miller) Green Acres, modifying the rural preserve program. S.F. 154 (Vandeveer) Providing for appeals of Green Acres treatment.1h 38mn
Wed February 16, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 299 (Robling) Home solicitation sales regulation exclusion clarification. S.F. 243 (Gazelka) Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act.1h 14mn
Wed February 16, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: S.F. 268 (Carlson, J.) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Minnesota temporary freezing and permanent tuition increase limitations.1h 19mn
Wed February 16, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Secretary of State Department of Revenue Attorney General1h 31mn
Wed February 16, 2011TaxesAgenda: Presentation of Tax Article of Governor's Budget1h 19mn
Thu February 17, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 161 (Pederson) Lake Pepin phosphorus standard establishment. S.F. 196 (Pederson) Water rulemaking moratorium and study requirements.1h 36mn
Thu February 17, 2011TaxesAgenda: Continuation of Governor's budget presentation if needed1h 31mn
Thu February 17, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 137 (Scheid) Mortgage foreclosure redemption period modifications; real property deeds to correct title clarification; residential purchase agreements cancellation authorization; attorney as agent for service modifications. S.F. 136 (Latz) Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act technical changes.47mn 57s
Mon February 21, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Governor's MN Dept. of Human Services Budget Recommendations1h 24mn
Tue February 22, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: Overview from Dr. David Crowe, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders S.F. 283 (Howe) Minnesota business investment company credit establishment and appropriation.1h 0mn
Tue February 22, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: Presentation of the Governorís Budget Recommendations by Chris Turner, Fiscal Analyst Minnesota Probation System Overview1h 41mn
Tue February 22, 2011EducationAgenda: Governor's Budget-MN Department of Education Testimony1h 25mn
Tue February 22, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 32 (Hann) Healthy Minnesota contribution program establishment. S.F. 33 (Hann) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.1h 23mn
Wed February 23, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Continuation Governor's MN Dept. of Human Services Budget Recommendations1h 27mn
Wed February 23, 2011TaxesAgenda: Tax Expenditure Review Report, Paul Wilson, Dept. of Revenue S.F. 220 (Reinert) Creating Tax Expenditure Advisory Commission, review and sunset of tax expenditures. S.F. 122 (Reinert) Study on income tax reciprocity with Wisconsin. S.F. 109 (Nienow) Authorizing Taylors Falls to establish border city development zones.1h 26mn
Wed February 23, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Confirmation Association of Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations (AMPERS) Chicano Latino Affairs Council Indian Affairs Council Black Minnesotans Council (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) Asian Pacific Americans Council1h 37mn
Wed February 23, 2011EducationAgenda: Governor's Budget-MN State Academies Governor's Budget: Perpich Center for Arts Education S.F. 209 (Daley) School districts state-aid payments reduction prior to short-term borrowing for cash flow needs repeal. S.F. 242 (Bonoff) School districts state-aid payments reduction prior to short-term borrowing for cash flow needs repeal. S.F. 185 (Bonoff) Charter schools accelerated aid payment shift special education percentage eligibility requirement adjustment.1h 39mn
Thu February 24, 2011TaxesAgenda: Public testimony on State Taxes and Local Aids and Credits portion of Governor Dayton's Budget.
†††††To testify please contact Beth Kadoun at 651-296-5640 or beth.kadoun@senate.mn
1h 35mn
Thu February 24, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: Governorís Budget Recommendations
††††† -Department of Commerce
††††† -Public Utilities Commission
1h 28mn
Thu February 24, 2011TransportationAgenda: Metropolitan Council budget presentation1h 21mn
Mon February 28, 2011EducationAgenda: A presentation by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.1h 30mn
Tue March 1, 2011EducationAgenda: Jerry Schoenfeld: Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators Dr. James Stone III: University of Louisville, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education1h 28mn
Tue March 1, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: S.F. 1 (Michel) Job creation; business tax reductions; department of natural resources (DNR) permitting efficiency; environmental review requirements modifications. To testify please contact Amy Berger at Amy.Berger@senate.mn.1h 43mn
Tue March 1, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 284 (Rest) Authorizing pooled tax increments for housing. S.F. 244 (Gazelka) Increasing holding period for exempt property for economic development for certain cities. S.F. 205 (Chamberlain) Extending deadline for spending tax increments relating to economic development. S.F. 487 (Saxhaug) Authorizing TIF to repay city of Cohasset for certain projects. S.F. 178 (Jungbauer) Ramsey tax increment financing special rules. S.F. 420 (Senjem) Extending tax increments relating to economic development. S.F. 464 (Rest) Tax increments relating to transit improvement areas.1h 47mn
Tue March 1, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 201 (DeKruif) Careless driving resulting in death gross misdemeanor penalty.1h 0mn
Wed March 2, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 425 (Gerlach) Event ticket practices regulation.46mn 43s
Wed March 2, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 267 (Dahms) Sales and Use Tax, exempting public safety radio communication systems. S.F. 371 (DeKruif) Eliminating sales and use tax on political subdivision purchases. S.F. 458 (Ortman) Sales and Use Tax, defining solicitor for nexus purposes. S.F. 519 (Carlson, J.) Sales and Use Tax, exempting certain aircraft. S.F. 183 (Sheran) Sales and Use tax, exempting public safety radio communication systems. SF 467 Ortman was removed from agenda1h 36mn
Wed March 2, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: Presentations from student and faculty groups from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities:
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†††††Interfaculty Organization: Russ Stanton
†††††University of Minnesota Students: Matthew Forstie and Peter Erkkila.
