State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Twenty-First Day


Monday, March 12, 2001


11:30 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 Rest, Belanger, Hottinger and Johnson, Debbie introduced--

S.F. No. 1489: A bill for an act relating to income taxes; increasing the maximum dependent care credit
and extending the phaseout; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.067,
subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Metzen, Pappas, Limmer, Betzold and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1490: A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; providing for the transfer or
disposal of interceptor facilities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1491: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property owned and
operated by nonprofit for education of agriculture in Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kiscaden, Wiener, Hottinger, Scheid and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1492: A bill for an act relating to health care; providing for assessments of proposed health
coverage mandates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.152, subdivisions 1, 7; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Johnson, Debbie introduced--

S.F. No. 1493: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of certain
property used in constructing a fire department facility in the city of Ham Lake; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Berglin, Sams, Higgins and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 1494: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring registration of temporary
employment agencies serving nursing facilities and imposing other requirements; requiring nursing
facilities to report use of temporary employment agencies; providing rate adjustments related to use of
temporary employment agencies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 144.057; 245A.04,
subdivisions 3, 3a, 3b, and 3d; and 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256M.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1495: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; eliminating the late fee for renewal of a license
to use the Minnesota grown logo or labeling; clarifying a term related to the Minnesota grown matching
account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.102, subdivision 3; and 17.109, subdivision 3.

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

Senators Murphy and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 1496: A bill for an act relating to water; authorizing tax levies in subwatershed units;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103B.241, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Murphy, Lesewski and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 1497: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying provisions relating to the rural
finance authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 41B.025, subdivision 1; 41B.03,
subdivision 2; 41B.043, subdivisions 1b and 2; and 41B.046, subdivision 2.

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

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1498: A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying restrictions on funds in disaster
accounts of county state-aid highway fund and municipal state-aid street fund; transferring authority for
grants to highway safety center to commissioner of public safety; modifying state rail bank lease
provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 162.06, subdivision 3; 162.12, subdivision 3;
171.29, subdivision 2; and 222.63, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1499: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing financing provisions of a cooperative
meat inspection program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31A.21, subdivision 2.

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

Senators Sabo, Pogemiller, Pappas, Schwab and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1500: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a teacher preparation
program to educate teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Price, Hottinger, Langseth, Krentz and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 1501: A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring an energy efficiency impact statement and
energy efficiency standards for capital improvement projects and public buildings; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 16B.335, by adding a subdivision; 216C.20, subdivision 1; and 471.345, by adding
a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1502: A bill for an act relating to the courts; authorizing courts to accept affidavits in lieu of a
hearing on a name change application; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 259.10, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Sabo, Wiger, Pogemiller, Kinkel and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1503: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring educators to display their license or
credential in school; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 122A.22.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Wiger, Sabo, Kinkel and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1504: A bill for an act relating to education; encouraging nonlicensed community experts to
make progress toward obtaining licensure; requiring school districts to notify parents when students
receive instruction from nonlicensed community experts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
122A.25, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rest, Ranum, Sabo and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1505: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing and indexing the general
education basic formula allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Larson; Vickerman; Johnson, Doug; Schwab and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 1506: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; providing for the veterans homes board to
administer planned giving donations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 198.16; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 198.161.

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

Senators Knutson, Vickerman, Robertson, Day and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1507: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying state procurement provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16C.02, by adding a subdivision; 16C.03, subdivision 2;
16C.04, by adding a subdivision; 16C.05, subdivision 2; 16C.06, subdivisions 2 and 3; 16C.07; 16C.08,
subdivision 4; 16C.081; 43A.047; and 574.26, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Bachmann, Oliver, Limmer, Ourada and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1508: A bill for an act relating to elections; increasing the penalty for certain voters who vote
in the wrong precinct; changing certain recount requirements and procedures; changing provisions for
meeting of presidential electors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 201.016, subdivision 1a;
204C.35; 204C.36, subdivisions 1 and 3; 208.06; 208.08; and 209.065.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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

