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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of March 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, 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
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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: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
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: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, March 6, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 6, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Audit Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Rick Hansen
9:30 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Release OLA Evaluation, Standardized Student Testing


 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 6, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 6, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 495 Bakk Cook county higher education board educational programming and academic support services funds transfer and appropriations.
S.F. 1293 Utke Workers compensation provisions modifications; workers compensation advisory council recommendations and department of labor and industry (DLI) proposals adoption; forbearance of accounts owed to a special compensation fund authorization; intervention procedures modification.
S.F. 1187 Housley Displaced homemaker programs appropriation.
S.F. 5 Miller Adult workforce development initiatives greater Minnesota grant program and appropriation.
S.F. 1456 Miller Minnesota investment fund local government loan repayment funds temporary restriction modification.

 
Monday, March 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.

**More bills may be added**
Agenda: 
S.F. 187 Ruud Manufactured homes certificates of title transfers regulation (Pending re-referral).
S.F. 1167 Housley Veterinary practice animal cruelty reporting civil liability immunity.
S.F. 1407 Relph Architectural barrier notice provisions modifications.
S.F. 809 Limmer Corrections and military affairs departments deficiency funding appropriations.

 
Monday, March 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. 1458 Chamberlain Wetland replacement requirements modification.
S.F. 1652 Senjem Sustainable forest incentive act provisions modification; sales and use and special taxes modifications.
S.F. 922 Ruud Minnow licenses requirements modification and rulemaking requirement.
S.F. 1417 Ruud Water quality improvement goal establishment.
S.F. 1482 Bakk Surplus wetland credit allocation under a permit to mine authorization.
S.F. 1310 Ruud Silica sand projects pollution control agency (PCA) rulemaking authority elimination.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 6, 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 will break at 5 pm and reconvene in room 1100 at 5:30 pm.

Link to available fiscal notes: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/
Agenda: 
S.F. 1199 Nelson Olmsted county group residential housing facility supplemental rate authorization.
S.F. 1645 Weber Murray county intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) operating payment rate increase.
S.F. 1286 Dziedzic NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center coparent services appropriation.
S.F. 1205 Klein Group residential housing eligibility modification.
S.F. 1369 Klein Children's school-linked mental health grants appropriation.
S.F. 1591 Lourey Chemical and mental health services provisions modifications *Handout is only available online due to size*.
S.F. 807 Hayden Children with disabilities services parental contribution amounts modification.
S.F. 727 Utke Disability waiver rate system modification.
S.F. 833 Utke Disability waiver services medical assistance (MA) rate reductions phase in.
S.F. 1298 Abeler Housing with services establishments requirement that residents change living units restriction.
S.F. 1435 Abeler Minnesota pathways to prosperity pilot project to test alternative financing model for young families receiving public assistance by removing barriers.
S.F. 983 Hoffman, J. Psychiatric residential treatment facilities for persons younger than 21 years criteria establishment.
S.F. 1607 Relph Targeted home visiting services for high-risk populations appropriation.
S.F. 984 Relph Mental health services provisions modifications; institutions of mental disease for children reimbursement authorization; intensive mental health services for children comprehensive analysis and report requirement.

 
Monday, March 6, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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, excluding SF 1497, will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance omnibus bill. Bills not heard on Monday will be added to the Wednesday (March 8th) meeting.
Agenda: 
S.F. 405 Draheim Noxious weed confirmation notification to adjacent landowner requirement; state employees official duties penalties protection extension.
S.F. 1453 Ruud Wolf-livestock conflict prevention pilot program grants appropriation.
S.F. 1140 Lang Noxious weed grant program implementation and appropriation.
S.F. 1497 Westrom Workforce and affordable housing program appropriation.
S.F. 908 Westrom Workforce housing challenge grants establishment and appropriation.

 
Monday, March 6, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1419 Relph Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota programming expansion grant appropriation.
S.F. 1206 Senjem Education equalization aid modifications; debt service equalization aid program state aid increase; education referendum equalization revenue aid and levy calculation modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1555 Nelson Increase teachers of color act funding; American Indian teacher and teachers of color goal increase and appropriations.
S.F. 1558 Nelson Nonpublic students aid calculation modification.
S.F. 1207 Nelson Special education evaluation third-party reimbursement authorization.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 6, 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. 480 Senjem Long-term equity investment authority for local governments additions.
S.F. 4 Pratt Teacher licensure system restructuring planning requirement.
S.F. 1338 Johnson, M. Academic and behavioral strategist license inclusion in special education teacher licensing process authorization.
S.F. 120 Nelson Alzheimer's disease working group board on aging appointment and duties requirements.
S.F. 695 Newman Pollution control agency (PCA) action review authorization; unadopted rule use prohibition.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1075 Limmer Vending machines sales tax modification.
S.F. 70 Ruud Compressed natural gas tax rate modification.
S.F. 1280 Jensen, S. Aviation taxes on gasoline used as a substitute for aviation gasoline revenue dedication to the state airports fund authorization.
S.F. 478 Housley End user definition modification for application of sales tax to digital products clarification.
S.F. 1090 Anderson, B. Herbicide purchases sales and use tax exemption authorization.
S.F. 913 Nelson Research tax credit modification.
S.F. 1259 Anderson, P. Special fuels for off-road uses sales and use tax exemption.
S.F. 1480 Chamberlain Marketplace providers and certain retailers sales tax collection duties establishment.
S.F. 1164 Rest Sales tax collection duties for marketplace providers and retailers establishment.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

* Those interested in testifying before the committee on SF 150 and SF 1490 can contact Committee Administrator David Raisanen at david.raisanen@senate.mn. Public testimony will be 30 minutes for proponents and 30 minutes for opponents on both bills. To make sure your testimony is considered, please submit it in writing.

* If we do not finish the agenda items by 10 a.m., we will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in room G-3 of the Capitol.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1040 Tomassoni County higher education scholarship program funded by mineral royalties establishment.
S.F. 514 Kiffmeyer Omnibus elections bill.
S.F. 1494 Draheim Rice county auditor-treasurer and recorder appointment authorization.
S.F. 1416 Johnson, M. Marshall county office of recorder appointive office authorization.
S.F. 1354 Latz Police and firefighters civil service commissions and department employees provisions modifications.
S.F. 150 Osmek Metropolitan council light rail projects without explicit legislative authority prohibition.
S.F. 1490 Osmek Metropolitan council membership, terms, and voting modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

*Public testimony will not be taken. Those wishing to submit written testimony should email it to brian.paro@senate.mn (please limit to two pages). It will be distributed to Committee members.
Agenda: 
S.F. 210 Senjem Miscellaneous capital investment bonding provisions.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**SF 1713, SF 1769, and SF 827 Added; SF 1146 Removed**

All bills that are not heard during normal committee time will be rolled into an evening hearing or the following day.

Please have all testifiers contact David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 5pm on Monday, March 6.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1009 Pratt Transfer-on-death of title to motor vehicles and motor vehicle sales tax exemption for transfer.
S.F. 1305 Pratt Suburb-to-suburb transit demonstration project appropriation.
S.F. 254 Goggin Passenger rail project expenditures restrictions, environmental insurance requirement, and public money expenditure prohibition.
S.F. 914 Bakk Clean air act settlement money specifically appropriated by law requirement.
S.F. 1465 Jensen, S. Metropolitan cities and towns bus replacement service application authorization.
S.F. 1713 Kiffmeyer Metro mobility enhancement task force establishment.
S.F. 1769 Osmek Light rail transit (LRT) operating costs governance.
S.F. 827 Dibble Bikeways establishment and use regulation provisions modification; Mississippi River trail and North Star bicycle route authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 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. 348 Dahms Area II Minnesota River basin projects floodplain management grants appropriation.
S.F. 1195 Ingebrigtsen "Consumer Choice Act"; plastic and paper bags local government bans or taxation prohibition; plastic bag recycling pilot project appropriation.
S.F. 550 Westrom Environment and natural resources trust fund appropriation and receipt of fund money requirements modification.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

*SF 1345 was removed from the agenda.* More bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1156 Fischbach Sartell special liquor license authorization.
S.F. 1344 Utke Insurance fraud provisions modifications.
S.F. 879 Utke Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association liquor liability and medical malpractice coverage authorization.
S.F. 1473 Pratt Pawn transactions redemption period regulation.
S.F. 678 Rest New Hope municipal golf course intoxicating liquor license authorization.
S.F. 1409 Klein National Football League training site on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorization.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 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. 1011 Chamberlain Transit financial activity auditing and reporting requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 1573 Jasinski Lottery prize provisions clarification and budget and expenses provisions.
S.F. 1553 Nelson Legislative commission on data practices and personal data privacy legislative records and meetings expanded public access directive.
S.F. 1641 Housley Cosmetology related provisions modifications; eyelash extension regulation clarification.
S.F. 822 Newman Office of administrative hearings disposition of contested hearings authorization.
S.F. 1709 Koran Legislative commission to review consolidation of the state's information technology establishment.
S.F. 1068 Kiffmeyer Wright, Becker, and Ramsey counties state auditor reimbursement of legal costs.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 109 Eken Greater Minnesota loan forgiveness program establishment.
S.F. 1324 Draheim Large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program appropriation.
S.F. 1585 Anderson, P. Teacher candidates of color scholarships appropriation.
S.F. 1481 Fischbach Miscellaneous higher education provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 413 added.

**More bills may be added**
Agenda: 
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. 366 Housley Real estate appraisers investigations, background checks and disciplinary actions requirements modification.
S.F. 788 Ingebrigtsen Body camera recordings prerequisite of pretrial filing of transcript for admission into evidence elimination.
S.F. 1654 Latz Revisor's bill.
S.F. 413 Latz DWI forfeiture law application prohibition for ignition interlock program participants.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 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. 1649 Ingebrigtsen Solar energy standard modification.
S.F. 1088 Pratt Consumer protection stakeholder group relating to residential PACE financing establishment; residential PACE financing authorization suspension authorization.
S.F. 1672 Draheim Wind easements, options and leases for commercial operation projects effective date delay authorization.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 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 SF 1673 please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. Public testimony on SF 1674 will be taken Thursday 3/9.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1673 Draheim Farmer-Lender Mediation Act modification.
S.F. 1674 Weber Agriculture policy and technical provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 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.

