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2015 Archive Video Collection

Committee Hearings

Date Committee About the Coverage Play Duration
Thu January 8, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Overview of the Financial Crimes Task Force1h 38mn
Mon January 12, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: Presentation on the Initial Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children1h 40mn
Mon January 12, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: Update on Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Programs,
     Minnesota Department of Agriculture MN FFA officers' report - Ag Policy Experience
53mn 42s
Tue January 13, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: Campaign Finance Board Overview1h 14mn
Wed January 14, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Overview of the Freight Rail Economic Development Report (MnDOT) Overview of the Study on Grade Crossing and Rail Safety for Oil and other
     Hazardous Materials (MnDOT)
1h 29mn
Wed January 14, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: Update on Health Equity from the MN Department of Health Update on Ebola and the Flu from the MN Department of Health1h 34mn
Thu January 15, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 31 (Petersen) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements. S.F. 86 (Latz) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements; surveillance technology inventory requirement.2h 0mn
Thu January 15, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: Introduction and Overview from Secretary of State Steve Simon44mn 19s
Thu January 15, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 52 (Skoe) Destination medical center state aid payments computation modification. S.F. 1 (Jensen) Disaster assistance deficiency funding appropriations.N/A
Tue January 20, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 128 (Goodwin) Civil commitment hearings interactive video conference use. S.F. 141 (Goodwin) Comprehensive mental health programs grants authorization and diversion program for persons with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. S.F. 142 (Goodwin) S.F. 142 will be informational-only. Beltrami county comprehensive mental health services grant appropriation. SF 86 regarding the regulation of license plate readers will be heard during the second half of scheduled committee time on Thursday, January 22nd.1h 37mn
Tue January 20, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: The State of School Technology S.F. 78 (Wiger) Education telecommunications access equity aid appropriations. S.F. 18 (Wiger) Special technology revenue creation and levy authorization. S.F. 20 (Wiger) School endowment fund school technology and telecommunications reserve dedication. S.F. 45 (Wiger) School district operating capital revenue increase and revenue for technology reserve.1h 18mn
Wed January 21, 2015State and Local GovernmentAgenda: Presentation of State Workforce Report and Workforce Planning Efforts,
     MMB
1h 28mn
Wed January 21, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: Early learning (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 6 (Hoffman, J.) Universal all-day preschool for four-year-old students funding. S.F. 213 (Bonoff) Parent-child home program grant appropriation.2h 9mn
Wed January 21, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: Follow up Committee Member Discussion on the Initial Recommendations of
     the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children S.F. XXXX
1h 36mn
Thu January 22, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 86 (Latz) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements; surveillance technology inventory requirement. The Judiciary Finance Division will hear the court budget overview first, then the Judiciary Policy Committee will gavel-in for a discussion on license plate readers, continued from a hearing on January 15.2h 35mn
Thu January 22, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 75 (Dahle) School district capital project referendum provisions modification and appropriation. S.F. 76 (Dahle) School districts and charter schools long-term facilities maintenance revenue program establishment and department of education appropriation; alternative facilities bonding and levy program and deferred maintenance revenue repeal. S.F. 126 (Housley) Independent school district #831, Forest Lake; alternative facilities revenue program participation. INFORMATIONAL ONLY.1h 53mn
Mon January 26, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: ** Documents for committee have been posted ** S.F. 4 (Sheran) Child maltreatment reports screening modifications.1h 7mn
Tue January 27, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 149 (Senjem) Election judge party affiliation data classification. S.F. 104 (Goodwin) Housing warranties breaches prevailing vendee or owner attorney fees recovery.1h 45mn
Tue January 27, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 9 (Skoe) Agricultural homestead determinations modifications. S.F. 257 (Skoe) Agricultural containment facilities property tax exemption repeal.1h 8mn
Tue January 27, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: Presentation - Capella University - FlexPath Program Presentation - Minnesota Private College Council University of Minnesota - Continuation of the Presentation on the
     Biennial Budget Reporting Requirements
1h 41mn
Wed January 28, 2015Taxes - Tax Reform DivisionAgenda: S.F. 123 (Senjem) Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction. S.F. 124 (Senjem) Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction. S.F. 254 (Ruud) Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction. S.F. 256 (Limmer) Income tax social security benefits phased in subtraction. S.F. 79 (Wiger) Veterans jobs income tax credit. S.F. 199 (Nelson) Veterans jobs income tax credit.1h 54mn
Wed January 28, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 3 (Clausen) Rural mental health professionals, public health nurses, dental therapists and advanced dental therapists education loan forgiveness program addition and appropriation. S.F. 63 (Eken) Medical assistance (MA) coverage for licensed independent clinical social workers consultations authorization. S.F. 100 (Petersen) Right to Try Act.1h 54mn
Wed January 28, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Overview of MnDOT annual report: Major Highway Projects and Trunk Highway Fund Expenditures1h 35mn
Thu January 29, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: EQB, PCA and DNR Presentation background on environmental review1h 39mn
Thu January 29, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: Overview of Governor's Budget Proposals for Higher Education Update on the MN State Grant Program
     -Report on Institutional Metrics
     -Report on Part-Time Enrollment Grant for MnSCU Students
1h 43mn
Thu January 29, 2015EducationAgenda: Minnesota Department of Education -- Physical education report Minnesota Department of Health -- Student Survey Results S.F. 343 (Kent) National association of sport and physical education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement. S.F. 145 (Schmit) Technology initiatives 1:1 device program guidelines commissioner of education research requirement.1h 54mn
Mon February 2, 2015State and Local GovernmentAgenda: S.F. 188 (Koenen) Web site or self-service device lottery ticket sale suspension authorization. S.F. 229 (Koenen) Lawful gambling modifications; casino style games prohibition; play at the pump, ATM, and internet lottery ticket sales suspension.2h 21mn
Mon February 2, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Public testimony on Governor's proposals for health and human services. Please keep testimony to 2-3 minutes to allow time for all testifiers. Please email stacie.weeks@senate.mn if you would like to testify.2h 25mn
Mon February 2, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 174 (Cohen) Deficiency funding for disaster assistance, food assistance, Minnesota security hospital, natural resources department (DNR) enforcement activities, Ebola-related costs and the zoological board appropriations.2h 8mn
Mon February 2, 2015Finance - Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget DivisionAgenda: Overview of the Governor's Budget Recommendations for the Minnesota Zoological Gardens:1h 12mn
Tue February 3, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Additional public testimony on Governor's budget proposals for health and human services. Please email stacie.weeks@senate.mn if you would like to testify. Please keep your testimony to 2-3 min to allow time for all testifiers.2h 14mn
Tue February 3, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: Minnesota Office of Higher Education - Various Overviews & Updates on
     Programs related to Higher Education in Minnesota
     
     -Greater Minnesota Internship Program
     -Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS)
     -Creating a SELF Loan Refinance Program Report
     -Barriers to Completion Report
     -Study Abroad Report
1h 34mn
Tue February 3, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: S.F. 266 (Sparks) Shell Rock River state water trail designation and appropriation. S.F. 122 (Senjem) Parks and trails funds use for eminent domain property acquisition prohibition.1h 53mn
Wed February 4, 2015State and Local GovernmentAgenda: S.F. 139 (Lourey) MNsure state agency designation; MNsure board and legislative oversight committee elimination.
