State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Wednesday, January 26, 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. 496: A bill for an act relating to retirement; local retirement plans; requiring the investment of
plan assets by the State Board of Investment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 69.77,
subdivision 9; 354A.021, subdivision 3; 354A.08; 422A.01, subdivision 13; 422A.05, subdivisions 1, 2a,
2c, 6; 422A.06, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 8; 422A.12, subdivision 2; 423B.04, subdivisions 2, 4; 423C.02,
subdivision 1; 423C.04, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Moua, Anderson, Cohen and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 497: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; providing for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to acquire land for and remediate contamination in the Phalen Corridor; authorizing issuance of
bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson, Moua, Cohen and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 498: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the St. Paul Bioscience Corridor.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pappas, Moua, Anderson and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 499: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for capital improvements to Raspberry Island and the Upper Landing in St. Paul.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pappas, Moua, Anderson and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 500: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; providing for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to acquire land for and remediate contamination in the Pierce Butler Corridor; authorizing issuance of
bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Cohen, Moua, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 501: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Cohen, Moua, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 502: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing bonds
for St. Paul park and trail improvements.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 503: A bill for an act relating to retirement; correctional state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System; expanding the plan membership to include laundry coordinators and
delivery van drivers at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 352.91, subdivision 3g.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 504: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating sales of American flags and related
items; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 505: A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment
to the United States Constitution, for ratification by the states, specifying that Congress and the states shall
have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 506: A bill for an act relating to human services; designating nursing facilities in Chisago
County as metro for purposes of determining reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 507: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ranum and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 508: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; changing residency requirements
for membership on the Metropolitan Council and the Metropolitan Airports Commission; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.123, subdivisions 2a, 3; 473.604, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 509: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; providing a grant to the Perpich Center for
Arts Education; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Sams, Frederickson, Langseth and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 510: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money to the Rural Finance Authority for loan participation.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 511: A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing Independent School District No. 51, Foley, to make a fund transfer.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Neuville and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 512: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for Phase 1 of the expansion at MCF-Faribault.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Marty, Moua, Skoe and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 513: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing that the education
expense credit and deduction apply to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses and museum
memberships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674, subdivision
1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid, Belanger, Foley and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 514: A bill for an act relating to economic development; redefining low-income area for the
purpose of the urban initiative program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 116M.14, subdivision
4.

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

Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 515: A bill for an act relating to gambling; providing for certain raffles; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 349.166, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Sams, Koering, Dille, Vickerman and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 516: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an individual income and corporate
franchise tax credit for qualifying investments in dairy operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Higgins and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 517: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for Phase I of the Lowry Avenue corridor in Minneapolis.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Rest, Higgins and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 518: A bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; eliminating duplicate campaign finance
filings; making other technical changes to the county campaign finance provisions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 383B.042, subdivisions 13, 14, 16; 383B.046; 383B.047; 383B.048; 383B.049;
383B.05; 383B.053, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Gerlach, McGinn, Pariseau, Metzen and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 519: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money and authorizing issuance
of state bonds for Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 520: A bill for an act relating to health; exempting hot tubs on rental houseboats from
regulation as public pools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 144.1222, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Rosen, Foley, Ranum, Neuville and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 521: A bill for an act relating to public safety; scheduling ephedrine and pseudoephedrine
products as Schedule V controlled substances; regulating the sale of methamphetamine precursor drugs;
authorizing reporting of suspicious transactions involving these drugs and providing civil immunity for so
doing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 152.02, subdivision 6; 152.027, subdivisions 1, 2;
152.135, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Fischbach, Stumpf and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 522: A bill for an act relating to education; reserving safe school levy funds for certain
schools; authorizing school districts to use safe school levy funds for school counselors; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 126C.44.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Metzen, Cohen, Gerlach, Frederickson and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 523: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for capital
improvements at the Minnesota Zoological Garden; authorizing the sale of state bonds; amending Laws
1994, chapter 643, section 27, subdivision 2, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 524: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing bonds
for a visitor center and maintenance shop at Grand Portage State Park.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kiscaden, Ortman, Kelley, Solon and Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 525: A bill for an act relating to state government; changing terminology for mentally
retarded, mental retardation, physically handicapped, and similar terms.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Murphy, Sams, Higgins, Anderson and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 526: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a program to retain
manufacturing jobs in Minnesota; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 527: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing electric or utility special
assessments exceeding standards on petition of all affected owners; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 429.021, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Ourada, Metzen, Pappas and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 528: A bill for an act relating to liquor; providing for uniform off-sale hours statewide;
regulating Sunday on-sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504, subdivisions 1, 3, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kleis, Kiscaden, Senjem, Fischbach and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 529: A bill for an act relating to public safety; radio communications; expanding and making
permanent the sales and use tax exemption for public safety radio communication system products and
services; expanding definition of subsystems; expanding purposes for public safety radio communication
systems' revenue bonds; increasing dollar limits and clarifying the kind of subsystem certain revenue
bonds may be used for; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.70,
subdivision 8; 403.21, subdivision 8; 403.27, subdivisions 1, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 530: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; permitting display of certain slow-moving
vehicle signs that are visible at night; removing obsolete language; making clarifying changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.522.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 531: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for state park improvements.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marko and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 532: A bill for an act relating to Washington County; making the library board advisory to the
county board.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; restricting possession of traffic
signal-override device; providing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.06, by adding
a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Johnson, D.E.; Langseth and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money for Glacial Lakes Trail and the Lake Koronis Trail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for a regional trail in Stearns County.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an alternative to out-of-school
suspension; authorizing a funding mechanism; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Sparks, Sams, Pariseau, Kierlin and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to make grants to
acquire and to better public land and other public improvements of a capital nature; appropriating money
for natural resource projects; authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, D.E.; Kubly; Gerlach; Wergin and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for education of parents, primary caregivers,
and child care providers on the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; 245A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Berglin, LeClair, Solon, Higgins and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a long-term care partnership
program; modifying medical assistance eligibility requirements under certain circumstances; defining
approved long-term care insurance policies; limiting medical assistance estate recovery under certain
circumstances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.