State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 25, 2004


9:00 A.M.


TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills


The following bills were read the first time and referred to the committees indicated.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2982: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing charter schools to operate school
readiness programs; authorizing the use of compensatory revenue for early literacy efforts; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.15, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections
124D.10, subdivision 8; 126C.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2983: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying special assessment and
property tax deferment provisions on the Caponi art park property; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389,
article 3, section 41; Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 3, section 42, subdivision 2, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Nienow and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 2984: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for assistive
technology.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 2985: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school and library computers with
Internet access available for student use to be equipped with software filtering or blocking technology;
imposing a financial penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 125B.15; 134.50.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2986: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing town road sign replacement
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 164.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2987: A bill for an act relating to crime; increasing certain penalties associated with malicious
punishment of children; directing the Sentencing Guidelines Commission to rank offenses at specified
severity levels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.377, subdivisions 5, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Robling, Pogemiller and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2988: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that certain personal property
of an electric generation facility is exempt from property taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2989: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing schools to charge fees to secondary
students taking concurrent courses for credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.09, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2990: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association; authorizing the conversion of a retirement annuity to a disability
benefit.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2991: A bill for an act relating to taxation; wind production tax; changing the due date for the
wind energy reports; providing that the tax distribution is based on the previous year's local tax rates;
allowing certain township levies to be adjusted for production tax in 2004; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 272.029, subdivisions 4, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Chaudhary and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2992: A bill for an act relating to occupations; providing that certain traffic escorts are exempt
from the experience requirements of a protective agent license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
326.3382, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kiscaden and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2993: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for grants to Twin
Cities community voice mail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2994: A bill for an act relating to the compulsive gambling statewide toll-free telephone
number; requiring gambling establishments to acknowledge that the statewide toll-free compulsive
gambling telephone number is paid for with state funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
245.98, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2995: A bill for an act relating to insurance; amending the Insurance Guaranty Association
Act to improve coverage for political subdivisions of this state when their insurance company becomes
insolvent; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 60C.09, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Anderson, Bakk and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2996: A resolution memorializing Congress to give high priority to preserving the rights of the
states and of local governments to govern themselves, when considering ratification of the Central
American Free Trade Agreement.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2997: A resolution memorializing Congress to reauthorize the wind power producer credit.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Betzold, Pogemiller, Moua, Bakk and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2998: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; authorizing authorities to establish
an urban renewal area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 469.174, by adding a subdivision;
469.176, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2999: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing for the financing of
metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures; authorizing the issuance of certain
obligations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 473.39, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3000: A bill for an act relating to taxation; allocating income for purposes of income tax;
authorizing grants to biotechnology and health sciences businesses; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.17, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 469.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Stumpf and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3001: A bill for an act relating to education finance; including the education shifts to the
future forecast priorities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 16A.152, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3002: A bill for an act relating to higher education; creating a scholarship program for
low-income students; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 136A.121, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Betzold; Johnson, D.E.; Cohen; Rest and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 3003: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a
section to article VI; restricting the power of the judicial branch to define marriage or its equivalent.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Solon and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3004: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing low-income nursing student
scholarship program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
136A.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3005: A bill for an act relating to higher education; allowing undocumented noncitizens to
qualify as residents of Minnesota for state higher education purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 135A.031, subdivision 2; 136A.101, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Rest, Kelley, Tomassoni, Senjem and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 3006: A bill for an act relating to local government aids; amending the distribution formula
and increasing the appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 477A.013,
subdivision 8; 477A.03, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.