State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, March 16, 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 Dziedzic and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1725: A bill for an act relating to building codes; requiring separate metering for natural gas and water services in certain newly constructed residential buildings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326B.106, subdivision 12.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1726: A bill for an act relating to water; modifying the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee and specifying its duties; requiring a report; delaying implementation of a groundwater management area plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.1565.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1727: A bill for an act relating to economic development; authorizing the city of Taylors Falls to establish and exercise development zone powers; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1728: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing commissioner of education to help coordinate school crisis response teams; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1729: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating new business park job development zones; authorizing tax credits; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1730: A bill for an act relating to highways; removing Legislative Route No. 228 in Ottertail County from the trunk highway system.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1731: A bill for an act relating to health professionals; eliminating one of the grounds for disciplinary action; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147.091, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 214.105.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Goodwin, Scalze and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1732: A bill for an act relating to solid waste; establishing textile waste diversion goal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.551, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1733: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring reports on medications used for the treatment of opioid addiction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 152.126, subdivisions 1, 4; 245A.192, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1734: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance income 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.
Senators Marty, Dibble, Weber, Benson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1735: A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing performance-based, multiyear rate plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.16, subdivision 19, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1736: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring interagency feasibility study.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1737: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance; providing for medical assistance coverage of certain products to reduce asthma triggers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.0625, subdivision 31, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1738: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; establishing electronic paddlewheels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 349.12, subdivisions 18, 28a, 28b, 29; 349.151, subdivision 4a; 349.211, subdivision 2b; 609.76, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1739: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Hall, Benson, Chamberlain, Hann and Kiffmeyer introduced--
S.F. No. 1740: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; repealing the political contribution refund; repealing the public subsidy program and related expenditure limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 10A.01, subdivision 26; 10A.105, subdivision 1; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 270A.03, subdivision 7; 289A.50, subdivision 1; 290.01, subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3, 3a, 5, 10; 10A.255, subdivisions 1, 3; 10A.30; 10A.31, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 10, 10a, 10b, 11; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 10A.323; 10A.324, subdivisions 1, 3; 13.4967, subdivision 2; 290.06, subdivision 23; Minnesota Rules, parts 4503.1400, subparts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 4503.1450.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Dahle and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1741: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing a patient to enjoin collection actions taken by a nonprofit hospital if the hospital has failed to provide a financial assistance policy; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1742: A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes to provisions governing family child care and group family child care providers; modifying the classifications of certain data; modifying hearing requirements; requiring training of certain county agency staff; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.46, subdivision 4; 245A.08, subdivisions 4, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Koenen, Dahms and Westrom introduced--
S.F. No. 1743: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the town of Appleton to upgrade a roadway to facilitate commerce and improve safety; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Dahms, Weber, Benson, Tomassoni and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 1744: A bill for an act relating to siting solar generating systems; setting setback standards; requiring local project approval for site permit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 216E.03, subdivisions 5, 7; 216E.04, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216E.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Dahms and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 1745: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Minnesota Inventors Congress.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Marty and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1746: A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for a grant to YWCA St. Paul.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1747: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; allowing Dakota County to impose a sales and use tax to fund transportation spending.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Chamberlain introduced--
S.F. No. 1748: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for capital improvements at the Joseph E. Wargo Nature Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 1749: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants and to identify best practices for food hubs and alternative community-based food distribution systems; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hayden, Torres Ray and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1750: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a planning grant for the W. Matthew Little Cultural and Educational Excellence Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marty, Wiklund and Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1751: A bill for an act relating to health; preserving effectiveness of antimicrobials used in the treatment of disease or infection; prohibiting disposal of prescription drugs containing antimicrobials; prohibiting use of medically important antimicrobials for nontherapeutic use in animals; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 151.212, by adding a subdivision; 156.16, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115; 144; 156.