State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 5, 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 Pappas and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 518: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System; general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association; Teachers Retirement Association; modifying provisions directing criteria for making recommendations to adjust employee and employer contribution rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 352.045; 353.27, subdivision 3b; 354.42, subdivisions 4b, 4d.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Pappas and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 519: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general state employees retirement plan; correctional state employees retirement plan; State Patrol retirement plan; public employees police and fire retirement plan; Teachers Retirement Association; St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; modifying the financial sustainability triggers for postretirement adjustment mechanisms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 354A.29, subdivisions 7, 8, 9; 356.415, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 520: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying registration fees for certain snowmobiles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 84.82, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Hawj, Hoffman, Tomassoni, Ruud and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 521: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for Neighborhood Development Center small business incubator grants; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 522: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing cities to opt out of fluoridation of its water supply; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.145.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Newman, Thompson and Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 523: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction for certain expenditures for medical care and health insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Clausen, Pratt, Dahle, Stumpf and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 524: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying Principals' Leadership Academy provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.74.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Tomassoni, Skoe, Jensen, Weber and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 525: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; providing grants to employers for job training; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Jensen, Weber, Eken and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 526: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; providing a job training tax credit; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116L; 290.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Benson, Rosen, Hann, Ruud and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 527: A bill for an act relating to human services; phasing out nursing facility rate equalization; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 256.9657, subdivision 1; 256B.433, subdivision 3; 256B.48, subdivisions 1, 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hall and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 528: 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 Koenen, Dahms and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 529: A bill for an act relating to taxation; motor vehicle sales; expanding an exemption for certain motor vehicle purchases by local governments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297B.03.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hall, Latz, Ingebrigtsen, Benson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 530: A bill for an act relating to public safety; restoring the civil right to vote of an individual upon release from incarceration; requiring notice; repealing county attorney obligation to promptly investigate voter registration and eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision 1; 204C.08, subdivision 1d; 204C.10; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 201; 243; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 201.275.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 531: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for certain employer paid taxes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rest and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 532: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying exemption provisions for construction materials by certain contractors; adding a refund provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Pappas, Stumpf, Senjem, Cohen and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a connection center facility.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Hawj, Pappas, Hayden, Nelson and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to state government; adding urban agriculture development zones in land use planning; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.859, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Anderson and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; adjusting audit amounts for organizations; making clarifying and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 297E.06, subdivision 4; 349.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing for construction of a new nuclear-powered electric generating unit at Monticello; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Johnson and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to retirement; establishing a voluntary statewide monthly benefit volunteer firefighter retirement plan to permit transfers of local monthly benefit volunteer firefighters relief association plan administration to the Public Employees Retirement Association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 11A.17, subdivision 2; 353G.01, subdivisions 6, 7, 11, 12, by adding subdivisions; 353G.02; 353G.03; 353G.04; 353G.05; 353G.06; 353G.07; 353G.08; 353G.09; 353G.10; 353G.11; 353G.115; 353G.12, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 353G.13; 353G.14; 353G.15; 353G.16; 356.215, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 353G.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Hayden, Pappas, Cohen, Tomassoni and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for capital improvements to small business incubators; establishing a neighborhood development center small business incubator revolving fund; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, by request, and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing recall elections for school board members; eliminating the authority of a school board to remove members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 351.14, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 351.15; 351.16, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 351.18; 351.19, subdivision 4; 351.20; 351.21; 351.22, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.09, subdivision 9; 128D.14.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Pederson, J. ; Brown; Kiffmeyer; Benson and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to corrections; providing a grant to Sherburne County to fund community supervision of offenders.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Wiger, Kent, Hoffman and Wiklund introduced--
