State of Minnesota
SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
12:00 Noon
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS
Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills
The following bills were read the first time.
Senators Clark, Solon, Koering, Rosen and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2751: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing persons with life-threatening medical conditions to spend down excess income under MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256L.07, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 256L.07, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Sams, McGinn, Murphy, Wiger and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2752: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money from the trunk highway fund for automated external defibrillators for State Patrol vehicles.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Marty, Cohen, Anderson and Chaudhary introduced--
S.F. No. 2753: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Central Corridor Transit Way.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2754: A bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; modifying regional park district provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 383B.79, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Skoglund, Betzold and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2755: A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing the penalties for certain assaults on animal control officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.2231, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2756: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for improvements of the National Great River Park in St. Paul.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ranum, Anderson and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2757: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for prevention, preparedness, and response to unauthorized releases of extraordinarily hazardous substances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115E.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator Wiger introduced--
S.F. No. 2758: A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain school district election provisions; eliminating an approval requirement for mail elections; authorizing certain school board primary elections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 204B.46; 205A.03, subdivision 1; 205A.06, subdivision 1a; 205A.12, by adding a subdivision; 206.58, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Elections.
Senators Lourey, Anderson and Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 2759: A bill for an act relating to health; providing grants to nursing facilities for renewable and conservation energy projects; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Metzen and Marko introduced--
S.F. No. 2760: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for supportive housing for veterans in Hastings; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Metzen and Marko introduced--
S.F. No. 2761: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for South St. Paul landfill reclamation and conversion to parkland; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sams, Larson and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 2762: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a highway overpass in the city of Staples in Todd County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2763: A bill for an act relating to child custody; establishing a presumption in favor of joint physical custody in custody disputes between parents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 257.025; 518.17, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 518.17, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2764: A bill for an act relating to education; providing teacher training for qualified professionals; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Hann, Neuville and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2765: A bill for an act relating to family law; providing for the automatic reduction of child support upon the emancipation of the child; providing for support orders to specify a support amount for each child; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.57, subdivision 1; 518.64, subdivision 4a; Laws 2005, chapter 164, section 10.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2766: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the requirements for a structurally balanced school district budget; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 123B.749.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Rosen, Metzen, Anderson and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2767: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring Department of Commerce to prepurchase delivered fuel in certain circumstances as part of low-income home energy assistance program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Koering, Berglin, Pogemiller, Belanger and Johnson, D.E. introduced--
S.F. No. 2768: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the cities of Baxter, Brainerd, and Nisswa to impose a sales and use tax and issue general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2769: A bill for an act relating to human services; adding two group family child care license classifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 245A.14, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2770: A bill for an act relating to veterans; providing for assistance to certain members of the National Guard and other veterans in obtaining health screening and health services relating to depleted uranium exposure; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.
