State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, February 19, 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 Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 936: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying equalized debt service levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivisions 4, 5; 126C.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 937: A bill for an act relating to retirement; correctional state employees retirement plan; including additional Department of Corrections employees in plan coverage; providing for transfer of prior service credit for certain correctional employment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 352.91, subdivisions 3d, 4b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 938: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article V, sections 3 and 5; providing for special elections in the case of vacancies in the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, and attorney general.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 939: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a pilot program to explore the development of a regional center for visual arts; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 940: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an earth and space, life, and physical sciences assessment in grades 10 through 12; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.30, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Sparks, Metzen, Sieben, Langseth and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 941: A bill for an act relating to capital improvement; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to construct remedial systems in the city of Albert Lea.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Senjem, Stumpf, Saxhaug and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 942: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Senjem, Stumpf, Saxhaug and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 943: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Rural Policy and Development Center fund.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Clark, Torres Ray and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 944: A bill for an act relating to child care; improving the quality of child care and expanding the professional development of child care practitioners; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 119B.21, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 945: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for grants for ice skating rinks and arenas.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey, Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 946: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for children’s therapeutic services and supports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0943, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Dibble, Marty, Sieben, Anderson and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 947: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; limiting homestead property taxes to a percentage of the homeowner’s income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.04, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 948: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; authorizing a sabbatical leave related salary credit purchase by certain Minneapolis school teachers.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 949: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; requiring the issuance of a social worker license under certain circumstances.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 950: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating more account flexibility for consolidating school districts; authorizing a fund balance adjustment for Independent School District No. 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Millville; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.79, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Rest, Torres Ray, Bonoff and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 951: A bill for an act relating to education; reimbursing student ACT and SAT university and college entrance test fees; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Lynch, Vickerman and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 952: A bill for an act relating to the military; expanding the reenlistment bonus program; providing for certain academic awards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.501, subdivisions 1b, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Lynch, Olseen and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 953: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing transportation aid for school districts that provide flexible learning year programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.92, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Pappas, Wiger, Latz and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 954: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring certain postsecondary institutions to submit student residential housing lists; adding certain forms of identification as eligible proof of residence; eliminating employee-list submission by residential facility operators; requiring challengers to prove residence in Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 135A.17, subdivision 2; 201.061, subdivision 3; 204C.07, subdivision 3a; 204C.12, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Sieben, Saxhaug, Higgins, Frederickson and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 955: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; providing a credit for tree-planting expenses; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Sieben, Vickerman, Marty, Higgins and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 956: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring a study of residential microbial pesticide applicator licensure.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Lourey, Vickerman, Kubly, Murphy and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 957: A bill for an act relating to the military; establishing the Minnesota National Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 958: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing state entry onto real property for geotechnical investigation; modifying provisions relating to bridges and culverts; regulating money allocated for rail service improvements; regulating state rail bank property; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 117.041, by adding a subdivision; 165.01; 165.03; 222.50, subdivision 7; 222.63, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Michel, Larson and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 959: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Hyland K70 ski jump in Bloomington; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Dibble, Koering, Saxhaug and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 960: A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying the definition of "dependent" for purposes of group benefits for local government officers and employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 471.61, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Skogen, Saxhaug, Chaudhary, Tomassoni and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 961: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for regulation of shoreland resorts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103F.205, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103F.