State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 17, 2005


9:00 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 Limmer and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1704: A bill for an act relating to crime; creating new penalties for the crime of neglecting a
vulnerable adult; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.233, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Higgins and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1705: A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying services for a child who is
seriously emotionally disturbed; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1706: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a task force to discuss collaboration
between schools and mental health providers.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kelley and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 1707: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing the commissioner of education to
approve up to five charitable organizations as charter school sponsors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 124D.10, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1708: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying case management of persons
with mental retardation or related conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256.045,
subdivision 4a; 256B.092, subdivisions 7, 8.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, Cohen and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1709: A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for middle school
math and science initiatives.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1710: A bill for an act relating to human services; implementing child protection, child care,
and child and family support provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119A.43,
subdivision 2; 119B.025, subdivision 1; 119B.03, subdivision 6; 119B.09, subdivisions 4, 9; 144D.025;
256.978, subdivision 2; 256D.02, subdivision 17; 256D.051, subdivision 6c; 256I.04, subdivision 2a;
256I.05, by adding a subdivision; 256J.626, subdivisions 6, 7, 8; 256J.751, subdivisions 2, 5; 257.85,
subdivisions 2, 3; 259.23, subdivisions 1, 2; 259.41, subdivision 3; 259.75, subdivision 1; 259.79,
subdivision 1; 259.85, subdivision 1; 260.012; 260C.001, subdivision 3; 260C.007, subdivision 8;
260C.151, subdivision 6; 260C.178; 260C.201, subdivisions 1, 10, 11; 260C.312; 260C.317, subdivision
3; 518.551, subdivision 5; 518.68, subdivision 2; 548.091, subdivision 1a; 626.556, subdivisions 1, 2, 3,
10, 10b, 10e, 10f, 10i, 11, 11c, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
626.5551, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Minnesota Rules, parts 9500.1206, subparts 20, 26d, 27; 9560.0220,
subpart 6, item B; 9560.0230, subpart 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1711: A bill for an act relating to higher education; restricting application of the open meeting
law and the Data Practices Act during recruitment of the president of the University of Minnesota and the
chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 13.43, subdivision 3; 13D.01, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Michel, Wergin, McGinn, Belanger and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1712: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
section 7; article XIV, section 10, by adding a section; imposing certain requirements on future bonding
bills, allocating revenue from motor vehicle sales tax, and increasing and modifying use of motor fuel tax;
imposing requirements on expenditure of certain federal funds; authorizing issuance of $750,000,000 in
state trunk highway bonds; dedicating bond proceeds and state share of motor fuel tax increase to
designated major transportation projects; creating right-of-way advance acquisition loan account in
transportation revolving loan fund; requiring pilot projects, studies, and reports on municipal consent,
wetland mitigation, environmental involvement, environmental permitting, performance-based highway
contract specification, commodity corridors, transit efficiencies, and highway jurisdiction; authorizing
state agencies to be designated as charter agencies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 161.23, subdivision 5; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 446A.085,
subdivisions 3, 8, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
16A; 161; 174.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Foley, Berglin, Cohen, Murphy and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1713: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prohibiting local authorities from
enforcing traffic regulations with administrative penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
169.022.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Foley and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1714: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to
the Northwest Regional Curfew Center.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Vickerman and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1715: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for rural transit services
in southern Minnesota; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bakk and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 1716: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of the
Workers' Compensation Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 176.011,
subdivision 9; 176.041, by adding a subdivision; 176.081, subdivision 1; 176.092, subdivision 1a; 176.102,
subdivision 3a; 176.106, subdivision 1; 176.129, subdivisions 1b, 2a, 13; 176.135, subdivisions 1, 7;
176.1351, subdivision 5; 176.1812, subdivision 1; 176.185, subdivisions 1, 7, by adding a subdivision;
176.231, subdivision 5; 176.238, subdivision 10; 176.391, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 176.1812, subdivision 6.

