State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Eighth Day


Thursday, January 25, 2001


9:30 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 Limmer; Ourada; Kelly, R.C.; Johnson, Dean and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 247: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money to the metropolitan
council for express bus service between Rogers and downtown Minneapolis.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Cohen; Johnson, Doug; Knutson; Larson and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 248: A bill for an act relating to courts; increasing the number of trial court judgeships in
certain districts; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 2.722, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Ring, Berglin and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 249: A bill for an act relating to state government; health and human services; repealing
obsolete rules; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 2500.2050; 2500.2060; 2500.2070; 4620.1800;
4635.0100; 4635.0200; and 4761.1230.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 250: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a natural science
education coordinator for Como Park.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Price, Wiger and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 251: A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying the relationship between Century
College and intermediate school district No. 916; authorizing a grant; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 252: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for seasonal firefighters; making
temporary emergency firefighters eligible for unemployment insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 88.12, by adding a subdivision; and 268.035, subdivision 20.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Robertson; Terwilliger; Olson and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 253: A bill for an act relating to education finance; granting an inflationary increase in
operating referendum revenue allowances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.17,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 254: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing independent school district No. 2853,
Lac qui Parle Valley, to include a school nurse and medical personnel in its health and safety program.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Stevens, Samuelson, Sams and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 255: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing rate adjustments for nursing
facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation and related conditions, and direct
care providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; 256B.434,
subdivision 4; and 256B.501, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kiscaden, Wiener, Sams, Robertson and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 256: A bill for an act relating to health occupations; establishing the council of health boards;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 214.001, by adding a subdivision; and 214.01, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 257: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring study and report by commissioner of
transportation of use of I-394 "sane lanes" by single-occupant vehicles; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 258: A resolution requesting a ban on the importation of certain steel products.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Lesewski, Stumpf, Samuelson, Schwab and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 259: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the education agricultural credit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 273.1832, subdivision 1b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Sams, Samuelson, Day, Tomassoni and Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 260: A bill for an act relating to health; crediting tobacco settlement revenues to the health
care access fund; eliminating the MinnesotaCare provider taxes and the premium tax on nonprofit health
plan companies on a contingent basis; requiring pass-through of savings; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 295.52, by adding a subdivision; 297I.05, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; and 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Metzen, Anderson, Ourada, Pariseau and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 261: A bill for an act relating to energy; extending legislative electric energy task force and
changing its composition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 216C.051, subdivisions 2 and 9.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Metzen, Anderson, Ourada, Pariseau and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 262: A bill for an act relating to energy; correcting names of legislative committees
represented by certain members of legislative electric energy task force; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 216C.051, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities.

Senators Bachmann, Vickerman, Wiger, Stevens and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 263: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan agricultural preserves; permitting an exception
to the maximum residential density requirement of long-term agricultural land under certain specific
conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473H.03, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Johnson, Dave; Cohen; Ranum; Knutson and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 264: A bill for an act relating to crime; establishing a felony level driving while impaired
offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 169A.03, by adding a subdivision; 169A.20,
subdivision 3; 169A.25; 169A.26; 169A.27; 169A.275, subdivisions 3 and 5; 169A.283, subdivision 1;
169A.40, subdivision 3; and 169A.63, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 169A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169A.275, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Langseth; Kelly, R.C.; Wiener; Anderson and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 265: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; appropriating money to
the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities for a library for the Metropolitan
State University, St. Paul region campus; authorizing issuance of bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Vickerman, Stevens, Betzold, Rest and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 266: A bill for an act relating to government; requiring that local governmental units in the
metropolitan area include consideration of the protection and development of aggregate resources in their
land use plan as a part of their comprehensive plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.859,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Robling, Fischbach, Sams and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 267: 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 Robling, Schwab, Reiter, Scheid and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 268: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing that sales of smoking
cessation devices are exempt; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.67, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 269: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for the protection of conscience and
religious liberty in health care; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62Q; and
145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Higgins, Lourey, Kiscaden, Sabo and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 270: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the teen pregnancy
prevention program.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 271: A bill for an act relating to crime; requiring the superintendent of the bureau of criminal
apprehension to conduct periodic background checks on managers of rental real property; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 299C.68, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; and 299C.69.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 272: A bill for an act relating to crime; increasing the presumptive penalty for criminal sexual
conduct in the second degree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.343, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Foley, Knutson, Berglin and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 273: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; expanding the scope of the DNA analysis
law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.117.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Higgins, Sams, Terwilliger, Betzold and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 274: A bill for an act relating to professions; extending the expiration date of the respiratory
care practitioner advisory council; providing for cancellation of athletic trainer registration for nonrenewal
after two years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 147C.35, subdivision 2; and 148.7809,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Rest introduced--

