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2008 Archive Video Collection

Floor Sessions

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Tue February 12, 2008The Senate convenes the 2008 session. More... Executive and Official Communication See agenda Pursuant to Rule 10.6 of the Senate, we hereby make the following changes in committee structure: Business, Industry and Jobs – Delete Neuville and decrease the complement from 18 to 17. Commerce and Consumer Protection – Add Dahle and increase the complement from 10 to 11. E-12 Education Budget Division – Add Dahle and the increase complement from 17 to 18. Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications – Add Dahle and increase the complement from 15 to 16. Finance – Delete Neuville and add Olson, G. Judiciary – Delete Neuville and add Pariseau. Public Safety Budget Division – Delete Neuville and add Limmer. Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR125 (Pogemiller) A senate resolution honoring Leonid Hurwicz for receiving the 2007 Nobel prize for Economics -adopted Recess (brief) To recognize Nobel Prize winner Leonid Hurwicz on the Senate floor SR122 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to expense of interns and law clerks Roll Call – 56-3 – adopted SR123 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to postage Roll Call – 62-0 - adopted SR124 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to mileage Amendment (Pogemiller) Line 1.11 delete “22” and insert “20” -adopted -Adopted as amended SCR8 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to deadlines -adopted Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF2521 (Murphy) Transportation funding bill Referred to the Committee on Transportation SF2391 Buckthorn primary noxious weed designation Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division SF2392 School endowment fund technology use; permanent school fund subtraction elimination Referred to the Committee on Education SF2405 Income tax subtraction for military pension or retirement income Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division SF2419 l Buckthorn eradication ordinances municipal authority authorization Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division SF2422 General education aid permanent school fund receipts deduction requirement repeal Referred to the Committee on Education SF2493 Early childhood learning and child protection facilities grants modification, bond issue and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance Messages from the House Pursuant to Joint Rule 3.02a – the conference committee on HF2285 was discharged on May 21, 2007 and the bill laid on the table. HF2285 has been taken from the table and the House has appointed new conference committee members. HF2285 (Pogemiller) Dedicated Funding bill -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of five be appointed Recess- Brief Conference Committees appointed HF 2285 Constitutional amendment on Sales Tax dedication Senate Conferees: Pogemiller, Fredrickson, Cohen, Anderson, ChaudharyN/A
Thu February 14, 2008The Legacy Bill, HF2285, which increases the sales tax by three-eighths of one percent for the environment and the arts, awaits Senate action. More... Excused for all or part of today’s session Saltzman, Dille, Erickson Ropes, Sharon Executive and Official Communication See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR141 (Torres Ray) A senate resolution expressing the sense of the senate that minority councils should establish a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship directed towards cultural values understanding and respect and more equitable public policy Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF2593 (Lynch) Relating to education finance Referred to the Committee on Education Recess at 11:18 a.m. until 11:36 a.m. Messages from the House The House announces they have adopted the conference committee report for HF2285 and re-passed said report HF2285 (Pogemiller) Natural resource and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue, funds established, and constitutional amendment proposed -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the conference committee roll call - 46-17 Motions and Resolutions SR142 (Ortman) Relating to mileage Amendment (Ortman) Page 2 insert “Ortman, Julianne E. 49” -adopted -adoptedN/A
Mon February 18, 2008The Senate handles reports of committees and reassignment of bills. More... Reports of Committees See agenda Pursuant to Rule 21 Sen. Moua objected to the reference of SF1965 Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration Senator Pogemiller moved adoption of all committee reports with the exception of those pertaining to appointments -Laid on the table Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda Remove SF1965 Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Larson moved that SF1295 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Senator Pogemiller moved that SF208 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF2824 (Latz) Relating to transportation; providing an alternative compensation and settlement process for victims of the 35W bridge collapse Referred to the Committee on Judiciary SF2743 Child care assistance reimbursement rate modification Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security SF2767 Local impact note requirement modification Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations SF2815 Education and special education funding adjustment; education referendum renewal ballot language modification Referred to the Committee on Education SF2788 Red River valley watershed management board and districts flood protection farmstead ring levees appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance Recess at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Reports of Committees Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance to which was referred the following bill: SF2521 Omnibus Transportation bill Reports back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes The Senate adjourned at 1:40 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.N/A
Wed February 20, 2008The Senate holds a brief session to assign bills to the appropriate committees. More... Session Highlights –Wednesday, February 20, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 2:29 pm Floor Session Day 80 Excused for all or part of today’s session Wergin Messages from the House See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Bakk from the Committee on Taxes to which was referred; SF2521 Omnibus Transportation bill Reports back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass Senator Moua from the Committee on Judiciary to which was referred; SF2824 I-35W bridge collapse alternative compensation and settlement process; state tort claims damage cap effective date modification Reports back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF2521 Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF2846 Teacher education and compensation helps (TEACH) program administrative funding clarification Referred to the Committee on Finance SF2849 Child care assistance basic sliding fee waiting list appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance SF2854 Early childhood family education (ECFE) collaboration incentives and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance SF2864 Income tax education credit expansion Referred to the Committee on Taxes SF2876 Dangerous dogs provisions modifications Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Affairs The Senate adjourned at 2:40 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Thursday February 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.N/A
Thu February 21, 2008The Senate debates HF2800,the omnibus transportation bill. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, February 21, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:25 am Floor Session Day 81 Excused for all or part of today’s session Sieben Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF2942 Higher education surplus appropriation sunset provision elimination Referred to the Committee on Finance SF2945 Korean War Veterans Day designation Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget Division SF2961 Eagan Ring Road project bond issue and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance SF2964 Adult basic education aid modification Referred to the Committee on Finance Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2428: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Larson and Gerlach; Companion to H.F. No. 2795) A bill for an act relating to local government; allowing meetings and events after 6:00 p.m. on March 4, 2008 Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-0 -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders SF2521 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill Laid on the table Recess at 12:21 pm until 2:40 pm -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders SF2521 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill -Pogemiller moved to lay bill on the table -adopted -Pogemiller moved to take bill from the table -adopted -Pogemiller moved to lay bill on the table -adopted Recess (brief) Recess at 3:43 p.m. until 7:03 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces the passage of the following House file as amended by the House; HF2800 Omnibus Transportation bill Pogemiller – Call of the Senate -Urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 so far as to suspend the rules and give HF2800 a second and third reading and place it on final passage Roll Call - 45-21- motion prevails Second Reading of House bills HF2800 HF2800 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation bill A24 amendment (Vandeveer) Deletes Article 4 Roll Call – 19-47 – not adopted A27 amendment (Robling) BALLOT QUESTION; EXPIRATION Roll Call – 24-43 – not adopted A26 amendment (Jungbauer) Rebate of transportation costs -not adopted A52 amendment (Gerlach) COUNTY STATE-AID HIGHWAY FUND DISTRIBUTION Roll Call – 12-55 – not adopted A60 amendment (Senjem) Schedules of rates for individuals, estates, and trusts Senator Murphy calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Limmer calls into question the ruling of the Chair Roll Call – 45-21 – Chairs ruling is sustained A59 amendment (Ortman) Page 15, line 26, after the semicolon, insert \"and\" Page 15, line 27, delete \"; and\" and insert a period Page 15, delete line 28 Roll Call - 12-54 – not adopted A51 amendment (Vandeveer) Limits 5 cent gas tax to bonding expeditions only Roll Call – 18-48 – not adopted Sen. Senjem moved that HF2800 be laid on the table until March 5th Roll Call – 21-45 – not adopted Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 47-20 The Senate adjourned at 9:32 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Monday, February 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.N/A
Mon February 25, 2008The Senate acts on HF2800, the omnibus transportation bill. More... Session Highlights –Monday, February 25, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:00 am Floor Session Day 82 Excused for all or part of today’s session Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda + addendum Motions and Resolutions See agenda + addendum Senator Betzold moved that SF624 be stricken from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on Finance Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF3003 Lawn fertilizer containing phosphorous retail signage requirement Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division SF3032 Counties Memorial day observances funding increase Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations SF3141 Metropolitan council transit and paratransit capital expenditures bonding authority increase Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations SF3149 Closed landfill cleanup bond issue and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Senator Pogemiller moved that the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up General Orders General Orders 2 - - S.F. No. 2564: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 3253) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying TANF maintenance of effort programs; A1 amendment (Berglin) Relating to TANF fund -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee do arise and report and that the report of the Committee of the Whole be adopted -adopted Recess at 11:28 a.m. until 3:39 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces they have overridden the veto on HF2800 not withstanding the objections of the Governor Motions and Resolutions Senator Murphy moved that HF2800 be reconsidered not withstanding the veto pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 23 of the Constitution HF2800 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation bill Roll Call – 47-20 The Senate adjourned at 4:52 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. . Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Thu February 28, 2008The Senate considers the confirmation of Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau as Transportation Commissioner. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, February 28, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:13 am Floor Session Day 83 Excused for all or part of today’s session Bonoff, Clark, Ortman, Sieben, Scheid, Latz, Pariseau Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Anderson moved that SF2999 be withdrawn from the Committee on Commerce and be re-referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2564: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 3253) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying TANF maintenance of effort programs Third Reading Roll Call – 54-0 Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2379: (SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK; Companion to H.F. No. 2789) A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; amending provisions concerning reestablishment costs limit Third Reading Roll Call – 60-0 Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF3192 Nashwauk public utilities commission membership increase Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations SF3296 County of Origin Labeling Act Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division SF3288 Crime of loitering near schools Referred to the Committee on Judiciary SF3289 Sexual relations between school employees in positions of authority and students prohibition Referred to the Committee on Judiciary Confirmation Calendar Senator Pappas from the Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred the following appointment: Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities – Dan McElroy Roll Call -59-3 - confirmed Pursuant to Senate Rule 8.2 the following appointment has been withdrawn from the committee and placed on the Confirmation Calendar: Senator Murphy from the Committee on Transportation, to which was referred the following appointment as reported in the Journal for January 11, 2007: Department of Transportation Commissioner – Carol Molnau Senator Dille moved to lay the confirmation on the table Roll Call – 22-43 – motion does not prevail Confirmation Roll Call - 22-44- not confirmed Senator Moua from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred the following appointment: Board on Judicial Standards – Jon M. Hopeman Roll Call – 62-0 – confirmed The Senate adjourned at 12:45 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Mon March 3, 2008Several bills responding to the rash of mortgage foreclosures are before the Senate. More... Session Highlights –Monday, March 3, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:05 am Floor Session Day 84 Excused for all or part of today’s session Gerlach, Hann, Jungbauer, Ortman, Murphy, Moua, Vandeveer, Senjem, Rest, Pappas Executive and Official Communications See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Scheid moved that SF2575 be stricken from General Orders and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes Senator Vickerman moved that Sen. Skogen be added as a co-author to SF3344 Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2861: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Ingebrigtsen and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 3408) A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing the due date of the Gang and Drug Oversight Council’s annual report to the legislature Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-0 Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills SF3341 Business Energy Accountability Act of 2008 Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications SF3353 Human services long term care rate adjustments modifications; nursing facility reimbursement rebasing methodology development Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations SF3396 Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Deferment Act of 2008 Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Senator Pogemiller moved that the Senate do now resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole of the purpose of taking up General Orders General Orders 17 - - S.F. No. 2912: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 3475) A bill for an act relating to mortgages; amending provisions relating to foreclosure A11 amendment (Limmer) Page 10, delete section 13 Page 15, line 34, delete everything after the period Page 15, line 35, delete \"published.\" -not adopted A12 amendment (Limmer) \"The notice must include a list of contact information for authorized foreclosure counseling agencies.\" Page 4, delete subdivision 3 Page 4, line 34, delete \"4\" and insert \"3\" Page 4, line 35, delete \"contracts or\" Page 5, delete lines 22 to 23 and insert:You may contact an authorized foreclosure prevention counseling agency to help you prevent foreclosure.\" Roll Call – 13-44 – not adopted A14 amendment (Scheid) Page 4, line 20, after \"prevention\" insert \"counseling\" Page 4, line 26, after \"foreclosure\" insert \"prevention\" -adopted Recommended to pass as amended 9 - - S.F. No. 2910: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3517) A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; modifying expungement of eviction records -Recommended to pass 13 - - S.F. No. 2918: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3474) A bill for an act relating to mortgages; providing for proof of abandonment for purposes of a reduced mortgage foreclosure redemption period -Recommended to pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee do now arise and report and that the report of the Committee of Whole be adopted Motions and Resolutions Senator Sparks moved that SF2830 be withdrawn from the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection and be re-referred to the Committee on Business, Jobs, and Industry Recess at 12:30 pm until 2:45 p.m. Reports of Committees Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance to which the following bill was referred; SF3295 Bonding bill Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass Second Reading of Senate files SF3295 The Senate adjourned at 2:47 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Tentative Agenda – We may possibly take up SF3295 Omnibus Bonding bill . Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 3N/A
