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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of January 2017

daily weekly monthly
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.
 
Monday, January 2, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 2, 2017

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Joint Meeting: Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Regent Candidate Orientation-
Chair: Bill Brady
10:00 a.m.
Room 300S State Office Building
Agenda: 

Selection of Date for Candidate Orientation 
Discussion of Draft Agenda of Candidate Orientation

Notice: Pursuant to MS 13D.015, some members may be participating via phone.


 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Regent Candidate Advisory Council-
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:30 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

Candidate Interviews

Note: at 1:30 PM the RCAC meeting will be in Room 300 South.


 
Thursday, January 5, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Regent Candidate Advisory Council-
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:30 a.m.
Room 400S State Office Building
Agenda: 

Candidate Interviews

PLEASE NOTE: The RCAC will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.  The meeting will resume at 1:30 PM in Room 300 South.


For more agenda information, click here

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:30 p.m.  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Regent Candidate Advisory Council-
Chair: Ardell Brede
1:30 p.m.
Room 300S State Office Building
Agenda: 

Continuation of candidate interviews.


 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

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

Special Meeting for Consideration of Request for Letters of Support

Individuals interested in testifying are asked to pre-register by Jan 4 by contacting Chris Miller, MN-MRPC Director at chris@togpartners.com. Testimony time may need to be limited.


For more agenda information, click here

 
3:30 p.m.  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joint Meeting: Mississippi River Parkway Commission - Executive Committee-
Chair: Rep Sheldon Johnson
3:30 p.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
The Executive Committee meeting will begin after the conclusion of the MN-MRPC special meeting.


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Friday, January 6, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 6, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Regent Candidate Advisory Council-
Chair: Ardell Brede
8:00 a.m.
Room 300S State Office Building


ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, January 9, 2017  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 9, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 9, 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: 
Overview of the Courts
     
     Minnesota County Attorneys Association (MCAA) Overview
     
     Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards Overview

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Testimony:

-Amelia Cruver, MN Management and Budget, Executive Budget Officer K-12 Education
PowerPoint Presentation
1. Overview of Education budget as a whole
2. Projected spending on K-12 Education
-Projected growth by 4% from FY 2016-17 to 2018-2019
Questions?

-Tom Melcher, MN Department of Education, Director of School Finance

School facilities funding program handout:
1. Debt serves equalization
2. Long-term facilities maintenance program
-Question from Sen. Tom T
Agenda: 
Testimony:
     Amelia Cruver, MN Management and Budget
     Tom Melcher, MN Department of Education

 
Monday, January 9, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Meeting will adjourn at approximately 5:30 pm.
Agenda: 
Overview from Dennis Albrecht, Senate Fiscal Analysis
     
      Presentation from Dept. of Human Services:
     
      Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper
      Continuing Care - Assistant Commissioner Loren Colman
      Children and Family Services - Assistant Commissioner Jim Koppel

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by Senate Counsel Alexis Stangl on committee jurisdiction.

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Testifiers for MMB:
State Economist Dr. Laura Kalambokidis
State Budget Director Margaret Kelly
Agenda: 
Presentation from MMB on November 2016 Budget Forecast

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
***Revision 1: Time 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.

The Committee will reconvene at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1 Benson Health insurance premium assistance temporary payment program; health maintenance organizations (HMO) requirements and health insurance modifications; reporting requirements; appropriation.

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
***Revision 2: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Editing Change - Replace SF XXXX (data provisions of SF 1) with SF 55
Agenda: 
S.F. 55 Benson Health insurance plan eligibility verification for premium assistance; health plan rate data classification as public data.

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Agenda: Introductions, Counsel and Fiscal staff overview.
Agenda: 
Agenda: Introductions, Counsel and Fiscal staff overview.

