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Hot List 2007 - 2008 Regular Session


This is an unofficial listing of House and Senate files that have become somewhat to very well-known.
This document is published by House Index and is offered for information purposes only.

The file that is being worked on is in BOLD type. If neither file is in bold type, both files are still in their respective bodies.


* Following bill description indicates additional bills located at the end of the HOT LIST table
X Indicates passed by body--After Conference Committee Action indicates CC Report adopted and repassed by BOTH bodies
vr Abbreviation for version
N/C Indicates no companion
( ) Senate File Chapter number


CN=Concurrence    CC=Conference    CH=Chapter

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Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Adoption: birth record access allowed to adopted persons. 3371 3193 X X 5/16/08 Vetoed by Governor. X (330)
Bridge survivor claims: creates a compensation fund. 2553 2824 X X 5/08/08 Signed by Governor. 5 288
Children: dependent child insurance coverage extended to age 25 years, student status requirement removed. 1078 967 X X 5/25/07 Signed by Governor with line item vetoes. See Art. 12, Sec. 2, this section was not vetoed. X 147
Constitutional amendment: provides funding for the arts & environment. 2285 6 X X 2/14/08 Secretary of State filed February 19, 2008. NOTE: A constitutional amendment does not require the Governor's approval. 5 151
Dogs & cats: dangerous dogs regulating provisions changed. 2906 2876 X X 5/15/08 Signed by Governor. 3 (325)
Employees: minimum wage bill. 456 875 X X 5/15/08 Vetoed by Governor. 3 (320)
Entertainment/Ticket Sales: ticket sale & purchase offenses established. 2911 3139 X X 4/28/08 Signed by Governor. X (245)
Environment: California vehicle emissions standards adopted & updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act. 863 481 5/08/08 HF on House Calendar.
Environment: Green Solutions Act of 2008; cap & trade program principles for greenhouse gas emissions. 3195 2818 X X 5/19/08 Signed by Governor. 3 340
Flood relief: southeast Minnesota flood disaster appropriation purposes amended. 3582 2980 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. (293)
Health care: genetic information newborn screening government entities handling provisions modification 3438 3138 X X 5/20/08 Vetoed by Governor. 3 (345)
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Health care: medical use of marijuana. 655 345 X 4/16/08 SF on House General Register.
Health care: stem cell research state policy established & funds appropriated *. 34 100 X X 5/23/08 Vetoed by the Governor. X 351
Insurance: good faith insurance practices. 3115 2822 X X 4/18/08 Signed by Governor. 5 (208)
Mall of America: second phase expansion. 2237 1950 3/19/07 Introduced & referred to Taxes. See HF 3149, Art 5, Sec 27, Subd 5.
Northwest Airlines: agreements between the state & airline companies required full enforcement. 4207 3853 5/13/08 Returned to author.
Northwest Airlines: international economic development zone provisions modified, & corporate franchise tax repealed. 4208 4/23/08 Introduced & referred to Taxes.
Omnibus Agriculture & Veterans Policy Bill. 3902 3683 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. See also HF 1812 Art 7, Sec 5; Art 8, Sec 4. 5 (297)
Omnibus Bonding Bill of 2008 #2. 4072 3815 X X 5/29/08 Signed by Governor. X 365
Omnibus Bonding Bill of 2008. 380 223 X X 4/07/08 Signed by Governor with line item vetoes. 5 179
Omnibus Data Practices Bill of 2008. 3553 3235 X X 5/15/08 Signed by Governor. See also SF 3871, Art 2, Sec 3; SF 3001, Art 2; SF 2942, Sec 2; SF 2597, Sec 3. 5 (315)