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Prettner Solon and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 962: A bill for an act relating to state finance; modifying aircraft facilities state financing to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for the facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116R.02, subdivision 5; 116R.03; 116R.12, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116R.02, subdivisions 3, 6, 7, 9; 116R.16.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Jungbauer; Olseen; Pariseau; Olson, G. and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 963: A bill for an act relating to environment; appropriating money to study septic systems’ impact on the environment and provide technical assistance.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Sheran, Erickson Ropes, Rosen, Prettner Solon and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 964: A bill for an act relating to human services; continuing funding for programs related to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Clark and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 965: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing a refundable credit for adoption expenses; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 966: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; clarifying requirement that driver’s license not be expired; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Berglin, Marty, Koering, Erickson Ropes and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 967: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the hospital public interest review; modifying the alternative approval process; establishing accountability requirements for certain hospitals for tax purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.50, by adding subdivisions; 144.552; 144.553, subdivision 3; 144.699, by adding a subdivision; 273.13, subdivision 25; 297A.70, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 968: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring certain cities to place automatic external defibrillators in police vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.752; 169.753.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Pappas, Higgins, Cohen and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 969: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing a legal advocacy trafficking victims grant; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Pappas, Anderson, Cohen and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 970: A bill for an act relating to transportation; creating transit fund in state treasury and establishing accounts; imposing a sales tax within the metropolitan area with the proceeds dedicated to metropolitan transit operations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.88; 174.24, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473J.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Moua, Sieben and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 971: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to provide notice when a prescription drug is removed from the formulary; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13d.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Pariseau, Gimse, Ingebrigtsen, Wergin and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 972: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; allowing the use of two lines and two hooks for angling; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.315.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni, Pappas, Anderson, Dibble and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 973: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for state involvement in trade policies; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Michel, Latz, Lynch, Pappas and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 974: A bill for an act relating to income taxes; providing a subtraction for contributions to a Minnesota college savings plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 975: A bill for an act relating to economic development; making technical and housekeeping changes in the Department of Employment and Economic Development; modifying contamination cleanup grant provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 116J.551, subdivision 1; 116J.554, subdivision 2; 116J.555, subdivision 1; 116J.575, subdivisions 1, 1a; 116J.966, subdivision 1; 268A.01, subdivision 13, by adding a subdivision; 268A.085, subdivision 1; 268A.15, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.18, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Dibble, Tomassoni, Metzen, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 976: A bill for an act relating to labor relations; prohibiting use of state funds to encourage or discourage union organizing; providing for a civil penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Bakk and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 977: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; modifying sourcing rules for modular and manufactured homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.668, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bakk and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 978: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; exempting certain modular homes from the property tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 979: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for reduced speed limit on marked Trunk Highway 60 near Wanamingo.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Dibble; Higgins; Rosen; Olson, M. and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 980: A bill for an act relating to homeless youth; modifying the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256K.45, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 981: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; modifying the Metropolitan Land Planning Act and related statutes; correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and obsolete references; making miscellaneous technical corrections to statutes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 15.99, subdivision 2; 473.175; 473.851; 473.852, subdivision 1; 473.854; 473.856; 473.857, subdivision 2; 473.858; 473.859, subdivision 1; 473.866; 473.867, subdivisions 1, 2; 473.869; 473.871; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473.1455; 473.868.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Skoe, Stumpf, Olseen, Kubly and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 982: A bill for an act relating to public radio; appropriating money for Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., and for public educational radio stations.