State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 21, 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 Sheran, Murphy, Dibble and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 2925: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions relating to certain positions in Department of Transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.02, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Scheid, Metzen, Rosen, Clark and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2926: A bill for an act relating to construction professions; modifying provisions relating to the electrical, plumbing, water conditioning, boiler, and high-pressure piping professions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 299F.011, subdivision 3; 326.244, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 16B.64, subdivision 8; 183.60, subdivision 2; 326.01, subdivisions 4b, 5; 326.2415, subdivisions 2, 6; 326.242, subdivisions 2, 3d, 5, 12, by adding subdivisions; 326.244, subdivision 5; 326.37, subdivision 1a; 326.3705, subdivision 1; 326.40, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 326.47, subdivision 2; 326.48, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 5; 326.50; 326.505, subdivisions 1, 2, 8; 326.62; 326.84, subdivision 1; 326.93, subdivision 4; 326.94, subdivision 2; 326B.082, subdivisions 8, 10, 11, 12, 13; 326B.083, subdivision 3; 326B.89, subdivisions 5, 6, 12, 14; 327B.04, subdivision 4; Laws 2007, chapter 140, article 4, section 12; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.69; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 326.2411; 326.372; 326.471; Laws 2007, chapter 9, section 1; Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 4, sections 2; 8; article 6, section 3; Laws 2007, chapter 140, article 12, section 9; Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3510.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 2927: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to design and construct the Cambridge-Isanti Trail in Isanti County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Foley and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2928: A bill for an act relating to courts; eliminating the prerequisite of pretrial filing of a transcript for admission into evidence of law enforcement vehicle recordings; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 634.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Vickerman, Lourey and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 2929: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing political subdivisions to make grants to nonprofit organizations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 2930: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating debt management services; repealing an obsolete criminal provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 332A.02, subdivision 2; 332A.04, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 332A.06; 332A.12, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609B.163.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Foley, Vickerman, Rosen and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 2931: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding identity theft crime to include using another’s identity to obtain employment; providing a criminal penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.527, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Prettner Solon, Marty and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 2932: A bill for an act relating to public health; enacting the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Foley and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2933: A bill for an act relating to state parks; providing for reduced fees and issuance of special state park permits to certain disabled persons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 85.052, subdivision 3; 85.053, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Doll, Koering, Marty, Higgins and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2934: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provider cost of living adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.5012, subdivision 7; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 7, section 71.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2935: A bill for an act relating to taxation; making policy, technical, administrative, payment, enforcement, collection, refund, and other changes to income, franchise, property, sales and use, motor vehicle sales, estate, cigarette and tobacco products, gasoline, liquor, insurance premiums, mortgage and deed, healthcare gross revenues, and other taxes and tax-related provisions; conforming to certain changes in the Internal Revenue Code; providing accelerated sales tax payments; providing for licensure of assessors; changing provisions relating to the sustainable forest resource management incentive program; providing for aids to local governments; providing for state debt collection; changing border city allocation, tax increment financing, and economic development powers and incentives; authorizing and providing terms and conditions related to the issuance of obligations and the financing of public improvements and services; extending the time for certain publications of notices; requiring notices and publication of information; authorizing and validating trusts to pay certain public postemployment benefits; changing revenue recapture, local impact notes, data practices, and securities filing fees; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.987, subdivision 1; 3.988, subdivision 3; 3.989, subdivisions 2, 3; 16A.103, subdivision 2; 16D.