State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 6, 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 Sparks, Vandeveer, Metzen, Tomassoni and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3495: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating life settlements; providing enforcement; prescribing criminal penalties and civil remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 60A.961; 60A.962; 60A.963; 60A.964; 60A.965; 60A.966; 60A.967; 60A.968; 60A.969; 60A.970; 60A.971; 60A.972; 60A.973; 60A.974.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3496: A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; amending requirements for household goods motor carriers, including changes from system of permits to registration; removing language governing obsolete permits; making conforming and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.013, subdivision 1e; 174.64, subdivisions 2, 4; 174.66; 221.011, subdivisions 8, 23, by adding a subdivision; 221.025; 221.026; 221.031, subdivision 1; 221.036, subdivisions 1, 3; 221.131; 221.132; 221.141, subdivision 4; 221.185; 221.221, subdivision 3; 221.291, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 221; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 174.65; 221.011, subdivisions 24, 25, 28, 29, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45; 221.0252, subdivision 7; 221.072; 221.111; 221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.131, subdivisions 2a, 3; 221.141, subdivision 6; 221.151; 221.152; 221.153, subdivisions 1, 2; 221.161; 221.171; 221.172, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 221.296, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3497: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing nursing facility payment rates to offset property tax payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3498: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Morrison County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3499: A bill for an act relating to human services; studying insurance coverage for long-term care workers; requiring a mandated report; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 3500: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.13, subdivisions 23, 33.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Skoe and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 3501: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing additional county program aid to meet the cost of out-of-home placement programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 477A.0124, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3502: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions regulating farm vehicles on highways; providing for size, weight, and load restrictions on highways; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.01, subdivision 55; 169.18, subdivision 5; 169.67, subdivision 3; 169.801; 169.82, subdivision 3; 169.826, subdivision 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.145.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Clark, Robling, Pappas, Wiger and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 3503: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an advisory task force on improving teacher quality and identifying institutional structures and strategies for effectively integrating secondary and postsecondary academic and career education.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3504: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; prohibiting an increase in taxable market value for homesteads owned by certain persons age 65 years or older; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 273.11, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 273.121; 276.04, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Prettner Solon, Torres Ray and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 3505: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring child care facilities to provide influenza information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.15, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3506: A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying the investment-related postretirement adjustment of the Minneapolis firefighters relief association by correcting; providing an additional cost-of-living unit to members of the Minneapolis firefighters relief association upon achieving 110 percent funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 423C.05, by adding subdivisions; 423C.06, subdivision 2; repealing Laws 2007, chapter 134, article 9, section 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Marty, Berglin and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 3507: A bill for an act relating to human services; directing the commissioner of human services to expand clinical pain and palliative care services for pediatric patients receiving medical assistance; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olson, M.; Sparks; Metzen and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3508: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating motor vehicle insurance adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 72B.092, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Sparks; Murphy; Metzen; Olson, M. and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3509: A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting automobile insurers from owning repair facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 72A.20, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Murphy, Scheid, Metzen and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 3510: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing licensing standards for collision repair shops; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 72B.092, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Marty, Berglin and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 3511: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; modifying provisions for licensed professional clinical counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 245.462, subdivision 18; 245.470, subdivision 1; 245.4871, subdivision 27; 245.488, subdivision 1; 256B.0624, subdivisions 5, 8; 256B.0943, subdivision 1; 256J.08, subdivision 73a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.0623, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 3512: A bill for an act relating to the city of New Brighton; authorizing tax increment financing.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Olson, M.; Dibble; Limmer; Scheid and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 3513: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating use of credit scoring in cases of death of a spouse or divorce; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 72A.20, subdivision 36.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Sheran and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 3514: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing equal access to instructional materials for blind students; providing civil remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 3515: A bill for an act relating to state government; repealing duties relating to the economic status of women; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.303, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 3516: A bill for an act relating to local government; prohibiting unfunded mandates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olseen, Prettner Solon, Anderson, Frederickson and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 3517: A bill for an act relating to solid waste; amending the definition of mixed municipal solid waste; defining reuse; establishing principles of product stewardship; requiring recycling of construction and demolition waste in state buildings; requiring a study; requiring a resource recovery facility to recover and recycle metals; setting recycling goals for certain construction and demolition projects; regulating waste management charges; setting standards for compost containers; establishing eligibility of waste management activities as greenhouse gas offset projects; exempting certain equipment from the state sales tax; regulating charges for nonmixed municipal solid waste; allowing residents to decline to receive local telephone directories; requiring a model ordinance; establishing a task force; providing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115A.03, subdivisions 21, 32a, by adding a subdivision; 115A.93, subdivisions 3, 3a; 115A.9301; 297A.68, subdivision 24; 297H.02, subdivision 2; 297H.04; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.241, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16B; 115A; 325E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115A.175; 115A.18; 115A.19; 115A.191; 115A.192; 115A.194; 115A.195; 115A.20; 115A.24; 115A.28, subdivision 3; 115A.30; 115A.301; 115A.31; 115A.55, subdivision 4; 115A.5501, subdivision 1; 115A.551, subdivision 7; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 115A.193; 115A.28, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni, Metzen, Saxhaug and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 3518: A bill for an act relating to state employees; modifying the vacation donation program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.1815.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Chaudhary, Saxhaug and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 3519: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for outdoor education as an elective standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.022, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 3520: A bill for an act relating to energy; regulating certain property rights related to wind energy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 500.30, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 3521: A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring defendant waiver of jury trial to be consented by the prosecutor; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 631.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3522: A bill for an act relating to elections; allowing a primary election for presidential candidates as determined by each major political party; permitting each party to determine the date of its precinct caucuses in nonpresidential election years; requiring precinct caucuses to be held on the first date another state in the region conducts a caucus or primary in a presidential election year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 202A.14, subdivision 1; 202A.15, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 207A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Saltzman, Stumpf and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 3523: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying a student policy on cooperating and providing educators with information about school matters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.55.