State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, January 27, 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 Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a Veterans Museum
in Perham.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for transit service in
Otter Tail County.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Larson, Langseth, Tomassoni, Michel and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 543: 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.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; amending the definition of prepared food to
exclude ice cream cakes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.61, subdivision 31.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to the judiciary; expanding eligibility for expungements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609A.02, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 609A.02, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Sparks and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; making an eligibility exception
permanent for certain school food service workers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 268.085,
subdivision 8.

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

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

S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to state employment; ratifying certain labor agreements,
arbitration awards, compensation plans, and salary increases.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Higgins, Kubly, Solon, Wergin and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing participation of day training
and habilitation services providers in state cooperative purchasing agreements; including certain
rehabilitation facilities, extended employment providers, and day training and habilitation services
providers in the state agency acquisition process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16C.10,
subdivision 5; 16C.15; 471.59, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 549: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money for the interpretive center at Grand Mound in Koochiching County.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Vickerman, Sams and Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending and codifying the expiration date of the
farmer-lender mediation program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 583;
repealing Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1, section 18, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 551: A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing the amount a county or city may
appropriate for the prevention of cruelty to animals; providing that a property tax levy to fund the
appropriation is exempt from levy limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 275.70, subdivision
5; 343.11.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to bridges; authorizing issuance of $50,000,000 in state
transportation bonds for grants to political subdivisions for the replacement, rehabilitation, or repair of key
bridges on the state transportation system; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to intoxicating liquor; authorizing the Mille Lacs County Board
to issue an off-sale intoxicating liquor license to an exclusive liquor store in Eastside Township.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kubly, Murphy, Sams and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; excluding noninvasive floating of horses' teeth
from the definition of veterinary medicine practice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 156.12,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Murphy, Sams and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; increasing the maximum long-term care
credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.0672, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lourey, Marty, Higgins, Frederickson and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for grave markers or memorial monuments for unmarked graves of deceased
residents of state hospitals or regional treatment centers.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for Austin flooding.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ortman, Scheid, Sams, Wiger and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing an education tax credit for tuition
expenses for certain school attendance; eliminating the family cap on the education tax credit; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.0674, subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty, Scheid and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing coverage for mental injury
caused by mental stress; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 176.011, subdivision 16.

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

Senators Tomassoni, Metzen, Pariseau, Bakk and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Clean Indoor Air Act; preempting local
regulation of smoking in public places; requiring certain establishments that permit smoking to register;
appropriating money; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 144.412;
144.413, by adding a subdivision; 144.415; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
144.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing public accountability for taxpayer
subsidies of private business; prohibiting new tax increment financing districts; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 469.1812; 469.1813;
469.1814; 469.1815.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; providing for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article VIII, sections 1 and 6; article IX, sections 1 and 2; and
article XI, section 5; providing by statute for a legislature of 99 members; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, sections 2.021; 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Marty, Skoglund, Chaudhary, Ranum and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to child custody; disallowing sex offenders from becoming
custodians of unrelated children; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 257C.03, subdivision 7;
518.179, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Marty, Higgins, Lourey and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to integrity and fairness in medical examinations; regulating
certain medical examinations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 65B.56, subdivision 1;
176.136, subdivision 1c; 176.155, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the general education basic
formula allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Limmer and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing state bonds for Central Avenue and
Jefferson Highway project in Osseo; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.