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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of February 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.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 112 Housley Palliative care advisory committee establishment.
Presentation of Governor's Budget from Dept. of Human Services
     
     Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner, Continuing Care for Older Adults
     Administration
Presentation of Governor's Budget from Dept. of Health
     
     Gil Acevedo, Assistant Commissioner, Health Systems Bureau

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 113 Nelson Minnesota state high school league events admission sales and use tax exemption.
S.F. 426 Jensen, S. Annual city celebrations sales and use tax exemption; nonprofit fundraising events premises leases duration threshold modification.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 233 Fischbach Aquatic invasive species removal and prevention grant money availability extension.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Budget Overview Presented by:
     Assistant Commissioner, Bob Meier
     Chief Financial Officer, Barb Juelich
     Director of Forestry, Forrest Boe
     Director of Fish and Wildlife, Jim Leech
     Director of Ecological Water Resources, Luke Skinner
     Director of Land and Minerals, Jess Richards
     Operations Service Director, Laurie Martinson

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Metropolitan Council Budget Overview

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
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: 
Presentation of Governor's budget by Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 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 Corrections Budget Presentation

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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: 
S.F. 371 Ingebrigtsen Wetland replacement credits for local government roads bond issue and appropriation.
S.F. 326 Ingebrigtsen Local government roads wetland replacement temporary conditions allowance.
VW Diesel Settlement Update

 
Wednesday, February 1, 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: 
Overviews from:
     
     Commissioner Mark Phillips, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
     Commissioner Josh Tilsen, Bureau of Mediation Services
S.F. 474 Anderson, P. Youth skills training program establishment and appropriation.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Compensation Council-
Chair:
1:00 p.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 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: 
Dairy Day at the Capitol
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Budget Overview

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

In order to accommodate the large number of testifiers, please limit testimony to 2 minutes.
Agenda: 
Public testimony on the Governor's budget.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Career and Technical Partnerships
     
     Presenters: Minnesota State, Minnesota Department of Education, Local Consortia
     
     1)Overview of work-based learning, program advisory committees and partnerships
     2)Career and Technical Student Organizations
     3)Program Examples

 
Thursday, February 2, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 394 has been added to the agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 394 Chamberlain Veterans defense project grant appropriation.
S.F. 322 Fischbach State and local community safety personnel de-escalation techniques training grants appropriation.
S.F. 205 Wiger Homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans modification.
S.F. 71 Clausen Disabled veterans homestead property tax exclusion modification.
S.F. 84 Lang Disabled veterans homestead valuation exclusion benefit eligibility extension to surviving spouse.

 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 410 Kiffmeyer Bullion coin sales and use tax exemption authorization.
S.F. 380 Relph Bullion and bullion coin sales and use tax exemption.
S.F. 270 Westrom Township Board appeals and equalization course waiver for 2016 authorization.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Focus Five and Under Working Group
Chair: Sen. Justin D. Eichorn
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Justin Eichorn, Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda: 
Overview: Women, Infants and Children Program and Family Home Visiting
     Program
     
     Minnesota Dept. of Health
     Maggie Diebel, Division Director for Community and Family Health
     Dawn Reckinger, Manager for the Family Home Visiting Program
MN Targeted Home Visiting Coalition:
     Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Coalition Coordinator
Todd Otis, Think Small
     Karen Adamson, Hennepin County
     Jonathan May, Generation Next
     Laurie Davis, Generation Next
Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID) and Urban Indian Child
     Welfare Act (ICWA) Advisory
     
     Patina Park, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource
     Center (MIWRC)
     Richie Smith, guardian ad litem
     Laura Newton, Minneapolis American Indian Center

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation of Minnesota Management and Budget proposed budget.
     Commissioner Myron Frans

 
Thursday, February 2, 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: 
S.F. 85 Mathews Natural gas combined cycle electric generation plant construction and operation in Sherburne County authorization.
S.F. 214 Osmek Renewable development account renaming and repurposing; solar energy incentives modification and appropriation.

 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation of the Governor's Higher Education Budget Proposal

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 468 Utke Personal learning plan for third grade students not reading at grade level requirement; students not meeting high school standards to be informed that public school admission is free until age 21 requirement.
Presentation of the MDE Student Discipline Working Group Report by:
     -Mark French, Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association
     -Marika Pfefferkorn, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy; Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chairs: Sen. Bill Weber, Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
3 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Members will tour the labs at the Department of Agriculture. No official meeting will be held and no action taken.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, February 2, 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: 
Presentation of the Governor's budget recommendation for the Minnesota Department of Health
     
     Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner of MDH

 
Monday, February 6, 2017  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 6, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 6, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Paul T. Anderson
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Those interested in testifying before the committee can contact the Committee Administrator Andy Eilers at andrew.eilers@senate.mn .
Agenda: 
S.F. 580 Miller Uniform State Labor Standards Act.

 
Monday, February 6, 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 Budget Presentation

 
Monday, February 6, 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: 
S.F. 490 Anderson, B. Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers project appropriation.
S.F. 612 Dziedzic Minnesota Film and TV Board Legacy Appropriation.
Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Funds Overview

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 6, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify regarding any agenda item, please contact the Committee Administrator Kyle Berndt at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968
Agenda: 
S.F. 236 Lang Rural finance authority bond issue and appropriation.
Housing Finance Authority Budget Overview

 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 393 Relph Personal care assistance program modifications.
S.F. 93 Hayden Community medical response emergency medical technician services criteria modification.
2017 State of Minnesota Rural Health report presentation
     
     Minnesota Rural Health Association
S.F. 318 Relph Certified paraprofessionals for home care services authorization.

 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 158 Clausen Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based courses school district grants appropriation.
S.F. 305 Utke Minnesota principals academy appropriation.
S.F. 310 Weber Rural career and technical education consortium establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 443 Nelson Minnesota reading corps program appropriation.
S.F. 489 Nelson Compensatory education revenue pilot project permanency authorization.
S.F. 312 Weber Independent school district #402, Hendricks; general reciprocity agreement exemption.

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Informational hearing on SF 123. No votes will be taken on this bill. If interested in testifying, contact committee administrator David Raisanen at david.raisanen@senate.mn
Agenda: 
S.F. 480 Senjem Long-term equity investment authority for local governments additions.
S.F. 123 Latz Electronic communications retention requirements establishment.

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 237 Jensen, S. Vendor allowance establishment for sales and use tax.
S.F. 379 Relph June accelerated payments for sales, use and excise taxes repeal.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Day Training and Habilitation Working Group
Chair: Sen. Paul J. Utke
9 a.m.
Room 2412 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Paul Utke and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda: 
Jim Clapper, Parent and coleader of Minnesota Families and Advocates
     Coalition
Nancy Wagner, MNFAC – Minnesota Families and Advocates Coalition
Handouts

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 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 Budget Overview Presented By:
     - John Linc Stine, Commissioner
     - Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director
     - Co-Commissioner, David Thornton

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. John R. Jasinski
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Freight Overview

 
Tuesday, February 7, 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: 
Commerce Fraud Bureau Presentation: Commissioner Mike Rothman and Commerce Fraud Bureau Director, Michael Marben

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections; House Committee on State Government Finance
Chairs: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Sarah Anderson
1 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Legislative Auditor's Report on the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
     
     Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority's response

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Governor's Budget Recommendations, Department of Commerce - Commissioner Rothman

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
***Revision 1: 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.

Bill presentation and public testimony for the first hour. Remaining time is for Q&A of testifiers. No duplicating testimony, please.

