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Tue January 6, 2009The Minnesota Senate convenes the eighty-sixth legislative session. More... Session Highlights – Tuesday, January 6, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:05 pm Floor Session Day 1 Excused Berglin, Torres Ray Senator Gen Olson appointed Clerk Pro Temp Nominations for President of the Senate Sen. Berglin nominates Sen. James Metzen for President of the Senate Sen Hann nominates Sen. Michelle Fischbach for President of the Senate Roll Call - Receiving 46 to 18 votes Sen. Metzen is elected President of the Senate Nominations for Secretary of the Senate Sen. Pogemiller nominates Peter Wattson as Secretary of the Senate (Legislative) and JoAnne Zoff as Secretary of the Senate (Administrative) Hann questions if the Senate can have 2 Secretarys of the Senate. Metzen ruled it is proper Limmer questions.the ruling of the president. Roll Call – 46-18 The ruling of the President stands. Sen Senjem nominates Dan Wolf as Secretary of the Senate. Pogemiller moves to close nominations Roll Call- - Receiving 43 to 21 votes Peter Wattson and JoAnne Zoff are elected the Secretarys of the Senate Senate Officers Sen. Pogemiller moves to take all nominations on one slate Colleen Pacheco nominated 1st Secretary of the Senate Mike Linn nominated 2nd Secretary of the Senate Melissa Mapes nominated as Engrossing Secretary Sven Lindquist nominated as Sergeant at Arms Marilyn Hall nominated as Assistant Sergeant at Arms Rev. Kevin McDoungh nominated as Senate Champlin All elected by a Roll Call-65-0 Motions and Resolutions SR 1 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Naming Majority and Minority Leaders -adopted SR2 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Temporary Rules of the MN Senate Senjem A1amendment- change the target dates for Senate on Budget Resolutions Roll Call – 21-44-Not adopted Fischbach amendment Roll Call – 20-41-Not adopted Roll Call- 48-17-adopted SCR 1 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Temporary Joint Rules Roll call –60-4– adopted SR3 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to standing committees -adopted SR4 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Standing Committee schedule -adopted SR5 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to postage Koch Amendment delete 5500 and insert 3500 Roll Call- 26-39 Roll call –54-10 -adopted SCR2 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Parking resolution Roll call – 65-0 SR6 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Reimbursement of expenses Vandeveer amendment delatesthe reimbursement travel out of state Roll call - 20-45 not adopted Roll Call- 50-12 SR7 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Internship and Law clerks Roll Call –62-2–adopted SR8 (Pogemiller, Senjem) President Pro temp - Sen. Dennis Frederickson -adopted SR9 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Notifying the Governor that the Senate is organized -adopted SR10 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Notify the House of Representatives that the Senate is organized -adopted SCR3 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Relating to adjournment for more than three days -adopted Brief Recess- 1:35 to 1:40 The Senate adjourned at 1:45 pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:00 am (We will then recess till 2 pm or 3 pm essentially to allow for more time for bill introductions) Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 2N/A
Thu January 8, 2009The Senate meets briefly and pays respect to the late Senator Otto Bang.N/A
Thu January 15, 2009The Senate considers the confirmation of Tom Sorel, Commissioner of the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, and acts on SF 4, a bill extending unemployment payments to those who exhausted their benefits. More... Session Highlights – Monday, January 15, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:35 am Floor Session Day 4 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda SCR 2 (Pogemiller) Parking Pogemiller moves to refer to rules committee -adopted Reports of Committees See agenda Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance, to which was referred SF 4 (Metzen) Unemployment compensation base period modification; special state emergency unemployment compensation program development Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Second reading SF 4 Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR 18 (Pogemiller) Mileage -Laid on table Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF82 (Latz) Minnesota False Claims Act Referred to the Committee on Judiciary Recess From 11:45 until 1:05 pm Confirmation Calendar Senate Murphy from the Committee on Transportation, to which was referred the following appointment: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER- Thomas Sorel -Confirmed Motions and Resolutions Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 with respect to SF4 and the bill be given its third reading and placed on final passage SF 4 (Metzen) Unemployment compensation base period modification; special state emergency unemployment compensation program development A50 amendment (Michel) reduce corporate tax rates Senator Betzold questions the germaness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Michel challenges the ruling of the Chair Shall the ruling of the Chair be the decision of the body – Roll Call- 47-17 – ruling sustained Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call – 65-0 The Senate adjourned at approximately 1:45pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, January 22 , 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 2N/A
Thu January 22, 2009The Senate takes action on the appointment of Sandra Layman to the Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board. More... Session Highlights – Thursday, January 22, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:25 am Floor Session Day 5 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Cohen, Clark, Limmer, Anderson, Vandeveer, Sheran, Bakk, Senjem Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda SR 18 (Pogemiller) Mileage -taken from the table A50 amendment (Moua) Change Mileage to 0 -adopted Final passage as amended- Roll Call-59-0 Confirmation Calendar Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs Committee, to which was referred the following appointment: IRON RANGE RESOURCES REHABILITATION – Sandra Layman -Confirmed Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF171 (Vickerman) Casey Jones trail extension Referred to the Committee to Environment and Natural Resources SF 175 (Saxhaug) Itasca county tax-forfeited lands sale proceeds apportionment Referred to the Committee to Environment and Natural Resources SF 176 (Saxhaug) Relating to State Lands Referred to the Committee to Environment and Natural Resources SF 205 (Sparks) Wind energy production tax removal Referred to the Committee to Finance The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:35 am The Senate will reconvene on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Mon January 26, 2009The Senate holds a brief floor session and assigns bills to the appropriate committees. More... Session Highlights – Monday, January 26, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 6 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Ortman, Anderson, Chaudhary, Latz, Murphy Reports of Committees See agenda All reports relating to appointments be laid on the table -laid on table Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Latz moved that SF 140 be withdrawn from the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary. -adopted Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:22 am The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Thu January 29, 2009The Senate sets deadlines for committees to finish their work and move bills to the Senate floor for consideration. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, January 29, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 7 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Johnson, Rummel, Lynch, Erickson Ropes, Bonoff, Murphy, Saltzman, Sieben Executive and Official Communications See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda SCR 5 (Pogemiller) Deadlines- First Deadline- March 27 8pm- policy committee in one body Second Deadline- Midnight April 7- policy committee in both bodies Third Deadline – April 16 – Divisions Fourth Deadline – April 22 - Is for the House and Senate committees on Finance, the House ways and Means committee and the Senate and House Tax committees to pass out of committee and head to the floor. Fifth Deadline – May 7 - Conference Committee reports to the floor -adopted -Pursuant to Rule 26 Special Orders SF 49 (Bakk) Health Insurance premium credit created. A1 amendment (Limmer) Maintenance of effort and matching requirements Roll call- 26-34 -Not adopted A3 amendment(Koch) repeals the changes to Green Acres Gen Olson 41.2 askes to be excused from voting -adopted Roll call- 28-31 -Not adopted Third reading Final passage 49-7 Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following Senate file. SF 4 (Metzen) Unemployment compensation base period modification Motions and Resolutions SR24 (Pogemiller, Senjem) Senate resolution recognizing Patrick E. Flahaven -adopted Recess to honor Patrick Flahaven- former Secretary of the Senate 1973-2009 Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda The Senate adjourned at approximately 12:15 pm The Senate will reconvene on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 2N/A
Mon February 2, 2009Three bills are before the Senate: S.F. 29 (Sheran) Relating to health, changing a provision for pharmacy practice in administering influenza vaccines. S.F. 94 (Latz) Relating to claims against the state, clarifying provisions governing the I-35W bridge collapse survivor compensation process. S.F. 41 (Vickerman) Relating to Jackson County, providing a process for making office of county auditor-treasurer appointive. More...N/A
Mon February 9, 2009The Senate takes up SF 11, a bill providing financial support for the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council. More... Session Highlights –Monday, February 9, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 10:12 am Floor Session Day 10 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Cohen, Vickerman, Johnson Messages from the House See agenda SCR 5 (Pogemiller) Deadlines as amended to 11:59 Motion to Concur -adopted Motion adopt the SCR 5 as amended -adopted Reports of Committees See agenda Pogemiller objects to SF 76 and SF 351 under Rule 21referred to Rule and Adminstration Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Rest moved that SF 164 # 6 on General orders be stricken from General Orders and re-refer to Judiciary. -Adopted Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 350: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Moua and Ingebrigtsen; Companion to H.F. No. 366) A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying the powers and duties of the POST Board Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 64-0 Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 104: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY) A bill for an act relating to the city of Cannon Falls; authorizing the city to use a design-build process to award contracts for construction of a library and fire station. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 56-7 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 3 - - S.F. No. 335: (SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG, Tomassoni, Bakk, Berglin and Langseth; Companion to H.F. No. 110) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the Speaker Irvin N. Anderson Memorial Highway -Recommended to Pass 2 - - S.F. No. 119: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Ingebrigtsen and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 18) A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing support for the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council -Recommended to Pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted -Recommended to Pass Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda The Senate adjourned at approximately 10:40 am The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Thu February 12, 2009SF 119, a bill providing financial support for the Lessard Heritage Council awaits final Senate approval, as does SF 335, a bill designating the Irvin N. Anderson Memorial Highway. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, February 12, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 11 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Bakk, Latz, Ortman, Pariseau Executive and Official Communications See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 335: (SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG, Tomassoni, Bakk, Berglin and Langseth; Companion to H.F. No. 110) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the Speaker Irvin N. Anderson Memorial Highway Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-0 2 - - S.F. No. 119: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Ingebrigtsen and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 18) A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing support for the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 52-9 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 2 - - S.F. No. 47: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE and Robling; Companion to H.F. No. 307) A bill for an act relating to transit; removing restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development -Recommended to Pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted -Recommended to Pass Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF622 (Day) Dodge Center and Owatonna trunk highway #14 reconstruction bond issue and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance. SF655 (Gimse) Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination Referred to the Committee on Taxes. The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:35 am The Senate will reconvene on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Mon February 16, 2009Awaiting the Senate's final approval is SF 47, a bill removing restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development. More... Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 47-14 Session Highlights –Monday, February 16, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 12 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Saxhaug, Olson, Rosen, Bakk, Day, Lynch, Senjem Reports of Committees See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF 691 (Erickson Ropes) Railroads pesticides application regulation Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans SF 704 (Dahle) Electronic health information exchange modification; health and medical savings account assignment requirement Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security SF 759 (Latz) Early Internet ticket sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibition Referred to the Committee on Judiciary SF 760 (Latz) Racial profiling elimination provisions modification Referred to the Committee on Judiciary Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 47: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE and Robling; Companion to H.F. No. 307) A bill for an act relating to transit; removing restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 47-14 Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 307: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN; Companion to H.F. No. 269) A bill for an act relating to local government; changing out-of-state travel policy requirements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 59-0 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 4 - - S.F. No. 162: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN, Higgins, Koering, Marty and Fischbach; Companion to H.F. No. 177) A bill for an act relating to health; extending moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction in certain counties Roll Call- 51-10 -Recommended to Pass 6 - - S.F. No. 213: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Kubly, Jungbauer and Fobbe; Companion to H.F. No. 285) A bill for an act relating to health; providing that WIC coupons may be used to purchase cost-neutral organic food A50 amendment (Erickson Ropes) Technical amendment -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Motions and Resolutions Ortman moves that SF 190 be removed from Committee and returned to Author -adopted The Senate adjourned at approximately 12:02 pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Thu February 19, 2009The Senate votes on two calendar bills: SF 162 - relating to health; extending moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction in certain counties. SF 213 - relating to health; providing that WIC coupons may be used to purchase cost-neutral organic food.N/A
