State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 12, 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 Champion, Hayden and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1652: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for infrastructure improvements along Penn Avenue in Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Schmit, Dahms, Sheran and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1653: A bill for an act relating to economic development; agriculture; appropriating money for the Center for Rural Policy and Development.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1654: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing an outdoor heritage trust fund account; providing trust fund payments to counties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 97A.056, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 477A.10; 477A.11, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Saxhaug and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1655: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing an environment and natural resources trust fund payment account; providing trust fund payments to counties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 116P.02, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 477A.10; 477A.11, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Sieben, Eaton, Marty, Hoffman and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1656: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring labeling of children's products containing hazardous chemicals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 116.9401; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1657: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income and corporate franchise; providing a tax credit for certain energy improvements; allowing cooperative and municipal utilities to recover certain expenses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1658: A bill for an act relating to human rights; adding provisions to the certificate of compliance and equal pay certificate requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 363A.36, subdivision 1; 363A.44, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Eken, Westrom, Stumpf and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1659: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for construction of ring levees.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dahle, Hall, Rest and Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 1660: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for alternative Web site publication; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 331A.12, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Dziedzic and Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1661: A bill for an act relating to housing finance; appropriating money for an emergency shelter facility in Hennepin County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Latz, Stumpf, Dibble and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1662: A bill for an act relating to the arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for the Perpich Center for Arts Education.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1663: A bill for an act relating to horse racing; modifying and providing definitions; clarifying commission powers and duties; modifying and providing for licensure requirements and other regulatory provisions; providing for industry-related revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 240.01, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions; 240.011; 240.03; 240.08, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 240.10; 240.13, subdivisions 5, 6; 240.135; 240.15, subdivisions 1, 6; 240.16, subdivision 1; 240.22; 240.23; 240.30, subdivisions 6, 8; 364.09; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, subdivisions 12, 23.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1664: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for sustainable child care in rural Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1665: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; addressing the use of predictive policing by law enforcement; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1666: A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for improvements to U.S. Highway 10 in Anoka County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1667: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery restoration; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Chamberlain, Benson and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 1668: A bill for an act relating to education; education finance; authorizing a reverse referendum for school board-approved revenue authority under certain circumstances; prohibiting public school employees from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.17, subdivision 9a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1669: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; excluding homestead resort properties from levies based on referendum market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.01, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Jensen, Senjem, Dibble, Tomassoni and Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 1670: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing sale and issuance of general obligation bonds for local roads and bridges; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1671: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a program requiring the commissioner of health to conduct health impact assessments on topics selected by the Legislative Audit Commission; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.97, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Scalze, Osmek, Marty, Hawj and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1672: A bill for an act relating to regional parks; modifying use of interest payments from metropolitan parks appropriations; using funds for all recreational space under Metropolitan Council jurisdiction.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dziedzic and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1673: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; setting juror per diem rate in statute; requesting judicial branch study on jury service compensation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 593.48.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wiger, Bakk, Johnson, Bonoff and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1674: A bill for an act relating to education; amending state high school graduation requirements; requiring students to demonstrate their knowledge of civics as a condition of receiving a high school diploma; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.02, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.024, subdivision 1; 120B.36, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Stumpf, Saxhaug, Dahms and Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1675: A bill for an act relating to libraries; modifying the distribution of regional library basic system support; appropriating money for regional library basic system support; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivisions 5, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1676: A bill for an act relating to state government; contracts; grant management; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16B.97, subdivision 1; 16B.98, subdivisions 1, 11.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Limmer, Benson, Chamberlain and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 1677: A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions in electronic health records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62J.495, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Rest, Skoe, Koenen, Thompson and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1678: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring the commissioner of revenue to implement a free electronic filing system for individual income tax returns; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 270C.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dziedzic, Jensen, Goodwin, Gazelka and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1679: A bill for an act relating to auto insurance; providing transportation network financial responsibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 65B.64, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65B.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1680: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for development of lakefront property for public use in the city of Wayzata; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1681: A bill for an act relating to judiciary; considering county attorney as attorney for any town in which a violation occurs for purposes of allocation of court fines, penalties, and forfeitures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 484.90, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sieben, Kent and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1682: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a refundable credit for student loan interest; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Skoe, Rosen, Tomassoni, Saxhaug and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 1683: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying the duties of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 116.02; 116.03, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 116.02, subdivisions 7, 8, 10.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1684: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association; excluding certain Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 353.01, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1685: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Reinert and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1686: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Franzen and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1687: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring ten-day notice and a public hearing before a moratorium on residential development takes effect; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 462.355, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Bonoff, Hayden and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1688: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring policies and procedures that certain entities in the executive branch and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities must follow when investigating an entity's own employee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16A.06, by adding a subdivision; 136F.