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Senate Schedule for the week of March 6-10

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Update: March 10, 2000 10:15 a.m.

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Monday, March 6

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Krentz
8 a.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 962-Anderson: Como Park Education Resource Center. S.F. 2373- Vickerman: Increase maximum reimursement for Agricultural Chemical Response Reimbursement Account (ACCRA). S.F. 2801-Wiger: Retention of Ramsey County conservation fees. S.F. 3290- Kelly, RC: Environment Response and Liability Act changes (Pig's Eye Dump clean-up). S.F. 3310-Kelly, RC: Expand DNR authority to support search and rescue operations. S.F. 2719- Pappas: Bonding for Upper Landing Park and Raspberry Island.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Joint Human Resources Finance Committee and Economic Development Budget Division
Chairs: Sen. Linda Berglin and Sen. Jerry Janezich
8 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3382-Kelly, R.C.: Phalen Corridor. S.F. 3460-Berglin: Minneapolis Hiawatha Corridor. S.F.3596-Berglin: Airconditioning infrastructure for publicly owned residences housing low-income elderly and disabled persons. S.F. 2973-Novak: Fort Snelling International Hostel; and S.F. 3499-Johnson, D.H.: Grimm Farmstead.

The Senate will be in Session at 10 a.m.

Economic Development Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jerry Janezich
12 noon Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3252-Berglin: Nursing home facility conversion loan program. S.F. 2957- Johnson, D.H.: MN Quality Council. S.F. 2406-Anderson: Family Homelessness Prevention program. S.F. 3389-Janezich: Housing for MFIP recipients with TANF money. S.F. 2387-Day: Heritage Halls appropriation. S.F. 3458-Novak: MN Project Innovation.

Election Laws Committee
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 noon Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3585-Novak: Ethical requirements for constitutional officers.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Sen. Bob Lessard
12 noon Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2289-Robertson: Modifying period of annual state park permits. S.F. 2946-Vickerman. Gasoline with MTBE sale prohibition. S.F. 3014-Johnson, D.J. Public sale of tax-forfeited land in Lake County. S.F. 3323-Robling: Encouraging recycling of construction debris by public entities.

Judiciary Committee
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
12 noon Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2944-Scheid: Modifying mortgage release certificate language to include assignment of rents and profits. S.F. 2464/H.F. 2749-Betzold: Revisors bill. S.F. 2728/H.F. 2911-Lesewski: Providing venue for actions against foreign and domestic corporations. S.F. 2094/H.F. 1865-Anderson: Jury service; excusing from service certain nursing mothers. S.F. 3291-Pappas: Clarifying the extent of motor vehicle liens; providing for the notice to the owner of towing, sale and right to reclaim.

Crime Prevention Committee
Chair: Sen. Allan Spear
2 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 887-Cohen: Enhanced penalties for certain crimes motivated by bias. S.F. 2677-Johnson, D.H.: DWI recodification and simplification. S.F. 2858-Spear: DHS/DOC management of civilly committed sex offenders. S.F. 3455-Johnson, D.H.: Check fraud penalties. S.F. 3580-Kelly, R.C.: Harassment definition, restraining order procedures.

Property Taxes and Local Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Sandra Pappas
2 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F 3239-Johnson, D.J.: Requiring the commissioner of revenue to study the taxation of forest land and report to the legislature. S.F. 2380-Moe, R.D.: Extending definition of ag homestead. S.F. 2872-Langseth: Family farm coop homestead classification. S.F. 2985- Langseth: Increasing ed ag credit. S.F. 3041-Langseth: Reducing the class rate for certain property. S.F. 3110-Frederickson: Allowing certain shareholders of a family farm corp/partnerships to reside off of homestead property. S.F. 3374-Sams: Extending time limit for exempted property. S.F 3417-Cohen: Eligibility for senior citizens property tax deferral. S.F. 2671-Novak: Limiting increases in market value. S.F. 3536-Kierlin: Internet truth-in-taxation. S.F. 3422-Janezich: Joint rec. board tax in School Dist. 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert. S.F 2935-Pappas: Providing bonding for financing of metro area transit & paratransit capital expenditures.