Potential testifiers must call or email in advance to be listed on the testifier list. Those wishing to testify, please call Angela Cook at 651-296-4842 or email angela.cook@senate.mn

We will not be taking testimony on Section 24: Rulemaking because this section falls within the jurisdiction of the Transportation and State Government Committees.
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.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 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 Office of the Legislative Auditor's Evaluation of
     Minnesota Teacher Licensure
     -Judy Randall, Deputy Legislative Auditor, Program Evaluation Division

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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 regarding any agenda item, please contact the Committee Administrator Kyle Berndt at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968
Agenda: 
S.F. 315 Westrom Agriculture laboratory equipment and instruments appropriation.
S.F. 405 Draheim Noxious weed confirmation notification to adjacent landowner requirement.

 
Tuesday, February 7, 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: 
DHS Presentation IT Systems Transformation
     Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner DHS
     Scott Peterson, Chief Business Technology Officer DHS

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy; House Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance
Meeting Minutes     
Chairs: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach, Rep. Bud Nornes
5:30 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
Joint Committee for University of Minnesota Regent Selection

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


ROOM CHANGE
Agenda: 

Overview of the Governor's budget as it relates to Minnesota public pension plans.
- Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget

SFxxxx; HFxxxx (Revisor #17-2317):  MSRS financial solvency measures.

SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-007):  PERA financial solvency measures.

SFxxxx; HF722 (Murphy, M.):  TRA financial solvency measures.

SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-009):  SPTRFA financial solvency measures. 

  • Please note:  No public testimony will be taken at this meeting. There will be an opportunity to testify on these bills at a future meeting.

For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017  
3:15 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:15 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator, LaRissa Fisher at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.MN by 10 am on day of hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 503 Eichorn Indian child welfare out-of-home placement costs reimbursement authorization.
S.F. 518 Utke White Earth band of Ojibwe child welfare services grant appropriation.
Bill SF516 is removed from the agenda
Minnesota State Operated Community Services (MSOCS) Homes Presentation
     
     Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Direct Care and Treatment
     Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

 
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 8, 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.

In lieu of Feb. 8th meeting, a joint hearing with Senate Higher Education will be held.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Joint Meeting: Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy; Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chairs: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach, Sen. Karin Housley
1 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol

Agenda:
Presentation from Minnesota State on health care workforce.

Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 726 Chamberlain Miscellaneous tax provisions; low and middle income families tax reductions; corporate tax loopholes closed; local government aid; income, property, tobacco, sales and use, specialty taxes and other various tax provisions modification.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. John R. Jasinski
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Ports Overview

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

S.F. 371 Removed from Agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 215 Ruud Explore Minnesota Tourism appropriation:.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Budget Overview Presented By:
     a. John Linc Stein, Commissioner
     b. Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 8, 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.

In recess until 7 pm tonight. We'll be meeting in 1100 Minnesota Senate Building.

Committee discussion, amendment consideration, and final vote (no public testimony)
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.

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 226 Bakk High school students time of day for work modification.
Informational Hearing on Broadband.
     
      Testimony from:
     
      Danna MacKenzie, Office of Broadband Development
      Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Broadband Task Force
      Marc Johnson, ECMECC
      Tom Johnson, Nobles County Administration Office
      Joe Buttweiler, Consolidated Telephone Company
      Bill Coleman, Community Technology Advisors
      Vince Robinson, Development Services, Inc.

 
Wednesday, February 8, 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: 
State Arts Board Legacy Overview
Section 404 Assumption Feasibility Report

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 8, 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: 
Sugarbeet Day at the Capitol
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Budget Overview (Continued)

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 189 Kiffmeyer General education disparity aid creation for school districts with low general education revenue and low property wealth per pupil and appropriation.
S.F. 186 Wiger Student transitions between middle school and high school grants appropriation.
S.F. 442 Anderson, P. Math corps program appropriation.
S.F. 718 Nelson Early childhood, k-12 and adult education appropriations.

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Release of the Office of the Legislative Auditor's evaluation of the Minnesota Research Tax Credit program.
S.F. 417 Nelson Income and corporate franchise tax research credit limited refundability establishment.

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 620 Has been added to the agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 620 Dahms County boards appropriations authorization for veterans memorials anywhere in the county.
S.F. 135 Housley Veterans rest camp and Camp Legionville facilities improvement appropriation.
S.F. 106 Clausen State capitol grounds World War I veterans court of honor plaque placement.
S.F. 327 Anderson, B. Military pay or benefits assignment prohibition and penalties and remedies.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Focus Five and Under Working Group
Chair: Sen. Justin D. Eichorn
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph, Sen. Justin Eichorn and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda: 
Stephanie Radtke, Deputy Director of Community Services, Dakota County
     Jerod Rauk, Community Service Data Manager, Dakota County
     Bonnie Brueshoff, Public Health Director, Dakota County
Gayle Kelly, Executive Director, MN Head Start Association
     Steve Brisendine, Director of Community Education & Recreation, City of
     Willmar/Willmar Public Schools
Dakota County Proposal
Hennepin County Proposal
Bobbie Burnham, Minnesota Dept. of Education
     Lisa Backer, Minnesota Dept. of Education

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Department of Admin budget overview presentation
     
     Department of Revenue budget overview presentation
     
     MNIT budget overview presentation.

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy; Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Meeting Minutes     
Chairs: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach, Sen. Karin Housley
1 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Presentation from Minnesota State on health care workforce.
Presentation from Care Providers
Presentation from the University of Minnesota

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Andrew Mathews
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 214 Osmek Renewable development account renaming and repurposing; solar energy incentives modification and appropriation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on ESSA and World's Best Workforce by Education Commissioner
     Brenda Cassellius

 
Thursday, February 9, 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: 
S.F. 429 Relph Cooper/Sams volunteer ambulance program and trust account appropriation.
S.F. 95 Hayden Intergovernmental transfer related to ambulance services expansion.
S.F. 96 Lourey Comprehensive advanced life support educational program appropriation.
Adult Mental Health – Results First Initiative
     Presented by Weston Merrick, MMB Results First Coordinator

 
Friday, February 10, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, February 10, 2017

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, February 13, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, February 13, 2017
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
09:30 AM
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
Appointments to the following:
     IRRRB
     Great Lakes Commission
     LCC Subcommittee on Employee Relations
     Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Commission
     Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
     Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory Council
     Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
     LCC Joint Subcommittee on Claims

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 13, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 13, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Review of Governor's budget recommendations.
     
      Testimony from:
     
      Department of Labor and Industry
      Department of Employment and Economic Development
      Bureau of Mediation Services
      Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board

 
Monday, February 13, 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: 
S.F. 695 Newman Pollution control agency (PCA) action review authorization; unadopted rule use prohibition.
S.F. 672 Ruud Draft impaired waters list public comment period requirement modification; impaired waters lists challenge process; publicly owned wastewater treatment facility applicants notice requirement.

 
Monday, February 13, 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. 347 Latz Ignition interlock performance standards modification and devices enabled with location tracking capabilities use prohibition.
Board on Judicial Standards Budget Presentation

 
Monday, February 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Compensation Council-
Chair: Tom Berg
1:00 p.m.
Room 300N State Office Building
Agenda: 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Audit Commission-
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
1:00 p.m.
Room 200 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Reorganize LAC for 2017-2018 biennium

***QUORUM IS NEEDED FOR COMMISSION TO TAKE ACTION***


 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 13, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 718 Nelson Early childhood, k-12 and adult education appropriations. Presentations by Terry Wilding, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academies and the Perpich Center for Arts Education.
Following presentation of the budget bill public testimony will be taken.

