State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, February 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.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 830: A bill for an act relating to insurance; permitting service cooperatives to provide group
health coverage to private employers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 831: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing districts to hold operating referendum
for a proposed facility at the same time as a referendum to fund the proposed facility; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 126C.17, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Wergin and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 832: A bill for an act relating to state government; imposing certain conditions on nonprofit
organizations that receive a grant or a direct appropriation from the state; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sams, Langseth and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 833: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; extending the special agricultural
homestead to include grandsons and granddaughters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.124,
subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Stumpf, Skoe, Anderson and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 834: A resolution memorializing Congress to oppose the Central American Free Trade
Agreement.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Betzold and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 835: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; authorizing authorities to establish
an urban renewal area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 469.174, by adding a subdivision;
469.176, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Fischbach, Koering, Nienow and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 836: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying hospital and clinic grant programs;
eliminating community health center program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144.147,
subdivision 2; 144.148, subdivision 1; 144.1483; 145.9268; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
144.1486.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Fischbach, Hann and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 837: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing 10th grade students to participate in the
postsecondary enrollment options program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.09,
subdivisions 4, 5, 7, 8, 9.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Gaither, Hann and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 838: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing an additional benefit for certain
teachers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bachmann, Gaither, Jungbauer and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 839: A bill for an act relating to taxation; abolishing the estate tax; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 289A.01; 289A.60, subdivision 2a; 524.3-916; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 289A.10; 289A.18, subdivision 3; 289A.19, subdivision 4; 289A.20, subdivision 3; 289A.30,
subdivision 2; 289A.31, subdivision 6; 289A.38, subdivision 3; 291.005; 291.01; 291.03; 291.075; 291.12;
291.13; 291.16; 291.21; 291.215; 291.27; 291.41; 291.42; 291.43; 291.44; 291.45; 291.46; 291.47.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann, Gaither, Jungbauer and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 840: A resolution memorializing Congress to permanently repeal the death tax.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Bachmann and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 841: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; prohibiting regular sessions in even-numbered
years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.011.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Bachmann, Jungbauer and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 842: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing four percent salary decreases for
legislators and constitutional officers until June 30, 2007.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bachmann and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 843: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; requiring that the grant period for a flood
mitigation project grant to the city of Stillwater be extended.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bachmann and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 844: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of
state bonds; appropriating money for the Carnegie Library in Stillwater.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 845: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing the acquisition of lakeshore
with county environmental trust fund resources; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 16, section 31,
subdivision 4, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 846: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing the private sale of consolidated
conservation land in Aitkin County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Sparks and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 847: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; permitting use of artificial lights to bow fish
for rough fish; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97C.335.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kierlin and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 848: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; exempting materials and equipment used in
construction and upgrading of a wastewater treatment facility in Chatfield from the sales tax; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 849: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for the general
legislative and administrative expenses of state government.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kiscaden and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 850: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for evidence-based health care guidelines;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62J.43.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Koering, Sams, Langseth, Day and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 851: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for a recreational center in Bowles.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Higgins, Sams, Kleis, Marty and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 852: A bill for an act relating to elections; facilitating voter registration by college students;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 135A.17, subdivision 2; 201.061, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Senjem, Betzold, Sams, Higgins and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 853: A bill for an act relating to state government; allowing certain boards to conduct
meetings by telephone or other electronic means; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116J.68, by
adding a subdivision; 116L.03, by adding a subdivision; 116L.665, by adding a subdivision; 116M.15, by
adding a subdivision; 116U.25; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Scheid, Pogemiller and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 854: A bill for an act relating to the city of Brooklyn Center; extending time to expend tax
increments.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Foley, Neuville, Betzold, Skoglund and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 855: A bill for an act relating to public defense; limiting representation by public defenders to
statutorily designated persons; providing for public defender access to certain data; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 611.14; 611.16; 611.25, subdivision 1; 611.272; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 611.18.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Sparks, Cohen, Metzen, Sams and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 856: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for a flood damage
mitigation engineering study.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Scheid, Kelley, Wergin, Gaither and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 857: A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying the compensation limit for
political subdivision employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.17, subdivision 9;
356.611, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 858: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for nonpartisan legislative offices;
modifying the allocation of money in the state elections campaign fund; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 10A.31, subdivision 5; 204D.08, subdivisions 4, 6; 204D.13, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Sparks, Anderson, Kubly, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 859: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating payment for overtime work;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 177.25, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Sparks, Belanger, Tomassoni, Bakk and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 860: A bill for an act relating to sales and use taxes; authorizing the city of Albert Lea to
impose a sales tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Metzen, Vickerman and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 861: A bill for an act relating to the military; appropriating money to assist in the operation
