State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, April 21, 2005


11:30 A.M.


TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills


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

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2238: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to study the
health impacts of pesticides on migrant agricultural workers; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2239: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Association and expanded list plans; clarifying mutual fund authority; revising investment authority to
exclude below-investment grade bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 354A.28, subdivision
5; 356A.06, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2240: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for nursing
facilities in Martin and Faribault Counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.431, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2241: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring implementation of cost-containment
initiatives; modifying requirements for health plan companies and health plans; requiring disclosure of
information to consumers; establishing a cancer drug repository program; requiring reporting of acquired
infections; modifying requirement for health-related boards and health care providers; establishing
evidence-based guideline and health promotion initiatives; requiring studies; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 13.3806, by adding a subdivision; 45.0135, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision;
62D.145, subdivision 2; 62E.05, subdivision 2; 62E.08, subdivision 1; 62J.43; 62L.08, subdivision 8;
62Q.17; 62Q.64; 62Q.75; 72A.201, subdivision 4; 144.335, subdivision 3a; 145A.12, by adding
subdivisions; 151.214, subdivision 1; 295.582; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 62J; 62M; 62Q; 65B; 144; 144E; 145; 151; 214; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
62E.035; 62Q.095.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 2242: A bill for an act relating to St. Louis County; authorizing the county board to convey an
easement.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2243: A bill for an act relating to taxation; limiting the exemption for pollution control
equipment of an electric generation system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 272.02,
subdivisions 10, 41.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2244: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing the Fertilizer Research Council;
providing for a program of comprehensive research in soil fertility and fertilizer management; establishing
a refundable fee on agricultural fertilizers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 18C.425, by adding
a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2245: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; correcting an error in an appropriation
for the Mesabi Trail; amending Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision 15.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2246: A bill for an act relating to the town of White and the city of Biwabik; authorizing
general obligations of the town of White.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2247: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association and the
individual retirement account plan; correcting a plan election problem; authorizing eligible Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system employees to elect Teachers Retirement Association coverage and
receive retroactive coverage.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2248: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association and the
individual retirement account plan; correcting a plan election problem; authorizing eligible Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system employees to elect Teachers Retirement Association coverage and
receive retroactive coverage.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kleis and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2249: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; allowing a sales tax exemption for construction of
Rockville Fire Hall; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2250: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Hennepin County Supplemental Retirement
Program; authorizing the Minnesota State Retirement System to administer the program; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 383B.46, subdivision 2; 383B.47; 383B.48; 383B.49.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 2251: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; retroactively clarifying the sales tax
exemption for tree removal as part of land clearing contract; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
297A.61, subdivision 3; 297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2252: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting taking mourning doves;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 97A.015, subdivision 24; 97B.731, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Rosen and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2253: A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to distribute
grants for methamphetamine use prevention; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 145A.14, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2254: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 2853, Lac qui Parle Valley.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2255: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 2888, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Stumpf, Rest, Pappas and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2256: A bill for an act relating to education; providing increased funding for child care
assistance, early childhood family education programs, general community education, adult basic
education, special education, and the general education formula allowance; suspending and reducing
certain fees relating to child care; imposing a temporary individual income tax surtax; providing grants;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119B.09, subdivision 1; 119B.13, by
adding a subdivision; 124D.135, subdivision 1; 124D.20, subdivision 3; 124D.52, subdivision 3;
124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4; 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 4; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 6; 126C.10, subdivision
2; 245A.10, by adding a subdivision; 290.06, by adding a subdivision; repealing Laws 2003, First Special
Session chapter 14, article 9, section 36.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2257: A bill for an act relating to highways; providing for interest paid on advances made by
road authority to commissioner of transportation to expedite trunk highway construction; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.361, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.