State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, February 18, 2013
11:00 A.M.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Johnson, Goodwin, Metzen, Latz and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 501: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring sheriffs to report injuries to jailers to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Hayden, Limmer, Bonoff, Dziedzic and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 502: 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 Finance.
Senators Latz, Ingebrigtsen and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 503: A bill for an act relating to public safety; making it a crime to falsely report the loss or theft of a firearm; expanding the crime of transferring certain firearms to an ineligible person; making a person convicted of these crimes ineligible to possess a firearm; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 609.165, subdivision 1a; 609.505, by adding a subdivision; 624.713, subdivision 1; 624.7141, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Latz, Goodwin, Wiger, Koenen and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 504: A bill for an act relating to jobs; modifying the minimum wage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 177.24, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Carlson, Latz, Goodwin, Wiger and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 505: A bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting employment discrimination based on credit history; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.08, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Schmit, Goodwin, Wiger and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 506: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; modifying eligibility for additional benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 268.125, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 268.184, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Schmit, Goodwin, Wiger and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 507: A bill for an act relating to labor; restricting public subsidies for certain organizations that engage in lockouts; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.184, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Wiklund, Nienow and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 508: A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for optometrists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148.56, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Goodwin, Scalze and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 509: A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating data protection for victims of violence; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 5B.02; 5B.03, subdivision 1; 5B.04; 5B.05; 5B.10, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Marty and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 510: A bill for an act relating to solid waste; amending process for cities to implement organized collection of solid waste; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.94, subdivisions 2, 5, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.94, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Sheran, Kiffmeyer, Marty, Eaton and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 511: A bill for an act relating to health; improving access to health care delivered by advanced practice registered nurses; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 148.171, subdivisions 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 21, by adding subdivisions; 148.181, subdivision 1; 148.191, subdivision 2; 148.211, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 148.231, subdivisions 1, 4, 5; 148.233, subdivision 2; 148.234; 148.235, by adding subdivisions; 148.251, subdivision 1; 148.261, subdivision 1; 148.262, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 148.271; 148.281, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 148.171, subdivision 6; 148.235, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 4, 4a, 4b, 6, 7; 148.284.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Wiger, Housley, Benson, Carlson and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 512: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors; providing immunity from liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 121A.22, subdivision 2; 121A.2205; 604A.31, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Clausen, Cohen, Metzen, Ingebrigtsen and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 513: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation and exhibit renewal at the Minnesota Zoo; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 514: A resolution affirming the sovereignty of the people of the State of Minnesota and memorializing Congress to act to nullify laws in violation of that sovereignty.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Scalze, Marty and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 515: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan planning activities; extending the sunset date of the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.1565, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 516: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring service on all parties for judicial review of contested case; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 14.63.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Torres Ray, Dibble and Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 517: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for acquisition of school trust land by the Department of Natural Resources; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Sparks, Carlson, Sheran and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 518: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the commissioner of human services to convene a summit related to mental health and workforce development issues; requiring a report to the legislature.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senators Sieben, Wiger and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 519: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Browns Creek Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 520: A bill for an act relating to public safety; firearms; requiring the commissioner of human services to create and maintain a centralized register of individuals who voluntarily wish to be ineligible to purchase firearms for a self-determined period of time; mandating chiefs of police and sheriffs to accept the voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition from persons on the voluntary register, and to establish procedures for return of the firearms and ammunition upon request; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 245.041; 624.713, by adding a subdivision; 624.7131, subdivisions 1, 2; 624.7132, subdivisions 1, 2; 624.714, subdivisions 3, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 214; 245.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk, Saxhaug, Eaton and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 521: A bill for an act relating to energy; regulating a biomass mandate project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.2424, subdivision 5a.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 522: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing fund transfers for Independent School District No. 728, Elk River.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Champion, Eaton, Tomassoni, Hayden and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 523: A bill for an act relating to employment; limiting reliance on criminal history for employment purposes; providing for remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 181.981, subdivision 1; 364.021; 364.06; 364.09; 364.10.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Koenen, Dziedzic and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 524: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; providing a refundable credit for payment of principal and interest on student loans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dziedzic, Cohen, Hawj and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 525: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; providing a credit for contributions to higher education; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dziedzic and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 526: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; providing a credit for contributions to fund scholarships for higher education; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dahle, Anderson, Hayden, Housley and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 527: A bill for an act relating to open meeting law; providing that certain communications on social media are not meetings under the law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.01, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 528: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing certain aid payments to taxing jurisdictions in Mahnomen County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 477A.011, subdivision 36; Laws 2006, chapter 259, article 11, section 3, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 529: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; modifying certain early retirement adjustment factors; phasing in actuarial equivalent early retirement adjustment factors over a five-year period beginning in 2015; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.44, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Dahle, Pappas, Chamberlain, Cohen and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 530: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the Perpich Center for Arts Education to operate a voluntary integration magnet school; transferring staff and facilities; modifying funding formulas; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129C.10, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129C.