State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 12, 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 Ingebrigtsen, Rosen, Gimse and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to public safety; controlled substances; adding Salvia divinorum to Schedule I of the controlled substance schedules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 152.02, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 570: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for the Minnesota campus compact and service learning grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Murphy and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to landfills; modifying provisions of landfill cleanup program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 115B.39, subdivision 2; 115B.40, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to Dawson-Boyd school district for a geothermal heating system.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to utilities; providing for audio electronic recordings; making technical corrections regarding the cold weather rule; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 216A.03, subdivision 6; 216C.11.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to utilities; authorizing Public Utilities Commission to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 216B.23, by adding a subdivision; 237.081, by adding a subdivision; 237.74, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to early education; modifying the child care assistance program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 119B.13, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; expanding game and fish lottery and drawing preferences for service members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.465, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 577: A bill for an act relating to state government; designating English as the official language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 171.04, subdivision 1; 171.13, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 15.441.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to retirement; specifying a new process for computing Teachers Retirement Association service credit; authorizing deduction of other benefits received from Teachers Retirement Association refunds; expanding postretirement option program eligibility to include all state employees with Public Employees Retirement Association coverage; revising Public Employees Retirement Association erroneous receipts provision to provide interest on employee contribution overpayments; creating Teachers Retirement Association full actuarial value uncredited military service provision; making administrative revisions and technical corrections in various retirement provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 43A.346, subdivisions 2, 6; 352B.02, subdivisions 1a, 1c; 353.01, subdivision 16; 353.0161, subdivision 1; 353.27, subdivisions 2, 3, 7; 353.33, subdivisions 1, 11, 12, by adding a subdivision; 353.65, subdivisions 2, 3; 353A.08, subdivision 6a; 354.05, by adding subdivisions; 354.091; 354.42, subdivision 2; 354.44, subdivisions 4, 5; 354.47, subdivision 1; 354.48, subdivisions 4, 6; 354.49, subdivision 2; 354.52, subdivisions 2a, 4b, 6, by adding a subdivision; 354.55, subdivision 11; 354.66, subdivision 3; 354A.096; 354A.12, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision; 354A.36, subdivision 6; 356.401, subdivision 2; 356.465, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 356.611, subdivisions 3, 4; 356.635, subdivisions 6, 7; 356.96, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 354.06, subdivision 6; 354.55, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Lynch, Koering, Clark, Metzen and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying certain requirements for an associate of applied science degree at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of Medford to impose a local sales and use tax.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; repealing June accelerated tax payment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 289A.18, subdivision 4; 289A.20, subdivision 4; 297F.09, subdivisions 1, 2; 297F.25, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 289A.60, subdivision 15; 297F.09, subdivision 10; 297G.09, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Ingebrigtsen and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to constitutional amendments; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I; providing that the right of citizens to bear arms for certain purposes is fundamental and shall not be abridged.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Gimse, Gerlach, Ingebrigtsen and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 583: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MFIP electronic benefit transfers; directing commissioner to apply for demonstration project to give bonus for buying Minnesota-grown foods; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256J.39, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Limmer and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 584: A bill for an act relating to firearms; extending time period for renewal of permit to purchase firearm from federally licensed dealer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 624.7131, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Gerlach, Ingebrigtsen, Vandeveer, Gimse and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 585: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; limiting per diem payments; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 586: A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying provisions relating to deadline for rate determination by Public Utilities Commission; making clarifying correction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.16, subdivisions 2, 7b.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Hann, Gerlach, Koch, Vandeveer and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 587: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; prohibiting per diem payments to members during certain special sessions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 3.099, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 588: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; restricting access to data that identify victims or witnesses in active criminal investigations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 13.82, subdivision 17.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Betzold, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 589: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; rejecting a statutory interpretation found in an advisory opinion issued by commissioner of administration in 2008.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Chaudhary, Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 590: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; directing Department of Natural Resources to enter into a cooperative wild rice management plan for Big Rice Lake.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Hann and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 591: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; repealing the ethanol producer payment program and the minimum ethanol content requirement; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 41A.09, subdivisions 1a, 2a, 3a, 4, 10; 239.791, subdivisions 1, 1a, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Hann, Gerlach and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 592: A resolution memorializing Congress; claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Bonoff, Dibble, Rest, Carlson and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 593: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions governing operation of wireless communications device while operating motor vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.475; 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.443, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Fischbach and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 594: A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; requiring safe patient handling plans in clinical settings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 182.6551; 182.6552, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 182.