State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Twenty-Third Day


Monday, March 19, 2001


10:30 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 Chaudhary, Lourey and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1761: A bill for an act relating to child care; appropriating money for the basic sliding fee
child care program; repealing Laws 1999, chapter 205, article 1, section 63.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rest, Foley, Kiscaden, Krentz and Johnson, Debbie introduced--

S.F. No. 1762: A bill for an act relating to education finance; continuing the referendum offset
adjustment until a district's referendum is renewed; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10,
subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1763: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing grants and property tax incentives to
motor fuel retailers who install E85 pumps and equipment; requiring the state to buy and operate E85
vehicles when they are available; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
273.11, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16C and
41A.

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

Senators Johnson, Dean and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1764: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring life-cycle costing in state
contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16C.03, subdivision 3; 16C.25; 161.32, subdivision
1b.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Johnson, Dean and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1765: A bill for an act relating to highways; establishing pilot project to study application of
anticorrosion substances to trunk highways and bridges.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Stevens, Sams, Kiscaden, Samuelson and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 1766: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a floor for nursing facility
operating cost reimbursement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stevens, Berglin, Kiscaden, Sams and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1767: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Medicare payment rate as
the rate for all nursing facility residents for the first 100 days following admission; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Chaudhary, Reiter, Price, Rest and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 1768: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for grants to
interregional trunk highway corridor coalitions.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Ourada; Schwab; Langseth; Johnson, Dean and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1769: A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing commissioner of transportation to
convey interest in certain land to property owners; modifying provisions for speed limits in highway work
zones; modifying seasonal highway weight limitations; transferring responsibilities from transportation
regulation board to commissioner of transportation; making technical and clarifying changes; repealing
obsolete or invalid provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 161.24, subdivision 4; 169.14,
subdivision 5d; 169.825, subdivision 11; 174.02, subdivisions 4 and 5; 174.10, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4;
174A.02, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; 174A.04; 174A.06; 218.031, subdivision 2; 218.041, subdivisions 4, 5,
and 6; 219.074, subdivision 2; 219.384, subdivision 2; and 219.402; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 174A.01; 174A.02, subdivision 5; 174A.03; 174A.05; 219.383; 219.558; 219.559; 219.56;
219.681; 219.69; 219.691; 219.692; 219.695; 219.70; 219.71; 219.741; 219.743; 219.751; 219.755;
219.85; 219.97; 222.631; 222.632; and 222.633; Minnesota Rules, part 8850.6900.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Neuville; Ranum; Berglin; Kelly, R.C. and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1770: A bill for an act relating to public defense; providing for the salary of the state public
defender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15A.083, subdivision 4; and 611.23.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Scheid, Belanger, Rest, Schwab and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1771: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the general education tax rate; reducing
class rates on certain properties; providing a market value homestead credit; eliminating the education
homestead credit and education agricultural credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.13,
subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 23, 24, 25, 31; 273.1392; 273.1393; 276.04, subdivision 2;
290A.03, subdivision 13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivision 24a; 273.1382.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1772: A bill for an act relating to highways; restricting outdoor advertising on C. Elmer
Anderson Memorial Highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.14, subdivision 45.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1773: A bill for an act relating to liability; limiting duty of care and liability for landowners
along recreational trails; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 604A.24.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1774: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; changing certain resident deposit accounts;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 198.265.

