State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 15, 2007
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Skoe, Tomassoni, Clark and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 786: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying the state grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 136A.121, subdivisions 5, 6; 136A.125, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Rummel, Anderson and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 787: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a three-year pilot program to provide high school students with career and college counseling; exploring data collection, accountability, and reporting system options to evaluate the impact of career and counseling programs on subsequent school and work choices of high school graduates; establishing a research consortium; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Clark and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 788: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the commissioner of education to waive the General Education Development (GED) test fee under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.55.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Marty and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 789: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for youth mental health screening and suicide prevention; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 790: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a levy for Independent School District No. 480, Onamia.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Scheid; Olson, G.; Wergin and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 791: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for professional development for teachers.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Scheid and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 792: A bill for an act relating to trust companies; limited purpose companies; making nonsubstantive term changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 48A.03, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Chaudhary, Limmer, Skogen and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 793: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; restricting the use of Social Security numbers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.59, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.59, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Neuville and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 794: A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for homestead property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 510.02; 510.05; 550.175, subdivisions 1, 4, by adding a subdivision; 550.18; 550.19; 550.22; 550.24; 580.24; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 550.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Olson, M.; Moua and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 795: A bill for an act relating to guardians and conservators; changing certain requirements and procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 245.91, by adding subdivisions; 245.94, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 524.5-316; 524.5-502.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 796: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the Online Learning Option Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.095, subdivisions 3, 4, 7, 8; 124D.096.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Koch, Tomassoni, Ortman and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 797: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for jobs and economic development; modifying mortgage licensing requirements; modifying programs; regulating activities and practices; recodifying and modifying construction codes and licensing provisions; modifying the State Building Code; providing penalties; 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; 58.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 58.05; 58.06, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 58.08, subdivision 3; 58.10, subdivision 1; 80A.28, subdivision 1; 103I.621, subdivision 3; 116J.551, subdivision 1; 116J.575, subdivisions 1, 1a; 144.122; 144.99, subdivision 1; 175.16, subdivision 1; 179A.04, subdivision 3; 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; 270.97; 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; 332.54, subdivision 7; 363A.40, subdivision 1; 462.357, subdivision 6a; 462A.07, subdivision 8; 462A.21, subdivision 8b; 462A.33, subdivision 3; 471.465; 471.466; 471.467; 471.471; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 58; 327B; 609; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.665; 16B.747, subdivision 4; 58.08, subdivision 1; 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 Murphy, Bonoff, Olseen, Langseth and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 798: A bill for an act relating to transportation; increasing motor fuel tax rates and providing for annual adjustments; expanding authority of counties to levy wheelage taxes; increasing base tax on passenger automobiles; authorizing counties to impose sales tax for transportation purposes; authorizing cities and counties to impose transportation impact fees; authorizing issuance of state trunk highway bonds for trunk highway improvements; authorizing issuance of state transportation bonds for construction and reconstruction of key local bridges; modifying distribution of county state-aid highway fund; exempting certain criteria from Administrative Procedure Act; making clarifying changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 162.07, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 163.051; 168.013, subdivision 1a; 174.52, subdivision 5; 296A.07, subdivision 3; 296A.08, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 296A; 297A; 426.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Higgins and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 799: A bill for an act relating to licensing; changing certification for interior designers to licensing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 326.02, subdivision 4b.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Moua, Pogemiller, Limmer, Dibble and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 800: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending a sales tax exemption on construction materials for low-income housing to limited partnerships in which the sole general partner is a nonprofit corporation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 801: A bill for an act relating to government finance; appropriating money for general legislative and administrative expenses of state government; regulating state and local government operations; establishing a grant management process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.987, subdivision 1; 3.988, subdivision 3; 3.989, subdivisions 2, 3; 15B.17, subdivision 1; 16A.103, subdivision 2; 16A.1286, subdivision 2; 16A.28, subdivision 1; 270B.14, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 13; 16B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.39; Laws 2006, chapter 253, section 22.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Koering, Berglin, Kubly, Marty and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 802: A bill for an act relating to health; mortuary science; changing provisions dealing with mortuary science; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 149A.01, subdivisions 2, 3; 149A.02, subdivisions 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 29, 33, 34, 36, 40, by adding subdivisions; 149A.03; 149A.20, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 149A.40, subdivision 11; 149A.45, by adding subdivisions; 149A.50, subdivisions 2, 4; 149A.52, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 149A.53, by adding a subdivision; 149A.63; 149A.70, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 5a, 6, 7, 8, 9; 149A.71, subdivisions 2, 4; 149A.72, subdivision 4; 149A.74, subdivision 1; 149A.80, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 149A.90, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 149A.91, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6, 10; 149A.92, subdivisions 2, 6; 149A.93, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, by adding a subdivision; 149A.94, subdivisions 1, 3; 149A.95, subdivisions 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, by adding a subdivision; 149A.96, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 149A.93, subdivision 9; 149A.94, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Anderson, Olseen, Skoe and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 803: 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; increasing the revenue for the home visiting early childhood family education program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.135, subdivisions 1, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni; Bakk; Saxhaug; Olson, M. and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 804: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing extra unemployment benefits for certain workers laid off from the Ainsworth Lumber Company.