Wed February 4, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Overview of the Governor's Budget Proposals for the following:
     a. Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
     b. Board of Dentistry
     c. Nursing Home Administrators Board
     d. Board of Optometry
     e. Board of Pharmacy
     f. Board of Social Work
1h 46mn
Wed February 4, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 207 (Lourey) Child out-of-home placement costs county reimbursement authorization. S.F. 410 (Sheran) Let's Talk Now Act; advanced care planning grant program establishment. S.F. 407 (Sheran) Advance care planning resource organization appropriation. S.F. 247 (Nelson) Alzheimer's and other dementias research grants and programs; Alzheimer's research advisory council establishment; appropriating money.
Thu February 5, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 298 (Stumpf) Temporary teaching licensure extension to initial teaching licensure authorization.2h 6mn
Thu February 5, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: Minnesota PIPELINE Project 2015 Progress Report, Department of Labor and
     Industry S.F. 5 (Bonoff) Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development - Presentations
     on the Net Impact Reports for Workforce Programs and the Itasca Project's
     Task Force related to Improving Higher Education
1h 57mn
Mon February 9, 2015Finance - State Departments and Veterans Budget DivisionAgenda: Change Item presentation by the Minnesota Arts Board Change Item presentation by the Mn Amateur Sports Commission Change Item presentation by the Black Minnesotans Council Change Item presentation by the Racing Commission Change Item presentation by the Gambling Control Board Change Item presentation by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board1h 1mn
Mon February 9, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Presentation from the Office of the Legislative Auditor: MnDOT Noise Barriers S.F. 276 (Scalze) Mounds View U.S. highway #10 and I-35W noise barrier requirement. S.F. 546 (Franzen) Trunk highway #100 noise barrier construction and appropriation.1h 48mn
Mon February 9, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 474 (Lourey) Health care regulatory review task force creation and appropriation. S.F. 253 (Sheran) Interstate medical licensure compact. S.F. 505 (Sheran) Maltreatment of Minors Act provisions modifications. S.F. 39 (Hoffman, J.) Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.1h 7mn
Tue February 10, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsSelect audio archive of this meeting for complete review. Agenda: (Portion) S.F. 262 (Hawj) Number of voters an individual is allowed to assist in marking ballots increase. S.F. 455 (Sieben) Election administration modifications. S.F. 297 (Hawj) Overseas voting modifications.1h 13mn
Tue February 10, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 344 (Johnson, A.) School breakfast program state aid increase. S.F. 299 (Stumpf) Northwestern online college in the high school program appropriation. S.F. 322 (Saxhaug) Headwaters science center grant appropriation.1h 42mn
Tue February 10, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: S.F. 507 (Marty) Personal care products containing microbeads sale prohibition. S.F. 516 (Marty) Personal care products containing microplastics sale prohibition--DISCUSSION ONLY. S.F. 674 (Hoffman, J.) Personal care products containing microbeads sale prohibition--DISCUSSION ONLY. S.F. 627 (Reinert) Personal care products containing microbeads sale prohibition--DISCUSSION ONLY.57mn 5s
Wed February 11, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 284 (Koenen) Independent school district #347, Willmar; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 285 (Koenen) Independent school district #2534, Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 286 (Koenen) Independent school district #2890, Renville County West; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 287 (Koenen) Independent school district #345, New London-Spicer; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 288 (Koenen) Independent school district #777, Benson; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 290 (Koenen) Independent school district #2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart; school start date before Labor Day authorization. S.F. 267 (Koenen) Independent school district #129, Montevideo; school start before Labor Day. S.F. 550 (Weber) Independent school district #2884, Red Rock Central; school start before Labor Day. S.F. 162 (Koenen) School districts flexible learning year program establishment without approval. S.F. 88 (Koenen) Four-day school week reauthorization. S.F. 115 (Wiger) School year start before Labor Day authorization; holding school days on the Thursday and Friday preceding Labor Day prohibition.2h 11mn
Wed February 11, 2015State and Local GovernmentAgenda: S.F. 247 (Nelson) Alzheimer's and other dementias research grants and programs; Alzheimer's research advisory council establishment; appropriating money. S.F. 5 (Bonoff) Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation. S.F. 336 (Pappas) State employees assaulted by inmates and patients health insurance coverage continuation. S.F. 175 (Hayden) Regional emergency medical services program grants procedures and administration modification. S.F. 421 (Wiklund) Garbage collection home rule charter cities assessment clarification.1h 24mn
Wed February 11, 2015Finance - State Departments and Veterans Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 243 (Sparks) Public television equipment grants appropriation. S.F. 188 (Koenen) Web site or self-service device lottery ticket sale suspension authorization. S.F. 229 (Koenen) Lawful gambling modifications; casino style games prohibition; play at the pump, ATM, and internet lottery ticket sales suspension.1h 26mn
Wed February 11, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 107 (Eken) Patient designated caregiver opportunity and patient aftercare needs requirements. S.F. 350 (Pappas) Employee and employer fitness center fees and membership expenses income tax subtraction. S.F. 495 (Sheran) Stroke transport protocols emergency medical services (EMS) programs development requirement. S.F. 275 (Hayden) Hennepin and Ramsey counties integrated health care delivery network pilot program expansion.1h 22mn
Thu February 12, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: Presentation on Testing Reduction Advisory Group's Recommendations Presentation on Aligning Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System and
     Teacher Development and Evaluation Work Group Recommendations
2h 0mn
Thu February 12, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 499 (Latz) Ignition interlock device program participants driving while impaired (DWI) vehicle forfeiture law exception. S.F. 610 (Jensen) Implied consent court proceedings necessity defense establishment. S.F. 562 (Champion) Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and criminal vehicular operation (CVO) legal proceedings provisions modifications. S.F. 570 (Latz) Preliminary screening test results in driving while intoxicated (DWI) proceedings disclosure requirement. S.F. 405 (Latz) Statutorily prohibited acts with no penalty petty misdemeanor application. Note: The hearing will likely last until 2:30 PM.2h 57mn
Mon February 16, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 548 (Dibble) Homeless Youth Act age of eligibility extension and appropriation. S.F. 137 (Clausen) Family assets for independence program provisions modifications and appropriation. S.F. 316 (Hayden) Healthy Eating, Here at Home program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 504 (Wiklund) Military members expedited temporary health licensing establishment. S.F. 501 (Wiklund) Health disparities provisions modifications and appropriation; health equity data plan establishment.1h 51mn
Mon February 16, 2015State and Local GovernmentAgenda: S.F. 272 (Rest) State band free rehearsal and storage space. S.F. 253 (Sheran) Interstate medical licensure compact. S.F. 474 (Lourey) Health care regulatory review task force creation and appropriation. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 280 (Metzen) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratification. S.F. 348 (Johnson, A.) Legislative surrogacy commission establishment.1h 56mn
Tue February 17, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: ** The Office of the Legislative Auditor report on the Minnesota Health
     Insurance Exchange (MNsure) is available online at
     http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/. ** Office of the Legislative Auditor, presentation of Minnesota Health
     Insurance Exchange (MNsure) evaluation
2h 29mn
Tue February 17, 2015FinanceAgenda: Confirmation of Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management & Budget (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 188 (Koenen) Web site or self-service device lottery ticket sale suspension authorization. S.F. 229 (Koenen) Lawful gambling modifications; casino style games prohibition; play at the pump, ATM, and internet lottery ticket sales suspension.2h 0mn
Tue February 17, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 568 (Latz) Corrections inmates erroneously serving an extended prison term compensation authorization. S.F. 397 (Ingebrigtsen) Blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of those who kill or injure law enforcement establishment. S.F. 307 (Dziedzic) Prehospital care data collection and reporting responsibilities modifications. S.F. 39 (Hoffman, J.) Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. S.F. 283 (Westrom) Uniform Probate Code modification; conservators to post bond for the assets of a protected person exception.1h 44mn
Wed February 18, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 59 (Clausen) Advocating Change Together appropriation. S.F. 36 (Hoffman, J.) Advocating Change Together appropriation. S.F. 359 (Franzen) Regional poison information center grants appropriation. S.F. 551 (Wiklund) Housing programs appropriations.1h 44mn