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

Senators Wiener, Solon, Marty, Oliver and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1775: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; expanding the scope of practice for
pharmacists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 151.01, subdivision 27; 151.37, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ranum, Pappas and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 1776: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a review of English language learner
education.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1777: A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing declining pupil aid for
economically distressed school districts; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, Doug; Tomassoni; Frederickson and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 1778: A bill for an act relating to emergency preparedness; appropriating money for
emergency communications equipment in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Doug; Tomassoni; Lessard and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1779: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota historical society; providing funding for
operation of the Iron Range research center; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lessard and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1780: A bill for an act relating to the board of government innovation and cooperation;
extending an exemption for an Itasca county chemical dependency demonstration project; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 465.797, subdivision 5a.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Lessard, Sams and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1781: A bill for an act relating to detoxification services; requiring the state to reimburse
counties for services rendered; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 254A.08, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sams, Krentz, Frederickson, Kinkel and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 1782: A bill for an act relating to energy independence for Minnesota; setting goals; creating a
task force to identify domestic energy opportunities and priorities; requiring annual summary reports.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1783: A bill for an act relating to children; requiring the commissioner of human services to
convene an advisory task force to study foster care, adoption assistance, and relative custody assistance.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Tomassoni and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 1784: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for certain taconite production tax
distributions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 298.225, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1785: A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying provisions relating to
environmental audits; changing the reporting date for the pollution control agency's annual performance
report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 114C.21, subdivision 8; 114C.24, subdivision 3; and
116.011.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Higgins and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1786: A bill for an act relating to the environment; appropriating money for a study of the
cumulative impact of industrial emissions in north and northeast Minneapolis.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Dave and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1787: A bill for an act relating to highways; delaying beginning of construction and
reconstruction of marked trunk highway No. 62 in Minneapolis and Richfield; requiring a report.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1788: A bill for an act relating to health data; modifying access of the attorney general to
health data held by governmental and private entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.384,
subdivision 3; 13.46, by adding a subdivision; 62D.145, subdivision 2; 72A.502, by adding a subdivision;
and 144.335, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins, Ranum and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1789: A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for limitations in the use and sale
of phosphorous lawn fertilizers; requiring rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 115.01, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 115.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1790: A bill for an act relating to counties; repealing provisions requiring licensing of hawkers
and peddlers by counties; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 329.02; 329.03; 329.04; 329.05;
329.06; 329.07; 329.08; 329.09.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Chaudhary; Schwab and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1791: A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining and specifying treatment of controlled
substance analogue; prescribing penalties for unlawful sale and possession of amphetamine and gamma
hydroxybutyric acid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 152.01, by adding a subdivision;
152.02, subdivisions 2 and 4; 152.021, subdivisions 1 and 2; 152.022, subdivisions 1 and 2; 152.023,
subdivisions 1 and 2; and 152.024, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 152.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

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

S.F. No. 1792: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing provisions of the shared savings loan
program and the sustainable agriculture demonstration grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 17.115; and 17.116.

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

Senators Scheid, Hottinger, Stevens and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1793: A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting an alternative method of
protecting deposits of public funds; changing the required collateral percentage; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 118A.01, by adding a subdivision; 118A.03, subdivisions 1 and 3; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 118A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
118A.03, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Oliver, Pappas, Robertson, Rest and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 1794: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a legislative task force on reducing the
complexity of kindergarten through grade 12 education funding statutes and rules.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Murphy, Sams and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1795: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; transferring authority for the regulation of
feedlots from the pollution control agency to the department of agriculture; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 17.138, subdivision 3; 35.82, subdivision 2; 114C.21, subdivision 8; 115.076, subdivision 1;
394.25, subdivision 3c; and 561.19, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 17; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116.06, subdivision 4a; 116.07, subdivisions 7 and
7a; 116.0713; and 116.072, subdivision 13.

