State of Minnesota

Eightieth Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Seventieth Day


Thursday, February 5, 1998


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.

Mr. Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2937: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying certain nursing facility reimbursement
rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 256B.431, subdivision 26.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2938: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing certain individual income tax rates;
reducing the general education tax rate; providing a property tax rebate for taxes assessed in 1997;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 290.06, subdivisions 2c and 2d; and
290.091, subdivisions 1 and 2; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 16A.152, subdivision 2; and
290.091, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Messrs. Langseth and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2939: A bill for an act relating to the cities of East Grand Forks and Breckenridge; requiring
payment to those cities of the sales tax revenue collected from sales occurring in those cities; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Knutson, Ms. Olson, Mrs. Scheid and Ms. Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2940: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for notice of transitional goals to
parents of students with disabilities; modifying the definition of eligible institution for student grants;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 120.17, subdivision 3a; and 136A.101,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2941: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for wastewater infrastructure funding for the city and town of Garrison.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2942: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private or public sale of tax-forfeited
lands bordering public waters in Itasca county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Stumpf, Beckman and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 2943: A bill for an act relating to Kittson county; authorizing an economic development
authority.

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

Mses. Anderson and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2944: A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring reporting on programming in state
correctional facilities and job placement of inmates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement,
section 241.015.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Messrs. Stumpf, Stevens, Metzen, Betzold and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2945: A bill for an act relating to the military; entering into the interstate emergency
management assistance compact; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2946: A bill for an act relating to courts; prohibiting discrimination in providing access to
public accommodations because of means of transportation or insignia on clothing; providing a civil
remedy; imposing a penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 2947: A bill for an act relating to retirement; expanding the number of investments available
for certain public supplemental pension or deferred compensation plans; amending Minnesota Statutes
1996, section 356.24, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Messrs. Sams and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2948: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the tax on sparkling wines; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 297G.03, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Ms. Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2949: A bill for an act relating to adoption; modifying conditions for open adoption
agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 259.58.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Messrs. Stevens and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2950: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for state forest
repair.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Stevens and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2951: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for compensation for
tornado damage in certain counties; appropriating money.

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

Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2952: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for land acquisition and capital project planning of the eastern Carver community collaborative project.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Janezich; Johnson, D.J.; Lessard; Solon and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2953: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for three direct reduction iron processing facilities.

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

Mr. Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 2954: A bill for an act relating to education; making permanent school district levy authority
for retired employee health benefits expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
124.916, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Betzold and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2955: A bill for an act relating to employment; allowing the fraud investigation unit in the
department of labor and industry to share certain information with other enforcement agencies; modifying
data privacy provisions in the department of labor and industry; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996,
sections 175.16, subdivision 2; 176.231, subdivision 8; and 182.659, subdivision 8.

