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September 2002
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Floor Session Date About the Debate and Video Coverage View Video Duration
Monday
September 19, 2002
Special Session: The Senate held a Special Session and passed: H.F. 1 - provides flood relief for northwestern Minnesota; H.F. 2 - restores charitable tax deductions for Minnesotans who pay the state Alternative Minimum Tax; and H.F 3 - eliminates the sales tax on gravel delivery. The Senate unanimously passed H.F. 1 - a $32.4 million flood relief package for the City of Roseau and other Northwestern Minnesota communities hit by summer floods caused by heavy rains. The aid is for home, business and infrastructure repair. The package also includes relief to farmers who suffered crop damage.

The Senate also passed H.F. 2 - restores charitable tax deductions for Minnesotans who pay the state Alternative Minimum Tax; and H.F 3 - eliminates the sales tax on gravel delivery.

The Senate adjourned the Special Session sine die.

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May 2002
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Monday
May 20, 2002
The Senate officially adjourns the 82nd session of the Minnesota Legislature after ceremonies for retiring members.

The Senate will convene the 83rd session of the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at noon.

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Saturday
May 18, 2002
Part 1: The Senate discussed the Conference Committee Report on HF 3618 - the Bonding Bill and adopted the Conference Committee Report on HF 3127 - the Pensions Bill (NOTE: the video stream for 5/18/02 is in in two parts) The actions were taken up as follows:

Motions and Resolutions
HF3618 (Langseth) Bonding Bill (Discussion only)

Messages from the House
House has adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3127 and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Conference Committee, so adopted
HF3127 (Johnson, Dean) Pensions bill-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee
-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 61-4

Special Orders
HF2886 (Kinkel) Leech Lake reservation tribal members election day registration proof of residence; registrants with inactive status registration requirements. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 62-0

SF3455 (Anderson) Resolution supporting national housing trust fund creation. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 47-14

SF3469 (Anderson) Resolution for conveyance of concerns of Minnesotans relating to human rights abuses by Chinese government leaders. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

HF3092 (Hottinger) Health care provider immunity granted for providing specific reference check data to a prospective new employer, and school district disclosure of violence or
inappropriate sexual contact data required. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 58-2

The Senate recessed from 5:22p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Friday
May 17, 2002
The Senate adopts the conference committee report on HF 2598 - a bill that requires the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public and charter schools. Special Orders
SF2468 (Pappas) Resolution recognizing states concerns in world trade agreements-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 39-12.

Messages from the House
HF2598 (Reiter) Pledge of allegiance-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee. Reiter - Call of the Senate. Foley - motion to reject Conference Committee Report and request that a new Conference Committee of 3 be appointed-Withdrawn. Roll Call - 39-11 - motion prevails. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 46-10

Special Orders
HF2972 (Metzen) Energy regulation and technical corrections provided, comprehensive energy play for public buildings required, and public utilities commission procedural powers
extended. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 46-2

The Senate will reconvene on Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m.

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Thursday
May 16, 2002
The Senate adopted conference committee reports and overrode the Governor's veto of SF2707 - a bill that extends a state tax force developing an electronic system for recording real estate transactions and extends a 50-cent surcharge to a type of real estate filing. Note: Due to techical difficulties, the last part of the session is not archived.

These items were taken up as follows:

Conference Committee Reports
SF3172 (Knutson) 10 year conditional release period for sex offense conviction
-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 53-0

SF2486 (Samuelson) Requirements for spending of radiation therapy facilities-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 56-1

SF2572 (Hottinger) Public finance/Region nine economic development plan-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 58-0

Motions and Resolutions
Kelley, S.P. moved to take veto message and SF2707 from the table-adopted. SF2707 (Kelley, S.P.) Real Estate; surcharges . Kelley, S.P. moved that SF2707 be now reconsidered and repassed, the objections of the Governor notwithstanding. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-0 - bill is repassed objections of the Governor notwithstanding

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m.

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Wednesday
May 15, 2002
The Senate adopted conference committee reports including: HF3270 - Supplemental Budget Balancing Bill and HF2498 - Formerly Omnibus Tax bill for 2001 (Contains tax provisions from Phase 2 budget bill) Note: The Senate recessed and reconvened twice on 5-15-02. The sessions are edited together in one video stream.

HF3270 (Supplemental Budget Balancing bill) balances the state's $439 million projected budget deficit for 2002-2003. Highlights include:

No tax increases - schools will be able to levy to offset delayed state payments;

Allows $1.1 billion in tobacco endowments to be used as a "cash flow" account (to be replenished);

Saves $474.4 million in accounting shifts by delaying 17 percent of state aid to schools and counties into 2004-2005;

Raises $25.5 million by accelerated sales tax: retailers must continue to pay 75 percent of estimated June 2003 receipts by the end of the month instead of 62 percent;

and includes new spending of $65.5 million for schools, debt service, security and governor's residence.

The actions were taken as follows:

Conference Committee Reports
SF2433 (Betzold) Criminal sexual conduct crimes expansion-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Betzold - Call of the Senate. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 54-4

SF2738 (Price) DNR Fiscal Policy bill-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee
-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 60-0

SF1755 (Stumpf) School employees Health insurance -Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee. -adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 45-14

Special Orders
SF3191 (Murphy) Transportation department obsolete provisions elimination; Wisconsin land conveyance. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF2572 (Hottinger) Public Finance/Region nine economic development. Senator Rest replaces Senator Fowler on the Conference Committee

Messages from the House
House had adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF3270 and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted

HF3270 (Johnson, Doug) Budget Balancing Bill
-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Betzold - Call of the Senate. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 51-14

Conference Committee Reports
SF3431 (Anderson) Omnibus Jobs bill-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee
-adopted. Betzold - Call of the Senate. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 48-14

SF3134 (Higgins) Sewage Treatment Systems (Individual)-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 60-0

SF3133 (Stevens) Clean Indoor Air Act (does not include Profiles repeal) -Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 59-5

Messages from the House
House had adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on SF1755 and repassed said bill in accordance with the report of the Committee, so adopted

HF3163 (Betzold) Revisors Bill-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 57-0

Reports of Committees
Moe, R.D. from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which was referred;

HF3073 Omnibus Gambling Bill. Reports back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended that the bill do pass.

Moe, R.D. from the Committee on Rules and Administration to which was referred;
SR241 A senate resolution declaring May 12 to 18, 2002 to be police week. Reports back with the recommendation that the resolution be adopted

Moe, R.D. urgency be declared Article 4 section 19, HF3073 - rules be suspended and be given it's third reading and placed on it's final passage

HF3073 (Vickerman) Omnibus Gambling Bill. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-3

Motions and Resolutions
HF2498 (Pogemiller) Formerly Omnibus Tax bill for 2001 (Contains tax provisions from bill Phase 2 budget)-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 63-0

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday
May 14, 2002
The Senate passed two Conference Committee Reports: SF 3024 - HMO's deductible maximums; continuing education licensing and SF 3099 - Health and Human Services Technical bill.

Conference Committee Reports
SF3024 (Scheid) Commerce provisions modifications-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 46-16

SF3099 (Berglin) Department of Health and Human Services Technical bill-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 57-4

Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills
SF3475 (Kleis) Unicameral Legislature. Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

SF3476 (Bachmann) University of Minnesota prior appropriation reduction modifications. Referred to the Committee on Education

SF3477 (Solon, Y.P.) Fishing lead sinkers sale and use prohibition. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

The Senate was in recess at 11:20 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. They reconvened and adjourned until Thursday, May 15, 2002 at 8:30 a.m.

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Monday
May 13, 2002
The Senate processed bills and reports and passed HF 3127 - Omnibus Pension Bill on Special Orders.

Conference Committee Reports
SF2392 (Metzen) Emergency 911 telecommunications system-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 56-0

Special Orders
HF3127 (Johnson, Dean) Omnibus Pensions bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 59-0

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

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Friday
May 10, 2002
The Senate met briefly and adjourned. The Senate reconvenes on Monday, May 13, 2002, at 10:00 am. Real Media format 2 min
Thursday
May 9, 2002
The Senate adopted Conference Committee Reports including SF 3246 - a bill that creates a "do-not-call" list to help regulate telephone solicitations. These items were taken up as follows:

Conference Committee Reports
SF2448 (Betzold) Department of public safety disclosure of personal data relating to vehicles
-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 35-21

SF2727 (Samuelson) State park and recreation area land additions and deletions; state land and tax-forfeited land sales; stream easements acquisition; fishing restrictions; lower St. Croix national scenic riverway substandard structures continuation-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 58-0

SF3246 (Cohen) Telephone solicitation calls regulation-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee. Senator Marty moved that the recommendation of the Conference Committee be rejected and the bill be returned to Conference Committee. Cohen - Call of the Senate. Roll Call - 22-36 - motion does not prevail-adopted Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 58-0

Conference Committees Appointed
SF1755 School employees health insurance plan studies. Senate Conferees: Stumpf, Sams, Robertson

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 9:00 am.

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Wednesday
May 8, 2002
The Senate adopted a conference committee report (SF 2707) and appointed conference committee members in a brief session. These actions were taken as follows:

Conference Committee Reports
SF2707 (Kelley, S.P.) Real estate task force funding provisions modification and clarification
-Motion to adopt Conference Committee Report-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 55-0

Conference Committees Appointed
SF3133 Clean indoor air act rules legislative approval requirement/House provision contains Profiles of Learning repeal. Senate Conferees: Stevens, Pogemiller, Pappas

Introduction and First Reading of Senate bills
SF3468 (Pappas) Memorializing the President, Congress, and the Governor to ensure that international trade agreements respect the traditional authority of state and local governments to protect the public interest. Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 9:00 am.

