State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Thirteenth Day


Monday, February 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 Betzold and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 654: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the Mississippi river
parkway commission.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Wiger and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 655: A bill for an act relating to community education; appropriating money for the Eritrean
community center of Minnesota.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 656: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing purchase of service credit from the
public employees retirement association.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Chaudhary, Pappas, Stumpf, Betzold and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 657: A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding eligibility for the alternative
facilities program to districts with older facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.59,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Chaudhary, Foley, Tomassoni and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 658: A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing that a retroactive cancellation of an
automobile insurance policy under certain circumstances does not affect third-party claimants; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65B.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Chaudhary; Pariseau; Metzen; Kelley, S.P. and Sabo introduced--

S.F. No. 659: A bill for an act relating to energy; imposing a duty on the public utilities commission to
ensure accurate, clear, and informative utility bills; requiring public utilities to offer budget plans, subject
to commission approval and oversight; requiring the public utilities commission to investigate public
utility billing practices; providing for penalties; making technical and clarifying changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 216B.08; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
216B.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Rest, Wiger, Knutson, Robertson and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 660: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an education price index;
adjusting the general education formula allowance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 126C.05, by adding a subdivision; and 126C.10, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Pappas; Kelly, R.C.; Cohen; Vickerman and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 661: A bill for an act relating to the environment; appropriating money for ethanol plant odor
control.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 662: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for updating soil
surveys.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Dave; Cohen and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 663: A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing allowable maximum fee for 911
emergency telephone services; allowing for payment of certain costs of local governments relating to the
installation of certain signs or markers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 403.11, subdivision 1;
and 403.113, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

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

S.F. No. 664: A bill for an act relating to housing; housing finance agency; providing funding for and
creating a senior assisted housing grant program; authorizing bonds; appropriating money; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462A.

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

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

S.F. No. 665: A bill for an act relating to dispute resolution; providing for arbitration of disputes;
adopting the Uniform Arbitration Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 80C.146, subdivision
2; 122A.40, subdivision 15; 122A.41, subdivision 13; 179.09; 325E.37, subdivision 5; 325F.665,
subdivision 6; 469.1762; and 572A.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 572B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 572.08; 572.09; 572.10; 572.11;
572.12; 572.13; 572.14; 572.15; 572.16; 572.17; 572.18; 572.19; 572.20; 572.21; 572.22; 572.23; 572.24;
572.25; 572.26; 572.27; 572.28; 572.29; and 572.30.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Betzold, Foley, Neuville, Ranum and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 666: A bill for an act relating to uniform laws; proposing enactment of the Uniform Principal
and Income Act of 1997; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 501C; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 501B.59; 501B.60; 501B.61; 501B.62; 501B.63; 501B.64; 501B.65;
501B.66; 501B.67; 501B.68; 501B.69; 501B.70; 501B.71; 501B.72; 501B.73; 501B.74; 501B.75; and
501B.76.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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