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Tomassoni, Scheid, Dibble and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 805: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating health plan coverage for hearing aids; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.675.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Neuville and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 806: A bill for an act relating to child support; requiring consideration of a child’s residence in a foreign country when deviating from the presumptive child support amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 518A.43, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Dille, Vickerman, Erickson Ropes, Skoe and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 807: A bill for an act relating to property tax refunds; exempting from the definition of household income the amount of any military disability pay received by a veteran from the federal government; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.03, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Michel, Wiger, Murphy and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 808: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; enacting the Safe School Zone Law; making clarifying and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.01, by adding a subdivision; 169.14, subdivisions 2, 4, 5a.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Sparks, Metzen and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 809: A bill for an act relating to mortgages; prohibiting predatory lending practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 58.13, subdivision 1; 58.137, subdivision 1; 58.15; 58.16.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Anderson, Rummel, Bonoff and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 810: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district to include energy efficiency improvement projects in its alternative facilities plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.59, subdivisions 1, 2; 216C.37, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Larson, Michel and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 811: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; eliminating the city of Bloomington’s obligation to make additional contributions to fiscal disparities pool; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473F.01, subdivision 2; 473F.08, subdivisions 5, 7a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473F.08, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Higgins, Foley, Scheid, Moua and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 812: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for squad car camera technology upgrade grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Moua, Latz and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 813: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to replace eliminated federal funds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Moua and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 814: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for Asian-American juvenile crime prevention grants.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Scheid, Moua, Sheran and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 815: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for local units of government to hire peace officers and to pay overtime for peace officers.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Prettner Solon, Scheid, Moua and Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 816: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding private health insurance coverage of young adult dependents by including those not enrolled as full-time students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62E.02, subdivision 7; 62L.02, subdivision 11; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62A.301.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Anderson, Higgins, Erickson Ropes, Dille and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 817: A bill for an act relating to labor; allowing the commissioner of labor and industry to issue orders of compliance relating to overtime for nurses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 177.27, subdivision 4; 181.275, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 181.275, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Murphy, Skogen, Kubly and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 818: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a dairy animal revolving loan program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.06; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Foley, Langseth, Ingebrigtsen and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 819: A bill for an act relating to state government; designating veteran-owned small businesses as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding certain state and metro agency procurement contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.16, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Bakk and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 820: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring withholding on certain contractor payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.92, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Saltzman, Betzold, Clark, Senjem and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 821: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Disabled Veteran’s Rest Camp; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Wiger, Clark, Jungbauer and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 822: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the funding for the community education youth service program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.20, subdivisions 4, 4a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Moua, Latz, Higgins, Rosen and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 823: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing organizations providing mentoring services to request criminal background checks from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Moua, Skoe, Sparks and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 824: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the application of the 4d property tax classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.128, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Scheid, Latz, Rest and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 825: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring development of an electronic database of the insurance status of motor vehicles.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Sheran, Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 826: A bill for an act relating to state contracts; providing for a preference for vendors with certain mental health benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.06, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Higgins, Prettner Solon, Koering, Lourey and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 827: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring coverage for interpreter services for health plan and medical assistance enrollees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, subdivision 18a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Higgins, Erickson Ropes, Sheran, Koering and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 828: A bill for an act relating to employee health; establishing the "Safe Patient Handling Act"; requiring safe patient handling programs and committees to be established; appropriating money for safe patient handling grants; transferring money from the workers compensation special fund to the assigned risk safety account; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 182.