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Advisory Committee on Capitol Security-
Chair: Lt. Governor Smith
1:00 p.m.
Room 5th Floor Conference Room, Veterans Service Building
Agenda: 
  1. Review and approval of September 20, 2016 meeting minutes
  2. Review and approval of Committee Report
  3. Public Comment

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Chairman Comments/Committee Introductions
Introductions from education advocacy organizations

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Introduction and Overview of Committee Jurisdiction

 
Tuesday, January 10, 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.

Those interested in testifying before the committee can contact the Committee Administrator Andrea Todd-Harlin at andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn.
Agenda: 
S.F. 56 Benson HHS provisions of SF1.

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

CANCELED!!
Agenda: 
Presentation from Dept. of Human Services
     
     Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner, Continuing Care for Older Adults
     Administration - MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 2 Rep. Davids/Sen. Chamberlain Income, corporate franchise and estate tax federal conformance provisions.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Commissioner Mike Rothman - Minnesota Department of Commerce overview

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
12:15 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Senate is in recess

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 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: 
Minnesota Department of Corrections Overview
     
     Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Overview

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Committee Introduction
Overview of MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Committee Jurisdiction Overview from Senate Staff
     
     Presentation from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 
1:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
1:30 p.m.
Room 5th Floor Veterans Service Bldg


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Dept. of Human Services
     
     Direct Care and Treatment-Deputy Commissioner Chuck Johnson
     Community Supports-Assistant Commissioner Claire Wilson

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance; Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chairs: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom, Sen. Bill Weber
3 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Introduction of Members and Committee Staff
Presentation from the Board of Animal Health
      1. Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director
Presentation from AURI
      1. Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director
      2. Ron Obermoller, AURI Board Chair
Adjournment
     
     
     Next Meeting: TBD

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
     
     Implications of Cost Trends for State Education Aid

 
4:45 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 1 pending referral
Agenda: 
S.F. 1 Benson SF 1 pending referral.

 
7:20 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 7:20 p.m.

 
Thursday, January 12, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Department of Military Affairs
     
     Don Kerr, Executive Director, presented an overview of the Department.
Overview from Department of Veterans Affairs
     
     Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, presented a Department overview.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 12, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM or 15 Minutes After Session
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Higher education budget overview.
S.F. XXXX

 
Thursday, January 12, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM or 15 Minutes After Session
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome from the Chair and Introductions
Public Utilities Commission (PUC) - Nancy Lange, Incoming Chair; Dan Wolf, Executive Secretary
Minnesota Department of Commerce - Commissioner Rothman
Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association - Bill Black, Government Relations Director; Amanda Duerr, Government Relations Representative
Missouri River Energy - Deb Birgen, Director, Legislative & Government Relations
Minnesota Rural Electric Association and Great River Energy - Moved to 1/19

 
Thursday, January 12, 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.

THIS COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Agenda: 
Overview of the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board.
     
     Overview of the Minnesota Secretary of State Office.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Introductions from education advocacy organizations

 
Monday, January 16, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 16, 2017

Senate Offices will be closed

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by League of Minnesota Cities
Presentation by Metro Cities
Presentation by Association of Minnesota Counties

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
To be announced.
Overview Campaign Finance Board.
      Overview Secretary of State.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Introduction of Committee
-DNR Overview: DNR Commissioner: Tom Landwehr, DNR CFO: Barb Juelich
-MN Zoo Overview: Director/President John Frawley, Senior VP of Finance:
     Mary Robison
-LCCMR Overview: Director Susan Thornton & Nancy Gibson Co-Chair

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Liquor Regulations Overview - Mike McManus, Carla Cincotta, Minnesota Department of Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
MN Power - Dave McMillan, Executive Vice President
OtterTail Power Company - Loren Laugtug
Xcel Energy - Awaiting Testifier Confirmation
Gas Utilities Panel Presentation: Jeff Larson, External Affairs Manager, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Adam Pyles, Director of Regulatory Affairs; Joni Zich, Director of System Strategy and Business Operations, Xcel Energy
MN Telecom Alliance - Brent Christensen, President/CEO

 
Tuesday, January 17, 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: 
Data Privacy Introduction
     - Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD) Presentation
     - MN Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI) Presentation

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Higher education budget overview and presentation from the Office of
     Higher Education.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
01:00 PM
Capitol Room 120

JOINT MEETING WITH HOUSE TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE AND HOUSE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Agenda: 
Metropolitan Council Transportation/Transit Accounts Overview
     Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) Presentation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation of the Career & Technical Education Licensing Task Force
     Report.
Education Advocacy Organization Introductions, continued.