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Monday
May 6, 2002
The Senate passes SF 3463 - a bill that clarifies the prohibition on application of pesticides (allows aerial spraying to eradicate Gypsy Moth populations) The bill permits the Department of Agriculture to spray biological pesticides to control gypsy moths, forest tent caterpillars, mosquitos and other pest species. SF3463 (Murphy) Clarifying the prohibition on application of pesticides. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 60-0

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 10:00 am.

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Thursday
May 2, 2002
The Senate adopted conference committee reports, processed bills, and took up HF 3350 - a bill that relates to nurses prescription or vaccine protocols on Special Orders. Items were taken up as follows:

Conference Committee Reports
SF3298 (Johnson, Dean) Transportation Policy-Motion to adopt the Conference Committee Report-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 51-6

SF3384 (Hottinger) Election campaign finance and ethics provisions modifications
-Motion to adopt the Conference Committee Report-adopted. Marty motion to reject report of Conference Committee and return bill to the Conference Committee. Roll Call - 12-44 - does not prevail. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 47-9

Special Orders
HF3350 (Kiscaden) Nurses prescription or vaccine protocols; clinical nurse specialists certification waiver; Ryan White AIDS Act administration; medical assistance anti-hemophilic drugs coverage and family community support services continuation. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 54-0

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, May 6, 2002 at 10:00 am.

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April 2002
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Monday
April 29, 2002
The Senate met briefly to process bills, appoint conference committees, and adopt a resolution (SR 243) honoring the National Day of Prayer. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 9:00 am. Real Media format 18 min
Thursday
April 25, 2002
The Senate passed H.F. 2598 - a bill that requires the recitation of the pledge of allegiance at least once a week in public and charter schools on Special Orders.

H.F. 2598 was amended to include language that calls for the adult person in charge of the class or school to discuss the history and reasons for recitation of the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the school year. Students will be informed that those choosing not to participate for personal reasons will not be considered unpatriotic.

Special Orders
HF2598 (Reiter) Schools pledge of allegiance recitation requirement. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 54-8

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:00 am.

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Monday
April 22, 2002
The Senate rejects an effort to repeal the Profile of Learning (SF 3133 Clean Indoor Air Act) and adopts conference committee reports including SF 2960 - a bill that legalizes certain fireworks. These items were taken up as follows:

Messages for the House

SF 3133 (Stevens) Clean indoor air act rules legislative approval requirement(includes Profile of Learning repeal)-Senate concur with House amendment and the bill be repassed. Motion to concur - failed - 33-33. Stevens -Laid on table

Conference Committee Reports

SF2960 (Johnson, Debbie) Fireworks Bill (sparklers only) Betzold - Call of the Senate - Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee - Roll Call - 34-30. Third Reading. Final passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call 34-30

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 9:00 am.

SF2674 (Krentz) Game and Fish- Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee- adopted. Third Reading. Final passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call 60-0

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Thursday
April 18, 2002
The Senate took up HF 3183 - Omnibus Agriculture Policy Bill on Special Orders. Items were taken up as follows:

Messages from the House
SF2460 (Kleis) Relating to crimes; imposing special civil liability for destruction of field crop products, animals and organisms-Motion to concur with House amendments-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call - 57-0

SF2727 (Samuelson) Relating to natural resources; modifying land acquisitions procedures-Motion to not concur with House amendments and request that a Conference Committee of 3 be appointed-adopted

HF2970 (Stumpf) Relating to natural resources; imposing requirements on certain purchases of the Commissioner of Natural Resources-Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a Conference Committee of 3 be appointed-adopted

House has adopted the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee on HF2473 and repassed the bill in accordance with the report of the Committee

HF2473 (Ranum) Organ donor designation on drivers license/donor intent-Motion to adopt the report of the Conference Committee and bill be repassed as amended-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage Concurrence Roll Call - 50-7

Special Orders
HF3183 (Murphy) Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 41-16

Motions and Resolutions
SR 224 Pogemiller Honoring U of M Mens Hockey and wrestling teams.–adopted

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

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Monday
April 15, 2002
The Senate did not approve the conference committee report for SF 2960 - relating to volunteer firefighters and making sparklers legal in Minnesota.

Motions and Resolutions were taken up as follows:
SF 2909 (Sams) Health maintenance organizations rural demonstration projects; enrollee
cost sharing flexibility-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted
Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 60-0

SF2960 (Johnson, Debbie) Volunteer Firefighters/Sparklers provision-Motion to adopt report of the Conference Committee. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by the Conference Committee Roll Call - 29-33. Sent back to Conference Committee.

Senator Frederickson moved to reconsider SF2960. Roll Call - 38-23. Johnson, Debbie motion to reject report of the Conference Committee and send the bill back to the Conference Committee -adopted

Conference Committees appointed

Special Orders
SF1755 (Stumpf) School employees health insurance plan study. Stumpf moved to lay bill on the table-adopted

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

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Thursday
April 11, 2002
The Senate took up items on the Confirmation Calendar and appointed Conference Committees. Real Media format 53 min
Tuesday
April 9, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including HF 3270 - Recreational motor vehicles use (banning off-trail ATV use in state forests); and overrode the Governor's veto of HF 197 - public television digital conversion grant. Special Orders were taken up as follows:

HF3203 (Murphy) Motor vehicle and bicycle registration, dealer licensing and drivers license
provisions clarification and modification and commercial motor vehicles traffic regulations provisions modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 61-0

SF2937 (Hottinger) Environmental release response costs recovery statute of limitations clarification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 38-23

Samuelson moved that SR209 be taken from the table-adopted
SR209 (Samuelson) A senate resolution honoring the serviceman and women who lost their lives during the Bataan assault and those who survived the Bataan death march and Japanese prisoner-of-war camps on the 60th anniversary of the death march-adopted

HF3270 (Stumpf) Recreational motor vehicles use provisions modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 61-0

HF3183 (Murphy) Omnibus Agriculture Bill. Murphy motion to lay HF3183 on the table-adopted

Messages from the House

HF197 (Langseth) Public television digital grants. Roll Call - 53-5 - bill passed objection of the Governor not withstanding.

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.

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Monday
April 8, 2002
The Senate passed two conference committee reports and appointed conference committee members in a brief session. Conference Committee Reports were taken up as follows:
SF 1555 (Higgins) Fertilizers use regulation - Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee - adopted. Third Reading. Final passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call 58-1

SF3288 (Kelley, SP) Firefighters interest arbitration decision provision expiration date extention under PELRA - Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee - adopted. Third Reading. Final passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call 61-0

Conference Committees appointed
SF 3246 Telephone solicitation calls regulation.
Cohen, Knutson, Marty

HF 2473 Organ donation designations as donor intent. Ranum, Scheid, Ring

HF 3031 Minnesota Emergency Health Powers Act.
Hottinger, Betzold, Limmer

SF3384 Election campaign finance and ethics provisions modifications. Hottinger, Scheid, Ourada

SF 2363 Homeowners and automobile insurers credit scoring limitations. Johnson, Dave, Wiener, Terwilliger

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 12:00 noon.

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Thursday
April 4, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including: HF 2719 - Uniform Athlete Agents Act and SF 3310 - School bus driver license endorsements cancellation. Special Orders were taken up as follows:

HF2719 (Wiener) Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF3310 (Chaudhary) School bus drivers license endorsements cancellation. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 8, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

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Wednesday
April 3, 2002
The Senate takes up Special Orders including: HF 3031 - MN Emergency Health Powers Act and HF 2214 - Baseball Stadium Finance Bill (final passage and conference committee appointed). Special Orders were taken up as follows:

HF3125 (Metzen) Telecommunications access for communication impaired persons program modifications; Alexandria and telephone electronic associations joint venture; telephone companies electronic billing authority. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF3359 (Wiener) Nurse protocol modifications; clinical nurse specialists specialty certification waiver. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 60-0

HF1517 (Wiener) Family day care homes swimming pools use regulation. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF3031 (Hottinger) Minnesota Emergency Health Powers Act. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0

Johnson, Dean moved to take HF2214 from the table-adopted

HF2214 (Johnson, Dean) Stadium Finance Bill (language of SF 1857). Betzold - Call of the Senate. Final Passage Roll Call - 35-30

HF3163 (Betzold) Revisor's Bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 62-0

Messages from the House
HF2214 Stadium Finance Bill (Johnson, Dean) -Motion to accede to the request of the House and request that a Conference Committee of 5 be appointed

Conference Committee Appointed for HF2214 - Stadium Finance Bill:
Senate Conferees: Johnson,Dean, Scheid, Terwilliger, Kelley, S.P., and Metzen

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

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Tuesday
April 2, 2002
The Senate passes HF 3364 - Omnibus Transportation Funding bill and HF 2473 - establishes a drivers license as intent for organ donation on Special Orders, and lays SF 2214 - Baseball Stadium Finance bill on the table. Special Orders were taken up as follows:

SF2738 (Price) Natural Resources provisions modifications (DNR Bill). Third Reading- Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF3132 (Stumpf) Northern Counties land use coordinating board pilot project. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0
HF2473 (Ranum) Anatomical gift designations as donation intent. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 51-11

Moe, R.D. moves to take HF3364 from the table-adopted

HF 3364 Transportation Bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 39-25

Moe, R.D. moves to take SF 2214 from the table-adopted

SF 2214 - Baseball Stadium Bill. Third Reading. Moe, R.D. motion to lay bill on the table.

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

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March 2002
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Wednesday
March 27, 2002
The Senate overrode Gov. Ventura's veto of HF 2570 - the auto glass replacement bill and passed SF 3431 - a bill that extends unemployment benefits on Special Orders. On a vote of 52-13, the Senate overrode Ventura's veto of HF 2570. The bill prohibits auto glass installers from offering incentives, like free steaks, to customers. The bill also requires insurers to notify customers that they can select their own auto glass installer.