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 829: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing a targeted all-day, everyday kindergarten program for Independent School District No. 138, North Branch; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Rosen, Larson, Higgins and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 830: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; creating a citizenship credit; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 831: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the general education basic formula allowance by three percent per year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Johnson, Scheid and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 832: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating franchise agreements between outdoor sport equipment dealers and manufacturers; imposing title requirements; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 80G; 86C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 86B.820; 86B.825; 86B.830; 86B.835; 86B.840; 86B.845; 86B.850; 86B.855; 86B.860; 86B.865; 86B.870; 86B.875; 86B.880; 86B.885; 86B.890; 86B.895; 86B.900; 86B.905; 86B.910; 86B.915; 86B.920.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Olson, M.; Dibble; Saltzman; Koering and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 833: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; changing certain existing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 237.665; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.695.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 834: 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.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 835: A bill for an act relating to state government; changing provisions for state general obligation bond proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.695.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Berglin, Sieben and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 836: A bill for an act relating to taxation; imposing an excise tax on paint; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 270C.56, subdivision 1; 289A.01; 289A.02, subdivision 5; 289A.12, by adding a subdivision; 289A.18, by adding a subdivision; 289A.19, by adding a subdivision; 289A.20, by adding a subdivision; 289A.56, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297J.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Koch and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 837: A bill for an act relating to local government; Hennepin and Wright Counties; authorizing the Hennepin County Board and the Wright County Board to initiate a process for the change of county boundaries by resolution.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Neuville, Pariseau, Vickerman, Wergin and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 838: A bill for an act relating to health; limiting use of funds for state-sponsored health programs for funding abortions.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 839: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying certain early childhood education provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.13, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 124D.135, subdivisions 3, 5, 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Senjem and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 840: A bill for an act relating to property tax; authorizing a school district and a county to mutually agree to extend the time allowed before the date on which the proposed property tax levy is certified; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.48, subdivision 2; 275.065, subdivisions 1, 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 841: A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing the nursing home surcharge; establishing a gross receipts tax on lodging and related services; reducing nursing facility reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256.9657, subdivision 4; 256B.431, subdivisions 37, 38; 256B.441, subdivision 13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 295; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256.9657, subdivisions 1, 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 842: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring inpatient hospital services to be paid on a fee-for-services basis for the general assistance medical care program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256D.03, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 843: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, community service providers, and nursing facilities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.5012, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Wergin, Prettner Solon, Bakk, Vandeveer and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 844: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money; amending Laws 2006, chapter 258, sections 4, subdivision 4; 7, subdivision 11.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 845: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a section to article XI; increasing the sales tax rate by three-eighths of one percent and dedicating the receipts to a special fund to be appropriated by law.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 846: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing deficiency funding for certain state agencies; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 847: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting financial institutions from imposing a service charge to cash certain checks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 48.512, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Olson, M.; Erickson Ropes; Koering; Rosen and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 848: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for senior citizen programs.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Ingebrigtsen, Koering and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 849: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; exempting certain exchanged land from the tax-forfeited land assurance fee; amending Laws 2006, chapter 236, article 1, section 21.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Skoe and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 850: A bill for an act relating to tax forfeited lands; providing for timber sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 282.04, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 851: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the crimes for which sex offender assessments must be conducted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.3457, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Higgins, Prettner Solon, Berglin and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 852: A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing more affordable conversion health coverage as a bridge to Medicare for persons 60 to 65 years of age; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62A.65, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Torres Ray, Moua, Scheid and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 853: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing certain students over the age of 21 who attend a contract alternative program to continue to receive instruction at that school until graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen, Pappas, Moua, Dibble and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 854: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying the membership of an appointment process for the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.9226, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Metzen, Fischbach, Koering and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 855: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying medical assistance coverage to include consultations with psychologists; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.0625, subdivision 48; 256B.763.