State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, February 27, 2017
11:00 A.M.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The bills listed on today's introduction calendar are given their first reading and referred as indicated.
Senators Anderson, P. and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1403: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Fighting Chance.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Little, Benson, and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1404: A bill for an act relating to health care; permitting an enrollee to cancel individual health coverage by contacting either the health plan company or MNsure; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62K.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Dziedzic; and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1405: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the collaborative urban educator program.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senator Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1406: A bill for an act relating to education; early childhood; appropriating money for the Way to Grow home visiting early education pilot program.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Relph, Limmer, and Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1407: A bill for an act relating to human rights; amending notice provisions for actions involving architectural barriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, subdivisions 2, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1408: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction for certain medical care deductibles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 290.0132, by adding a subdivision; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Klein, Rosen, Housley, Dahms, and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1409: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing an on-sale license to a National Football League training site.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1410: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for abatement of penalties for late payment of taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 279.01, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1411: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Clausen, Carlson, Dibble, Senjem, and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1412: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Minnesota Zoological Gardens.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Torres Ray and Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 1413: A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; extending the five-year rule for a tax increment financing district.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Goggin, Mathews, and Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1414: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing an income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers; providing an income tax credit for beginning farmer financial management programs; establishing duties for the Rural Finance Authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.06, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Hayden; Nelson; and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1415: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding for the paraprofessional pathway to teacher licensure; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1416: A bill for an act relating to counties; providing a process for making the office of county recorder appointive in Marshall County.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senators Ruud and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1417: A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for improving water quality; establishing improvement goal; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103A.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Bakk; Koran; and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1418: A bill for an act relating to liquor; regulating and providing for direct ship wineries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 295.75, subdivision 4; 297A.83, subdivision 1; 297G.07, subdivision 1; 299A.706; 340A.304; 340A.417; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1419: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to expand the programming of the Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota; requiring a report; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Senjem, Relph, Dziedzic, Lang, and Mathews introduced--
S.F. No. 1420: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Somali arts and cultural heritage programs.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Jensen and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1421: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring commissioner of human services to establish demonstration projects for complex patient populations; establishing a fee schedule for providers serving managed care enrollees; requiring a final report on new payment methodologies; authorizing commissioner of health to award health information technology grants; authorizing the establishment of health care workforce pilot projects; modifying requirements governing measures to assess health care quality and quality incentive payments to providers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 62J.496, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 62U.02, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 256B.0755, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2015, chapter 71, article 11, section 63; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler and Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1422: A bill for an act relating to human services; consolidating various nursing facility rate adjustment effective dates to coincide with the annual operating payment rate adjustment on January 1 and one mid-year adjustment on July 1; modifying notice requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 144A.071, subdivision 4d; 256B.431, subdivisions 10, 16, 30; 256B.434, subdivision 4f; 256R.06, subdivision 5; 256R.40, subdivision 5; 256R.41.
Referred to the Committee on Aging and Long-term Care Policy.
Senators Abeler and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1423: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying home health services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 256B.0625, subdivision 6a; 256B.0653, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Nelson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1424: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an electronic service delivery documentation system; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Hoffman, Schoen, Limmer, and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1425: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying coverage of chiropractic services under medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 8e; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0245.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 1426: A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing the appointment of county recorders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 375.08; 382.01; 382.02; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 375A.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senators Hawj, Weber, and Frentz introduced--
S.F. No. 1427: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants to ethnic minority chambers of commerce for certain farming opportunities.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance.
Senators Hawj, Fischbach, Champion, Abeler, and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1428: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing a grant to the Progressive Center for Education and Economic Development, Inc.; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senator Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1429: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for public educational radio stations.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1430: A bill for an act relating to counties; providing a process for making the office of county recorder appointive in Sherburne County.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senator Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1431: A bill for an act relating to aeronautics; appropriating money for an air transport optimization study of the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Relph, Hoffman, Utke, and Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1432: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying eligibility for disability plates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senator Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1433: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions governing reimbursable expenses for nursing assistant training and competency evaluations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivisions 1, 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Aging and Long-term Care Policy.
Senators Abeler and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1434: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to the commissioner of health for a grant to address hepatitis B in Asian populations.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler, Relph, and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1435: A bill for an act relating to state government funding; establishing a pilot program to test an alternative financing model for young families receiving public assistance by removing funding barriers.
