State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, February 5, 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. 489: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; exempting soldiers, veterans, and licensed peace officers from certain requirements relating to the state’s firearms safety certificate as a prerequisite to purchasing a hunting license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97B.015, by adding a subdivision; 97B.020; 197.65.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Koering, Marty, Torres Ray, Kubly and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 490: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying group residential housing supplemental rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256I.05, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 491: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying vehicle weight requirements on highways; increasing a fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.826, subdivision 1a; 169.862.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Moua, Higgins, Betzold, Scheid and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 492: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing collaborative services for high-risk children; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Moua, Higgins, Betzold, Scheid and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 493: A bill for an act relating to public nuisances; providing that certain criminal gang behavior is a public nuisance; authorizing injunctive relief and other remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 617.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Chaudhary, Marty, Dille, Vickerman and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 494: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold, Jungbauer, Johnson, Foley and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 495: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing Anoka County to impose a county deed and mortgage tax; providing for use of the proceeds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383E.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Skoe, Vickerman, Murphy, Dille and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 496: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for county and district agricultural societies and associations.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe, Vickerman, Murphy, Dille and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 497: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 498: A bill for an act relating to education finance; indexing all school finance equalizing factors at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 123B.57, subdivision 4; 123B.591, subdivision 3; 124D.135, subdivision 3; 124D.20, subdivision 5; 124D.22, subdivision 3; 126C.01, by adding subdivisions; 126C.10, subdivisions 13a, 29, 32, 35; 126C.17, subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.20, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 499: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing funding for staff development for school districts with schools not making adequate yearly progress; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.61, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Jungbauer and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 500: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for funding of transportation with transportation certificates of assignment; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Fischbach, Ingebrigtsen and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 501: A bill for an act relating to finance; providing for purchase of portable radios and related equipment by local government units participating in statewide public safety radio communication system; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Lynch, Fischbach, Prettner Solon, Berglin and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 502: A bill for an act relating to human services; adjusting payment rates for a long-term hospital; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256.969, subdivision 3a, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rummel, Skogen, Wiger and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 503: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to grant required course credits to students who satisfactorily complete science, math, or arts courses as part of a career and technical education program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.024.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Torres Ray, Scheid, Marty, Berglin and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 504: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring coverage for amino-based acid elemental formulas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Dibble, Pariseau, Metzen, Saxhaug and Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 505: A bill for an act relating to housing; the Housing Finance Agency; appropriating money to the family homeless prevention and assistance program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, G. and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 506: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions relating to permits to harvest or destroy aquatic plants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.615, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Kubly, Saxhaug, Wergin, Wiger and Skogen introduced--
S.F. No. 507: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a financial incentive for school districts to share superintendents; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.143, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Neuville and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 508: A bill for an act relating to human services; designating certain nursing facilities in Rice County as metro for purposes of determining reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch; Olson, M.; Sheran and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 509: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to the commissioner of health for heart disease and stroke prevention.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Koch, Jungbauer and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 510: A bill for an act relating to energy; enacting the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007; establishing state energy policy goals for fossil fuel-use reduction and renewable energy use; providing for electric utility renewable energy obligations of 25 percent by 2025; establishing provisions to promote community energy development; providing for transition to an energy savings requirement for electric and natural gas utilities; enacting provisions to address climate change; providing for delegation to counties for permitting wind projects under 25 megawatts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.65, subdivision 2; 216B.16, subdivisions 6b, 6c; 216B.1612, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 216B.1691, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding subdivisions; 216B.2426; 216B.243, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 5; 216C.05; 216C.31; 471.345, subdivision 13; 504B.161, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; 216C; 216F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 216B.165; 216B.241; 216B.2411; 216C.27; 216C.30, subdivision 5; Minnesota Rules, parts 4635.0110; 4635.0130; 7365.0210; 7635.0100; 7635.0120; 7635.0140; 7635.0150; 7635.0160; 7635.0170; 7635.0180; 7635.0200; 7635.0210; 7635.0220; 7635.0230; 7635.0240; 7635.0250; 7635.0260; 7635.0300; 7635.0310; 7635.0320; 7635.0330; 7635.0340; 7635.0400; 7635.0410; 7635.0420; 7635.0500; 7635.0510; 7635.0520; 7635.0530; 7635.0600; 7635.0610; 7635.0620; 7635.0630; 7635.0640; 7635.1000; 7635.1010; 7635.1020; 7635.1030; 7655.0100; 7655.0120; 7655.0200; 7655.0220; 7655.0230; 7655.0240; 7655.0250; 7655.0260; 7655.0270; 7655.0280; 7655.0290; 7655.0300; 7655.0310; 7655.0320; 7655.0330; 7655.0400; 7655.0410; 7655.0420.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 511: A bill for an act relating to highways; allowing commissioner of transportation to expedite construction of certain trunk highway projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.361, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 512: A bill for an act relating to the city of North Mankato; allowing the city to impose a local sales and use tax.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sheran introduced--
S.F. No. 513: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for nursing education activities.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk, Sparks and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 514: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating unpaid work for cash assistance; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Berglin, Marty and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 515: A bill for an act relating to mental health; establishing a certified peer specialist program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.0622, subdivision 2; 256B.0623, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Kubly and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 516: A bill for an act relating to taxation; eliminating income tax additions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19c.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 517: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for Sauk Rapids Bridge project.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Fischbach introduced--