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Dille and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 856: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing stays of adjudication in certain criminal cases involving consensual sexual relationships with an underaged victim; providing that offenders who receive these stays do not have to register as predatory offenders; classifying data; requiring existing sex education programs to address criminal sexual conduct laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.871, subdivision 3; 121A.23, subdivision 1; 243.166, by adding a subdivision; 609.095; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Berglin, Bonoff and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 857: A bill for an act relating to health; extending the essential community provider designation to a mental health provider located in Hennepin County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Torres Ray, Betzold and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 858: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing mental health provisions; authorizing a loan forgiveness program; establishing grants for culturally competent mental health services; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 245.696, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Marty, Latz, Dille and Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 859: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; authorizing reentry projects; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 860: A bill for an act relating to mental health; authorizing examiners for Minnesota residents in bordering states; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 245.50, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Dibble, Tomassoni, Dille and Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 861: A bill for an act relating to employment; authorizing employment support for persons with mental illness; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Dille and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 862: A bill for an act relating to human services; mandating mental health training for foster parents; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Marty and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 863: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing mental health provisions; establishing children’s mental health grants; establishing a children’s mental health work group; providing grants for trauma-focused, evidence-based practices to children; providing county reimbursement for respite care for children; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.07, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Sheran and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 864: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for certain child support programs.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Anderson and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 865: A bill for an act relating to jobs; awarding grants for the summer youth employment program; appropriating money to the city of St. Paul.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 866: A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money from the trunk highway fund for construction of median safety barrier on marked Interstate Highway 494.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Dibble, Fischbach, Vickerman and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 867: A bill for an act relating to employment and economic development; appropriating money for Centers for Independent Living.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey, Senjem and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 868: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; changing provisions for speech-language pathologists and audiologists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.515, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Skoe and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 869: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; providing tax exemptions for emergency response vehicles and repair parts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168.012, subdivision 1; 296A.07, subdivision 4; 297A.67, subdivision 28.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Vickerman, Ingebrigtsen, Skoe, Dille and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 870: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for valuation of certain rural land abutting certain public waters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.11, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 871: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to reconvey encroached-upon right-of-way along marked Trunk Highway 23.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 872: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing reconveyance procedures for real property having errors or omissions in the title; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.442.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Wergin, Jungbauer, Olseen and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 873: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a forensic crime lab in Anoka County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Saxhaug; Sheran; Lynch and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 874: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for land purchase adjacent to Bemidji State University; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Metzen, Clark, Bakk and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 875: A bill for an act relating to employment; increasing and indexing the minimum wage; eliminating the training wage; requiring notice to new employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 177.24, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Tomassoni, Cohen, Pappas, Bonoff and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 876: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the historical preservation of the B’nai Abraham Synagogue in Virginia.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Murphy, Chaudhary, Saxhaug and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 877: A bill for an act relating to the environment; establishing a grant program for idling reduction technology purchases; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Dibble, Murphy, Chaudhary, Saxhaug and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 878: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income taxes; providing an income tax credit for the purchase of idling reduction equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19c; 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Metzen and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 879: A bill for an act relating to labor relations; establishing certain rights for workers in the meatpacking industry; providing civil and criminal penalties; establishing the position of meatpacking industry workers rights ombudsman in the Department of Labor and Industry; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Sieben and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 880: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; requiring child protective devices in shopping carts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 881: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to construct the Victory Center in the city of Bird Island.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pogemiller, Bakk, Moua, Dibble and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 882: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a direct sales tax exemption for purchases of capital equipment by the printing industry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.68, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Scheid, Moua and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 883: A bill for an act relating to anatomical gifts; adopting the Darlene Luther Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; imposing penalties; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 525A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 525.921; 525.9211; 525.9212; 525.9213; 525.9214; 525.9215; 525.9216; 525.9217; 525.9218; 525.9219; 525.9221; 525.9222; 525.9223; 525.9224.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 884: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; authorizing the city of Anoka to establish districts subject to special rules.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dibble, Murphy and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 885: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; modifying driver education provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.05, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Vickerman, Torres Ray, Moua, Senjem and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 886: A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to promote the United States’ ability to compete in the global marketplace for talented and necessary workers.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Rest, Betzold, Robling, Cohen and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 887: A bill for an act relating to state government; abolishing the Department of Employee Relations; transferring duties.