Mon February 23, 2009The Senate votes on SF 166, a bill prohibiting stranger-oriented life insurance. More... Session Highlights –Monday, February 23, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 14 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Prettner Solon, Olson, M Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House Bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Kubly moved that his name be stricken as a chief author and Senator Kelash be added as chief author to SF 840 -adopted Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 12 - - S.F. No. 166: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Moua, Betzold, Pogemiller and Gerlach; Companion to H.F. No. 704) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating life insurance; prohibiting stranger-originated life insurance A50 amendment (Ortman) Deletes Sub 2 of section 5 -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Senator Betzold moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Betzold moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:45 am The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Thu February 26, 2009Senate floor session for Thursday, February 26th 2009 is in two parts. PART ONE - Senators discuss and vote on SF 166- a bill regulating life insurance; prohibiting stranger-oriented life insurance. PART TWO - The Senate debates and votes on HF 886 - a bill exempting allocation of general fund balance at the end of FY2009... and takes up bills on general orders.N/A
Mon March 2, 2009SF 594, a bill requiring safe patient handling plans in clinical settings, generated the greatest amount of Senate debate among the several bills awaiting action. More... Session Highlights –Monday, March 2, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:12 am Floor Session Day 16 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Ortman Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House Bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Chaudhary moved that his name be stricken as chief author, shown as co-author, and the name of Senator Fobbe be added as chief author to SF 850. Senator Langseth moved that his name be stricken as chief author, shown as co-author, and the name of Senator Sheran be added as chief author to SF 684. Senator Tomassoni Moves to strike SF 400 from General orders and refer it to Taxes Senate Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 230: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Marty, Doll, Erickson Ropes and Koering; Companion to H.F. No. 240) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; creating licensure for physician assistants Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 55-4 2 - - S.F. No. 261: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ; Companion to H.F. No. 332) A bill for an act relating to real property; making clarifying, technical, and conforming changes to transfer on death deeds; expanding common element certificates of title to include planned communities; exempting designated transfers from certain requirements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 3 - - S.F. No. 496: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Sheran and Berglin; Companion to H.F. No. 444) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the state’s suicide prevention plan Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 11 - - S.F. No. 684: (SENATE AUTHORS: LANGSETH and Vickerman; Companion to H.F. No. 868) A bill for an act relating to economic development; expanding bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program -Recommended to Pass 6 - - S.F. No. 452: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE; Companion to H.F. No. 568) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway on portions of marked Trunk Highways 34 and 87 -Recommended to Pass 7 - - S.F. No. 451: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE; Companion to H.F. No. 121) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway -Recommended to Pass 5 - - S.F. No. 757: (SENATE AUTHORS: CARLSON; Companion to H.F. No. 619) A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing Department of Public Safety to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement; removing rule establishing cost of decal fee -Recommended to Pass 8 - - S.F. No. 656: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON and Doll; Companion to H.F. No. 864) A bill for an act relating to energy; directing Legislative Energy Commission to analyze state energy standards for certain appliances. -Recommended to Pass 10 - - Roll Call- 39-27 -Recommended to Pass Senator Betzold moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Betzold moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF1021 (Lynch) School district primary election requirement Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight SF 1113 (Rummel) Legislative and citizen commission on the future of public education establishment and appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance SF 1114 (Cohen) St. Paul phase I event district expansion construction local bond issue authority Referred to the Committee on Taxes SF 1120 (Pappas) Human trafficking notices posting requirement for off-sale liquor and lodging establishments Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:55 am The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 3 N/A
Thu March 5, 2009Before the Senate is SF 656, a bill, if approved, would direct the slative Energy Commission to analyze state energy standards for home appliances. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, March 5, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:07 am Floor Session Day 17 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Fischbach, Scheid Messages from the House House of Representatives invites and is ready to meet with the Senate in Joint Convention on Monday, March 9, 2009, at 1:15 p.m., for the purpose of electing members to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. -Senate accepts Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Prettner Solon moved that SF 545 be withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight. Senator Prettner Solon moved that SF 525 be withdrawn from the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight. and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary. Senator Fredrickson moved that SF 1069 be withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary and returned to its author. Senator Langseth moved that SF 781 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment. Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda 1126 (Moua) Tax-forfeited property uses and conveyances procedures modifications Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources 1138 (Senjem) Lifesaver grant program Referred to the Committee on Judiciary 1172 (Koch) Alcohol and controlled substance testing exemption extension Referred to the Committee on Transportation 1192 (Betzold) Campaign finance and public disclosure board appropriation Referred to the Committee on Finance 1224 (Betzold) Secretary of state business entities filings and fees regulation Referred to the Committee on Finance SF 1226 (Dibble) Minnesota council on transportation access creation Referred to the Committee on Judiciary SF 1235 (Marty) Youth violence prevention programs for at-risk youth Referred to the Committee on Judiciary Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 684: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Langseth and Vickerman; Companion to H.F. No. 868) A bill for an act relating to economic development; expanding bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-3 2 - - S.F. No. 452: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE; Companion to H.F. No. 568) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway on portions of marked Trunk Highways 34 and 87 Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 3 - - S.F. No. 451: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE; Companion to H.F. No. 121) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 64-1 4 - - S.F. No. 757: (SENATE AUTHORS: CARLSON; Companion to H.F. No. 619) A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing Department of Public Safety to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement; removing rule establishing cost of decal fee Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-2 5 - - S.F. No. 656: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON and Doll; Companion to H.F. No. 864) A bill for an act relating to energy; directing Legislative Energy Commission to analyze state energy standards for certain appliances Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 46-19 6 - - S.F. No. 594: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Scheid, Fischbach, Marty and Olseen; Companion to H.F. No. 921) A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; requiring safe patient handling plans in clinical settings Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 39-26 Motions and Resolutions Senator Koch moved that SF 755 be Stricken from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. Reports of Committees Senator Betzold from the Committee on Taxes, to which was re-referred HF 392 (Bakk) Internal Revenue Code federal update provided, and net income and payment of corporate franchise tax refunds computation modified Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Senator Ortman objects to its reference under Rule 21- (sent to Rules and Admistration Committee) Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 4 - - S.F. No. 401: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS; Companion to H.F. No. 434) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the definition of doula services A1 amendment (Pappas) Techical amendment -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted The Senate adjourned at approximately 12:05 pm The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 3 N/A
Mon March 9, 2009More... We join the Senate floor session as Senators take up a Senator Marty amendment to SCR6 - Joint Senate/House Rules. Session Highlights –Monday, March 9, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:45 pm Floor Session Day 18 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Scheid, Jungbauer, Limmer, Fischbach, Vandeveer, Berglin, Anderson Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House Bills See agenda Appointment for confirmation are laid on table Reports of Committees See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Anderson moved that SF 1232 be withdrawn from the Committee on Taxes and rereferred to Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs SCR 6 (Pogemiller) Joint rules -Lay on table Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF1257 (Bakk) Obligations issuance and financing of public improvements terms and conditions provisions modifications Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight SF1289 (Gerlach) Resolution affirming sovereignty under the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to halt certain mandates Referred to the Committee on Judiciary SF1293 (Pappas) Minnesota promise for higher education; higher education institutions and high schools partnership for college; achieve scholarship program revisions Referred to the Committee on Finance SF 1297 (Gimse) Minnesota management and budget department (MMB) data oversight clarification Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight SF1322 (Pappas) High school to college developmental transition programs and grant authorization Referred to the Committee on Finance SF1325 (Vandeveer) Disabled veteran residency requirement elimination for complementary state park pass Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources SF 1329 (Fredrickson) Clean water and drinking water revolving fund loans and grants use of federal stimulus funds Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs SF 1334 (Doll) Early childhood program for at-risk four-year-olds Referred to the Committee on Finance Senate Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 401: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS; Companion to H.F. No. 434) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the definition of doula services Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-0 Senate Consent Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 237: (SENATE AUTHORS: CARLSON; Companion to H.F. No. 422) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating the first Sunday in October as Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-0 Recess from 1:10 to 1:11 Pogemiller moves to take SRC 6 from the table SCR 6 (Pogemiller) Joint rules -Lay on table Recess from 1:35 until 2:30 Pogemiller moves to take SRC 6 from the table SCR 6 (Pogemiller) Joint rules A2 amendment (Marty) Open meeting to apply to Conference Comm. and negotiations with Governor Oral amendment (Marty) Period after Negotiation Delete the provision in dispute. - adopted on division Gerlach – Call of the Senate Roll Call- 24-36 –not adopted A50 amendment (Senjem) Delete the new constitutional amendment bill changes Roll Call- 19-40 –not adopted A52 amendment (Senjem) Delete the 15 requirement for Gov Bills to be introduced -Not adopted A53 amendment (Robling) The Legislature must have targets 14 days after last forecast for the different budget divisions in each house. Roll Call- 18-43 –not adopted Final Passage of SCR 6 Roll Call – 51-9 – adopted Motions and Resolutions Senator Betzold moved that SF 1224 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and rereferred to Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Senator Bakk moved that SF 913 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and rereferred to Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight The Senate adjourned at approximately 3:18 pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Thu March 12, 2009Senators take up the General Orders calendar including: HF 392 - relating to taxation (Green Acres provisions); SF 685; SF 887; SF 265; SF 978N/A
Mon March 16, 2009In PART 1 of today's floor session State Senators vote on Calendar and Consent Calendar bills. After recess, Senators return to the floor in PART 2 of the session to debate SF 781, the Capital Improvements Bill. Also, a discussion on SF 10, a bill requiring school districts to use shared services and make purchases through the cooperative purchasing venture. N/A
Wed March 18, 2009Senators vote on Calendar bills for the day. More... Session Highlights –Wednesday, March 18, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:17 am Floor Session Day 21 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Pappas, Cohen, Latz, Pogemiller, Day, Michel Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Rest moved that SF746 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and be given it second reading and placed on General Orders -adopted Second Reading of Senate Files SF 746 Calendar 1 - - H.F. No. 392: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Lenczewski; SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK and Ortman; Companion to S.F. No. 252) A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a federal update; modifying computation of net income and payment of corporate franchise tax refunds; modifying requirements for appointment of commissioner of Department of Revenue Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 52-9 2 - - H.F. No. 56: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hosch, Haws, Gottwalt and Severson; SENATE AUTHORS: FISCHBACH, Clark and Gimse; Companion to S.F. No. 55) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; correcting the grantee for a parks appropriation Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 60-0 3 - - S.F. No. 740: (SENATE AUTHORS: JUNGBAUER; Companion to H.F. No. 1074) A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing use by the county of Anoka of a design-build process to award contract for construction of intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County State-Aid Highway 83. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 52-6 Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda SF 1624 to Environment and Natural Resources SF1639 to Health, Housing and Family Security The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:30 am The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:00 am Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1N/A
