State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, February 21, 2005


11:00 A.M.


TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills


The following bills were read the first time and referred to the committees indicated.

Senators Murphy, McGinn, Foley, Moua and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 1070: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; making seat belt violation a primary
offense in all seating positions regardless of age; increasing the fine for seat belt violations; making
technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 169.686, subdivision 1; 171.05,
subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Higgins, Robling, Wiger and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 1071: A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; requiring the Metropolitan
Council to carry out metropolitan area water supply planning activities; establishing an advisory
committee to assist the council in carrying out the planning activities; abolishing the housing bond credit
enhancement program; providing for continued debt reserve and levy authority for bonds issued under the
program before its abolishment; providing for the use of available funds from the abolished housing bond
credit enhancement program for the council's metropolitan area water supply planning activities;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 473.197, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.156; 473.197,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 1072: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Eden Prairie to issue an
on-sale intoxicating liquor license to a caterer for use in connection with city-owned premises.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

S.F. No. 1073: A bill for an act relating to taxes; providing a credit for a taxpayer that installs
equipment to dispense E85 motor vehicle fuel at retail; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelley, Skoglund, Solon and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1074: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying teacher tenure in cities of the first
class; authorizing negotiation of a plan for teacher layoffs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
122A.41, subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 1075: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; providing for reasonable account fees;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 9.031, subdivision 13; 47.76; 48.512, subdivision 7; 50.17,
subdivision 11; 51A.21, subdivision 28; 118A.02, subdivision 1; 427.01; 427.02; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 427; 469.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 1076: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; providing for even-numbered year sessions
convened by the legislature; limiting the agenda; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.011.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Belanger and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1077: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property taxes; extending sunset of emergency
medical services special taxing districts; amending Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 5, article 3,
section 8.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Chaudhary, Hottinger and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1078: A bill for an act relating to labor relations; establishing certain rights for workers in the
meatpacking industry; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179.

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

Senators Foley, Betzold, Solon and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 1079: A bill for an act relating to health; providing an exception to the moratorium on nursing
home beds by allowing relicensure and recertification of beds placed on layaway; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1080: A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise; modifying the definition of
foreign operating corporations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.01, subdivision 6b;
290.17, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1081: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a property tax reduction for certain
homesteads contaminated by mold; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.123, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1082: A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise; modifying the definition of
foreign operating corporations; repealing the subtraction for foreign royalties; excluding certain intangible
income from the deemed dividend deduction for foreign operating corporation income; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.01, subdivision 6b, 19d; 290.17, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hottinger, Vickerman, Higgins, Dille and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1083: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the state auditor to waive
certain rules and laws applying to local government units; creating a grants board to fund cooperative
efforts in public service delivery; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 6.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Ranum, Dibble, Higgins, Vickerman and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1084: A bill for an act relating to public employment; modifying pay equity reporting
requirements for political subdivisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 471.999.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Higgins, Wiger, Marty, Belanger and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1085: A bill for an act relating to elections; soil and water conservation district supervisors;
providing for election of certain supervisors and appointment of certain supervisors; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 103C.311, by adding a subdivision; 103C.315, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Higgins, Wiger, Lourey and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1086: A bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing early voting by absentee ballot at
certain locations without qualification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 203B.02, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 1087: A bill for an act relating to state aid to cities; correcting the calculation of city aid base;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Stumpf and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 1088: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; creating minerals management account;
modifying disposition of certain mineral payments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 93.22, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1089: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing billing for highway sign program
and establishing special account; modifying eligibility criteria for certain business signs; modifying
provisions relating to state-aid highways and streets, traffic signals, and railroads in quiet zones; removing
expiration for commuter rail corridor coordinating committee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 160.80, subdivision 1a; 162.02, subdivisions 2, 3a; 162.06, subdivision 2; 162.09,
subdivisions 2, 3a; 162.14, subdivision 6; 169.06, subdivisions 5, 6; 169.28, subdivision 2; 174.86,
subdivision 5; 219.166; 219.567; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 160; 162.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Kiscaden, Kierlin, Senjem, Marko and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1090: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; clarifying duty of driver when passing
parked emergency vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.18, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1091: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association;
adding employees of Hutchinson Area Health Care to privatization coverage; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 353F.02, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Michel, Hann and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1092: A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to refrain from expanding
No Child Left Behind requirements to high schools.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ortman, Robling, Sams, Tomassoni and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1093: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; modifying filing requirements for
wage detail reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 268.044, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3.