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

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Metzen and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1796: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; clarifying provisions allowing later,
subsequent telecommunications access to multiple-resident dwellings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 238.23; 238.24, subdivision 10.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Ranum, Orfield and Sabo introduced--

S.F. No. 1797: A bill for an act relating to nonprofit corporations; specifying voting rights and meeting
notice requirements for nonprofit corporations that are neighborhood organizations; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 317A.435, by adding a subdivision; and 317A.441.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Scheid and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 1798: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; applying the five-year rule to
pre-1990 districts; providing time limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 469.1763, by
adding a subdivision; 469.1771, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 1799: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for
independent school district No. 378, Dawson-Boyd.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 1800: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing permits for vehicles and
combinations up to 88,000 pounds gross weight on interstate highways; setting the fee for such permits;
authorizing sale of permits in books of ten; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.86,
subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Bachmann, Olson, Vickerman, Fowler and Johnson, Debbie introduced--

S.F. No. 1801: A bill for an act relating to education; enacting the American Heritage Education in
Minnesota Public Schools Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Frederickson and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1802: A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting certain nursing facilities from
certain therapy services billing requirements; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 256B.433, subdivision 3a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Scheid; Kierlin and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1803: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing resident tuition rates for certain
nonresident students; phasing out the tuition reciprocity program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 135A.031, subdivision 2; 136A.08, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 136A.08.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rest; Kelley, S.P. and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 1804: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for elementary classroom Web site
grants; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Frederickson, Lesewski, Vickerman, Kinkel and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1805: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing aid to counties with tribal casinos;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 270.60, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Dille, Murphy, Lesewski, Fischbach and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1806: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for managed grazing
systems.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 1807: A bill for an act relating to the environment; prohibiting the introduction of radioactive
material into recycled materials; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Anderson; Pappas and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 1808: A bill for an act relating to the city of St. Paul; appropriating money for planning grant
for Como regional park remote parking shuttle and internal transit system.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Anderson and Sabo introduced--

S.F. No. 1809: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring a study of the level of strontium 90 in baby
teeth of small children; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Pappas, Wiger and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 1810: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for permitted public uses and discretion
by Ramsey county board in determining value of tax-forfeited lands; changing a census date; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 469.202, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 383A.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ourada, Murphy, Day, Dille and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 1811: A bill for an act relating to drainage; allowing transfer of a public drainage system to a
water management authority; defining water management authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 103E.005, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
103E.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1812: A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating the biomedical innovation
and commercialization initiative; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Senators Pappas, Stumpf, Krentz, Sabo and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 1813: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing grants for collaborative urban
educator training programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Scheevel, Olson, Schwab, Larson and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1814: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school finance simplification,
clarification, and equity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 15, 16;
126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 126C.13; 126C.14; Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 32, as amended;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 122A.61; 124D.081; 124D.65; 124D.86; 126C.01, subdivision
9; 126C.05, subdivisions 3, 17; 126C.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; 126C.11; 126C.12; 126C.125; 126C.15; 126C.22; 126C.31; 126C.34;
Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, Debbie; Schwab; Limmer; Robertson and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 1815: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing individual income tax rates; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.06, subdivisions 2c and 2d; 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, and 6; and
469.1734, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Sabo, Oliver, Samuelson, Hottinger and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 1816: A bill for an act relating to advertising; regulating certain political advertising and
advertising adjacent to certain highways; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 173.01; 173.02,
subdivisions 1, 8; 173.08, subdivision 1; 173.27; 211B.05, subdivisions 1, 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Fowler, Sams and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 1817: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending certain advisory committees and a
review board; changing a name; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a;
17.136; 18B.305, subdivision 3; and 28A.20.

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

Senators Higgins, Anderson, Sabo, Orfield and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1818: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing a self-sufficiency
definition; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4A.