Thu March 19, 2009Senators process bills in a short floor session.N/A
Mon March 23, 2009The Senate votes on bills from the Consent Calendar and General Orders. More... Session Highlights –Monday, March 23, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:07 am Floor Session Day 23 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Latz, Scheid, Hann, Ortman, Pappas Executive and Official Communications See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House bills See agenda Reports Of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Olseen moved that SF 1671 be withdrawn from the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills See agenda Changes in referral SF 1786 to Judiciary Consent Calnder 2 - - S.F. No. 896: (SENATE AUTHORS: WIGER, Jungbauer, Dille, Stumpf and Sheran; Companion to H.F. No. 951) A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing two or more existing municipal power agencies to form a new municipal power agency Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 61-0 3 - - S.F. No. 1477: (SENATE AUTHORS: FREDERICKSON and Kubly; Companion to H.F. No. 1946) A bill for an act relating to construction codes Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-0 1 - - S.F. No. 1142: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Dille, Vickerman, Frederickson and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 1400) A bill for an act relating to veterans; declaring June 13, 2009, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-0 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 4 - - S.F. No. 275: (SENATE AUTHORS: FREDERICKSON, Sheran, Kubly, Rosen and Vickerman; Companion to H.F. No. 955) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; renaming the Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board A50 amendment (Fredrickson) clarifying staff usage -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended 10 - - S.F. No. 983: (SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Senjem and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 865) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a state trail -Recommended to Pass 6 - - S.F. No. 30: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Olson, M., Rosen and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 145) A bill for an act relating to public safety; specifying a retention time period for methamphetamine precursor drug logs maintained by retailers and providing that the logs are open to law enforcement inspection A2 amendment (Limmer) Officers would need probable cause -not adopted A1 amendment (Limmer) For the investigating of methamphetamine Roll Call- 22-42 –not adopted -Recommended to Pass 18 - - S.F. No. 832: (SENATE AUTHORS: BAKK, Limmer, Johnson, Scheid and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1073) A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; extending the exception to minimum contacts required for jurisdiction to ownership of property on the premises of a printer under specific circumstances -Recommended to Pass 11 - - S.F. No. 34: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 60) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; extending the Casey Jones Trail; establishing a new state trail -Recommended to Pass 19 - - S.F. No. 1028: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE; Companion to H.F. No. 1192) A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring closure of Trunk Highway 19 in New Prague for the Dozinky Festival. -Recommended to Pass 16 - - S.F. No. 208: (SENATE AUTHORS: VANDEVEER; Companion to H.F. No. 672) A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing use of freeway shoulders by transit buses and Metro Mobility buses -Recommended to Pass 63 - - S.F. No. 99: (SENATE AUTHORS: CARLSON, Jungbauer, Dibble, Michel and Murphy; Companion to H.F. No. 267) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring restraint of child under age eight and shorter than four feet nine inches while passenger in motor vehicle and modifying seat belt requirements accordingly Oral amendment (Ingebrightsen) delete height reqirments -not adopted Roll Call- 41-22 -Recommended to Pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted The Senate adjourned at approximately 12:35 pm The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 3 N/A
Thu March 26, 2009Calendar: 1 - - S.F. No. 275: (FREDERICKSON) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; renaming the Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board; clarifying the duties and membership of board 2 - - S.F. No. 983: ( LYNCH) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a state trail 3 - - S.F. No. 30: (HIGGINS) A bill for an act relating to public safety; specifying a retention time period for methamphetamine precursor drug logs maintained by retailers and providing that the logs are open to law enforcement inspection 4 - - S.F. No. 832: (BAKK) A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; extending the exception to minimum contacts required for jurisdiction to ownership of property on the premises of a printer under specific circumstances 5 - - S.F. No. 34: (VICKERMAN) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; extending the Casey Jones Trail; establishing a new state trail 6 - - S.F. No. 1028: (DAHLE) A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring closure of Trunk Highway 19 in New Prague for the Dozinky Festival. 7 - - S.F. No. 208: (VANDEVEER) A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing use of freeway shoulders by transit buses and Metro Mobility buses 8 - - S.F. No. 99: (SENATE AUTHORS: CARLSON, Jungbauer, Dibble, Michel and Murphy; Companion to H.F. No. 267) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring restraint of child under age eight and shorter than four feet nine inches while passenger in motor vehicle and modifying seat belt requirements accordingly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 169.685, subdivision 5; 169.686, subdivision 1. General Orders: 21 - - S.F. No. 33: (OLSEEN) A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; modifying qualifications for type III school bus drivers 13 - - S.F. No. 708: (FOBBE) A bill for an act relating to mortgages; modifying provisions relating to foreclosure consultants 33 - - S.F. No. 1091: (VANDEVEER) A bill for an act relating to transportation; restricting weight limits on the Stillwater Lift Bridge. 7 - - S.F. No. 764: ( MOUA) A bill for an act relating to state government; allowing state agencies to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means 36 - - S.F. No. 284: ( HIGGINS) A bill for an act relating to elections; applying certain privileges to major political party caucuses held in cities of the first class during odd-numbered years 5 - - S.F. No. 164: (REST) A bill for an act relating to adoption; requiring affidavit regarding disclosure of birth records More... N/A
Mon March 30, 2009In a two part floor session, Senators take up bills on Special Orders, Calendar and Consent Calendar before recessing during PART ONE, and debate Senate Resolution 65, relating to permanent rules of the Senate in PART TWO. N/A
Wed April 1, 2009Senators take up HF392 - "Green Acres" provisions and bills on the Calendar.N/A
Thu April 2, 2009Senators take up General Orders, including an amendment to the Omnibus Energy bill that would repeal a moratorium on expansion of nuclear facilities. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, April 2, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:35 am Floor Session Day 29 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Gimse Reports of Committees See agenda + addendum Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda + addendum Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 14 - - S.F. No. 643: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Rosen, Kubly and Vickerman; Companion to H.F. No. 1048) A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; providing eligibility for benefits under certain training programs. -Recommended to Pass 43 - - S.F. No. 1012: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Vickerman, Frederickson, Pariseau and Chaudhary; Companion to H.F. No. 2049) A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources. A1 amendment (Anderson) Extensions of appropriations -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended 95 - - S.F. No. 1904: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 2138) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating continuation coverage; conforming Minnesota law to the requirements necessary for assistance eligible individuals who are not enrolled in continuation coverage to receive a federal premium subsidy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 A1 amendment (Scheid) Effective date change -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended 91 - - S.F. No. 1454: (SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Tomassoni, Bonoff, Michel and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 2040) A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing for a shared work plan -Recommended to Pass 119 - - S.F. No. 550: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 863) A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for energy conservation; regulating utility rates; providing for various Legislative Energy Commission studies; regulating utilities A8 amendment (Rosen) REPORT ON PROVIDING DELIVERED HOME HEATING FUEL Oral amendment (Rosen) Page 1, line 36, after "particular" insert "vendor and" -adopted -adopted A10 amendment (Dille) Nuclear power plant; new construction prohibited Roll Call- 42-24 – adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended 15 - - S.F. No. 10: (SENATE AUTHORS: BONOFF, Clark, Saltzman, Olson, G. and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 538) A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring school districts to use shared services and make purchases through the cooperative purchasing venture; requiring the Department of Education to hire a consultant to work with districts to share services A52 amendment (Bonoff) Purchasing requirement -adopted Oral amendment (Bonoff) Line 3 after 2010 insert “2011, 2012” delete “Later” -adopted A14 amendment (Fredrickson) Page 2, line 9, after the period, insert "A statement or notation on the invoice fulfills this requirement." -adopted -Recommended to Pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted The Senate adjourned at approximately 1:20 pm The Senate will reconvene on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8:15 a.m. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Mon April 6, 2009The Senate votes on Calendar and General Order bills, including a lengthy discussion on SF 3, a bill that eliminates state mandates on local units of government including school districts. Other bills discussed on General Orders were SF 1486 - Electronic products recycling manufacturer and retailer responsibilites, SF 489 - Reverse mortgage provisions, and SF 462 - DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expansion. N/A
Tue April 7, 2009The Senate takes final action on the omnibus E-12 education funding bill, which results in a $452.8 million cut in funding. Per pupil aid would be reduced by $273 per pupil in FY 2010 and $272 per pupil in 2011. N/A
Tue April 14, 2009Senators took up two bills on General Orders. SF 615 - Hennepin county specialty psychiatric hospital construction project moratorium exception and SF 298 - Cell phones unauthorized use customer liability limits. More... Session Highlights –Tuesday, April 14, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:14 pm Floor Session Day 33 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Skogan, Hann, Metzen, Tomassoni Messages from the House See agenda SF 335 (Saxhaug) Speaker Irvin N. Anderson Memorial Highway designation Senator Saxhaug moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF 335 (Saxhaug) Speaker Irvin N. Anderson Memorial Highway designation Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-0 First Reading of House Bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Files See agenda SF531 Second Reading of House Files See agenda Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 8 - - S.F. No. 615: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON, Berglin, Koering, Lourey and Higgins; Companion to H.F. No. 665) A bill for an act relating to health; providing an exception to the hospital construction moratorium -Recommended to Pass 42 - - S.F. No. 298: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Dibble, Prettner Solon, Olson, M. and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 854) A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; limiting customer liability for unauthorized use of cellular phones -Recommended to Pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted The Senate adjourned at approximately 12:40 pm The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 11:00 am. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 1 N/A
Thu April 16, 2009Coverage picks up with Senate File 971, anti-bullying legislation.N/A
Fri April 17, 2009Senators take up Calendar bills and SF 1779- Agriculture and Veterans Omnibus bill, and SF 2083 - Higher Education Omnibus bill.N/A
Mon April 20, 2009In PART THREE of the floor session, the Senate completes action on SF 993, the omnibus public safety policy bill. In PART TWO of the floor session, the Senate acts on SF 802, the omnibus public safety appropriations bill; SF 657, a bill directing federal stimulus dollars designated for energy programs; SF 759, event ticket sales regulation; and begins discussion on SF 993, public safety policy bill. In PART ONE of the floor session, numerous amendments are discussed as Senators debate SF 2082- the Omnibus State Government Budget bill.N/A
Tue April 21, 2009The Senate takes up SF 1627 - The Omnibus Judiciary Funding Bill, and SF 2081 - The Omnibus Economic Development and Housing Bill. More... Session Highlights –Tuesday, April 21, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:26 pm Floor Session Day 37 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda SF978 (Erickson Ropes) Shaken baby syndrome training for licensed child care, child foster care and family child care programs modifications Senator Erickson Ropes moved to concur with House amendments -withdrawn First Reading of House Bills See agenda Lay HF 908 on the table Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of House Files See agenda Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 12:35 pm to 2:08 pm -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Pogemiller -call of the Senate for SF 1627 and SF 2018 Special Order 162 - - S.F. No. 1627: (SENATE AUTHORS: FOLEY; Companion to H.F. No. 1827) Omnibus Judiciary A17 amendment (Foley) Technical -adopted A19 amendment (Prettner Solon) eliminates the ban on administrative fines Roll Call-47-18 –adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended- Roll Call- 40-25 163 - - S.F. No. 2081: (SENATE AUTHORS: TOMASSONI, Dibble, Saxhaug and Sparks) Omnibus economic development and housing A22 amendment (Vandaveer)Delete section on “Registration of Unlicensed Persons” Roll Call-20-45- not adopted A9 (Rosen) Tipped employees minimum wage Senator Tomassoni calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Limmerchallenges the ruling of the Chair Shall the ruling of the Chair be the decision of the body – Roll Call –42-22 – ruling sustained A21 amendment (Robling) Delete loan forgiveness for the Xcel Rivercenter and “Mn Event Dist Expansion” Oral Amendment (Cohen) Remove the Rivercenter part -Withdrawn Senator Pappas requests division of amendment Remove loan forgiveness for Xcel River center Roll Call- 26-38 – not adopted Delete the “MN event Dist Exp, Phase 1” Roll Call- 55-8 – adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended- Roll Call- 49-15 Messages from the House SF978 (Erickson Ropes) Shaken baby syndrome training for licensed child care, child foster care and family child care programs modifications Senator Erickson Ropes moved to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended- Roll Call- 64-0 Reports of Committees Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance, to which was re-referred SF 2099 (Anderson) Omnibus Environment , Natural Resources and Energy Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Senator Cohen from the Committee on Finance, to which was re-referred SF 1276 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. Second Reading of Senate Files 2099 The Senate adjourned at approximately 3:55 pm The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 2 N/A
