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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 8:15 AM

Civil Law and Data Practices

Chair: Rep. Peggy Scott
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF 2797 (Smith) Revisor's Bill

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 8:15 AM
Time Note: The committee will reconvene at 5 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room if the agenda is not completed.

Education Innovation Policy

Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
Presentation from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on Minnesota Teacher Licensure.

Office of the Legislative Auditor

Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added.

HF 2814 Erickson - Legislative study group to review the legislative auditor's 2016 report on kindergarten through grade 12 teacher licensure and consider how to implement the recommendations established.

HF 2861 Mariani - Legislative task force to review the legislative auditor's 2016 report on kindergarten through grade 12 teacher licensure and consider how to implement the recommendations established.

HF 2586 Bennett - Student preparation guidelines offered.

HF 2794 Ward - Excused absences for students participating in performing arts allowed.

HF 2890 Peterson - Innovation in education opportunities expanded.

HF 2622 Selcer - Suicide prevention training for teachers renewing their teaching license required.

***If you are interested in testifying, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn***

Attachments:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 8:15 AM

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Denny McNamara
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
DNR Report: Definitions and Thresholds for Negative Impacts to Surface Waters



Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 8:15 AM

State Government Finance

Hearing Canceled
Chair: Rep. Sarah Anderson
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
Continued Oversight of Budgeting Practices of Offices and Agencies in Jurisdiction:

Office of the State Auditor
Testimony from State Auditor Rebecca Otto and staff


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:00 AM

Rules and Legislative Administration

Chair: Rep. Joyce Peppin
Location: Basement Hearing Room

Attachments:

Chair: Rep. Paul Anderson
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
Cooperative Network presentation
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Agriculture Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Report
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Biodiesel Report
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program Report

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:15 AM

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Tony Cornish
Location: 10 State Office Building

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:15 AM

Taxes

Chair: Rep. Greg Davids
Location: 200 State Office Building

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:30 AM

Government Operations and Elections Policy

Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Tim Sanders
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
Please note:
HF 2820 has been removed from the agenda.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 12:45 PM

Capital Investment

Chair: Chris Swedzinski
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Presentation by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities on their bonding priorities.

Presentation by City of Minneapolis on their bonding priorities.

Presentation by the City of Saint Paul on their bonding priorities.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 12:45 PM

Education Finance

Chair: Rep. Jenifer Loon
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
MDE Update
-Pearson Contract
-Special Education Evaluation Update

School Trust Lands Director Update

Chair: Rep. Bob Gunther
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. HF2798 (O'Neill): Dual training grant program clarified.

V. HF2872 (Kiel): Greater Minnesota workforce and community development pilot grant program established, and money appropriated.

VI. Adjournment

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 12:45 PM

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 2:45 PM

Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Chair: Rep. Joe Hoppe
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
Presentation: DPS Driver & Vehicle Services on Implementation of Insurance Verification for Motor Vehicle Registration

*HF 1066 and SF 1523 were passed by the committee during the 2015 session, and returned during the interim pursuant to House Rule 4.20. No additional testimony will be taken on these bills.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 2:45 PM

Health and Human Services Reform

Chair: Rep. Tara Mack
Location: 200 State Office Building


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 2:45 PM
Time Note: Hearing will likely go past 4:30PM

Higher Education Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Bud Nornes
Location: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
University of Minnesota

Overview and discussion on the following topics related to the University of Minnesota:

Department of Psychiatry

Athletic Department

Campus Safety

Administrative Costs

Tuition

Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 2:45 PM

Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

Chair: Rep. Tom Hackbarth
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
The MNDNR will be available to provide overviews of each bill and take questions at this Committee meeting.

Bills Added
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 5:30 PM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
Location: 10 State Office Building
Agenda:
Bill(s) Removed

HF2807 (O'Driscoll); SF2536 (Pappas): MSRS, PERA, TRA, SPTRFA; Administrative and actuarial assumption provisions. (Note: this bill contains the language of the administrative/actuarial assumptions bills adopted by the Commission; the four bills have been combined and introduced as a single bill. There are a few technical changes made by the Revisor, so action on this bill will be an affirmation of previous action.)

HF2785 (Loon); SF2443 (Hann): Increasing lump-sum service pension maximums for defined benefit relief associations; lowering the vesting requirement for Eden Prairie VFRA firefighters returning to active service.

HFxxxx; SF2473 (Rosen/Pappas): Implementing the recommendations of 2015-2016 State Auditor's Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group.

HF659 (O'Driscoll); SF588 (Pappas): MSRS; Modifying disability application deadlines in certain instances.

HFxxxx; SFxxxx (LCPR16-015): MSRS; Rule of 90 eligibility for certain Department of Transportation (MnDOT) employees.

HFxxxx (Whelan, by request); SFxxxx (Revisor #15-3939): MSRS; Purchase of allowable service credit for state internship employment and Rule of 90 eligibility in certain cases.

Update on the Minnesota State Retirement System funding proposal: LCPR16-012.
Update on the Teachers Retirement Association funding proposal: HF3070 (Murphy, M.); SF2521 (Pappas).
Update on the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association funding proposal: HF3085 (Albright); SF2724 (Pappas).

*If you would like to testify, please contact Lisa Diesslin at lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn*

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***Removed: HFxxxx; SFxxxx (LCPR16-030): MSRS-Correctional; Transfer of prior MSRS-General service credit and retirement annuity adjustment for certain Department of Corrections retiree.***
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