†††††Minnesota State College Student Association
†††††Minnesota State University Student Association
†††††Minnesota State College Faculty
†††††University of Minnesota Faculty: Russ Luepker, Phylis Moen, and Tom Molitor
1h 39mn
Wed March 2, 2011Local Government and ElectionsAgenda: Overview of judicial elections:
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†††††Presentation by Senate Counsel
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†††††Commentary from stakeholders
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†††††Public Testimony
1h 53mn
Thu March 3, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: S.F. 86 (Rosen) Carbon dioxide emissions increase by utilities ban removal; greenhouse gas control plan repeal.1h 37mn
Thu March 3, 2011TaxesAgenda: Dynamic Scoring Presentations and Discussion
†††††Presenters:
†††††Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, CATO Institute
†††††John Spry, University of St. Thomas
†††††Paul Wilson, Research Director, MN Department of Revenue February 2011 Forecast Presentation
†††††Presenters:
†††††Commissioner Jim Showalter
†††††State Economist Tom Stinson
†††††State Budget Director Margaret Kelly
1h 32mn
Mon March 7, 2011Higher EducationAgenda: S.F. 504 (Miller) Higher education institutions administrative spending cuts requirement. S.F. 546 (Fischbach) Senior citizen higher education program qualifying age modification.1h 5mn
Mon March 7, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 161 (Pederson) Lake Pepin phosphorus standard establishment. S.F. 196 (Pederson) Water rulemaking moratorium and study requirements. 1h 47mn
Tue March 8, 2011Agriculture and Rural EconomiesAgenda: "Agriculture's Contributions to Improving Water Quality"
†††††Presentations from the MN Agriculture Water Resources Coalition, MN Department of Agriculture & University of Minnesota
1h 28mn
Tue March 8, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: S.F. 86 (Rosen) Carbon dioxide emissions increase by utilities ban removal; greenhouse gas control plan repeal.1h 25mn
Tue March 8, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Continuation of Public Testimony if necessary1h 10mn
Wed March 9, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 199 (Rest) Students without disabilities from other states school district requirement to provide educational services exemption. S.F. 250 (Rosen) Teacher contracts qualified economic offer procedure. S.F. 350 (Stumpf) Education revenue sparsity eligibility criteria modification and extension to independent school district #356, Lancaster due to independent school district #2171, Kittson central closure. S.F. 451 (Stumpf) School districts career and technical levy formula modification; career and technical education academic credit requirement.1h 42mn
Wed March 9, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 551 (Gimse) Cities stadium liquor license issuance modification. S.F. 191 (Scheid) Small employer health insurance mandatory consideration of offering section 125 plan repeal. S.F. 425 (Gerlach) Event ticket practices regulation.37mn 50s
Wed March 9, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 81 (Daley) State workforce reduction requirement; early retirement program establishment and Minnesota management and budget (MMB) actuarial analysis. S.F. 604 (Parry) Secretary of state legal fees payment; 2010 gubernatorial election county recount reimbursement costs appropriations.1h 59mn
Wed March 9, 2011TaxesAgenda: This is informational hearing S.F. 276/H.F. 377 (Newman) Hutchinson, sales and use tax authorized. S.F. 423/H.F. 582 (Miller) Lanesboro, local sales tax authorized. S.F. 53/H.F. 49 (Hoffman) Fergus Falls, sales and use tax authorization. S.F. 312/H.F. 579 (Dahms) Marshall, sales and use tax authorized. S.F. 632/H.F. 890 (Senjem) Rochester, authorizing city to extend an existing local sales tax. S.F. 644/H.F. 916 (Lourey) Cloquet, local sales tax authorized. S.F. 363/H.F. 608 (Koch) Clearwater, local sales tax provision modified. S.F. 559/H.F. XXXX (Saxhaug/Hilty) Grand Rapids, local sales tax authorized, adjusting LGA payment. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)1h 50mn
