State of Minnesota


SENATE BILL INTRODUCTIONS


Monday, March 17, 2003


10:00 A.M.


TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills


The following bills were read the first time and referred to the committees indicated.

Senators Knutson, Pogemiller, Pappas, Ranum and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 865: A bill for an act relating to utilities; providing for liability under the one call excavation
notice system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216D.06, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Sams; Frederickson; Rosen; Johnson, D.E. and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 866: A bill for an act relating to energy; exempting small municipal utilities from certain
conservation reporting requirements; authorizing use of conservation funds for refurbishing municipal
district heating and cooling systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216B.241, subdivision
1b.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Jungbauer, Olson and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 867: 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 Rest, Moua, Belanger, Marty and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 868: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income tax administration; appropriating money for
grants to nonprofit entities to facilitate the delivery of volunteer assistance to low-income taxpayers.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Larson, Foley, McGinn, Pappas and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 869: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; increasing the surcharge on criminal and
traffic offenders and using this money to supplement the operating funds of the law enforcement agency
responsible for the conviction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 870: A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Minnesota state high school league to
adopt a policy on corporate sponsorships; repealing league provisions that prohibit certain commercial
relations, subject the league to budget instructions from the finance commissioner, permit the state board
of investment to invest nonretirement funds of the league and direct the commissioner of children,
families, and learning to annually review league information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
128C.02, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 128C.01, subdivision 5; 128C.02,
subdivision 8; 128C.13.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Metzen, McGinn and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 871: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for a senior assisted living facility in Dakota county.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 872: A bill for an act relating to real property; conveyances by spouses; purchase-money
mortgages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 507.02; 507.03.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Dille, Vickerman, Sams, Tomassoni and Michel introduced--

S.F. No. 873: A bill for an act relating to public employment; exempting employees of public hospitals
from any salary and wage rate freeze that may be imposed by law.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Higgins, Skoglund, Berglin, Limmer and Hann introduced--

S.F. No. 874: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for disclosure and
sharing of certain data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.46, subdivision 7; 144.335, by
adding a subdivision; 626.556, by adding a subdivision; 626.557, subdivision 9a.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Stumpf and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 875: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for the department of children, families,
and learning administrative amendment and repeal of certain statutory provisions relating to kindergarten
through grade 12; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 12.21, subdivision 3; 120A.05, subdivision
9; 122A.63, subdivision 3; 123A.06, subdivision 3; 123A.18, subdivision 2; 123A.73, subdivisions 3, 4, 5;
123B.51, subdivisions 3, 4; 123B.57, subdivision 4; 123B.63, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 123B.91, subdivision
1; 123B.92, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.09, subdivisions 9, 10, 16; 124D.11, subdivisions 1, 2; 124D.135,
subdivision 8; 124D.16, subdivision 6; 124D.19, subdivision 3; 124D.20, subdivision 5; 124D.22,
subdivision 3; 124D.454, subdivisions 2, 8, 10, by adding a subdivision; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 124D.86,
subdivisions 1a, 3, 6; 125A.21, subdivision 2; 126C.10, subdivision 6; 126C.15, subdivision 1; 126C.17,
subdivisions 7a, 9; 126C.21, subdivision 3; 126C.42, subdivision 1; 126C.48, subdivision 3; 126C.63,
subdivisions 5, 8; 126C.69, subdivisions 2, 9; 127A.47, subdivisions 7, 8; 127A.49, subdivisions 2, 3;
128D.11, subdivision 8; 169.26, subdivision 3; 169.973, subdivision 1; 178.02, subdivision 1; 273.138,
subdivision 6; 298.28, subdivision 4; 475.61, subdivision 4; Laws 1965, chapter 705, as amended;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 123A.73, subdivisions 7, 10, 11; 123B.81, subdivision 6;
124D.65, subdivision 4; 124D.84, subdivision 2; 125A.023, subdivision 5; 125A.47; 125B.11; 126C.01,
subdivision 4; 126C.14; 127A.41, subdivision 6; Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 6, article 5,
section 12, as amended; Minnesota Rules, parts 3500.0600; 3520.0400; 3520.1400; 3520.3300; 3530.1500;
3530.2700; 3530.4400; 3530.4500; 3530.4700; 3545.2100; 3545.2200; 3545.2400; 3545.2500; 3545.2600;
3545.3008; 3545.3010; 3545.3018; 3545.3020; 3550.0100.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Nienow, Kiscaden and LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 876: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying eligibility requirements to the
MinnesotaCare program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 256L.05, subdivision 3a; 256L.07,
subdivision 3; 256L.15, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Rest, Belanger, Limmer and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 877: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for exemption from sales and use taxes on
certain delivery or distribution charges for direct mail; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
297A.61, by adding a subdivision; 297A.68, subdivision 36.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Metzen; Ourada; Hottinger; Johnson, D.E. and Kelley introduced--