S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the general education basic formula allowance; providing annual inflationary increases in the basic formula allowance for fiscal year 2018 and later; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the definition of residential hospice facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144A.75, subdivision 13.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Hoffman, Tomassoni and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 543: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the income medical assistance eligibility limit, the asset limits, and the excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.056, subdivisions 3, 4, 5c.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for bullion and bullion coin; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.67, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to health; adding chronic and intractable pain as a qualifying medical condition in the medical cannabis registry program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 152.22, subdivision 14; repealing Laws 2014, chapter 311, section 20.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; directing commissioner of transportation to construct a noise barrier on a segment of marked Trunk Highway 100 in Edina; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Hawj, Hoffman and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Humanities Center.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Dibble, Eken, Rosen, Clausen and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the Homeless Youth Act; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256K.45, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 549: 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 Weber and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting Independent School District No. 2884, Red Rock Central, to start the school year before Labor Day.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Wiklund, Franzen, Rosen, Reinert and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 551: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for housing needs.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Sheran, Franzen, Eken and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to safe harbor for sexually exploited youth; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Torres Ray, Bonoff, Kiffmeyer and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school districts to adopt a policy on recess for elementary school students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.215.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Skoe, Wiger, Sparks and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to taxation; estate; providing an increase in the subtraction for qualified small business and qualified farm property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 291.016, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bonoff, Thompson and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; changing proposed levy certification dates for special taxing districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 275.065, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to legacy funding; appropriating money for the Fulda Heritage Society.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Carlson, Dahle and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for school districts to develop science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based courses.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wiklund, Pratt, Hoffman, Kent and Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing school board flexibility for allocating compensatory revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.15, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Stumpf, Kiffmeyer and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to education; amending alternative teacher licensure; allowing for teacher license reciprocity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2; 122A.21, subdivision 2; 122A.23; 122A.245, subdivisions 1, 3, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing additional equity revenue for all school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ortman, Dziedzic, Latz and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; providing jail credit for time spent on pretrial electronic home monitoring; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.145, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act relating to public safety; addressing the applicability of certain affirmative defenses in DWI and CVO-related proceedings; clarifying the scope of the implied consent hearing; extending certain time periods to request reviews in DWI-related proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 97B.066, subdivisions 8, 9; 169A.46; 169A.53, subdivisions 2, 3; 169A.60, subdivision 10; 609.2111; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 609.2112, subdivision 2; 609.2113, subdivision 4; 609.2114, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to courts; setting standards for expert witnesses in certain legal proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 595.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Hoffman, Dahle, Stumpf, Wiger and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying school lunch aid provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.111, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Koenen, Sparks, Dahms, Weber and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring a statewide uniform minimum wage; providing uniformity for employment mandates on private employers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.24, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Hoffman and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying medical assistance spenddown procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.056, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Hoffman and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding the use of automated drug distribution systems; modifying the amount of over-the-counter medications covered by medical assistance if dispensed by an automated drug distribution system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 151.58, subdivisions 2, 5; 256B.0625, subdivision 13.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to claims; providing for compensation of inmates who erroneously serve an extended prison term; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.738, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; appropriating money to the Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 570: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the disclosure of preliminary screening test results under certain circumstances in DWI proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169A.41, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Chamberlain, Nienow and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to taxation; estate; repealing the estate tax; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 291.005; 291.01; 291.016; 291.03, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1d, 8, 9, 10, 11; 291.031; 291.075; 291.