State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, March 1, 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 LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 2416: A bill for an act relating to professions; modifying limitations on practice of
architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, geoscience, and interior design; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 326.02, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Vickerman, Pappas, Tomassoni, Higgins and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2417: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing a process for community
ownership of the Minnesota Twins; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4B.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sparks, Sams, Belanger, Michel and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2418: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating safe deposit companies; modifying
collateral requirements applicable to depositories of local public funds; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 55.15; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 118A.03, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Tomassoni and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 2419: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public and private sales of certain
tax-forfeited land that borders public water in St. Louis County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Higgins, Pappas, Ruud, Metzen and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2420: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to create the
Minnesota Shubert Center in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators McGinn, Kleis, Knutson, Wiger and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2421: A bill for an act relating to crimes; providing penalties; prohibiting use and sale of
electronic devices that change traffic signals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.851, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Marty and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2422: A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying regulation of certain PCB
wastes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.07, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Chaudhary, Belanger, Metzen, Gaither and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2423: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring discounts on commercial auto policies
for taxi service operators whose drivers complete an accident prevention course; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65B.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Chaudhary and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2424: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; expanding the trespass law; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.605, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2425: A bill for an act relating to human services; giving MinnesotaCare enrollees with
limited benefit coverage the option of removing prescription drug coverage from the aggregate dollar cap;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256L.035.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Berglin, Foley, Koering and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2426: A bill for an act relating to public defense; providing for representation by the public
defender; providing public defender access to government data; requiring the public defense co-payment
to be deposited in the general fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
611.16; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 611.17, subdivision 1; 611.25, subdivision 1;
611.272; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 611.18.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2427: A bill for an act relating to state finance; changing the date of the February forecast;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.103, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Vickerman, Dille, Sams, Murphy and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2428: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; defining certain terms; providing for the validity
of certain electronic documents and signatures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 223.16, by
adding subdivisions; 223.177, subdivision 3; 232.21, by adding subdivisions; 232.23, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Murphy, Sams, Higgins, Vickerman and Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 2429: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring notice of intent to shift jobs out of
the country; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