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

Senators Murphy, Solon, Lessard, Day and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1819: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting certain machinery and
equipment used to provide telecommunications services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelly, R.C. and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1820: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money to the housing finance agency
for Section 8 home ownership programs.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Murphy, Metzen, Day, Tomassoni and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 1821: A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying provisions regulating utility facilities in
railroad rights-of-way; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 237.04.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Kleis and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1822: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; allowing the cities of St. Cloud,
Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, St. Joseph, and St. Augusta to impose local sales and use taxes to fund
certain projects.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kleis, Limmer and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1823: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; prohibiting a reduction in the use of
trained dogs in correctional facilities and requiring a study of their effectiveness.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Marty, Samuelson and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 1824: A bill for an act relating to gambling; providing a comprehensive approach to the
prevention and treatment of compulsive gambling funded by those who profit from gambling operations;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 245.982; 609.115, subdivision 9; Laws
1998, chapter 407, article 8, section 9.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Metzen and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1825: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the technology enterprise fund
and board; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Oliver and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 1826: A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing qualifications and procedures for the
licensing of insurance producers; prescribing a criminal penalty; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 60K.01; 60K.02; 60K.03;
60K.04; 60K.05; 60K.06; 60K.07; 60K.081; 60K.09; 60K.10; 60K.11; 60K.12; 60K.13; 60K.14; 60K.15;
60K.16; 60K.17; 60K.18; 60K.19; 60K.20.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Samuelson, Rest, Day, Stevens and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1827: A bill for an act relating to municipal planning; zoning; clarifying the treatment of legal
nonconforming uses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Langseth, Stumpf and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 1828: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; adding a river as a canoe and boating
route; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.32, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Dille, Stumpf and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1829: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying provisions relating to mercury
reduction; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Orfield, Higgins, Terwilliger, Sams and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1830: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; exempting medical providers from
disclosing certain data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 176.138.

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

Senators Ranum, Knutson and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 1831: A bill for an act relating to partnership; regulating certain transition issues under the
Uniform Partnership Act of 1994; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 323A.12-02.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1832: A bill for an act relating to environment finance; appropriating money for brownfield
assessments for potential redevelopment by community nonprofit organizations; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1833: A bill for an act relating to aftercare for chemical dependency; imposing a
"nickel-a-drink" tax on alcoholic beverages; providing for deposit of revenues; earmarking revenues for
aftercare services and programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 254B.05, subdivision 1;
297G.05, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 254B;
297G; 299A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1834: A bill for an act relating to employment training; establishing a demonstration training
project for spoken language interpreters.

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

Senators Kelley, S.P. and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 1835: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating an employee's right to receive
certain employment termination information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 181.933,
subdivision 1.

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

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1836: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human
services to implement a medication therapy management pilot program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sabo and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1837: A bill for an act relating to housing; housing finance agency; consolidating supportive
housing related programs into the housing trust fund program; consolidating development and
redevelopment programs into the economic development and challenge fund program; consolidating the
full cycle homeownership services program and the foreclosure prevention and assistance programs;
lengthening the time after which a loan under the rehabilitation loan program may be forgiven; eliminating
tenant income limits under the home improvement loan program for the owner-occupied rental buildings;
authorizing project-based rental assistance in the bridges program; authorizing the aggregation of earnings
from investments of moneys appropriated to the agency; making technical and conforming changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 462A.01; 462A.03, subdivisions 1, 6, 10, and by adding a
subdivision; 462A.04, subdivision 6; 462A.05, subdivisions 14, 14a, 16, 22, and 26; 462A.06, subdivisions
1 and 4; 462A.07, subdivisions 10 and 12; 462A.073, subdivision 1; 462A.15; 462A.17, subdivision 3;
462A.20, subdivision 3; 462A.201, subdivisions 2 and 6; 462A.204, subdivision 3; 462A.205, subdivisions
4 and 4a; 462A.209; 462A.2091, subdivision 3; 462A.2093, subdivision 1; 462A.2097; 462A.21,
subdivisions 5, 10, and by adding subdivisions; 462A.222, subdivision 1a; 462A.24; and 462A.33,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and by adding a subdivision; Laws 2000, chapter 488, article 8, section 2,
subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 462A.201, subdivision 4; 462A.207; 462A.209,
subdivision 4; 462A.21, subdivision 17; 462A.221, subdivision 4; 462A.30, subdivision 2; and 462A.33,
subdivisions 4, 6, and 7.

