State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 11, 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 Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2675: A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying medical assistance coverage of
skilled nursing facility and hospice services for dual eligibles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2676: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that certain personal property
at a biomass 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 Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2677: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing counties to recover the cost of
conducting a background study; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 245C.10, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Dibble, Berglin, Higgins and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2678: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing grants for an AIDS prevention initiative
focusing on African-born Minnesotans; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2679: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the debt service equalization
aid program to encourage sound historic preservation and cost-efficient remodeling projects; modifying
the review and comment process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 123B.02, subdivision 8;
123B.53, subdivision 5; 123B.71, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
123B.71, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Ourada and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2680: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; specifying duty of care of bus drivers to
passengers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2681: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying the structure of the pollution
control agency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 116.02, subdivisions 1, 4; 116.03,
subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.02, subdivisions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2682: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing certain local government aid payments;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rest, Scheid, Belanger, Michel and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2683: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; modifying the alternative minimum tax
exemption and charitable contribution subtraction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.091,
subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 290.091, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hann, Gaither, Michel, Higgins and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2684: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing that certain misdemeanor
traffic offenses do not constitute grounds for revocation or suspension of a person's driver's license;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 169.13, subdivision 2; 169.791, subdivisions 2, 6; 169.792,
subdivision 7; 169.89, subdivision 1; 169A.35, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 171.08; 171.24, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2685: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for acquisition and development of the Minnesota River Trail from Wegdahl
to Granite Falls.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2686: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring a license to sell live bait; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 97A.475, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelley, Ranum, Anderson and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2687: A bill for an act relating to utilities; making energy reliability utility assessments
retroactive; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 216C.052, subdivision 3.

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

Senators Foley, Knutson and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2688: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention and public safety; adopting a new compact
for juveniles and repealing the existing compact; creating an Advisory Council on Interstate Juvenile
Supervision; requiring the appointment of a compact administrator; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 260.52; 260.53; 260.54; 260.55; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 260.51; 260.52; 260.53;
260.54; 260.55.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2689: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a pilot program to allow
school districts to spend compensatory revenue at school sites with low test scores; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 126C.15, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2690: A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying provisions relating to lead
abatement; imposing a fee on paint; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
144.9507, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2691: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minnesota State Retirement System general plan;
authorizing a general plan deferred annuitant to have employment at Bug-O-Na-Ge-Shig school used for
rule of 90 eligibility purposes.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2692: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minnesota State Retirement System general plan;
authorizing an eligible individual to be covered by the general plan for employment at Bug-O-Na-Ge-Shig
school.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2693: A bill for an act relating to pollution remediation; providing for priority in allocation of
agricultural chemical response and reimbursement account; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2694: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a biodiesel production development
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Pappas, Solon, Skoe, Kierlin and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2695: A bill for an act relating to higher education; extending sunset of education
telecommunications council; requiring eligible institutions to provide certain data to the Higher Education
Services Office; making changes relating to child care grants and the Minnesota College Savings Plan;
modifying certain education benefits of public safety officers; repealing obsolete rules; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 136A.121, by adding a subdivision; 136G.11, by adding a subdivision;
299A.45, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 125B.21, subdivision 1; 136A.125,
subdivision 2; 136G.11, subdivisions 1, 3; 136G.13, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 136G.11, subdivision 2; Minnesota Rules, parts 4815.0100; 4815.0110; 4815.0120;
4815.0130; 4815.0140; 4815.0150; 4815.0160; 4830.8100; 4830.8110; 4830.8120; 4830.8130; 4830.8140;
4830.8150.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pappas, Scheid, Solon, Ourada and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2696: A bill for an act relating to liquor; clarifying restrictions on location of retail licenses in
proximity to certain institutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 340A.412, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2697: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money for shoreland stabilization along Shingle Creek in the city of Brooklyn Park.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2698: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a wind turbine loan program;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2699: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring study on wind energy tax incentives.