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

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

S.F. No. 1094: A bill for an act relating to commerce; reforming the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile
Insurance Act; tying medical expense benefits to the workers' compensation fee schedule with
adjustments; increasing income loss and funeral benefits; modifying the tort threshold; modifying the
arbitration process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 65B.44, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 65B.51,
subdivision 3; 65B.525, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Fischbach, Wergin, Murphy and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1095: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; authorizing commissioner of public safety
to waive road test for licensed military personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.13,
subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Nienow, Fischbach, Wergin, Bachmann and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 1096: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner to collect
residency information on applicants of certain programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
256.01, by adding a subdivision; 462A.07, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 1097: A bill for an act relating to local government aid; increasing the city aid base for certain
cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Dibble, Marty and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1098: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying commercial fishing restrictions
in infested waters; providing for a water recreation account; modifying expiration of certain committees;
modifying disposition of certain unrefunded tax receipts; modifying terms of certain reports; eliminating
commissioner approval of county expenditures of county timber receipts; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 84D.03, subdivision 4; 97A.055, subdivision 4b; 97A.4742, subdivision 4; 282.08; 282.38,
subdivision 1; 296A.18, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 86B.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Pogemiller, Foley, Metzen and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1099: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; statutory housing warranties; regulating
recovery for breaches; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 327A.05.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Pogemiller, Foley, Metzen and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 1100: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing relief and protections for
construction and home improvement defects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 327A.01,
subdivision 2; 327A.03; 327A.04; 327A.08; 514.011, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 337.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bakk, Saxhaug, Skoe and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1101: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying requirements for the provision of medical
assistance swing bed services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.0625, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 1102: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the public sale of tax-forfeited land
bordering public waters in Itasca County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Ruud and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 1103: A bill for an act relating to real estate appraisers; modifying oversight, licensing, and
certification provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 82B.05, subdivisions 1, 5; 82B.06.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Bachmann and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1104: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; modifying definition of lawful purpose;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 349.12, subdivision 25.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1105: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the private sale of tax-forfeited land
bordering public waters in Washington County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1106: A bill for an act relating to gambling; prohibiting location of a state-operated or
state-licensed gambling facility in a town or city unless the voters of the town or city have approved the
facility in a referendum.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1107: A resolution memorializing the Congressional Delegation of the State of Minnesota to
support the President's call for legal reform.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Lourey, Solon and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 1108: A bill for an act relating to health; directing mental health epidemiological studies;
providing for a mental health epidemiologist within the Department of Health; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Nienow, Wergin and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1109: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; clarifying the scope of practice of
occupational therapists; authorizing approval for certain occupational therapists continuing education
activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 148.6404; 148.6440, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Scheid, Hottinger, Pappas, Sparks and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1110: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the child care assistance income
eligibility provisions; establishing a provider rate differential for accreditation; temporarily suspending
child care license fees; modifying the child care assistance parent fee schedule; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 119B.09, subdivision 1; 119B.13, by adding a subdivision; 245A.10, by adding a
subdivision; repealing Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 9, section 36.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Pappas, Kleis, Kierlin, Cohen and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1111: A bill for an act relating to higher education finance; appropriating money to the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota and Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 1112: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the medical assistance asset limit for
persons who are aged, blind, or disabled; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.056,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Senjem and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1113: A bill for an act relating to special service districts; delaying a special law requirement
until 2010; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 428A.101.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1114: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating tanning facilities; requiring
consent; regulating use by minors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 325H.06; 325H.08.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Fischbach, Lourey, Kelley, Gaither and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 1115: A bill for an act relating to occupations; requiring plumbers to be licensed; establishing
inspection requirements for new plumbing installations; allowing the commissioner to charge fees to hire
staff; licensing restricted plumbing contractors; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 144.122; 326.01, by adding a subdivision; 326.37, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 326.38;
326.40, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 326.45.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1116: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring lifejackets for children aboard
watercraft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 86B.501, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1117: A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for competitive salaries.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1118: A bill for an act relating to health; extending approval for a nursing facility moratorium
exception proposal approved under the competitive exception process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 144A.073, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1119: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care assistance provider
reimbursement rate categories; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 119B.13, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sams, Frederickson, Dille, Metzen and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 1120: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to
the Blandin Foundation.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Sams, Chaudhary, Wiger, McGinn and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 1121: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for purchase of
automatic external defibrillators for State Patrol vehicles in greater Minnesota.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Kiscaden, Rosen, Koering and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1122: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing hospital payment adjustment
provision for diagnostic-related group payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256.969,
subdivision 26; 256B.195, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Jungbauer, Chaudhary, Nienow and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1123: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing specifications for review and
waivers of 401 certification under the federal Clean Water Act; establishing fees; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 115.03, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Murphy and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1124: A bill for an act relating to peace officers; providing increased reimbursement for
bullet-resistant vests; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 299A.38, subdivisions 2, 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Murphy and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 1125: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing that a peace officer may operate any
vehicle or combination of vehicles; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
171.02, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1126: A bill for an act relating to gambling; clarifying the powers and duties of the Racing
Commission to card clubs; establishing a director of card clubs; authorizing rulemaking; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 240.03; 240.04, by adding a subdivision; 240.23; 240.30, subdivisions
2, 7.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1127: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for the rail service
improvement program to construct a wye in New Brighton; authorizing the issuance of general obligation
bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1128: 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 sewer interceptor relocation in New Brighton; authorizing the issuance of general obligation
bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1129: A bill for an act relating to health; providing that WIC coupons may be used to purchase
organic food; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1130: A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying restrictions on importers of wine;
prohibiting certain exclusive agreements in the sale of wine; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
340A.307, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1131: A bill for an act relating to liquor; prohibiting the establishment of new municipal liquor
stores; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.601, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Murphy and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1132: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; adding soil and water conservation
districts to the definition of special taxing district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 103C.331,
subdivision 16; 275.066; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Dibble, Anderson, Rosen, Sams and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 1133: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for extended
employment services; increasing a reimbursement rate.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 1134: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; prohibiting per diem payments to members
during certain special sessions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.099, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1135: A bill for an act relating to Brown County; permitting the appointment of the county
recorder.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bachmann and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 1136: A bill for an act relating to adoption; changing certain provisions concerning
communication or contact agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 259.58.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bachmann, Jungbauer and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 1137: A bill for an act relating to education; enacting the American Heritage Education in
Minnesota Public Schools Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ortman, Betzold, Cohen, Moua and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 1138: 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 Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1139: A bill for an act relating to crimes; making it a crime for a gang member to commit a
crime against a child; imposing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.229,
subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1140: A bill for an act relating to crimes; modifying where sex offenders may reside upon
release from confinement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 244.052, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 1141: A bill for an act relating to tourism; appropriating money for tourism marketing.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ruud and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 1142: A bill for an act relating to taxation; delaying date by which taxes on certain resort
property must be paid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 278.03, subdivision 1; 279.01,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.