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 16D.11, subdivisions 2, 7; 62I.06, subdivision 6; 71A.04, subdivision 1; 97A.061, subdivision 2; 118A.03, subdivision 3; 123B.61; 127A.48, subdivision 2; 216B.1646; 270.071, subdivision 7; 270.072, subdivisions 2, 3, 6; 270.074, subdivision 3; 270.076, subdivision 1; 270.41, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; 270.44; 270.45; 270.46; 270.47; 270.48; 270.50; 270A.03, subdivision 2; 270A.10; 270C.306; 270C.34, subdivision 1; 270C.446, subdivision 2; 270C.56, subdivision 1; 270C.63, subdivision 9; 272.02, by adding subdivisions; 272.115, subdivision 1; 273.05, by adding a subdivision; 273.111, subdivision 3; 273.117; 273.121; 273.124, subdivision 13, by adding a subdivision; 273.125, subdivision 8; 273.128, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 24, 25, by adding a subdivision; 273.1315; 273.1398, subdivision 4; 273.33, subdivision 2; 273.37, subdivision 2; 273.371, subdivision 1; 274.01, subdivision 1; 274.13, subdivision 1; 275.025, subdivision 3; 275.065, subdivision 5a, by adding a subdivision; 275.066; 275.067; 275.61, subdivision 1; 276.04, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 277.01, subdivision 2; 278.05, subdivision 6; 279.01, subdivision 1; 279.37, subdivision 1a; 280.39; 287.22; 287.2205; 289A.02, subdivision 7; 289A.08, subdivision 11; 289A.09, subdivision 2; 289A.12, subdivisions 4, 14; 289A.18, subdivision 1; 289A.20, subdivision 4; 289A.38, subdivision 7; 289A.40, subdivision 2; 289A.56, by adding a subdivision; 289A.60, subdivisions 8, 12, 15, 25, 27, by adding subdivisions; 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19c, 19d; 290.06, subdivisions 2c, 33; 290.067, subdivision 2b; 290.0671, subdivision 7; 290.0677, subdivision 1; 290.091, subdivision 3; 290.0921, subdivision 3; 290.10; 290.17, subdivision 2; 290.191, subdivision 8; 290.92, by adding a subdivision; 290A.03, subdivision 7; 290B.03, subdivision 2; 290C.02, subdivision 3; 290C.04; 290C.05; 290C.07; 290C.11; 291.005, subdivision 1; 291.215, subdivision 1; 295.52, subdivisions 4, 4a; 295.54, subdivision 2; 296A.18, subdivision 4; 297A.61, subdivisions 3, 4, 7, 10, 24, by adding subdivisions; 297A.63, subdivision 1; 297A.665; 297A.668, by adding a subdivision; 297A.669, subdivisions 3, 13, 14, by adding subdivisions; 297A.67, subdivisions 7, 8, 9; 297A.68, subdivisions 11, 16, 35; 297A.69, subdivision 2; 297A.70, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 297A.72; 297A.90, subdivision 2; 297A.99, subdivision 1; 297B.035, subdivision 1; 297F.06, subdivision 4; 297F.09, subdivision 10; 297F.21, subdivision 3; 297F.25, by adding a subdivision; 297G.09, subdivision 9; 297I.06, subdivisions 1, 2; 297I.15, by adding a subdivision; 297I.20, subdivision 2; 297I.40, subdivision 5; 331A.05, subdivision 2; 360.031; 365A.02; 365A.04; 365A.08; 365A.095; 373.01, subdivision 3; 373.40, subdivision 4; 375B.09; 383A.80, subdivision 4; 383A.81, subdivisions 1, 2; 383B.117, subdivision 2; 383B.77, subdivisions 1, 2; 383B.80, subdivision 4; 410.32; 412.301; 435.193; 453A.02, subdivision 3; 469.169, by adding a subdivision; 469.1734, subdivision 6; 469.174, subdivisions 10, 10a; 469.175, subdivisions 1, 3; 469.176, subdivisions 1, 2, 4l, 7; 469.1761, subdivision 1; 469.1763, subdivision 2; 469.177, subdivision 1; 469.178, subdivision 7; 469.1791, subdivision 3; 473.39, by adding subdivisions; 475.51, subdivision 4; 475.52, subdivision 6; 475.53, subdivision 1; 475.58, subdivisions 1, 3b; 477A.011, subdivision 36; 477A.013, subdivisions 8, 9; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 270A.03, subdivision 5; 272.02, subdivision 64; 273.124, subdivision 14; 275.065, subdivision 3; 290.01, subdivisions 19, 19b, 31; 290A.03, subdivision 15; 424A.10, subdivision 3; Laws 1973, chapter 393, section 1, as amended; Laws 1980, chapter 511, section 1, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 1988, chapter 645, section 3, as amended; Laws 1989, chapter 211, section 8, subdivision 4, as amended; Laws 1993, chapter 375, article 9, section 45, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended; Laws 1994, chapter 587, article 9, section 14, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; Laws 1995, chapter 264, article 5, sections 44, subdivision 4, as amended; 45, subdivision 1, as amended; Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 4, section 18, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 172, as amended; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 39; article 10, section 23, as amended; Laws 2006, chapter 259, article 11, section 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 270; 270C; 273; 274; 290C; 297A; 360; 383C; 383D; 383E; 471; 475; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.1522; 270.073; 270.41, subdivision 4; 270.43; 270.51; 270.52; 270.53; 295.60; 297A.61, subdivision 20; 297A.668, subdivision 6; 297A.67, subdivision 22; 469.174, subdivision 29; Laws 1973, chapter 393, section 2; Laws 1994, chapter 587, article 9, section 8, subdivision 1, as amended; Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 11, section 18.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 2936: A bill for an act relating to real property; modifying certain plat requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 505.20; 508.47, subdivision 4; 508A.47, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 505.01, subdivision 3; 505.021, subdivisions 8, 10.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Olseen, Carlson, Dibble, Jungbauer and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 2937: A bill for an act relating to municipalities; authorizing municipalities to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within districts; requiring adoption of street improvement plan; authorizing collection of fees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 435.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Doll, Carlson and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 2938: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting two-wheel, motorized vehicles from wheelage tax levied by metropolitan counties; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 163.051, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Doll, Prettner Solon, Sparks and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 2939: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying provisions relating to alternative regulation plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 237.766, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Carlson, Wiger, Rummel and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2940: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying, amending, and repealing certain education provisions; analyzing state and district reporting systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 205A.03, subdivision 1; 205A.06, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 123B.143, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120A.40.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Marty and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 2941: A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for prescribing legend drugs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 151.37, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2942: A bill for an act relating to higher education; removing a surplus appropriation sunset provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 136A.121, subdivision 7a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Anderson; Rummel; Sheran and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2943: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing a process for designating star lakes or rivers; creating a Star Lake Board as a nonprofit corporation; allowing for the placement of star lake or river signs on highways; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103B; 173.