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Moua, Pappas, Rummel and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 595: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the Minnesota Institute for Public Policy to assist legislators and other policy makers in creating public policy; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3D.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 596: A bill for an act relating to the environment; restricting the manufacture and sale of certain polybrominated diphenyl ethers; authorizing participation in multistate clearinghouse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 325E.386, by adding subdivisions; 325E.387, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 597: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, section 1; changing the state and local election voting age from 18 to 16.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 598: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; expanding the definition of agricultural products in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 273.13, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 599: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; expanding requirement of display of vehicle lighting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.48.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 600: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the statewide science, technology, engineering, and math initiative.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Day and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 601: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulation; modifying speed limit when passing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 602: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 603: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for renovation of a water treatment facility in the city of Aurora.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ingebrigtsen and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 604: A bill for an act relating to alcohol; modifying provisions relating to farm wineries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 340A.301, subdivision 4; 340A.315, subdivisions 2, 3, 7; 340A.418, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 605: A bill for an act relating to retirement; aeronautics; modifying provisions relating to disability or retirement of Department of Transportation pilots; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 352.86.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 606: A bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing certain persons who are 17 years old to vote in a primary; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 201.014, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Anderson, Vickerman, Pariseau, Frederickson and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 607: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; modifying membership terms of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116P.05, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Dibble, Rosen and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 608: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the adult mental health fatality review team; providing criminal penalties for disclosure of certain data; requiring reports; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 609: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the city aid base for certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 610: A bill for an act relating to higher education; eliminating requirement that meetings to nominate candidates for regent of the University of Minnesota be one week apart; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 137.0246.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Sparks, Metzen, Michel, Lourey and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 611: A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; modifying requirements of the State Building Code; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.106, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Latz, Betzold, Michel, Foley and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 612: A bill for an act relating to judgments; enacting the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act adopted and recommended for passage by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 548; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 548.35.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Skogen, Gerlach and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 613: A bill for an act relating to insurance; authorizing and regulating the issuance of certificates of insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 60K.46, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Fischbach, Moua and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 614: A bill for an act relating to crimes; expanding definition of secured treatment facility for purposes of fourth degree assault to include locked psychiatric hospitals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.2231, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Prettner Solon, Berglin, Koering, Lourey and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 615: A bill for an act relating to health; providing an exception to the hospital construction moratorium; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 144.551, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Rest, Dibble, Higgins, Marty and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 616: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying tax preparation services law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 270C.445.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rummel, Doll, Carlson and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 617: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for grants for the design of renewable energy projects in K-12 public schools.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saltzman, Skoe, Bonoff, Frederickson and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 618: A bill for an act relating to the environment; creating an advisory council on development and regulation of consumer products; establishing a comprehensive framework for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development; providing appointments; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Scheid, Dahle, Sparks, Skogen and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 619: A bill for an act relating to insurance; clarifying the definition of health carrier; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62A.011, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Kelash, Carlson, Fobbe and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 620: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying health and safety revenue to include elevator repair costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 123B.57, subdivisions 2, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sheran, Prettner Solon, Pappas, Anderson and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 621: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; modifying standards for higher education asset preservation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 135A.046, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 622: A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money for reconstructing marked Trunk Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 623: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a veterans home in Owatonna.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 624: A bill for an act relating to railroads; forgiving state loans made to Rock and Nobles Counties.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Vickerman and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 625: A bill for an act relating to the military; appropriating money for a grant to Operation Happy Note.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen, Dahle, Kelash and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 626: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; creating a subtraction for voluntary firefighter pensions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Metzen, Carlson, Chaudhary, Cohen and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 627: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for repair and infrastructure projects at the Minnesota Zoo; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 628: A bill for an act relating to commerce; eliminating the ability of financial institutions to make payday loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 47.59, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 47.60.