State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Seventeenth Day


Monday, February 15, 1999


10:00 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 Wiger, Beckman, Runbeck and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 730: A bill for an act relating to recreation; appropriating money for a regional trail.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Johnson, D.E. and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 731: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the crime-related costs levy maximum
amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.44.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Wiener, Solon, Oliver, Cohen and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 732: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating service and membership
contracts; restricting automatic renewal provisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 325G.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Lourey, Higgins, Robling, Marty and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 733: A bill for an act relating to children; appropriating money from the special revenue fund
for matching chemical abuse prevention grants through a collaborative organization.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Moe, R.D.; Spear; Johnson, D.J. and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 734: A bill for an act relating to employment; increasing and indexing the minimum wage;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 177.24, subdivision 1.

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

Senators Hottinger, Larson, Kleis and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 735: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating investments by township mutual
insurance companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 67A.231.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 736: A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing purchase of service credit in the
teachers retirement association and the first class city teachers retirement fund associations for voluntary
service under federal law; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 354.53; and 354A.093.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Novak, Murphy, Larson and Johnson, D.H. introduced--

S.F. No. 737: A bill for an act relating to economic security; increasing the statewide, hourly
reimbursement rates for the extended employment program; appropriating money for the continuation of
the welfare-to-work extended employment partnership program.

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

Senator Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 738: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating claims; providing remedies for the bad
faith actions of certain insurers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 72A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Murphy; Johnson, J.B.; Langseth; Johnson, D.E. and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 739: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing blue lights on motorcycles as
part of the rear brake light; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.64, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Murphy; Johnson, J.B.; Langseth; Johnson, D.E. and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 740: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for a maximum percentage of the
motorcycle safety fund that may be spent for certain activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
121A.36, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 741: A bill for an act relating to community development; providing a grant for the
Asian-Pacific Community Center; appropriating money.

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

Senators Higgins, Piper, Robling, Janezich and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 742: A bill for an act relating to lead hazard reduction; appropriating money for a lead hazard
reduction project.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Johnson, D.E. and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 743: A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating emergency management grant
program; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 12.03, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 12.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Dille, Limmer, Larson, Metzen and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 744: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring knowledge in personal and family
financial management and investment for graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
120B.02.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Spear; Solon; Anderson and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 745: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; authorizing the commissioner of economic
security to award grants to cities of the first class; appropriating money.

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

Senators Lessard, Langseth and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 746: A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting Grand Rapids Township to hold
its general election in November.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Scheid, Belanger, Hottinger, Day and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 747: A bill for an act relating to taxes; eliminating June accelerated payments of sales, liquor,
and cigarette and tobacco taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 289A.18, subdivision 4;
289A.20, subdivision 4; and 297F.09, subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
289A.60, subdivision 15; 297F.09, subdivision 6; and 297G.09, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ranum, Berglin, Krentz, Robertson and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 748: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for care and treatment aid; modifying
placements; providing for a uniform billing system; providing for approval of education programs;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 125A.15; 125A.51; 125A.75,
subdivision 3; 125A.79, by adding a subdivision; 241.021, subdivision 1; and 245A.04, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 124D; and 125A.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Vickerman; Johnson, D.J.; Lesewski; Hottinger and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 749: A bill for an act relating to taxes; exempting the purchase of certain property used in
constructing a multipurpose center from sales and use taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 750: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a declining pupil unit aid by adjusting the
definition of a pupil unit; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.05,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Novak, Ranum, Runbeck and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 751: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; defining minor use and
intermediate use airports for certain purposes; establishing a reliever airport sound abatement council;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.641, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

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

S.F. No. 752: A bill for an act relating to crime; appropriating money to operate the criminal gang
oversight council and strike force and provide grants to combat criminal gangs.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Lourey; Murphy; Johnson, J.B.; Moe, R.D. and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 753: A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying sales regulations for farm wineries;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.315, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Morse; Vickerman; Kelly, R.C.; Piper and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 754: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; expanding eligibility for ethanol producer
payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 41A.09, subdivision 3a.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Pappas, Spear, Robertson and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 755: A bill for an act relating to education; continuing support of the learn and earn graduation
achievement program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard; Johnson, D.J.; Stumpf; Stevens and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 756: A bill for an act relating to local government; preserving shooting ranges from planning
and zoning laws and ordinances; limiting net loss of shooting ranges and providing for relocation costs;
proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 87A.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Junge; Belanger; Moe, R.D. and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 757: A resolution memorializing Congress to enact legislation to prohibit federal recoupment
of the state tobacco settlement recoveries.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Price, Laidig, Pariseau, Morse and Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 758: 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 Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Novak and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 759: A bill for an act relating to forestry; modifying tree growth tax requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 270.38, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 760: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing county boards to establish by
ordinance procedures for imposing civil penalties for ordinance violations and allowing a county to certify
fines to its county auditor as a special tax against the land; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 375.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 761: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing Carlton county to make a
cemetery levy in and for Sawyer unorganized township.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 762: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements for
persons with continuation coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256L.07, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman; Johnson, D.E.; Pariseau and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 763: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting the hunting of farmed cervidae
on licensed shooting preserves; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 17.451, subdivision 2; and
17.452, subdivisions 5 and 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Solon and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 764: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to repair and restore the
aerial lift bridge in Duluth.