S.F. No. 667: A bill for an act relating to community development; providing funding for planning the
revitalization of commercial corridors; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Cohen and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 668: A bill for an act relating to firearms; prohibiting persons convicted of violent crimes from
possessing firearms for the remainder of the person's lifetime; requiring persons who own or possess a
firearm to obtain a license from the commissioner of public safety; establishing standards for the issuance
of licenses; requiring transferors and owners of firearms to register with the commissioner of public safety;
regulating transfers or purchases of firearms within a 30-day period; prohibiting the transporting of
firearms into the state with the intent to transfer them to persons who are ineligible to possess them;
requiring the reporting of lost or stolen firearms; authorizing local regulation of firearms and ammunition;
imposing criminal penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 609.165,
subdivisions 1a and 1b; 624.712, subdivision 6, and by adding a subdivision; 624.713, subdivisions 1 and
3; 624.714, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 8; and 624.7151; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 299A; and 624; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 471.633; 609.66, subdivision 1f;
624.711; 624.7131; 624.7132; 624.7141; 624.715; 624.717; and 624.74, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Metzen; Johnson, Dean; Krentz; Stumpf and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 669: A bill for an act relating to the amateur sports commission; authorizing grants for
development of new ice arenas; establishing criteria for grants; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Schwab, Scheevel, Fischbach, Lesewski and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 670: A bill for an act relating to education; improving recruitment of excellent teachers in
science, math, industrial technology, and special education and in rural areas; establishing a loan
repayment program; providing for rulemaking; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Rest, Ranum and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 671: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; modifying early
childhood family education revenue; creating a cap on reserve fund balances; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.135, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, Dave; Pogemiller; Price; Hottinger and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 672: A bill for an act relating to public employment; establishing procedures and standards for
contracting with private entities for the provision of services that have been, or otherwise would be,
provided by public employees; providing for public accountability; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Larson, Berg, Samuelson and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 673: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; limiting liability for administering medication to
certain mentally ill persons; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Scheid; Olson; Pariseau; Kelley, S.P. and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 674: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing intermediate school districts to sell and
issue bonds under certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 136D.281, subdivision
4; 136D.741, subdivision 4; and 136D.88, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
136D.281, subdivision 8; 136D.741, subdivision 8; 136D.88, subdivision 8; and 136D.94.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Johnson, Doug and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 675: A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for a study of
potential relocation of the forestry division of the department of natural resources.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Foley, Krentz, Kinkel, Higgins and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 676: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; modifying school
readiness aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.16, subdivisions 2,
3, and by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.16, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lourey; Johnson, Doug; Pariseau; Fischbach and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 677: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the senior service
corps volunteer programs.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Frederickson, Berg, Stumpf, Vickerman and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 678: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a rural hospital capital improvement grant
and loan program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Johnson, Doug; Day; Terwilliger; Johnson, Dave and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 679: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; requiring house and senate
confirmation of members and the executive director of the metropolitan airports commission; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; and 473.606, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Stumpf, Langseth and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 680: A bill for an act relating to education finance; extending the disabled access levy;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.58, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lesewski; Johnson, Dean; Stumpf; Langseth and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 681: A bill for an act relating to highways; designating a route as the King of Trails; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Lesewski, Day, Scheid, Limmer and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 682: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring disclaimers in newspaper ads to be a
certain size; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 211B.05, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Samuelson, Ranum, Berglin and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 683: A bill for an act relating to juveniles; providing reimbursement to county social service
agencies for the costs of out-of-home placement; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 256.01, subdivision 2; 256.82, subdivision 2; 260.765, by adding a subdivision; 260.771,
subdivision 4; 260B.331, subdivision 1; and 260C.331, subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Pappas, Knutson, Robertson and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 684: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the Minnesota new
teacher project.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Cohen, Anderson, Metzen, Larson and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 685: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing funding for the displaced
homemakers program; appropriating money.

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

Senator Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 686: A bill for an act relating to commerce; repealing the prohibition on Sunday sales by
motor vehicle dealers; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.27,
subdivision 12; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168.275; and 168.276.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 687: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; providing for credits against the license tax on
passenger automobiles; providing for transfers of tax credit amounts from the general fund to the highway
user tax distribution fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.013, subdivision 1a, and by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Murphy; Johnson, Dean; Terwilliger; Metzen and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 688: A bill for an act relating to retirement; including certain firefighters in the public
employees police and fire plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 353.64, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sams, Berglin, Fischbach, Wiener and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 689: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing eligibility for medical assistance for
certain persons needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 256B.055, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Wiger, Rest, Kleis, Wiener and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 690: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a subtraction for
personal and dependent exemptions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lourey, Sams and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 691: A bill for an act relating to human services; adding day training and habilitation services
as a covered service under medical assistance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 252.43; and 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lessard; Belanger; Kelly, R.C.; Scheid and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 692: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for payment of a sales tax rebate;
providing for an automatic rebate under certain circumstances; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 16A.1522, subdivisions 2 and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Wiger, Chaudhary, Marty and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 693: A bill for an act relating to insurance; modifying health plan coverage for scalp hair
prostheses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62A.28.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Murphy, Sams, Frederickson, Metzen and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 694: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for creation of a propane education
and research council.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Vickerman and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 695: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public pension plan benefits; requiring the
selection of a joint and survivor annuity benefit if provided for under the plan; clarifying certain terms;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 356.371, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Murphy, Betzold, Ring, Wiener and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 696: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for use of tax refunds to pay debts for
child support before tax offsets; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 270.07, subdivision 5;
270A.10; and 290A.15.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lourey, Krentz, Ranum and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 697: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to create a model
notice for property owners regarding testing of wells; providing for dissemination of the notice; requiring
certain information to be posted on the Web site of the department of health; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sabo and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 698: A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing multimodal transportation fund
for highway and transit projects; proposing constitutional amendment to dedicate revenues from motor
vehicle sales tax to multimodal transportation fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297B.09,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Kinkel, Anderson, Rest, Samuelson and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 699: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; restricting the speed of watercraft within
150 feet of a shoreline; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.311, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kierlin, Limmer and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 700: A bill for an act relating to income taxation; providing that the location of financial
accounts may not be considered in determining residency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
290.01, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 701: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; expanding nuisance liability protection for
agricultural operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 561.19, subdivisions 1 and 2.

