State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Wednesday, March 23, 2005


8:00 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.

Senators Chaudhary and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1896: A bill for an act relating to aquaculture; imposing certain requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 17.4984, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 1897: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing for the effect of a settlement offer on
the recovery of costs and disbursements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 548.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1898: A bill for an act relating to corrections; updating amount of construction necessary
before commissioner of corrections review; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 641.21.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kubly, Rosen, Bakk, Pariseau and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1899: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring establishment of certain deer
management zones and youth special hunts; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1900: A bill for an act relating to family law; reforming and recodifying the law relating to
marriage dissolution, child custody, child support, maintenance, and property division; changing a fee;
making style and form changes; changing certain child support, residence change and pension distribution
provisions; classifying certain data; requiring additional information; clarifying and improving certain
procedures and support enforcement provisions; carifying a funding provision; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 357.021, by adding a subdivision; 518.002; 518.003, subdivisions 1, 3; 518.005;
518.01; 518.02; 518.03; 518.04; 518.05; 518.055; 518.06; 518.07; 518.09; 518.091; 518.10; 518.11;
518.12; 518.13; 518.131; 518.14, subdivision 1; 518.148; 518.155; 518.156; 518.157, subdivisions 1, 2, 3,
5, 6; 518.165; 518.166; 518.167, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 518.168; 518.1705, subdivisions 2, 6, 7, 8, 9;
518.175; 518.1751, subdivisions 1b, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3; 518.1752; 518.176; 518.177; 518.178; 518.179,
subdivision 1; 518.18; 518.191, subdivision 1; 518.195, subdivisions 2, 3; 518.24; 518.25; 518.27; 518.54,
subdivisions 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; 518.55; 518.552; 518.58; 518.581; 518.582; 518.612; 518.619; 518.62; 518.64,
subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 518.641; 518.642; 518.646; 518.65; 518.68, subdivision 1;
519.11, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 517A; 517B; 517C;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.111; 518.14, subdivision 2; 518.17, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2,
3, 6; 518.171; 518.1752; 518.185; 518.24; 518.255; 518.54, subdivisions 2, 4a, 13, 14; 518.55, subdivision
4; 518.551, subdivisions 1, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 13a, 14, 15; 518.5513; 518.553;
518.57; 518.575; 518.585; 518.5851; 518.5852; 518.5853; 518.61; 518.6111; 518.614; 518.615; 518.616;
518.617; 518.618; 518.6195; 518.6196; 518.62; 518.64, subdivisions 4, 4a, 5; 518.68.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Metzen and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 1901: A bill for an act relating to utilities; allowing recovery of costs of certificate of need
proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 216B.02, by adding a subdivision; 216B.243,
subdivision 6; 216B.62, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1902: A bill for an act relating to public utilities; transferring power plant siting and routing,
wind energy conversion system, and pipeline authority from the Environmental Quality Board to the
Public Utilities Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116C.52, subdivision 2;
116C.53, subdivision 2; 116C.57, subdivisions 1, 2c, by adding a subdivision; 116C.575, subdivision 5;
116C.577; 116C.58; 116C.69, subdivisions 2, 2a; 216B.243, subdivisions 4, 5; 216C.052.

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

Senator Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 1903: A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; classifying teachers as
essential employees; removing a strike authorization provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 179A.03, subdivision 7; 179A.18, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
179A.17, subdivision 1; 179A.18, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1904: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing Knights of Columbus special
license plates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1905: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing nine-member county
economic development authority boards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 469.1082, by adding
a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1906: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the transportation sparsity
formula; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.10, subdivision 18.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1907: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that property located in a tax increment
financing district in Nobles County is not eligible for a property tax exemption under the JOBZ program.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Chaudhary, Dille, Bachmann, Bakk and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1908: 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 Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1909: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a prescription drug bulk purchasing
program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Fischbach, Wergin, Larson, Murphy and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1910: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing counties and cities to impose
administrative penalties on certain speed limit law violators; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
169.022; 169.99, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1911: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing cigarette and tobacco taxes; repealing
health care provider tax; dedicating a portion of the tax increases to health care access fund; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.4963, subdivision 2; 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095, subdivision 6;
214.16, subdivisions 2, 3; 270B.14, subdivision 1; 297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 297F.10; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.4967, subdivision 3; 144.1484, subdivision 2; 295.50; 295.51;
295.52; 295.53; 295.54; 295.55; 295.56; 295.57; 295.58; 295.581; 295.582; 295.59.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Olson, Kleis and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1912: A bill for an act relating to public safety; crime prevention; expanding the crime of
theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.52, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1913: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the
Riverbend Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation.

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

Senators Bakk, Skoe, Tomassoni, Senjem and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1914: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing education funding; modifying the local
government aid formula and increasing the program's appropriation; eliminating the dedication of a
portion of motor vehicle sales tax proceeds to transit; authorizing either a local sales tax or a property tax
levy for transit; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 126C.10, by adding a
subdivision; 174.24, subdivision 3b; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 473.388, subdivisions 4, 7, by adding a
subdivision; 473.446, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 477A.011, subdivisions 34, 36; 477A.013,
subdivisions 8, 9; 477A.03, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
473.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 1915: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the division of costs for
ICFs/MR; requiring an ICF/MR plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.19, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Dibble, Higgins and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1916: A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; providing that landlords who apportion
bills or charge fees for utility service are not exempt from regulation as a utility; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 216B.02, subdivision 4; 504B.215, subdivision 2.

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

Senators Dibble, Higgins and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1917: A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; prohibiting apportionment and reselling
of utility service; prohibiting fees relating to utility service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
216B.022; 504B.215, subdivisions 2, 2a.

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

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1918: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; abolishing the alternative minimum tax for
individuals and corporations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 289A.25, subdivision 5; 290.02;
290.06, subdivisions 30, 31; 290.491; 298.01, subdivisions 3d, 4e; 469.316, subdivision 1; 469.317;
469.337; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.0674, subdivision 3; 290.091; 290.0921; 298.01,
subdivisions 3c, 4d.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1919: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; requiring installation of a fare
collection system on Hiawatha light rail transit line.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Neuville, Betzold and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 1920: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; returning to a safety focus when awarding
custody and parenting time in the context of a domestic abuse hearing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 518B.01, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Kubly and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 1921: A bill for an act relating to utilities; establishing geothermal energy incentives;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.67, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 1922: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; modifying rates; providing a credit for
nursing home residents; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.06,
subdivisions 2c, 2d; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kiscaden, LeClair and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1923: A bill for an act relating to health; transferring oversight authority for the Office of
Mental Health Practice; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 148B.60; 148B.61; Laws 2003, chapter 118, section 29, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1924: A bill for an act relating to energy; promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy
resource; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.67, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Senator Gerlach introduced--

S.F. No. 1925: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan transit; allowing municipalities to contract with
the Metropolitan Council to join the metropolitan transit district; authorizing a property tax levy; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.446, subdivision 3; 473.4461.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Murphy, Marty and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1926: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the tax on alcoholic beverages;
dedicating the proceeds of the increase to provide grants to counties to provide probation supervision and
treatment services for certain offenders; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
254B.01, subdivisions 1, 3; 254B.02, subdivisions 1, 4; 254B.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 254B.04,
subdivision 1; 297G.03, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.10; 297G.12, subdivision 7;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 254B; 401; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 254B.02, subdivisions 2, 3; 254B.03, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Betzold and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1927: A bill for an act relating to retirement; volunteer firefighter relief associations; creating
a task force to study the advantages and disadvantages of the creation of a statewide volunteer firefighter
retirement plan; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.