State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, March 22, 2004


11:00 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 Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2957: A bill for an act relating to economic development; limiting what is a qualifying
business in a job opportunity building zone; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
469.310, subdivision 11.

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

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2958: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; establishing an aggregate resource
preservation property tax program; requiring a restrictive covenant on certain land; providing a
classification for property containing certain unmined aggregate; providing definitions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 273.13, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2959: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, by adding a
section to article XIV, to dedicate motor vehicle sales tax revenue attributable to sale of new motor
vehicles exclusively to public transit purposes and all other motor vehicle sales tax revenue exclusively to
highway purposes.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2960: A bill for an act relating to civil liability; providing for immunity from liability arising
from donated fire or emergency medical services equipment; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 604A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2961: A bill for an act relating to human services; placing nursing facilities in the city of
Dassel into a different geographic group; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.431,
subdivision 2b.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Knutson, Ourada and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 2962: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying certain restrictions on corporate
spending in political campaigns; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 211B.15, subdivisions 1, 17,
by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Frederickson, Vickerman, Kubly, Fischbach and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2963: A bill for an act relating to health; exempting certain food establishments from certain
equipment design and construction rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 157.011, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kleis, Michel, Ourada and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 2964: A bill for an act relating to employment; amending the definition of prevailing wage
rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 177.42, subdivision 6.

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

Senators Dibble and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2965: A bill for an act relating to the environment; extending the period for collecting dry
cleaner environmental reimbursement fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115B.49,
subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Michel and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2966: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying student enrollment in the
postsecondary enrollment options program; modifying the counseling requirements of the postsecondary
enrollment options program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.09, subdivisions 5, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Hann, Kiscaden and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2967: A bill for an act relating to education; prohibiting negotiation of teacher contracts
during the school year; repealing the January 15 penalty for failing to settle teacher contracts; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
123B.05, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 123B.05, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rosen, Knutson, Ruud, McGinn and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2968: A bill for an act relating to crime; increasing penalties for certain drug paraphernalia
violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 152.092; 152.093.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kubly; Johnson, D.E.; Metzen; Dille and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2969: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the construction date requirement
applicable to a property tax exemption for a biomass electric generation facility; extending the duration of
a sales tax exemption on construction materials for a biomass electric generation facility; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 272.02, subdivision 47; Laws 2001, First Special Session
chapter 5, article 12, section 67.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2970: A bill for an act relating to taxes; increasing the population size of cities permitted to
hold land for economic development purposes for 15 years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
272.02, subdivision 39.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2971: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing a ceiling in cities of the first
class for percentage net tax capacity in TIF districts above which a TIF moratorium applies.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2972: A bill for an act relating to urban riverfronts; requiring a model ordinance.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 2973: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying decoy restrictions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 97B.811, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
97B.811, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Fischbach; Johnson, D.E.; Sams; Dille and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2974: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing an increased levy by the Sauk River
Watershed District.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelley and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2975: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for grants for site-based achievement
contracts and for implementing innovative school personnel methods; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, D.J. and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 2976: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying student transportation fees; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 123B.36, subdivision 1; 123B.37, subdivision 1; 123B.88, subdivision
1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2977: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying school accountability requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 120B.36.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2978: A bill for an act relating to gaming; assessing a tax of six percent on wagers at an
authorized card club conducted by a licensed pari-mutuel racetrack; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 240.135; 240.15, subdivision 1; 240.30, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2979: A bill for an act relating to finance; exempting a certain sale of the Paramount Arts
District Regional Arts Center in the city of St. Cloud from certain requirements; amending Laws 1998,
chapter 404, section 23, subdivision 17, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Dibble, Marko, Rest and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2980: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for deposit of revenues from sales tax on
motor vehicles; removing obsolete language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
297B.09, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Stumpf and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2981: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for a quality deer management
pilot zone in Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington, and Roseau Counties; requiring a report;
imposing a penalty.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.