S.F. No. 1509: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for cost-share payments to
organic farmers.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Krentz, Vickerman, Cohen, Knutson and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1510: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; creating reporting requirements for
members of the forest resources partnership; requiring rulemaking procedures for developing and
changing forest management guidelines; adding duties for regional forest resource committees; adding
duties for operators of forest resources continuing education programs; requiring the commissioner of
natural resources to identify and implement management objectives for certain riparian forested areas;
modifying monitoring and reporting requirements; modifying development and review requirements for
forest management guidelines; modifying research requirements; extending the authorization for the
Minnesota forest resources council; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
89.001, by adding a subdivision; 89.012; 89A.01, subdivision 3; 89A.04; 89A.05, subdivisions 1, 2a, 4;
89A.06, subdivisions 2, 2a; 89A.08, subdivision 4; 89A.10; Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 142, as
amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 89A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 1511: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use tax; eliminating the expiration date
for a specific sales tax exemption; amending Minnesota Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 4, section 19.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1512: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring manufacturers of firearms and
ammunition to provide shell casings, projectiles, and other information to the commissioner of public
safety; appropriating money for a firearm ballistics identification system; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Fischbach, Kleis and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1513: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of materials
and supplies used in constructing public facilities in the city of Sartell; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Langseth; Moe, R.D.; Price; Larson and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1514: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 4; providing staggered four-year terms for representatives and senators.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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

S.F. No. 1515: A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a program for respite care for
family adult foster care providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stevens, Metzen, Frederickson, Lourey and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 1516: A bill for an act relating to energy; including biogas recovery facilities in the renewable
energy production incentive program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 216C.06, by adding a
subdivision; 216C.41.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Stumpf, Olson, Scheevel, Robertson and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 1517: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to transfer funds without
a levy reduction; requiring public notice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.80, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Stumpf, Sams, Ranum, Kiscaden and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1518: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for nursing
facilities in Roseau county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431,
by adding a subdivision; 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stumpf; Krentz; Price; Johnson, Doug and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 1519: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for additional turf grass research;
requiring a report; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Neuville, Pappas, Lesewski, Scheevel and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 1520: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; expanding the subtraction for
education expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Berglin, Ranum and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1521: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for a grant to the city of
Minneapolis for a health education and promotion program on food safety.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Neuville, Olson, Berglin, Ranum and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1522: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing a group residential supplemental
rate for certain providers serving chemically dependent or mentally ill persons; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 256I.05, subdivision 1e.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Neuville, Kleis, Betzold, Berglin and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 1523: A bill for an act relating to corrections; continuing the task force for agency purchasing
from correctional agencies; removing obsolete language referencing the secure treatment unit operated by
Regions Hospital; requiring the commissioners of corrections and human services to develop alternative
equivalent standards for chemical dependency treatment programs for correctional facilities under certain
circumstances; creating a peer review committee in the health correctional system; requiring the
commissioner of corrections to contract with the commissioner of human services for background studies
of individuals providing services in secure and nonsecure juvenile residential and detention facilities;
providing that investigation of inmate deaths be initiated by the commissioner of corrections; making it a
crime for employees, contract personnel, or volunteers of a correctional system to engage in certain sexual
activities with offenders in correctional facilities; authorizing HIV test results to be maintained in inmate
medical records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16B.181, subdivision 2; 241.021,
subdivisions 4, 4a, 6, by adding a subdivision; 390.11, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 390.32, by
adding a subdivision; 609.344, subdivision 1; 609.345, subdivision 1; 611A.19.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Stumpf; Price; Johnson, Doug; Frederickson and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 1524: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for ring dikes.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lesewski and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1525: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for construction of
local public service facilities.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 1526: A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to
the Lac Qui Parle-Yellow Bank watershed district to design and construct the Prairie Farm Preservation
Education and Exhibit Center.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Pappas; Johnson, Dean; Day; Metzen and Sabo introduced--