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 3524: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing certain home modifications to be allowed expenses for the home and community-based waiver programs.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olson, M.; Torres Ray and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 3525: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a task force for language immersion programs for Dakota and Ojibwe language preservation.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Torres Ray and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 3526: A bill for an act relating to public health; modifying academic standards to include nutrition; creating an advisory council on health, nutrition, and physical education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 3527: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing two state education agencies to share educational data in order to improve school instruction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.32, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Rummel, Doll and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 3528: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring certain amount of solar-produced energy under renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3529: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income taxes; providing a credit for contributions to the State Capitol restoration; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3530: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing individual and corporate income tax checkoffs to fund the State Capitol restoration; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 3531: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association and first class city teacher plans; providing for phased retirement from teaching; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 354.05, subdivision 37; 354.44, subdivision 5; 354A.31, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Larson, Prettner Solon and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 3532: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending local police and firefighters relief association amortization provisions; allocating state aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 423A.02, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 3533: A bill for an act relating to subordinate service districts; authorizing towns to refund surplus revenues upon the removal of a district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 365A.095.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3534: A bill for an act relating to the city of Minneapolis; modifying the city’s housing replacement district law; amending Laws 1995, chapter 264, article 5, sections 44, subdivision 4, as amended; 45, subdivision 1, as amended; 46, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Olseen, Wiger, Dibble and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 3535: A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; creating an Office of Pupil Transportation Safety; prescribing staffing and duties; requiring report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.435.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 3536: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring direct access to highway 371 for certain parcels of land.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3537: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for the development and regulation of an industrial hemp industry; authorizing rulemaking; providing a defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp; modifying the definition of marijuana; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 18J.01; 18J.02; 18J.03; 18J.04, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 18J.05, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; 18J.06; 18J.07, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 18J.09; 18J.11, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 152.01, subdivision 9; 375.30, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18K.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Dibble and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 3538: A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring Pollution Control Agency notification of certain people on the status of underground tanks; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Anderson, Doll, Prettner Solon and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3539: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing direction to conform the state’s economic development policies with the state’s environmental policy; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.431, by adding a subdivision; 116J.8731, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 116J.575, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Anderson, Rest and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 3540: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a task force to analyze and plan for an economy that advances the environmental and energy policies of the state; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3541: A bill for an act relating to occupations; creating the Board of Thermal System Insulation; licensing contractors; requiring rules; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326C.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3542: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for trailer brakes; imposing penalties for forging or possessing false commercial motor vehicle inspection decal; providing that officer may require weighing and inspection of truck weighing more than 10,000 pounds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.67, subdivision 3; 169.781, subdivision 5; 169.85, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3543: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for civil penalty for violation of truck weight limits by motor carriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.871, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3544: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a cost-savings initiative suggestion program for state employees; using the cost savings to fund road improvements; creating a transportation endowment fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 43A; 160.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3545: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to consider insurance standards in road construction; reclassifying certain trucks and vans for vehicle registration purposes; prescribing method of registration of spotter trucks; modifying provisions relating to registration of special mobile equipment; requiring study of complete streets policy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 162.02, by adding a subdivision; 168.011, subdivisions 7, 22, by adding a subdivision; 168.013, subdivision 1e; 168.28; 168A.01, subdivision 21; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3546: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a property tax exemption for personal property at a certain electric generation facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Koch, Fischbach, Gimse and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 3547: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; modifying definition of "family or household member" for purposes of DWI vehicle forfeiture; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169A.63, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 3548: A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing certain governmental employers to offer alternative deferred compensation plans and to increase contributions to those plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 356.24, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 3549: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing operation of certain combinations with gross vehicle weight up to 105,000 pounds on certain highways with permit; prescribing allocation of permit fee; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3550: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying wild rice provisions; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 1.148; 30.49, subdivisions 1, 2; 84.027, subdivision 13; 84.028, subdivision 1; 84.0894; 84.091; 84.0911; 84.105; 84.15, subdivision 1; 84.152.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 3551: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; providing a sales tax exemption of materials, supplies, and equipment used in constructing wastewater treatment facility in the city of Fountain; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Senjem and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 3552: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain mortgages from mortgage registry tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 287.04.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 3553: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle service contracts; regulating contracts and coverages; defining a term; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 59B.01; 59B.02, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision; 59B.05, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 65B.29.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 3554: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending limitations on supplemental retirement plans; providing an additional exception to the restriction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 356.24, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 3555: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing procedures for filling the Watonwan County Soil and Water Conservation District Board supervisor vacant positions.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rosen, Saltzman and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 3556: A bill for an act relating to education finance; making all school districts eligible for the alternative facilities bonding and levy program; making all school districts eligible for the deferred maintenance revenue program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.59, subdivision 1; 123B.591, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3557: A bill for an act relating to state government; designating English as the official language; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Pappas and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 3558: A bill for an act relating to alcohol; allowing persons ages 18 to 20 to drink alcohol in bars; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.