Senator Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 2430: A bill for an act relating to taxation; making technical, clarifying, and administrative
changes to certain taxes and tax provisions, data disclosure provisions, local government aid provisions,
and sustainable forest incentive provisions; changing civil penalties; repealing obsolete rules; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 270.65; 270B.12, subdivision 9; 272.01, subdivision 2; 272.02,
subdivisions 1a, 7, by adding subdivisions; 273.124, subdivision 8; 273.19, subdivision 1a; 274.14;
275.065, subdivision 1a; 275.07, subdivisions 1, 4; 282.016; 282.21; 282.224; 282.301; 287.04; 289A.37,
subdivision 5; 289A.38, subdivision 6; 289A.60, subdivision 6; 290.06, subdivision 22; 290.92,
subdivision 1; 290C.05; 295.50, subdivision 4; 296A.22, by adding a subdivision; 297E.01, subdivisions 5,
7, by adding subdivisions; 297E.07; 297I.01, by adding a subdivision; 297I.05, subdivision 4; 325D.33,
subdivision 6; 473.843, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 168A.05,
subdivision 1a; 274.014, subdivision 3; 276.112; 289A.19, subdivision 4; 289A.40, subdivision 2; 290.01,
subdivision 19a; 290.0674, subdivision 1; 297A.668, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 297A.669, subdivision 16;
297A.68, subdivisions 2, 5, 39; 297F.08, subdivision 12; 297F.09, subdivisions 1, 2; 477A.011,
subdivision 36; 477A.03, subdivision 2b; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 21, article 5, section
13; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 21, article 6, section 9; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 273.19, subdivision 5;
275.15; 283.07; 297E.12, subdivision 10; Minnesota Rules, parts 8093.2000; 8093.3000; 8130.0110,
subpart 4; 8130.0200, subparts 5, 6; 8130.0400, subpart 9; 8130.1200, subparts 5, 6; 8130.2900;
8130.3100, subpart 1; 8130.4000, subparts 1, 2; 8130.4200, subpart 1; 8130.4400, subpart 3; 8130.5200;
8130.5600, subpart 3; 8130.5800, subpart 5; 8130.7300, subpart 5; 8130.8800, subpart 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rest, Tomassoni, Skoe, Belanger and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2431: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting publicly traded partnerships from the
withholding requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.92, subdivision 4b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2432: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring coverage for or provision of language
interpreter services for enrollees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman, Metzen, Day, Sams and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2433: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing rates of tax on lawful gambling; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297E.02, subdivisions 1, 4, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Lourey, Day, Metzen, Stumpf and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2434: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; providing for certain tipboard games;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 349.12, subdivision 34; 349.151, by adding a subdivision;
349.1711, subdivision 2; 349.211, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
349.2127, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Vickerman, Metzen, Day, Sams and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2435: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; modifying days organizations may conduct
lawful gambling on certain premises; increasing bingo prize limits; extending authority to adopt tipboard
rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 349.18, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 349.211, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2436: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; providing a valuation exclusion for lead
hazard reduction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 273.11, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rest, Vickerman, Hottinger, Hann and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2437: A bill for an act relating to farm products; regulating liens and financing statements;
establishing filing requirements; setting fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 336A.01;
336A.02; 336A.03; 336A.04; 336A.05; 336A.06; 336A.07; 336A.08; 336A.09; 336A.10; 336A.11,
subdivisions 1, 2; 336A.12; 336A.13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 336A;
repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 8265.0100; 8265.0200; 8265.0300; 8265.0400; 8265.0500; 8265.0600.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Higgins and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2438: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the Department of Human
Services to increase nursing facility and community services payment rates; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 256B.431, subdivision 39.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, Anderson, Moua, Pappas and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 2439: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing parallel special education
funding for school districts and charter schools; modifying the pupil count used to adjust special education
revenue amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 124D.11, subdivision 5; 125A.76,
subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 4; 125A.79,
subdivisions 1, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson, Pappas, Moua and Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2440: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the pupil transportation
formulas for charter schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.10,
subdivision 16; 124D.11, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2441: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money to mitigate flooding at Lake of the Isles.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pogemiller, Foley, Metzen, Sparks and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2442: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; providing a property tax reduction for
structures contaminated by mold; establishing a Homeowners Protection Act of 2004; adding attorney fees
to damages for breach of new home and home improvement warranties; limiting exclusions or
modifications of new home and home improvement warranties; establishing a voluntary home inspector
certification program; regulating subcontractor notice for purposes of enforcing mechanical liens;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 273.123, by adding a subdivision; 327A.04; 327A.05,
subdivisions 1, 2; 514.011, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
325E; 326; 337.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

S.F. No. 2443: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for comprehensive family life and
sexuality education programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 121A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 121A.23, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes
2003 Supplement, section 121A.23, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kiscaden, Kierlin, Dille, Tomassoni and Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 2444: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for comprehensive family life and
sexuality education programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 121A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 121A.23, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes
2003 Supplement, section 121A.23, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rest, Belanger, Ortman and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2445: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the weight of the sales factor in the
apportionment formula used in the corporate franchise tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
290.191, subdivisions 2, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.191, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2446: A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing counties in the metropolitan area to
create economic development service providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 469.1082,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Hottinger and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2447: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the nursing home property
reimbursement rate for a previously approved moratorium exception project; amending Minnesota Statutes
2003 Supplement, section 144A.071, subdivision 4c.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Moua, McGinn, Ranum, Pappas and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2448: A bill for an act relating to parenting time centers; providing a divorce filing fee
surcharge to fund parenting time centers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 357.021, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Tomassoni, Wergin, Bakk, Kierlin and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2449: A bill for an act relating to townships; clarifying levy and spending authority; defining
total revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 365.43, subdivision 1; 365.431.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann, Reiter, Jungbauer and Nienow introduced--