 
Monday, February 13, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. SF 455, SF 497, and SF 683 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing omnibus bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 455 Jasinski Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation local foods promotion grants appropriation.
AURI Budget Presentation
S.F. 497 Dahms Agricultural utilization research institute (AURI) Marshall, Crookston, and Waseca facilities grants appropriation.
S.F. 683 Dahms Agricultural utilization research institute (AURI) appropriation.
S.F. 315 Westrom Agriculture laboratory equipment and instruments appropriation.

 
Monday, February 13, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.MN by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.
Agenda: 
S.F. 250 Utke Medical assistance (MA) asset and spenddown limits increase for elderly and persons with disabilities.
S.F. 359 Utke Home and community-based services setting and licensing requirements and planning and case management requirements under waiver modifications and individualized home supports addition; child foster care background studies modifications.
S.F. 664 Relph Advocating Change Together services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities grant appropriation.
S.F. 669 Dahms Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) and home and community-based providers reimbursement rates medical assistance (MA) adjustments.

 
4:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission-
Chair: Senator Carrie Ruud
4:30 p.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 460 Dahms Contractor construction materials sales tax exemption modification.
S.F. 283 Rest Construction materials purchased by contractors sales and use tax exemption modification.
S.F. 466 Eichorn Nonprofit snowmobile club building materials and supplies purchases sales tax exemption.
S.F. 659 Ingebrigtsen Club memberships sales and use tax exclusion for game release charges.
S.F. 660 Ingebrigtsen Shooting facilities clay targets purchased by hunting clubs and retailers sales and use tax exemption.
S.F. 728 Johnson, M. Residential biomass heating systems temporary refundable individual income tax credit authorization and report requirement.
S.F. 725 Weber Passenger vehicles sales tax exemption modification.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Those interested in testifying before the committee can contact the Committee Administrator David Raisanen at david.raisanen@senate.mn

Public testimony will be 30 minutes for the proponents and 30 minutes for the opponents.

Agenda: 
S.F. 580 Miller Uniform State Labor Standards Act.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
08:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
H.F. 14 Lang Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 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: 
Jim Gerlich and Elena Carr-Gerlich
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Tamir Tsogboaatar, self-advocate
Nancy Gurney, Parent
Special Education Graduates Work
Discussion

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

S.F. 238 Removed from Agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 717 Anderson, B. Wastewater treatment projects receiving financial assistance review requirement.
S.F. 414 Bakk Orr Voyageur all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail system construction grant bond issue and appropriation.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 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.

Individuals looking to testify should contact Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn.
Agenda: 
S.F. 366 Housley Real estate appraisers investigations, background checks and disciplinary actions requirements modification.
S.F. 929 Koran Auto theft prevention funds redirection from general fund to insurance fraud prevention account.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 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: 
S.F. 65 Fischbach Zero-based budgeting requirement.
S.F. 78 Kiffmeyer Legislative budget office creation and appropriation.
S.F. 90 Anderson, B. Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers public television project appropriation.
S.F. 247 Limmer Israel Boycott ban.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 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: 
- Judicial Branch Budget Presentation
     - Civil Legal Services Budget Presentation
     - Tax Court Budget Presentation

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

S.F.109 was removed at the request of the author
Agenda: 
S.F. 609 Dahms Southwest Minnesota state university special education teacher education program additional school employee participation authorization.
S.F. 495 Bakk Cook county higher education board educational programming and academic support services funds transfer and appropriations.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 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: 
S.F. 180 Osmek Hydrogen as an energy source provisions repeal.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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 at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 618 Dahms Agricultural educator grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 610 Weber Dairy research, teaching, and consumer education authority modification and extension.
S.F. 357 Frentz Tractor rollover protection grant cost-share requirement elimination.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
***Revision 2: Editing change***
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 574 Senjem Asthma inhalers schools and districts stock supply authorization.
S.F. 504 Clausen High school teachers dual enrollment instruction authorization.
S.F. 570 Nelson Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) act provisions modifications; graduation incentives program modifications.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 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: 
S.F. 300 Nelson Medical practice board criminal background checks authorization and exemption.
Minnesota Community Measurement Presentation by Jim Chase, Executive Director

 
5:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Nancy Gibson
5:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for December 6, 2016

2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today’s business
MS 116P.09 Subd 6 Conflict of interest.  A commission member, technical advisory committee member, a peer review panelist, or an employee of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel relating to an organization in which the member, panelist, or employee has either a direct or indirect personal financial interest.  While serving on the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel, or being an employee of the commission, a person shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.

3. Introduction of LCCMR members

4. LCCMR Business Items
- Review Biennial Report to the Legislature - January 15, 2017
- Review LCCMR Executive Committee Election process (see Agenda Item # 5)
- Review LCCMR 2017 calendar adopted on December 6, 2016

5. Election of Executive Committee (Procedures attached)

- 3 Co-Chairs (House/Senate/Non-legislative) - 3 Co- Vice Chairs (House/Senate/Non-legislative) 6. Update on LCCMR Appropriations Bill for the 2017 MN Legislative Session Funding Recommendations from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) – S.F. 550 / H.F. xxx
- Additional extensions requested for past appropriations

7. Update on FY19 LCCMR 2018 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP) issued December 2016 with proposals due on May 15, 2017 8. Other business
- Next scheduled LCCMR meeting date – June 7, 2017

9.Adjourn


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5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


ROOM CHANGE

AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 
  1. Approval of February 7, 2017, meeting minutes.
  2. Public testimony on S.F. xxxx; H.F. xxxx (Revisor #17-2806) SPTRFA funding proposal.
  3. Public testimony on S.F. 930 (Rosen); H.F. 722 (Murphy, M.): TRA funding proposal.
  4. Motion LCPR17-M1:  Approval of actuarial assumptions for MSRS-General, MSRS-Correctional, State Patrol Plan, Legislators Plan, PERA General, PERA-Correctional, PERA-P&F, SPTRFA, and TRA. 
    Review of actuarial assumption changes resulting from the Combined Service Annuity study - Michael de Leon, Lead Actuary, Deloitte Consulting
  5. S.F. 545 (Rosen); H.F. 565 (O'Driscoll):  Revised and updated 2016 Omnibus Retirement Bill.

To testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn before the meeting, indicating the agenda item of interest

Removed from the agenda:  Alternatives to the proposals to reset the amortization period - Michael de Leon, Lead Actuary, Deloitte Consulting

Meeting materials, when available, will be posted on the Commission website, follow the agenda information link below


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 457 Chamberlain State resident definition modification for income and estate tax purposes.
S.F. 458 Rest State resident definition for domicile determination modification for income tax purposes.
S.F. 556 Dahms Rental motor vehicles tax dedication to corridors of commerce program and appropriation.
S.F. 133 Dibble Car sharing services motor vehicle rental tax and fee exemption.
S.F. 102 Osmek Resident definition modification for income taxation purposes.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
09:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Please note, time change. Committee will start at 9 am.

If you wish to testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.MN by 4:30 pm on the day before the hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 395 Eken Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modification.
S.F. 120 Nelson Alzheimer's disease working group board on aging appointment and duties requirements Testifiers: 1. Beth McMullen: Vice President, Government Affairs-Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota 2. Marvin Lofquist: Alzheimer's Advocate 3. Kanada Yazbek: Alzheimer's Advocate.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 701 Hall Minnesota River dredge spoil sites operation and maintenance grant appropriation.
S.F. 729 Tomassoni Snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accounts appropriation.

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 326 Ingebrigtsen Local government roads wetland replacement temporary conditions allowance.
S.F. 513 Senjem Law enforcement memorial special license plates establishment.
S.F. 79 Laine New Brighton driver's license agent modification as a full-service driver licensing office by the commissioner of public safety.
S.F. 291 Frentz Motorized bicycle owner disability plate issuance under certain circumstances establishment.
S.F. 232 Fischbach Paynesville Medal of Honor recipient Kenneth L. Olson highway designation.

