State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, March 15, 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.

Senators Kelley, Rest, Ranum and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2798: A bill for an act relating to education; reallocating federal funds; funding a study to
merge the Minneapolis Library Board and the Hennepin County Library Board.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2799: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; amending representation data;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 13.79, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Limmer, Neuville and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 2800: A bill for an act relating to elections; eliminating the incumbency designation from
judicial ballots; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 204B.36, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Anderson, Bakk, Murphy and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2801: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying corporate franchise tax deductions for
business expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 290.068, by adding a subdivision;
290.095, subdivision 4; 290.10; 290.21, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
290.01, subdivisions 19c, 19d.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid, Pogemiller, Kelley, Stumpf and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2802: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing student athletes to participate in sports
competitions and on nonschool sports teams during the high school sports season; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 128C.05, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lourey, Kiscaden and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2803: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to prepare a
plan for statewide data management.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Nienow, Pariseau and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2804: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for an alternative annexation
process; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 414; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 414.031; 414.033.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2805: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prohibiting operation of cellular
telephone in moving motor vehicle by holder of provisional driver's license or instruction permit;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2806: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying procedures for calculating
nursing facility operating payment rates for a project approved under the moratorium exception process;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.43, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2807: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 2808: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for the Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology, Inc. in Rushford.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ranum, Metzen, Vickerman, Skoglund and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2809: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money to the commissioner of
public safety to restore public safety services, including the Crime Victim Services Center, the Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension, the fire marshal, and the Criminal Gang Strike Force grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2810: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing a school board and school principals to
negotiate a plan for terminating, demoting, and reinstating principals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 122A.40, by adding a subdivision; 122A.41, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2811: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing administrative regions of the
Minnesota State High School League to contract with private auditors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 128C.12, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 128C.12, subdivision 3;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 128C.12, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Hottinger, Kleis, Ruud, Kierlin and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2812: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying the calculation of a state grant
award; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 136A.121, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Hottinger, Kierlin, Rest, Senjem and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2813: A bill for an act relating to local government; removing the acreage limit on
property-owner-petitioned annexation if certain conditions are met; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 414.033, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Ruud, Sams, Larson, Frederickson and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2814: A bill for an act relating to water; extending expiration of shoreland protection program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 103F.225, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 2815: A bill for an act relating to public safety; protecting ability to conduct amateur radio
operations; encouraging utilization of amateur radio operators in public safety and emergency situations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 462.357, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2816: A bill for an act relating to human rights; defining sexual harassment; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 363A.03, subdivision 43.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2817: A bill for an act relating to postconviction remedies; enacting a model postconviction
DNA analysis act; providing procedures for persons convicted of crimes to establish innocence by
petitioning the court for DNA analysis; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 590;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 590.01, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2818: A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting individuals whose only income
is a personal needs allowance from state health care program co-payments; amending Minnesota Statutes
2003 Supplement, sections 256B.0631, subdivision 2; 256D.03, subdivision 4; 256L.035.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2819: A bill for an act relating to human rights; making technical changes to the Human
Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 363A.02, subdivision 2; 363A.03,
subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 8, 14, 21, 31, 35, 42, by adding subdivisions; 363A.04; 363A.06; 363A.08,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 363A.09, subdivision 4; 363A.11, subdivision 4; 363A.12, subdivision 1;
363A.13, subdivision 4; 363A.15; 363A.17; 363A.19; 363A.21, subdivisions 1, 2; 363A.28, subdivisions
1, 6, 7; 363A.29, subdivision 2; 363A.40, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 363A.03, subdivisions 3, 29.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2820: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting the exclusion or limitation of
certain liability of the state; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2821: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; removing the sunset on certain portions of
the prepared food definition; amending Laws 2002, chapter 377, article 3, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2822: A bill for an act relating to background checks; school employees; specifying
disqualifying crimes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.03, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2823: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; reinstating the beaver damage control grant
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103B.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2824: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a nursing
facility in Carlton County having completed an approved total replacement; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.431, subdivision 17f.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Michel, Kelley, Larson, Pogemiller and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2825: A bill for an act relating to a University of Minnesota football stadium; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Ranum, Murphy and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2826: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring the commissioner to submit a report
to the legislature regarding policies and procedures for removal of debris and litter from trunk highway
rights-of-way.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Ranum, Skoglund, Hottinger, Bakk and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2827: A bill for an act relating to employment; extending the period of availability of certain
extra unemployment benefits; amending Laws 2002, chapter 380, article 1, section 5, subdivisions 3, 5, 6.