Wed February 18, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: ** SF 807 has moved to the top of the agenda. There will be a delete-everything amendment for SF 807. ** S.F. 807 (Sheran) Child protection provisions update. Overview of the Mental Health System by the Department of Human Services and NAMI MN S.F. 141 (Goodwin) Comprehensive mental health programs grants authorization and diversion program for persons with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. S.F. 142 (Goodwin) Beltrami county comprehensive mental health services grant appropriation.1h 53mn
Wed February 18, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 517 (Saxhaug) Advanced biofuel production incentive program, renewable chemical production incentive program and biomass production incentive program creation and appropriation. S.F. 482 (Sparks) Agricultural operations nuisance conditions liability modification. S.F. 618 (Eken) Industrial Hemp Development Act.1h 50mn
Wed February 18, 2015Finance - State Departments and Veterans Budget DivisionAgenda: Change Item presentation by the Office of the Governor Change Item presentation by the Office of the State Auditor Change Item presentation by the Capitol Area Architecture and Planning Board Change Item presentation by the Office of Administrative Hearings Change Item presentation by the Department of Administration relating to the Senate Legislative Office Building Change Item presentation by the Chicano Latino Affairs Council1h 23mn
Thu February 19, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 355 (Champion) Convicted felons civil right to vote after incarceration restoration. S.F. 498 (Latz) Peace officers portable video recording systems data classification, use, and retention regulation. The meeting will continue past 1:30 PM.2h 27mn
Thu February 19, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 826 (Skoe) Middle class families tax reductions and fairness; appropriation.1h 0mn
Mon February 23, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 525 (Tomassoni) Jobs training program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 526 (Tomassoni) Jobs training program and tax credit establishment and appropriation. S.F. 468 (Stumpf) Workforce housing grants program establishment. S.F. 764 (Sparks) Office of workforce housing creation; workforce housing fund, tax exemptions, and investor tax credits establishment; sales tax exemption; appropriating money. S.F. 816 (Dahms) Workforce housing grant program and appropriation; land trusts income tax credit and creation.1h 27mn
Mon February 23, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 229 (Koenen) Lawful gambling modifications; casino style games prohibition; play at the pump, ATM, and internet lottery ticket sales suspension. S.F. 188 (Koenen) Web site or self-service device lottery ticket sale suspension authorization.59mn 52s
Mon February 23, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: S.F. 501 (Wiklund) Health disparities provisions modifications and appropriation; health equity data plan establishment. S.F. 139 (Lourey) MNsure state agency designation; MNsure board and legislative oversight committee elimination.1h 23mn
Tue February 24, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 155 (Wiger) School readiness aid increase and appropriation. S.F. 442 (Wiklund) The Works museum appropriation. S.F. 195 (Hoffman, J.) Minnesota council on economic education grant appropriation. S.F. 607 (Kent) Minnesota reading corps program appropriation. S.F. 447 (Kent) Minnesota children's museum appropriation.1h 36mn
Tue February 24, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 247 (Nelson) Alzheimer's and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established; Alzheimer's research advisory council establishment; appropriating money. S.F. 766 (Hoffman, J.) Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program, small business grant and loan program, and spinal cord and traumatic brain injury advisory council establishment; office of higher education grants. S.F. 293 (Clausen) College savings plans income tax credit and subtraction establishment and 1h 36mn
Tue February 24, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: Confirmation of Public Utility Commission Commissioner John Tuma Confirmation of Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr
Tue February 24, 2015EducationAgenda: Confirmation of Commissioner Brenda Cassellius46mn 29s
Wed February 25, 2015Commerce - Subcommittee on Insurance ReformAgenda: S.F. 782 (Jensen) Insurance fraud prevention regulations modifications. S.F. 957 (Jensen) No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force establishment.1h 41mn
Wed February 25, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 1060 (Jensen) Aerodynamic device on motor vehicle length limits exclusion authorization. S.F. 86 (Latz) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements.2h 8mn
Wed February 25, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 410 (Sheran) Let's Talk Now Act; advanced care planning grant program establishment. S.F. 407 (Sheran) Advance care planning resource organization appropriation. S.F. 622 (Hayden) Federally qualified health centers appropriation. S.F. 797 (Hayden) Local public health grants appropriation.1h 42mn
Thu February 26, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 398 (Dziedzic) Collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs appropriation. S.F. 558 (Wiklund) School districts and cooperatives compensatory revenue to school sites allocation modification. S.F. 564 (Hoffman, J.) School lunch aid provisions modifications. S.F. 163 (Hoffman, J.) School district basic revenue formula allowance increase. S.F. 541 (Clausen) General education basic formula allowance increase and future annual inflationary increases authorization.2h 26mn
Thu February 26, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 206 (Carlson, J.) Voter registration age modification. S.F. 660 (Carlson, J.) Public office candidates affidavits of residency filing requirement; petition in place of filing fee modification. S.F. 492 (Eken) Legislative and congressional districts apportionment and redistricting commission establishment.1h 31mn
Mon March 2, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: Confirmation of Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson S.F. 542 (Cohen) Residential hospice facility definition modification. S.F. 209 (Saxhaug) Manufactured home space requirements modification. S.F. 643 (Hayden) Low-income uninsured adults and children health programs establishment. S.F. 844 (Benson) Cost-benefit approach to measure corrections and human services programs success implementation.1h 41mn
Mon March 2, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Confirmation of Commissioner Charles Zelle S.F. 86 (Latz) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements. S.F. 1046 (Carlson, J.) School bus driver's license endorsement and applicant records check requirements modifications. S.F. 1047 (Carlson, J.) School bus driver's license endorsement commercial motor vehicle road test requirements modifications; third-party testing program for school bus companies provisions. S.F. 389 (Rest) Infant and child car seats general sales and use tax exemption.1h 54mn
Tue March 3, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: S.F. 306 (Kiffmeyer) Nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition elimination (for discussion only and consideration for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill). S.F. 536 (Anderson, B.) Monticello new nuclear-powered electric generating unit construction authorization (for discussion only and consideration for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill). 1h 45mn
Tue March 3, 2015Taxes - Tax Reform DivisionAgenda: S.F. 190 (Franzen) Bullion coin sales and use tax exemption. S.F. 544 (Petersen) Bullion and bullion coin sales and use tax exemption. S.F. 103 (Dibble) Postsecondary instructional materials sales tax exemption expansion. S.F. 678 (Ingebrigtsen) Resorts and recreational camping areas building materials and supplies sales and use tax exemption. S.F. 532 (Rest) Contractor construction materials purchase for public entities sales and use tax exemption modification.1h 29mn
Tue March 3, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 492 (Eken) Legislative and congressional districts apportionment and redistricting commission establishment. S.F. 1151 (Hayden) Incarcerated persons actual residence use for redistricting purposes requirement. S.F. 355 (Champion) Convicted felons civil right to vote after incarceration restoration.1h 7mn
Wed March 4, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 552 (Pappas) Safe harbor for sexually exploited youth appropriation. S.F. 672 (Saxhaug) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe ambulance service equipment upgrades grant appropriation. S.F. 137 (Clausen) Family assets for independence program provisions modifications and appropriation. S.F. 548 (Dibble) Homeless Youth Act age of eligibility extension and appropriation.1h 49mn
Wed March 4, 2015CommerceAgenda: S.F. 138 (Bonoff) MNvest registration exemption for crowdfunding transactions. S.F. 782 (Jensen) Insurance fraud prevention regulations modifications. S.F. 957 (Jensen) No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force establishment. S.F. 1038 (Metzen) Insurance fraud prevention account funding modifications.1h 49mn
Wed March 4, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 1108 (Kent) Proof of insurance requirement prior to motor vehicle or motorcycle registration, reregistration or ownership transfer. S.F. 632 (Eken) Automobile insurance proof in electronic format authorization. S.F. 886 (Rest) Resolution memorializing the surface transportation board to order an environmental impact statement for railroad connector track construction in Crystal. S.F. 1074 (Rest) Rail track connection construction projects environmental impact statement (EIS) requirement. S.F. 1251 (Rest) Hennepin county railroad condemnation power limitation. Overview of the Minnesota Vehicle Insurance Coverage Verification Task Force report2h 45mn
Thu March 5, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 4 (Sheran) Child maltreatment reports screening modifications. S.F. 825 (Lourey) Health and human services budget establishment and provisions modifications. S.F. 205 (Carlson, J.) Campaign finance and public disclosure board policy provisions modifications. S.F. 113 (Pappas) Resolution urging Congress to remove the Equal Rights Amendments ratification deadline. The hearing will last until approximately 3:00 PM.