 
Tuesday, January 17, 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: 
Overview presentation from Department of Human Services

 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview from the Department of Agriculture
Committee Guidelines and Procedures
Overview from the MPCA

 
4:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of Bonding- Presentation by Minnesota Management and Budget Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management, Jennifer Hassemer
     
     Governor's 2017 Bonding Recommendations
      Commissioner Management and Budget, Myron Frans

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Dept. of Human Services
     
     Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner, Continuing Care for Older Adults
     Administration

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Overview: Assistant Director Kirk
     Koudelka and Legislative Director Greta Gauthier
-Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Overview: Executive Director
     John Jaschke and Assistant Director Angie Becker Kudelka
-Explore Minnesota Tourism Overview: Director John Edman

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
***Revision 1: 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.
Agenda: 
Committee Jurisdiction Review - Chris Stang, Senate Counsel
     
     Presentations from representatives of industries under the purview of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
MnDOT Overview

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
12 Noon
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Establishment of Subcommittee on Committees, appoint Members
     Establishment of Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct, appoint Members
     Establishment of Subcommittee on Conference Committees, appoint Members

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 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: 
- Department of Public Safety Overview
     
     - Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training Overview
     
     - Minnesota Board of Private Detectives and Protective Agents Overview

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of MN Department of Labor and Industry

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Office of Legislative Auditor- Overview of the Legacy Amendment
Minnesota Management and Budget- Legacy Overview

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy; Committee on E-12 Finance
Chairs: Sen. Jim Abeler, Sen. Carla J. Nelson
3 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Focus Five and Under
     
     Senate Counsel/Fiscal Analysis Overview of state programs for children
     5 and under
     
     Presentations from:
     
     Department of Education-Lisa Barnidge, Supervisor for Early Learning
     Services
     Minnesota Children's Cabinet-Melvin Carter, Executive Director
     Department of Health-Jeanne Ayers , Assistant Commissioner for Health
     Improvement
     Department of Human Services-Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner for
     Children and Family Services
Presentations from:
     
     Dakota County--Kelly Harder, Community Services Director and Dr. Dave
      Webb, Superintendent of South St. Paul Schools
     
     Hennepin County--Mike Opat, Commissioner, District 1

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Presentation from Northcountry Cooperative Foundation on Manufactured
     Housing
Presentation from the Manufactured Modular Home Association

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on E-12 Finance; Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chairs: Sen. Carla J. Nelson, Sen. Jim Abeler
3 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Focus on five and under
Agenda: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
     Joint Meeting: Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy;
     Committee on E-12 Finance
     Chairs: Sen. Jim Abeler, Sen. Carla J. Nelson
     3 p.m.
     Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
     Agenda:
     Focus Five and Under
     
      Presentations from:
     
      Department of Education
      Department of Health
      Department of Human Services
     
      Dakota County--Kelly Harder, Community Services Director and Dr.
     Dave
      Webb, Superintendent of S

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota
     
     Ralph Donais, Chairman
     Jerry Kyser, 1st Vice Chairman
Presentation by Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Minnesota
     
     Bob Connor, Legislative Chair
     Willie B. Pargo, Commander
     Chuck Jones, Adjutant
Presentation by Minnesota American Legion
     
     Randy Tesdahl, Adjutant
Presentation by Disabled American Veterans Department of Minnesota
     