Wed April 22, 2009Senators take up Calendar and General Orders bills. More... Session Highlights –Wednesday, April 22, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 3:35 pm Floor Session Day 38 Prayer Recess 3:40 to let Taxes finish. Until 4:50 pm Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Bonoff, Anderson, Gimse, Pappas, Bakk, Erickson Ropes Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House Bills See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Lay appointments on the table Senator Bakk from the Committee on Taxes, to which was re-referred SF 1276 (Murphy) Omnibus Transportation Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Second Reading of Senate Files 1276 Second Reading of House Files See agenda Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Calendar 3 - - S.F. No. 1288: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN; Companion to H.F. No. 1532) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating various filings, forms, records, submissions, motions, and orders relating to duties and responsibilities of the secretary of state Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 60-0 4 - - S.F. No. 1849: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS, Metzen and Gerlach; Companion to H.F. No. 2029) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating consumer small loan lenders and residential mortgage originators and servicers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 60-1 5 - - H.F. No. 936: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen, Hosch, Otremba, Abeler and Gottwalt; SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Torres Ray, Marty, Erickson Ropes and Rosen; Companion to S.F. No. 839) A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying criteria for communities for a lifetime Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 58-2 6 - - S.F. No. 1711: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Scheid, Metzen and Johnson; Companion to H.F. No. 1717) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle sales and distribution Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 58-3 7 - - S.F. No. 694: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 1361) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying prenatal alcohol or drug use prevention appropriation Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 61-0 8 - - H.F. No. 819: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins, Zellers, Morrow, Johnson and Lillie; SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Metzen and Saltzman; Companion to S.F. No. 759) A bill for an act relating to commerce Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 60-1 9 - - S.F. No. 1539: (SENATE AUTHORS: GERLACH and Scheid; Companion to H.F. No. 1719) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating viatical settlements; enacting and modifying the Viatical Settlements Model Act of the National Association of Insurance Commissions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-0 Messages from the House SF 1454 (Saltzman) Shared work plan establishment Senator Saltzman moved to concur with House amendments -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended- Roll Call- 62-0 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 25 - - H.F. No. 878: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hortman; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 746) A bill for an act relating to transportation; adding provision governing relocation of highway centerline; modifying provisions relating to county state-aid highways and municipal state-aid streets; regulating placement of advertising devices; providing procedures for plats of lands abutting state rail bank property - Recommended to Pass 39 - - S.F. No. 457: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 521) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions for volunteer health practitioners - Recommended to Pass 115 - - S.F. No. 926: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 1149) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying provisions relating to reduced rate regulation and promotion activities - Recommended to Pass 64 - - S.F. No. 477: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Frederickson, Higgins, Skogen and Hann; Companion to H.F. No. 569) A bill for an act relating to solid waste; requiring a pilot program to be implemented by paint manufacturers to recycle paint A50 amendment (Doll) Changes report date to from 2011 to 2012 -adopted - Recommended to Pass as amended 74 - - H.F. No. 486: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Eastlund and Howes; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Olson, M. and Ortman; Companion to S.F. No. 1183) A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; removing routes on the trunk highway system. - Recommended to Pass 82 - - S.F. No. 1172: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOCH; Companion to H.F. No. 1820) A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the exemption from alcohol and controlled substances testing - Recommended to Pass 133 - - S.F. No. 1754: (SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY, Sparks, Gerlach and Scheid; Companion to H.F. No. 1823) A bill for an act relating to religious corporations; permitting a church benefits board to act as a trustee of a trust - Recommended to Pass 89 - - S.F. No. 1566: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 1703) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending health care eligibility provisions for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care; establishing a Drug Utilization Review Board; authorizing rulemaking; requiring a report - Recommended to Pass 122 - - S.F. No. 501: (SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Rest, Lourey and Olson, G.; Companion to H.F. No. 581) A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the definition of services available under medical assistance for disabled children’s services - Recommended to Pass 148 - - S.F. No. 806: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Jungbauer, Ortman, Higgins and Olson, M.; Companion to H.F. No. 914) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating payday lending; providing penalties and remedies - Recommended to Pass 143 - - S.F. No. 1323: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Dille and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 1372) A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Infectious Waste Control Act A1 amendment (Sheran) "A purchaser may decline to accept the sharps disposal container." -adopted - Recommended to Pass as amended 32 - - S.F. No. 640: (SENATE AUTHORS: KELASH, Fobbe, Chaudhary and Skogen; Companion to H.F. No. 1539) A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for temporary drawdown of public waters - Recommended to Pass 56 - - S.F. No. 1147: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS and Pappas; Companion to H.F. No. 1394) A bill for an act relating to real property; modifying provisions governing orders to secure vacant property; specifying notice requirements; modifying provisions governing the reduced redemption period for abandoned property - Recommended to Pass 93 - - S.F. No. 1884: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL and Scheid; Companion to H.F. No. 2124) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying licensing requirements related to child care centers - Recommended to Pass 96 - - S.F. No. 1189: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN; Companion to H.F. No. 1364) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; requiring certain training for school district boiler operators - Recommended to Pass 147 - - S.F. No. 1503: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Erickson Ropes, Sheran, Berglin and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1709) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing child welfare provisions -Progress 92 - - S.F. No. 1569: (SENATE AUTHORS: CLARK; Companion to H.F. No. 1850) A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for local collaborative projects to deliver employment, training, and education services - Recommended to Pass 100 - - S.F. No. 1464: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Marty, Jungbauer and Lourey; Companion to H.F. No. 1268) A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing use of state space for employee fitness and wellness activities - Recommended to Pass 146 - - H.F. No. 334: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to S.F. No. 683) A bill for an act relating to creditor remedies; modifying garnishment instructions, forms, procedures, and exemptions - Recommended to Pass 147 - - S.F. No. 1503: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Erickson Ropes, Sheran, Berglin and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1709) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing child welfare provisions A3 amendment (Higgins) “alleging a child to be in need of protection or services, the responsible social services agency may contact a putative father. . Ect -withdrawn - Recommended to Pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Reports of Committees Senator Bakk from the Committee on Taxes, to which was re-referred SF 2074 (Bakk) Omnibus Tax bill (scheduled to taken on floor on Friday) Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Second Reading of Senate Files 2074 The Senate adjourned at approximately 6:35 pm. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 9:30 am. We will recess for caucus then reconvene and take up SF 1276 Transportation Budget and SF 2099/HF2123 Environment and Energy Budget Bill. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 5 N/A
Thu April 23, 2009Senators debate and vote on SF 1276- Omnibus Transportation bill and SF 2099- Omnibus Environment, Energy and Natural Resources bill. More... Session Highlights –Thursday, April 23, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 9:45 am Floor Session Day 39 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Bonoff, Pogemiller, Rosen, Stumpf, Limmer, Saxhaug, Hann, Fobbe Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda SF2083 Higher Education Budget Senator Pappas moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed The House announces the passage by the House of the following House files: HF 1122 Agriculture and veterans affairs omnibus bill. HF 2123 Omnibus environment and natural resources bill. First Reading of House Bills See agenda HF1122, HF2123 -Laid on table Reports of Committees See agenda Lay appointments on the table Second Reading of Senate Files 1276 Second Reading of House Files See agenda Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 9:55 am to 12:09 pm. Pogemiller moves to take HF 1122 from the table -adopted Pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 urgency be declared and rules suspended as to give HF 1122 it’s second and third reading and placed on final passage HF1122 (Vickerman) Agriculture and veterans affairs omnibus bill. A50 amendment (Vickerman) Delete everything and insert language of SF1779-2 -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 54-12 -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Order Omnibus Transportation Budget Bill 144 - - S.F. No. 1276: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Carlson, Dibble, Rest and Jungbauer; Companion to H.F. No. 1309) A bill for an act relating to transportation A38 amendment (Day) High Speed rail re route through Rochester Senator Murphy –call of the Senate Roll Call- 23-41- not adopted A41 amendment (Senjem) High Speed Rail route not specified Roll Call- 25-39- not adopted A43 amendment (Torres Ray) Mitigation of construction on business -adopted A75 amendment (Saltzman)Stillwater lift bridge endowment acct -adopted A80 amendment (Jungbauer)takes away increase in Met Council levy Roll Call- 28-38- not adopted A77 amendment (Tomassoni) Commissioner must Maximize the use of the Fed recovery act -adopted A78 amendment (Lynch) High Speed Rail to follow state rail plan Roll Call- 25-41- not adopted A40 amendment (Doll) Commercial Drivers license record keeping -adopted A76 amendment (Sheran) Minnesota Valley Rail Loan forgiveness Roll Call- 26-39- not adopted A34 amendment (Koch)Changes Turnk Hwy Bond effective date Division 21- 33 - not adopted A32 amendment (Jungbauer) Spend down the airport funds - adopted A30 amendment (Day) Deletes the wholesale gas price cost Senator Murphy calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment germane Roll Call- 19-44 –not adopted A36 amendment (Robling) Deletes prohibition on Met Transit to raise fares or change routes Roll Call- 21-40 –not adopted A35 amendment (Ortmann) Repeal of Primary Seatbelt offense Roll Call- 18-45 –not adopted A82 amendment (Vandaveer) High speed rail Duluth to St Paul Oral amendment (Vandaveer) Page 2 line 1 after “to” to add to “the extent Possible to” -adopted Oral Amendent (Fredrickson) Change “St Paul” to “Twin Cities” -withdrawn A82 –Withdrawn A39 amendment (Michel) Impaired driver remembrance plate Division-23-26- not adopted A30 amendment (Senjem) Interchange in Rochester -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 47-18 Lay on table (House will be substituted later) Omnibus Environment and Energy Budget Bill 143 - - S.F. No. 2099: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Saxhaug, Frederickson and Kubly) A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment, natural resources, and energy Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar A11 amendment (Schied) Allows for more sources for reports -adopted A9 amendment (Skoe) Deletes Identification on ID of Chemicals of High Concern -adopted A6 amendment (Robling) deletes the section Banning Plastic Bags use with yard waste -not adopted A10 amendment (Hann) Delete Composting Grant program Senator Anderson –call of the Senate Roll Call- 16-43 A7 amendment (Hann) Delete the prohibition of merger of Dept of waters and Ecological services before July 1, 2011. -not adopted A5 amendment (Ingebrigtsen) Deletes Prohibition on sale of Outdoor Rec lands -withdrawn Oral amendment (Vandeveer) Delete the fee for easements Senator Anderson calls into question the amendment under rule 7.7 Budget targets The Chair rules the amendment out of order under rule 7.7 Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 49-15 Lay on table Recess 5:00 pm to 5:15 HF 2123 taken from the table -adopted Pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 urgency be declared and rules suspended as to give HF 2123 it’s second and third reading and placed on final passage HF2123 (Anderson) Agriculture and veterans affairs omnibus bill. A50 amendment (Anderson) Delete everything and insert language of SF2099-2 -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 46-16 Introduction and First Reading SF 2114 Pogemiller by request Governors Budget Bill Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration The Senate adjourned at approximately 5:35 pm. The Senate will reconvene on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:30 am. Tentative agenda Calendar and Omnibus Tax Bill Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 4N/A