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Cohen, Pappas, Stumpf, Rosen and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 531: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of the Twin Cities Public Television Building in St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 532: A bill for an act relating to redistricting; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans; providing for appointment of a commission to recommend the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 2.021; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 2.031; 2.444; 2.484.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Eken and Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to state government; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 9; authorizing a council to establish salaries for legislators; changing the composition of the Compensation Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 15A.082, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Latz, Limmer, Cohen, Goodwin and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; changing the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 541.073.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sieben, Champion, Cohen and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for early voting; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 201.022, subdivision 1; 203B.001; 203B.01, by adding a subdivision; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.05, subdivision 1; 203B.081; 203B.085; 203B.121, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 204B.28, subdivision 2; 206.82, subdivision 1; 206.83; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Chamberlain, Reinert, Newman and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to veterans; modifying the veterans service office grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 197.608, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 197.608, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for public sale of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public waters in Cass County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Dahms, Tomassoni, Sparks, Ingebrigtsen and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for floodplain management.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dahms, Wiger, Nelson, Koenen and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to education finance; raising the maximum safe schools levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.44.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rest, Eken and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying procedures related to vacancies in nomination for partisan office; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 204B.13, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, by adding subdivisions; 204D.19, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 204B.12, subdivision 2a; 204B.13, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to liquor; clarifying the citation of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.901.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for park and trail improvements in Inver Grove Heights; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Skoe and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 543: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing for an additional safe schools levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.44.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Metzen and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating money transmitters; clarifying required fraud prevention measures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 53B.27, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Tomassoni, Benson, Rosen, Sparks and Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring that cost of service be the primary factor used to determine revenue allocation between customer classes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.16, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Skoe and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for certain all-terrain vehicle registration and watercraft license exemptions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 84.922, subdivision 1a; 86B.301, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Bonoff, Franzen, Hann and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying testing requirements related to teacher licensure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2; 122A.23, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to higher education; exempting certain free courses from state regulation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 136A.653, by adding a subdivision; 141.35.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Sieben, Sparks and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 549: A bill for an act relating to labor; regulating employment in the elevator industry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 326.02, subdivision 5; 326B.163, by adding subdivisions; 326B.191; 326B.33, subdivisions 19, 21; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326B.31, subdivisions 18, 19, 22; Minnesota Rules, parts 3800.3520, subpart 5, items C, D; 3800.3602, subpart 2, item B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Marty and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; increasing the pesticide gross sales fees; dedicating the proceeds to updating pesticide applicator education and certification; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 18B.26, subdivision 3; 18B.305; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Scalze, Pappas and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 551: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; making miscellaneous technical corrections to statutes; removing and modifying obsolete language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 473.157; 473.517, subdivisions 1, 6, 9; 473.519; 473.523, subdivision 1; 473.541, subdivision 2; 473.543, subdivision 1; 473.545.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Skoe, Rest, Bakk, Marty and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for tax law modernization and reform; establishing a property tax rebate; reducing state business property tax; establishing a fourth tier income tax; lowering the sales tax rate and broadening the tax base; lowering the corporate franchise tax rate and simplifying the tax by eliminating certain tax preferences; providing for local government aid and county program aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 256.9658, subdivision 3; 270C.03, subdivision 1; 270C.33, subdivision 6; 275.025, subdivisions 1, 4; 289A.08, subdivision 3; 289A.56, subdivision 4; 289A.60, by adding a subdivision; 290.01, subdivisions 7, 19b, 19c, 19d; 290.06, subdivisions 1, 2c, 2d, 22, by adding a subdivision; 290.0921, subdivision 3; 290.095, subdivision 2; 290.17, subdivisions 1, 4; 290.191, subdivision 5; 290.21, subdivision 4; 290A.03, subdivision 13; 297A.61, subdivisions 3, 4, 10, 17a, 25, 27, 31, 38, 45, by adding subdivisions; 297A.62, subdivisions 1, 1a; 297A.64, subdivision 1; 297A.65; 297A.66, by adding a subdivision; 297A.67, subdivisions 7, 8; 297A.68, subdivisions 2, 5; 297A.70, subdivisions 5, 13, 14; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 297A.815, subdivision 3; 297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 297F.25, subdivision 1; 298.01, subdivision 3b; 477A.011, subdivisions 34, 36, by adding subdivisions; 477A.013, subdivisions 8, 9; 477A.03, subdivisions 2a, 2b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 270C; 297A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 289A.40, subdivision 6; 290.01, subdivision 6b; 290.0921, subdivision 7; 297A.68, subdivisions 9, 10, 11, 22, 35; 297A.70, subdivisions 10, 11, 12; 297A.96; 477A.011, subdivisions 2a, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 39, 40, 41, 42; 477A.0124, subdivision 1; 477A.013, subdivisions 11, 12; 477A.0133; 477A.0134; Minnesota Rules, part 8130.0500, subpart 2.
Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03, referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Hoffman, Eken, Brown, Rosen and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing certain long-term care provider rate reductions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.5012, subdivisions 12, 13; Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 7, section 54, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Metzen, Gazelka, Lourey and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating certain practices with respect to event tickets; establishing minimum standards for consumer protection; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Tomassoni, Metzen, Thompson and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating certain practices with respect to event tickets; establishing minimum standards for consumer protection; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Sieben, Latz, Schmit, Tomassoni and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to snowmobiles; prohibiting tampering of snowmobile odometers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 325E.13, by adding a subdivision; 325E.14, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 325E.15.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Cohen and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to public safety; firearms; improving mental health screening for persons applying for firearms permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 624.7131, subdivisions 2, 4; 624.7132, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 13; 624.714, subdivisions 2, 6, 12, 16.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Metzen and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to emergency medical services; making changes to the special taxing districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144F.01, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Tomassoni, Koenen and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying provisions relating to 911 funds to make them available for statewide public safety radio communications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 403.11, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 403.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Ingebrigtsen and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to county agricultural societies; appropriating money from the arts and cultural heritage fund for grants to county agricultural societies.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jensen, Tomassoni, Dahle, Ortman and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating building and construction contracts; prohibiting certain agreements to insure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 337.05, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, by adding a section; providing for certain officers to be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the office.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Saxhaug, Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for exchange of road easements; modifying forest management investment account; modifying State Timber Act; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 89.0385; 90.01, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 8, 11; 90.031, subdivision 4; 90.041, subdivisions 2, 5, 6, 9, by adding subdivisions; 90.045; 90.061, subdivision 8; 90.101, subdivision 1; 90.121; 90.145; 90.151, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; 90.161; 90.162; 90.171; 90.181, subdivision 2; 90.191, subdivision 1; 90.193; 90.195; 90.201, subdivision 2a; 90.211; 90.221; 90.252, subdivision 1; 90.301, subdivisions 2, 4; 90.41, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 90; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 90.163; 90.173; 90.41, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying eligibility requirements for voting by absentee ballot; modifying certain procedures related to applying for, obtaining, or casting an absentee ballot; requiring county auditors to explain absentee ballot changes to certain voters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 203B.02, subdivision 1; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivisions 1, 5; 203B.06, subdivisions 1, 3; 203B.065; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 203B.04, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Dibble, Hayden, Rosen and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256K.45; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256K.45, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Pappas; Stumpf; Cohen; Pederson, J. and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 566: 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 Finance.
