State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, February 18, 2008
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2711: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to design and construct the All Veterans Memorial in the city of Richfield.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2712: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income tax credit for expenditures for certain historic structure rehabilitation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2713: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property within the city of Fergus Falls; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Moua, Pappas and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2714: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for acquisition and renovation of a building for St. Paul Youth Services; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2715: A bill for an act relating to retirement; actuarial and financial reporting, sunsetting statutory salary increase and payroll increase actuarial assumptions; modifying postretirement interest rate assumption for the Minnesota post retirement investment fund; permitting annual financial reports to be made available to plan members rather than provided to them; reducing specificity of annual financial reports; eliminating transitional portions of actuarial value of assets definition; modifying the select and ultimate salary increase actuarial assumptions for various retirement plans; changing procedure for setting salary increase and payroll increase actuarial assumptions after July 1, 2010; resetting amortization target dates for various retirement plans; requiring an alternative amortization contribution calculation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 11A.18, subdivision 9; 356.20, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a; 356.215, subdivisions 1, 2, 8, 11, 18; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 356.96, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olson, M. and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2716: A bill for an act relating to town cemeteries; specifying uses of certain cemetery funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 365.29; 365.30; 365.31; 365.33, subdivision 4; 365.35; 365.36, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Olson, M.; Prettner Solon and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2717: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting purchases of propane-fueled vehicles by schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 297A.70, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Pappas, Marty, Langseth, Wiger and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 2718: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; modifying the distribution of sale proceeds when state bond financed property is sold; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 16A.695, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M. and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2719: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to renovate the Deer River Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2720: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending the correctional state employees retirement plan; adding two employment positions to retirement plan coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 352.91, subdivision 3d.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2721: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying angling license fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.475, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2722: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota River Regional Park in Ortonville; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2723: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for aquatic habitat acquisition; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2724: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; modifying definition of biodiesel; increasing minimum biodiesel content; creating tiered biodiesel content goal; establishing B20 panel with authority to increase minimum content; requiring a proposal; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 239.77, as amended; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 296A.01, subdivision 8a.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2725: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for veterans homes; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz, Higgins and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 2726: A bill for an act relating to the interpretation of statutes; providing that certain private actions are in the public interest and benefit the public; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 645.17.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Olseen, Higgins, Foley, Betzold and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2727: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing disbursement of minimum fines for controlled substance offenses to juvenile substance abuse court programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.101, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2728: 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 a grant to the city of Nicolville.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2729: 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 a grant to Lansing Township.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2730: 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 a grant to Lansing Township.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2731: 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 a grant to the city of Racine.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2732: 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 a grant to the city of Austin.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2733: A bill for an act relating to state lands; limiting acquisition of state-owned land; requiring payment of real estate taxes on purchased state land; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Higgins, Foley, Sheran, Koering and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 2734: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; allowing persons facing civil commitment as sexually dangerous persons or sexual psychopathic personalities to choose to be confined in correctional facilities while the petition is being adjudicated; addressing the cost of care for persons facing civil commitment; addressing access to certain data by county attorneys on persons facing civil commitment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 246.51, by adding a subdivision; 253B.045, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 253B.185, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2735: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for the relocation of an ICF/MR facility in Cottonwood County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 252.291, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Pappas and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2736: A bill for an act relating to state employees; modifying equitable compensation limits; modifying caps on state commissioner salaries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.855, subdivision 3; 15A.081, subdivisions 7c, 8; 15A.0815; 15A.082, subdivisions 1, 3; 43A.01, subdivision 3; 43A.17, subdivision 9; 119A.03, subdivision 1; 124D.385, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216C.052, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Torres Ray, Marty, Lynch and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2737: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing qualifications for mental health rehabilitation workers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256B.0623, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2738: A bill for an act relating to public employment; establishing financial parameters for public employment contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 179A.01; 179A.03, by adding subdivisions; 179A.07, subdivision 1; 179A.18, subdivision 1; 179A.20, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Foley, Scheid, Chaudhary, Betzold and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 2739: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Anoka-Ramsey Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Foley, Scheid, Chaudhary, Betzold and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 2740: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at Anoka-Ramsey Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marty and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 2741: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying eligibility standards for alternative facilities bonding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.59, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Marty, Anderson, Sheran and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2742: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring hospitals to develop staffing levels for direct care registered nurses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.7067, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Torres Ray, Clark and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2743: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; modifying child care assistance reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 119B.13, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Gimse, Fischbach, Senjem and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 2744: A bill for an act relating to transportation; clarifying that coffee shop qualifies as restaurant in determining eligibility for specific service sign; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 160.292, subdivision 19; 160.295, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Gimse, Ingebrigtsen, Hann, Fischbach and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2745: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a veterans home in Kandiyohi County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Sheran, Cohen, Pogemiller and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2746: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at the University of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold, Dibble, Saxhaug, Koering and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 2747: A bill for an act relating to insurance; creating statewide health insurance pool for school district employees; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.971, subdivision 6; 13.203; 62E.02, subdivision 23; 62E.10, subdivision 1; 62E.11, subdivision 5; 297I.05, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Sparks, Day, Senjem, Vickerman and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2748: A bill for an act relating to education; removing wind energy production tax from county apportionment deduction for school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.21, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kubly, Prettner Solon, Anderson and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2749: A bill for an act relating to energy; creating wind energy conversion system aggregation program; creating an account; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216F.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Kubly, Rummel, Vickerman and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2750: A bill for an act relating to veterans of World War II; requiring commissioner of veterans affairs to distribute commemorative medallions recognizing service in the United States armed forces during World War II; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Sparks and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2751: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax; extending certain agricultural classification to brothers and sisters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.124, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 273.124, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 2752: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; creating limited security interest for cosigner of loan agreement to purchase motor vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, by adding a subdivision; 168A.16.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2753: 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 Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 2754: A bill for an act relating to education; amending school background check requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.03, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Dahle introduced--
