State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 22, 2007
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Latz, Higgins, Erickson Ropes, Rosen and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 1125: A bill for an act relating to child advocacy centers; providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 1126: A bill for an act relating to predatory offender registration; requiring certain persons under the age of 18 to register as predatory offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 243.166, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Vickerman, Torres Ray, Koering and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1127: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a new half-time staff position in the Office of the Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Torres Ray, Koering and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1128: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying use of personal sick leave benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 181.9413.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Larson, Skoe, Tomassoni and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1129: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; providing that the sale of amusement devices is a sale for resale; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.61, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Larson, Skoe, Tomassoni and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 1130: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; excluding the making available of amusement devices from the definition of a sale and a purchase; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.61, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1131: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.835, subdivisions 2, 3, 8, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.835, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1132: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying certain angling seasons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.395, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1133: A bill for an act relating to St. Louis County; modifying civil service director provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 383C.032.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 1134: A bill for an act relating to disaster relief; providing highway improvements; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Latz, Wiger and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 1135: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for transition services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind students.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Saltzman and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1136: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting construction materials and equipment used to construct the Washington County courts facility; removing an obsolete provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Chaudhary, Vickerman, Anderson and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 1137: A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying agency service requirements; modifying wetland replacement requirements and exemptions; providing for civil enforcement; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 15.99, subdivision 2; 103G.222, subdivision 1; 103G.2241, subdivisions 1, 3, 7, 9, 11; 103G.2243, subdivision 2; 103G.2372, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.2241, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Carlson, Sieben, Jungbauer, Gerlach and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1138: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for apportionment of proceeds from sales tax on motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297B.09, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Sieben, Larson, Fischbach, Olseen and Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 1139: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; exempting materials used in construction and maintenance of roads and bridges; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 1140: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for the courts, public defenders, Board on Judicial Standards, and Uniform Laws Commission.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 1141: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund; permitting the investment of fund assets with the State Board of Investment; modifying certain liquidity requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 422A.05, subdivision 2c; 422A.06, subdivisions 3, 5, 7, 8; 422A.101, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 422A.101, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1142: A bill for an act relating to labor; modifying data practices provisions in the Department of Labor and Industry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.7905; 13.791, subdivision 1; 175.10; 175.16, by adding a subdivision; 175.27; 175A.06; 176.138; 176.181, subdivision 8; 176.186; 176.231, subdivision 9; 176.391, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 175; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 175.24; 176.231, subdivision 8; 176.401; 176.421, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Bonoff and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1143: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a unified technology funding stream; developing a school district technology plan; establishing a task force; authorizing technology grants; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Moua; Rummel; Torres Ray and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1144: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing testimonial confidentiality for certain sexual assault counselors; eliminating the "mistake of age" defense for certain criminal sexual assault offenders; enhancing penalties for certain nonconsensual sexual contact offenses committed by professionals engaged in massage or bodywork; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 595.02, subdivision 1; 609.341, subdivision 11; 609.344, subdivision 1; 609.345, subdivision 1; 609.3451, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sheran; Koering; Prettner Solon; Olson, M. and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1145: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for long-term homeless supportive services.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Jungbauer, Chaudhary, Frederickson and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1146: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying licensing requirements for design, installation, maintenance, inspection, or operation of individual sewage treatment systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115.56, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 1147: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding for the early childhood family education program; increasing the minimum population guarantee used to calculate early childhood family education program revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.135, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wergin and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1148: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; exempting medical service personnel from prohibition on use of headphones while operating ambulance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.471, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Betzold and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 1149: A bill for an act relating to civil law; preserving the right of building contractors to bring an action for contribution or indemnity under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 541.051.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Latz, Higgins and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1150: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing homeless outreach grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz, Higgins, Neuville and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 1151: A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing 911 emergency telecommunications service fee; providing for completion of statewide public safety radio communication system; authorizing sale of state bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 403.11, subdivision 1; 403.31, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 403.31, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Clark, Pogemiller, Moua, Neuville and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 1152: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 72A; 540; 604.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Marty and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1153: A bill for an act relating to corporations; providing for incorporation of socially responsible for-profit business corporations; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 304A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1154: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the amount of payments in lieu of taxation to land utilization project land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 477A.12, subdivisions 1, 2; 477A.14, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Skoe and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 1155: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; defining permissible items in forest products load; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.8261.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Koering, Erickson Ropes and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1156: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sales of certain tax-forfeited lands that border public waters.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 1157: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing integrated search service inquiries; restricting use of drivers’ license photographs for criminal justice use; authorizing the Department of Public Safety to establish a secure subscription service to enhance officer safety during tactical operations by and between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; updating and clarifying membership on the CriMNet Task Force; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 171.07, subdivision 1a; 299C.405; 299C.65, subdivisions 2, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Pappas, Scheid and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 1158: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a grant to Kids Voting Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Moua, Anderson and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1159: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to fund implementation of an integrated domestic violence response framework.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 1160: A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying conservation reinvestment program provision regarding expenditures by existing heating or cooling system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.241, subdivision 1b.