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

Senator Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 1717: A bill for an act relating to family law; clarifying "the best interests of the child";
establishing a rebuttable presumption in favor of joint legal and physical custody; providing child support
guidelines; making related technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.17,
subdivisions 1, 2; 518.551, by adding a subdivision; 518.5513, subdivision 3; 518.64, subdivision 2;
611.20, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.17, subdivisions 1a, 3, 6; 518.551, subdivisions 5, 5f.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Kiscaden, Wergin, Bakk, Higgins and Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 1718: A bill for an act relating to health; providing that audiologists need not obtain hearing
instrument dispenser certification; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
148.512, subdivision 6; 148.5194, by adding a subdivision; 148.5195, subdivision 3; 153A.13, subdivision
5; 153A.14, subdivisions 2a, 2i, 4, 4c; 153A.15, subdivision 1; 153A.20, subdivision 1; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1719: A bill for an act relating to human services; reinstating certain American Indian
advisory councils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 254A.035, subdivision 2; 254A.04;
260.835.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1720: A bill for an act relating to human services; making agency technical amendments;
changing provisions related to children and family services, health care, and continuing care programs;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.319, subdivision 3; 13.461, by adding a subdivision;
119B.02, subdivision 5; 119B.035, subdivision 1; 119B.074; 119B.08, subdivision 1; 119B.09, subdivision
1; 119B.26; 245.463, subdivision 2; 245.464, subdivision 1; 245.465, subdivision 1; 245.466, subdivisions
1, 5; 245.4661, subdivision 7; 245.483, subdivisions 1, 3; 245.4872, subdivision 2; 245.4873, subdivision
5; 245.4874; 245.4875, subdivisions 1, 5; 245A.16, subdivision 6; 252.24, subdivision 5; 252.282,
subdivision 2; 252.46, subdivision 10; 256.045, subdivisions 3, 6, 7; 256B.04, subdivision 14; 256B.056,
subdivision 1c; 256B.0625, subdivisions 5, 27; 256B.0911, subdivision 6; 256B.0913, subdivision 13;
256B.092, subdivision 1f; 256B.094, subdivision 8; 256B.0943, subdivisions 6, 12, 13; 256B.503;
256B.75; 256D.03, subdivision 3; 256G.01, subdivision 3; 256J.13, subdivision 2; 256J.21, subdivision 2;
256J.24, subdivision 5; 256J.561, subdivision 3; 256J.74, subdivision 1; 256J.751, subdivision 2; 256J.95,
subdivisions 2, 6, 11, 18, 19; 256L.01, subdivision 3a; 256L.04, by adding a subdivision; 256M.30,
subdivision 2; 260C.212, subdivision 12; 275.62, subdivision 4; 518.6111, subdivision 7; 626.557,
subdivision 12b; 626.5571, subdivision 2; Laws 1997, chapter 245, article 2, section 11, as amended;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119A.01, subdivision 3; 119A.20; 119A.21; 119A.22;
119A.35; 119B.21, subdivision 11; 245.713, subdivisions 2, 4; 245.716; 256.014, subdivision 3; 256.045,
subdivision 3c; 256B.0629, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 256J.95, subdivision 20; 256K.35; 626.5551, subdivision
4; Laws 1998, chapter 407, article 4, section 63.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Saxhaug, Sams, Pariseau, Bakk and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 1721: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution by adding a section to article XI; dedicating the sales and use tax receipts equal to a sales and
use tax of one-fourth of one percent on taxable sales and uses for natural resource purposes; creating a
heritage enhancement fund; creating a clean water fund; establishing a Heritage Enhancement Council;
establishing a Clean Waters Council; providing appointments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
10A.01, subdivision 35; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 97A; 103F.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1722: A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes to licensing provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.46, subdivision 4; 245A.02, subdivision 17; 245A.03,
subdivisions 2, 3; 245A.04, subdivisions 7, 13; 245A.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 245A.08, subdivisions 2a, 5;
245A.14, by adding subdivisions; 245A.144; 245A.16, subdivision 4; 245A.18; 245B.02, subdivision 10;
245B.055, subdivision 7; 245B.07, subdivision 8; 245C.03, subdivision 1; 245C.07; 245C.08, subdivisions
1, 2; 245C.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 245C.17, subdivision 2; 245C.21, subdivision 2; 245C.22,
subdivisions 3, 4; 245C.24, subdivisions 2, 3; 245C.27, subdivision 1; 245C.28, subdivision 3; 626.556,
subdivision 10i; 626.557, subdivision 9d.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Scheid, Betzold, Metzen, Wergin and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 1723: A bill for an act relating to horse racing; providing for agreements between racetrack
licensees and horsepersons' organizations; modifying certain restrictions on simulcasting and operating a
card club; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 240.06, subdivision 5a; 240.13, subdivision 6;
240.135; 240.30, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Gaither, Berglin, LeClair, Lourey and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1724: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; limiting parking in special van-only
handicapped parking spaces to vans specially modified for handicapped persons; making clarifying and
technical changes; imposing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 169.345, subdivision
1; 169.346, subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Sams and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1725: A bill for an act relating to insurance; changing the method of calculating certain
refunds in premium finance transactions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 59A.12, subdivision
2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kubly, Wergin, Murphy, Vickerman and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1726: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing persons in active military service to suspend
MinnesotaCare enrollment without a lapse in coverage; modifying MinnesotaCare eligibility
determinations and premium payment calculations for persons in active military service; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256L.05, by adding a subdivision; 256L.07, by adding a subdivision;
256L.15, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Higgins, Pappas and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1727: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144.9501, subdivision 9; 144.9504, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Skoglund, Anderson and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1728: A bill for an act relating to education; making nonpublic schools subject to the pupil fair
dismissal law and other requirements if families of students receiving educational services from the
