2017 - 2018
SENATE INDEX

Room 110, STATE CAPITOL, 651.296.5560
MINNESOTA SENATE NINETY LEGISLATURE

AUTHOR LIST


2017 - 2018

Frentz
Chief and Co-Author List
Thursday, November 15, 2018


SF 107 Clausen; Frentz; Hoffman; Kent
Revisor No.: 17-1400
Topic: Education and Education Department (MDE)
Short Description: Principals' Leadership Institute provisions modifications and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/12/2017114Introduction and first reading 
01/12/2017Referred to E-12 Policy


SF 122 Nelson; Torres Ray; Laine; Frentz; Sparks
HF 168 Fenton
Revisor No.: 17-1077
Topic: Resolutions
Short Description: Resolution expressing concern over persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned, forced organ harvesting from nonconsenting prisoners of conscience, primarily from Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned for their spiritual beliefs, and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups in the People's Republic of China
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/12/2017116Introduction and first reading 
01/12/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
01/30/2017453Author added Laine
02/09/2017562Author added Frentz
02/22/2017710Author added Sparks


SF 125 Frentz; Abeler; Hoffman; Rosen; Bigham
HF 327 Zerwas
Revisor No.: 17-1467
Topic: Workers Compensation
Short Description: Occupational disease workers compensation provisions modifications
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2017342Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2017Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
02/20/20186138Chief author stricken Schoen
02/20/2018Chief author added Frentz
03/05/20186280Author added Bigham
See SF1293, Sec. 1


SF 142 Jasinski; Senjem; Frentz; Dahms; Nelson
HF 265 Petersburg
Revisor No.: 17-1632
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: U.S. highway #14 four-lane divided reconstruction bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2017345Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2017Referred to Capital Investment


SF 145 Dziedzic; Pappas; Latz; Frentz; Marty
HF 116 Murphy, E.
Revisor No.: 17-1295
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: Affirmative consent standards in campus sexual assault policies authorization; sexual violence grant program and consent curriculum establishment; sexual violence prevention grants appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2017346Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy
02/22/20186169Author stricken Schoen
02/26/20186209Author added Frentz
03/01/20186248Author added Marty
See SF2214, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 25
See SF943, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 25


SF 164 Clausen; Pratt; Nelson; Frentz
HF 300 Urdahl
Revisor No.: 17-0953
Topic: Athletics
Short Description: High school league sponsored events sales tax exemption for ticket sales authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2017349Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2017Referred to Taxes
01/26/2017404Author added Frentz


SF 168 Frentz; Senjem
HF 258 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1564
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: South Central College North Mankato campus space renovation bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2017349Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2017Referred to Capital Investment
See First Special Session, HF5, Art. 1, Sec. 3, Sub. 6


SF 216 Jensen; Lourey; Marty; Frentz; Benson
HF 629 Rarick
Revisor No.: 17-1871
Topic: Insurance-Health
Short Description: Medical assistance (MA) claims against estates provisions modifications
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/19/2017360Introduction and first reading 
01/19/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
01/26/2017405Author added Marty
02/09/2017562Author added Frentz
03/08/20171169aComm report: To pass as amended 
03/08/20171180Second reading 
03/31/20173047Author added Benson
04/27/20173331Chief author stricken, shown as co-author Lourey
04/27/2017Chief author added Jensen
05/01/20173361Special Order 
05/01/20173361Third reading Passed 
05/11/20174501Returned from House 
Presentment date 05/11/17
05/15/20174516Governor's action Approval 05/12/17
05/15/20174525Secretary of State Chapter 46 05/12/17
Effective date 05/13/17 (retroactive application)


SF 234 Simonson; Tomassoni; Eken; Frentz; Sparks
HF 841 Sandstede
Revisor No.: 17-1795
Topic: Telecommunications, Computers, and Information Technology
Short Description: Broadband grant program appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/19/2017364Introduction and first reading 
01/19/2017Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
See SF3656, Art. 6, Sec. 2, Sub. 3


SF 245 Lang; Frentz; Dahms; Newman; Ingebrigtsen
HF 332 Miller
Revisor No.: 17-1620
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: Fairfax operation of Fort Ridgely state park golf course agreement requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/19/2017365Introduction and first reading 
01/19/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
02/20/2017680Author added Ingebrigtsen
03/01/2017821aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Environment and Natural Resources Finance
See SF723, Art. 2
See SF844, Art. 2, Sec. 29