     Trent Dilks, Legislative Chair
     Stephen Whitehead, Adjutant
     Mick Aguirre, Commander
Presentation by Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars
     
     Tom McLaughlin, State Legislative Chairman
Presentation by Helmets to Hardhats
     
     Chris De La Forest
     Sam Heimlich, Carpenter's Union
     Ernest Whitney, Apprentice Carpenter
     Dustin Askvig, Apprentice Millright

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by nonpartisan Senate counsel and fiscal staff on the
     Minnesota Tax System.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview for Council on Asian-pacific Minnesotans.
     Overview Council on Minnesotans of African Heritage.
     Overview Council on Indian Affairs.
     Overview The Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
     Overview LLC

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
MN Power - Dave McMillan, Executive Vice President
OtterTail Power Company - Loren Laugtug, Manager, Legislative Affairs
Xcel Energy - Chris Clark, President, Xcel Energy, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
Gas Utilities Panel Presentation: Jeff Larson, External Affairs Manager, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Adam Pyles, Director of Regulatory Affairs, CenterPoint Energy; Joni Zich, Director of System Strategy and Business Operations, Xcel Energy
Minnesota Rural Electric Association and Great River Energy - Jim Horan, Director, Government Affairs & Counsel; Jenny Glumack, Government Affairs Representative; Stacey Fujii, Director, Government Relations

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation from the Minnesota Private College Council.
Presentations from student and faculty groups.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 19, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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: 
Overview presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health
Overview Presentation by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Program evaluation and financial audit of the Perpich Center for Arts
     Education presented by the following Office of the Legislative Auditor
     staff:
     -Judy Randall, Deputy Legislative Auditor, Program Evaluation Division
     -Joel Alter, Evaluation Coordinator
     -Cecile Ferkul, Deputy Legislative Auditor, Financial Audit Division
     -Jodi Munson Rodriguez, Senior Evaluator

 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Farm Credit Services Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 2017  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Overview
Parks and Trails Fund Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 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: 
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights Overview
     - Minnesota Board of Public Defense Overview
     - Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Overview
     - Civil Legal Services Overview

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Economic Overview
     
      Presentations from:
     
      Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer
      Steve Hine, Research Director (DEED)
      Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist (MMB)

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Committee will adjourn at approximately 5 pm.
Agenda: 
Disability Waiver Rate System and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Presentation
     
     Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services
     Kim Peck, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Employment & Economic Development
Fiscal Trends Presentation
     
     Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Department of Human Services

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Reading proficiently by grade 3
     
     
     Minnesota Dept of Education
     Beth Aune, Ph.D. Director, Division of Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness
     Cory Stai, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
     
     
     Decoding Dyslexia MN
     Rachel Berger
     Heather Smythe
     
     
     The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of MN
     Cindy Russell, Executive Director
     
     
     ServeMinnesota/Reading Corp.
     David Parker, Ph.D, Research Director, ServeMinnesota
     Peter Nelson, Ph.D, Assistant Research Director, ServeMinnesota

 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance; Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chairs: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom, Sen. Bill Weber
3 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
DEED Housing Overview
MDA Advanced Biofuels Report
MDA Petroleum Replacement Promotion Report
MDA Biodiesel Report

 
6:35 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 6:35 p.m.

 
6:45 p.m.  
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate will meet in joint convention with the House of Representatives to hear the State of the State Address at 6:45 p.m.

 
 
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 12 Midnight

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Association of Minnesota Townships
Metropolitan Airports Commission Overview
Presentation by the Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD)

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
***Revision 3: Time change***

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1 

Chairs: Sen. Michelle R. Benson and Rep. Joe Hoppe
08:30 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Benson; Abeler; Dahms; Franzen; Jensen - HOUSE: Hoppe; Dean; Halverson; Fabian; Davids
Room 123 Capitol

