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Monday, February 9, 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015 , 9:00 AM

Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission

Chair: Rep. Tim O'Driscoll
Location: Basement State Office Building
I. Introduction of members
II. Election of chair/vice chair/secretary
III. Forestry Transfer Certification Report - DNR
IV. School Trust Lands Updates
V. Other

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Monday, February 9, 2015 , 9:30 AM

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Location: 1800 Technology Dr. NE, Willmar, MN 56201 (320)222-9770
If you would like to testify on HF550, please contact Jonathan Fortner at

Please note that this hearing is being held at the MinnWest Technology Campus in the Life Center Building at 1800 Technology Dr. NE, Willmar, MN 56201
Bills Added

Monday, February 9, 2015 , 10:15 AM

Ways and Means

Chair: Rep. Jim Knoblach
Location: 200 State Office Building
Bills Added

Monday, February 9, 2015 , 12:15 PM
Time Note: IMPORTANT NOTICE: NOTE TIME CHANGE: We will be meeting 30 minutes earlier than normal. Committee will start at 12:15pm in Room 5 and run until normal end time of 2:30pm. We will NOT be meeting after the floor session.

Transportation Policy and Finance

Time Changed
Chair: Rep. Tim Kelly
Location: 5 State Office Building
Overview and presentation of Governors budget by the Department of Public Safety of its transportation related functions:
Department of Public Safety Budget Overview (Transportation Accounts)
Commissioner Mona Dohman
Deputy Commissioner Mark Dunaski
Col. Matt Langer, State Patrol
Pat McCormack, Driver and Vehicle Services
Donna Berger, Office of Traffic Safety
Bruce West, Office of Pipeline Safety

Dawn Olson, MNLARS Program Director, DPS
Paul Meekin, CIO for DPS

Oil Transportation Preparedness Study
Deputy Commissioner Mark Dunaski, DPS
Joe Kelly, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bruce West, State Fire Marshal

The 180 page report can be found at:

Monday, February 9, 2015 , 12:45 PM

Legacy Funding Finance

Chair: Josh Heintzeman
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Overview of Como Zoo Legacy funding request.

Overview of the Department of Natural Resources land acquisition process.
Monday, February 9, 2015 , 12:45 PM

Veterans Affairs Division

Chair: Rep. Bob Dettmer
Location: 200 State Office Building
Bills Added
Monday, February 9, 2015 , 3:30 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Chamber
Monday, February 9, 2015 , 6:00 PM

Legislative Water Commission

Location Changed Agenda Changed
Chair: Sen. Bev Scalze
Location: 5 State Office Building
I. Approval of minutes from January 12, 2015 meeting
II. Update by DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr on the Governor's buffer initiative
III. Brief presentations on agricultural water policy issues: MN AgriGrowth Council
IV. Discuss LWC goals and objectives
Near-Shore Objectives:
1. Review and consider supporting the Clean Water Council and the Interagency Work Group activities and the (81) watershed monitoring and assessment approach
2. Assess the impacts of proposed legislation related to water policies, resources, and budgets (Ex: Governor's buffer initiative)
3. Assess Agency water roles and potentially make recommendations for adjustments (Ex: Groundwater management areas/competing appropriations)
Far-Shore Objective:
1. Assess local assets/capacity to implement water programs
V. Discuss water-related proposed legislation
VI. Discuss communication preferences, interest areas, and priority setting methods
VII. Set next meeting date
VIII. Other business as approved by the Chair

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