Tue March 4, 2008Before the Senate is SF3295, the Omnibus Bonding bill. More... Session Highlights –Tuesday, March 4, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:15 am Floor Session Day 85 Excused for all or part of today’s session Vickerman, Moua, Gerlach, Hann, Jungbauer, Bakk, Ortman, Torres Ray, Chaudhary Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda I have the honor to announce the passage by the House of the following House File; herewith transmitted: HF3201 First Reading of House bills See agenda HF3201 Tax policy and administration provisions modified relating to income, franchise, property, sales, and other taxes Referred to the Committee on Taxes Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Pogemiller moved that all the committee reports with the exception of the reports pertaining to appointments be adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee report pertaining to appointments be laid on the table -adopted Senator Marty from the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security to which was referred: SF3099 Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange; state health care programs affordability expansion; public health access fund establishment; tobacco impact fees increase; section 125 plan Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders SF3295 (Langseth) Omnibus Bonding bill Langseth – Call of the Senate A17 amendment (Cohen) For grant to the city of St. Paul to construct, furnish, and equip Phase 2 renovation of the polar bear and gorilla exhibits at the Como zoo. -adopted A21 amendment (Wergin) Page 62, line 12, after the period, insert \"In future biennia, the commissioner of finance shall likewise schedule the sale of general obligation bonds so that, during the biennium, an amount equal to no more than three percent of general fund revenue for the biennium will need to be transferred from the general fund to the state bond fund to pay principal and interest due and to become due on outstanding state general obligation bonds.\" -adopted A18 amendment (Murphy) Relating to urban partnership -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 51-7 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the bill on the table -adopted (We must wait for the House file to come over) Senator Pogemiller moved that the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders General Orders 12 - - S.F. No. 3154: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID and Vandeveer) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating residential mortgage originators and services; verifying the borrower’s ability to pay A1 amendment (Scheid) Page 4, line 35, after \"resources\" insert \"or sole reliance on any single item listed above\" -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 13 - - S.F. No. 2881: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID and Vandeveer; Companion to H.F. No. 3236) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating contracts for deed, rates of interest on certain contracts, and mortgage lending; providing verification of the borrower’s reasonable ability to repay a mortgage loan; providing penalties and remedies for a mortgage broker’s failure to comply with the broker’s duties of agency A7 amendment (Scheid) Effective dates -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 9 - - S.F. No. 2908: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3476) A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; providing for certain notices relating to foreclosure -Recommended to pass 10 - - S.F. No. 2909: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN; Companion to H.F. No. 3428) A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; modifying right of tenant to pay utility bills -Recommended to pass 1 - - S.F. No. 2471: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN; Companion to H.F. No. 1066) A bill for an act relating to health; lowering the minimum age requirement for blood donation; requiring parental consent -Recommended to pass 3 - - S.F. No. 2511: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to H.F. No. 3689) A bill for an act relating to state government; reestablishing the Health Care Peer Review Committee relating to quality of care and treatment of offenders; reestablishing advisory committees for the Minnesota Breeders fund -Recommended to pass 4 - - S.F. No. 2377: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Higgins, Marty, Murphy and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 2591) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying basic life support ambulance staffing requirements under certain circumstances; allowing a hardship waiver of advanced life support ambulance staffing requirement -Recommended to pass 5 - - S.F. No. 2796: (SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG, Stumpf, Wergin and Skogen; Companion to H.F. No. 2617) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying teaching employment for early childhood education programs -Recommended to pass 7 - - S.F. No. 2418: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOERING, Marty, Murphy, Saxhaug and Bakk; Companion to H.F. No. 2590) A bill for an act relating to health; allowing Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board members to serve two consecutive terms; delaying certain trauma triage and transportation guidelines -Recommended to pass The Senate adjourned at 12:32 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.N/A
Wed March 5, 2008Senate acts on several bills listed on General Orders and the Calendar. More... Session Highlights –Wednesday, March 5, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:13 am Floor Session Day 86 Excused for all or part of today’s session Vickerman, Moua, Wergin, Michel, Dille, Olseen, Bakk, Day, Anderson, Erickson Ropes Executive and Official Communications See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda + addendum Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Pogemiller moved that HF2590 be withdrawn from the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration for comparison with SF2418 Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2912: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 3475) A bill for an act relating to mortgages; amending provisions relating to foreclosure Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 51-1 2 - - S.F. No. 2910: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3517) A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; modifying expungement of eviction records Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 49-0 3 - - S.F. No. 2918: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3474) A bill for an act relating to mortgages; providing for proof of abandonment for purposes of a reduced mortgage foreclosure redemption period Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 56-0 Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF3462 Special veteran motor vehicle license plates surcharge repeal Referred to the Committee on Finance Senator Pogemiller moved that the Senate do now resolve itself in the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders General Orders 4 - - H.F. No. 3055: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Solberg, Carlson, Lanning, Clark and Jaros; SENATE AUTHORS: COHEN and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 2766) A bill for an act relating to state government; providing deficiency funding for certain state agencies; appropriating money -Recommended to pass 2 - - S.F. No. 2667: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN, Lynch, Lourey, Fischbach and Marty; Companion to H.F. No. 3265) A bill for an act relating to health; extending two-year moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction in certain counties A1 amendment (Scheid) 1.2Page 1, line 22, after the stricken period, insert \\\"This paragraph expires August 1, 2010.\\\" Roll Call – 23-40 – not adopted -Recommended to pass 1 - - S.F. No. 2690: (SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Senjem, Sieben, Lourey and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 2827) A bill for an act relating to local government; amending county historical society funding -Recommended to pass 5 - - S.F. No. 2534: (SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY; Companion to H.F. No. 2907) A bill for an act relating to Yellow Medicine County; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Yellow Medicine County. Roll Call – 47-13 -Recommended to pass 9 - - S.F. No. 3081: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Prettner Solon, Rummel, Rosen and Dibble; Companion to H.F. No. 3368) A bill for an act relating to utilities; setting filing deadline for certain reports; regulating customer payment arrangements during cold weather period; regulating payment agreements for certain utility services -Recommended to pass 6 - - S.F. No. 2472: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN; Companion to H.F. No. 2816) A bill for an act relating to Nicollet County; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Nicollet County. -Recommended to pass 10 - - S.F. No. 2402: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Betzold, Michel, Scheid and Gerlach; Companion to H.F. No. 2811) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; modifying provisions governing the Board of Accountancy -Recommended to pass 13 - - S.F. No. 2500: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Betzold, Johnson, Scheid and Senjem; Companion to H.F. No. 2964) A bill for an act relating to horse racing; providing for sharing of purse set-aside and breeder’s fund revenue A2 amendment (Vandeveer) Page 2, line 17, delete \\\"and\\\" Page 2, line 26, before he period, insert \\\"; and (iii) agrees to make an annual contribution of one percent of the amount of the all breed simulcasting revenue generated at the class A licensed racetrack, or $30,000, whichever is less, with one or more nonprofit 501(c)(3) community service organizations located within a three-mile radius of the class A licensed racetrack that provide services such as, but not limited to, food shelf or youth intervention programs\\\" Roll Call – 8-49 – not adopted A3 amendment (Vandeveer) CASINO LOCATION; REFERENDUM. Roll Call – 7-50-not adopted -Recommended to pass Second Reading of House bills See addendum The Senate adjourned at 12:37 p.m. The Senate will reconvene Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Tentative Agenda – HF3201 Omnibus Tax billN/A
Thu March 6, 2008Senators debate and then pass the omnibus tax bill (HF 3201) before debating and passing the first omnibus bonding bill (HF 380). More...N/A
Mon March 10, 2008Senate meets in a short session and passes legislation dealing with the moratorium on radiation therapy treatment facilities and deficiency funding for state agencies. More...N/A
Tue March 11, 2008 The Senate met in a very brief floor session.N/A
Thu March 13, 2008Senate debates and passes Bloomington school board elections bill (SF 457) and the I35W bridge victim compensation bill (HF 2553). More... N/A
Mon March 17, 2008The Senate takes initial action on several bills on General Orders, including SF 2369, which requires criminal background checks to be conducted on K-12 coaches. Click "more" to see complete Senate action. More... Session Highlights –Monday, March 17, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:17 am Floor Session Day 91 Excused for all or part of today’s session Moua, Johnson, Fischbach, Robling, Vickerman, Limmer, Senjem, Skoe, Bakk, Pariseau Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Higgins moved that SF2790 be stricken from General Orders and be re-referred to the committee on Finance Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 1 - - H.F. No. 2827: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Welti and Norton; SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Senjem, Sieben, Lourey and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 2690) A bill for an act relating to local government; amending county historical society funding Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-0 2 - - H.F. No. 2907: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Peterson, A. and Koenen; SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY; Companion to S.F. No. 2534) A bill for an act relating to Yellow Medicine County; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Yellow Medicine County. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 45-10 3 - - H.F. No. 3368: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Slocum and Bly; SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Prettner Solon, Rummel, Rosen and Dibble; Companion to S.F. No. 3081) A bill for an act relating to utilities; setting filing deadline for certain reports; regulating customer payment arrangements during cold weather period; regulating payment agreements for certain utility services Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 57-0 4 - - H.F. No. 2816: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Morrow; SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN; Companion to S.F. No. 2472) A bill for an act relating to Nicollet County; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Nicollet County. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 47-10 5 - - S.F. No. 1918: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON and Carlson; Companion to H.F. No. 2107) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; creating the Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-2 6 - - H.F. No. 1219: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Juhnke, Welti, Heidgerken, Hamilton and Shimanski; SENATE AUTHORS: WERGIN and Murphy; Companion to S.F. No. 2197) A bill for an act relating to transportation; removing sunset date for weight exemptions for certain milk trucks Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 56-3 7 - - S.F. No. 457: (SENATE AUTHORS: LARSON; Companion to H.F. No. 1394) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for establishment of single-member school board election districts in Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 41-18 8 - - H.F. No. 2553: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Winkler, Kahn, DeLaForest, Kelliher and Pelowski) A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a catastrophe survivor compensation fund; appropriating money Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 57-0 Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 2632: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOGEN; Companion to H.F. No. 2582) A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day -Progress 3 - - S.F. No. 3147: (SENATE AUTHORS: METZEN; Companion to H.F. No. 3739) A bill for an act relating to communications; repealing a sunset provision; Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 59-0 2 - - S.F. No. 3443: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOERING; Companion to H.F. No. 3672) A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating July 27 as Korean War Veterans Day Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 61-0 4 - - S.F. No. 2830: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS; Companion to H.F. No. 3481) A bill for an act relating to payroll card accounts; repealing a sunset Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 59-1 5 - - S.F. No. 3084: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 3454) A bill for an act relating to the city of Duluth; correcting the legal description of the boundaries of the tracts of land administered by the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 61-0 General Orders 80 - - S.F. No. 3564: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY; Companion to H.F. No. 3868) A bill for an act relating to transportation finance; correcting transitional rate of special fuel excise tax on compressed natural gas -Recommended to pass 26 - - H.F. No. 1546: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Simon, Winkler, Howes, Haws and Pelowski; SENATE AUTHORS: LARSON; Companion to S.F. No. 1297) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for verification of certain address changes; making conforming procedural changes -Recommended to pass 4 - - H.F. No. 3099: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Kalin, Mullery, Moe, Winkler and Smith; SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Pogemiller, Murphy, Saltzman and Limmer; Companion to S.F. No. 2656) A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring emergency management training for certain executive branch employees -Recommended to pass 6 - - H.F. No. 2636: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Anzelc, Solberg, Laine, Scalze and Sertich; SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG; Companion to S.F. No. 2807) A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for town parks; authorizing certain expenditures by towns -Recommended to pass 8 - - S.F. No. 2369: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Saltzman, Bonoff, Wiger and Olson, G.; Companion to H.F. No. 2782) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring criminal history background checks A5 amendment (Rest) Delete everything -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 9 - - S.F. No. 1965: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN) A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the situations in which the commissioner of human services must consider granting a variance from a licensure disqualification -Recommended to pass 11 - - S.F. No. 2786: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Olson, M., Sparks, Murphy and Gimse; Companion to H.F. No. 2805) A bill for an act relating to occupations; modifying effective dates for restricted plumber licenses -Recommended to pass 12 - - S.F. No. 2688: (SENATE AUTHORS: TOMASSONI, Metzen, Bakk and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 3296) A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; requiring certain audit activities. A50 amendment (Tomassoni) Trucking industry/independent contractors -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 76 - - S.F. No. 3158: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOGEN; Companion to H.F. No. 3356) A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring Explore Minnesota Tourism to study vacation rental lodging; creating definitions; requiring a report. A1 amendment (Limmer) 1.2Page 1, line 14, after \"chairs\" insert \"and ranking minority members\" -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 5 - - S.F. No. 2390: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD, Scheid and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 3146) A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; modifying restrictions on the collection and use of Social Security numbers -Recommended to pass 10 - - S.F. No. 2653: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 2785) A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a conflict of interest exception for certain school contracts for professional and other services -Recommended to pass 17 - - S.F. No. 2941: (SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY and Clark; Companion to H.F. No. 2639) A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for prescribing and filing drugs A50 amendment (Erickson Ropes) Technical -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Reports of Committees See addendum Second reading of Senate bills See addendum Motions and Resolutions Senator Saxhaug moved that SF2651 be withdrawn from the committee on Finance and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Recess at 12:29 p.m. until 7:35 p.m. Reports of Committees See addendum II Second Reading of Senate bills See addendum II Motions and Resolutions Senator Lourey moved that SF3571 be stricken from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight The Senate adjourned at 7:40 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.N/A
Tue March 18, 2008SF 2822, a bill requiring insurance companies to act in good faith, is before the Senate. More... Session Highlights –Tuesday, March 18, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:10 am Floor Session Day 92 Excused for all or part of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda HF2553 (Latz) 35W compensation fund bill -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF1351 (Murphy) Transportation policy bill -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of five be appointed First Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Murphy moved that SF3223 be stricken from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on Finance Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF3779 Constitutional amendment for state operated casino Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight SF3784 Lawful gambling lawful purpose expenditures definition modification Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight General Orders 58 - - S.F. No. 2822: (SENATE AUTHORS: CLARK, Pogemiller, Moua, Prettner Solon and Olson, M.; Companion to H.F. No. 3115) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating first party good faith insurance practices; providing remedies A11 amendment (Clark) Insurance standard of conduct -adopted A9 amendment (Scheid) Delete everything A50 amendment to amendment (Scheid) Page 2, line 2, delete "or an insurer's" 2, line 3, delete everything before "does" -adopted Roll Call – 37-30 – amendment adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Motions and Resolutions Senator Koch moved that SF3055 be stricken from General Orders and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Senator Doll moved that SF2934 be withdrawn from the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance Senator Day moved that his name be stricken as co-author to SF3717 Senator Doll moved that SF3775 be withdrawn from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Recess at 12:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Reports of Committees See addendum Second Reading of Senate bill See addendum Second Reading of House bills See addendum The Senate adjourned at 5:16 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Wed March 19, 2008Senate met briefly to take up consent calendar bills, then recessed. More...N/A
Tue March 25, 2008 The Senate met briefly and passed a bill establishing a Vietnam Veterans Memorial day. More...N/A
Thu March 27, 2008 In the 3/27/08 floor session, the Senate took action on SF 2706, regarding "green building" standards, and SF 3099, the MN Health Insurance Exchange Program establishing health care parameters. More...N/A