Thu March 10, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 371 (DeKruif) Eliminating sales and use tax for political subdivision purchases. S.F. 1 (Michel) Job creation, business tax reductions. S.F. 27 (Ortman) Phasing out the corporate income tax. S.F. 117 (Chamberlain) Accelerating adoption of single sales factor for corporate income tax. Will process local sales tax bills heard on Wed. March 9th S.F. 467 (Ortman) Local sales taxes. Note: Committee will meet from 8:30 to 111h 42mn
Thu March 10, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 567 (Miller) Nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass purchase requirement. S.F. 172 (Scheid) Watercraft titling certificate of title issuance requirements modifications. S.F. 485 (Ingebrigtsen) Wastewater capital grant program storm water inclusion. MN Zoo presentation of Governorís Budget recommendations S.F. 333 (Limmer) Dayton Mississippi River management plan development standards. S.F. 304 (Gazelka) Terry McGaughey memorial bridge designation. S.F. 358 (Ingebrigtsen) Beaver control by road authorities authorization.1h 25mn
Mon March 14, 2011Local Government and Elections*Due to Server Failure, Please View Video in this Sequence: Part 1, Part 3, Part 2 Agenda: S.F. 509 (Limmer) Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; electronic polling place roster use requirement; recount procedure enacting; appropriating money. S.F. 479 (Howe) Voter photo identification and issuance requirement; picture identification and issuance at no charge; provisional balloting procedure establishment. Following the presentations by the authors, testimony will be accepted. Due to the number of people wishing to testify, we will need to limit testimony to three (3) minutes, and ask testifiers to sign up with the Committee Administrator prior to the hearing.18mn 2s
Mon March 14, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 390 (Nelson) Americorps Innovation Act. S.F. 636 (Olson, G.) Teacher licensure, evaluations, and tenure provisions modifications.2h 28mn
Tue March 15, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 641 (Senjem) Equity and opportunity in education income tax credit establishment. S.F. 643 (Olson, G.) Permanent school fund investment income earned calculation clarification.1h 39mn
Tue March 15, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: Budget Presentation - Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and District Courts Budget Presentation - Human Rights Department1h 42mn
Tue March 15, 2011TaxesAgenda: PILT Presentation by DNR and Legislative Auditor Mining Tax Overview by Bob Wagstrom, MN Dept. of Revenue S.F. 774 (Nelson) Reinstating taconite aid offset for local government aid.1h 21mn
Tue March 15, 2011Health and Human ServicesPART 1 S.F. 556 (Nienow) Emergency services and transitional housing grants appropriation. S.F. 742 (Rosen) Hospital moratorium exception for expanded psychiatric hospital bed capacity. S.F. 626 (Rosen) Nursing home bed moratorium exception for hardship areas. PART 2 S.F. 695 (Fischbach) Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2011. S.F. 731 (Hann) Nursing facility rate equalization phase out. S.F. 374 (Carlson, J.) Medical assistance (MA) dental services program for the aged, blind or disabled establishment. 1h 50mn
Wed March 16, 2011Local Government and ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 509 (Limmer) Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; electronic polling place roster use requirement; recount procedure enacting; appropriating money. S.F. 479 (Howe) Voter photo identification and issuance requirement; picture identification and issuance at no charge; provisional balloting procedure establishment. Continuation of testimony/action on bills from March 14th hearing. As previously noted, due to the number of people wishing to testify, we will need to limit testimony to three (3) minutes, and ask testifiers to sign up with the Committee Administrator prior to the hearing.
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†††††Please note: This hearing may reconvene in the evening if needed to complete testimony and amendments.
