State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, February 1, 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 Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 387: A bill for an act relating to education; extending rulemaking authority of the Board of School Administrators; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 81, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 388: A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing Independent School District No. 2311, Clearbrook-Gonvick, to use health and safety revenue to demolish a building.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wergin and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 389: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the tax base used to calculate debt service levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.01, by adding a subdivision; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; 273.11, subdivision 1a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Moua, Pappas, Cohen and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 390: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing an intoxicating liquor license in St. Paul.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 391: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds for interchange at highway 55 and Yankee Doodle Road; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 392: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the town of Crane Lake in St. Louis County to issue certificates of indebtedness.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Senjem, Rosen and Lynch introduced--
S.F. No. 393: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for a regional investment credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Senjem, Metzen, Saxhaug and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 394: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bakk, Saxhaug, Chaudhary and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 395: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Minnesota Conservation Corps.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 396: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to light youth softball fields in the city of Ceylon.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 397: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to construct a sports complex in the city of Fairmont.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rosen, Sheran and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 398: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for funding for voluntary all-day kindergarten; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Sparks and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 399: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; imposing a surcharge on deer licenses for deer management and for reimbursing the cost of processing deer donated for charitable purposes; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 97A.055, subdivision 4; 97A.065, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, by adding a subdivision; 97A.485, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 400: A bill for an act relating to transportation; removing length limit for middle vehicle in recreational vehicle combination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 3c.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Larson, Metzen, Sparks, Rest and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 401: A bill for an act relating to state government; restricting limitations on political activities of state employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.32, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Chaudhary, Betzold, Langseth, Foley and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 402: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to redevelop the Springbrook Nature Center in the city of Fridley; authorizing the sale of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Torres Ray, Michel, Hann and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 403: A bill for an act relating to education; providing cost-of-living revenue; requiring a study to examine the operating cost differential of school districts in the state; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 24, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Scheid, Michel, Hann and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 404: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; changing the residential homestead market value credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.1384, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bonoff; Olson, G. and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 405: A bill for an act relating to municipal licensing; providing that a tobacco licensee or employee of a licensee criminally charged with selling tobacco to a minor is not subject to an administrative penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 461.12, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Stumpf, Bonoff, Scheid, Koch and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 406: A bill for an act relating to education finance; updating appropriations for adult basic education; appropriating money; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 9, section 4, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bakk and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 407: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for building renovations at the International Wolf Center.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Vickerman, Kubly and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 408: A bill for an act relating to veterans; providing tuition assistance for military veterans and their surviving spouses and children at public colleges and universities; providing for tuition and fee reimbursement for military veterans and their surviving spouses and children at public colleges and universities; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Erickson Ropes, Vickerman, Kubly and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 409: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating certain contracts entered into by military service personnel; authorizing cancellations; requiring utilities to establish payment arrangements for military service personnel; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 325E; 325G.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Anderson, Torres Ray, Pariseau, Chaudhary and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 410: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the operation and maintenance of the Metropolitan Regional Parks System.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 411: A bill for an act relating to the city of Faribault; authorizing the expenditure of tax increment revenues.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Scheid and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 412: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing trunk highway bonds to finance completion of highway 610; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Scheid and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 413: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing state bonds for constructing interchange at intersection of marked Trunk Highway 169, Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 81, and 85th Avenue North; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Rosen, Sparks, Senjem and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 414: A bill for an act relating to employment and economic development; establishing the small business growth acceleration program; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116O.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 415: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring expanded information reporting; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 289A.12, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 416: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain a Web site with a searchable database on state contracts and grants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Higgins, Latz, Moua, Saxhaug and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 417: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for reimbursements to counties for costs associated with housing short-term offenders.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Scheid, Clark and Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 418: A bill for an act relating to education; incorporating a financial literacy curriculum into the economics course required for high school graduation; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.024.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Saxhaug, Scheid and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 419: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to the McGregor school district to compensate the district for declining enrollment beyond the district’s control; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Dibble, Sieben and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 420: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for forest pest control measures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 89.55.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saxhaug, Rummel, Scheid, Bonoff and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 421: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring state payment of certain excessive special education costs; increasing the program growth factor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 125A.75, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Carlson, Rummel and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 422: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing intermediate school districts to engage in certain short-term borrowing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.50; 126C.52, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 423: A bill for an act relating to retirement; correctional state employees retirement plan; including additional Department of Human Services employees in plan coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 352.91, subdivisions 3e, 3f.