State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Wednesday, March 17, 200


11:45 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 Kelley, Cohen, Rosen and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 2894: A bill for an act relating to the State Board of Investment; authorizing increased State
Board of Investment participation in venture capital investments; classifying data related to certain venture
capital investments; appropriating money in the event of certain venture capital investment shortfalls;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 11A.24, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 13.635, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Senjem, Jungbauer, Robling, Limmer and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 2895: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for local government impact
notes; providing that certain rules take effect only upon legislative approval; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 14.19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Pappas, Kierlin, Skoe, Tomassoni and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2896: A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; regulating the selection of the
Board of Regents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 137.0245, subdivision 3; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 137.0245, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 137.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Senjem, Kiscaden, Sparks, Rosen and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2897: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for the Rochester Bioscience Core Area.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni, Bakk and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2898: A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing an enterprise account
for revenues and expenditures associated with the Giants Ridge recreation area; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 298.221.

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

Senators Senjem, Belanger, Koering, Kiscaden and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 2899: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for Rochester Community and Technical College.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2900: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; exempting charitable donations of meals
from sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.70, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2901: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; establishing the crimes of official
deprivation of civil rights and pattern of official misconduct; prohibiting racial profiling by law
enforcement; requiring the collection and analysis of data and the adoption of policies on racial profiling;
requiring that certain information be provided to motorists involved in a traffic stop; requiring law
enforcement training in eliminating racial profiling; providing that certain windshield violations are not
primary offenses; creating an advisory committee; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 626.9517; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 13.871,
subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 609; 626; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 626.951; 626.9513.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 2902: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions for nursing facility
reimbursement; establishing a nursing facility reimbursement system effective in 2005; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 256B.431, subdivisions 28, 29, 30, 35; 256B.432, subdivisions 1, 2, 5,
by adding subdivisions; 256B.434, subdivisions 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.47, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 2903: A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing the threshold amount for towns
required to have annual audits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.697, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 2904: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; limiting liability for damages in certain actions
against air museums and their officers, directors, and employees, and the owners of aircraft exhibits;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Senjem, Rosen, Sparks, Vickerman and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2905: A bill for an act relating to renewable energy; authorizing renewable production
incentives for an additional 100 megawatts of small wind energy facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes
2003 Supplement, sections 116C.779, subdivision 2; 216C.41, subdivision 5a.

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

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2906: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a community education fund
balance restriction levy.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2907: A bill for an act relating to railroads; restricting remote-control operation of train over
highway intersection; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 219.383, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2908: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax; making certain resort property subject
to the limited market value provisions; modifying the calculations in the initial year of their inclusion in
limited market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 273.11, by adding a subdivision;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 273.11, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Chaudhary, Ourada and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2909: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money for Northstar Commuter Rail line.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Belanger, McGinn, Limmer, Rosen and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 2910: A bill for an act relating to taxes; changing definition of foreign operating corporation;
providing for apportionment of income for purposes of income, franchise, and occupation taxes; providing
a subtraction from income for certain military service; providing for payment of sales taxes on leases of
motor vehicles; defining industrial production and capital equipment for purposes of sales and use taxes;
providing for collection of a sales tax on cigarettes; requiring state contracts be with vendors that have
registered to collect sales taxes; providing for apportionment of the market value homestead credit;
increasing the amount of tax incentives for biotechnology and health sciences industry zone; providing for
allocation of revenues; providing for a funds transfer; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 16C.03, by adding a subdivision; 273.1384, subdivision 1; 290.01, subdivision 6b; 290.191,
subdivisions 2, 3; 297A.61, subdivision 4; 297A.67, by adding a subdivision; 298.01, subdivisions 3, 4;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 16A.152, subdivision 2; 290.01, subdivision 19b; 297A.61,
subdivision 7; 297A.68, subdivisions 2, 5; 469.335; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 297F.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Michel, Scheid and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2911: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district to build a
school building using design-build construction techniques; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
123B.52, subdivision 1; 471.345, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2912: A bill for an act relating to courts; authorizing retired court commissioners to be
appointed to perform judicial duties in the district court; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
2.724, subdivision 3; 489.01, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Lourey and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2913: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a geographic access standard for
pharmacy services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 62D.124, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Murphy and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2914: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring commissioner of transportation to
transfer ownership of certain parking facilities to the city of Minneapolis; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 161.1231, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2915: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; making the capital equipment
exemption an up-front exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2,
3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 289A.50, subdivision 2a; 297A.68, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2916: A bill for an act relating to state government; limiting circumstances in which state
funds can be used for demolition of the Ford Building.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Senjem, Saxhaug, Ortman and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2917: A bill for an act relating to veterans; eliminating the sunset date for the purchase of
military service credit; amending Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 4, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Michel and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2918: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring construction of noise barriers on trunk
highways in certain instances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2919: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for the protection of conscience and
religious liberty in health care; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62Q; 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Anderson and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2920: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Minnesota
Horticultural Society.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2921: A bill for an act relating to the city of Mankato; expanding use of local sales tax
revenues; amending Laws 1991, chapter 291, article 8, section 27, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hottinger, Pappas, Langseth, Kierlin and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2922: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for the reopening of
certain historical sites; appropriating money.

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

Senators Skoe and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2923: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a planned closure rate
adjustment for a nursing facility in Becker County; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.437,
by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2924: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of transition
revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 31.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kiscaden and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2925: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing grants to counties for additional
probation officers to supervise sex offenders; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Larson and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2926: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring approval of an exception to the moratorium
on certification of nursing home beds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2927: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the Lakes Area Economic
Development Authority to levy a tax; amending Laws 2003, chapter 127, article 12, section 38.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2928: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for land acquisition for Greenleaf Lake State Park.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2929: A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes to forensic procedures;
specifying patient rights; limiting civilly committed sexual psychopathic personalities and sexually
dangerous persons from patients' and residents' bills of rights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 243.55, subdivision 1; 253B.02, by adding subdivisions; 253B.03, by adding a subdivision;
253B.18, subdivision 9; 253B.185, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections
246.15, by adding a subdivision; 609.2231, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 253B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2930: A bill for an act relating to motor carriers; modifying provisions governing motor
carriers; making technical and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 221.0314,
subdivisions 7, 9; 221.033, subdivision 1; 221.036, subdivisions 1, 3, 12; 221.037, subdivision 2; 221.605,
subdivision 1; 299K.07; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 169.86, subdivision 5; 221.602,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 221; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 221.011, subdivision 2b; 221.033, subdivision 3; 221.034; Minnesota Rules, parts
8860.0100; 8860.0200; 8860.0300; 8860.0400; 8860.0500; 8860.0600; 8860.0700; 8860.0800.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2931: A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for acquisition of property for
transportation purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 117.085; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 13.44, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
174; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 117.036.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Knutson and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2932: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention and public safety; providing that courts are
not required to set bail without nonmonetary conditions in certain instances when releasing a defendant on
pretrial release; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 629.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Hottinger, Neuville, Betzold, Murphy and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2933: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; regulating liability; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 604.01, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 604.02,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.