State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, March 11, 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 Champion and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1194: A bill for an act relating to the city of Minneapolis; providing property tax exemption for a public entertainment facility.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Kiffmeyer, Bonoff, Anderson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1195: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring certain programming for expansion along a segment of marked Interstate Highway 94.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Koenen, Sparks, Eken and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1196: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying conversion factors for chiropractic services; prohibiting steering practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 176.135, subdivision 1; 176.136, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1197: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for biofuel blender pump cost-share grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Westrom and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1198: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; increasing contribution limits for offices of state senator and state representative; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 10A.255, subdivisions 1, 3; 10A.27, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1199: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Elbow Lake transit facilities; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Westrom, Osmek and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1200: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing Emily's law; lowering the age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 242.44; 260B.007, by adding a subdivision; 260B.130; 260B.141, subdivision 4; 260B.193, subdivision 5; 260B.198, subdivision 6; 260B.199; 260B.201, subdivision 2; 609.055.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Kiffmeyer, Bonoff, Anderson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1201: A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for expansion of a segment of marked Interstate Highway 94; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1202: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure and utility improvements in Thief River Falls; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Eaton, Skoe, Chamberlain, Koenen and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1203: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; medical devices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.67, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rosen, Hayden, Schmit and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1204: A bill for an act relating to companion animals; adopting the Minnesota Companion Animal Protection Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 346.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1205: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; extending the tax to certain snack foods; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 297A.61, by adding a subdivision; 297A.67, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1206: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; clarifying manufactured homes as dealer inventory; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.012, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1207: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of Windom to impose sales and use and excise taxes.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Benson and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1208: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the creation of an Isanti Area Joint Operating Fire District.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1209: A bill for an act relating to transportation; traffic regulations; vehicle weight restrictions; establishing quarry vehicle permits; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Westrom, Newman and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1210: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying statutory speed limit; allowing residents and property owners to petition for engineering and traffic investigation of speed along trunk highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.14, subdivisions 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Clausen, Dahle, Carlson, Pratt and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1211: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a flexible, year-round school calendar; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120A.41.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Pappas and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1212: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe; Eken; Pederson, J. ; Tomassoni and Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 1213: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing annual permits for overweight vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1214: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a grant to Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, for community engagement and empowerment.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marty, Hall, Nienow, Cohen and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1215: A bill for an act relating to civil law; providing education requirements for marriage dissolution and legal separation proceeding; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 518.157.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Clausen and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1216: A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting providers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, or medical supplies from the Medicare payment limit and the Medicare enrollment requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 256B.0625, subdivision 31; 256B.767.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Clausen and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1217: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying requirements for the medical assistance spenddown; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.056, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Clausen, Franzen, Nienow and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1218: A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying services in the medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Marty, Lourey, Sheran, Nienow and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1219: A bill for an act relating to human services; limiting the expenses that can be allocated as administrative for purposes of medical assistance rate setting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.69, subdivision 5i.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1220: A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for an interchange on marked Interstate Highway 94 in Dayton; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Ingebrigtsen, Kiffmeyer and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1221: A bill for an act relating to public health; limiting the Board of Medical Practice from bringing a disciplinary action against a physician for prescribing, administering, or dispensing long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1222: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the career and technical education revenue formula; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.4531.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1223: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating consumer fraud; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325F.69, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1224: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying basic skills requirements for teacher candidates and licensure; establishing an advisory task force; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 122A.18, subdivision 2; 122A.23, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Stumpf and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1225: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income and franchise; allowing a subtraction for certain dental services providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 290.01, subdivisions 19b, 19d.