State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Twenty-Seventh Day


Wednesday, March 28, 2001


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.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 2085: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to construct the
Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 2086: A bill for an act relating to retirement; extending pension coverage to part-time
metropolitan transit police officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 353.64, subdivision 7a.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Higgins; Johnson, Dave; Kelly, R.C. and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 2087: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing funding for various opportunities
industrialization center programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2088: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that sales of admissions to the Minnesota
zoo are exempt from taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.70, subdivision 10.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Limmer, Bachmann, Neuville and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2089: A bill for an act relating to education; repealing the profile of learning; establishing
local academic achievement testing; establishing local testing revenue; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120B.02; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.31, subdivision 3; 120B.35;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 120B.031; 120B.31, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; Minnesota Rules, parts 3501.0300; 3501.0310;
3501.0320; 3501.0330; 3501.0340; 3501.0350; 3501.0370; 3501.0380; 3501.0390; 3501.0400; 3501.0410;
3501.0420; 3501.0440; 3501.0441; 3501.0442; 3501.0443; 3501.0444; 3501.0445; 3501.0446; 3501.0447;
3501.0448; 3501.0449; 3501.0450; 3501.0460; 3501.0461; 3501.0462; 3501.0463; 3501.0464; 3501.0465;
3501.0466; 3501.0467; 3501.0468; 3501.0469.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Olson, Pappas, Lourey and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2090: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; appropriating money
for adult basic education.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2091: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school
district No. 806, Elgin-Millville.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2092: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for
special education revenue over a seven-year period; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, 7.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2093: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a three-year pilot project to explore
alternative models for delivering education by expanding the flexible learning year program.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2094: A bill for an act relating to agricultural trade; providing funding for an agricultural trade
specialist position; appropriating money.

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

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2095: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for a second-generation ethanol
development program; providing grants for certain research and demonstration projects; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41A.09, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

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

Senator Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 2096: A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; defining radio
communications operators as "essential employees"; creating the radio communications operators unit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 179A.03, subdivision 7; 179A.10, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2097: A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing the emergency medical services
regulatory board to grant temporary variances from staffing requirements for basic life support ambulances
operated by rural ambulance services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144E.101, subdivision
6.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Knutson, Olson and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2098: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying advanced placement and international
baccalaureate program provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
120B.13, subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2099: A bill for an act relating to the environment; placing a mandatory deposit on all
beverage containers; establishing redemption centers; requiring a report; appropriating money; providing
penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116F.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Lourey and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2100: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing a special taxing district for
emergency medical services in Carlton and Aitkin counties; authorizing property tax levies; adding to the
list of special taxing districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 275.066.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2101: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to independent school
district No. 2687, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, for development of an agricultural high school;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Fowler; Lesewski; Ring and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2102: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing catalyst grants for the
provision of Internet services; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Robertson; Knutson; Krentz; Johnson, Debbie and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2103: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a merit grant for advance
placement and international baccalaureate students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
136A.121, by adding a subdivision; 136A.1211.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Terwilliger, Limmer and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 2104: A bill for an act relating to taxation; abolishing withholding taxes on wages; providing
for payment of estimated taxes on wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 289A.09,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 289A.20, subdivision 2; 289A.31, subdivision 5; 289A.38, subdivision 14; 289A.50,
subdivision 3; 289A.60, subdivision 11; 290.92, subdivisions 1, 2a, 4a, 9, 12, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and
29; and 290.9201, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 289A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 270B.06, subdivision 3; 289A.63, subdivision 5; and 290.92,
subdivisions 3, 5, 5a, 10, 16, 19, 22, and 30.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 2105: A bill for an act relating to residential building contractors; requiring the commissioner
of commerce to notify current customers of licensees against whom enforcement actions are taken;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 326.91, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Terwilliger and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 2106: A bill for an act relating to transportation; regulating state highways in municipalities;
making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 160.85, subdivision 3; and
161.1245, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 161.17; 161.171; 161.172; 161.173; 161.174; 161.175; 161.176;
161.177; and 473.181, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Pappas, Stumpf, Lourey and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2107: A bill for an act relating to education; early childhood developmental screening;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 121A.16; 121A.17, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5; 121A.19.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Bachmann and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2108: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting school districts to implement the
profile of learning or offer other learning experiences; providing for state and local testing; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120A.22, subdivision 9; 120B.02; 120B.031, by
adding a subdivision; 120B.30, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 126C.10,
subdivision 2; 136A.233, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2109: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying the margin for certain statutory
recounts; providing for recounts in presidential and congressional elections; increasing the number of
ballots required in each precinct; providing an instant runoff for presidential, congressional, statewide, and
legislative offices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204B.27, by adding a subdivision;
204B.29, subdivision 1; 204C.35; and 204C.36, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 204B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 2110: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating rental vehicle coverages; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 65B.49, subdivisions 3 and 5a.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Stevens; Johnson, Doug and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 2111: A bill for an act relating to environment; providing that notice must be given or
reasonable compensation paid to a solid waste collector for displacement of the collector's business;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.94, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 2112: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; exempting contributions to and
interest earned on certain educational savings plan accounts from income taxes; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 2113: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying citizen oversight committees
under the commissioner of natural resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059,
subdivision 5a; 97A.055, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Sams, Langseth, Samuelson and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2114: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for valuation and deferment of
certain property whose current use and potential alternative use are not the same; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Oliver and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2115: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; regulating dealers; clarifying licensed motor
vehicle dealer bonding requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.27, subdivision 24.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2116: A bill for an act relating to retirement; changing the effective date of modifications to
the judges retirement plan; amending Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 18, section 10.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2117: A bill for an act relating to the military; appropriating money to assist in the operation
and staffing of the Minnesota national guard youth camp at Camp Ripley.