S.F. No. 1527: A bill for an act relating to transit; appropriating money for greater Minnesota transit
and for metropolitan transit.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 1528: A bill for an act relating to certain cities in metropolitan counties; authorizing
restrictions on the operation of recreational motor vehicles; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 465.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Reiter, Schwab and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 1529: A bill for an act relating to local government; exempting certain building projects from
the requirement to employ an architect; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 326.03, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Lesewski, Murphy, Langseth, Berg and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 1530: A bill for an act relating to housing; prohibiting the housing finance agency from
excluding small-volume lenders from loan programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
462A.05, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Lourey, Sams, Stevens, Ranum and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1531: A bill for an act relating to health care; awarding a grant to create a pediatric prepared
emergency network for community hospitals; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Cohen; Fowler; Oliver and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1532: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the research credit and extending it to
individual income tax; allowing an investment credit; imposing application fees; providing a sales tax
exemption for certain purchases; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
290.068, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Berglin; Johnson, Dave and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1533: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; expanding coverage under telephone
assistance plan; making technical and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
237.49; 237.69, subdivision 5, and by adding a subdivision; 237.70; and 237.701.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

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

S.F. No. 1534: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying distribution formula for medical education
programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.692, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden; Johnson, Dave; Anderson; Frederickson and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1535: A bill for an act relating to worker recruitment; creating a critical worker shortage grant
program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116L.02; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L.

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

Senators Pogemiller, Terwilliger and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 1536: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing tribal police departments exercising
state arrest powers to receive police state aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 69.011,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Rest, Robertson, Krentz, Pappas and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1537: A bill for an act relating to education; proposing funding for a telecommunications
system for the library for the blind; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ranum, Betzold, Kiscaden and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 1538: A bill for an act relating to government data; clarifying language relating to opinions
issued by the commissioner of administration; abolishing statutory administrative remedies; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.072, subdivision 2; 13.08, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 13.081.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Orfield, Marty and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 1539: A bill for an act relating to crimes; prohibiting using cellular telephones when driving a
motor vehicle; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Rest, Belanger and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 1540: A bill for an act relating to counties; repealing the sunset of county capital improvement
bonding authority; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 373.40, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Oliver, Kierlin, Scheid, Wiener and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1541: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating currency exchanges, real estate
brokers, real property appraisers, residential contractors, and collection agencies; modifying certain
continuing education requirements; regulating certain fees, costs, duties, rights, and recovery fund
amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 45.0295; 53A.081, subdivision 2; 60K.19,
subdivision 8; 72B.04, subdivisions 6 and 7; 80B.03, subdivision 4a; 82.22, subdivision 13; 82.24,
subdivision 8; 82.34, subdivision 15; 82B.14; 326.91, subdivision 1; 326.975, subdivision 1; and 332.41;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 83.25, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Oliver, Reiter, Larson, Metzen and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1542: A bill for an act relating to insurance; credit; regulating rates and coverages;
establishing minimum anticipated loss ratios for certain policies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 62B.04, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 62B.05; and 62B.07, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and
5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62B.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Oliver, Scheid, Wiener, Larson and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1543: A bill for an act relating to commerce; enacting the Financial Information Privacy
Model Act from the National Conference of Insurance Legislators; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 72A.501; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60M; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 72A.494; and 72A.502.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

S.F. No. 1544: A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for advertising, submitting,
receiving, or posting highway construction and maintenance bids, security guarantees, or contract bid
records electronically or over the Internet; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.32,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, and 1e.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 1545: A bill for an act relating to human rights; making technical changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 363.03, subdivision 8; 363.05, subdivision 1; 363.073, subdivision 1;
and 363.074; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 363.01, subdivision 20; and 363.03, subdivision
8b.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Chaudhary and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1546: A bill for an act relating to driver's licenses; permitting courts to stay adjudication of
certain driving after suspension, revocation, and cancellation cases on condition that the driver obtain
reinstatement of driving privileges; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.24, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Chaudhary, Sams and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1547: A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the prescription drug program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.955, subdivisions 2a, 2b, and 7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1548: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing service credit in the correctional
employees plan.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1549: 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.

