State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, January 20, 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 Johnson, D.E.; Sams; Dille; Frederickson and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 403: 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; appropriating money for capital
projects to enable the reuse of the Willmar Regional Treatment Center and for methamphetamine
treatment; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 246.0136, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Dibble, Belanger, Kiscaden, Solon and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 404: 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 Vickerman, Frederickson and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 405: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for floodplain
management.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Rest, Vickerman and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 406: A bill for an act relating to the state lottery; establishing a lottery board; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 349A.01, by adding a subdivision; 349A.08, subdivision 7; 349A.11;
349A.14; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 407: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money to the city of Fairmont for the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Chaudhary, Bakk, Pogemiller, Anderson and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 408: A bill for an act relating to worker's compensation; prohibiting employers from
misrepresenting the nature of its employment relationships; requiring reports; amending Minnesota
Statutes, section 176.042, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Bakk, Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Solon and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 409: A bill for an act relating to economic development; authorizing an early separation
incentive program for employees of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354B.

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

Senators Bakk, Solon and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 410: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for an academic and services addition at Lake Superior College.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Kubly, Berglin and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 411: A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; providing funding for health
professional programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Kelley, Anderson and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 412: A bill for an act relating to local government; limiting the prohibition of amortization in
certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 462.357, subdivision 1c.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 413: A bill for an act relating to taxation; removing a duration limitation on a redevelopment
tax increment financing district in the city of Minneapolis; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 11,
section 19, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Foley, Lourey and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 414: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Minnesota Universal Health Board;
creating the Minnesota universal health program; establishing the Minnesota health care trust fund;
establishing statewide and regional health care budgets; eliminating requirement to establish public health
goals; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 145A.12, subdivision 7;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 62J.212.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 415: A bill for an act relating to civil liability; defining the responsibilities of ski area
operators and skiers; defining the rights and liabilities between skiers and between a skier and a ski area
operator; prohibiting actions for injuries resulting from the inherent dangers and risks of skiing; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Dibble and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 416: A bill for an act relating to the environment; restricting outdoor light pollution; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Murphy, Vickerman, Dille, and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 417: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing a property tax exemption for the
homestead of a permanently and totally disabled veteran or the veteran's spouse; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 272.02, by adding a subdivision; 273.13, subdivision 22.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 418: A bill for an act relating to public lands; authorizing alternative investments of county
environmental trust fund deposits; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 16, section 31, subdivision 4,
as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 419: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for student access to licensed student
support services.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 420: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing for the election of the
Metropolitan Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 10A.01, subdivision 10; 10A.09,
subdivision 6a; 10A.25, subdivision 2; 10A.27, subdivision 1; 10A.315; 10A.323; 10A.324, subdivision 1;
15.0597, subdivision 1; 204B.06, subdivision 4; 204B.09, subdivisions 1, 1a; 204B.11; 204B.135,
subdivision 2; 204B.32, subdivision 2; 204D.02, subdivision 1; 204D.08, subdivision 6; 204D.27, by
adding a subdivision; 209.02, subdivision 1; 211A.01, subdivision 3; 211B.01, subdivision 3; 353D.01,
subdivision 2; 375.09, subdivision 1; 473.123, subdivisions 1, 4, 7, by adding a subdivision; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 10A; 204D; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004,
section 473.123, subdivisions 2a, 3, 3a; Laws 1994, chapter 628, article 1, section 8; Laws 2003, chapter 8,
section 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 421: A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring law enforcement agencies to return personal
property seized if criminal charges are not filed within 90 days; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 422: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; reallocating fees to motorcycle safety fund
and removing funding cap; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.06, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 423: 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; 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 and recodifying this crime; establishing new
methamphetamine-related crimes; clarifying the definition of "narcotic drug"; expanding the definition of
"violent crime" for mandatory sentencing purposes; requiring that vehicles and other property used to
manufacture methamphetamine indicate this in the title or by an affidavit; requiring notice to schools when
children are taken into protective custody after being found at a methamphetamine laboratory; establishing
a methamphetamine laboratory cleanup revolving fund and authorizing loans to assist counties and cities
in conducting methamphetamine cleanup; imposing criminal penalties; providing for ten new Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension agents dedicated to methamphetamine enforcement; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 152.01, subdivision 10; 152.02, subdivision 6; 152.021,
subdivisions 2a, 3; 152.027, subdivisions 1, 2; 152.135, subdivision 2; 168A.05, subdivision 3; 260B.171,
by adding a subdivision; 609.1095, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 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.