Senators Wergin, Ruud, Nienow, Gerlach and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 2771: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 465.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Olson, Hann, Fischbach and Neuville introduced--
S.F. No. 2772: A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; defining public use and other terms; prohibiting the exercise of the power of eminent domain for economic development; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 117.025; 117.075, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 2773: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing fund transfers for Independent School District No. 424, Lester Prairie.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Olson, Neuville and Foley introduced--
S.F. No. 2774: A bill for an act relating to highway traffic regulations; designating use of mobile telephones by motor vehicle operators under age 18 as a petty misdemeanor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Frederickson, Vickerman and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2775: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; extending the Casey Jones State Trail; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 85.015, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Olson introduced--
S.F. No. 2776: A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring charter school start-up aid for certain charter schools for fiscal year 2006; amending Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 2, section 51; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 84, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Frederickson, Saxhaug, Pariseau, Sams and Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 2777: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying restrictions on motorized vehicles in wildlife management areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97A.101, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Rosen, Dille, Kubly, Senjem and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2778: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing special "combat drug abuse" license plates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Michel introduced--
S.F. No. 2779: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for capital projects at the University of Minnesota.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Michel and Belanger introduced--
S.F. No. 2780: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for Normandale Community College.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marty, Kelley, Kubly, Bonoff and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2781: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain energy saving products from the sales and use tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.67, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 2782: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation in Oakport Township in Clay County.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clark, Jungbauer, Chaudhary, Wergin and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2783: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to acquire land for the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kierlin introduced--
S.F. No. 2784: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds; appropriating money for a grant to the Houston County Historical Society.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kierlin introduced--
S.F. No. 2785: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a grant to the Houston County Historical Society.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Neuville and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2786: A bill for an act relating to family law; modifying the standard for removal of a child’s residence from the state; creating a presumption of joint physical custody; requiring the use of parenting plans in certain cases; specifying terminology in absence of designations in parenting plans; modifying timelines for hearing requirements in certain order for protection proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.003, subdivision 3; 518.17, subdivisions 1, 2; 518.1705, subdivisions 3, 4; 518.175, subdivision 3; 518.18; 518B.01, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 518.1705, subdivision 7.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Scheid, Metzen, Sams, Sparks and Reiter introduced--
S.F. No. 2787: A bill for an act relating to insurance; modernizing insurance regulation; amending mutual holding company laws; enacting the interstate insurance product regulation compact; making miscellaneous insurance law changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 60A.075, subdivision 1; 60A.077, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 60A.207; 60D.19, subdivision 1; 60K.56, subdivisions 5, 6; 64B.13; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 66A.02, subdivisions 2, 3; 66A.07, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 2788: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for alternative shoreland management; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 103F.205; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103F.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Skoe and Langseth introduced--
S.F. No. 2789: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; natural resources; appropriating money for predesign of an extension of the Heartland Trail to Detroit Lakes; authorizing sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marko, Murphy, Pappas, Pogemiller and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 2790: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing sale of state bonds; appropriating money for Red Rock corridor transit way.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Marko, Murphy, Pappas, Pogemiller and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 2791: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money for the state’s share of high-speed rail line between St. Paul and Chicago.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ranum, Ortman, Skoglund, Foley and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2792: A bill for an act relating to public safety; making a technical correction to the sex offender assessment reimbursement grant appropriation; amending Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section 13, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Berglin and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2793: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying essential community provider designation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62Q.19, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Berglin and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2794: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting providers from refusing to contract with government health plans and county-based purchasing organizations under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62Q.10.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Kubly and Sams introduced--
S.F. No. 2795: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a bike trail from Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Moua, Dibble, Betzold and Belanger introduced--
S.F. No. 2796: A bill for an act relating to taxation; converting the transit pass credit to a refund and extending it to additional employers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.06, subdivision 28.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Bonoff and Olson introduced--