On a vote of 44-20, SF 3431 was passed. The bill provides laid-off workers from the airline industry, Fingerhut, Farmland Foods, and Potlatch paper mill an additional 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. It also extends unemployment benefits for 13 weeks for others recently unemployed.

Items were taken up as follows:

Motions and Resolutions
Metzen moved that HF2570 be repassed not withstanding the objection of the Governor
HF2570 (Metzen) Auto glass replacement bill. Roll Call - 52-13 - Repassed as title agreed to objections of the Governor not withstanding

Special Orders
SF3431 Unemployment insurance trust fund federal loans interest special assessments, Jobs and Energy. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 44-20

HF3200 Dentists, dental hygienists or dental assistants guest licenses or registration. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 60-0

HF2988 Department of Commerce Insurance Technical Bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 51-9

Conference Committee Reports
SF2739 Omnibus Liquor Bill-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 52-6

SF2680 Residential housing ventilation system installation requirements elimination; construction codes advisory council membership expansion; new energy code adoption-Motion to adopt report of Conference Committee-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended by Conference Committee Roll Call - 53-5

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.

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Tuesday
March 26, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including: SF 709 - a bill that extends hotel bar closing times for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud; and SF 3384 - a bill that modifies election campaign finance and ethics provisions.

On a vote of 35-29, the Senate passed SF 709. The bill extends hotel bar closing times until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 2:30 a.m. on weekends for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud.

On a vote of 40-25, the Senate rejected an amendment to a campaign finance bill (SF 3384) that would put restrictions on independent expenditures in state elections. Independent expenditures are unlimited third-party monies used in elections without the knowledge of the candidates.

Special Orders were taken up as follows:

SF1811 Public drainage systems jurisdiction transfer. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF2150 Technology circuits or systems contractors and power limited technicians. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF709 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth intoxicating liquor on-sale hours extension; hotel room cabinets intoxicating liquors on-sale hours restriction exemption. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 35-29

SF3098 Medical assistance continuing care programs provisions modifications and clarifications. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 36-24

SF3030 Responsible Lending Act of 2002. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF2991 State and public employee military reservists salary differentials. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-0

SF2950 Election judges appointment authority expansion; polling places location outside a precinct in the metropolitan area extension. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 45-12

HF2706 Emergency vehicles siren sounding or lights display requirements and obstruction penalties and probable cause arrests. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 57-0

SF2594 Sustainable agriculture and methane digester loan programs. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 61-0

HF2780 Real property conveyance and document recording provisions; nonconsensual common law liens regulatory provision sunset repeal. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 58-0

SF3384 Election campaign finance and ethics provisions modifications. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 65-0

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

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Monday
March 25, 2002
The Senate took up HF 3270 - budget reconciliation bill (phase two budget balancing bill) on General Orders. On a vote of 38-28, the Senate gave preliminary approval to HF 3270. The bill eliminates the remaining projected budget deficit for 02-03 and reduces part of the projected deficit for 04-05.

Highlights of the bill include:
Increases the cigarette tax by 30 cents a pack on May 1, 2002 and another 30 cents on January 1, 2003; restores $556 million to the budget reserve; funds a 1.5 percent inflationary increase to K-12 education; restores $12.7 million to higher education; extends unemployment benefits for laid off workers in the airline industry, Farmland Foods, Fingerhut and Potlatch; and cancels tax reciprocy with Wisconsin.

On a 34-33 vote, an amendment that requires a 24 hour waiting period for an abortion was not taken up on the Floor.

HF 3270 was heard on General Orders:
HF 3270 State treasurers office created, July revenue forecast required, governor's cabinet provided, constitutional officer salary provisions modified, appropriations reduced, and consulting moratorium and hiring freeze provisions modified.
A2 amendment (Johnson, Doug) Delete everything amendment (Replace with language of SF3436)

Roll Call - 38-28 - HF 3270 recommended to pass as amended

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

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Friday
March 22, 2002
The Senate took up several items on Special Orders including: SF 2674 - Department of Natural Resources provision changes and modifications. NOTE: Due to technical difficulties the first 30 minutes of session is not archived.

Special Orders were taken as follows:
SF 2674 Omnibus Game and Fish bill - DNR provision changes and modifications. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 56-4

HF1224 Medical and specialized medical response units registration. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 53-0

SF3189 Independent school district #625, St. Paul and city of St. Paul civil service functions separation validation and retroactive effective date-Removed from Special Orders and placed on General Orders

SF3114 Child support obligors limited drivers licenses and payment agreements. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 52-3

SF3177 Wastewater infrastructure funding program modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 54-0

SF3298 Department of Transportation Housekeeping bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 56-0

HF2618 Public employees and officials required to report certain unlawful actions to law enforcement, and data provided to the state auditor for audit or law enforcement purposes
notwithstanding the data practices act. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 53-0

SF3099 Medical assistance continuing care programs provisions modifications; plumbing contractor provisions modification; corrections ombudsman duties modification; MFIP hardship temporary extensions; mental health interstate contracts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 34-26

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

Real Media format 5 hrs, 45 min
Thursday
March 21, 2002
The Senate passed several items on Special Orders including: SF 2812 - Transportation Funding Bill; SF 3246 - Telephone solicitation calls regulation - creating a "do not call" list for phone solicitors; SF 2683 - Anti-Terrorism Initiative; and HF 2882 - electric personal assistive mobility devices (Segway scooters) operation regulation.

The Transportation bill funds $5 billion dollars on transportation over 10 years. The bill passed on a 39-26 vote.

Highlights of the plan included: a 6 cents per gallon gas tax increase starting June 1; a Nov. 5 referendum in the 11 county metro area on whether to increase the sales tax by .5 percent for 10 years (to fund metro highway and transit projects); the state would sell $100 million in trunk highway bonds each year for 10 years, and creating a multi-modale transporation fund. License tab fees were not increased.

The Anti-Terrorism bill passed on a vote of 66-0.

Highlights of the anti-terrorism proposal included: a 25 cents increase to telephone surcharges (currently the charge is 27 cents) for statewide emergency communications; use of $4 million in unspecified general fund money for equipment and training for local emergency responders and for restored statewide hazardous materials teams; and expansion of a new high-tech emergency radio system from the Twin Cities to 15 southeastern and central counties. The bill also allows the state to issue patriotic themed license plates for a $50 charge to be used towards anti-terrorism and creates a felony penalty for a person who places a bomb near a building, vehicle or utility line.

Special Orders were taken up as follows:

SF2881 Cities or towns affordable housing regulation authority. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call -39-19

SF 2812 Transportation Funding Bill. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 39-26

SF 3246 Telephone solicitation calls regulation, requires the state to maintain a "do not call" list for people who don't want telephone soliciations; public utilities commission investigation enforcement authority expansion. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-1

SF 3187 Education provisions technical modifications and obsolete provisions repeal. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

HF 2882 Electric personal assistive mobility devices operation regulation. Third Reading . Final Passage Roll Call - 53-4

SF 2707 Real estate registration fee surcharge increases for real estate task force. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

SF 3020 Second degree sex offender increase. Ranum - motion to lay bill on the table-adopted

SF 2683 Anti-terrorism bill. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 66 -0

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 9:00 am

Real Media format 6 hrs, 51 min
Wednesday
March 20, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including SF 2675 - a bill relating to recyclable material container requirements expansion.

Special Orders

SF 2542 Business and nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies. Third Reading. Final passage as amended Roll Call - 65 - 0

SF 3272 Telecommunications Consumer Privacy Act. Third Reading. Final passage Roll Call - 64 - 0

SF 2908 Internet privacy and commercial electronic mail solicitation regulation. Third Reading. Final passage as amended Roll Call - 65 - 0

SF 3028 National and community service commission nonprofit corporation creation and duties delegation-motion to lay on table

SF 2675 Recyclable material container requirements expansion. Third Reading. Final passage Roll Call - 63 - 0

SF 2675 Recyclable material container requirements expansion. Third Reading. Final passage as amended Roll Call - 58 - 6

Kelley SP moves to take SF 3028 from table

SF 3028 National and community service commission nonprofit corporation creation and duties delegation. Third Reading Final passage as amended Roll Call - 64 - 0

SF 3134 Individual sewage treatment systems reclassification obligation clarification waste tire grant and loan program abolishment; Central iron range sanitary sewer district establishment. Third Reading. Final passage Roll Call - 63 -0

HF 197 Noncommercial television stations digital broadcast signal conversion. Third Reading. Final passage Roll Call - 59 - 6

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

Real Media format 2 hrs, 40 min
Tuesday
March 19, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including SF 2486 - a bill that modifies requirements for major spending commitments of radiation therapy facilities, prospective review and approval and the Consent Calendar. Special Orders were taken up as follows:

SF3075 Motor vehicle sales tax payment for sales in violation of dealer licensing requirements; motor vehicle title violations misdemeanor penalty repeal. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF2673 Child custody de facto and third party custodians. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 62-0

SF2859 State budget submission dates modifications. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF2909 Health maintenance organizations rural demonstration projects; enrollee cost sharing provisions; modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 62-0

SF2986 School districts teacher contract settlements information submission requirement. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF2793 Medical assistance reimbursement for out of state services to children with severe emotional disturbance. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

SF2486 Radiation therapy facilities major spending commitments, prospective review and approval. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 53-10

SF3148 Providing for accessory dwelling units. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 43-20

Consent Calendar
SF 2392 A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying emergency 911 telephone system provisions to establish emergency 911 telecommunications system. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2569 A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; clarifying items to be considered means of support. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 2 hrs, 24 min
Monday
March 18, 2002
The Senate took up four items on Special Orders including SF 2697 - a bill that establishes disclosure requirements for sellers of residential real estate. Special Orders were taken up as follows:
SF2697 Real estate transactions disclosure requirements. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-4

SF2821 Real estate brokers and salespersons regulatory provisions modifications. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 66-0

SF3200 Nonprofit organizations operating environmental learning centers as municipalities for tort claims purposes. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call -58-6

SF3140 Wage credit earned by school food service used for benefit purposes. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 40-27

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 1 hrs, 54 min
Thursday
March 14, 2002
The Senate took up Special Orders including SF 2570 - a bill relating to auto glass replacement.