Senator Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 1550: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in Ramsey county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Chaudhary, Betzold, Krentz and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 1551: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; extending the operations of the arson
strike force; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 299F.058, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Chaudhary, Krentz and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 1552: A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining the level of negligence required for the
crime of causing negligent fires; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.576, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Murphy, Wiener, Metzen, Knutson and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 1553: A bill for an act relating to Dakota county; authorizing Dakota county to provide certain
benefits and services; authorizing inclusion of certain employees in PERA; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383D.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Stevens, Lessard and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 1554: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for the size of the legislature;
providing conditions for the organization of legislative committees; limiting the service of legislative
leaders; changing certain legislative terms; establishing a gubernatorial cabinet comprised of secretaries
appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate; assigning duties to the secretaries;
assigning state departments and agencies to the secretaries; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article IV, section 4; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 2.021; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 15.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Higgins, Krentz, Price, Dille and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1555: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating the use on turf of certain fertilizers
containing phosphorus; limiting a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18C.231,
subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.

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

Senators Higgins, Foley, Hottinger, Pogemiller and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1556: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for research to study
medical use of marijuana.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Higgins, Foley, Hottinger, Pogemiller and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1557: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing an affirmative defense for a person who
possesses or provides a small amount of marijuana solely for use with a debilitating medical condition;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 152.027, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1558: A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; modifying the cost allocation
system for the metropolitan disposal system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.517,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Higgins; Kelley, S.P.; Pogemiller; Kelly, R.C. and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 1559: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for publication of public notices
on Web sites of local public corporations and municipalities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
331A.01, by adding a subdivision; and 331A.03, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1560: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a grant to school district No. 199,
Inver Grove, for a full day kindergarten program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Hottinger, Neuville, Knutson, Betzold and Orfield introduced--

S.F. No. 1561: A bill for an act relating to commerce; revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial
Code; making corrective and conforming amendments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 27.138, subdivisions 2 and 3; 86B.820, subdivisions 10 and 11; 86B.880,
subdivision 2; 168A.01, subdivisions 18 and 19; 168A.05, subdivision 8; 168A.17, subdivision 2;
169A.63, subdivisions 7 and 11; 268.058, subdivision 1; 270.69, subdivisions 2, 9, and 13; 270.7001,
subdivision 4; 272.483; 272.484; 272.488, subdivision 3; 277.20, subdivision 8; 300.112, subdivision 1;
325L.16; 336.2-210; 336.9-102; 336.9-201; 336.9-203; 336.9-311; 336.9-317; 336.9-334; 336.9-407;
336.9-509; 336.9-521; 336.9-601; 336.9-607; 336.9-617; 336.9-619; 336A.01, subdivision 4; 514.18,
subdivision 2; 514.221, subdivisions 2 and 3; 514.24; 514.63; 514.66; 514.661, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 6;
514.92, subdivisions 1a, 3, and 5; 514.945, subdivisions 2, 4, and 6; 514.950, subdivision 11; 514.956,
subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 514.958; 514.960, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; 515B.3-116; 515B.3-117; 550.13;
557.12, subdivision 5; 583.26, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 583.284; Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1,
section 18, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 336; 507; 508; and
508A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168A.17, subdivision 3; 336.11-101; 336.11-102;
336.11-103; 336.11-104; 336.11-105; 336.11-106; 336.11-107; and 336.11-108; Minnesota Rules, parts
8260.0600; 8260.0700; 8260.0800; 8260.0900; 8260.1000; 8260.1100; 8270.0010; 8270.0050; 8270.0100;
8270.0105; 8270.0110; 8270.0115; 8270.0200; 8270.0205; 8270.0210; 8270.0215; 8270.0220; 827.0225;
8270.0230; 8270.0235; 8270.0240; 8270.0245; 8270.0255; 8270.0260; 8270.0265; and 8270.0270.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Lourey, Higgins, Berglin, Foley and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1562: A bill for an act relating to welfare; providing cash bonuses to MFIP participants who
complete certain goals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256J.21, subdivision 2; 256J.49,
subdivision 12; and 256J.751; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Larson, Murphy, Wiener and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1563: A bill for an act relating to higher education; expanding appropriations for certain
enrollments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 135A.031, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pariseau, Price, Krentz, Dille and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 1564: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Science
Museum of Minnesota.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Higgins, Anderson, Krentz, Ring and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 1565: A bill for an act relating to the environment; restricting fertilizer application containing
phosphorus plant food; clarifying certain adulteration factors; providing civil penalties; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 18C.005, by adding a subdivision; 18C.201, by adding a subdivision;
18C.231, subdivision 2; 18D.315, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 18C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Orfield, Cohen and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1566: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for a voter's guide; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 204B.27, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Samuelson; Moe, R.D.; Belanger; Day and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1567: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 12; authorizing the legislature to call special sessions.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Higgins, Orfield, Robertson, Sabo and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1568: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to construct a portion
of the Bassett's Creek trail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Stumpf, Pogemiller and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 1569: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a grant to independent school
district No. 690, Warroad, to operate the Angle Inlet School; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, Dave; Murphy; Olson and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 1570: A bill for an act relating to public safety; transferring additional responsibilities to state
fire marshal and authorizing support, as requested, of fire administration support teams and critical
incident stress response; re-creating fire marshal account to help fund administration of division of fire
marshal and its activities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 299F.01;
299F.11, subdivision 2; 299M.10; and 299M.11, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1571: A bill for an act relating to retirement; correctional retirement plan of the Minnesota
state retirement system; authorizing a purchase of prior service credit for employment as a social worker in
the sex offender program at the Minnesota security hospital.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Langseth, Stumpf, Robertson, Vickerman and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1572: 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.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1573: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting independent school district No. 671,
Hills-Beaver Creek, to start the school year before Labor Day.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 1574: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a severance levy for
independent school district No. 593, Crookston.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1575: A bill for an act relating to labor; exempting certain councils and boards from
expiration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; 175.007, subdivision 1;
175.008; 176.102, subdivision 3; 176.103, subdivision 3; 178.02, subdivision 2; and 182.656, subdivision
3.