S.F. No. 2797: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing equity revenue for districts above the 95th percentile; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Anderson, Metzen, Rosen and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2798: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring certain gas utilities to prepare and implement service reconnection plans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Clark, Anderson, Dibble, Kelley and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2799: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing certain protections to residential heating customers of public utilities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Clark, Anderson, Kelley, Rosen and Kubly introduced--
S.F. No. 2800: A bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring reports to and by the Public Utilities Commission regarding heating customers of certain utilities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Metzen, Cohen, Gerlach, McGinn and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2801: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Minnesota Zoological Garden.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe, Sams and Dille introduced--
S.F. No. 2802: A bill for an act relating to taxes; property; increasing the maximum market value of agricultural land eligible for the homestead classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.13, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Koch, Jungbauer, Belanger, Wergin and McGinn introduced--
S.F. No. 2803: A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending the drug paraphernalia crime to change the mental state requirement, specifically address sales of drug paraphernalia, and consolidate certain drug paraphernalia crimes into a single statutory section; prohibiting the possession of certain items associated with controlled substance use; imposing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 152.01, subdivision 18; 152.093; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 152.094.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senators Kubly, Dille, Frederickson and Sams introduced--
S.F. No. 2804: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing that the tier structure in the classification of agricultural homestead property is based on acreage rather than market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 273.13, subdivision 23; 273.1384, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Kubly, Vickerman, Higgins, Frederickson and Senjem introduced--
S.F. No. 2805: A bill for an act relating to counties; providing for appointment and consolidation of certain county offices, subject to notice, hearing, reverse referendum; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 375A.10, subdivision 5; 375A.12, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 382.01.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Scheid, Pappas, Foley and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2806: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Scheid, Foley, Rest and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2807: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for North Hennepin Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Higgins, Clark, Solon, Skoglund and Pappas introduced--
S.F. No. 2808: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing an elevated blood lead level prevention program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144.9502, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Reiter introduced--
S.F. No. 2809: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 2810: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; authorizing certain legislative employees to organize and to select representatives to negotiate collective bargaining agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.18, subdivision 6; 43A.24, subdivision 2; 179A.01.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2811: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; natural resources; appropriating money for a public access on Lake Chapeau in Freeborn County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Pappas, Moua, Wiger, Anderson and Cohen introduced--
S.F. No. 2812: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Union Depot in St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Skoglund introduced--
S.F. No. 2813: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for disclosure and sharing of certain data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 626.557, subdivision 9a.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Sams, Chaudhary, Saxhaug, Larson and Pariseau introduced--
S.F. No. 2814: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying and renaming the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources; adding citizens and making structural changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116P.02, subdivision 4; 116P.03; 116P.04, subdivision 5; 116P.05, as amended; 116P.07; 116P.08, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 116P.09, subdivisions 1, 6, by adding a subdivision; 116P.11; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 10A.01, subdivision 35; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116P.02, subdivision 2; 116P.06; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section 156, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2815: A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying prior authorized public sale terms; authorizing public and private sales of certain tax-forfeited land in St. Louis County; amending Laws 2005, chapter 161, section 19.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Marty, Lourey and Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 2816: A bill for an act relating to 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 2005 Supplement, section 116.07, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Bonoff; Johnson, D.E.; Rest and Stumpf introduced--
S.F. No. 2817: 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 Skoglund and Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2818: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; authorizing extension of the domestic fatality review team pilot project in the fourth judicial district; amending Laws 2002, chapter 266, section 1, as amended.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senators Hottinger, Berglin, Scheid, Kierlin and Johnson, D.E. introduced--
S.F. No. 2819: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying eligibility requirements for child care assistance; establishing a sliding fee child care schedule; modifying child care provider reimbursement rates; establishing a provider rate differential for accreditation; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119B.13, by adding a subdivision; 245A.10, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 119B.09, subdivision 1; 119B.13, subdivision 1; repealing Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 9, section 36.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2820: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the hospital construction moratorium by creating an additional exception for a new hospital in Maple Grove; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 144.551, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Tomassoni and Marty introduced--
S.F. No. 2821: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting state contracts with tax haven countries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16C.03, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Pappas, Anderson, Skoglund, Pogemiller and Moua introduced--