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

Senators Scheevel, Krentz, Olson, Hottinger and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 702: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying requirements for the Blufflands
trail system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Scheevel, Berg, Sams, Dille and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 703: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring a waiver of the amount of civil fine in
excess of the amount required under current law for fines levied on dairy producers during a specified
period; requiring reimbursement.

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

Senators Fowler, Lourey, Vickerman and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 704: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; reducing the general rate; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.62, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 705: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the supplementary service rate;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256I.05, subdivision 1d.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 706: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 12; prohibiting regular sessions in even-numbered years.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 707: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 12; limiting the scope of the second year of each biennial session.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Pappas; Moe, R.D.; Robertson; Samuelson and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 708: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for regional training sites for
HIV/STI education in schools.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

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

S.F. No. 709: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth,
and Bloomington to adopt ordinances authorizing on-sales at hotels during certain hours; exempting
certain sales from on-sale hours restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.504, by
adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 710: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a state board of education; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 120A.05, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Foley and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 711: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; modifying the school trespass law;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.605, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Foley, Krentz and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 712: A bill for an act relating to health; extending and modifying the notice period for ceasing
or curtailing operation of certain nursing homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.16.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Tomassoni; Johnson, Doug and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 713: A bill for an act relating to the city of Aurora; providing for the extension of the duration
of a housing and redevelopment tax increment financing district in the city.

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

Senators Anderson; Kelly, R.C.; Cohen; Krentz and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 714: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the operation and
maintenance of Como Park zoo and conservatory.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Foley, Ranum and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 715: A bill for an act relating to child support; modifying the penalties for noncompliance
with work reporting; requiring payors who hire independent contractors for public projects to comply with
the work reporting laws; requiring a report from the commissioner of human services; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.998, subdivisions 6 and 9.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kleis; Schwab; Johnson, Debbie; Bachmann and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 716: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing mandatory minimum sentences for offenders
convicted of certain criminal sexual conduct crimes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 609.342,
subdivision 2; and 609.343, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Frederickson, Krentz, Anderson, Price and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 717: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the University of
Minnesota raptor center.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 718: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting the use of triploid grass carp for
aquatic vegetation control; requiring rulemaking; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 84D.11, subdivision 1; 84D.13, subdivision 3; and 97C.521; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84D.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Lourey, Neuville, Ring, Fischbach and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 719: A bill for an act relating to health; creating exception from criminal rehabilitation
provisions for emergency medical services personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 364.09.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Fowler, Murphy, Lourey, Frederickson and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 720: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; requiring that diesel fuel sold in the state contain
biodiesel fuel oil; requiring the use of B5 or B20 diesel fuel in certain vehicles and equipment; reducing
the special fuel tax rate on biodiesel fuel; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 296A.08, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; and 297A.71, by adding a subdivision;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 41A; and 239.