SF 720 has been added and SF 1472 has been removed from the agenda.

Public testimony will be taken on the SF 781 provisions within the jurisdiction of the HHS Finance & Policy Committee that have not previously received public testimony. Testimony in favor of SF 781 will be taken for 30 minutes. Please limit testimony to two minutes. Testifiers must be on a testifiers list. To be added to the list please email andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn before 10am on the day of the hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 182 Clausen Primary care and mental health professions clinical training expansion grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 925 Clausen Legislative health care workforce commission expiration extension and work plan report requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 112 Housley Palliative care advisory committee establishment.
S.F. 537 Abeler Occupational therapy practice board creation.
S.F. 1581 Abeler Prescribed pediatric extended care centers licensure requirement.
S.F. 720 Dahms Minnesota premium security plan as a state-based reinsurance program with Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association administration authorization and appropriation; provider taxes authorization; reinsurance tax imposition.
S.F. 216 Lourey Medical assistance (MA) claims against estates provisions modifications.
S.F. 781 Lourey Health and human services state budget establishment, miscellaneous provisions modifications, and appropriations.

 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1582 Chamberlain Charter school authorizers change authorization.
S.F. 1171 Pratt Charter schools policy and technical provisions modifications.
S.F. 1476 Pratt School board proceedings posted online authorization; school referendum notice requirement modification.
S.F. 1071 Pratt School districts grants application procedure clarification.
S.F. 1471 Pratt Student assessment results availability to school district and teachers requirement.
S.F. 1663 Nelson Early learning scholarship program child eligibility and administration modifications and appropriations.
**Bills may be added or removed, as needed. The order of bills may change
     as needed.**

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

Public Employees Retirement Association privatizations - presentation by Doug Anderson, Executive Director, and Shana Jones, Policy Director, PERA.

SF1705 (Rosen); HF2126 (O'Driscoll): MSRS; Revising augmentation rates for certain terminated privatized employees (Fairview).

SF436 (Pappas); HF977 (O'Driscoll): MSRS-Correctional; Including additional Department of Corrections employees in plan coverage.

SF522 (Frentz); HF637 (Johnson, C.):  MSRS-Correctional; Including additional Department of Human Services employees in plan coverage.

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, March 8, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
***Revision 3: Agenda change***
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 1372 (Benson) has been removed from the agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 818 Housley Housing with services establishments hearing loss training requirements.
S.F. 1433 Housley Nursing assistant training and competency evaluation reimbursable expenses provisions modification.
S.F. 1422 Abeler Nursing facility rate adjustment effective dates consolidation authorization.
S.F. 1874 Anderson, B. Patient definition expansion to include adult children of deceased patients *Pending referral*.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 849 Limmer Premium cigar definition modification and maximum tax reduction.
S.F. 866 Ingebrigtsen Small wineries excise tax credit establishment.
S.F. 1069 Pratt Lawful gambling combined net receipts tax calculation modification.
S.F. 419 Nelson Lawful gambling tax combined net receipts tax calculation modification.
S.F. 1051 Senjem Cigarette excise tax freeze at current rate; cigarette annual indexing requirement repeal.
S.F. 1052 Senjem Nicotine solution used in electronic cigarettes tax rate change.
S.F. 1410 Gazelka Property taxes late payment abatement of penalties authorization.
S.F. 1644 Rest Individual income tax sourcing rules for nonresident individual board of directors members.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

All bills that are not heard during normal committee time will be rolled into an evening hearing.

Please have all testifiers contact David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 7.

**The Committee will reconvene at 7pm in MSB 1150**
Agenda: 
S.F. 1011 Chamberlain PENDING RE-REFERRAL: Transit financial activity auditing and reporting requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 1527 Chamberlain Duplicate motor vehicle certificates of title issuance by deputy registrars authorization.
S.F. 514 Kiffmeyer PENDING RE-REFERRAL: Omnibus elections bill.
S.F. 1092 Westrom Restricted farm work drivers license requirements modification.
S.F. 1879 Jasinski Modifying sales tax deposits and accounts for transportation purposes.
S.F. 1840 Relph Northstar commuter rail passenger service extension and modification negotiations authorization.
S.F. 150 Osmek PENDING RE-REFERRAL: Metropolitan council light rail projects without explicit legislative authority prohibition.
S.F. 355 Osmek Highway construction costs study appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Please contact Dallas Fischer by 1 PM Tuesday at 651-296-4901 if you wish to testify. Committee will reconvene at 7PM in Room 2412 MSB
Agenda: 
S.F. 245 Lang Fairfax operation of Fort Ridgely state park golf course agreement requirement.
S.F. 1646 Weber Shell Rock River watershed district storm water water-quality credit trading pilot program agreement with the pollution control agency (PCA) and appropriation.
S.F. 1395 Westrom Buffer law implementation and enforcement aid to counties and watershed districts authorization.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

*The committee completed its work for the day and will not be meeting this evening.*

Additional bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda. If the committee does not finish its work during its scheduled time, it will recess until 7:00 p.m. or to the Call of the Chair and will meet in G23 Capitol.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 997 Housley Prescription eye drop refills health insurance plan coverage requirement.
S.F. 1627 Relph Cancer chemotherapy health insurance plans level of coverage indication requirement.
S.F. 1243 Limmer Persons furthering terrorism life insurance beneficiaries payment limitation establishment.
H.F. 444 Pratt MNvest registration exemption modification.
S.F. 1848 Utke No-fault auto benefits regulation; deduction of basic economic loss benefits previously provided requirement.
S.F. 1826 Koran Damaged property expense depreciation applicable when determining value of damaged property in insurance policies.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
***Revision 4: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 314 Tomassoni Assistive technology grant modification.
S.F. 1549 Draheim Unemployment insurance advisory council policy recommendations adoption.
S.F. 1457 Goggin Labor and industry housekeeping changes; employment agents and construction codes and licensing and OSHA regulations modifications; combative sports regulation.
S.F. 1296 Housley Economic Equity and Opportunity office establishment.
S.F. 969 Miller Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction.
S.F. 1394 Bakk Iron Range resources and rehabilitation legislative-citizen commission establishment and commissioner duties modification.
S.F. 745 Kiffmeyer Rules impacting residential construction or remodeling legislative notice and review requirements.

 
Wednesday, March 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.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1614 Limmer Public safety department (DPS) data sharing with courts authorization.
S.F. 1615 Limmer Outdated statutes relating to court reporters update; drug court renaming to treatment court authorization; direct appeals of referee orders and decrees in probate and civil commitment court proceedings to the court of appeals establishment; penalty of perjury for documents provided to the court statute clarification; harassment restraining orders service modification.
S.F. 1098 Limmer Public safety motor vehicle tampering crime establishment.
S.F. 445 Limmer Peace officer crisis response training, conflict management and cultural diversity requirement; police officer training reimbursement increase and reform; pathway to policing programs reimbursement grants establishment; police officer standards and training (POST) board collection of peace officer race data for a limited purpose establishment; appropriation.
S.F. 648 Latz 72-hour emergency hold notice of release or discharge notice limitation specification.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 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.

Amendment for SF 1124 Omnibus Lands Bill has been posted.

SF 1370 Added
Agenda: 
S.F. 289 Ingebrigtsen Scope usage on muzzleloaders to take deer authorization.
S.F. 1124 Ruud Road easements exchange requirements and forest lands leasing requirements modifications; state forests deletions; Roseau county conservation land bordering public water public or private sale.
S.F. 1731 Ruud Storm water use exemption from water-use permit requirements authorization.
S.F. 1802 Ruud Closed landfill program modification.
S.F. 1370 Ruud Minnow import requirements modification.
S.F. 1693 Weber Buffers on public waters and drainage ditches requirements modifications; soil loss ordinances rulemaking clarification.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 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.

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 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance omnibus bill. Additional bills may be added.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1540 Abeler Housing trust fund and family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements modifications and appropriations.
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. 841 Weber Shrimp production incentive program establishment and appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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.

Bills added: SF 1729 (Abeler), SF 1154 (Utke)

Additional bills will be added.

Link to available fiscal notes: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/
Agenda: 
S.F. 738 Hoffman, J. Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modernization, modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1337 Lang Children's mental health collaboratives appropriation.
S.F. 1702 Lang Child and adolescent behavioral health services program appropriation.
S.F. 1729 Abeler Home care provider advisory council duties modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1154 Utke Human services financing reform task force establishment.

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1397 Nelson Educational stability program for students in foster care establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1056 Nelson High school advanced placement and international baccalaureate (IB) program offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) student notification requirement; grants authorization and appropriations.
S.F. 711 Pratt Education partnerships coalition fund establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 453 Chamberlain Dyslexia and literacy specialist employment and grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 855 Torres Ray Students with limited or interrupted formal education additional funding appropriation.

 
Thursday, March 9, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1491 Osmek Wayzata tax increment financing (TIF) district #3 extension.
S.F. 690 Latz St. Louis Park tax increment financing (TIF) special rules modification.
S.F. 1383 Senjem Rochester tax increment financing (TIF) district tax increment use modification.
S.F. 1001 Franzen Edina 2014 special law file approval time extension.
S.F. 1413 Torres Ray Richfield tax increment financing (TIF) district five-year rule extension.

 
Thursday, March 9, 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.

S.F. 450 was added to the agenda


Agenda: 
S.F. 450 Abeler Military personnel and disabled veterans free state park passes conditions modification.
S.F. 1694 Ruud General John Vessey Day June 29 designation, statue placement in State Capitol requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 1596 Anderson, P. Veterans' Voices radio programming appropriation.
S.F. 1703 Mathews Atomic Veterans Day July 16 designation.
S.F. 1700 Anderson, B. Offense of impersonation extension to veterans and military member clarification.
S.F. 1699 Anderson, B. Military pay and military retirement pay income tax subtractions extension to military technicians.
S.F. 1710 Hawj Hmong Veterans Day May 14 designation.
S.F. 861 Newton Disabled veterans homestead credit maximum exclusion amount extension and increase.
S.F. 1862 Fischbach Low-income veterans' dependents burial in state veterans cemeteries policy development requirement.

