State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, April 4, 2005


11:00 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 Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2036: A bill for an act relating to state government; specifying balances in certain internal
service funds; providing for transfer of certain amounts to the general fund; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 16B.48, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 2037: A bill for an act relating to taxation; abatement; authorizing the city of Bemidji to
extend the duration of an economic development abatement.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2038: A bill for an act relating to retirement; extending the deadline for full funding for the
Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association; increasing interest rate assumption; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 69.77, subdivision 4; 356.215, subdivision 8; 356.216.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2039: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing the Shooting Range
Protection Act; requiring expedited rulemaking; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 87A.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2040: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; establishing an angling fee for seniors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97A.475, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelley, Senjem, Rosen and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2041: A bill for an act relating to energy; granting authority to the Public Utilities
Commission to assess utilities for revenues to develop an electronic filing and retrieval system.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2042: A bill for an act relating to adoption; requiring the commissioner of human services to
adopt certain rules.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Rest, Belanger, McGinn, Marty and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2043: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing that market value credit
reductions be reflected in the credit amount shown on each property tax statement; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 273.1384, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2044: A bill for an act relating to crime victims; defining victim; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 611A.01.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2045: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the fingerprinting of certain persons
involved in the criminal justice process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 299C.10, subdivision
1, by adding a subdivision; 299C.14.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2046: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for earlier date for transferring
responsibilities of Metropolitan Radio Board; amending Laws 2004, chapter 201, section 22.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2047: A bill for an act relating to retirement; statewide and major local retirement plans;
modifying the manner for dividing public pension benefits as marital property in a marriage dissolution
action; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 356.20, subdivision 4; 356.215, subdivision 13;
518.58, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson, Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2048: A bill for an act relating to employment; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article XIII, adjusting the minimum wage rate to account for annual inflation; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 177.24, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2049: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring Department of Transportation to
indicate on specific service signs those businesses that sell E85 at retail; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 160.294, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2050: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting unreasonable blocks on a customer's
access to credit capacity on a credit card or debit card; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 325G.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2051: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; exempting first hauls of manufactured
wood products from certain highway weight restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
169.8261.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Saxhaug and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2052: A bill for an act relating to transportation; creating commodities transport corridor pilot
project; directing commissioner of transportation to convene work group, study corridor project, report to
the legislature, and implement pilot project.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2053: A bill for an act relating to education; changing the learning year record system from a
pupil unit basis to a credit basis; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 124D.128, subdivision 2;
126C.05, subdivision 8; 126C.10, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Berglin, LeClair and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2054: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the chemical dependency
allocation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 254B.02, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2055: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring medical assistance to cover environmental
investigations for children with elevated blood lead levels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
256B.0625, subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2056: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; amending the city formula; providing
for a dedication of a portion of the money; adjusting the appropriation for city aid; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 477A.013, subdivisions 8, 9, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 477A.03, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 2057: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying advisory boards; eliminating a
report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 115A.072, subdivision 1; 115A.12; 115A.929.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2058: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing Stearns, Benton, and
Sherburne County Boards to initiate a process for the change of county boundaries by resolution.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2059: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring the state auditor to study and
report on the feasibility of consolidating counties or altering county boundaries in central Minnesota.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2060: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the requirement for employment
services for participants with children under 12 weeks old; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
256J.561, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Betzold; Johnson, D.E.; Jungbauer; Pogemiller and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 2061: A bill for an act relating to stadiums; providing for the financing of a football stadium in
Anoka County; creating a stadium authority; authorizing the county to levy and collect certain taxes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.68, by adding a subdivision; 297A.71, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473J.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Betzold, Tomassoni, Jungbauer, Pogemiller and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 2062: A bill for an act relating to stadiums; providing for the financing of a football stadium in
Anoka County; creating a stadium authority; authorizing the county to levy and collect certain taxes;
authorizing the sale of bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.71,
by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473J.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2063: A bill for an act relating to education; St. Croix River Education District staff
development grant; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 2064: A bill for an act relating to public safety; permitting the commissioner of corrections to
house inmates in private prisons; establishing a pilot project to house up to 400 short-term offenders;
issuing a request for proposals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 241.01, subdivision 3a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2065: A bill for an act relating to gambling; requiring a study and report on the social and
economic costs of gambling in Minnesota; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2066: A bill for an act relating to animals; providing criminal penalties for activities related to
cockfighting, dogfighting, and fighting of other domestic animals; creating procedures for disposition and
care of the animals; providing for hearings; clarifying admissibility of certain evidence; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 343.31.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2067: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for CriMNet data definitions;
providing public defender access to criminal justice data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
13.03, subdivision 4; 299C.65, by adding a subdivision; 611.272; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2068: A bill for an act relating to public safety; adopting certain recommendations of the
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission and rejecting others.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 2069: A bill for an act relating to levy limits; imposing levy limits on counties and certain
cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 275.71, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; repealing section 275.71,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas, Skoe and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2070: A bill for an act relating to gambling; dedicating certain gambling proceeds to an early
learning development fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.94; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119A; 297A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Kelley and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2071: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing meetings to be held by
telephone or other electronic means, setting conditions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13D.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Michel, Tomassoni and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2072: A bill for an act relating to education; defining a work year for purposes of completing a
probationary period of teaching; defining early childhood family education teachers as public employees;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 122A.40, subdivision 5; 122A.41, subdivision 2; 179A.03,
subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Tomassoni, Kelley and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2073: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance;
restoring early childhood family education program revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 124D.135, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2074: A bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting captive audience meetings;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2075: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying provisions relating to
competitive bidding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16C.26, subdivisions 3, 4; 16C.28,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Reiter, Bachmann and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2076: A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing lease of certain state property
under specified conditions.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2077: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring vehicle taillights to emit only
red light; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.57, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2078: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 347, Willmar.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2079: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing certain hospitals to bill a county
of residence for services provided to a resident of that county; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
256.969, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Higgins and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2080: A bill for an act relating to human services; implementing the recommendations of the
tripartisan Long-Term Care Task Force; reducing excess capacity of nursing facility beds; allocating
resultant savings to home and community-based services for elderly persons and family caregivers;
expanding home and community-based services for elderly persons and family caregivers; establishing a
demonstration project.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2081: A bill for an act relating to elections; campaign finance; increasing disclosure
requirements; limiting contributions to political committees, political funds, and political party units;
releasing a candidate from spending limits in case of certain independent expenditures; limiting
independent expenditures by political party units; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 10A.01, by
adding a subdivision; 10A.14, subdivision 1; 10A.20, by adding subdivisions; 10A.25, by adding a
subdivision; 10A.28, subdivision 2; 10A.322, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 290.06,
subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Skoglund and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 2082: A bill for an act relating to education finance; limiting a resident school district's
obligation to charter schools for unreimbursed special education costs; requiring the state to pay 70 percent
of a charter school's remaining special education costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
124D.11, subdivision 5; 125A.11, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 125A.79, subdivision 6;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2083: A bill for an act relating to human services; extending implementation of statewide
elderly waiver services covered under the prepaid medical assistance program; specifying the evaluation of
collaborative service models; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.69, subdivision 6b.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2084: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring the development of a state plan for
reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation facilities and other sources.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Ortman and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2085: A bill for an act relating to the city of Cologne; providing exemption to wetland
replacement requirements.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2086: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 2396, A.C.G.C.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2087: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing an exception for bullet-resistant vest
reimbursements for vests made from zylon-based materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
299A.38, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2088: A bill for an act relating to taxes; individual income; allowing a subtraction for active
military service compensation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2089: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; repealing the alternative
minimum tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.091, subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2090: A bill for an act relating to employment; establishing a state living wage; imposing a tax
on employers that do not pay a living wage to their employees; using the proceeds of the tax to increase
the amounts of working family tax credits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 289A.01;
290.0671, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 295.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2091: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that certain personal property
of an electric generation facility is exempt; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 272.02, by adding
a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2092: A bill for an act relating to Itasca County; increasing the maximum levies of certain
towns in the county for cemetery purposes; amending Laws 1994, chapter 587, article 9, section 8,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Sparks, Metzen and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2093: A bill for an act relating to commerce; modifying definition of "wage"; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 177.23, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Pappas and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2094: A bill for an act relating to gambling; providing for the operation of lottery gaming
machines and the conduct of lottery and nonlottery games at a gaming facility; licensing the gaming
facility and imposing a license fee; imposing a gaming transaction fee on gaming at the gaming facility;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.94; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 340A.410, subdivision
5; 349A.01, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 349A.04; 349A.10, subdivisions 3, 6; 349A.13;
541.20; 541.21; 609.75, subdivision 3; 609.761, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 297A; 299L; 349A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Dille, Metzen and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2095: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing assistance to American
Indians to become entrepreneurs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 2096: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; providing emergency assistance for Red
Lake.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni, Kelley, Stumpf and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 2097: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Office of Educational
Accountability to evaluate the educational impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and other state
and federal laws requiring school districts to administer tests to students.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Tomassoni, Bakk, Saxhaug, Sams and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2098: A bill for an act relating to highways; exempting Floodwood safety rest area from
restriction on food and beverage sales.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2099: A bill for an act relating to crime; repealing the law prohibiting ticket scalping;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.805.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2100: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for
Independent School District No. 2071, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Moua, Pappas and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2101: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring development of an environmental justice
tracking system; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2102: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the
city of Ellendale for the predesign of capital improvements to sewer and water infrastructure; authorizing
the sale and issuance of general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.