State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, March 17, 2008
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Pariseau and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 3745: A bill for an act relating to state government; making changes to continuing care; agency management; state-operated services; children and family services; health care programs; Department of Health provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.1222, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions; 157.16, as amended; 256.741, subdivisions 2, 2a, 3; 256.969, subdivisions 2b, 20; 256B.0571, subdivisions 8, 9; 256B.0621, subdivisions 2, 6, 10; 256B.0625, subdivisions 3c, 13e; 256B.0924, subdivisions 4, 6; 256B.19, subdivision 1d; 256B.431, subdivision 23; 256B.434, by adding a subdivision; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivisions 5a, 6; 256D.44, subdivisions 2, 5; 256L.12, subdivision 9; 518A.50; 518A.53, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 16A.724, subdivision 2; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256.741, subdivision 1; 256B.0625, subdivision 20; 256B.0631, subdivisions 1, 3; 256B.199; 256J.621; 256L.04, subdivisions 1, 7; 256L.07, subdivision 1; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 20, section 37, as amended; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 2, section 21; article 19, sections 3, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 4, subdivisions 2, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 246B; 256B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62J.58; 256.741, subdivision 15; 256B.441, subdivision 25; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 256.962, subdivision 5; 256.969, subdivision 27; 256B.057, subdivision 2c; 256B.441, subdivisions 1, 14a, 30, 31, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58; 256L.07, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3746: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; directing the Metropolitan Airports Commission to enforce certain covenants.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 3747: A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing school boards to form business entity solely for wind energy project; providing exemption from production tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.02, subdivision 21; 272.029, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 3748: A bill for an act relating to local government aids; changing the definition of small city for aid purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 477A.011, subdivision 34; 477A.013, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 3749: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring the commissioner of revenue to test and certify all software preparation services that participate in electronic filing; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 270C.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3750: A bill for an act relating to public employment; changing the definition of a confidential employee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 179A.03, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3751: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing standards for prevention of water contamination by nonferrous metallic mineral mining operations; specifying financial assurance instruments required of nonferrous metallic mineral mining owners; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 3752: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying Internet access equity aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125B.26, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3753: A bill for an act relating to mental health; creating a mental health fatality review team; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Koch, Murphy and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 3754: A bill for an act relating to the military; prohibiting discrimination in employment against the immediate family member of any service member; permitting civil actions; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.34.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 3755: A bill for an act relating to the military; repealing authorization for the state Persian Gulf War ribbon; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.17.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Koch, Rosen, Sparks, Murphy and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 3756: A bill for an act relating to the military; changing eligibility for brevet promotion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.20.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Moua and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3757: A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a gross misdemeanor for assaulting a utility employee or contractor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.2231, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Doll, Dibble, Koch, Carlson and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 3758: A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying provisions relating to power transmission lines, renewable energy obligations, and related activities and costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.16, subdivision 7b; 216B.1645, subdivisions 1, 2; 216B.2425, subdivisions 2, 3; 216B.243, subdivision 8; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.1645, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Hann, Sheran and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 3759: A bill for an act relating to veterans; increasing the per semester and annual grant amount for veterans receiving Minnesota GI Bill educational assistance for higher education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 197.791, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 3760: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a petty misdemeanor offense of damaging property with graffiti and addressing how liability may be established; requiring local approval; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 617.90, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 3761: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the prescription electronic reporting system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 152.126.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3762: A bill for an act relating to taxation; allowing for payment of property tax refunds to counties when property taxes are delinquent; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.10.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 3763: A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying implementation of superintendent’s report on anticipated expenditures and passage rates; making technical adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 123B.143, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Doll, Metzen, Skoe and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 3764: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income taxes; increasing the long-term care insurance credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.0672, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Gerlach, Koch, Gimse, Hann and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 3765: A bill for an act relating to the military; changing certain election provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 203B.17; 203B.21, subdivisions 1, 2; 203B.22; 203B.24, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 3766: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of extended time revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.05, subdivision 8; 126C.10, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 3767: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a health coverage subsidy program for eligible small employers and employees and dependents; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62U.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 3768: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the legislators’ forum.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 3769: A bill for an act relating to accountants; reducing hours required for continuing education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 326A.02, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 3770: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying safe schools levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.44.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Hann, Ortman, Gerlach and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 3771: A bill for an act relating to health; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section, providing for freedom of choice in health care.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Torres Ray, Marty and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 3772: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for demonstration grants to prevent sexual violence.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Moua, Anderson, Cohen and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 3773: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of St. Paul to extend the duration of a tax increment financing district in the city; providing that the district is exempt from certain requirements.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bakk, Johnson and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 3774: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating franchise agreements between outdoor sport equipment dealers, manufacturers, and distributors; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 80G.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Doll and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 3775: A bill for an act relating to solid waste; establishing a pilot program to collect and process used paint.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 3776: A bill for an act relating to Iron Range Resources; defining the Giants Ridge Recreation Area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 298.22, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.