 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 720 Dahms Minnesota premium security plan as a state-based reinsurance program with Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association administration authorization and appropriation; provider taxes authorization; reinsurance tax imposition *Pending referral.

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

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
** Reconvening 15 min after floor session adjournment**
DUE TO DEADLINES, THIS LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ANY BILLS NOT HEARD ON
     THURSDAY WILL BE TAKEN UP FRIDAY MARCH 10th 9-12 in room 1150.
S.F. 1251 Anderson, P. Legislative commission on cyber security establishment.
S.F. 1293 Utke Workers compensation provisions modifications; workers compensation advisory council recommendations and department of labor and industry (DLI) proposals adoption; forbearance of accounts owed to a special compensation fund authorization; intervention procedures modification.
S.F. 1288 Utke Program simplification and uniformity advisory committee establishment; 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. 1154 Utke Human services financing reform task force establishment.
S.F. 1130 Newton Veterans hiring preference establishment on the legislature and state courts.
S.F. 1575 Pratt Minnesota racing commission ongoing operation appropriation.
S.F. 769 Newman Agency rules adoption legislative approval requirement.
S.F. 1778 Jensen, S. Per diem living expenses for legislators preclusion during a special session.
S.F. 537 Abeler Occupational therapy practice board creation.
S.F. 1581 Abeler Prescribed pediatric extended care centers licensure requirement.
S.F. 925 Clausen Legislative health care workforce commission expiration extension and work plan report requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 106 Clausen State capitol grounds World War I veterans court of honor plaque placement.
S.F. 799 Benson MNsure board, human services department (DHS) and health department (MDH) interagency agreements and intra-agency transfers modification.
S.F. 846 Hoffman, J. Parenting with a disability support services pilot project establishment and appropriation.

 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol

S.F.609 has already been heard by the committee and was laid over. The bill will be referred to the E-12 Finance Committee.
Agenda: 
S.F. 924 Housley Winona State University HealthForce Minnesota grant appropriation to develop educational materials to increase awareness of senior care opportunities.
S.F. 1559 Draheim Public postsecondary educational systems consulting work report requirement.
S.F. 1242 Anderson, P. Public postsecondary education concurrent enrollment provisions modifications; MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) board of trustees supplemental instruction program establishment requirement.
S.F. 1661 Abeler Developmental education reform plan proposal by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) board of trustees requirement.
S.F. 609 Dahms Southwest Minnesota state university special education teacher education program additional school employee participation authorization.

 
Thursday, March 9, 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. 1706 Weber Renewable energy systems permitting provisions modifications.
S.F. 1742 Ruud Voice-over-Internet protocol service and Internet protocol-enabled service regulation prohibition.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 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 the Senate Ag Policy Omnibus bill please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1674 Weber Agriculture policy and technical provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, March 9, 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 and/or removed from the agenda.

If the committee does not finish its work during its regularly scheduled time, it will recess and reconvene in MSB Room 1150 or at the call of the chair.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1032 Relph Traumatic brain injury definition for state traumatic brain injury program modification; fetal alcohol syndrome reduction program appropriation.
S.F. 1010 Nelson Specialized care facilities provisions modifications; nursing facility services access hardship area determination criteria modification.
S.F. 593 Nelson Prescription drug coverage prior authorization requirements modification; prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure requirement.
S.F. 730 Rosen Opiate stewardship program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1058 Jensen, S. Hennepin county juvenile psychiatric hospital construction moratorium exception authorization.
S.F. 1309 Jensen, S. Physicians restrictive noncompete agreements prohibition.
S.F. 1517 Abeler Health maintenance organizations (HMO) quality of care complaints record and data provisions modifications.
S.F. 1050 Abeler 340B drugs identity and report process development requirement; federally qualified health centers to submit claims for payment directly to commissioner of human services; federally qualified health centers and rural clinics provisions modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1496 Benson Collaborative community dental hygiene services requirements modification and dental assisting services requirements establishment.

 
Thursday, March 9, 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. 1510 Goggin Public schools monthly utility consumption data maintenance requirement.
S.F. 1829 Gazelka Independent school district #2759, Eagle Valley; school district reorganization operating debt bond issue authorization and transition aid for districts attaching territory; school districts dissolution and attachment procedures modification.
S.F. 1475 Pratt Statewide MCA and MTAS testing participation financial incentives to school districts authorization.
S.F. 1756 Utke Alternative teacher preparation grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1281 Eichorn Public school students to attend courses at nonpublic schools authorization.
S.F. 1474 Eichorn Innovation zones for school districts and charter schools creation and appropriation.
S.F. 1847 Kent Education rollout sites designation and task force establishment and appropriation; student performance demographic data clarification.
**Bills may be added or removed, as needed. The order of bills may
     change, as needed.**
     
     Please contact the committee administrator Tricia Elite at
     tricia.elite@senate.mn by 3pm on March 8th, if you want to testify.

 
4:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 2017
***Revision 3: Editing change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
04:30 PM or At the Call of the Chair
Room G-23 Capitol

*The A-5 delete all amendment for SF 444 and is now available.*

Other bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda. Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 444 Dahms 3.2 malt liquor labeling requirements authorization.
S.F. 1738 Jensen, S. Access to participating primary care providers by health plan companies enrollees requirement.
S.F. 1963 Benson Health insurance coverages provisions modifications.

 
6:48 p.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 6:48 p.m.

 
7:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
07:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

S.F. 1749 has been removed by author
Agenda: 
S.F. 1011 Chamberlain Transit financial activity auditing and reporting requirement and appropriation.

 
Friday, March 10, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 10, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
09:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Due to deadline, the agenda may change.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1844 Kiffmeyer Advanced practice registered nurses and physicians assistants addition to certain statutes.
S.F. 1003 Rosen Medical assistance (MA) coverage expansion for community-based service coordination in jails.
S.F. 1353 Rosen Telemedicine practice requirement establishment.
S.F. 1291 Utke Health care provisions under the jurisdiction of this committee Article 4 Sections 1, 2 and 3 will be heard.
S.F. 1105 Abeler Medical assistance (MA) perinatal services bundled payment system commissioner of human services (DHS) establishment and implementation requirement.
S.F. 1958 Abeler Acupuncture for pain relief to reduce opioid prescriptions study requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 1963 Benson Health insurance coverages provisions modifications.

 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Salary Council-
Chair: Dr. Thomas Stinson
9:00 a.m.
Room G-06 Judicial Center
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
9:30 a.m.  
Friday, March 10, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
09:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
SF 730 added!
** START TIME PUSHED BACK TO 9:30am **
DUE TO DEADLINES THIS SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE.
S.F. 1354 Latz Police and firefighters civil service commissions and department employees provisions modifications.
S.F. 816 Senjem Taxpayer assistance grants appropriation.
S.F. 1088 Pratt Consumer protection stakeholder group relating to residential PACE financing establishment; residential PACE financing authorization suspension authorization.
S.F. 2009 Kiffmeyer MN.IT accomplishment of certain performance outcomes requirement.
S.F. 730 Rosen Opiate stewardship program establishment and appropriation.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 10, 2017
***Revision 4: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
10:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

This posting reflects the order in which we will attempt to take up the bills - reserving some flexibility to accommodate bill authors.

REMOVED from agenda - SF 1457


Agenda: 
S.F. 809 Limmer Corrections and military affairs departments deficiency funding appropriations.
S.F. 1047 Limmer Background checks consistency for bureau of criminal apprehension (BCA).
H.F. 778 Rosen Minnesota sports facilities authority (MSFA) appointments and duties modifications and stadium suites use restriction (Focusing on data practice issues).
S.F. 1009 Pratt Transfer-on-death of title to motor vehicles and motor vehicle sales tax exemption for transfer.
S.F. 1344 Utke Insurance fraud provisions modifications (Focusing on Sections 1 and 5).
S.F. 1292 Utke Children and family services and mental health services and operations provisions modifications.
S.F. 1087 Ingebrigtsen Environmental reforms; environmental quality board elimination (Focusing on Article 1, Sections 5 and 13).
S.F. 78 Kiffmeyer Legislative budget office creation and appropriation; performance-based budgeting for state agencies requirement (Focusing on data practice issues).
S.F. 1067 Kiffmeyer Child care licensing provisions modifications.
S.F. 1472 Benson Nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO) conversions provisions modifications (Focusing on AG review and approval in Section 1).
S.F. 1457 Goggin Labor and industry housekeeping changes; employment agents and construction codes and licensing and OSHA regulations modifications; combative sports regulation - REMOVE.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Friday, March 10, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Justin D. Eichorn
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1222 Pratt Prekindergarten through grade 12 education miscellaneous provisions modifications.
S.F. 1222 will serve as our policy omnibus. The A-7 amendment will be the
     delete-all amendment for today's hearing. The only changes from the A-1
     to the A-7 are in Article 1, section 1 and Article 3, section 1.
     
     If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator
     at tricia.elite@senate.mn by Friday, March 10th at 9 AM. Please note,
     testimony may have to be limited, as needed.

 
Monday, March 13, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee-
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. COMMITTEE BUSINESS

 A. Introduction of LOC members

 B. Election of Co-Chairs

 C. Approval of Minutes from the October 5, 2016 meeting

 D. Overview of MNsure 2017 Open Enrollment

 E. MNsure Exchange/METS and Health Care Financing Task Force Status Report

 F. MNsure Operating Budget Update

 G. Options for Exchange Transition

III. ADJOURN


For more agenda information, click here

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 13, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 13, 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. 1504 Koran Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota FATHER Project grant appropriation.
S.F. 1846 Senjem Pipeline dual-training programs modification and appropriation.
S.F. 1034 Bakk American Indian workforce training pilot project appropriation.
S.F. 1287 Champion Minneapolis Pillsbury United Communities wellness center and grocery store appropriation.
S.F. 1403 Anderson, P. Fighting Chance behavioral intervention programs for at-risk youth grant appropriation.
S.F. 1779 Anderson, P. Small business technology assistance appropriation.
S.F. 1505 Anderson, P. Summit Academy OIC grant appropriation.