The Conference Committee on SF1 will convene at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 25th in Capitol Rm. 123.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1 Benson Health insurance premium assistance temporary payment program; health maintenance organizations (HMO) requirements and health insurance modifications; reporting requirements; Minnesota comprehensive health association reinsurance program establishmen.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 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:
To be announced.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
-Minnesota Conservation Corps Overview by: Eric Antonson, Senior Director of Programs and Rosa Clark, Program Participant
-Metropolitan Council -Regional Parks Overview by: Emmett Mullin, Parks and Natural Resources Manager and Marty Walsh, Carver County Parks Director
-Science Museum of Minnesota Overview by: Alison Rempel Brown, President, and Jon Severson, Director of Government Relations
-Minnesota Environmental Quality Board Overview by: Will Sueffert, Executive Director

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Fiscal Overview- Krista Boyd, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota Senate

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Real Estate overview
     a. Paul Eger - Minnesota Association of Realtors
     b. Nancy Landmark - Minnesota Land Title Association

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
MCES Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant
Agenda: 
Committee to Tour MCES Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant - Tour Given by Mike Mereness, Assistant General Manager

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
I. Call to order
     
     II. Presentation from Minnesota Historical Society
     a. David Kelliher, Director of public policy
     
     III. Presentation from MNIT
     a. Jon Eichten, Director
     
     IV. Presentation from Minnesota Department of Revenue
     a. Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner
     
     
     V. Adjourn

 
Tuesday, January 24, 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: 
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Overview (cont.)
S.F. 151 Newman Motor vehicle forfeiture provisions modification for inclusion of more than one vehicle owner.

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Overview hearing on Globe University and Minnesota School of Business
     campus closures.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 256 Chamberlain A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for donations to fund K-12 scholarships; extending the K-12 education credit to tuition.

 
4:45 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
04:45 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Hearing will be a walk-through of the SF210.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Minnesota Dept. of Health
     
     Mary Absolon, Manager, Licensing and Certification
     Cathy Griffin, Manager, Home Care and Assisted Living Program
     Kris Lohrke, Director, Office of Health Facility Complaints
Long-Term Care Imperative Presentation
     
     Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota
     Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
     Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 83 Anderson, B. Estate tax repeal.
S.F. 8 Wiger Taxable estate single exclusion amount and single rate establishment; recapture tax elimination.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Joint Meeting: Regent Candidate Advisory Council - Regent Candidate Orientation-
Chair: Bill Brady
10:00 a.m.
Room 500N State Office Building
Agenda: 

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10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on GMO's from Morris Area FFA by: Briar Peterson, President, Morris Area FFA and Jake Anderson, FFA Region III Treasurer
Aquatic Invasive Species Spending Overview:
     A. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by: Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Ann Pierce, Ecosystem Management and Protection Section Manager, and Heidi Wolf, Invasive Species Unit Supervisor
     
     b. University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) by: Becca Nash, Associate Director, Nicholas Phelps, Co-Director and Dr. Peter Sorenson, Professor

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Department of Public Safety Overview
MNLARS Overview

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 Conference Committee on S.F. 1 

Chairs: Sen. Michelle R. Benson and Rep. Joe Hoppe
12 Noon
CONFEREES: SENATE: Benson; Abeler; Dahms; Franzen; Jensen - HOUSE: Hoppe; Dean; Halverson; Fabian; Davids
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1 Benson Health insurance premium assistance temporary payment program; health maintenance organizations (HMO) requirements and health insurance modifications; reporting requirements; Minnesota comprehensive health association reinsurance program establishmen.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 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: 
S.F. 50 Newman Revocable trusts reporting requirement exemption.
S.F. 49 Newman Real estate filing requirements modifications.
S.F. 91 Latz Nonprofit corporations provisions modifications; incorporators and directors powers and duties establishment; merger and conversion procedure modification.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Clean Water Council Overview
Clean Water Fund Interagency Coordinating Team Overview

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Testimony from Small and Mid-Sized Minnesota Businesses
     
      Presentations from:
     