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Stumpf, Metzen, Gazelka, Dahms and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1226: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for public broadcasting.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1227: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating indemnification agreements and agreements to insure in building and construction contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 337.02; 337.04; 337.05, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1228: A bill for an act relating to state lands; limiting costs that may be assessed against permanent school trust lands; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.125, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1229: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; prohibiting payment of minerals management costs from permanent school trust fund land proceeds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 93.22, subdivision 1; 93.2236.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1230: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying property rates for certain nursing facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.431, subdivision 44.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marty, Goodwin, Carlson, Eaton and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1231: A bill for an act relating to public disclosure; modifying definition of associated business; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.01, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Bonoff, Kiffmeyer, Sieben and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1232: A bill for an act relating to elections; establishing a pilot project for conducting elections using electronic roster technology; creating the Electronic Roster Task Force; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1233: A bill for an act relating to energy; nuclear waste; directing the commissioner of commerce to assess federal progress in developing a permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste; requiring reports; specifying actions to be taken by the commissioner of commerce and Public Utilities Commission in certain circumstances.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Sparks and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1234: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; making various policy and housekeeping changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 176.102, subdivision 3a; 176.106, subdivision 1; 176.129, subdivision 13; 176.138; 176.183, subdivision 4; 176.245; 176.521.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Reinert, Bakk, Johnson, Saxhaug and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1235: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association; increasing member and employer contribution rates; increasing the post-July 1, 2013, benefit accrual rate; modifying 2010 postretirement adjustment reductions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 354A.12, subdivisions 1, 2a; 354A.27, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 354A.31, subdivision 4a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.27, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Bonoff and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1236: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding for the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Office of Higher Education; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1237: A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise; expanding the definition of domestic corporations to include certain foreign corporations incorporated in or doing business in tax havens; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 290.01, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 290.17, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1238: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing requirements for the administration of nonemergency transportation services.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1239: A bill for an act relating to state government; adding engineering staff to the list of employees the commissioner may establish special salary rates to attract and retain; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 43A.17, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1240: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a Homeless Youth Task Force; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1241: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for a 36-month presumptive executed sentence for certain repeat sex offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.3455, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1242: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; regulating defamation actions; providing for requests for corrections or clarifications; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 553A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Hawj and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1243: A bill for an act relating to technology accessibility; creating an advisory committee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16E.0475.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Koenen, Eken, Sparks and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1244: A bill for an act relating to drainage; appropriating money to update the drainage manual.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1245: A bill for an act relating to state government; adding the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) to certain provisions and changing certain OET provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3D.14; 15.06, subdivision 1; 16E.04, subdivision 2; 16E.18, subdivision 8; 43A.08, subdivision 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 15.06, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Dahle, Dibble and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1246: A bill for an act relating to public safety; traffic regulations; clarifying requirements pertaining to collisions; making a terminology change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 169.09; 609.21, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Wiger, Kent, Pappas, Housley and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1247: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Harriet Tubman Center East; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wiger, Kent, Pappas, Housley and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1248: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for a regional safety service center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1249: A bill for an act relating to retirement; St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; increasing state aid by up to $10,000,000 annually; increasing employee and employer contributions; requiring employer contributions for reemployed annuitants; requiring a 180-day separation to qualify for a retirement annuity; requiring forfeiture of reemployed annuitant accounts by post-June 30, 2013, retirees; increasing accrual rates on post-June 30, 2014, service; revising early retirement factors; moving the Teachers Retirement Association aid authorization to a new section; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 354A.011, subdivision 21; 354A.12, subdivisions 1, 2a, 3a, 3c, 7, by adding a subdivision; 354A.31, subdivisions 3, 4, 7; 354A.35, subdivision 2; 356.47, subdivision 1; 423A.02, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1250: A bill for an act relating to the state budget; increasing the health impact fee; adjusting the distribution of the health impact fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 16A.725, subdivision 3; 256.9658, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1251: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing for a film investment credit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hawj, Tomassoni and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1252: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money to the Housing Finance Agency.