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 983: A bill for an act relating to legislation; correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; eliminating certain redundant, conflicting, and superseded provisions; making miscellaneous technical corrections to statutes and other laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.97, subdivision 2; 5.25, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 5.29; 13.461, subdivision 1; 13.632, subdivision 1; 13.7931, subdivision 1; 13.871, by adding a subdivision; 17.81, subdivision 4; 37.21, subdivision 1; 47.61, subdivision 3; 85.054, subdivision 5; 115.55, subdivision 7; 115A.193; 115A.28, subdivision 2; 115A.9157, subdivision 5; 115A.97, subdivision 6; 115A.99, subdivision 2; 116L.03, subdivision 1; 116L.665, subdivision 1; 119A.03, subdivision 2; 119A.04, subdivision 1; 147.02, subdivision 1; 256.741, subdivision 1; 256J.68, subdivision 1; 273.032; 289A.42, subdivision 1; 296A.26; 297A.62, subdivision 1; 297A.70, subdivision 3; 297F.23; 323A.0901; 323A.0902; 336.9-334; 336B.01, subdivision 2; 340A.412, subdivision 4; 340A.414, subdivision 2; 347.06; 469.321, subdivision 1; 469.333, subdivision 2; 469.335; 469.336; 477A.014, subdivision 1; 504B.321, subdivision 1; 518A.40, subdivision 3; 523.24, subdivision 9; 611.27, subdivisions 13, 15; 611A.55, subdivisions 1, 2; 626.89, subdivision 1; 626.90, subdivision 7; Laws 2003, chapter 118, sections 28, as amended; 29, as amended; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 44, subdivision 1, as amended; Laws 2006, chapter 259, article 13, sections 7; 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 1.33; 1.34; 1.35; 1.36; 1.37; 1.38; 1.39; 1.40; 13.319, subdivision 2; 60A.13, subdivision 4a; 92.67, subdivision 1a; 115A.055, subdivision 2; 115A.545; 115A.9157, subdivision 4; 116O.091, subdivision 7; 135A.153, subdivision 5; 148B.55; 273.1398, subdivisions 4a, 4c; 383E.40; 383E.41; 383E.42; 383E.43; 383E.44; 383E.45; 383E.46; 383E.47; 383E.48; 383E.49; 477A.011, subdivision 28; 611A.201, subdivision 3; Laws 2004, chapter 206, section 8; Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 3, section 22; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 23; article 10, section 6; Laws 2006, chapter 236, article 1, section 2; Laws 2006, chapter 253, section 5; Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 37; Laws 2006, chapter 260, article 5, section 43; Laws 2006, chapter 263, article 3, section 13; Laws 2006, chapter 271, article 8, section 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Moua, Murphy, Chaudhary, Jungbauer and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 984: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; prohibiting commissioner of public safety from complying with Real ID Act.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 985: A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing certain background check requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 260C.209, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 986: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; clarifying definition of "conviction"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.01, subdivision 29.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Saltzman, Wiger, Hann, Torres Ray and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 987: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing the Minnesota reading corps program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.42, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 988: A bill for an act relating to mortgages; prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 58.13, subdivision 1; 58.137, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 58; 82B.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 989: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing for admission to public schools for students over 21 years of age; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 120A.20, subdivision 1; 124D.02, subdivision 2; 124D.05, subdivision 1; 124D.52, subdivision 1; 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3, 6; 126C.05, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Kubly, Pariseau, Saxhaug, Koering and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 990: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for capacity building grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 991: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 698, Floodwood.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Pariseau, Kubly, Koering and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 992: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for emergency assistance and transitional housing.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Dibble, Berglin and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 993: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Minneapolis to pay the principal on the city’s bonds for the Target Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 994: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting building materials, supplies, and equipment used to construct, improve, and expand the facilities of a bioscience institute; removing an obsolete provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Metzen, Higgins, Michel, Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 995: A bill for an act relating to employment and economic development; appropriating money for industry sector training initiatives.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 996: A bill for an act relating to taxation; allowing the Southeastern Minnesota Multicounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Northwest Minnesota Multicounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority to levy certain taxes.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dibble, Prettner Solon, Anderson, Rosen and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 997: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring commissioner of commerce to engage in activities designed to increase energy savings under conservation investment program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.241, subdivision 1c, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Scheid, Clark, Bakk, Michel and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 998: A bill for an act relating to construction codes; recodifying and modifying construction codes and licensing provisions; modifying the State Building Code; providing penalties for enforcement; instructing the revisor to renumber statutory provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.04, subdivision 2; 16B.60, subdivisions 4, 7, 8, 11; 16B.61; 16B.615, subdivision 4; 16B.617; 16B.6175; 16B.63; 16B.65; 16B.70; 16B.72; 16B.73; 16B.735; 16B.74, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 16B.741; 16B.744; 16B.745, subdivisions 1, 4; 16B.747; 16B.748; 16B.76; 31.175; 103I.621, subdivision 3; 144.122; 144.99, subdivision 1; 175.16, subdivision 1; 183.38; 183.39, subdivision 1; 183.411, subdivision 2; 183.42; 183.45; 183.46; 183.465; 183.466; 183.48; 183.501; 183.505; 183.51; 183.54, subdivisions 1, 3; 183.545, subdivisions 2, 4, 8, by adding a subdivision; 183.56; 183.57, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6; 183.59; 183.60; 183.61, subdivisions 2, 4; 214.01, subdivision 3; 214.04, subdivisions 1, 3; 299F.011, subdivision 1; 325E.58; 326.01, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6e, 6f, 6g, 6j, 6k, 6l, 7, 8, 9; 326.241; 326.242; 326.243; 326.244, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 326.2441; 326.245; 326.247; 326.248; 326.37; 326.38; 326.39; 326.40; 326.401; 326.405; 326.42; 326.46; 326.461, by adding subdivisions; 326.47; 326.48; 326.50; 326.57, subdivision 1; 326.58; 326.59; 326.60; 326.601; 