Greetings from the Capitol,
The House Environment & Natural Resources Policy & Finance Committee spent the week on HF846 (Omnibus Environment Finance bill). The bill contains policy provisions from HF1329(DNR policy bill), the game and fish bill (HF1406) and other provisions. The bill passed out of committee on Thursday.
The Senate Finance – Subcommittee on Legacyheard numerous bills on Tuesday, including SF1754 (Clean water fund appropriations), SF701 (Cuyuna mountain bike system appropriation), SF242 (Outdoor heritage fund appropriations, SF1433 (Comprehensive watershed management planning program provisions), SF1772 (Wilderness Inquiry programs grant appropriation), SF752 (Red River watershed management board water quality enhancement), and SF83 (Washington County Grey Cloud Slough habitat improvement appropriation). The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Budget Divisionpassed, as amended, their Omnibus Budget Bill (the bill has no number as of this writing).
For the most up to date list of meetings and bills, please visit committee web pages or currently posted meetings for the House and Senate.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Meier (email@example.com ) if you have any comments on concerns. I hope you find time this weekend to enjoy Minnesota’s great outdoors!
Combined Legislative Meeting Calendar Upcoming Meetings
Week of: April 20, 2015
HOUSE & SENATE BROADCAST TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Monday, April 20, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015 3:30 PM House
The House Meets in Session
Monday, April 20, 2015 11:00 AM Senate
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:45 PM House
Meeting Time Note: We will convene at our regular time and we have the committee room for the evening.
Legacy Funding Finance
Room: Basement Hearing Room Chair: Rep. Dean Urdahl, Josh Heintzeman
||Minnesota Historical Society funding provided, and money appropriated.
The H303DE5 Amendment is the language for the Legacy Funding Omnibus bill. Committee Documents: H0303DE5.pdf
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:15 AM House
Government Operations and Elections Policy
Room: Room 10 Chair: Rep. Tim Sanders
||Public retirement plans; outdated or obsolete allowable service credit provisions eliminated, outdated date references in pension provisions eliminated, ambiguous retirement provisions clarified or eliminated; and pension-related headnotes corrected.
||Wetland replacement high priority area identification required.
||Clean Water Council membership modified.
HF2235 (Albright) Workers’ compensation advisory council recommendations adopted regarding inpatient hospital payments, rulemaking authorized, and report required. HF2236 (Albright) Metropolitan county commissioners provided to serve as members of the Metropolitan Council, Metropolitan Council modified, and money appropriated. Committee Documents: H1508-12A.pdf
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:30 AM House
Meeting Time Note: The hearing will begin at 10:30am or at the Call of the Chair.
Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy
Room: 5 State Office Building Chair: Rep. Tom Hackbarth
Informational hearing on the DNR’s 2015 Fishing Regulations for Mille Lacs Lake.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00 AM
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
Room: 5 State Office Building Chair: Bob Anderson Agenda: TBD