S.F. No. 518: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing sale of state transportation bonds; appropriating money for Sauk Rapids Bridge project.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Pariseau, Wergin and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 519: A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring clear English pronunciation as a condition of instructing certain students at public postsecondary institutions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Sieben, Bakk, Larson and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 520: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; providing an adjustment for inflation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 477A.03.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Pappas; Olson, M.; Skoe and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 521: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing grants to train teachers of indigenous languages; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Jungbauer, Day and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 522: A bill for an act relating to health; exempting single-family dwellings from chapter 157; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 157.22.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Jungbauer, Dibble, Erickson Ropes and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 523: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income taxes; providing an income tax credit for the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hann and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 524: A bill for an act relating to elections; presidential electors; providing for designation of certain presidential electors and specifying the duties of presidential electors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 208.03; 208.08.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 525: A bill for an act relating to income taxation; providing an exclusion for long-term capital gains; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.091, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hann; Olson, G.; Michel and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 526: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income tax; providing for an education credit inflation adjustment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.0674, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Hann; Olson, G.; Michel and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 527: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing additional grounds for automatic revocation of a teaching license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.20, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Pappas, Michel, Tomassoni, Clark and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 528: A bill for an act relating to higher education; regulating the charging of nonresident undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136F.70, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Hann, Gerlach and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 529: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; confining regular legislative sessions to odd-numbered years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 3.011.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Rosen, Sheran, Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 530: A bill for an act relating to waters; appropriating money for a study of the Rapidan Dam in Blue Earth County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Day, Senjem and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 531: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center in Waseca.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Marty, Berglin, Fischbach and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 532: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying chemical use assessments; imposing duties on the commissioner of human services related to chemical health; requiring reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 254A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Rosen; Wergin; Olson, G.; Fischbach and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to higher education; limiting tuition increases at public higher education institutions.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Latz, Senjem, Fischbach, Sheran and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a crisis nursery grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256F.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Latz introduced--
S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a bioscience center of excellence; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Robling, Torres Ray, Koering, Lourey and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care provisions; reducing license fees; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 245A.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Lynch, Sheran, Koering and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for improving and expanding teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kubly and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a heating and cooling policy for state building projects funded with state appropriations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk, Pogemiller and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to labor; protecting certain communication in the workplace between labor organizations and employees; prohibiting certain employer conduct; providing civil remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to operation of state government; establishing the Minnesota False Claims Act; assessing penalties; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 12A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Day, Jungbauer, Gimse, Koch and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities; providing for fund transfers, general contingent accounts, and tort claims; authorizing sale and issuance of trunk highway bonds for highways and transit facilities; modifying provisions related to driver and vehicle services fees; modifying provisions relating to various transportation-related funds and accounts; providing sales tax exemption for commuter rail system; providing for treatment and deposit of proceeds of lease and sales taxes on motor vehicles; modifying formula for transit assistance to transit replacement service communities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.88; 161.04, subdivision 3; 168.017, subdivision 3; 168.12, subdivision 5; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivision 2; 171.07, subdivisions 3a, 11; 171.20, subdivision 4; 297A.70, subdivision 2; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.815, by adding a subdivision; 297A.94; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 299D.09; 473.388, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.32.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring issuance of variances in St. Louis County.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni, Murphy, Metzen, Bakk and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 543: A resolution memorializing Congress to support the Employee Free Choice Act relating to workers’ rights to form and join unions.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Skogen and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to the State Lottery; requiring the State Lottery to conduct special scratch games for the benefit of the arts, historic preservation, and conservation; creating an arts fund and a historic preservation fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.10, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 129D; 138; 349A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to taxation; eliminating a distance limitation for agricultural homesteads; increasing the agricultural market value homestead credit; reducing the class rate for agricultural homesteads; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 273.124, subdivision 14; 273.13, subdivision 23; 273.1384, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Larson, Scheid, Torres Ray and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for emergency building stabilization at Fort Snelling Upper Bluff; authorizing sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ortman, Robling, Doll and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to Scott County; making the library board advisory to the county board.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Ortman, Limmer, Johnson, Wergin and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to taxation; changing the rates of income taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, subdivisions 2c, 2d.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Senjem, Lynch, Langseth, Metzen and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 549: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the phase II expansion of the National Volleyball Center in Rochester.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Robling, Rest, Wergin and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for management of state grants; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Carlson, Sieben and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 551: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; defining concrete pump as special mobile equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.011, subdivision 22.