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

Senators Anderson, Vickerman, Rosen and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2828: A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing renewable energy working group to
study renewable energy development in the state; requiring a report.

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

Senator Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2829: A bill for an act relating to the state lottery; abolishing the state lottery; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 349A.01; 349A.02; 349A.04; 349A.05; 349A.06; 349A.07; 349A.08,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8; 349A.09; 349A.10; 349A.11; 349A.12; 349A.13; 349A.14; 349A.15;
349A.16; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 349A.08, subdivisions 5, 9; Minnesota Rules,
parts 7856.1000; 7856.1010; 7856.1020; 7856.2010; 7856.2020; 7856.3010; 7856.3011; 7856.3020;
7856.3030; 7856.4010; 7856.4020; 7856.4030; 7856.4050; 7856.5010; 7856.5020; 7856.6010; 7856.7010;
7856.7020; 7856.7030; 7856.7040; 7856.7050; 7856.7060; 7856.7070; 7857.2000; 7857.2010; 7857.3000;
7857.3010; 7857.4000; 7857.4010; 7857.4020; 7857.4030; 7857.4040; 7857.4041; 7857.4050; 7857.5000;
7857.5010; 7857.6000; 7857.6020; 7857.7000.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Moua, Knutson, Sams and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2830: A bill for an act relating to crime victims; appropriating money to the commissioners of
health and public safety for crime victim service programs and crime and sexual violence prevention
efforts.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Hottinger and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2831: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying off-highway vehicle
requirements; establishing an off-highway vehicle hot line; increasing civil penalty amounts; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.928, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, sections 84.773; 84.775, subdivision 1; 84.922, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Frederickson, Rosen, Pappas and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2832: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for a grant to Advocating Change Together.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2833: A bill for an act relating to human services; limiting the number of absent days
reimbursed under child care assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.13, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ruud, Larson, Nienow and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 2834: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing penalties for students convicted
of rioting; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2835: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing efficiency reviews for public schools;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2836: A bill for an act relating to education; using school accountability measures to recognize
public schools that provide excellent grades 3 through 8 language arts and mathematics teaching;
establishing an educational excellence grant program and fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2837: A bill for an act relating to education; convening a working group to recommend how
best to develop and deliver a preparation program for school administrators who, as credentialed
turn-around specialists, are trained to successfully implement educational and business principles to turn
around the performance of consistently low-performing schools.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2838: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying prior authorization for medical
assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.0625, subdivision 25.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, Higgins and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2839: A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting certain refugees and asylees
from participating in the diversionary work program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 256J.95, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2840: A bill for an act relating to elections; changing times for voting on changing county
seats; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 372.07.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2841: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to construct the
Chuck Brown Memorial Building in Swift County; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2842: A bill for an act relating to hospital districts; providing for board membership in the
Yellow Medicine County Hospital District; amending Laws 1963, chapter 276, section 2, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lourey and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2843: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring certain milk products to be labeled;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 32.75, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Bakk and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2844: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; making technical changes;
modifying the definition of "personal injury" to include injury or disease resulting from certain vaccines;
authorizing qualifying employees to opt to receive alternative workers' compensation benefits; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 176.011, subdivisions 15, 16; 176.081, subdivision 1; 176.092,
subdivision 1a; 176.102, subdivision 3a; 176.129, subdivisions 1b, 2a, 13; 176.135, subdivisions 1, 7;
176.1351, subdivisions 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; 176.181, by adding a subdivision; 176.1812,
subdivision 6; 176.185, subdivision 1; 176.231, subdivision 5; 176.238, subdivision 10; 176.391,
subdivision 2; 176.83, subdivision 5.