     
     For those interested in SF 825, please access the text of the bill online if at all possible. Public copies of the bill will be limited.
4h 16mn
Thu March 5, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1248 (Stumpf) Computer science course credit mathematics credit requirement fulfillment. S.F. 1185 (Petersen) Practice or student teachers placement requirements modification and clarification. S.F. 959 (Clausen) School year-long student teaching programs inclusion in teacher preparation programs rules curriculum requirements. S.F. 995 (Clausen) Concurrent education enrollment program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 990 (Wiger) Digital student achievement backpack establishment. S.F. 1210 (Hoffman, J.) Public postsecondary faculty member experienced in teaching subjects for which secondary and postsecondary credits are available licensure authorization.2h 18mn
Fri March 6, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: S.F. 500 (Hoffman, J.) Child support obligors in arrears withholding requirements modification. S.F. 848 (Eaton) Income tax dependency exemptions child support allocation authorization. S.F. 1424 (Eaton) Family law custodial rights notice requirements modifications; judgment interest rate in family court actions modifications. S.F. 1103 (Thompson) Marriage dissolution parenting time rebuttable presumption clarification and remedies modification; maintenance post-decree modification, income disclosure, and alternate effective date. S.F. 775 (Goodwin) Recognition of parentage and child support provisions modifications. S.F. 1191 (Newman) Child custody best interest of the child standards modification. The hearing will last until 1:30 PM.3h 26mn
Mon March 9, 2015Finance - Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 572 (Jensen) Big Brothers Big Sisters grant appropriation. S.F. 411 (Dziedzic) Minnesota high tech association SciTechsperience and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) internships appropriation. S.F. 428 (Saxhaug) Boys and girls club youth job skills development grant appropriation. S.F. 1006 (Tomassoni) Employment support services to persons with mental illness appropriation.1h 8mn
Mon March 9, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1002 (Hoffman, J.) Individualized education programs for students with disabilities paraprofessional training provisions modifications. S.F. 1220 (Clausen) Continuing education requirements for retired substitute principals. S.F. 472 (Bonoff) High school career counseling services appropriation. S.F. 475 (Rosen) Teacher license suspension conditions expansion. S.F. 740 (Pratt) Students with disabilities records transfer procedures requirements. S.F. 434 (Chamberlain) Math standards statutory review postponement.2h 3mn
Mon March 9, 2015Environment and Energy - Subcommittee on Fish and WildlifeAgenda: S.F. 982 (Eken) Providing for earlier openings for deer hunting and angling seasons. S.F. 1348 (Ingebrigtsen) Allowing certain vehicle use by hunters in state forests in August. S.F. 1549 (Schmit) Southeastern Minnesota additional deer licenses issuance to landowners with deer damage pilot program. S.F. 774 (Johnson, A.) Killing of dog pursuing big game limitation to peace or conservation officers. S.F. 591 (Wiger) Prohibiting trapping without written permission on private land that is not posted. S.F. 592 (Wiger) Prohibiting trapping and baiting wolves; prohibiting use of snares to take wild animals; providing criminal penalties. S.F. 1070 (Wiger) Restricting use of body-gripping traps near public roads and trails. S.F. 1325 (Hoffman, J.) Modifying requirements for certain traps; requiring certain permission for traps and snares set; requiring reporting; requiring license forfeiture for certain violations; providing criminal penalties.2h 19mn
Tue March 10, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 3 (Clausen) Rural mental health professionals, public health nurses, dental therapists and advanced dental therapists education loan forgiveness program addition and appropriation. S.F. 734 (Hayden) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) cash assistance payment amount increase. S.F. 790 (Franzen) Minnesota stroke system appropriation. S.F. 63 (Eken) Medical assistance (MA) coverage for licensed independent clinical social workers and licensed marriage and family therapist consultations authorization.1h 31mn
Wed March 11, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1276 (Pappas) Youth development educational partnership fund and appropriation. S.F. 1495 (Wiger) Education policy bill. S.F. 1210 (Hoffman, J.) Public postsecondary faculty member experienced in teaching subjects for which secondary and postsecondary credits are available licensure authorization. S.F. 559 (Clausen) Alternative teacher licensure provisions modifications. S.F. 664 (Torres Ray) Teacher preparation program efficacy data reporting and appropriation. S.F. 106 (Bonoff) High school students world language course enrollment. S.F. 1001 (Hoffman, J.) Student discipline provisions modifications. S.F. 979 (Kiffmeyer) Student surveys and similar instruments prior written consent and notice requirements. S.F. 961 (Jensen) Agricultural educator grant program establishment and appropriation.3h 11mn
Wed March 11, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: ** The committee will recess at 1:30pm and reconvene at 5:30pm in room 15 if we do not get through the agenda at the 12:00 hearing ** S.F. 1099 (Rest) Children's products chemicals of high concern presence reporting and regulation. S.F. 1215 (Marty) Flame-retardant chemicals in children's products and upholstered residential furniture prohibition. S.F. 1071 (Wiger) Violence against health care workers in licensed hospitals preparedness and incident response guidelines establishment; violence prevention database development requirement. S.F. 1275 (Hayden) Health care innovation task force establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1379 (Marty) Public health quarantines employee protections modification. S.F. 1504 (Marty) E-health advisory committee, trauma advisory council, and the maternal and child health advisory task force sunset date extension. S.F. 1292 (Sheran) Nonemergency medical transportation providers regulation and payment rates modification. S.F. 934 (Franzen) Prescription drug coverage utilization review and prior authorization requirements modification.1h 49mn
Wed March 11, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 641 (Saxhaug) "Getting to Work" pilot grant program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1480 (Dziedzic) Ka Joog job skills and workforce development pilot program appropriation for Somali youth; Takeoff 4-H STEAM for Somali youth grant expansion appropriation. S.F. 1154 (Dziedzic) Urban challenge grants program modification and appropriation. S.F. 1466 (Rest) Drivers license and unemployment insurance data sharing authorization; employment and economic development department (DEED) solicitation and proposal authorization.1h 26mn
Thu March 12, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 97 (Bonoff) Teacher seniority provisions modification. H.F. 2 (Pratt) Teacher licensure and employment conditions clarification. S.F. 1554 (Kent) Student placement provisions modifications.3h 5mn
Thu March 12, 2015Judiciary**THIS VIDEO INCLUDES A FEW MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE FROM MARCH 12. WE BROKE AWAY FROM THE COVERAGE TO BRING LIVE COVERAGE OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Agenda: S.F. 994 (Latz) Juvenile justice provisions modifications. 1h 40mn
Thu March 12, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 1488 (Miller) MnSCU campus autonomy act. S.F. 1613 (Miller) Minnesota state colleges and universities (MnSCU) course and credit policies modifications. S.F. 1620 (Nelson) College completion plan development to encourage students to finish degree programs. S.F. 765 (Bonoff) Postsecondary study abroad program regulation clarification.2h 18mn
