State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 4, 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 Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2505: A bill for an act relating to children; imposing certain duties on the Department of
Human Services; providing certain rights to foster care providers and prospective adoptive parents;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260C.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2506: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to establish a
veterans nursing home on the Willmar Regional Treatment Center campus; authorizing the sale of state
bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2507: A bill for an act relating to retirement; extending certain service credit purchase
payment determination procedures until 2009; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
356.55, subdivision 7; Laws 1999, chapter 222, article 16, section 16, as amended; Laws 2000, chapter
461, article 4, section 4, as amended; Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 12, section 20, as amended; Laws
2001, First Special Session chapter 10, article 6, section 21, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Ranum, Chaudhary, Moua, Neuville and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2508: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention and public safety; increasing the statutory
maximum sentences for sex and sex-related offenses; creating the crime of criminal sexual conduct in the
sixth degree; modifying the patterned and predatory offender sentencing law; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 609.108, subdivisions 1, 3; 609.109, subdivision 7; 609.341, by adding a
subdivision; 609.342, subdivision 2; 609.343, subdivision 2; 609.344, subdivision 2; 609.345, subdivision
2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 609.108, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2509: A bill for an act relating to human services; adding sign language interpreter services
for medical assistance coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.0625, subdivision 18a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 2510: A bill for an act relating to health; limiting use of family planning grant funds;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2511: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for the Blazing Star Trail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2512: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for public health emergencies; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 144.419, subdivision 1; 144.4195, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 13.37, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 12; 144; repealing Laws 2002, chapter 402, section 21.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Koering, Lourey, Dille, Berglin and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2513: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the definition of gross income
for MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256L.01, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ranum, Stumpf, Bachmann, Marko and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2514: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Office of Educational
Accountability to evaluate the educational impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and other state
and federal laws requiring school districts to administer tests to students.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Foley, Skoglund, Knutson and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2515: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing that when a person is arrested for driving
while impaired, the arresting officer must invalidate and return the person's driver's license card for use as
an identification card during the period of license suspension, revocation, or cancellation; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169A.52, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kiscaden and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2516: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for collaborative service models;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.69, subdivision 6b.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Senjem and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2517: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for improvements to Historic Fort Snelling.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 2518: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money for Glacial Lakes Trail and the Lake Koronis Trail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Olson and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2519: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for payment of the full cost of school
breakfast and lunch special diets based on religious beliefs of students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 124D.111, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.1158, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 2520: A bill for an act relating to insurance; making changes related to the Minnesota
Comprehensive Health Association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 62E.141; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 62E.08, subdivision 1; 62E.091.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

S.F. No. 2521: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing funding for research into creating
hydrogen from ethanol to be used to produce affordable electricity; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2522: A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing a pilot project under which the
State Board of Investment may make certain additional investments in Minnesota financial institutions
rated outstanding under the Federal Community Reinvestment Act.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kelley, Higgins and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2523: A bill for an act relating to local government; removing the sunset for new housing
improvement areas; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 428A.21.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Ourada, Olson and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2524: A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the use of the building lease
levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.40, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2525: A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring the former method of
determining class size ratios and allocating class size reduction revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 126C.12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2526: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts subject to the
health and safety management cost cap to recoup the cost of defibrillators under the health and safety
revenue program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2527: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for the exemption from sales and use
taxation of purchases for certain electric generation facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2528: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; modifying electronic filing requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 289A.08, subdivision 16.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Higgins and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2529: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for Phase I of the Lowry Avenue corridor in Minneapolis.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Knutson and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 2530: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring conveyance within three months of
excess real estate no longer needed for highway purposes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 161.23, subdivision 2; 161.44, subdivisions 2, 9.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2531: A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring that certain offenders receive notice of
eligibility to vote; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 244; 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2532: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property of an electric
generation facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2533: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for historic preservation grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Foley and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2534: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing consistent standards for use of
emergency vehicle lights and sirens by law enforcement officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 169.20, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Murphy; Dibble; Johnson, D.E. and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2535: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing Road User Fee Task Force.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Scheid, Wiger and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2536: A bill for an act relating to state and local government operations; establishing a
metropolitan stadium authority; providing for the membership and powers of the authority; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson; Vickerman; Johnson, D.E. and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2537: A bill for an act relating to state observances; designating Dr. Norman E. Borlaug
World Food Prize Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2538: A bill for an act relating to crime victims; authorizing providing information to victims
of juvenile acts; clarifying the definition of victim; authorizing release of an offender's current city of
residence upon request by a victim; reducing the time of the nonliable spouse to file a claim under the
Revenue Recapture Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.84, by adding a subdivision;
260B.163, subdivision 1; 611A.01; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 260B.171, subdivision 4;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 270A.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Anderson, Lourey and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 2539: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for certified stillbirth records; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.3806, subdivision 4; 144.212, subdivisions 4, 9, by adding a
subdivision; 144.214, subdivisions 2, 4; 144.225, subdivisions 2a, 7, 8; 144.226, subdivisions 1, 4;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 144.222, subdivision 1; Minnesota Rules, parts 4601.0100, subpart 12; 4601.2200.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Rest and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2540: A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise tax; phasing in single sales
apportionment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.191, subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas, Skoglund, Moua and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2541: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; public safety; criminalizing certain acts
related to the unlawful trafficking in persons; requiring restitution for victims of these offenses; providing
for the forfeiture of certain property of the offender in these cases; imposing criminal penalties; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 609.531, subdivision 1; 609.5315, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Anderson and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2542: A bill for an act relating to children; increasing assessment paid to workforce
development fund; authorizing the use of a portion of workforce development money for certain early
childhood programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 268.022, as amended.

