State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, March 8, 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 Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1620: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a new component of general education revenue to support school counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pogemiller, Senjem and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1621: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; abolishing the legislative commission on Minnesota-Ontario matters; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.884.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Rest, Anderson, Chaudhary, Vickerman and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1622: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for emergency management of invasive species; appropriating money for invasive species management; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84D.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Langseth, Chaudhary, Dille and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 1623: A bill for an act relating to income tax; establishing the Minnesota Land Conservation Incentives Act of 2007; providing a credit for certain land donations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rest, Murphy, Bonoff, Sieben and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 1624: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; increasing vehicle registration taxes, title transaction fees, and driver’s license fees; making technical and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.013, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, 1h, 18; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 171.06, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1625: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing declining pupil unit aid to Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1626: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minnesota State Retirement System and Public Employees Retirement Association; providing annuity back payments to a certain annuitant who was not timely accorded a combined service annuity.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 1627: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a group residential housing supplemental rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256I.05, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Scheid, Marty, Metzen and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1628: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing a payment mechanism for technology used by the Department of Commerce in connection with licensing requirements for mortgage originators and servicers, insurance agents, real estate agents, real estate closing agents, real estate appraisers, debt collection agencies, and real estate abstractors; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 58.10, subdivision 1; 60K.55, subdivision 2; 82.24, subdivisions 1, 4; 82B.09, subdivision 1; 332.33, subdivisions 3, 6; 386.68; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 45.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Michel; Scheid; Wiger; Olson, M. and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1629: A bill for an act relating to uniform acts; providing for the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325L.03; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 508B.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1630: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; allowing city of Dayton to establish a district subject to special rules.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Metzen, Gerlach, Day, Sparks and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1631: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a temporary reduction in lawful gambling tax rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297E.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1632: A bill for an act relating to retirement; establishing dates for full funding for certain retirement plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 356.215, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1633: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; property tax refund; increasing property tax refunds for homeowners; modifying household income for persons age 65 or older; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 290A.03, subdivision 3; 290A.04, subdivisions 2, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Skogen, Skoe, Langseth and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1634: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a tax-free renaissance zone for the site of the Fergus Falls regional treatment center campus; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 272.02, by adding a subdivision; 290.01, subdivisions 19b, as amended, 29; 290.06, by adding subdivisions; 290.091, subdivision 2; 290.0921, subdivision 3; 290.0922, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1635: A bill for an act relating to energy; increasing capacity of wind energy that a school board may own; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.02, subdivision 21.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1636: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a State Board of Education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120A.05, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1637: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money to reconstruct Trunk Highway 100; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 1638: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for construction of interchange at Trunk Highway 7; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Langseth, Larson, Senjem, Dibble and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1639: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for an income tax credit for investments in qualified business ventures in Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Senjem and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1640: A bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring consumer disclosure of renewable energy mandate costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.1691, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Senjem and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1641: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allocating motor vehicle sales tax proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297B.09, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Senjem and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1642: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a six-year pilot program to examine the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1643: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association; authorizing application for a retirement annuity.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1644: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association police and fire plan; authorizing survivor benefit for the survivor of a deceased member.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1645: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying restrictions on using artificial lights to locate animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.081, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1646: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in Dodge and other specified counties to the Olmsted County median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Vandeveer; Olson, G.; Olseen; Senjem and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1647: A bill for an act relating to taxation; expanding the class 4c property classification to certain nonprofit community service oriented organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.13, subdivision 25.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Larson, Rest, Dibble and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1648: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing minimum standards for compatible land uses in airport safety zones; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 360.066, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 360.066, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Kubly, Frederickson, Ortman and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 1649: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority to rehabilitate railroad track; authorizing issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1650: A bill for an act relating to data practices; modifying provisions governing classification of public pension plan data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.63, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.43, subdivision 2a; 13.632.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Torres Ray, Moua, Marty, Pappas and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 1651: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring certain voting materials to be printed in languages other than English; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 204B.27, subdivisions 3, 11.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 1652: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring a wild rice management plan.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Koering; Olson, M.; Skoe; Erickson Ropes and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1653: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; providing a sales tax exemption for construction materials used in wastewater and water treatment facilities in the cities of Brainerd and Baxter; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Kubly and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 1654: A bill for an act relating to education finance; establishing the greater Minnesota facilities aid grant program; establishing eligibility of school districts; defining the use of grant funds; creating a match requirement; creating criteria for qualification; establishing an application process; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Koering; Saxhaug; Larson; Olson, M. and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1655: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing funding for hotel fire inspections; removing inspection fees; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299F.46, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299F.46, subdivisions 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1656: A bill for an act relating to farm wineries; allowing farm wineries to operate restaurants on site; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 340A.315, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Langseth, Skoe and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1657: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota State Agricultural Society; authorizing the society to retain certain admissions sales tax proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 37.13, by adding a subdivision; 289A.31, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1658: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; adding to the city base adjustment for certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Wergin, Clark and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1659: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales tax; providing a sales tax exemption for materials and supplies used in the construction of a public works building in Sherburne County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Lourey and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1660: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a food safety and defense task force; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 28A.