State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 22, 2007
1:00 P.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Marty and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 2055: A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing the Department of Health to review registrations and assess the public health risks of carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting pesticides and high-potency nervous system toxins; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Marty and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 2056: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring state standards on atrazine levels to meet the federal standards; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2057: A bill for an act relating to airports; authorizing local units of government to create airport authorities; authorizing a property tax levy; defining terms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 360.031; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 360.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2058: A bill for an act relating to retirement; requiring payment of disability benefits to certain persons.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Erickson Ropes; Olson, M.; Vickerman and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 2059: A bill for an act relating to veterans; changing certain qualifications for service on the Minnesota Veterans Homes Board and service as the board’s executive director; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 198.002, subdivision 2; 198.004, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 2060: A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to replace the Fast Track Trade Authority system.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 2061: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; modifying driver’s license provisions relating to alcohol-abstinence restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 171.09, subdivision 1; 171.12, subdivision 6; 171.30, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2062: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for renewable biomass energy production by the Laurentian Energy Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2063: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a health risk level standard for exposure to arsenic; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2064: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a task force to review special education funding.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2065: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing that certain places of worship are not required to have automatic sprinklers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2066: A bill for an act relating to health-related licensing boards; establishing licensure for professional clinical counselors; modifying the definitions of mental health professionals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.152, subdivisions 2, 3; 148B.50, subdivision 5; 148B.53, subdivision 1; 245.462, subdivision 18; 245.470, subdivision 1; 245.4871, subdivision 27; 245.488, subdivision 1; 256B.0623, subdivision 5; 256B.0624, subdivisions 5, 8; 256B.0943, subdivision 1; 256J.08, subdivision 73a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2067: A bill for an act relating to health-related licensing boards; modifying fees for licensed professional counselors; establishing fees for licensed professional clinical counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 148B.53, subdivision 3; 148C.12, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 2068: A bill for an act relating to health-related licensing; establishing licensure requirements for foreign trained professional counselors; adding professional counselors as a professional service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 319B.02, subdivision 19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 148; 148B.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2069: A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing certain counties and Metropolitan Council to form a renewable energy agency with the powers of a municipal power agency; including new agency as arm of state for handling of claims; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.732, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 453.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2070: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the disclosure of certain data to the state auditor for purposes of job opportunity building zone audits; requiring qualified businesses to file a report of job opportunity building zone tax benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 268.19, subdivision 1; 270B.15; 289A.12, by adding a subdivision; 469.3201.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Frederickson, Saxhaug and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2071: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting night vision goggles while hunting; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Bonoff, Moua and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 2072: A bill for an act relating to taxation; amending the income and franchise tax apportionment formula; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.191, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 2073: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that the property tax statement must contain additional information on targeting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 276.04, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rosen, Vickerman, Frederickson, Erickson Ropes and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2074: A bill for an act relating to energy; promoting use of hydrogen as energy resource using an innovative commercial demonstration of integrated biorefinery system for production of liquid transportation biofuels, biobased chemicals, and substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and products that will cause a net reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 2075: A bill for an act relating to taxes; authorizing the city of Lanesboro to impose a local sales tax.