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

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 2118: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing an exception to the nursing home
moratorium; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2119: A bill for an act relating to water; modifying restrictions on watershed district
borrowing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103D.335, subdivision 17.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 2120: A bill for an act relating to Indians; removing the word "squaw" from Minnesota
geographic features; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 83A.02; 83A.05, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2121: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; repealing obsolete or unnecessary provisions;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.039; 17.042; 17.06; 17.07; 17.108; 17.139; 17.45; 17.4996;
17.76; 17.861; 17A.091, subdivision 1; 17B.21; 17B.23; 17B.24; 17B.25; 17B.26; 17B.27; 18.205; 24.001;
24.002; 24.12; 24.131; 24.135; 24.141; 24.145; 24.151; 24.155; 24.161; 24.171; 24.175; 24.18; 24.181;
25.47; 27.185; 29.025; 29.049; 30.50; 30.51; 31.185; 31.73; 31B.07; 32.11; 32.12; 32.18; 32.19; 32.20;
32.203; 32.204; 32.206; 32.208; 32.70; 32.71; 32.72; 32.74; 32.745; 33.001; 33.002; 33.01; 33.011; 33.02;
33.03; 33.031; 33.032; 33.06; 33.07; 33.08; 33.09; 33.091; 33.111; 35.04; 35.14; and 35.84.

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

Senator Fowler introduced--

S.F. No. 2122: A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; providing a rate increase for a nursing
home in Martin county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Fowler introduced--

S.F. No. 2123: A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; providing a rate increase for a nursing
home in Martin county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2124: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring mandatory consecutive
sentences for certain crimes committed by chronic offenders; requiring a change in the sentencing
guidelines relating to offenses committed by offenders on pretrial release; establishing a chronic offender
intensive supervision pilot project; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
609.15, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 2125: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying disposition of lottery ticket in
lieu tax; adding to state wildlife management areas; providing for certain land exchanges; permitting the
sale of certain consolidated conservation land in Roseau county; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 297A.94.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Larson, Langseth and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 2126: A bill for an act relating to higher education; Minnesota state colleges and universities;
providing for acquisition of certain facilities by the board of trustees; modifying source of funding for
certain capital improvements at St. Cloud State University; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
136F.60, subdivision 2; Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 3, subdivision 19.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2127: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing liability protections under the
state superfund statute for a voluntary cleanup by a person who is not responsible for the release;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115B.175, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2128: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting sales made by certain
businesses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2129: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a production tax on wind energy in lieu
of property tax; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 272.02, subdivision 22; 273.37, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2130: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying the exemption for property used in a
small scale wind energy conversion system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 272.02,
subdivision 22.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2131: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education finance; modifying
Head Start; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 119A.52.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 2132: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying registration of all-terrain
vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.922, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Johnson, Dean and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2133: A bill for an act relating to crime; establishing the sexual violence justice institute;
advisory councils; requiring the institute to coordinate research on sexual assault topics and a plan to
reduce the crime; providing for sexual assault multidisciplinary assistance and resource teams (SMART);
providing for technical support and legal assistance; providing for a policy center; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611A.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Rest and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2134: A bill for an act relating to education; removing the prohibition on rules relating to
special education caseloads or number of pupils; establishing a measurement for special education
caseloads; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.07; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Vickerman, Metzen and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 2135: A bill for an act relating to utilities; authorizing municipal utilities, municipal power
agencies, cooperative utilities, and investor-owned utilities to form joint ventures to provide utility
services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 452; repealing Laws 1996, chapter
300, section 1, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 2136: A bill for an act relating to courts; providing for tax court jurisdiction in certain property
tax cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 271.01, subdivision 5; 271.21, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2137: A bill for an act relating to commercial redevelopment; allowing nonprofit
organizations to receive funding under the contamination cleanup, livable communities tax base
revitalization, and livable communities demonstration account programs; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 116J.552, by adding a subdivision; 116J.553, subdivision 1; 116J.554, subdivisions 1, 1a;
116J.556; 116J.557, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 473.252, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 473.253,
subdivision 2.

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

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2138: A bill for an act relating to state employees; providing the same protection from genetic
discrimination that is provided to federal employees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 43A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2139: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the St. Paul port
authority for its customized job training program.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pogemiller, Betzold and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 2140: A bill for an act relating to retirement; including certain employees in the correctional
employees retirement plan; providing coverage for prior state service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 352.91, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Moe, R.D., by request, introduced--

S.F. No. 2141: A bill for an act relating to libraries; providing a grant for the Fosston public library
accessibility project; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Langseth; Johnson, Dean; Day and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2142: A bill for an act relating to highways; allowing judicial review of public purpose and
necessity for taking property for county highway or town road; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 163.12, subdivisions 7, 10; 164.07, subdivisions 7, 10.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2143: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; exempting government agencies from
certain court fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 357.021, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Foley, Chaudhary and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2144: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate adjustment for a nursing
facility in Anoka county; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Langseth, Wiener, Larson and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2145: A bill for an act relating to public administration; providing for design-build contracts;
providing for exempt rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16B.31, subdivision 1; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.