S.F. No. 2450: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a
section to article XIV; requiring that tolls on public highways be discontinued when original construction
costs have been paid.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Scheid, Metzen and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2451: A bill for an act relating to education; giving school districts full use of their pools for
competitive high school diving; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 128C.05,
subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kiscaden, Marko, Skoe, Langseth and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2452: A bill for an act relating to education finance; removing the limit on funding for limited
English proficiency programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.59,
subdivision 2; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 126C.10, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 2453: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; regulating oxygenated gasoline; abolishing a fee
and certain requirements and powers of Department of Commerce relating to utility measuring equipment;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 239.791, subdivision 12, by adding a subdivision; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 239.12; 239.25.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2454: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a
waste-to-energy and material recycling facility in Lamberton; authorizing state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2455: A bill for an act relating to public safety; removing sunset date on propane education
and research council established under federal law; repealing Laws 2001, chapter 130, sections 5, 6.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson, Cohen, Moua, Rosen and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 2456: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for the St. Paul Bioscience Corridor.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Betzold, Jungbauer and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2457: A bill for an act relating to the Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority; authorizing
the Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority to exercise economic development authority powers.

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

Senators Marko, Belanger, Metzen, McGinn and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2458: A bill for an act relating to local government; removing requirement for first class
mailing for notice of proposed property taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section
275.065, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2459: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state
bonds; appropriating money for an airport extension and railroad bypass in or near the city of Willmar.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Berglin, Lourey, Kiscaden, Higgins and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 2460: A bill for an act relating to trusts; defining a nonprofit health care trust; establishing
requirements for certain agreements and transactions between nonprofit health care trusts and
noncharitable entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.381, by adding a subdivision;
317A.811, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 501B.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Knutson, Ranum, Neuville and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2461: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; creating crime of aggressive driving;
increasing criminal penalty for reckless driving; requiring driver's license suspension of person convicted
of either crime; making technical change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 171.165, subdivision
4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 169.13, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Anderson, Higgins and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2462: A bill for an act relating to real property; housing and redevelopment authority
residential properties; preserving housing authority ability to lease townhome and condominium properties
to eligible tenants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 469.018, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2463: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; providing that certain violent offenders
consent to on-demand searches as a condition of being released on probation, supervised release, or parole;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 244.05, by adding a subdivision; 609.135, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Chaudhary and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2464: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; public safety; prohibiting the
commissioner of corrections from placing a sex offender on supervised or conditional release if the
offender has refused or failed offered sex offender treatment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
244.03; 244.05, subdivision 1b.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Michel, Scheid, Sparks, LeClair and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2465: A bill for an act relating to civil class actions; regulating class actions against insurance
entities; requiring a stay if Commerce Department jurisdiction is involved; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 540.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2466: A bill for an act relating to commerce; increasing the petroleum inspection fee;
regulating recovery of the fee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 239.101,
subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 239.101, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 2467: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; public safety; requiring the commissioner
of public safety to appoint railroad peace officers; providing for licensing and compensation of railroad
peace officers; addressing civil liability issues; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 626.05, subdivision 2; 626.84, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 219.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kiscaden, Belanger, Betzold and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2468: A bill for an act relating to health; increasing the tax on tobacco products; reducing the
MinnesotaCare tax on health care providers; eliminating the Minnesota Comprehensive Health
Association assessment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 295.52,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3; 297F.05, subdivisions 3, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections
297F.05, subdivision 1; 297F.10, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 62E.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2469: A bill for an act relating to crime; prohibiting intentional introduction of disease to
domestic animals; prohibiting certain trespass on agricultural land; providing a civil remedy; providing
criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.605, 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 Ruud, Neuville and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 2470: A bill for an act relating to juvenile justice; repealing the extended juvenile jurisdiction
law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 260B.125, subdivision 8; 260B.171, subdivision 2;
260B.193, subdivision 5; 260B.199, subdivision 1; 260B.201, subdivision 2; 260B.255, subdivision 1;
611A.08, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 260B.130.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bachmann, Reiter and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 2471: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing additional oversight
responsibilities for the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 3.8841, by adding subdivisions; 473.246.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Frederickson and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2472: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for certain rulemaking
exemptions; granting authorities to the commissioner of natural resources; authorizing fees; modifying
civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 83A.02; 84.027, by adding a subdivision;
84.029, by adding a subdivision; 84.033; 84.0855, by adding a subdivision; 84.791, subdivision 2, by
adding a subdivision; 84.86, subdivision 1; 84.8712, subdivision 2; 84.925, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 84D.13, subdivision 5; 85.052, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 85.055, subdivision
1a; 85.22, subdivision 3; 86A.05, subdivision 5; 86A.07, subdivision 3; 86A.21; 86B.321, subdivision 2;
86B.521, by adding a subdivision; 88.79, by adding a subdivision; 89.012; 89.018, subdivisions 1, 2, by
adding a subdivision; 89.19; 89.21; 89.37, by adding a subdivision; 89.53, subdivision 1; 89.71,
subdivision 1; 97A.101, subdivision 2; 97A.133, subdivision 3; 97A.135, subdivision 1; 97A.145,
subdivision 1; 97B.015, by adding a subdivision; 97B.025; 103G.223; 103I.601, subdivision 3; 282.01,
subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 84.029, subdivision 1; 84.775, subdivision 1;
84.780.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Sparks, Metzen, Michel, Wergin and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2473: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; providing an alternative method for
collateralizing deposits of public funds; clarifying existing collateralization language; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 118A.01, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 118A.03, subdivision 1;
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 118A.03, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 118A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Anderson, LeClair, Dibble and Gaither introduced--