nonpublic school claim a tax credit for education-related expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 123B.41, subdivision 1; 290.0674, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kelley, Sams, Rosen, Kiscaden and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1729: A bill for an act relating to the State Board of Investment; authorizing venture capital
investments using the environmental and natural resources trust fund; classifying data related to certain
venture capital investments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 11A.24, subdivision 6; 13.635,
by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 1730: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; directing the commissioner of agriculture to
conduct a study regarding a rail container load-out facility in or near Clara City.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Chaudhary and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 1731: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; regulating data obtained by scanning
drivers' licenses, permits, and identification cards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.12,
subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Gaither, Scheid, Michel, Pogemiller and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1732: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating securities, mortgage originators and
servicers, athlete agents, and the contractor's recovery fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
80A.19, by adding a subdivision; 116J.70, subdivision 2a; 326.975, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Neuville and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1733: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing a factor for determining the amount
of attorney fees awarded in certain actions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
549.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Moua, Chaudhary, Dille, Cohen and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 1734: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for an Asian
community center in St. Paul; authorizing state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni, Ortman and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 1735: A bill for an act relating to taxation; making the capital equipment exemption an up
front exemption in two phases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.68, subdivision 5;
297A.75, subdivisions 1, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1736: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Teachers Retirement Association; authorizing
purchase of prior service credit for teaching service in Montana.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Olson, Dille, Gaither, Larson and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 1737: A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing criminal sentencing for certain
controlled substance possessors; authorizing expungement of conviction records for certain controlled
substance possessors; adjusting the terms of imprisonment for certain controlled substance offenders;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 609A.02, by adding a subdivision;
609A.03, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 152; 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1738: A bill for an act relating to waters; modifying water use permit provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 103G.271, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 1739: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; regulating registration tax refunds;
modifying registration procedures; making technical and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 168.011, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 7, by adding subdivisions; 168.15, subdivision 1;
168.16; 168.31, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.011, subdivision 19;
168.15, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Stumpf; Dille; Belanger; Johnson, D.E. and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 1740: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a children's health security
account; establishing the children's health security program; specifying eligibility criteria, covered
services, and administrative procedures; increasing the tax on tobacco products; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 297F.10; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter
256N.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1741: A bill for an act relating to retirement; supplemental pension and deferred compensation
plans; clarifying certain exceptions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 356.24, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1742: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring counties to process certain
medical assistance applications within timelines; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.19, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Wergin, Stumpf and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1743: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the tax base used to calculate
debt service levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 126C.01, by
adding a subdivision; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; 273.11, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1744: A bill for an act relating to education; extending the garage lease levy for Independent
School District No. 748, Sartell; amending Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 4, section
29, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Scheid, Foley and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1745: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the duration of an economic
development tax increment financing district in the city of Brooklyn Park; amending Laws 1994, chapter
587, article 9, section 20, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Laws 1994, chapter 587, article 9, section 20,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1746: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing an account transfer for
Independent School District No. 177, Windom.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1747: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and
better public land and buildings and public improvements of a capital nature with conditions; appropriating
money for a grant to the city of Worthington for soil remediation; authorizing the issuance of general
obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1748: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for
infrastructure replacement and repair due to storm damage in Worthington; authorizing the issuance of
general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1749: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for
improvements to marked Trunk Highway 60; authorizing issuance of state trunk highway bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1750: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; increasing maximum length limitation of
