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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of September 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.
 
Thursday, September 7, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Select Committee on Health Care Consumer Access and Affordability
Meeting Minutes     
Chair: Sen. Scott M. Jensen
8 a.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Analysis of Low Value Health Services
     Mr. Stefan Gildemeister, PhD, State Economist
Choosing Wisely
     Ms. Deb Krause
     Minnesota Health Action Group
Essential Health Benefits
     Ms. Shawnee Christenson, MN Association of Health Underwriters
     Ms. Heidi Mathson, MN Association of Health Underwriters
Family Medical Accounts
     Mr. Robert Geist, MD

 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Meeting Minutes
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
10:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Historical review of recent terrorism related activities in the state
     of Minnesota and other related topics.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
***Revision 2: Room change***
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

***We are meeting in Room 1100***
Agenda: 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
     -Discussion on Calcareous Fens
     -Discussion on Aquatic Invasive Species
     -Fish stocking update
     -Funds spent on improving water quality
     -Chronic Waste Disease
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
     -Funds Spent on improving water quality
     -Proposed water fee increase
     -Closed landfill program update
     -Wild Rice Quality Standard Rulemaking
Board of Water and Soil Resources
     -Funds spent on improving water quality
     -Buffer jurisdiction update
     -Update on the disbursement of buffer funds
     -Update on funds allocated toward the federal CREP match
Minnesota Department of Health
     -Funds spent on improving water quality

 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Jeff Broberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for June 21, 2017

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

3. Recommendation from Commission subgroup regarding appointment of Director

4. LCCMR Business Items
LCCMR Member requested information
Response from BWSR on administrative expenses from State Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) funding, LCCMR staff Public Facilities Authority (PFA) Wastewater Systems Information, LCCMR staff
Update on 2017 Final Reports for ENRTF ending June 30, 2017

5. Update on LCCMR process related to M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 19
Subd. 19. Fiscal Year 2019 Recommendations
a) “For fiscal year 2019, the commission shall consider recommending loans from the corpus of the trust fund to statutory and home rule charter cities and towns with a population less than 5,000 as provided in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 14. The commission shall work with the Public Facilities Authority in developing its recommendations. The commission shall include in its recommendations an analysis of using trust fund allocations for grants to the same cities and towns, including any necessary statutory changes.”
Discussion LCCMR past appropriations for research on wastewater, drinking water and other water contamination
Legislative Water Commission 2017 wastewater review schedule

6. Overview ENRTF Investment Earnings - State Board of Investment (SBI), Mansco Perry

7. Discuss 2018 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals (FY2019) received and overview of the selection process for presentation
Additional Proposal Materials received
Select proposals received in response to the 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for further consideration and presentations to the LCCMR on September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, and 5 (as needed)

Lunch

8. Review LCCMR 2017 calendar for proposal review process and allocations

9. Other business (as needed) Next steps in the process
Next meeting:
2018 Proposal Presentations schedule: Sept. 26, 27, 28, and Oct. 3, 4, and 5
Allocations schedule: Oct. 17-18 or Oct. 24-25

10. Adjourn

Future Business

M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, ENRTF work plan approval
Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to work plan approval due to being added by Legislature – to be called in for presentations at later date to be determined.
M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 03n “Pollinator Research and Outreach”, U of MN, $500,000 (FY18 - $411,000 and FY19 - $89,000)
M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 08l “Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)”, BWSR, $13,500,000 (FY17 – $2,729,000; FY18 - $5,771,000; and FY19 - $5,000,000)


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Thursday, September 14, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

TBD


 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Aggregate Resources Task Force-
Chairs: Sen. Carrie Ruud, Rep. Chris Swedzinski
10:00 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

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1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Select Committee on Health Care Consumer Access and Affordability
Meeting Minutes     
Chair: Sen. Scott M. Jensen
1 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Ms. Julie Sonier
     President, Minnesota Community Measurement
     "The Total Cost of Care"
Mr. Tim Rice
     President & CEO, Lakewood Health System
     Ms. Teresa Fisher,
     COO & Chief Nursing Officer, Lakewood Health System
     "The Total Cost of Care: A Provider Experience"
Mr. Stephen Schondelmeyer, PhD, PharmD
     Professor, Pharmaceutical Economics, College of Pharmacy
     University of Minnesota
     Pharmaceutical Drug Prices
Mr. Rick Smith
     Principal RIS Consulting LLC on behalf of
     Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
     Pharmaceutical Drug Prices
Mr. Bill Hanley
     Co-Founder "The Convenings"
     Ms. Sue Schettle
     CEO, Twin Cities Medical Society
     Mr. Ken Kephart, MD
     Medical Director, Geriatric Services, Fairview Health Services
     "The Convenings and Honoring Choices"

 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Energy Commission-
Chairs: Rep. Pat Garofalo, Sen. David Osmek
1:00 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Biomass Discussion