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 291.13, subdivisions 1, 3; 291.16; 291.21, subdivision 1; 291.215, subdivision 1; 291.27.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Jensen; Hayden; Pederson, J. and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hawj, Pappas, Scalze, Kent and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Wakan Tipi Center in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Koenen, Ingebrigtsen, Lourey, Tomassoni and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring approval of certain local governments before acquiring land for park or trail purposes outside of the seven-county metropolitan area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Koenen, Ingebrigtsen, Lourey, Tomassoni and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring approval of certain residents before acquiring land for park or trail purposes outside of the seven-county metropolitan area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Koenen, Sparks and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing that bonded debt authorizations approved after June 30, 2015, be levied against referendum market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.53, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, by adding subdivisions; 123B.55; 275.61.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 577: A bill for an act relating to taxation; estate tax; modifying which gifts are included in the estate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.10, subdivision 1; 291.005, subdivision 1, as amended; 291.016, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Cohen, Latz and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to trusts; establishing the Minnesota Trust Code; recodifying certain provisions; modifying power of appointments; making conforming and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 48.01, subdivision 2; 48A.07, subdivision 6; 317A.161, subdivision 24; 353.95, subdivision 4; 500.17, subdivision 2; 501B.31, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 501B.41, subdivision 3; 501B.46; 508.62; 508A.62; 524.2-804, subdivision 1; 524.5-417; 529.06; 529.12; 529.14; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 502; 507; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 501C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 501B.01; 501B.012; 501B.02; 501B.03; 501B.04; 501B.05; 501B.06; 501B.07; 501B.08; 501B.09; 501B.12; 501B.13; 501B.14; 501B.15; 501B.151; 501B.152; 501B.154; 501B.155; 501B.16; 501B.17; 501B.18; 501B.19; 501B.20; 501B.21; 501B.22; 501B.23; 501B.24; 501B.25; 501B.56; 501B.561; 501B.57; 501B.571; 501B.59; 501B.60; 501B.61; 501B.62; 501B.63; 501B.64; 501B.65; 501B.665; 501B.67; 501B.68; 501B.69; 501B.705; 501B.71; 501B.72; 501B.73; 501B.74; 501B.75; 501B.76; 501B.79; 501B.80; 501B.81; 501B.82; 501B.87; 501B.88; 501B.89; 501B.895; 501B.90; 502.62; 502.63; 502.64; 502.65; 502.66; 502.67; 502.68; 502.69; 502.70; 502.71; 502.72; 502.73; 502.74; 502.75; 502.76; 502.77; 502.78; 502.79.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Dahle, Scalze, Hoffman and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Forever Green Agriculture Initiative at the University of Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association; permitting a service credit purchase for certain St. Paul public school employees.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Weber, Dahms and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Casey Jones Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting certain uses of state resources for potential mileage-based user fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.53.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 583: A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting use of state resources for potential mileage-based user fee.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Westrom, Dahms, Ingebrigtsen, Ruud and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 584: A bill for an act relating to economic development; jobs creation; modifying permitting efficiency goals; rulemaking reform; allowing a subtraction for certain active business income of pass-through entities; increasing the rate of and providing for limited refundability of the research credit; adopting the Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act; providing capital for business growth in economically distressed communities; workforce housing; providing for a workforce housing grant program; providing for additions to taxable income; providing a credit for contributions to land trusts; promoting the creation of land trusts; providing a credit for new STEM and long-term care employees; depositing revenue from certain agency penalties in the general fund instead of dedicated funds; eliminating statutory appropriations of penalty revenue to agencies; creating a small business compliance assistance grant program; imposing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.842, subdivision 4a; 14.02, by adding a subdivision; 14.05, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 14.116; 14.131; 14.19; 14.388, subdivision 2; 14.389, subdivision 2; 16A.1285, by adding a subdivision; 17.102, subdivisions 4, 4a; 17A.11; 18B.05; 18C.131; 18D.323; 18G.10, subdivision 2; 18H.17; 18J.09; 21.115; 21.92; 25.39, subdivision 4; 27.041, subdivision 3; 32.21, subdivision 4; 34.07; 62J.536, subdivision 2b; 84.027, subdivision 14a; 116.03, subdivision 2b; 116J.66; 169.685, subdivisions 5, 7; 169.871, subdivision 5; 169.999, subdivision 5; 174.30, subdivision 8; 174.315, subdivision 3; 221.036, subdivision 14; 221.84, subdivision 3; 239.785, subdivision 6; 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19b, 19c; 290.068, subdivisions 1, 3, 6a; 290.091, subdivision 2; 297F.21, subdivision 3; 297G.20, subdivision 4; 341.321; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 290; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116X; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.127.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Cohen, Pappas and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 585: A bill for an act relating to the city of St. Paul; providing special tax increment financing authority.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Jensen, Nelson, Koenen, Thompson and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 586: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; eliminating the automatic inflation of the state general levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 275.025, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Nienow and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 587: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring certain state grantees to use the federal E-Verify program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16B.98, subdivision 5; 16C.075.