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Bill Summaries

2017-2018 Biennium, Ninetieth Legislature

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Regular Session, Senate Files
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S.F. 1   Individual Market Premium Assistance and Market Reforms, Conference Committee Report
S.F. 8   Increasing the exclusion amount for the Minnesota taxable estate
S.F. 23   Start Seeing Motorcycles Special License Plates
S.F. 28   Working Family Credit Modification (as proposed to be amended by the A-1 amendment)
S.F. 51   State General Levy; Eliminate Inflator; Reduce Base Amounts; Market Value Exclusion (as proposed to be amended with A-2 delete-everything)
S.F. 55   Health Care Premium Assistance; Data Practices (Author’s Amendment)
S.F. 56   Individual Market Premium Assistance and Market Reforms, As Introduced
S.F. 65   Zero-Based Budgeting Requirement - First Engrossment
S.F. 71   Disabled Veterans Homestead Property Tax Exclusion Modification - REVISED
S.F. 77   Motorcycle Provisions
S.F. 78   Legislative Budget Office Creation - First Engrossment
S.F. 79   Driver's License Agent in New Brighton
S.F. 83   Estate tax repeal
S.F. 84   Disabled Veterans Homestead Valuation Exclusion Benefit Eligibility Extension to Surviving Spouse
S.F. 85   Natural Gas Combined Cycle Electric Generation Plant Construction Authorization (Delete-Everything Amendment SCS0085A-2)
S.F. 86   Redistricting Principles
S.F. 93   Community Medical Response Emergency Medical Technician Services Criteria Modification
S.F. 95   Intergovernmental Transfer Related to Ambulance Services Expansion
S.F. 102   Modifying Definition of Resident
S.F. 112   Palliative Care Advisory Committee Establishment – Second Engrossment
S.F. 113   Permanent exemption for admissions to Minnesota State High School League events
S.F. 123   Retention Requirements for Electronic Communications
S.F. 133   Exemption for Car Sharing Services of Motor Vehicle Rental/Lease Tax and Fee
S.F. 139   Preceptor Credit (as proposed to be amended by the A-1 amendment)
S.F. 141   Rural Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Utilities Regulation
S.F. 151   Motor Vehicle Forfeiture Provisions Modification for Inclusion of More Than One Vehicle Owner
S.F. 161   Hard-of-Hearing Accommodation Requirement in State-Funded Capital Improvement Projects - As Amended by The A-2 Amendment
S.F. 166   REAL ID (Third Engrossment)
S.F. 183   State General Levy; Reducing Levy Base Amount; Exempting First Tier of Commercial Industrial Property
S.F. 205   Homestead Valuation Exclusion for Disabled Veterans Modification - First Engrossment
S.F. 210   Omnibus Capital Investment Bill - The First Engrossment - Revised
S.F. 226   Time of Day for Work for High School Students
S.F. 232   Medal of Honor Recipient Kenneth L. Olson Highway
S.F. 236   Rural Finance Authority Bond Issue and Appropriation - The First Engrossment
S.F. 237   Vendor Allowance (as proposed to be amended by A-1 amendment)
S.F. 247   State Vendor Contracts Israel Boycott Prohibition - First Engrossment
S.F. 250   Medical assistance (MA) Asset and Spenddown Limits Increase for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
S.F. 258   Requiring Study for Free Electronic Filing of Individual Income Tax Returns
S.F. 261   Benton County Recorder Appointment
S.F. 270   Appeals and Equalization Course Waiver (as proposed to be amended by A-1 delete-everything amendment)
S.F. 283   Sales Tax Exemption for Contractor Purchases of Construction Materials for Certain Local Government and Nonprofit Entities
S.F. 286   Phased-in Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 291   Authorizing Issuance of Disability Plates and Certificates to Eligible Owners of Motorized Bicycles
S.F. 300   Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Background Checks
S.F. 310   Rural Career and Technical Education Consortium
S.F. 318   Certified Paraprofessionals for Home Care Services Authorization, As Amended by the Author's A-1 Amendment
S.F. 323   Motor Voter Registration
S.F. 325   Transportation-Related Tax and Fee Exemptions for Disabled Veterans
S.F. 326   Wetland Replacement for Local Roads (First Engrossment)
S.F. 327   Prohibition of Assignment of Military Pay or Benefits (First Engrossment)
S.F. 347   Prohibiting Use of Ignition Interlock Devices Enabled with Location Tracking Capabilities