 
10:45 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Coordinating Commission-
Chair: Rep. Kurt Daudt
10:45 a.m.
Room 300N State Office Building
Agenda: 

Review/approve minutes from November 19, 2015 meeting

Review/approve resolutions establishing subcommittees

            • LCC Subcommittee on Employee Relations

            • LCC Subcommittee on Administrative Rules

            • LCC Advisory Committee for the Office on the Economic Status of Women

            • Revisor Subcommittee

            • Reference Library Subcommittee

Review/accept  FY 2015 financial audit

Review/ approve public member lodging reimbursement rate

Other items as determined by the Chair


 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 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: 
S.F. 706 Benson Minnesota humanities center appropriation for humanities programs and the Veterans' Voices program.
S.F. 882 Ingebrigtsen Minnesota children's museum appropriation.
S.F. 653 Eichorn Grand Rapids Children's discovery museum grant appropriation.
S.F. 539 Kent Woodbury Miller Barn Heritage Commission grant appropriation.
S.F. 179 Simonson Lake Superior center authority river systems exhibit appropriation.

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 420 Nelson Southeast Minnesota economic growth study Community Economic Development Association (CEDA) grant appropriation.
Results and updates from recipients of Equity grants.

 
Wednesday, February 15, 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.
Agenda: 
S.F. 604 Limmer Convention and civic center and sports facilities authority data classification clarification.
S.F. 347 Latz Ignition interlock performance standards modification and devices enabled with location tracking capabilities use prohibition.
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Budget Presentation
Uniform Laws Commission Budget Presentation

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. Bills will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing omnibus bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 493 Goggin Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program administration and promotion allowance decrease and appropriation.
S.F. 845 Johnson, M. Wolf and elk depredation payments appropriations.
S.F. 525 Eken Farm advocates program expansion appropriation.

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Testimony related to TRA funding and unfunded liabilities, adequacy of Governor’s proposed aid (in SF 718) and anticipated implications of pension debt on future K-12 committee and school district budgets.
     
     Testimony from:
     The Teacher Retirement Association;
     The St Paul Teacher Retirement Fund Association;
     The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement;
     The Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.MN by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.
Agenda: 
S.F. 249 Franzen Food shelf programs appropriation.
S.F. 776 Housley Voice response suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program, statewide text message suicide prevention, and mental health crisis response program appropriations.
S.F. 595 Rosen Human services targeted case management interactive video use authorization.
S.F. 793 Lourey Social service agencies foster care services for certain individuals reentering foster care after 18 years of age requirement.
S.F. 359 Utke Home and community-based services setting and licensing requirements and planning and case management requirements under waiver modifications and individualized home supports addition; child foster care background studies modifications.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 51 Ruud State general property tax levy base modification; market value exclusions.
S.F. 183 Osmek Commercial-industrial property first tier property tax exemption.
S.F. 461 Nelson State general levy freeze.
S.F. 867 Nelson State general levy phase out.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 450 Abeler Military personnel and disabled veterans free state park passes conditions modification.
S.F. 484 Goggin Veterans jobs tax credit for employers authorization.
S.F. 325 Newton Disabled veterans various fees and taxes exemptions.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 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, Sen. Justin Eichorn and Sen. John Hoffman

If you would like to testify before the working group, please contact LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 15th
Agenda: 
Annmarie Florest, People Incorporated Mental Health Services
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 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: 
S.F. 112 Housley Palliative care advisory committee establishment.
S.F. 166 Pratt REAL ID Act authorization and implementation governance; drivers licenses and ID cards requirements and fees modifications; legislative reporting, rulemaking, and appropriation.
S.F. 1114 Koran Governor's portraits displayed in state capitol at all times requirement.
Minnesota Board of Cosmetology overview and budget change items. (5PM)
     
     Executive Director Gina Fast
     Catrina Mairose Chief of Staff
S.F. 161 Rest Hard-of-hearing accommodation requirement in state-funded capital improvement projects.
S.F. 347 Latz Ignition interlock performance standards modification and devices enabled with location tracking capabilities use prohibition.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 119 Dziedzic Summer academic enrichment program grants appropriation.
S.F. 943 Fischbach Loan repayment assistance program grant appropriation to provide debt relief to attorneys.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Justin D. Eichorn
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 711 Pratt Education partnerships coalition fund establishment and appropriation.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
TruShrimp Presentation
S.F. 841 Weber Shrimp production incentive program establishment and appropriation.

 
Thursday, February 16, 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: 
S.F. 639 Housley Minnesota Radon Licensing Act repeal.
S.F. 662 Rosen Practice of dentistry exemption for certain students of dentistry establishment.
S.F. 527 Kiffmeyer Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) licensure requirements clarification.

 
Monday, February 20, 2017  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 20, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 20, 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: 
S.F. 627 Rosen Madelia public infrastructure fire damage repair and replacement grant appropriation.
S.F. 248 Fischbach Centers for independent living grants appropriation.
S.F. 578 Draheim Townhouse definition modification.
Minnesota Public Employment Relations Board
     
      Testimony from:
     
      Nicole Blissenbach, Board Member

 
Monday, February 20, 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. 300 Nelson Medical practice board criminal background checks authorization and exemption.
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Budget Presentation
S.F. 327 Anderson, B. Military pay or benefits assignment prohibition and penalties and remedies.
S.F. 920 Limmer Common interest communities electronic delivery of cancellations of sale or resale authorization.

 
Monday, February 20, 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: 
S.F. 672 Ruud Draft impaired waters list public comment period requirement modification; impaired waters lists challenge process; publicly owned wastewater treatment facility applicants notice requirement.
S.F. 737 Weber Pollution control agency (PCA) effluent limitations compliance requirement.
S.F. 399 Johnson, M. Red River of the North river watch program appropriation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 20, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 709 Miller Maximum effort school capital loans additional early repayments authorization.
S.F. 722 Nelson Charter school lease aid pupil unit count calculation to include pupil time spent in postsecondary enrollment option courses.
S.F. 13 Wiger Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading and appropriation.
S.F. 944 Nelson School district operating capital levy clarification.

 
Monday, February 20, 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.

Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee is canceled for Monday February 20th at 3:00 PM.

An Ag, Rural Development, and Housing Finance and Environment and Natural Resources Finance joint hearing on buffers will take place at 5:30 PM in room 1150.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Monday, February 20, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.

The hearing may go past 5 p.m.
Agenda: 
S.F. 852 Lourey Housing support services for persons with disabilities; commissioner of human services (DHS) necessary federal waivers procurement.
S.F. 853 Lourey Minnesota supplemental aid (general assistance) modification.
S.F. 911 Abeler Home and community-based services incentive pool appropriation.
S.F. 1055 Hoffman, J. Home and community-based services waivers new employment services establishment.
S.F. 1065 Hoffman, J. Human services budget methodology exception establishment for persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings; consumer-directed community supports budget methodology modification.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 20, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance; Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chairs: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
5:30 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

