State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:00 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 Fischbach and Anderson, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1862: A bill for an act relating to veterans; requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a policy to grant free or reduced-cost burials in state veterans cemeteries to eligible dependents of veterans who are low income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 190.19, subdivision 2a; 197.236, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy.
Senator Simonson introduced--
S.F. No. 1863: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Simonson introduced--
S.F. No. 1864: A bill for an act relating to retirement; statewide and major local public retirement plans; modifying provisions for purchasing salary or service credit for periods during which the member receives workers' compensation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 352.017; 353.0162; 354.72; 354A.096; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352.01, subdivision 13a.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1865: A bill for an act relating to transit; establishing a farebox recovery objective for certain Twin Cities metropolitan area transit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senator Goggin introduced--
S.F. No. 1866: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing various requirements governing passenger rail; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 174.634; 174.636, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Utke, Weber, Goggin, and Draheim introduced--
S.F. No. 1867: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; allowing land classified as agricultural homestead and farmed by a beginning farmer to continue to qualify for homestead classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.124, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy.
Senators Utke and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1868: A bill for an act relating to health; placing limits on the quantity of opiates that may be prescribed for acute dental and ophthalmic pain; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 152.11, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1869: A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding participation in the opioid prescribing improvement program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0638, subdivisions 2, 4, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1870: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring MnDOT to build a turn lane or install traffic lights on Highway 55 at County Road 19.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Housley and Utke introduced--
S.F. No. 1871: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing enhanced criminal penalties for assaulting firefighters and medical personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.2231, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Ruud and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 1872: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the disaster assistance account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 12.221, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senators Marty, Wiger, Kent, and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1873: A bill for an act relating to education; integrating service-learning into Minnesota's education system; establishing an evidence-based service-learning grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.50, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senators Anderson, B. and Abeler introduced--
S.F. No. 1874: A bill for an act relating to health records; adding adult children of a deceased patient to the definition of patient; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.291, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Aging and Long-term Care Policy.
Senators Senjem and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1875: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; allowing cities to impose a local sales tax if certain criteria are met; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 297A.99, subdivisions 1, 3; 477A.016; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297A.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Frentz introduced--
S.F. No. 1876: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the Minnesota Security Hospital.
Referred to the Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1877: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; modifying the sewer availability charge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.517, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1878: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Dakota and Ojibwe language preservation.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
Senator Jasinski introduced--
S.F. No. 1879: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying sales tax deposits and accounts for transportation purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 297A.815, subdivision 3; 297A.94.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senator Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1880: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for mental health education; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.
Senators Hoffman and Isaacson introduced--
S.F. No. 1881: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for an advanced digital technology center for orthotics and prosthetics.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1882: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; prohibiting use of state funds to expand audio and video coverage in criminal proceedings.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Relph introduced--
S.F. No. 1883: A bill for an act relating to taxation; allowing the city of St. Cloud to increase the rate of certain local taxes; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 8, section 44, subdivisions 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1884: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing a sales tax exemption for the sales tax paid during construction of an eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center; providing a forgivable loan for constructing an eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center; providing a grant from the business development public infrastructure program for the city of Thief River Falls; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1885: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing foundation and incentive revenue for school districts; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1886: A bill for an act relating to public safety; including certain sexual conduct in a secure treatment facility as criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree crime; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.3451.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1887: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage for motorcycles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 65B.48, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Senators Limmer, Kiffmeyer, and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1888: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a patient's affirmative consent or nonconsent for each item when requested to release health records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.293, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1889: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to establish opioid abuse prevention pilot projects; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1890: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying certain procedures related to vacancies in nomination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 204B.13, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1891: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for qualifications and training of school resource officers; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1892: A bill for an act relating to mass transit; modifying the amount of financial assistance provided to replacement transit service providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.388, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler, Hoffman, and Newton introduced--
S.F. No. 1893: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing Minnesota Transitions Charter School to qualify for certain grants and programs.
Referred to the Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy.
Senators Abeler and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1894: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to study and report on disparities in accessing prenatal care; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.