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Fischbach and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 888: A bill for an act relating to state government; amending provisions relating to child care; children and family; licensing; health care; continuing care; mental health; health insurance; the Department of Health; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.46, subdivision 2; 16A.724, subdivision 2; 62E.141; 62J.692, subdivisions 1, 4, 7a, 8, 10; 62L.12, subdivision 2; 103I.101, subdivision 6; 103I.208, subdivisions 1, 2; 103I.235, subdivision 1; 119B.05, subdivision 1; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 7, by adding a subdivision; 119B.13, subdivision 6; 144.123; 144.125; 144.3345; 144D.03, subdivision 1; 148.5194, by adding a subdivision; 148.6445, subdivisions 1, 2; 148C.11, subdivision 1; 149A.52, subdivision 3; 149A.97, subdivision 7; 153A.14, subdivision 4a; 153A.17; 245.465, by adding a subdivision; 245.4874; 245A.02, subdivisions 2, 10, 14; 245A.035; 245A.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 245A.16, subdivisions 1, 3; 245B.01; 245B.02; 245B.03, subdivisions 1, 2; 245B.05, subdivision 2; 245B.055, subdivision 1; 245B.06, subdivisions 7, 9, 10, by adding a subdivision; 245B.07, subdivisions 4, 8; 245C.02, by adding a subdivision; 245C.04, subdivision 1; 245C.05, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 7, by adding a subdivision; 245C.08, subdivisions 1, 2; 245C.10, by adding a subdivision; 245C.11, subdivisions 1, 2; 245C.12; 245C.16, subdivision 1; 245C.17, by adding a subdivision; 245C.21, by adding a subdivision; 245C.23, subdivision 2; 246.54, subdivision 1; 252.32, subdivision 3; 256.01, subdivisions 2b, 18; 256.482, subdivisions 1, 8; 256.975, subdivision 7; 256B.057, subdivision 8; 256B.0625, subdivisions 18a, 20, by adding subdivisions; 256B.0911, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0915, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0943, subdivision 8; 256B.0945, subdivision 4; 256B.434, by adding a subdivision; 256B.439, subdivision 1; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.5012, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivisions 4, 5g, 5h; 256B.76; 256B.763; 256D.03, subdivision 4; 256J.02, subdivisions 1, 4; 256J.021; 256J.09, subdivision 3b, by adding subdivisions; 256J.32, subdivision 6; 256J.42, subdivisions 1, 6; 256J.425, by adding subdivisions; 256J.46, by adding subdivisions; 256J.49, subdivision 13; 256J.50, subdivision 1; 256J.521, by adding a subdivision; 256J.531; 256J.626, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 256J.751, subdivisions 2, 5; 256J.95, subdivision 15; 256L.02, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 256L.03, subdivision 1; 256L.035; 256L.04, subdivision 1; 256L.05, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 256L.06, subdivision 3; 256L.11, subdivision 7; 256L.12, subdivisions 7, 9a; 256L.15, subdivisions 1a, 2, by adding a subdivision; 259.20, subdivision 2; 259.29, subdivision 1; 259.41; 259.47, subdivision 3; 259.53, subdivision 2; 259.57, subdivision 2; 260C.193, subdivision 3; 260C.209; 260C.212, subdivision 2; 609.115, subdivision 9; Laws 2005, chapter 98, article 3, section 25; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62A; 149A; 245; 245C; 256C; 256J; 256L; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256J.29; 256J.425, subdivisions 6, 7; 256J.46, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a; 256J.67; 256J.68; Laws 2004, chapter 288, article 6, section 27; Minnesota Rules, parts 4610.2800; 9585.0030.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Scheid, Dibble, Hann and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 889: A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; authorizing off-sale wine licenses for supermarkets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 340A.101, by adding a subdivision; 340A.408, subdivision 3; 340A.412, subdivision 3; 340A.413, subdivision 5; 340A.503, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Olson, M.; Higgins; Scheid and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 890: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; making repeat offenders who violate domestic abuse no contact orders guilty of a felony; defining qualified domestic violence-related offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 518B.01, subdivision 22; 609.02, subdivision 16.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Langseth and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 891: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing debt service equalization aid; indexing the equalizing factors for the debt service equalization aid program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 892: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing local governments and school districts to establish trusts to pay postemployment benefits to retired employees and officers; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Larson, Rest, Gerlach, Gimse and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 893: A bill for an act relating to elections; moving precinct caucuses from March to February; moving the state primary from September to June and making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.31, subdivision 6; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivision 1; 10A.323; 202A.14, subdivision 1; 204B.33; 204D.03, subdivision 1; 205.065, subdivision 1; 205A.03, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Stumpf; Olson, G.; Scheid; Rummel and Torres Ray introduced--
S.F. No. 894: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing grants for collaborative urban educator recruitment and training programs; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 895: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating funds for the construction of flood protection farmstead ring levees in the Red River Valley.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Neuville and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 896: A bill for an act relating to health; extending prompt payment requirements to pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.75, subdivisions 1, 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Carlson, Metzen and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 897: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting construction materials and equipment for a legal reference and data center facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Higgins, Senjem, Clark and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 898: A bill for an act relating to state government; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article 4, section 9; authorizing a council to establish salaries for legislators; changing the composition of the compensation council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 15A.082, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Skogen, Langseth, Skoe and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 899: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the period of job opportunity building zone tax benefits in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 469.312, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 900: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Long-Term Care Patient Access to Pharmaceuticals Act; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 151.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 901: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance and sale of state bonds for University of Minnesota asset preservation and replacement; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble, Prettner Solon, Higgins, Foley and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 902: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the reporting of lost or stolen firearms; providing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Marty, Prettner Solon, Koering, Erickson Ropes and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 903: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing mental health provisions; authorizing provider rate increases; changing mental health services coverage by medical assistance; implementing evidence-based practice; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.038; 256B.0623, subdivisions 2, 8, 12; 256B.0625, subdivisions 38, 43, 46, by adding subdivisions; 256B.0943, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivisions 5g, 5h; 256B.761; 256B.763; 256L.12, subdivision 9a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Kubly; Dibble; Olson, M.; Olseen and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 904: A bill for an act relating to energy; creating a revolving loan fund for geothermal heating and cooling applications in public buildings; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 905: A bill for an act relating to elections; reducing the length of political campaigns; moving the state primary from September to October and making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.31, subdivision 6; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivision 1; 10A.323; 204B.33; 204D.03, subdivision 1; 205.065, subdivision 1; 205.13, subdivision 1a; 205A.03, subdivision 2; 205A.06, subdivision 1a; 447.32, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Torres Ray, Sparks and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 906: A bill for an act relating to education finance; making four-year-old students eligible for extended time programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 15.