State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Thursday, March 20, 2003


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 Rosen introduced--

S.F. No. 933: A bill for an act relating to education; providing that school districts need not comply
with mandates unless revenue to comply is identified; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rosen, Senjem, Sparks, Langseth and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 934: A bill for an act relating to energy; increasing the amount of wind energy eligible for
incentive payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216C.41, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Pogemiller, Ranum and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 935: A bill for an act relating to state lands; providing for certain state land acquisition;
modifying the Mississippi whitewater trail; modifying provisions of the outdoor recreation system;
establishing a mineral coordinating committee; adding to and deleting from state parks, state recreation
areas, state forests, and wildlife management areas; authorizing sales of certain surplus state land in St.
Louis and Beltrami counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 85.013, subdivision 1; 85.0156,
subdivision 1; 86A.04; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 936: A bill for an act relating to highways; encouraging cooperation between road authorities
and adopt-a-highway volunteers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kiscaden, Belanger, Day, Sams and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 937: A bill for an act relating to technology business; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 326.01, subdivision 6m; 326.242, subdivisions 3d, 8, 12; 326.2421, subdivision 2; 326.244,
subdivisions 1a, 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 326.01, subdivision 6d; 326.2421,
subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 8.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Kelley, Stumpf, Skoe, Wiger and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 938: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring compliance with B3 project guidelines
for school building projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 123B.57, subdivision 2;
123B.59, subdivision 2; 123B.62; 123B.71, subdivisions 4, 9.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Michel, Reiter, Neuville, Kiscaden and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 939: A bill for an act relating to public employees; limiting the state contribution for hospital,
medical, and dental premiums; reducing local government aid to cities and counties; reducing state aid
payments to school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 43A.29; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 940: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting use of public funds to promote or defeat
ballot questions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Sparks introduced--

S.F. No. 941: A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying state hazardous materials team
provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 299A.49, subdivisions 2, 4; 299A.50, subdivision
1; 299A.51, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 299A.50, subdivisions 2, 3;
Minnesota Rules, parts 7514.0100; 7514.0200; 7514.0300; 7514.0400; 7514.0500; 7514.0600; 7514.0700;
7514.0800; 7514.0900; 7514.1000; 7514.1100; 7514.1200; 7514.1300; 7514.1400; 7514.1500; 7514.1600;
7514.1700; 7514.1800; 7514.1900; 7514.2000.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 942: A bill for an act relating to evidence; authorizing admission in evidence of chain of
custody documentation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 634.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Murphy, Knutson, McGinn, Hottinger and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 943: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; making seat belt violation a primary
offense in all seating positions regardless of age; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 169.686, subdivision 1; 171.055, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 944: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for joint use building in
Pennington county.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Koering, Pariseau, Knutson, Vickerman and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 945: A bill for an act relating to firearms; authorizing the use of silencing devices designed to
muffle discharges of firearms for law enforcement tactical emergency response operations; eliminating an
obsolete provision prohibiting manufacture or sale of slungshots and sand clubs; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 609.66, subdivisions 1, 1a, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Metzen, Ranum and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 946: A bill for an act relating to health; exempting certain municipally operated ambulance
services from certain license application requirements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 144E.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 947: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees retirement association general
employees retirement plan; clarifying membership eligibility for employees of the Red Wing
environmental learning center; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 353.01, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 948: A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying certain data relating to electronic
transmissions with the state lottery; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.746, subdivision 3;
349A.08, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Dibble, Skoglund and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 949: A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan airports commission; requiring the
commission to meet in airport noise affected neighborhood; requiring advance notice of proposed annual
budget; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 473.604, subdivision 5; 473.661, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators McGinn, Nienow, Ortman and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 950: A bill for an act relating to education; repealing and replacing the profile of learning;
requiring legislative review of proposed statewide rigorous core academic standards in language arts,
mathematics, science, and history and geography; repealing portions of Minnesota Rules, chapter 3501;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rosen, Scheid and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 951: A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying the rural challenge grant
program; increasing the amount that may be used to administer the contamination cleanup grant program;
transferring world trade center duties; eliminating a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
17.101, subdivision 1; 115C.08, subdivision 4; 116J.415, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11; 116J.955,
subdivision 2; 116J.966, subdivision 1; 116L.04, subdivision 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 13.598, subdivision 2; 116J.411, subdivision 3; 116J.415, subdivisions 6, 9, 10; 116J.9665.