S.F. No. 2822: A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring funding for certain prekindergarten programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 31.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2823: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; modifying certain provisions relating to vehicle forfeitures and fees for information releases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 48.513; 169A.63, subdivision 11; 609.535, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2824: A bill for an act relating to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board; appropriating money to relocate a portion of St. Louis County Road 715.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2825: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a connecting road and recreational trail project in the town of White; authorizing sale of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Clark, Dille, Kelley, Stumpf and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2826: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for character development education revenue; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senators Lourey, Koering and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2827: A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying certain rate adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 256B.5012, subdivision 6; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 7, section 55.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Lourey, Koering, LeClair and Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2828: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring an ICF/MR plan to develop a plan for future services.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator LeClair introduced--
S.F. No. 2829: A bill for an act relating to state land; authorizing the private sale of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Washington County.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Bonoff, Rest and Kelley introduced--
S.F. No. 2830: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring Metropolitan Council to study and report on feasibility of use of light rail transit in the I-394 corridor; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2831: A bill for an act relating to retirement; volunteer firefighter relief associations; increasing the state supplemental benefit for certain survivors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 424A.10.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Tomassoni, Bakk, Sparks, Metzen and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2832: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring employers to allow unpaid leave for employees to perform volunteer firefighter duties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 2833: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing an exception for notification of a variance or set-aside; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 245C.22, subdivision 7; 245C.301.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Hottinger and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2834: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2835: A bill for an act relating to liquor; license restrictions; making a technical change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 340A.412, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 2836: A bill for an act relating to human rights; providing for a suspension of the running of the statute of limitations for sexual harassment claims when employer investigations are pending; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 363A.28, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2837: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring leaves of absence for the immediate family members of a seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 192.502, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2838: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying permit provisions for disabled hunters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97B.055, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Tomassoni; Bakk; Johnson, D.E. and Saxhaug introduced--
S.F. No. 2839: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring large employers to report information on employee health insurance costs; requiring certain large employers to pay assessments; requiring assessments to be deposited into the Health Care Access Fund; requiring rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 175.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Scheid, Higgins, Wiger and Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2840: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing paid organ donation leave for certain public employees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Hottinger, Scheid and Kelley introduced--
S.F. No. 2841: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; expanding screening to include socioemotional developmental screening; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 121A.17, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Reiter introduced--
S.F. No. 2842: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Lake Avenue Regional Trail in White Bear Lake; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Day introduced--
S.F. No. 2843: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Skoe and Sams introduced--
S.F. No. 2844: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; extending the eligibility for who qualifies for the special agricultural classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 273.124, subdivision 14.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Skoe introduced--
S.F. No. 2845: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the emergency aid appropriation to Independent School District No. 138, Red Lake; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 25, subdivision 6.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Betzold; Johnson, D.E.; Foley; Jungbauer and Wergin introduced--
S.F. No. 2846: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Northstar Commuter Rail and light rail transit; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Dibble and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 2847: A bill for an act relating to vocational rehabilitation; modifying the definition of "supported employment"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 268A.01, subdivision 13.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Berglin, Higgins, Skoglund, Dibble and Ranum introduced--
S.F. No. 2848: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Central Corridor Transit Way.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Murphy, Vickerman, Wiger, Senjem and Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 2849: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provision governing financial assistance from the town bridge account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.082, subdivision 2a.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Ortman introduced--
S.F. No. 2850: A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; authorizing issuance of on-sale wine and beer licenses in connection with culinary or cooking classes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senators Saxhaug, Bakk and Olson introduced--
S.F. No. 2851: A bill for an act relating to state lands; adding to and deleting from state parks and recreation areas; providing for public and private sales and exchanges of certain state lands.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Saxhaug and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2852: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for land donor appraisal reimbursement; providing for acquisition of land for certain facilities; modifying certain definitions; modifying forest services provided to private owners; granting authority to establish state forest user fees; modifying the State Timber Act; eliminating the requirement for a comprehensive forest resource management plan; providing criminal penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.085, subdivision 1; 88.79, subdivision 1; 90.14; 90.151, subdivisions 1, 6, by adding subdivisions; 103I.005, subdivision 9; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 90.195; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 89; 90; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 89.011, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Koering, Day, Vickerman, Sams and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2853: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds; appropriating money for Veterans Home Board projects.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Sams; Johnson, D.E. and Murphy introduced--