 
Monday, March 13, 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. 844 Johnson, M. Demolition debris landfill permitting compliance requirement.
S.F. 1093 Ruud Open air swine basins ban extension.
S.F. 1695 Ruud Off-highway motorcycle education and training program, Minnesota Naturalist Corps, invasive species and state water trail provisions, forest trails designation, water safety requirements, wildlife possession and transport, and department of natural resources (DNR) duties modifications.
S.F. 1123 Ruud Timber sales requirements and outdoor recreation rules requirements modifications.
S.F. 1374 Eichorn Natural resources enforcement and penalty provisions modification.
S.F. 1290 Mathews Groundwater appropriation permit requirements and well interference claim requirements modifications.

 
Monday, March 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. 1598 Hall Domestic assault by strangulation impact on custody, parenting plans and parenting time modification.
S.F. 1568 Limmer Legislative commission on data practices expiration date delay authorization.
S.F. 1196 Limmer Real property owners duty to trespassers specification.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 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.

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

Link to available fiscal notes: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/
Agenda: 
S.F. 395 Eken Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modification.
S.F. 897 Eken Caregiver support programs provisions modifications and appropriation.
S.F. 898 Eken Essential community supports provisions modifications.
S.F. 668 Housley Health department resident assessment modifications; elderly waiver program reform and appropriation.
S.F. 1690 Utke Community action agencies allocation of money provisions modifications; community action grants and financial coaching appropriations.
S.F. 318 Relph Certified paraprofessionals for home care services authorization.
S.F. 801 Benson Terminology correction change from food support and food stamps to supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).
S.F. 1750 Hayden Child well-being model grant program implementation establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1893 Abeler Minnesota transitions charter school children's mental health and recovery program grants qualification and voluntary prekindergarten program participation authorization.
S.F. 1953 Kiffmeyer Administrative law procedures for certain child care providers modification.
S.F. 448 Relph At-home infant child care program appropriation.
S.F. 727 Utke Disability waiver rate system modification.
S.F. 1515 Abeler Employment transitions services program for youth with disabilities grant appropriation.

 
Monday, March 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 on behalf of any bill please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968. Bills will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1389 Weber Local governments housing trust funds creation authorization; cities and counties surcharge imposition on document recording fees for deposit into the housing trust fund authorization.
S.F. 1657 Goggin Farm-to-school program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1789 Senjem Housing project bonding authority allocations authorization.
S.F. 1688 Sparks Shade tree replacement grants appropriation.
Additional bills may be added

 
Monday, March 13, 2017
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1362 Housley School district bond proceeds use clarification.
S.F. 1556 Nelson Education funding basic formula allowance increase and appropriation.
S.F. 1252 Chamberlain Referendum equalization levy and aid modification.
S.F. 256 Chamberlain K-12 scholarships income tax credit and extension to tuition. SF 256's proponents will be given 15 minutes. Opponents of the bill will also be limited to 15 minutes. As this bill has been previously heard in the Policy Committee, opponents and proponents are encouraged to consolidate their testimony and eliminate duplication.
S.F. 1160 Franzen Gifted and talented funding appropriation increase.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 13, 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. 1394 Bakk Iron Range resources and rehabilitation legislative-citizen commission establishment and commissioner duties modification.
COMMITTEE MAY BE DELAYED 15 MIN FOR FLOOR SESSION. THIS IS DEPENDENT ON THE COMPLETION OF THE HOUSE SESSION.
**SF 1568 removed from agenda**
** MOVED SF 1833 to Tuesday March 14**
S.F. 1449 Miller Public educational radio stations grants appropriations.
S.F. 737 Weber Pollution control agency (PCA) effluent limitations compliance requirement.
S.F. 1087 Ingebrigtsen Environmental reforms; environmental quality board elimination.
S.F. 603 Kiffmeyer Highly paid public employees severance pay limits clarification.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 990 Fischbach Highway user tax distribution fund deposit of estimated sales tax revenue from sale of motor vehicle parts.
S.F. 869 Fischbach Disabled accessibility home modifications income tax credit authorization.
S.F. 1408 Benson Medical care deductibles income tax subtraction authorization.
S.F. 1623 Benson Health insurance premium payment income tax subtraction authorization.
S.F. 411 Weber Wind energy production tax modification.
S.F. 888 Housley First-time home buyer savings account program establishment and account creation, income tax subtraction authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 538 Miller Wisconsin individual income tax reciprocity terms modification.
S.F. 554 Anderson, P. Health care provider tax supplemental payments from gross revenue exemption authorization.
S.F. 529 Senjem Internet service machinery and equipment sales and use tax exemption.
S.F. 900 Bakk Super Bowl admissions sales tax exemption modification; Minnesota sports facilities commission operating and capital expenses sales tax reimbursement requirement.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

* S.F. 561 was removed from the agenda

* If we do not finish the agenda items by 10 a.m., we will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in room G-3 of the Capitol.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1399 Abeler County license bureaus business hours modification.
S.F. 1224 Mathews Proposed ordinances affecting business licenses notice requirement.
S.F. 1855 Marty Ramsey county supported work program for people with disabilities positions selection.
S.F. 1135 Pappas Ramsey county human resources statutes technical modifications.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Additional bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda, and may not be heard in their current order.

If the committee does not finish its work during its regularly scheduled time, it will recess and reconvene at the call of the chair.

Please contact David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 4:30pm on Monday, March 13, if you plan to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2019 Anderson, B. Railroad or mass transit right-of-way metropolitan council and counties contract for use authorization; civil liability regulation.
S.F. 1746 Lang U.S. highway #212 Chaska to Montevideo segment inclusion in corridors of commerce program requirement.
S.F. 1280 Jensen, S. Aviation taxes on gasoline used as a substitute for aviation gasoline revenue dedication to state airports fund authorization; aviation tax refund to commercial pesticide applicators authorization.
S.F. 70 Ruud Compressed natural gas tax rate modification.
S.F. 2091 Lang Emergency vehicle exemption from motor vehicle size, weight and load restrictions authorization.
S.F. 1564 Koran Chip A. Imker memorial highway establishment.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If you wish to testify please contact Dallas Fischer at Dallas.Fischer@senate.mn by 1 PM Monday.

*WE WILL BE RECONVENING AT 7 PM IN ROOM 1150*
Agenda: 
S.F. 1042 Limmer Soudan Underground Mine state park boathouse lease terms modifications.
S.F. 450 Abeler Military personnel and disabled veterans free state park passes conditions modification.
S.F. 2010 Ingebrigtsen Two lines for angling to take fish with second-line endorsement authorization.
S.F. 1802 Ruud Closed landfill program modification.
S.F. 1650 Ruud Solid waste management tax revenues allocation modification.
S.F. 1678 Eichorn Forestry management appropriation.
S.F. 1858 Eichorn Lead shot effect on wildlife study and appropriation.
S.F. 1542 Dziedzic Riparian buffer compensation program and riparian protection aid establishment, construction debris conversion schedule modification, and appropriation.
S.F. 1546 Dziedzic Metropolitan council regional parks and trails operation and maintenance appropriation.

 
Tuesday, March 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.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1445 Senjem Landscape application contracts exclusion addition.
S.F. 2008 Koran Price marking requirements for retail merchandise modification.

 
12 Noon  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
**SF 1264 removed from agenda**
     ***Added SF 2060 and 2089***
     ** Added SF 318**
S.F. 888 Housley First-time home buyer savings account program establishment and account creation, income tax subtraction authorization and appropriation **pending referral**.
S.F. 2060 Senjem Minnesota sports facilities authority (MSFA) and Minnesota ballpark authority members and employees gift giving to certain officials prohibition.
S.F. 2089 Pratt Education department data auditing procedures modification.
S.F. 1833 Koran State employee collective bargaining agreements affirmative approval before interim implementation of agreements.
S.F. 318 Relph Certified paraprofessionals for home care services authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 871 Clausen Student loan debt counseling program grant appropriation.
S.F. 1519 Abeler Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) tuition reduction appropriation.
S.F. 1743 Fischbach Supplemental aid for two-year Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) colleges outside the metropolitan area appropriation.
S.F. 1982 Fischbach Higher education private institutions in the case of adjudication of fraud or misrepresentation treatment modification.

 
Tuesday, March 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.

**More bills may be added.**
Agenda: 
S.F. 1099 Limmer Law enforcement officers permission to carry firearms into private establishments authorization.
S.F. 1197 Johnson, M. Verdicts, awards and judgements Interest regulation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 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 on behalf of SF 1867, please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1867 Utke Agricultural homestead classified land farmed by beginning farmer homestead property tax classification qualification continuation authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
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.

Testifiers must be on a testifiers list to present their testimony. Email andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn to be added to the list. Testifiers are asked to keep their testimony to less than 2 minutes to allow ample time for committee questions and discussion.
Agenda: 
S.F. 663 Relph Safe Harbor for All; sex trafficking victims strategic plan, report requirement and appropriation.
S.F. 428 Relph Ambulance services medical assistance (MA) rate increase scope expansion.
S.F. 815 Nelson Medical faculty license permanency.
S.F. 1184 Nelson Biological products substitution standards establishment and pharmaceutical drug definition modification.
S.F. 1421 Jensen, S. Demonstration pilot projects for certain complex patient populations authorization; health care providers serving managed care enrollees fee schedule establishment; health care service provider payments and quality standards reform authorization; health information technology grants establishment; health care workforce pilot projects authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 1340 Jensen, S. Quality of health care services assessment measures offered by health care providers provisions modifications.
S.F. 1616 Lourey Children's hospitals contingent alternative medical assistance (MA) payment method authorization.
S.F. 654 Lourey Nursing facility payment system policy and technical modifications and report requirement.
S.F. 594 Abeler Health care delivery pilot program created by or including North Memorial health care establishment.
S.F. 1492 Benson Medical assistance (MA) prepaid health plans managed care competitive bidding and procurement.
S.F. 998 Benson Public health nurse home visits medical assistance (MA) reimbursement rate increase.
S.F. 1472 Benson Nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO) conversions provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1367 Benson Court-placed students nonresident tuition rate clarification.
S.F. 959 Housley Federal child and adult care food program administration modification.
S.F. 1346 Ingebrigtsen Child sexual abuse prevention programs establishment; academic standards modification to include child sexual abuse prevention.
S.F. 1845 Nelson Early education access fund establishment, providing for a director, specifying duties and other provisions and appropriation.
S.F. 1241 Clausen E-learning for school days with inclement weather establishment.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

*SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-024) was removed from the agenda*

  1. Approval of March 7, 2017, meeting minutes.
  2. SF26 (Sparks); HF11 (Poppe):  Austin Fire Relief Association/PERA-P&F; Permitting an alternative allocation of fire state aid for the city of Austin.
     - Amendment S0026-1A
     - Amendment S0026-2A
  3. SF1945 (Lourey); HF2092 (Rarick):  PERA-SVFRP; Permitting the city of Brook Park to lower the service pension level under the statewide plan.
  4. NON-ACTION ITEM:  SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-029):  VFRAs; Requiring municipal ratification of benefit increases by volunteer firefighter relief associations if the municipality makes contributions.
    Article 7, Section 6 of SF545 (Rosen); HF565 (O'Driscoll):  VFRAs; Flexible service pension maximums.
  5. SF1384 (Rosen); HF1672 (Murphy):Volunteer firefighter relief associations (VFRAs); Implementing the recommendations of the Volunteer Fire Working Group.
    State Auditor Rebecca Otto
     - 
    Amendment S1384-1A

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.

