Updates from the Government Relations team are sent periodically during the legislative session.                                                  
Legislative Update - May 18, 2016
House bonding list unveiled

The House bonding list will be heard this morning in Ways and Means, scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. or at the call of the chair. The hearing will be streamed live.

This week at the Capitol

Wednesday, May 18

9:00 a.m.
House in Session

9:15 a.m. 
House Ways and Means
Room: 10 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Knoblach
Agenda: Consideration of an amendment to the budget resolution. 
HF3692 (Torkelson): Public land, building, and other capital improvement spending authorized; previous appropriations modified; new programs established; existing programs modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
Meeting will convene during floor recess at the call of the chair. The committee meeting will likely recess and reconvene following completion of floor session.

11:00 a.m.
Senate in Session

11:00 a.m. or at the call of the chair
Conference Committee on HF 2749
Room: 1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Chairs: Sen. Richard Cohen and Rep. Jim Knoblach
Agenda: HF2749 - Omnibus supplemental appropriation bill

Thursday, May 19

At the Call of the Chair
Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development
Room: 2308 Minnesota Senate Building
Chair: Sen. Terri E. Bonoff
Agenda: Office of the Legislative Auditor, a review of restructuring currently underway at the University of Minnesota related to human subject research and clinical drug studies.  

Important Links:

  • Most recent bill introductions related to higher education (compiled by Government Relations team) SPREADSHEET (updated 4/20/16)
  • 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@so.mnscu.edu
Bernie Omann – Bernie.omann@so.mnscu.edu
Jim Grathwol – jim.grathwol@so.mnscu.edu