and staffing of the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp at Camp Ripley.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 862: A bill for an act relating to intoxicating liquor; authorizing Mankato to issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license for the Midwest Wireless Civic Center.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Hottinger, Scheid, Murphy and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 863: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for fair and clean elections; increasing
disclosure of campaign contributions to candidates; encouraging candidates to accept only clean money for
their political campaigns; limiting campaign contributions and expenditures; increasing public subsidies
for state candidates who agree to limit the sources and amounts of contributions to their campaigns;
providing a throwback rule for the corporate franchise tax; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 10A.01, subdivision 1; 10A.02, subdivisions 8, 10, 11, 11a, 12, 13; 10A.025,
subdivisions 1, 2; 10A.071, subdivision 3; 10A.34; 10A.37; 129D.13, by adding a subdivision; 129D.14,
by adding a subdivision; 204B.11, subdivision 1; 211A.13; 211B.12; 211B.15, subdivision 16; 290.191,
subdivision 5; 340A.404, subdivision 10; 353.03, subdivision 1; 383B.042, subdivision 5; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 204B; 211B; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 3, 4, 6,
7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36; 10A.105; 10A.11; 10A.12;
10A.13; 10A.14; 10A.15; 10A.16; 10A.17; 10A.18; 10A.20; 10A.24; 10A.241; 10A.242; 10A.25;
10A.255; 10A.257; 10A.27; 10A.273; 10A.275; 10A.28; 10A.29; 10A.30; 10A.31; 10A.315; 10A.321;
10A.322; 10A.323; 10A.324; 290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Sams and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 864: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 771, Chokio-Alberta.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 865: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Association; authorizing a certain teacher to purchase service credit for a study leave.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Dibble, Sams, Dille, Saxhaug and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 866: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to fund grants for certain
employment support services.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 867: A bill for an act relating to the city of Willmar; authorizing the city to impose a sales and
use tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Michel, Rosen, Wiger, Belanger and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 868: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing certain charter schools to limit admission
to chemically dependent students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 124D.10, subdivision 9;
124D.69, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lourey and Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 869: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Pine Technical
College; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Higgins, Lourey, Hottinger and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 870: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a crisis nursery grant program;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256F.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 871: A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring the former method of
determining class size ratios and allocating class size reduction revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 126C.12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 872: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying district health, safety, and
environmental management cost; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 123B.57, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 873: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care reimbursement rates.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 874: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; expanding eligibility for admission to include
certain Minnesota residents who provided military assistance to the United States armed forces in
Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 198.01.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Solon, Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 875: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for silvicultural
research.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Saxhaug, Chaudhary, Frederickson and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 876: A bill for an act relating to drainage; extending grass bank buffer zone requirement for
ditches; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 103E.021, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 877: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a Minnesota Humanities
Commission; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Pappas, Langseth, Kiscaden, Senjem and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 878: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for comprehensive family life and
sexuality education programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 121A.23.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Fischbach and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 879: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for elimination of the state primary in a
municipality or county if no nominee must be selected at the state primary for any partisan or nonpartisan
office in that municipality or county; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 204D.03, subdivision 1;
204D.07, subdivision 3; 204D.12.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 880: A bill for an act relating to insurance; making federally conforming changes in
Medicare-related coverage; providing financial solvency regulation for stand-alone Medicare Part D
prescription drug plans; making related technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections
62A.31, subdivisions 1f, 1k, 1n, 1s, 1t, 1u, 3, 4, 7; 62A.315; 62A.316; 62A.318; 62A.36, subdivision 1;
62L.12, subdivision 2; 62Q.01, subdivision 6; 256.9657, subdivision 3; 295.53, subdivision 1; 297I.15,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Hottinger and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 881: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to establish supportive
community partnerships; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, D.J. and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 882: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing state bonding for improvements to
marked Trunk Highway 65 to facilitate bus rapid transit.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kubly, Solon, Sparks and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 883: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Hearing Aid Dispenser Act; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 153A.14, subdivision 4b; 153A.19, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kubly, Sams, Frederickson and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 884: A bill for an act relating to human services; extending the deadline for a nursing facility
moratorium exception project.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Berglin, Dibble, Higgins, Belanger and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 885: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing additional deputy registrar of
motor vehicles in Minneapolis.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Pappas, Anderson, Ranum, Koering and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 886: A bill for an act relating to human services; collaborative services for at-risk children and
youth; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 887: A bill for an act relating to ethanol fuels; establishing a program of small grants to
stimulate research on improved combustion of agriculturally derived ethanol in motor vehicle engines;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 41A.09, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Kubly, Sams, Frederickson and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 888: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association
privatization; RenVilla Nursing Home privatization; extending date for filing special law approval with the
secretary of state; amending Laws 2004, chapter 267, article 12, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kiscaden, Stumpf, Frederickson and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 889: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing that agricultural land is not
subject to certain school district debt service levies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123B.53,
subdivision 5; 126C.01, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 890: A bill for an act relating to regulated industries; providing a grant for research;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Berglin, Rosen, Koering and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 891: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing inflation adjustments for long-term
care providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256B.431, by adding a subdivision;
256B.5012, by adding a subdivision; 256B.765.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 892: A bill for an act relating to state employees; requiring health coverage for state
employees to permit unrestricted choice of health care provider; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 43A.23, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 893: A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing county boards to contract for the sale of
biomass; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 282.04, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

