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Legislative Update - April 18, 2017

Conference Committees announced

The House and Senate announced Conference Committee conferees this morning. Conference Committees will meet to work out differences between the House and Senate versions. A Conference Committee tracker can be found HERE.

Omnibus Higher Education appropriations and policy bill (SF2214/HF2477)
House: Nornes; Christensen; Daniels; Whelan; Omar
Senate: Fischbach; Draheim; Anderson, P.; Jensen; Clausen

Omnibus Tax bill (HF4/SF2255)
House: Davids; Drazkowski; McDonald; Hertaus; Marquart
Senate: Chamberlain; Dahms; Miller; Senjem; Rest

Omnibus Transportation finance bill (HF861/SF1060)
House: Torkelson; Runbeck; Petersburg; Koznick; Howe
Senate: Newman; Jasinski; Kiffmeyer; Osmek; Sparks

Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources finance bill (HF888/SF723)
House: Fabian; Heintzeman; Swedzinski; Uglem; Ecklund
Senate: Ingebrigtsen; Ruud; Westrom; Mathews; Tomassoni

Omnibus Education finance bill (HF890/SF718)
House: Loon; Erickson; Bennett; Kresha; Murphy, M.
Senate: Nelson; Pratt; Eichorn; Weber; Wiger

Omnibus State Government appropriations bill; omnibus veterans and military appropriations bill (SF605/HF691)
House: Anderson, S.; O'Driscoll; Dettmer; Fenton; Nash
Senate: Kiffmeyer; Anderson, B.; Koran; Hall; Laine

Omnibus Agriculture and Housing appropriations bill (SF780/HF895)
House: Hamilton; Anderson, P.; Lueck; Backer; Poppe
Senate: Westrom; Weber; Goggin; Lang; Eken

Omnibus Health Human Services bill (SF800/HF945)
House: Dean, M.; Schomacker; Albright; Kiel; Schultz
Senate: Benson; Abeler; Housley; Utke; Lourey

Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety appropriations bill (SF803/HF896)
House: Cornish; Johnson, B.; Zerwas; Scott; Hilstrom
Senate: Limmer; Relph; Johnson; Anderson, B.; Latz

Omnibus Jobs, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Industry, and Employment and Economic Development appropriations bill (SF1937/HF2209)
House: Garofalo; Newberger; Hoppe; O'Neill; Mahoney
Senate: Miller; Dahms; Osmek; Anderson, P.; Champion

This week at the Capitol  

Tuesday, April 18

5:30 p.m.
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
15 State Capitol
Non-Action Item: SF2233 (Rosen)/HF2486 (O'Driscoll) - MSRS, TRA, SPTRFA; Governor's funding proposal.
SFxxxx; HFxxxx (LCPR17-024):  VFRAs/PERA-SVFRP; Permitting relief association withdrawal from the statewide plan in order to join a volunteer firefighter relief association.
Deloitte Consulting:Review of the 2016 Actuarial Valuations and TRA Replication Valuation.
- Motion LCPR17-M2

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 a.m.
Conferene Committee on Health and Human Services Omnibus bill

11:30 a.m.
Conference Committee on Omnibus Education Finance bill
200 State Office Building

1:00 p.m.
Conference Committee on Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Polcy and Finance bill
5 State Office Building

3:00 p.m.
Conference Committee on Omnibus Tax bill
15 State Capitol

3:30 p.m.
Conference Committee on  Omnibus Transportation Finance bill
120 State Capitol

4:30 p.m.
Conference Committee on Omnibus Higher Education bill
123 State Capitol

Thursday, April 20

10:00 a.m.
House in Session

11:00 a.m.
Senate in Session

1:00 p.m.
Conference Committee on Omnibus Education Finance bill

Important Links:

  • Most recent bill introductions related to higher education (compiled by Government Relations team) can be found HERE (updated 3/28/17)
  • Committee schedules can be found HERE
  • Many committee hearings and floor sessions are streamed live via the web or broadcast on television. More information and a schedule can be found HERE

Government Relations team:

Jaime Simonsen – Jaime.simonsen@minnstate,edu
Bernie Omann – Bernie.omann@minnstate,edu
Jim Grathwol – jim.grathwol@minnstate.edu