recreational vehicle combinations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.81, subdivision 3c.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1751: A bill for an act relating to taxation; clarifying the treatment of government housing
payments for purpose of the property tax exemption for charitable institutions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 272.02, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hottinger and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1752: A bill for an act relating to elections; restoring citizenship rights and eligibility to vote
to certain convicted felons who are not incarcerated; requiring notice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 201.014, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 243; 609.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Lourey, Moua, Koering, Rosen and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1753: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying group residential housing
supplemental rate for certain facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256I.05, subdivision
1e.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1754: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for a grant to continue turf
grass research in northern climates.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pappas, Berglin, Lourey, Foley and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1755: A bill for an act relating to state government; Department of Administration; requiring
the design and construction of memorials to Coya Knutson on the Capitol grounds and in the city of Oklee;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1756: A bill for an act relating to crimes; creating a committee to study and recommend
adjusting dollar threshold amounts in property crimes.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Wergin, Stumpf and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 1757: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district to build a
school building using design-build construction techniques; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
123B.52, subdivision 1; 471.345, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 1758: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing purchase of service credit in the
Teachers Retirement Association.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1759: A bill for an act relating to taxation; imposing an excise tax on paint; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 270.101, subdivision 1; 289A.01; 289A.02, subdivision 5; 289A.12, by
adding a subdivision; 289A.18, by adding a subdivision; 289A.19, by adding a subdivision; 289A.20, by
adding a subdivision; 289A.56, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 297J.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1760: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying provisions relating to motor
vehicle registration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.011, subdivision 3, by adding
subdivisions; 168.091, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Vickerman, Frederickson, Murphy, Koering and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1761: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for sustainable agriculture
grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1762: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; requiring motor vehicle owners to
authorize certain repairs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 325F.59.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Pogemiller and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 1763: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association;
excluding police officers of the University of Minnesota from the public employees police and fire fund;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 353.64, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Johnson, D.E.; Anderson; Frederickson; Murphy and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 1764: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Minnesota Institute
for Sustainable Agriculture information exchange program.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Dibble, Scheid, Tomassoni, Marko and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 1765: A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing criminal sentencing for certain
controlled substance possessors; authorizing expungement of conviction records for certain controlled
substance possessors; adjusting the terms of imprisonment for certain controlled substance offenders;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 609A.02, by adding a subdivision;
609A.03, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 152; 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1766: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; regulating mud flaps; making clarifying
changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.733.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Tomassoni, Senjem and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1767: A bill for an act relating to local sales taxes; allowing certain cities to impose a local
sales tax if certain criteria are met; authorizing the city of Mankato to extend the duration of its sales tax;
authorizing the city of Waite Park to impose a sales tax approved by the voters; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 297A.99, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 477A.016.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1768: A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing Minnesota Computers for
School to acquire surplus property for the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16C.23,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Scheid, Marty, Higgins, Wiger and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 1769: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring notice of certain independent
expenditures; releasing candidates attacked by certain independent expenditures from spending limit
agreement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 10A.20, subdivision 6b; 10A.25, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators LeClair, Bachmann, Marko and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1770: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring Department of Transportation and
Metropolitan Council to conduct study of bus rapid transit on the transportation corridor between
Stillwater and St. Paul.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Nienow, Wergin and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1771: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain penalties; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 31.032, subdivision 1; 31A.10.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Rosen, Pariseau, Vickerman, Skoe and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 1772: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain provisions concerning plant
pests, nursery stock, and wildflowers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 18G.03, subdivision 1;
