State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, January 8, 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 Tomassoni, Cohen, Langseth, Berglin and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 1: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota economy; creating a state partnership with federal efforts to restore the American economy; outlining appropriations and authorizing bonding for use in supplementing the federal Economic Rescue and Recovery Act; appropriating money; authorizing bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Cohen and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 2: A bill for an act relating to state government; specifying the development of budget recommendations and requiring state agencies to provide information; requiring disclosure of status of fiscal note requests; modifying state budget requirements; requiring a forecast of cash flow for the general fund; specifying format for detailed budget estimates of expenditures; imposing deadline for notice of deficiency requests; providing additional whistleblower protection to state employees; requiring a budget working group; eliminating obsolete requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 3.885, by adding a subdivision; 3.98, subdivision 4; 3.987, subdivision 1; 16A.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 16A.11, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 181.932, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 43A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.152, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Berglin, Lynch and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 3: A bill for an act relating to state government operations; eliminating unnecessary state mandates.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Metzen, Tomassoni and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 4: A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; providing for a new base period for calculating benefits; providing for a limited extension of benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.035, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Anderson, Prettner Solon, Dibble, Jungbauer and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 5: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring the commissioner of commerce to develop a state plan for a green infrastructure; providing funding to create energy-efficient residences; authorizing bonding to fund energy-efficient public buildings, renewable energy for public schools, green industrial parks, and a solar certification laboratory.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Latz, Fobbe, Dahle and Kelash introduced--
S.F. No. 6: A bill for an act relating to real estate; permitting homeowners to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327A.05.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 7: A bill for an act relating to animals; providing standards of care for dog and cat breeders; authorizing rulemaking; providing criminal penalties; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 347.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 8: A bill for an act relating to taxation; removing a deadline for establishing housing improvement districts without special legislation; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 428A.21.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Lourey, Prettner Solon, Clark, Koering and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 9: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating the Minnesota health security account; establishing the Minnesota health security program; specifying eligibility criteria, covered services, and administrative procedures; requiring a report on program expansion and service delivery; ensuring access to health care for all adults; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256N.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Bonoff; Clark; Saltzman; Olson, G. and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 10: A bill for an act relating to education finance; establishing a shared services purchasing program; requiring all school districts and charter schools to participate in the shared services program; requiring the Department of Education to administer the shared services program; requiring the Department of Education to enter a contract with a vendor to establish the shared services program; establishing a deduction from the general education program; setting state and district technology guidelines; creating a quality rating and improvement system; updating annual report on district passage rate; clarifying the definition of comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction; making requirements of kindergarten and elementary teachers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivisions 2, 2a, by adding a subdivision; 123B.143, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 123B; 124D; 125B; 127A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Saltzman and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 11: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for online learning providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.095, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 12: A bill for an act relating to charitable gambling; providing for the gross receipts tax on pull-tabs and tipboards to be imposed and paid on a site-by-site basis; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 297E.02, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Sheran, Prettner Solon, Dibble and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 13: A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing standard to reduce carbon intensity of transportation fuels; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Sieben, Murphy, Dibble, Langseth and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 14: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money for the state’s share of rail line between St. Paul and Chicago.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rest, Jungbauer, Clark, Murphy and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 15: A bill for an act relating to the financing of state government; requiring money transfer from general fund to state airports fund; repealing Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 11, section 10.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen, Lourey, Erickson Ropes, Koch and Fobbe introduced--
S.F. No. 16: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; repealing the 2008 changes to the Green Acres law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 273.111, subdivisions 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 11a; Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 6, section 52; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 273.111, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Limmer; Scheid; Olson, G.; Bonoff and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 17: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing continuation of existing domestic fatality review team and permitting all judicial districts to create domestic fatality review teams; amending Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 2, section 27, subdivisions 1, as amended, 3c, as added, 4; repealing Laws 2002, chapter 266, section 1, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 18: A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the Prisoner of War - Missing in Action issue.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 19: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the compulsory attendance age; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120A.22, subdivisions 5, 6; 120A.24, subdivision 1; 260C.007, subdivision 19; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120A.22, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 20: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting use of deceptive names of candidates, political committees, and political funds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 21: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a P-20 education partnership; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 22: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the Labor Day school start provisions for two years.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 23: A bill for an act relating to education; repealing the Labor Day school start provisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120A.40.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Murphy, Erickson Ropes, Senjem and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 24: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; extending the availability of 2007 flood relief appropriations.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jungbauer, Ingebrigtsen and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 25: A bill for an act relating to energy; abolishing moratorium on issuing certificate of need for new nuclear power plant; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Jungbauer and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 26: A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying law on inattentive driving and failure to exercise due care; providing for enhanced criminal penalties for certain traffic violations that result in personal injury or property damage; requiring commissioner of public safety to include information on inattentive driving in driver’s manual; requiring distribution of traffic law summary to peace officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.89, by adding subdivisions; 171.13, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Kelash, Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 27: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending property tax exemption for apprenticeship training facilities to land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 272.02, subdivision 86.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Prettner Solon, Vickerman, Skoe, Lourey and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 28: A bill for an act relating to public safety; broadening eligibility criteria for peace officer reciprocity licensing exam to include certain persons in active military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 626.8517.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Sheran, Koering and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 29: A bill for an act relating to health; changing a provision for pharmacy practice in administering influenza vaccines; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 151.01, subdivision 27; 151.37, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Higgins; Olson, M.; Rosen and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 30: A bill for an act relating to public safety; specifying a retention time period for methamphetamine precursor drug logs maintained by retailers and providing that the logs are open to law enforcement inspection; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 152.02, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Scheid and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 31: A bill for an act relating to liquor; repealing certain restrictions relating to direct wine shipments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.417.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Scheid, Rest and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 32: A bill for an act relating to elections; clarifying that election judge may affirm oath; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 204B.24.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olseen, Murphy, Saltzman, Hann and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 33: A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; modifying qualifications for type III school bus drivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.02, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 34: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a state trail; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 85.015, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 35: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for floodplain management.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bakk and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 36: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money for new terminal facilities at the Duluth airport.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Fischbach, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 37: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; according status of emergency vehicle to vehicle operated by protective agent for escorting funeral procession or oversized loads; making technical correction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.011, subdivision 3; 326.338, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Fischbach, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 38: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing local governments to regulate use of escort motorcycles or vehicles by licensed protective agents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.04.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 39: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a regional environmental science and nature education center in Jackson County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 40: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for bridge replacement in the city of Windom; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 41: A bill for an act relating to Jackson County; providing a process for making office of county auditor-treasurer appointive.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 42: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; making seat belt violation a primary offense in all seating positions regardless of age; making technical changes; providing for surcharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.686, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2; 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 43: A bill for an act relating to utilities; prohibiting public utility from acquiring nonutility company; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 44: A bill for an act relating to state lands; requiring private sale of certain surplus state land bordering public water in Cass County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 45: A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing a bounce-back annuity when provided for by a marriage dissolution decree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 353.30, by adding a subdivision; 518.58, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 46: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a biosolids processing facility in the city of Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 47: A bill for an act relating to transit; removing restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development; repealing Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 85.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Prettner Solon and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 48: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money for repairs to facilities at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 49: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; creating a health insurance premium credit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 62U.071; 275.76.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.