***Room change***
Judiciary Subcommittee on Family Law
Chair: Sen. Leo Foley
5 p.m. Room 118 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 1955-Dille: Providing for covenant marriage. S.F. 3169-Kiscaden: Providing for parenting plans.

Higher Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. LeRoy Stumpf
5:30 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Completion of MnSCU capital budget request presentation. S.F. 3551-Kinkel: Increase MnSCU revenue bond capacity. S.F. 3592-Langseth: MnSCU land and buildings technical bill. S.F. 3220-Janezich: Mesabi/Range firefighting, rescue and EMS projects. S.F. 3320-Janezich: Debt service exemption for certain projects. S.F. 2642-Kleis: St. Cloud State University Centennial Hall planning money. S.F. 2643-Kleis: St. Cloud State University Lawrence Hall remodel project. S.F. 3237-Kleis: St. Cloud State University Lawrence Hall, Riverview Hall, Eastman Hall and athletic facility projects.

***Revision 2: Agenda additon***
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Dallas Sams
6 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2840-Murphy: Delaying the implementation and enforcement of certain animal feedlots. S.F. 3662-Dille: Establishing an agriforestry loan program. S.F. 3402-Sams: Omnibus agriculture and rural development funding bill. Confirmations the following: Board of Animal Health: Sharon Baker, Todd Searles, Darrell Zehrer. Minnesota Rural Finance Authority: Leslie Anderson, Jim Molenaar.

Crime Prevention and Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Randy Kelly
6:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2694-Murphy: Counties and DOC to share costs of Red Wing per diem. S.F. 2769-Kelly, R.C.: Ramsey County domestic assault and child abuse prosecution unit funding. S.F. 3226-Murphy: Red Wing admissions criteria, per diem. S.F. 3608-Hottinger: Mankato South Central regional law enforcement training center bonding. S.F. 3642-Kelly, R.C.: Pedestrian right of way provisions modifications and crosswalk safety awareness campaign continuation.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Judiciary Subcommittee on Data Privacy and Information Policy
Chair: Sen. Don Betzold
7 p.m.. Room 318 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2396-Junge: Sex offender omnibus bill. Other bills that have met first deadline in the House. S.F. 3423-Spear: Requiring the commissioner of commerce to assist Holocaust victims to settle claims and recover proceeds from applicable insurance policies.

Tuesday, March 7

Family and Early Childhood Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Pat Piper
8 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3633-Janezich: Appropriating money to the Citizenship Promotion Program. S.F. 3516-Janezich: Directing the commissioner of children, families and learning to request a waiver from federal law. S.F. 3601-Hanson: Appropriating TANF funds for the early childhood family education program. S.F. 3676-Hanson: Appropriating TANF funds for the Head Start program. S.F. 3672-Higgings: Creating a child care program for adolescent parents who are attending school.

***Revision 1: agenda addition***
Higher Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. LeRoy Stumpf
8 a.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2501-Murphy: Fond du Lac library, offices, classrooms. S.F. 3551- Kinkel: American Indian History Center and Museum. S.F. 2507-Kiscaden: University Center Rochester horticultural facilities. S.F. 2329-Foley: Facilities at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. S.F. 3722-Weiner: Addition to the law school, University of Minnesota.

K-12 Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Lawrence Pogemiller
8 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2388-Kierlin: Expanding sponsors for charter school. S.F. 3344-Lesewski: Grants for rural charter schools of excellence. S.F. 3523-Junge: Board of Innovation to consider appeals. S.F. 3607-Hottinger: Limiting appeal for school boards not sponsoring charters. S.F. 2504-Kierlin: Alternative to profile for charter schools. S.F. 3311-Laidig: Permitting charters to participate in extracurricular. S.F. 3559-Junge: Modifying charter school provisions. S.F. 2879-Hottinger: District sponsored choice magnet schools. S.F. 3540-Hanson: Modifying criteria for area learning center. S.F. 2286-Junge: Modifying composition of school site decision making team. S.F. 3247- Lesewski: Contracts between private and public entities. S.f. 2394-Scheevel: Rural teacher loan forgiveness program. S.F. 3519-Ring: Criminal background check for non licensed instructors. S.F. 2752-Weiner: Teacher preparation program. S.F. 3560-Stumpf: Extending leaves of absence to certain teachers. S.F. 3445-Runbeck: Alternative license for teachers trained in other states. S.F. 3022-Ziegler: Recruitment of teachers; loan forgiveness program.