Referred to the Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy.
Senators Dziedzic, Ingebrigtsen, Benson, Hall, and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1436: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; appropriating money for training emergency responders.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Dziedzic, Pappas, and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1437: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying local government aid appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 477A.03, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Pratt; and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1438: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income and corporate franchise; extending the research credit to sole proprietors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.068, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Anderson, P. and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1439: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding the exemption for certain local government capital projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.71, subdivision 44.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Mathews, Kiffmeyer, and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1440: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing forest management plan for Sand Dunes State Forest; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Miller, and Little introduced--
S.F. No. 1441: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring the creation of a plan to address barriers to employment faced by people with mental illnesses; appropriating money for employment support services and training programs for people with mental illnesses.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Tomassoni and Eichorn introduced--
S.F. No. 1442: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying requirements for certain grant-in-aid applications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 84.8031.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1443: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; establishing a subtraction and refundable credit for contributions to a Minnesota college savings plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1444: A bill for an act relating to higher education; expanding eligibility for the student loan refinancing program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 136A.1701, subdivision 10; 136A.1704.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senators Senjem; Anderson, P. ; and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1445: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating landscape application contracts; providing an exclusion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 325F.245, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senators Hoffman, Wiger, and Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1446: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying body-gripping trap provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.903.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Hoffman and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1447: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting use of snares to take wild animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.951; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.421.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1448: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Science Museum of Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1449: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to radio stations.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1450: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for public infrastructure in the city of Willernie; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1451: A bill for an act relating to mass transit; appropriating money for supplemental metropolitan transit service.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Nelson and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1452: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for the health professional loan forgiveness program.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Ruud, Lourey, Johnson, Eichorn, and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1453: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a pilot program to provide grants to prevent wolf-livestock conflict; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1454: A bill for an act relating to immigration enforcement; restricting state and local officials from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Dziedzic and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1455: A bill for an act relating to real property; amending the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act to provide for construction defect claims; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 515B.1-103; 515B.3-102; 515B.3-107; 515B.3-111; 515B.4-1021; 515B.4-113; 515B.4-116.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1456: A bill for an act relating to economic development; temporarily modifying the restrictions on use of Minnesota investment fund local government loan repayment funds.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Goggin introduced--
S.F. No. 1457: A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; making housekeeping changes; modifying employment agents and construction codes and licensing; regulating combative sports; modifying OSHA regulations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 182.653, subdivision 9; 182.659, subdivision 8; 182.67, subdivision 1; 184.38, subdivision 17; 184.41; 326B.095; 326B.127, subdivision 5; 326B.133, subdivision 8; 326B.164, subdivisions 1, 3, 6, 7; 326B.439; 326B.46, subdivision 2; 326B.91, subdivisions 3, 6; 326B.92, subdivision 2; 326B.921, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 326B.922; 326B.925, subdivision 1; 341.25; 341.27; 341.321; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.37, subdivision 15; Minnesota Rules, parts 5200.0780; 5226.0100; 5226.0200; 5226.0300.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Chamberlain and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1458: A bill for an act relating to waters; modifying wetland replacement requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 103G.005, subdivisions 10b, 10h; 103G.222, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Lourey, Ruud, and Eichorn introduced--
S.F. No. 1459: A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying county levy authority; treating certain county levies as special taxing district levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.066; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103C.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Lang introduced--
S.F. No. 1460: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for infrastructure improvements related to construction on County Road 8 in the city of Lake Lillian; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Lang introduced--
S.F. No. 1461: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a trail in the city of Lake Lillian; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Lang introduced--
S.F. No. 1462: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a water tower in the city of Lake Lillian; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Lang introduced--
S.F. No. 1463: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for city street improvements in the city of Lake Lillian; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Lang introduced--
S.F. No. 1464: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the public sale of certain tax-forfeited lands bordering public water in Kandiyohi County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Jensen, Newman, Jasinski, Osmek, and Anderson, P. introduced--