Draft legislation, amendments, and meeting materials are posted on the Commission website - follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1414 Goggin Beginning farmer rentals of agricultural assets and financial management programs income tax credit authorization.
S.F. 1036 Rosen Madelia and Watonwan county construction materials uses to rebuild real property sales tax exemption authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 387 Westrom Melrose construction materials sales tax exemption authorization.
S.F. 1526 Mathews Counties multiple county mortgage tax payments forwarding to the commissioner of revenue requirement.
S.F. 1017 Mathews Manufactured homes property tax assessment modification.
S.F. 820 Chamberlain Manufactured home parks property tax classification rate modification.
S.F. 741 Koran Manufactured home park cooperatives shareholders ground lease payments inclusion in homestead credit state refund.
S.F. 647 Lourey Indian-owned property tax exemption authorization.
S.F. 1368 Pratt Agricultural purposes local conservation program definition modification.
S.F. 479 Miller County program aid modification and appropriation.
S.F. 764 Anderson, P. Special taxing districts proposed levy certification dates modification and metropolitan council and metropolitan mosquito control commission exclusion.
S.F. 1255 Senjem St. Paul major league soccer stadium tax exemptions authorization.

 
Wednesday, March 15, 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.

Hearing has been canceled.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Additional bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda, and may not be heard in their current order.

If the committee does not finish its work during its regularly scheduled time, it will recess and reconvene at the call of the chair.

Please contact David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 14, if you plan to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1499 Goggin Vehicles transporting milk weight limits establishment; deficient bridge analysis authorization.
S.F. 1539 Senjem Tax return information disclosure authorization to the department of transportation (DOT).
S.F. 1733 Franzen Window glazing exceptions for limousines clarification.
S.F. 1358 Eichorn Municipal roads funding and funds allocation and distribution modification.
Governor's Budget for MnDOT and DPS (Short Presentation)

 
Wednesday, March 15, 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.

Senate File 1087 Removed from Agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 695 Newman Water quality decisions of pollution control agency (PCA) review process modification; independent scientific review of certain proposed rulemaking requirement; unadopted rules enforcement prohibition; certain water quality rules enforcement suspension; appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 2: Editing change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The A-1 delete-all amendment for SF 638 is now available.

Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 638 Ingebrigtsen Motor vehicle franchise responsibility relating to warranty and recall obligations specification; vehicle manufacturers, distributors and factory branches unfair practices establishment.

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 15, 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. 1315 Lang Latino Communities United in Service (CLUES) career education and job skills training grants appropriation.
S.F. 1722 Abeler Somali community development pilot grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1938 Senjem Bridges to Healthcare grant appropriation.
S.F. 1771 Draheim Twin Cities R!SE metro transit technician training program grant appropriation.
S.F. 1772 Draheim Twin Cities R!SE hard-to-train individuals training program grants appropriation.
S.F. 1533 Draheim Construction codes criminal penalties modifications.
S.F. 1884 Johnson, M. Eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center sales taxes paid during construction exemption; eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center construction forgivable loan authorization and appropriation; Thief River Falls business development public infrastructure grant authorization.
S.F. 1363 Housley Dislocated worker program modification.

 
Wednesday, March 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.

SF 865 will serve as the Omnibus Environment Policy Bill. Language has been posted.
Agenda: 
S.F. 565 Ruud Legacy funds maximum appropriations limit.
S.F. 865 Ruud Blaze orange hunting requirement modification to include blaze pink authorization.

 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda Addition(s)***
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.**
Agenda: 
S.F. 1339 Draheim Trespass crime modification to include trespassing on a school bus.
S.F. 1643 Dziedzic Revenue commissioner authorized disclosures to the departments of human services (DHS), natural resources (DNR), department of transportation (DOT), and deputy registrars of motor vehicles.
S.F. 1655 Eaton Sales suppression devices (zapper) regulation and criminal penalties imposition.
S.F. 1544 Rest Paid tax preparers provisions modifications.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1427 Hawj Ethnic minority chambers of commerce grants appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
***Revision 4: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
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. Due to large number of bills, please limit testimony to 2 minutes.

SF 654 has been added to the agenda.

SF 1013 has been removed from the agenda.

Link to available fiscal notes: http://mn.gov/fnsearch/
Agenda: 
S.F. 1904 Eichorn American Indian families child protection laws education appropriation.
S.F. 1121 Nelson First psychotic episode treatment and services funding appropriation.
S.F. 2081 Wiklund Adoptive, foster, and kinship families support program design and implementation.
S.F. 564 Rosen Mental health innovation grant program and account establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1960 Abeler Wadena county and White Earth Reservation peer-run respite services for individuals with mental illness or substance abuse disorder appropriation.
S.F. 654 Lourey Nursing facility payment system policy and technical modifications and report requirement **pending referral**.

 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1580 Utke Independent school district #36, Kelliher; early repayment aid incentive extension and appropriation.
S.F. 1611 Utke Independent school district #308, Nevis; levy adjustment authorization.
S.F. 1523 Anderson, P. Parent-child home program appropriation.
S.F. 1000 Frentz Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 1332 Kiffmeyer School options and advancement revenue establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1608 Dahms Long-term educational facilities maintenance revenue and capital levies uses clarification; school districts that are members of cooperative units lease levy authority increase.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 2: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Senate Tax Committee will meet at 8:00 am. We will recess for session at 11:00 am and reconvene to the call of the chair (approximately 12:00 noon)
Agenda: 
S.F. 496 Lang Spicer special projects local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 499 Lang New London local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 548 Dahms New Ulm local excise and sales and use tax extension and revenue use modification authorization.
S.F. 1019 Dahms Sleepy Eye lodging tax authorization.
S.F. 698 Rosen Fairmont local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 407 Ingebrigtsen Fergus Falls local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 1025 Weber Worthington authority to use revenues from and issue debt associated with local sales and use taxes modification.
S.F. 1254 Johnson, M. East Grand Forks local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 194 Eichorn Walker local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 330 Eken Clay county correctional facility and law enforcement center local sales and use tax imposition.
S.F. 792 Lourey Carlton county recreation tax authorization.
S.F. 521 Frentz North Mankato local food and beverage tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 680 Frentz Mankato and North Mankato local sales and use taxes extension authorization.
S.F. 128 Simonson Duluth food and beverages sales tax and local lodging tax use authorization modification.
S.F. 951 Kent Woodbury lodging tax imposition authorization for Central Park renovation.
S.F. 253 Sparks Albert Lea Shell Rock River watershed district sales tax authority modification.
S.F. 1998 Cohen St. Paul local lodging tax rate increase.
S.F. 225 Bakk Hermantown local option sales tax revenue uses modification.
S.F. 228 Bakk Proctor sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 2053 Osmek Excelsior local sales and use tax authorization.

 
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Bills may be taken in any order. Bills will be heard pending a completed fiscal note/spreadsheet (if necessary).

SF1293 Removed from Agenda
Agenda: 
S.F. 78 Kiffmeyer Advisory task force on fiscal notes establishment.
S.F. 914 Bakk Clean air act settlement money specifically appropriated by law requirement.
S.F. 65 Fischbach Zero-based budgeting requirement.

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

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 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. 1177 Mathews Economic growth, job growth and job retention consideration during the public utility ratemaking process authorization.
S.F. 1907 Goggin Energy conservation improvement program technical assistance assessment extension and modification.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
** Added SF 2021**
     ***Removed SF 1472**
     **Removed SF 319**
S.F. 2021 Goggin State-paid insurance and benefits opt out option for eligible employees.
S.F. 1568 Limmer Legislative commission on data practices expiration date delay authorization.
S.F. 1845 Nelson Early education access fund establishment, providing for a director, specifying duties and other provisions and appropriation.
S.F. 1492 Benson Medical assistance (MA) prepaid health plans managed care competitive bidding and procurement.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 2: Time change***
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
02:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1935 Abeler Aviation degree loan forgiveness program and appropriation.
S.F. 211 Clausen State educational service award for volunteers establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 2045 Anderson, P. Workforce development scholarships establishment and appropriation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 780 Westrom Miscellaneous agriculture provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 655, SF 386 and SF 1372 have been added to the agenda. SF 1003 is added pending a fiscal note.
Agenda: 
S.F. 481 Jensen, S. Waiver of examination for dental therapists and assistants and technical changes.
S.F. 341 Ingebrigtsen Governmental entity investment of funds of a hospital owned and operated by a governmental entity authorization.
S.F. 819 Housley Health professional loan forgiveness program and employee scholarship program modification; medication administration by unlicensed personnel authorization.
S.F. 1073 Rosen Dental services medical assistance (MA) rates increase; dental providers uniform credentialing process and dental services uniform prior authorization criteria development requirements.
S.F. 1003 Rosen **Pending receipt of a fiscal note, this bill will be picked up from the table.
S.F. 1302 Abeler Family medical account (FMA) program establishment.
S.F. 655 Relph Senior care workforce innovation grant program establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 386 Relph Health professionals employed by supplemental nursing services agencies overseen by the commissioner of health modification.
S.F. 1002 Benson Housing with services establishments exemption from department of health lodging licensing requirement.
S.F. 1372 Benson Long-term care services and supports study statutory changes; long-term care services gaps analysis appropriation.