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

Mr. Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 2956: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; authorizing reverse stock splits;
providing for a notice in retail installment contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 168.71;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 48.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Messrs. Kelley, S.P.; Kelly, R.C. and Ms. Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2957: A bill for an act relating to education; defining successful schools; developing
improvement plans for schools at risk; establishing a school improvement fund; establishing a
distinguished educators program; transforming certain at-risk schools into charter schools; requiring a
one-year design and feasibility study; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections
120.064, by adding a subdivision; 123.34, subdivision 10; 125.05, by adding a subdivision; 125.12,
subdivision 4 and by adding a subdivision; 125.17, subdivision 3 and by adding a subdivision; and 125.18,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 121; and 124C.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey, Mr. Janezich and Ms. Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2958: A bill for an act relating to child care; changing child care assistance in certain cases;
establishing a provider rate bonus for reading programs; establishing grants for school-age child care
programs; making other changes to child care programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1996, sections 119B.13, by adding a subdivision; 119B.18, subdivision 2; and 119B.19,
subdivisions 1, 4, and by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 119B.13,
subdivision 1; 119B.17, subdivision 3; 119B.21, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, and 11; and 121.88, subdivision 10.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Ms. Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 2959: A bill for an act relating to utilities; authorizing electric utilities to offer green-pricing
programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Ms. Johnson, J.B.; Mr. Morse, Mses. Pappas and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2960: A bill for an act relating to transportation; restricting road authorities from changing
roads over natural areas; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Ms. Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2961: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements
for persons with continuation coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 256L.07,
by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2962: A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of human services to
provide bridge funding to the neighborhood health care network and the Minnesota primary care
association for distribution to their current members for uncompensated care; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2963: A bill for an act relating to truancy; modifying procedures for school attendance review
boards; authorizing direct referrals to the county attorney or other authority; amending Minnesota Statutes
1996, sections 260.131, subdivision 1b; 260.132, subdivision 1; 260A.05, subdivision 2; and 260A.06.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Ms. Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 2964: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating additional money for an
urban sports facility; authorizing issuance of bonds; amending Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 14,
subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Belanger and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2965: A bill for an act relating to the city of Burnsville; authorizing the city to impose a tax on
admissions to an amphitheater; authorizing creation of a tax increment financing district.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mrs. Scheid, Messrs. Hottinger and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 2966: A bill for an act relating to mortgages; enacting the Minnesota Residential Mortgage
Originator and Servicer Licensing Act; establishing licensing and enforcement mechanisms; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 47.206, subdivision 1; 82.17, subdivision 4; 82.18; and 82.27,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 58; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1996, section 82.175.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mrs. Lourey and Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2967: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring a study of the capital
improvement needs of day training and habilitation programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Samuelson and Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2968: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing an annual rate adjustment for
certain programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mses. Pappas, Krentz, Hanson and Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2969: A bill for an act relating to education; removing superintendents' salary cap; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 43A.17, subdivisions 9 and 10.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Beckman, Morse, Mrs. Lourey and Mr. Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2970: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a moratorium on the construction of
certain large livestock feedlots.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Messrs. Laidig and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2971: A bill for an act relating to the organization and operation of state government;
appropriating money for environmental, natural resource, and agricultural purposes; providing for
regulation of certain activities and practices; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 116.073,
subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 84.8205; Laws 1996, chapter 407, section 3;
Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 7, subdivisions 3 and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Messrs. Kleis, Belanger, Ms. Runbeck, Messrs. Kelly, R.C. and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 2972: A bill for an act relating to checks; prohibiting a person from requiring a social security
number as a condition of acceptance of a check; providing that prosecutors may not refuse to prosecute a
dishonored check case solely because the dishonored check does not contain the issuer's social security
number; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 325F.981, subdivision 1; and section 609.535, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mrs. Robling, Ms. Piper, Mrs. Lourey and Ms. Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2973: A bill for an act relating to child care; making changes to the at-home infant care