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

Senators Jungbauer and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2700: 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 Rest, Scheid, Belanger, Pogemiller and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2701: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; modifying alternative minimum taxable
income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.091, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 290.091, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ortman, Hann and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2702: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; amending provisions of the Minnesota
education credit and education subtraction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.0674,
subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ranum and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2703: A bill for an act relating to state employment; modifying state hiring process provisions;
adding, modifying, and eliminating definitions; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 43A.02, subdivisions 4, 6, 11, 26, 32, 34, by adding subdivisions; 43A.04, subdivisions 3, 4;
43A.05, subdivision 1; 43A.10; 43A.11, subdivisions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 43A.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 15;
43A.16, subdivision 1; 43A.191, subdivision 3; 43A.36, subdivision 1; 43A.39, subdivision 1; 197.455;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 43A.15, subdivision 14; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 43A.02, subdivisions 7, 8,
15, 16, 19, 20, 37; 43A.11, subdivisions 3, 4; 43A.12; 43A.13, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8; 43A.15,
subdivisions 8, 9, 11; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 43A.13, subdivision 7; Minnesota
Rules, parts 3900.3300; 3900.6100; 3900.6300; 3900.6400; 3900.6500; 3900.6600; 3900.7100;
3900.7200; 3900.7300; 3900.7400; 3900.8500; 3900.8600; 3900.8800.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sparks, Pogemiller and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2704: A bill for an act relating to sales and use taxes; authorizing the city of Albert Lea to
impose a sales tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas; Johnson, D.E.; Cohen; Pogemiller and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 2705: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by
adding a section; requiring the state to pay two-thirds of the cost of instruction at public higher education
institutions.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2706: A bill for an act relating to conservation easements; limiting the duration of certain
easements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 84C.02; 500.20, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Scheid, Belanger, Reiter and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 2707: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating foreclosure consultants and equity
purchasers; regulating contract provisions and notice requirements; providing criminal penalties and civil
remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 580.03; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 580; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325N.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2708: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring nursing facility case-mix payment
rates to be based upon statewide averages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 256B.431, by
adding a subdivision; 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ranum, Dibble, Berglin and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2709: A bill for an act relating to airports; expanding scope of airport zoning provisions to
include control of uses incompatible with present and future airport use; requiring a chapter on aviation
planning in the state transportation plan; creating an advisory council on aviation planning; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 174.03, by adding a subdivision; 360.061, by adding subdivisions;
360.064, subdivision 1; 360.065; 360.066, subdivisions 1, 1a; 360.074; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 174; 360.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Vickerman and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2710: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring county extension office; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 38.331, subdivision 2; 38.35.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Vickerman and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2711: A bill for an act relating to education; making changes to county extension work;
requiring county contributions for county extension offices; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 38.35.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Vickerman and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2712: A bill for an act relating to education; making changes to county extension work;
providing matching funds for county extension offices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 38.35.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Kelley, Scheid, Pappas, Belanger and Senjem introduced--