18H.02, subdivisions 21, 22, 23, 32, 34, by adding a subdivision; 18H.05; 18H.06; 18H.09; 18H.13,
subdivision 1; 18H.15; 18H.18, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 18H.02,
subdivisions 15, 19.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1773: A bill for an act relating to wetlands; clarifying restriction on wetland development in
land sale in Scott County; amending Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, section 25.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Wergin, Nienow and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1774: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing application of certain penalties;
changing certain procedures and time limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 17.982,
subdivision 1; 17.983, subdivisions 1, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 17.983, subdivision
2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Wergin, Ruud, Belanger, Senjem and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1775: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for local governments to opt out
of state mandates; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471B.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Wergin and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 1776: A bill for an act relating to gambling; requiring the deposit of lottery proceeds in the
county natural resources and recreation fund; creating a county natural resources and recreation fund and
providing for the distribution and use of amounts in the fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
349A.10, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Sparks and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1777: A bill for an act relating to housing; providing for the licensure of manufactured and
industrialized/modular home sales; authorizing rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
327B.01, by adding a subdivision; 327B.04, subdivisions 1, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 16B; 327B.

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

Senator Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 1778: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing a penalty for leaving a child unattended in
a car; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.378, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1779: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; requiring destruction of disposed
private or confidential data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.05, subdivision 5; 138.17,
subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Rest, Murphy, Tomassoni, Gaither and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1780: A bill for an act relating to employment; permitting employers of professional athletes
to request or require random drug testing for the presence of anabolic steroids; amending Minnesota
Statutes, section 181.951, subdivision 4.

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

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1781: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the learning opportunities available
through desegregation/integration plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.86, subdivision
1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Sparks, Scheid and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 1782: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating service contracts and contract
providers; providing exceptions; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 59B.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Scheid, Reiter, Michel, Kiscaden and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1783: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating agency terminations, coverages, fees,
forms, disclosures, reports, information security, and premiums; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 59A.12, subdivision 2; 60A.14, subdivision 1; 60A.171, subdivision 11; 60A.23, subdivision 8;
60A.966; 60A.969; 62A.136; 62A.31, subdivision 1h; 62A.315; 62A.316; 62E.13, subdivision 2; 62L.03,
subdivision 3; 62Q.471; 65A.29, subdivision 11; 65B.48, subdivision 3; 72A.20, subdivisions 13, 36;
72A.201, subdivisions 3, 4; 79.40; 79.56, subdivisions 1, 3; 79.62, subdivision 3; 79A.04, subdivision 10;
79A.06, subdivision 5; 79A.12, subdivision 2; 79A.22, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision; 176.191,
subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 61A.072, subdivision 2; 62E.03.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1784: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property of an electric
generation facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Sams and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1785: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a reduced class rate for certain property
bordering public waters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.13, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Skoe and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1786: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that "agricultural products" includes
certain short rotation trees for purposes of the agricultural property tax classification; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 273.13, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Betzold, Rest and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 1787: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing for the admissibility of evidence of
use or failure to use seat belts; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; authorizing direct
actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; regulating recovery in certain
actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.685, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 72A; 540; 604.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1788: A bill for an act relating to higher education; changing the method for recommending
regent candidates to the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 137.0245, subdivisions 1,
4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pappas and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 1789: A bill for an act relating to environment; banning certain substances after a certain date;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Pappas and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1790: A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; regulating the selection of the
Board of Regents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 137.0245, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1791: A bill for an act relating to higher education; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article XIII, section 3; establishing the size of the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota; providing for elections; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Hottinger, Lourey and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1792: A bill for an act relating to human services; consolidating the MFIP and basic sliding
fee child care programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119B.02,