326.61, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 326.62; 326.65; 326.83, subdivisions 6, 7, 11, 18, 19, 20; 326.84; 326.841; 326.842; 326.86; 326.87; 326.88; 326.89; 326.90, subdivision 1; 326.91, subdivision 1; 326.92; 326.921; 326.93; 326.94; 326.95, subdivision 2; 326.96; 326.97; 326.975, subdivision 1; 326.992; 327.20, subdivision 1; 327.205; 327.31, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 7, 15, by adding a subdivision; 327.32, subdivision 8; 327.33, subdivisions 2, 6, 7; 327.34, subdivision 3; 327.35, subdivisions 1, 2; 327A.01, subdivision 2; 327B.01, subdivisions 4, 5, 7, 17, by adding subdivisions; 327B.04, subdivisions 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 327B.05, subdivision 1; 327B.10; 363A.40, subdivision 1; 462.357, subdivision 6a; 462A.07, subdivision 8; 471.465; 471.466; 471.467; 471.471; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 327B; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.665; 16B.747, subdivision 4; 183.001; 183.02; 183.375, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 183.41, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 183.44, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 183.52; 183.54, subdivision 2; 183.545, subdivision 9; 183.61, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6; 326.01, subdivisions 6h, 10, 11, 12, 13; 326.242, subdivisions 9, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, 9g, 9h, 9i, 9j, 9k, 10; 326.244, subdivision 6; 326.246; 326.2461; 326.40, subdivision 4; 326.41; 326.44; 326.45; 326.47, subdivision 5; 326.51; 326.52; 326.521; 326.64; 326.83, subdivisions 3, 4, 12, 13; 326.85; 326.875; 326.91, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 326.945; 326.975; 326.98; 327B.05, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Minnesota Rules, parts 2809.0230; 2891.0010; 2891.0030; 3800.2650; 3800.3580; 3800.3590; 3800.3630; 3800.3750; 3800.3835; 4715.5600; 4715.5900; 4717.7000, subpart 1, item I; 5225.0880; 5225.8600, subparts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 5230.0010; 5230.0020; 5230.0040; 5230.0060, subpart 2; 5230.0100, subparts 1, 3, 4.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Doll, Robling, Carlson and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 999: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; authorizing the city of Burnsville to establish districts subject to special rules; repealing Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 11, section 18.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 1000: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; changing the minimum acreage required to qualify as a relative agricultural homestead; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.124, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Vickerman, Saxhaug, Anderson, Pariseau and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 1001: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for environment, natural resources, and agriculture; modifying disposition of certain revenue and funds; modifying certain grant and loan requirements; modifying use of Minnesota grown label; modifying and creating certain funds and accounts; eliminating the aquatic pest control license; modifying permit and safeguard requirements; modifying and establishing certain fees and surcharges; creating a food safety and defense task force; providing for NextGen energy; establishing an off-highway vehicle safety and conservation program; modifying decorative bough provisions; modifying percentage of gasoline use attributable to all-terrain vehicles; modifying trail designation requirements; eliminating sunset of sustainable forest resources provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.531, subdivision 1a; 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.03, subdivision 1; 41B.043, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 41B.046, subdivision 4; 41B.047; 41B.055; 41B.06; 41C.05, subdivision 2; 84.025, subdivision 9; 84.026, subdivision 1; 84.0855, subdivisions 1, 2; 84.780; 84.927, subdivision 2; 84D.13, subdivision 7; 86B.415, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 86B.706, subdivision 2; 88.642, subdivision 1; 88.6435, subdivision 1; 89.22, subdivision 2; 97A.071, subdivision 2; 97A.075; 97A.475, subdivision 7; 97C.081, subdivision 3; 168.013, subdivisions 1d, 1g, 8; 296A.18, subdivision 4; Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 169; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 28A; 41A; 84; 84D; 89; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.109; 18B.315; 18C.425, subdivision 5; 41B.043, subdivision 1a; 89A.11; 93.2236.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sparks, Metzen, Tomassoni, Koch and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 1002: A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for extended employment services for persons with disabilities; establishing the purpose and need for extended employment services.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, G.; Rest; Carlson and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 1003: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; modifying provisions relating to driver’s license cancellation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.14.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Olson, G.; Ingebrigtsen; Rest; Carlson and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 1004: A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying authority of Department of Public Safety to disclose driving record information to law enforcement agencies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.12, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1005: A bill for an act relating to crime; creating a motor vehicle theft account; authorizing emergency grants to victims of motor vehicle theft; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 65B.84, subdivision 1; 168A.40, subdivision 4; 611A.612; 611A.675, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Moua, Rest, Robling, Gerlach and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 1006: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for management of state grants by the commissioner of finance; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Fischbach and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 1007: A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing districts in statutory operating debt to make a fund transfer from its debt redemption fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Fischbach, Gimse and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 1008: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing counties and cities to impose administrative penalties for certain traffic violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.022; 169.99, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Doll, Clark, Kubly, Anderson and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 1009: A bill for an act relating to utilities; enacting Minnesota Public Utilities Holding Company Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.02, subdivision 4; 216B.49, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Skoe, Cohen, Metzen, Pappas and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1010: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing support for an academic program for chemically dependent students; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kubly; Dibble; Olson, M. and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 1011: A bill for an act relating to utilities; establishing geothermal energy incentives; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.67, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Stumpf, Wiger, Scheid, Anderson and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 1012: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the amount of lunch aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.111, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Metzen, Sieben, Pariseau, Carlson and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1013: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing Dakota County to impose a county mortgage registry and deed tax; providing for use of the proceeds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383D.