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

Senators Sams; Johnson, Doug; Hottinger; Langseth and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 1576: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 4; providing staggered terms of six years for state senators and four years for state representatives.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1577: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; amending the definition of local
correctional fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 244.18, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 1578: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions for relative custody
assistance payment and adoption assistance; requiring equalization of difficulty-of-care rates; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 257.85, by adding a subdivision; 259.67, subdivision 4; repealing
Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0082, subpart 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Hottinger, Marty, Lessard and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 1579: A bill for an act relating to elections; limiting independent expenditures by political
parties on behalf of their own candidates as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; requiring additional
public disclosure; changing times and procedures for distribution of certain public subsidies; limiting
certain multicandidate expenditures by political parties; changing certain requirements; limiting certain
contributions; increasing the political contribution refund; imposing civil penalties; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivision 18; 10A.20, subdivision 6b, and by adding a subdivision;
10A.25, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.27, subdivisions 2 and 11; 10A.275, subdivision
1; 10A.28, subdivision 1; 10A.31, subdivisions 5, 7, and by adding a subdivision; 10A.322; 10A.323; and
290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Moe, R.D.; Johnson, Doug and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 1580: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; exempting certain charges from legislative
approval; modifying terms for certain lakeshore land exchanges to include leased farmed wild rice lands;
authorizing public and private sales of certain state lands in Lake county; adding to a state forest; adding to
and creating wildlife management areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.1283; Laws
1998, chapter 389, article 16, section 31, subdivision 2, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 1581: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees police and fire plan; specifying
salary to be used for purposes of calculating certain benefits; mandating certain payments by the
department of public safety.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1582: A bill for an act relating to human services; eliminating the requirement that counties
pay for a share of certain residential and day habilitation service costs; amending Laws 1995, chapter 207,
article 3, section 21, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Foley, Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1583: A bill for an act relating to children; amending the definition of child neglect; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 626.556, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 1584: A bill for an act relating to corrections; providing for compensation of clergy; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 241.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Lourey, Stumpf, Higgins, Kinkel and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1585: A bill for an act relating to early childhood; creating a grant program to increase the
education and retention of child care providers and staff; appropriating money; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins; Sams; Kelly, R.C. and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 1586: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for grants to continue a brain injury pilot
project; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Chaudhary, Orfield and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 1587: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating certain real property loans; prohibiting
prepayment penalties; requiring interest on escrow accounts; regulating private mortgage insurance;
regulating lending practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 47.20, subdivisions 5 and 9; and
58.13, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 47.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 1588: A bill for an act relating to education finance; continuing the same level of
compensatory revenue for districts that reduce the concentration of students eligible for free or reduced
price meals by closing a school facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision
19.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lessard, Stevens, Krentz, Day and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 1589: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI; dedicating the sales tax receipts equal to a sales tax of 3/16 of one percent on
taxable sales for natural resource purposes; creating a heritage enhancement fund and a heritage
enhancement council; modifying the disposition of the payments in lieu of sales tax for lottery tickets;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 97A.055, subdivision 2; 297A.94; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Metzen, Day, Robertson and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 1590: A bill for an act relating to horse racing; card clubs; defining terms; modifying wagers;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 240.01, subdivision 26, and by adding a subdivision; and
240.30, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Orfield introduced--