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

S.F. No. 894: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the adult basic education
formula; awarding grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 124D.52,
subdivision 3; 124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 895: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for an international
economic development zone; providing tax incentives; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 272.02, by adding a subdivision; 290.01, subdivisions 19b, 29; 290.06,
subdivision 2c, by adding a subdivision; 290.067, subdivision 1; 290.0671, subdivision 1; 290.091,
subdivision 2; 290.0921, subdivision 3; 290.0922, subdivisions 2, 3; 297A.68, by adding a subdivision;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

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

Senators Bakk, Senjem, Saxhaug and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 896: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain surplus land in
Hubbard, Lake, and Wabasha Counties.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Bakk, Olson, Saxhaug, Jungbauer and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 897: A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying landowner's bill of rights for sales to
the state; modifying provisions for sale of internal improvement land; modifying land exchange
provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.0274, by adding
subdivisions; 84.157; 92.03, subdivision 4; 94.342, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5; 94.343, subdivisions 1, 3, 7, 8,
10, by adding subdivisions; 94.344, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, by adding a subdivision; 97A.135,
subdivision 2a; 103F.535, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 94.343, subdivision
6; 94.344, subdivision 6; 94.348; 94.349.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 898: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing caseload growth limits for the
traumatic brain injury waivered services program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Anderson, Scheid, Belanger and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 899: A bill for an act relating to child safety; prohibiting the sale and commercial use of
certain cribs; providing enforcement; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 245A;
325F.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Anderson, Neuville, Vickerman and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 900: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing a process for community
ownership of the Minnesota Twins; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4B.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 901: A bill for an act relating to crimes; regulating the sale of methamphetamine precursor
drugs containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine; further regulating while recodifying activities involving
anhydrous ammonia; requiring courts to order restitution in certain situations involving controlled
substances; imposing property restrictions in certain situations involving controlled substances; increasing
the criminal penalties for possessing certain substances with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine;
establishing new methamphetamine-related crimes; expanding the definition of "violent crime" for
mandatory sentencing purposes; requiring that property contaminated by methamphetamine manufacturing
indicate this in the title or deed; establishing a methamphetamine laboratory cleanup revolving fund and
authorizing loans to assist counties and cities in conducting methamphetamine cleanup; providing for the
establishment of civil nuisances involving methamphetamine manufacture; requiring that anhydrous
ammonia storage tanks be locked when unattended; requiring a toll-free number for citizen reports of
methamphetamine laboratories; providing for reports; imposing criminal penalties; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 152.021, subdivisions 2a, 3; 152.135, subdivision 2; 168A.05,
subdivision 3; 609.1095, subdivision 1; 617.81, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 617.85; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; 152; 446A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004,
sections 18C.005, subdivisions 1a, 35a; 18C.201, subdivisions 6, 7; 18D.331, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