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 424: A bill for an act relating to retirement; references to former retirement plans; correcting obsolete references; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.632, subdivision 1; 126C.41, subdivision 4; 353.01, subdivision 2b; 354A.12, subdivision 3b; 354B.21, subdivision 3; 355.01, subdivision 3h; 423A.02, subdivisions 3, 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 425: A bill for an act relating to retirement; volunteer firefighter relief associations; state supplemental aid; clarification of aid eligibility qualifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 424A.10, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 426: A bill for an act relating to retirement; first class city teacher retirement fund associations; making various conforming changes to the Teachers Retirement Association provision in the extended leave of absence program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 354A.091, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 354A.091, subdivisions 1a, 1b.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 427: A bill for an act relating to retirement; various statewide and major local retirement plans; revising the process for the submission and review of proposed public pension plan administrative legislation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 356B.05.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 428: A bill for an act relating to retirement; first-class city teacher retirement fund associations; updating the sabbatical leave service credit provision based on recent Teachers Retirement Association amendments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 354A.011, subdivision 23; 354A.092.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 429: A bill for an act relating to retirement; retirement plans covered by the combined service annuity provision; updating and making more consistent the definitions of "salary" and "average salary"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 352.01, subdivisions 13, 14a, by adding a subdivision; 352B.01, subdivision 11, by adding subdivisions; 353.01, subdivisions 10, 17a, by adding a subdivision; 354.05, subdivisions 13a, 35, 35a; 354A.011, subdivisions 7a, 24, by adding a subdivision; 422A.01, subdivisions 4a, 13a, by adding a subdivision; 422A.15, subdivision 1; 490.121, subdivision 21, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 430: A bill for an act relating to retirement; correcting errors and omissions in 2006 omnibus retirement and other legislation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3A.05; 354.44, subdivision 6; 354A.12, subdivisions 3c, 3d; 356A.06, subdivision 6; Laws 2006, chapter 271, article 2, sections 12, subdivision 1; 13, subdivision 3; article 14, section 2, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 431: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association; updating statutory references to the relief association.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 432: A bill for an act relating to the state; appointing a poet laureate; appropriating gift or grant money received; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 433: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a grant for an agricultural-based bioscience training and testing center; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Bonoff, Clark, Robling, Saltzman and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 434: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a newborn home visiting program and a home visiting program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Pappas, Bonoff, Saxhaug and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 435: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the state aid for school readiness programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.16, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 436: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing state funding for all charter school qualifying special education costs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.11, subdivision 5; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 127A.47, subdivisions 7, 8.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olseen, Rummel and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 437: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to delay the implementation of special education tuition billing for an additional two years; amending Laws 2006, chapter 263, article 3, section 15.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Dibble and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 438: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying sales authority; creating an account; modifying decorative boughs provisions; removing expiration of sustainable forest resources provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.025, subdivision 9; 84.026, subdivision 1; 84.0855, subdivisions 1, 2; 88.642, subdivision 1; 88.6435, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 89A.11.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Marty, Torres Ray, Anderson, Erickson Ropes and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 439: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring disclosure of employers of applicants for publicly funded health programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Tomassoni, Marty, Higgins, Larson and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 440: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation, before entering into privatization transportation contract, to compare cost of state employee performance with cost of privatization contract; requiring commissioner to determine that cost of privatization contract will be ten percent less than cost of state employee performance for contract of $25,000 or more; requiring commissioner to file annual report of privatization transportation contracts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 441: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for construction of bridge on marked Trunk Highway 95; authorizing sale and issuance of state trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Cohen, Anderson, Marty and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 442: A bill for an act relating to housing; adjusting deed tax percentage; providing rental housing assistance; establishing a housing account for leverage opportunity; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 287.21, subdivision 1; 462A.201, by adding a subdivision; 462A.33, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462A.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Higgins, Rosen, Rummel, Ingebrigtsen and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 443: A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding an existing law enforcement tool regarding record keeping of purchases by scrap metal dealers; requiring registration; providing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.21.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senators Dibble, Tomassoni and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 444: A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Youth Program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Fischbach, Metzen and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 445: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; modifying provisions for individuals operating x-ray equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.121, subdivision 5, by adding subdivisions.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Pariseau, Ingebrigtsen, Limmer, Wergin and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 446: A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying law on use of force in defense of home and person; codifying and extending Minnesota’s self-defense and defense of home laws; eliminating the common law duty to retreat in cases of self defense outside the home; expanding the boundaries of dwelling; creating a presumption in the case of a person entering a dwelling or occupied vehicle by force; extending the rights available to a person in his or her dwelling to a person defending against entry of his or her occupied vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.065.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Olseen, Larson, Sieben and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 447: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; imposing petty misdemeanor penalty for certain motor vehicle hit-and-run offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.09, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Sieben and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 448: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an elementary and middle school years international baccalaureate pilot program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lourey, Prettner Solon, Olseen, Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 449: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring that commissioner of transportation reopen Culkin rest area.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Anderson, Chaudhary, Vickerman, Frederickson and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 450: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; modifying meeting requirements of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116P.08, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sheran, Rosen, Pappas, Vickerman and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 451: A bill for an act relating to capital improvement; appropriating money for Minnesota State University, Mankato, Trafton Hall phase 2, authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 452: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for removal and replacement of diseased shade trees; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 453: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for removal and replacement of diseased shade trees.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Murphy, Olseen and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 454: A bill for an act relating to taxes; the military; clarifying that the tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty includes active duty performed by members of the Minnesota National Guard as well as that performed by other military reservists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 455: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; expanding the class 4c property classification to certain nonprofit community service oriented organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 273.13, subdivision 25.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 456: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing tuition increase limits on public postsecondary institutions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 136F; 137.
