State of Minnesota

Eightieth Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Sixty-Ninth Day


Wednesday, February 4, 1998


11:45 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.

Messrs. Laidig, Frederickson, Lessard and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 2843: A bill for an act relating to the environment; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions;
authorizing state bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections
84.027, subdivision 15; and 85.0505, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Neuville, Limmer, Mrs. Fischbach, Messrs. Knutson and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2844: A bill for an act relating to family law; taking children from subsequent family into
account when setting child support level; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 518.551, subdivision
5.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ms. Olson, Messrs. Scheevel, Langseth and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2845: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a school plan or school closure to
improve student achievement levels based on minimum state expectations; modifying unrequested leave of
absence provisions for teachers at a closed school; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 125.12,
subdivision 6b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Kelly, R.C.; Spear; Knutson and Ms. Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 2846: A bill for an act relating to controlled substances; delaying the effective date for listing
the drug Carisoprodol as a controlled substance; amending Laws 1997, chapter 239, article 4, section 15.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Messrs. Ourada and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 2847: A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for variance for decorative gas lamp;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 216C.19, subdivision 6.

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

Messrs. Ourada and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 2848: A bill for an act relating to energy; transferring proceeds of certain energy conservation
accounts to commissioner of children, families, and learning; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections
216B.241, subdivision 2a; and 239.785, subdivision 6.

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

Messrs. Ourada and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 2849: A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; updating petroleum specifications; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 239.761; and 239.792.

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

Mr. Spear introduced--

S.F. No. 2850: A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing state correctional investigators to
use force to apprehend fugitives from state prison; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 243.52.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mr. Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 2851: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting sales of cigarettes packed in units
smaller than ten packages in accessible displays; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
461.18, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ms. Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 2852: A bill for an act relating to education; further examining a year-round school/extended
week or day pilot program; requiring an evaluation; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Ms. Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 2853: A bill for an act relating to municipalities; making certain changes to municipal
liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 466.03, subdivision 6e, and by adding a subdivision;
604A.20; 604A.21, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and by adding a subdivision; 604A.22; 604A.25; Minnesota
Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 466.01, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Ms. Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 2854: A bill for an act relating to child support enforcement; setting new time lines for work
reporting and income withholding transmittals; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections
256.998, subdivision 3; and 518.6111, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ms. Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 2855: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Albert Lea to issue additional
on-sale licenses.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Messrs. Knutson, Neuville, Mses. Ranum and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 2856: A bill for an act relating to human rights; bringing metropolitan government policy on
affirmative action plans for contractors into compliance with state government policy; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.144.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Betzold, Ms. Robertson and Mr. Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 2857: A bill for an act relating to drinking water; providing for the statewide licensing and
regulation of water conditioning contractors and installers; requiring water conditioning contractors to
undertake continuing education and training; requiring the registration of certain water conditioning units
claiming to remove primary contaminants from drinking water; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996,
sections 326.38; 326.45; 326.57; 326.58; 326.59; 326.60, subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding a subdivision;
326.601; 326.61, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and by adding a subdivision; 326.64; and 326.65; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2858: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a lease levy for special school district
No. 6, South St. Paul.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2859: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; requiring the commissioner of revenue to
calculate the Minnesota working family credit for certain taxpayers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996,
section 290.0671, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Mr. Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2860: A bill for an act relating to water; providing for elevation levels on Gunn lake;
providing penalties.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Hottinger, Mrs. Lourey, Messrs. Johnson, D.E. and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 2861: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for the use of automatic external
defibrillators; providing immunity from civil liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section
604A.01, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 2862: A bill for an act relating to the organization and operation of state government;
appropriating money for transportation, public safety, and other purposes; regulating state air
transportation charges; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 360.024.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Messrs. Morse, Price, Frederickson, Laidig and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2863: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring money credited to the critical
habitat private sector matching account through purchase of special license plates to be matched by the
critical habitat license plate matching account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 84.943,
subdivision 3; and 116P.04, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2864: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for upgrade of the Little Falls library.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2865: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing funding for state share of
cleanup of certain Mississippi river sediment; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Novak, Ms. Higgins and Mr. Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2866: A bill for an act relating to housing; defining affordable under the Metropolitan Livable
Communities Act; requiring demonstrated progress toward affordable and life-cycle housing goals;
including housing policy plan within metropolitan system plans; requiring the metropolitan council to
propose an inclusionary zoning program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 473.254,
subdivisions 1, 2, 10, and by adding a subdivision; and 473.852, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