Special Orders
SF2459 Supplemental nursing services agencies registration criteria expansion. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 53-0

SF2550 Special education services costs reimbursement requirement modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 57-0

SF3055 Metropolitan transit police provisions modification. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 61-0

SF2727 State park and recreation area land additions and deletions; state land and tax-foreited land sales; stream easements acquisition; fishing restrictions; lower St. Croix national scenic riverway substandard structures continuation. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0

SF3172 Repeat sex offenders conditional release period extension and harassment and stalking crimes enhanced penalty provision modifications and expansion. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

HF3584 Court verdicts, awards and judgements interest calculation formula. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-0

HF2792 Household hazardous waste programs local government units operation or participation indemnification; major appliances recycling activities closed facilities requirement. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-0

HF2766 Motor vehicle fuel franchisors marketing premises sale regulation expiration date removal. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-0

SF2115 Motor vehicle dealers surety bond requirements clarification. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0
SF2457 Relating to civil commitment; conforming certain standards; authorizing the court to commit certain persons with mental illnesses to community hospitals. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-4

SF3352 Dry Cleaner Environmental Response and Reimbursement Law. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF2546 Local government; Pleasant Lake and Rockville. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 66-0

SF2933 Pollution; installation of individual sewage treatment systems. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF2884 Relating to traffic regulations; imposition of civil fine for excessive gross weight. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF3274 Relating to military; providing protections to persons called or ordered to active service. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

HF2796 Relating to local government; authorizing Minneapolis to construct a new asphalt plant. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0

SF2614 Relating to foster care; requiring disclosure of communicable disease to foster care provider. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0

SF2363 Relating to insurance; Credit scoring bill. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

HF3189 Relating to motor vehicles; defining street-sweeping vehicles as special mobile equipment. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-1

HF2570 Auto insurance cover damage to auto glass on same basis as other parts. Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 63-0

SF3054 Relating to environment; relating to petrofund contractors and consultants. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF2764 Relating to human services; modifying standards for reporting incidents in licensed programs serving persons with mental retardation or related conditions. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 64-0

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 18, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

Real Media format 3 hrs, 38 min
Wednesday
March 13, 2002
The Senate took up Calendar items and passes SF 1857 - a bill that finances a new major league baseball stadium on Special Orders. On a vote of 37-30, SF 1857 passed as amended after many hours of debate. The open-air stadium would seat 42,000 and would be roof-ready. It would cost up to $330 million with funds being provided by private and public sources. The bill is site nuetral and requires a referendum vote (local taxes to levy for the stadium)on June 4, 2002. The bill authorizes the host city to impose a $2 per vehicle surcharge on parking and $1.50 per day for car rentals. Other taxes include: 13 percent wholesale tax on sports memorabilia sold in the seven county metro area; 6.5 percent sales tax on any item sold at the new stadium or Metrodome; 10 percent admissions tax at new stadium or increase from 10 to 15 percent at Metrodome; and a fee on rental space used by news organizations covering the games. The bill does not include using general fund money.

Calendar Items:
SF 1226 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to insurance; no-fault auto; regulating basic economic loss benefits. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

HF 2899 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; making changes to the livable community provisions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2650 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; modifying regulation of credit unions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-4

SF 3238 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to nonprofit corporations; neighborhood organizations; providing options regarding the election of directors, voting rights, and meeting notice requirements. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-4

SF 2559 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing sale of unauthorized, impounded vehicles within 15 days of notice unless owner declares intent to reclaim for vehicles impounded in the metropolitan area. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-2

SF 2932 (Krentz) A bill for an act relating to the environment; encouraging citizen water quality monitoring. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2692 (Sams)A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying requirements for background studies; requiring a review and report to the legislature on these requirements; limiting authority of commissioner of human services to set aside a disqualification; modifying list of disqualifying crimes; requesting a study and recommendations regarding methods for tracking civil actions involving sexual abuse. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

Senator. Frederickson moved to reconsider SF2650-adopted

SF 2650 (Samuelson)A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; modifying
regulation of credit unions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 46-16

Special Orders
SF1857 (Johnson, Dean) Stadium Bill. (31 amendments were made to the bill and many others were voted down.) Third Reading. Final Passage as amended Roll Call - 37-30

Senator Johnson, Dean makes motion to lay SF 1857 on the table-adopted

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 7 hrs, 23 min
Tuesday
March 12, 2002
The Senate took up the Calendar items and General Orders including HF 2598 - a bill that requires recitation of the pledge of allegiance in all public/charter schools. HF 2598 was progressed by the author after a lengthy floor debate.

Calendar
HF 2531 (Berglin)A bill for an act relating to health; regulating hospice care providers; providing criminal penalties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-0

HF 2813 (Robling) A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring child care
providers to develop policies for reporting suspected child maltreatment; requiring child care
licenses to contain certain information. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 58-0

SF 3293 (Chaudhary) A bill for an act relating to highways; transferring three state highways and vacating one state highway. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 60-0

SF 2492 (Johnson, Dave) A bill for an act relating to economic development;
providing extra unemployment benefits for certain workers laid off from Fingerhut Companies,
Incorporated, Farmland Foods Company, and airline and airline-related industries. Third Reading
Final Passage Roll Call - 60-0

SF 2463 (Anderson) A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating overtime for nurses; allowing reciprocity for border state nursing licensees. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 222 (Krentz) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a gross misdemeanor penalty for gross overlimit violations of fish and game laws; setting certain restitution values; providing criminal penalties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

HF 2612 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to occupations; revising circumstances in which the signature of a licensed architect, licensed engineer, licensed land surveyor, licensed landscape architect, licensed geoscientist, or certified interior designer is require. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 60-0

SF 2989 (Johnson, Dave) A bill for an act relating to corrections; clarifying mandatory sentences for driving while impaired offenders; enhancing offender accountability by requiring offender co-payment of certain sex offender treatment fees; authorizing an independent, contracted, board-certified forensic pathologist to sign the record of death on department incarcerated deaths. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF 3059 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to youth employment; modifying the requirements for youth employment involvement in certain construction projects paid for with grant fund. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-1

SF 2678 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; making technical changes and clarifications; modifying certain requirements for nonresident youth small game hunting; modifying requirements for firearms safety certificate; modifying prohibitions of hunting while under the influence; providing for taking unprotected birds; making certain stamp exemptions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2611 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; adopting a new compact for
interstate adult offender supervision and repealing the existing compact; creating an advisory council on interstate adult offender supervision; requiring the appointment of a compact administrator; imposing criminal penalties for a violation of the new compact. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2957 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to professions; requiring reporting of practice act violations to the board of dentistry; providing complainant immunity. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3286 (Johnson, Dave) A bill for an act relating to adoption; requiring a registered putative father to serve notice of a paternity action on an interested party. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2460 (Kleis) A bill for an act relating to crimes; imposing special civil liability for destruction of field crop products, animals, and organisms; providing criminal penalties for persons who promote, advocate, and take responsibility for criminal acts under certain circumstances. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-1

SF 3380 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to family law; modifying provisions governing postnuptial contracts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3086 (Sabo) A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; providing for the effect of a
recognition of paternity upon temporary custody; providing a presumption concerning an order of protection. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2627 (Kiscaden) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring optometrists and ophthalmologists to give patients copies of their prescriptions for contact lenses; establishing other requirements for access to and the content of prescriptions for contact lenses. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3024 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing certain cosmetology definitions; regulating continuing education and licensing requirements for certain licensees; regulating the contractor's recovery fund; providing for the adoption and amendment of uniform conveyancing forms. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2988 (Metzen) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating detached facilities, certain charges and fees, and mortgage prepayment penalties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

General Orders
SF 1226 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to insurance; no-fault auto; regulating
basic economic loss benefits-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2692 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying requirements for background studies; requiring a review and report to the legislature on these requirements; limiting authority of commissioner of human services to set aside a disqualification; modifying list of disqualifying crimes-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3238 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to nonprofit corporations; neighborhood organizations; providing options regarding the election of directors, voting rights, and meeting notice requirements-recommended to pass as amended

HF 2899 (Rest)A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; making changes to the
livable community provisions-recommended to pass

SF 2559 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing sale of unauthorized, impounded vehicles within 15 days of notice unless owner declares intent to reclaim for vehicles impounded in the metropolitan area-recommended to pass

SF 2932 (Krentz) A bill for an act relating to the environment; encouraging
citizen water quality monitoring-recommended to pass

SF 2650 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; modifying
regulation of credit unions-recommended to pass as amended

HF 2598 (Reiter) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring recitation of the pledge of allegiance in all public schools; providing for instruction in the proper etiquette, display, and respect of the United States flag-bill is progressed

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 4 hrs, 19 min
Monday
March 11, 2002
The Senate passes SF 1495 - a bill that requires that diesel fuel sold in the state contain a 2 percent blend of biodiesel fuel additive (made with soybeans) by 2005; and takes up Calendar, Consent Calendar and General Order items.

