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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Monday, January 23, 2017


The following House Files were introduced:

Kresha; Daudt; Peppin; Loon; Erickson; Lesch; Rosenthal; Fenton; O'Driscoll; Zerwas; Torkelson; Cornish; Anderson, S.; Dean, M.; Christensen; Peterson; Schomacker; Nash; Knoblach; Heintzeman; Koznick; Jurgens; Theis; Howe; Dettmer; Rarick; McDonald; Grossell; Smith; Barr, R.; Swedzinski and Anderson, P. introduced:

H. F. 386, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for donations to fund K-12 scholarships; extending the K-12 education credit to tuition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 290.0131, by adding a subdivision; 290.0133, by adding a subdivision; 290.0674, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

Knoblach, Davids, Loon, Erickson, Garofalo, Kresha, Lohmer, Whelan, Swedzinski and Gruenhagen introduced:

H. F. 387, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the K-12 education expense subtraction and credit; extending the credit to tuition; increasing the subtraction and credit amounts; increasing the income phaseout for the credit; adjusting the credit and subtraction amount and credit phaseout threshold for inflation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 290.0132, subdivision 4; 290.0674, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

Kresha, Loon, O'Driscoll, Howe, Swedzinski, Theis, Schomacker and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 388, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for donations to fund prekindergarten educational programs; requiring districts to accept scholarships funded by donations; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 124D.13, subdivision 6; 124D.15, subdivision 12; 290.0131, by adding a subdivision; 290.0133, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

O'Neill; Scott; Lesch; Nash; Miller; Drazkowski; Dehn, R.; Maye Quade; Omar; Moran; Considine; McDonald; Baker; Hamilton; Quam; Lucero and Albright introduced:

H. F. 389, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying vehicle forfeiture provisions to include more than one owner of a vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169A.63, subdivision 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Zerwas; Cornish; Franson; McDonald; Johnson, B.; Fabian; Miller; Daudt; Nash and Dean, M. introduced:

H. F. 390, A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for obstructing traffic access to a trunk highway or airport; amending the crime of obstructing transit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 160.2715; 609.855, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Uglem, Scott and Hortman introduced:

H. F. 391, A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; modifying provisions for the city of Coon Rapids.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Newberger introduced:

H. F. 392, A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for local authority over permit applications by large energy facilities powered by solar generating systems; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Newberger introduced:

H. F. 393, A bill for an act relating to energy; allowing energy conservation to count towards a utility's renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Newberger introduced:

H. F. 394, A bill for an act relating to energy; repealing a provision requiring planning a transition to an all-renewable energy future for Minnesota; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.8852.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Newberger introduced:

H. F. 395, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring certificate of good standing from state committee of a political party prior to certain appointments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0597, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Zerwas and Cornish introduced:

H. F. 396, A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a forensic laboratory fee in criminal cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 357.021, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Loonan, Considine, Quam, Poppe and Lohmer introduced:

H. F. 397, A bill for an act relating to health; creating an exemption from the practice of dentistry for certain dental students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.05, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Torkelson and Swedzinski introduced:

H. F. 398, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for floodplain management.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Anderson, S.; Gunther; Petersburg; Knoblach; Erickson; Gruenhagen; Barr, R.; Baker; Loon; Kresha; Fabian; Lucero; Poston; Koznick; Howe; McDonald; Jurgens; Franke; Dean, M.; Anderson, P.; Nash; Dettmer; Vogel; Scott; Peterson; Loonan; Green; Christensen; Albright; Fenton; Backer; Kiel; Drazkowski; Haley and Lohmer introduced:

H. F. 399, A bill for an act relating to public employment; clarifying limits on severance pay to highly compensated public employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.17, subdivision 11.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Kresha; Daudt; Peppin; Carlson, L.; Applebaum; Dean, M.; Swedzinski; Whelan; Hoppe; Anderson, S.; O'Driscoll; Fenton; Hertaus; Haley; Howe; Lucero; Heintzeman; Christensen; Franson; Newberger; Nash; Johnson, B.; Miller; Green; Bliss; Gruenhagen; Grossell; Backer; Loon; Jessup; Poston; Anderson, P.; Theis; Lohmer and Runbeck introduced:

H. F. 400, A bill for an act relating to state contracts; requiring that the vendor not engage in a boycott of Israel; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Schultz; Olson; Murphy, M.; Ecklund; Uglem and Metsa introduced:

H. F. 401, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for renovation of Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate in Duluth; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

Quam, Davids and Pierson introduced:

H. F. 402, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a pilot project for genetic marker testing.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Quam, Pierson and Liebling introduced:

H. F. 403, A bill for an act relating to arts; modifying disposition of money from arts and cultural heritage fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 129D.045; 129D.17, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Legacy Funding Finance.

Schultz, Olson, Moran, Allen and Mariani introduced:

H. F. 404, A bill for an act relating to driver education; expanding access to driver education programs for low-income students; establishing a driver education work group; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.36, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

Newberger, Howe and Backer introduced:

H. F. 405, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying crime level and sentence for assault of firefighters and emergency medical personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.2231, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Gruenhagen, Drazkowski and Daudt introduced:

H. F. 406, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for the designation and election of presidential electors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 208.03; 208.05.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Metsa; Franson; Gruenhagen; Murphy, M., and Cornish introduced:

H. F. 407, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Northeast Regional Corrections Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Metsa, Ecklund and Rarick introduced:

H. F. 408, A bill for an act relating to taxation; minerals; modifying certain provisions regarding expenditures from the Iron Range school consolidation and cooperatively operated school account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 298.28, subdivision 7a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Albright, O'Driscoll, Davnie, Vogel and Nelson introduced:

H. F. 409, A bill for an act relating to local government; providing long-term equity investment authority; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 118A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Halverson; Pryor; Koegel; Murphy, E.; Rosenthal; Nelson; Clark; Maye Quade; Carlson, L.; Omar; Schultz; Loeffler; Lee; Lien; Freiberg; Youakim; Flanagan; Olson; Dehn, R.; Masin; Hausman; Applebaum; Becker-Finn; Thissen; Carlson, A.; Kunesh-Podein; Bly and Slocum introduced:

H. F. 410, A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; modifying definition of expressly advocating; providing for disclosure of electioneering communications; amending prorating method for contributions or use of general treasury money; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 10A.01, subdivision 16a; 10A.121, subdivision 1; 10A.20, subdivision 3; 10A.244; 10A.25, subdivision 3a; 10A.27, subdivision 15; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Halverson; Murphy, E.; Liebling; Moran; Fischer; Lillie; Slocum; Loeffler; Bernardy; Maye Quade; Flanagan; Allen; Mariani; Omar; Ward; Koegel; Rosenthal; Carlson, A.; Kunesh-Podein; Bly and Olson introduced:

H. F. 411, A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing health care providers to provide patients with health information and services that are medically accurate, evidence-based, and appropriate for the patient; repealing informed consent requirements before abortions may be performed; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 145.4241; 145.4242; 145.4243; 145.4244; 145.4245; 145.4246; 145.4247; 145.4248; 145.4249.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Masin; Christensen; Peterson; Carlson, A.; Slocum and Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 412, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for bridge and interchange projects on a segment of marked Interstate Highway 35W; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Torkelson and Swedzinski introduced:

H. F. 413, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Lake Redwood reclamation and enhancement project; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Youakim; Metsa; Considine; Flanagan; Davids; Schultz; Johnson, S.; Lillie and Fischer introduced:

H. F. 414, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; authorizing valuation exclusion for certain improvements to homestead and commercial-industrial property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.11, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Metsa, Ecklund, Hausman, Lueck and Baker introduced:

H. F. 415, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for utility relocation related to relocation of Highway 53.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Metsa and Ecklund introduced:

H. F. 416, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Mesabi Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Schomacker, Swedzinski and Miller introduced:

H. F. 417, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing the Rural Career and Technical Education Consortium; appropriating money; requiring a report.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

Runbeck; Petersburg; Newberger; Drazkowski; Hertaus; Anderson, S.; Gruenhagen; Dean, M.; Nash; McDonald and Koznick introduced:

H. F. 418, A bill for an act relating to transit; prohibiting the Metropolitan Council from undertaking a light rail project without explicit legislative authority; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 398A; 471; 473.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.