Mon March 31, 2008 During the floor session for Monday, 3/31/08, final action was taken on calendar bills SF 2706, and SF 3099. More... Session Highlights –Monday, March 31, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 96 Excused for all or part of today’s session Skoe, Bakk, Ortman Executive and Official Communications Senator Pogemiller moved to lay SF457 and the veto message on the table -adopted Messages from the House See agenda SF2822 (Clark) Good Faith bill -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF3139 Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Pappas moved that SF651 be stricken from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on Finance Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee report on SF3139 be withdrawn from the Committee on Rules and Administration -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that Joint Rule 2.03 be suspended as it relates to SF3139 -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee report from the committee on Judiciary to which SF3139 was referred be adopted -adopted Calendar SF2915 (Moua) A bill for an act relating to judicial process; modifying certain civil and criminal penalties Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 57-4 SF2706 (Prettner Solon) A bill for an act relating to energy Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 47-13 SF3099 (Berglin) Health care reform bill Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 39-23 Motions and Resolutions Senator Pogemiller moved pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 that SF3193 be stricken from General Orders and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration General Orders 6—SF3337 (Prettner Solon) A bill for an act relating to energy A4 amendment (Prettner Solon) Biennial reduction progress report Oral amendment to amendment (Betzold) Page 1, line 3 and line 11 delete “November 1” and insert “January 15” -adopted -adopted as amended -Recommended to pass as amended 22—SF3089 (Dahle) A bill for an act relating to energy -Recommended to pass 106 – HF3157 (Kubly) A bill for an act relating to Big Stone County -Recommended to pass 29 – SF2929 (Vickerman) A bill for an act relating to local government -Recommended to pass 5 – HF3289 (Stumpf) A bill for an act relating to auctioneers -Recommended to pass 28 – SF2948 (Larson) A bill for an act relating to public employment -Recommended to pass 3 – SF2939 (Doll) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications -Recommended to pass 57 - - SF3377 (Wergin) A bill for an act relating to public safety -Recommended to pass 168 – HF2898 (Prettner Solon) A bill for an act relating to insurance -Recommended to pass 173 – SF3492 (Clark) A bill for an act relating to public safety -Recommended to pass 58 – SF3669 (Torres Ray) A bill for an act relating to transportation -Recommended to pass 39 – SF3256 (Skogen) A bill for an act relating to human services -Recommended to pass 141 – SF2828 (Moua) A bill for an act relating to crime -Recommended to pass 132 – SF3119 (Olseen) A bill for an act relating to emergency management -Recommended to pass Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills SF3813 (Cohen) Supplemental Budget bill The Senate adjourned at 12:43 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Tue April 1, 2008 The Senate met in session and processed a lengthy list of general orders bills. More... N/A
Wed April 2, 2008 The Senate met in a lengthy session that included the passage of the omnibus tax bill (SF 2869) and the capital investment/bonding bill (HF 830) More... Session Highlights – Wednesday, April 2, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 12:26 pm Floor Session Day 98 Excused for all or part of today’s session Murphy, Erickson Ropes, Rummel, Jungbauer, Sieben Messages from the House See agenda SF2369 (Rest) Relating to education; requiring criminal history background checks -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF2653 (Betzold) Relating to education; establishing a conflict of interest exception for certain contracts for professional and other services -Motion to concur with House amendments Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 60-0 SF2908 (Higgins) Relating to landlord and tenant; providing for certain notices relating to foreclosure -Motion to concur with House amendments Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 65-0 SF2909 (Olseen) Relating to landlord and tenant; modifying right of tenant to pay utility bills -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF2918 (Higgins) Relating to mortgages -Motion to concur with House amendments Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 66-0 First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda General Orders 70 - - S.F. No. 2869: (SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK; Companion to H.F. No. 3149) Omnibus Tax bill #2 A59 amendment (Bakk) Technical, determination of sales factor -adopted A60 amendment (Bakk) Exemptions -adopted A34 amendment (Marty) Page 129, delete section 24, deletes study for the MN Vikings stadium Roll Call – 41-22 – adopted A50 amendment (Robling) Freezes LGA amount Roll Call – 21-44 – not adopted A100 amendment (Jungbauer) Page 43, line 6, delete "$746,900,000" and insert "$743,300,000" Page 43, line 32, reinstate the stricken "except for" Page 43, line 33, reinstate the stricken "property described in section 473.625" -not adopted A48 amendment (Pariseau) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE ON TAX INCREASES Roll Call – 22-42 – not adopted A35 amendment (Marty) Removes Mall of America tax concessions Roll Call- 10-48 – not adopted A46 amendment (Ortman) Military pay income subtraction Division – 19-25 – not adopted A53 amendment (Senjem) Delete foreign operating corporation tax reporting changes -not adopted A40 amendment (Hann) An individual is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter in an amount equal to 75 percent of the amount paid for education-related expenses for a qualifying child in kindergarten through grade 12. For purposes of this section, "education-related expenses" Roll Call – 20-43 – not adopted A37 amendment (Vandeveer) Residential homestead market value credit Roll Call – 28-34 – not adopted A47 amendment (Senjem) Voluntary payment form Roll Call – 30-33 –not adopted A101 amendment (Vandeveer) Pages 93 to 97, delete sections 7 to 18 – deletes deed tax addition Roll Call -23-39- not adopted A57 amendment (Hann) No aid for cities with sanctuary ordinances Roll Call – 24-33 – not adopted A42 amendment (Rosen) Page 116, delete section 8 – reinstate JOBZ program Roll Call – 32-33 – not adopted A54 amendment (Rosen) Changing the criteria for JOBZ program Roll Call – 32-34 – not adopted Senator Limmer having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider the vote on the A101 amendment A101 amendment (Vandeveer) Pages 93 to 97, delete sections 7 to 18 – deletes deed tax addition Roll Call – 26-37 – not adopted A27 amendment (Rosen) Increase on tax credit for long term care Roll Call – 29-34 – not adopted A49 amendment (Senjem) County apportionment deduction Roll Call – 30-33- not adopted A102 amendment (Ortman) Military pay and pension subtraction Roll Call – 31-31 – not adopted Senator Gerlach moves a point of order that the Senate is violation of Rule 41.1 The Chair ruled the motion out of order Senator Bakk having voted on the prevailing sided moved to reconsider the vote on the A102 amendment Roll Call – 32-33- motion does not prevail A104 amendment (Ortman) Military pay and pension subtraction Roll Call – 30-36 – not adopted Roll Call – 40-27 – Recommended to pass as amended 13 - - H.F. No. 3708: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Murphy, E.; SENATE AUTHORS: HANN; Companion to S.F. No. 3427) A bill for an act relating to health; changing licensing requirements for certain health professions; changing provisions for unlicensed complementary and alternative health care practitioners Senator Hann moved to Strike Rule 45 reinsert House language -adopted A50 amendment (Hann) Nonlimiting -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Messages from the House The House announces they have adopted the report of the conference committee for HF380 and re-passed said bill as amended by the conference committee HF380 (Langseth) Omnibus Bonding bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Langseth- Call of the Senate Third Reading Final Passage as amended by conference committee Roll Call – 57-10 The Senate adjourned at 5:27 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Thu April 3, 2008 The Senate met in a lengthy session and passed bills on the calendar, and then debated and passed the supplemental state budget bill (SF 3813). More... Session Highlights – Thursday, April 3, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:03 am Floor Session Day 99 Excused for all or part of today’s session Clark, Ortman, Skogen, Saxhaug, Scheid, Johnson, Sheran, Moua, Limmer, Wiger, Rest Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of all committee reports with the exception of those pertaining to JR 2.03 – SF3811 and those pertaining to appointments Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the committee reports pertaining to appointments on the table -adopted Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF3823 Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration Calendar Betzold – Call of the Senate 1 - - S.F. No. 3337: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Doll, Anderson, Dibble and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 3661) A bill for an act relating to energy; creating coordinated process for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 52-14 2 - - S.F. No. 3089: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Sieben and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 2946) A bill for an act relating to energy; mandating inclusion of strategic tree planting as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 3 - - H.F. No. 3157: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Peterson, A.; SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY; Companion to S.F. No. 2903) A bill for an act relating to Big Stone County; authorizing the county board to assign certain duties to the county treasurer. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 5 - - H.F. No. 3289: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Juhnke, Atkins, Simpson and Bly; SENATE AUTHORS: STUMPF and Scheid; Companion to S.F. No. 2979) A bill for an act relating to auctioneers; exempting auctioneers from certain requirements applicable to professional fund-raisers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 6 - - S.F. No. 2948: (SENATE AUTHORS: LARSON and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 3365) A bill for an act relating to public employment; repealing final offer total package arbitration procedures for professional firefighters Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 54-12 7 - - S.F. No. 2939: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Prettner Solon, Sparks and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 3327) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying provisions relating to alternative regulation plans Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 8 - - S.F. No. 3377: (SENATE AUTHORS: WERGIN; Companion to H.F. No. 3572) A bill for an act relating to public safety; repealing the Furniture Fire Safety Act Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call -66-0 9 - - H.F. No. 2898: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Paymar, Kelliher, Dill, Beard and Atkins; SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Scheid, Cohen, Pogemiller and Koering; Companion to S.F. No. 2491) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating claim denials under aviation liability coverage Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call -66-0 10 - - S.F. No. 3492: (SENATE AUTHORS: CLARK, Ingebrigtsen, Olson, M. and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1625) A bill for an act relating to public safety; extending the duration of orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-1 11 - - S.F. No. 3669: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Rest, Moua, Jungbauer and Olseen; Companion to H.F. No. 4055) A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring report on mitigating effects of transportation construction projects on small businesses. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 12 - - S.F. No. 3256: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOGEN, Marty, Lourey, Skoe and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3559) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying license requirements for day training and habilitation programs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 13 - - S.F. No. 2828: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Pappas, Anderson and Foley; Companion to H.F. No. 3228) A bill for an act relating to crime; modifying trespassing on critical public service property Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 14 - - S.F. No. 3119: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Stumpf, Kubly, Lourey and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 3456) A bill for an act relating to emergency management; authorizing interstate assistance by local governments Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 15 - - S.F. No. 1018: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Berglin, Marty, Erickson Ropes and Wergin; Companion to H.F. No. 1189) A bill for an act relating to health occupations; changing provisions for physical therapy licensure Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 16 - - S.F. No. 2024: (SENATE AUTHORS: SENJEM and Lynch; Companion to H.F. No. 2426) A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring notice for a redetermination of eligibility for services to disabled children Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 17 - - S.F. No. 3202: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to H.F. No. 3309) A bill for an act relating to state government; codifying the transfer of employee relations duties to the Department of Finance and other agencies Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 18 - - S.F. No. 2765: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS, Scheid, Skogen, Metzen and Day; Companion to H.F. No. 2721) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating auto insurance; regulating certain claims practices Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 19 - - S.F. No. 3672: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOGEN; Companion to H.F. No. 3829) A bill for an act relating to relating to liquor; permitting farm wineries to manufacturer and sell distilled spirits under certain conditions; authorizing liquor licenses; making technical corrections Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 60-3 20 - - S.F. No. 3098: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Gerlach, Rest, Robling and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 3397) A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; providing for certain penalties; modifying licensing and other regulatory provisions; making changes to expenditure restrictions; modifying games and prizes; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes to lawful gambling; requiring a report Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 21 - - S.F. No. 2597: (SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Lynch, Skogen, Hann and Wiger; Companion to H.F. No. 2657) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school boards to seek information from prospective teachers and the Board of Teaching about disciplinary actions against the teachers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 22 - - S.F. No. 3138: (SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 3438) A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for handling genetic information Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call -46-19 24 - - S.F. No. 3137: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 3792) A bill for an act relating to commuter rail; clarifying the commissioner of transportation’s authority; providing for the operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in whole or in part within the metropolitan area Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 58-8 25 - - S.F. No. 3474: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 3831) A bill for an act relating to Rock County; providing a process for making certain offices appointive in Rock County. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 52-12 26 - - S.F. No. 3049: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 3377) A bill for an act relating to children’s mental health; requiring children’s mental health providers to develop a plan for and comply with requirements on the use of restrictive procedures; modifying chemical use assessments Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 27 - - S.F. No. 2996: (SENATE AUTHORS: RUMMEL; Companion to H.F. No. 2903) A bill for an act relating to energy and the environment; extending the definition of biomass with respect to renewable energy objectives, distributed energy resources, and renewable energy resource planning; extending the expiration date for the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 28 - - S.F. No. 2806: (SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG; Companion to H.F. No. 3295) A bill for an act relating to economic development; clarifying conflict of interest rules for local economic development authorities; providing criminal penalties Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 29 - - H.F. No. 1314: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins, Mahoney, Johnson, Zellers and Hansen; SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS; Companion to S.F. No. 1936) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the advertising and conducting of certain live musical performances or productions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 30 - - S.F. No. 3070: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Gerlach, Limmer, Dahle and Johnson; Companion to H.F. No. 3457) A bill for an act relating to trust property; authorizing the use of debit or credit cards to draw funds from custodial trust accounts Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 32 - - H.F. No. 2599: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Brod, Severson, Haws, Wardlow and Olson; SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to S.F. No. 2463) A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing amount that counties may appropriate for Memorial Day observances Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 33 - - S.F. No. 3203: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to H.F. No. 3766) A bill for an act relating to horse racing; modifying certain medication regulations Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 34 - - S.F. No. 3342: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 3683) A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for an e-charging service; requiring fingerprinting Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 35 - - S.F. No. 3130: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA; Companion to H.F. No. 3690) A bill for an act relating to corrections; making technical corrections and amendments to certain youth correction, county jail, adult offender supervision, and fingerprinting provisions; changing date for annual report of Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0 36 - - S.F. No. 2533: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST and Lourey; Companion to H.F. No. 3378) A bill for an act relating to gambling; clarifying definition of gambling device; repealing a provision relating to manufacture of gambling devices or components for shipment to other jurisdictions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 50-16 37 - - S.F. No. 3003: (SENATE AUTHORS: ROBLING, Higgins and Frederickson; Companion to H.F. No. 3789) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring wholesalers of lawn fertilizer containing phosphorous to provide retail signage Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 59-6 38 - - S.F. No. 2775: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY, Scheid and Prettner Solon; Companion to H.F. No. 3229) A bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring notice to city when customer’s heat source disconnected Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 39 - - S.F. No. 2449: (SENATE AUTHORS: SIEBEN and Metzen; Companion to H.F. No. 2573) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying prohibited uses of pesticide Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 46-20 40 - - S.F. No. 3282: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Kubly, Torres Ray and Ingebrigtsen; Companion to H.F. No. 3763) A bill for an act relating to veterans; transferring functions of the Veterans Homes Board of Directors to commissioner of veterans affairs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 41 - - S.F. No. 3263: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Berglin, Marty, Lynch and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3710) A bill for an act relating to health; permitting hospital records to be transferred to electronic image Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-3 42 - - S.F. No. 3268: (SENATE AUTHORS: WERGIN and Day; Companion to H.F. No. 3313) A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing interim use ordinances Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 43 - - S.F. No. 3132: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Marty, Berglin, Olson, M. and Limmer; Companion to H.F. No. 3610) A bill for an act relating to health; regulating medical debt information Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 60-6 44 - - S.F. No. 3473: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 4037) A bill for an act relating to Jackson County; providing a process for making the office of county auditor-treasurer appointive Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 51-15 45 - - S.F. No. 3326: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Koering and Wergin; Companion to H.F. No. 3361) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain payment provisions for certain agricultural chemical corrective action costs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 46 - - S.F. No. 2990: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE and Robling; Companion to H.F. No. 3003) A bill for