program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 119B.061, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Robling, Messrs. Janezich, Neuville and Ms. Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2974: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing grants for historical educational
programming; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2975: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating fees charged for copies of consumer
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 13C.01, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Messrs. Stevens, Lessard, Mrs. Pariseau, Messrs. Scheevel and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 2976: A resolution memorializing the President and the Congress of the United States to
oppose ratification of the Biodiversity Treaty.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Ms. Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 2977: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for an engineering
analysis of flooding problems along Twin lake in Washington county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Ms. Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 2978: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring an examination and report of the
prekindergarten through grade 12 education governance structure; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Scheevel and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 2979: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for improvements to the Root River trail.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Scheevel and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 2980: A bill for an act relating to real property; creating the Private Property Rights Protection
Act; providing legislative intent; providing remedies for real property owners whose property has been
inordinately burdened by governmental action; providing requirements for a property owner who seeks
compensation; requiring the governmental entity to provide notice of the claim; authorizing certain
settlement offers; requiring that the governmental entity and property owner file a court action if a
settlement agreement contravenes the application of state law; providing for judicial review,
notwithstanding the availability of administrative remedies; authorizing the property owner to file a claim
of compensation upon rejection of a settlement offer; requiring the court to determine the percentage of
responsibility for an inordinate burden imposed by multiple governmental entities; providing for a jury to
determine the amount of compensation to the property owner; providing for costs and attorney fees;
providing that the right for which compensation is paid is a transferable development right; proposing
coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 500A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2981: A bill for an act relating to retirement; city of Willmar and city of Litchfield;
authorizing volunteer rescue squad relief associations; providing service pensions for rescue squad
volunteers; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 424B.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Mr. Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2982: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for ADA compliance and roof replacement and repair at Ridgewater Community College, Willmar
campus.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Scheevel and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2983: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for water system improvements in the city of Chatfield.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2984: A bill for an act relating to health; providing an exception to the moratorium on
certification of nursing home beds; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 144A.071, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Johnson, D.J. and Ms. Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 2985: A bill for an act relating to taxation; repealing levy limits; amending Minnesota Statutes
1997 Supplement, section 275.16; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 275.70;
275.71; 275.72; 275.73; and 275.74; Laws 1997, chapter 231, article 3, section 8.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Messrs. Neuville, Knutson, Belanger and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2986: A bill for an act relating to crime and crime prevention; narrowing the definition of
"juvenile petty offender"; lowering the age for certifying certain juvenile offenders to adult court and for
designating certain juvenile offenders as extended jurisdiction juveniles; opening juvenile court
delinquency hearings to the public; permitting victims of delinquent acts to attend juvenile court
proceedings; providing mandatory civil penalties for liquor licensees who sell alcoholic beverages to
underage persons; requiring liquor licensees to ask for age verification from persons under the age of 26;
providing that persons convicted of a third violent felony shall be sentenced to life imprisonment;
requiring the bureau of criminal apprehension to collect and maintain computerized data relating to the
conditions of conditional release of convicted offenders; regulating the awarding of jail credit to certain
offenders; providing felony penalties for recklessly discharging a firearm outside of a municipality;
authorizing peace officers to apprehend and detain a person on conditional release under certain
circumstances; authorizing procedures for securing the appearance of material witnesses in criminal cases
and investigations; specifying that the prosecution may reply in rebuttal to the closing argument of the
defense; appropriating money for innovative court programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections
244.05, subdivisions 4 and 5; 260.015, subdivision 21; 260.125, subdivision 1; 260.126, subdivisions 1 and
4; 260.155, subdivision 1; 299C.06; 299C.09; 340A.415; 340A.503, subdivision 6; 609.152, subdivision
2a; 609.66, subdivision 1a; and 629.34, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
631.07; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 299C; 609; and 629; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 629.54; and 629.55.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Messrs. Neuville, Knutson, Belanger and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2987: A bill for an act relating to crime; requiring certain criminal justice entities to report
information to the legislature and the public on charging and sentencing practices concerning violent
criminal offenders; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Messrs. Knutson and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2988: A bill for an act relating to youth intervention programs; appropriating money.