S.F. No. 1465: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing cities and towns to apply for replacement service during a certain period; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.388, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Hayden, Dibble, Eaton, and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1466: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to financially assist individuals with hepatitis C obtain access to hepatitis C medications.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Hayden, Dibble, Eaton, and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1467: A bill for an act relating to health; creating a grant program to expand statewide syringe access; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Pappas, Clausen, Hayden, Schoen, and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1468: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a responsible family life and sexuality education program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 121A.23.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Hayden, Dibble, Eaton, Klein, and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1469: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for grants to prevent the spread of HIV.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Dahms and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1470: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying world's best workforce performance measures and reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120B.11, subdivisions 1a, 5, 9.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senator Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1471: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring student assessment results be available to school districts and teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120B.30, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senator Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1472: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for attorney general review and approval of conversions by nonprofit health maintenance organizations; specifying notice and review requirements; establishing standards for distribution of certain assets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 317A.811, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62D.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Pratt and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1473: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the redemption period in pawn transactions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 325J.06.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senators Eichorn, Wiger, Pratt, Nelson, and Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 1474: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school districts and charter schools to create innovation zones; establishing a grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Pratt, Chamberlain, and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 1475: A bill for an act relating to education; creating financial incentives for school districts to help students and families understand state standards and encourage MCA and MTAS testing participation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 120B.31, subdivision 4a; 126C.13, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senator Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1476: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school board proceedings to be posted online; modifying referendum notice requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 123B.09, subdivision 10; 126C.17, subdivision 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.09, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Abeler, Hoffman, Dziedzic, and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1477: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to establish a working group and pilot programs to improve the implementation of youth sports concussion protocols and identify best practices for preventing and treating concussions; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Eichorn, Wiger, Relph, Utke, and Cwodzinski introduced--
S.F. No. 1478: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for approval of education programs at care and treatment facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125A.515, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Rest and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1479: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; eliminating noncommercial seasonal residential recreational property tax classification; modifying the state general tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 126C.01, subdivision 3; 273.13, subdivision 25; 275.025, subdivisions 1, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.025, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Chamberlain, Rest, Bakk, and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1480: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; establishing sales tax collection duties for marketplace providers and certain retailers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.66, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 1481: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying certain higher education provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 135A.15, subdivision 1a; 136A.103; 136A.1795, subdivision 4; 136A.62, by adding subdivisions; 136A.64, subdivision 1; 136A.646; 136A.65, subdivisions 1a, 4, 7, by adding a subdivision; 136A.653; 136A.657, by adding a subdivision; 136A.67; 136A.68; 136A.821, by adding subdivisions; 136A.822, subdivisions 4, 6, 12, 13; 136A.826, subdivision 2; 136A.827, subdivisions 2, 3; 136A.828, subdivision 3; 136A.83; 136A.833; 136A.834, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2015, chapter 69, article 3, section 20, subdivision 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senators Bakk, Tomassoni, and Eichorn introduced--
S.F. No. 1482: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for the allocation of surplus wetland credits under a permit to mine; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 93.47, subdivision 4; 103G.222, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1483: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; allowing consideration of reasonableness of system statements in the Metropolitan Land Planning Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.857, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senators Eken and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1484: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation projects in the Buffalo-Red River Watershed; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Eken, Utke, and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1485: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying certain background study requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245C.08, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Ruud, Ingebrigtsen, Cohen, and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1486: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for RIM and other conservation purposes; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Pappas and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1487: A bill for an act relating to law enforcement; authorizing a local unit of government to assess costs to large retail stores for excessive consumption of law enforcement services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 617.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senators Marty and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1488: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting private precharge programs; correcting references; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 629.366, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Torres Ray and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1489: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying eligibility for graduation incentives program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.68, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1490: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; modifying governance of the Metropolitan Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 473.123; 473.146, subdivision 4; 473.857, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1491: A bill for an act relating to the city of Wayzata; tax increment financing; extending the five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Benson, Abeler, and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1492: A bill for an act relating to human services; setting requirements for competitive bidding and managed care procurement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.69, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Senjem, Miller, Dziedzic, and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1493: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding the exemption for nonprofit groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.70, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Draheim and Jasinski introduced--
S.F. No. 1494: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Rice County.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1495: A bill for an act relating to property tax administration; providing for an assessor accreditation waiver; modifying assessor accreditation requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 270C.9901.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Benson, Abeler, Nelson, Marty, and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1496: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; modifying the requirements for collaborative community dental hygiene services; establishing requirements for collaborative community dental assisting services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 150A.10, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 150A.105, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Westrom, Senjem, Cohen, and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1497: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for the workforce and affordable housing program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.38.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance.