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Olson, M.; Marty; Rosen; Fischbach and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1661: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money to support activities to help people with disabilities relocate from nursing facilities to community settings.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1662: A bill for an act relating to state employees; establishing a pilot project to provide employees with electronic health records; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1663: A bill for an act relating to retirement; extending filing deadlines; requiring certain written applications; amending disability benefit provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 352.113, subdivision 4; 352.95, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 352B.10, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1664: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending certain correctional employee disability benefit provisions; defining terms; amending age limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 352.95, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 7, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1665: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a hearing loss early education intervention coordinator; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.63, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1666: A bill for an act relating to bioscience and technology; establishing a bioscience business promotion and marketing program in the Department of Employment and Economic Development; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1667: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying certain provisions of charter school law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 4a, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Torres Ray, Saltzman and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1668: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an extended year kindergarten program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rest and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 1669: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income tax administration; appropriating money for grants to nonprofit entities to facilitate the delivery of volunteer assistance to low-income taxpayers.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 1670: A bill for an act relating to veterans affairs; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1671: A bill for an act relating to the environment; restricting outdoor light pollution; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1672: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing counties to form joint powers boards to impose a 0.50 percent local sales tax for transportation and transit purposes; requiring joint powers boards to establish grant process and award grants for transportation and transit projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1673: A bill for an act relating to student transportation; establishing procedures and standards for contracting for private student transportation services; establishing a grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1674: A bill for an act relating to biosciences and technology; establishing a technology and commercialization unit in the Department of Employment and Economic Development; requiring a report; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1675: A bill for an act relating to the military; expanding uses for money in the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Chaudhary and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 1676: A bill for an act relating to public safety; reorganizing the Minnesota Financial Crimes Oversight Council and Task Force; transferring responsibility over the oversight council and task force from the commissioner of public safety to the attorney general; providing the oversight council with more autonomy, including more control over appropriated money; striking the requirement that the oversight council seek a nonstate match to state-appropriated funds; expanding the oversight council’s and task force’s jurisdiction to include organized retail crime; expanding the authority of the oversight council over the task force commander; adding legislators to the oversight council; requiring a $1 surcharge on each driver’s license and Minnesota identification card issued and statutorily appropriating this money for the oversight council and task force; requiring an annual report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 171.06, subdivision 2; 299A.681; Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section 9, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 8.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Tomassoni, Bakk and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1677: A bill for an act relating to occupations; registration required for hair braiding; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 154.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Scheid and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1678: A bill for an act relating to public defense; providing for public defender representation for certain minors and persons; removing certain provisions requiring mandatory representation by the public defender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 611.14; 611.16; 611.18.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1679: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money to the secretary of state.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1680: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying vehicle weight schedules for purposes of the vehicle registration tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivisions 1e, 12.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Saltzman, Metzen, Rummel and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1681: A bill for an act relating to health and the environment; establishing a Health Risk Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103H.201, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1682: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions relating to commercial vehicle inspections; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.781; 169.782, subdivision 1; 169.783, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Saltzman, Metzen, Sieben, Rummel and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1683: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for evaluation of point of use water treatment.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 1684: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; revising contribution rates; authorizing service credit grant for periods of uniformed service until July 1, 2012; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 354.42, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Hann and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 1685: A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing Minnesota employers and residents with the freedom to buy coverage approved for sale in any state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62A.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Chaudhary, Pogemiller and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1686: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing an India Center at the University of Minnesota; requiring a report; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1687: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting contracts under competitive bidding process for certain offenses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Scheid, Jungbauer, Dibble, Sieben and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 1688: A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; regulating insurance requirements for certain carriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.141, subdivision 1e.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Prettner Solon, Dille and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1689: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for universal health care coverage; requiring guaranteed issue of minimum coverage by all health plans; requiring individuals to have minimum health coverage; establishing the Minnesota Health Care Access Portal; extending dependent coverage of nonstudents to age 25; creating an income tax credit for health care costs; allowing deductions for health insurance premiums; eliminating the MinnesotaCare four-month uninsured requirement; authorizing medical home demonstration projects; promoting the adoption of electronic health information systems; establishing prevention and public health programs; requiring studies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.65, by adding a subdivision; 62E.02, subdivision 7; 62L.02, subdivision 11; 62Q.165; 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.023, subdivision 2; 120B.024; 256B.0625, subdivision 3b; 256L.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 290.01, subdivision 19b, as amended; 290.091, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62Q; 121A; 290; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.301; 62A.65, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Lynch and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 1690: A bill for an act relating to health; clarifying the purpose of the health care access fund; providing for a contingent reduction in the MinnesotaCare provider tax; eliminating certain transfers from the health care access fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.724; 295.52, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.724, subdivision 2; 295.581.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.