Senators Rest and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to state and local government; establishing a public integrity law; prohibiting certain acts; establishing requirements; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 10A.01, by adding a subdivision; 10A.07; 10A.08; 11A.075; 11A.08, subdivision 6; 13.607; 15.066, subdivision 2; 32C.01, subdivision 8; 85A.01, subdivision 5; 85B.02, subdivision 8; 116O.03, subdivision 11; 216A.035; 356A.06, subdivision 4; 383B.053, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 10A.01, subdivision 5; 10A.09, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 6a, 7, 8; Minnesota Rules, parts 4501.0200; 4501.0400; 4505.0010; 4505.0100; 4505.0700; 4505.0900.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the judicial process for restoring firearms eligibility to certain persons who have become ineligible; modifying the judicial challenge process for persons who have been denied a permit to carry a handgun; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 609.165, subdivision 1d; 624.713, subdivision 4; 624.714, subdivisions 6, 8, 12.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Hoffman, Johnson, Benson, Chamberlain and Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to education; providing property tax relief; increasing and indexing equalization levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.10, subdivisions 29, 32; 126C.17, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Eaton, Sparks and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 570: A bill for an act relating to energy; renewables; modifying requirements for solar energy in state buildings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.323.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Eaton, Tomassoni, Dahle, Scalze and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying aquatic invasive species provisions; modifying invasive species penalties and enforcement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 84D.01, subdivision 15a; 84D.03, subdivision 4; 84D.09; 84D.10, subdivisions 1, 4; 84D.105, subdivision 2; 84D.11, by adding subdivisions; 84D.13, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 86B.13, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 84D.01, subdivision 22.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Eaton, Dziedzic and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to courts; amending the criminal surcharge amount and appeal fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7; 357.08.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Eaton, Hoffman, Goodwin and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing termination of certain survivor designations in public pension plans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Reinert, Gazelka, Bakk, Pappas and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating annuity products; enacting and modifying a model regulation adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners relating to suitability in annuity transactions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 72A.20, subdivision 34; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 72A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Sparks and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for public sale of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public waters in Freeborn County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating education advancement revenue; reducing the operating referendum; reducing property taxes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 126C.10, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 126C.13, subdivision 4; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 577: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a fire station and training facility in Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for improvements to the Levee Road and riverfront area of Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Schmit, Cohen and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Schmit, Miller, Hoffman, Sieben and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Invasive Species Commission; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84D.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Hoffman and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for state involvement in trade policies; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring development of outreach, public education, and screening for maternal depression; expanding medical assistance eligibility for pregnant women and infants; requiring the commissioner of human services to provide technical assistance related to maternal depression screening and referrals; adding parenting skills to adult rehabilitative mental health services; expanding Minnesota health care program outreach; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.27, subdivision 11; 145.906; 145A.17, subdivision 1; 214.12, by adding a subdivision; 256B.04, by adding a subdivision; 256B.055, subdivisions 5, 6; 256B.057, subdivision 1; 256B.0623, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256J.24, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Pederson, J. and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 583: A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending local option taxes for transportation; broadening authority for county wheelage tax; amending authority for greater Minnesota transportation sales tax; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 163.051; 297A.993, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 584: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; clarifying enforcement authority; adding new requirements for tariffs; protecting proprietary information; specifying criteria for certificates of authority; terminating alternative regulation plans; adding definitions; making technical corrections; removing obsolete provisions; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 216B.16, subdivision 2; 237.01, subdivisions 6, 7, by adding subdivisions; 237.02; 237.035; 237.036; 237.065, subdivision 2; 237.066, subdivision 3; 237.081, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 4; 237.09; 237.115; 237.12, by adding a subdivision; 237.121; 237.295, subdivision 2; 237.49; 237.491, subdivision 2; 237.661, subdivision 1; 237.663; 237.681, subdivision 5; 237.81; 308A.210, subdivision 8; 325F.693, subdivision 2; 412.014; 609.892, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 237.06; 237.067; 237.068; 237.069; 237.07; 237.071; 237.072; 237.075, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 237.076; 237.082; 237.10; 237.11; 237.12, subdivision 2; 237.15; 237.155; 237.16, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; 237.164; 237.18; 237.21; 237.22; 237.23; 237.231; 237.28; 237.295, subdivisions 1, 6; 237.30; 237.33; 237.34; 237.35; 237.36; 237.37; 237.38; 237.39; 237.40; 237.411; 237.414; 237.47; 237.57; 237.59, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10; 237.60, subdivisions 3, 4; 237.61; 237.626; 237.64; 237.66, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1c, 1d, 2, 2a, 3; 237.73; 237.74; 237.75; 237.76; 237.761; 237.762; 237.763; 237.764; 237.765; 237.766; 237.767; 237.768; 237.769; 237.770; 237.771; 237.772; 237.773, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 237.774; 237.775; 237.80.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.