S.F. No. 2755: A bill for an act relating to transportation; permitting deputy registrar office to be moved in city of New Prague.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Kubly, Langseth, Skogen and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2756: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing farm use of certain anhydrous ammonia tanks; providing for refilling; authorizing rules to provide safety and environmental safeguards; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Sheran, Saxhaug, Skogen, Kubly and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2757: A bill for an act relating to environment; providing that environmental impact statements for certain expansion of ethanol plants are discretionary; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116D.04, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Higgins, Moua, Berglin, Rosen and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2758: A bill for an act relating to state holidays; making Juneteenth a state holiday; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 645.44, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Betzold and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2759: A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing employers to offer alternative deferred compensation plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 356.24, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 2760: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for a presidential primary; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 207A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Kubly and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2761: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to adhere to statewide snow removal standards on trunk highways; limiting closure of trunk highways; prohibiting use of flashing lights; limiting commissioner’s right to civil damages for rescue; reclassifying crime of passing barricade on closed trunk highway as petty misdemeanor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 160.27, subdivisions 8, 9; 160.2715.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2762: 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 a grant to Quamba.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2763: 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 a grant to Pine City.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2764: 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 a grant to Sandstone.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Scheid, Skogen, Metzen and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 2765: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating auto insurance; regulating certain claims practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 65B.54, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 2766: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing deficiency funding for certain state agencies; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sheran, Rest, Olseen, Marty and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 2767: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; changing certain requirements for local impact notes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.987, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2768: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Crookston to design, construct, furnish, and equip an ice arena complex.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2769: 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 the city of Hallock water tower.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2770: 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 wastewater treatment lagoons for the city of Middle River.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2771: 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 a water treatment facility in the city of Greenbush.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Prettner Solon, Scheid, Jungbauer and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2772: A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing accounts and a transit improvement area program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 2773: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for teacher training in rigorous content; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.18, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 2774: 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 the Minnesota State Academies, Pollard Hall.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Foley, Scheid and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 2775: A bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring notice to water utility when customer’s heat source disconnected; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2776: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at Pine Technical College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Larson, Doll and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 2777: 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 issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for renovation of Bloomington Old Town Hall.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pogemiller, Higgins and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2778: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Father Hennepin Regional Park in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 2779: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 2780: 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 a grant to the city of Cass Lake.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 2781: A bill for an act relating to state government; designating a state poem; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2782: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for historic preservation grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 2783: 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 sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Richmond for extension of sewer service.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 2784: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the MinnesotaCare definition of income for the nonfarm self-employed; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256L.01, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Pariseau, Hann, Ingebrigtsen and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 2785: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; establishing hunters’, anglers’, and trappers’ bill of rights; proposing amendments to the Minnesota Constitution, articles I, XI, and XIII to dedicate a portion of the sales tax on hunting and fishing supplies and equipment to game and fish purposes, protect the right to arms, and the right to wear fur and display game; establishing the heritage enhancement fund and council; establishing the forest legacy account and council; requiring the commissioner of natural resources to ensure hunting and fishing access; establishing a conservation partner grant program; making the trout and salmon stamp optional; creating a fish stocking donation option for fishing license applicants; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for game and fish licenses; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97A.045, by adding a subdivision; 97A.075, by adding a subdivision; 97A.083; 97A.473, subdivision 2; 97A.474, subdivision 2; 97A.475, subdivision 10, by adding a subdivision; 97C.305, subdivision 1; 297A.94; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 97A.473, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 97A; 201; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.305, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Scheid; Olson, M.; Sparks; Murphy and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 2786: A bill for an act relating to occupations; modifying effective dates for restricted plumber licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 326.402, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Anderson, Moua, Langseth and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2787: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the St. Paul Regional Amateur Sports Facility; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe, Stumpf, Kubly, Langseth and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2788: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the construction of flood protection farmstead ring levees in the Red River Valley.