***Revision 6: agenda addition***
Health and Familty Security Committee
Chair: Sen. John Hottinger
10 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 1231-Hottinger: Modifying provisions relating to optometrist licensing. S.F. 3060- Robertson: Requiring the human services commissioner to develop proposals to provide respite care for family adult foster care providers. S.F. 3348-Johnson, D.E.: Modifying health requirements for potluck events sponsored by organizations. S.F. 2566-Hottinger: Allowing certain individuals to simultaneously receive family support grants and community-based waivered services; setting a floor for family support grants. S.F. 3253-Sams: Medical assistance reimbursement for special transportation services. S.F. 3089-Sams: Permitting an additional pharmacy technician in a pharmacy if the technician is nationally certified. S.F. 3658-Knutson: Specifying the circumstances under which information held by health maintenance organizations may be disclosed. S.F. 2732-Neuville: Requiring commissioner of children, families, and learning to use the SAVE system to verify immigration status. S.F. 689-Ring: Allowing complementary and alternative health care practitioners to practice in certain circumstances; creating informed consent and notice requirements. H.F.1326-Berglin: Family, foster, and day care human services licensing and reporting requirements modified. S.F.2686-Robling: Funeral goods and services and preneed funeral arrangements sale regulation.

Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Steven Novak
10 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2512-Ring: Creating Northern Technology Initiative. S.F. 2810-Higgins: Repealing laws governing entertainment agencies. S.F. 2894-Higgins: Occupational safety and health. S.F. 2851-Pappas: Increasing penalties for violations for child labor laws. S.F. 3439- Janezich: Energy conservation measures in cities discontinuing district heating systems.

***Revision 2 : Agenda addition***
Governmental Operations and Veterans Committee
Chair: Sen. James Metzen
12 noon Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 1038-Solon: Licensing requirements for occupational therapists and assistants. S.F. 2676-Wiger: Removing the sunset on provisions for authorizing local governments to petition to amend or repeal a rule. S.F. 3577-Murphy: Authorizing certain homeless and disabled veterans programs at the Minneapolis and Hastings Veterans Homes. S.F. 3703-Lessard: Recognizing the Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa as a state recognized Indian tribe. S.F. 3562-Lessard: Authorizing a legislative commission on Minnesota-Ontario matters. Confirmations- Board of Arts: Kirsten Giese, Penelope Haru Snipper, and Benjamin Vander Kooi, Jr.. Minnesota Veterans Homes Board of Directors: George Ross and Wayne Sletten.

Transportation Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Dean E. Johnson,br> 12 noon Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S. F. 2328-Metzen: Wakota bridge construction completion bond issue and appropriation. S. F. 2818-Janezich: Itasca County railroad access, pipeline and highway improvements. S. F. 2875-Solon: Duluth seaway port authority warehouse bond issue and appropriation. S. F. 3353-Hottinger: DM&E railroad improvement bonds.

***Meeting canceled***
Governmental Operations and Veterans Committee
Chair: Sen. James Metzen
6:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Carry over from afternoon meeting if necessary.

Wednesday, March 8

Family and Early Childhood Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Pat Piper
8 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3464-Hottinger: Proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to create a children's development fund. S.F. 3630-Lourey: Appropriating money for family service collaboratives. S.F. 3563-Robling: Allowing churches or religious organizations to operate child care programs under the rules governing family day care or group family day care.

K-12 Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Lawrence Pogemiller
8 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Graduation rule/high standards implementation.

