State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 15, 2007
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1874: A bill for an act relating to energy; appropriating money to Linden Hills Power and Light for a community digester and neighborhood district heating and cooling demonstration project.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Clark, Dille, Prettner Solon and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1875: A bill for an act relating to the military; improving access to counseling services for returning soldiers and veterans; requiring a report; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1876: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying the structure of the Pollution Control Agency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116.02, subdivisions 1, 4; 116.03, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.02, subdivisions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1877: A bill for an act relating to retirement; specifying eligibility for a surviving spouse benefit from the Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1878: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money from petroleum tank fund for lead cleanup; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.08, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1879: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the pharmacy dispensing fee; requiring a report on changes to pharmacy dispensing service fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13e; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 16, section 15, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Latz and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1880: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring a study on the density of residential programs.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 1881: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money to the International Adoption Project.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 1882: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing a valuation exclusion for homesteads of certain disabled military veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.13, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Olseen and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 1883: A bill for an act relating to veterans; broadening the eligibility criteria for peace officer reciprocity licensing exam to include certain persons in active military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 626.8517.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Fischbach, Hann and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1884: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school districts to fully inform parents of their ability to refuse an early childhood developmental screening because of conscientiously held beliefs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.17, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 1885: A bill for an act relating to public employment; providing for offers of settlement prior to arbitration; providing for the assessment of costs in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 179A.21, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Torres Ray, Prettner Solon, Scheid and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1886: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a work group to study the provision of interpreter services to health care patients.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Koering, Metzen, Skogen, Kubly and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 1887: A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the "Dallas Sams Memorial Highway"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Koch and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1888: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a board of oversight of human services appeals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 14.63; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1889: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying nuisance law provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 617.81, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sparks, Metzen, Murphy, Langseth and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 1890: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; regulating biodiesel fuel sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 239.77, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Dille, Sheran, Prettner Solon and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1891: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing community initiatives to cover the uninsured and underinsured; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 1892: A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying adjustments by the commissioner of education to aid payments for Special School District No. 625; increasing direct state supplemental contributions to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; removing the sunset and redistributive provisions on direct state supplemental aids to teacher retirement funds; increasing employer contribution rates; repealing language on administrative cost-related member contribution surcharges; eliminating an investment-related postretirement increase for the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; providing for a limited cost-of-living increase; establishing a new amortization target date for the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 127A.50, subdivision 1; 354A.12, subdivisions 2a, 3a, 3c; 354A.29, subdivisions 3, 4; 356.215, subdivision 11; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 127A.50, subdivision 5; 354A.12, subdivision 3d; 354A.29, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Lynch and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1893: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing for the phaseout threshold for the alternative minimum tax exemption to be adjusted for inflation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.091, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Moua, Bakk, Pogemiller, Sieben and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1894: A bill for an act relating to life insurance taxation; exempting certain group term contracts from the premiums tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297I.15, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bakk, Saxhaug and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1895: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding for low referendum districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1896: A bill for an act relating to finance; changing the computation of the tobacco tax and tobacco health impact fee on moist snuff; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297F.01, subdivision 19, by adding a subdivision; 297F.05, subdivisions 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Erickson Ropes; Prettner Solon; Olson, M. and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1897: A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding state direct contracting with providers for health care delivery under medical assistance, general assistance medical care, and MinnesotaCare; eliminating delivery of services to state health care program enrollees by prepaid health plans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.031; 256B.69, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 3a, 3b, 4, 4b, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24a, 25, 26, 27; 256L.12.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Sieben, Rummel and Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 1898: A bill for an act relating to environment; creating an ombudsman in the Pollution Control Agency for water pollution education and assistance; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1899: A bill for an act relating to bioenergy production; appropriating money for study of plasma gasification process to convert cellulose, plastics, and other components of municipal solid waste into methanol for use in biodiesel production.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Senjem and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 1900: A bill for an act relating to highways; directing commissioner of transportation to issue necessary permits for construction by city of Rochester of interchange at highway 52 and 65th Street NW.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1901: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing Minnesota state transportation bonds and appropriating money for local bridge replacement and maintenance and for the local road improvement program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1902: A bill for an act relating to state government; including definition terms for energy forward pricing mechanisms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.143, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Rummel, Saltzman and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1903: A bill for an act relating to education; providing funding for a school district with average general revenue below the state average; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rummel and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1904: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to the independent Office of Educational Accountability through the University of Minnesota; directing the Office of Educational Accountability to convene measurement experts to consider how school performance report card data are most usefully displayed; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 120B.31, subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1905: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing for a supplemental refund under the additional property tax refund program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.04, subdivision 2h.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Skoe and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1906: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the number of schools eligible for elementary sparsity revenue by lowering the minimum qualifying mileage from 19 to 17 miles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1907: A bill for an act relating to education; providing support to newly licensed teachers teaching in high-need subject areas and schools; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1908: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring hospital reporting of charity care, bad debt, and community benefit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 1909: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting construction material and equipment used to construct a new city hall and maintenance facility in Richfield; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1910: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax refunds; removing the maximum from the homeowner refund; implementing an income phaseout for the special refund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.04, subdivisions 2, 2h, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Michel and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1911: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Minnesota Medical Information Council; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1912: A bill for an act relating to public safety; repealing the program that involved mailed demands that vehicle owners provide verification of auto insurance; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.796, subdivision 3; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section 91.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Sheran, Rosen, Vickerman and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1913: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Mankato Civic Center Arena and Women’s Hockey Development Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1914: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the compensatory pilot grants for Independent School District No. 15, St. Francis, for two years; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 1915: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring certain low-income rental housing to participate in the crime free multihousing program to receive a reduced property tax class rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.128, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1916: A bill for an act relating to historic preservation; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1917: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota Historical Society; appropriating money for a grant-in-aid program for county and local historical societies.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 1918: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; setting certain goals; providing for a broadband policy director and advisory board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 237.011; 237.082; 237.16, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Gimse, Day, Jungbauer, Erickson Ropes and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1919: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a historic military airplane enclosure and visitor center in the city of Spicer; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Metzen, Scheid, Gerlach and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 1920: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating certain charges, expenses, electronic financial terminals, and investments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 47.59, subdivision 6; 47.60, subdivision 2; 47.62, subdivision 1; 47.75, subdivision 1; 48.15, subdivision 4; 118A.03, subdivision 2; 332.54, subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 46.043; 47.62, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Lynch, Saltzman and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 1921: A bill for an act relating to education; providing conditions for the continued implementation of No Child Left Behind; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.095, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Skoe, Scheid, Wiger, Prettner Solon and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1922: A bill for an act relating to insurance; creating a statewide health insurance program for school district employees; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 1923: A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending requirements for expedited extinguishment of interest in a town road; nullifying such extinguishments under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 164.06, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Hann and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1924: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying eligibility for extended time revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Vickerman, Kubly, Skogen, Dille and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1925: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for agricultural, veterans, and military affairs purposes; establishing and modifying certain programs; modifying certain accounts and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.03, subdivision 3; 17.101, subdivision 2; 17.102, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 17.117, subdivisions 5a, 5b; 18B.33, subdivision 1; 18B.34, subdivision 1; 18B.345; 18C.305, by adding a subdivision; 18E.03, subdivision 4; 28A.082, subdivision 1; 41B.043, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 41B.047; 41B.055; 41B.06; 41C.05, subdivision 2; 168.1255, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 35; 41A; 192; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.109; 18B.315; 18C.425, subdivision 5; 41B.043, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Neuville; Hann; Michel; Olson, G. and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 1926: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting charter school students to participate in high school league activities in the resident school district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 128C.02, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Education.