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

Ms. Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 2867: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the St. Croix
Valley heritage center; canceling a bond appropriation for the St. Croix Valley heritage center; repealing
Laws 1991, chapter 275, section 3.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Wiger and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2868: A bill for an act relating to education; amending a metropolitan magnet school grant
provision; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public
improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 124C.498, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 2869: A bill for an act relating to judicial procedures; modifying the required contents of
petitions seeking judicial review of driver's license revocations and petitions seeking judicial expungement
orders; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 609A.03, subdivision 2; and Minnesota Statutes 1997
Supplement, section 169.123, subdivision 5c.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2870: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for independent school
district No. 93, Carlton, to develop a plan for buildings and services.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2871: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for a sports/physical education complex in independent school district No. 700, Hermantown.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Pogemiller, Ms. Higgins and Mr. Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 2872: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing the Mississippi whitewater
trail; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Ms. Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 2873: A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to provide a
grant to study and implement culturally relevant methods of improving the health of African-American
men with hypertension; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Junge, Mr. Kelley, S.P.; Mrs. Lourey, Mr. Wiger and Mrs. Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 2874: A bill for an act relating to income taxation; expanding the dependent care credit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 290.067, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement,
section 290.067, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Messrs. Stumpf and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2875: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for research and
demonstration of production techniques at a Minnesota canola production center.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr. Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2876: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; allowing the shipment of wild animals that
were taken on the northwest angle portion of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Vickerman; Sams; Johnson, D.J.; Day and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 2877: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting sales of new farm machinery from the
sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 297A.02, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 1997
Supplement, section 297A.25, subdivision 59.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Messrs. Vickerman, Terwilliger, Ms. Lesewski, Messrs. Stumpf and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 2878: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting new farm equipment and
aquaculture production equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 297A.25,
subdivision 59, and by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 297A.02,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Messrs. Vickerman, Sams, Dille, Scheevel and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2879: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating security interests in agricultural crops;
modifying the treatment of certain collateral; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 336.9-203; and
336.9-402.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ms. Lesewski, Mr. Lessard, Mrs. Robling, Messrs. Stumpf and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 2880: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; authorizing a hunting season for mourning
doves in a designated area; requiring mourning dove stamps; requiring a report; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1996, section 97A.075, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
97A.475, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 97B.731, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 2881: A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money for local bridges.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Messrs. Murphy and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2882: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing bonds and appropriating
money for construction of the American bald eagle center in Wabasha.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Hottinger, Larson, Solon, Kleis and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2883: A bill for an act relating to insurance; township mutual companies; regulating farm
risks; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 67A.191, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2884: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing rulemaking authority in the warehouse
and grain storage laws; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 231; and 232.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ms. Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2885: A bill for an act relating to housing finance agency; establishing a state homeownership
zones program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 462A.21, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462A.

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

Ms. Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2886: A bill for an act relating to landlord tenant; permitting immediate termination of rental
agreement for designated drug-and-alcohol-free rental housing; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504.

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

Messrs. Dille and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2887: A bill for an act relating to the city of Hutchinson; authorizing the city to impose certain
taxes.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Messrs. Dille and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2888: A bill for an act relating to Meeker county; authorizing an economic development
authority.