Calendar
SF 2433 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining the crimes of sexual conduct in third and fourth degrees to include persons who sexually penetrate vulnerable adults under certain circumstances and who are agents of special transportation service providers; prescribing penalties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-0

SF 3204 (Neuville) A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying that a county agency is not required to provide income support or cash assistance when specified state programs fail to do so. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-0

SF 2458 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to crimes; prohibiting presenting false information for purposes of certain background studies; prohibiting certain entities from employing individuals under certain circumstances. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

HF 2783 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to insurance; no-fault auto; regulating residual liability coverage. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF 2970 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring motor vehicle collision repair to include air bag repair or replacement; providing penalties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3026 (Kelley, S.P.)A bill for an act relating to health; regulating the provision of interstate telemedicine services. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2403 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to finance; authorizing the Minneapolis park and recreation board to lease certain property for the repayment of certain state bond expenditures. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2739 (Metzen) A bill for an act relating to liquor; exempting hotel honor bars from hours of sale restrictions; modifying minimum distance from specified state universities; authorizing the cities of Proctor, Albert Lea, Eden Prairie, West St. Paul, Brainerd, and Coon Rapids to issue on-sale licenses. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 53-9

SF 2516 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; clarifying the definition of
pastures for the purpose of animal feedlot regulation. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF 2430 (Wiger) A bill for an act relating to higher education; requesting the University of Minnesota and Minnesota state colleges and universities to complete a study allowing students to rent instructional materials. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3174 (Kelley, S.P.) A bill for an act relating to commerce; creating a small business category under the Money Transmitter Act. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2875 (Moua) A bill for an act relating to the environment; establishing an environmental sustainability policy. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-4

SF 2422 (Fischbach) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; regulating dealer transfers; clarifying calculation of base value. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3256 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying limits on the sale of prepared foods at community events or farmers' markets. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF 1189 (Bachmann)A bill for an act relating to annexation; providing for the election of municipal council members after certain annexations. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3168 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to municipalities; providing for a bidding exception for certain water tank service contracts; authorizing an agreement for the city of Walker to maintain and operate the state's water tower at Ah-Gwah-Ching; Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-2

HF 1620 (Tomassoni) A bill for an act relating to annexation; strengthening the effect of an orderly annexation agreement. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3133 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring legislative approval before the commissioner of health adopts certain new or amended rules governing the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 51-12

SF 3345 (Tomassoni) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating certain credit scoring procedure. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3136 (Lesewski) A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying payment provisions; modifying intervention procedures; changing the calculation of special fund assessments. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3126 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to human services; making technical changes in health care programs. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 1072 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating the photograph "Grace" as the state photograph. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 51-12

SF 2540 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to property; changing certain probate and power of appointment provisions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call -62-0

Consent Calendar
HF 2987 (Johnson, Doug) A bill for an act relating to Cook county; authorizing the county to
convey the Mineral Center cemetery to the Grand Portage Reservation. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

HF 3202 (Olson) A bill for an act relating to the city of Delano; increasing its public utilities commission from three to five members. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0.

SF 2986 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school districts to submit timely information about teacher contract settlements- Robertson moved that pursuant to Rule 25 SF2986 be stricken from the Consent Calendar and be referred to General Orders-adopted

HF 2629 (Limmer) A bill for an act relating to professions; allowing retired individuals licensed by the board of architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design to use a retired professional designation. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

HF 3309 (Larson) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions of licensed beds on layaway status. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

HF 2637 (Vickerman) A bill for an act relating to towns; providing for temporary officeholder. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF 3344 (Cohen) A bill for an act relating to courts; authorizing a combined jurisdiction program in the second and fourth judicial districts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF 3288 (Kelley, S.P.) A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; extending the expiration of an interest arbitration provision governing firefighters. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 3028 (Kelley, S.P.) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing the Minnesota
commission on national and community service to create and delegate duties to a private, nonprofit corporation-progress. Bachmann pursuant to Rule 25.4 stricken from Consent Calendar and referred to General Orders

SF 3322 (Orfield) A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; providing for the external use of existing service capacity; modifying the depreciation rate when assuming ownership of existing facilities. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2890 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to contracts; regulating public works contracts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

HF 3296 (Marty) A bill for an act relating to state employment; shifting social security administrative duties from the department of employee relations to the public employees retirement association; classifying data on employee's dependents as private. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3315 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to insurance; making certain changes involving the joint underwriting association's procedures. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3258 (Larson) A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for a land exchange with city of Garfield. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

Motions and Resolutions
SF 1495 Biodiesel Bill- Murphy motion to adopt report of Conference Committee–adopted
Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 53-11

General Orders
SF 3380 (Knutson)A bill for an act relating to family law; modifying provisions governing postnuptial contracts-recommended to pass

SF 2460 (Kleis)A bill for an act relating to crimes; imposing special civil liability for destruction of field crop products, animals, and organisms; providing criminal penalties for persons who promote, advocate, and take responsibility for criminal acts under certain circumstances-recommended to pass

SF 2627 (Kiscaden) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring optometrists and ophthalmologists to give patients copies of their prescriptions for contact lenses; establishing other requirements for access to and the content of prescriptions for contact lenses-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2988 (Metzen) A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating detached facilities, certain charges and fees, and mortgage prepayment penalties-recommended to pass

SF 3086 (Sabo) A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; providing for the effect of a
recognition of paternity upon temporary custody; providing a presumption concerning an order of protection-recommended to pass

SF 2492 (Johnson, Dave) A bill for an act relating to economic development;providing extra unemployment benefits for certain workers laid off from Fingerhut Companies,Incorporated, and from the airline and related industries-recommended to pass as amended

SF 222 (Krentz) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a gross misdemeanor penalty for gross overlimit violations of fish and game laws-recommended to pass

SF 3059 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to youth employment; modifying the requirements for youth employment involvement in certain construction projects paid for with grant funds-recommended to pass

SF 2678 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; making technical changes and clarifications; modifying certain requirements for nonresident youth small game hunting; modifying requirements for firearms safety certificate; modifying prohibitions of hunting while under the influence; providing for taking unprotected birds; making certain stamp exemptions-recommended to pass

SF 3286 (Johson, Dave) A bill for an act relating to adoption; requiring a registered putative father to serve notice of a paternity action on an interested part-recommended to pass

SF 2989 (Johnson, Dave) Mandatory sentences for driving while impaired offenders-recommended to pass

SF 2611 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; adopting a new compact for interstate adult offender supervision and repealing the existing compact; creating an advisory council on interstate adult offender supervision; requiring the appointment of a compact administrator; imposing criminal penalties for a violation of the new compact; appropriating money-recommended to pass

SF 2957 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to professions; requiring reporting of practice act violations to the board of dentistry; providing complainant immunity-recommended to pass

SF 2463 (Anderson) A bill for an act relating to employment; providing limits on overtime for nurses; providing remedies-recommended to pass as amended

HF 2612 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to occupations; revising circumstances in which the signature of a licensed architect, licensed engineer, licensed land surveyor, licensed landscape architect, licensed geoscientist, or certified interior designer is required
-recommended to pass

SF 3024 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing certain cosmetology definitions; regulating continuing education and licensing requirements for certain licensees; regulating the contractor's recovery fund; providing for the adoption and amendment of uniform conveyancing forms-recommended to pass

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 3 hrs, 49 min
Friday
March 8, 2002
The Senate took action on several Calendar items and took up General Orders.

Calendar
SF 2419 (Lesewski) A bill for an act relating to human services; defining portable wading pools; clarifying the use of portable wading pools at family day care settings Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 52-4

HF 58 (Betzold) Beer keg Identification. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 60-0

SF 2580 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that certain license revocation
hearings do not give rise to an estoppel on any issues in criminal prosecutions; providing for jurisdiction over persons found to have caused a delinquent act or charged by a juvenile petition; making it child endangerment to permit a child to be present when a person possesses certain chemical substances used to manufacture controlled substances; prescribing penalties for persons who escape from electronic monitoring. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2568 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; removing certain limitations on the county board's ability to lease real property; removing limitations on the county board's authority to construct off-street parking facilities. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2572 (Hottinger) A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the establishment of a specific nonprofit corporation in development region nine for certain specified purposes. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2578 (Wiener) A bill for an act relating to county government; providing for client-directed support programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 375.18, by adding a subdivision.
Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2953 (Hottinger) A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting issuing or requiring
excess insurance on property; regulating real estate appraisals. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 61-0

SF 1030 (Wiger) A bill for an act relating to government data; providing for a National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact; providing for an electronic information sharing system between the federal government and the state to access criminal history data. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 2448 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for disclosure by the department of public safety of personal data related to operation of a motor vehicles. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 2963(Rest) A bill for an act relating to state government; transferring duties of the state treasurer to the commissioner of finance. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 54-8

SF 2795 (Marty) A bill for an act relating to human rights; adding sanctions that may be imposed; creating standing to seek sanctions. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 62-1

SF 2680 (Limmer) A bill for an act relating to energy codes; adding a member to the construction codes advisory council; changing certain requirements; providing for adoption
of a new energy code. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF 2533 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing counties to collect room, board, and other related correctional expenses for offenders who have been convicted of a crime and confined in a county jail, workhouse, or correctional farm in certain instances. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF 3080 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to auditing; modifying certain provisions relating to preneed funeral trust accounts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0

SF 3147 (Orfield) A bill for an act relating to state employment; modifying the statewide affirmative action program. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-2

SF 2638(Foley) A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that whoever employs runners to procure clients under certain circumstances involving motor vehicle insurance is guilty of a felony. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