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

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2543: A bill for an act relating to public safety; funding precommitment detention of persons
with sexual psychopathic personalities and sexually dangerous persons; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 253B.185, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2544: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension to investigate level III sex offenders who fail to verify their living address; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 243.166, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Murphy, Saxhaug and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2545: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing class rates that apply to real and
personal property of electric utilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 273.13, subdivision 24.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Murphy and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2546: A bill for an act relating to taxation; eliminating the property tax exemption for
pollution control equipment that is part of an electric utility system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 272.02, subdivisions 10, 41.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Murphy, Saxhaug, LeClair, Wergin and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2547: A bill for an act relating to taxation; prohibiting amendment of existing rules and
adoption of new rules for determination of the value of electric utility property.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kleis, McGinn, Ruud and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2548: A bill for an act relating to crimes; regulating sex offenders; making technical and
clarifying changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 243.166,
subdivisions 1, 4, 6, 7a, by adding subdivisions; 243.167; 243.55, subdivision 1; 244.05, subdivision 7;
244.052, subdivision 4; 253B.02, by adding subdivisions; 253B.03, by adding a subdivision; 253B.18,
subdivision 9; 253B.185, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 243.166,
subdivisions 3, 4a; 246.15, by adding a subdivision; 609.2231, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 253B.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Hottinger and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2549: A bill for an act relating to sewage; changing regulation of individual sewage treatment
system programs in counties; creating an account; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 17.117, subdivision 13; 115.55, by adding subdivisions; 115.56, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Murphy, Moua, Langseth, Foley and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2550: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; making seat belt violation a primary
offense; requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt; imposing petty misdemeanor penalty; dedicating
portion of fine revenues to county detoxification services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
169.686, subdivisions 1, 3; 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2551: A bill for an act relating to transportation; recategorizing certain types of trailers for
purposes of dealer bond requirements; providing for an alternative type of bond; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 168.27, subdivision 24.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2552: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; authorizing an additional extension of the
domestic fatality review team pilot project in the fourth judicial district; amending Laws 2002, chapter
266, section 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 2553: A bill for an act relating to gambling; stating certain findings and legislative intent;
directing the attorney general to bring a legal action under certain circumstances; eliminating the basis in
state law for tribal-state compacts governing video games of chance; providing requirement for certain
new tribal-state compacts; directing the governor to seek renegotiation of compacts; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 3.9221, subdivision 4; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 349.61, subdivision 2; Laws 1989, chapter 149, section 6; Laws 1989, chapter 334, article 6,
section 14.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2554: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for expansion of
the St. Cloud Civic Center; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2555: A bill for an act relating to human services; child protection; modifying requirements
for a relative search; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 260C.212, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2556: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying a special retirement coverage
provision for transportation department aircraft pilots; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352.86,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2557: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying provisions regulating highway
safety rest areas and travel information centers; appropriating money; making technical and clarifying
changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 160.08, subdivision 7; 160.276; 160.277; 160.278;
160.28; 161.23, subdivision 3; 161.433, subdivision 2; 161.434; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2558: A bill for an act relating to state government finance; authorizing principles, criteria,
and procedures for consolidating and eliminating certain funds and accounts; requiring reports; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.53, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2559: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for discharge plans for offenders
with serious and persistent mental illness who are released from county jails or county regional jails;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 244.054; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lourey and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2560: A bill for an act relating to insurance; extending insurance coverage to include
surveillance tests for ovarian cancer for women at risk for ovarian cancer; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 62A.30, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2561: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for compliance with
law by information management systems; providing for classification of, and access to, CriMNet and other
criminal justice agency information systems data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.02,
subdivision 18, by adding subdivisions; 13.82, subdivision 24; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2562: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for renovation of the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Fischbach, LeClair, Michel, Kleis and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2563: A bill for an act relating to health care; regulating benefits, practice guidelines, and
health care provider actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 62J.26, by adding a
subdivision; 290.01, subdivision 19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62L;
147; 604.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2564: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that certain personal property
of an electric generation facility is exempt from property taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas, Belanger, Frederickson, Pogemiller and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2565: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income tax credit for expenditures for
historic structure rehabilitation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2566: A bill for an act relating to transportation; defining motorized scooters and regulating
their use and operation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.01, by adding a subdivision;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni, Belanger, Skoe, Moua and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2567: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; increasing the charitable contribution
subtraction for nonitemizers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivision
19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2568: A bill for an act relating to highway traffic regulations; authorizing day activity center
buses to operate certain school bus warning equipment under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 169.448, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Langseth and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2569: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for remodeling
and expansion projects at Northland Community and Technical College; authorizing issuance of state
bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, Kiscaden and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2570: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring information provided through the Woman's
Right to Know Act to be medically and factually accurate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, sections 145.4241, by adding a subdivision; 145.4242; 145.4243.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2571: A bill for an act relating to job opportunity building zones; authorizing designation of
additional zones for small cities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