Fri March 13, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: **Please note the additional documents posted for SF 498. S.F. 498 (Latz) ** The committee will work from an unofficial committee engrossment from a hearing on 2/19/15 posted below. Additional amendments to those posted may be discussed. Peace officers portable video recording systems data classification, use, and retention regulation. S.F. 987 (Johnson, A.) TV captioning requirement. S.F. 702 (Sheran) Civil commitment of persons with mental illness and dangerous to the public provisions modifications. S.F. 746 (Carlson, J.) Adult children of deceased patient definition of patient addition. S.F. 1073 (Latz) ** A delete-all amendment is posted that incorporates other DWI policy provisions. DWI motor vehicle standards and procedures modification and clarification. S.F. 1299 (Dibble) Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) law enforcement use regulation. S.F. 1563 (Lourey) Indian tribes background checks by bureau of criminal apprehension (BCA) at tribe request requirement. S.F. 405 (Latz) Statutorily prohibited acts with no penalty petty misdemeanor application.5h 34mn
Mon March 16, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: Managed Care Organizations' Administrative Expenses Evaluation
     -Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA). The committee will be accepting written testimony regarding this audit. Please submit written testimony to Stacie.weeks@senate.mn by noon on Friday, March 13th. Clarification: Please submit a written version of the testimony you would have given the committee in person regarding the OLA audit. If you would like to provide a handout with your testimony, please bring copies to the hearing to be passed out to members.
1h 41mn
Mon March 16, 2015Health, Human Services and HousingAgenda: ** The bill order has changed. SF 892, 928 and 1569 were added to the agenda. ** ** The committee will recess and reconvene at 5:30pm in room 15 if we do not get through the agenda at the noon hearing. ** S.F. 1377 (Sieben) Groundwater quality monitoring rulemaking modification; elevated blood lead level concentration level modification. S.F. 1119 (Pappas) Licensed midwives regulatory agency change to commissioner of health. S.F. 716 (Eaton) Mental health peer specialists and clubhouse program services modifications; human services and health departments mental health and housing grants. S.F. 1410 (Eaton) Steve's Law grant program appropriation. S.F. 1569 (Eaton) Naloxone distribution expansion and appropriation. S.F. 1291 (Wiklund) Manufactured home relocation trust fund modifications. S.F. 892 (Hayden) Group residential housing eligibility and payment modification. S.F. 928 (Hayden) Group residential housing payments for employed persons. S.F. 1708 (Sheran) Human services community first services and supports program policy modifications. S.F. 1440 (Rosen) Prescription monitoring program modifications. S.F. 1425 (Rosen) Legend drugs as pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal provisions modifications. S.F. 1694 (Lourey) Religious objections to autopsies authorization.1h 48mn
Mon March 16, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 1379 (Marty) Public health quarantines employee protections modification. S.F. 1553 (Wiklund) Human services policy provisions modifications; tobacco inspector staff unmarked vehicles us authorization; individuals committed by tribal courts cost of care cost requirement modifications; cultural and ethnic communities leadership council establishment. S.F. 1136 (Hoffman, J.) Accessibility signs modification requirements; traffic, parking, restroom signs and state agency digital media accessibility modifications requirements. S.F. 1533 (Hoffman, J.) Extended employment program for persons with disabilities provisions modification. S.F. 1496 (Sparks) Unemployment insurance advisory council recommendation adoption; federal conformity, policy, and technical changes.2h 24mn
Tue March 17, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: S.F. 1263 (Skoe) Natural gas extension projects rate recovery public utility commission (PUC) approval (for possible inclusion in energy omnibus bill). S.F. 805 (Saxhaug) State park permit military personnel and disabled veterans exemptions modification. S.F. 1225 (Stumpf) Section 404 permit program of federal Clean Water Act feasibility study appropriation. S.F. 1325 (Hoffman, J.) Wild animals trapping modifications. S.F. 237 (Rosen) Natural gas plant electric generation facilities certificate of need requirement elimination (for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill). S.F. 925 (Koenen) Natural gas utilities size limit increase; energy improvement projects paid for by property tax surcharge scope expansion; propane tank purchases sales tax exemption authorization (for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).2h 1mn
Tue March 17, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1623 (Franzen) Estate tax exclusion amount increase and rates modification. S.F. 743 (Nelson) Estate tax exclusion amount federal conformance. S.F. 198 (Koenen) Estate tax federal exclusion amount conformance. S.F. 577 (Koenen) Estate tax gift inclusion modification. S.F. 881 (Rest) Estate taxes apportionment modification. S.F. 837 (Rest) Estate and gift tax date extension computation modification, amended returns authorization, and appropriation. S.F. 1055 (Skoe) Estate tax exclusion amount and exclusion amount portability between spouses modifications. S.F. 554 (Skoe) Qualified small business and qualified farm property estate tax subtraction increase. A TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS MEETING IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CONTACTING STEVE SENYK at steve.senyk@senate.mn or 651-297-1731.1h 34mn
Tue March 17, 2015Higher Education and Workforce DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 951 (Kiffmeyer) National guard members resident status for higher education grants and scholarship purposes. S.F. 1300 (Benson) Postsecondary education institutions sexual harassment and sexual violence policies modification. S.F. 1273 (Petersen) Alternative teacher preparation grant program establishment. S.F. 1535 (Bonoff) Higher education technical and policy changes. S.F. 1194 (Bonoff) Higher education student grant assigned family responsibility amounts, state grant tuition caps, and living expenses allowance modifications.2h 34mn
Wed March 18, 2015CommerceAgenda: S.F. 139 (Lourey) MNsure state agency designation; MNsure board and legislative oversight committee elimination. S.F. 981 (Rosen) Minnesota Telemedicine Act. S.F. 934 (Franzen) Prescription drug coverage utilization review and prior authorization requirements modification. S.F. 1530 (Hoffman, J.) Health plans freedom of choice for pharmacy services requirement. S.F. 1099 (Rest) Children's products chemicals of high concern presence reporting and regulation. S.F. 1215 (Marty) Flame-retardant chemicals in children's products and upholstered residential furniture prohibition. S.F. 135 (Latz) Motor vehicle insurer conduct in collision cases regulation.2h 2mn
Wed March 18, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: Governor's budget proposal: MnDOT Governor's budget proposal: Metro Transit S.F. 87 (Dibble) Transportation funding provisions modification; gross receipts motor fuels tax establishment; vehicle registration tax and metropolitan area transit sales sale provisions modification; highway user fund and county state aid funding distribution modification; trunk highway bonds and general obligation bonds authorization.2h 47mn
Wed March 18, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1495 (Wiger) Education policy bill. S.F. 811 (Wiger) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education funding. S.F. 334 (Johnson, A.) Childhood screening program vision screening requirement modification. S.F. 343 (Kent) National association of sport and physical education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement.1h 55mn