SF 3117 (Metzen) A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; providing for the transfer or disposal of interceptor facilities. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3124 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying resident reimbursement classifications; clarifying minimum nursing staff requirements. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 2960 (Johnson, Deb) A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring that employers allow unpaid leave for employees to perform volunteer firefighter duties. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 3084 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to auditing; modifying certain state and local auditing procedures and reporting practices. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 2949 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to government data; background checks; expanding what is considered to be public criminal history data; modifying procedures for certain background checks; authorizing criminal history checks for certain liquor license applicants; clarifying use of data collected on employees of certain license holders. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3231(Betzold) A bill for an act relating to data privacy; providing that nondesignated addresses on license applications are not public data. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 3257 (Solon, Y.P.) A bill for an act relating to municipalities; housing and redevelopment authority officers; adding an exception to conflict of interest provision. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3331 (Berglin) A bill for an act relating to health; removing the cost of obtaining health records when applying for a disability benefits program. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 3145 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to the military; revising the Minnesota code of
military justice. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3167 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to corrections; providing access to data for purposes of the commissioner's preliminary determination whether a petition of civil commitment as a sexual psychopathic personality or sexually dangerous person is appropriate. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

HF 2742 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating contested case procedures. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 2768 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions in the medical assistance demonstration project; adding requirements for the prepaid medical assistance and prepaid general assistance medical programs. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3101 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing certain conditions and exceptions for a new class I rest area on state highway No. 371 between Brainerd and Little Falls.
Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

HF 3190 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring the juvenile court to send data relating to juvenile petitions to the statewide supervision system. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 2769 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to counties; Itasca, St. Louis, and Koochiching; increasing or establishing the per capita spending limit for promotion of tourist, agricultural, and industrial development; providing for distribution of proceeds from forfeited land sales; making a technical correction by restoring legal text inadvertently made into a headnote in 1975. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

SF 3100 (Berglin) A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing approved tribal health professionals as medical assistance providers; reimbursement for certain health services; American Indian contracting provisions; requiring an evaluation of managed care regional rate differences; authorizing new rate regions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 65-0

SF 2752 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; providing for design-build contracts; requiring a report. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-1

SF 3073 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; clarifying the standard for
a misdemeanor violation of an order for protection or no contact orders. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3184 (Tomassoni) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions
governing road inspections, first hauls, and weight allowances for commercial motor vehicles; requiring study of load restrictions and increases; making technical and clarifying change. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-2

SF 3115 (Kelley, S.P.) A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating state energy
savings contracts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3015 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing a division of insurance fraud prevention within the department of commerce to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud; appropriating money; prescribing a criminal penalty for the employment of runners, cappers, or steerers. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 2612 (Kleis) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing private
vehicle escorting funeral procession to use flashing red lights. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-2

SF 1555 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing a preemption of local
regulation of fertilizers and plant foods used in agricultural production; regulating the use on turf of certain fertilizers containing phosphorus; providing for enforcement; prohibiting fertilizer applications to an impervious surface. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-1

SF 3034 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; authorizing certain
contracting with a public or private cooperative purchasing organization subject to a condition. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 2803 (Robling) A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring child care providers to develop policies for reporting suspected child maltreatment; requiring child care licenses to contain certain information. OUT FOR COMPARISON

SF 2998 (Lourey) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; waiving the written case presentation and oral examination component of the licensing requirements for certain alcohol and drug counselors. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 3108 (Kiscaden) A bill for an act relating to human service. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

SF 1372 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to data practices; modifying provisions governing child maltreatment data. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 66-0

General Orders
SF 3256 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying limits on the sale of prepared foods at community events or farmers' markets-recommended to pass

SF 2875 (Moua) A bill for an act relating to the environment; establishing an environmental sustainability policy-recommended to pass

HF 1189 (Bachmann) A bill for an act relating to annexation; providing for the election of municipal council members after certain annexations-recommended to pass

SF 3293 (Chaudhary) A bill for an act relating to highways; transferring three state highways and vacating one state highway-recommended to pass

SF 3168 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to municipalities; providing for a bidding exception for certain water tank service contracts-recommended to pass as amended

HF 1620 (Tomassoni) A bill for an act relating to annexation; strengthening the effect of an orderly annexation agreement-recommended to pass

SF 3133 (Stevens) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring legislative approval before the commissioner of health adopts certain new or amended rules governing the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act-recommended to pass

SF 2430 (Wiger) A bill for an act relating to higher education; requesting the University of Minnesota and Minnesota state colleges and universities to complete a study allowing students to rent instructional materials.-recommended to pass

SF 3126 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to human services; making technical changes in health care programs-recommended to pass as amended

SF 1072 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating the photograph "Grace" as the state photograph-recommended to pass

SF 2540 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to property; changing certain probate and power of appointment provisions-recommended to pass

SF 2458 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to crimes; prohibiting presenting false information for purposes of certain background studies; prohibiting certain entities from employing individuals under certain circumstances-recommended to pass

SF 2422 (Fischbach) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; regulating dealer transfers;
clarifying calculation of base value-recommended to pass

SF 3345 (Tomassoni) A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating certain credit scoring procedures-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3026 (Kelley, S.P.)A bill for an act relating to health; regulating the provision of interstate telemedicine services-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3136 (Lesewski) A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying payment provisions; modifying intervention procedures-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3174 (Kelley, S.P.) A bill for an act relating to commerce; creating a small business category under the Money Transmitter Act-recommended to pass

HF 2783 (Scheid) A bill for an act relating to insurance; no-fault auto; regulating residual liability coverage-recommended to pass

SF 2970 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring motor vehicle collision
repair to include air bag repair or replacement; providing penalties-recommended to pass

SF 2516 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; clarifying the definition of
pastures for the purpose of animal feedlot regulation-recommended to pass

SF 2739 (Metzen) Omnibus Liquor Bill-recommended to pass

SF 2403 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to finance; authorizing the Minneapolis park and recreation board to lease certain property for the repayment of certain state bond expenditures-recommended to pass

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

Real Media format 2 hrs, 8 min
Thursday
March 7, 2002
The Senate took up many items on General Orders. General Orders included:

SF 2752 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; providing for design-build contracts; requiring a report-progress

SF 3073 (Knutson) A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; clarifying the standard for
a misdemeanor violation of an order for protection or no contact order-recommended to pass

SF 3184 (Tomassoni.) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying provisions
governing road inspections, first hauls, and weight allowances for commercial motor vehicles-recommended to pass

SF 3015 (Scheid)A bill for an act relating to commerce; establishing a division of insurance fraud prevention within the department of commerce to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud; appropriating money-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2855 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to transportation; limiting duration of drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards for noncitizens with short-term admission authorization-progress

SF 2612 (Kleis) A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing private
vehicle escorting funeral procession to use flashing red lights-recommended to pass

SF 3100 (Berglin) A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing approved tribal health professionals as medical assistance providers; reimbursement for certain health services; American Indian contracting provisions; requiring an evaluation of managed care regional rate differences-recommended to pass as amended

HF 2742 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating contested case procedures-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3115 (Kelley S.P.) A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating state energy
savings contracts-recommended to pass

SF 2998 (Lourey) A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; waiving the written case presentation and oral examination component of the licensing requirements for certain alcohol and drug counselors-recommended to pass

HF 3190 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring the juvenile court to send data relating to juvenile petitions to the statewide supervision system-recommended to pass

SF 1555 (Higgins) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing a preemption of local
regulation of fertilizers and plant foods used in agricultural production; regulating the use on turf of certain fertilizers containing phosphorus; providing for enforcement; prohibiting fertilizer applications to an impervious surface-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3101 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing certain conditions and exceptions for a new class I rest area on state highway No. 371 between Brainerd and Little Falls-recommended to pass

SF 3034 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; authorizing certain
contracting with a public or private cooperative purchasing organization subject to a condition-recommended to pass

SF 2752 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; providing for
design-build contracts; requiring a report-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2803 (Robling)A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring child care providers to develop policies for reporting suspected child maltreatment; requiring child care licenses to contain certain information-recommended to pass

SF 2516 (Sams) A bill for an act relating to agriculture; clarifying the definition of pastures for the purpose of animal feedlot regulation-progress

SF 2768 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions in the medical assistance demonstration project; adding requirements for the prepaid medical assistance and prepaid general assistance medical programs-recommended to pass

SF 2769 (Lessard) A bill for an act relating to counties; Itasca, St. Louis, and Koochiching; increasing or establishing the per capita spending limit for promotion of tourist, agricultural, and industrial development; providing for distribution of proceeds from forfeited land sales; making a technical correction by restoring legal text inadvertently made into a headnote in 1975-recommended to pass

SF 3108 (Kiscaden) A bill for an act relating to human services; amending data and licensing definitions-recommended to pass

SF 3204 (Neuville) A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying that a county agency is not required to provide income support or cash assistance when specified state programs fail to do so-recommended to pass

SF 1372 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to data practices; modifying provisions governing child maltreatment data-recommend to pass

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, March 8, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

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Wednesday
March 6, 2002
The Senate took up items on the Consent Calendar and General Orders.

Consent Calendar
S.F. No. 2592: (SENATE AUTHORS: OLIVER, Scheid, Larson, Wiener and Metzen;Companion to H.F. No. 2763.) A bill for an act relating to insurance; authorizing the reorganization of a mutual insurance holding company into a stock company; modifying accounting provisions for certain ceding transactions. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-0.

S.F. No. 1072: (SENATE AUTHORS: LESSARD; Companion to H.F. No. 1097.) A bill for an act relating to state government; designating the photograph "Grace" as the state photograph. Pappas - motion to strike from Consent Calendar and be placed on General Orders -adopted.

