State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Eleventh Day


Monday, February 5, 2001


11:00 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 Anderson; Cohen; Larson; Johnson, Dave and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 481: A bill for an act relating to economic security; appropriating money for training for
people with disabilities.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Tomassoni; Johnson, Doug; Pappas; Schwab and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 482: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing declining pupil unit aid;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.05, subdivisions 5 and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 483: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing an increased levy by the Heron Lake
watershed district.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Robling, Olson, Larson, Kiscaden and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 484: 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 Robling, Ring and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 485: A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; modifying the at-home
infant child care program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 119B.061, subdivisions 2 and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ring, Sams, Dille, Fowler and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 486: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending the sunset date for the farmer-lender
mediation program; amending Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1, section 18, as amended.

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

Senators Bachmann and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 487: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of certain
property used in constructing a city hall in the city of Hugo; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rest, Scheid and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 488: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring cost of relocating publicly owned utilities
to be paid by the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.46, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 489: A bill for an act relating to state lands; allowing private easements across tax-forfeited
land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 282.04, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kinkel, Scheevel, Fowler, Murphy and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 490: A bill for an act relating to taxation; conforming to federal tax treatment of S corporation
financial institutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.9725; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 290.06, subdivision 26; and 290.9726, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Berglin, Foley, Stevens, Solon and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 491: A bill for an act relating to health; providing patient protections; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 45.027, subdivision 6; 62D.17, subdivision 1; 62J.38; 62M.02, subdivision 21;
62Q.56; and 62Q.58; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stevens, Kleis and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 492: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for regional park
purposes.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Sams, Kinkel and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 493: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the state to reimburse counties for
detoxification services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 254A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Tomassoni and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 494: A bill for an act relating to St. Louis county; repealing special purchasing laws for St.
Louis county; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 383C.33; 383C.331; 383C.332; 383C.333;
383C.334; 383C.335; 383C.336; 383C.337; 383C.338; and 383C.34.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Terwilliger, Higgins and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 495: A bill for an act relating to child protection; changing a presumption in proceedings for
termination of parental rights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 260C.301, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins, Terwilliger, Samuelson and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 496: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring a mental health assessment within
72 hours of a referral; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 245.467, subdivision 1; and 245.487,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins, Sabo, Kiscaden and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 497: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the adolescent parenting
grant program.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

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

S.F. No. 498: A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions in the medical assistance
prepayment demonstration project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.69, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 499: A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; authorizing continuance of the joint domestic
abuse prosecution unit in Ramsey county; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Scheevel, Day and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 500: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the final phase of an infrastructure improvement initiative at University Center
Rochester.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Cohen; Kelley, S.P.; Pogemiller; Hottinger and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 501: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing that a portion of the capital
gain realized on certain investments in high technology businesses is exempt from taxation; providing that
the credit for increased research and development activities is refundable; creating a high technology seed
capital fund; promoting industry clusters in rural Minnesota; waiving out-of-state tuition for certain
nonresidents; establishing a lifetime learning grant program; establishing the North Star Research
Coalition and creating an endowment fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 135A.031, subdivision 2; 290.01, subdivision 19b; and 290.068, by adding subdivisions;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 11A; 116J; 136A; and 137; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.068, subdivision 3.

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

Senators Lesewski, Kierlin, Solon, Kinkel and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 502: A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing for the distribution of
appropriations to the board of trustees of Minnesota state colleges and universities.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kleis, Ourada, Bachmann, Scheid and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 503: A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying requirements for evidence of identity
and residence for purposes of election day voter registration; requesting the legislative auditor to study
aspects of election administration practice; creating a revolving loan fund for purchase of election
equipment by local units of government; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
201.061, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Kleis and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 504: A bill for an act relating to the city of St. Cloud; permitting the recording of a statement
regarding potential activity at the St. Cloud Regional Airport.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Higgins, Robertson, Pappas, Anderson and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 505: A bill for an act relating to food; regulating the serving, selling, and labeling of certain
religion-sanctioned food; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31.661; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 31.

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

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

S.F. No. 506: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring a risk evaluation for certain air
quality standards; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

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

S.F. No. 507: A bill for an act relating to public lands; authorizing a private sale of certain tax-forfeited
land in Ramsey county.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

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

S.F. No. 508: A bill for an act relating to railroads; allowing commissioner of transportation to provide
financial assistance to expand railroad bridges; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 161.20,
subdivision 2; and 165.05, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Robling, Vickerman and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 509: A bill for an act relating to cities and counties; providing for payment of city and county
obligations by electronic transfer or credit card; authorizing electronic approvals; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Pappas and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 510: A bill for an act relating to counties; providing a process for making certain county
offices appointive; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 375A.10, subdivision 5; 375A.12,
subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; and 382.01.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Sams, Lesewski, Scheevel, Berg and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 511: A bill for an act relating to the state agricultural society; authorizing establishment of a
nonprofit corporation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 37.