an act relating to transit; modifying restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line to allow study and planning Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 52-14 47 - - S.F. No. 3214: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3774) A bill for an act relating to commerce; clarifying the application of the Minnesota Residential Mortgage Originator and Servicer Licensing Act; clarifying the investment authority of certain insurers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 48 - - S.F. No. 3213: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3435) A bill for an act relating to human services; making technical changes; amending health care and miscellaneous provisions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 49 - - S.F. No. 3412: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Koering, Wergin, Anderson and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 3835) A bill for an act relating to transportation; defining medium-speed electric vehicles; requiring medium-speed electric vehicles to be registered and titled; identifying roads on which medium-speed electric vehicles may be operated Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 50 - - S.F. No. 2642: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Murphy, Limmer, Rest and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 2991) A bill for an act relating to data practices; modifying provisions of the safe at home program Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 51 - - S.F. No. 3225: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 3576) A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing the ombudsman and Medical Review Subcommittee to gather data about deceased clients Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 52 - - S.F. No. 3563: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Doll, Hann and Wergin; Companion to H.F. No. 3579) A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes to continuing care provisions; clarifying licensing fines; clarifying senior nutrition appropriations; amending local certification requirements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 53 - - S.F. No. 2654: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 3904) A bill for an act relating to statutory cities; providing for discharge of a charter commission; authorizing charter amendments by ordinance; providing for water and sewer charges Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 Recess at 12:02 p.m. until 12:18 p.m. Pogemiller – Call of the Senate 54 - - S.F. No. 3455: (SENATE AUTHORS: METZEN, Michel and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 4007) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the purchase and receipt of beer kegs by scrap metal dealers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 55 - - S.F. No. 3446: (SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Scheid and Vandeveer; Companion to H.F. No. 3721) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating small employer insurance; requiring notice of certain plan availability Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 56 - - H.F. No. 2788: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Anzelc and Solberg; SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG; Companion to S.F. No. 3192) A bill for an act relating to the city of Nashwauk; increasing the membership of the Nashwauk Public Utilities Commission from three to five members. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-1 57 - - S.F. No. 1578: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS and Rummel; Companion to H.F. No. 1665) A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating security freezes on consumer reports; providing for payment of fees Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 58 - - S.F. No. 2980: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 3582) A bill for an act relating to insurance; homeowners; regulating flood insurance coverage; requiring disclosures of noncoverage Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 59 - - S.F. No. 3341: (SENATE AUTHORS: JUNGBAUER, Dibble, Anderson, Prettner Solon and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 3718) A bill for an act relating to energy; proposing the Business Energy Accountability Act of 2008; providing for a voluntary inventory of business energy use Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 61-5 60 - - S.F. No. 2942: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS; Companion to H.F. No. 3349) A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a P-20 education partnership; modifying various scholarship programs; modifying private school regulation; requiring a report Senator Pappas moved that SF2942 be stricken from the Calendar and placed on General Orders 61 - - S.F. No. 2936: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 3129) A bill for an act relating to real property; modifying certain plat requirements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 62 - - S.F. No. 3756: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOCH, Rosen, Sparks, Murphy and Gerlach; Companion to H.F. No. 3297) A bill for an act relating to the military; changing eligibility for brevet promotion Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 63 - - S.F. No. 3450: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Saxhaug, Vickerman, Tomassoni and Lourey; Companion to H.F. No. 3749) A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing and regulating state veterans cemeteries Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 64 - - S.F. No. 3000: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ and Marty; Companion to H.F. No. 2747) A bill for an act relating to health professions; modifying complementary and alternative health care practices Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-11 65 - - H.F. No. 3240: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Dominguez, Haws, Mariani, Koenen and Wardlow; SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY and Vickerman; Companion to S.F. No. 3006) A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing the placement of a plaque in the court of honor on the Capitol grounds by Minnesota’s Mexican-American veterans to honor all Minnesota veterans who have served at any time in the United States armed forces Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 66 - - S.F. No. 3303: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3692) A bill for an act relating to the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the creation of a nonprofit riverfront revitalization corporation; requiring a report. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 67 - - S.F. No. 2399: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Pappas, Moua and Prettner Solon; Companion to H.F. No. 2627) A bill for an act relating to public nuisances; making changes to public nuisance law affecting evidentiary thresholds and numbers of triggering incidents required for specific offenses Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 44-22 68 - - S.F. No. 960: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Dibble, Koering, Saxhaug and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 1097) A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying the definition of \"dependent\" for purposes of group benefits for local government officers and employees Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 43-22 69 - - S.F. No. 3417: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS and Sheran; Companion to H.F. No. 3802) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; adding an exception to the complementary and alternative health care client bill of rights for inpatient hospital setting and hospice care Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 70 - - S.F. No. 3571: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 3264) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending state-operated services; allowing certain nonstate employees to work for community-based programs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 71 - - S.F. No. 3201: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to H.F. No. 3589) A bill for an act relating to public safety; conforming definition of \"hazardous materials\" to federal definition for purposes of transporting it; conforming school bus endorsement provisions to federal regulations; providing license exemption for operator of commercial motor vehicle operated on behalf of federal government Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 72 - - S.F. No. 3021: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ; Companion to H.F. No. 3360) A bill for an act relating to claims against the state; providing for settlement of various claims; appropriating money. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 73 - - S.F. No. 3362: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY and Higgins; Companion to H.F. No. 3483) A bill for an act relating to police officers; permitting police officers to be represented by an attorney and a union representative at disciplinary hearing Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 74 - - S.F. No. 3336: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 3204) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for exemptions to vehicle window glazing restrictions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 75 - - S.F. No. 2919: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 3396) A bill for an act relating to civil commitments; modifying and clarifying time requirements for hearings; providing an exception from prehearing discharge for commitment petitions involving persons alleged to be mentally ill and dangerous or a sexual psychopathic personality or sexually dangerous person Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 76 - - S.F. No. 2368: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOERING; Companion to H.F. No. 2588) A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner to notify the legislature prior to the closure or transfer of an enterprise activity Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 77 - - S.F. No. 2403: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 3503) A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying provision relating to disability of peace officer or firefighter Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 78 - - H.F. No. 117: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen; SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD, Larson, Cohen and Latz; Companion to S.F. No. 181) A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations and nonresident individuals in certain matters Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-2 79 - - H.F. No. 2602: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Nornes and Gottwalt; SENATE AUTHORS: SKOGEN; Companion to S.F. No. 2381) A bill for an act relating to public safety; exempting police vehicles from window glazing restrictions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 80 - - S.F. No. 3235: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSON, M., Moua, Betzold and Limmer; Companion to H.F. No. 3553) A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying data and authorizing data sharing; making technical changes; regulating practices of business screening services; providing for civil penalties and remedies Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 81 - - S.F. No. 2576: (SENATE AUTHORS: DILLE, Moua and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 3217) A bill for an act relating to crimes; including false police and fire emergency calls as misdemeanor offense Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 82 - - S.F. No. 3647: (SENATE AUTHORS: PARISEAU, Limmer and Ingebrigtsen; Companion to H.F. No. 3374) A bill for an act relating to public safety; making certain emergency responders exempt from permit requirement for emergency communications equipment Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 83 - - H.F. No. 2932: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Moe; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSON, M. and Saxhaug; Companion to S.F. No. 2716) A bill for an act relating to town cemeteries; specifying uses of certain cemetery funds Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 84 - - S.F. No. 3486: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON and Marty; Companion to H.F. No. 3705) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying Medicare special needs plans Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 85 - - S.F. No. 2866: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Scheid, Sparks, Vandeveer and Doll; Companion to H.F. No. 2959) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; requiring the Department of Commerce to produce a statewide inventory of broadband service Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 86 - - S.F. No. 3061: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE, Murphy and Dille; Companion to H.F. No. 3366) A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Petrofund program Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-2 87 - - S.F. No. 3135: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Erickson Ropes and Olseen; Companion to H.F. No. 3654) A bill for an act relating to health; adding volunteer protections for the Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps volunteers; creating the Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps; establishing volunteer health practitioner status during an emergency declaration; authorizing interstate assistance by local government Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-2 88 - - S.F. No. 2876: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Torres Ray, Murphy, Koering and Dille; Companion to H.F. No. 2906) A bill for an act relating to animals; changing provisions regulating dangerous dogs and dogs at certain establishments Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-1 89 - - S.F. No. 3502: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE; Companion to H.F. No. 3805) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions regulating farm vehicles on highways; providing for size, weight, and load restrictions on highways Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 90 - - S.F. No. 3576: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Dibble, Ingebrigtsen, Chaudhary and Pariseau; Companion to H.F. No. 3550) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for viral hemorrhagic septicemia control Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-1 91 - - S.F. No. 3397: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Higgins and Limmer; Companion to H.F. No. 3543) A bill for an act relating to business organizations; providing for the return of documents submitted to the secretary of state; regulating foreign cooperatives; removing the request that the attorney general and the Department of Revenue be notified of the dissolution of foreign cooperatives and nonprofit corporations; allowing foreign limited liability partnerships to use alternative names under certain circumstances; eliminating contest of name filings Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 92 - - S.F. No. 3166: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Berglin, Marty, Lourey and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3564) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending child welfare and licensing provisions; adopting a new Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and repealing the old compact; regulating child and adult adoptions; regulating children in voluntary foster care for treatment Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 93 - - S.F. No. 3082: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Latz, Larson, Scheid and Doll; Companion to H.F. No. 2940) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; permitting sale of impounded vehicles and contents after voluntary title transfer; providing for notice of impound, right to reclaim contents, and waiver of right; establishing right to retrieve contents without charge in certain cases; limiting deficiency claim; providing for permit for oversize and overweight tow trucks in certain cases; providing for disclosure of damage to older vehicles Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 50-17 94 - - H.F. No. 3114: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom, Peterson, S., Peterson, N., Carlson and Ruud; SENATE AUTHORS: LARSON; Companion to S.F. No. 2820) A bill for an act relating to park districts; providing that a park district may acquire property within a city in accordance with the adopted comprehensive plan of the city Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call -58-8 95 - - S.F. No. 3508: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSON, M., Sparks, Metzen and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3822) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating motor vehicle insurance adjustments Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 49-18 96 - - S.F. No. 3227: (SENATE AUTHORS: WERGIN and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3648) A bill for an act relating to health; making changes to resident reimbursement classification provisions; making changes to provisions for Alzheimer’s disease facilities; making changes to nursing home moratorium provisions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 97 - - S.F. No. 3622: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Lourey, Gimse, Day and Vickerman; Companion to H.F. No. 3646) A bill for an act relating to local government; changing the contract threshold amounts subject to certain requirements of the Uniform Municipal Contracting Law Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-3 98 - - S.F. No. 3581: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Lourey and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 3834) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions for pharmacy practice Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 99 - - S.F. No. 3372: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Olseen, Dibble, Koering and Gimse; Companion to H.F. No. 3727) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; establishing minimum requirements for city’s permit program for long-term disability parking; amendin Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 100 - - S.F. No. 3174: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS; Companion to H.F. No. 3306) A bill for an act relating to securities; modifying the Minnesota Securities Act; regulating registrations, filings, and fees; making various technical changes Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 101 - - S.F. No. 2408: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE and Murphy; Companion to H.F. No. 2600) A bill for an act relating to city of Minneapolis; allowing city to restrict use of engine brakes on Interstate Highway 394 Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 48-18 102 - - S.F. No. 3224: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE; Companion to H.F. No. 3036) A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing creation of Advisory Committee on Nonmotorized Transportation Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-4 103 - - S.F. No. 3350: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA; Companion to H.F. No. 3711) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the standard of evidence in a disqualification to clear and convincing evidence Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-3 104 - - S.F. No. 3129: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA) A bill for an act relating to the judiciary; including appellate court appointments in the Commission on Judicial Selection process Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-12 105 - - S.F. No. 2645: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Betzold, Olson, M., Scheid and Limmer; Companion to H.F. No. 3133) A bill for an act relating to family law; eliminating requirement of Social Security number in marriage dissolution petitions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 67-0 106 - - S.F. No. 2869: (SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK; Companion to H.F. No. 3149) Omnibus Tax bill #2 Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 39-28 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay SF2869 on the table -adopted 107 - - H.F. No. 3708: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Murphy, E.; SENATE AUTHORS: HANN; Companion to S.F. No. 3427) A bill for an act relating to health; changing licensing requirements for certain health professions; changing provisions for unlicensed complementary and alternative health care practitioners Third Reading Senator Koering moved pursuant to Rule 41.2 that he be excused from voting on HF3708 Final Passage Roll Call – 66-0 General Orders 70 - - S.F. No. 3813: (SENATE AUTHORS: COHEN) Supplemental Budget bill Point of Order - Senator Hann moved pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 17 that a bill must pertain to just one subject The Chair rules the point of order not well taken Senator Hann moves to appeal the ruling of the Chair Roll Call – 47-15 – decision of the Chair is sustained A63 amendment (Pogemiller) Page 24, delete section 1 (Ice hockey official state sport) Pages 121 to 122, delete sections 8 to 10 (Combative Sports Commission appropriation, Director of Explore MN Tourism a public official, Effective date