S.F. No. 878: A bill for an act relating to property; modifying provisions relating to certificates of title
to manufactured homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 168A.141.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Pappas, Solon, Larson, Kierlin and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 879: A bill for an act relating to higher education; making changes to the higher education
services office; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 136A.03; 136A.031, subdivisions 2, 5;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 15A.081, subdivision 7b; 136A.011; 136A.031, subdivisions
1, 3, 4; 136A.07.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Belanger, Ruud, Kierlin and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 880: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the Mississippi river
parkway commission.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 881: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; removing sunset clauses on provisions
relating to gross weight of utility vehicles; amending Laws 2000, chapter 433, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Langseth, Frederickson, Gaither, Sams and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 882: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; appropriating money
for natural resource and environment projects; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Berglin, Higgins, Marty and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 883: A bill for an act relating to landlords and tenants; modifying provisions relating to
expungement of eviction information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 484.014, subdivision 2,
by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Dibble, Sams, Dille and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 884: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing assistance to Minnesota
businesses seeking federal contracts; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 885: A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing counties to transfer jurisdiction and
ownership of vacated county highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 163.11, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Saxhaug introduced--

S.F. No. 886: A bill for an act relating to counties; expanding authority to acquire real property by
exchange; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 373.01, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Saxhaug, Langseth, Frederickson and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 887: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying game and migratory waterfowl
refuge provisions; providing for suspension of game and fish license and permit privileges under certain
circumstances; modifying certain game license provisions; modifying certain fish possession restrictions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 97A.085, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 97A.095, subdivisions 1, 2;
97A.421, by adding a subdivision; 97A.435, subdivision 4; 97B.721; 97C.401, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Saxhaug, Bakk, Skoe and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 888: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions for the sale of state
timber; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 90.01, by adding a
subdivision; 90.101; 90.121; 90.14; 90.151, subdivisions 1, 2; 90.161, subdivision 1; 90.173; 90.191,
subdivisions 3, 4; 90.251, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 90.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 889: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis teachers retirement fund association;
mandating employer payment on a previously authorized purchase of service credit in accordance with
legislative commission on pensions and retirement policy that retirement benefits should be financed on a
shared basis between the public employee and the public employer; repealing Laws 2000, chapter 461,
article 19, section 6.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Chaudhary, Langseth and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 890: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing an automatic external defibrillator
acquisition and distribution program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 144E.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 891: A bill for an act relating to housing and economic development authorities; authorizing
an authority to create certain legal entities to engage in housing activities; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 469.012, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Stumpf, Langseth and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 892: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions;
authorizing sale of state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Limmer, Cohen, Neuville, Marty and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 893: A bill for an act relating to marriage dissolution; requiring attendance at certain
orientation programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 518.091; 518.10.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Chaudhary, Ranum, Skoe, Tomassoni and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 894: A bill for an act relating to children; providing for an advisory task force on placement of
high-risk youth; requiring a report.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 895: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; requiring that certain gasoline to contain ten
percent denatured ethanol; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 239.791, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Anderson, Moua and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 896: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Como
Park Conservatory restoration project; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Vickerman and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 897: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; restricting sales of ethanol plants; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 41A.09, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Moua, Higgins, Anderson, Solon and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 898: A bill for an act relating to taxes; providing a tax credit for a qualifying affordable
housing contribution; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann, LeClair, Jungbauer and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 899: A bill for an act relating to elections; fair campaign practices; prohibiting distorted
photographs of candidates in campaign materials; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Berglin and Dibble introduced--

S.F. No. 900: A bill for an act relating to civil law; exempting harassment restraining order actions
from mandatory alternative dispute resolution requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
484.76, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bachmann, Kubly, Senjem, Wiger and McGinn introduced--

S.F. No. 901: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for physical appraisal of
property every five years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 273.01; 273.08.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rosen, Scheid, Sams and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 902: 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;
eliminating a report and obsolete references; 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.

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

S.F. No. 903: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; enhancing markets for dairy and other nutritional
products; regulating the availability and sale of certain beverages in public schools; prohibiting certain
provisions in contracts between beverage vendors and schools or school districts; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 123B.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 904: A bill for an act relating to state government; state vehicles; regulating the leasing or
other acquisition of motor vehicles for the use of state officials and employees; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, section 16B.54, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Murphy, Sams and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 905: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying expenditure limits for upgrading
feedlots; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.07, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 906: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing collection of treatment co-pays from
offenders I; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.272, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Skoglund introduced--

S.F. No. 907: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing Department of Corrections forensic
pathologists to issue death certificates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 390.23.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Sams, Ruud, Ourada, Sparks and Skoe introduced--

S.F. No. 908: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; deregulating independent telephone
companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 237.01, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Scheid, Metzen, Betzold, Ourada and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 909: A bill for an act relating to gambling; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article X, section 8; allowing casino gaming at licensed pari-mutuel racetracks; authorizing
licensed racetracks to operate casinos on the licensed premises; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 240.01, by adding a subdivision; 240.03; 240.07, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; 240.08,
subdivision 1; 240.10; 240.13, subdivision 6; 240.15, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 240.22;
240.23; 240.27, subdivisions 1, 5; 240.35, subdivision 1; 299L.07, subdivision 2a; 541.20; 541.21; 609.75,
subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Robling, Ourada, Wergin and Jungbauer introduced--