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 2789: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for science lab renovation at Century College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Marty, Moua and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2790: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing deferral of judgment for certain drug offenses; repealing the sunset on early release of nonviolent controlled substance offenders; requiring the commissioner of corrections to develop a marketing plan for MINNCOR industries; defining long-term homelessness to include persons released from incarceration for purposes of receiving supportive services; granting the Department of Corrections access to DEED preconfinement data on inmates; providing a tax credit to employers that employ persons with criminal records; requiring the commissioner of corrections to study re-entry facilities and programming; increasing funding for chemical and mental health treatment for inmates and probationers; creating a certificate of rehabilitation; establishing a task force to study and recommend approaches for developing a re-entry court pilot program; establishing a controlled substance law working group; requiring the commissioner of corrections to conduct an internal review of parole and supervised release procedures and sanctions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 152.18, subdivision 1; 241.27, by adding a subdivision; 256K.26, subdivision 3; 290.06, by adding a subdivision; 611A.06, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 268.19, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 364; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.055, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Scheid, Limmer, Foley and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2791: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for asset preservation at North Hennepin Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Gimse, Fischbach and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 2792: A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying that no minimum acreage requirement applies to a school site for Independent School District No. 347, Willmar.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Gimse, Fischbach and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 2793: 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 the St. Martin wastewater system rehabilitation and expansion.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Gimse, Fischbach and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 2794: 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 the New Munich wastewater treatment plant.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2795: A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for conveyance of interests in real property by transfer on death deeds; clarifying acknowledgments made in a representative capacity; clarifying application of certain common law doctrine to registered land; eliminating obsolete language and making other technical and conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 272.12; 287.22; 508.02; 508.48; 508.52; 508.671, subdivision 1; 508A.02, subdivision 1; 508A.48; 508A.52; 524.2-702; 557.02; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 507.24, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 507.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Saxhaug, Stumpf, Wergin and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2796: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying teaching employment for early childhood education programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 124D.13, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 2797: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; providing a grant to the Kensington Area Historical Society for development of a museum and heritage center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 2798: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for capital improvements at the University of Minnesota, Morris; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Foley, Olseen, Murphy and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2799: A bill for an act relating to driving while impaired; increasing the maximum bail for the unconditional release of certain impaired driving defendants who have been taken into custody following arrest; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 629.471, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Anderson, Dibble, Frederickson and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2800: A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for plastic bag recycling; providing civil penalties; authorizing rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2801: A bill for an act relating to education finance; correcting the Plainview-Elgin-Millville community education fund balance adjustment; amending Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 5, section 11, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2802: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the sale of certain tax-forfeited lands bordering public water in Otter Tail County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 2803: A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the purpose of constructing, furnishing, and equipping a 21-bed special care unit and additional clinical space at the state veterans home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Rest, Clark and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 2804: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring schools to use environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products; establishing guidelines and a task force; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2805: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for sewer reconstruction in Midway Township.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2806: A bill for an act relating to economic development; clarifying conflict of interest rules for local economic development authorities; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 469.098.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2807: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing certain expenditures by towns; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 365.10, subdivision 12.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2808: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles to operate on high-occupancy vehicle lanes without payment of tolls and without regard to occupancy requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.93, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Dibble, Dille, Higgins and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 2809: A bill for an act relating to health; increasing the penalty for smoking in a nonsmoking hotel room; providing for civil and criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 327.742, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2810: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring motorists to move to far left of roadway before passing road maintenance workers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.18, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2811: A bill for an act relating to education; managing school trust fund lands; improving the returns for school trust fund lands; redefining the mission of the Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee; providing a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.027, by adding a subdivision; 127A.30.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2812: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the Department of Human Services Background Studies Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 245C.24, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Wiger, Bonoff, Larson, Rummel and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2813: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying school facilities formulas; qualifying additional districts for alternative facilities revenue; increasing deferred maintenance revenue; increasing the leased facilities levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.59, subdivision 1; 123B.591, subdivision 2; 126C.40, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Wiger and Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 2814: A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring a location equity revenue study.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Skogen, Saltzman and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 2815: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance; eliminating proration of special education revenue; increasing funding for special education services; modifying the referendum ballot language in cases of renewal of referendum authority; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.17, subdivision 9; 126C.20; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 125A.76, subdivision 4; 125A.79, subdivision 6; 126C.10, subdivision 2; Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivisions 2, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Saltzman, Rummel and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2816: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school districts to participate in the state employee health insurance plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 43A.24, subdivision 2; 43A.30, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Saltzman and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 2817: A bill for an act relating to education finance; repealing a school district pension subtraction; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.50.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Chaudhary, Murphy, Prettner Solon and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 2818: A bill for an act relating to environment; establishing principles of a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions; establishing a climate trust fund, and specifying its goals and uses; requiring studies; appropriating money from the general fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216H.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 2819: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for sewer and water lines from Chisholm to the regional competition and exhibit center in St. Louis County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2820: A bill for an act relating to park districts; providing that a park district may acquire property within a city in accordance with the adopted comprehensive plan of the city; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 398.09.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Lynch, Saltzman, Senjem and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 2821: A bill for an act relating to libraries; providing for access to electronic library for Minnesota databases; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 134.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Clark and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 2822: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating first party good faith insurance practices; providing remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 471.982, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2823: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for capital improvements in New Brighton; authorizing a grant for capital costs of environmental remediation and installation of a gas collection system; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz, Cohen, Hann, Olseen and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 2824: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing an alternative compensation and settlement process for victims of the I-35W bridge collapse; changing the effective date of an increase in individual damage caps for state tort claims; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.736, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.