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1752: A bill for an act relating to state land; requiring the commissioner of transportation to transfer land to the town of Wilma for use by the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1753: A bill for an act relating to marriage; eliminating waiting period for issuance of a marriage license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 517.08, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Scalze and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1754: A bill for an act relating to clean water; appropriating money from the clean water fund; modifying membership of the Clean Water Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 114D.30, subdivision 2; Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 2, section 6.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Nelson, Dziedzic, Koenen, Saxhaug and Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1755: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use and excise; repealing June accelerated payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.18, subdivision 4; 289A.20, subdivision 4; 289A.60, subdivision 21; 297F.09, subdivisions 1, 2; 297F.25, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 289A.60, subdivision 15; 297F.09, subdivision 10; 297G.09, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Nelson, Senjem, Franzen and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1756: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Nelson, Dziedzic, Senjem and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1757: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the definition of lodging establishment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 157.15, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Benson, Brown and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1758: A bill for an act relating to energy; delaying achievement of the renewable energy standard for a utility experiencing substantial rate increases due to the standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Benson, Brown and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1759: A bill for an act relating to energy; repealing a provision requiring planning a transition to an all-renewable energy future for Minnesota; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.8852.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Tomassoni, Ingebrigtsen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1760: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for review of off-road vehicle grant-in-aid applications; providing for certain reallocation of base funding; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1761: A bill for an act relating to state government; modernizing payment language in statutory provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 15.0596; 15.191, subdivisions 1, 3; 16A.11, subdivision 3; 16A.125, subdivision 5; 16A.13, subdivision 2a; 16A.134; 16A.15, subdivision 3; 16A.17, subdivision 5; 16A.272, subdivision 3; 16A.40; 16A.42, subdivisions 2, 4; 16A.56; 16A.671, subdivision 1; 16B.37, subdivision 4; 16D.03, subdivision 2; 16D.09, subdivision 1; 21.116; 43A.30, subdivision 2; 43A.49; 49.24, subdivisions 13, 16; 69.031, subdivision 1; 80A.65, subdivision 9; 84A.23, subdivision 4; 84A.33, subdivision 4; 84A.40; 84A.52; 88.12, subdivision 1; 94.522; 94.53; 116J.64, subdivision 7; 126C.55, subdivisions 2, 9; 126C.68, subdivision 3; 126C.69, subdivision 14; 127A.34, subdivision 1; 127A.40; 136F.46, subdivision 1; 136F.70, subdivision 3; 162.08, subdivisions 10, 11; 162.14, subdivisions 4, 5; 162.18, subdivision 4; 162.181, subdivision 4; 163.051, subdivision 3; 176.181, subdivision 2; 176.581; 176.591, subdivision 3; 192.55; 196.052; 198.16; 237.30; 241.13, subdivision 1; 244.19, subdivision 7; 256B.20; 260B.331, subdivision 2; 260C.331, subdivision 2; 273.121, subdivision 1; 287.08; 297I.10, subdivision 1; 299C.21; 348.05; 352.04, subdivision 9; 352.05; 352.115, subdivision 12; 352.12, subdivision 13; 353.05; 353.27, subdivision 7; 353.83; 354.42, subdivision 7; 354.52, subdivisions 4, 4b; 401.15, subdivision 1; 446A.086, subdivision 4; 446A.16, subdivision 1; 462A.18, subdivision 1; 475A.04, subdivision 1; 525.841; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.27, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1762: A bill for an act relating to health; regulating e-cigarettes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.413, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.414, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Franzen, Bonoff and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1763: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing funding for early education programs; creating transferability for early learning scholarships; enhancing participation in the Parent Aware program; modifying child care assistance program maximum reimbursement rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 119B.13, subdivision 1; 124D.16, subdivision 2; 124D.165, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Lourey and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1764: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a butcher training pilot program.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Rosen and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1765: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying definitions; increasing the permitted ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 151.01, subdivisions 15a, 27; 151.02; 151.102; 151.58, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Torres Ray and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1766: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding for an internship program at Metropolitan State University; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jensen, Rosen, Skoe and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1767: A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; occupational safety and health administration; repealing a requirement relating to platform manlifts; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 5205.0580, subpart 21.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Jensen, Goodwin, Limmer, Johnson and Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 1768: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring active firefighter deaths to be reported to the state fire marshal; providing continued health insurance coverage to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299A.465, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Kent and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1769: A bill for an act relating to education; expanding the list of offenses that authorizes the Board of Teaching or Board of School Administrators to deny or revoke a teaching license; conforming the list of offenses with grounds for immediate discharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.20, subdivision 1; 122A.40, subdivision 13; 122A.41, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Hall, Kiffmeyer, Carlson, Osmek and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 1770: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the zoning requirements for residential programs licensed by the commissioner of human services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 245A.11, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Dibble, Lourey, Hoffman and Brown introduced--