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

Senators Sabo, Knutson, Pappas, Robertson and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 512: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing a contracted alternative school to receive
additional revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.69, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Dille, Murphy, Sams, Lourey and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 513: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing funding for lamb and wool research,
education, and marketing assistance programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 514: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the conservation
reserve enhancement program.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Larson, Dille, Pariseau, Langseth and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 515: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Minnesota
Association of Resource Conservatory and Development.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Schwab, Scheevel, Reiter, Bachmann and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 516: A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying the automatic rebate mechanism;
providing for payment of a sales tax rebate; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
section 16A.1522, subdivisions 2 and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 517: A bill for an act relating to retirement; various retirement plans; authorizing the purchase
of service credit for parental or family leaves of absence or breaks in service; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 352.01, subdivision 11; 352B.01, subdivision 3; 353.01, subdivision 16; 422A.155;
and 423B.01, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Wiger, Murphy, Sams, Fischbach and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 518: A bill for an act relating to veterans; exempting combat-wounded veterans from the
special motor vehicle license plate design that identifies eligibility groups using decal stickers; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.1291, subdivision 1.

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

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

S.F. No. 519: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; providing for a grant to
the city of St. Paul for community center facilities associated with a new armory; authorizing issuance of
bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Wiger, Murphy, Fischbach and Johnson, Dean. introduced--

S.F. No. 520: A bill for an act relating to state observances; designating Combat Wounded Veterans
Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

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

Senators Oliver; Robertson; Kelly, R.C.; Solon and Fowler introduced--

S.F. No. 521: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a property tax refund for certain
homeowners age 65 or over; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290A.04, by adding a
subdivision; and 290A.23, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kleis, Schwab, Stevens, Vickerman and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 522: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the definition of equity revenue;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivisions 24, 25, and 27;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 28.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

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

S.F. No. 523: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; animal health; providing for testing of certain
cattle herds; appropriating money.

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

Senators Stevens and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 524: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of certain
property used in constructing a fire station facility in the city of Princeton; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 525: A bill for an act relating to gambling; authorizing the director of the state lottery to
establish a state-run gaming facility; providing duties and powers to the director of the state lottery;
providing for the use of gaming facility revenues; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 297A.65; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 526: A bill for an act relating to human services; placing conditions on a pharmacy's
participation in the medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.0625,
by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stevens, Pariseau, Pappas, Langseth and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 527: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for a truancy prevention pilot
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Lourey; Kelly, R.C.; Ranum and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 528: A bill for an act relating to crime; appropriating money to reimburse Carlton county for
extraordinary expenses related to criminal prosecutions and investigations.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Scheevel, Limmer, Murphy, Samuelson and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 529: A bill for an act relating to individual income taxation; allowing an exclusion for
long-term capital gains; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; and
290.091, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid, Sams, Pariseau, Lourey and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 530: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying asset exclusion limits for funds
held in certain irrevocable trusts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 149A.97, subdivisions 3 and
3a; and 256B.056, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lesewski, Berg, Belanger, Samuelson and Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 531: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting the purchase of certain property used in
constructing a law enforcement and family service center in Yellow Medicine county from sales and use
taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 532: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for a center for agricultural innovation in the city of Olivia.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Kelley, S.P. and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 533: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing an education subtraction or credit
for musical instruments used in school; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision
19b; and 290.0674, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 534: A bill for an act relating to housing; establishing a pilot program to improve
neighborhoods by providing deferred low-interest loans; appropriating money.

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

Senators Scheid, Robertson, Stumpf, Knutson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 535: A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the judgment levy authority to
intermediate school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.43, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Robertson, Scheid, Stumpf, Knutson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 536: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a best practices grant for
intermediate school districts Nos. 287, 916, and 917; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Fischbach, Stevens and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 537: A bill for an act relating to education; expanding general education revenue to include
transportation revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, and by adding
a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Fischbach and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 538: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for special education cross-subsidy aid;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Anderson; Metzen; Cohen; Johnson, Doug and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 539: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing funding for Minnesota
Project Innovation, Incorporated; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 540: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school
district No. 628, Plummer.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 541: A bill for an act relating to crimes; imposing strict liability and prescribing criminal
penalties for unlicensed driver involved in traffic accident resulting in bodily harm or death to another;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Lourey; Berglin; Moe, R.D.; Kiscaden and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 542: A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the expiration date of the council
on disability; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.482, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson, Robertson, Knutson, Metzen and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 543: A bill for an act relating to the housing finance agency; appropriating money to the
family homeless prevention and assistance program.