Senators Pratt and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1498: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing for a prepared food donation credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 290.0131, by adding a subdivision; 290.0133, by adding a subdivision; 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Goggin introduced--
S.F. No. 1499: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; amending certain weight limitations for vehicles transporting milk; requiring an analysis of certain deficient bridges; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Weber, Ingebrigtsen, and Anderson, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1500: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a pilot project to provide urgent dental care services; modifying critical access dental provider payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.76, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Weber, Ingebrigtsen, and Anderson, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1501: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying medical assistance spenddown procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.056, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Utke introduced--
S.F. No. 1502: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the public sale of certain tax-forfeited lands bordering public water in Beltrami County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Chamberlain, Rest, Miller, Franzen, and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1503: A bill for an act relating to taxation; establishing a private letter ruling program; limiting assessment authority of the commissioner of revenue; providing expanded authority to abate penalties and taxes; modifying penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 270C.31, by adding a subdivision; 270C.33, by adding subdivisions; 270C.34, subdivision 1; 270C.35, subdivision 4; 289A.40, subdivision 1; 289A.60, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 270C.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Koran and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1504: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the FATHER Project.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Anderson, P. and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1505: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for Summit Academy OIC.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Pappas and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1506: A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying certain data related to small business certification programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.591, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1507: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; providing rebates for propane vehicles and fueling stations; establishing a rebate program with the Department of Commerce; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.
Senators Eichorn, Gazelka, Bakk, and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1508: A bill for an act relating to taxation; Sustainable Forest Incentive Act; modifying definitions, eligibility requirements, and applications; providing for monitoring by the Department of Natural Resources; modifying length of required covenant, calculation of payment, and withdrawal procedures; providing for transfer of ownership; modifying penalties for removal from program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 290C.01; 290C.02, subdivisions 1, 3, 6; 290C.03; 290C.04; 290C.05; 290C.055; 290C.07; 290C.08, subdivision 1; 290C.10; 290C.11; 290C.13, subdivision 6; Laws 2016, chapter 187, section 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290C.02, subdivisions 5, 9.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1509: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions for dispensing certain drugs under medical assistance; modifying payment rates for certain drugs under medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivisions 13, 13e.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Goggin, Pratt, Mathews, Hoffman, and Simonson introduced--
S.F. No. 1510: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring public schools to maintain monthly utility consumption data; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Limmer, Latz, Chamberlain, Nelson, and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1511: A bill for an act relating to transportation; making the driver diversion program permanent; authorizing proof of insurance provided by courts; amending the uniform traffic ticket; authorizing waiver of criminal surcharge; mandating court appearance for certain driving offenses; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.791, by adding a subdivision; 169.792, subdivision 7; 169.797, by adding a subdivision; 169.89, subdivision 1; 169.99, subdivision 1c, by adding a subdivision; 171.24, by adding a subdivision; 357.021, subdivision 6; Laws 2009, chapter 59, article 3, section 4, subdivision 9, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Utke, Eken, Weber, Isaacson, and Anderson, P. introduced--
S.F. No. 1512: A bill for an act relating to child care business development; providing grants to promote child care business start-ups and expansion; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1513: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying wolf mortality reporting requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.646.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Wiklund and Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1514: A bill for an act relating to health professions; requiring licensure of naturopathic doctors; modifying scope of practice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 147E.01; 147E.05; 147E.06; 147E.10; 147E.15; 147E.20; 147E.25; 147E.30; 147E.35; 147E.40; 151.01, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1515: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; providing employment transitions for youth with disabilities; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Eken and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 1516: A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for review of certain agency actions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3.886, subdivision 4; 115.05.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Abeler, Eaton, Benson, and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1517: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying record and data provisions for quality of care complaints; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62D.115, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1518: A bill for an act relating to legacy funding; creating the motion-picture investment incentive program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Abeler and Klein introduced--
S.F. No. 1519: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for tuition reductions at Minnesota State Colleges.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senator Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1520: A bill for an act relating to health care; requiring nonprofit health service plan corporations and health maintenance organizations to only enter into contracts with nonprofit corporations; prohibiting the sharing of patient identifying data with any organization or agency located in another country; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 62C.13, subdivisions 3, 4; 62D.05, subdivisions 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1521: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a local cost-share assistance account; appropriating money for local roads and bridges; authorizing sale and issuance of general obligation bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.52, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Housley; Jasinski; and Utke introduced--
