State of Minnesota


Thursday, May 5, 2005

9:30 A.M.


Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills

The following bills were read the first time and referred to the committees indicated.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2289: A bill for an act relating to state government; eliminating certain unclassified positions;
reducing appropriations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 15.06, subdivision 8; 16B.03;
43A.03, subdivision 3; 43A.08, subdivision 1; 45.013; 84.01, subdivision 3; 116.03, subdivision 1;
116J.01, subdivision 5; 116J.035, subdivision 4; 174.02, subdivision 2; 241.01, subdivision 2; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.03, subdivision 4; 43A.08, subdivisions 1a, 1b.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Nienow, Ortman, Pariseau and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2290: A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring school districts to spend at least
65 percent of their total operating expenditures on direct classroom expenditures; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2291: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association; permitting the purchase of service credit for which Independent
School District No. 271, Bloomington, failed to make member deductions.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.