State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 10, 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 Kubly, Frederickson and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1509: A bill for an act relating to housing; providing certain manufactured home park
exclusions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 327.23, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Murphy, McGinn, Ortman, Gaither and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1510: A bill for an act relating to crimes; authorizing a $1 assessment fee on state
identification cards and drivers' licenses to fund the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force; providing for
the organization of regional districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 299A.68, subdivisions 4,
6a, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1511: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring reporting under the state dislocated
worker program and the unemployment insurance program about termination and outsourcing of
employment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116L.17, subdivision 2; 268.044, subdivision 1.

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

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1512: A bill for an act relating to crime; modifying the special Ramsey County criminal
surcharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Gerlach introduced--

S.F. No. 1513: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing a school district to apply general
provisions of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act to a child whose parent refuses to consent to an initial
evaluation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 125A.091, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1514: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing limits on certain liability of
long-term care providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1515: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 750, Rocori.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1516: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 738, Holdingford.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1517: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for application of sales tax to sales of
prefabricated homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.62, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1518: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding for new technology
investments at the University of Minnesota; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pogemiller and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1519: A bill for an act relating to retirement; consolidating the Minneapolis Teachers
Retirement Fund Association coordinated program with the Teachers Retirement Association; authorizing
the issuance of revenue bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 354.05,
subdivisions 2, 13; 354.42, subdivisions 2, 3; 354A.12, subdivision 3b; 354A.23, by adding a subdivision;
423A.02, subdivision 1b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 128D; 354;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 354A.28.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Dille and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 1520: A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting certain refugees and asylees
from participating in the diversionary work program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256J.95,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1521: A bill for an act relating to human services; placing nursing facilities in the county of
Meeker into a different geographic group; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.431,
subdivision 2b.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Pappas, Pogemiller, Tomassoni, Kierlin and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1522: A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; providing funds to match a
grant for the Immigration History Research Center; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Berglin, Kiscaden, Higgins, Koering and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1523: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state employee health
insurance plan to purchase prescription drugs through one pharmacy benefits manager; authorizing local
units of government to participate in the drug purchasing program; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.311.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Metzen, Sams, Kelley, Kubly and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1524: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for assistive
technology.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ranum, Berglin, Betzold, Kleis and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1525: A bill for an act relating to corrections; clarifying notification procedure when victim
requests a test on offender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 611A.19.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Skoe, Saxhaug, Dille, Rosen and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1526: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the legislators'
forum.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 1527: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited
land in Beltrami County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 1528: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; exempting vehicles transporting milk
from weight restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.87, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Wergin, Gaither and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 1529: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school and library computers with
Internet access available for student use to be equipped with software filtering or blocking technology;
imposing a financial penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 125B.15; 134.50.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Wergin and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1530: A bill for an act relating to state employees; modifying grievance appeal procedures;
eliminating a medical examination requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.33,
subdivisions 3, 4; 43A.34, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1531: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales of electricity and
natural gas used for indoor ice arenas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.68, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann, LeClair and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 1532: A bill for an act relating to education finance; proposing a uniform increase in the basic
general education revenue amounts; authorizing a uniform school levy; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 126C.10, subdivision 2; 126C.13, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1533: A bill for an act relating to education; directing school districts to provide antibullying
staff development training; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.44.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bakk, Saxhaug and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1534: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying snowmobile state trail sticker
provisions; providing for payment of trail maintenance costs; providing for trail easement acquisition;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.8205, subdivision 1; 84.83, by
adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Dibble and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1535: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue an
on-sale license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.404, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Rest, Pariseau, Anderson, Olson and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1536: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing hybrid vehicles to be used on
high-occupancy vehicle lanes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 160.02, by adding a
subdivision; 160.93, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1537: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting unauthorized removal of campaign
material; providing a penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Scheid, Fischbach, Kelley, Hann and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1538: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing an equalized aid and levy for
certain unfunded pupil transportation costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 123B.92, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pariseau, Bakk, Frederickson and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1539: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI; dedicating the sales tax receipts equal to a percentage of the sales tax on taxable
sales for game and fish purposes; creating a heritage enhancement fund; establishing a Heritage
Enhancement Council; providing for appointments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.94;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelley, Ourada, Sparks and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1540: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing for basic services regulation
of telephone companies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

