State of Minnesota


Eighty-Third Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Second Day


Thursday, January 9, 2003


12:00 Noon


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 Hottinger, Langseth, Cohen, Metzen and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money for the Paul and Sheila Wellstone center for community building.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Langseth, Hottinger, Higgins and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2: 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;
requiring certain studies and reports; authorizing sale of state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson, Hottinger, Scheid, Bakk and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 3: A bill for an act relating to employment; increasing the minimum wage; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 177.24, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Anderson, Hottinger, Scheid, Bakk and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 4: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing for a benefit extension.

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

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 5: A bill for an act relating to elections; establishing a voluntary clean campaign council, a
clean campaign pledge, and a clean campaign advertising code; clarifying definitions of campaign
expenditures and independent expenditures; clarifying requirements for disclaimers on campaign material;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 9, 18; 10A.14, subdivision 2; 10A.24,
by adding a subdivision; 211B.04; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 6: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for "clean money" campaigns funded
without special interest money; expanding certain definitions; requiring certain campaign finance reports
to be filed and published electronically; requiring notice of independent expenditures; requiring reports of
excess spending by candidates who do not agree to limit spending; reducing certain contribution limits and
spending limits; limiting independent expenditures by political parties on behalf of their own candidates as
a condition of receiving a public subsidy; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits on political
party caucuses as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; limiting multicandidate expenditures by
political parties; increasing public subsidies for candidates who agree to lower contribution limits;
increasing spending limits and public subsidies to respond to independent expenditures and excess
spending by nonparticipating candidates; repealing the income tax checkoff for election campaigns;
increasing the maximum political contribution refund from $50 to $100; imposing criminal penalties;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 9, 18, 21; 10A.02,
subdivision 11a; 10A.14, subdivision 2; 10A.20, subdivisions 2, 6b, by adding subdivisions; 10A.25,
subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.27, subdivisions 1, 11, by
adding subdivisions; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivisions 1, 2; 10A.315; 10A.322; 200.02, by
adding a subdivision; 290.06, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.25, subdivision 6; 10A.31.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 7: A bill for an act relating to elections; making it easier to vote by absentee ballot; prohibiting
certain activities; providing for rules; providing for delivery of official supplemental ballots to voters on
request; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 203B.02; subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivisions 1, 4;
203B.06, subdivision 3; 203B.07, subdivision 2; 204B.41; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 203B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 8: A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; providing that acceptance of large
campaign contributions by certain elected officials creates a conflict of interest on issues related to the
contributor; imposing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 10A.07, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 9: A bill for an act relating to openness in government; expanding the legislative open
meetings law to cover caucuses and conference committee negotiations; amending Minnesota Statutes
2002, section 3.055, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 10: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance and public disclosure; increasing the public's
right to know; requiring disclosure of economic interests of independent contractors and consultants;
changing certain definitions; requiring full disclosure of the total costs of lobbying; requiring certain
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 5, 21, 33; and 10A.04,
subdivisions 4, 6.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 11: A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting independent expenditures by political
parties as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.01,
subdivisions 9, 18; 10A.25, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 10A.28, subdivision 1; 10A.31,
subdivisions 3, 5; 10A.322; 290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 12: A bill for an act relating to elections; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits
on political party caucuses that choose to participate in the political contribution refund program; limiting
multicandidate expenditures by political parties; increasing the maximum political contribution refund
from $50 to $100; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 10A.25, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 10A.27, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28,
subdivisions 1, 2; 10A.322; 290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 13: A bill for an act relating to lobbyists; prohibiting former legislators, constitutional officers,
agency heads, and certain legislative employees from lobbying for legislative or administrative action for
one year after leaving office; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 14: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring recitation of the pledge of allegiance in all
public schools; providing for instruction in the proper etiquette, display, and respect of the United States
flag; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 121A.11, by adding subdivisions; 124D.10, subdivision
8.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator LeClair introduced--

S.F. No. 15: A bill for an act relating to taxation; adjusting long-term care insurance credit; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.0672, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 16: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to provide for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article V, sections 3, 5; article VIII, section 1; article IX,
sections 1, 2; article XI, section 5; providing by law for a unicameral legislature of 135 members;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 2.021; 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Kleis, Koering, Bachmann, Wergin and Ortman introduced--

S.F. No. 17: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; providing for even-year sessions convened by
the legislature; limiting the agenda; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 3.011.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 18: 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 Moua introduced--

S.F. No. 19: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; providing for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to acquire land for and remediate contamination in the Phalen corridor; authorizing issuance of bonds;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Koering, Kleis, Michel, Reiter and Wergin introduced--

S.F. No. 20: A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting partial-birth abortions; providing criminal
and civil penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Reiter, Limmer, Koering, Olson and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 21: A bill for an act relating to state government; designating English as the official language;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bakk and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 22: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for design of an addition to house student services, smart classrooms, and open labs
at Lake Superior community and technical college.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Bakk, Murphy and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 23: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting the sale and use of lead sinkers;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Solon, Bakk and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 24: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees police and fire retirement plan;
authorizing the election of a 50 percent joint and survivor benefit by certain retired members of the former
Duluth police consolidation account.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Solon, Bakk, Rest and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 25: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to repair and restore the
aerial lift bridge in Duluth; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Bakk, Rest and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 26: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds
for the construction of improvements to the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Betzold; Kleis; Johnson, D.E.; Jungbauer and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 27: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money for the Northstar commuter rail line.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Betzold, Marty and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 28: A bill for an act relating to commerce; enacting the revisions to the general provisions of
the Uniform Commercial Code and amendments to Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code
recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; making conforming
changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 17.94; 84.787, subdivision 9; 84.797, subdivision
10; 84.92, subdivision 6; 86B.820, subdivision 12; 168A.01, subdivision 20; 234.27; 325L.03; 325L.16;
336.2-103; 336.2-202; 336.2A-103; 336.2A-501; 336.2A-518; 336.2A-519; 336.2A-527; 336.2A-528;
336.3-103; 336.3-106; 336.3-116; 336.3-305; 336.3-309; 336.3-416; 336.3-417; 336.3-602; 336.3-604;
336.3-605; 336.4-104; 336.4-207; 336.4-208; 336.4-212; 336.4-301; 336.4-403; 336.4A-105; 336.4A-106;
336.4A-204; 336.5-103; 336.8-102; 336.9-102; 513.33, subdivision 1; 514.963, subdivision 9; 514.965,
subdivision 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 336; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2002, sections 336.1-101; 336.1-102; 336.1-103; 336.1-104; 336.1-105; 336.1-106; 336.1-107;
336.1-108; 336.1-109; 336.1-110; 336.1-201; 336.1-202; 336.1-203; 336.1-204; 336.1-205; 336.1-206;
336.1-207; 336.1-208; 336.1-209; 336.2-208; 336.2A-207.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Bakk, Solon and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 29: A bill for an act relating to capital investments; authorizing land acquisition at Vermilion
Community College; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 30: A bill for an act relating to administrative rules; imposing notice requirements for use of
the good cause exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 14.388.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bakk, Langseth and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 31: A bill for an act relating to capital investments; providing funding for dental clinics at
Lake Superior Community College and Northwest Technical College; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.