S.F. 359   Home and Community-Based Services Setting and Licensing Requirements, Planning, and Case Management Requirements under Waiver Modifications and Individualized Home Supports Addition; Child Foster Care Background Studies Modifications
S.F. 366   Real Estate Appraisers
S.F. 370   Redistricting Principles; Redistricting Commission
S.F. 373   Temporarily Filling County Commissioner Vacancy
S.F. 379   June Accelerated Remittance Repeal (as proposed to be amended by the A-1 amendment)
S.F. 380   Exemption for bullion and bullion coin (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 393   Personal Care Assistance Program Modifications
S.F. 395   Nonprofit Nursing Facilities in Border Cities Operating Payment Rate Modification
S.F. 401   Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 403   Phased-in Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 410   Exemption for precious metal bullion and bullion coin (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 417   Modifying Research and Development Credit Increase; Partial Refundability (as proposed to be amended by the A-1 amendment)
S.F. 420   Southeast Minnesota Economic Growth Study
S.F. 424   Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 425   Phased-in Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 426   Modification of threshold of duration of premises leases for certain non-profit fundraising events; annual city celebration sales tax exemption (as proposed to be amended by A-1)
S.F. 450   Free Entrance at State Parks for Military Personnel
S.F. 453   Dyslexia and Literacy Specialist
S.F. 457   Modifying Definition of Resident
S.F. 458   Modifying Definition of Resident
S.F. 460   Sales Tax Exemption for Contractor Purchases of Construction Materials for Certain Local Government and Nonprofit Entities
S.F. 461   Freezing State General Levy at 2017 Level
S.F. 466   Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Purchases by Nonprofit Snowmobile Clubs
S.F. 474   Youth Skills Training Program Establishment (Delete-everything amendment SCS0474A-2)
S.F. 480   Long-Term Equity Investment Authority for Counties and Cities (First Engrossment)
S.F. 482   Modifications to the Board of Medical Practice Licensure Statutes
S.F. 484   Veterans Jobs Tax Credit
S.F. 503   Providing aid for out-of-home placement costs of children under the Indian Child Welfare Act
S.F. 513   Law Enforcement Memorial Plates
S.F. 514   Elections Administration Provisions Technical Modifications
S.F. 527   Modifications to the Nurse Practices Act
S.F. 530   Department of Transportation Report on the Use of Tolling and MnPASS Lanes (First Engrossment)
S.F. 540   Full Federal Conformity for Section 179 Expensing
S.F. 556   Deposit of Motor Vehicle Rental or Lease Taxes to Corridors of Commerce Program
S.F. 557   Establishes a New Grant Program Called the Unlocking Opportunities Grant Program
S.F. 570   Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)
S.F. 578   “Townhouse” Definition Modification
S.F. 580   Uniformity of State Labor Standards for Private Employers
S.F. 581   Prohibiting Use of Public Funds on Ballot Questions
S.F. 592   Pine County Auditor-Treasurer Appointment
S.F. 595   Allowing Interactive Video for Targeted Case Management
S.F. 603   Highly Paid Public Employees Severance Pay Limits Clarification
S.F. 604   Sports Facilities Data - First Engrossment
S.F. 605   Employee Gainsharing System Monthly Legislative Report Requirement
S.F. 610   Dairy Research, Teaching, and Consumer Education Authority (First Engrossment)
S.F. 620   County Boards Appropriations Authorization for Veterans Memorials Anywhere in the County
S.F. 646   Working Family Credit Modification for American Indians Living on Reservations (as proposed to be amended by the A-1 delete-everything amendment)
S.F. 654   Nursing Facility Payment System Policy and Technical Modifications And Report Requirement
S.F. 659   Modifying Taxability of Privilege of Admission for Game Farms or Hunting Preserves
S.F. 660   Sales Tax Exemption for Clay Targets
S.F. 664   Advocating Change Together Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grant Appropriation
S.F. 668   Elderly Waiver Program Reform and Appropriation (As Proposed to be Amended by the A-1 Amendment)
S.F. 669   Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Home and Community-Based Providers Reimbursement Rates Medical Assistance Adjustments
S.F. 672   Public Notice for Impaired Waters and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