of building code rules) Pages 131 to 138, delete sections 21 to 33 (Construction services do not include landscaping, boiler repair personnel, staff of Combative Sports Commission in classified service, unemployment benefits) Pages 144 to 196, delete sections 40 to 110 (Enforcement of state fire code, construction trades regulation, Combative Sports Commission) Page 210, delete section 120 (Insurance fraud prevention) Page 226, delete section 127 (Construction trades regulation) Pages 231 to 232, delete sections 131 to 133 (Construction trades regulation) Pages 255 to 257, delete sections 1 to 5 (Oral health practitioner) Page 355, delete lines 12 to 15 ( Oral health practitioner base adjustment) Page 357, delete subdivision 4 (Board of Dentistry – oral health practitioner base adjustment) -adopted A7 amendment (Berglin) Potential allocations -adopted A150 (Stumpf) Referendum levy -adopted A16 amendment (Cohen) Technical -adopted A75 amendment (Cohen) Housing finance agency -adopted A53 amendment (Skoe) Power to prevent or control wildlife disease -adopted A12 amendment (Koch) Page 212, delete section 122 – St. Paul RiverCentre Arena Roll Call – 24-40 – not adopted A23 amendment (Michel) No child left behind opt out Roll Call – 31-33 – not adopted A57 amendment (Wergin) Page 97, delete section 16 -not adopted A31 amendment (Hann) Private data; when disclosure is permitted -withdrawn A60 amendment (Robling) Increases cuts to the Legislature, Governor, State Auditor, Attorney General, Secretary of the State, and Courts Roll Call – 26-40 – not adopted A30 amendment (Ingebrigtsen) Page 71, delete section 12 – removes non-resident tuition -adopted A50 amendment (Gerlach) ANTI-KICKBACK CERTIFICATION Roll Call – 21-39 – not adopted A38 amendment (Wergin) Day treatment and rehabilitation facilities -not adopted A40 amendment (Hann) Tuition freeze Roll Call – 30-32 – not adopted A51 amendment (Senjem) Republican Nation Conventions; Budget reserve escrow account -withdrawn A44 amendment (Ingebrigtsen) Outdoor heritage fund Roll Call – 26-37 – not adopted A155 amendment (Koch) SALINE AMNIOCENTESIS ABORTION FUNDING BAN Senator Betzold calls into question germaneness of amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Limmer moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair Roll Call – 37-27 – the ruling of the Chair is sustained A37 amendment (Hann) Restores Q-Comp funding Roll Call – 21-44 A58 amendment (Fredrickson) Deletes Page 246 Line 8-12 and sec 13 -not adopted A156 amendment (Pariseau) Grain producer payments -adopted A42 amendment (Ingebrigtsen) OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND; LESSARD-HERITAGE ENHANCEMENT COUNCIL -adopted A25 amendment (Hann) Delete Green Economy Transformation Task Force Roll Call -21-41 – not adopted A151 amendment (Senjem) 2008 RNC fund guarantee Roll Call – 26-36 – not adopted A28 amendment (Hann) Eliminates Staff Development Fund Dedication Mandate Roll Call – 16-43 – not adopted A29 amendment (Robling) Integration revenue alternative plan -withdrawn A152 amendment (Rosen) Page 119, line 30, after \"transfer\" insert \"$75,000 of\" Page 120, line 1, delete \", estimated to be $150,000,\" -withdrawn A77 amendment (Moua) Notice of criminal surcharge -not adopted A55 amendment (Hann) STRUCTURALLY BALANCED SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETS Roll Call – 19-41 – not adopted Recommended to pass as amended – voice vote Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed SF2822 Good Faith bill Senate Conferees: Clark, Scheid, Moua, Higgins, Jungbauer SF2909 Right of tenants to pay utility bills modifications Senate Conferees: Olseen, Higgins, Limmer SF2369 School districts athletic, extracurricular and cocurricular criminal history background check requirements Senate Conferees: Rest, Olson G., Betzold Senate adjourned at 7:57 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 19N/A
Mon April 7, 2008The debate resurfaces on the Senate's budget proposal to reduce the nearly $1 billion dollar budget deficit, as it rejects the House supplemental budget bill and passes its own version. More...N/A
Thu April 10, 2008 The Senate met in session to take up calendar and general orders votes, and then recessed to caucus. More... Session Highlights – Thursday, April 10, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:10 am Floor Session Day 101 Excused for all or part of today’s session Sieben, Senjem, Latz, Sheran, Vandeveer, Cohen, Bonoff Messages from the House See agenda SF1218 (Erickson Ropes) Relating to elections; changing certain procedures and requirements for absent voters -Motion to concur with House amendments Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 60-0 SF1298 (Higgins) Relating to elections; changing certain voter registration procedures and requirements -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed HF3220 (Vickerman) Relating to local government -Motion to accede the request of the House and request that a conference committee of three be appointed First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Senator Pogemiller moved that the committee reports on the agenda be adopted with the exception of the report pertaining to appointments Senator Pogemiller moved to the committee report pertaining to appointments on the table -adopted Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda + addendum Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Bakk moved that his name be stricken as co-author on SF3328 Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 3139: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Metzen, Wiger and Dibble; Companion to H.F. No. 2911) A bill for an act relating to crime; establishing offense related to interfering with Internet ticket sales Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-0 2 - - S.F. No. 3218: (SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK, Michel, Metzen, Tomassoni and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 3566) A bill for an act relating to workers’ compensation; adopting recommendations of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 3 - - H.F. No. 3662: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilty; SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Dille, Olseen, Rest and Wergin; Companion to S.F. No. 3378) A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for a public hearing and public testimony before making an appointment to fill a vacancy on a county board Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 4 - - H.F. No. 3138: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Bigham, DeLaForest, Hilstrom, Lillie and Lanning; SENATE AUTHORS: METZEN, Scheid, Betzold, Wergin and Olson, G.; Companion to S.F. No. 2620) A bill for an act relating to state government; ratifying state labor contracts Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-2 5 - - S.F. No. 2605: (SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Gerlach, Rest, Michel and Latz; Companion to H.F. No. 2662) A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; providing for staggered terms of Metropolitan Council members Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 56-7 6 - - S.F. No. 3758: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Dibble, Koch, Carlson and Rummel; Companion to H.F. No. 3977) A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying provisions relating to power transmission lines, renewable energy obligations, and related activities and costs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 7 - - S.F. No. 3360: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY, Saxhaug, Frederickson, Torres Ray and Clark; Companion to H.F. No. 3132) A bill for an act relating to animals; prohibiting the possession of certain items related to animal fighting; imposing criminal penalties Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 8 - - S.F. No. 2930: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 3287) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating debt management services; repealing an obsolete criminal provision Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 9 - - S.F. No. 3775: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 4051) A bill for an act relating to solid waste; establishing a pilot program to collect and process used paint; requiring reports Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 General Orders 9 - - H.F. No. 3477: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Gardner and Mariani; SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY, Jungbauer, Wiger and Olson, M.; Companion to S.F. No. 2917) A bill for an act relating to manufactured housing; providing for regulation of lending practices and default; providing notices and remedies -Recommended to pass 63 - - S.F. No. 3069: (SENATE AUTHORS: MICHEL, Clark, Lynch, Rosen and Prettner Solon; Companion to H.F. No. 3558) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring commissioner of public safety to issue special 2008 U.S. Women’s Open temporary permits. A3 amendment (Michel) Technical -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 16 - - S.F. No. 2988: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Murphy, Saltzman, Wiger and Hann; Companion to H.F. No. 3575) A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; establishing qualifications for type III school bus drivers; providing criminal penalties; authorizing rulemaking A4 amendment (Olseen) Page 4, delete section 4 -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 69 - - S.F. No. 3331: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE; Companion to H.F. No. 3723) A bill for an act relating to local government finance; permitting Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to retain proceeds from the condemnation of park lands necessary for the reconstruction and expansion of marked Interstate Highway 35W at the Mississippi River. -Recommended to pass 27 - - S.F. No. 2967: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 3323) A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the city of Minneapolis to adopt standards for dedication of land to the public or a payment of a dedication fee on certain new commercial and industrial development -Recommended to pass 5 - - S.F. No. 3258: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 2837) A bill for an act relating to optometrist; changing practice and licensing provisions -Recommended to pass 68 - - S.F. No. 2204: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 2408) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; allowing multiple sets of plates for physically disabled persons -Recommended to pass 25 - - H.F. No. 3357: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Marquart and Magnus; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Wergin, Erickson Ropes, Clark and Sheran; Companion to S.F. No. 3208) A bill for an act relating to municipal boundary adjustments; providing for changes in municipal boundaries; imposing powers and duties on the chief administrative law judge -Recommended to pass 29 - - S.F. No. 3441: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA; Companion to H.F. No. 3850) A bill for an act relating to courts; limiting testimony of domestic abuse advocates without consent of victims A2 amendment (Moua) Page 4, line 21, delete "by" -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 59 - - S.F. No. 3780: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 3924) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; allowing optometrists to dispense a legend drug at retail under certain conditions -Recommended to pass Recess at 12:23 p.m. until 1:16 p.m. Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed SF1298 Elections provisions modifications Senate Conferees: Higgins, Rest, Larson HF3220 Nonprofit organization grants authorized by political subdivisions Senate Conferees: Vickerman, Lourey, Day Tax bill Working Group Senate members: Bakk, Skoe, Dibble, Moua, Larson Senate adjourned at 1:26 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 4 N/A
Mon April 14, 2008 Senate met and processed the Conference Committee report for SF 2822, the Insurance Standard of Conduct bill, then adopted some calendar bills, then recessed. More...N/A
Wed April 16, 2008 The Senate met in a lengthy session and acted on general orders' bills included SF 2965, relating to gestational carrier agreements, and SF 3001, miscellaneous education provisions. More... Session Highlights – Wednesday, April 16, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 12:09 pm Floor Session Day 103 Excused for all or part of today’s session Ortman, Vandeveer, Bonoff, Sieben, Rest, Koering Messages from the House See agenda SF1578 (Sparks) Relating to consumer protection; regulating security freezes on consumer reports -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 61-0 SF1918 (Prettner Solon) Relating to telecommunications -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 64-1 SF2667 (Berglin) Relating to health; extending two-year moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction in certain counties -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 61-4 SF2765 (Sparks) Relating to insurance; regulating auto insurance -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 65-0 SF2915 (Moua) Relating to the judicial process; modifying certain civil and criminal penalties -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call - 63-2 SF3082 (Olseen) Relating to motor vehicles; permitting sale of impounded vehicles and content after voluntary title transfer -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 65-0 First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Hann moved that his name be stricken as co-author to SF3001 -adopted Senator Vickerman moved that SF2983 be stricken from General Orders and returned to the author -adopted Senator Rest moved that SF3193 be stricken from General Orders and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance -adopted Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 2 - - S.F. No. 3698: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL; Companion to H.F. No. 3857) A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing utilities to make conservation improvement expenditures for certain solar energy projects Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-1 3 - - H.F. No. 3500: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Lillie; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID and Michel; Companion to S.F. No. 2575) A bill for an act relating to business organizations; proposing technical amendments to the Business Corporations Act, the Limited Liability Company Act, and the Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001 Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-1 Recess at 12:39 p.m. until 1:27 p.m. General Orders 21 - - S.F. No. 2965: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Marty, Moua and Pappas; Companion to H.F. No. 3448) A bill for an act relating to children; regulating gestational carrier arrangements A50 amendment (Higgins) Technical -adopted A52 amendment (Gerlach) A term of a gestational carrier contract that requires the gestational carrier to terminate the pregnancy is void and unenforceable. Roll Call – 29-35 – not adopted Senator Vandeveer moved that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Roll Call – 23-42 – motion does not prevail Roll Call – 42-25 – recommended to pass as amended 63 - - S.F. No. 2795: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ and Limmer; Companion to H.F. No. 3134) A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for conveyance of interests in real property by transfer on death deeds; clarifying acknowledgments made in a representative capacity; clarifying application of certain common law doctrine to registered land; eliminating obsolete language and making other technical and conforming changes -Recommended to pass 64 - - S.F. No. 3001: (SENATE AUTHORS: WIGER, Hann, Rummel, Erickson Ropes and Saltzman; Companion to H.F. No. 3316) Omnibus Education Policy bill A73 amendment (Wiger) Changes age a student must stay in school from 16 to 18 years old Division – 32-15 – adopted A75 amendment (Hann) Delete sec. 35 – Removes provision prohibiting denial of recess Roll Call – 45-18 – adopted A82 amendment (Hann) 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR START DATE Roll call – 31-35 – not adopted A78 amendment (Skogen) Strikes grades 7-12 sex education requirement Roll Call – 28-37 – not adopted A79 amendment (Saltzman) TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY (TIMSS) DATA RELEASE -adopted A81 amendment (Robling) Integration revenue alternative plan -adopted A71 amendment (Prettner Solon) Information on preteen immunizations -adopted A101 amendment (Kubly) Lakeview, is exempt from any consequences from not making adequate yearly progress for the 2008-2009 school year only -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 65 - - S.F. No. 3170: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY and Marty; Companion to H.F. No. 3376) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing MFIP child care assistance provisions; creating a Child Care Advisory Task Force A8 amendment (Torres Ray) Technical -adopted Oral amendment (Wergin) Page 3, delete sec. 4 Roll Call – 20-42 – not adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 50 - - H.F. No. 2896: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen, Slocum and Ruud; SENATE AUTHORS: LARSON; Companion to S.F. No. 2583) A bill for an act relating to public buildings; removing a requirement that a city hold a referendum before building, equipping, or maintaining a memorial for war veterans -Recommended to pass The following Senators were excused from session for a conference committee on HF3662 from 1:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. – Lourey, Olseen, Wergin Senate adjourned at 5:29 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. N/A
Thu April 17, 2008 The Senate met and took up bills on the calendar as well as general orders, including the omnibus ag and veterans policy bill. More...N/A
Mon April 21, 2008 Senate met an took up bills from the calendar and special orders, including HF 1351, the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill. More...N/A
Wed April 23, 2008 Senators took final action on bovine tuberculosis control measures, the Green Solutions 2008 Act and the Abby Taylor Pool Safety bill, among other bills in this floor session. More... Session Highlights – Wednesday, April 23, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:15 am Floor Session Day 106 Excused for all or part of today’s session Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda SF2597 (Saltzman) Relating to education; requiring school boards to seek information from prospective teachers and the Board of Teaching about disciplinary actions against teachers -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed Senator Hann moved reconsider the motion to not concur with House amendments Division – 21-40 – motion does not prevail SF3166 (Torres Ray) Relating to human services; amending child welfare and licensing provisions -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF2876 (Anderson) Relating to animals; changing provisions regulating dangerous dogs and dogs at certain establishments -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF3303 (Higgins) Relating to the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the creating of a nonprofit riverfront revitalization corporation -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF3139 (Latz) Hannah Montana bill -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 63-0 Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Second Reading of Senate bills See addendum Second Reading of House bills See agenda + addendum Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 2 - - H.F. No. 3172: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Pelowski and Hilty; SENATE AUTHORS: REST and Larson; Companion to S.F. No. 2574) A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain ballot delivery, election judge, mail election, special election and special primary, school district election, and postelection review procedures; authorizing continued use of certain applications Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 3 - - S.F. No. 3370: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN; Companion to H.F. No. 3702) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for assessment and payment of certain costs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 4 - - S.F. No. 3363: (SENATE AUTHORS: COHEN and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 3587) A bill for an act relating to state government; improving access to budget information by members of the legislature Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 42-22 General Orders 51 - - H.F. No. 4075: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Olin, Sailer, Solberg, Juhnke and Hamilton; SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE and Dille; Companion to S.F. No. 3728) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for control of bovine tuberculosis in certain areas; appropriating money Sen. Skoe moved to strike Rule 45- inserting House language -adopted A3 amendment (Skoe) Technical -adopted A4 amendment (Skoe) all cattle that are less than one year old, are either slaughtered or moved out of the bovine tuberculosis management zone, as provided in paragraph (b), by January 31, 2009 -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 