S.F. No. 1591: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for home ownership program
using Section 8 resources.

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

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 1592: A bill for an act relating to data practices; authorizing the issuance of advisory opinions
regarding overly burdensome requests for public data; clarifying provisions relating to security
information and applicant data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.072, subdivision 1; 13.37,
subdivision 1; 13.43, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1593: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction
materials, supplies, and equipment used in constructing a library and a police department facility in the city
of Shakopee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Higgins and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1594: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a pilot project to increase
nursing facility reimbursement to provide services to persons with multiple sclerosis; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Johnson, Doug and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 1595: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing exemptions from the
MinnesotaCare program insurance barriers for certain employees of iron ore mining companies and certain
vendors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.07, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 1596: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing extra unemployment
benefits for certain workers laid off from the Partridge River wood products plant.

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

Senators Sabo, Anderson, Cohen and Johnson, Dave introduced--

S.F. No. 1597: A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing for parenting leave
benefit eligibility; regulating solvency assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 268.051,
subdivisions 2, 8; 268.085, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Schwab, Fischbach, Day, Tomassoni and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1598: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; repealing restrictions on handlebar height for
motorcycles and motorized bicycles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.974, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Chaudhary; Robling; Johnson, Debbie; Terwilliger and Sabo introduced--

S.F. No. 1599: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing use of wheelchair-accessible
vehicles in taxicab service in the metropolitan area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 221.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Scheevel and Schwab introduced--

S.F. No. 1600: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for flood mitigation and
prevention.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1601: A resolution relating to treatments for congestive heart failure.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Metzen; Sams; Pariseau; Kelley, S.P. and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1602: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing 211 telephone human
services-related referral and information system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 237.036;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Fowler, Vickerman and Schwab introduced--

S.F. No. 1603: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for grants to towns to
pay expenses of clearing snow from town roads.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Wiener and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 1604: A bill for an act relating to state government; revising conditions under which public
employees receive daily payments for service on boards and councils; requiring groups to adopt standards
for daily payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.0575, subdivision 3; 15.059,
subdivision 3; and 214.09, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1605: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing local government correctional service
retirement plan coverage for Hennepin county medical center protection officers; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 353.01, subdivision 2b; 353E.02, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Berglin, Samuelson, Foley, Sams and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1606: A bill for an act relating to welfare; deleting a provision that would require the county
agency to count $100 of a rental or housing subsidy as unearned income for purposes of the MFIP
program; repealing provisions related to the September Alien Verification for Entitlements federal
program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256D.053, subdivision 1; and 256J.37, subdivision
9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.01, subdivision 18; and 256J.32, subdivision 7a; Laws
1997, chapter 203, article 9, section 21; Laws 1998, chapter 407, article 6, section 111; and Laws 2000,
chapter 488, article 10, sections 28 and 30.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lourey, Berglin, Ring, Higgins and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 1607: A bill for an act relating to welfare; amending MFIP education provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256J.52, subdivision 2; and 256J.53, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Berglin, Ring, Higgins, Hottinger and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1608: A bill for an act relating to welfare; amending MFIP sanctions; requiring a report by the
legislative auditor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256J.46, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.