Fri April 24, 2009The Senate takes final action on SF 2074, the omnibus tax bill. More... Session Highlights –Friday, April 24, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:18 pm Floor Session Day 40 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Bonoff, Lynch, Erickson Ropes, Gimse, Berglin Messages from the House See agenda SF2082 State Government Budget Senator Betzold moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed First Reading of House Bills See Agenda HF 2 Laid on the table Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 12:25 pm. Senate in at 3:35. Senator Pogemiller - Call of the Senate for balance of today’s proceedings. Calendar 1 - - S.F. No. 657: (SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON, Prettner Solon, Dibble, Doll and Clark; Companion to H.F. No. 680) A bill for an act relating to energy; providing direction for the use of federal stimulus money for energy programs Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 48-12 adopted 3 - - H.F. No. 1301: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom, Olin, Bigham, Fritz and Johnson; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Betzold, Higgins and Scheid; Companion to S.F. No. 993) A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for public safety Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 45-19 4 - - H.F. No. 878: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hortman; SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to S.F. No. 746) A bill for an act relating to transportation; adding provision governing relocation of highway centerline Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 5 - - S.F. No. 457: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS; Companion to H.F. No. 521) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions for volunteer health practitioners Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 6 - - S.F. No. 926: (SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 1149) A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying provisions relating to reduced rate regulation and promotion activities Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 64-0 2.- H.F. No. 801: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Pelowski and Sterner; SENATE AUTHORS: GIMSE, Rest, Lourey, Olseen and Robling; Companion to S.F. No. 779) A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying laws regarding state reports and documents Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 7 - - S.F. No. 477: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL, Frederickson, Higgins, Skogen and Hann; Companion to H.F. No. 569) A bill for an act relating to solid waste; requiring a pilot program to be implemented by paint manufacturers to recycle paint Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 57-9 8 - - H.F. No. 486: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Eastlund and Howes; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Olson, M. and Ortman; Companion to S.F. No. 1183) A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; removing routes on the trunk highway system. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 9 - - S.F. No. 1172: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOCH; Companion to H.F. No. 1820) A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the exemption from alcohol and controlled substances testing Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 10 - - S.F. No. 1754: (SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY, Sparks, Gerlach and Scheid; Companion to H.F. No. 1823) A bill for an act relating to religious corporations; permitting a church benefits board to act as a trustee of a trust Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 11 - - S.F. No. 1566: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN; Companion to H.F. No. 1703) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending health care eligibility provisions for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care; establishing a Drug Utilization Review Board; authorizing rulemaking Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 12 - - S.F. No. 501: (SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Rest, Lourey and Olson, G.; Companion to H.F. No. 581) A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the definition of services available under medical assistance for disabled children’s services Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 64-2 13 - - S.F. No. 806: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Jungbauer, Ortman, Higgins and Olson, M.; Companion to H.F. No. 914) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating payday lending; providing penalties and remedies Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 14 - - S.F. No. 1323: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN, Dille and Rosen; Companion to H.F. No. 1372) A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying Infectious Waste Control Act Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-1 15 - - S.F. No. 640: (SENATE AUTHORS: KELASH, Fobbe, Chaudhary and Skogen; Companion to H.F. No. 1539) A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for temporary drawdown of public waters Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 16 - - S.F. No. 1147: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS and Pappas; Companion to H.F. No. 1394) A bill for an act relating to real property; modifying provisions governing orders to secure vacant property; specifying notice requirements; modifying provisions governing the reduced redemption period for abandoned property; establishing a duty to protect vacant foreclosed property under certain circumstances; providing for the imposition of fines for failure to maintain property Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 17 - - S.F. No. 1884: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL and Scheid; Companion to H.F. No. 2124) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying licensing requirements related to child care centers Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-3 18 - - S.F. No. 1189: (SENATE AUTHORS: SHERAN; Companion to H.F. No. 1364) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 54-12 19 - - S.F. No. 1569: (SENATE AUTHORS: CLARK; Companion to H.F. No. 1850) A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for local collaborative projects to deliver employment, training, and education services Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 20 - - S.F. No. 1464: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Marty, Jungbauer and Lourey; Companion to H.F. No. 1268) A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing use of state space for employee fitness and wellness activities Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 21 - - H.F. No. 334: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to S.F. No. 683) A bill for an act relating to creditor remedies; modifying garnishment instructions, forms, procedures, and exemptions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 22 - - S.F. No. 1503: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Erickson Ropes, Sheran, Berglin and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1709) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing child welfare provisions Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call-66-0 Pogemiller moves to take HF 2 (Stumpf) E12 Budget Bill from the table -adopted Pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 urgency be declared and rules suspended as to give HF 2 its second and third reading and placed on final passage. HF2 (Stumpf) E 12 Budget Bill A50 amendment (Stumpf) Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the language S.F. No. 1328 -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call –36-30 -Pursuant to Rule 26 for immediate consideration Special Order Omnibus Tax Bill SF2074 (Bakk) Omnibus Tax Bill A38 amendment (Bakk) Phase out of income tax tier increases -adopted A23 amendment (Koering) Eliminates the authority granted in 2008 to bond to pay for retirement Benefits for School districts Roll Call- 22-44-not adopted A22 amendment (Day) Faribault Jobz Extension Roll Call- 31-35-not adopted A40 amendment (Rosen) Keeps Jobz and creates the Governors Green Job initiative Roll Call-30-35 – not adopted Oral Amendment (Hann) Delete Green Manufacturing Facility :windmill blades Roll Call -24-41 A76 amendment (Vandeveer) Plan writers for Soil and Conservation Districts -adopted A78 amendment (Vandeveer) Classification of Horse breeding -adopted A81 amendment (Vandeveer) Requires County Board approval of watershed district property tax increases Roll Call- 18-45 A79 amendment (Vandeveer)Reinstate limit on Property Tax levy limits Roll Call-22-44 A37 amendment (Murphy)Sales Tax refund on Construction of St Charles Plant Oral amendment (Bakk) After Facility insert are exempt -adopted -adopted A85 amendment (Torres Ray) Lcoal Govt can Reduce Taxes during Road Construction -adopted A36 amendment (Marty)Delete Business Industry Tax Credit -not adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call –35-31 -Lay on Table Messages from the House SF802 Public Safety Budget Senator Higgins moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed SF2081 Economic Development Budget Bill Senator Tomassoni moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF1122 and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF1122 (Vickerman) Agriculture and Veterans Budget Bill -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 5 be appointed The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF1301 and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF1301 (Moua) Omnibus public safety policy bill -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 5 be appointed Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF2083 Higher Education Budget Senate Conferees: Pappas, Robling, Lynch, Latz, Erickson Ropes, SF2081 Economic Development Budget Senate Conferees: Tomassoni, Metzen, Sparks, Kelash, Koch SF802 Public Safety Budget Senate Conferees: Higgins, Foley, Moua, Latz, Olson, M HF1301 Omnibus public safety policy bill Senate Conferees: Moua, Olson,M Ortman, Higgins, Betzold HF1122 Agriculture and Veterans Budget Bill Senate Conferees: Vickerman, Dille, Skogen, Erickson Ropes, Fobbe The Senate adjourned at approximately 8:59 pm. The Senate will reconvene on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11:00 am. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 5 N/A
Sat April 25, 2009Senators meet to take up numerous bills on General Orders. N/A
Mon April 27, 2009Senators debate SF 695 - the Omnibus Health and Human Services bill. More...N/A
Tue April 28, 2009Senators take up General Orders and the Confirmation Calendar during today's floor session. More... Session Highlights –Tuesday, April 28, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 11:30 am Floor Session Day 43 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session See Journal Messages from the House See agenda First Reading of House Bills See agenda -laid on table Reports of Committees See agenda Lay appointments on the table Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 11:36 to 1:10 pm Messages from the House The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF274 and request that a conference committee of three be appointed HF819 (Latz) Ticket sales; early internet sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibited -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 3 be appointed Motions and Resolutions Pogemiller moves to take HF 2323 Omnibus Tax Bill from the table -adopted Pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 urgency be declared and rules suspended as to give HF 1309 its second and third reading and placed on final passage. Roll Call- 48-17 on rules suspension HF2323 (Bakk) Tax Bill A50 amendment (Bakk) Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the language SF2074 -adopted Third Reading Senator Bakk –Call of the Senate Final Passage as amended Roll Call –35-30 Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following House file: HF1362 Omnibus Health and Human Services Budget Bill First reading of House files HF1362 Motions and Resolutions Pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 urgency be declared and rules suspended as to give HF 1362 its second and third reading and placed on final passage. HF1362 (Berglin) Omnibus Health and Human Services Budget Bill A50 amendment (Berglin) Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the language SF695 -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call –40-25 Confirmation Calendar Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs, to which was referred the following appointment: BUREAU OF MEDIATION SERVICES COMMISSIONER- Steven G. Hoffmeyer -Confirmed Senator Metzen from the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs, to which was referred the following appointment: BOARD OF ELECTRICITY- William M. Hoskins -Confirmed Senator Marty from the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security, to which was referred the following appointment: MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY- Joseph B. Johnson III -Confirmed Senator Pappas from the Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred the following appointment: MINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION DIRECTOR- David R. Metzen -Confirmed Senator Pappas from the Committee on Higher Education, to which were referred the following appointments: MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY Mary Ives Raymond VinZant -Confirmed Senator Pappas from the Committee on Higher Education, to which were referred the following appointments: MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY- Gary Benson -Confirmed Senator Pappas from the Committee on Higher Education, to which were referred the following appointments: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Cheryl Dickson Jacob Englund Clarence Hightower Allyson Lueneburg Louise Sundin Terri Thomas -Confirmed Senator Prettner Solon from the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communication, to which were referred the following appointments: PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION David C. Boyd Betsy L. Wergin -Confirmed Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 91 - - S.F. No. 247: (SENATE AUTHORS: RUMMEL, Scheid, Sheran, Doll and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 326) A bill for an act relating to public health; protecting the health of children Roll Call- 54-11- Recommended to pass 108 - - S.F. No. 1489: (SENATE AUTHORS: INGEBRIGTSEN; Companion to H.F. No. 1501) A bill for an act relating to the Central Lakes Region Sanitary District; exempting certain bonds from elector approval -Recommended to pass 99 - - S.F. No. 140: (SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Marty and Olson, M.; Companion to H.F. No. 84) A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating consumer fraud Roll Call- 37-26 - Recommended to pass 100 - - S.F. No. 536: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Moua, Betzold, Murphy and Tomassoni; Companion to H.F. No. 644) A bill for an act relating to public contracts; authorizing the state, MNSCU, the University of Minnesota, and cities to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in construction and services contracts - Recommended to pass 83 - - S.F. No. 1462: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON; Companion to H.F. No. 1554) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying isolation and quarantine provisions and provisions for mass dispensing of medications A51 amendment (Prettner Solon) Technical -adopted A5 amendment (Prettner Solon) Clarified Household Representative and effective date -adopted - Recommended to pass as amended 27 - - S.F. No. 1399: (SENATE AUTHORS: PRETTNER SOLON and Bakk; Companion to H.F. No. 1544) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; approving the consumptive use of water for snowmaking in St. Louis County. - Recommended to pass 102 - - S.F. No. 1009: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Moua and Higgins; Companion to H.F. No. 1213) A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying the prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders A1 amendment (Torres Ray) clarifies public places -adopted - Recommended to pass as amended 48 - - S.F. No. 1217: (SENATE AUTHORS: HIGGINS, Berglin, Koering, Rosen and Lourey; Companion to H.F. No. 1293) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying emergency medical transport provisions A2 amendment (Higgins)amends SF 230 into the bill -adopted A3 amendment (Prettner Solon)licensed dental assistant -adopted - Recommended to pass as amended 29 - - S.F. No. 1425: (SENATE AUTHORS: SKOE, Vickerman and Dille; Companion to H.F. No. 1813) A bill for an act relating to construction codes; providing for regulation of elevators in grain elevators and similar structures - Recommended to pass 51 - - S.F. No. 556: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 570) A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; prohibiting certain activities at rest areas - Recommended to pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF 2082 State Govt Budget Bill Senate Conferees: Betzold, Rest, Olseen, Kubly, Jungbauer HF2123 Enviroment and Energy Budget Bill Senate Conferees: Anderson,Saxhaug, Chaudhary, Fredrickson, Torres Ray HF 819 Ticket Sales Senate Conferees: Latz, Skogen, Jungbauer Messages from the House The House announces the passage by the House of the following House file: HF2251 Minnesota Management and Budget (finance) department and state auditor federal stimulus money reporting and oversight appropriation First reading of House files HF2251 Referred to Rules and Administration for comparison with SF1938 The Senate adjourned at approximately 3:38 pm. The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 11:00 am. Agenda: General Orders We will also likely name conferees for Health and Human Services, Taxes, and Transportation providing the House does first. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 5 N/A