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

Mr. Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 2889: A bill for an act relating to human services; child care licensing; affirming that legal
nonlicensed child care providers may seek licensure; modifying conditions of the interim expansion of
unlicensed providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 245A.03, by adding subdivisions; Laws
1997, chapter 248, section 46, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Higgins, Mr. Kelly, R.C.; Mses. Berglin and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 2890: A bill for an act relating to human services; services for homeless targeted youth;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Junge, Mr. Foley, Mrs. Lourey and Ms. Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2891: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for grants for gang
prevention and intervention.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2892: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the private sale of certain land in
Aitkin county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mrs. Lourey and Mr. Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 2893: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending the Minnesota grown coupon
program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Messrs. Marty, Foley, Hottinger, Morse and Ms. Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 2894: A bill for an act relating to health reporting; requiring tobacco manufacturers to report
hazardous substances in their products; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 461;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 461.17.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Junge, Messrs. Terwilliger and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 2895: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; appropriating money for the criminal alert
network.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Ms. Hanson, Messrs. Johnson, D.H.; Novak; Mrs. Robling and Mr. Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2896: A bill for an act relating to transportation; redefining road or highway; imposing
requirements and restrictions on transportation expenditures from the trunk highway fund and general
fund; establishing spending goals for transportation; requiring expenditures for operations of the state
patrol to be from the general fund; specifying compensation to be included in prevailing wage rate;
providing for periodic adjustments in motor fuel tax rate; authorizing issuance of bonds for local bridge
replacement and reconstruction; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections
160.02, subdivision 7, and by adding a subdivision; 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 174.01, by adding a
subdivision; 174.02, by adding a subdivision; 177.42, subdivision 6; 299D.01, by adding a subdivision;
and 299D.03, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Mr. Kelley, S.P. and Ms. Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 2897: A bill for an act relating to the housing finance agency; appropriating money for
nonprofit capacity building grants.

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

Mr. Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 2898: A bill for an act relating to education; prioritizing use of the property tax reform
account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 16A.1521.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Mr. Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 2899: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying provisions on the
collection of premiums from state entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
43A.04, subdivision 1.

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

Messrs. Laidig, Price, Belanger, Ms. Krentz and Mr. Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 2900: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for renovation of the Territorial Prison Wall in Stillwater.

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

Ms. Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2901: A bill for an act relating to firearms; clarifying penalty enhancement under the firearm
permit law; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 624.714, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Ms. Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 2902: A bill for an act relating to criminal procedure; providing that an interpreter may be
present when the grand jury is deliberating; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 628.63.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Mrs. Scheid and Mr. Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2903: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating nonrenewals of homeowner's
insurance; prohibiting various discriminatory practices in automobile and homeowner's insurance;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 65A.29, subdivision 8; 65B.13; and 72A.20, subdivision 13.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Kleis and Mrs. Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2904: 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; providing for a grant
to Stearns county for Quarry Park and Nature Preserve; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mrs. Fischbach and Mr. Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2905: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in Stearns county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 2906: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring hospice programs to properly dispose of
legend drugs; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 144A.48, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Messrs. Langseth and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2907: A bill for an act relating to education; changing the student share for post-secondary
state grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 136A.121, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Morse, Mrs. Lourey, Messrs. Dille, Sams and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2908: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating additional money for a program to
control bovine paratuberculosis.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ms. Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2909: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing the commissioner of health to issue a
lifetime, limited license for the practice of mortuary science; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 149A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Ms. Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2910: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for the Southwest Minnesota Regional Performance Center in Marshall.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Ms. Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2911: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; authorizing organizations to make certain
expenditures and contributions through electronic fund transfers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996,
sections 349.168, subdivision 6; and 349.19, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section
349.154, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Ms. Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2912: A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; licensing employees eligible to make sales
on behalf of a distributor; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 349.12, by adding a subdivision;
349.151, subdivision 4; 349.155, subdivision 3; 349.161; and 349.169, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Ms. Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 2913: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money
for restoration and construction of the Winchell Trail.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 2914: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing an extended leave deadline extension
in the teachers retirement association.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Messrs. Scheevel, Frederickson, Morse, Mrs. Pariseau and Mr. Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 2915: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring changes in smallmouth bass rules
for Fillmore, Mower, Olmstead, and Dodge counties.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Laidig, Ms. Krentz, Mr. Price, Ms. Johnson, J.B. and Mrs. Pariseau introduced--