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

Senator Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2572: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a program to develop cooperatively
owned livestock processing plants; establishing a culturally specific livestock processing development
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2573: A bill for an act relating to state government; codifying transfer of planning office to
Department of Administration; authorizing forward pricing for energy purchases; reinstating Small
Business Procurement Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 4A.03; 4A.04;
4A.05, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2; 4A.06; 4A.07, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 16B.87, subdivision 1; 16C.17,
subdivision 2; 116.182, subdivision 3a; 116C.03, subdivisions 4, 5; 116C.712, subdivisions 3, 5; 124D.23,
subdivision 9; 299C.65, subdivision 2; 414.01, subdivisions 1, 16; 414.011, subdivision 11; 414.031,
subdivision 4a; 414.12, subdivision 3; 572A.02, subdivisions 2, 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
sections 4.045; 4A.02; 14.3691, subdivision 2; 15A.0815, subdivision 2; 40A.121, subdivision 1; 43A.08,
subdivision 1; 103F.211, subdivision 2; 116C.03, subdivision 2; 145.9255, subdivision 1; 145.9266,
subdivision 6; 145.951; 245.697, subdivision 2a; 272.67, subdivision 1; 276A.09; 299A.293, subdivision
1; 365.46, subdivision 2; 379.05; 412.021, subdivision 1; 412.091; 469.334, subdivision 1; 473F.13,
subdivision 1; 473H.14; 477A.014, subdivision 4; 572A.015, subdivision 2; 572A.02, subdivision 6;
611A.78, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 4A.01; 394.232, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 414.01, subdivision 7a;
462.3535; 473.1455; 572A.01; 572A.03, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections
119A.04, subdivision 3; 394.232, subdivision 2; Minnesota Rules, part 4410.0200, subpart 1a.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2574: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing fund transfers for Independent School
District No. 836, Butterfield.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Olson, Gaither, Pariseau and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2575: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions relating to permits
for aquatic plants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 103G.615, subdivision 3; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 103G.615, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Bakk and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 2576: A bill for an act relating to taxation; aggregate removal; providing certain exceptions in
the definition of operator; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 298.75, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Foley and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2577: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; modifying requirements for using child
passenger-restraint systems and seat belts; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 169.685, subdivision 5; 169.686, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
169.686, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Jungbauer and Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2578: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring notice to certain vehicle owners of
necessity of obtaining USDOT number before imposition of sanctions; requiring notice to commercial
vehicle owners of potential damage caused by state inspection of brakes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 168.185; 169.781, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Rest, Scheid, Kiscaden, Gaither and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 2579: A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing for deemed compliance on the basis of
accreditation; permitting required information to be available electronically; establishing a process for
consolidation of health maintenance regulation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 72A.20, by
adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Anderson, Kubly, Saxhaug and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2580: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring the development of a state plan for
reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation facilities and other sources.

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

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2581: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing funding for commercial
application of e-learning in rural Minnesota; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Stumpf and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2582: A bill for an act relating to civil liability; clarifying the authority of law enforcement to
charge a service fee for processing worthless checks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 604.113,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2583: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the forest resources
Interagency Information Cooperative; modifying the State Timber Act; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 89A.09, subdivision 1; 90.02; 90.181, subdivision 2; 90.191, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; 90.252; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 90.101, subdivision 1; 90.121; 90.14;
90.151, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 90.191, subdivisions 3, 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Kubly, Vickerman and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2584: A bill for an act relating to energy; regulating wind energy development; extending
duration of position of reliability administrator; establishing temporary position of renewable energy
development director; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 216B.243, by adding a subdivision;
216C.052, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; 216C.

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

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2585: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing coverage for optometric services
under the MinnesotaCare limited benefit set; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
256L.035.

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

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2586: A bill for an act relating to trade regulations; regulating preneed funeral arrangements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 149A.97, subdivisions 3a, 5; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 149A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.