State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, January 11, 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 Wergin, Fischbach, Gerlach, Ingebrigtsen and Gimse introduced--
S.F. No. 40: A bill for an act relating to taxation; conforming certain income, franchise, and property tax refund provisions for tax year 2006 to the federal teacher expense deduction, tuition subtraction, and other provisions of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, the Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunity Act, and the Pension Protection Plan of 2006; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 290.01, subdivisions 19, 19b, 31; 290A.03, subdivision 15.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Rest and Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 41: A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing the legislative auditor to retain certain audit fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.9741, subdivision 1; 37.06.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 42: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 81, Comfrey.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Rest, Scheid and Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 43: A bill for an act relating to state government finance; providing an appropriation for emergencies; requiring reports and recommendations to bring the state budget into compliance with generally accepted governmental accounting principles; requiring disclosure of the impact of inflation on state expenditures; requiring consultation on expenditure data; requiring a report of cash flow for the general fund; providing continuing appropriations for the operation of state government under certain conditions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 9.061, subdivision 5; 16A.055, subdivision 1; 16A.103, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1e; 16A.11, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Lynch, Berglin, Torres Ray, Senjem and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 44: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; permitting certain foreign medical school graduates to use a credentials verification service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147.037, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Michel, Rest, Bonoff, Saxhaug and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 45: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring an analysis of demographic trends with forecast of state revenue and expenditures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.103, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni, Betzold, Anderson, Pappas and Saltzman introduced--
S.F. No. 46: A bill for an act relating to state government finance; providing for continuing appropriations in certain circumstances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold, Neuville and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 47: A bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing a parole board; prescribing its membership, duties, and powers; prescribing when an individual is eligible to be considered for parole; authorizing the board to determine if selected Level III sex offenders should be referred to the county attorney for civil commitment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.05, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 48: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allocating motor vehicle sales tax proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297B.09, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 49: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; regulating gross vehicle weights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Marty, Carlson, Doll and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 50: A bill for an act relating to lobbyists; prohibiting former legislators, constitutional officers, and agency heads from lobbying for legislative or administrative action for two years after leaving office; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 51: A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; providing that acceptance of large campaign contributions by certain elected officials creates a conflict of interest on issues related to the contributor; imposing a penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 52: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for "clean money" campaigns funded without special interest money; expanding certain definitions; requiring certain campaign finance reports to be filed and published electronically; requiring notice of independent expenditures; requiring reports of excess spending by candidates who do not agree to limit spending; reducing certain contribution limits and spending limits; limiting independent expenditures by political parties on behalf of their own candidates as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits on political party caucuses as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; limiting multicandidate expenditures by political parties; increasing public subsidies for candidates who agree to lower contribution limits; increasing spending limits and public subsidies to respond to independent expenditures and excess spending by nonparticipating candidates; repealing the income tax checkoff for election campaigns; increasing the maximum political contribution refund from $50 to $100; imposing criminal penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 9, 18, 21; 10A.02, subdivision 11a; 10A.14, subdivision 2; 10A.20, subdivisions 2, 6b, by adding subdivisions; 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.27, subdivisions 1, 11, by adding subdivisions; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivisions 1, 2; 10A.315; 10A.322; 200.02, by adding a subdivision; 290.06, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.25, subdivision 6; 10A.31, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 10, 10a, 10b, 11.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Rest, Dibble and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 53: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing regulation of ballast water discharge into Lake Superior by oceangoing vessels; requiring adoption of rules to set standards for ballast water discharge, treatment, and management; requiring regional cooperation and formation of a coalition; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84D.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 54: A bill for an act relating to economic development; dissolving the Hibbing Area Redevelopment Agency; transferring assets and liabilities to the Hibbing Economic Development Authority.
Referred to the Committee on Business, Industry and Jobs.
