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Bill Summaries

2019-2020 Biennium, Ninety-first Legislature

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Regular Session, Senate Files

Regular Session, Senate Files
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Bill Number
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S.F. 4   Human Services Program Integrity
S.F. 5   Conformity and nonconformity to federal tax changes
S.F. 6   Disability Waiver Rate System Modification - As Amended by the A-2 Delete-Everything Amendment
S.F. 7   Safe Schools Revenue Program
S.F. 11   Electronic Monitoring in Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities - The Second Engrossment
S.F. 17   Government and citizenship course graduation requirement
S.F. 18   Temporary License Extensions
S.F. 32   Long-term facilities maintenance revenue increase; safety enhancements authorized
S.F. 58   Disabled Veteran's Homestead Exclusion
S.F. 65   Metro Mobility Service Area Expansion (as Amended by the A-1 Amendment)
S.F. 74   Human Services Policy (First Engrossment)
S.F. 75   Improper Cell Phone Use While Driving (First Engrossment)
S.F. 77   Food Stand License Exemption
S.F. 91   Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving (Second Engrossment)
S.F. 92   Human Services Disability Waiver Rate System Modification
S.F. 100   Energy Storage Systems (First Engrossment)
S.F. 110   Enhanced Penalties for Certain Driving Without Valid License Offenses (First Engrossment)
S.F. 111   Sex-Related Crimes (First Engrossment)
S.F. 112   Retention of Criminal Gang Investigative Data
S.F. 113   Disabled Veterans Homestead Valuation Exclusion Surviving Spouse Eligibility
S.F. 114   Amends the Disabled Veterans Homestead Exclusion When Property is Sold
S.F. 115   Right-of-Way Modifications for Semis and Oversized Vehicles in Roundabouts
S.F. 125   Residential lease modifications
S.F. 128   Motorcycle Endorsement
S.F. 144   Exceptions to Vehicle Weight Limits for Sewage Septic Tank Trucks
S.F. 154   Wright, Becker, and Ramsey Counties State Auditor Legal Costs Reimbursement - The First Engrossment
S.F. 156   Including Service Cooperatives in the Definition of Governmental Units
S.F. 177   School Safety Assessment Teams Requirement and Appropriation
S.F. 182   Biomass Business Compensation
S.F. 193   Cursive instruction in elementary school
S.F. 202   Sales tax exemption for Inver Grove Heights construction
S.F. 215   Parent-to-Parent Program Grants
S.F. 219   Combined net receipts tax subtraction for lawful purpose expenditures
S.F. 221   DWI Plate Impoundment
S.F. 228   DWI Offenders, Examination Requirement (First Engrossment)
S.F. 241   Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Appropriation
S.F. 242   Establishing POW and MIA Recognition Day
S.F. 247   Disposal of Unclaimed Medications
S.F. 248   Eliminating intent requirement for notification of data breach
S.F. 249   Ignition Interlock Device Program Modification
S.F. 265   Notification and publication requirements for local sales taxes
S.F. 278   Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensure and Regulations
S.F. 292   General community education revenue increase
S.F. 294   Student Civic Life Preparation
S.F. 295   P-TECH School Establishment and Appropriation
S.F. 300   Providing a Military Veterans Jobs Tax Credit
S.F. 318   State General Levy Abatement for Certain Natural Gas Pipelines
S.F. 319   Subtraction for medical cannabis manufacturers (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 324   Nonprofit Nursing Facilities in Border Cities Operating Payment Rate Modification
S.F. 325   Persons with Developmental Disabilities Self-Advocacy and Outreach Services Grants
S.F. 329   Exemption from early sales tax remittance requirement for vendors of construction materials
S.F. 342   Direct Contact Services Disqualification Expungement Exception; Petition for Reunification Reform
S.F. 343   Requiring Notice to a Sexual Assault Victim to Include Information about the Availability of Legal Advocacy Services
S.F. 357   Optional Disability Designation on a Driver’s License for Autism Spectrum Disorder or Mental Health Condition
S.F. 371   Combined net receipts tax rate modification (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 383   Providing a Property Tax Exemption for Certain Property Owned by an Indian Tribe (as proposed to be amended with A-1 delete-everything)
S.F. 394   Minneapolis lodging tax rate cap modification (as proposed to be amended by A-2)
S.F. 401   Prescription Use of Tinted Window Modification (As Amended)
S.F. 414   Combined net receipts tax subtraction for lawful purpose expenditures
S.F. 423   MacPhail Center for Music grant for rural music education
S.F. 437   Sales tax exemption for lawful gambling prizes awarded and lawful gambling equipment
S.F. 442   Sales tax exemption for Minnetonka public safety facilities construction (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 445   Security screening systems addition to ionizing radiation-producing equipment fees