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

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 952: A bill for an act relating to finance education; reducing the principal for independent
school district No. 213, Osakis, maximum effort capital loan.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Neuville, Olson, Michel and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 953: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing enrollment options for students at
low-performing schools; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Murphy and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 954: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring country of origin labeling of certain
food products; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 31.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 955: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a severance levy for independent
school district No. 14, Fridley.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 956: A bill for an act relating to education; detaching land from independent school district
No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, for two new school districts.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Knutson, Robling, Day and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 957: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying provisions relating to state
contracting and state printing services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16A.11, subdivision 3;
16B.465, subdivision 7; 16B.47; 16B.48, subdivision 2; 16B.49; 16C.05, subdivision 2; 16C.08,
subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 16C.09; 16E.07, subdivision 9; 116J.8771; 136F.77,
subdivision 3; 256B.435, subdivision 2a; 268.186; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 16C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 12.221, subdivision 5; 16B.50; 16C.07;
43A.047.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Murphy and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 958: A bill for an act relating to veterans; classifying military certificates of discharge as
private data on individuals; providing procedures for their release; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 13.785, subdivision 2; 196.08; 386.20, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senators Sams, Bachmann, Senjem and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 959: A bill for an act relating to courts; allowing for expungement of certain court records;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 484.014, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 960: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; allowing aggregation of certain prostitution
offense prosecutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.322, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 961: A bill for an act relating to taxes; authorizing the city of Cloquet to impose a local sales
tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ortman and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 962: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a medical assistance capitated
payment option for waivered services, day training and habilitation services, and intermediate care facility
services for persons with mental retardation or a related condition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 252.46, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, subdivisions 6a, 23; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 963: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying qualifying criteria to participate in
alternative facilities bonding and levy program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.59,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Higgins, Knutson and Marko introduced--