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

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

S.F. No. 2845: A bill for an act relating to railroads; authorizing state bonding for rail service
improvement.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2846: A bill for an act relating to public finance; modifying the authority of cities and counties
to finance purchases of computers and related items; clarifying the financing of conservation easements;
extending sunsets on establishment of special service districts and housing improvement areas; extending
the maximum maturity of bonds for qualified housing development projects; revising time for certain
notices of issues; modifying the authority to finance street reconstruction; modifying limits on city capital
improvement bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 428A.101; 428A.21; 469.034,
subdivision 2; 474A.131, subdivision 1; 475.52, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
sections 373.01, subdivision 3; 373.40, subdivision 1; 410.32; 412.301; 475.521, subdivision 4; 475.58,
subdivision 3b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 2847: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by
adding a section; affirming that every resident of Minnesota has the right to affordable, basic health care.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2848: A bill for an act relating to drainage maintenance; reestablishing the Aitkin Drainage
and Conservancy District.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Lourey and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2849: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring an environmental assessment
worksheet for certain feedlots; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 116D.04,
subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Sams, Murphy, Tomassoni, Ruud and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2850: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; exempting materials used in the creation of
movies and television shows; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.68, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Wergin, Knutson and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2851: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; limiting issuance of instruction permit and
provisional driver's license after certain convictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 171.05,
by adding a subdivision; 171.055, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Senjem and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2852: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain surplus state
land.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Wiger and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2853: A bill for an act relating to occupations; providing for the licensure of
mechanical/HVAC contractors and employees; requiring rulemaking; providing penalties; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326B.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson, Gaither, Pappas, Larson and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2854: A bill for an act relating to public utilities; providing for the recovery of stranded costs
incurred by a thermal energy customer of a facility subject to a qualifying emission reduction project;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216B.1692, subdivision 5; Laws 2003, First Special Session
chapter 11, article 3, section 12.

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

Senators Moua and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2855: A bill for an act relating to crimes; clarifying the terms force and coercion for purposes
of the criminal sexual conduct crime law; amending the harassment restraining order law so victims of
sexual assault do not have to pay a fee; prohibiting harassment through technological means; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 609.341, subdivisions 3, 14; 609.748, subdivisions 2, 3a; 609.749,
subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kelley and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2856: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for certain electric service for on-site
distributed generation owned and operated by political subdivision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 216B.1611, subdivision 2.