SF 291 Frentz; Newman
HF 584 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-1835
Topic: Bicycles and Bikeways
Short Description: Motorized bicycle owner disability plate issuance under certain circumstances establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/23/2017378Introduction and first reading 
01/23/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 3, Sec. 33-35, 52-53


SF 313 Jasinski; Draheim; Frentz; Dahms; Senjem
HF 231 Lucero
Revisor No.: 17-1475
Topic: Transportation and Transportation Department (DOT)
Short Description: Corridors of commerce program appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/23/2017381Introduction and first reading 
01/23/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 3; Art. 2, Sec. 2


SF 337 Frentz
HF 483 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1899
Topic: Crimes and Criminals-Sexual Offenses
Short Description: St. Peter regional treatment center Minnesota sex offender program (MSOP) phase 2 improvements bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017390Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to Capital Investment


SF 356 Frentz
HF 333 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-0715
Topic: Fish and Fishing
Short Description: Resident game and fish driver's license requirement modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017393Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance


SF 357 Frentz; Sparks; Westrom
HF 259 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1671
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Tractor rollover protection grant cost-share requirement elimination and eligible protection structures standards modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017393Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
02/02/2017500Author added Sparks
02/06/2017532Author added Westrom
02/06/2017Withdrawn and re-referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
02/16/2017618aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
See HF1545, Art. 2, Sec. 5


SF 358 Rest; Dziedzic; Dibble; Frentz
HF 704 Garofalo
Revisor No.: 17-2052
Topic: Elections
Short Description: Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; presidential candidates five year tax return records disclosure requirement prior to ballot placement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017393Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
02/22/20186170Chief author stricken Schoen
02/22/2018Chief author added Rest


SF 392 Dahms; Frentz; Jasinski; Draheim
HF 765 Torkelson
Revisor No.: 17-2138
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: U.S. highway #14 four-lane divided highway construction bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017399Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to Capital Investment


SF 415 Clausen; Frentz; Hoffman; Kent
HF 1989 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-2147
Topic: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
Short Description: Minnesota State University Mankato Principals' Leadership Institute establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/26/2017403Introduction and first reading 
01/26/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy


SF 439 Frentz; Dahms
HF 588 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2167
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: U.S. highway #14 reconstruction bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/30/2017443Introduction and first reading 
01/30/2017Referred to Capital Investment


SF 475 Frentz; Lourey; Little
Revisor No.: 17-2199
Topic: Data Practices and Privacy
Short Description: Parent contact information on birth certificates classification clarification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/30/2017449Introduction and first reading 
01/30/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy


SF 493 Goggin; Frentz
HF 331 Anderson, P.
Revisor No.: 17-1718
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program administration and promotion allowance decrease and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/30/2017452Introduction and first reading 
01/30/2017Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
02/13/2017592Author added Frentz
See HF1545, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 5(n) and Art. 2, Sec. 4


SF 520 Frentz
HF 578 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2184
Topic: Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
Short Description: Minnesota security hospital St. Peter improvements and expansion second phase bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/02/2017484Introduction and first reading 
02/02/2017Referred to Capital Investment
See First Special Session, HF5, Art. 1, Sec. 17, Sub. 2


SF 521 Frentz
HF 613 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1760
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: North Mankato local food and beverage tax imposition authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/02/2017484Introduction and first reading 
02/02/2017Referred to Taxes


SF 522 Frentz
HF 637 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1974
Topic: Corrections and Corrections Department (DOC)
Short Description: Physical therapists correctional state employees retirement plan coverage inclusion authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/02/2017484Introduction and first reading 
02/02/2017Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
See S545, Art. 16, Sec. 2
See SF2620, Art. 15, Sec. 2


SF 588 Dahms; Frentz; Weber; Lang
HF 447 Torkelson
Revisor No.: 17-1896
Topic: Water and Water Resources
Short Description: Minnesota River Basin Area II flood hazard mitigation grant bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/02/2017495Introduction and first reading 
02/02/2017Referred to Capital Investment
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 9, Sub. 3


SF 595 Rosen; Frentz; Benson; Lourey; Abeler
HF 529 Zerwas
Revisor No.: 17-1635
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Human services targeted case management interactive video use authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/02/2017497Introduction and first reading 
02/02/2017Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
02/22/2017684Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, SF2, Art. 4, Sec. 25, 33-34, 44, 62


SF 627 Rosen; Frentz; Jasinski
HF 468 Cornish
Revisor No.: 17-1984
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: Madelia public infrastructure fire damage repair and replacement grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/06/2017513Introduction and first reading 
02/06/2017Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
See SF326, Sec. 3