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1253: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying commissioner's duties; delaying child care assistance financial eligibility requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 119B.09, subdivision 9a; 256.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1254: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing that laws governing purchasing from small businesses and targeted group businesses apply to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.16, subdivision 12.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Brown, Dziedzic and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 1255: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying reporting requirements for scrap metal dealers; requiring electronic submission of information; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.21.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1256: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating a portion of the proceeds of the mortgage registry tax and deed tax to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to be used for creation of affordable housing units.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Schmit, Sheran, Miller, Tomassoni and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1257: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for assistance to local governments for regulation of silica sand projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Sheran, Miller, Tomassoni, Rosen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1258: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for assistance to local governments for regulation of silica sand projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 1259: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the child care assistance accreditation bonus; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 119B.13, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1260: A bill for an act relating to water; requiring priority to be given to projects that use wastewater; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.182, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Dziedzic and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1261: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to recreate Hall's Island in the Mississippi River.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Scalze, Bonoff, Ingebrigtsen, Saxhaug and Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 1262: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing watercraft surcharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 86B.415, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 1263: A bill for an act relating to alcohol; allowing Sunday liquor sales on the date of the 2014 Super Bowl.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Dziedzic, Tomassoni, Bonoff and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1264: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for youth employment programs.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hawj, Tomassoni, Metzen, Sparks and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1265: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating funds for youth workforce development grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Wiklund, Eaton, Thompson and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1266: A bill for an act relating to historic preservation; recognizing the Coldwater Springs area as a property eligible for traditional cultural property designation.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Kent, Nelson, Bonoff, Dahle and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1267: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding for the Minnesota reading corps program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ruud and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1268: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; repealing the Iron Range fiscal disparities program; correcting cross-references; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 134.34, subdivision 4; 270C.89, subdivision 2; 275.011, subdivision 1; 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2; 275.065, subdivision 3; 278.14, subdivision 1; 428A.05; 465.82, subdivision 2; 469.175, subdivision 6; 469.177, subdivision 3; 469.1813, subdivision 2; 477A.011, subdivisions 20, 27, 32, 35; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 276A.01; 276A.02; 276A.03; 276A.04; 276A.05; 276A.06; 276A.07; 276A.08; 276A.09.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Latz, Dziedzic, Sheran and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1269: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring that forensic laboratories be accredited and that information related to this be posted on the Internet; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1270: A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; amending certain legislative routes of the trunk highway system; removing certain legislative routes from the trunk highway system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, subdivision 229, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Eaton, Sieben and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1271: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions of the cancer surveillance system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 13.3806, subdivision 14; 144.671.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1272: A bill for an act relating to public health; establishing a health housing grant program; appropriating money for health housing grants and lead poisoning prevention activities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Dziedzic, Tomassoni, Eaton, Hoffman and Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 1273: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to Advocating Change Together.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1274: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying background study provisions; requiring the use of NETStudy for background studies; modifying fair hearing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 245C.04; 245C.05, subdivision 6; 245C.08, subdivision 1; 245C.16, subdivision 1; 245C.20, subdivision 1; 245C.22, subdivision 1; 245C.23, subdivision 2; 245C.24, subdivision 2; 245C.28, subdivisions 1, 3; 245C.29, subdivision 2; 256.045, subdivision 3b.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1275: A bill for an act relating to local government; making the Blue Earth County library board advisory to the county board.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Torres Ray, Cohen, Latz, Hayden and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1276: A bill for an act relating to real estate; requiring loss mitigation by mortgage lenders and servicers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 580.02; 580.041, subdivisions 1b, 1c, 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Ingebrigtsen and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1277: A bill for an act relating to public safety; firearms silencers; authorizing federally licensed firearms and ammunition manufacturers to possess firearms silencers for the purpose of testing or selling the silencers or the firearms and ammunition tested with them to government agencies, military, and other federally licensed firearms and ammunition manufacturers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.66, subdivision 1h.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Reinert, Chamberlain, Wiger, Clausen and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 1278: A bill for an act relating to veterans; making changes to various provisions related to veterans; modifying certain provisions related to veterans income tax issues; making changes to the GI Bill; modifying county veteran service officer grants; appropriating money for the Gold Star Program and to certain veterans service organizations; providing civil immunity for participation in the yellow ribbon program in certain situations; providing a military retirement pay subtraction; providing a veterans jobs tax credit; making honor guard funding permanent; authorizing a special veterans license plate; creating a special lottery game for veterans; designating the Honor and Remember Flag as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country; establishing a presumption of rehabilitation through a person's honorable military service following a prior offense; extending the market value exclusion for surviving spouses; appropriating money for a new veterans cemetery; authorizing American Indian veterans plaque; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 124D.09, subdivision 9; 197.608, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 197.791, subdivisions 1, 4, 5; 273.13, subdivision 34; 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0677, subdivisions 1a, 2; 290.091, subdivision 2; 364.03, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 168; 192; 196; 197; 290; 349A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 197.608, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Johnson; Petersen, B. and Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1279: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing additional accountability measures for charter schools serving at-risk student populations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.10, subdivision 10.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1280: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for additional members of the Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District; providing for the ambulance services tax levy; amending Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1281: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying hospital, nursing home, ICF/DD, and health maintenance organization provider surcharges; providing a medical assistance rate increase; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 256.9657, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 3a; 256.9685, subdivision 2; 256.969, subdivisions 3a, 21, 30, by adding subdivisions; 256B.441, subdivision 53; 256B.5012, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dahle, Saxhaug and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1282: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a national board certification grant program for teachers and principals; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 122A.18, subdivision 4; 122A.40, subdivision 8; 122A.41, subdivision 5; 122A.60, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1283: A bill for an act relating to state government; education; creating a Career Pathways Advisory Task Force.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1284: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota High Tech Association's SciTechsperience program; providing for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) internships.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1285: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobial drugs for food animals; prohibiting the sale of food produced from animals administered antimicrobial drugs for nontherapeutic uses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1286: A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for administrative penalty orders; providing civil penalties; requiring an implementation plan; providing a rulemaking exemption; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1287: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; providing for transfer-on-death of title to motor vehicle; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168A.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Sparks, Tomassoni and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1288: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; directing the NextGen Energy Board to examine biobased chemical production from agricultural and forestry feedstocks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 41A.105, subdivisions 1a, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Champion and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1289: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for a pilot project to coordinate community violence prevention programs for African-American children; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1290: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the small business investment tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.8737, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 8, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1291: A bill for an act relating to mines; making technical, clarifying, and other policy changes to mine inspector provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 180.01; 180.02; 180.03; 180.04; 180.05; 180.08; 180.10; 180.11; 180.12; 180.13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 180; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 180.06; 180.09.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1292: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for reforestation and forest roads and bridges; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1293: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Limmer, Latz and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1294: A bill for an act relating to sexually exploited youth; expanding safe harbor provisions to include 16 and 17 year olds involved in prostitution; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 260B.007, subdivisions 6, 16; 260C.007, subdivisions 6, 31; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.093.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Latz, Pappas and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1295: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating certain coverages; prohibiting certain exclusions; modifying no-fault benefits and coverages, arbitration and health claims appeals, and provider liens; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 65B.43, subdivision 5; 65B.44, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 65B.47, subdivisions 4, 5; 65B.49, subdivision 3a; 65B.525, subdivision 1; 65B.54, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 65B.56, subdivision 1; 72A.327; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Eaton and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1296: A bill for an act relating to corrections; restoring the civil right to vote after incarceration for persons convicted of a felony; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision 1; 609.165, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.275.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Eaton, Marty and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1297: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions related to chemical and mental health and state-operated services; allowing for data sharing; repealing a task force; updating terminology and repealing obsolete provisions; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 245.036; 246.014; 246.0141; 246.0251; 246.12; 246.128; 246.33, subdivision 4; 246.51, subdivision 3; 246.54, subdivision 2; 246.64, subdivision 1; 252.41, subdivision 7; 253.015, subdivision 1; 253B.045, subdivision 2; 253B.18, subdivision 4c; 254.05; 256.976, subdivision 3; 256B.0943, subdivisions 1, 3, 6, 9; 256B.0944, subdivision 5; 272.02, subdivision 94; 281.04; 295.50, subdivision 10b; 322.24; 357.28, subdivision 1; 387.20, subdivision 1; 462A.03, subdivision 13; 481.12; 508.79; 508A.79; 518.04; 525.092, subdivision 2; 555.04; 558.31; 580.20; 609.06, subdivision 1; 609.36, subdivision 2; 611.026; 628.54; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 246.04; 246.05; 246.125; 246.21; 246.57, subdivision 5; 246.58; 246.59; 251.011, subdivisions 3, 6; 253.015, subdivision 4; 253.018; 253.28.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1298: A bill for an act relating to state government; updating provisions in the Geospatial Information Office; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16E.30, subdivisions 7, 8, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16E.30, subdivisions 4, 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1299: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money to the Minneapolis Television Network.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hayden and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1300: A bill for an act relating to health; creating culturally targeted tobacco prevention grants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.