3h 37mn
Wed March 16, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 590 (Gazelka) Insurance data gathering and notification modifications; nonresident insurance appraisers authorization. S.F. 197 (Reinert) Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve liquor sales authorization.1h 33mn
Wed March 16, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 225 (Pederson) Manufactured homes inspection requirements and alternative design plans and reinstallation requirements modification.16mn 5s
Wed March 16, 2011Taxes(This is the portion that was webcast Wednesday, March 16th.) Agenda: S.F. 446 (Benson) Conforming to estate tax federal exemption. S.F. 445 (Benson) Estate taxation, providing exclusion for certain farm and businesses. S.F. 529 (Ortman) Modifying tax incidence study requirements. SF 294 Benson GF checkoff was removed from agenda
†††††SF 445/446 bills will be presented by Senator Ortman
51mn 36s
Wed March 16, 2011EducationAgenda: Governor's Education Finance Bill S.F. 618 (Hann) Learn-to-read grant program; general education access grants; compensatory revenue repeal; appropriation.1h 52mn
Thu March 17, 2011Agriculture and Rural EconomiesAgenda: Draft Agriculture and Rural Economies Budget Bill and Spreadsheet
††††† - Walk through spreadsheet/bill
††††† - Hear public testimony
47mn 21s
Thu March 17, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 559 (Saxhaug) Authorizing Grand Rapids to impose local sales tax. S.F. 661 (Bakk) Hermantown, modifying local option sales tax. S.F. 493 (Rosen) Tobacco Uniformity Act of 2011. S.F. 77 (Gimse) Glenwood Township, minerals taxation. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 450 (Rosen) Providing personal property tax exemption for electric generating facility. S.F. 122 (Reinert) Requiring a study on income tax reciprocity with Wisconsin. S.F. 802 (Miller) Directing Commissioner to negotiate an reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. S.F. 641 (Senjem) Education tax credit. S.F. 653 (Chamberlain) Allowing a TIF extension for Lino Lakes. S.F. 770 (Nelson) Modifying definition of cigarette.2h 15mn
Thu March 17, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: Presentation of Chairman's Budget Recommendations1h 30mn
Fri March 18, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: S.F. 578 (Benson) Integrated online eligibility and application portal for food support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs human services department request for proposals and contract requirements. S.F. 351 (Berglin) Medical assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans department of human services withhold creation. S.F. 309 (Sheran) Minnesota Faith in Action funding allocation. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 703 (Hann) County human services duties streamlining and computer system simplification. S.F. 726 (Sheran) Medical assistance (MA) employed persons with disabilities program modification; asset limitation modification; appropriation. S.F. 348 (Berglin) Personal care assistance services modifications. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)1h 47mn
Mon March 21, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. XXXX (Olson, G.) Education Finance Omnibus.1h 0mn
Mon March 21, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransPart 1 - Afternoon Meeting S.F. 907 (Nelson) State building efficiency, fleet management improvements, and Medicaid and tax fraud prevention and detection consulting services contracts for improvements to state-operated systems and services requirements. S.F. 692 (Hall) Natural resources department (DNR) peatland area management; recreational trail and snowmobile watercross requirements and mineral coordinating committee membership modifications; Blakeley state wayside repeal. S.F. 759 (Kruse) Coon Rapids dam commission creation; Three Rivers park district grant appropriation. Part 2 - Evening Meeting S.F. 813 (Hoffman) State and public employees retirement plans member and employer contribution rates modifications. S.F. 812 (Gazelka) Salary reduction for state employees and elected officials.4h 15mn
Tue March 22, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations4h 18mn
Tue March 22, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 942 (Limmer) Deficiency funding appropriations for public safety department, judicial standards board, and tax court. S.F. 958 (Limmer) Public safety appropriations for courts, public defenders, corrections, criminal justice agencies, and boards (Only Public Testimony).3h 1mn
Tue March 22, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: Commerce Budget (Gerlach)1h 21mn
Wed March 23, 2011Taxes(Please View Windows Media File for this Meeting) Agenda: S.F. 27 (Ortman) Omnibus Tax Bill vehicle. Overview of Omnibus Tax Bill58mn 40s
Wed March 23, 2011Health and Human Services(Please View Windows Media File for this Meeting) Agenda: S.F. 760 (Hann) Omnibus Health and Human Services Bill Overview1h 19mn
Wed March 23, 2011State Government Innovation and Veterans(Please View Windows Media File for this meeting.) Agenda: S.F. 732 (Bakk) Sulfates water quality standard rules preemption for certain waters and appropriation.1h 35mn
