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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


The following House Files were introduced:

McFarlane introduced:

H. F. 3522, A bill for an act relating to public officials; changing a definition in the campaign finance and public disclosure law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 10A.01, subdivision 35.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Masin introduced:

H. F. 3523, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the definition of sex trafficking and defining commercial sex act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.321, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 609.321, subdivision 7a.

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

Lieder introduced:

H. F. 3524, A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending provisions governing authorization and discontinuance of special plates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 168.002, by adding a subdivision; 168.1293.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. 3525, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a named highway; identifying segments of trunk highways in Todd County as the Veterans Memorial Scenic Loop; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Paymar introduced:

H. F. 3526, A bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing a parole board; prescribing its membership, duties, and powers; prescribing when an individual is eligible to be considered for parole; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244A.

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

Simon and Atkins introduced:

H. F. 3527, A bill for an act relating to human rights; providing for jury trials; modifying procedures for removal of cases to district court; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 363A.33, subdivisions 1, 6.

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

McFarlane introduced:

H. F. 3528, A bill for an act relating to higher education; regulating certain higher education data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 136A.01, subdivision 2.

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

Abeler and Solberg introduced:

H. F. 3529, A bill for an act relating to the legislature; modifying information provided in fiscal notes and revenue estimates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 3.98, subdivision 2; 270C.11, subdivision 5.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. 3530, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting annuity contracts from penalizing death as forfeiture or surrender of the contract; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 61A.245, subdivision 3.

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

Haws introduced:

H. F. 3531, A bill for an act relating to public health; establishing the Minnesota Silver Alert System for adults living with dementia or other cognitive impairment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 604A.35; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.

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

Peterson; Greiling; Carlson; Slawik; Ruud; Rosenthal; Nelson; Anderson, S., and Tillberry introduced:

H. F. 3532, A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying that a school district is not required to provide educational services to students without disabilities from other states; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.515.

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

Rukavina introduced:

H. F. 3533, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing that certain joint powers agreements may not circumvent or impinge upon the rights of employees covered by certain collective bargaining agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.59, subdivision 10.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Laine introduced:

H. F. 3534, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; requiring the commissioner of commerce to hold a public hearing before approval of certain rate increases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62A.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 3535, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing statewide telework requirements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Champion introduced:

H. F. 3536, A bill for an act relating to redistricting; requiring the exclusion of persons incarcerated in state or federal correctional facilities from population counts used for state and local redistricting; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Mullery introduced:

H. F. 3537, A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the research credit to individual income tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 290.068, subdivisions 1, 3, 4.

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

Scalze introduced:

H. F. 3538, A bill for an act relating to health; extending the effective date for electronic prescribing requirements for certain providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 62J.497, subdivision 2.

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

Benson introduced:

H. F. 3539, A bill for an act relating to education finance; postponing revised evaluation requirements and changes in sponsorship fees for certain charter schools until June 30, 2011, or when the charter school contract expires.

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

Morrow introduced:

H. F. 3540, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain surplus state land; authorizing acquisition of certain land.

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

Mariani introduced:

H. F. 3541, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring legislative authority for developing shared common assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Mariani introduced:

H. F. 3542, A bill for an act relating to education; including open-ended items on statewide high school assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Scalze introduced:

H. F. 3543, A bill for an act relating to insurance; replacing the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association assessment with health care provider tax revenues; increasing the provider tax accordingly; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 62A.02, by adding a subdivision; 62E.02, subdivision 23; 62E.091; 62E.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6; 62E.11, subdivisions 9, 10; 62E.13, subdivisions 2, 3a, by adding a subdivision; 62E.14, subdivisions 1, 6; 295.52; 295.581; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 62E.02, subdivision 23; 62E.11, subdivisions 5, 6, 13; 62E.13, subdivision 1.