S.F. No. 2854: A bill for an act relating to civil liability; defining the responsibilities of ski area operators and skiers; defining the rights and liabilities between skiers and between a skier and a ski area operator; prohibiting actions for injuries resulting from the inherent dangers and risks of skiing; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senator Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 2855: A bill for an act relating to education finance; establishing a minimum amount of safe schools revenue for small school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.44.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2856: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting smoking near entrances to public places; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144.414, subdivisions 1, 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Scheid introduced--
S.F. No. 2857: A bill for an act relating to high pressure piping; classifying data relating to bioprocess piping and equipment as nonpublic; including bioprocess piping in the definition of high pressure piping; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16B.61, subdivisions 2, 3; 326.461, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Wergin and Jungbauer introduced--
S.F. No. 2858: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a school district to spend at least 70 percent of its total general operating expenditures on direct classroom expenditures; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 2859: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; indexing the property tax bracket for agricultural homestead property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 273.11, by adding a subdivision; 273.13, subdivision 23.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Ruud introduced--
S.F. No. 2860: A bill for an act relating to the city of Pequot Lakes; allowing the city to impose a local sales and use tax.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Fischbach, Vickerman and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2861: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Minnesota Starvation and Dehydration of Persons with Disabilities Prevention Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Sams, Skoe, Dille, Lourey and Johnson, D.E. introduced--
S.F. No. 2862: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income and corporation franchise tax credit for qualifying investment in dairy operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Dille, Kelley and Bonoff introduced--
S.F. No. 2863: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; appropriating money for a railroad switching yard in McLeod County; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Kelley introduced--
S.F. No. 2864: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for reconstruction of the intersection of marked Trunk Highway 7 and Wooddale Avenue in St. Louis Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2865: A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring licensed mortgage originators and servicers to know Minnesota lending laws and ethical lending practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 58.06, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Senator Hottinger introduced--
S.F. No. 2866: A bill for an act relating to individual income tax; providing a home care credit; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Clark, Sams, Fischbach and Kelley introduced--
S.F. No. 2867: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for grants for increased school district heating and transportation fuel costs.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Reiter introduced--
S.F. No. 2868: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for repairs to the Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2869: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing regulation of ballast water discharge into Lake Superior by ocean-going vessels; requiring adoption of rules to set standards for ballast water discharge, treatment, and management; requiring regional cooperation and formation of coalition; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84D.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senators Pappas, Limmer, Ranum and McGinn introduced--
S.F. No. 2870: A bill for an act relating to public safety; directing the commissioner of public safety to analyze and use trafficking data to address trafficking problems in Minnesota; directing the commissioner of public safety to establish policies to provide assistance to trafficking victims; creating a human trafficking task force; creating the unclassified service position of trafficking coordinator; enhancing penalties for trafficking crimes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 299A.78; 609.282; 609.283; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Senator LeClair introduced--
S.F. No. 2871: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying requirements for patient medical billing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62J.72, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Frederickson introduced--
S.F. No. 2872: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for temporary state park permits for towed vehicles; modifying state park permit requirements and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 85.053, by adding a subdivision; 85.054, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 85.053, subdivision 2; 85.055, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2873: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; conforming to federal marriage penalty relief; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19b.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2874: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring reports by commissioner of transportation on major highway projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator Rest introduced--
S.F. No. 2875: A bill for an act relating to property tax refunds; increasing the exemption amount for senior and disabled claimants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 290A.03, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Pappas and Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2876: A bill for an act relating to higher education; regulating the charging of resident tuition; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Neuville, Sams, Fischbach, Stumpf and Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2877: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring reporting on notification that is required before an abortion is performed on a minor or certain other women; providing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 13.3806, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; 145.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2878: A bill for an act relating to health; ensuring screening of children for lead poisoning; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144.9501, subdivisions 1, 2; 144.9502, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Rosen, Senjem, Dibble and Anderson introduced--
S.F. No. 2879: A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing renewable energy measures to be funded under the energy conservation investment loan program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 216C.37, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senators Hottinger, Higgins and Nienow introduced--
S.F. No. 2880: A bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing gifts of food or a beverage to public officials under certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 10A.071, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Elections.