There will be no official action taken. If you wish to testify please contact the Ag, Rural Development, and Housing Finance Committee Administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. This meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 7:30 PM. Testimony may be limited.
Agenda: 
Welcome by the Chairs
DNR Map Update
Presentation on Buffers and Alternative Practices from the Board of Water
     and Soil Resources.
Adam Birr, Minnesota Corn Growers
     Lawrence Sukalski, Martin County, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
     Rod Sommerfield
     Scott Horse, Carver County Farmers Union President
     Barry Nelson, Association of Counties
     John Biren, Association of Counties
     Don Arnosti, Izaak Walton League
     Gary Haugen, Upper Minnesota River Watershed Board
     Allen Wold, Bois de Sioux Watershed Board
     Mark Ten Eyck, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
     Steve Woods, Freshwater Society
Testifiers (continued)
     Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
     Leili Fatehi, Friends of the Mississippi River
     Patrick Murray, Cooperative Network
     Jim Nichols, Farmer
     Ian Cunningham, Pipestone SWCD Supervisor
     Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Management Board
     Ray Bohn, Minnesota Association of Watershed District
     Lance Ness, Fish & Wildlife Legislative Alliance
     Gary Botzek, Minnesota Conservation Federation

 
Immediately Following Senate Session  
Monday, February 20, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
Immediately Following Senate Session
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 580 Miller Rule 21 Objection by Senator Hayden Uniform State Labor Standards Act.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 763 Jasinski Greater Minnesota internship tax credit modification.
S.F. 139 Clausen Preceptor income tax credit authorization.
S.F. 687 Senjem Employer-provided fitness facility expenses income tax credit.
S.F. 28 Rest Working family income tax credit modification.
S.F. 646 Bakk American Indians living on reservations working family income tax credit modification.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 373 Housley County board commissioner vacancy filling by appointment authorization.
S.F. 870 Fischbach National Night Out local government expenditures and fundraising authorization.
S.F. 261 Mathews Benton county recorder office appointment authorization.
S.F. 1012 Relph Stearns county recorder office appointive authorization.
S.F. 592 Lourey Pine county auditor-treasurer appointment authorization.
S.F. 692 Lourey Cloquet area fire and ambulance taxing district modifications.
S.F. 1020 Hall Awards and trophies purchase spending cap elimination.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 326 Ingebrigtsen Local government roads wetland replacement temporary conditions allowance.
S.F. 851 Senjem Snowmobile registration issuing fees modification.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.
S.F. 291 Frentz Motorized bicycle owner disability plate issuance under certain circumstances establishment.
S.F. 589 Clausen Coates U.S. highway #52 bridge designation as Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 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.

Individuals looking to testify should contact Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1072 Pratt Sales representatives termination regulation.
S.F. 1106 Utke Individual health plans issuers commissions payment regulation.
S.F. 879 Utke Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association liquor liability and medical malpractice coverage authorization.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 885 Abeler Special election cycle termination process authorization.
S.F. 514 Kiffmeyer Elections administration provisions technical modifications.
S.F. 771 Kiffmeyer Statewide voter registration system status changes and removals inclusion in public information lists.
S.F. 770 Kiffmeyer Primary elections results city canvassing on second or third day after primary authorization.
S.F. 772 Kiffmeyer County auditors and secretary of state postelection sampling report requirements modifications.
S.F. XXXX Kiffmeyer Uniform Election dates: School district elections administered by counties.
S.F. 838 Kiffmeyer Voting equipment grant establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 839 Kiffmeyer Campaign finance and public disclosure rules codification; obsolete rules repeal.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Andrew Mathews
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 180 Osmek Hydrogen as an energy source provisions repeal.
S.F. 1111 Mathews Legislative renewable energy council establishment.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Board of Public Defense Budget Presentation
S.F. 1031 Relph Corrections claims expansion to include injury or death of a person working to pay court ordered fees and jail fees and injury or death of a person on a sentence to service work crew.
S.F. 1030 Ingebrigtsen Sheriff expense to transport convicted or adjudicated persons reimbursement processing time reduction.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 453 Chamberlain Dyslexia and literacy specialist employment and grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 587 Dahms School district annual food service management contract additional renewal authorization.
S.F. 736 Pratt Character development education responsibilities modification.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 on behalf of a bill contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 762 Senjem Veterinary medicine board appointment criteria modification.
S.F. 756 Jensen, S. Mobile food shelf grants by Hunger Solutions appropriation.
S.F. 1014 Dahms Minnesota agriculture education leadership council expiration date repeal.
S.F. 960 Westrom Agricultural fertilizer research and education program and council extension.
S.F. 825 Weber Agriculture utilization research institute (AURI) provisions modification.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change and 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: 
S.F. 815 Nelson Medical faculty license permanency.
S.F. 482 Nelson Health licensing title protection and grounds for disciplinary action clarification and technical changes.
S.F. 93 Hayden Community medical response emergency medical technician services criteria modification.
S.F. 428 Relph Ambulance services medical assistance (MA) rate increase scope expansion.
S.F. 663 Relph Safe Harbor for All; sex trafficking victims strategic plan, report requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 531 Gazelka Child sex trafficking prevention director duties modification; forfeited money transfer from public safety department to health department authorization; shelter services for sexually exploited youth and youth at risk of sexual exploitation appropriation.
Those interested in testifying should contact andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn by 10am the day of the hearing. Testimony may be limited at the discretion of the Chair.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol
Agenda: 
  1. Approval of February 14, 2017, meeting minutes.
  2. Public testimony on SF1064 (Rosen)HF1288 (O'Driscoll): MSRS funding proposal.
  3. Public testimony on SF1066 (Rosen)HF1090 (O'Driscoll): PERA/PERA-P&F funding proposal.
  4. HF1460 (O'Driscoll): MSRS administrative bill.  
  5. HF1471 (O'Driscoll): PERA administrative bill.  
  6. SF746 (Rosen)HF721 (Murphy, M.): TRA administrative bill.  

To testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at 651-296-6806 or lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn before the meeting, indicating the agenda item of interest.

Meeting materials, when available, will be posted on the Commission website-follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 424 Limmer Social security benefits income tax subtraction establishment.
S.F. 425 Limmer Social security benefits phased-in income tax subtraction establishment.
S.F. 401 Senjem Social security benefits phased-in income tax subtraction authorization.
S.F. 403 Senjem Social security benefits phased-in income tax subtraction authorization.
S.F. 286 Housley Social security benefits phased in income tax subtraction establishment.
S.F. 1175 Rest Social security benefits income tax subtraction authorization.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 4:30 pm on the day before the hearing
Agenda: 
S.F. 655 Relph Senior care workforce innovation grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 668 Housley Elderly waiver program reform and appropriation.
S.F. 654 Lourey Nursing facility payment system policy and technical modifications and report requirement.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 348 REMOVED FROM AGENDA
Agenda: 
S.F. 921 Ruud Minnesota state high school league shooting sports facility site search and appropriation.
S.F. 1028 Ruud Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) facilitation of sale of school trust lands appropriation.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 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.

Individuals wanting to testify must contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn. Proponents and opponents of the bill will receive equal time of 30 minutes each for testimony.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1086 Miller Sunday liquor off-sales authorization.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**SF 77 (Kiffmeyer) Added**
Agenda: 
S.F. 23 Osmek Start Seeing Motorcycles special license plate establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 77 Kiffmeyer Motorcycle insurance coverage rate reduction requirement; "Start Seeing Motorcycles" motor vehicle and motorcycle license plates issuance; motorcycle safety fund general fund credit removal.
S.F. 1063 Westrom Special overweight permits for hauling construction materials authorization.
S.F. 821 Newman State road construction appropriation modification.
S.F. 530 Newman Tolling report from commissioner of transportation requirement.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 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: 
S.F. 899 Goggin Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers exemption from overtime requirements.
S.F. 784 Utke Economic development grant programs eligibility requirements modification and appropriation.
S.F. 369 Housley Water conditioning installation requirements modification.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 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: 
S.F. 790 Lourey Timber sale provisions for tax-forfeited lands modification.
S.F. 688 Ruud Local recreation grants appropriation.
S.F. 914 Bakk Clean air act settlement money specifically appropriated by law requirement.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room G-23 Capitol

SF 676 is the only bill that will be acted on. Delete Everything Amendment is listed below.