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

Huntley introduced:

H. F. 3544, A bill for an act relating to human services; reducing state health care program payment rates to managed care plans; increasing state health care program fee-for-service payment rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

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

Anderson, B. introduced:

H. F. 3545, A bill for an act relating to energy; sunsetting prohibition on issuing certificate of need for new nuclear power plant; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

Beard introduced:

H. F. 3546, A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring a report on impact of certain energy-related requirements.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

Anderson, B. introduced:

H. F. 3547, A bill for an act relating to the environment; exempting smaller facilities from requirement to report greenhouse gas emissions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216H.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Beard and Dill introduced:

H. F. 3548, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; airflight property levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 270.075, subdivision 1.

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

Eken introduced:

H. F. 3549, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring landowner notification of traps and snares in certain circumstances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B.

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

Atkins, Holberg, Olin and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. 3550, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; exempting the state and political subdivisions from increased interest rates on certain judgments and awards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 549.09, subdivision 1.

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

Falk introduced:

H. F. 3551, A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying provisions relating to wind easements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 500.30, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216F.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

Hosch introduced:

H. F. 3552, A bill for an act relating to liquor; amending license fees for manufacturers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.301, subdivision 6.

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

Haws introduced:

H. F. 3553, A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for a charter commission to report on a form of county government for the counties of Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Simon introduced:

H. F. 3554, A bill for an act relating to gambling; clarifying the definitions of gambling device and video game of chance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.75, by adding a subdivision.

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

Drazkowski, Dettmer, Davids and Eastlund introduced:

H. F. 3555, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for continuation of Green Acres treatment after certain transfers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 273.111, subdivision 3a.

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

Hortman introduced:

H. F. 3556, A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying information requirements for fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116.92, subdivision 7a.

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

Loon and Swails introduced:

H. F. 3557, A bill for an act relating to labor and employment; repealing certain equipment and apparel requirements; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 181.986.

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

Downey; Zellers; Kohls; Holberg; Peppin; Demmer; Anderson, B.; Shimanski; Dettmer; Drazkowski; Kelly; Mack; Dean; Gottwalt and Brod introduced:

H. F. 3558, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring a reduction in the state workforce; creating an early retirement program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Kohls introduced:

H. F. 3559, A bill for an act relating to elections; allowing corporations to make independent expenditures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 10A.12, subdivision 5; 10A.27, subdivision 13; 211B.01, subdivision 3; 211B.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 17; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 72A.12, subdivision 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Kohls introduced:

H. F. 3560, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; limiting private remedies for violations of certain unlawful business practices statutes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 8.31, subdivision 3a, by adding a subdivision.

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

Drazkowski and Davids introduced:

H. F. 3561, A bill for an act relating to individual income taxation; modifying the credit for taxes paid to another state; modifying the permitted terms of income tax reciprocity with the state of Wisconsin; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 290.06, subdivision 22; 290.081.

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

Welti and Kalin introduced:

H. F. 3562, A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying definition of energy efficiency to include ways to decrease consumption of delivered fuels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.241, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

Hackbarth, Magnus, Torkelson, Juhnke and Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 3563, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring contracts for agricultural services performed on lands administered by the commissioner of natural resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 84.025, by adding a subdivision.

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

Abeler, Hackbarth and Dittrich introduced:

H. F. 3564, A bill for an act relating to local government; abolishing the Three Rivers Park District; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 383B.68; 383B.70; 383B.702; 383B.703; 383B.71; 383B.73, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 383B.72.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Anderson, S.; McFarlane; Gunther; Nornes; Dettmer; Downey and Eastlund introduced:

H. F. 3565, A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing information on textbook prices to students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 135A.25, by adding a subdivision; 136F.58, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Scott, Drazkowski, Holberg, Zellers, Buesgens, Gottwalt and Anderson, B. introduced:

H. F. 3566, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income and property tax refund; providing a checkoff for general fund contributions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

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

Newton introduced:

H. F. 3567, A bill for an act relating to public safety; broadening the definition of "BB gun" to include certain realistic appearing airsoft guns; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 609.66, subdivision 1d; 609.713, subdivision 3; 624.7181, subdivision 1.

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

Newton introduced:

H. F. 3568, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring health care providers to participate in the federal TRICARE program as a condition of participating in state and public health care programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J.