60 - - H.F. No. 2837: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thao, Huntley, Murphy, E., Sailer and Tillberry; SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to S.F. No. 3258) A bill for an act relating to optometrist; changing practice and licensing provisions Senator Lourey moved to strike Rule 45 – insert House language -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 57 - - S.F. No. 2818: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Chaudhary, Murphy, Prettner Solon and Pogemiller; Companion to H.F. No. 3195) A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring a report on and legislative input in development of a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions; requiring studies; appropriating money. Oral amendment (Vandeveer) Page 1-3 delete sec. 2 Roll Call – 19-41- not adopted A50 amendment (Vandeveer) Page 5, delete section 5 Roll Call – 16-41- not adopted Roll Call - 42-20- Recommended to pass 50 - - S.F. No. 2492: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Vickerman, Frederickson, Pariseau and Chaudhary; Companion to H.F. No. 2745) A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; providing for repayment of certain appropriations from the environment and natural resources trust fund A2 amendment (Anderson) Carryforward authorizations -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 67 - - S.F. No. 2833: (SENATE AUTHORS: MICHEL, Scheid, Marty and Latz; Companion to H.F. No. 3812) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring public pools and spas to be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems A13 amendment (Michel) Definition of a public pool -adopted Oral amendment (Lynch) Page 3 delete lines 5-9 Roll Call – 54-8 - adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Senator Pariseau having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider SF2492 Division – 23-31 – motion does not prevail 61 - - S.F. No. 3096: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Rosen, Prettner Solon, Doll and Anderson; Companion to H.F. No. 3669) A bill for an act relating to energy; creating programs for government energy conservation investments; removing rulemaking requirement for certain loan and grant programs; establishing microenergy loan program; authorizing issuance of state revenue bonds; modifying provision allowing guaranteed energy savings contracts; requiring a report; appropriating money -Recommended to pass 63 - - S.F. No. 3189: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ; Companion to H.F. No. 3490) A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; imposing $30 reinstatement fee following revocation of juvenile’s license -Recommended to pass 32 - - H.F. No. 3066: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Laine and Pelowski; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 3238) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for the establishment of precinct caucus dates by the appropriate political party; requiring notice to the secretary of state A50 amendment (Rest) Page 2, delete section 3 -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 20 - - S.F. No. 3520: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 3879) A bill for an act relating to energy; regulating certain property rights related to wind energy; eliminating certain duties of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force A50 amendment (Prettner Solon) Economic, environmental, and social implications -adopted A51 amendment (Kubly ) Like any conveyance. Any property owner may grant a solar or wind easement in the same manner and with the same effect as a conveyance of an interest in real property Roll Call – 29-32- not adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 45 - - H.F. No. 3657: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hoppe and Kohls; SENATE AUTHORS: ORTMAN and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 3451) A bill for an act relating to Carver County; making the library board advisory to the county board -Recommended to pass Senator Rest having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider HF3066 -adopted 32 - - H.F. No. 3066: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Laine and Pelowski; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 3238) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for the establishment of precinct caucus dates by the appropriate political party; requiring notice to the secretary of state A50 amendment (Rest) Page 2, delete section 3 -withdrawn Senator Rest moved to strike Rule 45 and insert House language -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Conference Committee Reports The House announces they have adopted the recommendation and report of the conference committee on HF3662, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the committee, so adopted HF3662 (Lourey) County board and city council vacancies public hearing requirement -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by conference committee roll call – 59-0 Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed SF2379 Eminent domain displaced business reestablishment costs limitation Senate Conferees: Bakk, Murphy, Ortman SF3674 Revisor's bill Senate Conferees: Moua, Bakk, Limmer SF3563 Human services licensing fines clarification; medical assistance reimbursement provisions modification; senior nutrition appropriations clarification Senate Conferees: Erickson Ropes, Fischbach, Olson, M. SF2876 Dangerous dogs provisions modifications; dogs in outdoor food and beverage service establishments Senate Conferees: Anderson, Dibble, Limmer SF3492 Orders for protection and restraining orders duration extension Senate Conferees: Clark, Olson, M., Ingebrigtsen SF2881 Contracts for deed and mortgage lending regulation Senate Conferees: Scheid, Sparks, Vandeveer SF2605 Metropolitan council member staggered terms Senate Conferees: Salztman, Bonoff, Gerlach SF3138 Genetic information newborn screening government entities handling provisions modification Senate Conferees: Lynch, Rosen, Moua SF3303 Minneapolis nonprofit riverfront revitalization corporation Senate Conferees: Higgins, Dibble, Senjem Senate adjourned at 3:11 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 5 N/A
Thu April 24, 2008 This floor session included passage of SF 2925, dealing with provisions regarding the deputy commissioner of MnDOT, SF 3073/HF 3346, involving mortgage foreclosure assistance, as well as other general orders bills. More...N/A
Mon April 28, 2008 The Monday, 4/28/08 floor session included debate on the Human Services Policy Bill (SF 3168), the Transportation Policy Bill (SF 3223), the Pool Safety Act Bill (SF 2833), in addition to several confirmation calendar nominations. More... Session Highlights – Monday, April 28, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 1:11 pm Floor Session Day 108 Excused for all or part of today’s session Bakk, Dille, Koering, Ortman, Pogemiller, Rummel, Berglin, Johnson, Wiger, Torres Ray Executive and Official Communications Senator Pogemiller moved that SF599 and the veto message from the Governor be laid on the table -adopted Messages from the House See agenda SF2775 (Foley) Relating to utilities; requiring notice to city when customer’s heat source disconnected -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 62-0 SF2919 (Betzold) Relating to civil commitments; modifying and clarifying time requirements for hearings -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 65-0 SF2942 (Pappas) Relating to higher education -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request a conference committee of three be appointed SF3775 (Doll) Relating to solid; establishing a pilot program to collect and process used paint -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF3441 (Moua) Relating to courts; limiting testimony of domestic abuse advocates without consent of victims -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed First Reading of House bills See agenda Senator Pogemiller moved to lay HF3800 on the table Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda + addendum Second Reading of House bills See agenda + addendum Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Dibble moved that SF3093 be stricken from General Orders and returned to the author Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Recess at 1:33 p.m. until 3:04 p.m. Motions and Resolutions Senator Saltzman moved that SF2925 be stricken from the Calendar and placed on General Orders General Orders 28 - - S.F. No. 3168: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 3222) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending health care services provisions; making changes to general assistance medical care, medical assistance, and MinnesotaCare; modifying claims, liens, and treatment of assets; establishing a statewide information exchange; modifying regulation of certain home care service providers; clarifying coverage of community health worker education services A23 amendment (Berglin) Health care; health services policy committee, civil commitment sexual offenders, establishment of mn state industries, etc. -adopted - withdrawn A25 amendment (Berglin) NURSING FACILITY PENSION COSTS Oral amendment to amendment (Betzold) Page 1, line 7 delete December 15, 2008 and insert January 15, 2009 -adopted -adopted as amended Senator Berglin having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider the A23 amendment -adopted Senator Berglin moved to withdraw the A23 amendment -adopted A17 amendment (Lynch) Graduates of nonaccredited dental programs Senator Fischbach calls into question the germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment germane -adopted A26 amendment (Berglin) Healthcare, etc. -adopted A22 amendment (Lourey) county authority Oral amendment to amendment (Lourey) Page 6, line 28 delete “3” and insert “38” -adopted -adopted as amended A52 amendment (Senjem) Limitation of choice -Progress 46 - - S.F. No. 3223: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Dibble, Jungbauer, Carlson and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 3800) Omnibus Transportation policy bill A22 amendment (Murphy) Facility relocation costs -adopted A23 amendment (Murphy) Powers, duties, reports, limitations -adopted A39 amendment (Murphy) Technical -adopted A29 amendment (Wergin) Pages 24 to 27, delete sections 34 to 39, Page 29, delete section 43 Page 45, delete section 70 -withdrawn A34 amendment (Koering) Administrative fines Roll Call – 28-34 – not adopted A33 amendment (Saxhaug) Exemption for airport -adopted A40 amendment (Vandeveer) Toll facilities limitation Amendment divided Part 1 lines 1.2 – 1.8 Roll Call – 16-42 – not adopted Part 2 – lines 1.10- 1.18 Roll Call – 14-44 – not adopted A35 amendment (Saltzman) Unclassified positions -adopted A75 amendment (Doll) Page 5, after line 35, insert: "(d) A portion of the revenues collected within the corridor must be spent for noise mitigation in the corridor. The commissioner and the Metropolitan Council shall prepare a plan to mitigate noise within the I-35W corridor. The plan must specify the amount of the revenues collected within the corridor that will be dedicated to noise mitigation." -adopted A36 amendment (Moua) Truth in ticketing -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 50 - - S.F. No. 3193: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Erickson Ropes, Wergin, Dille and Berglin; Companion to H.F. No. 3371) A bill for an act relating to adoption; modifying provisions governing access to adoption records and original birth certificates Roll Call – 43-18 – Recommended to pass 54 - - S.F. No. 1128: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Torres Ray and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 219) A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying use of personal sick leave benefits A50 amendment (Erickson Ropes) Page 1, line 22, delete "2008" and insert "2009" -adopted A4 amendment (Pogemiller) WORKERS MEMORIAL; APPROPRIATION Senator Senjem calls into question the germaneness of the amendment -amendment withdrawn -Recommended to pass as amended Motions and Resolutions Senator Rosen moved that her name be stricken as co-author to SF3366 Senator Pogemiller moved that HF3493 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration for comparison with SF3294 Calendar 2 - - H.F. No. 4075: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Olin, Sailer, Solberg, Juhnke and Hamilton; SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE and Dille; Companion to S.F. No. 3728) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for control of bovine tuberculosis in certain areas Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 3 - - H.F. No. 2837: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thao, Huntley, Murphy, E., Sailer and Tillberry; SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to S.F. No. 3258) A bill for an act relating to optometrist; changing practice and licensing provisions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-0 5 - - S.F. No. 2492: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Vickerman, Frederickson, Pariseau and Chaudhary; Companion to H.F. No. 2745) A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; providing for repayment of certain appropriations from the environment and natural resources trust fund Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-1 6 - - S.F. No. 2833: (SENATE AUTHORS: MICHEL, Scheid, Marty and Latz; Companion to H.F. No. 3812) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring public pools and spas to be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems; appropriating money Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 7 - - S.F. No. 3096: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Rosen, Prettner Solon, Doll and Anderson; Companion to H.F. No. 3669) A bill for an act relating to energy; creating programs for government energy conservation investments; removing rulemaking requirement for certain loan and grant programs; establishing microenergy loan program; authorizing issuance of state revenue bonds; modifying provision allowing guaranteed energy savings contracts; requiring a report; appropriating money -Senator Hann moved that SF3096 be stricken from the Calendar and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources -Motion does not prevail Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 55-7 8 - - S.F. No. 3189: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ; Companion to H.F. No. 3490) A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; imposing $30 reinstatement fee following revocation of juvenile’s license Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 64-0 9 - - H.F. No. 3066: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Laine and Pelowski; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 3238) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for the establishment of precinct caucus dates by the appropriate political party; requiring notice to the secretary of state Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 60-3 10 - - S.F. No. 3520: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 3879) A bill for an act relating to energy; regulating certain property rights related to wind energy; eliminating certain duties of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force; permitting solicitation and consideration of certain public testimony Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 57-7 11 - - H.F. No. 3657: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hoppe and Kohls; SENATE AUTHORS: ORTMAN and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 3451) A bill for an act relating to Carver County; making the library board advisory to the county board Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 61-2 12 - - S.F. No. 3715: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAY and Marty; Companion to H.F. No. 4014) A bill for an act relating to Steele County; authorizing transfer of nursing home and assisted living facility and related assets to nonprofit corporation and acquisition of membership interest in nonprofit corporation; providing an exception to the moratorium on new nursing home beds for beds transferred to a new site within the county Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-0 16 - - H.F. No. 3346: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Davnie, Clark, Lanning, Moe and Peterson, N.; SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Pappas, Berglin, Rest and Metzen; Companion to S.F. No. 3073) A bill for an act relating to housing; providing assistance to prevent mortgage foreclosure; increasing the maximum amount of financial assistance Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 63-0 17 - - S.F. No. 2825: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS, Marty, Berglin and Torres Ray; Companion to H.F. No. 3768) A bill for an act relating to health; amending the Patient’s Bill of Rights to include continuous doula support and information about evidence-based nonpharmacological pain relief Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 58-4 Senator Hann having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider the vote on SF3096 -Motion does not prevail Confirmation Calendar Senator Marty from the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security, to which was referred the following appointment: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER – Dr. Sanne Jones Magnan -Confirmed Senator Moua from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred the following appointment: BOARD ON JUDICIAL STANDARDS – Randy R. Staver -Confirmed Senator Vickerman from the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans, to which was referred the following appointments: BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH – Steven Brake, Paul FitzSimmons -Confirmed Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs to which was referred the following appointments: BOARD OF ELECTRICTY: Douglas Fingerson, James D. Freichels, Kim M. Huxford, Daniel, R. Klein, Jay Lewis, Timothy R. Malooly, John L. McConnell, Richard P. Owen, Thomas L. Seanger, Anthony C. Toft, Joseph S. Vespa -Confirmed Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs to which was referred the following appointments: PLUMBING BOARD: Karl D. Abrahamson, Rebecca L. Ames, Steven Christenson, Jim Gander, Lawrence G. Justin, Kenneth Kammerer, James Kittelson, Allen J. Lamm, Michal McGowan, Rick Palmateer, John A. Parizek, Paul A. Sullwold -Confirmed Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs to which was referred the following appointments: BOARD OF HIGH PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEMS: James J. Andrie, Robert R. Bastianelli, Therese M. Bozicevich, Patrick Galatz, Mark Geisenhoff, David H. Grong, Maureen Hanson, Larry Jordan, Mark R. Kincs, Margaret Larsen, Vicki Sandberg, Larry Stevens Jr. -Confirmed Senator Chaudhary from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, to which was referred the following appointment: MN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD – Jonathan Bloomberg -Confirmed Senator Chaudhary from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, to which was referred the following appointments: MN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD – Julie Goehring, Susan McCarville, Dennis Wenzel -Confirmed Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed SF2942 Omnibus higher education policy bill Senate Conferees: Pappas, Lynch, Robling SF3775 Paint stewardship pilot program establishment Senate Conferees: Doll, Higgins, Frederickson SF3337 Greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals policies development process Senate Conferees: Prettner Solon, Doll, Rosen, Anderson, Sparks SF3441 Domestic abuse advocates testimony restriction Senate Conferees: Moua, Limmer, Olson, M. SF3166 Child welfare and licensing provisions modifications; Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children repeal and replacement; child and adult adoptions regulation; children in voluntary foster care for treatment regulation Senate Conferees: Torres Ray, Moua, Wergin Motions and Resolutions Senator Pogemiller moved that HF3800 be taken from the table and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration for comparison with SF3223 Recess at 8:00 p.m. until 10:36 p.m. Messages from the House I have the honor to announce the passage by the House of the following Senate File, AS AMENDED by the House, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested SF3001 Omnibus Education policy bill -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of five be appointed Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF3001 Omnibus Education Policy bill Senate Conferees: Wiger, Saltzman, Olson G., Dahle, Rummel Recess at 10:37 p.m. until 10:57 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF3172 HF3172 (Rest) Ballot delivery -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of three be appointed -adopted Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed HF3172 Ballot delivery, election judge, mail election, special election and special primary, school district election, and post election review procedures changed, and continued use of certain applications authorized Senate Conferees: Rest, Gerlach, Larson Senate adjourned at 11:00 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. N/A
