State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Monday, March 27, 2006
11:00 A.M.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 3542: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a fire truck in the city of Harris.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 3543: 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 Betzold and Ranum introduced--
S.F. No. 3544: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating funds for the project SOAR prisoner reentry program.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Kubly and Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 3545: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring utilities to meet certain renewable energy standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 216B.1691.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators McGinn, Day, Murphy and Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 3546: A bill for an act relating to military; permitting military personnel stationed outside Minnesota to enter state parks without a fee while home on leave; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 85.053, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3547: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; increasing the residential and the agricultural market value homestead credit maximums; restoring certain market value credit losses to cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.1384, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 273.1384, subdivision 1; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3548: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; increasing the residential and agricultural market value homestead credit maximums; restoring market value credit losses to cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.1384, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 273.1384, subdivision 1; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 5.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3549: A bill for an act relating to drivers’ licenses; providing for use of tribal documents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 3550: A bill for an act relating to taxation; conforming certain provisions to federal law; increasing the standard deduction for married joint filers; modifying the alternative minimum tax; providing for taxation of certain compensation paid to nonresidents; modifying income tax rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.06, subdivision 2d; 290.091, subdivision 3; 290.17, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 289A.02, subdivision 7; 290.01, subdivisions 19, 19a, 19b, 31; 290.06, subdivision 2c; 290.0675, subdivision 1; 290.091, subdivision 2; 290A.03, subdivision 15.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3551: A bill for an act relating to real estate appraisers; regulating trainees; modifying appraiser education, experience, and examination requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 82B.11, subdivisions 2, 3; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 82B.095; 82B.13, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions; 82B.14.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 3552: A bill for an act relating to employment; establishing a task force to study day labor and temporary employment in Minnesota; requiring a report.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 3553: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring written agreements to establish existence of independent contractor relationship; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator LeClair introduced--
S.F. No. 3554: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating and transferring money and supplementing or reducing appropriations for various health and human services programs or activities; establishing, regulating, or modifying certain health and human services programs or activities; requiring studies and reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 16A.724, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Belanger introduced--
S.F. No. 3555: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating the use of motor vehicle event data recorders; requiring certain disclosures; restricting the use of certain data; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Anderson and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 3556: A bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring utility bills to show energy costs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 3557: A bill for an act relating to family law; requiring evidence to show the public authority’s interest in IV-D cases; requiring a waiver of income withholding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.551, subdivision 9; 518.6111, subdivision 16.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 3558: A bill for an act relating to labor; declaring a public policy; adopting record keeping requirements; requiring an affidavit; requiring a sign on certain vehicles; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 177.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator LeClair introduced--
S.F. No. 3559: A bill for an act relating to labor; regulating state department construction contracts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 177.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 3560: A bill for an act relating to legislative organization; proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit control of the legislative decision-making process by subgroups; requiring distribution of legislative powers; full house participation in final decisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Pariseau and Olson introduced--
S.F. No. 3561: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 4; providing staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives; reducing the size of the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 2.021; 2.031, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Elections.
Senators Tomassoni; Johnson, D.E.; Metzen; Larson and Clark introduced--
S.F. No. 3562: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a task force to study the feasibility of Minnesota submitting a bid to host the summer Olympics.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senator Koch introduced--
S.F. No. 3563: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a section to article XIII; recognizing as marriage only a legal union between a man and a woman and limiting recognition of other domestic unions.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Limmer and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 3564: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing that the receipt of an absentee ballot after the close of the polls on election day does not delay the reclassification of a voter to inactive status; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 201.171.
Referred to the Committee on Elections.
Senators Larson, Betzold, Pogemiller and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 3565: A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating the State Board of Investment; regulating expenses; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 11A.07, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 11A.04; 11A.07, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Stumpf, Sparks and Sams introduced--
S.F. No. 3566: A bill for an act relating to the Rural Policy and Development Center; requiring a biennial report to the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 116J.421, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Berglin and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 3567: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; allowing limited part-time practice authority for retired dentists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 150A.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Berglin and Skoglund introduced--
S.F. No. 3568: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to expand the downtown security collaborative in Minneapolis.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 3569: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating nonrenewals of homeowner’s insurance; prohibiting various discriminatory practices in automobile and homeowner’s insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 65A.29, subdivision 8; 65B.28, subdivision 1; 72A.20, subdivision 23; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 72A.20, subdivision 13.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Bakk and Solon introduced--
S.F. No. 3570: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting building materials and supplies used in constructing the Duluth Heritage Sports Center from the sales and use tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 3571: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for a conservation easement over tax-forfeited land in St. Louis County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 3572: A bill for an act relating to housing; regulating transactions between certain low-income and moderate-income housing developers and local units of government; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462A.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Sparks, Sams, Solon and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3573: A bill for an act relating to insurance; permitting reductions in premiums on small employer health insurance in greater Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 62A.65, subdivision 3; 62L.08, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3574: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds for French Rapids bridge; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 3575: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing a two-year moratorium on genetically engineered wild rice in the event of an application for a test plot; requiring assessment and reports during the moratorium; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18F.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 3576: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a new wastewater treatment facility in Medford; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoglund introduced--
S.F. No. 3577: A bill for an act relating to corrections; clarifying imposition of local correction fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.102, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senators Moua, Belanger, Pogemiller, Sparks and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3578: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the application of the 4d property tax classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 273.128, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bonoff, Kelley and Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 3579: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing funding to continue the scholars of distinction program; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Foley and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 3580: A bill for an act relating to education finance; reestablishing funding for hazardous transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.10, subdivision 18, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 126C.13, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Tomassoni introduced--