SF 656 Frentz; Rosen
HF 633 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2282
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: State road construction appropriation modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/06/2017518Introduction and first reading 
02/06/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy


SF 662 Rosen; Frentz; Abeler; Hoffman
HF 397 Loonan
Revisor No.: 17-1415
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Practice of dentistry exemption for certain students of dentistry establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/06/2017519Introduction and first reading 
02/06/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
02/20/2017656Comm report: To pass, Consent Calendar 
02/20/2017660Second reading 
02/22/2017711Consent Calendar: Stricken, placed on General Orders 
03/16/20171547Special Order 
03/16/20171547Third reading Passed 
03/29/20172598Returned from House 
Presentment date 03/30/17
04/04/20173123Governor's action Approval 04/03/17
04/04/20173123Secretary of State Chapter 11 04/03/17
Effective date 04/04/17


SF 680 Frentz
HF 783 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2533
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: Mankato and North Mankato local sales and use taxes extension authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/06/2017522Introduction and first reading 
02/06/2017Referred to Taxes
See First Special Session, HF1, Art. 5, Sec. 3-5


SF 747 Frentz; Eaton
HF 971 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2477
Topic: Parks and Trails
Short Description: St. Peter Minnesota Square Park pavilion reconstruction grant bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/09/2017544Introduction and first reading 
02/09/2017Referred to Capital Investment
03/23/20171940Author added Eaton


SF 748 Frentz; Eaton
HF 970 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2434
Topic: Parks and Trails
Short Description: St. Peter Minnesota Square Park pavilion reconstruction grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/09/2017544Introduction and first reading 
02/09/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
03/23/20171940Author added Eaton


SF 821 Newman; Kiffmeyer; Dibble; Frentz
HF 837 Torkelson
Revisor No.: 17-2054
Topic: Transportation and Transportation Department (DOT)
Short Description: State road construction appropriation modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/09/2017558Introduction and first reading 
02/09/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
02/22/2017724Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Finance
02/23/2017770Authors added Kiffmeyer; Dibble
03/06/20171080Author added Frentz
03/28/20171972Comm report: To pass 
03/28/20172178Second reading 
03/29/20172598Rule 45; subst. General Orders HF837


SF 884 Dibble; Carlson; Kent; Frentz; Franzen
HF 894 Hornstein
Revisor No.: 17-2522
Topic: Transportation and Transportation Department (DOT)
Short Description: Governor's transportation budget and public safety activities appropriation, bond issue and policy provisions
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/13/2017580Introduction and first reading 
02/13/2017Referred to Rules and Administration
02/15/2017613Author added Franzen
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 1-3
See First Special Session, HF5, Art. 1, Sec. 15, Sub. 9


SF 897 Eken; Frentz
HF 941 Poppe
Revisor No.: 17-2722
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Caregiver support programs provisions modifications and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/13/2017582Introduction and first reading 
02/13/2017Referred to Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
03/01/2017931Author added Frentz
03/02/2017941aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 904 Jasinski; Dahms; Frentz
HF 677 Petersburg
Revisor No.: 17-1935
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: Corridors of commerce program bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/13/2017583Introduction and first reading 
02/13/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 2, Sec. 2, 4


SF 999 Frentz
HF 1191 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-2988
Topic: Arts
Short Description: Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/15/2017608Introduction and first reading 
02/15/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
See HF707, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(d)


SF 1000 Frentz
HF 1190 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-3110
Topic: Arts
Short Description: Children's museum of southern Minnesota grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/15/2017608Introduction and first reading 
02/15/2017Referred to E-12 Finance
See HF707, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(d)


SF 1022 Frentz
HF 1193 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-3098
Topic: Arts
Short Description: Children's museum of southern Minnesota appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/15/2017611Introduction and first reading 
02/15/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
See HF707, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(d)


SF 1023 Frentz; Rosen; Lourey; Jensen; Benson
HF 972 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-1873
Topic: Emergency and 911 Services (EMS)
Short Description: Emergency medical services regulatory board adoption of rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering certain emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/15/2017612Introduction and first reading 
02/15/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy


SF 1033 Dahms; Frentz; Pratt; Wiger; Tomassoni
HF 1382 Nornes
Revisor No.: 17-2014
Topic: Libraries
Short Description: Regional public library systems state aid formula modification; regional public library systems and multicounty, multitype libraries appropriation increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/16/2017629Introduction and first reading 
02/16/2017Referred to E-12 Finance
02/23/2017770Author added Tomassoni
See First Special Session, HF2, Art. 7, Sec. 1, Sub. 3, 5