S.F. No. 1522: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Minnesota investment fund; appropriating money for the job creation fund; appropriating money for the redevelopment program.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Anderson, P. introduced--
S.F. No. 1523: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the parent-child home program.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Anderson, P. ; Newman; Jasinski; Jensen; and Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1524: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring the commissioner of transportation to develop a policy for evaluating, ranking, and selecting projects; requiring a report to the legislature; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Jasinski; Newman; Anderson, P. ; Jensen; and Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1525: A bill for an act relating to transportation; making changes to the project selection process for the corridors of commerce program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivisions 4, 5, 7, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Mathews and Laine introduced--
S.F. No. 1526: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; requiring counties to forward certain multiple county mortgage tax payments to the commissioner of revenue for distribution; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 287.08.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1527: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing deputy registrars to issue duplicate certificates of title for motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168A.09, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senator Mathews introduced--
S.F. No. 1528: A bill for an act relating to privacy; establishing standards for use of data collected by an event data recorder; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Mathews introduced--
S.F. No. 1529: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aerial cameras to gather evidence in certain circumstances; authorizing civil actions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Utke and Mathews introduced--
S.F. No. 1530: A bill for an act relating to transportation; expanding eligibility for firefighter special plates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.12, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Frentz, Cwodzinski, Marty, and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1531: A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1532: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a new measurement of economic welfare; requiring the inclusion of the economic measure in the state budget forecast; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.103, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senators Draheim and Simonson introduced--
S.F. No. 1533: A bill for an act relating to construction codes; modifying criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.082, subdivision 16.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Hall and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 1534: A bill for an act relating to education; prohibiting public school employees from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Abeler, Marty, Rosen, and Simonson introduced--
S.F. No. 1535: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting the use of certain flame-retardant chemicals in certain products; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 325F.071.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1536: A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for labeling of certain nonwoven disposable products; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1537: A bill for an act relating to taxation; tobacco; modifying provisions for the taxation of tobacco and vapor products; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 270C.722, subdivision 1; 270C.728, by adding a subdivision; 297F.01, subdivisions 9a, 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, by adding subdivisions; 297F.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, by adding a subdivision; 297F.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 297F.05, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 297F.06, by adding a subdivision; 297F.08, subdivision 8a; 297F.09, subdivisions 2, 7, 10; 297F.12, subdivision 3; 297F.13, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 297F.15, subdivision 9; 297F.19, by adding a subdivision; 297F.20, subdivisions 5, 6, 7, 9, by adding subdivisions; 297F.21, subdivision 1; 461.12, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297F.185.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1538: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for certain disclosures by the commissioner of revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 270B.14, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1539: A bill for an act relating to taxation; allowing disclosure of certain return information to the Department of Transportation; modifying presumptions for the motor vehicle sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 270B.14, by adding a subdivision; 297B.07.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler, Dziedzic, Miller, Isaacson, and Eichorn introduced--
S.F. No. 1540: A bill for an act relating to housing; modifying housing trust fund and family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements; establishing a rental assistance program for homeless highly mobile students; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 462A.201, subdivision 2; 462A.204, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance.
Senator Schoen introduced--
S.F. No. 1541: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the credit for past military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0677, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy.
Senators Dziedzic and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1542: A bill for an act relating to taxation; establishing the riparian buffer compensation program and riparian protection aid; modifying conversion schedule for construction debris; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297H.04, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103F; 477A.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1543: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; clarifying that deposits of motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue do not include the constitutionally dedicated legacy amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.815, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Rest and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1544: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying provisions for paid preparers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 270C.445, subdivisions 2, 3, 5a, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 270C.446, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 270C.447, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 289A.60, subdivisions 13, 28; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 270C.445, subdivision 1; 270C.447, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1545: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending Food Safety and Defense Task Force; modifying definition of animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 28A.21, subdivision 6; 31A.02, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy.