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2076: A bill for an act relating to community corrections; appropriating money for a productive day pilot project operated by Arrowhead Regional Corrections Agency.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2077: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing special bronze star veteran’s license plate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.123, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2078: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds to finance completion of highway 610; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Fischbach, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 2079: A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying the composition and powers of the Board of Judicial Standards; modifying court rule provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 490A.01; 490A.02; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 480.056; 480.059, subdivision 7; 480.0591, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2080: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; providing a reimbursement mechanism for the city of Bloomington related to siting of the north-south airport runway.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Murphy and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 2081: A bill for an act relating to energy; removing prohibition against issuing certificate of need for nuclear-powered electric generating plant; extending sunset date for Legislative Electric Energy Task Force and requiring it to contract for a study of economic and environmental effects of constructing a nuclear-powered electric generating plant; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.243, subdivision 3b; 216C.051, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2082: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that the portion of a city levy that is required to be shared with a township under an orderly annexation agreement is exempt from levy limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 275.70, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 2083: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying provisions of the waste pesticide collection program; increasing the minimum annual program expenditure amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 18B.065; 18B.26, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2084: A bill for an act relating to energy; amending provisions regarding community-based energy development projects; regulating utility ownership and cost recovery for renewable energy projects; requiring Public Utilities Commission to establish policy regarding curtailment payments; regulating green pricing programs; requiring studies of potential for dispersed generation projects; extending expiration of reliability administrator position and transferring the position from Public Utilities Commission to Department of Commerce; limiting the length of wind easements if a project is not constructed; requiring reliability administrator to study need for and authority of state electric transmission authority and of enhancing ease of interconnecting dispersed generation projects to the grid; specifying aggregation procedures for purposes of permitting wind projects; allowing counties to issue permits for large wind energy conversion systems; removing sunset for renewable energy option program for utility customers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.1612; 216B.1645, by adding subdivisions; 216B.169; 216B.2426; 216C.052; 500.30, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; 216F; repealing Laws 2007, chapter 3, section 3.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2085: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota River Valley; establishing a study group to promote the historic, scenic, and natural features of the Minnesota River Valley area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2086: A bill for an act relating to retirement; permitting certain disabled members of the Public Employment Retirement Association police and fire plan to elect to change the laws under which benefits are determined.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2087: A bill for an act relating to insurance; protecting certain long-term care insurance policies from extreme premium increases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62S.265, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2088: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding for isolated school districts with declining enrollment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2089: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for jobs and economic development purposes; establishing and modifying certain programs; regulating certain activities and practices; providing for accounts, assessments, and fees; modifying provisions governing contractors; requiring studies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.712, by adding a subdivision; 16B.61, subdivision 1a; 16B.65, subdivisions 1, 5a; 16B.70, subdivision 2; 80A.28, subdivision 1; 116J.551, subdivision 1; 116J.554, subdivision 2; 116J.555, subdivision 1; 116J.575, subdivisions 1, 1a; 116J.966, subdivision 1; 116L.17, subdivision 1; 116L.20, subdivision 1; 116M.18, subdivision 6a; 240.06, subdivision 5a, by adding a subdivision; 240.13, subdivision 6; 240.135; 240.30, subdivision 5; 268A.01, subdivision 13, by adding a subdivision; 268A.085, subdivision 1; 268A.15, by adding a subdivision; 298.22, subdivision 2; 298.227; 326.242, subdivision 8, by adding a subdivision; 326.2441; 326.47, subdivision 6; 326.975, subdivision 1; 326.992; 327.33, subdivisions 2, 6; 327B.04, subdivision 7; 462A.21, subdivision 8b; 462A.33, subdivision 3; 471.471, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 138; 177; 179; 182; 326; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 59C; 326B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.747, subdivision 4; 16C.18, subdivision 2; 183.375, subdivision 5; 183.545, subdivision 9; 326.241, subdivision 3; 326.44; 326.52; 326.64; 326.975.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Gerlach, Olseen, Kubly, Pariseau and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 2090: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the Department of Administration.