S.F. No. 3189: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS; Companion to H.F. No. 3499.) A bill for an act relating to local government; establishing a retroactive effective date for St. Paul civil service separation. -Pappas motion to strike from Consent Calendar and be placed on General Orders-adopted

S.F. No. 2971: (SENATE AUTHORS: KNUTSON, Robertson and Day; Companion to H.F. No. 3133.) A bill for an act relating to state government; state procurement; codifying references relating to competitive bidding for building and construction contracts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 59-0

S.F. No. 3347: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOE, R.D. and Murphy; Companion to H.F. No.3655.) A resolution Urging Congress to ensure replacement of Indian trust land in the event of a nuclear incident at Prairie Island. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 62-0

S.F. No. 3109: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHWAB, Fischbach, Johnson, Debbie, Kleis and Ourada; Companion to H.F. No. 3362.) A bill for an act relating to public safety; permitting municipal police departments to utilize black patrol vehicles; striking references to constables in the law addressing the color of police vehicles. Third Reading. Final passed as amended Roll Call - 59-4

13) S.F. No. 3244: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHWAB, Neuville, Kleis, Marty and Chaudhary; Companion to H.F. No. 2842.) A bill for an act relating to evidence; authorizing electronic signature on certain laboratory blood sample reports. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 63-0

General Orders
SF2433 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining the crimes of sexual conduct in third and fourth degrees to include persons who sexually penetrate vulnerable adults under certain circumstances and who are agents of special transportation service providers; prescribing penalties-recommended to pass

SF 2381 (Berglin) A bill for an act relating to health; regulating hospice care providers; providing criminal penalties-recommended to pass as amended

HF 58 (Betzold) Keg Registration bill-recommended to pass

SF 2580 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that certain license revocation
hearings do not give rise to an estoppel on any issues in criminal prosecutions; providing for jurisdiction over persons found to have caused a delinquent act or charged by a juvenile petition; making it child endangerment to permit a child to be present when a person possesses certain chemical substances used to manufacture controlled substances; prescribing penalties for persons who escape from electronic monitoring-recommended to pass

SF 1861 (Ranum) A bill relating to crime prevention; requiring firearms to comply with certain requirements-progress

SF 2486 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying requirements for major spending commitments of radiation therapy facilities-progress

SF 2568 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; removing certain limitations on the county board's ability to lease real property; removing limitations on the county board's authority to construct off-street parking facilities-recommended to pass

SF 2572 (Hottinger) relating to local government; authorizing the establishment of a
specific nonprofit corporation in development region nine for certain specified purposes-recommended to pass

SF 2578 (Wiener) relating to county government; providing for client-directed support programs
relating to government data; providing for a National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact; providing for an electronic information sharing system between the federal government and the state to access criminal history data-recommended to pass

SF 1030 (Wiger) relating to government data; providing for a National Crime Prevention and
Privacy Compact; providing for an electronic information sharing system between the federal
government and the state to access criminal history data-recommended to pass

SF 2448 (Betzold) relating to government data practices; providing for disclosure by the department of public safety of personal data related to operation of a motor vehicle-recommended to pass

SF 2795 (Marty)relating to human rights; adding sanctions that may be imposed; creating standing to seek sanctions-recommended to pass

SF 2680 (Limmer) relating to energy codes; adding a member to the construction codes advisory council-recommended to pass

SF 3026 (Kelley, S.P.) Regulating the provision of interstate telemedicine services-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2533 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing counties to collect room, board, and other related correctional expenses for offenders who have been convicted of a crime and confined in a county jail, workhouse, or correctional farm in certain instances-recommended to pass

SF 3080 (Rest ) A bill for an act relating to auditing; modifying certain provisions relating to preneed funeral trust accounts-recommended to pass

SF 3147 (Orfield) A bill for an act relating to state employment; modifying the statewide affirmative action program-recommended to pass

SF 2419 (Lesewski)A bill for an act relating to human services; defining portable wading pools; clarifying the use of portable wading pools at family day care settings-recommended to pass as amended

SF 2963 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to state government; transferring duties of the state treasurer to the commissioner of finance-recommended to pass

SF 2638 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that whoever employs runners to procure clients under certain circumstances involving motor vehicle insurance is guilty of a felony-recommended to pass

SF 2953 (Hottinger) A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting issuing or requiring
excess insurance on property; regulating real estate appraisals-recommended to pass

SF 3124 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to health; modifying resident reimbursement classifications; clarifying minimum nursing staff requirements-recommended to pass

SF 2960 (Johnson, Debbie) A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring that employers allow unpaid leave for employees to perform volunteer firefighter duties-recommended to pass

SF 3117 (Metzen) A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; providing for the transfer or disposal of interceptor facilities-recommended to pass

SF 2792 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to legislation-progress

SF 3084 (Rest) A bill for an act relating to auditing; modifying certain state and local auditing procedures and reporting practices-recommended to pass

SF 2949 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to government data; background checks; expanding what is considered to be public criminal history data- recommended to pass

SF 3020 (Ranum) A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring presumptive executed sentences for persons convicted of certain criminal sexual conduct offenses in the second degree-progess

73)SF 2739 (Metzen) Omnibus Liquor Bill-Progress

SF 3231(Betzold) A bill for an act relating to data privacy; providing that nondesignated addresses on license applications are not public data-recommended to pass

SF 3257 (Solon, Y.P.) A bill for an act relating to municipalities; housing and redevelopment authority officers; adding an exception to conflict of interest provisions-recommended to pass

SF 2937 (Hottinger) A bill for an act relating to the environment; further clarifying the statute of limitations for actions to recover response costs under the Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act-progress

SF 3331(Berglin) A bill for an act relating to health; removing the cost of obtaining health records when applying for a disability benefits program-recommended to pass as amended

SF 3145 (Foley) A bill for an act relating to the military; revising the Minnesota code of
military justice-recommended to pass

SF 3167 (Betzold) A bill for an act relating to corrections; providing access to data for purposes of the commissioner's preliminary determination whether a petition of civil commitment as a sexual psychopathic personality or sexually dangerous person is appropriate-recommended to pass

SF 2752 (Robertson) A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; providing for
design-build contracts; requiring a report-progress

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

Real Media format 2 hrs, 48 min
Monday
March 4, 2002
The Senate took up one item on Special Orders: SF 2308 - relating to public employment; modifying procedures for legislative approval or disapproval of collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards. On a vote of 35-23, SF 2308 passed.

Items on the Consent Calendar included:
S.F. No. 2445: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 2772.) A bill for an act relating to crimes; modifying the school trespass law; prescribing penalties; amending Minnesota. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

S.F. No. 2590: (SENATE AUTHORS: LOUREY; Companion to H.F. No. 2753.) A bill for an act relating to Carlton and Pine counties; permitting the appointment of the county recorder. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 48-8

H.F. No. 3196: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Mares; SENATE AUTHORS: ROBERTSON,Vickerman, Orfield, Betzold and Day; Companion to S.F. No. 2966.) A bill for an act relating to state government; department of administration; clarifying ethical provisions in state procurement law; authorizing the commissioner of administration to adopt rules relating to state archaeology; repealing obsolete technology authority; repealing statutory authority for the citizens council on Voyageurs National Park. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 54-1

H.F. No. 3062: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Smith, Mares, Mahoney, Holberg and Stanek; SENATE AUTHORS: RANUM, Betzold, Marty, Knutson and Cohen; Companion to S.F. No. 2839.) A bill for an act relating to the courts; repealing limitations on the term of service for judges in Hennepin and Ramsey county juvenile courts. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

S.F. No. 2945: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 3495.) A bill for an act relating to Nobles county; permitting the appointment of the auditor-treasurer and
recorder. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 48-8

H.F. No. 2695: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Mares, Smith, Murphy and Lenczewski; SENATE AUTHORS: POGEMILLER, Johnson, Dean, Terwilliger and Stevens; Companion to S.F. No. 2531.) A bill for an act relating to retirement; correcting Minneapolis firefighters relief association provisions; amending certain administrative procedures. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

9) S.F. No. 2828: (SENATE AUTHORS: ROBERTSON, Pappas, Stumpf, Knutson and Wiener; Companion to H.F. No. 3033.) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying a limitation on the ability of the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities and intermediate school districts to enter into certain property agreements. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

S.F. No. 2573: (SENATE AUTHORS: BERG; Companion to H.F. No. 2748.) A bill for an act relating to education; allowing independent school district No. 801, Browns Valley, to begin the school year as early as August 27 to accommodate Browns Valley high school students enrolled in school in Sisseton, South Dakota and Sisseton, South Dakota elementary students enrolled in school in Browns Valley. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 57-0

H.F. No. 2992: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Rhodes, Koskinen, Haas, Solberg and Howes; SENATE AUTHORS: STEVENS, Sams, Pariseau and Higgins; Companion to S.F. No. 2865.) A bill for an act relating to professions; modifying terms of temporary licensure for occupational therapists. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 54-0

H.F. No. 3148: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Rhodes; SENATE AUTHORS: KELLEY, S.P.and Higgins; Companion to S.F. No. 3025.) A bill for an act relating to health occupations; modifying registration requirements for speech-language pathologists and audiologists whose registrations have lapsed for more than three years. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 54-0

S.F. No. 2834: (SENATE AUTHORS: DAY; Companion to H.F. No. 3074.) A bill for an act relating to Steele county; permitting the appointment of the county recorder. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 48-7

H.F. No. 2624: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Buesgens; SENATE AUTHORS: ROBLING and Pariseau; Companion to S.F. No. 2441.) A bill for an act relating to the city of Shakopee; increasing its public utilities commission from three to five members. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

S.F. No. 3189: (SENATE AUTHORS: PAPPAS; Companion to H.F. No. 3499.) A bill for an act relating to local government; establishing a retroactive effective date for St. Paul civil service separation.-Progess

