State of Minnesota


Eighty-Second Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Fourth Day


Thursday, January 11, 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 Johnson, Doug and Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 39: A bill for an act relating to economic development; requiring a closed iron mine and
related facilities to be maintained for a period of time; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 93.003.

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

Senators Ranum, Hottinger, Wiener, Metzen and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 40: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating unfair or deceptive acts and practices;
prohibiting discrimination against victims of domestic abuse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
72A.20, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 41: A bill for an act relating to the city of Fergus Falls; authorizing the city to impose a
lodging tax.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 42: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing the Wright county board to act
unanimously to change the name of a body of water in Wright county without the approval of the
commissioner of natural resources.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Samuelson and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 43: A bill for an act relating to human services; lowering age requirements and variances for
adult foster care license capacity, with certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section
245A.11, subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 44: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; clarifying a reference to the medical malpractice
statute of limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 573.02, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 45: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing 25 additional licensed part-time
peace officers in the Itasca county sheriff's department.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Kierlin, Larson, Scheevel and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 46: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political
subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.70, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; and
297A.991, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Dille and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 47: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; allowing certain members of the Minnesota
agriculture education leadership council to designate permanent or temporary replacement members;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41D.01, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Anderson and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 48: A bill for an act relating to community development; providing funding for Neighborhood
Development Center, Inc.; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 49: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to provide for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article V, sections 3 and 5; article VIII, section 1; article IX,
sections 1 and 2; and article XI, section 5; providing by law for a unicameral legislature of 135 members;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Kleis, Scheid, Chaudhary, Schwab and Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 50: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII,
section 6; proposing lowering the age of eligibility to hold office.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Samuelson, Vickerman, Neuville, Robling and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 51: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, by adding a
section to article XIII; establishing the same standard for the Minnesota Constitution and the United States
Constitution for issues relating to abortion.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 52: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for simulated elections for minors;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 53: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing for retroactive payment of bounce-back
annuity to certain persons.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

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

S.F. No. 54: A resolution memorializing the television networks to actively reduce the amount of
violence-laden, sexually explicit material on television programs and to produce television material that
promotes wholesome family values and helps to strengthen the family.

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

Senators Marty, Ranum, Sabo, Cohen and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 55: A bill for an act relating to the environment; directing the pollution control agency to
conduct a noise survey and analysis; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 56: A bill for an act relating to railroads; imposing penalty for trespassing on railroad track;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.85, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 57: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a grant program for nursing facility
technology rooms; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
144A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Foley, Lourey, Berglin, Kiscaden and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 58: A bill for an act relating to health; instructing the revisor of statutes to change a phrase
concerning mental illness.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 59: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis teachers retirement fund association;
authorizing the purchase of service credit for a period of omitted contributions caused by school district
error; requiring a school district contribution.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 60: 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.

Senators Kierlin, Day, Stumpf and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 61: A bill for an act relating to local government; adding authority to transfer personal
property to nonprofit corporations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.85.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 62: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing construction, administration,
and use requirements for public trails; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 63: A bill for an act relating to highways; designating a bridge on marked trunk highway No. 55 in Stearns county as Old St. Anne's Pass; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.14, by

adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 64: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing fund transfer for independent
school district No. 750, Rocori.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 65: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing public accountability for taxpayer subsidies
of private business; prohibiting new tax increment financing districts; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 469.1812; 469.1813;
469.1814; and 469.1815.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Wiger and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 66: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a school guidance counselor to student
ratio; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Marty, Price, Anderson, Higgins and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 67: A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; permitting injured employees a
civil remedy if an employer willfully or repeatedly violated safety laws; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 182.666, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Kierlin; Johnson, Dean; Day and Schwab introduced--

S.F. No. 68: A bill for an act relating to highways; removing designation of natural preservation route
from certain segments of county highways in Winona county.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Murphy; Tomassoni; Johnson, Doug; Hottinger and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 69: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a direct sales tax exemption for materials
and supplies used to construct certain correctional facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections
297A.70, subdivision 2; 297A.71, subdivision 3; and 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty, Ring and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 70: A bill for an act relating to the environment; banning the sale and manufacture of fever or
basal thermometers containing mercury; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.92, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Marty, Ring and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 71: A bill for an act relating to environment; banning the sale and use of chromated copper
arsenate and products containing chromated copper arsenate; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 72: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain income earned for service in the
armed forces from taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Rest, Belanger and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 73: A bill for an act relating to taxation; prohibiting modification and limiting expenditures of
certain tax increment financing districts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Langseth; Johnson, Dean; Samuelson; Day and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 74: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; allocating revenues from motor vehicle sales
tax; proposing amendment to Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, by adding a section to require certain
portion of revenue from sales tax on motor vehicles be deposited in highway user tax distribution fund;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297B.09, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Johnson, Dean; Knutson and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 75: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for drug task force
education measures.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 76: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for local bridge
replacement and rehabilitation; authorizing state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 77: A bill for an act relating to retirement; excluding certain public employees from coverage
by the public employees retirement plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 353.01, subdivision
2b.

Referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations.