Wed April 30, 2008 Pt. 1 The initial Senate floor session for 4/30/08 included passage of SF 3443, designating July 27th as Korean War Veterans Day. Pt. 2 The later session of 4/30/08 included lengthy floor debates on a number of policy bills including Economic Development, Environment and Natural Resources, and Transportation Policy among other bills. More... Session Highlights – Wednesday, April 30, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 12:17 pm Floor Session Day 109 Excused for all or part of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda + addendum SF3564 (Murphy) Relating to transportation finance; correcting transitional rate of special fuel excise tax on compressed natural gas -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 46-15 SF3443 (Koering) Relating to veterans; designating July 27 as Korean War Veterans Day -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 61-0 SF3672 (Skogen) Relating to liquor; permitting farm wineries to manufacturer and sell distilled spirits under certain conditions -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed First Reading of House bills See agenda + addendum Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance to which was referred the following bill; HF2996 Sexually dangerous or psychopathic persons allowed to choose correctional facility confinement during adjudication, cost of care and data access addressed, provisions modified, working group created, report provided, and studies required. Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance to which was referred the following bill; SF3190 Blood donation leave authorization Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass Second Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF3190 Second Reading of House bills See agenda HF2996 HF3494 Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Recess at 12:49 p.m. until 2:27 p.m. Special Orders HF3722 (Tomassoni) Economic Development Policy bill A4 amendment (Robling) Page 3, delete section 4 Tomassoni – Call of the Senate Roll Call – 24-35 – not adopted A5 amendment (Koch) Page 23, delete sections 32 and 33 -not adopted A11 amendment (Rosen) SEED program Roll Call – 35-28 – adopted A7 amendment (Koch) Page 5, delete section 6 Pages 9 to 11, delete sections 10 to 13 Roll Call – 20-41 – not adopted A51 amendment (Vandeveer) Business owners -adopted A50 amendment (Koch) Lifts ban on additional nuclear power plants in Minnesota Senator Tomassoni calls into question the germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Skoe having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider the vote on the A11 amendment -motion prevails A11 amendment (Rosen) SEED program Amendment divided Part 1- lines 1.1 – 12.5 Roll Call – 28-35 – not adopted Part 2- 12.6- 14.5 – delete entire section -withdrawn -amendment not adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 43-21 SF3168 (Berglin) Omnibus Health and Human Services Policy bill A40 amendment (Berglin) Page 33, line 7, strike the first "or" and after the second comma, insert "or dentist," Page 33, line 13, strike the first "or" and after the third comma, insert "or dentist," Page 33, after line 15, insert: "(c) Care coordination and patient education services covered under this subdivision include, but are not limited to, services relating to oral health and dental care." -adopted A37 amendment (Berglin) Permanent bar to set aside a disqualification -adopted A31 amendment (Wergin) NOTIFICATION OF DISPOSITION OPTIONS REQUIRED -withdrawn A41 amendment (Hann) Health care reform Senator Berglin calls into question the germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane A36 amendment (Rosen) NURSING FACILITY RATE DISPARITY REPORT. Roll Call – 61-0 – adopted A56 amendment (Wergin) "Grieving Parents Act." -adopted A54 amendment (Wergin) SALINE AMNIOCENTESIS ABORTION FUNDING BAN Senator Berglin calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Senjem appeals the ruling of the Chair Roll Call – 36-28 – the ruling of the Chair is upheld A39 amendment (Koch) Bans state funding for saline abortions Roll Call – 27-37 – not adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 55-9 Senator Berglin moved to lay SF3168 on the table -adopted SF2651 (Saxhaug) Omnibus Game and Fish, Forestry and Natural Resources policy bill A6 amendment (Saxhaug) Notice to agencies; determination of surplus -adopted A10 amendment (Skogen) Labor, electrical, agricultural, or horticultural organizations -adopted A8 amendment (Chaudhary) Adds game and fish policy language Betzold – Call of the Senate A50 amendment to amendment (Betzold) Page 17, delete section 25 Roll Call – 43-21 – adopted -adopted as amended A51 amendment (Anderson) STATE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS; WETLAND BANK CREDIT. -adopted A7 amendment (Skogen) Adds aquatic management areas to land management program -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 64-0 Senator Saxhaug moved that his name be stricken as chief author and added as co-author and Senator Chaudhary be added as chief author to SF2651 -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec.19 with respect to SF3385 and that the rules be so far suspended as to give SF3385 currently on General Orders a third reading and placed on final passage Pogemiller- Call of the Senate Roll Call – 45-19 – motion does prevail SF3385 (Chaudhary) Environment and Natural Resources policy bill A53 amendment (Chaudhary) OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND; LESSARD-HERITAGE ENHANCEMENT COUNCIL Page 26, delete article 3 Page 66, delete article 4 -adopted A51 amendment (Anderson) STATE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS; WETLAND BANK CREDIT -adopted A54 amendment (Koering) LEASE RATE; CASS COUNTY Laid on the table Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec.19 with respect to HF2996 and that the rules be so far suspended as to give HF2996 currently on General Orders a third reading and placed on final passage Senator Vandeveer moved that those not voting be excused from voting Roll Call – 45- motion does not prevail Roll Call – 45-20 – motion to suspend the rules prevails HF2996 (Higgins) Omnibus Judiciary policy bill Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the bill on the table -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec.19 with respect to HF3800 and that the rules be so far suspended as to give HF3800 currently on Calendar a third reading and placed on final passage Roll Call – 45-20 – motion prevails HF3800 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation policy bill Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the bill on the table -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec.19 with respect to HF3494 and that the rules be so far suspended as to give HF3494 it’s second and third reading and placed on final passage Roll Call - 45-19 – motion prevails HF3494 Omnibus State Government policy bill Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the bill on the table -adopted Pogemiller movers to take SF 3385 from table -adopted SF3385 (Chaudhary) Environment and Natural Resources policy bill A53 amendment (Chaudhary) OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND; LESSARD-HERITAGE ENHANCEMENT COUNCIL Page 26, delete article 3 Page 66, delete article 4 -adopted A51 amendment (Anderson) STATE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS; WETLAND BANK CREDIT -adopted A54 amendment (Koering) LEASE RATE; CASS COUNTY -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 56-2 Pursuant to Rule 12 Senator Wiger moves the following members be excused at 5:00 p.m. for the conference committee on SF3001 – Omnibus Education bill: Wiger, Saltzman, Olson, G., Dahle, Rummel Recess at 6:28 p.m. until 8:13 p.m. Messages from the House HF3722 (Tomassoni) Economic Development Policy bill -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of three be appointed Motions and Resolutions Pogemiller moves that HF 2996 to be taken from the table HF2996 (Higgins) Omnibus Judiciary policy bill A9 amendment (Latz) Removes cap for I 35W -adopted A11 amendment (Saltzman) Presumption of Joint Custody Study Roll Call – 42-22 –adopted A14 amendment (Betzold) commitment statute tech modification -adopted A12 amendment (Moua) SF 3130 corrections department technical corrections -adopted A51 amendment (Moua) Joint Custody study report to go to committees that have jurisdiction of Family Law -adopted A15 amendment (Limmer) expands what the Victim can say Roll Call – 19-42 –not adopted A5 amendment (Limmer) Preemption of local Law, Prohibit Sanctuary city Roll Call – 27-36 –not adopted A52 amendment (Ortmann) Change date from 2008 to 2010 -not adopted A8 amendment (Jungebauer) Careless driving resulting in death Roll Call 16-47 – not adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 61-3 Pogemiller moves that HF 3800 to be taken from the table HF 3800 (Murphy) Transportation Policy Bill Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 51-13 General Orders 49 - - S.F. No. 3058: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Doll, Robling, Dibble and Larson; Companion to H.F. No. 3725) A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing urban partnership agreements to provide for user fees for use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes; exempting commissioner of transportation from rulemaking regarding urban partnership agreements A5 amendment (Rest) add Dynamic shoulder lanes Roll Call – 62-1 -adopted A50 amendment (Vandeveer) Changes after collection after toll is taken care of. Roll Call- 16-45- not adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 21 - - H.F. No. 3486: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hornstein; SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY; Companion to S.F. No. 3314) A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; reallocating proceeds of fees collected since 2005 under the International Fuel Tax Agreement compact A1 amendment (Murphy) HF 1351 without Real ID -adopted A5 amendment (Senjem) Gas Tax Increase Holiday for summer (.05) Roll Call – 17-44 -Recommended to pass as amended 54 - - S.F. No. 2468: (SENATE AUTHORS: TOMASSONI; Companion to H.F. No. 2972) A bill for an act relating to economic development; renaming Minnesota Technology, Inc. to Enterprise Minnesota, Inc A8 amendment (Tomassoni) Onsite research -Recommended to pass as amended Messages from the House The House announces they have adopted the conference committee report for HF 3477 and re-passed the bill as amended by the conference committee HF 3477 (Marty) Manufactured homes lending practices and default regulation provisions Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by conference committee roll call – 62-0 Conference Committee Report SF 2369 (Rest) criminal history background check requirements -Motion to adopt report as amended by the conference committee -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 64-0 SF 2881 (Scheid) Contracts for deed and mortgage lending regulation -Motion to adopt report as amended by the conference committee -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 64-0 SF 3674 (Moua) Revisor Bill -Motion to adopt report as amended by the conference committee -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 63-0 Calendar 2 - - H.F. No. 3195: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Knuth, Wagenius, Hausman, Hilty and Lieder; SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Chaudhary, Murphy, Prettner Solon and Pogemiller; Companion to S.F. No. 2818) A bill for an act relating to environment; establishing an intent to participate in a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 43-21 3 - - S.F. No. 3366: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN, Prettner Solon and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 3636) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the phase-in of rebased nursing facility operating cost payment rates Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 57-6 6 - - S.F. No. 3193: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Erickson Ropes, Wergin, Dille and Berglin; Companion to H.F. No. 3371) A bill for an act relating to adoption; modifying provisions governing access to adoption records and original birth certificates Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 48-16 7 - - S.F. No. 1128: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Torres Ray and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 219) A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying use of personal sick leave benefits Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 53-11 Recess (brief) Conference committee appointed HF3722 (Tomassoni) Economic Development Policy bill Senate Conferees: Tomasson, Metzen, Bonoffi House Conferees: Rukavina, Murphy, M, Gunther SF3672 (Skogen) Omnibus liquor bill Senate Conferees: Skogen, Scheid, Johnson SF2597 (Saltzman) Teachers background Senate Conferees: Saltzman, Wiger, Torres Ray The Senate adjourned at 11:30 pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday May 1, 2008 at 11:00 am N/A
Thu May 1, 2008 In the Senate floor session from 5/01/08, major discussion took place on SF 3494, the omnibus state government policy bill, before final passage. Other bills debated and passed included SF 3467, the omnibus commerce provisions bill. More...N/A
Mon May 5, 2008 The Senate floor session convened, recessed, then convened again then took up and passed bills including SF 3396, the Minnesota Subprime Assistance Act of 2008, and HF 2553, the I35W Bridge Collapse Compensation Bill before recessing again. More...N/A
Wed May 7, 2008Part 1 Part one of the lengthy 5/7/08 Senate floor session included debate on and then passage of HF 3149, the Omnibus tax Bill. More... Part 2 Part two of the lengthy 5/7/08 floor session included passage of several omnibus policy bills including Energy and Telecommunications, Ag and Veterans, Public Health, Public Safety, Education and Economic Developement. More...N/A
Thu May 8, 2008In this session split throughout the day of 5/08/08, bills debated and passed included the state government policy bill, data practices bill, child welfare provisions and final passage of the minmimum wage increase bill, among others. More... Session Highlights – Thursday, May 8, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:27 am Floor Session Day 113 Excused for all or part of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance to which the following bill was referred; SF3835 Constitutional amendment for health care provider tax proceeds dedication to MinnesotaCare and health care access Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration Second Reading of House bills See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR204 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Honoring Patrick E. Flahaven, Secretary of the Senate -adopted Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 2 - - H.F. No. 3367: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Pelowski, Greiling, Smith, Holberg and Hilty; SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD and Marty; Companion to S.F. No. 3120) A bill for an act relating to data practices; modifying provisions of the open meeting law Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 3 - - H.F. No. 3585: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Koenen, Hilty, Peterson, N. and Magnus; SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY, Dibble, Anderson, Frederickson and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 3160) A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing certain governments to engage in energy-related activities, including ownership of renewable energy projects Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 53-10 4 - - H.F. No. 3574: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Juhnke, Hosch, Nelson, Mahoney and Anzelc; SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK, Saxhaug, Saltzman, Clark and Fischbach; Companion to S.F. No. 3291) A bill for an act relating to the State Building Code; regulating the application and enforcement of the State Building Code Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 59-5 Conference Committee Reports SF3672 (Skogen) Omnibus Liquor bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 42-20 SF3775 (Doll) Paint stewardship pilot program establishment -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 48-17 SF3166 (Torres Ray) Child welfare provisions and modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report Senator Wergin moved to reject conference committee report and send bill back to conference committee -Laid on table General Orders 44 - - H.F. No. 3955: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen, Huntley, Brod, Gottwalt and McFarlane; SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Sheran, Rosen, Prettner Solon and Skoe; Companion to S.F. No. 3673) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying regulations of certain home care service providers; promoting community-based care for older adults through the establishment of community consortiums; requiring reports A50 amendment (Lourey) State waivers -adopted A51 amendment (Latz) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE -adopted -Recommended to pass amended 25 - - S.F. No. 3281: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Vickerman and Kubly; Companion to H.F. No. 3762) A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the Veterans Health Care Advisory Council -Recommended to pass 36 - - H.F. No. 3420: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA; Companion to S.F. No. 3239) A bill for an act relating to local government; revising procedures and fees charged by county registrars of title for registering supplemental declarations of common interest communities A50 amendment (Scheid) Language of SF2912 -adopted A1 amendment (Latz) TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 24 - - H.F. No. 3699: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilty and Kalin; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 3373) A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for discretionary partial recounts; specifying certain recount and postelection review procedures; changing certain voting system requirements Senator Rest moved to strike Rule 45 and reinsert House language -adopted A4 amendment (Rest) WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Recess at 12:45 p.m. until 10:23 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate files; SF3338, SF3576 The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate file, AS AMENDED by the House, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested SF3486 (Prettner Solon) Medicare special needs plans provisions modification -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate file, AS AMENDED by the House, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested SF2651 -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of five be appointed The House announces they have adopted the recommendation reports of the conference committees and re-passed the following Senate files as amended by conference committee: SF2379, SF2909, SF3672, SF3001, SF3303, SF3235, SF3669, SF3563 The House announces they have adopted the recommendation report of the conference committee on HF3494 as amended by conference committee on re-passed said report HF3494 (Rest) Omnibus State Government Policy bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 55-4 Pogemiller – Call of the Senate Senator Pogemiller moved to take SF3166 from the table -adopted Conference Committee Reports SF3166 (Torres Ray) Child welfare provisions and modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report Senator Wergin moved to send report back to conference committee -withdrawn Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 41-17 SF875 (Anderson) Minimum wage increase -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 40-18 Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed SF 3486 Medicare special needs plans provisions modification Senate Conferees: Prettner Solon, Marty, Wergin SF 2651 Omnibus game and fish, lands, forestry and natural resources Senate Conferees: Chaudhary, Anderson, Saxhaug, Fredrickson, Dille SF 2368 Enterprise activities closure or transfer human services commissioner Cohen replaces Lourey Recess at 11:14 p.m. until 11:29 p.m. Motion and Resolutions Confirmation Calendar Confirmation of Thomas Johnson to the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals -adopted The appointment is confirmed Confirmation of A. Hida Bettermann and Felicia Boyd to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board -adopted The appointments are confirmed Confirmation of Patricia DeJarlais, Anita Otten, and Louise Wilson to the Board of Teaching -adopted The appointments are confirmed Confirmation of Jim Bartholomew and Janet Schutz to the Board of Teaching -adopted The appointments are confirmed Confirmation of Bari Amadio, Denis Biagini, Margaret DiBlasio, and Dororthy Suomala to the Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education. -adopted The appointments are confirmed Confirmation of Bruce Kramer, Mary Mackbee, Diane Rauschenfels and Daniel Sullivan to The Board of School Administrators -adopted The appointments are confirmed Reports of Committees See addendum Second Reading of Senate bills See addendum Second Reading of House bills See addendum Recess at 11:53 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Messages from the House HF6 E-12 budget bill 2007 -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of five be appointed Recess (brief) Conference Committees appointed HF 6 E-12 Budget Bill 2007 Senate Conferees: Stumpf, Saltzman, Rummel, Wiger, Torres Ray Recess at 1:20a.m. to 1:38a.m. Messages from the House The House has announced the passage of HF3380, HF3643, HF4223 First reading of House Files HF3380, HF3643, HF4223 The Senate adjourned at 1:40a.m. The Senate will reconvene on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:00a.m.N/A