S.F. No. 964: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; defining terms in the predatory offender
registration law; allowing crime victims to have input earlier in the plea agreement process; imposing
conditions on the disclosure of videotaped interviews of child abuse victims; clarifying the rape
examination law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.821; 243.166, subdivision 4a; 609.35;
611A.03, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 611A; 634.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Stumpf, Saxhaug, Bakk, Pariseau and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 965: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for certain
off-highway vehicles; modifying disposition of money in certain accounts; creating a state forest
adopt-a-trail program; providing for the designation of motorized trails in state forests; exempting certain
motorized trail designation from environmental review; providing for local law enforcement off-highway
vehicle grants; providing civil penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 84.788, subdivisions 2, 3; 84.794, subdivision 2; 84.803, subdivision 2; 84.90, subdivision 7;
84.92, subdivision 8; 84.927, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
89.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Pappas, Stumpf, Metzen, Langseth and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 966: A bill for an act relating to state lottery; authorizing the director of the state lottery to
establish a state-run gaming facility; providing for revenue sharing among native American governments
and a city government; providing duties and powers to the director of the state lottery; imposing a tax on
adjusted gross revenue of the facility; providing for the use of gaming facility revenues; authorizing
issuance and sales of state bonds; authorizing on-sale liquor license at the facility; creating an advisory
council; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16B.24, subdivision 9;
297A.62, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 297A.94; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 349A.01,
subdivision 8, by adding subdivisions; 349A.04; 349A.05; 349A.10, subdivisions 3, 5, by adding a
subdivision; 541.21; 609.75, subdivision 3; 609.761, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sams, Vickerman, Larson, Ourada and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 967: A bill for an act relating to public employees; providing an exclusion from the political
subdivision compensation limit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 43A.17, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Solon, Pappas, Larson and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 968: A bill for an act relating to higher education; higher education services office; making
various clarifying, conforming, technical, and other changes to reciprocity agreements, state grants, fees,
and the Minnesota college savings plan; increasing revenue bond limit for the higher education facilities
authority; clarifying use of certain learn and earn money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
124D.42, subdivision 3; 136A.08, subdivision 3; 136A.101, subdivision 5a; 136A.121, subdivisions 6, 7;
136A.1211; 136A.171; 136A.69; 136G.01; 136G.03, by adding subdivisions; 136G.05, subdivisions 4, 5,
10; 136G.09, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9; 136G.11, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 9, 13; 136G.13, subdivision 3;
299A.45, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136G; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 136A.124; 136G.03, subdivision 25.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 969: A bill for an act relating to crimes; prohibiting use of electronic scanning devices to
capture encoded information from a credit or other financial transaction card, and placing it on another
card, with intent to defraud; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Neuville and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 970: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; allowing double bunking in jails;
authorizing sheriffs and boards of county and regional jails to contract with private prisons for the care,
custody, and rehabilitation of jail inmates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 641.14; 641.263,
by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 971: A bill for an act relating to the military; extending certain tuition reimbursement; deleting
a reporting requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 192.501, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senators Neuville and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 972: A bill for an act relating to child support enforcement; classifying certain data; requiring
additional information; clarifying and improving certain procedures and support enforcement provisions;
clarifying a funding provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.69, subdivision 1;
97A.481; 171.06, subdivision 3; 518.551, subdivisions 5, 12, 13; 518.6111, subdivision 7; 518.68,
subdivision 2; 548.091, subdivision 1a; 552.01, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 7; 552.04, subdivision 15; 552.06,
subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6; 609.375, subdivision 2b; Laws 1997, chapter 245, article 2, section 11.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Dibble, Rest, McGinn and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 973: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying definition of registered owner of
motor vehicle; regulating temporary registration permits for vehicles; modifying registration renewal
notice procedures; modifying procedures relating to vehicle transactions with dealers; clarifying regulatory
responsibilities for vehicle insurance; requiring trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds to submit to
weighing; modifying provisions governing expiration dates for drivers' licenses and identification cards;
making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 168.011, subdivision 5a; 168.09,
subdivision 7; 168.11, subdivision 3; 168.187, by adding a subdivision; 168A.11; 169.798, subdivision 1;
169.85, subdivision 1; 171.07, subdivision 4; 171.27.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 974: A bill for an act relating to child support; establishing a standard of eligibility for
nonpublic assistance IV-D child support services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 518.54,
subdivision 14, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
256J.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Fischbach, Ourada, Kleis, Nienow and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 975: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring informed consent of a female upon whom an
abortion is performed; providing civil remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Fischbach, Kierlin, Knutson, Rosen and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 976: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring informed consent of a female upon whom an
abortion is performed; providing civil remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 977: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing issuance of trunk highway
bonds; appropriating money for the interchange project for highway I-94 at Century Avenue and
McKnight Road in Ramsey county.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 978: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; establishing 25-mile per hour speed limit
in school zones; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 169.01, by adding a subdivision; 169.14,
subdivisions 2, 5, 5a.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Foley and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 979: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for a universal health care system that
provides affordable access to high quality medical care for all Minnesotans; requiring a focus on
preventive care and early intervention; providing comprehensive benefits; reducing costs through
prevention, efficiency, and elimination of bureaucracy; directing the commissioner of health to prepare a
plan to be implemented by 2010; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 980: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing reporting procedures and venue for identity
theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 609.527, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 981: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a high-resolution
digital elevation and flood plain management mapping pilot project.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kubly, Vickerman, Sparks and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 982: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; clarifying use of certain funds; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 198.261.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 983: A bill for an act relating to the military; changing certain qualifications and the term of
the adjutant general; eliminating a restriction on service of assistant adjutants general; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 15.06, subdivision 1; 190.07; 190.08, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 984: A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; clarifying and specifying in greater
detail how a previous appropriation for the northwest busway may be used; amending Laws 2002, chapter
393, section 19, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 985: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; modifying provisions for alcohol and drug
counselors licensure; creating the board of alcohol and drug counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 148C.01, subdivisions 2, 12, by adding subdivisions; 148C.02; 148C.03; 148C.0351,
subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 148C.04; 148C.05, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions;
148C.07; 148C.09; 148C.091; 148C.093; 148C.095; 148C.099; 148C.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 148C.11;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 148C.01, subdivision 6; 148C.0351, subdivision 2; 148C.05, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 148C.06;
148C.10, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Rules, parts 4747.0030, subparts 25, 28, 30; 4747.0040, subpart 3,
item A; 4747.0060, subpart 1, items A, B, D; 4747.0070, subparts 4, 5; 4747.0080; 4747.0090; 4747.0100;
4747.0300; 4747.0400, subparts 2, 3; 4747.0500; 4747.0600; 4747.1000; 4747.1100, subparts 2, 3;
4747.1600.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Wiger; Scheid; Johnson, D.E.; Larson and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 986: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for conformity with the federal Help
America Vote Act; creating a complaint process; imposing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 201.021; 201.022; 201.061, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 201.071, subdivisions 1, 3, by
adding a subdivision; 201.091, subdivisions 4, 5; 201.121, subdivision 1; 201.13, subdivision 1; 201.15;
201.155; 201.161; 201.171; 201.221, subdivisions 2, 3; 203B.06, subdivision 4; 203B.08, subdivision 3;
203B.12, subdivision 2; 203B.16, by adding a subdivision; 203B.17; 203B.19; 203B.24, subdivision 2;
203B.26; 204B.47; 204C.10; 206.57, by adding subdivisions; 206.81; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 200; 201; 204C.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 987: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring the review of cumulative impact
information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116D.04, subdivisions 1a, 2a, 5a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 988: A bill for an act relating to border city enterprise zones; authorizing additional
allocations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 469.169, by adding a subdivision.

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

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

S.F. No. 989: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; establishing the speed limit on a segment
of I-35E; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.14, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 990: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain procedures and requirements for
organic food; providing for compliance with federal law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
31.92, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 31.94; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 31; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 31.92, subdivisions 2a, 5; 31.93; 31.95.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs.

Senators Tomassoni, Saxhaug, Sparks, Jungbauer and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 991: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing for funding with certificates for
infrastructure; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Knutson, Sams and Bakk introduced--

S.F. No. 992: A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring uniform mandatory penalties against
license holders and a licensee's employees for sales to minors; providing for mitigating circumstances in
assessing penalties; requiring administrative penalties for failure to electronically verify the age of persons
purchasing tobacco; requiring electronic age verification for each sale of tobacco; providing for the
purchase of electronic age verification devices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 461.12,
subdivisions 2, 6; 461.19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 461.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 993: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing an intergovernmental transfer
payment; increasing the county nursing home payment adjustment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 256B.19, subdivision 1d; 256B.431, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.