***Revision 5: Agenda addition***
Governmental Operations and Veterans Committee
Chair: Sen. James Metzen
10 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2972-Knutson: Authorizing open bidding for state purchases. S.F. 1843- Knutson: Providing an exemption to the bid solicitation process for certain professional services. S.F. XXXX-Foley: A.B.E. policy review board (adult basic education). S.F. 3006-Price: Requiring certain purchases of products with recovered materials; requiring the commissioner of administration to establish a process for consideration of environmental factors in state purchasing. S.F. 721-Cohen: Appropriating money for grant to noncommercial television.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Transportation Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Dean E. Johnson
10 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S. F. 2992-Betzold: Motor vehicle and drivers license records release federal law conformity. S. F. 2749-Lourey: Family farm license plates; agribusiness investigative unit and fund. S. F. 2327-Metzen; S. F. 2822-Johnson, D. J.; and S. F. 2483-Day: Motor vehicle registration tax rate reduction. S. F. 3356-Johnson, D. J.: Gasoline tax apportionment snowmobile use percentage reduction elimination.

The Senate will be in Session at 11:45 a.m.

Election Laws Committee
Chair: Sen. John Marty
12 noon Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: H.F. 484/S.F.678-Terwilliger: Initiative and referendum.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Sen. Bob Lessard
12 noon Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 173-Moe: Allowing shipment of wild animals that were taken on the Northwest Angle portion of Red Lake Indian Reservation. S.F. 3290-Kelly, R.C. Modifying reimbursement provisions for certain settlements for environmental response and liability act. S.F. 3369-Ring: Grants for special purpose districts with environmental responsibilities.

***Revision 3: Agenda addition***
Judiciary Committee Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
12 noon Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2728-Lesewski: Providing venue for actions against foreign an domestic corporations; etc. S.F. 2634-Betzold: Providing for notice to certain relatives of patients receiving or hospitalized for psychiatric or mental health care; modifying consent provisions for voluntary mental health treatment for certain minors; etc. S.F. 3423-Spear: Holocaust Victims Relief Act. S.F. 1733-Betzold: Imposing civil third party liability. S.F. 2396-Junge: Omnibus sex offender bill. S.F. 282/H.F. 90-Hottinger: Reapportioning joint and several liability. S.F. 689-Ring: Regulating complementary and alternative health care practitioners. S.F. 2761-Hottinger: Providing an exception to tort liability for geographic information systems information. S.F. 1238 Ourada: Authorizing lap and shoulder belts on school buses. S.F. 3082-Solon: Authorizing the city council to establish or grant additional powers to a human rights commission. S.F. 1326-Berglin: Modifying licensing and reporting requirements.

***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Crime Prevention Committee
Chair: Sen. Allan Spear
2 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 1952-Berg: Providing warrant authority for DPS alcohol and gambling agents. S.F. 2701-Wiener: Creating the crime of gambling fraud. S.F. 2828-Wiger: Gambling penalities and regulations. S.F. 2830-Wiger: Escape from custody extended to period between arrest and commencement of trial proceedings. S.F. 2845-Knutson: Criminal and driver's license penalties for use of false ID for purchase of alcohol or tobacco by underage persons; authorizing retailer seizure of false ID. S.F. 3046-Lourey: Clarifying that the definition of peace officer in the fleeing a peace officer crime includes tribal peace officers. S.F. 3108-Lesewski: Regulating telephone access of persons held in local and state correctional facilities. S.F. 3566-Foley: Clarifying application, penalty for certain tax crimes. S.F. 2770-Kelly,R.C.: Increasing maximum fines for petty misdemeanors and misdemeanors.