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Sparks, Rummel, Saltzman and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 907: A bill for an act relating to education finance; removing the five-year limit on funding for limited English proficiency programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.59, subdivision 2; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 126C.10, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 908: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the sale of certain bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 128D.11, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 909: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for purpose of sustaining quality and competitiveness by supporting cost of providing a general compensation increase for university employees; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 910: A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing the criminal penalty for criminal vehicular homicide committed by a person with a prior DWI offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.21, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Foley, Wergin, Jungbauer, Betzold and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 911: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a regional forensic crime laboratory in Anoka County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 912: A bill for an act relating to data practices; requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to provide certain information; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 913: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; modifying driver record provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 914: A bill for an act relating to data practices; regulating business screening agencies; providing civil penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Robling; Olson, G.; Ortman and Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 915: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing a credit for contributions to school tuition organizations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Robling, Limmer, Ingebrigtsen and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 916: A bill for an act relating to higher education; prohibiting issuance, manufacture, or use of false or fraudulent academic credentials; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Robling, Limmer and Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 917: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing political subdivisions to establish trusts to pay for postemployment benefits; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Pappas, Anderson, Sieben, Metzen and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 918: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money to establish a statewide self-advocacy network project.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 919: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring a state trail sticker for all-terrain vehicles; changing the license year for fishing, fish house, and dark house licenses; modifying the nonresident archery deer license fee; allowing the use of scopes on muzzleloaders; establishing a moratorium on licensing new public waters for aquaculture; providing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97A.411, subdivision 1; 97A.475, subdivision 3; 97B.031, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Betzold, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 920: A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending certain coverage provisions; making certain technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 352D.02, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Olseen, Saltzman, Robling and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 921: A bill for an act relating to education; providing property tax relief; increasing and indexing debt service equalization revenue; increasing and indexing equalization of the health and safety, deferred maintenance and operating capital levies amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 123B.57, subdivision 4; 123B.591, subdivision 3; 126C.10, subdivision 13a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen, Wiger, Saltzman, Robling and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 922: A bill for an act relating to education; providing property tax relief; increasing and indexing equalization of the equity, transition, and referendum equalization levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.10, subdivisions 29, 32; 126C.17, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Higgins, Anderson and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 923: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying adult basic education aid; increasing GED payment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4; 124D.55.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz, Dibble and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 924: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to file annual report on major highway projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Latz and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 925: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring predatory offenders to register electronic mail addresses and related information to law enforcement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 243.166, subdivision 4a.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Torres Ray, Scheid, Anderson and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 926: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the funding for students participating in four-year-old kindergarten programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 31a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 927: A bill for an act relating to crime victims; expanding the protection against employer retaliation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 611A.036, subdivisions 2, 7.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 928: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to support competitive compensation; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold, Langseth, Foley and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 929: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association police and fire plan; exempting certain Anoka County field investigators from reemployed annuitant provisions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 930: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purpose of supporting education and research activities in the area of health workforce and clinical sciences; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 931: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purpose of supporting education and research activities in the areas of the environment, agricultural systems, and renewable energy; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 932: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purpose of supporting education and research activities in the area of science and engineering; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 933: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purpose of advancing the educational experience of all University of Minnesota students; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 934: A bill for an act relating to disaster relief; appropriating money for lake cleanup in LeSueur County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Pappas, Wiger and Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 935: A resolution requesting Congress to limit fees and expiration dates associated with gift cards issued by federal banks.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.