SF 1036 Rosen; Frentz; Senjem; Dziedzic; Dahms
HF 1215 Cornish
Revisor No.: 17-2531
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: Madelia and Watonwan county construction materials uses to rebuild real property sales tax exemption authorization and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/16/2017630Introduction and first reading 
02/16/2017Referred to Taxes
See First Special Session, HF1, Art. 3, Sec. 31, 33-35


SF 1154 Utke; Rosen; Frentz
HF 1462 Albright
Revisor No.: 17-2623
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Human services financing reform task force establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/20/2017666Introduction and first reading 
02/20/2017Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
03/06/20171080Author added Frentz
03/09/20171255Comm report: To pass and re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
03/09/20171269aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Rules and Administration
03/23/20171671Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 1202 Frentz; Bakk; Senjem; Miller; Newton
HF 1998 Howe
Revisor No.: 17-2843
Topic: Taxation
Short Description: Property tax refund definition of income modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/20/2017674Introduction and first reading 
02/20/2017Referred to Taxes


SF 1209 Anderson, B.; Frentz
HF 1209 Cornish
Revisor No.: 17-3012
Topic: Veterans and Veterans Affairs Department (DVA)
Short Description: Veterans benefits services disclosure requirements authorization and disclosure statement establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/20/2017675Introduction and first reading 
02/20/2017Referred to Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
03/06/20171011Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
See SF605, Art. 5, Sec. 3, 5 (vetoed)
See First Special Session, SF1, Art. 4, Sec. 3, 5


SF 1297 Lang; Frentz; Dahms; Sparks; Dziedzic
HF 1474 Pierson
Revisor No.: 17-3219
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Second Harvest Heartland grants appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/22/2017705Introduction and first reading 
02/22/2017Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
See HF1545, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 5(j)


SF 1324 Draheim; Jensen; Frentz; Eken; Sparks
HF 1189 Daniels
Revisor No.: 17-2928
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: Large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/23/2017756Introduction and first reading 
02/23/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy
See SF2214, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 32
See SF943, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 32


SF 1358 Eichorn; Johnson; Sparks; Westrom; Frentz
HF 1550 Backer
Revisor No.: 17-2329
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: Municipal roads funding and funds allocation and distribution modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/23/2017761Introduction and first reading 
02/23/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy


SF 1364 Kent; Housley; Frentz; Ingebrigtsen
HF 1806 Lesch
Revisor No.: 17-3064
Topic: Crimes and Criminals
Short Description: Electronic monitoring as a condition for pretrial release pilot project extension
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/23/2017762Introduction and first reading 
02/23/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
02/22/20186170Author stricken Schoen


SF 1387 Marty; Eken; Clausen; Cwodzinski; Frentz
HF 879 Rosenthal
Revisor No.: 17-0720
Topic: Senior Citizens
Short Description: Financial exploitation of seniors and vulnerable adults education and outreach program establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/23/2017767Introduction and first reading 
02/23/2017Referred to Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
See SF1937, Art. 1, Sec. 7, Sub. 6(b)
See SF1456, Art. 1, Sec. 7, Sub. 6(b)


SF 1427 Hawj; Weber; Frentz; Dziedzic
HF 1748 Hamilton
Revisor No.: 17-3296
Topic: Immigrants and Aliens
Short Description: Ethnic minority chambers of commerce grants appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/27/2017782Introduction and first reading 
02/27/2017Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
03/13/20171372Author added Dziedzic
See SF780, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 3 (d)


SF 1531 Frentz; Cwodzinski; Marty; Housley; Simonson
HF 1772 Maye Quade
Revisor No.: 17-0098
Topic: Energy
Short Description: Renewable energy standard modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/27/2017799Introduction and first reading 
02/27/2017Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/01/2017932Author added Simonson


SF 1778 Jensen; Mathews; Goggin; Anderson, P.; Frentz
HF 2142 McDonald
Revisor No.: 17-3838
Topic: Legislature
Short Description: Per diem living expenses for legislators preclusion during a special session
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/06/20171065Introduction and first reading 
03/06/2017Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
03/09/20171267Comm report: To pass 
03/09/20171279Second reading 
03/14/20171462General Orders: Stricken and re-referred to Rules and Administration


SF 1799 Frentz
HF 1899 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-3643
Topic: Motor Vehicles
Short Description: Motor fuels tax increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/06/20171069Introduction and first reading 
03/06/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy


SF 1800 Frentz
HF 1827 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-3660
Topic: Arts
Short Description: Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/06/20171069Introduction and first reading 
03/06/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
See HF707, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(d)


SF 1853 Jasinski; Eichorn; Sparks; Frentz
HF 1244 Petersburg
Revisor No.: 17-2396
Topic: Transportation and Transportation Department (DOT)
Short Description: Driveway permit denial or revocation appeal process by transportation commissioner establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/06/20171078Introduction and first reading 
03/06/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 3, Sec. 7


SF 1876 Frentz
HF 2163 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-3916
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Minnesota security hospital staffing enhancements appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/20171143Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2017Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 2047 Frentz
HF 2136 Gunther
Revisor No.: 17-3817
Topic: Economic Development
Short Description: Regional entrepreneurial development appropriations
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/13/20171364Introduction and first reading 
03/13/2017Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy


SF 2106 Frentz; Lourey; Hayden; Wiklund
Revisor No.: 17-4148
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Home care services recipients notice requirements following provider termination; home and community-based providers and intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities reimbursement rates modification; self-directed workforce contract ratification and rate increase authorization and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/14/20171460Introduction and first reading 
03/14/2017Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, SF2, Art. 18, Sec. 2, Sub. 7


SF 2118 Hoffman; Schoen; Dziedzic; Frentz; Abeler
HF 1564 Franson
Revisor No.: 17-3453
Topic: Health and Health Department (MDH)
Short Description: Home visiting services for pregnant and parenting teens appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/15/20171486Introduction and first reading 
03/15/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy


SF 2144 Frentz
HF 2226 Poppe
Revisor No.: 17-3909
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Agricultural education loan forgiveness program appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/15/20171490Introduction and first reading 
03/15/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy
See SF2144, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 33; Art. 2, Sec. 12
See SF943, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 33, Art. 2, Sec. 13


SF 2145 Frentz
HF 2372 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 17-4163
Topic: 
Short Description: Agricultural classification of land converted from agricultural use to environmental purposes authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/15/20171490Introduction and first reading 
03/15/2017Referred to Taxes


SF 2149 Jasinski; Frentz
HF 2103 Davids
Revisor No.: 17-3408
Topic: Motor Vehicles
Short Description: Motor vehicle dealers documentary or document administration fee charge authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/15/20171491Introduction and first reading 
03/15/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See First Special Session, HF3, Art. 3, Sec. 1, 38


SF 2166 Frentz
HF 2380 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-3667
Topic: Crimes and Criminals
Short Description: Criminal defendants interactive video teleconferencing use authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/16/20171543Introduction and first reading 
03/16/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2167 Frentz
HF 2381 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-3661
Topic: Children and Families
Short Description: Underage possession or consumption of alcohol immunity extension to persons assisting another who remains on scene
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/16/20171543Introduction and first reading 
03/16/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2168 Frentz; Latz
HF 2452 Hilstrom
Revisor No.: 17-4179
Topic: Disabilities and Access
Short Description: Architectural barrier notice provisions modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/16/20171543Introduction and first reading 
03/16/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2169 Frentz; Clausen; Newton
HF 2465 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-4223
Topic: Marriage and Marriage Dissolution
Short Description: Same sex marriages recognition under prior law
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/16/20171543Introduction and first reading 
03/16/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2175 Relph; Frentz; Eken; Simonson
HF 2448 Pierson
Revisor No.: 17-4146
Topic: Minorities and Protected Groups
Short Description: Council on Minnesotans of African Heritage grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/16/20171544Introduction and first reading 
03/16/2017Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections


SF 2181 Latz; Dziedzic; Frentz
Revisor No.: 17-4247
Topic: Buildings and Building Codes
Short Description: Building accessibility inspection reports notices requirement; architectural barriers disability discrimination claims requirements establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/20/20171576Introduction and first reading 
03/20/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2205 Frentz
HF 1776 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-2311
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities and home and community-based service providers reimbursement rates modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/20/20171580Introduction and first reading 
03/20/2017Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 2215 Jensen; Newman; Frentz
HF 1922 Koznick
Revisor No.: 17-3112
Topic: Motor Vehicles
Short Description: Electric vehicles registration tax increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/23/20171934Introduction and first reading 
03/23/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy


SF 2223 Hawj; Frentz; Laine; Torres Ray; Carlson
Revisor No.: 17-4272
Topic: Arts
Short Description: Somali Museum of Minnesota grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/23/20171935Introduction and first reading 
03/23/2017Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
03/28/20171970Author added Carlson
See HF707, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(g)


SF 2299 Frentz
HF 2538 Considine
Revisor No.: 17-4317
Topic: Housing and Housing Finance Agency (HFA)
Short Description: Economic development and housing challenge program appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/31/20173047Introduction and first reading 
03/31/2017Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance


SF 2347 Clausen; Carlson; Dibble; Frentz
HF 2626 Maye Quade
Revisor No.: 17-4484
Topic: Traffic Regulations
Short Description: Right-of-way for semitrailers and oversize vehicles in roundabouts provisions modifications
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/27/20173330Introduction and first reading 
04/27/2017Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See SF3656, Art. 24, Sec. 39, 43


SF 2348 Dziedzic; Relph; Frentz
HF 2617 Fischer
Revisor No.: 17-4481
Topic: Popular Names
Short Description: Americans with disabilities act notice to businesses working group establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/27/20173330Introduction and first reading 
04/27/2017Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
05/22/20175983Author added Frentz


SF 2352 Anderson, P.; Pratt; Miller; Benson; Frentz
HF 3144 Peterson
Revisor No.: 17-4502
Topic: Legislature
Short Description: Office of Legislative Auditor's April 2017 evaluation report of the Minnesota State High School League recommendations implementation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/27/20173331Introduction and first reading 
04/27/2017Referred to E-12 Policy


SF 2370 Nelson; Hayden; Franzen; Simonson; Frentz
Revisor No.: 17-3195
Topic: Cigarettes and Tobacco
Short Description: Tobacco products in schools prohibition application to charter schools; tobacco sale age increase; administrative penalties increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
05/04/20173377Introduction and first reading 
05/04/2017Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
05/04/20173378Author stricken Ingebrigtsen
03/26/20186988Author added Frentz


SF 2431 Frentz; Clausen; Torres Ray; Newton
HF 2671 Carlson, L.
Revisor No.: 17-4600
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: Higher education account automatically funded by general fund balance upon failure of legislature to fulfill postsecondary funding policy; instructional service costs, student enrollment and average cost of instruction calculations determinations
DATED-PG ACTIONS
05/22/20175982Introduction and first reading 
05/22/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy


SF 2432 Frentz; Clausen; Torres Ray; Newton
HF 2670 Carlson, L.
Revisor No.: 17-4599
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: Higher education account automatically funded by general fund balance upon failure of legislature to fulfill postsecondary funding policy; higher education reserve account creation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
05/22/20175982Introduction and first reading 
05/22/2017Referred to Higher Education Finance and Policy


SF 2443 Hoffman; Latz; Frentz; Little; Lourey
Revisor No.: 17-4713
Topic: Legislature
Short Description: Uncodified appropriation and tax laws expiration provisions
DATED-PG ACTIONS
05/22/20176083Introduction and first reading 
05/22/2017Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2551 Lang; Frentz
HF 2882 Miller
Revisor No.: 18-5527
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Rural finance authority bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/22/20186156Introduction and first reading 
02/22/2018Referred to Capital Investment
02/26/20186210Withdrawn and re-referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
03/12/20186376Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Capital Investment
03/19/20186793Author added Frentz
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 10


SF 2642 Johnson; Frentz
HF 2921 Kiel
Revisor No.: 18-5494
Topic: Railroads, Rail Lines, and LRT
Short Description: Railroad crossing requirements modification to include on-track equipment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186189Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
03/14/20186443Comm report: To pass 
03/14/20186479Second reading 
See SF3656, Art. 24, Sec. 46-48


SF 2653 Housley; Ruud; Tomassoni; Cohen; Frentz
HF 3009 Poston
Revisor No.: 18-5442
Topic: Veterans and Veterans Affairs Department (DVA)
Short Description: Centers for independent living services for veterans grants appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186192Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
03/19/20186536Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy


SF 2654 Dahms; Fischbach; Tomassoni; Cohen; Frentz
HF 3008 Theis
Revisor No.: 18-5441
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Centers for independent living appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186192Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy


SF 2667 Frentz
HF 3072 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-5885
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: North Mankato Caswell Regional Sporting Complex on-sale liquor license authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186194Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy


SF 2672 Jensen; Draheim; Frentz
HF 3397 Zerwas
Revisor No.: 18-5477
Topic: Drugs and Medicine
Short Description: Prescription drugs discounts or free product vouchers use prohibition
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186195Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy