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

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2857: A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting executive branch employees
from receiving cash payments for discussing the work of an executive agency; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 43A.38, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2858: A bill for an act relating to human services; designating certain nursing facilities as
metropolitan facilities for purposes of medical assistance reimbursement; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sams, Bakk, Saxhaug, Jungbauer and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2859: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring the sale and purchase of certain
fire-suppression aircraft.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Sams, Rosen, Frederickson, Dille and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2860: A bill for an act relating to public health and safety; establishing a methamphetamine
laboratory cleanup revolving fund and authorizing loans to assist counties and cities in conducting
methamphetamine lab cleanup; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2861: A bill for an act relating to taxes; local lodging taxes; allowing the city of Biwabik to
impose a local lodging tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2862: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for a snowmobile
use study.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2863: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for camping
improvements at Monson Lake State Park; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Koering, Kiscaden, Rosen and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2864: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing hospital payment adjustment
provision for diagnostic related group payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256.969,
subdivision 26; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.195, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kleis, Lourey, Sparks, Sams and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2865: A bill for an act relating to insurance; health and accident; regulating certain dependent
coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 62A.042; 62C.14, subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Skoe, Vickerman, Sams, Rosen and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2866: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; limiting nuisance claims against certain
agricultural operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 561.19, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Higgins and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2867: A bill for an act relating to school board elections; Special School District No. 1;
providing for six members to be elected by district and three to be elected at-large.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2868: A bill for an act relating to professions; changing interior designer certification to
licensure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 326.02, subdivisions 1, 3a, 4b, 5; 326.03,
subdivisions 1, 4; 326.031; 326.04; 326.05; 326.09; 326.10, subdivisions 1, 2a; 326.105; 326.107,
subdivision 1; 326.11, subdivision 1; 326.111; 326.12; 326.13; 326.14; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 326.10, subdivisions 8, 9.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2869: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying fees for radioactive and nuclear material;
approving state agreement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 144.1205, subdivisions 2, 4, 8, 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
144.1202, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2870: A bill for an act relating to historic places; designating Pilot Knob/Oheyawahi as a
historic place; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 138.664, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2871: A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing the efficiency of payroll
processing; authorizing the use of electronic time recording systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 412.271, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2872: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing Independent School District
No. 801, Browns Valley, to exercise remaining levy authority for disability access projects.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2873: A bill for an act relating to property taxes and aids; modifying the city local government
aid program; making certain cuts to the market value homestead credit permanent; reinstating a
metropolitan transit levy and establishing a metropolitan transit aid program; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16A.88, subdivision 2; 297B.09, by adding a subdivision;
473.388, subdivision 4; 473.446, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 174.24,
subdivision 3b; 273.1384, subdivision 4; 477A.013, subdivision 9; 477A.03, subdivision 2a; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 473; 477A.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 2874: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; permitting use of dogs for tracking and
trailing bear; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 97B.205.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2875: A bill for an act relating to sales tax; allowing the city of Waseca to impose a local sales
tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2876: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; broadening the definition of
"corporation"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 211B.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Scheid, Reiter, Moua, Sparks and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 2877: A bill for an act relating to insurance; adjusting no-fault automobile insurance medical,
death, and disability compensation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 65B.44, subdivisions 1, 3,
4.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Hottinger, Kierlin, Foley, Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2878: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; establishing a school readiness
kindergarten assessment initiative; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2879: A bill for an act relating to data practices; changing provisions for data privacy;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.43, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 13.46,
subdivision 1; 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 119B.02, subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 13.46, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 13.319, subdivision
7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ortman, Scheid, Knutson, Rest and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2880: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing requirements for certification of a
class action; proposing coding in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 540.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2881: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a checkoff on the income tax return for