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Higgins, Marty and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1014: A bill for an act relating to children’s environmental health; modifying the lead abatement program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.9512.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Higgins, Marty and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 1015: A bill for an act relating to children’s environmental health; allowing filter paper testing for blood lead levels; lowering the blood lead level threshold for reporting and risk assessments; prohibiting the sale of children’s items containing lead; requiring medical assistance coverage to cover environmental investigations for children with elevated blood lead levels; and requiring landlords to know and disclose whether their properties contain lead hazards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.9501, by adding a subdivision; 144.9502, subdivisions 3, 4, 8; 144.9503, subdivision 2; 144.9504, subdivision 2; 144.9507, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0625, subdivision 14, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 325E; 504B.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Latz, Wiger and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 1016: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a loan forgiveness program account and program for speech-language pathologists; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1017: A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing charter commission expense limitations for certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 410.06.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Prettner Solon, Berglin, Marty, Erickson Ropes and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 1018: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; adding a definition for licensed health care professional; modifying licensing provisions for physical therapists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 148.65, by adding a subdivision; 148.75; 148.76, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 5601.0100, subparts 5, 6, 7, 8; 5601.1200; 5601.1800; 5601.1900; 5601.2000.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 1019: A bill for an act relating to utilities; making technical change relating to ex parte rules of Public Utilities Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216A.037, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Sheran; Olson, M.; Rosen; Frederickson and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 1020: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a grant to the Nicollet County Historical Society for improvements to the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sheran, Bakk, Saxhaug and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1021: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the maximum homeowners’ property tax refunds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.04, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1022: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; providing for an aggressive initiative against impaired driving and chemical dependency; increasing the tax on alcoholic beverages to fund this initiative; eliminating obsolete language and making technical corrections; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169A.275, subdivision 5; 169A.284, subdivision 1; 169A.54, subdivision 11; 169A.70, subdivisions 2, 3, 7, by adding subdivisions; 254B.01, subdivision 2; 254B.02, subdivision 1; 254B.03, subdivisions 1, 4; 254B.04, subdivisions 1, 3; 254B.06, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.03, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 299A.62, subdivisions 1, 2; 609.115, subdivision 8; 609.135, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 373; 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 254B.02, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 254B.09, subdivisions 4, 5, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Marty, Erickson Ropes and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 1023: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the referendum aid adjustment for open enrollment students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.47, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 1024: A bill for an act relating to state debt collection; changing certain time limits, collection costs, and referrals relating to debt collection duties of commissioner of revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16D.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 16D.11, subdivisions 2, 7; 270C.56, subdivision 1; 270C.63, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 1025: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying mental health provisions; clarifying county board duties; instituting mental health service delivery reform; authorizing children’s mental health grants; establishing restrictive procedures certification; modifying medical assistance coverage for mental health services; modifying MinnesotaCare coverage; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 148C.11, subdivision 1; 245.465, by adding a subdivision; 245.4874; 246.54, subdivision 1; 256B.0625, subdivision 20, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0943, subdivision 8; 256B.0945, subdivision 4; 256B.69, subdivisions 4, 5g, 5h; 256B.763; 256D.03, subdivision 4; 256L.03, subdivision 1; 256L.035; 256L.12, subdivision 9a; 609.115, subdivision 9; Laws 2005, chapter 98, article 3, section 25; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 9585.0030.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Sheran, Erickson Ropes, Vickerman, Koering and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1026: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money to the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota for alternative livestock research and outreach.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Koering, Vickerman, Sheran and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 1027: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money to the University of Minnesota to establish an organic research and education initiative.