 
4:45 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Local Government
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
04:45 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 2092 A-1 Author's Amendment Added
Agenda: 
S.F. 2092 Draheim Municipality use of public utility license, permit, rights or franchise fees to raise revenue biennial notice and referendum requirement.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Room change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
05:00 PM
Room G-23 Capitol

ANY PERSON WISHING TO TESTIFY PLEASE CONTACT DALLAS FISCHER AT DALLAS.FISCHER@SENATE.MN BY 1 PM THURSDAY.

*Agenda Change* SF 2103 and 1351 added to agenda.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1351 Goggin Water restoration or replacement orders recording prohibition under certain conditions.
S.F. 2103 Tomassoni Natural Resources Research Institute annual grant appropriation.
S.F. 1087 Ingebrigtsen Environmental reforms; environmental quality board elimination.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
05:30 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Additional bills may be added and/or removed from the agenda, and may not be heard in their current order.

Please contact David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 2:30pm on Thursday, March 16, if you plan to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1490 Osmek Metropolitan council membership, terms, and voting modifications.
S.F. 1358 Eichorn Municipal roads funding and funds allocation and distribution modification.
S.F. 1624 Dahms Minnesota Valley regional rail authority contract cancellation and loan forgiveness authorization.
S.F. 1892 Osmek Replacement transit service providers financial assistance amount modification.
S.F. 837 Carlson, J. Cellular (wireless) phone use while driving a motor vehicle prohibition.

 
Friday, March 17, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
09:00 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 609 Dahms Southwest Minnesota state university special education teacher education program additional school employee participation authorization.
S.F. 1475 Pratt Statewide MCA and MTAS testing participation financial incentives to school districts authorization.
This hearing is anticipated to conclude by 12:00. Testimony on bills
     previously discussed in Education Policy Committee may be limited.
S.F. 1885 Nelson School districts foundation and incentive revenue establishment and appropriation.
S.F. 1567 Pratt African-American registry teacher preparation funding appropriation.
S.F. 1792 Nelson Adult basic education funding increase; supplemental aid creation and appropriation.
S.F. 1698 Nelson Minnesota Children's museum and Minnesota Children's Museum, Rochester grant appropriation.
S.F. 2094 Nelson Special education activities funding increase and appropriation.
S.F. 1222 Pratt Prekindergarten through grade 12 education miscellaneous provisions modifications.
S.F. 4 Pratt Professional educator licensing and standards board establishment; teacher licensing and support personnel licensing and credentialing authority transfer.

 
Friday, March 17, 2017

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
10:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 17, 2017
***Revision 3: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
10:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**More bills may be added.**
Agenda: 
S.F. 1398 Osmek Secure electronic storage of certain motor vehicle records authorization.
S.F. 817 Limmer Correctional facility inmate case planning information privacy requirement (Data Practices Omnibus Bill Vehicle).
S.F. 1374 Eichorn Natural resources enforcement and penalty provisions modification.
S.F. 1386 Relph Children under the age of 14 right to counsel disclosure; waivers of counsel be in writing; notice to counsel requirement.
S.F. 1015 Weber "Farmer-Neighbor Mediation Act"; agricultural operations nuisance liability protection modification.
S.F. 638 Ingebrigtsen Motor vehicle franchise responsibility relating to warranty and recall obligations specification; vehicle manufacturers, distributors and factory branches unfair practices establishment.
S.F. 1455 Dziedzic Minnesota common interest ownership act modifications.
S.F. 1544 Rest Paid tax preparers provisions modifications.
S.F. 1563 Dahms Insurance examinations regulation provisions modification.
S.F. 1841 Relph Light rail transit (LRT) or bus rapid transit (BRT) lines construction or expansion eminent domain procedural exceptions elimination.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Friday, March 17, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
There will be no hearing on Friday

 
Monday, March 20, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee-
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
8:30 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Working session to select ten evaluation topics for further consideration by the subcommittee.

***Quorum is needed for subcommittee to take action!***


 
9:30 a.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Audit Commission - Evaluation Subcommittee-
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
9:30 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Release OLA evaluation, Clean Water Fund Outcomes


 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 20, 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. 1583 Pappas Hmong American Partnership grant appropriation.
S.F. 2075 Osmek AccessAbility Incorporated job skills grant appropriation.
S.F. 2000 Draheim Nonprofit infrastructure, workforce development and partnership programs appropriation.
S.F. 2111 Goggin Snow angel grant program to fund capital improvements to skiing-related businesses authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 1512 Utke Local communities child care business development grants to promote child cares business start-ups and expansion appropriation.
S.F. 1565 Utke Greater Minnesota workforce opportunity grant pilot program establishment and appropriation.

 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room G-15 Capitol

Committee will meet in G-15 of the Capitol at 1pm and will continue until the agenda is completed.
Agenda: 
S.F. 262 Ingebrigtsen Outdoor heritage fund appropriations and recipient requirements modifications.
S.F. 1429 Miller Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations grant appropriation.
S.F. 1838 Miller Blufflands trail system extension appropriation.
S.F. 135 Housley Veterans rest camp and Camp Legionville facilities improvement appropriation.
S.F. 1349 Housley Lake St. Croix phosphorous reduction appropriation.
S.F. 2139 Anderson, B. Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation grant appropriation.
S.F. 887 Abeler State Capitol grand-opening music appropriation.
S.F. 1518 Abeler Motion-picture investment incentive program creation and appropriation.
S.F. 2046 Abeler Indian affairs council Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language, education, and immersion programs and Why Treaties Matter exhibit appropriation.
S.F. 693 Jasinski Rice County Veterans Memorial in Faribault completion appropriation.
S.F. 1448 Cohen Science museum of Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 1929 Cohen Art map software application appropriation.
S.F. 1360 Bakk Voyageurs national park sanitary-sewer projects local government grants appropriations.
S.F. 1814 Fischbach Sauk River regional park appropriation extension.
S.F. 1182 Eichorn Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile program grant appropriation.
S.F. 952 Simonson Duluth children's museum appropriation.
S.F. 1380 Simonson Lake Superior zoo grant appropriation.
S.F. 810 Pappas St. Paul Rondo commemorative plaza appropriation.
S.F. 1797 Pappas Hmong Cultural Center interactive Hmong folk art exhibit grant appropriation.
S.F. 748 Frentz St. Peter Minnesota Square Park pavilion reconstruction grant appropriation.
S.F. 999 Frentz Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 1022 Frentz Children's museum of southern Minnesota appropriation.
S.F. 1800 Frentz Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota grant appropriation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 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. Please limit testimony to 2 minutes.

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

If the hearing goes past 5:15 pm, the hearing with recess and reconvene in 30 minutes in room 1100
Agenda: 
S.F. 448 Relph At-home infant child care program appropriation.
S.F. 1013 Eichorn Indian child welfare act out-of-home placement costs county reimbursement, aid payments and appropriation.
S.F. 727 Utke Disability waiver rate system modification.
S.F. 911 Abeler Home and community-based services incentive pool appropriation.

 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1474 Eichorn Innovation zones for school districts and charter schools creation and appropriation.
S.F. 1898 Pratt Minnesota Center for the Book programming grants appropriation.
S.F. 2165 Nelson Turnaround Arts program appropriation.
S.F. 1189 Nelson Sanneh Foundation low-performing and chronically absent students academic and behavioral interventions grant appropriation.
S.F. 1873 Marty State education system innovative incubator service-learning grants program establishment and appropriations.
S.F. 1747 Anderson, P. Teacher-governed schools grants modifications and appropriations.
S.F. 1367 Benson Court-placed students nonresident tuition rate clarification.

 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

An amendment will be offered by the chair for SF 780. The bill will be presented as amended to the committee. Testifiers and additional amendments are scheduled for Tuesday 3/21.
Agenda: 
S.F. 780 Westrom Miscellaneous agriculture provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
4:49 p.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 4:49 p.m.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
05:30 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
State Government Finance Policy and Elections will be meeting Monday night.
S.F. 605 Kiffmeyer State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Omnibus Finance Bill presentation. Markup and public testimony to happen Tuesday, March 21st. (Delete all amendment to be posted Monday).

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Joint House-Senate Subcommittee on Claims-
Chairs: Sen. Bruce Anderson, Rep. Duane Quam
6:00 p.m.
Room G-3 State Capitol
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 816 Koran Taxpayer assistance grants appropriation.
S.F. 1495 Dziedzic Property tax assessor accreditation waiver authorization and accreditation requirements modification.
S.F. 256 Chamberlain Equity and opportunity in education income tax credit to fund K-12 scholarships authorization.
S.F. 2015 Chamberlain Income tax rates modification and bracket updates to current amounts authorization.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Additional agenda items may be added
Agenda: 
H.F. 778 Rosen Minnesota sports facilities authority (MSFA) appointments and duties modifications and stadium suites use restriction.
S.F. 1456 Miller Minnesota investment fund local government loan repayment funds temporary restriction modification.
S.F. 565 Ruud Legacy funds maximum appropriations limit.

 
10:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
10:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

An amendment will be offered by the chair.

Testifiers will be be placed on the agenda for Wednesday, March 22. Please send your name and title to David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21, if you wish to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1060 Newman Commercial motor vehicles, department of transportation (DOT) contract preference requirements and transportation plan due dates provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 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.

Introduction and walk through.

*A-1 Amendment is now posted*
Agenda: 
S.F. 723 Ingebrigtsen Environment and natural resources appropriations and policy provisions modifications.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
SGFPE may recess and come back in the evening after the Pension meeting.
S.F. 605 Kiffmeyer State Government Finance Policy and Elections Budget Omnibus bill.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 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.

SF 803 will become the Judiciary and Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Chair Limmer will present an author's amendment on Tuesday.

Testimony, committee action, and final vote will be on Wednesday.


Agenda: 
S.F. 803 Limmer Judiciary and public safety miscellaneous provisions and appropriations (An Author's Amendment will be presented.).