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Scheid, Saxhaug, Sheran and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2091: A bill for an act relating to health care; establishing a prostate cancer screening program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 2092: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a business incubator for startup science-based companies.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Marty, Rummel and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 2093: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring an environmental impact statement for atrazine, chlorpyrifos, and acetochlor; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saltzman; Skogen; Olson, G.; Hann and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 2094: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying staff development program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.60; 122A.61, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2095: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for early childhood and family, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, early childhood education, prevention, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, state agencies, forecast adjustments, and technical and conforming amendments; providing for reports; providing for rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.152, subdivision 2; 119A.52; 120A.22, subdivision 7; 120B.024; 120B.12, subdivision 2; 120B.132; 121A.17, subdivision 5; 121A.19; 122A.16; 122A.415, by adding subdivisions; 122A.61, by adding a subdivision; 122A.628, subdivision 2; 123A.44; 123A.441; 123A.442; 123A.443; 123A.73, subdivision 8; 123B.143, subdivision 1; 123B.53, subdivision 1; 123B.54; 123B.57, subdivision 3; 123B.63, subdivision 3; 123B.71, subdivision 9; 123B.749; 123B.79, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 123B.81, subdivisions 2, 4, 7; 123B.83, subdivision 2; 123B.92, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.095, subdivision 3; 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 23a, 24; 124D.11, subdivision 1; 124D.111, subdivision 1; 124D.128, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 124D.13, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 124D.135, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6; 124D.15, subdivision 3; 124D.175; 124D.34, subdivision 7; 124D.42, by adding a subdivision; 124D.4531, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.454, subdivisions 2, 3; 124D.531, subdivision 4; 124D.55; 124D.65, subdivisions 6, 11; 124D.84, subdivision 1; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.14; 125A.39; 125A.42; 125A.44; 125A.45; 125A.56; 125A.75, subdivisions 1, 4, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, 8; 125B.15; 126C.01, subdivision 9; 126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 13a, 13b, 18, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, by adding a subdivision; 126C.13, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 126C.21, subdivisions 3, 5; 126C.44; 126C.45; 126C.48, subdivision 7; 127A.441; 127A.47, subdivisions 7, 8; 127A.49, subdivisions 2, 3; 128D.11, subdivision 3; 134.31, by adding a subdivision; 134.355, subdivision 9; 270B.14, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 272.02, subdivision 64; 272.029, by adding a subdivision; 275.065, subdivision 1; 517.08, subdivision 1c; Laws 2006, chapter 263, article 3, section 15; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 2, section 28, subdivision 4; article 3, section 4, subdivision 2; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 54, subdivisions 2, as amended, 4, 5, as amended, 6, as amended, 7, as amended, 8, as amended; article 2, sections 81, as amended; 84, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 6, as amended, 10, as amended; article 3, section 18, subdivisions 2, 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 5, 6; article 4, section 25, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended; article 5, section 17, subdivision 3, as amended; article 7, section 20, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended; article 8, section 8, subdivisions 2, as amended, 5, as amended; article 9, section 4, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 122A; 124D; 127A; 270C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123A.22, subdivision 11; 123B.81, subdivision 8; 124D.06; 124D.454, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 7; 124D.531, subdivision 5; 124D.62; 125A.10; 125A.75, subdivision 6; 125A.76, subdivision 3; 126C.10, subdivisions 13a, 13b, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Frederickson, Saxhaug and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2096: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environmental, natural resources, and energy purposes; establishing and modifying certain programs; modifying rulemaking authority; providing for accounts, assessments, and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.025, subdivision 9; 84.026, subdivision 1; 84.027, by adding a subdivision; 84.0855, subdivisions 1, 2; 84.780; 84.922, subdivisions 1a, 5; 84.927, subdivision 2; 84D.03, subdivision 1; 84D.12, subdivisions 1, 3; 84D.13, subdivision 7; 85.32, subdivision 1; 86B.415, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 86B.706, subdivision 2; 89A.11; 93.0015, subdivision 3; 97A.045, by adding a subdivision; 97A.055, subdivision 4; 97A.065, by adding a subdivision; 97A.405, subdivision 2; 97A.411, subdivision 1; 97A.451, subdivision 3a; 97A.465, by adding subdivisions; 97A.473, subdivisions 3, 5; 97A.475, subdivisions 3, 7, 11, 12, by adding a subdivision; 97B.601, subdivision 3; 97B.715, subdivision 1; 97B.801; 97C.081, subdivision 3; 97C.355, subdivision 2; 116C.779, subdivision 1; 216B.812, subdivisions 1, 2; 216C.051, subdivision 9; Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 169; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 84D; 89; 103F; 116J; 216B; 325E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 93.2236.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2097: A bill for an act relating to health; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section, affirming that every resident of Minnesota has the right to affordable health care.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.