S.F. No. 2474: A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying cold weather rule; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 216B.098, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 216B.095;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 325E.015.

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

Senator Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2475: A bill for an act relating to capital improvement; authorizing bonding for a health care
training center and science facility at Minneapolis Technical and Community College; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Belanger and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 2476: A bill for an act relating to taxes; requiring certain disclosures for all tax refund
anticipation loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 270.30, subdivision 8;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 270.30, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lourey, Berglin, Higgins, Kelley and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2477: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying date of application for general
assistance medical care; reducing the co-payment for inpatient hospitalization services under general
assistance medical care; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256D.03, subdivisions 3,
4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Moua, Lourey, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2478: A bill for an act relating to job opportunity building zones; limiting tax incentives for
certain retailers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 469.310, subdivision 11.

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

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2479: A bill for an act relating to courts; limiting postconviction relief; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 590.01, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Ranum, Knutson, Neuville, Metzen and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2480: A bill for an act relating to state government; increasing a surcharge on certain
recording and registration fees; appropriating money for legal services; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 357.18, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 508.82, subdivision 1;
508A.82, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Dille, Rosen, Sams, Pariseau and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2481: A bill for an act relating to county agricultural societies; modifying provisions relating
to county and regional fairs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 38.01; 38.04; 38.12; 38.14;
38.15; 38.16; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 38.02, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 38.02, subdivisions 2, 4; 38.13.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Murphy, Stumpf and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2482: A bill for an act relating to highways; providing for development and implementation of
a ten-ton system of county and county state-aid highways; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Vickerman, Wiger, Sams, Lourey and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 2483: A bill for an act relating to the military; reserving a military family's position under the
child care assistance fund; prohibiting potential employers from inquiring about National Guard or reserve
status; transferring responsibility for the veterans training program and general responsibility for veterans
educational benefits to the commissioner of veterans affairs; requiring payment of a salary differential to
school district employees who have reported to active military duty; requiring the commissioner of
veterans affairs to provide information needed to implement a Persian Gulf war bonus to veterans;
providing tuition reimbursement to certain military veterans at public colleges and universities; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.09, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement,
sections 197.78, subdivision 1; 471.975; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
181; 197.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Koering introduced--