S.F. No. 910: A bill for an act relating to state government; putting a limit on the amount to be spent on
art in state-financed buildings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16B.35, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 911: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing an exception to the conflict of
interest law for township officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.88, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kiscaden, Kierlin and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 912: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring biennial information on asset
diversion; expanding information available through the senior linkage line; applying excess homestead
equity towards the cost of long-term care; extending the prohibition on certain transfers of income and
assets to 72 months prior to application for medical assistance; providing a period of ineligibility;
providing exceptions; requiring the commissioner of human services to seek a waiver; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 256.01, by adding a subdivision; 256.975, subdivision 7; 256B.0595, by
adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 913: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing qualified eligibility clearinghouses to
provide eligibility data to health care providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 62J.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Scheid, Kelley, Larson, Dibble and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 914: A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; authorizing off-sale wine licenses for
supermarkets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 340A.101, by adding a subdivision; 340A.408,
subdivision 3; 340A.412, subdivision 3; 340A.413, subdivision 5; 340A.503, subdivision 4; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Chaudhary and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 915: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; restricting use of provisional driver's
license; requiring all passengers in vehicle operated by provisional license holder to use seat belts;
requiring behind-the-wheel training to obtain full driver's license before age 18 after certain violations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 169.686, subdivision 1; 171.04, subdivision 1; 171.055,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senators Higgins, Anderson, Lourey and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 916: A bill for an act relating to children; appropriating money for the lead hazard reduction
project.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Higgins, Hottinger, Rest and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 917: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; prohibiting party units from accepting
contributions indirectly they could not accept directly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 10A.27,
by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 918: 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 Robling and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 919: A bill for an act relating to the state auditor; changing outdated language; modifying
duties of the state auditor; clarifying accrued liability determination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
sections 6.71; 6.72, subdivision 1; 6.74; 6.75; 6.77; 69.772, subdivision 2; 115A.929; 306.95; 458D.17,
subdivision 5; 471.696; 477A.014, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 3.971, subdivision 8; 149A.97, subdivision 8;
163.10; 306.97.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 920: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for performance bonds for certain school
district contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 574.26, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Scheid, Sams, Rest, Anderson and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 921: A bill for an act relating to jobs; providing for grants to qualified job training programs;
appropriating money.

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

Senators Berglin and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 922: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue an on-sale
wine license and an on-sale malt liquor license to the Jungle Theater; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 340A.404, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 923: A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing an economic
development advisory committee; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Senators Nienow, Dille, Bachmann, Senjem and Ruud introduced--

S.F. No. 924: A bill for an act relating to public employment; eliminating equitable compensation
relationships reporting requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.992, by adding a
subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.999; Minnesota Rules, part 3920.1300.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Marty, Higgins and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 925: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for rerefined
motor oils; providing an exemption for certain recycled paper; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section
297A.67, subdivision 18, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 926: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for property manager background
checks on the Minnesota computerized criminal history system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002,
section 299C.68, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 927: A bill for an act relating to the environment; preventing littering within the state outdoor
recreation system; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 85.20, subdivision 6;
169.42, subdivision 1; 169.421, subdivision 3; 609.68.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Hottinger, Pappas, Higgins and Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 928: A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying definition of public utility; prohibiting
disconnection during heat advisories; enacting residential customer protections; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 216B.02, subdivision 4; 216B.07; 216B.098, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding
subdivisions; 216B.81, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 216B.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Anderson, Pappas, Pogemiller and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 929: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for the phaseout of nuclear reactors;
replacement of nuclear energy with alternative sources; acceleration with respect to the metropolitan
emissions reduction plan; increasing funding for conservation improvements; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 216B.241, subdivisions 1a, 2; 216B.50, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Anderson, Hottinger and Kubly introduced--

S.F. No. 930: A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing renewable energy standard; increasing
funding for renewable energy development and conservation improvement; requiring rulemaking;
repealing green pricing; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections
116C.779; 216B.02, by adding a subdivision; 216B.1611, subdivision 2; 216B.1645, subdivision 1;
216B.241, subdivisions 1a, 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 216B.169; 216B.1691.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Utilities.

Senators Higgins and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 931: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; clarifying certain terms; requiring
assumption of certain obligations; changing certain expenditure, contribution, and reporting requirements;
providing additional civil penalties; repealing obsolete and duplicative rules; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, sections 10A.01, subdivision 18; 10A.08; 10A.20, subdivision 5; 10A.24, subdivision 2; 10A.25,
subdivision 2; 10A.27, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivision 2; 10A.31, subdivisions 6, 7; 10A.323;
repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 4501.0300, subpart 4; 4501.0600; 4503.0200, subpart 4; 4503.0300,
subpart 2; 4503.0400, subpart 2; 4503.0500, subpart 9; 4503.0800, subpart 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 932: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; changing the pistol permit issuing law from
a discretionary to a nondiscretionary standard; making other changes to the pistol permitting law;
providing criminal penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 609.66,
subdivision 1d; 624.714, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 624.714,
subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety. Senator Pariseau questioned the
reference thereon and, under Rule 4, the bill was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.