2015 Minnesota Legislation Tracking

April 24, 2015 4:02 PM | Anonymous


This list includes status updates from a select number of bills during this legislative session related to MPHA’s 2015 legislative priorities. You can find and track additional public health bills using the APHA bill tracking website.


E-cigarettes

Bill Title: S.F. No. 777 - Cigarettes annual indexing requirement elimination

Brief description: Relating to taxation; repealing the annual indexing requirement for cigarettes

Status: Referred to taxes on 02/12/2015


Bill Title: S.F. No. 1135 - E-cigarettes (electronic delivery devices) use in certain places prohibition; sampling of vapor authorization

Brief description: Relating to health; prohibiting the use of (e-cigarettes) electronic delivery devices in certain places; authorizing the sampling of tobacco and vapor from electronic delivery devices under certain conditions

Status:  Referred to Health, Human Services and Housing on 02/26/2015


Bill Title: H.F. 1253 - Electronic delivery device use prohibited, and sampling of vapor from electronic delivery devices allowed

Status: Author added Newyon - 03/09/2015


Bill Title: H.F. 1183 - E-cigarettes regulated

Status: Introduction and first reading, referred to Health and Human Services Reform on 02/23/2015

Bill Title: H.F. 1544 - Premium Cigar definition modified, and premium cigar maximum tax reduced

Status: Author added Smith on 03/26/2015


Bill Title: S.F. 1894 - Premium cigar definition modification and maximum tax reduction

Brief description: Relating to taxation; reducing the maximum tax on premium cigars and modifying the definition of premium cigar

Bill status: Referred to taxes on 03/19/2015


Bill Title: H.F. 600 - Transportation finance governing provisions amended, gross receipts motor fuels tax established, vehicle registration tax and metropolitan area transit sales tax amended, highway user fund and county state-aid funding distribution modified, report required, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Brief description: Transportation finance governing provisions amended, gross receipts motor fuels tax established, vehicle registration tax and metropolitan area transit sales tax amended, highway user fund and county state-aid funding distribution modified, report required, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Bill status: Author added Fischer on 03/12/2015


Bill Title: S.F. 1762 - E-cigarettes (electronic delivery device) regulation and prohibition repeal

Brief description: Regulating e-cigarettes (electronic delivery device) under the department of health; repealing the electronic cigarette prohibition

Bill status: Referred to Health, Human Services and Housing on 03/16/2015


Bill Title: S.F. 1699 - E-cigarettes (electronic delivery devices) licensed salespeople sanitization regulation and inspections establishment

Brief description: Requiring the sanitization regulations and inspections for certain licensees who sell e-cigarettes (electronic delivery devices), defining certain terms; specifying required sanitary measures for mixing a solution to be used in e-cigarettes (electronic delivery devices); requiring sanitary measures for customers who sample e-cigarettes; specifying requirements for handling nicotine; establishing inspection authority and certain penalties

Bill Status: Referred to Health, Human Services and Housing - 03/12/2015


Bill Title: S.F. 1836 - Menthol-flavored cigarette usage study in the African-American community and appropriation

Brief description: Appropriating money to the commissioner of health to evaluate and develop strategies to address menthol-flavored cigarette usage in the African-American community and to develop strategies to address cigarette usage and the harm in that community; report requirement

Bill status: Referred to Finance - 03/18/2015


Bill Title: H.F. 2139 - African-American community evaluation and strategy development funding provided to address menthol-flavored cigarette use, and money appropriated.

Bill status: Authors added Liebling; Hausman; Davnie; Murphy, E.; Clark; Carlson; and Laine - 04/07/2015


Bill title: H.F. 2089 - Smoking definition under Clean Indoor Air Act expanded

Bill status: Introduction and first reading, referred to Health and Human Services Reform  - 03/23/2015


Bill title: H.F. 2182 - Nicotine solution used in electronic cigarettes tax rate changed

Bill status: Introduction and first reading, referred to Health and Human Services Reform - 04/09/2015


Bill title: S.F. 87 - Transportation funding provisions modification; gross receipts motor fuels tax establishment; vehicle registration tax and metropolitan area transit sales sale provisions modification; highway user fund and county state aid funding distribution modification; railroad recodification; trunk highway bonds authorization

Brief description: 1E Relating to transportation ARTICLE 1 - TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDING Appropriating money to the department of transportation (DOT) for the corridors of commerce program and the transportation economic development program; authorizing and providing for the sale of state bonds ARTICLE 2 - GROSS RECEIPTS TAX Imposing a motor fuels gross receipts tax, specifying exemptions; making conforming amendments ARTICLE 3 - VEHICLE REGISTRATION TAX Increasing the motor vehicle registration tax ARTICLE 4- ...

Bill status: Comm report: To pass as amended and refer to Finance - 03/25/2015


Bill title: S.F. 2025 - E-cigarettes (electronic delivery device) nicotine solution tax rate modification and vapor products use tax imposition 

Brief description: Relating to tobacco taxes; changing the tax rate for nicotine solution used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes); defining consumable material, vapor products, and expanding the definition of tobacco products; imposing certain taxes on vapor products; modifying certain provisions relating to rates of tax, exemptions from tax, and promotional distribution of tobacco products.

Bill status: Referred to Taxes - 04/07/2015

Hearings: 1. 04/15/2015 08:30 AM [ ] - Committee On Taxes - Room 15 Capitol


Bill title: H.F. 1638 - Omnibus health and human services finance bill

Brief description: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the health and human services budget; modifying provisions governing health care, MinnesotaCare, MNsure, continuing care, nursing facility payments and workforce development, public 

health and health care delivery, children and family services, chemical and mental health, direct care and treatment, withdrawal management programs, and health-related licensing boards. Eliminates funding for SHIP.

Bill status: Committee report, to adopt as amended and re-refer to Ways and Means - 04/22/2015


Bill title: H.F. 1645 - Active transportation programs provided to support bicycle pedestrian, and other nonmotorized transportation activities; and legislative report required.

Bill status: Author added Fischer - 03/26/2015


Bill title: S.F 1458 - Omnibus health and human services finance bill

Brief description: Removing the child support application fee (rt)

Bill status: Second reading - 04/23/2015


Bill title: H.F. 844 - Omnibus K-12 education policy and finance bill

Brief description: Relating to education, providing for funding and policy in early childhood, 

kindergarten through grade 12. Does not include the PE bill, includes no new funding for school nutrition.

Bill status: Second reading - 04/23/2015


Bill title: S.F. 1376 - Active transportation programs establishment to support bicycle, pedestrian, and other nonmotorized transportation activities; bicycle sales tax dedication to active transportation program

Brief description: 1E Relating to transportation; establishing and providing for active transportation programs to support bicycle, pedestrian, and other nonmotorized transportation activities; defining certain terms; specifying authority powers and duties, program requirements and bond eligible costs; dedicating revenues from the sales tax on bicycles to the active transportation program; requiring the development of an project evaluation and selection process; report requirement.

Bill status: See SF 87; Art. 8; Sec. 10, 16, 26 - 03/11/2015 (Comm report: To pass as amended and refer to Finance - 03/25/2-15)


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