S.F. No. 2986: (SENATE AUTHORS: ROBERTSON; Companion to H.F. No. 3069.)A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school districts to submit timely information about teacher contract settlements-Progress

S.F. No. 2814: (SENATE AUTHORS: MURPHY, Fischbach, Metzen and Vickerman;Companion to H.F. No. 3240.) A bill for an act relating to cooperatives; authorizing electronic voting. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-1

S.F. No. 1000: (SENATE AUTHORS: STEVENS, Pariseau, Limmer and Wiener; Companion to H.F. No. 2135.) A bill for an act relating to eminent domain; modifying provisions governing appointment of commissioners; providing for hearing and notice requirements. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

S.F. No. 3162: (SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN; Companion to H.F. No. 3515.) A bill for an act relating to Murray county; permitting the appointment of the county recorder.
Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 49-5

S.F. No. 3347: (SENATE AUTHORS: MOE, R.D. and Murphy; Companion to H.F.No. 3655.) A resolution Urging Congress to ensure replacement of Indian trust land in the event of a nuclear incident at Prairie Island.-Progress

S.F. No. 2900: (SENATE AUTHORS: BACHMANN; Companion to H.F. No. 3282.) A bill for an act relating to local government; allowing a city to establish cartways. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-1

S.F. No. 3278: (SENATE AUTHORS: SCHEID, Schwab and Wiener; Companion to H.F. No. 3328.) A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; requiring commissioner of public safety to adopt rules requiring education in organ donation as part of driver education programs; requiring commissioner to include information on organ and tissue donation in the driver's manual. Third Reading. Senator Kleis pursuant to Rule 41.2 requests to be excused from voting. Final Passage Roll Call - 53-1

S.F. No. 3045: (SENATE AUTHORS: BETZOLD and Pogemiller; Companion to H.F. No. 3373.) A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; authorizing extension of the domestic fatality review team pilot project in the fourth judicial district.. Third Reading Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

S.F. No. 3154: (SENATE AUTHORS: ROBERTSON; Companion to H.F. No. 3206.)A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; eliminating certain responsibilities of the commissioner of health; increasing penalty limits for certain violations. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

H.F. No. 3116: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Ozment, Tingelstad, Schumacher and Swenson;SENATE AUTHORS: VICKERMAN, Price, Frederickson and Krentz; Companion to S.F.
No. 2822.) A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying certain responsibilities of the advisory committee and the legislative commission on Minnesota resources regarding the environmental andnatural resources trust fund; modifying availability of funds for disbursement; providing a penalty for failure to comply with restrictions on certain state-funded acquisitions of land; requiring recipients of certain state funding for acquisitions of interests in land to record a notice of funding agreement regarding the interests. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

S.F. No. 2631: (SENATE AUTHORS: KINKEL; Companion to H.F. No. 2880.) A bill for an act relating to game and fish; restricting the taking of fish on certain waters. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 56-0

H.F. No. 2642: (HOUSE AUTHORS: Gerlach; SENATE AUTHORS: LESEWSKI,Tomassoni, Hottinger and Ourada; Companion to S.F. No. 2760.) A bill for an act relating to mines; modifying a reporting requirement for the inspector of mines. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 55-0

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.

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February 2002
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Thursday
February 28, 2002
The Senate overrides the Governor's veto of HF 351 - the Omnibus 2002-2003 Budget Balancing bill. On a vote of 60-7, the Senate repasses the Omnibus Budget Balancing bill. The Senate also processed bills and took up several Motions and Resolutions.

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 4, 2002 at 11:30 a.m.

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Wednesday
February 27, 2002
The Senate met briefly to process bills. Real Media format 6 min
Friday
February 22, 2002
The Senate met briefly to process bills.

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 11:30 a.m.

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Thursday
February 21, 2002
The Senate passes 2002-2003 budget balancing plan. The proposal balances the state's $1.95 billion budget deficit for the current biennium. The plan draws on $1.3 billion in reserves, reduces permanent spending by $374 million, and makes one-time cuts of $131 million. HF 351 passed on a 57-8 vote.

Some of the permanent cuts include: $15 million to K-12 Education; $4 million to Family and Early Childhood; $50 million to Higher Education; $95.9 million to Human Services; $14.3 million to the Environment; $2.68 million to Agriculture; $4.1 million to Transportation; $26.3 million to Judiciary; $7 million to Economic Development; $41.9 million to State Government; $38 million in TIF Grants; $40 million in Salary Caps; and $35 million in Professional and Technical Contracts.

HF 351 includes no tax increases or expansion to the sales tax.

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, February 22, 2002 at 8:45 a.m.

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Wednesday
February 20, 2002
The Senate met briefly. The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. Real Media format 7 min
Monday
February 18, 2002
The Senate passes HF 980- $1.2 billion bonding bill.

Highlights of the bonding bill include:
$233.5 million to the U of M and $266.6 million to MNSCU for repairs and new construction; $60.5 million for a new science laboratory for the Department of Health and Agriculture; $40 million to replace and restore local bridges; $8 million for the Northstar commuter rail project to run between St. Cloud and Minneapolis; $5 million for Northwest metro busway; $15 million for development grants in outstate Minnesota; $4.2 million for renovations to the Governor's mansion; and $30 million for the Guthrie Theater replacement. A number of amendments were offered to the bill. HF 980 passed on a 51-13 vote.

The Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at noon.

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Friday
February 15, 2002
The Senate took up Motions and Resolutions and items on the Consent Calendar. Motions and Resolutions: Senator Ring moved that SF2695 be withdrawn and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Gov't Ops

Senator Knutson moved that SF 2559 be withdrawn and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Senator Kiscaden moved that SF2825 be withdrawn and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

Senator Sabo moved that she be removed as co- author to SF 3007

Senator Sabo moved that SF2680be withdrawn from General Orders and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs, Housing and Community Development.

Consent Calendar
SF1471( Vickerman) conforming the statutes to reflect the transfer of authority from the municipal board to the office of strategic and long-range planning; explicitly authorizing delegation by the director. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 60-0.

SF 2655 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to rulemaking; extending the authority of the board of physical therapy to adopt rules on licensee ethics. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0.

Motions and Resolutions
SF3207 (Moe) Motion to take from table-adopted
Moe, R.D. urgency be declared under Article 4 section 19, SF3207 - rules be suspended and be given it's second and third reading and placed on final passage-adopted. Third Reading. Final Passage Roll Call - 64-0.

The Senate will reconvene on Friday, February 15, 2002 at 11:45 a.m.

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THursday
February 14, 2002
The Senate takes up Motions and Resolutions. Resolutions included: urging the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to delay termination of the LTV Steel Mining Pension Plan and another calling for the appointment of a new Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The Senate reconvenes on Friday, February 15 at 11:45 a.m.

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Monday
February 11, 2002
The Senate passes an Omnibus Budget Balancing bill and deadlocks on a motion to take up SF 1481: a shooting preserves bill that could be amended to allow wider access to concealed weapons permits. The Senate passed the Omnibus Budget Balancing Bill 35-31 and deadlocks on SF 1481 motion (conceal and carry) 33-33.

The following actions were taken on the Omnibus Budget balancing bill:
HF 351 (Johnson, Doug) Omnibus Budget Balancing Bill (contains language of SF 2897)
A17 amendment (Johnson, Doug) Technical-adopted
A15 amendment (Stumpf) Technical-adopted
A 50 amendment (Stumpf) Early Retirement incentive provided in this section is available to an employee of the department of children, families, and learning -adopted
A 27 amendment (Berglin) Page 30, line 27, delete "FACILITY" and insert "HOME" Page 30, lines 29 and 35, delete "facility" and insert "home" Pages 75 and 76, delete sections 4 to 6 Page 77, line 8, after "(d)" insert "Laws 1999, chapter 152, section 2; Laws 1999, chapter 152, section 4, as amended by Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 9, article 13, section -adopted
A 24 amendment (Scheevel) Early Retirement incentive for the Department of Revenue-adopted
A 19 amendment (Day) Delete everything amendment - Budget freeze bill - includes language of SF 2688. Roll Call - 26-39 - not adopted.
Limmer - Call of the Senate
A 52 amendment (Pappas) Appropriations; Departments of Children, Family and Learning-adopted
A 22 amendment (Stevens) Page 93 delete lines 26 to 34. Roll Call - 34-27 - adopted
Third Reading. Final Passage as Amended Roll Call - 35-31.

Senator Lessard moved to take SF 1481 from the table (Shooting preserve.Pariseau requests Roll Call on motion . Limmer - Call of the Senate. Roll Call - 33-33 - motion does not prevail.

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 8:30 a.m.

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Monday
February 4, 2002
Swearing in of Senator-elect Yvonne Prettner-Solon (Distrct 7) and Senator-elect Mee Moua (District 67). The Senate took up the following Motions and Resolutions:
SR 164 (Olson) A senate resolution designating the Minnesota Tartan and the Minnesota Dress Tartan as the official state tartan. Roll Call - 59-0.

SF 1326 (Pogemiller) Redistricting plan. Motion to take bill from the table and re-constitute the Conference Committee-adopted. Redistricting Conference Committee. Senate Conferrees: Pogemiller, Orfield, Belanger

SF 2377 (Pogemiller) Congressional Redistricting plan. Motion to take bill from the table and re-constitute the Conference Committee-adopted. Redistricting Conference Committee. Senate Conferrees: Pogemiller, Hottinger, Wiener, Scheid, Orfield

The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 8:30 a.m.

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January 2002
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Monday
January 29, 2002
The 2002 Legislative session convenes. The Senate took up motions and resolutions. Senate File 2469, a resolution expressing sentiments relating to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 passed 64-0.

Senators gave tributes to the late Senator Sam Solon who served in the Senate since 1972. The Senate will reconvene on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 11:30 a.m.

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