S.F. No. 3581: 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 Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 3582: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a report card for colleges and universities that offer teacher preparation programs approved by the state Board of Teaching; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 122A.18, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 3583: A bill for an act relating to education; ensuring that the standards for effective practice for teachers includes technology and information literacy standards; establishing a seven-year review cycle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 122A.18, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 3584: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a schedule for consideration of legislation; appropriating money for expenses of a governor-elect and 2007 legislative forums; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--
S.F. No. 3585: A bill for an act relating to a University of Minnesota football stadium; providing a process for state support of a football stadium at the University of Minnesota; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 340A.404, subdivision 4a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Metzen and Kiscaden introduced--
S.F. No. 3586: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a new salaried position as a federal procurement assistance specialist; providing funding for a database for a grant clearinghouse Web site; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Kiscaden, Michel and Reiter introduced--
S.F. No. 3587: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying procurement provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16C.02, subdivisions 4, 12, 14, by adding subdivisions; 16C.03, subdivisions 3, 4, 8, 13, 16; 16C.05, subdivisions 1, 2; 16C.08, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 16C.09; 16C.10, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Stumpf, Kelley and Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 3588: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a pilot program to use child-relevant American sign language to facilitate young children’s development of second language learning and stronger literacy and verbal skills; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 3589: A bill for an act relating to higher education; authorizing disclosure of certain information to parents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 13.32, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 3590: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing an increased levy by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District for certain purposes.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Kierlin introduced--
S.F. No. 3591: A bill for an act relating to highways; amending requirements for financial assistance from the town bridge account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.082, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Kiscaden introduced--
S.F. No. 3592: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a sales tax exemption for the Plainview-Elgin Sanitary District; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Kiscaden introduced--
S.F. No. 3593: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to establish annual reimbursement schedules and reimbursement limits for critical access dental providers; appropriating money for critical access dental provider reimbursement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.76.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Michel, Koch, Jungbauer, Vickerman and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 3594: A bill for an act relating to the military; authorizing deferment of special assessments for certain members of the armed forces; clarifying that grants from the Support Our Troops account may be made to eligible individuals to pay special assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 435.193; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 190.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.
Senators Sparks, Wiger and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3595: A bill for an act relating to gambling; adding definitions; modifying certain provisions related to card clubs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 240.01, subdivision 25, by adding a subdivision; 240.30, subdivisions 3, 6, 8.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 3596: A bill for an act relating to commerce; directing the Department of Commerce to develop a plan to license individual employees of mortgage originators; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Saxhaug, Sparks and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 3597: A resolution memorializing Congress to support H.R. 3318, the Railroad Antitrust and Competition Enhancement Act.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Limmer, Hann and Metzen introduced--
S.F. No. 3598: A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating new penalties for criminal neglect of a vulnerable adult; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.233, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator Gerlach introduced--
S.F. No. 3599: A bill for an act relating to commerce; clarifying that certain credit reporting agencies and employees are not required to be licensed as private detectives; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 326.3341.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 3600: A bill for an act relating to human services; restricting what qualifies as a trade secret; expanding managed care to include persons with disabilities; requiring stakeholder participation; requiring legislative authorization; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.69, subdivision 9, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 256B.69, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 3601: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing Independent School District No. 716, Belle Plaine, to use health and safety revenue raised through the sale of bonds for other necessary health and safety building projects.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 3602: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for predesign and design of a new Starbase Minnesota facility; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Belanger, by request, introduced--
S.F. No. 3603: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying the price of surplus easement or property acquired for transportation purposes and offered for reconveyance to the original owner; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 161.43; 161.44, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Scheid, Kiscaden and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 3604: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring public safety officers to notify the state’s federally designated organ procurement organization when a deceased organ donor is discovered; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 525.9214.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator Rosen introduced--
S.F. No. 3605: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Minnesota pharmacy access program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Fischbach and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 3606: A bill for an act relating to employment; exempting nonpublic schools from requirements for the timely payment of wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 181.101.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 3607: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing provisions for rental rates in state-owned historic buildings; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Robling, Larson, Neuville, Ruud and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 3608: A bill for an act relating to higher education; proposing a study to address the costs of textbooks.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 3609: A bill for an act relating to energy; extending eligibility to receive renewable energy production incentive under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 216C.41, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 216C.41, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 3610: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing backflow prevention at campgrounds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3611: A bill for an act relating to education finance; placing a one-year moratorium on certain school district building projects for school districts serving fewer than 500 pupils.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 3612: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school performance report cards to indicate both the cut score and the corresponding percent of items students must answer correctly at set performance levels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 120B.36, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 3613: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; regulating medical liability actions; providing for the inadmissibility of certain health care provider statements, gestures, and conduct; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Larson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 3614: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing an expiration date for the State Designer Selection Board; requiring a report; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16B.33, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 16B.33, subdivisions 1, 4.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 3615: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care assistance parent fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 119B.12, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 3616: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the State Board of Investment to monitor state investments in companies doing business with Sudan and to support shareholder resolutions that require affirmative action to end the crisis in Sudan; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 11A.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senator Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 3617: A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing the Board of Nontraditional Fighting; imposing a criminal penalty; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 341.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.