Friday, April 16, 2010

Senate moves bonding language; Recommends Trustee Frederick for confirmation

Yesterday at the Capitol

The Senate Tax committee amended SF 3347 yesterday. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ann Lynch, DFL-Rochester, now includes language for Rochester Community and Technical College to use any remaining portion of bonding funds from the Olmsted County Steam Line Extension to convert heating and cooling systems within existing college buildings from electrical energy to steam-derived energy. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the tax omnibus bill. Sen. Lynch and Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, have introduced SF 3351/HF 3780 that reflects the language in the amendment.

Also yesterday, on the Senate floor Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, moved to remove the confirmation of Christopher Frederick to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees from the higher education committee and placed on the confirmation calendar.

Today at the Capitol

8:30 AM
Senate Finance
Room: 123 Capitol
Chair: Sen. Richard J. Cohen
S.F. 2493-Moua: Crime of identity theft expansion to include scanning and reencoder use to acquire information from payment cards.
S.F. 2725-Moua: Gang and drug oversight council name change to violent crime oversight council; multijurisdictional gang and drug task forces certification process; criminal gang investigative data systems; intrastate data classification; cell phone tracking devices.
S.F. 2880-Moua: State Guardian Ad Litem board establishment.
S.F. 2634-Moua: Forfeiture of seized property procedure modification.
S.F. 560-Latz: Criminal records expungement law provisions expansion and modifications.
S.F. 2682-Erickson Ropes: Fillmore county veterans cemetery funding.
S.F. 3079-Sheran: Postsecondary enrollment options program modifications.
S.F. 2874-Pogemiller: State government streamlining; employment and economic development (DEED) and labor and industry departments abolishment; task force and employee participation committee establishment; Taxpayers Accountability Act.
S.F. 2496-Rummel: Policy innovation and research task force.
S.F. 2620-Bonoff: Service innovation commission establishment.
S.F. 214-Betzold: Notaries public regulations and fees modifications.
S.F. 2383-Dille: Minnesota couples on the brink project establishment; premarital education statements notary public (notarized) license requirement removal; marriage license fee disposition modification.

Looking Ahead

Monday, April 19

11:00 AM
Senate in Session

12:00 PM
House in Session

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

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