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skogen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 1028: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring Class I railroad carriers to file cost information with the Department of Transportation; providing for publication of railroad cost information; requiring the commissioner to survey Class I railroads and representative rail shippers and submit biennial reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Saxhaug, Frederickson, Olseen and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 1029: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for grants to promote fishing.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Tomassoni, Koch and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1030: A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for a grant to a nonprofit organization to work on behalf of licensed vendors to coordinate responses to solicitations or other requests and to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 1031: A bill for an act relating to state history; appropriating money for signage for the St. Anthony Falls heritage interpretive zone.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Dibble and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 1032: A bill for an act relating to transportation; creating transit fund in state treasury and establishing accounts; imposing a sales tax within the metropolitan area with the proceeds dedicated to transit and transit-oriented development; transferring motor vehicle sales tax revenues; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.88; 297B.09, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473J.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Prettner Solon, Lourey, Rest, Marty and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 1033: A bill for an act relating to gambling; providing for compulsive gambling education, treatment, and assessment; providing for a study on the social and economic costs of gambling; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 240.15, subdivision 6; 245.98, subdivision 5; 297A.94; 609.115, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297E.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Prettner Solon, Marty and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 1034: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing payment rates for a nursing facility in Duluth to the Duluth median rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 1035: A bill for an act relating to the city of Winona; authorizing the city to impose a sales and use tax.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 1036: A bill for an act relating to marriage fees; eliminating surcharges on the marriage dissolution filing fee and marriage license fee for the displaced homemaker program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 357.021, subdivisions 1a, 2; 517.08, subdivisions 1b, 1c.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey; Erickson Ropes; Chaudhary; Olson, M. and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 1037: A resolution opposing escalation of United States troops in Iraq.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Vickerman, Kubly, Koering, Murphy and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 1038: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for sustainable agriculture demonstration grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey, Vickerman, Kubly, Koering and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 1039: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for organic certification cost-share assistance and sustainable agriculture demonstration grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1040: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing public financing for certain state candidates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 10A.31, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Wergin, Erickson Ropes and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 1041: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the tax base used to calculate debt service levies for maximum effort capital loan school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.01, by adding a subdivision; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; 273.11, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 1042: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public safety; adding the statewide coordinator of the Gang and Drug Oversight Council to the law enforcement retirement fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 352B.01, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olseen, Pogemiller, Senjem and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 1043: A bill for an act relating to public safety; enacting Local Community Rail Security Act of 2007; providing for protection of railroad property from terrorism and other criminal activities; providing civil penalties and remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 218.011, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 218.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Olseen, Limmer, Skogen and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 1044: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for a study evaluating the truth in taxation property tax program.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Ortman, Robling, Neuville and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 1045: A bill for an act relating to Scott County; renaming the Scott County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Moua, Larson, Dibble, Senjem and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 1046: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; modifying the distribution and increasing the appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 477A.011, subdivisions 34, 36, by adding subdivisions; 477A.013, subdivisions 8, 9; 477A.03, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Kubly, Langseth, Cohen, Limmer and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 1047: A bill for an act relating to communications; appropriating money for grants to noncommercial television.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey; Rest; Olson, M.; Skoe and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 1048: A bill for an act relating to state government; changing the state Indian Affairs Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.922.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 1049: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for costs of hearing Fair Campaign Practices Act complaints; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.31, subdivision 4; 211B.37.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 1050: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting political parties that receive a public subsidy from making independent expenditures; expanding the definitions of campaign expenditures and independent expenditures; limiting multicandidate expenditures by political parties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 9, 18; 10A.25, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivision 1; 10A.322.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Moua, Frederickson and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 1051: A bill for an act relating to environment; adopting the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 115.072; 115B.17, subdivision 15; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114E.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.