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

Senators Pariseau, Limmer, Bachmann, Reiter and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 544: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; providing for increased mandatory
minimum prison sentences for persons convicted of committing certain offenses with firearms; requiring a
public awareness campaign regarding the increased sentences; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
609.11, subdivisions 5, 7, 8, and 10; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.11, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Pariseau and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 545: A bill for an act relating to elections; giving students who are eligible voters the right to
time off from school to vote; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 204C.04, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 546: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing bonds
for Lac qui Parle state park.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Rest, Hottinger, Belanger, Murphy and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 547: A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise tax; adopting single sales
apportionment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivisions 2 and 3; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Solon and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 548: A bill for an act relating to child abuse; appropriating money for child advocacy centers.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Solon, Lourey and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 549: A bill for an act relating to community development; providing funding for the natural
resources research institute; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Berglin, Sabo, Murphy, Anderson and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 550: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for a pilot program to
encourage landlords to rent to high-risk tenants in certain counties.

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

Senators Dille; Johnson, Dean; Langseth; Murphy and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 551: A resolution urging authorization of funding for modernization of waterways.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Solon, Lourey, Tomassoni and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 552: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political
subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.70, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; and
297A.991, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Johnson, Dean introduced--

S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a bus purchase aid; creating a
one-time fuel adjustment; modifying the transportation sparsity formula; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.92, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, subdivision 2; and
126C.10, subdivision 18.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Metzen; Tomassoni; Johnson, Dean and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying and recodifying
telecommunications laws; imposing excise tax on certain telecommunications, cable, and video
programming services; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.46,
subdivision 2; 13.679, by adding a subdivision; 16A.124, subdivision 8; 16B.465, subdivisions 1 and 1a;
18.205; 115B.02, subdivision 14; 125B.20, subdivision 2; 216A.03, subdivision 7; 216A.07, subdivisions
2 and 5; 216B.16, subdivision 2; 221.031, subdivision 2; 256.978, subdivision 2; 270B.14, subdivision 1;
272.01, subdivision 3; 297A.61, subdivision 7; 308A.210, subdivisions 3 and 8; 325E.021; 325F.692;
325F.693; 326.242, subdivision 12; 326.2421, subdivision 2; 403.09; 403.11, subdivision 1; 412.014;
471.425, subdivision 5; 473.129, subdivision 6; 609.52, subdivision 2; 609.80, subdivisions 1 and 2; and
609.892, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 237A; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 237.01; 237.011; 237.02; 237.03; 237.035; 237.036; 237.04; 237.05;
237.06; 237.065; 237.066; 237.067; 237.068; 237.069; 237.07; 237.071; 237.072; 237.075; 237.076;
237.081; 237.082; 237.09; 237.10; 237.11; 237.115; 237.12; 237.121; 237.14; 237.15; 237.16; 237.162;
237.163; 237.164; 237.17; 237.18; 237.19; 237.20; 237.21; 237.22; 237.23; 237.231; 237.24; 237.25;
237.26; 237.27; 237.28; 237.295; 237.30; 237.33; 237.34; 237.35; 237.36; 237.37; 237.38; 237.39; 237.40;
237.44; 237.45; 237.46; 237.461; 237.462; 237.47; 237.49; 237.50; 237.51, subdivisions 1, 5, and 5a;
237.52; 237.53; 237.54; 237.55; 237.56; 237.57; 237.5799; 237.58; 237.59; 237.60; 237.61; 237.62;
237.625; 237.626; 237.63; 237.64; 237.65; 237.66; 237.661; 237.662; 237.663; 237.67; 237.68; 237.69;
237.70, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4a, 5, 6, and 7; 237.701; 237.71; 237.711; 237.73; 237.74; 237.75; 237.76;
237.761; 237.762; 237.763; 237.764; 237.765; 237.766; 237.767; 237.768; 237.769; 237.770; 237.771;
237.772; 237.773; 237.774; 237.775; 237.79; 237.80; 237.81; 238.01; 238.02; 238.03; 238.08; 238.081;
238.082; 238.083; 238.084; 238.086; 238.11; 238.12; 238.15; 238.16; 238.17; 238.18; 238.22; 238.23;
238.24; 238.241; 238.242; 238.25; 238.26; 238.27; 238.35; 238.36; 238.37; 238.38; 238.39; 238.40;
238.41; 238.42; and 238.43. repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 7810.8715; 7810.8720; 7810.8725;
7810.8730; 7810.8735; 7810.8740; 7810.8745; 7810.8750; 7810.8755; 7810.8760; 7810.8800; 7810.8805;
7810.8810; 7810.8815; 7810.8900; 7810.8905; 7810.8910; 7810.8915; 7810.8920; 7810.8925; 7810.8930;