Wed April 29, 2009Senators take up bills on General Orders, including medical marijuana. More...N/A
Thu April 30, 2009In Part Two, a couple of bills generate floor debate: SF 341 would extend rights to domestic partners to make end-of-life decisions for partners, and SF 1469 prohibits health insurance companies from charging higher premiums or denying coverage to a woman who has had a c-section. More...N/A
Mon May 4, 2009In PART TWO of today's floor session, Senators return after a forty-minute recess to take up Conference Committee Reports on HF 1309-Transportation Funding; SF 2081- Omnibus Economic Development Finance bill and HF2123- Omnibus Environment, Energy and Natural Resources bill. In PART ONE of today's floor session, the Senate Calendar is on the agenda as Senators pass various bills, including SF 97 - Medical marijuana. More...N/A
Tue May 5, 2009Messages from the House and the General Orders Calendar are on today's Senate agenda. More...N/A
Wed May 6, 2009Before the Senate is the conference committee report to HF 1301, the omnibus public safety policy bill. Also awaiting action, several bills on General Orders, including S.F. No. 1481, which among its provisions would require inflation to considered when estimating future expenditures in budget forecast calculations. More... N/A
Thu May 7, 2009PART TWO - Senators return from recess to debate HF 885 - a bill that would allow taxes and expenditures to be processed in the same vehicle, and HCR1 - a resolution to lift the midnight Thursday committee deadline. PART ONE - Senators vote on Calendar bills and Messages from the House. More...N/A
Fri May 8, 2009In part 2, the Senate debates the conference committee report to HF 885, a $992 million dollar tax bill for E-12 Education, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Tax Compliance expenditures. In part 1, the Senate acts on several bills on General Orders, including the omnibus transportation policy bill and various bills designating expenditures of the legacy funds. More... Session Highlights –Friday, May 8, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12: 26 pm Floor Session Day 50 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Dille, Rosen, Koering, Ortman, Fredrickson, Lynch, Robling, Rest, Fischbach, Day Executive and Official Communications Veto message from the Governor on SF2081 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the veto message on the table Messages from the House See agenda Reports of Committees See agenda Second Reading of Senate Bills See agenda Second Reading of House Bills See agenda Introduction and First Reading See agenda SF 2135 Referred the Committee on Rules and Administration Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 12:40 pm to 2:24 p.m. Messages from the House: The House has passed HF 840 Referred to Rules SF1408 Aircraft laser discharge criminal penalties Senator Metzen moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF1408 (Metzen) Aircraft laser discharge criminal penalties Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 62-0 SF1217 Emergency medical transport provisions modifications; physician assistant licensure establishment; dental assistants licensure and fees modifications Senator Higgins moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF1217 (Higgins) Emergency medical transport provisions modifications; physician assistant licensure establishment; dental assistants licensure and fees modifications Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call 61-0 SF1476 Workers compensation provisions modifications Senator Bakk moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF1476 (Bakk) Workers compensation provisions modifications Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 61-1 SF1425 Grain elevator and feed mills manlifts exclusion from construction code regulations Senator Skoe moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF1425 (Skoe) Grain elevator and feed mills manlifts exclusion from construction code regulations Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-0 Motions and Resoutions Rule 12 Senator Pappas moves to have Conference Committee for SF2083 (Higher Ed) excused Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 113 - - S.F. No. 1890: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 1322) A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for health information technology and infrastructure; establishing an e-health advisory committee A-4 Amendment (Lourey) - adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 115 - - S.F. No. 727: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERGLIN, Senjem, Torres Ray and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 1032) A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a self-advocacy program for persons with developmental disabilities A-2 Amendment (Berglin) Delete Section 2 and insert - - adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 110 - - S.F. No. 915: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Clark, Scheid, Pogemiller and Olson, M.; Companion to H.F. No. 866) A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring school districts to obtain employee health coverage through the public employees insurance program A50 Amendment (Robling) Change “may” to “must” to join the pool Division – 28-34- not adopted A51 Amendment (Robling) Adds school board approval requirement for employee opt out choice Division – 28-31- not adopted -Recommended to Pass. 107 - - S.F. No. 1331: (SENATE AUTHORS: SIEBEN, Rest and Bonoff; Companion to H.F. No. 1351) A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain absentee ballot requirements and provisions A10 amendment (Sieben) Technical Amendment adopted A11 amendment (Robling) Delete section 2. Reverts state primary election change back to September Roll Call 24-38 -Not adopted Sen. Limmer moved to recommend that SF 1331 be referred back to the Committee on State and Local Government and Oversight at least until the court case has ended. Roll Call 21-41 -Motion does not prevail A12 amendment (Robling) Moves primary to August Roll Call – 26-35-not adopted A13 Amendment (Gerlach) Delete Sec. 10, early voting section; needs more attention. Roll Call- 16-44- not adopted A14 amendment (Limmer) Voter ID Cards/drivers License Roll Call-20-44- not adopted A50 amendment (Pappas) Campaign materials -adopted A51 amendment (Higgins) Majority party caucus in odd years of first class cities -adopted -Roll Call- 41-22 -Recommended to pass as amended 26 - - S.F. No. 80: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Sieben, Gimse, Olseen and Michel; Companion to H.F. No. 1206) A bill for an act relating to elections; campaign finance; removing certain unconstitutional provisions governing independent expenditures in political campaigns; authorizing electronic filing of certain items with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board A3 amendment (Rest) Campaign Expenditures -adopted A6 amendment (Rest) Use of personal Car si not an In kind expenditure -adopted A5 amendment (Rest) Corrections of effective dates -adopted A9 amendment (Rest) 3rd party reimbursement expenditure -adopted A15 amendment (Hann) Contributions must come from individuals Roll Call- 16-41 -Recommended to pass as amended 121 - - S.F. No. 1927: (SENATE AUTHORS: SAXHAUG, Anderson, Ingebrigtsen, Chaudhary and Frederickson; Companion to H.F. No. 2131) A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources -Recommended to pass 128 - - H.F. No. 928: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hornstein; SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY; Companion to S.F. No. 1455) A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying various provisions related to transportation or public safety A4 amendment (Murphy) Deletes sections already enacted changes interlock effective date -adopted A5 amendment (Murphy) Mitigation of impact of construction on business -adopted A7 amendment (Murphy) technical clean up language -adopted A10 amendment (Murphy)Cargo tank vehicles -adopted A11 amendment (Marty) Deputy Registrars language deletion -not adopted A6 amendment (Pariseau) Deputy Registrars in Farmington -adopted Murphy reconsider the A7 amendment -adopted A7 amendment (Murphy) technical clean up language Oral amendment (Murphy) line 1.9 delete 40 and 42 and insert 40 -adopted -adopted as amended A8 amendment (Metzen) Hwy 52 Rochester Interchange -adopted A51 amendment (Dibble) Use of parkways by buses council -adopted A13 amendment (Ortman) Delete Sec. 30. REDUCING VEHICLE MILES DRIVEN Roll Call- 15-45 –not adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 120 - - S.F. No. 2043: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY; Companion to H.F. No. 2249) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from the parks and trails fund; providing for the allocation of certain funding for metropolitan area parks and trails -Recommended to pass Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Reports of Committees Senator Cohen, from the Committee on Finance, to which was referred SF1651 Clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities appropriation Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. Senator Cohen, from the Committee on Finance, to which was referred HF2088 Omnibus early childhood education appropriations Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass. -adopted Second Reading of Senate Bills 1651 Second Reading of House Bills 2088 Sen. Marty replaces Sen. Stumpf as Chief Author and Sen. Clark shown as co-author to SF 1926 Senator Pogemiler moves to waive lie over on SF1651, SF 185 -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved that an urgency be declared pursuant to Art. 4, sec. 19 with respect to HF2088 and the bill be given a second and third reading and placed on final passage HF2088 (Tomassoni) New omnibus Economic budget bill A51 amendment (Tomassoni) Clean up to put it in shape of Conf Comm with out the Rivercenter portions -adopted Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 47-13 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders SF 185 (Torres Ray) Legislative coordinating commission (LCC) ethnic heritage and cultural diversity authority expiration extension A1 amendment (Higgins) Extention on Sunset of Victory Memorial task force -adopted -Recommended to pass SF1651 (Rummel)Clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities appropriation A50 amendment (Chaudhary)5 million to Reinvest in MN program Roll Call- 23-39 –not adopted A51 amendment (Chaudhary)Board allow to shift funds -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 119 - - S.F. No. 2060: (SENATE AUTHORS: TOMASSONI and Cohen) A bill for an act relating to arts and culture; appropriating money from the arts and cultural heritage fund; establishing a Dakota and Ojibwe language revitalization and preservation volunteer working group A13 amendment (Tomassoni)Zoo, Cable access appropriation -adopted A50 amendment (Ingebrigtsen) Kensington Heritage society -not adopted A11 amendment (Senjem)50% of the appropriation must go to projects outside the 7 county area -not adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 123 - - S.F. No. 2078: (SENATE AUTHORS: METZEN, Pogemiller, Bakk and Clark; Companion to H.F. No. 2364) A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for stimulation of the construction industry; A32 amendment (Metzen) technical amendment -adopted A30 amendment (Anderson) Change Sulfe to Carbon on Green Standards -adopted A33 amendment (Kelash)Labor agreements (Hotels) -withdrawn -Recommended to pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF885, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted -lay on table Recess 8:38 pm to 9:15 pm Bakk Take HF 885 from the table -adopted HF885 (Bakk) Tax policy, technical, administrative changes and clarifications to income Limmer – Call of the Senate Limmer questions the vote total needed to be a that of Banking Bill (Reqiring a 2/3 vote) The Presdent ruled that it will only need a standard vote total (34 vote) Senator Limmer challenges the ruling of the Chair Shall the ruling of the Chair be the decision of the body – Roll Call – 46-13– ruling sustained -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call –44-20 Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 79 - - S.F. No. 722: (SENATE AUTHORS: KELASH, Moua, Marty, Limmer and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 954) A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring that information on persons civilly committed, found not guilty by reason of mental illness, or incompetent to stand trial be transmitted to the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System A3 amendment (Kelash) Complete treatment -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 100 - - H.F. No. 111: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Winkler, Kohls, Kelliher, Seifert and Thissen; SENATE AUTHORS: BONOFF, Limmer, Latz, Robling and Rest; Companion to S.F. No. 131) A bill for an act relating to the State Board of Investment; requiring divestment from certain investments relating to Iran -Recommended to pass 71 - - S.F. No. 848: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY, Olseen, Gimse, Vickerman and Day; Companion to H.F. No. 729) A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain requirements for town elections A3 amendment (Olseen)Change municipality size from 400 to 1000 -adopted A50 amendment (Olseen) add step siblings to election judges -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 109 - - S.F. No. 203: (SENATE AUTHORS: KUBLY, Berglin, Lourey, Koering and Frederickson; Companion to H.F. No. 120) A bill for an act relating to health; establishing oversight for health cooperative arrangements; establishing an application fee Roll Call – 48-14 –Recommended to pass 96 - - S.F. No. 1155: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES; Companion to H.F. No. 1114) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing capacity requirements for certain residential programs; requiring the commissioner to request federal waivers A50 amendment (Fredsrickson) Delete “such” inserts “those” -Recommended to pass as amended 59 - - S.F. No. 1705: (SENATE AUTHORS: KELASH and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 1464) A bill for an act relating to railroads; modifying membership on Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee -Recommended to pass 66 - - S.F. No. 548: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 695) A bill for an act relating to marriage; clarifying and modifying certain terms and procedures A1 amendment (Hann)Solemnization only between a man and women Senator Betzold calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment not germane Senator Limmer challenges the ruling of the Chair Shall the ruling of the Chair be the decision of the body – Roll Call – 43-15 – ruling sustained -Recommended to pass 81 - - H.F. No. 1677: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Simon and Sterner; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Higgins and Murphy; Companion to S.F. No. 1452) A bill for an act relating to the safe at home program -Progress 112 - - S.F. No. 1436: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY and Sheran; Companion to H.F. No. 1639) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions relating to the Minnesota sex offender program; creating additional oversight to the Minnesota sex offender program; creating a client grievance process A5 amendment (Lourey)Access to data in program -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended 81 - - H.F. No. 1677: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Simon and Sterner; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Higgins and Murphy; Companion to S.F. No. 1452) A bill for an act relating to the safe at home program A50 amendment (Moua) Delete \"; APPLICABILITY\" -adopted -Recommended to pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Executive and Official Communications Veto message from the Governor on SF122 Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the veto message on the table The Senate adjourned at approximately 11:51 pm The Senate will reconvene on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Noon. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 7N/A