***Room change***
Governmental Operations Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Leonard Price
2 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: Governor's supplemental/deficiency budget recommendations: S.F. 2668- Vickerman: Regional planning grants. S.F.1495-Hottinger: Uniform Commercial Code. S.F. 2594-Pogemiller: Retired State Employees Health Care Reimbursement Plan and Postretirement Health Care Task Force. S.F. 2675-Wiener: MCHA deficit funding. S.F. 2237-Betzold: Data Practices. S.F. 2838-Price: Office of Technology Long Range Plan approval. S.F. 3331-Price: Office of Technology name change. S.F.2837-Price: Internal Service Fund Budget requirements. S.F. 2836-Price: State budget provision modifications.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Local and Metropolitan Government Committee
Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
2 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2756-Fischbach: Hospital districts annexation authority expansion. S.F. 3145-Oliver: Public bodies official newspaper priority. S.F. 3478-Kiscaden: Modifying probationary periods of existing Rochester firefighters. S.F. 3727-Higgins: Metropolitan council task force. Additional bills may be added. H.F.2723/S.F. 2528-Dille: Extending authority of McLeod county to temporarily office in Glencoe township.

***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Commerce Committee
Chair: Sen. Sam Solon
4 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3203-Oliver: Department of Commerce NAIC statutory accounting principles. S.F. 2933-Wiener: Department of Commerce Insurance Technical Bill. S.F. 3441-Sams: Regulating auto glass repair. S.F. 3699-Wiener: Enacting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. S.F. 2363-Sams: Clarifying certain disclosure and consumer protection requirements apply for dental services. S.F. 3488-Scheid: Providing for an equitable adjustment of certain Department of Commerce assessments. S.F. 3055-Kiscaden: Regulating contract stacking.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Krentz
4 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2231-Sams: Eagle Bend wastewater. S.F. 2248-Sams: Clarissa wastewater. S.F. 2308-Vickerman: Lewis & Clark rural water project. S.F. 2491-Johnson, DE: Green Lake wastewater. S.F. 2526-Dille: Dassel wastewater. S.F. 2607-Vickerman: Funding for State Revolving Fund and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund. S.F. 2697-Berg: Clara City wastewater. S.F. 2797-Limmer: Dayton wastewater. S.F. 3177-Johnson, DJ: Duluth/North Shore sanitary district. S.F. 3503-Sams: New York Mills wastewater. S.F. 3557-Samuelson: Garrison - Kathio - West Mille Lacs wastewater. S.F. 3081-Solon: Fond du Lac sanitary service wastewater.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Judiciary Committee
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
4 p.m. Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: Continuation of 12 noon meeting.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Taxes Subcommittee on Income and Sales Tax
Chair: Sen. Steve Murphy
4 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 1935-Murphy: Exempting certain machinery and equipment used by ski areas; exempting sales of lift tickets. S.F. 1936-Sams: Providing that municipalities may use the Revenue Recapture Act to collect delinquent payments for ambulance services. S.F. 2439- Vickerman: Reducing the rates of tax on lawful gambling. S.F. 2632-Kelley, S.P.: Providing that sales of certain fruit, vegetables, milk, milk products, juice, juice products, and other items sold through vending machines are exempt from the sales tax. S.F. 3091-Murphy: Recodifying the sales and use tax laws. S.F. 3094-Scheid: Providing that sales of patent drawings and documents for certain purposes are exempt from sales and use tax. S.F. 3129-Murphy: Providing a direct sales tax exemption for materials and supplies used to construct certain correctional facilities. S.F. 3589-Scheid: Exempting construction materials used for qualified low-income housing projects. S.F. 513-Vickerman: Exempting certain purchases by counties for road and bridge maintenance from sales tax and the sales tax on motor vehicles. S.F. 2051-Kelly, R.C.: Providing an income tax checkoff to provide money for the children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse. S.F. 2142-Johnson, D.J.: Prohibiting local units of government from imposing certain taxes on motor vehicles. S.F. 3733-Ourada: Authorizing the imposition of a sales and use tax and an excise tax and the issuance of bonds by the city of Buffalo to finance the acquisition and betterment of a health and education center.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Crime Prevention and Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Randy Kelly
6:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2659-Johnson, D.H.: DWI Felony. S.F. 2771-Kelly, R.C.: Juvenile prostitution; increased penalties for prostituting minors between the ages of 16-18; juvenile prostitution prevention program funding. S.F. 2931-Junge, Administration of battered women's shelter per diem funding. S.F. 3036-Johnson, D.H.: DNR law enforcement bill: allocation of DWI forfeiture proceeds; trespass citations; providing conservation officers with peace officer implied consent powers. S.F. 3296-Kelly, R.C.: Abolition of the Tax Court. S.F. 3320-Janezich: Public safety and firefighter training facilities at the Mesabi Range Community and Technical College.