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

Senators Skoe, Murphy and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 1541: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring certain vehicles up to 80,000
pounds to have access to terminals and facilities; requiring training and certification for peace officers who
engage in vehicle weight enforcement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 169.824, subdivision
2; 169.85, subdivisions 1, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1542: A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; regulating maximum axle weights allowed on
highways; abolishing certain rules relating to motor carriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
169.8261; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 7800.0600; 7800.3200; 7805.0700; 8850.6900, subpart 20;
8855.0500, subpart 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1543: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for regional education districts;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123A.24, subdivision 2; 275.066; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1544: A bill for an act relating to real property; establishing an electronic real estate recording
task force; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 507.093; 507.24,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1545: A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; allowing a tax increment
financing district in the city of Chatfield to capture the state general tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1546: A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; allowing a tax increment
financing district in the city of Preston to capture the state general tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1547: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring a special hunt in Beaver Creek
Valley State Park; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97A.401, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1548: A bill for an act relating to tourism; requiring increased hours for the Dresbach Visitor
Information Center.

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

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1549: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring availability of camping facilities
in Beaver Creek Valley State Park; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 85.052, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1550: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a school board to levy for the
difference between the maximum levy certified by the commissioner of education and the maximum levy
quoted by the commissioner; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Sams, Kiscaden, Dille and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1551: A bill for an act relating to elections; extending the deadline for submitting voter
registration applications; clarifying documents acceptable to prove residence; specifying form of voter
registration application; authorizing registered voters to withhold their name from the public information
list; requiring notice to individuals whose civil rights have been restored; regulating conduct and requiring
training of polling place challengers; adding to the Voter's Bill of Rights; allowing ex-felons to leave a
polling place and return; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 201.061, subdivisions 1, 3, by
adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision 1; 201.091, subdivision 4; 201.155; 204C.06, subdivision 2;
204C.07, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 204C.08, subdivision 1a; 204C.12, subdivisions 2, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Dibble, Cohen and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1552: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing city councils in cities of the
first class to establish civil rights or human rights departments; providing enforcement powers for housing
discrimination cases.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1553: A bill for an act relating to labor; providing that a certain provision on arbitrations for
firefighters does not expire; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 179A.16, subdivision 7a.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 1554: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; providing that certain violent offenders
consent to on-demand searches as a condition of being released on probation, supervised release, or parole;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 244.05, by adding a subdivision; 609.135, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Rest, Vickerman, Tomassoni, Kiscaden and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1555: A bill for an act relating to gambling; amending various provisions relating to lawful
gambling; amending and providing definitions; making technical, clarifying, and conforming changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 349.12, subdivisions 5, 25, 33, by adding subdivisions;
349.15, subdivision 1; 349.151, subdivisions 4, 4b; 349.152, subdivision 2; 349.153; 349.154, subdivision
1; 349.155, subdivision 3; 349.16, subdivision 8; 349.161, subdivision 5; 349.162, subdivisions 1, 4, 5;
349.163, subdivision 3; 349.1635, subdivision 4; 349.166, subdivisions 1, 2; 349.167, subdivision 1;
349.168, subdivision 8; 349.17, subdivisions 5, 7; 349.1711, subdivision 1; 349.173; 349.18, subdivision
1; 349.19, subdivisions 4, 10; 349.211, subdivision 2c; 349.2125, subdivision 1; 349.213; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 349.162, subdivision 3; 349.164; 349.17, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Betzold, by request, introduced--

S.F. No. 1556: A bill for an act relating to retirement; higher education individual retirement account
plan; modifying an investment option provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 354B.25,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1557: A bill for an act relating to retirement; higher education individual retirement account
plan; permitting up to five years to elect between defined benefit and defined contribution plan coverage;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 354B.21, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Belanger and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 1558: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2005;
requiring persons to refrain from smoking in certain areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
144.412; 144.413, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding subdivisions; 144.414; 144.416; 144.417; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144.415.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Bakk, Dibble, Kubly and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 1559: A bill for an act relating to cosmetology; providing for the transfer of regulatory
oversight; modifying regulatory provisions; providing conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 154.18; 154.22; 155A.03, subdivision 4a; 155A.04; 155A.045, subdivision 1; 155A.08,
subdivision 1; 155A.135; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 155A.03, subdivision 13; 155A.06;
Minnesota Rules, part 2100.9300, subpart 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Dibble, Wiger and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1560: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing for use of household income for
computing property taxes on homesteads; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 126C.01, subdivision 3; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 23, by adding
a subdivision; 275.065, subdivision 3; 275.08, subdivision 1a; 276.017, subdivision 1; 276.02; 276.03;
276.04, subdivisions 2, 3; 276.09; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 273;
477A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.1384, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hottinger and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1561: A bill for an act relating to the city of Mankato; changing the expiration date for the
local sales tax; amending Laws 1991, chapter 291, article 8, section 27, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ourada and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1562: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund;
authorizing a purchase of service credit for a workers' compensation injury period.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1563: A bill for an act relating to debtor creditor relations; increasing the amount of the
homestead exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 510.02.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bakk, Rosen, Saxhaug, Senjem and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1564: A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying provisions relating to job
opportunity building zones and biotechnology and health sciences industry zone; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 272.02, subdivision 64; 289A.56, by adding a subdivision; 297A.68, subdivisions
37, 38; 469.310, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision; 469.316; 469.317; 469.319, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 469.320, subdivision 3; 469.330, subdivision 11; 469.337; 469.340, subdivision 1;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 272.02, subdivision 65; 477A.08.