Wed March 23, 2011Higher Education(Please select Windows Media Player for entire meeting. For Flash Video, Part 1 is the first 90 minutes of the evening meeting, and Part 2 is the final 23 minutes of the meeting.) Agenda: S.F. 924 (Fischbach) Higher education appropriations and office of higher education cost of attendance recognition modification. (Evening meeting with testimony and final committee action.)23mn 9s
Thu March 24, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 27 (Ortman) Omnibus Tax Bill. Public Testimony2h 12mn
Thu March 24, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 887 (Michel) Jobs, economic development and housing appropriations. S.F. 924 (Fischbach) Omnibus higher education appropriations and office of higher education cost of attendance recognition modification.2h 38mn
Thu March 24, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 887 (Michel) Jobs, economic development and housing appropriations. S.F. 924 (Fischbach) Omnibus higher education appropriations and office of higher education cost of attendance recognition modification.2h 38mn
Fri March 25, 2011Health and Human ServicesPart 1: Portion of the afternoon session, including public testimony Part 2: Amendments and vote on the bill Agenda: S.F. 760 (Hann) Medical assistance (MA) program reform federal government waiver application requirement.1h 42mn
Mon March 28, 2011FinancePart 1: Portion of S.F. 898 (Gimse) Omnibus transportation appropriations. S.F. 1047 (Parry) State government and veterans affairs appropriations; Minnesota Sunset Act; state agency positions modifications; zero-based budgeting proposals implementation; federal offset program implementation; health care savings account. Part 2: S.F. 760 (Hann) Omnibus health and human services appropriations.2h 21mn
Tue March 29, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 1030 (Olson, G.) Omnibus early childhood through grade 12 education policy provisions modifications and appropriations.3h 18mn
Wed April 6, 2011Commerce and Consumer ProtectionAgenda: S.F. 788 (Robling) Shakopee raceway park on-sale liquor license authorization. (Portion of this bill) S.F. 1076 (Michel) University of Minnesota TCF bank stadium on-sale liquor license restrictions elimination. S.F. 1091 (Benson) Farm winery temporary on-sale license authorization. S.F. 218 (Howe) Wine festivals on-sale liquor license issuance authority. S.F. 918 (Gerlach) Private non-profit college on-sale liquor license authorization. 1h 27mn
Wed April 6, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 134 (Robling) Public employee definition modification. S.F. 646 (Hann) Public employee insurance program provisions modifications for local government employees. H.F. 110 (Pappas) Legislative commission on pensions and retirement membership increase. S.F. 434 (Rosen) Minnesota Pay for Performance Act of 2011.2h 46mn
Thu April 7, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 537 (Nelson) Marijuana definition to include synthetic marijuana. (Please refer to audio archive for entire hearing.) 00:00:00:
Thu April 7, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 79 (Ingebrigtsen) Resolution urging Congress to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. S.F. 756 (Dahms) Subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extension.58mn 9s
Thu April 7, 2011TransportationAgenda: S.F. 509 (Limmer) Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use. For those interested in testifying on the bill, please contact Patrick Murray at patrick.murray@senate.mn. Comments should be limited to address the portions of the bill that lie within the Transportation Committee's jurisdiction. Thank you.1h 11mn
Tue April 12, 2011TransportationAgenda: S.F. 471 (Newman) Drivers license reinstatement diversion pilot program expansion and extension. S.F. 395 (Daley) Driver's license expiration period extension for active military service persons. S.F. 499 (Howe) Driver education instruction permit requirements modification. 1h 25mn
Tue April 12, 2011FinanceAgenda: S.F. 712 (Carlson, J.) State lands valuation methods for acquired lands modification; adopt-a-WMA (wildlife management area) program establishment; state parks, forests, recreation areas and wildlife management areas additions and deletions; public and private sales of cer. S.F. 930 (Robling) Deficiency funding appropriations for public safety department, judicial standards board, tax court, and secretary of state; state-owned land minimum sale requirement modification.1h 13mn
Tue April 12, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 612 (Benson) Youth athlete concussion policies establishment. S.F. 901 (Pederson) Early childhood services and programs for full kindergarten readiness coordination.1h 49mn
Tue April 12, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: S.F. 103 (Thompson) Abortion state-sponsored health programs funding limitation. S.F. 649 (Hoffman) Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. S.F. 1145 (Hann) State health care programs contract authority with third-party administrators to provide medical assistance (MA) benefits.1h 28mn