K-12 Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Lawrence Pogemiller
7 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3524-Sams: Modifying general ed revenue index. S.F. 2493-Ourada: Clarifying definition of metro school district. S.F. 3414-Runbeck: Modifying pupil units. S.F. 3619-Lourey: Modifying definition of equity revenue. S.F. 2370-Kinkel: Increasing pupil units for grade 6, reserving revenue. S.F. 2727-Kinkel: Prohibiting schools from starting before Labor Day. S.F. 2544-Krentz: Permanent funding for gifted and talented. S.F. 2369-Kinkel: Adding gifted and talented to general ed revenue. S.F. 2317-Hanson: Allowing districts to dispose of surplus computers. S.F. 2728-Lourey: Grant funds for Youth Works. S.F. 3104-Murphy: Prohibiting expelled students from participating in enrollment options. S.F. 3659-Kiscaden: Authorizing school nurses to administer non prescription drugs. S.F. 3449-Runbeck: Clarifying valid excuses for student absences. S.F .2448-Runbeck: Determining number of school children with ADD/ADH. S.F. 3653-Samuelson: Full day Kindergarten for Little Falls. S.F. 3463-Frederickson: Restoring levy authority for Glencoe Silver Lake. S.F. 3526-Ziegler: Modifying pupil units. S.F. 3517- Janezich: Northland Learning Center.

Thursday, March 9

Rules and Administration Committee
Chair: Sen. Roger D. Moe
7:45 a.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Report from Subcommittee on Bill Referral.

The Senate will be in Session at 8 a.m.

***Revision 2: Agenda addition***
Health and Family Security Committee
Chair: Sen. John Hottinger
10 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2850-Lessard: Itasca county medical assistance prepayment demonstration project participation eligibility extension. S.F. 2865-Kiscaden: Homeless and runaway youth initiative S.F. 2978-Murphy: Goodhue nursing facility employee benefit costs treatmentas PERA contributions for medical assistance payment rate computation purposes. S.F. 3055- Kiscaden: Health plan companies network shadow contracting regulation expansion.

***Revision 3: Agenda change**
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Steven Novak
10 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3297- Johnson, D.J.: Electric cooperatives. S.F. 3130-Kelley: Providing catalyst grants to promote internet access in rural Minnesota. S.F. 3132-Lesewski: Providing funding for the E business institute.

Subcommittee on Intermediate School Districts and MNSCU Campuses
Chairs: Sen. David Knutson and Sen. Deanna Wiener
10 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: To be announced.

***Revision 2: Agenda addition***
Governmental Operations and Veterans Committee
Chair: Sen. James Metzen
12 noon Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3762- Foley: A.B.E. policy review board (adult basic education). S.F. 1231-Hottinger: Optometrists licensing and disciplinary actions provisions modifications. S.F. 3234-Hottinger: Providing for sunset of administrative rules. S.F. 3465-Hottinger: Creating spinal cord injury research board and the spinal cord injury research trust account. S.F. 3284-Kelley, S.P.: Appropriating money for Northstar Research Coalition. S.F. 2512-Ring: Northern Technology Initiative, Inc. S.F. 689-Ring: Complementary and Alternative Health Care Freedom of Access Act. S.F. 3701-Wiener: Excepting the University of Minnesota from the selection process administered by the designer selection board. S.F. 3550-Terwilliger: Designating Mighty Air Force Week. S.F. 1441-Higgins: State employee professional positions reclassification. S.F. 160/H.F.118-Stevens: State agency or department head appointments acting service requirement and time limit. S.F. 3259-Limmer: State energy code rules effect continuation. S.F. 2490- Langseth: Border cities state energy code requirements exemption authority. S.F. 3677-Oliver: Public employees long term care insurance program advisory committee modifications and program implementation delay. S.F. 3006-Price: Requiring certain purchases of products with recovered materials; requiring the commissioner of administration to establish a process for consideration of environmental factors in state purchasing.