Mon May 11, 2009Part Three - Senators take up Messages from the House and bills on the General Orders Calendar. Part Two - The Senate debates the Conference Committee Report on S.F. 802 - The Omnibus Public Safety Bill. Part One - Senators take up the Senate Calendar. More...N/A
Tue May 12, 2009Part Two - The Senate takes up the General Orders Calendar, including H.F. 1298, the Omnibus Public Finance bill. Part One - The Senate takes up the General Orders Calendar, including S.F. 82, the False Claims Act. More...N/A
Wed May 13, 2009Part Three - More bills on the General Orders Calendar are discussed on the Senate floor. Among the evening session legislation is SF 2141 - the Continuing State Appropriations bill. Part Two - Senators vote on numerous Omnibus bills and take up more bills on the General Orders Calendar. Part One - The Senate takes up Messages from the House and Calendar bills. More...N/A
Thu May 14, 2009Senators take up the Confirmation Calendar and the General Orders Calendar.N/A
Fri May 15, 2009During a extended floor session, the Senate takes action on several bills listed on the calendar and General Orders and adopts a conference committee report: SF657 - Federal Stimulus Energy Fund Allocations More... Session Highlights –Friday, May 15, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 12:18 pm Floor Session Day 55 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session See Journal, several Conference Committees Executive and Official Communications See agenda Messages from the House See agenda 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 Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Recess 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm Pogemiller moves to waive the lie over on the Calendar -adopted Calendar 1 - - H.F. No. 804: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Thissen, Champion, Hilstrom, Mullery and Morrow; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Foley, Betzold and Pariseau; Companion to S.F. No. 951) A bill for an act relating to probate; modifying provisions governing guardians and conservators Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-0 3 - - S.F. No. 1154: (SENATE AUTHORS: ERICKSON ROPES, Koering and Prettner Solon; Companion to H.F. No. 1366) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; changing licensing provisions for social work Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-3 4 - - S.F. No. 251: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 127) A bill for an act relating to commerce; clarifying the definition of "motor vehicle" in the statutory provision deeming the driver to be the agent of the owner in case of accident Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 35-32 5 - - H.F. No. 265: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hortman; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to S.F. No. 262) A bill for an act relating to disposition of items on death; clarifying certain references; providing for collection of certain property by affidavit; correcting an erroneous reference and making other corrections and clarifications Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-1 7 - - S.F. No. 1208: (SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Foley, Moua, Murphy and Latz; Companion to H.F. No. 1482) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions governing medical assistance claims and liens Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 59-7 8 - - S.F. No. 534: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY; Companion to H.F. No. 1021) A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing arrest of a person who escapes from custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 9 - - S.F. No. 1016: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY; Companion to H.F. No. 796) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale of Minnesota First bonds; appropriating money Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-4 10 - - S.F. No. 2127: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Lynch, Erickson Ropes and Sparks; Companion to H.F. No. 2359) A bill for an act relating to disaster assistance; reimbursing city of St. Charles for lost revenues Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 11 - - H.F. No. 330: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Scalze, Laine, Knuth, Gardner and Swails; SENATE AUTHORS: FOBBE, Moua, Sparks and Olson, M.; Companion to S.F. No. 264) A bill for an act relating to real estate; providing homeowners with a longer period within which to notify contractors of construction defects Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 44-23 12 - - H.F. No. 362: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Knuth, Simon, Swails, Laine and Scalze; SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Latz, Fobbe and Carlson; Companion to S.F. No. 362) A bill for an act relating to real estate; eliminating a requirement that homeowner’s notice to building contractor of construction defect be in writing Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 38-29 13 - - S.F. No. 660: (SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY, Sieben, Pappas and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 1053) A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring certain public officials to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 46-21 15 - - S.F. No. 1314: (SENATE AUTHORS: KOERING; Companion to H.F. No. 1054) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing acquisition of certain easements Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 Stumpf moves to be excused from voting on HF1476, rule 41.1 -adopted 16 - - H.F. No. 1476: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins and Zellers; SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to S.F. No. 1313) A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying and clarifying certain licensing requirements; authorizing various licenses; modifying provision relating to shipments into the state; providing for wine tastings; extending certain on-sale hours Pappas moves to strike from Calendar and place on General Orders Roll Call- 19-47- motion does not prevail Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 54-9 17 - - H.F. No. 1505: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Paymar, Simon, Kahn and Hornstein; SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS, Moua, Berglin, Rosen and Limmer; Companion to S.F. No. 1514) A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying publication date of data on trafficking to every two years; providing for first- and second-degree sex trafficking; increasing criminal penalties for certain sex trafficking offenses; modifying provisions on solicitation of prostitution; adding sex trafficking to the definition of crime of violence Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 18 - - H.F. No. 818: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hilstrom, Thao, Kohls, Mullery and Holberg; SENATE AUTHORS: MOUA, Limmer, Olson, M., Berglin and Scheid; Companion to S.F. No. 758) A bill for an act relating to vulnerable adults; authorizing disclosure of financial records in connection with financial exploitation investigations Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 19 - - H.F. No. 668: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Morrow and Sterner; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSEEN, Saltzman, Bonoff, Jungbauer and Frederickson; Companion to S.F. No. 782) A bill for an act relating to public safety; school buses; providing for postcrash procedures for school bus in an accident Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 20 - - S.F. No. 711: (SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY, Senjem and Tomassoni; Companion to H.F. No. 266) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying parental fees for services for persons with developmental disabilities Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-1 21 - - S.F. No. 1708: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Skoe, Bakk and Ortman; Companion to H.F. No. 2064) A resolution memorializing the members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Main Street Fairness Act. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 47-20 22 - - S.F. No. 358: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAHLE, Michel, Wiger, Fobbe and Erickson Ropes; Companion to H.F. No. 508) A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States not to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act in its current form. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 23 - - S.F. No. 1778: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID; Companion to H.F. No. 2112) A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to oppose enactment of legislation of the substance and tenor of S. 40/H.R. 3200 -- the National Insurance Act of 2007 -- proposed optional federal charter legislation. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 24 - - S.F. No. 133: (SENATE AUTHORS: DILLE, Skoe, Koering, Lourey and Stumpf; Companion to H.F. No. 840) A resolution memorializing Congress to oppose federal legislation that interferes with a state’s ability to direct the transport or processing of horses. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 56-10 26 - - S.F. No. 182: (SENATE AUTHORS: POGEMILLER and Rest) A bill for an act relating to elections; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans; providing for appointment of a commission to recommend the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts; appropriating money Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 41-25 27 - - S.F. No. 745: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST; Companion to H.F. No. 1152) A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain provisions concerning vacancies in nomination Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 67-0 28 - - S.F. No. 767: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL and Vandeveer; Companion to H.F. No. 530) A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; modifying the time period for comprehensive plan reviews by adjacent governmental units Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-1 Vandeveer moves to be excused from voting on HF519, rule 41.1 29 - - H.F. No. 519: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Nelson, Hilstrom, Howes, Urdahl and Drazkowski; SENATE AUTHORS: REST, by request and Limmer; Companion to S.F. No. 747) A bill for an act relating to local government; regulating nonconforming lots in shoreland areas Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 58-7 31 - - H.F. No. 348: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Lesch; SENATE AUTHORS: ANDERSON and Moua; Companion to S.F. No. 297) A bill for an act relating to attorneys; modifying and removing provisions limiting the practice of law by deputy sheriffs and coroners Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-1 32 - - H.F. No. 1849: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Nelson, Marquart, Lanning, Pelowski and Falk; SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Gerlach and Lourey; Companion to S.F. No. 1544) A bill for an act relating to local government; removing, extending, or modifying certain mandates upon local governmental units; changing appropriations for certain costs of Office of Administrative Hearings Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-2 34 - - S.F. No. 1219: (SENATE AUTHORS: REST, Higgins, Pogemiller, Pariseau and Sieben; Companion to H.F. No. 1805) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; creating licensing standards for full-time firefighters Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 64-2 Senator Murphy having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider SF 182 -adopted 26 - - S.F. No. 182: (SENATE AUTHORS: POGEMILLER and Rest) A bill for an act relating to elections; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans; providing for appointment of a commission to recommend the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts; appropriating money Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 39-28 Senator Hann having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider SF 767 -adopted 28 - - S.F. No. 767: (SENATE AUTHORS: DOLL and Vandeveer; Companion to H.F. No. 530) A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; modifying the time period for comprehensive plan reviews by adjacent governmental units Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 66-1 Conference Committee Reports: SF1091 (Vandeveer) Stillwater Bridge weight limits -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 65-2 SF657 (Anderson) Federal Stimulus Energy -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 56-10 SF489 (Clark) Reverse Mortgage provisions Modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 65-2 Messages from the House The House announces that they have adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF523, and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted HF523 (Saltzman) School background check disciplinary actions modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call – 60-0 Recess 4:30 pm to 4:44 Conference Committee appointed HF417 Health insurance third party administrators claims processing practices Senate Conferees: Bakk, Vandeveer, Scheid -Pursuant to rule 26 Special Order 82 - - S.F. No. 191: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to H.F. No. 723) A bill for an act relating to retirement Senator Betzold-Call of the Senate A5 amendment (Betzold) Technical amendement -adopted A51 amendment (Betzold) Deletes section on allowing elected state official to go into unclassified plan Roll Call- 59-0-adopted A55 amendment (Robling) Delete art 6 and replace with new Teacher retirement portion Dahle moves to be excused from voting on SF191, rule 41.1 -adopted Division 29-27 –adopted Third Reading Pogemiller moves to reconsider the Third Reading Senjem- Point of order- Motion is not in order The President rules the point of order not well taken Senator Senjem challenges the ruling of the Chair Shall the ruling of the Chair be the decision of the body – Roll Call – 43-20– ruling sustained Roll Call 41-22 Third reading reconsidered Senator Olson, M having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider the A55 amendment Roll Call 45-20-adopted A55 amendment (Robling) Delete art 6 and replace with new Teacher retirement portion Roll Call-31-34 –not adopted A52 amendment (Rosen) Delete Art 6 Roll Call- 23-38 Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call-43-22 Reports of Committees Senator Pogemiller from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to which was referred under Joint Rule 2.03, together with the committee report thereon, S.F. 1623-Dille: Resolution to urge the President and Congress to repeal the federal legislation of 1863 ordering the removal of Dakota people from Minnesota and the Dakotas. Reports the same back with the recommendation that the report from the Committee on Judiciary, shown in the Journal for May 15, 2009, be adopted; that committee