S.F. No. 2713: A bill for an act relating to local government; repealing the compensation limit for local
government employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 356.611, subdivision 1; 465.719,
subdivision 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 43A.17, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators LeClair and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2714: A bill for an act relating to insurance; making changes in regulation of health insurance;
making changes in banking and insurance laws to accommodate health savings accounts; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 47.75; 48.15, subdivision 4; 62A.02, subdivision 2; 62A.65, subdivision
5; 62D.095, subdivision 4; 62E.06, subdivision 3; 62L.12, subdivisions 2, 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, sections 62A.65, subdivision 7; 62E.08, subdivision 1; 62E.12; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Bachmann and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2715: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a
section to article XIII; recognizing as marriage only a union between one man and one woman.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2716: A bill for an act relating to taxation; making policy and administrative changes to
certain taxes and tax provisions, state debt collection procedures, sustainable forest incentive programs,
and tax data provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16D.10; 270.02, subdivision 3;
270.69, subdivision 4; 270B.01, subdivision 8; 289A.31, subdivision 2; 289A.56, by adding a subdivision;
290.9705, subdivision 1; 295.50, subdivision 3; 469.1734, subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, sections 270B.12, subdivision 13; 272.02, subdivision 65; 290.01, subdivision 19d; 290C.10;
295.53, subdivision 1; 469.310, subdivision 11; 469.330, subdivision 11; 469.337; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 270; repealing Laws 1975, chapter 287, section 5; Laws 2003,
chapter 127, article 9, section 9, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lourey and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2717: A bill for an act relating to health; increasing the required nursing hours in nursing
homes under specified circumstances.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2718: A bill for an act relating to human services; including community collaborative child
care provider licensed under nonresidential child care programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 245A.14, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2719: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; providing for establishment of
redevelopment districts in the city of Detroit Lakes subject to certain rules.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2720: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing certain school districts to levy for
school bus purchases.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2721: A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the co-payments for medical
assistance; expanding general assistance medical care coverage to diabetic supplies and equipment;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 256B.0631, subdivision 2; 256L.035.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2722: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing residents of adult foster care
facilities to execute health care directives; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 145C.01,
subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2723: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the maximum rate paid for child
care assistance; limiting the number of absent days reimbursed under child care assistance; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.13, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 119B.13, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2724: A bill for an act relating to human services; adding coverage for diabetic supplies and
equipment to the MinnesotaCare limited benefit set; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 256L.035.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 2725: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying annual payments to counties for
game refuges; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 97A.061, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2726: A bill for an act relating to environment; extending certain environmental advisory
councils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115A.12; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 115A.072, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2727: A bill for an act relating to public safety; making changes to the CriMNet law;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 299C.65, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 299C.65, subdivisions 3, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2728: A bill for an act relating to gambling; making various changes to lawful gambling
provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 349.12, subdivision 31; 349.15, subdivision 2;
349.163, subdivision 9; 349.1711, by adding a subdivision; 349.18, subdivision 2; 349.19, subdivision 5;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 349.12, subdivision 18; 349.167, subdivisions 2, 4; 349.18,
subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 349.1711, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2729: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; eliminating a private manure applicator
certification program; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 18C.433.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2730: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for a dairy upgrade pilot loan
program; establishing an account; transferring balances; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 41B.046, subdivision 5; 41B.049, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 41B.046, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2731: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing the amount of certain grain buyers'
bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 223.17, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Cohen and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2732: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for prekindergarten
through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and
facilities and technology; early childhood and family education, including prevention and self-sufficiency
and lifelong learning; and health and human services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
section 123B.54; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 1, section 53, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6,
11, 12; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 2, section 55, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12;
Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 3, section 20, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Laws 2003,
First Special Session chapter 9, article 4, section 31, subdivisions 2, 3; Laws 2003, First Special Session
chapter 9, article 5, section 35, subdivisions 2, 3; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 7,
section 11, subdivision 3; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 8, section 7, subdivisions 2,
5; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 9, section 9, subdivision 2; Laws 2003, First Special
Session chapter 14, article 13C, sections 1; 2, subdivisions 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11; 10, subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Reiter, McGinn, Day, Dibble and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2733: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring flags in the Capitol area to be
flown at half-staff following death of a firefighter killed in the line of duty; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Murphy, Belanger, Marty and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2734: A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; allowing exempt occasional sales at flea
markets and similar selling events; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.87, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 2735: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing referendum allowance limit; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.17, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2736: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for the operation of
off-highway vehicles; providing for a certain rulemaking exemption; modifying provisions for reviewing
forest classification status; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 84.798, subdivision 1; 84.9256,
subdivision 1; 89.19; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 84.773; 84.926; Laws 2003, chapter
128, article 1, section 167, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2737: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that certain records relating to driving
while impaired must be destroyed after seven years; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 171.12, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2738: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the notarization of electronic
signatures and providing for electronically fixing the notary's official signature; prescribing criminal
penalties; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 358A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Higgins, Dibble, Vickerman, Tomassoni and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2739: A bill for an act relating to to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; requiring certain
labor-related provisions in contracts with concession operators; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2740: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the availability of case
management services for children with severe emotional disturbances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 245.4881, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2741: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain restrictions on farming by
business organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 500.24, subdivisions 2, 3a.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Ourada and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2742: A bill for an act relating to highway traffic regulations; restricting operation of grain
carts on public streets and highways; requiring certain information on new grain carts; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 2743: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring a study on compost facilities.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Tomassoni, Bachmann, Pogemiller and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2744: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing an income tax
checkoff to fund benefits for survivors of law enforcement officers and firefighters, injured public safety
officers, and providing for maintenance of peace officer and firefighter memorials; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2745: A bill for an act relating to property tax refunds; modifying the definition of property
taxes payable; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290A.03, subdivision 13.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2746: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing for nondiscriminatory
intercarrier compensation; authorizing rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 237.