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

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

S.F. No. 721: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the income limit for the
prescription drug program; shortening the timeline for the enrollment of disabled individuals; providing a
higher burial exclusion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.955, subdivisions 2a, 2b, and by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Metzen; Scheevel; Anderson; Kelley, S.P. and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 722: A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing a state energy plan and promoting energy
conservation; making conforming, technical, and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 116C.691, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 116C.692; 116C.779; 216A.07, by adding
a subdivision; 216B.16, subdivision 6b; 216B.1621, subdivision 2; 216B.164, subdivisions 3, 4, and 6;
216B.241, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, and 2b; 216B.2421, subdivision 1; 216B.2423, subdivision 2;
216B.243, subdivision 3; 216C.17, subdivision 3; and 216C.41, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, and by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; and 272; proposing
coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
216B.241, subdivision 2a; 216B.2422, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 4, 5, and 6; and 216C.18.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Metzen; Solon; Stevens; Kelley, S.P. and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 723: A bill for an act relating to utilities; raising salary limit for chair of public utilities
commission and expanding chair's duties; providing for informal dispute resolution; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 15A.0815, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 216A.03, subdivision 3a, and by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Stumpf, Betzold, Scheevel, Fowler and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 724: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing county agricultural societies to retain
certain sales tax proceeds and use the proceeds for improvements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 38.27, by adding a subdivision; and 289A.31, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 725: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing a second-generation, targeted ethanol
development program; 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 Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 726: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to give priority
to certain moratorium exception proposals; providing funding for the moratorium exception process;
appropriating money; amending Laws 2000, chapter 364, section 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 727: A bill for an act relating to transportation; making seat belt violation a primary offense;
requiring all passengers to wear seat belt; imposing petty misdemeanor penalty; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 169.686, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Foley and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 728: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; requiring case captions to refer to the
proposed patient by initials; requiring sealing of commitment court records; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 253B.07, subdivision 2; and 253B.23, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Foley, Ranum and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 729: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; modifying the definition of a mentally ill
person; modifying and expanding provisions to facilitate voluntary treatment and services; specifying
certain patient rights and examination requirements; providing for treatment coverage and cost of care;
allowing proposed patients to bring claims for voluntary treatment and services; expanding voluntary
consent procedures; requiring sealing of court records; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 246.23, by adding a subdivision; 253B.02, subdivision 13; 253B.03, subdivisions 5, 10, and
by adding a subdivision; 253B.04, subdivisions 1, 1a, and by adding a subdivision; 253B.045, subdivisions
2, 3, and 6; 253B.05, subdivision 1; 253B.06, subdivision 1; 253B.07, subdivisions 1 and 2; 253B.09,
subdivision 1; 253B.10, subdivision 4; and 253B.23, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 253B.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Lourey, Ranum and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 730: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating aerial pesticide application; providing
penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18D.325, subdivision 1, and by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 19; and 31.

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

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 731: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring that juvenile correctional facilities
allow residents to attend religious services in the community in certain instances; prohibiting the
commissioner of corrections from granting or renewing licenses to facilities that fail to comply with this
requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 241.05.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 732: A bill for an act relating to retirement; general state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota state retirement system; authorizing a purchase of prior service credit for part-time
employment.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 733: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the funding for debt service
equalization aid; lowering the property tax levy for new school buildings; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.53, subdivisions 4 and 5; and 123B.54.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lourey; Johnson, Doug; Kinkel; Larson and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 734: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the duties of the board of water
and soil resources; increasing the level of base grants available for local water planning; providing funding
for local water planning; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103B.101,
subdivision 9; and 103B.3369, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kleis, Day, Solon, Vickerman and Reiter introduced--

S.F. No. 735: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction for
military pay; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid, Samuelson, Hottinger, Larson and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 736: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle sales and distribution;
specifying unfair and illegal practices by manufacturers, distributors, and factory branches; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 80E.13.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 737: A bill for an act relating to retirement; permitting payment of omitted salary deductions
to purchase nine months of service credit in the public employees retirement association.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

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

S.F. No. 738: A bill for an act relating to capitol complex security; appropriating money for the
purchase and installation of security technology.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bachmann, Reiter, Larson and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 739: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution by adding a section to article IV; requiring a three-fifths vote to enact a law imposing or
increasing taxes, fees, or surcharges.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 740: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for education and awareness
activities to prevent human immunodeficiency virus.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Orfield, Sabo, Pogemiller and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 741: A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; authorizing disaster volunteer leave;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383B.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Johnson, Doug and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 742: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing bonds
for development of the Gitchi-Gami state trail.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Doug and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 743: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for a conservation angling license;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97C.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 744: A bill for an act relating to emergencies; providing disaster relief and other assistance for
counties designated a major disaster area due to the July 25, 2000, tornado; providing disaster relief and
mitigation measures for a major disaster area due to flooding in 2000; providing targeted funding for the
Minnesota investment fund; providing emergency energy assistance for nursing facilities; providing
emergency assistance to reconstruct the Wakota bridge; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 745: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in St. Louis county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Wiger and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 746: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school counselor incentive grants;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Hottinger, Higgins, Lourey and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 747: A bill for an act relating to professions; establishing the board of licensed mental health
counseling; requiring mental health counselors to be licensed; requiring rulemaking; providing penalties;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116J.70, subdivision 2a; 148A.01,
subdivision 5; 148B.60, subdivision 3; 214.01, subdivision 2; 214.04, subdivision 3; 214.10, subdivision 9;
and 609.341, subdivision 17; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148B; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148B.60; 148B.61; 148B.63; 148B.64; 148B.65; 148B.66; 148B.67;
148B.68; 148B.69; 148B.70; and 148B.71.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 748: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the operation and
maintenance of the metropolitan regional parks system.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.