S.F. No. 1771: A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions in the medical cannabis program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 144.99, subdivision 1; 152.22, subdivision 4; 152.25, subdivision 1; 152.26; 152.27, subdivisions 2, 6; 152.29, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 152.32, subdivision 2; Laws 2014, chapter 311, section 20; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Wiklund, Saxhaug, Dziedzic, Cohen and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1772: A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for Wilderness Inquiry.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hawj, Wiger, Torres Ray and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1773: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a general education development (GED) services initiative.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1774: A bill for an act relating to pensions; adjusting benefits for certain former members of a local salaried police and fire relief association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 353.65, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Eaton and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1775: A bill for an act relating to horse racing; providing for occupation licenses; modifying purses; providing for appointment of stewards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 240.08, subdivision 5; 240.13, subdivision 5; 240.16, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1776: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax-forfeited lands that border public water.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Wiger and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1777: A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for crimes committed in a patient care zone; amending sentencing provisions for assaults by inmates in public institutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 152.01, by adding a subdivision; 152.021, subdivision 1; 152.022, subdivision 1; 152.023, subdivision 2; 152.024, subdivision 1; 609.2232; 609.66, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1d; 609.713, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1778: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a new veterans nursing home in Bemidji.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1779: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying definitions and duties of the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; modifying the Ombudsman Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 245.91, subdivisions 4, 6; 245.94, subdivision 1; 245.97, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1780: A bill for an act relating to education; required announcements for school events; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.236.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Pappas, Hoffman and Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1781: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a program to engage Hmong and Southeast Asian children and families in accessing early childhood care and education, early childhood health and developmental screening, and reading assessments; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clausen and Pratt introduced--
S.F. No. 1782: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a work group on career and technical educator licensing.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1783: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the real estate education, research and recovery fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 82.86, subdivisions 6, 7, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 82.86, subdivisions 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1784: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; requiring that certain equipment to accommodate hearing-impaired people be included in a capital improvement project using state funds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1785: A bill for an act relating to health; creating licensing exemptions for housing with services establishments; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144D.06.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Eaton, Eken and Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1786: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; modifying provisions relating to gambling managers; providing for certain raffles; increasing prize limits; prescribing local regulation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 349.12, subdivision 19; 349.167, subdivisions 1, 2; 349.173; 349.181, subdivision 2; 349.211, subdivision 1; 349.213, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1787: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring federal tax burdens to be included in tax incidence study; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 270C.13, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Ortman, Pappas and Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 1788: A bill for an act relating to liquor; allowing microdistilleries to sell bottles at off-sale; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.22, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Ortman and Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1789: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing microdistilleries to make off-sales and self-distribute; authorizing microdistilleries to obtain temporary licenses for social events; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 340A.22, subdivision 1; 340A.404, subdivision 10.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Kent and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1790: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; economic development; providing for customized training for skilled manufacturing industries; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1791: A bill for an act relating to retirement; including membership of certain Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging employees in the Public Employees Retirement Association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 353.01, subdivisions 2a, 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1792: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aerial cameras to gather evidence in certain circumstances; authorizing civil actions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1793: A bill for an act relating to a grant to the Minnesota Humanities Commission; appropriating money for a reading program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1794: A bill for an act relating to state government; classifying certain data of the Public Employment Relations Board; exempting the Public Employment Relations Board from the open meetings law, in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.43, subdivision 6; 13D.01, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1795: A bill for an act relating to education; recruiting, educating, and licensing underrepresented student populations to teach in elementary and secondary schools and to work with young children; providing a tax credit for expenses related to completing a teacher preparation program; providing grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 122A; 290.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Hawj introduced--
S.F. No. 1796: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant to Lifetrack Resources; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ortman, Thompson and Newman introduced--
S.F. No. 1797: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing for interlocutory appeal on the question of class certification; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 540.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1798: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring reimbursement from a local government to a person for the cost of electronic alcohol monitoring when there is no conviction for an alcohol impaired-related offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 169A.44; 169A.73, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1799: A bill for an act relating to higher education; removing obsolete language; exempting certain Office of Higher Education student loan contracts from E-Verify program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.32, subdivision 6; 16C.075.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senator Schmit introduced--