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

S.F. No. 902: A bill for an act relating to education; excluding Minneapolis from the Teacher Tenure
Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 122A.40, subdivision 18; 122A.41, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Neuville, Betzold, Foley and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 903: A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a Conditional Release Board with the
authority to order the conditional release from prison of certain nonviolent controlled substance offenders,
if the release of these offenders does not pose a danger to the public or any individual; authorizing
expungements of conviction records for these offenders; requiring the Department of Corrections to offer
chemical dependency treatment to certain offenders; authorizing an RFP for the construction and operation
of correctional facilities to house and treat controlled substance offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 609A.02, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 243; 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

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

S.F. No. 904: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying job training program grant
provisions; appropriating money for job training programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
116J.8747, subdivision 2.

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

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

S.F. No. 905: A bill for an act relating to early education; providing for coordination of early care and
education programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 119A.03, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Wergin, Sparks, Nienow and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 906: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; expanding early childhood
developmental screening; establishing a school readiness kindergarten assessment initiative; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 121A.17, subdivisions 1, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger; Johnson, D.E.; Pappas and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 907: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; establishing the Minnesota Early
Learning Foundation, a public-private partnership; appropriating money for the Minnesota Early Learning
Foundation.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Solon, Kiscaden and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 908: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying donated dental services program;
modifying covered services for medical assistance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 150A.22; 256B.0625, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Marko and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 909: A bill for an act relating to insurance; broadening an existing right to purchase Medicare
supplement coverage under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62A.31,
subdivision 1h.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Limmer and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 910: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Frederickson, Wergin, Hann and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 911: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Reiter; Kubly; Stumpf; Johnson, D.J. and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 912: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Koering, Michel, Vickerman, Saxhaug and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 913: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ruud, Belanger, Kierlin, Dille and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 914: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Bachmann, McGinn, Kleis, Langseth and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 915: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Fischbach, Day, Jungbauer, Olson and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 916: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sams; Pariseau; Johnson, D.E.; Robling and Gerlach introduced--

S.F. No. 917: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants and public information related to
positive abortion alternatives; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman, Cohen, Larson, Michel and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 918: A bill for an act relating to finance; providing certain services to veterans; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Kierlin and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 919: A bill for an act relating to education; funding on-line learning at same rate for certain
students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.095, subdivision 8; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 124D.095, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 920: A bill for an act relating to occupations; modifying licensure of city, county, and state
agency alcohol and drug counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 148C.11, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Wergin, Day, Murphy and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 921: A bill for an act relating to veterans; repealing the limit on the number of vehicles for
which the registrar may issue to a veteran certain special veterans license plates; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 168.123, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Bachmann and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 922: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for Century College.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bachmann and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 923: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring proof of citizenship as part of registration;
requiring voters to provide picture identification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 201.061,
subdivisions 1, 3; 204C.10.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Bachmann, Nienow, Gerlach and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 924: A resolution requesting the Congressional delegation of the State of Minnesota give first
priority to supporting and passing the defense appropriations bill first.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Bachmann and Gerlach introduced--

S.F. No. 925: A resolution requesting the United States Congress to support a repeal of the federal
excise tax on telecommunications.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 926: A bill for an act relating to data privacy; classifying certain investigative and licensing
data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 13.3805, by adding a subdivision; 13.46, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.