State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, January 30, 2012
12:00 Noon
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Michel, Pappas, Magnus, Senjem and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1593: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota Children’s Museum; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Pappas, Latz, McGuire, Dziedzic and Harrington introduced--
S.F. No. 1594: A bill for an act relating to state employees; requiring that health insurance benefits be made available to domestic partners of state employees if they are also made available to spouses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 43A.02, by adding a subdivision; 43A.24, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1595: A bill for an act relating to capital investments; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for acquisition and development of the Gitchi Gami State Trail.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Ortman, Magnus, Miller, Hoffman and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 1596: A bill for an act relating to property taxes; exempting the first $100,000 in value of each commercial-industrial property from the state general levy; phasing-out the state general levy on commercial-industrial property over 20 years; freezing the state general levy on seasonal recreational property; increasing maximum homeowner property tax refunds; providing for a temporary increase in the special property tax refund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290A.04, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators DeKruif, Daley, Parry, Gazelka and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1597: A bill for an act relating to veterans; changing the small business set-aside program for veteran-owned small businesses; authorizing county set-aside programs for veteran-owned small businesses; changing reporting requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 161.321, subdivisions 2, 5, 8, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 375.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senator Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 1598: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring law enforcement departments to report offenders who possess multiple welfare electronic benefit transfer cards to the commissioner of human services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Daley, DeKruif, Nelson, Parry and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1599: A bill for an act relating to veterans affairs; permitting a preference for private employers to hire and promote veterans; permitting a preference for private employers to hire and promote the spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Daley, Thompson, Parry, Chamberlain and Lillie introduced--
S.F. No. 1600: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring state budget documents to include federal insolvency contingency planning; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.10, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Reinert, Hayden, Bakk, Goodwin and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1601: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IX, section 1; changing the method for amending the constitution.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Miller, Langseth, Sparks, Nelson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1602: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for replacement of two school facilities for the Rushford-Peterson school district; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Skoe, Sieben, Eaton, Bakk and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1603: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; restoring the market value homestead credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 126C.01, subdivision 3, as amended; 273.13, subdivision 34, as amended; 273.1384, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4, as amended; 273.1393, as amended; 276.04, subdivision 2, as amended; 477A.011, subdivision 20, as amended; repealing Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 7, article 6, section 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1604: A bill for an act relating to retirement; former Minneapolis Police Relief Association; providing for successor custodian for transferred health insurance account assets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 353.668, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Stumpf, Skoe and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 1605: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the aviation maintenance training center on the Thief River Falls airport site of Northland Community and Technical College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 1606: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for greater Minnesota business development infrastructure and the Big Lake Regional Rail Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Parry, Chamberlain and Wolf introduced--
S.F. No. 1607: A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; prohibiting the use of state funds to collect union dues or fair share fees; prohibiting automatic deductions from employees’ earnings for union dues or fair share fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 16A.133, subdivision 1; 179A.06, subdivisions 3, 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators Vandeveer and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1608: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing the Rice Creek Watershed District wetland replacement pilot project.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1609: A bill for an act relating to legislature; modifying membership of the Legislative Advisory Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 3.30, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senators DeKruif, Parry, Robling, Senjem and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 1610: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a contingent annual appropriation for the Racing Commission to fund the commission in the event of a shutdown; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.15, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1611: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for demolition and renovation at Riverland Community College, Albert Lea; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1612: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; modifying the terms of the wastewater infrastructure fund grant to the city of Albert Lea; amending Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 19.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Chamberlain and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 1613: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the list of colors that vehicles operated by sheriffs may be painted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.98, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Daley, Miller and Lillie introduced--
S.F. No. 1614: A bill for an act relating to job creation; creating a small business regulatory review board; providing legislative appointments; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Senators Bakk, Saxhaug and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1615: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for development of Lake Vermilion State Park and the Soudan Underground Mine State Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1616: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for payment of city charter commission expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 410.06.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.
Senators Goodwin, Marty and Harrington introduced--
S.F. No. 1617: A bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating the right of violent felons to petition the court to have their ability to possess a firearm restored; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 242.31, subdivision 2a; 260B.245, subdivision 1; 609.165, subdivisions 1a, 1b; 609A.03, subdivision 5a; 609B.611; 624.713, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.165, subdivision 1d.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Magnus, Rosen and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1618: A bill for an act relating to taxation; levy limits; removing the inclusion of wind generation production tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 275.70, subdivision 6; 275.71, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Wiger, Bakk and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1619: A bill for an act relating to the city of Oakdale; extending certain time limits applicable to a tax increment financing district; amending Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 5, section 34, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.
Senator Kruse introduced--
S.F. No. 1620: A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; providing for a hearing before an administrative law judge on the amount or denial of eligibility for relocation assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 117.52, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
Senators Kruse, Hann and Lillie introduced--
S.F. No. 1621: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care accreditation provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 119B.13, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators DeKruif, Dahms, Parry and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 1622: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding exemption for public safety radio communication systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.70, subdivision 8; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Limmer, Bonoff, Michel and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 1623: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a regional 911 emergency communications center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Pederson, Michel and Lillie introduced--
S.F. No. 1624: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; reducing business property taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.025, subdivisions 1, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Senators Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1625: A bill for an act relating to St. Louis County; authorizing the private sale of certain real and personal property.
Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1626: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the Minnesota health care program provider requirements for critical access dental provider clinics; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 256B.76, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Saxhaug and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1627: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for private sale of certain tax-forfeited lands in Itasca County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Stumpf, Tomassoni and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1628: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for hunting and trapping wolves; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 97A.451, subdivision 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 20; 97B.601, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 97B.645, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Gerlach, Rest and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1629: A bill for an act relating to occupational regulation; ensuring a person may pursue a lawful occupation free from unnecessary regulations; stating a right to engage in an occupation to create a greater number of jobs; specifying conditions for government regulation of occupations to protect against misuse of occupational regulations to reduce competition and increase prices to consumers; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 213.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Lillie, Hoffman, Michel and Wolf introduced--
S.F. No. 1630: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care assistance payment of funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 119B.09, subdivision 10, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Senators Lillie, Parry, Michel and Daley introduced--
S.F. No. 1631: A bill for an act relating to job creation; imposing a temporary moratorium on state agency rulemaking.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Gazelka, Dahms and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1632: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from the outdoor heritage fund; modifying requirements for outdoor heritage fund appropriations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.056, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.