Testimony will be limited to 20 minutes for proponents and 20 minutes for opponents. Spokespersons preferred to minimize duplicative testimony.

Those interested in testifying must call or email in advance. Please contact Angela Cook at 651-296-4842 or angela.cook@senate.mn

The hearing will be ticketed (first-come, first-served).

Agenda: 
S.F. 676 Ingebrigtsen Trunk highway or airport traffic access obstruction penalties increase; transit obstruction crime modification.
S.F. 918 Housley Highway obstruction increased penalties imposition.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 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.

Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee is canceled for Wednesday February 22nd at 3:00 PM.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.
Agenda: 
S.F. 971 Chamberlain Anoka county recruitment of foster families grant appropriation.
S.F. 644 Newton Anoka county foster families recruitment grant appropriation.
S.F. 864 Newton Anoka county group residential housing provider supplemental rate establishment.
S.F. 363 Tomassoni St. Louis county group residential housing provider supplementary rate addition.
S.F. 961 Hoffman, J. Group residential housing fund transfer to county human service agencies for emergency shelter beds.
S.F. 1004 Hoffman, J. Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities definitions and duties modification; ombudsman committee modification.
S.F. 1211 Hayden Group residential housing beds increase.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 877 Relph Approved recovery programs increase and pupil transportation services grant expenditures authorization.
S.F. 494 Lang Independent school district #347, Willmar; Prairie Lakes education center and Lake Park school on-site education programs designation as learning year programs requirement.
S.F. 1026 Housley Pupil transportation services full funding authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 936 Weber School district telecommunications full funding; Internet access equity aid program renamed to K-12 broadband equity aid program and appropriation.

 
6:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Senate is in recess until 6:30 p.m.

 
6:37 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 6:37 p.m.

 
7:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Senate will meet in joint convention with the House of Representatives for Regent Selection at 7 p.m.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, February 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 540 Lang Federal section 179 allowances income and corporate franchise tax conformance.
S.F. 789 Jensen, S. Meals and drinks and restaurant capital equipment purchases sales tax exemption expansion.
S.F. 955 Senjem Telecommunications equipment sales and use tax exemption expansion.
S.F. 258 Rest Free electronic filing for Individual income tax returns report requirement and appropriation.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 1133 was added to the agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 693 Jasinski Rice County Veterans Memorial in Faribault completion appropriation.
S.F. 1133 Anderson, B. Veterans Journey Home affordable housing grant appropriation.
Presentation from the Department of Military Affairs
     
     - Support Our Troops funding report
     
     - Update on enlistment incentives
Presentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs
     
     - Support Our Troops funding report

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF166 removed from agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 326 Ingebrigtsen Local government roads wetland replacement temporary conditions allowance.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 23, 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: 
S.F. 811 Lourey Indian tribe officials leave of absence when elected to public office authorization.
S.F. 1225 Kiffmeyer Elections practice of challenges provisions consolidation; statewide voter registration system voter status update by secretary of state requirement; voter status change notice requirement and contest process; provisional ballot system.
S.F. 581 Koran Public funds use to promote or defeat a ballot issue prohibition.
S.F. 323 Laine Drivers license, instruction permit, and identification (ID) card applicants automatic voter registration.
S.F. 86 Kiffmeyer Legislative and congressional plans redistricting principles establishment.
S.F. 370 Isaacson Legislative and congressional districting principles establishment and redistricting commission creation.
S.F. XXXX Kiffmeyer THERE WILL BE NO EVENING HEARING. THE COMMITTEE WAS ADJOURNED.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Biennial budget presentation from Minnesota State

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Individuals looking to testify should contact Kyle Berndt at 651-296-5968 or kyle.berndt@senate.mn.
Agenda: 
S.F. 901 Weber Livestock facilities odor nuisance exemption authorization.
S.F. 1015 Weber "Farmer-Neighbor Mediation Act"; agricultural operations nuisance liability protection modification.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 768 Clausen School-linked mental health services funding increase; school staff and program development; intermediate school districts program evaluation and alternative learning centers (ALC) additional supports; appropriations.
S.F. 1222 Pratt Prekindergarten through grade 12 education miscellaneous provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, February 23, 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 should contact andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn by 10am the day of the hearing.
Proponents and opponents of a bill will receive equal time of no more than 20 minutes each for testimony.
Agenda: 
S.F. 799 Benson MNsure board, human services department (DHS) and health department (MDH) interagency agreements and intra-agency transfers modification.
S.F. 702 Kiffmeyer State-sponsored health programs abortion funding limitations.
S.F. 704 Fischbach Abortion facilities licensure requirement.

 
Friday, February 24, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, February 24, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G06 Judicial Center


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

***CANCELED***


 
Monday, February 27, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission-
Chair: Representative Dale Lueck
9:30 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 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: 
S.F. 1155 Dahms Heating oil vendor responsibility for heating oil spills inside residential locations under the petroleum tank release cleanup act.
S.F. 844 Johnson, M. Demolition debris landfill permitting compliance requirement.
S.F. 1093 Ruud Open air swine basins ban extension.
S.F. 245 Lang Fairfax operation of Fort Ridgely state park golf course agreement requirement.

 
Monday, February 27, 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: 
S.F. 758 Ingebrigtsen Getting to work grant pilot program creation and appropriation.
S.F. 980 Westrom Border-to-border broadband grant program modification and appropriation.
S.F. 234 Simonson Broadband grant program appropriation.

 
Monday, February 27, 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 Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training Budget
     Presentation
State Guardian ad Litem Board Budget Presentation

 
Monday, February 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Compensation Council-
Chair: Tom Berg
1:00 p.m.
Room 300S State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.

The hearing will break at 5 pm and reconvene in room 1100 at 5:30 pm.

Bill removed: SF 850

Link to available fiscal notes: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/

Agenda: 
S.F. 557 Senjem Unlocking opportunities grant program for community-based housing services appropriation.
S.F. 895 Lang Chemical dependency treatment services operating payment rate increase.
S.F. 996 Anderson, B. Intermediate care facilities (ICF) vacant beds treatment modification for therapeutic leave days; home and community-based services waiver consolidation study and appropriation.
S.F. 804 Dziedzic Minneapolis People's Center grant appropriation.
S.F. 791 Eaton General assistance eligibility expansion authorization.
S.F. 836 Kiffmeyer Assisted outpatient mental health treatment with mandatory weekly patient reporting to treatment provider under court-ordered treatment.
S.F. 846 Hoffman, J. Parenting with a disability support services pilot project establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1102 Hoffman, J. Medical assistance (MA) community first services and supports program modification.
S.F. 915 Hayden Mental health services provisions modifications; mental health practitioner definition modification.
S.F. 1288 Utke Civil commitment, assertive community treatment and intensive residential treatment services, Minnesota family investment program innovation funds, and appeals and fair hearings for Northstar Care for Children provisions modifications.
S.F. 1291 Utke Children and family services, chemical and mental health services, operations, health care and community supports provisions modifications.
S.F. 1292 Utke Children and family services and mental health services and operations provisions modifications.
S.F. 448 Relph At-home infant child care program appropriation *Vehicle bill.
S.F. 562 Abeler Autism early intensive intervention benefit provisions modifications.
S.F. 961 Hoffman, J. Group residential housing fund transfer to county human service agencies for emergency shelter beds.
S.F. XXXX

 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify on behalf of any bill please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. Bills, with the exception of SF 1277, will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. Any bill not heard Monday will be heard during Wednesdays Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1215 Koran Manufactured home park redevelopment program modification and appropriation.
S.F. 488 Dziedzic Open access connection voice mail services for low-income and homeless individuals to assist in searching for affordable housing appropriation.
S.F. 1126 Draheim Farm-to-foodshelf program establishment, Second Harvest Heartland grant and appropriation.
S.F. 1297 Lang Second Harvest Heartland grants appropriation.
S.F. 1024 Weber Good food access account money transfer from general fund authorization.
S.F. 1277 Weber Wholesale and retail liquid motor fuel equipment grants appropriation.