S.F. No. 2916: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing bonds and appropriating
money to connect state and regional park trails in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Ms. Berglin, Mr. Samuelson and Ms. Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 2917: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for notification of claim errors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.124, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Mr. Ourada, Mrs. Scheid and Mr. Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2918: A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring picture identification card to vote;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 204C.10.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Mr. Ourada, Mrs. Scheid, Messrs. Larson and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 2919: A bill for an act relating to elections; removing the designation of incumbent from
judicial ballot; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 204B.36, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Mr. Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 2920: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant to the city of
Little Falls for a conference center and retreat site; appropriating money.

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

Mr. Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2921: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; providing for the organization of an equally
divided house; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 3.06, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Mr. Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2922: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a black box theater on the Mankato
State University campus.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2923: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to the board of regents to
expand legal assistance.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Messrs. Wiger, Betzold, Foley, Solon and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 2924: A bill for an act relating to controlled substances; providing criminal penalties for sale
or possession of marijuana plants based on the number of plants as well as weight; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 152.021, subdivisions 1 and 2; 152.022, subdivisions 1 and 2; and
152.023, subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Ms. Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 2925: A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring health plan companies to notify
enrollees of subrogation claims and recoveries; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 62A.096.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ms. Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 2926: A bill for an act relating to crime; expanding a peace officer's authority to make certain
traffic-related arrests; providing that an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle is guilty of a petty
misdemeanor if the vehicle is used to commit certain traffic-related offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes
1996, section 169.21, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement,
section 169.21, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Ms. Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 2927: 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.

Messrs. Hottinger, Metzen, Ms. Wiener, Messrs. Solon and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 2928: A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting affiliates of insurance companies from
engaging in rebating that is illegal for insurance companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section
72A.08, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Messrs. Novak and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 2929: A bill for an act relating to landlords and tenants; requiring a landlord to return an
application fee or provide a reason for denial in writing; providing for a civil penalty; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504.

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

Messrs. Sams, Morse and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2930: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to the board of water
and soil resources for management of small nonindustrial private forest lands.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Messrs. Marty, Foley and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 2931: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; increasing the public's right to know;
modifying definition of independent expenditures; requiring full disclosure of the total costs of lobbying;
modifying notice required of independent expenditures; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes
1996, sections 10A.01, subdivision 10b; 10A.04, subdivisions 4, 5, and 6; and 10A.20, subdivision 6b;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 10A.04, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2932: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying special education assessments to
comply with federal law; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 120.17, subdivision 3a; repealing
Minnesota Rules, part 3525.2750, subpart 1, item B.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Mr. Hottinger and Mrs. Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 2933: A bill for an act relating to economic development; adding to the powers and duties of
the commissioner of trade and economic development; changing reporting requirements for business
subsidies; penalizing municipalities that induce businesses to relocate from other Minnesota
municipalities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 116J.61; 116J.991; and
270.067, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 469.1813; 469.1814; and 469.1815.

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

Messrs. Sams and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 2934: A bill for an act relating to the environment; allowing soil and water conservation
districts to reimburse supervisors at a mileage rate determined by the district; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1996, section 103C.315, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr. Dille, Mses. Olson, Lesewski, Hanson and Mr. Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2935: A bill for an act relating to marriage; providing for covenant marriages; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 517.08, by adding a subdivision; and 517.10; Minnesota Statutes 1997
Supplement, section 517.08, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
517; and 518.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Messrs. Kelley, S.P. and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 2936: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a model policy to enhance pupil
transportation efficiency and maximize instructional effectiveness through school start times; requiring a
report; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.