donations to the veterans of the global war on terrorism fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2882: A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes affecting counties, human
services policy, mental health, continuing care for the elderly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
119B.02, subdivision 4; 119B.03, subdivision 6; 119B.09, subdivision 4; 119B.21, subdivision 5;
144A.071, subdivision 1a; 245.462, subdivision 18; 245.464, by adding a subdivision; 256B.431,
subdivision 37; 256D.02, subdivision 17; 256D.06, subdivision 5; 256J.67, subdivisions 1, 3; 257.85,
subdivisions 2, 3; 259.23, subdivisions 1, 2; 259.41, subdivision 3; 259.79, subdivision 1; 260C.001,
subdivision 3; 260C.007, subdivisions 7, 8, 18, 22, 27; 260C.151, subdivision 6; 260C.178; 260C.201,
subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 10, 11; 260C.312; 260C.317, subdivision 3; 626.556, subdivisions 1, 10f, 11c, by
adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 119B.025, subdivision 1; 119B.125,
subdivisions 1, 2; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256B.0622, subdivision 8; 256B.431, subdivision 38; 256J.40;
256J.425, subdivision 7; 256J.46, subdivision 1; 256J.521, subdivision 2; 256J.626, subdivisions 6, 7;
256J.95, subdivisions 10, 12; 260.012; 626.556, subdivisions 2, 3, 10, 10b, 10e, 10i, 11; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 626.5551, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, sections 256D.06, subdivision 7; 256J.57, subdivision 2; Laws 2001, First Special Session
chapter 9, article 9, section 52; Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0220, subpart 6, item B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2883: A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes to child care, the
Minnesota family investment program, long-term care, and health care; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 119B.011, by adding a subdivision; 119B.03, subdivisions 3, 6a, by adding a subdivision;
256.955, subdivisions 2, 2b; 256B.0911, subdivision 4a; 256J.01, subdivision 1; 256J.08, subdivisions 73,
82a; 256J.21, subdivision 3; 256J.415; 256J.425, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
sections 119B.011, subdivisions 8, 10, 20; 119B.03, subdivision 4; 119B.05, subdivision 1; 119B.09,
subdivision 7; 119B.12, subdivision 2; 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 1a; 119B.189, subdivisions 2, 4; 119B.19,
subdivision 1; 119B.24; 119B.25, subdivision 2; 245A.11, subdivision 2a; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256.046,
subdivision 1; 256.955, subdivision 2a; 256.98, subdivision 8; 256B.06, subdivision 4; 256B.0625,
subdivision 9; 256B.0915, subdivisions 3a, 3b; 256B.431, subdivision 32; 256D.03, subdivisions 3, 4;
256J.09, subdivision 3b; 256J.24, subdivision 5; 256J.32, subdivisions 2, 8; 256J.37, subdivision 9;
256J.425, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 256J.49, subdivision 4; 256J.515; 256J.56; 256J.57, subdivision 1;
256J.626, subdivision 2; 256J.751, subdivision 2; 256J.95, subdivisions 1, 3, 11, 12, 19; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 119B.211; 256D.051, subdivision 17; Laws 2000, chapter 489, article 1,
section 36.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sparks and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2884: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating coverages, fees, forms, disclosures,
reports, and premiums; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 60A.14, subdivision 1; 60A.23,
subdivision 8; 60A.966; 60A.969; 62A.136; 62A.31, subdivision 1h; 62A.318; 65A.29, subdivision 11;
65B.48, subdivision 3; 72A.20, subdivisions 13, 15; 72A.201, subdivisions 3, 4; 79.56, subdivisions 1, 3;
79.62, subdivision 3; 79A.12, subdivision 2; 176.191, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 62A.316; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 79; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 61A.072, subdivision 2; 62E.05, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2885: A bill for an act relating to Metropolitan Airports Commission; restricting further
construction at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport until certain conditions are met.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2886: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a moratorium on the development
of new Minnesota comprehensive assessments.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Tomassoni and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2887: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating peddlers and door-to-door solicitors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 329.14; 368.01, subdivision 11; 412.221, subdivision 19;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 329A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 329.17, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 2888: A bill for an act relating to education; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution by adding a section to article XIII; establishing merit-based scholarship programs;
establishing the Minnesota scholarship fund and Minnesota scholarship program; creating a Casino
Control Commission and casino board; authorizing issuance of a casino license; providing for regulation
and taxation of casino; reducing rate of lawful gambling taxes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 297E.02, subdivisions 1, 4, 6; 299L.01, subdivision 4; 299L.02, by adding a
subdivision; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 340A.404, by adding a subdivision; 541.20; 541.21; 609.75,
subdivision 3; 609.761, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters
136H; 349C.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Marty and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2889: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing authority, direction, and funding
to achieve and maintain water quality standards for Minnesota's surface waters; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.06, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 290.06, subdivision 2c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2890: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for the valuation and
classification of land on which energy conversion systems are located; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 272.02, subdivision 22.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Sparks and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2891: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing reimbursement rates for low-rate
nursing facilities; providing reimbursement for nursing facility medical liability insurance costs; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.431, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Nienow and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 2892: A bill for an act relating to local government; imposing a moratorium on certain
annexations until June 1, 2006; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 414.031, by adding a
subdivision; 414.033, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Nienow and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2893: A bill for an act relating to health; providing title protection for exercise physiologists;
authorizing rulemaking; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
148.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.