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 588: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System; modifying disability application deadlines in certain instances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 352.113, subdivisions 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 589: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minnesota State Retirement System; various plans; making changes of an administrative nature; clarifying coverage treatment of former MSHS-Cambridge employees; revising disability to retirement transfer dates for State Patrol plan disabilitants; correcting legislators plan postretirement adjustment trigger; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 352.91, subdivision 3e; 352B.10, subdivision 5; 352B.105; 356.415, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Sparks, Rosen and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 590: A bill for an act relating to long-term care; providing for long-term care workforce needs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 144.1501, subdivision 3; 256B.431, subdivision 36; 256B.441, subdivisions 13, 53.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Wiger, Marty and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 591: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting trapping without written permission on private land that is not posted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.001, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Wiger, Eaton, Dibble and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 592: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting trapping and baiting wolves; prohibiting use of snares to take wild animals; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 97A.075, subdivision 7; 97A.331, subdivision 6; 97A.475, subdivision 20; 97B.085, subdivision 3; 97B.647, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, by adding subdivisions; 97B.928, subdivision 1; 97B.951; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.421.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 593: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing Independent School District No. 91, Barnum, to transfer money between certain community service accounts.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Benson, Thompson, Newman, Rosen and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 594: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax aids; providing county aid to cover increased health care cost; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 477A.0124, by adding a subdivision; 477A.03, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 595: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying payment of wages and payroll and payroll deductions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 181.06, subdivision 2; 181.101.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Marty, Hall, Nienow, Cohen and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 596: 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 2014, section 518.157.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Marty, Wiger and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 597: A bill for an act relating to education; integrating service-learning into Minnesota's education system; establishing an evidence-based service-learning grant program; providing for a task force on teacher preparation and licensure requirements related to service learning; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.50, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 598: 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 Newman, Brown, Dahms, Westrom and Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 599: A bill for an act relating to disaster relief; authorizing state grants to eligible utility cooperatives to match federal disaster assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 12A.15, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Petersen, B. and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 600: A bill for an act relating to public safety; limiting the circumstances under which a "no knock" search or arrest may be conducted; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 601: A bill for an act relating to gambling; modifying social skill games to include tournaments or contests of whist; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.761, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Benson, Rosen, Brown and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 602: A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing inclusion of supply-side savings in meeting conservation improvement goals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.241, subdivisions 1, 1c, 10.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Dahms, Weber, Thompson and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 603: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a 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 Kiffmeyer, Fischbach, Brown, Anderson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 604: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a new source of state aid for school districts with low general education revenue per pupil and low property wealth per pupil; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen, Senjem, Rosen, Jensen and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 605: A bill for an act relating to insurance; modifying insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62A.3094, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Cohen, Franzen, Wiger, Saxhaug and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 606: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the early learning scholarships program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kent, Johnson, Nelson, Pratt and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 607: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the Minnesota Reading Corps program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Miller, Nelson and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 608: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school boards to implement flexible learning year programs without approval by commissioner of education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.121; 124D.122; 124D.126, subdivision 1; 124D.127; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 3500.1000.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 609: A bill for an act relating to transportation; changing the definition of type III vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.011, subdivision 71.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Jensen and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 610: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing a necessity defense in implied consent proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169A.53, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 611: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Clean Indoor Air Act to apply only to buildings owned or operated by the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 144.414, subdivisions 1, 5; 144.416; 144.417, subdivisions 2, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 144.412; 144.413, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 5; 144.414, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 144.4167; 144.417, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Eaton, Dibble and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 612: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; reinstating the five-year moratorium on wolf hunting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.645, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.