subdivisions 1, 2; 119B.03, subdivisions 3, 9, 10; 119B.035, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5; 119B.05, subdivision
5; 119B.08; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 4a, 7; 119B.10; 119B.11, subdivision 1; 119B.12, subdivision 2;
119B.13, by adding subdivisions; 119B.15; 119B.24; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
119B.011, subdivisions 20, 20a; 119B.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 8; 119B.05, subdivision 1;
119B.07; 119B.09, subdivision 3; 119B.11, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Skoe, Stumpf and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1793: A bill for an act relating to education finance; amending the online learning program
funding formula; establishing an online learning advisory council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 124D.095, subdivision 8, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1794: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring insurance companies to report
information; creating vehicle insurance verification program and special revenue account; requiring
preparation of database to identify uninsured motorists; requiring commissioner of public safety to
discontinue insurance verification sampling program; declaring charges for violations of sampling
program laws to be void; reinstating certain drivers' licenses; authorizing rulemaking; requiring report;
imposing criminal penalty; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.013, by
adding a subdivision; 169.09, subdivision 13; 169.795; 169.796, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 65B; 169; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.796,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1795: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; establishing licensure for denturists;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 150A.01, by adding subdivisions; 150A.02; 150A.04,
subdivision 5; 150A.05, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 150A.06, subdivisions 2b, 2d, 4, 6, by
adding subdivisions; 150A.08, subdivisions 1, 3a, 5; 150A.09, subdivisions 1, 3; 150A.10, subdivision 3,
by adding a subdivision; 150A.11, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 150A.12; 150A.21.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Scheid, Higgins, Lourey and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 1796: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the Minnesota Health Care
Purchasing Authority; requiring a report.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Pappas, Marty, Higgins, Anderson and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1797: A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing criminal sentencing for certain
controlled substance possessors; authorizing expungement of conviction records for certain controlled
substance possessors; adjusting the terms of imprisonment for certain controlled substance offenders;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 609A.02, by adding a subdivision;
609A.03, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 152; 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Frederickson and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1798: A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing criminal sentencing for certain
controlled substance possessors; authorizing expungement of conviction records for certain controlled
substance possessors; adjusting the terms of imprisonment for certain controlled substance offenders;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 609A.02, by adding a subdivision;
609A.03, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 152; 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kiscaden and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1799: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; modifying the transition period for
licensure for hospital and city, county, and state agency alcohol and drug counselors; establishing licensure
for certain licensed professionals; increasing the temporary permit fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 148C.04, subdivisions 4, 6; 148C.10, subdivision 2; 148C.11, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6; 148C.12,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1800: A bill for an act relating to taxation; establishing an aggregate resource preservation
property tax program; providing a classification for property containing certain unmined aggregate;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.13, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1801: A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension to add certain identifying information of an individual who is the subject of a background
check to the criminal history under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
299C.11.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1802: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for furnishing landowners with
copies of appraisals on land for which eminent domain proceedings have been commenced for
transportation purposes; providing for reimbursement for appraisal costs; requiring preparation of public
information on land acquisition procedures for transportation purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 117.036, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1803: A bill for an act relating to transportation; designating appraisals by road authorities for
transportation projects as private data on individuals; requiring appraisals by road authorities to be
provided to landowners; providing for review of appraisals by Department of Transportation; providing for
direct billing of road authority for appraisal costs; authorizing reimbursement for legal fees of landowners
in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 117.036, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 117.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Skoglund, Berglin, Higgins, Ranum and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1804: A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining "public place" for purposes of the
prostitution law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.321, subdivision 12.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Dibble, Kelley and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1805: A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring businesses that possess personal data to
notify persons whose personal information has been disclosed to unauthorized persons; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Dibble and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1806: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to establish a
Principals' Leadership Institute; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 122A.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1807: A bill for an act relating to crime victims and battered women's shelters; appropriating
money to the commissioner of public safety for crime victim service programs and battered women's
shelters.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.