Mon May 12, 2008 This lengthy floor session included discussion and voting on health care reform provisions, E-12 education funding and monitoring dangerous dogs. More... The conference committee report on HF 3391, the health care reform bill, awaits final Senate action. More... Session Highlights –Monday, May 12, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 11:20 am Floor Session Day 114 Excused for all or part of today’s session Gerlach, Fischbach, Rest, Tomassoni, Ortman, Vickerman, Dille, Skogen, Scheid, Senjem, Wergin, Sieben, Lynch, Latz, Johnson, Olson, G. Messages from the House See agenda + addendum SF1128 (Erickson Ropes) Relating to employment; modifying -Laid on the table SF3056 (Frederickson) Relating to natural resources -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a conference committee of three be appointed SF2941 (Marty) Relating to health -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 61-1 First Reading of House bills See addendum Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Senator Pogemiller from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which the following file was referred for comparison; HF4223 was found to be not identical to SF3857, pursuant to Rule 45 moved that Senate language be substituted on House file and that once amended the House file will then be identical and be given it’s second reading and substituted on General Orders Senator Pogemiller from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which the following file was referred for comparison; HF3380 was found to be not identical to SF3031, pursuant to Rule 45 moved that Senate language be substituted on House file and that once amended the House file will then be identical and be given it’s second reading and substituted on General Orders Second Reading of House bills See addendum Second Reading of House bills See agenda + addendum HF4223 HF3380 Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Calendar 1 - - H.F. No. 3783: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Johnson and Sparks; Companion to S.F. No. 3467) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating insurance fees, coverages, contracts, filings, and forms; regulating financial planners, motor vehicle retail installment sales, service contracts, real estate appraisers, subdivided lands, domestic mutual insurance companies, and collection agencies; merging certain joint underwriting associations; making technical and clarifying changes -Senator Scheid moved to strike from Calendar and be re-referred to General Orders 2 - - H.F. No. 3955: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen, Huntley, Brod, Gottwalt and McFarlane; SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Sheran, Rosen, Prettner Solon and Skoe; Companion to S.F. No. 3673) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying regulations of certain home care service providers; promoting community-based care for older adults through the establishment of community consortiums; requiring reports Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 60-2 3 - - S.F. No. 3281: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Vickerman and Kubly; Companion to H.F. No. 3762) A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the Veterans Health Care Advisory Council Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-0 4 - - H.F. No. 3420: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA; Companion to S.F. No. 3239) A bill for an act relating to local government; revising procedures and fees charged by county registrars of title for registering supplemental declarations of common interest communities Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-0 5 - - H.F. No. 3699: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST)Bill for an act relating to elections; providing for discretionary partial recounts; specifying certain recount and post election review procedures; changing certain voting system requirements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 62-0 General Orders 44 - - S.F. No. 3787: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN; Companion to H.F. No. 4100) A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing driver and vehicle services technology account; imposing technology surcharge; appropriating money Roll Call – 35-30 – Recommended to pass H.F. No. 3783: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Johnson and Sparks; Companion to S.F. No. 3467) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating insurance fees, coverages, contracts, filings, and forms; regulating financial planners, motor vehicle retail installment sales, service contracts, real estate appraisers, subdivided lands, domestic mutual insurance companies, and collection agencies; merging certain joint underwriting associations; making technical and clarifying changes A50 amendment (Scheid) Effective dates -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Recess at 12:21 p.m. 12:32 p.m. Committee Report Senator Pogemiller from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which the following bill was referred HF3807 State executive branch employees whistleblower protection Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance Recess at 12:35 p.m. until 2:17 p.m. Conference Committee Reports SF2876 (Anderson) Dangerous Dogs provisions -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 59-0 -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders SF2720 (Betzold) Omnibus Pensions bill A3 amendment (Betzold) Page 59, delete article 7 -adopted A50 amendment (Betzold) the vendor's ability to comply with all employer requirements -adopted A51 amendment (Vandeveer) DEFERRED COMPENSATION LIMIT Vandeveer – Call of the Senate Roll Call – 16-44 – not adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 46-16 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay bill on the table -adopted Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate file, AS AMENDED by the House, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested SF1128 (Erickson Ropes) Relating to employment; modifying -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 48-12 Recess at 3:12 p.m. until 7: 29 p.m. Executive and Official Communications Senator Pogemiller moved to lay SF651 and the veto message on the table -adopted Messages from the House HF3420 (Moua) Relating to local government; revising procedures and fees charges by county registrars -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of three be appointed First Reading of House bills Senator Pogemiller moved to lay HF4072 on the table -adopted Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3222, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF3222 (Berglin) Human Services Dept. Policy bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 45-6 The House announces that they refuse to adopt the conference committee report for SF3138 and request that the report be returned to the conference committee for further consideration SF3138 (Lynch) Changing provisions for handling genetic information -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that the bill be returned to conference committee Recess at 7:41 p.m. until 9:24 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate file, AS AMENDED by the House, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested SF2833 (Michel) Public pools and spas anti-entrapment devices requirement -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 60-0 The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3391, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF3391 (Berglin) Health Care Reform bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 53-13 Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed HF3420 Supplemental declarations of common interest communities registration revised for procedures and fees charged by county registrars Senate Conferees: Moua, Scheid, Limmer The Senate adjourned at 11:15 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10:30a.m.N/A
Tue May 13, 2008 In the initial portion of the 5/13/08 floor session, Senators debated and passed SF 3193 on the use of adoption records and original birth certificates, and HF 3807 on noncompliance with the Real ID Act. The Senate then recessed until the call of the chair. More...N/A
Thu May 15, 2008 The Senate floor session included debate on HF 995, a resolution on dealing with "peak oil", and HF 1875, on a statewide school district insurance pool. More...N/A
Fri May 16, 2008 The Senate floor session of 5/16/08 included passage of HF 3800, the omnibus transportation provisions bill, and HF 3082, the omnibus pensions bill. More...N/A
Sat May 17, 2008 The Saturday, 5/17/08 floor session included debate on, and passage of, HF 3090, the transportation policy bill, and SF 3780, the health care reform bill, among other bills passed this day. More... Session Highlights –Saturday, May 17, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 10: 40 am Floor Session Day 118 Excused for all or part of today’s session Kubly, Rest, Foley ect. . . Messages from the House See agenda House acceded to the request and of the Senate and names CC for SF3780. Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR 232 (Pogemiller and Senjem) commemorating the lives of deceased senators -adopted Recess at 10:54 am to until 11:44 a.m. Conference Committee Report SF2368 (Koering) -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 43-13 Messages form the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate File, AS AMENDED by the House in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested: SF3396 (Anderson) Minnesota Subprime Borrower Relief Act of 2008 -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Anderson- call of the Senate -Laid on the table Recess at 12:23 p.m. until 1:21 p.m. Senator Anderson moved to take SF3396 from the table -adopted SF3396 (Anderson) Minnesota Subprime Borrower Relief Act of 2008 -Motion to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call – 34-33 Motions and Resolutions SR233 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Conduct of business during interim Roll Call – 58-0—adopted SCR11 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to the delivery of the bills to the Governor after final adjournment -adopted -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders 27 - - H.F. No. 413: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Lillie, Atkins, Koenen, Liebling and Tillberry; SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK, Sparks, Johnson, Metzen and Dille; Companion to S.F. No. 761) A bill for an act relating to commerce; creating an outdoor sport equipment dealership agreement task force A25 amendment (Bakk) Technical and definitions -adopted A51 amendment (Stumpf) Page 1, delete lines 24 to 35 Page 2, delete lines 1 to 16 and insert: "Pages 4 to 7, delete sections 7 to 11 Page 8, line 3, delete [80G.12] Page 8, line 4, delete 80G.01 to 80G.11 and insert 1 to 6 Page 8, line 8, delete 80G.01 to 80G.11 and insert 1 to 6 and delete 80G.01 to 80G.11 and insert 1 to 6 Roll Call – 16-48- not adopte Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 52-12 Conference Committee Report SF3096 (Dibble) Energy improvement financing programs for state and local governments; microenergy loan program establishment; guaranteed energy savings contracts provisions modification -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 52-11 Reports of Committees Senator Pogemiller from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which was referred; SR176 (Senjem) A senate resolution expressing the sense of the senate concerning the establishment of a Autism Task Force Reports back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass Motions and Resolutions SR176 (Senjem) A senate resolution expressing the sense of the senate concerning the establishment of a Autism Task Force -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that HF615 be taken from the table and be given it’s second Reading -adopted Second Reading of House bills HF615 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay HF615 on the table -adopted -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders 36 - - H.F. No. 3090: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Morrow, Lieder, Hornstein, Madore and Slocum; SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Saltzman, Sheran, Dibble and Carlson; Companion to S.F. No. 2925) A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions relating to certain positions in Department of Transportation A5 amendment (Murphy) Certain convictions not recorded -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 44-12 Messages from the House The House announces they have adopted the recommendation reports and re-passed said reports as amended by conference committee herewith returned; SF3365, SF3360 Recess at 3:12 p.m. until 11:14 p.m. Messages from the Hose The House announces they have adopted the recommendation report and re-passed said report as amended by conference committee herewith returned; SF3096 Conference Committee Reports SF3056 (Frederickson) Natural Resources Department administrative sites sales proceeds -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 63-1 Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate File, AS AMENDED by the House in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested: SF2492 (Anderson) LCCMR funding recommendations for environment and natural resources -Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that conference committee of three be appointed Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills SF3890 (Gimse) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring amendment to shoreland management rules Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF2492 LCCMR funding recommendations for environment and natural resources Senate Conferees: Anderson, Vickerman, Frederickson Confirmations Senator Rest from the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight to which the following appointment was referred METROPOLITAN COUNCIL – Margaret Leppik,, Kris Sanda, Roger Scherer, Mary Hill Smith Reports the same back with the recommendation that the appointments be confirmed -confirmed Senator Rest from the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight to which the following appointment was referred: MINNESOTA RACING COMMISSION – Kernal C. Buhler, Jesse Overton Reports the same back with the recommendation that the appointments be confirmed -confirmed Senator Moua from the Committee on Judiciary to which the following appointments were referred: NOTARIES PUBLIC Reports the same back with the recommendation that the appointments be confirmed -confirmed Recess at 11:40 p.m. until 1:53 a.m. Pogemiller – Call of the Senate Conference Committee Report SF3780 (Berglin) Health Care Reform #2 -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Laid on the table Recess at 2:09 a.m. to 2:29 a.m. Berglin call of the senate Berglin moves to take SF3780 from the table Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 62-5 SF3363 (Cohen) State government budget information dissemination -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 45-22 Vandeveer call of the senate Vandeveer moves to adjourn the Senate Sine Die Roll Call – 6-57 motion fails Recess at 3:00 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. Special Orders 43 - - H.F. No. 2748: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Liebling and Norton; SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH; Companion to S.F. No. 3199) A bill for an act relating to health; establishing oversight for rural health cooperative; requiring the administrative services unit to apportion the amount necessary to purchase medical professional liability insurance coverage and authorizing fees to be adjusted to compensate for the apportioned amount A50 amendment (Lynch) extend date December 31, 2011, Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 52-7 Recess at 3:45 a.m. to 4:05 a.m. The Senate adjourned at 4:08 a.m. The Senate will reconvene on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 5 N/A
Sun May 18, 2008 The concluding Senate floor session of the 2008 legislative session included passage of the supplemental budget bill (HF 1812), the omnibus tax bill (HF 3149), and the supplemental bonding bill (HF 4072) among other major pieces of legislation. More... Session Highlights –Sunday, May 18, 2008 “UNOFFICAL” 2: 20 pm Floor Session Day 119 Excused for all or part of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess at 2:25 p.m. until 4:23 p.m. Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on SF3363, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3346, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF3346 (Higgins) Mortgage foreclosure assistance provided, and maximum amount of financial assistance increased -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 42-0 Motions and Resolutions Senator Pogemiller moved to take HF615 from the table -adopted -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders HF615 (Pappas) Responsible family life and sexuality education programs Limmer – Call of the Senate A52 amendment (Limmer)  A school district must not authorize or permit the promotion of homosexuality or bisexuality or allow the teaching of homosexuality or bisexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. This promotion or teaching is prohibited." Roll Call – Senator Pappas moved to lay bill on the table -adopted Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3376, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF3376 (Torres Ray) Minnesota Family Investment Program work participation amended, child care assistance provisions changed, sliding fee scale changed, advisory task force established, mandated report required, and technical changes made -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 51-5 Senator Higgins having voted on the prevailing side moved to reconsider HF3346 -adopted HF3346 (Higgins) Mortgage foreclosure assistance provided, and maximum amount of financial assistance increased -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 60-0 Recess at 5:02 p.m. to 5:41 Pogemiller moves to take HF 4072 from the table HF4072 (Langseth) Bonding (Hann) lay amendment on table from the previous day A13 amendment (Langseth) Capitol improvements -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 50-17 Executive and Official Communications Senator Pogemiller moved to lay SF960 and veto message on the table -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved to lay SF2605 and veto message on the table -adopted Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF1812, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF1812 (Cohen) Supplemental Budget bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Cohen – Call of the Senate Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 56-11 Recess at 7:13 p.m. to 8:51 Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3149, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF3149 Bakk) Tax Bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Bakk– Call of the Senate Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 56-11 Motion and Resolutions Anderson add Clarks a co author to SF 3649 Recess at 9:30 p.m. to 9:51 -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Orders 37 - - H.F. No. 3796: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Eken, Hosch, Moe, Severson and Haws; SENATE AUTHORS: CLARK, Frederickson, Lynch and Olseen; Companion to S.F. No. 3793) A bill for an act relating to state government; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 9; authorizing a council to establish salaries and per diem for legislators-adopted A14 amendment (Clark) Creates a citizen council Hann –call of the Senate Clark moves to lay the bill on the table. Conference Committee Report SF2651 (Chaudhary) Omnibus game and fish, lands and forestry -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 67-0 SF2492 (Anderson) LCCMR funding bill -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 67-0 SF2597 (Saltzman) Teacher Background checks -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 67-0 HF 4166 (Moua) Revisors bill discussion only Introductions and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Recess at 10:28 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. Messages from the House SCR 11 (Pogemiller) relating to delivery of Bills to the Governor upon adjournment. HF 4166 (Moua) Revisors Bill Passed the House First Reading of House bills HF4166 Revisors Bill Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 with respect to HF4166 and the bill be given a second and third reading and placed on final passage HF4166 (Moua) Revisors Bill Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 Motions and resolutions SR 235 (Pogemiller Senjem) Notifying the House that the Senate is about to Adjourn Sine Die -adopted SR 236 (Pogemiller Senjem) Notifying the Governor that the Senate is about to Adjourn Sine Die -adopted The Senate adjourned sine die at 11:49 p.m. The Senate will reconvene on January 6, 2009, at Noon. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A