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2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Minnesota Administrative Rules Status System Working Group-
Chair:
2:00 p.m.
Room MN Board of Cosmetology
Agenda: 

Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

1000 University Avenue W - Suite 100

Saint Paul, MN  55104

AGENDA:

TBD


 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Advisory Committee on Capitol Security-
Chair: Lt. Governor Smith
10:00 a.m.
Room Minnesota State Capitol Room G23
Agenda: 

Call to order

Introductions

  1. Review and approval of July 10, 2017 meeting minutes
  2. Update on status of bonding request, predesign report:  Director Chris Guevin, Department of Administration
  3. Discussion on unpermitted events at Capitol Building:  Captain Eric Roeske, Minnesota State Patrol.
  4. Public Comment

 
2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Data Practices-
Chair: Rep. Peggy Scott
2:00 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Call to Order  
  2. Approval of Minutes from August 8, 2017 Meeting
  3. Overview of Federal and State Laws Governing Access to Student Records
  4. Public Testimony
  5. Adjournment

If you would like to provide testimony, please contact Sally Olson at sally.olson@lcc.leg.mn or at 651-296-9002.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The hearing will be held from 10 am to noon, break for lunch, then reconvene from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Please contact LaRissa.Fisher@senate.mn if you would like to testify on agenda items before end of business day, September 15th.
Agenda: 
Presentation from Office of the Legislative Auditor: Home and Community
     Based Services: Financial Oversight
PCA Fraud
MnCHOICES

 
12 Noon  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Chuck Wiger, Rep. Paul Torkelson
12 Noon
Room Duluth, MN
Agenda: 

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2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
2:00 p.m.
Room 15 State Capitol


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

Report from the pension fund executive directors:
a. What impact does the 15.1% investment return for FY 2017 have
    on the funded status of the pension plans?
b. How much did the 2017 veto of the pension bill cost the pension plans?
   - Erin Leonard, Executive Director, MSRS
   - Doug Anderson, Executive Director, PERA
   - Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, TRA
   - Jill Schurtz, Executive Director, SPTRFA

Presentation summarizing national economic forecasts and thoughts on pension plan discount rate.
 - Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist

Report on the Combined Funds’ investment rate of return for FY 2017.
 - Mansco Perry, Executive Director, State Board of Investment


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Thursday, September 21, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, September 21, 2017
***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The Greater Minnesota Childcare Access item has been removed from the agenda. There will not be a break for lunch. A 10 minute recess may occur at the call of the chair.
Agenda: 
Welfare Data Sharing Legislation from First Special Session Chapter 6,
     Article 7
Human Services Fraud Unit/Childcare Fraud
Childcare Federal Compliance and Background Studies

 
Monday, September 25, 2017  
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, September 25, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections; House Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy
Chairs: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
2 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Bldg.

Overview of the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board's proposed rules
-Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director

Agenda: 
S.F. XXXX Overview of the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board\'s proposed rules -Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director.

 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
8:30 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for September 13, 2017

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

3. LCCMR Business Meeting/Process and Issue Discussion

4. Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

Break for Lunch

5. Continue Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

6. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps in the process

7. Adjourn


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3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources - Subcommittee on Water Treatment Systems-
Chair:
3:00 p.m.
Room 5 State Office Building


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

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

2. Discuss potential LCCMR recommendation related to M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 19
Subd. 19. Fiscal Year 2019 Recommendations
- (a) “For fiscal year 2019, the commission shall consider recommending loans from the corpus of the trust fund to statutory and home rule charter cities and towns with a population less than 5,000 as provided in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 14. The commission shall work with the Public Facilities Authority in developing its recommendations. The commission shall include in its recommendations an analysis of using trust fund allocations for grants to the same cities and towns, including any necessary statutory changes.”
-Discussion LCCMR past appropriations for research on wastewater, drinking water and other water contamination

Spreadsheet titled "Wastewater - Water Resources Appropriations Funded through LCCMR Process - 2010-2017"
Spreadsheet titled "Stormwater - Water Resources Appropriations Funded through LCCMR Process - 2010-2017"
Spreadsheet titled "Drinking Water - Water Resources Appropriations Funded through LCCMR Process - 2010-2017"

3. Review Legislative Water Commission 2017 schedule related to wastewater

4. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps

5. Adjourn


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Rep. Josh Heintzeman
8:30 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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

2. Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

Break for Lunch

3. Continue Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

4. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps in the process

5. Adjourn


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Thursday, September 28, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council-
Chair: Bob Anderson
8:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Jeff Broberg
8:30 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

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

2. LCCMR Business Meeting/Process and Issue Discussion

3. Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

Break for Lunch

4. Continue Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2018 Proposal Presentations (FY19) – see attached schedule (subject to change)

5. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps in the process

6. Adjourn


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