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rummel, Prettner Solon, Torres Ray, Scheid and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 2944: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a standard of protection for the risk of cancer and requiring modification of rules; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Koering, Erickson Ropes and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2945: A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating July 27 as Korean War Veterans Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Skogen and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2946: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in Fergus Falls and Luverne to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2947: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Otter Tail County to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2948: A bill for an act relating to public employment; repealing final offer total package arbitration procedures for professional firefighters; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 179A.16, subdivision 7a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Rosen, Prettner Solon, Senjem, Anderson and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2949: A bill for an act relating to energy; enacting local renewable energy initiative to finance small-scale renewable energy projects; authorizing sale and issuance of revenue bonds; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Tomassoni, Sparks and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 2950: A bill for an act relating to State Lottery; authorizing the director of the State Lottery to establish video lottery terminals; providing duties and powers to the director of the State Lottery; providing for the use of video lottery revenues; modifying certain lawful gambling taxes; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297A.94; 297E.02, subdivision 1; 299L.02, subdivision 1; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 340A.410, subdivision 5; 349.15, subdivision 1, as amended; 349A.01, subdivisions 10, 11, 12, by adding subdivisions; 349A.04; 349A.06, subdivisions 1, 5, 8, 10, by adding subdivisions; 349A.08, subdivisions 1, 5, 8; 349A.09, subdivision 1; 349A.10, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; 349A.11, subdivision 1; 349A.12, subdivisions 1, 2; 349A.13; 541.20; 541.21; 609.651, subdivision 1; 609.75, subdivisions 3, 4; 609.761, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 297A; 349A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297E.01, subdivision 7; 297E.02, subdivisions 4, 6, 7.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Larson, Michel, Bakk, Saxhaug and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 2951: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an equity and opportunity in education tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2952: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for grants to political subdivisions for capital projects for the beneficial use of wastewater; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Dibble, Prettner Solon and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 2953: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; limiting customer liability for the unauthorized use of lost or stolen cellular phones; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Ingebrigtsen and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 2954: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; authorizing an earlier open season in certain areas for spearing fish; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.371, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2955: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a nursing facility in Minneapolis; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Erickson Ropes; Carlson; Torres Ray and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2956: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a voluntary statewide pool to provide health benefits to eligible members; providing for the administration and oversight of the pool; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62U.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Bakk, Tomassoni, Langseth and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2957: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for civil engineering addition at the University of Minnesota Duluth; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Prettner Solon; Olson, M.; Fischbach; Sheran and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 2958: A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding rural hospital payment adjustment to include all diagnosis-related groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256.969, subdivision 26; 256B.195, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Koering, Lourey, Clark and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 2959: A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the rural hospital payment adjustment to include additional diagnosis-related groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256.969, subdivision 26; 256B.195, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Higgins, Koering and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2960: A bill for an act relating to human services; prohibiting certain detainees from receiving MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256L.04, subdivision 12.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 2961: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing sale of state transportation bonds; appropriating money for completion of the Ring Road project in the city of Eagan.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Moua, Lourey, Doll, Lynch and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2962: A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying senior nutrition appropriations; amending Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 19, section 3, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kubly, Sheran and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2963: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for dairy facilities at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Station.