State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:00 A.M.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The bills listed on today's introduction calendar are given their first reading and referred as indicated.
Senators Skoe and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 88: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring the commissioner of education to reauthorize existing four-day school week plans.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Koenen and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 89: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a veterans home in Montevideo.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Brown and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 90: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying nursing facility operating payment rates for certain facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 91: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; requiring that certain political contributions and independent expenditures be made from funds subject to the individual income tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.27, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 92: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; requiring that certain political contributions and independent expenditures be made from funds subject to the individual income tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.27, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Cohen, Rosen, Sheran, Johnson and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 93: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by adding a section; providing for gender equality under the law.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Pederson, J. ; Nelson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 94: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; exempting bingo halls from combined net receipts tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297E.02, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Osmek; Petersen, B. ; Benson; Brown and Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 95: A bill for an act relating to energy; abolishing prohibition on issuing certificate of need for new nuclear power plant; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Kiffmeyer and Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 96: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying certain equity formulas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff; Petersen, B. and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 97: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for placing teachers on unrequested leave of absence or discontinuing or terminating teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.245, subdivision 1; 122A.40, subdivisions 5, 10, 11; 122A.41, subdivisions 2, 14; 123A.75, subdivision 1; 179A.20, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Osmek; Pederson, J. ; Scalze; Pratt and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 98: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing Start Seeing Motorcycles special license plates; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Metzen, Wiger, Jensen, Sparks and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 99: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for grants to local governments to make HVAC improvements at ice centers; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Petersen, B. ; Hoffman; Housley; Marty and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 100: A bill for an act relating to health; permitting the use of investigational drugs, biological products, or devices by certain eligible patients; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 151.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Petersen, B. ; Osmek and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 101: A bill for an act relating to public safety; traffic regulations; prohibiting seat belt violations from being a primary offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.686, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Bonoff, Metzen, Jensen, Ortman and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 102: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing for a maximum rate of 7.85 percent on active trade or business income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.06, subdivision 2c; 290.0675, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 103: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying exemption for instructional materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.67, subdivision 13a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Goodwin, Cohen, Metzen, Scalze and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 104: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; statutory housing warranties; allowing recovery of attorney fees by a prevailing vendor or owner for breaches; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 327A.05.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Bonoff, Saxhaug, Gazelka, Stumpf and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 105: A bill for an act relating to education finance; granting school construction funds; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff and Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 106: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing 9th and 10th grade students to enroll in concurrent enrollment world language courses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senators Eken, Sheran, Senjem, Carlson and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 107: A bill for an act relating to health care; requiring a hospital to provide a patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry to the hospital; requiring a hospital to provide a discharge plan and aftercare instructions to a designated caregiver prior to discharge; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Thompson, Osmek and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 108: A bill for an act relating to transportation; mass transit; prohibiting certain expenditures and planning for the Zip Rail line.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 109: A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying the operating rate for a certain facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 110: A bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; providing for filing of approved law modifying certain duties and procedures.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Torres Ray; Dibble; Kent; Pederson, J. and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 111: A bill for an act relating to transportation; motor vehicles; providing for registration of towed recreational vehicles on a three-year cycle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 168.013, subdivision 1g.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 112: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; extending availability of certain appropriations for grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Rosen, Sheran, Johnson and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 113: A resolution relating to ratification of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution; memorializing Congress to remove the deadline for ratification of the amendment by the states.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 114: A bill for an act relating to taxation; clarifying the authority for the city of Duluth to use proceeds from sales taxes on food and beverage and the local lodging tax; amending Laws 1980, chapter 511, sections 1, subdivision 2, as amended; 2, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 115: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to begin the school year before Labor Day; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.40.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 116: A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; providing for discharge of a portion of an easement acquired by condemnation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.225.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 117: A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; providing for discharge of a portion of an easement acquired by condemnation for trunk highway purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.225.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Senjem, Ruud and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 118: A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; prohibiting mandatory fire sprinkler installation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299F.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 119: A bill for an act relating to taxation; economic development; individual income; modifying the small business investment tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 116J.8737, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 120: A bill for an act relating to veterinarians; specifying appointments to the Board of Veterinary Medicine must reflect the geography of the state; modifying the process for temporary suspension of veterinarian licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 156.01, subdivision 1; 156.126.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Senjem, Nelson and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 121: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for reconstruction of marked Trunk Highway 14; authorizing the sale and issuance of trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Senjem and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 122: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; prohibiting use of money from parks and trails fund to acquire property by eminent domain; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 85.53, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Senjem, Nelson and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 123: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a phase in for subtraction for Social Security benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Senjem, Nelson and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 124: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a phase in for subtraction for Social Security benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 125: A bill for an act relating to court surcharges; removing surcharge on vehicle parking violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 126: A bill for an act relating to education finance; permitting Independent School District No. 831, Forest Lake, to participate in the alternative facilities revenue program; amending Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 25, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Chamberlain, Benson and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 127: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; adding duties to the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government; providing for the Metropolitan Council to budget on a state fiscal year starting July; requiring legislative approval of the council's budgets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.8841, subdivisions 7, 8; 473.13, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Goodwin, Dibble, Saxhaug, Cohen and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 128: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; clarifying the alternative to use of interactive video conference in civil commitment hearings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 253B.08, subdivision 2a; 253B.12, subdivision 2a; 253D.28, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Rest, Limmer, Kent, Johnson and Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 129: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying additional property tax refund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290A.04, subdivision 2h.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Thompson, Benson and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 130: A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; establishing a "buy the farm" option for real property owners whose property is taken for intercity high-speed rail use; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 218.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Sieben, Saxhaug and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 131: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; modifying cost of care calculations; providing for annual adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 198.03, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Reinert, Lourey, Benson, Hoffman and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 132: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; exempting certain organizations from the Minnesota seed law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 21.87.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Dahle and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 133: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing for teacher development and evaluation revenue for educational cooperatives and education districts; amending Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 15.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 134: A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending requirements governing driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 171.06, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0410, subparts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Latz; Pederson, J. ; Metzen; Goodwin and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 135: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating conduct of an insurer in collision cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 72B.092, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 136: A bill for an act relating to financing of state government; providing deficiency funding for food assistance, the Minnesota Security Hospital, natural resources enforcement activities, Ebola-related costs, and the Zoological Board; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Marty, Rosen, Benson and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 137: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the family assets for independence program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256E.35, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Bonoff; Petersen, B. ; Metzen; Sparks and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 138: A bill for an act relating to securities regulation; providing an exemption from regulation for crowdfunding transactions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 80A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Lourey, Hayden, Sheran, Jensen and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 139: A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating the MNsure Board; designating MNsure as a state agency; changing rulemaking provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 15.01; 15A.0815, subdivision 2; 62V.02, subdivisions 2, 11; 62V.03; 62V.04; 62V.05; 62V.06; 62V.07; 62V.08; 62V.09; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62V.11.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Pappas, Saxhaug and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 140: A bill for an act relating to civil law; appropriating money for legal assistance grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Goodwin, Skoe, Saxhaug and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 141: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; diverting persons under arrest or subject to arrest from incarceration to comprehensive mental health programs; establishing a grant program to fund comprehensive mental health programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 245; 628.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Goodwin, Skoe, Saxhaug and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 142: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; appropriating money for a grant to Beltrami County for planning and development of a comprehensive mental health services program for individuals under arrest or subject to arrest.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 143: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring the Department of Transportation to study exterior noise mitigation associated with rumble strips and rumble stripes; directing the commissioner to consider removal of noise-producing rumble strips and stripes.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 144: A bill for an act relating to skier and ski area responsibilities; establishing safety and liability standards; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 184C.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 145: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the commissioner of education to provide guidance to school districts regarding certain technology initiatives.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 146: A bill for an act relating to public finance; providing an alternative general system to issue state and local debt obligations; enacting the "Minnesota All-Government Bond Act"; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16F.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 147: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; providing employment services to persons with traumatic brain injuries; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268A.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 148: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Stagecoach State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 149: A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying election judge party affiliation as public data on individuals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.607, by adding a subdivision; 204B.21, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 150: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; appropriating money to Third Judicial District Court for development of a drug court.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 151: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for the exclusion of Dodge County from the Southeast Minnesota Multicounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Schmit and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 152: A bill for an act relating to civil liability; providing immunity from liability for certain agritourism activities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Rosen, Benson, Gazelka, Brown and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 153: A bill for an act relating to health insurance; requiring that policy forms and premium rates for health insurance coverage be submitted to, and approved by, the commissioner of commerce or health and MNsure by specified dates; making premium rates available to the public; requiring that MNsure funding and premium assessment changes be authorized in law; requiring MNsure reports be provided by an independent third party; requiring background studies for MNsure navigators and in-person assisters; modifying the participation requirements for health carriers and health plans for MNsure; prohibiting any appropriation from the health care access fund to MNsure other than for specified purposes; requiring the legislature to appropriate funds to MNsure; requiring the Legislative Oversight Committee to review proposed rules for MNsure before the rules are effective; requiring the Legislative Oversight Committee to review and make recommendations to the legislature on MNsure's budget; requiring a report of the number of uninsured enrolling through MNsure; modifying the governance structure of MNsure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16A.724, subdivision 4; 62A.02, subdivisions 2, 8; 62V.04, subdivisions 5, 8, 9, by adding subdivisions; 62V.05, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, 8; 62V.07; 62V.08; 62V.11, subdivisions 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62V.04, subdivisions 1, 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Carlson and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 154: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; modifying definition of expressly advocating; providing for disclosure of electioneering communications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 10A.01, subdivision 16a; 10A.121, subdivision 1; 10A.20, subdivision 3; 10A.244; 10A.25, subdivision 3a; 10A.27, subdivision 15; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Wiger and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 155: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing school readiness aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.16, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Tomassoni and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 156: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Minnesota Forest Resources Council.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 157: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing full funding for K-12 pupil transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 18.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 158: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; exempting certain vessels from biodiesel requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 239.77, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Skoe and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 159: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.