Thu March 19, 2015Environment and EnergyTHIS IS THE 4PM HEARING S.F. 1550 (Schmit) Goodhue and Wabasha counties Mississippi Blufflands trail establishment. S.F. 1178 (Hoffman, J.) Energy conservation improvement plan programs eligibility expansion for use of energy storage systems; Made in Minnesota energy storage systems rebate program establishment. S.F. 1735 (Marty) Public utilities performance-based multiyear rate plans authorization (for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill). S.F. 1431 (Marty) Omnibus Energy Bill.4h 46mn
Thu March 19, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1495 (Wiger) Education policy bill.3h 0mn
Fri March 20, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 87 (Dibble) Transportation funding provisions modification; gross receipts motor fuels tax establishment; vehicle registration tax and metropolitan area transit sales sale provisions modification; highway user fund and county state aid funding distribution modification; trunk highway bonds and general obligation bonds authorization.3h 43mn
Fri March 20, 2015EducationAgenda: S.F. 1495 (Wiger) Omnibus education policy bill.1h 39mn
Mon March 23, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 141 (Goodwin) Comprehensive behavioral health diversion centers establishment and appropriation; persons with mental illness or co-occurring disorders under arrest or subject to arrest or in need of crisis services diverted from incarceration to comprehensive behavioral health diversion centers authorization. S.F. 142 (Goodwin) Beltrami county comprehensive mental health services grant appropriation. S.F. 39 (Hoffman, J.) Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. S.F. 1295 (Hoffman, J.) Assisted living facilities assistive technology grants appropriation. S.F. 307 (Dziedzic) Prehospital care data collection and reporting responsibilities modifications.1h 56mn
Mon March 23, 2015CommerceAgenda: Discussion Only (for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Liquor Bill) S.F. 66 (Brown) Becker golf course intoxicating liquor license authorization. S.F. 1212 (Reinert) Duluth golf course on-sale liquor licenses issuance authority. S.F. 1423 (Hayden) Minneapolis Norway House on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses issuance authority. S.F. 360 (Metzen) Inver Grove Heights InverWood golf course liquor license authorization. S.F. 373 (Metzen) Liquor statutes relating to brewers and other providers of alcoholic beverages recodification. S.F. 1238 (Metzen) Sunday liquor 8:00 a.m. on-sale opening time authorization. S.F. 623 (Reinert) Sunday sales of growlers by small brewers authorization. S.F. 1919 (Dziedzic) Sunday growlers off-sale authorization. S.F. 872 (Ingebrigtsen) Microdistilleries bottle sales authorization. S.F. 637 (Pappas) Microdistilleries off-sales and self-distribution of products and temporary licenses for social events authorization. S.F. 1788 (Ortman) Microdistilleries off-sale bottle sale authorization. S.F. 1065 (Pappas) Brewpubs malt liquor sales to wholesalers for distribution to retail licensees during state fair authorization. S.F. 1901 (Sparks) Farm wineries cider production increase authorization. S.F. 1131 (Pappas) Wine transfers between liquor stores authorization. S.F. 1024 (Housley) Municipal off-sale liquor license restrictions repeal.2h 2mn
Mon March 23, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 1249 (Dibble) Prepared food direct sales to individual consumers modifications. S.F. 762 (Senjem) Destination medical center definition modification; match requirement modification. S.F. 779 (Sieben) Pregnancy, parenting and caregiver insurance benefits establishment. S.F. 1456 (Rest) Historic conservation corps creation. S.F. 590 (Sparks) Long-term care workforce needs provisions; long-term care grant program, long-term care study, and nurse loan forgiveness program appropriations. S.F. 714 (Wiger) Creative Freedom Act.1h 39mn
Tue March 24, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1116 (Reinert) Duluth children's museum grant appropriation. S.F. 1481 (Nelson) Career and technical programs levy nonlicensed community expert personnel inclusion. S.F. 1482 (Nelson) Teacher development and evaluation revenue general education revenue inclusion. S.F. 1750 (Hayden) W. Matthew Little Cultural and Educational Excellence Center planning grant appropriation. S.F. 441 (Jensen) Community education youth after-school enrichment revenue funding increase. S.F. 1031 (Weber) Regional office of career and technical education and regional career and technical education advisory committee appropriations. S.F. 676 (Dahle) Crosswinds integration magnet school and charter schools small schools generation eligibility establishment. S.F. 488 (Dahle) Carver, Scott, and LeSueur counties intermediate school district creation.1h 57mn
Tue March 24, 2015Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on ElectionsAgenda: S.F. 224 (Champion) Minnesota drivers licenses and identification cards requirements modification.14mn 49s
Tue March 24, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: S.F. 1008 (Bakk) Timber permit extensions interest rates reduction. S.F. 1406 (Hawj) Cass and Todd counties private sale of surplus state land bordering public water authorization; Pine county public or private sales of surplus state land bordering public water. S.F. 1460 (Tomassoni) University lands exemption from lands bordering public waters sale prohibition. S.F. 877 (Sparks) Utilities railroad right-of-way crossing permission requirement and procedure establishment. S.F. 681 (Ingebrigtsen) Campgrounds state disposal system permit requirements modification. S.F. 1534 (Hoffman, J.) Natural resources conservation easement stewardship account establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1433 (Scalze) Comprehensive watershed management planning program provisions. S.F. 1754 (Scalze) Clean water fund appropriations; clean water council membership modification.1h 27mn
Wed March 25, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 432 (Eaton) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) and general assistance cash grants increase and appropriation. S.F. 238 (Eaton) Medical assistance (MA) employed persons with disabilities (MA-EPD) program premium payments reduction. S.F. 1524 (Carlson, J.) Minnesota state council on disability funding appropriation. S.F. 1527 (Franzen) Medical assistance (MA) reimbursement criteria expansion for hospital treatment of cerebral palsy and other conditions. S.F. 902 (Eken) State quality council and regional quality councils requirements modifications; quality assurance initiatives for services provided to people with disabilities appropriation. S.F. 249 (Eken) Critical access mental health rate medical assistance (MA) reimbursement increase. S.F. 1208 (Rosen) Chemical dependency prevention programs appropriation. S.F. 1229 (Rosen) Emergency medical assistance legal referral and assistance grants establishment.2h 25mn
Wed March 25, 2015CommerceAgenda: S.F. 1238 (Metzen) Omnibus Liquor Bill. S.F. 632 (Eken) Automobile insurance proof in electronic format authorization. S.F. 674 (Hoffman, J.) Personal care products containing microbeads sale prohibition. S.F. 1645 (Metzen) Unclaimed property requirements modifications and appropriation. For Discussion Only S.F. 1651 (Clausen) Automatic renewal of consumer contracts regulation.50mn 53s
Wed March 25, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: Confirmation: Commissioner Mark Phillips, Iron Range Resources and
     Rehabilitation Confirmation: Commissioner David Frederickson, Department of Agriculture S.F. 1459 (Sparks) Agricultural loans, pesticides, fertilizer, soil and plant amendment, registrations, chemicals, seeds, grain storage, and food policy and technical changes. S.F. 736 (Sparks) Telecommunications competitive market regulation for certain local exchange carriers. S.F. 895 (Sparks) Voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) services and Internet protocol (IP)-enabled services regulation prohibition.