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

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1565: A bill for an act relating to taxation; imposing a gross receipts tax on certain large retail
establishments; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 295.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1566: A bill for an act relating to wild rice; prohibiting the release, planting, cultivation,
harvest, and sale of genetically engineered wild rice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 18F.12;
18F.13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18F.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Kubly, Rosen, Koering, Senjem and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1567: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for rural pharmacy preservation;
establishing a rural pharmacy grant program; modifying the rural loan forgiveness program; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144.1501, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1568: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting certain marketing practices related to
credit cards marketed to certain students; providing penalties and remedies; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Berglin, Foley, Koering, Lourey and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 1569: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing long-term care provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144A.071, subdivision 1a; 256B.0913, subdivision 8;
256B.0915, subdivisions 1a, 6, 9.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1570: A bill for an act relating to elections; exempting certain towns from a voting system
requirement.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Rest, McGinn, Belanger and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1571: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; removing the expiration date on a provision related
to ready-to-eat meat and seafood; amending Laws 2002, chapter 377, article 3, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid, Kierlin, Kelley, Dibble and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1572: A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; authorizing off-sale wine licenses for
supermarkets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 340A.101, by adding a subdivision; 340A.408,
subdivision 3; 340A.412, subdivision 3; 340A.413, subdivision 5; 340A.503, subdivision 4; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Murphy, Rest, Ourada, Belanger and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1573: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for calculation of excess sum in
county state-aid highway formula; authorizing county wheelage tax; modifying motor vehicle registration
taxes; increasing and indexing motor fuel taxes; modifying allocations of motor vehicle sales tax proceeds;
establishing additional account in transportation revolving loan fund; authorizing trunk highway bonds;
authorizing metropolitan area one-half cent sales tax; authorizing counties to impose regional sales tax and
excise tax for transportation after referendum; requiring report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 162.07, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions;
163.051; 168.013, subdivision 1a; 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, chapter 297A.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Wiger and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 1574: A bill for an act relating to education finance; defining a locally controlled process for
establishing hazardous traffic condition pupil transportation zones; authorizing a levy for certain hazardous
pupil transportation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123B.88, by adding a
subdivision; 123B.92, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Metzen, Gaither, Senjem, Kubly and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 1575: A bill for an act relating to natural gas rates; allowing for recovery of certain
infrastructure replacement costs separately from a general rate case; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Senators Hottinger, Tomassoni, Robling and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 1576: A bill for an act relating to taxation; amending sales tax exemption for certain nonprofit
tickets or admissions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.70, subdivision 10.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1577: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for constructing
interchange on marked Interstate Highway 94 and Hennepin County Highway 101.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1578: A bill for an act relating to public safety; reviving and reenacting the board of
firefighting training and education.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Wergin, Lourey, Kiscaden and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1579: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Health Care Administrative
Simplification Act of 1994; modifying requirements of federal Drug Enforcement Administration
registration numbers; modifying provisions for wells, borings, and underground uses; modifying
requirements for filing and issuing death records; modifying provisions for disposition of dead bodies;
eliminating authority to designate certain morticians; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 62J.51,
subdivisions 17, 18; 62J.52, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 62J.54, subdivisions 1, 2; 62J.581, subdivision 5;
103I.005, subdivisions 4a, 6, 7, 10, 12, by adding subdivisions; 103I.101, subdivisions 2, 5; 103I.105;
103I.111, subdivisions 1, 3; 103I.115; 103I.205, subdivisions 4, 9; 103I.208, subdivisions 1, 2; 103I.231;
103I.325, subdivision 2; 103I.345, subdivision 2; 103I.401; 103I.501; 103I.505; 103I.525, subdivisions 1,
2, 4, 5, 8, by adding a subdivision; 103I.531, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, by adding a subdivision; 103I.535,
subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, by adding a subdivision; 103I.541; 103I.545, subdivision 2; 103I.601,
subdivisions 4, 9; 144.221, subdivision 1; 144.225, subdivision 7; 149A.93, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
149A.94, subdivision 3; 149A.96, subdivisions 1, 4, 7; Laws 1998, chapter 316, section 4; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 103I.005, subdivision 13; 103I.222; 144.214, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins, Sams, Dille, Jungbauer and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1580: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; expanding the definition of shade tree;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 18G.16, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Neuville, Betzold, Limmer, Scheid and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 1581: A bill for an act relating to marriage dissolution; requiring certain information in
summary real estate disposition judgments; making the judgments recordable; identifying pension plans
subject to marital property division; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 518.191, subdivisions 2,
4; 518.58, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Metzen; Kubly; Anderson; Johnson, D.E. and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1582: A bill for an act relating to economic development; adjusting marriage and marriage
dissolution fees to fund employment opportunities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 357.021, subdivisions 1a, 2; 517.08, subdivisions 1b, 1c.