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Anderson, Frederickson, Scheid and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 2964: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; modifying adult basic education aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.522; 124D.55; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 124D.531, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Marty, Moua and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2965: A bill for an act relating to children; regulating gestational carrier arrangements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 257.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Rest, Scheid, Higgins, Foley and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 2966: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an alternatives analysis, draft environmental impact study and property acquisition for the Bottineau Transitway Corridor; authorizing the sale and issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2967: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the city of Minneapolis to adopt standards for dedication of land to the public or a payment of a dedication fee on certain new commercial and industrial development; amending Laws 2006, chapter 269, section 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Prettner Solon, Marty, Higgins, Dibble and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2968: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; establishing a regulation system for technicians performing body art procedures and for body art establishments; adopting penalty fees; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 146B.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2969: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending postretirement provisions; providing for the dissolution of the Minnesota postretirement investment fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 11A.18, subdivision 9, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 11A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Skogen, Skoe, Koering and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 2970: A bill for an act relating to public finance; altering the school district referendum market value tax base; modifying the taxation of seasonal recreational property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.01, subdivision 3; 275.025, subdivisions 1, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 275.025, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Sheran and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 2971: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for family substance abuse treatment services.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rummel, Anderson, Carlson and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2972: A bill for an act relating to capital investments; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for grants for the design of renewable energy projects in K-12 public schools.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rummel, Saltzman and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2973: A bill for an act relating to waters; providing for sustainable water use; requiring conservation rate structures; requiring drinking water emergency ordinance; requiring sharing groundwater information; creating Pollution Control Agency ombudsman for groundwater pollution education and assistance; increasing certain fees; requiring conservation pricing for industrial and commercial users; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 103G.101, subdivision 1; 103G.291, by adding a subdivision; 144.3831, subdivision 1; 444.075, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 103G.291, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103G; 103H; 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rummel and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2974: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing an income or franchise tax credit for installation of solar thermal equipment; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2975: A bill for an act relating to taxes; providing a tax credit to employers that employ persons with criminal records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2976: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying requirements for alternative recording for state forest roads; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 89.715.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2977: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for expedited exchanges of public land; modifying wetlands for wildlife acquisition procedure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.145, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2978: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying campfire provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 88.15, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2979: A bill for an act relating to auctioneers; exempting auctioneers from certain requirements applicable to professional fund-raisers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 309.515, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 2980: A bill for an act relating to insurance; homeowners; regulating flood insurance coverage; requiring disclosures of noncoverage; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Sparks, Prettner Solon, Kubly, Senjem and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2981: A bill for an act relating to energy; clarifying definition of eligible energy technologies for purposes of the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Larson, Wergin and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 2982: 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, section 423C.05, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2983: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing certain administrative actions related to pesticide and fertilizer regulation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18D.305, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Ortman and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2984: A bill for an act relating to real property; modifying the right of reinstatement and other provisions relating to mortgage foreclosure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 580.30; 582.27, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 582.