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Minnesota Senate Monthly Schedule

For the Month of November 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, November 1, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, November 1, 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 committee will break for 1 hour at noon. MnCHOICES and PCA issues will be 10 am to noon and child care issues from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Agenda: 
MnCHOICES
     Presentation from Mn Dept. of Human Services
     Alex Bartolic, DHS
Home and Community-Based Services 2017 policy bill
     Carolyn Ham, DHS
PCA On Demand
     Andre Best, Best Home Care
PCA Registry
     Katherine Finlayson, DHS
Background Studies for Minors
     Presentation from DHS
     
     Julie Seydel, MACCP Public Policy Director
     Marsha Van Denburgh
     April Kane
     Julie Peterson
Greater Minnesota Child Care:
     "A Quiet Crisis: Minnesota's Child Care Shortage"
     Marnie Werner, VP Research and Operations, Center for Rural Policy and
     Development
     
     https://www.ruralmn.org/child-cares-quiet-crisis-an-update/
Business Partnership in Rural Child Care Development: Cedar Mountain Cougar Cub Childcare Center
     
     https://www.cms.mntm.org/domain/314
Sue Loch, Executive Director, The Children's Center, Albert Lea
     Karen DeVos, Little Learners Child Care, Ada
     Kristin Jaquith, Stay N Play Child Care, Willmar & Litchfield
     Jon Losness, Families First, Rochester
     John Hollerich, Mayor of Mapleton
     Larry Taylor, VP Taylor Corp.
     Linsey Preuss, Fairmony Economic Development Coordinator
     Dan Dorman, Greater Mn Partnership

 
2:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Advisory Committee on Capitol Security-
Chair: Lt. Governor Smith
2:00 p.m.
Room G23 State Capitol
Agenda: 


ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CAPITOL AREA SECURITY
Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol
Room G23
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Call to order
Introductions
1. Review and approval of September 19, 2017 meeting minutes
2. History of Capitol Security staffing, Captain Eric Roeske
3. Capitol Complex security upgrade predesign report review (public portion), Director Chris Guevin and Miller Dunwiddie Architects
4. Committee discussion on items to include in January report
5. Public Comment
6. Meeting will be closed to discuss the non-public Capitol Complex facility vulnerabilities contained in the Capitol Complex security upgrade predesign report, Director Chris Guevin and Miller Dunwiddie Architects


 
Thursday, November 2, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 2, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
10:00 AM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

This meeting has been canceled.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Sunday, November 5, 2017  
3:00 p.m.  
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities-
Chair:
3:00 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Topic:  Super Bowl Preparations - Security and Emergency Response

Agenda: To be announced


 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

TBD


 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Data Practices-
Chair: Rep. Peggy Scott
1:00 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes from October 31, 2017 Meeting
  3. Update on Law Enforcement Use of Automated License Plate Readers
  4. Update on Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras
  5. Future Law Enforcement Technologies
  6. Public Testimony
  7. Adjournment

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


 
Thursday, November 9, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Energy Commission-
Chairs: Sen. David Osmek, Rep. Pat Garofalo
8:00 a.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

Topic: Energy Storage


For more agenda information, click here

 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities-
Chair:
9:00 a.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Building


MEETING CANCELLED
Agenda: 

***Meeting has been postponed to a date to be determined.***

To be announced.


 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Audit Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Rick Hansen
10:00 a.m.
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

1.  Consider approving the Legislative Auditor’s appointment of Chris Buse to be Deputy Legislative Auditor for the Financial Audit Division

2.  Discussion about the topic selection process

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


 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, November 9, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Select Committee on Health Care Consumer Access and Affordability
Chair: Sen. Scott M. Jensen
1 p.m.
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Agenda: 
Ms. Barb Zurek - Meagher & Geer, PLLP
     Medical Malpractice
Mr. Brian Dowd, PhD - University of Minnesota
     Cost-Tiering
Mr. Tom Major - Managed Care Systems, Minnesota Department of Health
     Network Adequacy
Ms. Kathryn Kmit - Minnesota Council of Health Plans
     Network Adequacy

 
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

1. Presentation by Kjersti Monson, Upper Lock Coalition: The Falls Initiative - A Shared Vision for the Upper Lock

2. Commission Business

3. National MRPC

4. Letters/Actions/Meetings: Transportation Alternative Funding Applications - Process and Timelines for Letters of Support (communities include: City of Aitkin, City of Bemidji, City of Brainerd, Cass Lake & Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Lady Slipper Scenic Byway inc, City of Lake City, City of Red Wing, and City of Winona - see meeting materials for a list of request letter of support details), BNSF Bridge on Great Northern Greenway Nov 30 Meeting

5. Commission Projects and Updates

6. Agency and Regional Updates


For more agenda information, click here

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

 
Thursday, November 16, 2017  
8:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council-
Chair: Bob Anderson
8:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

Please see the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council website for agenda and additional information. 


 
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Coordinating Commission-
Chair: Rep. Kurt Daudt
9:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Review/approve minutes from June 2, 2017 meeting
  2. Update on legislative appropriations
  3. Consider resolution regarding carryforward funds
  4. Other items as determined by the Chair

 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 16, 2017
***Revision 1: Meeting canceled***
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
10:00 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
2:00 p.m.  
Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

Board of Cosmetology

Board Room

1000 University Avenue West

Saint Paul, MN  55104


 
Monday, November 20, 2017  
2:00 p.m.  
Monday, November 20, 2017

Joint Meeting: Legislative Coordinating Commission - Subcommittee on Ethnic Councils-
Chair: Sen. Sandra Pappas
2:00 p.m.
Room 300N State Office Building
Agenda: 

Consider candidates for the director of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage


 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017  
9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Water Commission-
Chairs: Sen. Chuck Wiger, Rep. Paul Torkelson
9:30 a.m.
Room 2412 Minnesota Senate Building
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Data Practices-
Chair: Rep. Peggy Scott
1:00 p.m.
Room 10 State Office Building


TIME CHANGE
Agenda: 
  1. Approval of Minutes from November 7, 2017 Meeting
  2. Overview of Internet Privacy Issues
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Adjournment


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


For more agenda information, click here

 
Thursday, November 30, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

1. Approve the minutes for October 17, 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. Continue discussions on 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.”

4. Public Comments on M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 19

5. Subcommittee recommendation

6. Other business (as needed)
- Next steps

7. Adjourn


For more agenda information, click here

 
9:30 a.m.  
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Rep. Josh Heintzeman
9:30 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building
Agenda: 

1. Approve the minutes for October 17, 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. M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, ENRTF work plan approval (tentative)
• Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to 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)  

4. Review draft LCCMR Recommendations for the 2018 MN Legislative Session Funding Bill from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF)

Lunch

5. Discuss and adopt FY20 LCCMR 2019 ENRTF Request for Proposal (RFP)

6. Report from the Subcommittee on Water Treatment Systems

7. Review and adopt LCCMR 2018 Calendar

8. Other business (as needed)
• Next steps in the process
• Next meeting: December 5, 2017

9. Adjourn


For more agenda information, click here

 
10:00 a.m.  
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Subcommittee on Employee Relations-
Chair: Rep. Marion O'Neill
10:00 a.m.
Room 10 State Office Building
Agenda: 
  1. Review/approve minutes of the October 5, 2017 meeting
  2. Review/consider recommendations for waivers from the local government compensation limit
  3. Other items as approved by the chair

For more agenda information, click here

 

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