SF 2673 Jensen; Anderson, P.; Draheim; Goggin; Frentz
HF 3524 McDonald
Revisor No.: 18-5463
Topic: Legislature
Short Description: Per diem living expenses for legislators preclusion during a special session
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186195Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
03/05/20186280Author added Frentz


SF 2742 Latz; Newman; Frentz
HF 3636 Lesch
Revisor No.: 18-5775
Topic: Legal Proceedings
Short Description: Waiver of liability for ordinary negligence involving a consumer service voiding
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/26/20186207Introduction and first reading 
02/26/2018Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2819 Frentz; Abeler; Lourey
HF 3037 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-6205
Topic: Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
Short Description: St. Peter regional treatment center Minnesota sex offender program (MSOP) phase 2 improvements bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186233Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Capital Investment


SF 2820 Frentz; Abeler; Lourey
HF 3082 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-6165
Topic: Crimes and Criminals
Short Description: St. Peter regional treatment center campus dietary building improvements bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186233Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Capital Investment
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 18, Sub. 3


SF 2821 Frentz; Abeler; Lourey
HF 3036 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-6020
Topic: Crimes and Criminals
Short Description: Minnesota sex offender program (MSOP) secure assisted living units construction at St. Peter regional treatment center campus bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186233Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Capital Investment
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 10


SF 2822 Frentz; Rosen; Senjem; Eaton; Jasinski
HF 2782 Considine
Revisor No.: 18-5107
Topic: Water and Water Resources
Short Description: Mankato Minnesota River watershed improvement grant bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186233Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Capital Investment


SF 2824 Draheim; Weber; Jasinski; Frentz; Dahms
HF 3484 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-6012
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Rural economic development study and policy proposal development for a pilot project in south central Minnesota appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186234Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance


SF 2836 Jensen; Kiffmeyer; Sparks; Frentz; Benson
HF 3024 Dean, M.
Revisor No.: 18-5478
Topic: Health and Health Department (MDH)
Short Description: Health plan company contractually preventing pharmacists from informing patients of price differentials prohibition; synchronization of prescription drug refills
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186236Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
04/09/20187240aComm report: To pass as amended 
04/09/20187252Second reading 
05/01/20188500Special Order 
05/01/20188500Third reading Passed 
See SF3656, Art. 36, Sec. 6


SF 2882 Pappas; Frentz; Wiklund
Revisor No.: 18-6332
Topic: Firearms and Weapons
Short Description: Firearm transfers criminal background checks requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186244Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2883 Pappas; Frentz; Wiklund
Revisor No.: 18-6333
Topic: Public Safety and Public Safety Department (DPS)
Short Description: Gun violence protective orders issuance and enforcement; emergency issuance of gun violence protective order; firearms transfer and return; offenses, violation, and liability protection
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/01/20186244Introduction and first reading 
03/01/2018Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 2963 Ruud; Housley; Frentz; Draheim; Rosen
HF 3549 Hamilton
Revisor No.: 18-6203
Topic: Parks and Trails
Short Description: State parks accessibility improvements bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/05/20186270Introduction and first reading 
03/05/2018Referred to Capital Investment


SF 3006 Nelson; Anderson, P.; Wiklund; Franzen; Frentz
HF 3291 Anselmo
Revisor No.: 18-6195
Topic: Cigarettes and Tobacco
Short Description: Statewide tobacco cessation services authorization; tobacco cessation account establishment; appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/05/20186277Introduction and first reading 
03/05/2018Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
03/26/20186989Author added Frentz
See SF799, Sec. 2, Sub. 2(f)


SF 3010 Dibble; Carlson; Kent; Frentz
HF 3272 Hansen
Revisor No.: 18-6386
Topic: Motor Vehicles-Registration, Licensing, and Taxation
Short Description: Minnesota licensing and registration system (MNLARS) money transfer authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/05/20186277Introduction and first reading 
03/05/2018Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy


SF 3042 Eken; Torres Ray; Frentz
Revisor No.: 18-6103
Topic: Resolutions
Short Description: Resolution condemning white nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations and urging the President and Congress to recognize criminal elements of groups as domestic terrorist organizations
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/08/20186352Introduction and first reading 
03/08/2018Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 3185 Frentz
HF 3720 Thissen
Revisor No.: 18-6798
Topic: Government-Employees
Short Description: Public employees retirement association (PERA) temporary laborers exclusion election from St. Paul city and independent school district #625 public employees retirement association
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/12/20186416Introduction and first reading 
03/12/2018Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
See SF2620, Art. 16, Sec. 1, 13