Judiciary Subcommittee on Family Law
Chair: Sen. Leo Foley
12 noon Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3169-Kiscaden: Providing for parenting plans.

***Revision 1: Agenda addition***
Transportation Committee
Chair: Sen. Carol Flynn
12 noon Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2918-Kelly: Capitol Security. S.F. 2785-Murphy: Utility vehicle weight exemption. S.F. 3695-Johnson, D.H.: Metro Mobility study. H.F. 3156-Murphy: Red Bull Division Memorial Highway. H.F. 3142: Frederickson: Richard J. Mathiowetz Memorial Highway. H.F. 2502-Samuelson: C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway. H.F. 2824-Betzold: Collector car license plates. S.F. 2508-Murphy: Blue lights on collector cars; and MN Transportation Needs Assessment Study. S.F. 2992-Betzold: Driver's license records. S.F. 3093- Higgins: Registration of impounded bicycles. S.F. 2935-Pappas: Metro Transit bonding authority; S.F. 2659-Johnson, D.H.: Making fourth DWI offense a felony.

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Dallas Sams
2 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Informational hearing on genetically modified organisms (GMO's).

***Revision 2: Agenda addition***
Commerce Committee
Chair: Sen. Sam Solon
2 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3626-Wiener: MCHA eligibility and coverage adjustments. S.F. 2753- Novak: Regulating unfair practices by vehicle manufacturers. S.F. 619-Kleis: Regulating collection agencies. S.F. 981-Kelley, S.P.: Authorizing a dormancy charge for money orders. S.F. 1122-Johnson, D.H.: Providing that intangible property does not include gift certificates or layaway accounts. S.F. 3673-Ranum: Requiring pawnbrokers who provide law enforcement agencies with electronic records of transactions to use a specified interchange file specification format. S.F. 2436-Scheid: Regulating rental vehicle coverages when the vehicle is loaned as a replacement for a vehicle being serviced or repaired. S.F. 1870-Hottinger: Creating right of first refusal upon sale of motor vehicle fuel franchise.

***Revision 3: Agenda addition***
Property Taxes and Local Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Sandra Pappas
2 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F 2610-Hottinger: TIF-modifying reporting requirements. S.F 3261-Johnson, D.E.: Changing tax abatement authority for property located in a TIF district. S.F. 3275-Kierlin: TIF-Winona. S.F. 3335-Scheid: Applying amendments to Brooklyn Park's TIF district no.18. S.F. 3351-Pappas: Expanding the definition of redevelopment district for TIF purposes. S .F. 3425-Wiener: TIF continuation in Mendota Hieghts (Dist. 1). S.F. 3175- Scheid: Housing improvement areas. S.F. 2994-Moe: Tribal HRA. S.F. 3183-Price: Washington County HRA. S.F. 3339-Metzen: HRAs; Maximum membership and per diem increases. S.F. 3408- Anderson: TIF-pooling of increment for low-income housing. S.F. 3605-Flynn: TIF for downtown Minneapolis library. S.F. 3407-Hottinger: Allowing abatement agreements for TIF district. S.F. 2937-Johnson, D.H.: Authorizing Richfield to create one or more TIF districts w/in an airport impact zone. S.F. 3736-Pappas: TIF-St. Paul housing district. S.F. 3520- Ring: Notice to property owners before improvements are ordered. S.F. 3620-Sams: Special levy for lake improvements. S.F. 3640-Anderson: Capitol region watershed to exceed levy limits. S.F. 3667-Oliver: Property tax refund for elderly homeowners. S.F. 3687- Lesewski: Lincoln County HACA. S.F. 3743-Johnson, DJ: County criminal justice aid. S.F. 1996-Pogemiller: Including the Middle Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization in the definition of special taxing districts. S.F. 3492- Oliver:TIF-changing the durational limits of economic development districts. S.F. 3726-Kleis: Increasing LGA for certain cities for 2000 only. S.F. 3614-Scheevel: TIF Fountain. S.F. XXXX -Spear: TIF Oak Grove Towers.