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

Senators Betzold and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1838: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for clean water
partnership grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1839: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; requiring the commissioner of revenue to
conduct a study of the metropolitan fiscal disparities program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 1840: A bill for an act relating to the northeast Minnesota economic protection trust; limiting
expenditures from the trust; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 298.296, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Johnson, Doug and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1841: A bill for an act relating to gambling; authorizing the director of the state lottery to
establish a state-run gaming facility; providing a process to allow native American governments to receive
a share of net profits; providing duties and powers to the director of the state lottery; providing for the use
of gaming facility revenues; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.65; 297A.94; 349A.01, by
adding a subdivision; 541.20; 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 Johnson, Dave; Moe, R.D.; Cohen; Anderson and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1842: A bill for an act relating to employment; restructuring state government regulation of
employment and economic development; abolishing the department of labor and industry and the
department of economic security; renaming the department of trade and economic development;
transferring responsibilities.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1843: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring the pollution control agency to
provide emissions information to the public without cost; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Moe, R.D.; Hottinger; Berglin and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1844: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an outreach campaign for
health coverage; creating a preventive services funding pool; reducing income verification requirements
for medical assistance; providing 12-month continuous coverage under medical assistance; limiting
premiums under MinnesotaCare; creating a demonstration project for presumptive eligibility;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.04, by adding a subdivision;
256B.056, subdivisions 4b, 7; 256B.061; 256L.05, subdivisions 2, 4; 256L.07, subdivision 3; 256L.15,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.056, subdivisions 5a, 5b.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Chaudhary and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1845: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for technology for improving learning
grants; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Stumpf, Price, Murphy, Ring and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 1846: A bill for an act relating to taxes; property; authorizing tax levies in subwatershed units;
authorizing a watershed levy for certain increased costs; changing the levy limit for a watershed district
fund and changing its name; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103B.241, subdivision 1;
103D.905, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1847: A bill for an act relating to taxation; administration and compliance; modifying
electronic filing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 289A.08, subdivision 16.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 1848: A bill for an act relating to taxation; administration and compliance; modifying
electronic filing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 289A.09, subdivision 1; and
289A.20, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Bachmann and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 1849: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
to rebuild and fortify the historic territorial prison wall in Stillwater.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 1850: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the commissioner of
natural resources for grants from the stream protection and improvement loan program.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1851: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education finance; consolidating
MFIP and basic sliding fee child care assistance programs; modifying income eligibility; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivisions 5, 11, 12, 15, 18, by adding subdivisions;
119B.02, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding subdivisions; 119B.061; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivision 20;
119B.03; 119B.04; 119B.05; 119B.06; 119B.07; 119B.08; 119B.09; 119B.10; 119B.11; 119B.12;
119B.13; 119B.14; 119B.15; 119B.16.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1852: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating entertainment agencies; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 184A.01, subdivision 5; 184A.03; 184A.04, subdivision 3; 184A.05;
184A.06, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 184A.09; 184A.12; 184A.18, subdivision 4; 184A.20.

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

Senator Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 1853: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; increasing the maximum
long-term care insurance credit, reducing the lifetime benefit requirement, and extending the credit to
employers; providing a sunset for the credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.0672.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas, Price and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 1854: A bill for an act relating to education; imposing a fiduciary responsibility on the sponsor
of a charter school; requesting the legislative auditor to study and report on charter school operations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.10, subdivision 25.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pappas and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1855: A bill for an act relating to education; amending charter schools provisions; obligating
charter school operators to incorporate before entering into contracts; making teachers a majority of the
members of the charter school board of directors by the end of a school's third year of operation;
increasing the amount available to a sponsor to evaluate the performance of a charter school in its first
three years of operation; establishing criteria the commissioner must use to approve or disapprove a
charter school's application for building lease aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 124D.10,
subdivisions 4, 15; 124D.11, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pappas and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1856: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing that the education
expense credit and deduction apply to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses and museum
memberships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674, subdivision
1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.