State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Thursday, January 4, 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 Bakk, Skoe, Stumpf and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 1: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing state aids to education; increasing certain homestead market value credits; increasing amounts of property tax refunds and targeting refunds for homeowners; modifying and increasing aids paid to cities and counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.10, subdivision 2; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 273.1384, subdivisions 1, 2; 290A.04, subdivisions 2, 2h, 4; 477A.011, subdivision 34; 477A.013, subdivision 8; 477A.03, subdivisions 2a, 2b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2: A bill for an act relating to health care; establishing premium rate restrictions and expenditure limits; requiring an interoperable electronic health records system; requiring a plan to achieve universal health care; expanding the definition of dependent coverage; eliminating the modification to the MinnesotaCare application form; implementing an intensive care management program; increasing reimbursement for critical access dental providers; extending medical assistance coverage to Medicare Part D co-payments; creating grants for nonprofit dental providers with a high proportion of uninsured patients; eliminating co-payments for medical assistance and general assistance medical care; modifying the period of renewal for MinnesotaCare; modifying the definition of employer-subsidized insurance; providing for MinnesotaCare outreach; creating a prescription drug discount program; expanding the benefit set for single adults; increasing the eligibility income limit for single adults; increasing the cap for inpatient hospitalization benefits for adults; modifying the definition of income for self-employed farmers; removing insurance barriers for children in MinnesotaCare; eliminating MinnesotaCare premiums for members of the military and their families; reducing premiums for MinnesotaCare; restoring family planning grants; creating a patient incentive health program; requiring uniform billing forms; establishing a small employer option; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section; affirming that every resident of Minnesota has the right to affordable health care; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.65, subdivision 3; 62E.02, subdivision 7; 62J.04, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 62J.041; 62J.301, subdivision 3; 62J.38; 62J.495; 62L.02, subdivision 11; 62L.08, subdivision 8; 62Q.165, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 256.01, subdivision 2b; 256B.056, subdivision 10; 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision; 256B.075, subdivision 2; 256B.76; 256D.03, subdivisions 3, 4; 256L.01, subdivision 4; 256L.03, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 256L.04, subdivisions 1a, 7, 10, by adding a subdivision; 256L.05, subdivisions 1b, 2, 3a; 256L.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6; 256L.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 256L.17, subdivision 7; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 9, section 3, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 256; 256L; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 62A.301; 256B.0631; 256L.035.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Clark, Stumpf, Bonoff, Saltzman and Olson, G. introduced--
S.F. No. 3: A bill for an act relating to early childhood; establishing an allowance for early childhood learning preparedness and enrichment expenses; reducing class sizes for K-3 to meet the statutory state standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.12, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 4: A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216B.1691.
Referred to the Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 5: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing county wheelage tax and providing for collection; modifying vehicle registration tax provisions; creating transit fund and accounts; establishing phase in of motor vehicle sales tax revenues to transportation; modifying motor fuel and special fuels taxes rates and providing for indexing of fuel taxes; modifying formula for distribution of county state-aid highway fund; dedicating sales tax on motor vehicle leases to transportation; authorizing local transportation sales tax; creating road user fee task force; authorizing general obligation bonding and trunk highway fund bonding; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16A.88; 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 162.07, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 163.051; 168.011, subdivision 6; 168.013, subdivisions 1, 1a; 168.017, subdivision 3; 174.24, subdivision 1; 296A.07, subdivision 3; 296A.08, subdivision 2; 297A.815, by adding subdivisions; 297A.94; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 473.39, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 296A; 297A.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Pogemiller, Frederickson, Cohen, Chaudhary and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 6: A bill for an act relating to natural and cultural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI; increasing the sales tax rate by three-eighths of one percent and dedicating the receipts for natural and cultural resource purposes; creating an arts, humanities, museum, and public broadcasting fund; creating a heritage enhancement fund; creating a parks and trails fund; creating a clean water fund; establishing a Heritage Enhancement Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 114D.20, subdivision 6; 114D.30, subdivision 6; 114D.45; 297A.62, subdivision 1; 297A.94; 297B.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 97A; 129D.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 7: A bill for an act relating to retirement; defining the procedures to appeal administrative decisions made by the chief administrative officers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 352.031; 354.071.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 8: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for trunk highway improvements; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 9: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by adding a section; providing for equality of rights under the law for men and women.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 10: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; reducing the number of members of the senate and house of representatives; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 2.021; 2.031, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 2.031, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 11: 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.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 12: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing certain levy authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.45.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Wiger and Rummel introduced--
S.F. No. 13: A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to carry through on their pledge to fund 40 percent of special education costs.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Marty, Prettner Solon, Lourey and Erickson Ropes introduced--
S.F. No. 14: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for a universal health care system that provides affordable access to high quality medical care for all Minnesotans; requiring a focus on preventive care and early intervention; providing comprehensive benefits; reducing costs through prevention, efficiency, and elimination of bureaucracy; directing the commissioner of health to prepare a plan to be implemented by 2010; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section, affirming that every resident of Minnesota has the right to affordable, comprehensive health care; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Prettner Solon, Marty, Berglin and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 15: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a children’s health security account; establishing the children’s health security program; specifying eligibility criteria, covered services, and administrative procedures; increasing the tax on tobacco products; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 297F.10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256N.
Referred to the Committee on Health, Housing and Family Security.
Senators Murphy, Moua, Clark and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 16: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; making seat belt violation a primary offense in all seating positions regardless of age; increasing the fine for seat belt violations; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.686, subdivision 1; 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Bakk and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 17: 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, 31; 290A.03, subdivision 15.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Vandeveer introduced--
S.F. No. 18: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; transferring administration of Boomsite Wayside; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.013, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rest, Moua, Larson, Dibble and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 19: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; terminating the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.884; 473.246.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations and Oversight.
Senators Chaudhary, Pogemiller, Stumpf, Skogen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 20: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI; increasing the sales tax rate by one-fourth of one percent and dedicating the receipts for natural resource purposes; creating a heritage enhancement fund; creating a parks and trails fund; creating a clean water legacy fund; establishing a Heritage Enhancement Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 297A.62, subdivision 1; 297A.94; 297B.02, subdivision 1; Laws 2006, chapter 251, section 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 97A.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.