State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Tuesday, March 29, 2005


2:00 P.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 Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1928: A bill for an act relating to roads; providing for enhanced roadside wildlife habitat;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 160.232.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 1929: A bill for an act relating to Pope County; providing a process for making certain offices
appointive in Pope County.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1930: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for telecommunications/Internet access
equity aid; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Fischbach; Sams; Larson; Johnson, D.E. and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1931: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing an increased levy by the Sauk River
Watershed District.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Anderson, Kubly, Kierlin, Senjem and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1932: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for a regional investment credit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kiscaden, Lourey, Dille, Berglin and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1933: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for a statewide plan for improving health
and a grant program for collaborative health improvement projects; requiring persons to refrain from
smoking in certain areas; requiring all persons to maintain health coverage; requiring health plans to issue
coverage to all applicants and charge community rates; increasing the tax on cigarettes and tobacco
products; modifying price of cigarette stamps and disposition of revenue received from cigarette taxes;
establishing an essential benefit set for all health plans; creating an income tax deduction for health plan
premiums; limiting corporate income tax deductions for employee health coverage to the value of the
essential benefit set; amending laws promoting high-quality, evidence-based health care; providing for
public information on health care cost and quality; creating a revolving loan fund for electronic medical
record systems; authorizing the sale of state revenue bonds; requiring reports; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 62J.43; 144.412; 144.413, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding
subdivisions; 144.414; 144.416; 144.417; 145A.12, by adding subdivisions; 290.01, subdivisions 19b, 19c;
297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 297F.08, subdivision 7; 297F.09, subdivision 2; 297F.10; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62J; 62Q; 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
144.415.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Lourey, Sparks, Kierlin and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 1934: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the quality assurance system;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256B.095; 256B.0951, subdivision 1;
256B.0952, subdivision 5; 256B.0953, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Senjem, Sparks and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1935: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a task force on licensing and
alternative quality assurance.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Chaudhary, Betzold, Marty, Foley and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 1936: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to redevelop the
Springbrook Nature Center in the city of Fridley; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Chaudhary and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 1937: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for enhanced roadside wildlife
habitat; establishing a fee for permits to field train dogs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 97B.005, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 160.232.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Metzen, Belanger and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 1938: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; changing provisions governing the
Legislative Coordinating Commission and subordinate agencies; eliminating a commission; changing
membership and operation of the Compensation Council; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 3.303, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 3.85, subdivisions 8, 9; 15A.082,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 216C.051, subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 3.304,
subdivisions 1, 5; 3.884.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1939: A bill for an act relating to data practices; educational data; allowing disclosure of
private educational data on bullying behavior; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 13.32, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1940: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; requiring senate
confirmation for certain appointments; providing term limits for certain members; requiring
commissioners to have aviation experience and knowledge; creating a nominating committee; modifying a
reporting requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.621,
subdivision 1b.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Koering, Kiscaden, Sparks, Larson and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1941: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for a nursing facility closure and
alternative service development process; requiring the commissioner of finance to issue appropriation
bonds; establishing a critical access nursing facility designation; updating provisions governing the
competitive moratorium exception process; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 144A.073, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 16A, 144A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144A.071, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stumpf, Hann, Kelley, Michel and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1942: A bill for an act relating to education; restoring certain levy authority; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 126C.40, subdivision 1; 126C.43, subdivisions 2, 3; 126C.44; 126C.45.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1943: A bill for an act relating to corrections; creating discipline procedures for local
correctional officers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 241.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1944: A bill for an act relating to human services; extending the termination date for the
Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.093,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1945: A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring a city council to vote on charter
commission recommendations for charter amendments by ordinance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 410.12, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Chaudhary, McGinn, Skoglund and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1946: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a crime for manufacturing,
transferring, or possessing certain military-style assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition
magazines; defining terms; clarifying language; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 624.712, subdivision 7, by adding subdivisions; 624.713; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kiscaden, Senjem, Metzen, Vickerman and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 1947: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the regulatory
and administrative expenses of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1948: A bill for an act relating to housing; requiring a duplex funding study; relating to first
time homeowner duplex construction loans.

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

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1949: A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting balance billing by health care
providers and certain no-fault automobile insurance medical claims; making health care providers the
party at interest in certain no-fault arbitrations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 65B.54, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Higgins, Kelley, Fischbach, Moua and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1950: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a study and report of health plan coverage
for clinical trials.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Skoe, Dibble, Pappas, Vickerman and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1951: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for a grant to the
Agriculture Utilization Research Institute at Crookston for vineyard production research.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1952: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the state auditor.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Cohen, Anderson and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1953: A bill for an act relating to housing; increasing the deed tax to provide rental housing
assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 287.21, subdivision 1; 462A.201, by adding a
subdivision; 462A.33, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 1954: A bill for an act relating to health; increasing reimbursement rates for nursing facilities
in specified counties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.431, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Berglin and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1955: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the work participation rate
enhancement program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256J.021; 256J.08, subdivision 65;
256J.521, subdivision 1; 256J.53, subdivision 2; 256J.626, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1956: A bill for an act relating to public and municipal corporations; creating a county
subsidiary corporation to provide health care and related services, education, and research; providing for
governance of Hennepin County Medical Center; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 179A.03,
subdivisions 7, 14, 15; 179A.06, subdivision 2; 179A.16, by adding a subdivision; 353.01, subdivisions 2b,
2d, 6; 353.64, subdivision 10; 353E.02, subdivision 2a; 383B.117, subdivision 2; 383B.217, subdivision 7;
383B.46; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 179A; 383B; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 383B.217, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1957: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing a deduction for postsecondary
tuition and fee expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1958: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a
section to article VI; restricting the judicial power to define marriage.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Koering, LeClair, Limmer, Olson and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1959: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing students participating in Minnesota State
High School League activities in another district during a teachers' strike to maintain their eligibility to
play after the strike; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 128C.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Sparks, Tomassoni and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1960: A bill for an act relating to horse racing; providing for electronic wagers; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 240.13, by adding a subdivision; 240.30, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Anderson, Dibble, Rosen, Metzen and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1961: A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying Minnesota
redevelopment accounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116J.571; 116J.572; 116J.574;
116J.575; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 116J.573.