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2985: A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying Minnesota critical habitat private sector matching account; modifying outdoor recreation system; adding to and deleting from state parks, recreation areas, and forests; providing for public and private sales, conveyances, and exchanges of certain state land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.943, subdivision 5; 86A.04; 86A.08, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2986: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2987: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring transportation contracts to specify use of approved products and materials; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Olseen, Murphy, Saltzman, Wiger and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2988: A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; establishing qualifications for type III school bus drivers; providing criminal penalties; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.454, subdivision 13; 169A.31; 171.02, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Prettner Solon, Anderson and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2989: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying provisions related to the transfer of pistols or semiautomatic military-style assault weapons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 624.7131, subdivisions 1, 4, 7; 624.7132, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 624.7131, subdivision 10; 624.7132, subdivisions 8, 10, 14.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 2990: A bill for an act relating to transit; removing restrictions on Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development; repealing Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 85.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Murphy and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 2991: A bill for an act relating to transportation; changing provisions relating to disclosure of construction project cost estimates and proposal scoring; amending design-build transportation project provisions; requiring compensation for certain Technical Review Committee members; modifying provisions relating to design-build requests for proposals, scoring, project awards, and protests; requiring disclosure of reasons for change in stipulated fee; requiring rejection of nonresponsive proposals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.72, subdivisions 1, 11; 161.3420, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 161.3422; 161.3426, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.3426, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Stumpf, Torres Ray, Wiger and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 2992: A bill for an act relating to education funding; increasing reimbursement to schools for the school milk program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.118, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2993: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature; appropriating money for the Chatfield Brass Band Library.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Moua and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2994: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; expanding access to pesticides application information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.6435, subdivision 3; 18B.37, subdivisions 2, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Bonoff, Hann, Latz, Michel and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2995: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for U.S. Highway 169 and Bren Road/Londonderry Road interchange design; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 2996: A bill for an act relating to energy and the environment; extending the definition of biomass with respect to renewable energy objectives, distributed energy resources, and renewable energy resource planning; extending the expiration date for the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.2411, subdivision 2; 216B.2422, subdivision 1; 473.1565, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2997: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; extending the "Rule of 90" benefit tier to post-1989 hires; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 354.05, subdivision 38; 354.42, subdivisions 2, 3; 354.44, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 354.44, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2998: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing certain voluntary deductions from persons entitled to receive an annuity from certain public pension funds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Anderson; Olson, M.; Marty and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 2999: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the "Safe Cosmetics Act"; requiring manufacturers of cosmetics to disclose cancer causing ingredients; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Latz and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 3000: A bill for an act relating to health professions; modifying complementary and alternative health care practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 146A.08, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 3001: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.32, by adding a subdivision; 120A.05, subdivision 10a; 120B.02; 120B.023, subdivision 2; 120B.131, subdivision 2; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 122A.07, subdivisions 2, 3; 122A.60; 122A.61, subdivision 1; 123B.14, subdivision 7; 123B.36, subdivision 1; 123B.37, subdivision 1; 123B.77, subdivision 3; 123B.81, subdivisions 3, 5; 123B.83, subdivision 3; 124D.10, subdivisions 2a, 4a, 6a, 7, 8, 23; 124D.522; 124D.55; 124D.60, subdivision 1; 125A.744, subdivision 3; 125B.07, by adding a subdivision; 126C.40, subdivision 6; 134.31, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.15; 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 1a; 123B.81, subdivision 4; 124D.095, subdivision 4; 124D.10, subdivisions 4, 23a; 125A.56; 126C.10, subdivision 34; 127A.49, subdivisions 2, 3; 134.31, subdivision 4a.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Scheid, Betzold, Moua, Ortman and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 3002: A bill for an act relating to civil law; extending civil immunity to municipalities that donate public safety equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 466.03, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.