State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 19, 2009
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Robling, Lourey, Day and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 1662: A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating advisory task force to study fire protection and first responder services.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Sieben, Chaudhary, Anderson and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 1663: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing the Minnesota Naturalist Corps; appropriating money for Minnesota Naturalist Corps, additional state park naturalists, and information centers and kiosks in state parks; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 1664: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the state medical review team process; requiring an annual report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256.01, by adding a subdivision; 256B.055, subdivision 7; 256B.057, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1665: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Chisholm for sanitary sewer and related infrastructure improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1666: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Hibbing for street reconstruction; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Murphy, Sieben, Jungbauer and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1667: A bill for an act relating to passenger rail; prescribing duties and powers of commissioner of transportation; requiring report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Saltzman, Olseen and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 1668: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for research-based professional development that includes "response to intervention" problem solving.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saltzman, Olseen, Bonoff and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 1669: A bill for an act relating to education; integrating alternative, early intervention services programs into the Q-Comp and staff development programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.413, subdivision 2; 122A.414, subdivision 2; 122A.60, subdivisions 1a, 3; 122A.61, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Marty, Rosen and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1670: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for correctional discharge planning.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1671: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a personal property exemption for an electric generation facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1672: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; modifying regulation of barbers and barbering schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 154.06; 154.065, subdivision 2; 154.07, by adding a subdivision; 154.15, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 154.07, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Torres Ray, Higgins, Anderson, Saxhaug and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 1673: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for riparian restoration and stream bank stabilization.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kelash, Rest, Murphy, Jungbauer and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1674: A bill for an act relating to railroads; directing commissioner to apply for federal grants for rail safety technology; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 219.01.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Prettner Solon, Bakk, Senjem and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1675: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring amendment to contract entered into under biomass mandate and allowing cost recovery; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.2424, subdivision 5a.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1676: A bill for an act relating to capital improvement; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Hibbing to renovate three fire stations in the city.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1677: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Mississippi Headwaters Board.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saltzman and Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1678: A bill for an act relating to education; refocusing educator relicensure on performance; implementing the legislative auditor’s recommendations to the legislature for revising Q-Comp; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.18, subdivision 4; 122A.40, subdivisions 6, 8; 122A.41, subdivisions 3, 5; 122A.413, subdivision 2; 122A.414, subdivisions 2, 2b; 122A.60, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Bakk and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 1679: A bill for an act relating to public employment; authorizing retirement incentives.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 1680: A bill for an act relating to water; appropriating money for a water quality pilot project in the Buffalo River watershed.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Prettner Solon and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 1681: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Fobbe and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1682: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring revisor of statutes to survey recipients of free state publications.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Ortman, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 1683: A bill for an act relating to crime; establishing a marijuana plant possession crime; modifying marijuana sale and possession amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 152.01, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision; 152.021, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.022, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.023, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.025, subdivision 2; 244.055, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 244.055, subdivisions 6, 11.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sieben, Murphy and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1684: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions relating to design-build projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 161.3410, by adding a subdivision; 161.3412, subdivision 3; 161.3420, subdivision 3; 161.3422; 161.3426, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.3426, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1685: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting construction materials and equipment used to construct the Mower County courts facility; removing an obsolete provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1686: A bill for an act relating to data practices; proposing classification of grants data created or maintained by government entities; proposing classification of regional parks foundation private donor gift data as private or nonpublic; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.599, subdivision 1; 13.792.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 1687: A bill for an act relating to retirement; waiving general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association annuity repayment requirement for a certain city of Bayport independent contractor.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni, Dibble, Betzold and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1688: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for digital television conversion.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1689: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to provide a grant to Independent School Districts Nos. 402, Hendricks and 403, Ivanhoe for energy improvement to Lincoln High School.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1690: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a new well in the city of Benson; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1691: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a new well in the city of Benson.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Day, Pariseau, Jungbauer and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1692: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction for military pensions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Higgins, Dibble and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1693: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring coverage for interpreter services; establishing an interpreter services work group; requiring reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Chaudhary, Skogen and Fobbe introduced--