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

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 765: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring school bus to pull off onto
shoulder of road to load and unload students where designated by school district; requiring use of stop
signal arm and flashing red signals when loading and unloading from the shoulder; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 169.443, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 766: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing reimbursement rates for certain
services.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Novak; Johnson, D.J.; Belanger and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 767: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain electric utility property;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 272.027; and 273.13, subdivision 31.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Pappas, Anderson and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 768: A bill for an act relating to Ramsey county; making changes in the personnel process;
amending Minnesota Statutes, section 383A.289, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 383A.288; and 383A.289, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Junge; Spear; Johnson, D.H. and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 769: A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the peace officer standards and
training board to adopt a new or revised model policy governing police pursuits of fleeing suspects;
requiring municipal and state law enforcement agencies to adopt new or revised agency policies on police
pursuits in compliance with the state model policy; requiring pre-service and in-service peace officer
training in conducting police pursuits and other emergency vehicle operations; requiring the commissioner
of public safety to administer a tire deflator distribution program and a driving simulator distribution
program; appropriating money for police pursuit training, tire deflators, and four computer-controlled
driving simulators; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 626.5532; and
626.845, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Murphy, Sams, Langseth, Dille and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 770: A bill for an act relating to railroads; extending right of first refusal to leaseholders of
real property in railroad right-of-way; requiring railroad interests to provide notice; making technical
changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 222.631; and 222.632.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Knutson, Price, Wiger, Janezich and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 771: A bill for an act relating to education; amending Minnesota state high school league
provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 43A.18, subdivision 4a; 128C.01, subdivisions 4
and 5; 128C.02, by adding a subdivision; 128C.12, subdivision 1; and 128C.20.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pogemiller; Morse; Stumpf; Johnson, D.E. and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 772: A bill for an act relating to retirement; employer contributions to tax-sheltered annuities;
expanding qualified tax-sheltered annuity vendors; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 356.24,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Spear, Robertson and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 773: A bill for an act relating to health; exempting portable wading pools from rules related to
public swimming pools; allowing portable wading pools to be used at certain day care homes; requiring
the commissioners of health and human services to amend rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 144.1222, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

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

S.F. No. 774: A bill for an act relating to water; appropriating money for water management in the Red
river basin.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Solon, Fischbach, Lourey, Robertson and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 775: A bill for an act relating to health; changing the required travel distance or time to the
nearest mental health provider for health maintenance organizations; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62D; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 4685.1010, subpart 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Kleis and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 776: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; requiring the board of electricity
to adopt rules authorizing special licenses for sign contractors; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 326.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 777: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a task force on diabetes and schools;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Sams, Murphy, Flynn, Hanson and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 778: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring release of a security interest in a
vehicle to be acted on within five days; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.20.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 779: A bill for an act relating to peace officers; authorizing the Hubbard county sheriff to have
additional part-time peace officer positions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8463,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Piper, Lourey, Spear, Berglin and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 780: A bill for an act relating to health; enacting the Medical Marijuana Act to protect
seriously ill patients from prosecution and prison for using medicinal marijuana under a medical doctor's
supervision; imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
152.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Oliver; Moe, R.D. and Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 781: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; transferring to the world trade center
appropriations that were not expended for an international medical exposition.

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

Senator Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 782: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing a state-paid credit for 1999
agricultural property taxes.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 783: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the quad lakes
restoration project in Faribault and Blue Earth counties.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 784: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an environmental learning grant
program for independent school district Nos. 829, Waseca, and 2835, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton;
authorizing a grant for independent school district No. 2835, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 785: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for stream bank
stabilization in St. Clair.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Anderson, Price, Foley, Krentz and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 786: A bill for an act relating to energy; altering a wind energy mandate; setting aside a
portion of a wind energy mandate for farmers; creating a revolving loan account; regulating utility
renewable energy obligations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
116C.779; and 216B.2423, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
116J.

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

Senators Morse, Janezich, Beckman, Higgins and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 787: A bill for an act relating to energy; altering a wind energy mandate; setting aside a
portion of a wind energy mandate for farmers; creating a revolving loan account; regulating utility
renewable energy obligations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
116C.779; and 216B.2423, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
116J.

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

Senators Johnson, J.B.; Vickerman; Lesewski; Stumpf and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 788: A bill for an act relating to energy; altering a wind energy mandate; setting aside a
portion of a wind energy mandate for farmers; creating a revolving loan account; regulating utility
renewable energy obligations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
116C.779; and 216B.2423, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
116J.

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

Senators Lesewski, Belanger, Pariseau, Berg and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 789: A bill for an act relating to the city of Minneota; ratifying actions relating to a tax
increment financing district.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 790: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing risk management and technology
development assistance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.115, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 791: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing owners or occupiers of certain land to
take one deer per year if the animal is causing damage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
97B.655, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 792: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; compensating crop owners for crop damage or
destruction by deer; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 3.7371,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Kleis, Scheevel and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 793: A bill for an act relating to education funding; increasing equity in Minnesota's school
finance system; increasing the general education formula allowance; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision; 126C.17,
subdivision 5; and 127A.51.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Kleis, Flynn, Metzen and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 794: A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying provisions of the one call excavation
notice system; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216D.06, subdivision 1.

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