S.F. 676   Increasing Penalties for Obstructing Traffic and Interference with Transit Crimes (First Engrossment)
S.F. 687   Employer-Provided Fitness Facility Services Credit
S.F. 692   Modifying Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District
S.F. 695   Reviewing Pollution Control Agency (PCA) Actions
S.F. 704   Licensure of Certain Facilities that Perform Abortions
S.F. 725   Increased Price Threshold for Tax Treatment of Noncollector Vehicles
S.F. 728   Residential Biomass Heating System Credit
S.F. 745   Rules Impacting Residential Construction or Remodeling Legislative Notice and Review Requirements
S.F. 758   Getting to Work Grant Program
S.F. 763   Greater Minnesota Internship Credit Modification
S.F. 768   School-linked Mental Health Services
S.F. 769   Agency Rules Adoption Legislative Approval Requirement
S.F. 770   City Canvassing of Primary Elections
S.F. 771   Voter Public Information List Changes
S.F. 772   Postelection Sampling Report Modifications
S.F. 784   Statutory Appropriations and Modifications for Certain Economic Development Programs
S.F. 789   Expanding Capital Equipment Exemption; Providing Exemption For Certain Meals and Beverages (as proposed to be amended by the A-3 amendment)
S.F. 791   Expanding General Assistance Eligibility
S.F. 793   Requiring Responsible Social Services Agencies to Provide Foster Care or Other Services to Certain Individuals Reentering Foster Care after 18 Years of Age
S.F. 811   Unpaid Leave of Absence for Service on an Indian Tribal Council
S.F. 821   State Road Construction Appropriation Increase
S.F. 825   Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
S.F. 838   Electronic Roster Equipment Grant
S.F. 839   Campaign Finance Omnibus (First Engrossment)
S.F. 841   Shrimp Production Incentive Payments
S.F. 851   Snowmobile Registration Issuing Fees
S.F. 852   Establishing the Housing Support Services Program
S.F. 853   Modifying Minnesota Supplemental Aid
S.F. 867   Phasing Out State General Levy Over Six Years
S.F. 868   Freezing State General Levy at 2017 Level
S.F. 870   Authorizing Cities to Raise & Spend Money for National Night Out & Related Events
S.F. 885   Ending Special Election Cycle Sooner
S.F. 899   Temporary or Seasonal Agricultural Workers Exemption from Overtime Requirements
S.F. 901   Odor Nuisance Protection for Livestock Facilities
S.F. 905   State Agency Lawsuits Against Local Governments Prerequisites Requirement
S.F. 915   Modifying Provisions Related to Mental Health Services
S.F. 918   Penalty Increase for Obstructing a Controlled-Access Highway or a Public HighwayWithin Airport Property
S.F. 920   Common Interest Communities Electronic Delivery of Cancellations of Sale or Resale (Author’s Delete-Everything Amendment)
S.F. 928   State Lottery Prizes Payment to Persons Under The Age Of 18 Regulation Repeal
S.F. 955   Expansion of Telecommunications Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
S.F. 960   Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Program
S.F. 961   Modifying Group Residential Housing Funding
S.F. 980   Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program Modifications and Appropriation
S.F. 1004   Modifies the Law Establishing the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
S.F. 1012   Stearns County Recorder Appointment
S.F. 1015   Agricultural Nuisance/Farmer-Neighbor Mediation Act
S.F. 1020   Eliminating Cap on Expenditures for Purchase of Awards & Trophies
S.F. 1026   Fully Funding Pupil Transportation Services
S.F. 1030   Sheriff's Conveyance Billing Process
S.F. 1031   Extending Permissible Sentence-to-Service Claims of Injury or Death
S.F. 1055   Home and Community-Based Services Waivers New Employment Services Establishment
S.F. 1063   Special Overweight Permits for Trucks Hauling Construction Materials
S.F. 1065   Human Services Budget Methodology Exception Establishment for Persons Leaving Institutions and Crisis Residential Settings; Consumer-Directed Community Supports Budget Methodology Modification
S.F. 1111   Legislative Renewable Energy Council Establishment - First Engrossment
S.F. 1175   Subtraction of Social Security Benefits
S.F. 1211   Increasing Group Residential Housing Beds
S.F. 1225   Voter Challenges; Notice of Challenge; Provisional Ballots
S.F. 1226   Uniform Election Dates; Counties Administering School District Elections
Regular Session, House Files
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H.F. 2   Federal Conformity, First Engrossment

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