 
Tuesday, March 21, 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

During this meeting, the committee will do a run through of the Higher Education omnibus Bill-S.F.2214. No action will be taken on the bill during this time.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2214 Fischbach Higher education policy and appropriations provisions modifications.

 
Tuesday, March 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. 1824 Osmek Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Omnibus Finance Bill. The bill language will be posted 3/20/2017.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on E-12 Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Eric R. Pratt
03:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Office of the Legislative Auditor's Evaluation of Standardized Student
     Testing
     -David Kirchner, Program Evaluation Manager

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 780 as amended will be presented for testimony and amendments. If you wish to testify on behalf of the bill please contact the committee administrator at kyle.berndt@senate.mn or 651-296-5968.
Agenda: 
S.F. 780 Westrom Miscellaneous agriculture provisions modifications and appropriations.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 1003 will be picked up from the table pending receipt of fiscal notes

*Additional bills may be added*
Agenda: 
S.F. 847 Dibble HIV/AIDS comprehensive strategic statewide plan requirement.
S.F. 1221 Fischbach Medical assistance (MA) coverage of stiripentol authorization.
S.F. 1003 Rosen Medical assistance (MA) coverage expansion for community-based service coordination in jails.
S.F. 1335 Benson Hospital rate and reimbursement provisions modifications.
S.F. 1963 Benson Health insurance coverages provisions modifications.

 
4:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
04:30 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Other bills may be added. Bills may be taken up in different order.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1709 Koran Legislative commission to review consolidation of the state's information technology establishment.
S.F. 1568 Limmer Legislative commission on data practices expiration date delay authorization.
S.F. 78 Kiffmeyer Advisory task force on fiscal notes establishment.
S.F. 1154 Utke Human services financing reform task force establishment.
S.F. 1251 Anderson, P. Legislative commission on cyber security establishment.
S.F. 1492 Benson Medical assistance (MA) prepaid health plans managed care competitive bidding and procurement.
S.F. 1472 Benson Nonprofit health care entity conversions attorney general review and approval provisions.
CR 0006-3 - A Committee resolution relating to the Senate retiring room; authorizing a commemorative tablet.

 
5:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
05:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Various Committee and Task Force Appointments
Agenda: 
Appointments to:
     Data Practices Legislative Commission
     MN Amateur Sports Commission (non-voting)
     Indian Affairs Council

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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


AGENDA CHANGE
Agenda: 

  1. Approval of March 14, 2017, meeting minutes
  2. SF1864 (Simonson); HF2390 (Murphy, M.):  Various plans; Modifying provisions for purchasing salary or service credit for periods of workers' compensation.
  3. HF2236 (Thissen): Local police & fire plans; Adjusting benefits for former members and surviving spouses of former members of a local salaried police and fire relief association.
  4. SF1839 (Miller):  Authorizing a Winona State University employee to elect prospective and retroactive TRA coverage.
  5. ADDED:  Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees.
    Kim Crockett, VP, Senior Policy Fellow & General Counsel, Center of the American Experiment

Bill(s) Removed:  SF2115 (Schoen); HF2433 (Quam)

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 are posted on the Commission website - follow the agenda information link below.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 919 is added to the agenda. Sen. Housley will offer a delete-all amendment.
Agenda: 
Protecting Vulnerable Adults: Family and Advocates' Experience with
     Complaint Process at the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OFHC)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) Presentation
Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety Presentation
S.F. 919 Housley Older and vulnerable adults financial exploitation protection establishment.

 
Wednesday, March 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. 104 Osmek Allowed commercial and industrial operations on agricultural preserves expansion to wireless communication installments and equipment; agricultural preserve early termination provision.
S.F. 785 Goggin Workforce housing tax credit authorization.
S.F. 1168 Johnson, M. Tax increment financing (TIF) workforce housing projects authorization.
S.F. 1896 Schoen Washington county tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Newport authorization.
S.F. 2056 Eken Moorhead tax increment financing (TIF) district five-year rule extension.
S.F. 155 Lourey Moose Lake local sales and use tax imposition authorization.
S.F. 1439 Anderson, P. Sales and use tax exemption expansion to local government capital projects.
S.F. 1634 Chamberlain Higher education expenses contributions income tax subtraction and refundable credit authorization and appropriation.
S.F. 1884 Johnson, M. Eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center sales taxes paid during construction exemption; eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center construction forgivable loan authorization and appropriation; Thief River Falls business development public infrastructure grant authorization.
S.F. 1162 Torres Ray Certified historic structure for job training center rehabilitation temporary refundable income tax credit authorization.

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

An amendment will be offered by the chair.

Please send your name and title to David Larson at david.larson@senate.mn by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21, if you wish to testify.

**The committee will reconvene at 7pm in Capitol Room G-15.**
Agenda: 
S.F. 1060 Newman Commercial motor vehicles, department of transportation (DOT) contract preference requirements and transportation plan due dates provisions modifications.

 
Wednesday, March 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.

*Those wishing to testify must contact Dallas Fischer at Dallas.Fischer@senate.mn by 2:00 PM Tuesday. Testimony may be limited.*
Agenda: 
S.F. 723 Ingebrigtsen Environment and natural resources appropriations and policy provisions modifications.

 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
***Revision 1: Editing change***
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Gary H. Dahms
10:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**The A-4 delete all amendment and spreadsheet for SF 2078 is now posted.** Please contact the committee administrator Adam Axvig at 651-296-4175 or adam.axvig@senate.mn if you want to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2088 Dibble St. Paul Twin Cities marathon on-sale intoxicating liquor license on State Capitol grounds authorization.
S.F. 2078 Dahms Commerce department insurance regulation appropriations.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
***Revision 2: Editing change***
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room G-3, Capitol

Committee will be in room G-3 of the Capitol from 1:00-3:30 pm.

Testimony will occur for the first hour and 15 minutes with committee action and final vote for the remainder of the time.

Those interested in testifying must email in advance. Please contact Angela Cook at angela.cook@senate.mn no later than Wednesday morning at 9 am. Spokespersons preferred to minimize duplicative testimony.

Agenda: 
S.F. 803 Limmer Judiciary and public safety miscellaneous provisions and appropriations (as amended).

 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room G-15 Capitol

Committee will meet in G-15 of the Capitol at 1pm and will continue until the agenda is completed.

SF 708 discussion will be limited to the Clean Water Fund. The Parks and Trails portion of SF 708 will be discussed during the 3/27 hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 597 Marty Como Zoo and conservatory appropriation.
S.F. 1734 Ruud Clean water fund appropriations.
S.F. 708 Ruud Clean water fund, parks and trails fund and arts and cultural heritage fund (legacy funds) appropriations.
S.F. 1237 Rosen Blue Earth Green Giant Museum construction grant appropriation.
S.F. 2146 Rosen Waseca county veterans memorial grant appropriation.
S.F. 1134 Senjem Regional library systems appropriations.
S.F. 1169 Senjem Minnesota Public Radio appropriation.
S.F. 1420 Senjem Fanka arts programs grant appropriations.
S.F. 1647 Weber Shell Rock River watershed district storm water water-quality credit trading pilot program agreement with the pollution control agency (PCA) and appropriation.
S.F. 1955 Weber County agricultural societies county fairs grant; department of agriculture appropriation.
S.F. 1996 Nelson Minnesota Medal of Honor commemorative memorial appropriation.
S.F. 2014 Koran Minnesota State Council on Disability legacy appropriation authorization.
S.F. 2137 Koran Midwest Art Conservation Center grant appropriation.
S.F. 734 Dziedzic Minnesota state band appropriation.
S.F. 1697 Dziedzic Somali Museum of Minnesota grant appropriation.
S.F. 1764 Dziedzic Forest pest response appropriation.
S.F. 1793 Cwodzinski Minnesota Civic Education Coalition grants appropriation.
S.F. 18 Klein Metropolitan area local inflow and infiltration reduction programs grants and loans appropriation.
S.F. 132 Ruud Public television grants appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 22, 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.

The committee will go until the agenda is finished.

If you wish to testify on the bill, please contact the committee administrator Andy Eilers at andrew.eilers@senate.mn
Agenda: 
S.F. 1937 Miller Labor standards and apprenticeship appropriation.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
***Revision 2: Agenda Addition(s)***
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF 448 has been removed from the agenda. Fiscal note review has been added to the agenda.

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. Please limit testimony to 2 minutes.

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

If the committee hearing goes past 4:40, we will recess and return to room 1200 at 6 pm.
Agenda: 
S.F. 727 Utke Disability waiver rate system modification.
S.F. 911 Abeler Home and community-based services incentive pool appropriation.
S.F. 1013 Eichorn Indian child welfare act out-of-home placement costs county reimbursement, aid payments and appropriation.
Fiscal Note Review

 
6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
06:00 PM
Room G-3 Capitol

S.F.2214 is the Higher Education Omnibus bill. The committee will meet to mark up the bill and vote during the hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2214 Fischbach Higher education policy and appropriations provisions modifications.

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 1967 Chamberlain Local government capital notes, certificates of indebtedness, and general obligation revenue bonds authority expansion; street reconstruction bonds issuance by majority vote; publication requirements modification.
S.F. 1217 Chamberlain Miscellaneous tax provisions technical and clarifying modifications.
S.F. 1218 Chamberlain Corporate franchise, property, sales and use, special, other taxes, and local government aids policy changes.
S.F. 1219 Chamberlain Income, corporate, estate, special, sales, property, and miscellaneous taxes and tax provisions policy, technical, and clarifying changes.

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

** Budget spreadsheet added **

**The A-2 delete all amendment for SF 1316 is now posted.**

S.F. 1316 will serve as the committee's omnibus finance bill. Please send your name and title to David Raisanen at david.raisanen@senate.mn if you wish to testify. The committee will go until the agenda is finished.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1316 Lang Support Our Troops account money uses modification.

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

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 23, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Those who wish to testify before the committee must be on a testifiers list. Contact andrea.todd-harlin@senate.mn. Testimony may be limited at the discretion of the chair.

Agenda: 
S.F. 1148 Jensen, S. MNsure transition to federally facilitated health insurance marketplace requirement and appropriation.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
05:30 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Omnibus bills will be heard pending referral. Agenda is posted in the intended order of action (subject to change).

As a committee of second referral, written testimony only will be accepted from the public. Please email to brian.paro@senate.mn by 12PM on Thursday (please limit to two pages).