S.F. No. 1694: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a star farms program; establishing the Star Farm Board; appropriating money from the clean water fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1695: A bill for an act relating to data practices; amending the regulation of business screening services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 332.70, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Kubly; Dibble; Higgins; Olson, M. and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 1696: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for restorative justice-based diversion programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Kelash and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1697: A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting metropolitan area local governments to impose reasonable area or response time residency requirements for job-related reasons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 415.16, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Saxhaug, Vickerman, Pariseau and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1698: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying certain rulemaking authority; requiring a study; providing for legislative oversight; providing appointments; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Kubly, Vickerman, Dille, Pariseau and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 1699: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing economic stimulus through renewable energy and energy efficiency grants; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jungbauer, Day, Pariseau, Ingebrigtsen and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1700: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring prepaid health plans and county-based purchasing plans serving state health care program enrollees to offer contracts to health care providers subject to the MinnesotaCare tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; 256B.692, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Sparks, Day, Metzen, Rosen and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 1701: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; increasing fees on certain transactions; providing for acceptable methods of payment; imposing surcharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.33, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1702: A bill for an act relating to Morrison County; providing a process for making office of county treasurer appointive.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1703: A bill for an act relating to cities; modifying the limitations on salary changes for city council members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 415.11, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1704: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing state support for the debt service equalization aid program; creating a school bond agricultural credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.01, by adding a subdivision; 126C.20; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 123B.54.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kelash introduced--
S.F. No. 1705: A bill for an act relating to railroads; modifying membership on Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 174.86, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1706: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; naming and appropriating money for the Minnesota Valley Line; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 1707: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 8; allowing municipal state-aid street fund to be distributed to cities with a population under 5,000; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 160.02, subdivision 21; 162.13; 162.14, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Rest, Skoe, Bakk, Limmer and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1708: A resolution memorializing the members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Main Street Fairness Act.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Ortman, Fischbach, Higgins and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1709: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the statewide Minnesota prescription program; requiring use of tamper-resistant prescription drug forms; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 151.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Dibble and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1710: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting the taking of mourning doves; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 97A.015, subdivision 24; 97B.731, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Dahle, Scheid, Metzen and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1711: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle sales and distribution; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 80E.03, by adding a subdivision; 80E.09, subdivisions 1, 3; 80E.12; 80E.135; 80E.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1712: A bill for an act relating to powers of attorney; creating an alternative statutory short form for military members who are in active service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 523.02; 523.131; 523.16; 523.20; 523.21; 523.23, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 523.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1713: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; requiring commissioner of revenue to conduct a study of the metropolitan fiscal disparities program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1714: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; corporate franchise; modifying the research tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 290.068, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1715: A bill for an act relating to health and human services; establishing the Department of Health and Human Services; requiring the merger of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 15.01; 15.06, subdivision 1; 15A.0815, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olseen, Saxhaug, Lourey, Anderson and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 1716: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; allowing suspension of registrations or licenses of off-highway motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and watercraft in case of payment by dishonored checks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 84.788, by adding a subdivision; 84.798, by adding a subdivision; 84.82, by adding a subdivision; 84.922, by adding a subdivision; 86B.415, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Hann and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 1717: A bill for an act relating to constitutional amendments; proposing to amend the Minnesota Constitution, article XI; repealing the increase in the sales and use tax rate dedicated for natural resources and cultural heritage purposes; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 85.53; 97A.056, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 114D.50; 129D.17.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1718: A bill for an act relating to health; repealing requirement related to submission of encounter data; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62U.04, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1719: A bill for an act relating to health; repealing certain payment reform and quality measurement requirements; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 62U.02; 62U.04.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1720: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring use of broker or coordinator for special transportation services and access transportation services on a statewide basis; modifying criteria for special transportation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.04, subdivision 14; 256B.0625, subdivision 17.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Hann and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1721: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing single-occupant hybrid vehicles to operate in high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 160.93, subdivisions 4, 5, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Gerlach, Pariseau, Ingebrigtsen and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 1722: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing for a suspension of the prevailing wage during certain budget deficits; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 177.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Gerlach, Gimse, Michel, Pariseau and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1723: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying prevailing wage provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 177.42, subdivisions 4, 6; 177.43, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Pogemiller, Moua, Higgins, Saltzman and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 1724: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income tax credit for expenditures for historic structure rehabilitation; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1725: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring reporting of hospital-acquired infections; establishing an advisory committee; applying sanctions and penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1726: A bill for an act relating to energy; appropriating money for grants to install solar energy projects in public buildings.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1727: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting certain provider conflicts of interest; providing criminal and civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62R.03, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.717, subdivision 3; 62J.23.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Doll and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1728: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing a sales tax exemption for energy-efficient equipment for restaurants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 297A.68, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.