S.F. No. 275: A bill for an act relating to the city of Robbinsdale; extending the duration limit of a tax
increment financing district.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 276: A bill for an act relating to firearms; prohibiting a person from transferring a pistol or
semiautomatic military-style assault weapon at a gun show without first conducting a background check
on the transferee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.7132, subdivision 12.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Murphy, Wiener, Stumpf, Fowler and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 277: A bill for an act relating to higher education; funding student aid and other
post-secondary programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Murphy, Wiener, Stumpf, Fowler and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 278: A bill for an act relating to higher education; funding academic initiatives and
investments at the University of Minnesota; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Murphy, Wiener, Stumpf, Fowler and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 279: A bill for an act relating to higher education; funding academic initiatives and
investments at Minnesota state colleges and universities; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 280: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for health coverage continuation for
peace officers and firefighters disabled before July 1, 1997; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
299A.465, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 281: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent
school district No. 882, Monticello.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ourada and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 282: A bill for an act relating to education; approving a maximum effort capital loan for
independent school district No. 727, Big Lake; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 283: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; preventing the commissioner of natural
resources from comparing conservation officer enforcement activity in the evaluation of an officer's
performance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0285.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Rest, Scheid, Oliver, Belanger and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 284: A bill for an act relating to taxation; conforming to the federal taxation 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 Johnson, Dean; Kelly, R.C.; Ourada; Langseth and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 285: A bill for an act relating to the state patrol; appropriating money for the installation,
maintenance, and operation of video cameras on state patrol vehicles.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

S.F. No. 286: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding eligibility for the prescription drug
program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.955, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Betzold and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 287: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; clarifying and modifying the crime of
nonsupport of a spouse or child; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.375, subdivisions 1, 2,
2a, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Johnson, Doug; Orfield; Metzen and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 288: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for redevelopment
grants.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 289: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; modifying licensing
requirements for alcohol and drug counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148C.04,
subdivisions 3, 4, and 6; and 148C.10, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Fowler, Murphy, Lesewski, Dille and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 290: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting agricultural loans from the mortgage
registry tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 287.04.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 291: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting sales of construction
materials and equipment used to build the bureau of criminal apprehension satellite laboratory in the city
of Bemidji; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kleis and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 292: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for an after-school
educational enhancement pilot program for low-income youth in the St. Cloud area.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Betzold and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 293: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a severance levy for independent
school district No. 14, Fridley.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Solon and Johnson, Doug introduced--

S.F. No. 294: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money for the design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of a new laboratory science
building at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Price, Krentz, Vickerman, Fredrickson and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 295: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for environmental and
natural resources purposes from the Minnesota future resources fund, the environment and natural
resources trust fund, and the special revenue fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 116P.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Marty, Foley and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 296: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; providing for an aggressive initiative
against impaired driving and chemical dependency; increasing the tax on alcoholic beverages to fund this
initiative; eliminating obsolete language and making technical corrections; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 169A.275, subdivision 5; 169A.284, subdivision 1; 169A.54,
subdivision 11; 169A.70, subdivisions 2, 3, and by adding subdivisions; 254B.01, subdivisions 2 and 3;
254B.02, subdivision 1; 254B.03, subdivisions 1 and 4; 254B.04, subdivisions 1 and 3; 254B.06,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 254B.09, subdivisions 1 and 2; 297G.03, subdivisions 1 and 2; 297G.04,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 299A.62, subdivisions 1 and 2; 609.115, subdivision 8; and 609.135, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 373; and 609; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 254B.02, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4; and 254B.09, subdivisions 4, 5, and
7.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Kiscaden, Day, Kierlin, Murphy and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 297: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for the midwest regional
rail initiative; requiring preliminary engineering and environmental analysis activities.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Knutson, Kleis, Terwilliger, Robertson and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 298: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; reducing the class rate on apartments;
providing for increased homestead and agricultural credit aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
273.13, subdivision 25; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 299: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing financing for the farm advocates
program and agriculture information centers; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Doug; Tomassoni and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 300: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating activation of the market assistance plan
and the joint underwriting association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62I.21.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 301: 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.

Senators Sabo, Ranum and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 302: A bill for an act relating to public expenditures; prohibiting the use of public funds to pay
for airline tickets for flights landing or taking off during nighttime hours; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kierlin, Sams, Bachmann and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 303: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring recitation of the pledge of allegiance in
all public schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.11, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

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

S.F. No. 304: A bill for an act relating to the city of Luverne; allowing the city to provide border
development zone tax incentives; providing an allocation of state tax reductions for the city; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Anderson, Higgins, Berglin and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 305: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to a
nonprofit agency that currently serves deaf and hard-of-hearing adults with mental illness.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Johnson, Dean; Berg and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 306: A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for compulsive
gambling treatment and education.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Neuville, Hottinger, Pariseau and Bachmann introduced--

S.F. No. 307: 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 Kleis, Scheevel, Belanger, Samuelson and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 308: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, by adding a
section to article XIV; dedicating not less than 32 percent of revenue from the sales tax on motor vehicles
to the highway user tax distribution fund.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 309: A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating employee invention agreements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 181.78, by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Oliver, Foley, Kierlin and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 310: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; making the capital equipment
exemption an up-front exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.68, subdivision 5;
and 297A.75.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 311: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing for the procurement of surety bonds;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Pappas, Robertson and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 312: A bill for an act relating to education; offering licensed kindergarten through grade 12
teachers the opportunity for more staff development and additional salary; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, sections 120A.41; 122A.40, subdivision 7, and by adding a subdivision; and 122A.41, subdivision 4,
and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 313: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees police and fire plan; providing
for purchase of certain service credit for prior police or salaried firefighter service; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, section 353A.10, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 353.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 314: A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing the
grant of service credit for prior public employment for limited purposes for certain teachers.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 315: A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing a
service credit purchase for an uncredited leave period.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.