State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 3, 2011
11:00 A.M.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to implement a flood damage reduction project of a capital nature with certain conditions in the Moorhead area; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Pappas, Bonoff, Bakk, Latz and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; limiting the number of former legislators on the Board of Regents; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Gerlach, Michel, Senjem, Howe and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; requiring state agencies to track and report on the number of jobs created or retained as a result of capital project funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.633, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Rest, Robling, Langseth and Kruse introduced--
S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to historical preservation and cultural heritage; appropriating money for the State Capitol building.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Nelson, Newman and Harrington introduced--
S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to public safety; adding synthetic marijuana to the definition of marijuana; prescribing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 152.01, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Magnus, Rosen, Kubly and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money to the commissioner of agriculture for bioenergy grants.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies.
Senators Pederson, Brown, Nelson and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to economic development; extending deadlines for spending tax increments under certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.176, subdivisions 4c, 4m.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Nelson, Senjem, Rosen, Bonoff and Olson introduced--
S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying parent notification of child maltreatment in a school facility; requiring a policy for educating employees about mandatory child maltreatment reporting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.20, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to propose statutory changes to address frequency of medical assistance eligibility assessments for nonemergency medical transportation and the length of time a recipient is deemed eligible for special transportation.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring patient-centered decision-making process before certain procedures are reimbursed under medical assistance; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Senjem and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 543: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a retained savings program for executive branch agencies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for reconstruction of the city of Virginia’s wastewater treatment facilities; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Kubly, Anderson, Dibble and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring Legislative Energy Commission to examine issue of permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel produced by nuclear-powered electric generating plants.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to higher education; changing eligibility for the senior citizen higher education program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.51, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Kubly, Lourey, Sheran, Senjem and introduced--
S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; authorizing issuance of limited license to obtain medical treatment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.30, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Benson, Rosen, Anderson, Dibble and Howe introduced--
S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to utilities; clarifying authority of Public Utilities Commission to approve multiyear rate plan that meets specified criteria; consolidating multiple rate riders into single large energy project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 216B.16, subdivisions 6b, 7, 7d, by adding a subdivision; 216B.241, subdivisions 1, 1c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 216B.16, subdivision 7b; 216B.1636; 216B.1637; 216B.1645, subdivisions 2, 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 549: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Ortonville emergency operations center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing shipments of malt liquor into Minnesota with certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 297G.07, subdivision 1; 340A.417.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Gimse, Senjem and Pederson introduced--
S.F. No. 551: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing cities to issue license for a stadium or ballpark for the purposes of summer collegiate league baseball games; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 340A.404, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Latz, Sieben, Bakk, Dibble and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing valuation exclusion for certain improvements to homestead and commercial-industrial property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.11, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Goodwin and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to elections; permitting candidates to serve as an election judge in precincts where the candidate’s name does not appear on the ballot; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 204B.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.
Senator Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; authorizing certain legislative employees to organize and to select representatives to negotiate collective bargaining agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 43A.18, subdivision 6; 43A.24, subdivision 2; 179A.01.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Minnesota State High School League to amend its transfer rule, including the procedure to determine student eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 128C.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Nienow, Lourey and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for emergency services grants and transitional housing.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Nienow, Hann and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to health; repealing statewide trauma system; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 144.602; 144.603; 144.604, subdivisions 1, 2; 144.605; 144.606.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Rosen, Skoe, Brown, Magnus and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for the burial of certain materials on land used for farming; clarifying responsibility for the oversight of livestock mortality disposal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 17.135; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of Grand Rapids to impose a local sales tax; adjusting the local government aid payment to the city.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing sale of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public waters in Itasca County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited land in Itasca County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rosen, Senjem, Metzen, Bonoff and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Rosen, Magnus and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Watline Trail.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Pederson introduced--
S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to education finance; permitting a onetime fund transfer for Independent School District No. 742, St. Cloud.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring a study of graduate education.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Lourey and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing medical assistance reimbursement for in-reach community-based care coordination in a hospital setting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Miller and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring a nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Miller, Langseth, DeKruif and Howe introduced--
S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the greater Minnesota business development infrastructure grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Miller, Langseth, DeKruif and Howe introduced--
S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to public infrastructure grants; clarifying the use of funds appropriated; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116J.431, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Senators Jungbauer and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 570: A resolution urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Kruse and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; repealing an administrative rule restricting the capitalization of permanent improvements to other real estate owned by a bank; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 2675.2170, item F.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring a vote to increase optional student fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 136F.06, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Gerlach, Metzen and Daley introduced--
S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to Dakota County; extending interest in lands occupied by Minnesota Zoo.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.
Senators Chamberlain, Rosen and Wolf introduced--
S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for jurisdiction for petitions for harassment restraining orders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.748, subdivisions 2, 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senator Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring legislative approval for adoption of rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 14.18, subdivision 1; 14.27; 14.389, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Carlson, Dahms and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; repealing obsolete provisions on county seed and feed loans; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 395.14; 395.15; 395.16; 395.17; 395.18; 395.19; 395.20; 395.21; 395.22; 395.23; 395.24.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies.
Senators Thompson, Chamberlain, Newman and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 577: 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 Education.
Senators Benson, Rosen, Sheran, Hann and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring Department of Human Services to issue a request for proposals for an integrated online eligibility and application portal for food support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Gazelka, Gerlach, Howe, Lillie and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to air admittance valves; modifying building code requirements to create jobs through innovative technology; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.43, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying certain provisions regarding sale of vehicle subject to impoundment order; authorizing commissioner of public safety to establish variance process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 169A.60, subdivision 14; 169A.75.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Vandeveer, Parry, Bakk and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; allowing certain expenditures by nonprofit community-service organizations to be considered charitable contributions to qualify for a reduced property tax classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.13, subdivision 25.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hoffman and Magnus introduced--
S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing biennial inspection and filing fee charges for limited use farm trucks; making technical correction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 168.002, by adding a subdivision; 168.33, subdivisions 7, 8a; 169.781, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 583: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant to Otter Tail County for reconstruction of flood-damaged property; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Miller and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 584: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying 4c classification requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.13, subdivision 25.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Sparks, Langseth, Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 585: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.