Wed April 13, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 869 (Ortman) Department of Revenue technical bill. S.F. 870 (Ortman) Department of Revenue policy non-budget bill.1h 25mn
Wed April 13, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Informational Hearing on Health Exchange1h 24mn
Wed April 13, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 51 (Koch) Female-veteran license plate designation for special veterans license plates or Gold Star license plates. S.F. 509 (Limmer) Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use.2h 22mn
Thu April 14, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 768 (Thompson) Probationary teacher and principal status requirements clarification. S.F. 781 (Harrington) Teacher Tenure Act for school districts located in first class cities modification. S.F. 1022 (Nelson) School district principals annual performance-based evaluation system establishment.1h 44mn
Thu April 14, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 874 (Limmer) In forma pauperis proceeding court reimbursement or partial payment authorization. S.F. 875 (Limmer) Failure to obtain motor vehicle insurance, service of petition election errors, and notary provisions modifications; predatory offender duty to register form requirement; fees and surcharges clarification. S.F. 846 (Limmer) Correctional facility inmates minimum health care service co-payment requirement. S.F. 506 (Ortman) Conciliation court civil claim limit increase. S.F. 952 (Limmer) Public defender representation provisions modifications.1h 43mn
Mon April 18, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: S.F. 247 (Dahms) Public employees insurance program local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements. S.F. 1100 (Brown) Interest arbitration factor consideration for public sector labor relations. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 1146 (Wolf) Public employees dues check off written request requirement for certain contributions.1h 25mn
Tue April 26, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 290 (Gazelka) Camp Ripley/Veterans state trail acquisition and development appropriation. S.F. 314 (Skoe) LaSalle Lake state recreation area establishment as a satellite unit of Itasca state park. S.F. 1066 (Dahms) Redwood Falls Ramsey Park improvements grant appropriation. S.F. 563 (Rosen) Watline trail appropriation. S.F. 1230 (Pederson) Parks and trail fund money allocation modification. S.F. 123 (Dahms) County agricultural societies grants appropriation for county fair facilities preservation and improvement. S.F. 319 (Rosen) Farmamerica - Minnesota agricultural interpretive center improvements appropriation. S.F. 321 (Rosen) Dodd Ford bridge rehabilitation grant appropriation. S.F. 357 (Ingebrigtsen) Kensington Area Historical Society museum and heritage center grant appropriation. S.F. 481 (Metzen) Dakota county Darvan Acres Nature center grant appropriation. S.F. 521 (Sheran) Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation. S.F. 608 (Kelash) Air National Guard museum appropriation. S.F. 638 (Nelson) Perpich Center for Arts Education best practices networks development and implementation appropriation. S.F. 763 (Hall) Minnesota zoo appropriation. S.F. 862 (McGuire) Como zoo and conservatory appropriation. S.F. 936 (Higgins) Minneapolis Heart of the Earth interpretive center grant appropriation. S.F. 996 (Saxhaug) Grand Rapids Children's Discovery museum grant appropriation. S.F. 1040 (Dahms) Regional libraries educational opportunities grants appropriation. S.F. 1043 (Saxhaug) Bell museum of natural history educational programming appropriation. S.F. 1081 (Olson, G.) Arts board appropriation. S.F. 1103 (Cohen) Arts board appropriation and distribution requirements. S.F. 1180 (Parry) Waseca art center grant appropriation. S.F. 1207 (Carlson, J.) Minnesota public television association appropriation. S.F. 1220 (Miller) Minnesota public educational radio stations association grants. S.F. 1228 (Cohen) Minnesota film projects reimbursement program establishment. S.F. 1235 (Higgins) Minnesota public radio grant appropriation. S.F. 1242 (Cohen) Science museum of Minnesota grant appropriation. S.F. 1245 (Higgins) Minnesota historical society appropriation. S.F. 1250 (Olson, G.) Minnesota humanities center appropriations. 3h 38mn
Wed April 27, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: S.F. XXXX (Thompson) Gratuity sharing notice provided, and employers authorized to safeguard and disburse shared gratuities. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 1204 (Nelson) Governor's workforce development council public library member addition. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 1199 (Pederson) Prevailing wage provisions modifications.1h 37mn
