Monday, May 9, 2011

Final weeks of session; Schedules posted

The constitutional adjournment date is just two weeks from today, so quite a bit of conference committee activity is expected this week this week. A higher education conference committee has not been announced yet, so stay tuned.

Today at the Capitol

8:30 AM
Conference committee on SF1047: Omnibus state government finance bill
Room: 112 Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Lanning and Sen. Parry
HOUSE CONFEREES: Lanning, Anderson, Benson, Downey, Stensrud
SENATE CONFEREES: Parry, Daley, Gazelka, Thompson, Vandeveer
Agenda: Address provisions with substantive differences.

8:30 AM
Conference Committee on S.F. 887: Omnibus jobs and economic development
Room: 107 Capitol
Chairs: Sen. Geoff Michel and Rep. Bob Gunther
SENATE: Michel; Pederson; Miller; Daley; Lillie
HOUSE: Gunther; Hoppe; McFarlane; Sanders; Kieffer
S.F. 887-Michel: Omnibus jobs and economic growth and development appropriations.

8:30 AM
Conference Committee on H.F. 42: Omnibus tax bill
Room: 15 Capitol
Chairs: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman and Rep. Greg Davids
SENATE: Ortman; Rosen; Senjem; Chamberlain; Limmer
HOUSE: Davids; Lenczewski; Runbeck; Anderson; Loon
Agenda: H.F. 42-Ortman: Omnibus tax bill.

9:00 AM
Conference Committee on S.F. 1030: K-12 education
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chairs: Sen. Gen Olson and Rep. Pat Garofalo
SENATE: Olson; Nelson; Thompson; Kruse; Wolf
HOUSE: Garofalo; Kelly; Doepke; Fabian; Erickson
Agenda: S.F. 1030-Olson, G.: Omnibus early childhood through grade 12 education policy provisions modifications and appropriations.

10:30 AM
Senate in Session

30 minutes after session
Senate Finance
Room: 123 Capitol
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
S.F. 54-Jungbauer: Claims against the state appropriation.
S.F. 288-Howe: Dental laboratories regulations.
S.F. 1244-Dahms: Wetland conservation act provisions modifications; state environmental permit coordination and management requirements; environmental review procedures modifications; consumptive use of water permit authority.
S.F. 920-Gimse: Miscellaneous transportation and highway provisions modifications.
S.F. 918-Gerlach: Microdistilleries and various liquor licenses authorization.
S.F. 1363-Ingebrigtsen: Outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, arts and cultural heritage fund appropriations and provisions modifications; outdoor heritage provisions modifications; Clean Water Legacy Act and clean water council provisions modifications.

3:00 PM
House in Session
HF1097 (McNamara) Omnibus environment and natural resources policy bill

6:00 PM (or at the call of the chair)
House Ways and Means
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
HF174 (Peppin) Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract.
HF650 (Kieffer) Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
HF984 (Hackbarth) Game and fish; aquaculture provisions modified; compensation and assistance provisions for crop damage by elk modified; fish and wildlife management plan requirements modified; taking, possessing, and transporting wild animal provisions modified; acquisition procedures modified; penalty and license provisions modified; Board of Water and Soil Resources duties modified; and landowner liability for state walk-in access program limited.
HF1362 (Kieffer) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, and duties, benefits, and requirements changed, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
SF67 (Nornes) Waterfront structure transportation on trunk highways authorized with annual special permits.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, May 10

10:15 AM
House Capital Investment
Room: 500 N State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Larry Howes
Agenda: HF959 (Howes) Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Wednesday, May 11

3:00 PM (or 15 minutes after session)
Senate Capital Investment
Room: 123 Capitol
Chair: Sen. David H. Senjem
Agenda: To be announced

6:30 PM
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Room: 10 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Morrie Lanning
H.F. 409 (Poppe); S.F. xxxx: IRAP/TRA; MnSCU employee retirement coverage specified, and employer required to provide certain notices.
H.F. 1354 (Lesch); S.F. 1088 (Pappas): SPTRFA; Postretirement adjustment procedures revised, refund interest rate reduced, interest payments on reemployed annuitant savings accounts terminated, and deferred annuity augmentation rate lowered.
H.F. 1628 (Murphy, M.); S.F. xxxx: DTRFA; Definition for vesting added, and leave of absence, retirement, survivor, and disability benefits eligibility modified.
H.F. 1668 (Murphy, M.); S.F. xxxx: PERA; Duluth and Duluth Airport Authority optional correction of erroneous employee deductions and employer contributions.
H.F. 1528 (Morrow); S.F. 1277 (Sheran): MSRS; Increased annuity for survivors of DOT employee killed while engaged in emergency response to flooding.
Other Items as Designated by the Commission Chair.

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