 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1038 Weber School lunch aid state reimbursement increase and appropriation.
S.F. 1033 Dahms Regional public library systems state aid formula modification; regional public library systems and multicounty, multitype libraries appropriation increase.
S.F. 618 Dahms Agricultural educator grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 859 Senjem Girl Scouts River Valley ConnectZ program grant appropriation.
S.F. 945 Nelson General education aid calculation clarification.
S.F. 1356 Wiklund The Works Museum grant appropriation.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, February 27, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
05:30 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 514 Kiffmeyer Elections Omnibus Bill Hearing.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
***Revision 2: Room and agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 813 Rosen Local government aid (LGA) city need formulas transition modification.
S.F. 476 Weber Local government aid (LGA) to cities appropriation increase.
S.F. 492 Weber Dundee, Jeffers and Woodstock local government aid penalty forgiveness authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 600 Johnson, M. Oslo city aid penalty forgiveness authorization.
S.F. 582 Bakk Newly incorporated city base year formula aid authorization.
S.F. 615 Bakk Local government aid (LGA) to cities formula modification and adjustments.
S.F. 583 Tomassoni Local government aid (LGA) definition modification and city revenue need and certified aid adjustments authorization.
S.F. 670 Klein West St. Paul local government aid (LGA) temporary payment increase.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 1195 was added to the agenda. We will reconvene in room 1100 at 7:00 p.m. if we do not finish the items on the agenda during our morning meeting.
Agenda: 
H.F. 375 Dahms County boards appropriations authorization for veterans memorials anywhere in the county.
S.F. 1113 Kiffmeyer County law library transfer of money to county for construction costs authorization.
S.F. 1001 Franzen Edina 2014 special law file approval time extension.
S.F. 1245 Mathews Claims payment requirements modification.
S.F. 201 Hall Statutory or home rule charter city two-thirds vote for interim ordinance imposition; interim housing ordinance imposition 10-day notice and public hearing requirements.
S.F. 1195 Ingebrigtsen "Consumer Choice Act"; plastic and paper bags local government bans or taxation prohibition.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1131 Hall Minnesota River basin goals and strategies establishment and board of water and soil resources (BWSR) appropriation.
S.F. 787 Ingebrigtsen Wolf management and monitoring license revenue dedication elimination.
S.F. 688 Ruud Local recreation grants appropriation.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1524 Anderson, P. Requiring the commissioner of transportation to develop a policy for evaluating, ranking, and selecting projects; requiring a report to the legislature.
S.F. 187 Ruud Manufactured homes certificates of title transfers regulation.
S.F. 1060 Newman Commercial motor vehicles, highway-rail grade crossing signs, department of transportation contract preference requirements and transportation plan due dates provisions modifications.
S.F. 1059 Newman Unused or divided lands owned or controlled by the department of transportation (DOT) conveyance authorization; trunk highway system highways removal and modification authorization; Koochiching county state owned lands conveyance authorization.
S.F. 1525 Jasinski Making changes to the project selection process for the corridors of commerce program.
S.F. 313 Jasinski Corridors of commerce program appropriation.
S.F. 937 Hall St. Paul I-35E speeding ticket issuance for speeds under 55 miles per hour prohibition.
S.F. 1076 Little Transportation department (DOT) best practices adoption to improve objectivity and transparency in project selection process requirement and report.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 720 Dahms Minnesota premium security plan as a state-based reinsurance program with Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association administration authorization and appropriation.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
State Auditor Budget overview (Change Items)
S.F. 511 Kiffmeyer State auditor enterprise fund repeal; general fund appropriation to state auditor establishment.
S.F. 745 Kiffmeyer Rules impacting residential construction or remodeling legislative notice and review requirements.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
***Revision 1: 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.

To accommodate committee scheduling conflicts, we will meet at 7:30 pm this evening in room 1150 to complete today's agenda.
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Human Rights Budget Presentation
S.F. 704 Fischbach Abortion facilities licensure requirement (pending re-referral).
S.F. 702 Kiffmeyer State-sponsored health programs abortion funding limitations (pending re- referral).

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Andrew Mathews
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 948 Senjem Deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing Minnesotans commission appropriation.
S.F. 316 Dziedzic Green roof advisory task force establishment.

 
1:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:30 PM
Room 15 Capitol

Please note the adjusted start time. The committee will begin at 1:30 pm rather than our normal 1:00 pm start. The meeting will likely run a few minutes past our normal end time of 2:30.
Agenda: 
Budget request presentation from the University of Minnesota

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 264 Franzen Federal Every Student Succeeds Act funding for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities.
S.F. 1061 Cwodzinski Civics class completion for high school graduation requirement.
S.F. 333 Wiger Nationally normed college entrance exam for high school graduation requirement.
S.F. 953 Nelson General education development term modification.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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 on behalf of any bill, please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1016 Weber Animal feedlot facilities public notice and comment provisions modifications; animal feedlot facilities environmental review requirements modifications.
S.F. 835 Draheim Buffer compliance seed mixes Minnesota grown and processed requirement.
S.F. 1545 Westrom **PENDING REFERRAL*** Food safety and defense task force extension; animal definition modification.
S.F. 111 Eken Production based value of agricultural land study and report authorization.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 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: 
S.F. 595 Rosen Human services targeted case management interactive video use authorization.
S.F. 319 Kiffmeyer Complex pediatric home care nursing category establishment; home care nursing services payment rate increase.
S.F. 781 Lourey Only Article 4 Section 63 of SF 781, the MinnesotaCare buy-in option, will be heard. Public testimony will be taken. Please contact andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn by 10am the day of the hearing to be added to the testifiers list. Testifiers will be limited to 2 minutes.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
5:30 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol
Agenda: 

Discussion of the benefits and features of MSRS-General, PERA-General, and TRA
- Staff presentation on possible benefit changes and cost savings. 

Note: There will be no public testimony at this hearing.


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

If you wish to testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 4:30 pm on the day before the hearing

Bill Removed: SF 919
Agenda: 
S.F. 897 Eken Caregiver support programs provisions modifications and appropriation.
S.F. 898 Eken Essential community supports provisions modifications.
S.F. 924 Housley Winona State University HealthForce Minnesota grant appropriation to develop educational materials to increase awareness of senior care opportunities.
Governor's budget change item: Protect Vulnerable Adults in Health Care
     Settings

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 117 Limmer Municipal fiscal disparities contributions limits.
S.F. 487 Relph Agricultural homestead rules for certain properties owned by trusts modification.
S.F. 802 Draheim School building bond agricultural property tax credit and appropriation.
S.F. 1240 Eichorn County-administered land local government aid (LGA) increase.
S.F. 84 Lang Disabled veterans homestead valuation exclusion benefit eligibility extension to surviving spouse.
S.F. 71 Clausen Disabled veterans homestead property tax exclusion modification.
S.F. 205 Wiger Homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans modification.
S.F. 110 Eken Agricultural homestead full amount of tax to qualify for the property tax refund and the special property tax refund.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 166 Pratt REAL ID *It is the author's intent to substitute the Senate language into HF3*.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1256 Mathews Propane school bus and fueling station rebate program establishment.
S.F. 1041 Tomassoni St. Louis county tax-forfeited lands sale proceeds disposition authorization.
S.F. 914 Bakk Clean air act settlement money specifically appropriated by law requirement.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.