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 457: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for establishment of single-member school board election districts in Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Carlson, Rest, Marty, Higgins and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 458: A bill for an act relating to elections; conforming disclaimer requirements for campaign material to constitutional requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 211B.04.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes, Bonoff, Clark and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 459: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007; establishing public policy to protect employees and the general public from the known hazards of secondhand smoke; requiring persons to refrain from smoking in certain areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.412; 144.413, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding subdivisions; 144.414; 144.416; 144.417; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.415.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Foley, Marty, Erickson Ropes and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 460: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Minnesota Universal Health Board; creating the Minnesota universal health program; establishing the Minnesota health care trust fund; establishing statewide and regional health care budgets; eliminating requirement to establish public health goals; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 145A.12, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62J.212.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Berglin, Higgins, Marty and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 461: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying food stamp requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256J.77; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256D.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Lourey, Berglin, Erickson Ropes, Lynch and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 462: A resolution urging support for and reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Betzold, Olseen, Foley, Jungbauer and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 463: A bill for an act relating to notaries public; increasing maximum fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 357.17.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Scheid, Carlson and Robling introduced--
S.F. No. 464: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the funding for the adults with disabilities program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.56.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Michel and Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 465: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the length of the school year; repealing the Labor Day start; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120A.41; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120A.40.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Saxhaug, Tomassoni, Prettner Solon, Koering and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 466: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Children’s Discovery Museum in Grand Rapids.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Senjem and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 467: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to design improvements to the Mayo Civic Center Complex in Rochester.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Rummel, Bonoff, Scheid and Olseen introduced--
S.F. No. 468: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing extended time revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold, Rummel, Foley, Chaudhary and Johnson introduced--
S.F. No. 469: A bill for an act relating to Anoka County; modifying a provision governing bonding for county libraries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 383E.20.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Saxhaug, Tomassoni, Prettner Solon and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 470: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; changing effective date authorizing permit for special paper products vehicle; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Pappas, Skogen, Rest, Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 471: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring state agencies to certify that no state employees on recall lists are able to perform specified services before seeking approval of certain contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.08, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni, Metzen and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 472: A bill for an act relating to public employment; forbidding the judicial branch from imposing restrictions on certain political activities of represented employees unless provided for by contract; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 179A.103, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 473: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing certain people to provide independent living skills services; regulating Centers for Independent Living; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.49, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olseen, Prettner Solon, Doll, Carlson and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 474: A bill for an act relating to energy; funding a study of potential for the use of geothermal heat pumps in Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Berglin, Fischbach, Higgins, Prettner Solon and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 475: A bill for an act relating to health; changing the expiration date for radiation therapy facility construction limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.5509.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Saxhaug, Chaudhary, Skogen and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 476: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the off-highway vehicle damage account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.780.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saxhaug, Metzen, Anderson, Sparks and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 477: A bill for an act relating to energy; appropriating money for feasibility study for plasma torch gasification facility.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Skogen, Stumpf, Wergin, Hann and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 478: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for regional library telecommunications aid and equity in telecommunications/Internet access.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Torres Ray, Erickson Ropes, Anderson, Sieben and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 479: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; expanding uses of certain appropriations; amending Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 21, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Kubly, Vickerman, Chaudhary and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 480: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; bioenergy development; establishing a bioenergy producer payment program for cellulosic biofuel production; establishing a bioenergy production incentive program; establishing a bioenergy working lands conservation program; authorizing rulemaking; authorizing general obligation bonds; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 41A; 103F.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Marty, Carlson, Skogen, Doll and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 481: A bill for an act relating to global warming and the environment; requiring adoption of California standards regarding low emission vehicles; providing for updates to the standards as necessary to comply with the federal Clean Air Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.07, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Doll, Carlson, Larson, Metzen and Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 482: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; adding mayors to the commission membership; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.605, subdivision 2; 473.622; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.601, subdivisions 3, 6.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Doll, Rest, Carlson, Skogen and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 483: A bill for an act relating to elections; eliminating ten percent requirement for major political party nomination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 204D.10, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 204D.10, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 484: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing that certain appropriations continue in effect; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, M.; Erickson Ropes; Torres Ray; Koering and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 485: A bill for an act relating to health care; creating a study group to make recommendations on the creation and operation of a voluntary, statewide health plan purchasing pool.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Fischbach, Olseen and Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 486: A bill for an act relating to local government aids; increasing the city aid base for certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes, Betzold, Vickerman and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 487: A bill for an act relating to the military; providing reimbursement grants or pay for certain honor guard members; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 192; 197.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 488: A bill for an act relating to finance; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, 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.