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 629: A bill for an act relating to revenue sharing with local governments; repealing the city local government aid program; creating the Minnesota fair plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 477A.014, subdivision 1; 477A.03, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 630: A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; prohibiting certain uses of public funds; prohibiting certain government contracts; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Saxhaug and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 631: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; eliminating slot limits for northern pike while spearing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97C.385, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 632: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; specifying information to be reported for local capital improvement requests; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.86, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.86, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Berglin, Sheran, Erickson Ropes, Lynch and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 633: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.0625, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 634: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing collaborative services for high-risk children; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 635: A bill for an act relating to animal health; modifying a prior appropriation to allow certain payments.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 636: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Floodwood for business park development.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Vickerman, Fobbe, Pogemiller and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 637: A bill for an act relating to state procurement; veterans; designating businesses owned by disabled veterans as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding certain state and metropolitan agency contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16C.16, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Scheid, Dahle, Tomassoni, Metzen and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 638: A bill for an act relating to construction; requiring prompt payment to construction subcontractors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 337.10, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Carlson, Sieben, Metzen, Doll and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 639: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing penalty for careless driving resulting in death; providing for revocation of violator’s driver’s license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.13, by adding a subdivision; 171.17, subdivision 1; 171.30, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Kelash, Fobbe, Chaudhary and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 640: A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for temporary drawdown of public waters; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Prettner Solon; Fischbach; Olson, M.; Stumpf and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 641: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing licensure and practice limitations for dental therapist; establishing fees for dental therapist; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 150A.01, by adding a subdivision; 150A.05, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 150A.06, subdivisions 2d, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 150A.08, subdivisions 1, 3a, 5; 150A.09, subdivisions 1, 3; 150A.091, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 8, 10; 150A.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 150A.11, subdivision 4; 150A.12; 151.01, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 150A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 150A.061.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Murphy, Langseth, Kubly, Dibble and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 642: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for rail service improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sheran, Rosen, Kubly and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 643: A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; providing eligibility for benefits under certain training programs.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Dille and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 644: A bill for an act relating to higher education; removing policy requirement; allowing the Board of Trustees to determine credit requirements; amending Laws 2007, chapter 144, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 136F.301.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Ortman, Higgins, Moua and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 645: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying and expanding the conditional release program for nonviolent drug offenders; extending the program’s sunset; modifying the mandatory minimum sentence for repeat fifth-degree controlled substance offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 152.025, subdivision 3; 244.055, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 11, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 244.055, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Betzold, by request, Scheid, Moua, Ortman and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 646: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating business screening services; modifying a definition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 332.70, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 647: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for Robert Street corridor transitway in Dakota County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 648: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for relocation of an ICF/MR facility in Cottonwood County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 252.291, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 649: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying adjusted levy limit base; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 275.71, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 650: A bill for an act relating to insurance; limiting the frequency of medical examinations that a physician may perform for motor vehicle insurers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 65B.56, subdivision 1; 72A.201, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 651: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring high school students to have education and career plans; allowing for college readiness assessments; providing for postsecondary credits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.10, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Lynch, Rosen, Erickson Ropes and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 652: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying certain nursing home and home care regulations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 144A.04, subdivision 11, by adding subdivisions; 144A.45, by adding a subdivision; 144A.4605, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 653: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the dependent care credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 290.067, subdivision 2; 290.0674, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 290.067, subdivisions 2a, 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Lourey and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 654: A bill for an act relating to human services; permitting non-Medicare home care agencies to provide alternative care services; eliminating the customized living rate cap; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.0913, subdivision 5a; 256B.0915, subdivision 3e.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Gimse and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 655: A bill for an act relating to animals; eliminating a restriction on assistance by counties and cities to certain societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 275.70, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 343.11.