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1161: A bill for an act relating to highways; regulating highway contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivisions 1, 1b, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Pappas, Anderson, Betzold and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1162: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring a process to develop policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1163: A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan transit police; clarifying law enforcement agency jurisdiction; including transit police in distribution of forfeited items; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473.407, subdivision 1; 609.531, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1164: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing for the additional financing of metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures; authorizing the issuance of certain obligations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.39, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Olseen, Senjem, Skoe, Rest and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1165: A bill for an act relating to the open meeting law; authorizing meetings by telephone or other electronic means under certain conditions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1166: A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying certain transportation department data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.72, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Bonoff; Wiger; Scheid; Olson, G. and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1167: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a location equity index; modifying the general education revenue formula; increasing revenue for some school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.01, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 1168: A bill for an act relating to commerce; amending insurance requirements for building contractors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 326.94, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Bakk, Betzold, Senjem, Tomassoni and Day introduced--
S.F. No. 1169: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing municipalities to issue bonds to fund actuarial liabilities to pay postemployment benefits to retired officers and employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 475.52, subdivision 6; 475.58, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 1170: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a grant to the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1171: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for early season for spearing and netting sucker; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.371, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Olson, M.; Marty; Koering; Anderson and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1172: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing and indexing grant amounts for living-at-home/block nurse programs; increasing the number of living-at-home/block nurse programs; providing funding for grant administration and technical assistance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0917, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1173: A bill for an act relating to economic development; authorizing the purchase of forest land by the IRRRB using the Douglas J. Johnson economic trust fund; establishing the Iron Range Miners’ Memorial Forest; allowing transfer of money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 298.22, by adding a subdivision; 298.292, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Sieben, Wiger, Saltzman, Marty and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 1174: A bill for an act relating to the environment; adding perfluorochemicals under the definition of hazardous substance for the purpose of the Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115B.02, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rummel, Wiger, Koch, Robling and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 1175: A bill for an act relating to education funding; appropriating money for the Minnesota Learning Resource Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1176: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; creating a citizens advisory group for the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area; modifying state park permit exemptions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.054, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Scheid, Foley and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 1177: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Berglin and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 1178: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an advisory committee to simplify program administration; requiring studies and reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 1179: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding drug free and prostitution free zones; appropriating money for pilot projects in Minneapolis and St. Paul; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 152.01, by adding subdivisions; 152.021, subdivision 1; 152.022, subdivision 1; 152.023, subdivision 2; 152.024, subdivision 1; 609.3242.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Pogemiller and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 1180: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Lowry Avenue Bridge; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 1181: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; modifying required information on driver’s license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Anderson, Cohen, Moua and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1182: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a grant for the St. Paul neighborhood circulators; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Cohen, Pappas and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1183: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to increase certain professional development opportunities.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 1184: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying definitions; providing for and modifying certain fees; modifying provisions for taking animals causing damage; modifying license and stamp provisions; modifying certain possession and taking restrictions; providing for an apprentice hunter validation; providing criminal and civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97A.015, by adding subdivisions; 97A.045, by adding a subdivision; 97A.401, subdivision 5; 97A.405, subdivisions 2, 4; 97A.421, by adding a subdivision; 97A.451, subdivision 3; 97A.465, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3; 97A.505, subdivision 4; 97A.511; 97B.020; 97B.075; 97B.301, subdivision 7; 97B.715, subdivision 1; 97B.801; 97B.928, subdivision 1; 97C.081, subdivision 3; 97C.325; 97C.355, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97A.475, subdivision 38; 97C.365.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 1185: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying acquisition authority for state trails; modifying requirements for certain recreational vehicles; establishing an off-highway vehicle safety and conservation program; providing for off-trail snowmobile use in certain state forests; modifying certain state trails; modifying funding source for certain capital improvements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.029, subdivision 2; 84.788, subdivision 1; 84.82, subdivision 6; 84.8205, subdivision 1; 84.925, subdivision 5; 84.926, by adding a subdivision; 85.015, subdivision 14; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section 3, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.015, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 1186: A bill for an act relating to public facilities; modifying provisions of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Act; making technical and housekeeping changes; modifying Pollution Control Agency project priority rule; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116.182, subdivision 5; 446A.02; 446A.03; 446A.04; 446A.051; 446A.07; 446A.072; 446A.073; 446A.074; 446A.075; 446A.081; 446A.085; 446A.09; 446A.11, subdivision 13; 446A.17, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 446A.05; 446A.06; 446A.15, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Anderson, Cohen, Pappas and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1187: A bill for an act relating to community development; appropriating money for a grant to the city of St. Paul to notify citizens of youth services available in the community.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Robling; Olson, G.; Wergin and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 1188: A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing nonpublic schools to participate in the limited English proficiency program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.65, by adding a subdivision; 126C.05, subdivision 17.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 1189: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting certain sales of tangible personal property used directly for emergency response; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Saltzman; Stumpf; Clark; Olson, G. and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1190: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing early intervention AYP grants; increasing the formula allowance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 125A.56; 126C.10, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Tomassoni, Metzen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1191: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; providing a credit for volunteer ambulance attendants and volunteer firefighters; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Johnson and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1192: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school finance simplification, clarification, and equity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 15, 16; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 126C.13, subdivisions 4, 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.61; 124D.081; 124D.65, subdivisions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 124D.86; 126C.01, subdivision 9; 126C.05, subdivisions 3, 17; 126C.10, subdivisions 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 13a, 13b, 14, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31a, 31b, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; 126C.12; 126C.15.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 1193: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; updating specifications for petroleum products; modifying definitions of certain petroleum terms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 239.761; 239.77, subdivisions 1, 2; 296A.01, subdivisions 14, 25, 42, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 239.101, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Marty, Scheid, Murphy and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1194: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes; authorizing the state fire marshal to monitor and the state attorney general to enforce the standards; imposing a fee; establishing penalties for violations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Koering; Stumpf; Olson, G.; Olson, M. and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 1195: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a three-year pilot project to transform high school education through academic and career-related curriculum developed jointly by college faculty, high school instructors, and business and industry advisors and offered through career academies at multiple high school locations throughout a designated region; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Education.