2h 0mn
Thu March 26, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 991 (Wiger) Race 2 Reduce schools water conservation programming grants appropriation. S.F. 1308 (Rest) Public finance provisions modifications. S.F. 1110 (Rest) West Metro education program FAIR school buildings conveyance. S.F. 1124 (Stumpf) Teacher development evaluation revenue and equalized levy funding and appropriations. S.F. 741 (Saxhaug) School district transportation sparsity formula modification. S.F. 961 (Jensen) Agricultural educator grant program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1245 (Johnson, A.) Video resource grant program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 995 (Clausen) Concurrent education enrollment program establishment and appropriation.2h 30mn
Thu March 26, 2015JudiciaryThe video recording is only a portion of the meeting. Please refer to the audio recording for the complete agenda. Agenda: S.F. 1039 (Metzen) Deputy registrar electronic medium records storage authorization. S.F. 1025 (Housley) Public participation in government protections modifications. S.F. 239 (Eaton) Crime of financial exploitation of vulnerable adult addition to definition of designated offense in forfeiture laws. S.F. 1768 (Jensen) Active firefighter deaths reporting requirement to state fire marshal; volunteer firefighter killed in line of duty continued health insurance coverage requirement. 3h 38mn
Fri March 27, 2015Transportation and Public SafetyAgenda: S.F. 1646 (Dibble) Metropolitan council procurements consultation with transportation accessibility advisory committee requirement. S.F. 1647 (Dibble) Transportation cost share policy establishment and implementation. S.F. 1648 (Dibble) Public-private transportation partnership pilot program establishment and implementation.1h 58mn
Fri March 27, 2015Environment and EnergyAgenda: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Presentation on Proposed Sulfate
     Standard S.F. 1007 (Tomassoni) Wild rice water quality standards application prohibition.
2h 43mn
Tue April 7, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 652 (Johnson, A.) Vision therapy pilot projects establishment and appropriation. S.F. 916 (Clausen) Teacher-powered schools grants and appropriation. S.F. 630 (Clausen) Homeless children early educational services eligibility authorization and appropriation. S.F. 1848 (Clausen) School district total operating and capital revenues calculation modification. S.F. 1536 (Bonoff) Special school district #1, Minneapolis; girls in action pilot program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1541 (Bonoff) Foreign exchange and study abroad student programs data reporting requirements. S.F. 1498 (Wiger) Alternative teacher professional pay system hiring bonuses for effective teachers authorization.2h 9mn
Tue April 7, 2015Finance - Higher Education and Workforce Development Budget DivisionAgenda: Minnesota State Colleges & Universities - 2016-2017 Biennial Budget
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     Presentation S.F. 2 (Stumpf) Minnesota state colleges and universities (MnSCU) tuition relief authorization and power of you program modification and appropriation; Minnesota promise program repeal. S.F. 1692 (Sieben) University of Minnesota (U of M) regenerative medicine research activities appropriation. S.F. 653 (Sheran) Veterans-to-agriculture pilot program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1766 (Torres Ray) Metropolitan state university internship program appropriation.
2h 52mn
Wed April 8, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1251 (Rest) Hennepin county railroad condemnation power limitation. S.F. 1354 (Rest) Tax court conforming changes and prior appropriation clarification. S.F. 828 (Rest) Tax forfeited lands unpaid balance of purchase price interest rate reduction. S.F. 1146 (Dahle) Local board of appeal and equalization mandatory courses requirements modifications. S.F. 1058 (Eken) Class 2 properties agricultural purposes definition modification. S.F. 1865 (Stumpf) Oslo city aid penalty forgiveness. S.F. 1252 (Koenen) Cigarette stamps sale modification. S.F. 1894 (Senjem) Premium cigar definition modification and maximum tax reduction.2h 21mn
Wed April 8, 2015Jobs, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgenda: S.F. 216 (Dahle) Electronic gratuities credit provisions modifications. S.F. 1328 (Tomassoni) Wage Theft Protection Act. S.F. 1330 (Latz) Fair Scheduling Act. S.F. 481 (Pappas) Employee earned sick and safe time; department of labor and industry enforcement powers modifications; fines and penalties increases; reporting and rulemaking.1h 53mn
Wed April 8, 2015Finance - Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1749 (Koenen) Food hubs and alternative community-based food distribution systems grants appropriation. S.F. 1271 (Koenen) Livestock industry study requirement. S.F. 927 (Eken) Minnesota agricultural education leadership council grants appropriation. S.F. 618 (Eken) Industrial Hemp Development Act. S.F. 517 (Saxhaug) Advanced biofuel production incentive program, renewable chemical production incentive program and biomass production incentive program creation and appropriation. S.F. 1993 (Sparks) Agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer grant program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 1389 (Sparks) Noxious weed grant program appropriation. S.F. 733 (Sparks) Agricultural marketing efforts and outreach to Cuba appropriation. S.F. 1302 (Weber) University of Minnesota veterinary diagnostic laboratory equipment and facilities appropriation.2h 35mn
Thu April 9, 2015Finance - State Departments and Veterans Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 888 (Saxhaug) State government, veterans and military affairs appropriations bill.55mn 48s
Thu April 9, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education funding. S.F. 1287 (Senjem) Learning year pupil unit provisions modification. S.F. 1642 (Tomassoni) Innovative technology cooperative appropriation. S.F. 1643 (Tomassoni) Education compensation revenue pupil units calculation modification. S.F. 2027 (Saxhaug) American Indian education aid program establishment. S.F. 606 (Cohen) Early learning scholarships program appropriation. S.F. 1314 (Jensen) Information technology certifications through public-private partnerships for grades 9-12 and appropriation. S.F. 658 (Jensen) Independent school district #761, Owatonna; referendum revenue amount clarification. S.F. 970 (Hoffman, J.) School district compensatory pilot project revenue permanency. S.F. 343 (Kent) National association of sport and physical education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement.2h 41mn
Fri April 10, 2015Capital InvestmentAgenda: S.F. 699 (Pratt) Disaster relief bond issue and appropriations.2h 11mn
Fri April 10, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 825 (Lourey) Health and human services budget establishment and provisions modifications. S.F. 4 (Sheran) Child maltreatment reports screening modifications. S.F. 175 (Hayden) Regional emergency medical services program grants procedures and administration modification. S.F. 716 (Eaton) Mental health peer specialists and clubhouse program services modifications; human services and health departments mental health and housing grants. S.F. 1569 (Eaton) Naloxone distribution expansion and appropriation. S.F. 311 (Johnson, A.) Exploited women and children rental assistance program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 310 (Hayden) Violence against Asian women and children working group establishment and appropriation. S.F. 633 (Franzen) Chemical dependency providers medical assistance (MA) rate increase. S.F. 500 (Hoffman, J.) Child support obligors in arrears withholding requirements modification. S.F. 655 (Hayden) Medical assistance (MA) part B Medicare crossover claims limitation exclusion. S.F. 981 (Rosen) Minnesota Telemedicine Act.3h 59mn
Mon April 13, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 383 (Jensen) Optometrists, doctors and chiropractors licensing provisions modifications. S.F. 1274 (Pappas) Individual providers of direct support services labor agreement ratification. S.F. 1517 (Carlson, J.) Consumer-directed community supports budget methodology adjustment. S.F. 1580 (Carlson, J.) Epinephrine access and administration authorization. S.F. 1889 (Hawj) In-home and community services for older adults with vision loss grant program establishment and appropriation. S.F. 796 (Eken) Safe Place for Newborns appropriation. S.F. 567 (Hoffman, J.) Pharmacy board automated drug distribution systems use expansion for licensed boarding care homes and provisions modifications. S.F. 543 (Hoffman, J.) Medical assistance (MA) income eligibility limit, asset limits and excess income standard for blind, disabled and elderly increase. S.F. 176 (Rosen) Community medical response emergency medical technicians certification establishment. S.F. 706 (Rosen) Foster care licensing, home and community-based services standards and disability waiver rate systems provisions modifications.2h 10mn
Mon April 13, 2015Finance - State Departments and Veterans Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 888 (Saxhaug) State government, veterans and military affairs appropriations bill.1h 38mn
Mon April 13, 2015Finance - Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 477 (Metzen) Economic development, redevelopment and job creation programs and projects for second class city grants appropriation. S.F. 1686 (Reinert) Aircraft manufacturing facility Minnesota investment fund loan authorization. S.F. 1746 (Pappas) YWCA St. Paul employment services appropriation. S.F. 1601 (Pappas) Little Africa revolving loan fund and virtual marketing network appropriations. S.F. 925 (Koenen) Propane prepurchase program study requirement and appropriation. S.F. 1659 (Eken) Red River watershed flood protection rural and farmstead ring levees grants appropriation. S.F. 1249 (Dibble) Cottage foods licensing requirement exemption and regulation; cottage foods account establishment. S.F. 631 (Schmit) Trap shooting sports facility grants appropriation. S.F. 534 (Hawj) Metropolitan land use planning urban agriculture development zones inclusion requirement.2h 13mn
Tue April 14, 2015Finance - Higher Education and Workforce Development Budget DivisionAgenda: Presentation - International Leaders in Health Research - University of
     Minnesota S.F. 5 (Bonoff) Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation.