Schultz and Thissen introduced:

H. F. 419, A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the MinnesotaCare income limit; modifying MinnesotaCare premiums and cost-sharing; requiring the commissioner of human services to seek federal waivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 256L.02, by adding a subdivision; 256L.03, subdivision 5; 256L.04, subdivisions 1, 7; 256L.07, subdivision 1; 256L.15, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Schultz; Murphy, E.; Liebling and Thissen introduced:

H. F. 420, A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the definition of affordability for families with access to employer-subsidized insurance for purposes of MinnesotaCare eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256L.07, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Schultz introduced:

H. F. 421, A bill for an act relating to health care; seeking federal approval to offer an alternative open enrollment period within the individual health market and MinnesotaCare.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Schultz, Liebling and Fischer introduced:

H. F. 422, A bill for an act relating to health; creating a comprehensive health care workforce council and workforce plan; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Theis, Howe, O'Driscoll and Anderson, P. introduced:

H. F. 423, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring that certain equipment to accommodate hearing-impaired people be included in capital improvement projects using state funds; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Schultz, Fischer and Thissen introduced:

H. F. 424, A bill for an act relating to MNsure; creating the shared eligibility system for MNsure; modifying the amount retained or collected from health care premiums to fund the operation of MNsure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62V.05, subdivisions 2, 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62V.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Schultz, Liebling and Fischer introduced:

H. F. 425, A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating the MNsure Board; designating MNsure as a state agency; changing rulemaking provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 15.01; 15A.0815, subdivision 2; 62V.02, subdivisions 2, 11; 62V.03; 62V.04; 62V.05; 62V.06; 62V.07; 62V.08; 62V.09; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62V.11.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Gruenhagen, Quam, Scott and Drazkowski introduced:

H. F. 426, A bill for an act relating to insurance; permitting certain entities to administer unified personal health premium accounts; modifying availability of coverage provisions for the small employer market; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62W; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 62A.303; 62L.12, subdivisions 3, 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Carlson, A.; Schultz; Slocum; Rosenthal and Sauke introduced:

H. F. 427, A bill for an act relating to taxation; clarifying authority for political subdivisions to impose and collect local lodging taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 469.190, subdivisions 1, 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Fischer and Lillie introduced:

H. F. 428, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for teacher development and evaluation revenue.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Fischer and Lillie introduced:

H. F. 429, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to improve the reading ability of students in grades 3 through 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Schultz and Fischer introduced:

H. F. 430, A bill for an act relating to health care; eliminating repeal of the tax on hospitals and health care providers; providing a contingent increase in primary care provider payment rates; clarifying uses of money in the health care access fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 295.52, subdivision 8; 295.581; repealing Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 6, section 97, subdivision 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Nornes; Hansen; Fabian; Johnson, C.; Ecklund; Ward; Zerwas; Sundin; Fenton; Cornish and Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 431, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for wetland replacement credits for local government roads; authorizing the sale of general obligation bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Metsa and Schultz introduced:

H. F. 432, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for local road improvements in the city of Mountain Iron related to the reconstruction of marked U.S. Highway 169; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Youakim, Davids, Flanagan, Freiberg, Halverson, Pryor, Davnie, Lien, Baker and Loon introduced:

H. F. 433, A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring the commissioner of revenue to implement a free electronic filing system for individual income tax returns; appropriating money.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Fabian; Torkelson; Anderson, P.; Jurgens; Ecklund; Grossell and Metsa introduced:

H. F. 434, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; allowing certain temporary conditions for wetland replacement for local government roads.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Youakim, Loonan, Flanagan, Slocum, Sundin and Johnson, S. introduced:

H. F. 435, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; requiring notice of automatic renewal cancellation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Carlson, A.; Hausman; Slocum; Masin and Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 436, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Mall of America light rail transit station improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Schultz, Thissen and Bly introduced:

H. F. 437, A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a new measurement of economic welfare; requiring the inclusion of the economic measure in the state budget forecast; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.103, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

Howe; Grossell; Johnson, B.; Cornish and O'Driscoll introduced:

H. F. 438, A bill for an act relating to retirement; Public Employees Retirement Association; modifying certain definitions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 353.01, subdivision 43.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Ecklund, Lueck, Hausman, Lillie and Murphy, M. introduced:

H. F. 439, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Gitchi-Gami State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Loonan introduced:

H. F. 440, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting the enforcement of certain restrictive covenants against involuntarily terminated agents; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Johnson, C.; Poppe and Bly introduced:

H. F. 441, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money to address Palmer amaranth and other invasive noxious weeds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance.

Nornes introduced:

H. F. 442, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; modifying an appropriation for the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center; amending Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 22, subdivision 6, as amended.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Liebling, Koegel, Loonan, Loeffler, Peterson, Schultz and Freiberg introduced:

H. F. 443, A bill for an act relating to health; allowing pharmacists to provide a drug refill without a prescription; requiring insurance coverage; authorizing rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62Q; 151.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Loon, Slocum and Hoppe introduced:

H. F. 444, A bill for an act relating to securities; modifying the MNvest registration exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 80A.461.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Anderson, S. and Uglem introduced:

H. F. 445, A bill for an act relating to state government; repealing the state auditor enterprise fund; providing funding for the Office of the State Auditor from the general fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 6.481, subdivision 6; 6.56, subdivision 2; 6.581, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 6.581, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Bennett, Davids, Hansen and Gunther introduced:

H. F. 446, A bill for an act relating to the city of Albert Lea; modifying local sales tax authority; amending Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 38, subdivisions 2, as amended, 4, as amended.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 447, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation in Area II of the Minnesota River Basin; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Erickson introduced:

H. F. 448, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; reimbursing taxing jurisdictions in Mille Lacs County for lost revenue.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Erickson introduced:

H. F. 449, A bill for an act relating to prevailing wages; modifying the prevailing hours of labor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 177.42, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Theis and Howe introduced:

H. F. 450, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for design of an amphitheater in Waite Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Erickson introduced:

H. F. 451, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Malone Island Bridge in the city of Isle; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Kiel introduced:

H. F. 452, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Fenton and Lesch introduced:

H. F. 453, A bill for an act relating to companion animals; providing criminal penalties for certain acts resulting in death or bodily harm to a pet or companion animal; modifying certain criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 343.21, subdivision 9.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Olson; Schultz; Murphy, M.; Torkelson; Hansen; Bly; Gunther; Wagenius; Rarick and Sundin introduced:

H. F. 454, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for cleanup of the St. Louis River and Duluth harbor; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Halverson introduced:

H. F. 455, A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting school bus stops in right-turn lanes except under specified conditions; requiring use of prewarning amber signals, flashing red signals, and stop-signal arms when stopping in right-turn lanes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.443, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.

Freiberg, Applebaum and Carlson, L. introduced:

H. F. 456, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying exemption provisions for construction materials by certain contractors; adding a refund provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Howe introduced:

H. F. 457, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; extending availability of grant money for removing and preventing aquatic invasive species; amending Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 3, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Lucero; Anderson, S.; Jessup; Green; O'Neill and Nash introduced:

H. F. 458, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state auditor to reimburse the legal costs of Wright, Becker, and Ramsey Counties; regulating the use of certain appropriations by the state auditor for litigation expenses.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Lucero, Scott, Lesch, Thissen, Davnie, Drazkowski, Whelan, Zerwas, Newberger, McDonald, Smith and Metsa introduced:

H. F. 459, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, section 10; providing that the right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures includes protection against unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic communications and data.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Swedzinski introduced:

H. F. 460, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; motor vehicles' dedicating the rental motor vehicles tax to the corridors of commerce program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.94.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Swedzinski introduced:

H. F. 461, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the MERIT Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Dettmer and Uglem introduced:

H. F. 462, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Interstate Highway 35W and Lake Drive interchange improvements and realignment of West Freeway Drive and Hornsby Street; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Fenton, Lillie, O'Driscoll, Nelson and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 463, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying alternative procedure for absentee voting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 203B.081, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Zerwas introduced:

H. F. 464, A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing certified paraprofessionals to provide home care services; directing the commissioner of human services to seek federal approval for reimbursement of certified paraprofessionals who provide home care services; directing the commissioner of human services to establish procedure codes for reimbursement of certified paraprofessionals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 144A.43, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 144A.471, subdivisions 6, 7; 144A.472, subdivision 2; 144A.4792, subdivision 6; 144A.4795, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Drazkowski; Haley; Pugh; O'Neill; Bahr, C.; Miller; Nash; Gruenhagen; McDonald; Zerwas; Koznick; Bennett; Runbeck; Petersburg; Backer; Vogel; Daniels; Peterson; Hertaus; Kiel and Erickson introduced:

H. F. 465, A bill for an act relating to transportation; passenger rail; restricting expenditures and other powers related to certain rail projects; requiring insurance for certain projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 16B; 117; 222; 459; 473.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 466, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; appropriating money for Minneapolis Sculpture Garden renovation expenses.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

O'Driscoll introduced:

H. F. 467, A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; requiring affidavits of contributions be submitted electronically; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10A.323; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 4501.0300, subpart 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Cornish introduced:

H. F. 468, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the city of Madelia, for public infrastructure repair and replacement.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Cornish introduced:

H. F. 469, A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending the Minnesota Personal Protection Act; creating lifetime permits to carry handguns; reducing the application fee for permits to carry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 624.714, subdivisions 2a, 3, 7, 14.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Cornish introduced:

H. F. 470, A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating the crime of tampering with a public safety motor vehicle; establishing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Hertaus introduced:

H. F. 471, A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for a controlled railroad crossing project in Wayzata; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Hertaus introduced:

H. F. 472, A bill for an act relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for railroad crossing safety improvement projects and quiet zones in Loretto and Medina; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Metsa, Sandstede and Schultz introduced:

H. F. 473, A bill for an act relating to higher education; requiring the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to grant certain easements to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority in and for the city of Virginia.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

Albright introduced:

H. F. 474, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; authorizing criminal background checks by the Board of Medical Practice; exempting certain physicians from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 147.381.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Albright, Youakim and Flanagan introduced:

H. F. 475, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for expansion and renovation of the Perspectives Family Center facility in St. Louis Park.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Fischer introduced:

H. F. 476, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for higher education asset preservation and replacement (HEAPR) at Century College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

Fischer and Lillie introduced:

H. F. 477, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying the homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.13, subdivision 34.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Veterans Affairs Division.

Erickson introduced:

H. F. 478, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for sewer and water infrastructure for the city of Pease; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Swedzinski, Ecklund, Sundin, Rarick, Metsa and Howe introduced:

H. F. 479, A bill for an act relating to taxation; motor vehicle sales; expanding an exemption for certain motor vehicle purchases by local governments; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297B.03.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 480, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Kiel, Lohmer, Liebling, Theis and Loeffler introduced:

H. F. 481, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the personal care assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0659, subdivisions 1, 2, 11, 21.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Albright; Carlson, L., and Erickson introduced:

H. F. 482, A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying a grant for assistive technology; amending Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Johnson, C.; Considine and Sundin introduced:

H. F. 483, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for phase 2 of improvements to facilities for the Minnesota sex offender program on the lower campus of St. Peter Regional Treatment Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

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