State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Wednesday, March 18, 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 Eken, Stumpf and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1824: A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring water quality strategic plan for Red River of the North; requiring minimum water quality standards; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Eken and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1825: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the list of covered health services under MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256L.03, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1826: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a credit for contributions to school angel funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1827: A bill for an act relating to camping licenses; creating an exemption for special event recreational camping areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 327.14, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Reinert introduced--
S.F. No. 1828: A resolution memorializing Congress and the President of the United States to provide funding to maintain and restore the Officers' Club building located on the grounds of the historic Fort Snelling and to provide additional funding to support the valuable services that the 934th Airlift Wing provides to military officers, military families, and civilians at the Officers' Club.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1829: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting an agency from procuring supplies or services from persons that fail to disclose as required by federal law information relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries; requiring an agency to provide notice of the prohibition in any solicitation for supplies or services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1830: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for early termination of an agricultural preserve under certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473H.09.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Limmer and Koenen introduced--
S.F. No. 1831: A bill for an act relating to corrections; modifying base funding amount of community corrections aid formula; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 401.10, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1832: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for appeal process for denial or revocation of driveway permit by commissioner of transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.18, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1833: A bill for an act relating to education; making school year-long student teaching programs part of teacher preparation; requiring a report on a tax credit for student teachers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1834: A bill for an act relating to education; reaffirming the importance of teacher mentorship programs; making modifications to taxable income; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.40, subdivision 8; 122A.41, subdivision 5; 122A.60, subdivision 1a; 122A.61, subdivision 1; 122A.70; 290.01, subdivision 19b.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1835: A bill for an act relating to health; awarding a grant for diabetes prevention and education; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hayden and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1836: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to evaluate and develop strategies to address menthol-flavored cigarette usage in the African-American community and to develop strategies to address cigarette usage and the harm in that community; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1837: A bill for an act relating to transportation; directing the commissioner of transportation to establish engineering qualification for bridge inspection team leaders.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1838: A bill for an act relating to the city of Cottage Grove; tax increment financing; extending the five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-12.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1839: A bill for an act relating to public safety; allowing Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians law enforcement officers to exercise arrest authority over non-Indians for offenses committed within the exterior boundaries of the tribe's reservation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Thompson, Osmek and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1840: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; striking the link between the local housing incentives program and other funding programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 473.252, subdivision 1; 473.253, subdivision 2; 473.254, subdivision 1; 473.255, subdivision 1; 473.859, subdivisions 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Dibble, Cohen, Bonoff and Miller introduced--
S.F. No. 1841: A bill for an act relating to higher education; regulating the disposition of research dogs and cats; amending Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 13, section 47.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senators Thompson, Osmek and Hall introduced--
S.F. No. 1842: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; requiring approval before implementation of the Thrive MSP 2040 metropolitan development guide; requiring revision after local government input.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1843: A bill for an act relating to the city of Wayzata; tax increment financing; extending the five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1844: A bill for an act relating to local government; changing requirements for entering into water tank service contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 471.345, subdivision 5b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Gazelka introduced--
S.F. No. 1845: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing sale of certain tax-forfeited land.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Champion and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1846: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for a grant for prosecutor and law enforcement training.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1847: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying definition for purposes of certain educational assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 197.75, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Senator Clausen introduced--
S.F. No. 1848: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying certain general education finance provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 13.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Benson and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1849: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; changing the composition and role of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.146, subdivisions 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Petersen, B. introduced--
S.F. No. 1850: A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for highway-rail grade separation project in Anoka; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Pederson, J. introduced--
S.F. No. 1851: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting state agencies from assessing fines on local governments for violation of state law; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Pederson, J. and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1852: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying right-of-way mowing restrictions; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.232.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Nelson and Dahms introduced--
S.F. No. 1853: A bill for an act relating to state government; making changes to responsible contractor requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.285.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Wiger and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 1854: A bill for an act relating to transportation; designating the segment of marked Trunk Highway 36 in Maplewood as Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Rest, Newman, Dibble, Stumpf and Franzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1855: A bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing jurisdictions to adopt ranked-choice voting; establishing procedures for adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 205.13, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 206; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204E.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Goodwin, Johnson and Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1856: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring designation of a qualified newspaper with the highest circulation in specified circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 331A.04, subdivisions 2, 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Goodwin, Eaton and Scalze introduced--
S.F. No. 1857: A bill for an act relating to claims against the state; changing and updating certain claims provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.736, subdivision 3; 3.738; 3.739, subdivision 2; 3.749.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Housley and Kent introduced--
S.F. No. 1858: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring a safety improvement study for the interchange of signed Interstate Highways 94, 694, and 494.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1859: A bill for an act relating to insurance; amending provisions relating to health coverage for school district employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 471.6161, subdivisions 3, 8.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1860: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a farmer advocate office to provide one-stop regulatory assistance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 17.03, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1861: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; increasing the state participation limit for Rural Finance Authority loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 41B.039, subdivision 2; 41B.04, subdivision 8; 41B.042, subdivision 4; 41B.043, subdivision 1b; 41B.045, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1862: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying rate case procedures; standardizing consumer billing practices; requiring intrastate call completion; simplifying certification procedures; removing antiquated or obsolete provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 237.01, by adding subdivisions; 237.02; 237.035; 237.075, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 237.081, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 237.12, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 237.03; 237.072; 237.075, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 9; 237.21; 237.22; 237.57; 237.59, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10; 237.64, subdivision 2; 237.775; 237.80, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Dziedzic and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1863: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to replace the 5th Street Southeast bridge over Interstate Highway 35W in Minneapolis; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senators Jensen and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1864: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to expand robotics programs in schools in greater Minnesota; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1865: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; city of Oslo; penalty forgiveness; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Metzen; Pederson, J. and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1866: A bill for an act relating to local road improvement fund; modifying account provisions; providing that money in account is to be used only for grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.52, subdivisions 2, 4, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Carlson, Clausen and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1867: A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing rate-regulated cooperative associations to file for Public Utilities Commission review adjustments for property taxes and other costs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Saxhaug, Miller, Sparks and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 1868: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to radio stations.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1869: A bill for an act relating to solid waste; appropriating money for solid waste processing facility.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Benson, Hoffman and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1870: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring certain health care providers to report adverse vaccination events and disclose certain information; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Hayden, Champion, Hoffman, Eaton and Dziedzic introduced--
S.F. No. 1871: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for grants to support healthy children, families, and communities; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hayden and Champion introduced--
S.F. No. 1872: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the 13th grade.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 1873: A bill for an act relating to state agencies; prohibiting certain grants and loans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1874: A bill for an act relating to health insurance; authorizing the Nonprofit Insurance Trust to self-insure for purposes of health benefits insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 62H.01; 471.617, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Rest, Eaton, Koenen, Senjem and Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1875: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; broadening the exemption for sales to nonprofit groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.70, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rosen and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1876: A bill for an act relating to children; extending the Task Force on the Protection of Children.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1877: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association; permitting a Nashville Township employee to purchase service credit for a period of omitted contributions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1878: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for community action grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kent, Wiger, Jensen and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1879: A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; requiring the commissioner of transportation to develop a performance, stewardship, and sustainability plan for the trunk highway system; requiring performance reports; requiring an assessment of the department's organizational structure; requiring achievement of performance targets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.03, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senators Eaton, Pappas, Dibble and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1880: A bill for an act relating to health; adopting compassionate care for terminally ill patients; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senators Dziedzic, Skoe and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1881: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1882: A bill for an act relating to economic development; Destination Medical Center; providing restrictions for certain use of city funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 469.43, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.