3h 37mn
Tue April 14, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 1830 (Osmek) Agricultural preserve early termination authority expansion. S.F. 1011 (Saxhaug) Iron Range fiscal disparities program distribution levies modification. S.F. 1838 (Sieben) Cottage Grove tax increment financing (TIF) district extension. S.F. 1636 (Skoe) Electric generation systems personal property tax elimination and new valuation method authorization.1h 42mn
Wed April 15, 2015Finance - Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1099 (Rest) Children's products chemicals of high concern presence reporting and regulation. S.F. 1427 (Eaton) Electronic waste management provisions modifications. S.F. 1132 (Scalze) Solid waste reduction and recycling funding purposes and solid waste management tax revenue allocation modifications; recycling market development study; state government effective recycling efforts implementation; appropriation. S.F. 641 (Saxhaug) "Getting to Work" pilot grant program establishment and appropriation. Presentation of Division's Omnibus Budget Bill1h 18mn
Wed April 15, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education funding.2h 51mn
Thu April 16, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education funding.1h 28mn
Thu April 16, 2015Finance - E-12 Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education funding.1h 28mn
Fri April 17, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 5 (Bonoff) Workforce development; employees dual training competency grants program development and appropriation. S.F. 1110 (Rest) West Metro education program FAIR school buildings conveyance. S.F. 983 (Rest) Special fuel excise tax rate on compressed natural gas modification. S.F. 269 (Rest) Aviation taxes dedication to the state airports fund. S.F. 406 (Latz) Court fees and surcharges reduction. S.F. 878 (Latz) Criminal justice finance bill.2h 19mn
Fri April 17, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 406 (Latz) Court fees and surcharges reduction. S.F. 878 (Latz) Criminal justice finance bill.2h 19mn
Mon April 20, 2015Finance - Health and Human Services Budget DivisionAgenda: S.F. 1458 (Lourey) Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill. Email stacie.weeks@senate.mn if you would like to testify. Please limit testimony to 2-3 min.1h 42mn
Tue April 21, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 2101 (Tomassoni) Agricultural, environment, natural resources, jobs, and economic development appropriations and modifications; agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer board; industrial hemp development act.4h 18mn
Wed April 22, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 878 (Latz) Criminal justice finance bill. Omnibus health and human services appropriations (walk through only)3h 1mn
Wed April 22, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 1458 (Lourey) Omnibus health and human services appropriations bill.3h 1mn
Thu April 23, 2015FinanceAgenda: HF 4 - omnibus transportation funding1h 15mn
Mon April 27, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Omnibus pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education appropriations bill. S.F. 826 (Skoe) Omnibus Tax bill.54mn 54s
Mon April 27, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 811 (Wiger) Omnibus pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education appropriations bill.54mn 54s
Tue April 28, 2015TaxesAgenda: S.F. 826 (Skoe) Omnibus Tax bill.3h 7mn
Thu April 30, 2015CommerceAgenda: Confirmation of Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman1h 36mn
Fri May 1, 2015JudiciaryAgenda: The committee will take up the confirmations of Cindy Telstad, Terry Saario,
     and William Wernz to the Board on Judicial Standards. S.F. 465 (Westrom) [To be heard on an informational basis only] Fireworks manufacture, sale and use regulation.
28mn 35s
Mon May 4, 2015Capital InvestmentAgenda: Kent Lokkesmoe - DNR Asset preservation, flood mitigation, dam safety Margaret Donahoe - MN Transportation Alliance - roads and bridges John Jaschke - MN Board of Water and Soil Resources2h 0mn
Tue May 5, 2015FinanceAgenda: S.F. 666 (Franzen) Business organizations and limited liability companies conversion requirements modification; conversion of corporations and limited liability companies repeal. S.F. 1308 (Rest) Public finance provisions modifications. (REMOVED FROM AGENDA) S.F. 362 (Anderson, B.) Veterans Honor and Remember Flag designation as a symbol of recognition and honor for fallen military service members. S.F. 1973 (Carlson, J.) Corrections department claims settlement appropriation. S.F. 280 (Metzen) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratification. S.F. 2056 (Sparks) Workers compensation advisory council recommendation adoption and federal conformity for inpatient hospital payments. S.F. 455 (Sieben) Election administration; elections emergency planning task force; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act; automatic voter registration; right to vote restoration; early voting; redistricting population; appropriations. S.F. 1398 (Pappas) Omnibus retirement bill. S.F. 698 (Dziedzic) Environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations; legislative-citizen commission on Minnesota resources provisions modifications. H.F. 303 (Cohen) Omnibus legacy appropriations bill. S.F. 1471 (Eken) Receivership of nursing homes or certified boarding care homes provisions modifications. S.F. 1694 (Lourey) Religious objections to autopsies authorization; autopsy review study requirement. S.F. 86 (Latz) Automated license plate reader data classification, use of log and destruction of data requirements.3h 14mn
Tue May 5, 2015Rules and AdministrationAgenda: S.F. 1735 (Marty) Public utilities performance-based multiyear rate plans authorization. S.F. 1974 (Ortman) Resolution memorializing the President and Congress to provide reimbursement under medicaid for services provided at the Anoka-Metro regional treatment center. Update from IT Director Josh Mack30mn 27s
Fri May 15, 2015Rules and AdministrationAgenda: Senate Concurrent Resolution relating to adjournment Senate Resolution relating to conduct of business during interim Senate Concurrent Resolution relating to conference committee meetings Interim Travel Expense and Per Diem Memo18mn 14s