Agenda: 
S.F. 803 Limmer Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Bill.
S.F. 723 Ingebrigtsen Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Bill.
S.F. 780 Westrom Omnibus Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance and Policy Bill.

 
Friday, March 24, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
08:30 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Omnibus bills will be heard pending referral. Agenda is posted in the intended order of action (subject to change). Additional bills may be added.

As a committee of second referral, written testimony only will be accepted from the public. Please email to brian.paro@senate.mn by 5PM on Thursday (please limit to two pages).

It is the Chair's intent to amend SF1316 into SF605
Agenda: 
S.F. 1316 Lang Omnibus Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Bill.
S.F. 605 Kiffmeyer Omnibus State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Bill.
S.F. 2214 Fischbach Omnibus Higher Education Finance and Policy Bill.

 
1:30 p.m.  
Friday, March 24, 2017

 Conference Committee on H.F. 5 

Chairs: Sen. Gary H. Dahms and Rep. Greg Davids
01:30 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Dahms; Abeler; Benson; Kiffmeyer; Lourey - HOUSE: Davids; Dean; Halverson; Hoppe; Schomacker
Room 10 State Office Bldg.
Agenda: 
H.F. 5 Dahms State-operated reinsurance program creation; premium subsidy program data practices regulation and and appropriation.

 
Monday, March 27, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
***Revision 3: Agenda change and Addition(s)***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Chairs: Sen. Michelle R. Benson and Sen. Jim Abeler
09:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

***The Joint Committee will reconvene at 12:30pm in MSB Room 1200***
***Added Testifiers List for public testimony***

Budget spreadsheet and presentation of the HHS omnibus bill will start at 9 am, then the committee will recess at 10:55 for session. Committee will reconvene at 12:30pm.

Please limit testimony to 2 1/2 min and one person per organization to allow the committee to hear from all who wish to testify.
Agenda: 
S.F. 800 Benson Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill.

 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
09:00 AM
Room 15 Capitol

The committee will only be considering the tax related provisions in the bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1060 Newman Omnibus transportation funding and policy bill.

 
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room G-15 Capitol

Committee will meet in G-15 of the Capitol at 1pm and will continue until the agenda is completed.

SF 708 discussion will be limited to the Parks and Trails portion of the bill.
Agenda: 
S.F. 1412 Clausen Minnesota zoological gardens appropriation.
S.F. 708 Ruud Clean water fund, parks and trails fund and arts and cultural heritage fund (legacy funds) appropriations.
S.F. 1131 Hall Minnesota River basin goals and strategies establishment and board of water and soil resources (BWSR) appropriation.
S.F. 1658 Hall Springboard for the Arts Dan Patch statues construction grant appropriation.
S.F. 1651 Jensen, S. Carver county Lake Waconia regional park grant appropriation.
S.F. 643 Johnson, M. Culvert replacement grants appropriation.
S.F. 2236 Senjem Statewide historic and cultural grants to local, regional, and historical and cultural organizations appropriations.
S.F. 1294 Hawj St. Paul or Ramsey county public takraw court appropriation.
S.F. 2224 Hawj African American registry grant appropriation.
S.F. 1992 Laine New Brighton aquatic invasive species grant appropriation.
S.F. 1400 Abeler Metropolitan parks prior appropriations reallocation.
S.F. 2242 Wiklund Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes regional park reserve grant extension for the reconstruction of parking lots authorization.
S.F. XXXX Digital Enhancement Project for Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
S.F. XXXX Archaeologist Non-Indian Remains Analysis and Burial.

 
Monday, March 27, 2017

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
Committee on Rules and Administration
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
02:00 PM
Room 123 Capitol

Agenda subject to change.


Agenda: 
S.F. 112 Housley Palliative care advisory committee establishment.
S.F. 318 Relph Certified paraprofessionals for home care services authorization.
S.F. 847 Dibble HIV/AIDS comprehensive strategic statewide plan requirement.
S.F. 1778 Jensen, S. Per diem living expenses for legislators preclusion during a special session.

 
2:45 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Litigation Expenses
Chair: Sen. Scott J. Newman
02:45 PM
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Discussion of SD 14 and SD 44 recount litigation expenses

 
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 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 funding provided, and money appropriated. Walk through of the DE amendment for SF718. This will be the education omnibus bill.
Public testimony on the bill's amendment will be taken following its presentation.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
05:30 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
There are no bills scheduled for Monday March 27th as of yet. The email was sent was in error. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
05:30 PM
Room G-3 Capitol

*Room Change*
*Bill added*

Agenda is posted in the intended order of action (subject to change). Additional bills may be added.

As a committee of second referral, written testimony only will be accepted from the public. Please email to brian.paro@senate.mn by Noon on Monday (please limit to two pages). Agencies wishing to testify are requested to keep comments brief.

It is the Chair's intent to amend SF2078 and SF1824 into SF1937.
Agenda: 
S.F. 821 Newman State road construction appropriation modification.
S.F. 2078 Dahms Omnibus Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Bill.
S.F. 1824 Osmek Omnibus Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Bill.
S.F. 1937 Miller Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
S.F. 1060 Newman Omnibus transportation funding and policy bill (pending referral).

 
6:00 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chair:
6:00 p.m.
Room Basement State Office Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
7:30 p.m.  
Monday, March 27, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***

 Conference Committee on H.F. 5 

Chairs: Sen. Gary H. Dahms and Rep. Greg Davids
07:30 PM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Dahms; Abeler; Benson; Kiffmeyer; Lourey - HOUSE: Davids; Dean; Halverson; Hoppe; Schomacker
Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: 
H.F. 5 Dahms State-operated reinsurance program creation; premium subsidy program data practices regulation and and appropriation.

 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 9 a.m.

 
9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on E-12 Finance
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
09:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 718 Nelson The DE amendment for SF718, the education omnibus bill.
The Committee will take action on SF 718.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Health and Human Services
Chairs: Sen. Michelle R. Benson and Sen. Jim Abeler
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

**HHS Joint Committee will reconvene at 1:15pm in MSB 1200**
Agenda: 
S.F. 800 Benson Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
***Revision 3: Time change***

 Conference Committee on H.F. 5 
Meeting Minutes

Chairs: Sen. Gary H. Dahms and Rep. Greg Davids
03:00 PM or 30 Minutes after full committee adjourns
CONFEREES: SENATE: Dahms; Abeler; Benson; Kiffmeyer; Lourey - HOUSE: Davids; Dean; Halverson; Hoppe; Schomacker
Room G-3 Capitol

**The conference committee has adjourned for the night. We will reconvene on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Location to be determined.**

The conference committee will convene at 4:45 p.m.

The A-33 amendment is now available.

The committee will meet at a 3:00 p.m. or 30 minutes after the Senate Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee adjourns, whichever is later.
Agenda: 
H.F. 5 Dahms State-operated reinsurance program creation; premium subsidy program data practices regulation and and appropriation.

 
3:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
03:30 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF1060 has been moved to Monday, March 27
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
08:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
S.F. 718 Nelson Early childhood, k-12 and adult education appropriations.
S.F. 2255 Chamberlain School building bond agricultural property tax credit establishment; state general levy modification; income tax subtractions for social security benefits and college savings plans contributions and student loan payments; appropriation.
SF 2255 will become the Omnibus Tax bill after the DE amendment is adopted.

 
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
***Revision 3: Editing change***

 Conference Committee on H.F. 5 

Chairs: Sen. Gary H. Dahms and Rep. Greg Davids
09:00 AM
CONFEREES: SENATE: Dahms; Abeler; Benson; Kiffmeyer; Lourey - HOUSE: Davids; Dean; Halverson; Hoppe; Schomacker
Room G-3 Capitol

The A-37 amendment is now posted. The conference committee will reconvene at approximately 1:30 PM in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
Agenda: 
H.F. 5 Dahms State-operated reinsurance program creation; premium subsidy program data practices regulation and and appropriation.

 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 9 a.m.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
***Revision 4: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

SF1060 has been removed from the agenda

*The deadline for submitting public written testimony has been extended to 7PM*

As a committee of second referral, written testimony only will be accepted from the public. Please email to brian.paro@senate.mn by 4PM on Tuesday (please limit to two pages). Agencies wishing to testify are requested to keep comments brief.
Agenda: 
S.F. 800 Benson Omnibus Health and Human Services/Reform Finance and Policy Bill.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Committee will not meet on Wednesday. We will instead meet on Thursday at 10am in room 1150 of the Senate Building.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, March 30, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Thursday, March 30, 2017
***Revision 2: Time and agenda change***
Committee on Taxes
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
09:30 AM
Room 15 Capitol

Public testimony to SF 2255 as amended will be limited to 2 minutes per person.

Email Brian Steinhoff at brian.steinhoff@senate.mn if you would like to testify for or against SF 2255 as amended prior to the hearing.
Agenda: 
S.F. 2255 Chamberlain The Omnibus Tax Bill as amended.
S.F. 1217 Chamberlain Miscellaneous tax provisions technical and clarifying modifications.
S.F. 1218 Chamberlain Corporate franchise, property, sales and use, special, other taxes, and local government aids policy changes.
S.F. 1219 Chamberlain Income, corporate, estate, special, sales, property, and miscellaneous taxes and tax provisions policy, technical, and clarifying changes.

 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, March 30, 2017
***Revision 1: Time change***
Committee on Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

As a committee of second referral, written testimony only will be accepted from the public. Please email to brian.paro@senate.mn by 4PM on Wednesday (please limit to two pages). Agencies wishing to testify are requested to keep comments brief.
Agenda: 
S.F. 718 Nelson Education Finance and Policy Omnibus Bill.

 
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Carrie Ruud
10:00 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The A-1 delete everything amendment and spreadsheet for the Legacy Fund Appropriations Bill, SF 566 is now available.

Please contact committee administrator Matthew Elfritz at matthew.elfritz@senate.mn if you wish to testify. Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes.
Agenda: 
S.F. 566 Ruud Legislative coordinating commission (LCC) website appropriation.

 
12 Noon  
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 12 Noon

 
Friday, March 31, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Senate will be in Session at 9 a.m.

 
8:12 p.m.  
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Senate has returned from recess at 8:12 p.m.

 

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