      Ryan Erickson, Erickson Builders
      Dennis Meyer, Vice President, St. Croix Collections
      Paul Radermacher, Radermacher Holdings, Inc
      Molly Jungbauer, CEO, Hollstadt & Associates
      Ingrid Christensen, President, INGCO International
      Eric Gibson, President, UMC Inc.
      Henry Torres, The Seasoner Magazine

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Note: Cont. of Fiscal Trends Overview has been removed from agenda.
Agenda: 
Overview of Waivers
     
     Kari Benson, Director of Aging and Adult Services, Dept. of Human Services
     Alex Bartolic, Director of Disability Services, Dept. of Human Services
Presentation from Disabilities Council
Presentation from Ombudsperson for Families
     
     Jill Kehaulani Esch, Ombudsperson for American Indian Families
     Muriel Gubasta, Ombudsperson for Spanish-Speaking Families
     Ann Hill, Ombudsperson for African-American Families
     Bauz L. Nengchu, Ombudsperson for Asian-Pacific Families
Presentation from the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and
     Developmental Disabilities

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Mn Dept of Education
     Presentation of the the Governor's E-12 Budget
     
     Minnesota Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis
     E-12 Finance overview

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol.
     
     Kevin Sliwinski, Government Relations Advisor, presented an overview.
Presentation by the Eagle's Healing Nest.
     
     Melony Butler, Founder and Director, presented an overview.
Presentation by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
     
     Nathaniel Saltz, Interim Executive Director and Rebecca Geragi, Director of Finance and Administration, presented an overview.
Budget Overview from Senate Fiscal Analyst Kevin Lundeen.
     
     
     Randy Tesdahl, Adjutant MN American Legion, presented concerns.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Focus Five and Under Working Group
Chair: Sen. Justin D. Eichorn
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda: 
Presentation from Dakota County and South St. Paul School District
Presentation from Hennepin County

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview MMB with Commissioner Frans

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Andrew Mathews
01:00 PM or 15 Minutes After Session
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
Telecom Panel - Brent Christensen, President/CEO, MN Telecom Alliance; Paul Weirtz, State President, AT&T; Bill Jensen, President, Minnesota Cable Communications Association; Anna Boroff, Executive Director, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Wind on the Wires - Chris Kunkle, Regional Policy Manager; Ken Hilgert, Director of Business Development, Blattner Energy; Shanelle Montana, Senior Project Developer; EDF Renewable Energy
Center for Energy and Environment - Mike Bull, Director of Policy and Communications; Joe Sullivan, Manager of Strategic Relations

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget overview from the Minnesota State system.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Please note HHS Finance and Policy will meet in MSB 1100 on Thursday, January 26th at our regular meeting time of 3-4:30pm
Agenda: 
Review of the Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission recommendations and final report - Sen. Greg Clausen

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Capital Investment
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.

 
Friday, January 27, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room Room 230 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

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Monday, January 30, 2017  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 11 a.m.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Overview
S.F. 215 Ruud Explore Minnesota Tourism appropriation.

 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Testimony from Minnesota Fortune 500 Companies
     
      Presentations from:
     
      Doug Baker, CEO Ecolab
      David MacLennan, CEO Cargill
      Christopher J. Policinski, CEO Land O Lakes

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Budget Overview
     - Matthew Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner
     - Paul Hugunin, Ag Marketing and Development Section Supervisor
     - Joshua Stamper, Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Director
     - Dr. Nicole Neeser, Dairy and Meat Inspection Director

 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Presentation
     
     Emily Piper, Commissioner
     Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner
     Claire Wilson, Assistant Commissioner
     Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner
     Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner

 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Career and Technical Education
     
     Presenters: Minnesota State, Minnesota Department of Education, Local Consortia Leaders and Partners
     
     1)Minnesota's consortium model for secondary/postsecondary delivery of Career and Technical Education
     2)Overview of Goals, Successes, and Challenges
     3)Program Examples

 
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


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