Senator Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 55: A bill for an act relating to human services; placing nursing facilities in the county of Meeker into a different geographic group; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.431, subdivision 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 56: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; containing provisions of an administrative nature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 354.094, subdivision 1; 354.35; 354.45, subdivision 1a; 354.48, subdivision 3; 356.46, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 354.49, subdivision 5.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Prettner Solon, Bakk, Langseth, Pogemiller and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 57: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center arena.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Prettner Solon, Langseth, Bakk, Senjem and Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 58: A bill for an act relating to the city of Duluth; authorizing the city of Duluth to increase the rate of tax on sales of food and beverages; authorizing use of the proceeds of the tax for certain improvements; amending Laws 1980, chapter 511, section 1, subdivision 2, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Berglin, Prettner Solon, Marty, Lourey and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 59: A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing the MFIP subsidized housing penalty; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256J.37, subdivision 3a.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Bakk, Rest, Betzold and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 60: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the city of Duluth to establish accounts to pay for postemployment benefits owed to retired employees and to generate revenue dedicated to meet certain city obligations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 353.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Tomassoni and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 61: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing duplicate driver’s license not showing the no-alcohol restriction for certain former DWI offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.09, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Tomassoni, Koering, Metzen and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 62: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating sales of American flags and related items; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 63: A bill for an act relating to transportation; adding requirements for regular route transit provided by Metropolitan Council; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 64: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for street and sewer improvements in Blooming Prairie.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sieben, Chaudhary, Tomassoni, Dibble and Prettner Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 65: A resolution memorializing the President and Congress and others to protect the Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Lourey; Sheran; Olson, M.; Prettner Solon and Sieben introduced--
S.F. No. 66: A bill for an act relating to health care; creating a small employer buy-in option to MinnesotaCare; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256L.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Saxhaug, Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 67: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug and Olson, M. introduced--
S.F. No. 68: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting public safety radio communication products and services from sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivision 8.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Sieben, Wiger, Scheid, Latz and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 69: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting expiration dates and service fees on gift certificates and gift cards; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325G.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Senators Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes, Lourey, Sheran and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 70: A bill for an act relating to health; restoring family planning grants; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 9, section 3, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Erickson Ropes, Sheran, Lynch and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 71: A bill for an act relating to health care; eliminating the co-payments for medical assistance and general assistance medical care; covering Medicare Part D co-payments for dual eligibles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision; 256D.03, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.0631.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Olson, M.; Lourey; Sheran; Prettner Solon and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 72: A bill for an act relating to health care; removing the insurance barriers to MinnesotaCare eligibility for children; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.07, subdivisions 2, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Sheran; Prettner Solon; Olson, M.; Lynch and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 73: A bill for an act relating to health care; creating the prescription drug discount program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Rosen, Rest, Anderson and Doll introduced--
S.F. No. 74: A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying renewable energy objective; requiring development of economic development strategy related to renewable energy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.1691.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senators Koering, Skoe, Skogen, Lourey and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 75: A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the definition of income for self-employed farmers in MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.01, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Vickerman, Kubly, Skogen, Lourey and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 76: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income and corporate franchise tax credit for qualifying investment in dairy operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Veterans.
Senators Erickson Ropes; Olson, M.; Prettner Solon; Sheran and Ingebrigtsen introduced--
S.F. No. 77: A bill for an act relating to health care; eliminating MinnesotaCare premiums for members of the military and their families for a year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.15, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Lynch; Prettner Solon; Sheran; Olson, M. and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 78: A bill for an act relating to health care; expanding the definition of dependent coverage to any unmarried child under the age of 25; 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 Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Lynch, Prettner Solon, Lourey, Koering and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 79: A bill for an act relating to health care; increasing eligibility for single adults and households without children in MinnesotaCare; increasing inpatient hospital benefit limit in MinnesotaCare; repealing the limited benefit set; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 256L.03, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 256L.04, subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.035.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Berglin and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 80: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting smoking near entrances to public places; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.414, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.