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

Senators Kelley, Frederickson, Stumpf, Skoe and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 2747: A bill for an act relating to education; creating an education telecommunications fund;
providing support for kindergarten through grade 12 schools and public library telecommunications
networks; providing for an access fee; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 125B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

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

S.F. No. 2748: A bill for an act relating to highways; imposing requirements on expenditure of certain
trunk highway bond proceeds and advance construction authorizations.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Larson and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2749: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of St. Paul to issue a liquor
license for special events at the State Capitol.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Robling and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 2750: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money to the Metropolitan Council for land banking grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2751: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting certain business entities from making
campaign contributions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 211B.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

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

S.F. No. 2752: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to Independent School
District No. 15, St. Francis, to support an alternative teacher compensation model and a teacher academy;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Knutson and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2753: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; authorizing a licensed dentist who holds
a medical degree to be identified by that degree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 147.081,
subdivision 3; 150A.11, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, Rosen, Kiscaden, Pappas and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 2754: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the joint
partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic for research in biotechnology and
medical genomics.

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

Senators Kelley, Anderson, Berglin, Dibble and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2755: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing certain students over the age
of 21 who attend a contract alternative program to continue to receive instruction at that school until
graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.68, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2756: A bill for an act relating to food law; clarifying the basis on which food can be labeled
as kosher; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 31.651, subdivision 1; 31.661.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2757: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing funding for biotechnology
and health science zone projects; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 116J.571; 116J.572, subdivisions 2, 4; 116J.573, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5;
116J.574, subdivision 2; 116J.575, subdivision 1.

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

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2758: A bill for an act relating to state government; the Office of Administrative Hearings;
restricting the use of administrative law and workers' compensation judges to the division in which they
were hired; regulating allocation of expenses between divisions; establishing goals; limiting the use of
temporary judges in the workers' compensation division; requiring judges in Duluth; regulating the
conducting of hearings; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 14.48,
subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 14.49; 14.50; 176.306, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Marty, Ranum and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2759: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; re-establishing the office, powers, and
duties of a crime victim ombudsman; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
611A.72; 611A.73, subdivisions 2, 6; 611A.74.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Marty and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2760: A bill for an act relating to human services; restoring reductions to child care assistance;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.13, by adding a subdivision;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 119B.09, subdivision 1; 119B.12, subdivision 2; 119B.13,
subdivision 1a; repealing Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 9, sections 36, 37.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Marty, Ruud, Frederickson and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2761: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for motorized trail
grants-in-aid; requiring implementation of recommendations for state-funded motorized recreational trails;
requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 84.930.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelley, Gaither and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2762: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying the provision of
telecommunications and information services by the commissioner of administration; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 16B.465, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Frederickson, Sams, Foley and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2763: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for issuance of pipeline routing
permits by the Environmental Quality Board; ratifying the authority of the board to impose conditions, to
suspend permits, and to pursue enforcement of permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
116I.015, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2764: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in Rock County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Dibble and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2765: A bill for an act relating to human services; limiting medical assistance liens and claims
against certain joint tenancies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 256B.15,
subdivision 1; 514.981, subdivision 6; 514.992, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Dibble, Anderson, Pappas, Ranum and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2766: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a right to reproductive privacy;
proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145D.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2767: A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying medical assistance coverage for
public health nursing services; amending Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision 29.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2768: A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the definition of net debt limit
for school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 128D.11, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Moua, Murphy, Betzold and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2769: A bill for an act relating to taxation; replacing the additional sales tax on alcoholic
beverages on its expiration with an equivalent gross earnings tax on alcoholic beverages; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 295.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty, Lourey and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2770: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring agencies to report contaminants to the
Department of Health; requiring public notification when drinking water contaminants exceed certain
levels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 103A.204; 103H.201, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2771: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Association;
permitting a service credit purchase for prior school district employment.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2772: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the city of Hoyt Lakes to
extend its zoning and subdivision regulations within part of the town of White subject to the town of
White's consent.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Moua, Cohen, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2773: A bill for an act relating to education finance; reinstating the after-school enrichment
grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Gaither, Saxhaug and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2774: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; requiring instant credit for wrong
information from directory assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 237.01, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