S.F. No. 2484: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in Crow Wing County.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Koering, Ruud and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2485: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent
School District No. 116, Pillager.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 2486: A bill for an act relating to criminal justice and public safety; providing a life penalty
for most first degree criminal sexual conduct crimes; creating indeterminate sentences and mandatory life
sentences for second degree criminal sexual conduct and certain third and fourth degree criminal sexual
conduct crimes; creating a criminal sexual predatory conduct crime; establishing minimum sentences for
certain sex offenses; establishing the Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board; providing procedures for
operation of the review board; specifying when an offender may petition for conditional release; directing
the Sentencing Guidelines Commission to assess risk levels and presumptive sentences for certain
offenses; requiring the commissioner of corrections to establish criteria and procedures for reviewing
offenders' petitions for release; exempting the Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board and certain
responsibilities of the commissioner of corrections from rulemaking; specifying that the Open Meeting
Law does not apply to meetings and hearings of the Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board; instructing
the revisor to renumber various statutes; repealing various laws pertaining to sex offenders; making
various technical and conforming changes; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 13D.01, subdivision 2; 241.67, subdivision 3; 243.166, subdivision 1; 244.05, subdivisions
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 244.052, subdivision 3; 244.195, subdivision 1; 253B.185, subdivision 2; 401.01,
subdivision 2; 609.117, subdivisions 1, 2; 609.1351; 609.341, by adding subdivisions; 609.342; 609.343;
609.344; 609.345; 609.3452, subdivision 4; 609.347; 609.3471; 609.348; 609.353; 631.045; Minnesota
Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 14.03, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 244; 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 609.108; 609.109.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Stumpf and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2487: A bill for an act relating to gambling; providing for lottery gaming machines;
authorizing the director of the state lottery to contract for the placement of gaming machines at a gaming
facility; imposing a tax on gaming machine revenue and providing for the use of gaming machine revenue;
providing powers and duties to the director; providing for blackjack and other card games at a gaming
facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 340A.410, subdivision
5; 349A.01, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 349A.13; 541.20; 541.21; 609.75, subdivision 3;
609.761, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 297A.94; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 297A; 349A.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senators Knutson and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2488: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; public safety; expanding the enhancement
provision for repeat indecent exposure offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 617.23,
subdivisions 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 2489: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring student participation in a minimum
number of physical education courses; changing term from elective standards to local standards; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 120B.022.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ruud, Wergin, Ortman and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2490: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a child care assistance provider
reimbursement rate grant program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stumpf; Johnson, D.E.; Skoglund and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2491: A bill for an act relating to insurance; creating a statewide health insurance pool for
school district employees; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 62A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Anderson; Johnson, D.E. and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 2492: A bill for an act relating to highways; defining hybrid vehicle and inherently low
emission vehicle; allowing certain vehicles to be operated in toll lanes without payment of toll; allowing
certain vehicles to be operated in high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of occupancy requirements;
directing commissioner of public safety to issue decal or other identifier to be affixed to certain vehicles;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 160.02, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2003
Supplement, section 160.93, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; 168.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2493: A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing a program for
sustainable family farms; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 2494: A bill for an act relating to school safety; allowing certain colors for school safety patrol
accessories and flags.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Moua, Pogemiller, Hottinger and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2495: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the dependent care
credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.067, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hottinger, Lourey, Foley and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2496: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child care assistance provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 119B.011, by adding a subdivision; 119B.09, by adding a
subdivision; 119B.13, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 119B.011,
subdivision 20; 119B.03, subdivision 4; 119B.13, subdivision 1; repealing Laws 2003, First Special
Session chapter 14, article 9, section 36.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Dille, Senjem, Robling, Ourada and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 2497: A bill for an act relating to veterans; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article XIII, section 8, to authorize general obligation bonding proceeds to be used to pay a
bonus to Minnesota residents who served as members of the United States military during the Global War
on Terrorism.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2498: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; providing that ex parte orders for protection
and temporary restraining orders are effective upon a referee's signature; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 518B.01, subdivision 7; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 609.748, subdivision
4.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2499: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing a five-level correctional facility
classification system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 243.53, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2500: A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying conciliation court debtor disclosures;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 491A.02, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2501: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; classifying municipal utility
customer data and electronic municipal newsletter subscriber data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 13.685; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Skoglund, Hottinger, Anderson, Ranum and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2502: A bill for an act relating to education finance; making four-year-old students eligible for
extended time programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.05, subdivision 15.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 2503: A bill for an act relating to firearms; repealing exceptions to the general policy
forbidding firearms on school property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 609.66,
subdivision 1d.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Kiscaden, Sams, Kelley and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2504: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying coverage through purchasing alliances for
seasonal employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 62T.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.