Wed April 27, 2011Local Government and ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 1157 (Robling) Metropolitan transportation board establishment. S.F. 1217 (Stumpf) Marshall county recorder and auditor-treasurer appointment provisions authorization. S.F. 270 (Limmer) Local government interim zoning planning ordinances and municipal development contracts provisions. S.F. 1079 (Thompson) Municipal tobacco licensees minor tobacco sales alternative enforcement action local ordinance authorization. S.F. 896 (Daley) County private audit meeting standards of state auditor performance authority. S.F. 1225 (Robling) Campaign finance and public disclosure provisions modifications. S.F. 953 (Kelash) Neighborhood revitalization program first class cities transition activities and termination provisions. S.F. 247 (Dahms) Public employees insurance program local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements. Hearing will re-convene at 6:00pm to complete the agenda.1h 36mn
Wed April 27, 2011Environment and Natural ResourcesAgenda: S.F. 1251 (Bonoff) Crow Wing state park land acquisition appropriation. S.F. 1263 (Nelson) Minnesota children's museum grant appropriation. S.F. 1294 (Skoe) Indian language preservation education appropriations. S.F. 1304 (McGuire) Civics education appropriation. S.F. 128 (Vandeveer) Disabled veterans rest camp on Big Marine Lake in Washington county improvements matching grant appropriation. S.F. 158 (Ingebrigtsen) Outdoor heritage fund appropriations and provisions modifications. S.F. 657 (Ingebrigtsen) Clean water fund appropriations; clean water legacy act modifications; clean water council duties and membership modifications.1h 35mn
Wed April 27, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 405 (Robling) Property taxes, including game birds and waterfowl in ag definition. S.F. 829 (Gazelka) Property taxes, modifying penalties for late payment. S.F. 867 (Tomassoni) St. Louis county, tax status of fairgrounds. S.F. 300 (Bonoff) Establishing a Science and Technology Program. S.F. 1156 (Skoe) Modifying property tax valuation appeals of income-producing properties. S.F. 660 (Bakk) Dept. of Revenue to report on use of zip codes for local sales taxes. S.F. 1012 (Howe) Modifying sales and use tax remittance schedule.1h 0mn
Thu April 28, 2011EducationAgenda: S.F. 939 (Nienow) Pupil transportation provisions modification. S.F. 946 (DeKruif) School districts joint operation and innovative delivery of education pilot project establishment. S.F. 1073 (Nelson) School districts transition planning for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment. S.F. 612 (Benson) Youth athlete concussion policies establishment. S.F. 408 (Wolf) Teacher's union financial reporting requirement.2h 17mn
Fri April 29, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 1308 (Limmer) Constitutional amendment to recognize marriage as union between a man and a woman. 3h 35mn
Mon May 2, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: S.F. 381 (Hall) Hannah's Law. S.F. 1173 (Benson) Adoption assistance and child welfare provisions modifications. S.F. 1305 (Newman) Human services licensing provisions, data practices, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Act, and Human Services Background Studies Act modifications.1h 47mn
Tue May 3, 2011Jobs and Economic GrowthAgenda: S.F. 1265 (Pederson) Professional athletes drug and alcohol testing program provisions. S.F. 1280 (Thompson) Gratuities sharing provisions modification. S.F. 1204 (Nelson) Governor's workforce development council public library member addition. S.F. 411 (Ingebrigtsen) Restricted plumber licenses limited transfer authorization.46mn 40s
Tue May 3, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 1225 (Robling) Campaign finance and public disclosure provisions modifications. S.F. 1306 (Rest) Probate provisions modification. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 103 (Thompson) Abortion state-sponsored health programs funding limitation. S.F. 649 (Hoffman) Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. S.F. 1082 (Jungbauer) Drivers license revocation for DWI convictions provisions clarification and conformance. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA)3h 48mn
Wed May 4, 2011TaxesAgenda: S.F. 275 (Jungbauer) Anoka County financing of public safety improvements. S.F. 1336 (Fischbach) Sauk Rapids, TIF provision. S.F. 646 (Hann) Public employee insurance program, requiring taxes and assessments be paid as same basis as private sector health insurers. S.F. 652 (Chamberlain) Tax amnesty. S.F. 869 (Ortman) Vehicle for omnibus technical and policy non-budget bill. S.F. 872 (Ortman) Contribution on income tax form. S.F. 857 (Ortman) Wisconsin reciprocity agreement.45mn 59s
Wed May 4, 2011State Government Innovation and Veterans(Loss of graphics during this committee's recording.) Agenda: S.F. 702 (Parry) Lawful gambling tax rates modification; linked bingo and electronic pull-tabs authorization. S.F. 1116 (Ingebrigtsen) Video lottery ticket dispensing machines state lottery rules adoption requirement. 1h 43mn
Wed May 4, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 425 (Gerlach) Event ticket practices regulation.1h 58mn
Thu May 5, 2011EducationAgenda: Tom Vander Ark, CEO for OpenEd Solutions
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†††††The presentation will focus on individualization, customization, and motivation as the main techniques to enhance learning for all students.