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 656: A bill for an act relating to energy; directing Legislative Energy Commission to analyze state energy standards for certain appliances.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Prettner Solon and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 657: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing direction for the use of federal stimulus funding for energy programs.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Sieben, Higgins, Wiger and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 658: A bill for an act relating to elections; imposing additional requirements on polling place challengers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 204C.07, subdivisions 3a, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olseen, Sieben, Rest and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 659: A bill for an act relating to elections; clarifying the restrictions on service of election judges; modifying the creation of election judge appointment lists; limiting requirements for use of lists of election judges prepared by major political parties; authorizing the appointment of additional election judges; eliminating requirements for election judges to initial ballots before use; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 204B.19, subdivision 2; 204B.21, subdivisions 1, 2; 204C.09; 204C.13, subdivision 5; 204C.18, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Marty, Sieben, Pappas and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 660: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring certain public officials to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 201.13, by adding a subdivision; 201.14; 201.15, subdivisions 1, 2; 201.155; 201.161; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 201.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Pappas, Sieben, Marty and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 661: A bill for an act relating to elections; expanding requirements for postsecondary institutions to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes; requiring enhanced access to voter registration records and records of returned absentee ballots on the World Wide Web; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 135A.17, subdivision 2; 201.061, subdivisions 1, 3; 201.071, subdivision 1; 201.091, by adding a subdivision; 203B.08, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Carlson and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 662: A bill for an act relating to elections; preventing candidates in an election from determining validity of an absentee ballot envelope; clarifying write-in votes may not serve as identifying marks on ballots; shortening duration of the general election canvass; eliminating automatic recounts and allowing certain candidates to request a state-funded recount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 204B.44; 204C.18, subdivision 2; 204C.33, subdivisions 1, 3; 204C.35, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Rest and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 663: A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain provisions concerning military and overseas voting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 203B.16, subdivision 2; 203B.17, subdivision 1; 203B.21, subdivision 2; 203B.22; 203B.225, subdivision 1; 203B.227.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 664: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Northtown Rail Yard Bridge in Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 665: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions related to children aging out of foster care; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.055, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Marty and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 666: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions related to children aging out of foster care; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260C.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 667: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Father Hennepin Regional Park in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 668: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 669: A bill for an act relating to retirement; permitting certain employees of the Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association and Police Relief Association to be members of the Public Employees Retirement Association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 353.01, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 670: A bill for an act relating to energy; mandating inclusion of strategic tree planting as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.241, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Sieben, Torres Ray, Metzen and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 671: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the Critical Areas Act of 1973; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 116G.03, by adding subdivisions; 116G.15.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Skogen, Stumpf and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 672: A bill for an act relating to education finance; simplifying and repealing mandates on districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16E.18, subdivision 2; 120A.24, subdivision 4; 120A.26, subdivision 5; 120A.32; 120B.11, subdivision 5; 122A.09, subdivision 7; 122A.50; 122A.61, subdivision 1; 123B.10, subdivision 1; 123B.71, subdivisions 1, 8, 12; 124D.10, subdivision 13; 124D.19, subdivision 3; 125A.57, subdivision 2; 125A.61, subdivision 1; 237.065, subdivision 2; 237.066, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120A.26, subdivision 4; 120A.41; 120B.11, subdivisions 6, 7, 8; 120B.39; 122A.32; 122A.628; 122A.75.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Stumpf and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 673: A bill for an act relating to energy; appropriating money to city of Kennedy for energy conversion of former school building; promoting green economy.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Marty, Sieben, Murphy, Doll and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 674: A bill for an act relating to environment; enacting the Minnesota Clean Car Act; requiring decreased emission of criteria air pollutants and greenhouse gas pollution from new motor vehicles; requiring adoption of low emission standards for motor vehicles; providing for updates as necessary to comply with the federal Clean Air Act; requiring reports; requiring rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Kubly, Fischbach, Sheran, Erickson Ropes and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 675: A bill for an act relating to health; making technical changes for emergency medical services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 144E.101, subdivisions 6, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Torres Ray and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 676: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing certain retroactive payments; authorizing certain additional elderly waiver services; establishing time frames for determining medical assistance eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.0645; 256B.0915, by adding a subdivision; 256B.19, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Skoe, Langseth and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 677: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring probable cause for spot inspection of motor vehicles by state troopers; repealing provision for implied consent to inspection; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.771, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.771, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Skoe, Langseth and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 678: A bill for an act relating to transportation; exempting trailers hauling farm products from rear-end protection requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 221.031, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 679: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to reconstruct or replace a culvert under Trunk Highway 64 in Eleventh Crow Wing Lake in Akeley.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.