Senators Dziedzic and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1546: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; appropriating money to the Metropolitan Council for regional parks and trails operation and maintenance.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1547: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the youth-at-work grant program.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Eken, Hoffman, and Newton introduced--
S.F. No. 1548: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, by adding a section; creating a dedicated fund for long-term care services; closing a tax loophole by levying a tax on individuals with income not taxed for Social Security purposes to fund long-term care services; dedicating revenues; providing for the commissioner of revenue and the commissioner of human services to propose implementing legislation.
Referred to the Committee on Aging and Long-term Care Policy.
Senator Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1549: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; adopting recommendations of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 268.031, subdivision 1; 268.035, subdivisions 15, 20, 21d, 23, 30; 268.042, subdivision 1; 268.046, subdivision 3; 268.051, subdivisions 1, 9; 268.065, subdivision 2; 268.07, subdivisions 2, 3a, 3b; 268.085, subdivisions 1, 6, 7, 12, 13, 13a, 16; 268.0865, subdivision 5; 268.095, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 268.101, subdivision 2; 268.105, subdivision 2; 268.131; 268.18, subdivisions 2, 2b, 5; 268.182; 268.184; 268.194, subdivisions 1, 4; repealing Laws 2005, chapter 112, article 1, section 14.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senators Jensen and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1550: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for local road and trail improvements in Carver County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1551: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing a sales tax exemption for a water treatment facility owned by the city of Elko New Market; providing for a refund; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Draheim, Clausen, Hall, and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1552: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Metro Orange Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1553: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; directing the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy to study and recommend options for expanding public access to legislative records and meetings.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1554: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the duties and expiration of the Online and Digital Learning Advisory Council; providing for a grant program to support digital curriculum development in Minnesota schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.095, subdivision 10.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1555: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding for the Increase Teachers of Color Act; seeking to double the number of teachers of color and teachers who are American Indian in Minnesota from four percent to eight percent while ensuring that by 2020 at least 20 percent of candidates in pathways to becoming a teacher are of color or are American Indian; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 122A.414, subdivision 2; 122A.70, subdivision 1; 124D.09, subdivision 10; 136A.1791; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 12, as amended; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1556: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance by two percent per year; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1557: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income and corporate franchise; allowing simplified computation of base amount for the research credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.068, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1558: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the calculation of aid to nonpublic pupils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 123B.41, subdivisions 2, 5a; 123B.44, subdivisions 1, 5, 6.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Draheim, Jensen, and Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 1559: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring a report on certain consulting work performed for public postsecondary educational systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 135A.031, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senators Lang and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1560: A bill for an act relating to property taxes; authorizing a county to abate the penalty for late payment of property taxes in certain instances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 279.01, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1561: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring lead testing of water in public school buildings; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senators Kent, Hoffman, Latz, and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1562: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying speech and press rights of student journalists in grades 7 through 12 and in postsecondary institutions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 121A; 135A.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Dahms, Champion, Sparks, and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1563: A bill for an act relating to insurance; examinations by the commissioner of commerce; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 45.027, subdivision 7; 60A.031, subdivisions 2a, 6; 62C.11, by adding a subdivision; 62D.24; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senator Koran introduced--
S.F. No. 1564: A bill for an act relating to transportation; designating a segment of marked Trunk Highway 65 in Isanti County as Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Utke, Simonson, and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1565: A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing a greater Minnesota workforce opportunity grant pilot program; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1566: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the commissioner of education to amend rules; providing for rulemaking.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Policy.
Senators Pratt and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1567: A bill for an act relating to education; directing funding for teacher preparation; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Limmer; Hall; Anderson, B. ; and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 1568: A bill for an act relating to data practices; delaying expiration of the legislative commission on data practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.8843, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1569: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring a certain percentage of money in the outdoor heritage fund and clean water fund to be spent on buffer easement acquisition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 97A.056, by adding a subdivision; 114D.50, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1570: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; extending the deadline for buffer requirements on public waters and public drainage systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103F.48, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1571: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from clean water fund for conservation grants.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senators Eaton, Klein, Marty, Dibble, and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1572: A bill for an act relating to health; adopting compassionate care for terminally ill patients; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.