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Carlson, Metzen, Gazelka, Eken and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1689: A bill for an act relating to construction codes; modifying water conditioning installation requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 326B.50, subdivisions 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 326B.55; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Hawj, Ingebrigtsen, Scalze, Marty and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1690: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying eligibility for grants from revenue generated by lottery in lieu tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.94.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hawj, Hayden, Hoffman, Lourey and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1691: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for culturally specific mental health services for Southeast Asian veterans.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1692: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the University of Minnesota to support regenerative medicine research activities; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1693: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing a grant for a police and community race dialogue and action project; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1694: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for religious objections to autopsies in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 390.11, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1695: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying certain sales tax rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 297A.62, subdivision 1; 297A.992, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Franzen, Benson and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1696: A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing continued care at home contracts; requiring providers to prove financial responsibility to the commissioner of commerce; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.232, subdivision 11; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 80H.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Petersen, B. and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1697: A bill for an act relating to education; empowering authorizers to terminate contracts based on student performance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1698: A bill for an act relating to commerce; weights and measures; modifying the commissioner of commerce's powers; clarifying diesel fuel advertisement sign requirements; modifying the definition for ethanol flex fuels; updating fuel standard references; correcting cross-references; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 239.011, subdivision 2; 239.44; 239.751, by adding a subdivision; 239.761, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, by adding a subdivision; 296A.01, subdivisions 7, 8, 19, 23, 24.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1699: A bill for an act relating to local government; sanitization regulation and inspections for certain licensees who sell electronic delivery devices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 461.19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 461.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Jensen introduced--
S.F. No. 1700: A bill for an act relating to health insurance; limiting certain types of provisions in vision care insurance agreements; modifying definitions of ophthalmic goods and services; regulating kiosks; imposing disciplinary action for optometrists and physicians; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 145.711; 145.714; 147.091, subdivision 1; 148.56, subdivision 3; 148.57, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62A; 145.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Hayden, Saxhaug, Champion and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1701: A bill for an act relating to health insurance; requiring coverage for colorectal screening test for individuals at high risk of colorectal cancer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62A.30, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Rest, Gazelka, Koenen, Dziedzic and Housley introduced--
S.F. No. 1702: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing a vendor allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.20, subdivision 4; 297A.77, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297A.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1703: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1704: A bill for an act relating to health; regulating the practice of gestational carrying; creating rights and duties; providing for damages; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 257.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Dziedzic; Jensen; Petersen, B. and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1705: A bill for an act relating to transportation; specifying causes and types of damage for which railroads are responsible; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 219.76; 219.761.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Champion and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1706: A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the statute of limitations for a minor child filing a claim under the Human Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 363A.07, subdivision 3; 363A.28, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Benson, Gazelka and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1707: A bill for an act relating to insurance; establishing a state reinsurance program for the individual and small group markets; requiring an assessment; establishing a health reinsurance account; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1708: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for human services policy modifications relating to the community first services and supports program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.85.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1709: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public or private sale of certain tax-forfeited land in Lake County; modifying previous sale authorization; amending Laws 2013, chapter 73, section 30.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 1710: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a report on the treatment of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 1711: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring local referenda related to spending to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.63, subdivision 3; 126C.17, subdivision 9; 205.10, subdivision 1; 205A.05, subdivision 1; 216B.46; 237.19; 275.60; 275.73; 412.221, subdivision 2; 412.301; 426.19, subdivision 2; 447.045; 452.11; 455.24; 455.29; 459.06, subdivision 1; 469.053, subdivision 5; 469.0724; 469.107, subdivision 2; 469.190, subdivisions 1, 5; 471.57, subdivision 3; 471.571, subdivision 3; 471.572, subdivisions 2, 4; 475.59; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 126C.17, subdivision 11; 205.10, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1712: A bill for an act relating to taxation; gross revenues; exempting certain payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 295.53, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Benson, Limmer and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1713: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a patient's initials for each item of consent when requested to release health records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.293, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1714: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for greenhouse replacement at the University of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1715: A bill for an act relating to local government; appropriating money for a regional recreation complex in the city of Corcoran.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dahms, Koenen, Sparks, Weber and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1716: A bill for an act relating to higher education; authorizing grants for agricultural growth, research, and innovation programs; appropriating money for agriculture-related programs, grants, and activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 41A.12, subdivisions 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 1717: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring health plan companies to make specified health plan information available on public Web sites; requiring specified information on health plans to be made available on state agency Web sites; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 1718: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a youth development and crime prevention program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kent, Housley, Fischbach and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1719: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the statewide cap on basic alternative teacher compensation aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.415, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pratt, Hoffman and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1720: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; requiring a ten-year transit capital improvement program instead of a three-year program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.39, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Thompson introduced--
S.F. No. 1721: A bill for an act relating to taxation; renter property tax refunds; reducing percentage of rent constituting property tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290A.03, subdivisions 11, 13.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Thompson introduced--
S.F. No. 1722: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; phasing out the state general levy over six years; repealing the student achievement levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 126C.13, subdivision 4; 275.025, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.13, subdivisions 3a, 3b, 3c.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Thompson introduced--
S.F. No. 1723: A bill for an act relating to economic development; the destination medical center; modifying computation of the city's local contribution; restricting the use of funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 469.40, subdivision 11, as amended; 469.45, subdivisions 1, 2; 469.46; 469.47, subdivision 4, as amended, by adding a subdivision; Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 8, section 43, subdivision 3, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Dahms, Thompson and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1724: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring notice of proposed ordinances that affect business licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 375.51, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 415.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.