S.F. No. 1800: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; removing authority for municipal telecommunications service; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 237.19.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Hawj and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1801: A bill for an act relating to housing; providing a grant for the community stabilization project; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1802: A bill for an act relating to transportation; governing drive-away in-transit license plates; classifying certain data; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 168.053, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 168.346, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Limmer and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1803: A bill for an act relating to health; creating a Minnesota Stillbirth Task Force.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Kent and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1804: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying advanced placement and international baccalaureate program requirements; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.13, subdivisions 1, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1805: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the child and dependent care credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.067, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b, 3; 290.0674, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.067, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1806: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing medical assistance coverage for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13d.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Jensen and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1807: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to establish a transfer curriculum; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136F.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senators Johnson, Wiger and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1808: A bill for an act relating to education; lowering the age of compulsory attendance from seven to six; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120A.22, subdivisions 5, 11; 120A.24, subdivision 1; 121A.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 121A.17, subdivision 5; 125A.02, subdivision 1a; 125A.28.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Franzen, Cohen and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1809: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing funding for early education programs; creating transferability for early learning scholarships; enhancing participation in the Parent Aware program; modifying child care assistance program maximum reimbursement rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 3b; 124D.16, subdivision 2; 124D.165, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Eaton introduced--
S.F. No. 1810: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain state land to Hennepin County.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1811: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by adding a section; providing for sex equality under the law.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1812: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a three-year price transparency pilot project in certain areas of the state within the state employee group insurance program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Chamberlain, Senjem and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1813: A bill for an act relating to transportation; reducing transportation and infrastructure costs through community virtualization electronic access; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Sparks, Dahle and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1814: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing tax incentives for value-added on-farm agricultural processing; providing for a loan program for value-added on-farm agricultural processing facilities; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 272.02, by adding a subdivision; 297A.69, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 41B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Hayden introduced--
S.F. No. 1815: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating payday lending; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 47.60.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Cohen and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1816: A bill for an act relating to property; regulating property transfers; enacting amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for enactment by the states; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 513.41; 513.42; 513.43; 513.44; 513.45; 513.46; 513.47; 513.48; 513.51; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 513.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1817: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a young farmer summer seminar and practicum program; exempting program participants from certain labor laws; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.23, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wiklund and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1818: A bill for an act relating to health; permitting the commissioner of health to use the all-payer claims data to compile public use files of summary data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62U.04, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Eaton and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1819: A bill for an act relating to workforce development; expanding the membership of the Urban Initiative Board; authorizing African heritage urban challenge grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 116M.15, subdivision 1; 116M.18, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Eaton and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1820: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting the creation of a video record in restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms; requiring predatory offender registration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 243.166, subdivision 1b; 609.746, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Eaton and Goodwin introduced--
S.F. No. 1821: A bill for an act relating to state government; changing the engraving on a statue of an historic figure.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1822: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying electronic transactions; authorizing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 176.135, by adding a subdivision; 176.221, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Torres Ray and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1823: A bill for an act relating to state government; restructuring councils representing certain ethnic communities; creating a Department of Ethnic Affairs to strengthen three of the ethnic councils; transferring the ombudsperson program for families and children into the Department of Ethnic Affairs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 15.01; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.9223; 3.9225; 3.9226, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 257.0755; 257.076; 257.0761; 257.0762; 257.0763; 257.0764; 257.0765; 257.0766; 257.0767; 257.0768; 257.0769.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.