State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, March 23, 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.
Senator Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 1925: A bill for an act relating to regulatory reform; modifying legislative approval of certain rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.127.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1926: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public waters.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senator Thompson introduced--
S.F. No. 1927: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying pupil transportation procedures for certain nonresident charter school pupils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.88, by adding a subdivision; 124D.10, subdivision 16.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1928: A bill for an act relating to retirement; permitting the Hopkins Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association to allow a deferred member to apply for a disability benefit for a non-duty-related disability.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1929: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing purchase of service credit from the public employees retirement association for omitted service.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1930: A bill for an act relating to alcohol; allowing learner's permits for adults as identification for the purchase of alcohol; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.503, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Hoffman and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1931: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for fire-fighting foam needed to extinguish oil-related fires.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1932: A bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting abusive work environment practices and establishing remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 1933: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a financial incentive for districts that enhance proficiency for English language learners; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.59, subdivision 2; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 126C.10, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Westrom, Anderson, Limmer, Brown and Thompson introduced--
S.F. No. 1934: A bill for an act relating to health; limiting use of funds for state-sponsored health programs for funding abortions.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1935: A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying the general education basic formula allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1936: A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying the definition of general education revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1937: A bill for an act relating to parks and trails; modifying an appropriation from the parks and trails fund to allow use for a safe trail crossing; amending Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kiffmeyer and Benson introduced--
S.F. No. 1938: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying definition of equity region; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 28.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1939: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying that children under age seven who voluntarily enroll in school are subject to the compulsory attendance law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.22, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 1940: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting the sale of powdered alcohol for one year; requiring agency testimony on the impact of powdered alcohol on law enforcement and public health.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Dahms, Bonoff and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 1941: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying the minimum wage for certain employees receiving gratuities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.24, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.24, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Senators Tomassoni, Ingebrigtsen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1942: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for certain reallocation of base funding.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Weber introduced--
S.F. No. 1943: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for construction of certain housing by the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1944: A bill for an act relating to insurance; modifying the limitations on the use of credit information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 72A.20, subdivision 36.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Benson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1945: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to Isuroon; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 145.928, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hoffman introduced--
S.F. No. 1946: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for additional financing of parks, trails, and recreational facilities for local units of government by special fees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 448.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government.
Senators Dahms, Koenen, Newman, Sheran and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1947: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority; authorizing sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1948: A bill for an act relating to electric and compressed natural gas vehicles; requiring certain public utilities to file plans with the Public Utilities Commission promoting electric and compressed natural gas vehicles and to recover costs of such promotion; providing rebates and incentives to electric and compressed natural gas vehicle purchasers and salespersons; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 216B.16, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
Senators Stumpf, Rosen, Schmit and Eken introduced--
S.F. No. 1949: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; establishing a program for grants to counties and county agricultural societies for fairground improvements; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 38.
Referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1950: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing a grant to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe for wireless broadband; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kent and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1951: A bill for an act relating to early childhood; providing state supplemental funding for the child and adult care food program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kent and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1952: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the income tax exclusion for the elderly and disabled; allowing a second exemption for certain property tax refund claimants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 290.0802, subdivision 2; 290A.03, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Westrom; Pederson, J. and Osmek introduced--
S.F. No. 1953: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a small cities assistance grant program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Safety.
Senator Nelson introduced--
S.F. No. 1954: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the criminal justice data communications network; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299C.46, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Kiffmeyer, Eken and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1955: 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.