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

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1962: A bill for an act relating to retirement; abolishing payment of postretirement benefit
costs; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 480.1811.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1963: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association;
terminating retirement coverage for privatized water and wastewater facility employees; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 471A.10.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1964: A bill for an act relating to the military; providing reimbursement grants or pay for
certain honor guard members; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 192; 197.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1965: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 741, Paynesville.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Fischbach and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1966: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care assistance by limiting
absent days; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1967: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring highways constructed, reconstructed, or
resurfaced wholly or partly with federal or state funds to be constructed to a ten-ton standard with certain
exceptions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Moua, Stumpf, Pappas and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 1968: A bill for an act relating to education; addressing the educational, child development,
and other needs of migrant seasonal farmworkers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119A.374,
subdivision 2; 119A.375, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 1969: A bill for an act relating to civil law; providing for use of financial planners in preparing
a conservator's inventory for the court; providing a certified public accountant's audit to be used in the
conservator's annual accounting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 524.5-419; 524.5-420.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Moua and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1970: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating sales of certain birds; imposing a civil
penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 346.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 1971: A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting the possession of ammunition by a
person under the age of 18; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.66,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 1972: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; providing additional city aid base for
certain cities; increasing the limit on the city aid appropriation; requiring aid to be used for certain
purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 477A.011, subdivision 36; 477A.013, by adding a
subdivision; 477A.03, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelley, Kierlin and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1973: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for the medical use of marijuana; providing
civil and criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1974: A bill for an act relating to education finance; establishing the Minnesota Education
Innovation Council; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
127A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1975: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating gasoline sales below cost; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 325D.01, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
325D.01, subdivisions 11, 12; 325D.71.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 1976: A bill for an act relating to transportation; exempting certain unsubsidized providers of
public transit service from vehicle registration taxes, motor fuel taxes, and corporate income tax; deleting
restriction on use of freeway and expressway shoulders by transit buses; requiring Metropolitan Council to
permit providers of transit service to use its bus stops; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
168.012, subdivision 1; 169.306; 290.01, subdivision 19d; 296A.07, subdivision 4; 296A.08, subdivision
3; 473.411, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1977: A bill for an act relating to counties; providing for a rate increase determination for a St.
Louis County nursing facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.431, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pappas, Skoe, Langseth, Metzen and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 1978: 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.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1979: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a hospital disproportionate
population adjustment; designating certified public expenditures; increasing the surcharges on criminal and
traffic offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256.969, by adding a subdivision; 357.021,
subdivisions 6, 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1980: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for transportation,
Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities; providing for general contingent accounts and tort
claims; authorizing issuance of trunk highway bonds; modifying provision for handling state mail;
modifying vehicle registration tax and fee provisions; increasing fees for motor vehicle transfers and driver
and vehicle services; establishing and modifying accounts; abolishing statewide bicycle registration
program; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV; authorizing street utility
fees and assessments; providing for road signs; establishing multimodal transportation fund; increasing
and indexing tax on motor fuels and allocating proceeds of the increase; reapportioning highway state-aid
money to counties; expanding authority for county wheelage tax; changing vehicle registration tax rates;
allocating proceeds of sales tax on motor vehicles; authorizing local transportation sales and excise tax;
requiring a report; making technical and clarifying revisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
16B.49; 115A.908, subdivision 1; 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 161.081, subdivision 3; 162.06,
subdivision 2; 162.07, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 163.051; 168.011, by adding a subdivision;
168.013, subdivisions 1a, 8; 168.09, subdivision 7; 168.105, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 168.12; 168.123;
168.1235; 168.124; 168.125; 168.1255; 168.127, subdivision 6; 168.128; 168.129; 168.1291; 168.1293;
168.1296; 168.1297; 168.27, subdivision 11; 168.33; 168.345, subdivisions 1, 2; 168.381; 168.54,
subdivisions 4, 5; 168A.152, subdivision 2; 168A.29; 168A.31; 169.09, subdivision 13; 169A.60,
subdivision 16; 171.06, subdivisions 2, 2a; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.07, subdivision 11; 171.13,
subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 171.20, subdivision 4; 171.26; 171.29, subdivision 2; 171.36;
296A.07, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 296A.08, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision;
297B.09, subdivision 1; 446A.085, subdivisions 3, 8, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 160; 161; 168; 297A; 299A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 168.012, subdivision 12; 168.041, subdivision 11; 168.105, subdivision 6; 168.231; 168.345,
subdivisions 3, 4; 168C.01; 168C.02; 168C.03; 168C.04; 168C.05; 168C.06; 168C.07; 168C.08; 168C.09;
168C.10; 168C.11; 168C.12; 168C.13; 170.23; 171.12, subdivision 8; 171.185; Minnesota Rules, parts
7407.0100; 7407.0200; 7407.0300; 7407.0400; 7407.0500; 7407.0600; 7407.0700; 7407.0800; 7407.0900;
7407.1000; 7407.1100; 7407.1200; 7407.1300.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.