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Minnesota Senate Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
10:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
10:30 AM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation on GMO's from Morris Area FFA
Aquatic Invasive Species Spending Overview

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

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
01:00 PM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 50 Newman Revocable trusts reporting requirement exemption.
S.F. 49 Newman Real estate filing requirements modifications.
S.F. 91 Latz Nonprofit corporations provisions modifications; incorporators and directors powers and duties establishment; merger and conversion procedure modification.

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

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

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Jim Abeler
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Fiscal Trends Presentation continued
     
     Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Dept. of Human Services
Presentation from Disabilities Council
Presentation from Ombudsperson for Families
     
     Jill Kehaulani Esch, Ombudsperson for American Indian Families
     Muriel Gubasta, Ombudsperson for Spanish-Speaking Families
     Ann Hill, Ombudsperson for African-American Families
     Bauz L. Nengchu, Ombudsperson for Asian-Pacific Families
Presentation from the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and
     Developmental Disabilities

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

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

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Bruce D. Anderson
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Presentation by the Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol
Presentation by the Eagle's Healing Nest
Presentation by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Budget Overview from Senate Fiscal Analyst Kevin Lundeen

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

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

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

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. David J. Osmek
01:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Welcome and Agenda Overview
Telecom Panel - Brent Christensen, President/CEO, MN Telecom Alliance; Paul Weirtz, State President, AT&T; Bill Jensen, President, Minnesota Cable Communications Association; Anna Boroff, Executive Director, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Wind on the Wires - Chris Kunkle, Regional Policy Manager; Jason Widman, Director, Wind at Blatter Energy; Shanelle Montana, Senior Project Developer; EDF Renewable Energy
Center for Energy and Environment - Mike Bull, Director of Policy and Communications; Joe Sullivan, Manager of Strategic Relations

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

 
3:00 p.m.  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle R. Benson
03:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Review of the Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission recommendations and final report - Sen. Greg Clausen

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

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

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
Monday, January 30, 2017  
3:00 p.m.  
Monday, January 30, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Local Government
Chair: Sen. Dan D. Hall
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview of Metropolitan Council

 
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Day Training and Habilitation Working Group
Chair: Sen. Paul J. Utke
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Paul Utke and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Joint Meeting: Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy; House Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
Chairs: Sen. David J. Osmek, Rep. Pat Garofalo
1 p.m.
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

The House will exit after the New Coal Technology presentation and the Senate will take up SF 141.

Agenda: 
Presentation on New Coal Technology - Mike Holmes, Vice President, Research and Development, Lignite Energy Council; Nathan Domyahn, Director, Peaking and Generation Engineering, Great River Energy; Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
S.F. 141 Weber Municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives regulation modification. Testifiers: Jim Horan,Director, Government Affairs & Counsel, Minnesota Rural Electric Association; Linda Laitala, East Central Energy Co-op; Deb Erickson, Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
Overview State Auditor

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
01:00 PM
Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: 
Budget overview presentation from the University of Minnesota

 
3:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
Chair: Sen. Bill Weber
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement-
Chair: 2015-16 Chair Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
5:30 p.m.
Room G-3 State Capitol
Agenda: 

NOTE:  Pension Commission members have not yet been appointed (as of 1/24/17).

  1. Election of 2017-2018 Commission Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary).
  2. Additional agenda items TBA.


For more agenda information, click here

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
8:30 a.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Chair: Sen. Karin Housley
08:30 AM
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda: 
S.F. 112 Housley Palliative care advisory committee establishment.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

For more agenda information, click here

 
3:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom
03:00 PM
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

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

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

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

Co-Chairs Sen. Paul Utke and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

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

 
Thursday, February 9, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Focus Five and Under Working Group
Chair: Sen. Jerry Relph
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Day Training and Habilitation Working Group
Chair: Sen. Paul J. Utke
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Paul Utke and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Focus Five and Under Working Group
Chair: Sen. Jerry Relph
9 a.m.
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Co-Chairs Sen. Jerry Relph and Sen. John Hoffman
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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.

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017  
1:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
01:00 PM
Room 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017  
1:00 p.m.  
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017  
2:30 p.m.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Mississippi River Parkway Commission-
Chair: Rep Sheldon Johnson
2:30 p.m.
Room
Agenda: 

For more agenda information, click here

 

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