SF 929 is removed from the agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 879 Utke Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association liquor liability and medical malpractice coverage authorization.
S.F. 1072 Pratt Sales representatives termination regulation.
S.F. 1106 Utke Individual health plans issuers commissions payment regulation.
S.F. 1220 Weber Ethanol blending on premises authorization; motor fuel marketing and franchise agreements not allowing ethanol blending prohibition.
S.F. 1313 Lang Gas tax sign on petroleum dispenser requirement.
S.F. 1563 Dahms Insurance examinations provisions modifications.
S.F. 1190 Mathews Credit unions meetings notification requirement modification.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 218 Dahms Road authorities mowing requirements and permits establishment prohibition.
S.F. 990 Fischbach Highway user tax distribution fund deposit of estimated sales tax revenue from sale of motor vehicle parts.
S.F. 1009 Pratt Transfer-on-death of title to motor vehicles and motor vehicle sales tax exemption for transfer.
S.F. 64 Housley I 94/494/694 interchange safety improvement and congestion relief study requirement.
S.F. 254 Goggin Passenger rail project expenditures restrictions, environmental insurance requirement, and public money expenditure prohibition.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 1, 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: 
S.F. 685 Hawj St. Paul East Side Enterprise Center appropriation.
S.F. 266 Housley Film and television board snowbate program appropriation.
S.F. 988 Anderson, P. SciTechsperience internship program appropriation.
S.F. 1350 Goggin Helmets to Hard Hats grant appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 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.

***Committee will reconvene at 7pm in room 1150.***
Agenda: 
S.F. 1042 Limmer Soudan Underground Mine state park boathouse lease terms modifications.
S.F. 1147 Ruud Blaze orange hunting requirement modification to include blaze pink authorization.
S.F. 1087 Ingebrigtsen Environmental reforms; environmental quality board elimination.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
***Revision 1: 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.

**More bills may be added**

State Government and Elections will be amending SF 514 (the Omnibus Elections Bill) Monday evening. We will hear it pending re-referral.
Agenda: 
S.F. 986 Relph Mental health screening data collected by sheriff or local corrections agency clarification.
S.F. 514 Kiffmeyer Elections administration provisions technical modifications.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 1, 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.

The bill, SF899, will be heard during Thursdays (March 2nd) Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy committee. If you have any questions please contact the CA at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 204 Latz Community education revenue program increase.
S.F. 7 Wiger Full-service community schools grants appropriation.
S.F. 1300 Eichorn Educational Innovation Partners Cooperative Center appropriation availability extension.
S.F. 857 Torres Ray Extended time revenue link to basic formula allowance.
S.F. 954 Nelson Extended time revenue charter school calculation modification.

 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

To testify on any of the items on the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator at LaRissa.Fisher@Senate.Mn by 10 am on day of hearing, indicating which item and if you are a proponent or opponent.

The committee will not go past 4:40 pm.

Available fiscal notes can be seen at: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/

Bills Removed: SF 760 (Dahms), SF 1337 (Lang), SF 317 (Clausen), SF 984 (Relph), SF 560 (Hayden), SF 1152 (Hayden), SF 1282 (Hayden), SF 1369 (Klein), SF XXXX (Relph)
Agenda: 
S.F. 1165 Benson Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) income exclusions modification.
S.F. 1067 Kiffmeyer Child care licensing provisions modifications.
S.F. 381 Relph Child care assistance subsidy restriction modification.
S.F. 448 Relph At-home infant child care program appropriation.
S.F. 1278 Lourey Child care provisions modifications.
S.F. 873 Hoffman, J. Child care providers training requirements modification.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 416 Nelson K-12 education expense individual income tax credit increase and inflation adjustment.
S.F. 774 Nelson Apprenticeship training facilities tax exemption criteria modification.
S.F. 1166 Eichorn Income tax education-related expenses definition expansion to include broadband subscription expenses.
S.F. 165 Clausen Refundable student loan income tax credit authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 941 Miller Student loan payments refundable income tax credit.
S.F. 524 Pratt Masters degree in teacher licensure refundable income tax credit authorization.
S.F. 947 Anderson, P. Education expense income tax credit and deduction application to prekindergarten expenses.

 
Thursday, March 2, 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.

SF 1541 was added
Agenda: 
S.F. 76 Clausen Past military service income tax credit exemption increase and expansion.
S.F. 1316 Lang Support Our Troops account money uses modification.
S.F. 1209 Anderson, B. Veterans benefits services disclosure requirements authorization and disclosure statement establishment.
S.F. 1130 Newton Veterans hiring preference establishment on the legislature and state courts.
S.F. 568 Nelson Congressionally chartered veterans organizations reduced class property tax rate authorization.
S.F. 1541 Schoen Past military service income tax credit increase.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on the February Forecast
     - MMB Commissioner Myron Frans
     - State Budget Director Margaret Kelly
     - State Economist Laura Kalambokidis
S.F. 300 Nelson Medical practice board criminal background checks authorization and exemption.
H.F. 400 Limmer State vendor contracts Israel boycott prohibition *Pending referral*.
H.F. 234 Weber Municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives regulation modification.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 626 Rosen Minnesota sports facilities authority (MSFA) appointments and duties modifications and stadium suites use restriction.
S.F. 92 Dahms Pioneer public television equipment grant appropriation.
S.F. 1150 Nelson Minnesota public radio equipment grants appropriation.
S.F. 605 Kiffmeyer Employee gainsharing system monthly legislative report requirement.

 
Thursday, March 2, 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: 
S.F. 700 Tomassoni Biomass project contract terms modifications.
S.F. 584 Tomassoni Facilities eligible for staging and permitting at innovative energy project sites modification.
S.F. 561 Osmek Small wireless facilities collocation authorization.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1303 Anderson, P. Higher education state grant program parameters adjustment.
S.F. 735 Jensen, S. Spinal cord and traumatic brain injury advisory council modification; spinal cord and traumatic brain injury student research scholarship and education program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1040 Tomassoni County higher education scholarship program funded by mineral royalties establishment.

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

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3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 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 on behalf of any bill, please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 104 Osmek Allowed commercial and industrial operations on agricultural preserves expansion to wireless communication installments and equipment; agricultural preserve early termination provision.
S.F. 1311 Weber Housing trust fund and family homeless prevention assistance program requirements modification; rental assistance program for homeless and highly mobile students establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 899 Goggin **PENDING REFERRAL** Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers exemption from overtime requirements.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1338 Johnson, M. Academic and behavioral strategist license inclusion in special education teacher licensing process authorization.
S.F. 4 Pratt Teacher licensure system restructuring planning requirement.
If you would like to testify on S.F. 4, please contact Tricia Elite at
     tricia.elite@senate.mn no later than 3pm on Wednesday, March 1st.
     
     **Updated language for the S.F. 4 delete all amendment has been added**

 
Thursday, March 2, 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.

Additional bills may be added to the agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 563 Koran Direct injectable drugs medical assistance (MA) reimbursement provisions modification.
S.F. 519 Jensen, S. Intergovernmental transfers and supplemental payments hospital surcharge exemption; mandatory intergovernmental transfer repeal.
S.F. 1708 Wiklund Spoken language health care interpreters registry system establishment and appropriations.
S.F. 751 Eaton Prescription opioids written disclosures requirement.
S.F. 720 Dahms Minnesota premium security plan as a state-based reinsurance program with Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association administration authorization and appropriation.

 
Friday, March 3, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 3, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G06 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

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