Senators Rosen, Ranum, Berglin, Kiscaden and Koering introduced--
S.F. No. 2881: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for interstate contracts for chemical health services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 245.50, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Tomassoni, Anderson and Bakk introduced--
S.F. No. 2882: A bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting employers from requiring employees to attend certain mandatory meetings; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2883: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care licensing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 245A.14, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2884: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to retire interfund loans incurred by the city of Fergus Falls for certain purposes.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Larson introduced--
S.F. No. 2885: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a regional family resource and early childhood center in Verndale; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Ranum, Dibble and Higgins introduced--
S.F. No. 2886: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; including the Metropolitan Airports Commission in the oversight responsibilities of the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.8841, subdivisions 1, 8, 9.
Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.
Senators Dibble and LeClair introduced--
S.F. No. 2887: A bill for an act relating to manufactured homes; regulating manufactured home park conversions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 327C.095, subdivisions 1, 5.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2888: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing requirements for assisted living services; limiting use of the term assisted living; specifying procedures for terminating services for assisted living clients; modifying the home care bill of rights for purposes of assisted living; establishing the Class F home care provider category; eliminating the Class E assisted living programs license; requiring the provision of information on assisted living and the legal rights of assisted living clients; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144A.4605; 144D.01, by adding a subdivision; 144D.015; 144D.02; 144D.03, subdivision 2; 144D.04; 144D.05; 144D.065; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144A; 144D; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144G; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 4668.0125.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2889: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing nursing facilities with temporary energy assistance grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2890: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing nursing facilities to receive reimbursement for building projects related to sprinkler systems or compliance with Life Safety Code Standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 256B.434, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Vickerman introduced--
S.F. No. 2891: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds; appropriating money for projects to support greater Minnesota bioscience development.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2892: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds to finance completion of marked Trunk Highway 610; appropriating money.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2893: A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to match federal funds for completion of a segment of marked Trunk Highway 610 as a four-lane freeway.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Limmer introduced--
S.F. No. 2894: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing an election to form two separate school districts from the area currently within Independent School District No. 728, Elk River.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2895: A bill for an act relating to economic development; amending definitions; clarifying commissioner’s discretion; directing funds to the contamination cleanup grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116J.552, subdivision 7; 270.97; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 116J.572, subdivision 3; 116J.575, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.
Senator Dibble introduced--
S.F. No. 2896: A bill for an act relating to property tax refunds; modifying the definition of household income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 290A.03, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senators Solon, Berglin and Lourey introduced--
S.F. No. 2897: A bill for an act relating to health care; establishing a community-based health care coverage program demonstration project; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2898: A bill for an act relating to insurance; conforming regulation of qualified long-term care insurance to requirements for state participation in the federal long-term care partnership program; amending state long-term care partnership program requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 62S.05, by adding a subdivision; 62S.08, subdivision 3; 62S.081, subdivision 4; 62S.10, subdivision 2; 62S.13, by adding a subdivision; 62S.14, subdivision 2; 62S.15; 62S.20, subdivision 1; 62S.24, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 62S.25, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 62S.26; 62S.266, subdivision 2; 62S.29, subdivision 1; 62S.30; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 256B.0571; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62S.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2899: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a controlled substances reporting program; providing for disciplinary action; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.
Senators Marty, Pogemiller and Betzold introduced--
S.F. No. 2900: A bill for an act relating to taxes; exempting certain motor vehicle rentals from certain taxes and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 297A.64, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Senator Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2901: A bill for an act relating to the city of Austin; authorizing the city to impose a sales and use tax.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senators Nienow and Hann introduced--
S.F. No. 2902: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; prohibiting per diem payments to members during special sessions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.099, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senators Nienow, Jungbauer and Sparks introduced--
S.F. No. 2903: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing that certain compensation for legislators and the governor is forfeited upon failure to pass specified budget provisions in a timely manner; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15A.
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator Pogemiller introduced--
S.F. No. 2904: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for bridge crossing Mississippi River in Hennepin County; authorizing issuance of general obligation bonds.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Senator Berglin introduced--
S.F. No. 2905: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance asset limit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.056, subdivision 3.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.