S.F. 446   IV-D Services Collections Fee Adjustment
S.F. 449   DWI Law, Peace Officer Definition
S.F. 454   Modifying Group Residential Housing Service Provider Background Study Requirements
S.F. 464   Taylor Hayden Gun Violence Prevention Act
S.F. 468   Rideshare and transit customer data (as amended by SCS0468A-1)
S.F. 475   Abolishing Daylight Saving Time
S.F. 480   TEFRA Parental Contribution Fee Elimination
S.F. 492   Signs for State Academies for the Deaf and Blind
S.F. 494   TEFRA Enrollment and Renewal Process Improvement
S.F. 503   Veterans Defense Project (with A-2 Amendment)
S.F. 521   Collaborative Summer Intensive Program Appropriation
S.F. 530   Adult foster care moratorium exception authorization
S.F. 537   Minnesota Initiative Foundations sustainable child care in rural Minnesota appropriation
S.F. 538   Greater Minnesota Child Care Facility Capital Grant Program
S.F. 549   Net receipts and combined net receipts tax rates modification
S.F. 556   Driver’s License Extension for Peace Corps Volunteer
S.F. 573   Human Services Elderly Waiver Language
S.F. 578   Combined net receipts tax rate modification
S.F. 580   Nonpublic Pupil Aid Calculation Modification and Appropriation
S.F. 583   Temporary license suspensions and background checks for certain health-related professions modification
S.F. 584   Allied health professions conversion to a birth month renewal cycle authorization
S.F. 585   Sales tax exemption for certain herbicide purchases
S.F. 603   Administrative Rulemaking Provisions Modification - As Amended by the A-1 Amendment
S.F. 611   Anoka County Waste Disposal Engineering closed landfill site appropriation (first engrossment)
S.F. 620   Penalty for Slow-moving Traffic in the Left Lane
S.F. 631   Marriage and family therapists provisions modifications
S.F. 642   Qualified farm property subtraction and recapture tax calculation modification
S.F. 644   State Auditor Rules Adoption to Review CPA Firms Audits
S.F. 653   Physical Therapist Statement Allowed to Obtain Disability Parking Certificate
S.F. 656   Modification to apportionment of nonresident board member income
S.F. 670   Referendum Levy Equalization Modification
S.F. 672   Agricultural Historical Society Property Tax Exemption
S.F. 686   World War II Medal of Honor Recipient
S.F. 695   Data Sharing between the Department of Human Services and the Metropolitan Council (First Engrossment)
S.F. 696   Eyelash Extensions Practitioners Salon Licensing Provisions Repeal - As Amended by the A-1 Amendment
S.F. 698   Certified Public Accounting Practice Provisions Modifications
S.F. 699   Requiring Z-Degree Programs at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
S.F. 733   Improved Reading Instruction
S.F. 737   DWI Forfeiture Exception
S.F. 741   County agricultural societies sales tax exemption and use of revenues
S.F. 751   Opiate Epidemic Response (1st Engrossment)
S.F. 753   Recreational Vehicle DWIs
S.F. 761   Reinsurance, First Engrossment
S.F. 774   Hair Braiders Cosmetology Registration Requirements Exemption
S.F. 776   Establishing a Teacher Preparation Program Leading to Licensure as a Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired
S.F. 779   KidsPeace Mesabi Academy renovation for mental health, child welfare and other services for children and families appropriation
S.F. 794   Establishing a Human Services Block Grant Program
S.F. 845   Sales tax exemption for lawful gambling prizes awarded and lawful gambling equipment
S.F. 871   School district community service fund transfers
S.F. 886   Child care provider licensing requirement interpretation dispute department of human services clarification consultation requirement
S.F. 902   Children's mental health collaboratives appropriation
S.F. 909   Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD) Payment Rates Modification
S.F. 937   Accessibility of Public Buildings
S.F. 939   Education Partnership Program Modification
S.F. 968   Personal Care Assistance Services Payment Rate Methodology Establishment
S.F. 972   Minnetonka school district fund transfer
S.F. 979   Child care training timelines extension and clarification (as proposed to be amended by the A-2 Amendment)
S.F. 983   Personal Care Assistance Services Eligibility Modifications
S.F. 1036   Modifying Town Officer Terms; Modifying Audit Requirements for Towns
S.F. 1055   Truman school district fund transfer
S.F. 1093   Corridors of Commerce Appropriations Modifications (First Engrossment)
S.F. 1109   Firefighter post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) targeted grant program establishment and appropriation
S.F. 1131   Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date modification
S.F. 1138   Community Education Program Modification
S.F. 1202   Eliminating Crime of Unauthorized use of the Word "Portorama"
S.F. 1243   Service-learning grant program