Senators Lesewski and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 78: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent
school district No. 418, Russell.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Johnson, Debbie introduced--

S.F. No. 79: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring installation of lake level control for
Coon Lake.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 80: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the class rate on seasonal residential
recreational property; adjusting the computation of homestead and agricultural credit aid payments;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivision 25; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 81: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the class rates applicable to certain
commercial-industrial and residential rental property; adjusting the computation of homestead and
agricultural credit aid payments; increasing disparity reduction credits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 273.13, subdivisions 24 and 25; and 273.1398, subdivisions 1a and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 82: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the amount of value to which the lower
tiers of class rates apply for certain residential properties; adjusting the computation of homestead and
agricultural credit aid payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivisions 22 and
25; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Tomassoni introduced--

S.F. No. 83: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to construct roads.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 84: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a nursing home in
Morrison county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ring and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 85: A bill for an act relating to education finance; extending the disabled access levy for
independent school district No. 578, Pine City.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Ring and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 86: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent
school district No. 578, Pine City.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senators Scheevel, Lesewski, Stevens and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 87: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; requiring that diesel fuel sold in the state contain a
minimum of five percent biodiesel fuel oil by weight; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 239.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 88: A resolution memorializing the New Hampshire House of Representatives to take
appropriate action against Representative Tom Alciere.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Larson, Lesewski, Vickerman, Tomassoni and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 89: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; increasing the maximum long-term care
insurance credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.0672, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Marty, Foley, Orfield and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 90: A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for "clean money" campaigns funded
without special interest money; expanding certain definitions; requiring certain campaign finance reports
to be filed and published electronically; requiring notice of independent expenditures; requiring reports of
excess spending by candidates who do not agree to limit spending; reducing certain contribution limits and
spending limits; limiting independent expenditures by political parties on behalf of their own candidates as
a condition of receiving a public subsidy; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits on political
party caucuses as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; limiting multicandidate expenditures by
political parties; increasing public subsidies for candidates who agree to lower contribution limits;
increasing spending limits and public subsidies to respond to independent expenditures and excess
spending by nonparticipating candidates; repealing the income tax checkoff for election campaigns;
increasing the maximum political contribution refund from $50 to $100; imposing criminal penalties;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 18, 21, and by
adding a subdivision; 10A.02, subdivision 11a; 10A.14, subdivision 2; 10A.20, subdivisions 2, 6b, and by
adding subdivisions; 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 10, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision
1; 10A.27, subdivisions 1, 11, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivisions 1
and 2; 10A.315; 10A.322; 200.02, subdivision 7, and by adding a subdivision; and 290.06, subdivision 23;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000,
sections 10A.25, subdivision 6; and 10A.31.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Marty, Foley and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 91: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance and public disclosure; increasing the public's
right to know; requiring disclosure of economic interests of independent contractors and consultants;
changing certain definitions; requiring full disclosure of the total costs of lobbying; requiring certain
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 5, 21, and 33; and 10A.04,
subdivisions 4, 5, and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 92: A bill for an act relating to openness in government; expanding the legislative open
meeting law to cover caucuses and conference committee negotiations; amending Minnesota Statutes
2000, section 3.055, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 93: A bill for an act relating to lobbyists; prohibiting former legislators, constitutional officers,
agency heads, and certain legislative employees from lobbying for legislative or administrative action for
one year after leaving office; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 94: A bill for an act relating to elections; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits
on political party caucuses that choose to participate in the political contribution refund program; limiting
multicandidate expenditures by political parties; increasing the maximum political contribution refund
from $50 to $100; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 10, and by adding
a subdivision; 10A.27, subdivision 11, and by adding a subdivision; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 10A.322; and 290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Marty and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 95: A bill for an act relating to elections; making it easier to vote by absentee ballot;
prohibiting certain activities; providing for rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 203B.02,
subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivisions 1 and 4; 203B.06, subdivision 3; and 203B.07, subdivision 2;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Marty and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 96: A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; requiring electronic filing of certain
reports to the campaign finance and public disclosure board and publication of reports on the board's web
site; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.02, subdivision 11a; 10A.04, subdivision 1; 10A.05;
10A.09, subdivision 3; and 10A.20, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 97: A bill for an act relating to elections; limiting independent expenditures by political parties
on behalf of their own candidates as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivision 18; 10A.25, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision;
10A.28, subdivision 1; 10A.31, subdivisions 3 and 5; 10A.322; and 290.06, subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Marty, Larson, Krentz and Chaudhary introduced--

S.F. No. 98: A bill for an act relating to fire safety; requiring the state fire marshal to adopt rules for
fire retardant standards for cigarettes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Langseth, Stumpf, Vickerman, Scheevel and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 99: A bill for an act relating to taxation; adjusting the computation of the net tax capacity of
agricultural property; increasing and extending the application of the educational agricultural credit;
adjusting the computation of the homestead and agricultural credit aid payments; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivision 23; 273.1382, subdivision 1b; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Johnson, Doug; Tomassoni and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 100: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing targeted funding for the
Minnesota investment fund; appropriating money.

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

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

S.F. No. 101: A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; providing extra benefits for
certain employees of LTV Mining and certain of its suppliers.

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