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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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The Senate publishes a schedule of Senate committee hearings and floor sessions. The schedule is continually updated.

01 Links to days that have meetings scheduled are shown in red on the calendar.
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of Metropolitan Council

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from MMB Commissioner Myron Frans on Governor Dayton's
     budget proposal.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Day Training and Habilitation Working Group
Chair: Sen. Paul J. Utke
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Paul Utke and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda: 
Dakota County and Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
     presentation

 
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
10:00 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Rule 21 Objection by Senator Dibble Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.
Senate Roster
Senate Committee Resolution 5 - Relating to Senate staff parking expenses for the Minnesota Senate Building garage.
Senate Committee Resolution 6-2 - relating to the Retiring room, commemorative tablet

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
10:00 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Appointments to commissions, task forces, etc.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Budget Overview - Presented By: Commissioner Tom Landhwer, Assistant Commissioner Bob Meier, Chief Financial Officer Barb Juelich, Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers and Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**Author to propose an amendment**
Agenda: 
S.F. 166 Pratt REAL ID Act authorization and implementation governance; drivers licenses and ID cards requirements and fees modifications; legislative reporting and appropriation.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**NOTE: The committee will convene 15 minutes after Rules Committee adjourns.**

Bills are being heard for possible inclusion in the omnibus liquor bill. No votes will be taken. Those wishing to testify should contact the committee administrator, Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn.


Agenda: 
S.F. 267 Dibble Minneapolis restaurant intoxicating liquor license authorization.
S.F. 440 Housley 2018 Super Bowl extended alcohol service hours authorization.
S.F. 444 Dahms 3.2 malt liquor labeling requirements authorization.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy; House Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
Meeting Minutes     
Chairs: Sen. David J. Osmek, Rep. Pat Garofalo
1 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The House will exit after the New Coal Technology presentation and the Senate will take up SF 141.

Agenda: 
Presentation on New Coal Technology - Mike Holmes, Vice President, Research and Development, Lignite Energy Council; Nathan Domyahn, Director, Peaking and Generation Engineering, Great River Energy; Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
S.F. 141 Weber Municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives regulation modification. Testifiers: Jim Horan, Director, Government Affairs & Counsel, Minnesota Rural Electric Association; Linda Laitala, East Central Energy Co-op; Deb Erickson, Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
** This Hearing is canceled **

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget overview presentation from the University of Minnesota

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
- Budget Briefing - Chris Turner, Fiscal Analyst
     - Minnesota Management and Budget Contract Negotiation Presentation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify please contact the Committee Administrator, Kyle Berndt, at 651-296-5968 or Kyle.Berndt@senate.mn.
Agenda: 
Informational Hearing on Palmer Amaranth
     - Minnesota Department of Agriculture
     - Bill Bond, MN Crop Production Retailers Executive Director & Paul
     Trcka, MN Certified Crop Advisors Board
     - Joe Smentek, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
     - Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union
     - Chris Cowan, Pesticide Action Network

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Presentation by DHS
     
     Emily Piper, Commissioner of DHS
     Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner of DHS
     Nathan Moracco, Assistant Commissioner of Health Care

 
4:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 236 Lang Rural finance authority bond issue and appropriation.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: 2015-16 Chair Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room G-3 State Capitol


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
  1. Election of 2017-2018 Commission Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary)
  2. Approval of minutes.
  3. Status update on Minnesota public pension plan asset investment performance.
    - Mansco Perry, State Board of Investment Executive Director
  4. Update on the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Pension Reform.
    Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner
  5. Pensions 101: Overview of the Pension Commission and public pensions.
    - Susan Lenczewski, Pension Commission Executive Director 
    - Rachel Barth, Pension Commission Deputy Director 
    - Michael de Leon, Deloitte Consulting Lead Actuary 
    - Judy Stromback, Deloitte Consulting Supervising Actuary


For more agenda information, click here

 

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