7810.8935; 7810.8940; 7811.0050; 7811.0100; 7811.0150; 7811.0200; 7811.0300; 7811.0350; 7811.0400;
7811.0500; 7811.0550; 7811.0600; 7811.0700; 7811.0800; 7811.0900; 7811.1000; 7811.1050; 7811.1100;
7811.1200; 7811.1300; 7811.1400; 7811.1500; 7811.1600; 7811.1700; 7811.1800; 7811.1900; 7811.2000;
7811.2100; 7811.2200; 7811.2300; 7812.0050; 7812.0100, subparts 22, 23, 31, 32, 35, 45, and 47;
7812.0200, subpart 2; 7812.0300, subparts 1, 2, 3, and 4; 7812.0350; 7812.0400; 7812.0500; 7812;1300;
7812.1400; 7815.0100; 7815.0200; 7815.0300; 7815.0400; 7815.0500; 7815.0600; 7817.0100; 7817.0200;
7817.0300; 7817.0400; 7817.0500; 7817.0600; 7817.0700; 7817.0800; 7817.0900; and 7817.1000.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Betzold, Stevens and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying certain procedures relating to
administrative rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 14.05, subdivision 6; 14.116; and 14.18,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 14.05, subdivision 4; Laws 1999, chapter 129, section 6.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Krentz; Samuelson; Johnson, Debbie; Day and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature relating to commuter
rail service; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Fowler, Vickerman, Hottinger, Schwab and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 557: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a facility grant to
independent school district No. 2860, Blue Earth Area Public School.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Stumpf, Krentz, Pariseau, Vickerman and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying requirements for free deer
license for owners and tenants of agricultural land; modifying definitions for recreation trespass law;
providing a $5 deer license to owners and tenants of set-aside lands for the 2001 season; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 97A.441, subdivision 7; and 97B.001, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Sams, Lourey, Stevens, Murphy and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the definition of gross income for
MinnesotaCare; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.01, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Sams, Higgins, Hottinger, Lourey and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying review organization provisions; allowing
review organizations to participate in Internet-based information sharing systems; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 145.61, subdivision 5; and 145.64, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kleis, Scheid, Fowler, Orfield and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to higher education; grants; modifying calculation of grant
stipends; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 136A.121, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 136A.1211.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Berg, Stevens and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act relating to waters; modifying provisions relating to drainage system
permits; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Higgins; Anderson; Johnson, Dean; Langseth and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for voter registration materials in certain
foreign languages; requiring outreach to voters who do not speak English; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 201.071, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 201.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Ring, Anderson, Solon and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing for access to employee assistance
records; requiring employee assistance records to be kept separate from personnel records; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

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

S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Telecommunications
Consumer Privacy Act; providing for the privacy of telecommunications customer information; requiring
consent for disclosure of customer information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.681, by
adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Sams, Marty, Chaudhary and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; requiring written consumer
authorization for certain charges imposed by a telemarketer; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 325G.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Kinkel, Fowler, Marty, Chaudhary and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; providing consumers a right to privacy,
confidentiality, and secrecy of their financial records; requiring consumer authorization for exchange or
disclosure of their financial records; providing remedies; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13E.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Johnson, Dave; Sams; Chaudhary; Solon and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to data privacy; confidentiality and secrecy of patient health
information; prohibiting release of health records from providers to the state commissioner of health or the
health data institute without patient consent; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 62J.301,
subdivision 4; 62J.321, subdivisions 1 and 2; 62J.38; 62J.40; 62J.41, subdivision 1; 62J.451, subdivisions
6, 6b, and 6c; 62J.452, subdivision 2; and 144.335, subdivision 3b.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Fowler, Vickerman, Lourey, Schwab and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Quad-Lakes
project.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.