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

Ms. Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2989: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; permitting a city to review certain
capital projects for consistency with section 473.254, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Scheevel, Ms. Kiscaden, Mr. Wiger and Ms. Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2990: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a loan to independent
school district No. 535, Rochester, for special education services.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Stumpf, Langseth, Marty and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2991: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing
bonds for flood hazard mitigation programs.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Wiger; Langseth; Scheevel; Kelley, S.P. and Ms. Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2992: A bill for an act relating to education; exempting facility maintenance projects from
review and comment; expanding use of total operating capital revenue; expanding youth initiative grants;
expanding debt service equalization; creating a maintenance levy; creating technology aid; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 124.84, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions;
and 124.912, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 121.15, subdivision
6; 124.95, subdivision 2; and 124A.22, subdivision 11; Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 4, subdivision 2;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996,
section 124.84, subdivisions 3 and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Ms. Pappas, Messrs. Langseth, Pogemiller, Mses. Olson and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2993: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing use of basic revenue for students
graduating early; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 124A.22, by adding a subdivision;
Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 124.17, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey and Mr. Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2994: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting certain educational
facilities from the sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 297A.25, subdivision
11.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Mr. Wiger, Mses. Krentz, Runbeck and Mr. Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 2995: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing the use of health and safety revenue
for new construction under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 124.83,
subdivision 6, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Novak, Mses. Runbeck, Krentz and Mr. Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 2996: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing independent school district No. 621,
Mounds View, to use health and safety revenue for new construction to replace portable classrooms with
indoor air quality problems.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Ms. Lesewski and Mrs. Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2997: A bill for an act relating to child care; establishing a child development providers
registry; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Solon; Johnson, D.J.; Janezich and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2998: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for facility restoration of the Earl C. Buck Operating Center in Duluth.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Ms. Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2999: A bill for an act relating to education; extending the education tax credit; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 290.0674, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey, Mses. Krentz and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 3000: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing preventive measures for adolescent
pregnancies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 145.925, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 3001: A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing the
purchase of service credit for a sabbatical leave by certain teachers.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Mmes. Pariseau and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 3002: A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota municipal board; repealing the sunset for the
board; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 414.11.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Messrs. Janezich and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 3003: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying supplemental revenue; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mses. Berglin, Kiscaden, Ranum and Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3004: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for the prevention of fetal alcohol
syndrome; establishing intervention and grant programs; requiring a study; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 254A.17, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mrs. Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 3005: A bill for an act relating to the city of Richfield; authorizing establishment of tax
increment financing districts subject to special rules.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Messrs. Knutson and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 3006: A bill for an act relating to crime; expanding the scope of certain felony penalties for
the crime of obstructing legal process; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 609.50, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3007: A bill for an act relating to crime; forfeited vehicle's return to owner is subjected to
agency approval; authorizing convictions under ordinances and statutes from another state to be used in
penalty enhancement for the crime of harassment; providing a 30-day limit on requests for restitution
hearings; authorizing search warrants on financial institutions to be filed within 30 days of issuance;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 609.531, subdivision 5a; 609.749, subdivision 4; 611A.045,
subdivision 3; and 626.15.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3008: A bill for an act relating to crime; allowing concurrent sentences for offenses involving
separate victims or separate behavioral incidents only for substantial and compelling reasons; limiting jail
time credit; requiring the sentencing guidelines commission to amend the guidelines so manipulation of
jail credit is eliminated; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 609.01, subdivision 1; and 609.145;
Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 609.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Foley and Ms. Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 3009: A bill for an act relating to education; enhancing funding for elementary class size
reduction; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124A.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey and Mr. Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3010: A bill for an act relating to education; expanding eligibility for the child care grant
program; modifying the state work study program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
1997 Supplement, sections 136A.125, subdivision 2; and 136A.233, subdivisions 2 and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Lessard and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 3011: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; prohibiting the taking of white bears;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 97B.411.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 3012: A bill for an act relating to higher education; leveraging the University of Minnesota's
research capabilities; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Johnson, D.J. and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3013: A bill for an act relating to taxation; removing obsolete references from the laws
relating to taconite taxation; consolidating certain definitions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections
298.22, subdivision 2; 298.221; 298.2213, subdivision 4; 298.225, subdivision 1; 298.28, subdivisions 3, 4,
7, and 10; and 298.48, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 298.24, subdivision 1;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 298; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996,
sections 298.012; 298.21; 298.23; 298.34, subdivisions 1 and 4; and 298.391, subdivisions 2 and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Messrs. Johnson, D.J. and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3014: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
to complete the Forest Highway 11 project within Lake county.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 3015: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing for mandatory sentences of life without
release for all types of first-degree murder; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 244.05,
subdivisions 4 and 5; and 609.184; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 609.196.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 3016: A bill for an act relating to the environment; authorizing acceptance of dump materials
at certain qualified landfills; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 115B.39, subdivision
2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Vickerman, Solon and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 3017: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding the plumbing inspection program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 144.122; and 326.37, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota
Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 326.37, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Messrs. Price, Cohen, Ms. Wiener, Mrs. Pariseau and Ms. Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 3018: A bill for an act relating to environment finance; funding metro greenways and natural
areas; authorizing the sale of bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Berg, Mrs. Pariseau and Mr. Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 3019: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring that cigarette tax refunds paid to Indian
reservations are based on per capita amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 270.60,
subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3020: A bill for an act relating to crime; clarifying the definition of value in the theft statute;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 609.52, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3021: A bill for an act relating to juvenile justice; exempting the crimes of interference with
privacy and making obscene or harassing telephone calls from classification as a juvenile petty offense;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 260.015, subdivision 21.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3022: A bill for an act relating to controlled substances; redefining a Minnesota Statutes,
section 152.18, offense as a prior controlled substance conviction; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996,
section 152.01, subdivision 16a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Messrs. Belanger, Oliver, Mrs. Pariseau, Ms. Wiener and Mrs. Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 3023: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property taxes; permitting the inclusion of
information relating to transit levies in notices of proposed property tax levies; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 275.065, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3024: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; changing certain definitions;
requiring a redrawn transit zone map; removing, in certain cases, a prohibition to application of a property
tax rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3915, subdivisions 2, 3, and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3025: A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing an individual to terminate membership
in the public employees retirement association coordinated plan and begin coverage in the public
employees defined contribution plan.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Mr. Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 3026: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; reducing the class rate applied to
homestead property of over $75,000; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 273.13,
subdivision 22.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 3027: A bill for an act relating to state government; creating an advisory council to investigate
improvements in communicating government information to the public.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Messrs. Oliver and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 3028: A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; extending eligibility for a reduced class
rate for golf courses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 273.13, subdivision 25, as
amended.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.