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

Senators Koering, Moua, Day, Higgins and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1583: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying programs and services for
persons with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 252.27, subdivision 2a; 256B.04, by
adding a subdivision; 256B.056, subdivisions 3, 5c; 256B.057, subdivision 9; 256B.0575; 256B.0621,
subdivisions 4, 6, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0625, subdivision 9; 256B.0916, by adding a subdivision;
256B.092, subdivisions 2a, 4b; 256B.35, subdivision 1; 256B.49, subdivisions 13, 16; 256B.5012, by
adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivision 23; 256B.765; 256D.03, subdivision 4; 256L.03, subdivisions
1, 5, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Robling, Reiter, McGinn and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 1584: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing bonding and appropriating money
for highways and transit; modifying allocation of proceeds of motor vehicle sales tax; proposing an
amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, by adding sections; providing for the allocation of
revenue of tax on sale of new and used motor vehicles; making technical and clarifying changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297B.09, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1585: A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying law relating to wholesaler-retailer
relationships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 340A.308; 340A.318.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1586: A bill for an act relating to occupations; providing an exception for barber shop
registration fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 154.10, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1587: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a
waste-to-energy and material recycling facility in the county of Redwood; authorizing the sale and
issuance of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1588: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing levy amount for certain capital levies;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.40, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1589: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for the relocation of an ICF/MR
facility in Brown County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 252.291, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1590: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing fund transfers for Independent School
District No. 836, Butterfield.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1591: A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; regulating payment for utilities;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 504B.215, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 504B.215, subdivision 2a.

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

Senators Skoglund, Berglin and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1592: A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting discrimination in auto insurance based
upon geographic location within the Twin Cities metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 72A.20, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kubly, Frederickson, Dille, Langseth and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1593: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; defining terms; requiring certain payments;
establishing a base funding level for rural economic development including ethanol producer payments;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 41A.09, subdivisions 2a, 3a.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 1594: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money and authorizing
issuance of state bonds for highway 5 safety improvements.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 1595: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for electronic waste recycling;
proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1596: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating employee invention agreements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 181.78, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1597: A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring funding for limited English
proficiency programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.59, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 1598: A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating compensation plans of the State
Board of Investment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 11A.04; 11A.07, subdivision 4;
15A.0815, subdivision 2; 43A.18, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Moua, Pogemiller, Kelley and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1599: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing certain students over the age
of 21 who attend a contract alternative program to continue to receive instruction at that school until
graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Moua and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1600: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MFIP overview of employment
and training services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256J.515.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Moua, McGinn, Belanger, Pogemiller and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1601: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; eliminating the sunset of a solar energy exemption;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.67, subdivision 29.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1602: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing St. Peter school district to use
health and safety revenue for an energy recovery system.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Moua, Betzold, Marko, Limmer and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1603: A bill for an act relating to railroads; prohibiting railroad company from obstructing
treatment of railroad worker injured on the job or from disciplining or threatening to discipline injured
railroad employee for requesting treatment or first aid; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 219.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Murphy, Langseth, Limmer and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 1604: A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to support Amtrak funding.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1605: A bill for an act relating to the port authority of Winona; extending the duration of a tax
increment district.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Moua, Betzold, Marko, Limmer and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1606: A bill for an act relating to crimes; making it a crime for a railroad or a person
employed by a railroad to obstruct the treatment of a railroad worker injured on the job or to discipline or
threaten to discipline the railroad employee injured on the job for requesting treatment or first aid;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1607: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a project to downsize an
existing 14-bed facility for persons with developmental disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 252.28, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.