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for higher education asset preservation and replacement; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to higher education; increasing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ingebrigtsen, Fischbach, Ortman, Wergin and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to estate taxation; conforming to the federal exemption amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 291.03, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to health; extending essential community provider designation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.19, subdivisions 2, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olseen, Ingebrigtsen, Sieben, Carlson and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing funding to counties for housing short-term felony offenders; creating a short-term offender advisory task force; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 241.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Cohen, Anderson, Moua and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to economic development; forgiving loan repayments on a loan to the city of St. Paul to finance the Saint Paul RiverCentre; appropriating money to the city of St. Paul to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 23, subdivision 6, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Cohen, Anderson, Moua and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to economic development; forgiving loan repayments on a loan to the city of St. Paul to finance the St. Paul RiverCentre; appropriating money to the city of St. Paul to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 23, subdivision 6, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Berglin, Higgins and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the family stabilization services program; establishing a work participation bonus; appropriating money for supporting work for low-income families; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 119B.011, by adding a subdivision; 119B.05, subdivision 1; 256J.01, by adding a subdivision; 256J.021; 256J.08, subdivision 65; 256J.20, subdivision 3; 256J.24, subdivision 10; 256J.30, subdivision 5; 256J.521, subdivisions 1, 2; 256J.53, subdivision 2; 256J.55, subdivision 1; 256J.626, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256J.29; 256J.626, subdivisions 7, 9.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Johnson, Tomassoni, Day, Metzen and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing the sale and use of certain fireworks; providing licenses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Metzen, Chaudhary, Pariseau, Saxhaug and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for licenses to take deer without a fee for disabled residents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.441, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Chaudhary, Murphy and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying permit provisions for disabled hunters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.055, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Doll, Latz, Betzold, Michel and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring development of an economic strategy to maximize state economic development benefits from the renewable electric energy industry.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing equity revenue for districts above the 95th percentile; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saltzman and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to building codes; requiring pan flashing under all exterior windows and doors; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Sieben, Dibble, Murphy, Larson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 566: 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.
Senator Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to higher education; implementing the enterprise information technology investment strategic plan.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Senjem and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to education; extending the date by which Independent School District No. 535, Rochester, must certify proposed property tax levy to the county auditor.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying certain provisions for senior citizens’ tuition; amending certain reporting requirements; authorizing certain banking services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 135A.52, subdivisions 1, 2; 136F.42, subdivision 1; 136F.71, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Lynch, Koering, Prettner Solon and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 570: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying competitive bidding for medical assistance nonemergency medical transportation; specifying criteria for level of need determinations for nonemergency medical transportation; modifying criteria and increasing reimbursement for medical assistance special transportation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.04, subdivision 14, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0625, subdivision 17.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Wergin, Prettner Solon, Bakk and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying group residential housing supplemental rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256I.05, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of public safety to accept Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate for school bus driver physical exam; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.321, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Pappas, Tomassoni, Anderson, Cohen and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant to Lifetrack Resources; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Robling, Neuville, Ortman and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a regional public safety training facility in Scott County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Robling, Senjem and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for higher education and related purposes to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic, with certain conditions; increasing amounts of matching grants; defining terms; making technical changes; eliminating certain report requirements; eliminating certain Legislative Advisory Commission approval requirements; permitting certain interest rate savings and other agreements; amending certain Pell grant requirements; requiring summary statistics in required reports; repealing certain data sharing and collecting requirements; modifying certain aspects of financial aid programs; establishing a scholarship program for high achieving high school students; establishing the Minnesota GI bill program; requiring reports; prohibiting issuance, manufacture, or use of false or fraudulent academic credentials; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.322, subdivision 3; 135A.031, subdivision 7; 135A.034, subdivision 1; 135A.053, subdivision 2; 135A.14, subdivision 1; 136A.01, subdivision 2; 136A.0411; 136A.08, subdivision 7; 136A.101, subdivisions 4, 5a; 136A.121, subdivision 5; 136A.125, subdivision 2; 136A.15, subdivisions 1, 6; 136A.16, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, by adding a subdivision; 136A.17, subdivision 1; 136A.1701, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 136A.233, subdivision 3; 136A.62, subdivision 3; 136A.63; 136A.65, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 136A.653; 136A.657, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 136A.66; 136A.67; 136A.68; 136A.69; 136A.71; 136A.861, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6; 136G.11, subdivision 5; 141.21, subdivisions 1a, 5; 141.25, subdivisions 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12; 141.255, subdivision 2; 141.265, subdivision 2; 141.271, subdivisions 10, 12; 141.28, subdivision 1; 141.35; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 136A; 141; 197; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 135A.01; 135A.031, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 135A.032; 135A.033; 136A.07; 136A.08, subdivision 8; 136A.1702; 136A.61.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Robling, Senjem and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing the academic competitiveness highlighting individual excellence and valuing education scholarship program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senators Bonoff, Hann and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 577: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales tax; providing a sales tax exemption for materials and supplies used in the construction of a water treatment facility in Minnetonka.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Torres Ray, Cohen, Bonoff and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for the statewide science, technology, engineering, and math initiative.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Robling, Clark, Wergin and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to education; expanding early childhood developmental screening; establishing a developmental assessment at kindergarten entrance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.13, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 124D.135, subdivisions 1, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Murphy, Dibble and Carlson introduced--
S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring legislative authorization for certain Metropolitan Airports Commission agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.608, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money to cover costs of inflation to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Rosen, Cohen, Pappas and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money to the commissioner of employment and economic development for University Enterprise Laboratories, Inc.; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.