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

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2775: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the pilot marketing
program of the West Central Growth Alliance.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Chaudhary, Kelley, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2776: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing state support for endowed
chairs in the biosciences; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Chaudhary, Kelley, Anderson, Pappas and Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 2777: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a partnership between
the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the biosciences industries; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2778: A bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; eliminating duplicate campaign finance
filings; making other technical changes to the county campaign finance provisions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 383B.042, subdivisions 13, 14, 16; 383B.046; 383B.047; 383B.048; 383B.049;
383B.05; 383B.053, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2779: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an additional priority category
for home and community-based waiver services; continuing funding for certain persons using the
consumer-directed community supports service option; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
256B.0916, subdivisions 2, 6a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Hann and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2780: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing rulemaking and implementing the
rigorous core academic standards in social studies and science; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Marty, Scheid, Anderson and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2781: A bill for an act relating to integrity and fairness in medical examinations; regulating
certain medical examinations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 65B.56, subdivision 1;
176.136, subdivision 1c; 176.155, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2782: A bill for an act relating to elections; giving students who are eligible voters the right to
time off from school to vote; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 204C.04, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Elections.

Senators Metzen, Tomassoni, Sparks and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2783: A bill for an act relating to gambling; card clubs; eliminating the maximum table
requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 240.30, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Knutson, Belanger, Hottinger and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2784: A bill for an act relating to education; continuing research of kindergarten programs;
providing a grant to Independent School District No. 191, Burnsville; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2785: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to establish supportive
community partnerships; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2786: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating an exception to the intermediate
care facility for persons with mental retardation and related conditions payment system; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.5012, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2787: A bill for an act relating to community education; establishing a school district levy to
pay for the colocation of government services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 124D.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2788: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for health coverage for Minnesota children
with special health needs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2789: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Cedar Lake
Trail extension; authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2790: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing the Fugitive Apprehension Unit to
share in certain asset forfeitures under the forfeiture law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
609.531, subdivision 1; 609.5311, subdivisions 2, 3; 609.5312, subdivision 1; 609.5314, subdivision 1;
609.5318, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 609.5312, subdivisions 3, 4;
609.5317, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 2791: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for enhanced reading requirements for
certain teachers; providing for literacy specialist licensure; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2792: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing competitive bid exemption for wind
energy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216B.2422, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Frederickson, Ruud and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2793: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring a study on the impact of
off-highway vehicle use on wetlands; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2794: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing certain charter schools to limit
admission to chemically dependent students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 124D.10,
subdivision 9; 124D.69, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Murphy, Lourey and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2795: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; safety of emergency workers on
highways; defining "appropriate reduced speed" when approaching or passing stopped emergency vehicle
in certain circumstances; increasing surcharge on failure to drive at appropriate reduced speed when
approaching or passing stopped emergency vehicle; authorizing citation within four hours of offense;
proscribing a penalty on owner or lessee of vehicle when driver fails to drive at appropriate reduced speed
at the scene of an emergency; requiring certain information to be included in driver education curriculum
and driver's manual; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 169.14, subdivision 3, by adding
subdivisions; 171.13, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Betzold; Johnson, D.E. and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2796: A bill for an act relating to retirement; volunteer firefighter relief associations; creating
a task force to study the advantages and disadvantages of the creation of a statewide volunteer firefighter
retirement plan; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Metzen, Bakk, Anderson and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2797: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring payment of the prevailing wage on
tax-subsidized power plant construction projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 177.

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