recommendation being: and further amended "the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass” Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar Pogemiller moves to waive lie over on #84, #83, SF 1623 -adopted General Orders 37 - - S.F. No. 837: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS, Sieben, Cohen and Rest; Companion to H.F. No. 1742) A bill for an act relating to elections; increasing percentage of votes a candidate for statewide or legislative office must receive in order to obtain public financing Roll Call- 29-34 –not recommended to pass (will remain on General Orders) 39 - - H.F. No. 1250: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hornstein, Murphy, E., Falk, Hilty and Hortman; SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE and Sieben; Companion to S.F. No. 916) A bill for an act relating to transportation; regulating electric vehicle infrastructure Senator Dibble moves to strike rule 45 – House language inserted -adopted A50 amendment (Dibble) set by the Society of Automotive Engineers -adopted -recommended to pass as amended 83 - - S.F. No. 1797: (SENATE AUTHORS: TORRES RAY, Fobbe and Saxhaug; Companion to H.F. No. 2028) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care to create an inventory of early childhood services; appropriating money -recommended to pass 69 - - H.F. No. 705: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Loeffler, Huntley, Thissen, Atkins and Norton; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSON, M., Scheid, Berglin, Marty and Sheran; Companion to S.F. No. 1599) A bill for an act relating to health; promoting preventive health care by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law A2 amendment (Prettner Solon) Preventive care Division 23-19-adopted -progress 62 - - H.F. No. 1745: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Ruud; SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY; Companion to S.F. No. 1445) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to enroll pharmacies or pharmacists in the pediatric vaccine administration program; changing the age requirement for pharmacists administering influenza vaccines Senator Marty moves to strike rule 45 – House language inserted -adopted A51 amendment (Lynch) Repeal in notice of appeal to AG office -adopted A1 amendment (Lynch)Exemption to board of dentistry -adopted A50 amendment (Erickson Ropes)The Text of SF1154 -adopted -recommended to pass as amended 22 - - H.F. No. 1853: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins and Zellers; SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS and Scheid; Companion to S.F. No. 1653) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating various licenses, forms, coverages, disclosures, notices, marketing practices, and records; classifying certain data; removing certain state regulation of telephone solicitations Senator Sparks moves to strike rule 45 – House language inserted -adopted A1 amendment (Sparks)Technical -adopted A5 amendment (Sparks) Certificates of Insurance -adopted A3 amendment (Saltzman) Rebate probation -adopted A8 amendment (Wiger) Notification of cancellation -adopted A5 amendment (Pappas) U of M data as non public Senator Limmer calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment is germane Roll Call- 37-12 –adopted A4 amendment (Scheid) Electronic submission under no fault insurance -adopted A10 amendment (Betzold) Data on court preceding A52 amendment (Dibble) Strike out public record in Minnesota Roll Call 28-26 –amendment to the amendment -adopted -adopted as amended A51 amendment (Olson, G) Page 39, delete section 46 -adopted A53 amendment (Dibble)See SF 1686 -not adopted -recommended to pass as amended 61 - - H.F. No. 1193: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Koenen, Anderson, B., Murphy, M., Anzelc and Loeffler; SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Hann and Olseen; Companion to S.F. No. 1011) A bill for an act relating to claims against the state; providing for settlement of various claims; appropriating money. -recommended to pass 79 - - S.F. No. 963: (SENATE AUTHORS: ORTMAN, Ingebrigtsen and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1609) A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying duties and responsibilities of Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board; requiring the board to appoint an executive secretary; establishing immunity from liability for board members -recommended to pass 84 - - H.F. No. 925: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Sertich, Rukavina, Gunther, Mahoney and Reinert; SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Tomassoni, Bakk, Marty and Clark; Companion to S.F. No. 1368) A bill for an act relating to employment; expanding the official measure of unemployment -recommended to pass S.F. 1623-Dille: Resolution to urge the President and Congress to repeal the federal legislation of 1863 ordering the removal of Dakota people from Minnesota and the Dakotas. -recommended to pass 7 - - H.F. No. 211: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Swails, Simon, Gardner, Scalze and Liebling; SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Latz and Rummel; Companion to S.F. No. 170) A bill for an act relating to civil actions A1 amendment (Saltzman) Homeowner warranty dispute report to Legislature Senator Ortman calls into question germaneness of the amendment The Chair rules the amendment is germane -adopted Roll Call- 38-22 -recommended to pass as amended Senator Pogemiller moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Pogemiller moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Executive and Official Communications Veto message from the Governor on SF 1033 (Local Govt Rent Control) Senator Pogemiller moved to lay the veto message on the table Messages from the House SF1504 Mental health provisions modifications Senator Berglin moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 3 be appointed -adopted House announces the passage of HF354 First Reading of House Files HF 354 Referred to Rules and Administration SF477 (Doll) Paint Stewardship -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 57-0 SF1147 (Higgins) Vacant, abandoned and nuisance property modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 47-7 Messages from the House The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF 804 and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF804l -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 3 be appointed The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF1849 and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF1849 -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 3 be appointed The House announces they refuse to concur with Senate amendments to HF519 and request that a conference committee of five be appointed HF519 -Accedes to the request of the House and request that a conference committee of 3 be appointed Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF1504 Mental health provisions modifications Senate Conferees: Berglin, Lynch, Fischbach HF1849 Local governmental units state mandates removal Senate Conferees: Rest, Gerlach, Lourey HF519 Shoreland areas nonconforming lots regulation Senate Conferees: Rest, Day, Betzold HF804 Uniform probate code guardians and conservators provisions modifications Senate Conferees: Moua, Latz, Hann The Senate adjourned at approximately 9:55 pm The Senate will reconvene on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm. 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Sat May 16, 2009Senators convene and take up regular business, including the Senate Calendar. More... Session Highlights –Saturday, May 16, 2009 “UNOFFICAL” 3:31 pm Floor Session Day 56 Excused for all or a portion of today’s session Messages from the House See agenda SF79 Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District Senator Tomassoni moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF79 (Tomassoni) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 61-0 SF492 Operation of Mini trucks Senator Skogen moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 3 be appointed -adopted SF915 Public employees insurance program school districts employee health insurance coverage Senator Dibble moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed -adopted SF1009 Prostitution penalty enhancement clarification Senator Torres Ray moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 3 be appointed -adopted 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 Introduction and First Reading See agenda Motions and Resolutions See agenda Messages from the House SF1284 Lawful Gambling Omnibus Senator Lourey moved to concur with the House Amendments -adopted SF1284 (Lourey) Lawful Gambling Omnibus Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 63-0 Pogemiller moves to waive lie over on Calendar -adopted Calendar 4 - - H.F. No. 1529: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Mullery; SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD; Companion to S.F. No. 798) A bill for an act relating to civil proceedings; removing a dollar limitation on attorney or agent fees in certain cases Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 7 - - H.F. No. 1250: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Hornstein, Murphy, E., Falk, Hilty and Hortman; SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE and Sieben; Companion to S.F. No. 916) A bill for an act relating to transportation; regulating electric vehicle infrastructure Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 59-6 9 - - H.F. No. 1745: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Ruud; SENATE AUTHORS: MARTY; Companion to S.F. No. 1445) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to enroll pharmacies or pharmacists in the pediatric vaccine administration program; changing the age requirement for pharmacists administering influenza vaccines Third Reading Senator Marty requests unanimous consent to amend bill on Calendar -consent given Marty having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider the A1 Lynch amendment from May 15, 2009. -adopted A1 amendment (Lynch) Exemption to board of dentistry (Once again before the body) -withdrawn Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call- 57-8 10 - - H.F. No. 1853: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Atkins and Zellers; SENATE AUTHORS: SPARKS and Scheid; Companion to S.F. No. 1653) A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating various licenses, forms, coverages, disclosures, notices, marketing practices, and records; classifying certain data; removing certain state regulation of telephone solicitations Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 58-7 11 - - H.F. No. 1193: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Koenen, Anderson, B., Murphy, M., Anzelc and Loeffler; SENATE AUTHORS: LATZ, Hann and Olseen; Companion to S.F. No. 1011) 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 12 - - S.F. No. 963: (SENATE AUTHORS: ORTMAN, Ingebrigtsen and Moua; Companion to H.F. No. 1609) A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying duties and responsibilities of Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board; requiring the board to appoint an executive secretary; establishing immunity from liability for board members; clarifying availability of investigation reports to the public Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 13 - - H.F. No. 925: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Sertich, Rukavina, Gunther, Mahoney and Reinert; SENATE AUTHORS: DIBBLE, Tomassoni, Bakk, Marty and Clark; Companion to S.F. No. 1368) A bill for an act relating to employment; expanding the official measure of unemployment; requiring a report; directing use of certain appropriations Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 45-18 14 - - S.F. No. 1623: (SENATE AUTHORS: DILLE, Kubly, Robling, Frederickson and Murphy; Companion to H.F. No. 1825) A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to repeal the federal legislation of 1863 ordering the removal of Dakota people from Minnesota. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 65-0 15 - - H.F. No. 211: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Swails, Simon, Gardner, Scalze and Liebling; SENATE AUTHORS: SALTZMAN, Latz and Rummel; Companion to S.F. No. 170) A bill for an act relating to civil actions; statutory housing warranties; regulating recovery for breaches Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call- 40-25 Conference Committee Reports: SF708 (Fobbe) Mortgage foreclosure consultants provisions modifications -Motion to adopt conference committee report -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call – 61-1 -Pursuant to rule 26 Special Order 63 - - H.F. No. 1880: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Severson, Newton, Reinert and Dettmer; SENATE AUTHORS: GERLACH, Vickerman, Skogen, Gimse and Erickson Ropes; Companion to S.F. No. 1982) A bill for an act relating to veterans; requiring an interview for veterans listed as meeting minimum qualifications and claiming veterans preference for positions of state government employment; applying to state civil service certain removal provisions in current local government law A3 amendment (Gerlach) Hastings Veterans home -adopted Third Reading Final Passage as amended Roll Call – 64-0 Recess (brief) Senator Skogan having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider the motion to not concur with the house amendment and ask for a Conference Committee of 3 on SF492 -adopted SF492 Operation of Mini trucks Senator Skogen moved to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed -adopted Recess (brief) Conference Committee appointed SF915 Public employees insurance program school districts employee Senate Conferees: Dibble, Olson, M, Rosen, Lourey, Kubly SF492 Operation of Mini trucks Senate Conferees: Skokgen, Clark, Ingebrigsten, Moua, Foley Senator Pogemiller moves that the Senate do resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of taking up the General Orders calendar General Orders 64 - - H.F. No. 705: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Loeffler, Huntley, Thissen, Atkins and Norton; SENATE AUTHORS: OLSON, M., Scheid, Berglin, Marty and Sheran; Companion to S.F. No. 1599) A bill for an act relating to health; promoting preventive health care by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law Lynch having voted on the prevailing side moves to reconsider the A2 Prettner Solon amendment from May 15, 2009. Roll Call- 30-34- did not prevail -Recommended to pass as amended 67 - - H.F. No. 1276: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Norton and Haws; SENATE AUTHORS: LYNCH, Sheran, Lourey and Rosen; Companion to S.F. No. 986) A bill for an act relating to health and human services; relieving counties of certain mandates; making changes to residential treatment facilities; county payment of cremation, burial, and funeral expenses; child welfare provisions -Recommended to pass Senator Betzold moved that the Committee do now arise and report -adopted Senator Betzold moved the adoption of the report from the Committee of the Whole -adopted Recess 4:36 pm to 8:38 pm The Senate adjourned at approximately 8:40 pm The Senate will reconvene on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm. Produced and distributed by the Senate Information Office Room 231 State Capitol 4 N/A
Sun May 17, 2009In Part 2, the Senate acts on HF 354, requiring mortgage forelcosure mediation prior to forclosure; and HF 1237, the omnibus game and fish bill. In Part 1, The Senate convenes and takes up Messages from the House and Calendar bills. More...N/A
Mon May 18, 2009Part 5 - Before the Senate: conference committee reports on HF 1231, providing funding from the constitutional Legacy Amendment for the culture and outdoor resources; HF 1231, the game and fish bill; and HF 2323, the omnibus tax bill. Part 4 - Two high-profile bills await Senate action: HF 108, making it a primary offense for failure to wear a seat belt; and SF 97, allowing terminally-ill patients to use medical marijuana. Part 3 - Senators take up more Conference Committee Reports in an early evening session. PART 2 - Senators return to take up more Conference Committee Reports. PART 1 - Conference Committee Reports and Calendar bills highlight the morning floor session in the Senate. More...N/A