Omnibus Deficiency Bill of 2008. 3055 2766 X X 5/14/08 Signed by Governor. 155
Omnibus Education Policy Bill of 2008. 6 352 X X 5/16/08 Vetoed by Governor. 5 332
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Omnibus Education Policy Bill of 2008. 3316 3001 X X 5/13/08 Vetoed by Governor. See also HF 1812, Art 2, Sec 16 & 18. 5 (310)
Omnibus Energy Policy Bill of 2008. 3661 3337 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. 5 (296)
Omnibus Game & Fish Bill of 2008. 3280 2651 X X 5/23/08 Signed by Governor. See also HF 1812, Art 5, Sec 12 & SF 3056, Sec 5-6 & 21-23. 5 368
Omnibus Health Finance Bill of 2008. 3391 3099 X X 5/13/08 Vetoed by Governor. 5 327
Omnibus Health Policy Bill of 2008. 3222 3168 X X 5/15/08 Signed by Governor. 3 326
Omnibus Higher Education Policy Bill of 2008. 3349 2942 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. See also HF 1812, Art 4, Sec 6-7. 5 (298)
Omnibus Housing & Public Health Budget Bill of 2008. 3381 3287 3/25/08 Division action, to pass as amended & return to Finance. See HF 1812.
Omnibus Liquor Bill of 2008. 3829 3672 X X 5/15/08 Signed by Governor. 3 (311)
Omnibus Pre K-12 Bill of 2008. 3951 3631 3/11/08 Referred by Chair to K-12 Finance Division. See HF 1812.
Omnibus Public Safety Bill of 2008. 3850 3441 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. 3 (302)
Omnibus Public Safety Policy Bill of 2008. 2996 2790 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. 3 299
Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill of 2008. 1812 3813 X X 5/29/08 Signed by Governor with one line item veto. 5 363
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Omnibus Tax Bill of 2008. 3149 2869 X X 5/29/08 Signed by Governor. 5 366
Omnibus Technical Tax Bill of 2008. 3201 2935 X X 3/07/08 Signed by Governor. X 154
Omnibus Transportation Bill of 2008. 2800 2521 X X 2/25/08 Legislature overrides Governor's veto. Bill becomes law notwithstanding the Governor's veto. 152
Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill of 2008. 1351 1971 X X 4/25/08 Vetoed by Governor. 5 239
Omnibus Transportation/Transit Policy Bill of 2008. 3800 3223 X X 5/23/08 Signed by Governor. 5 350
Omnibus Work Force & Economic Development Policy Bill of 2008. 3722 3471 X X 5/12/08 Signed by Governor. 3 300
Pools: public pool, spa, & swimming pool operation governing provisions changed. 3812 2833 X X 5/16/08 Signed by Governor. See also HF 1812, Art 5, Sec 4, Subd 5. X (328)
Revisor Bill 2008. 3928 3674 X X 5/08/08 Signed by Governor. 3 (277)
Revisor Bill of 2008 #2. 4166 3823 5/27/08 Signed by Governor. 370
Smoking ban: establishes the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 *. 305 238 X X 5/16/07 Signed by Governor. 5 (82)
Smoking ban: smoking shelters allowed. 4144 3/31/08 Introduced & referred to Health & Human Services.
Student: provisional motor vehicle drivers' license. 3800 3223 X X 5/23/08 Signed by Governor. See Art. 1, Sec. 56. 5 350
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Transit: Central Corridor Transitway bonds authorized. 2758 2562 2/12/08 Referred by Chair to Transportation Finance Division. See HF 4072.
Utility: water utility notice required when customer's heat source disconnected. 3229 2775 X X 5/01/08 Signed by Governor. X 253
Veterans: disabled veteran and/or spouse of disabled veteran homestead excluded in determining taxable market value. 3149 2969 X X 5/29/08 Signed by Governor. See Art. 15, Sec. 15. 5 366
Veterans: income tax credit. 3149 2869 X X 5/29/08 Signed by Governor. See Art. 4, Sec. 9. 5 366

Health care: stem cell research state policy established & funds appropriated *. ...4207
Smoking ban: establishes the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 *. ...1163

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