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

Newton introduced:

H. F. 3569, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to transfer money among funds and accounts.

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

Newton introduced:

H. F. 3570, A bill for an act relating to economic development; expanding loan program to veteran-owned small businesses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.996.

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

Koenen introduced:

H. F. 3571, A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a rate increase for publicly owned nursing facilities; requiring a local share of nonfederal medical assistance costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.19, by adding a subdivision; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision.

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

Davnie introduced:

H. F. 3572, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying the definition of dependent for purposes of group benefits for local government officers and employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.61, subdivisions 1a, 2a; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 471.61, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Koenen introduced:

H. F. 3573, A bill for an act relating to taxation; holding retailers harmless for failing to collect sales tax on grain bins.

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

Rukavina introduced:

H. F. 3574, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing town boards to require sewer and water connections on certain property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 366.01, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Atkins introduced:

H. F. 3575, A bill for an act relating to radio broadcasting; prohibiting broadcast of the sound of a siren used by an emergency vehicle; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

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

Lieder, Hornstein and Morgan introduced:

H. F. 3576, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a transportation economic development assistance program; establishing accounts and appropriating funds; amending the petroleum tank release cleanup fee; requiring legislative reporting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 115C.07, by adding a subdivision; 115C.08, as amended; 446A.085, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 446A.

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

Beard and Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 3577, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing that pedestrian bypassing railroad signal is unlawful; imposing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.26, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Beard introduced:

H. F. 3578, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money or reducing appropriations for certain transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities or programs; modifying provisions relating to transportation projects, contracts, and a highway emergency relief account; repealing provisions regulating the transportation of hazardous materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 161.3426, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 174.02, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.721, subdivision 4; 221.0355, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18.

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

Kelly and Drazkowski introduced:

H. F. 3579, A bill for an act relating to public safety; corrections; establishing guidelines for administration and funding of sentence to service programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 631.

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

Morrow introduced:

H. F. 3580, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the campground road at Fort Ridgely State Park; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

Faust introduced:

H. F. 3581, A bill for an act relating to education finance; transferring funding from the alternative teacher compensation program to the general education revenue basic formula allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.414, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 3, 4; 122A.4144; 122A.415, subdivisions 1, 3; 122A.416; 126C.10, subdivisions 35, 36; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 122A.414, subdivision 2b; 126C.10, subdivision 34.

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

Seifert introduced:

H. F. 3582, A bill for an act relating to energy; abolishing 2025 renewable energy standards; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 3.8851, subdivision 3; 216B.1691, as amended.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

Kalin introduced:

H. F. 3583, A bill for an act relating to veterans; appropriating money for grants to counties for county veterans service officer interns.

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

Sterner, Gardner and Persell introduced:

H. F. 3584, A bill for an act relating to economic development; prohibiting state contracts with vendors convicted of crimes involving fraud; requiring a report to the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16C.03, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Davnie, Greiling, Newton, Tillberry and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 3585, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a due process for charter school teachers facing discipline or discharge; prohibiting a charter school from punishing a teacher who reports violations of law or school policy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 11.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Champion introduced:

H. F. 3586, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying and adding provisions related to highway construction contracting and disadvantaged business enterprises; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 161.32, by adding subdivisions; 174.03, subdivision 11; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Hortman introduced:

H. F. 3587, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing Department of Transportation to tow vehicles within metropolitan district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.041, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Hortman introduced:

H. F. 3588, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions related to transportation contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.315; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 1230.3000; 1230.3100; 1230.3200; 1230.3300; 1230.3400; 1230.3500; 1230.3600; 1230.3700; 1230.3800; 1230.3900; 1230.4000; 1230.4100; 1230.4200; 1230.4300.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Kath introduced:

H. F. 3589, A bill for an act relating to state government; reducing the reporting threshold for contracts for professional or technical services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16C.08, subdivision 4.

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

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 3590, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; making technical corrections to provisions relating to park trailers; updating references to certain federal law and regulations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 168.013, subdivision 1; 168A.085, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.098.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 3591, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to restrict the duration of operation of mobile food units.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Sterner introduced:

H. F. 3592, A bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting employment discrimination based on credit history; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 363A.08, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4.

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