1h 4mn
Fri May 6, 2011Rules and AdministrationAgenda: Appointment to the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board S.F. 1308 (Limmer) Constitutional amendment to recognize marriage as union between a man and a woman. S.F. 731 (Hann) Electronic prescription drug program effective date extension for certain providers; autism spectrum disorder task force creation; detoxification services interstate contracts authorization; single-family residential use family day care requirements. S.F. 1101 (Hann) My Life, My Choices task force establishment. S.F. 158 (Ingebrigtsen) Outdoor heritage fund appropriations and provisions modifications; clean water legacy act modifications; clean water council revisions. Other possible appointments34mn 40s
Fri May 6, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: (Please refer to audio of this hearing for complete archive. Video only is a portion of the hearing.) S.F. 1357 (Hoffman) Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011; firearms regulation provisions modifications (45 minutes will be given for support testimony, 45 minutes for opposition with one hour of discussion/final vote.). .26mn 27s
Tue May 10, 2011Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on RedistrictingAgenda: H.F. 1425 (Michel) Legislative redistricting plan adoption.1h 52mn
Wed May 11, 2011Finance Part 1: S.F. 1319 (Daley) Veterans homes special revenue account provision modification. S.F. 1320 (Daley) Veterans homes work therapy programs profits use authority. S.F. 1321 (Daley) Veterans affairs commissioner federal funds acceptance authorization. S.F. 943 (Ingebrigtsen) Miscellaneous aquaculture, game and fish, hunting, elk crop damage, fish and wildlife management plans, invasive species, natural resources department (DNR) provisions modifications. S.F. 411 (Ingebrigtsen) Maintenance plumber definition and licensing requirement. Part 2: S.F. 1199 (Pederson) Prevailing wage provisions modifications. 1h 44mn
Wed May 11, 2011Rules and AdministrationAgenda: S.F. 1357 (Hoffman) Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011; firearms regulation provisions modifications. S.F. 1283 (Benson) State Capitol complex security advisory committee creation; state patrol protection to government officials authorization. S.F. 1234 (Kruse) Secretary of state business entities certificates issuance process provisions clarifications and modifications. H.F. 1425 (Michel) Legislative redistricting plan adoption.19mn 51s
Thu May 12, 2011Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsAgenda: PUC Commissioner Confirmation Hearing2h 12mn
Fri May 13, 2011FinanceAgenda: (Joined in Progress...) S.F. 1357 (Hoffman) Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011; firearms regulation provisions modifications. 1h 29mn
Tue May 31, 2011Rules and AdministrationSenate Rules and Administration Agenda: Changes to Subcommittee on Ethics Committee Subcommittee on Committees Agenda: Appointments to Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy Changes to appointments on Legislative Energy Commission6mn 29s
Mon June 13, 2011Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Ethical ConductAgenda: Complaint by Senator Rest regarding Senator Hoffman2h 33mn
Thu June 16, 2011Rules and AdministrationAgenda: Rules committee resolution authorizing Senate intervention in temporary funding litigation20mn 47s
Wed September 7, 2011Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on CommitteesAgenda: Appointments to various commissions, councils and task forces.3mn 5s
Thu September 22, 2011State Government Innovation and VeteransAgenda: Potential unionization of home day care providers2h 56mn
Tue November 1, 2011Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on CommitteesAgenda: Various Appointments2mn 21s
Tue November 15, 2011Health and Human ServicesAgenda: Informational Hearing on Federal Grants for Departments of Health and Human Services1h 58mn
Thu November 17, 2011Judiciary and Public SafetyAgenda: - Judicial Issues (specifically, Mandatory Retirement Age and Incumbency Designation on the Ballot) - Judiciary Election Run-Offs for More Than Two Candidates - History of the Judicial Standards Board and Code of Judicial Conduct & Ethics
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†††††**Each section will receive 45 minutes of discussion (part of the discussion will be reserved for hearing a historical context for each issue area) followed by 15 minutes of Q & A from members.
2h 16mn
Tue November 29, 2011TaxesAgenda: Background and Site Information
†††††Testimony from:
†††††a. Metropolitan Sports Commission
†††††b. Vikings
†††††c. Ramsey County/Arden Hills
†††††d. Minneapolis
†††††e. Public testimony related to site specific support or opposition
†††††Public testimony will be taken. Prior sign up is highly recommended, we will accommodate others as time permits. To testify, please contact Beth Kadoun, Senate Tax Committee Administrator at beth.kadoun@senate.mn or 651-296-5640.
3h 43mn
Thu December 1, 2011Rules and AdministrationAgenda: Discussion of Executive Order 11-31 Representation of Licensed Registered Subsidized Family Child Care Providers and Rules Committee resolution authorizing Senate amicus brief in litigation challenging Executive Order 11-3147mn 28s
Tue December 6, 2011TaxesAgenda: Bonding Overview MMB staff Overview of other stadium financing - Craig Skiem, CSL International Current Lease Termination, Sports Facility Commission and MN Vikings Vikings private financing mechanisms and NFL financing mechanisms Ramsey County Local Financing Mechanisms Minneapolis local financing mechanisms including Mpls convention revenue Current Sources of Revenue
†††††a. Arts and Cultural Funds New Sources of Revenue
†††††a. Charitable Gaming electronic pulltabs
†††††b. Racino
†††††c. Block E
†††††d. NFL income tax surcharge
†††††e. Ticket surcharge on professional sports
†††††f. Sports memorabilia sales tax
†††††g. Video lottery terminals Public testimony
†††††Prior sign up is highly recommended for public testimony, we will accommodate others as time permits. To testify, please contact Beth Kadoun, Senate Tax Committee Administrator, at beth.kadoun@senate.mn or 651-296-5640.
†††††If unable to attend the hearing, written testimony may be sent to Jenna.temte@senate.mn Written testimony will not be read aloud during the hearing but will be provided to members of the committee.
5h 46mn