SF 3210 Frentz; Draheim; Sparks; Eken
HF 3515 Poppe
Revisor No.: 18-6665
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Farmers' Legal Action Group grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/12/20186420Introduction and first reading 
03/12/2018Referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance


SF 3277 Frentz
HF 3550 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-6658
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Blue Earth and Nicollet counties functional family therapy pilot project for at-risk youth and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/14/20186480Introduction and first reading 
03/14/2018Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 3397 Marty; Frentz; Dibble; Simonson
Revisor No.: 18-6390
Topic: Energy
Short Description: Solar energy incentive program modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/15/20186511Introduction and first reading 
03/15/2018Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 3546 Hawj; Bigham; Frentz; Klein; Hayden
HF 4288 Johnson, S.
Revisor No.: 18-7143
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Somali communities outreach grants appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/19/20186778Introduction and first reading 
03/19/2018Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 3575 Johnson; Koran; Frentz
HF 3933 Johnson, B.
Revisor No.: 18-5664
Topic: Disabilities and Access
Short Description: Advocating Change Together grant appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/19/20186783Introduction and first reading 
03/19/2018Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy


SF 3584 Ruud; Ingebrigtsen; Frentz
HF 4009 Swedzinski
Revisor No.: 18-7146
Topic: Mines and Mining
Short Description: Aggregate mapping appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/19/20186784Introduction and first reading 
03/19/2018Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance
See SF3656, Art. 19, Sec. 3, Sub. 2


SF 3620 Frentz; Marty; Eaton
HF 3940 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-7111
Topic: Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, and Streams
Short Description: Minnesota River basin nutrient reduction strategy appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/19/20186790Introduction and first reading 
03/19/2018Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance


SF 3653 Frentz
HF 4044 Considine
Revisor No.: 18-6841
Topic: Crimes and Criminals
Short Description: Crime of assaulting secure treatment facility personnel expansion to include all bodily fluids transfer
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/21/20186863Introduction and first reading 
03/21/2018Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 3783 Frentz; Lourey; Dziedzic; Hayden; Klein
HF 3896 Maye Quade
Revisor No.: 18-6853
Topic: Human Services and Human Services Department (DHS)
Short Description: Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) reporting requirements modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/22/20186928Introduction and first reading 
03/22/2018Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy


SF 3842 Frentz; Rosen; Senjem; Dahms; Jasinski
HF 4216 Considine
Revisor No.: 18-7394
Topic: Education and Education Department (MDE)
Short Description: Minnesota State University, Mankato clinical sciences renovation project bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/27/20187005Introduction and first reading 
03/27/2018Referred to Capital Investment


SF 3939 Rosen; Frentz; Weber; Dahms
HF 4373 Gunther
Revisor No.: 18-7530
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: St. James storm sewer improvements bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/12/20187290Introduction and first reading 
04/12/2018Referred to Capital Investment
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 22, Sub. 12


SF 3960 Weber; Dahms; Frentz; Johnson; Nelson
HF 4395 Anderson, P.
Revisor No.: 18-7559
Topic: Agriculture and Agriculture Department
Short Description: Riparian buffer property tax credit authorization and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/12/20187294Introduction and first reading 
04/12/2018Referred to Taxes
04/23/20187882Author added Frentz
05/07/20188739Author added Johnson
05/15/20188968Author added Nelson


SF 3985 Frentz
HF 4383 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-7603
Topic: Highways, Roads, and Bridges
Short Description: Trunk highway #169 in Mankato reconstruction bond issue and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/16/20187304Introduction and first reading 
04/16/2018Referred to Capital Investment


SF 3986 Frentz
HF 4366 Johnson, C.
Revisor No.: 18-7604
Topic: Cities and Towns-Specific
Short Description: Mankato levee height increase appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/16/20187304Introduction and first reading 
04/16/2018Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy
See HF4425, Art. 1, Sec. 16, Sub. 13


SF 3990 Abeler; Rest; Frentz; Senjem; Bakk
HF 4413 Garofalo
Revisor No.: 18-7595
Topic: Taxation-Income
Short Description: Certified historic structure income tax credit modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/16/20187305Introduction and first reading 
04/16/2018Referred to Taxes


SF 4005 Frentz
Revisor No.: 18-7495
Topic: Education-Higher
Short Description: Higher education individual retirement account plan contribution rate increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/19/20187737Introduction and first reading 
04/19/2018Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections