State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, January 26, 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 Bakk, Hoffman, Saxhaug and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 281: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; allowing residents age 84 or over to take deer of either sex; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.301, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Hawj, Marty, Goodwin, Nelson and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 282: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for the housing opportunities made equitable (HOME) pilot project.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Westrom and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 283: A bill for an act relating to civil law; amending the Uniform Probate Code; providing an exception for conservators to post bond for the assets of a protected person; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 524.5-413.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 284: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 347, Willmar, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 285: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 2534, Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 286: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 2890, Renville County West, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 287: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 345, New London-Spicer, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 288: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 777, Benson, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 289: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting propane tanks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.67, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Koenen and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 290: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 291: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for Floodwood rest area maintenance.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Sieben, Metzen and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 292: A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital improvements; appropriating money for reconstruction of interchange of County Road 42 at marked Trunk Highway 52 in Dakota County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Clausen, Tomassoni, Bonoff, Housley and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 293: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; establishing a credit and subtraction for certain contributions for higher education expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.01, subdivision 19b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Anderson, Brown, Gazelka, Dahms and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 294: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a phased-in subtraction for military retirement pay; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Anderson, Brown, Pratt and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 295: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction from taxable income for military retirees and survivors; repealing the credit for past military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.0677, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Wiklund and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 296: A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; appropriating money for marked I-35W and marked I-494 interchange improvements.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hawj, Reinert and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 297: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying provisions related to military and overseas voting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 203B.01, subdivision 3; 203B.16, subdivisions 1, 2; 203B.17, subdivisions 1, 2; 204D.11, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Stumpf, Jensen, Weber and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 298: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for teacher licensure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Stumpf and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 299: A bill for an act relating to education finance; enhancing online college in the high school operations; increasing course offerings; providing additional online support to high schools in Minnesota; enhancing technology; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jensen and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 300: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating health plan contracts and stop loss coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 60A.235, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Pratt, Thompson, Kiffmeyer, Newman and Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 301: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; taxation; specifying that a portion of motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue be deposited in the trunk highway fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.815, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Pratt, Reinert, Clausen and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 302: A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring a three-fifths vote to pass legislation reducing the school aid payment percentage below 90; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.45, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Nelson, Rosen, Benson, Fischbach and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 303: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing accounts for certain persons with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.461, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256Q.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Nelson; Rosen; Benson; Pederson, J. and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 304: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing that the education expense credit and deduction apply to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rest, Kent, Gazelka and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 305: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; increasing the rate of and providing for limited refundability of the research credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.068, subdivisions 1, 3, 6a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Kiffmeyer, Dahms and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 306: 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 Dziedzic, Eken, Sparks, Rosen and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 307: A bill for an act relating to health; amending the responsibility of collection and reporting of prehospital care data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.3806, by adding a subdivision; 144E.266; 144E.31, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.381, subdivision 12; 144E.123, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Reinert, Anderson, Benson, Rest and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 308: A bill for an act relating to the military; appropriating money for a grant to support activities related to the commissioning of the USS Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jensen; Pederson, J. ; Senjem; Skoe and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 309: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing annual permits for overweight vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.865, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Hayden, Ingebrigtsen, Saxhaug, Pappas and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 310: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a working group on violence against Asian women and children; requiring a report with findings and recommendations to the legislature; appropriating money for the working group on violence against Asian women and children.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Johnson, Hayden, Saxhaug, Ingebrigtsen and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 311: A bill for an act relating to housing; establishing a competitive grant program for rental subsidies for exploited women and children; appropriating money for a competitive grant program.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Latz, Franzen, Dibble, Champion and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 312: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Southwest Corridor light rail transit line; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Nelson, Rosen, Benson and Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 313: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care provider requirements for providers receiving child care assistance payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 119B.09, subdivision 5; 119B.125, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Rosen, Wiklund, Miller, Hoffman and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 314: A bill for an act relating to health; adding rural mental health professionals, public health nurses, dental therapists, and advanced dental therapists to the health professional education loan forgiveness program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.1501, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Wiklund, Franzen, Rosen, Reinert and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 315: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the Homeless Youth Act; appropriating money for housing needs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256K.45, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Hayden, Rosen, Eken, Franzen and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 316: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the healthy eating, here at home program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256E.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Dibble, Hall, Dziedzic, Newman and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 317: 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.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 318: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a nursing facility operating payment rate increase for a facility in Le Sueur County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 319: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; authorizing valuation exclusion for certain improvements to homestead and commercial-industrial property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 273.11, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Saxhaug and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 320: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to renovate a building in Deer River to function as a multiage center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 321: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Mississippi River in Grand Rapids; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 322: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant for the Headwaters Science Center; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 323: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Goodhue County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Koenen, Gazelka, Ingebrigtsen, Saxhaug and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 324: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing for a vendor allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 289A.31, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dahms, Hann, Rosen, Koenen and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 325: A bill for an act relating to taxation; estate tax; conforming to the federal exclusion amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.10, subdivision 1; 291.016, subdivision 3; 291.03, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.10, subdivision 1a; 289A.12, subdivision 18; 289A.18, subdivision 3a; 289A.20, subdivision 3a; 291.03, subdivisions 8, 9, 10, 11.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Sieben, Senjem, Pappas and Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 326: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Minnesota Children's Museum.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Newman, Thompson, Hoffman, Limmer and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 327: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; prohibiting use of public funds to promote or defeat a ballot question; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 5; 10A.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Eken, Stumpf and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 328: A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending the Minnesota Personal Protection Act to recognize the North Dakota permit to carry a pistol as being valid within Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 624.714, subdivision 16.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Benson, Bonoff and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 329: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring disclosures in certain materials disseminated by public postsecondary institutions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senator Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 330: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing an exemption from bullion coin dealer regulation for dealers in certain coins; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 80G.01, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Rosen, Stumpf, Tomassoni and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 331: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for public infrastructure for an industrial park in the city of Blue Earth; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Kent; Miller; Tomassoni; Pederson, J. and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 332: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for crime victim services grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 333: A bill for an act relating to education; providing flexibility for the use of early childhood family education (ECFE) revenue and school readiness aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.135, subdivision 5; 124D.16, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Johnson, Pappas, Lourey, Nienow and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 334: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a comprehensive vision examination before kindergarten enrollment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.17, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Marty and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 335: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing consumer protection; requiring disclosure of genetically engineered food; authorizing rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Pappas, Goodwin and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 336: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing continued insurance contributions for certain state employees assaulted by inmates or patients; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 43A.241.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Pappas and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 337: A bill for an act relating to education; making a technical change to conform the definition of directory information with federal law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.32, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 338: A bill for an act relating to state government; permitting a government entity to release certain military release forms to another government entity for a limited purpose; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 196.08.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 339: A bill for an act relating to real property; creating an Office of Ombudsman for common interest communities; creating a common interest community court calendar program; providing for resolution of common interest community disputes; requiring alternative dispute resolution in certain cases; providing for recovery of attorney fees; increasing recording fees; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 357.18, subdivision 1; 508.82, subdivision 1; 508A.82, subdivision 1; 515B.3-106; 515B.4-116; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 45; 484; 515B.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Pederson, J. ; Scalze; Koenen; Brown and Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 340: A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring local approval before issuance of state disposal facility permit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 116.07, subdivision 4j.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Rosen, Dahle, Wiklund, Torres Ray and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 341: A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding health and safety revenue to include facility modifications necessary to make school facilities more secure for students and staff; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.57, subdivisions 6, 6a, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Westrom, Miller, Fischbach, Chamberlain and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 342: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the use of reports alleging child maltreatment that were not accepted for assessment or investigation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 626.556, subdivisions 7, 10.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 343: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for physical education standards and benchmarks; requiring assessments; amending graduation requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.021, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 120B.024, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Johnson, Wiger, Cohen and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 344: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing state aid for the school breakfast program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.1158, subdivisions 3, 4, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Johnson, Saxhaug, Ruud and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 345: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing purple heart designation on driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards; providing for state park permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 85.053, by adding a subdivision; 171.07, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 346: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the alternative minimum tax to conform to federal law on the treatment of wagering losses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Johnson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 347: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Foley Boulevard Northstar commuter rail station; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Johnson and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 348: A bill for an act relating to family law; establishing a legislative surrogacy commission; providing appointments; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Nelson, Rosen, Benson, Kiffmeyer and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 349: A bill for an act relating to health; permitting Minnesota residents to buy health coverage approved in other states; requiring an independent cost-benefit analysis of MNsure; requiring line controls testing of the information technology systems used in MNsure three months prior to use by the public; modifying participation requirements for health plans to be offered for sale through MNsure; limiting the MNsure Board from increasing the premium withhold without legislative approval; requiring an independent financial audit of MNsure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 62A.02, subdivision 7; 62V.03, by adding a subdivision; 62V.05, subdivisions 2, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.