Monday, April 19, 2010

Quiet week expected; Party conventions later this week

It will be a quieter than usual week at the Capitol as the state DFL party is holding its state convention later this week in Duluth to endorse a candidate for governor and other offices. The Republican party holds its state convention next week. Neither the Senate nor House will meet in floor session Thursday or Friday.

Today at the Capitol

9:30 AM
House Finance
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson
Agenda: SF1323 (Gardner) Infectious Waste Control Act modified.
HF3757 (Hilty) Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.
HF3414 (Hilty) Public Utilities Commission supplemental funding authorized, and money appropriated.
HF3033 (Rukavina) Rebate program established for solar photovoltaic modules, and money appropriated.
HF3347 (Urdahl) School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.

11:00 AM
Senate in Session

12:00 PM
House in Session

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, April 20

8:30 AM
Joint Meeting: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division; House Committee on K-12 Education Finance Division
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chairs: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf, Rep. Mindy Greiling
Agenda: Race to the Top Discussion

9:00 AM
Senate Taxes
Room: 15 Capitol
Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
Agenda: S.F. 3327-Bakk: Omnibus Tax Bill (walk-through, no amendments)

2:45 PM
House State Government Finance
Room: 300N State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Phyllis Kahn
HF2227 (Marquart) Board of Innovation reestablished, powers and duties imposed, and money appropriated.
HF3184 (Champion) Contracting requirement restrictions placed for using bond proceeds.
HF3449 (Kahn) State government programs or activities money appropriated or reduced, and provisions changed relating to expenses of governor-elect, income earned by the permanent school fund, lease-purchase agreements, general services, resource recovery, payment of aids and credits to school districts, tax return preparers, and implied consent.
HF3748 Simon) Chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Finance and Ways and Means authorized to request local impact notes.
**The State Government Finance omnibus policy bill will be assembled on 4/20. Amendments to the bill will be taken at a meeting in the first week in May.

Wednesday, April 21

9:00 AM
Senate Taxes
Room: 15 Capitol
Chair: Sen. Thomas M. Bakk
Agenda: S.F. 3327-Bakk: Omnibus tax bill (amendments and passage)

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