Health and Family Security Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Don Samuelson
4 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: The following bills are nursing home requests for rate adjustment and moratorium exceptions: S.F.2307 -Berglin, S.F. 2520- Stevens, S.F.2577 -Stumpf, S.F.2585- Pariseau, S.F.3044 -Solon, S.F.3072-Kiscaden, S.F. 3240 -Sams, S.F.3263 -Berg, S.F.3294- Ourada, S.F. 3308-Vickerman, S.F. 3494-Janezich-, S.F. 3498-Olson, S.F.3518-Spear, S.F. 3612-Sams, S.F. 3715-Ring.

***Revision 4: Room change***
Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Krentz
6 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2373-Vickerman: Increase maximum reimbursement of agricultural Chemical Response Reimbursement Account (ACRRA). S.F. 2593-Stumpf: Farm families assistance. S.F. 3443-Sams: Feedlot regulations. S.F. 2695-Dille: Alternative Feedlot penalty orders. S.F. 2947-Vickerman: Farm pollution run-off research. S.F. 720-Stumpf: Permitting taking of farmed cervidae. S.F, 3649/3137-Ziegler: Farmamercia. S.F. 2353-Moe: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center. S.F. 2876-Moe: Big Bog state recreation area. S.F. 3402-Sams: Omnibus agriculture funding.

***Meeting canceled***
Transportation Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Dean E. Johnson
6 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: Discussion of Constitutional Amendment.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Committee
Chair: Sen. James Metzen
6:30 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3762- Foley: A.B.E. policy review board (adult basic education). S.F. 3006-Price: Requiring certain purchases of products with recovered materials; requiring the commissioner of administration to establish a process for consideration of environmental factors in state purchasing. S.F. 1231-Hottinger: Optometrists licensing and disciplinary actions provisions modifications. S.F. 3234-Hottinger: Providing for sunset of administrative rules. S.F. 3465-Hottinger: Creating spinal cord injury research board and the spinal cord injury research trust account. S.F. 2512-Ring: Northern Technology Initiative, Inc. S.F. 689-Ring: Complementary and Alternative Health Care Freedom of Access Act.

Friday, March 10

Children, Families and Learning
Chairs: Sen. Pat Piper, Sen. Lawrence Pogemiller and Sen. LeRoy Stumpf
8 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda:S.F. 3216-Pogemiller: Repealer bill. S.F. 2679-Krentz: Repealing provision regarding participation in MN Amateur Sports Commission. S.F. 3464-Hottinger: Constitutional amendment; children's development fund. S.F. 3286-Pogemiller: Graduation Rule. SF 2382- Pogemiller: Constitutional amendment regarding education. S.F. 3631-Terwilliger: Kids Capacity Initiative.

***Meeting canceled***
Family and Early Childhood Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Pat Piper
8 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2532-Foley: Adult Basic Education; establishing a new funding formula; appropriating money.

***Meeting canceled***
Higher Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. LeRoy Stumpf
8 a.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: Final action on capital project recommendations by Higher Education Budget Division.

***Time change***
K-12 Education Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Lawrence Pogemiller
10 a.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2496-Scheevel: Altering definition of marginal cost pupil units. S.F. 2752- Weiner: Teacher preparation program. S.F. 2880-Pogemiller: Study for mandatory statewide health care plan for public school employees. S.F. 3519-Ring: Criminal background check for non-licensed classroom instructors. S.F. 3567-Olson: Aid for special costs to students who open enroll. S.F. 3569-Olson: Secondary vocational programs. S.F. 3590-Stumpf: Appropriation to East Grand Forks for interest on flood loans. S.F. 3591-Moe: Enhanced equity revenue component. S.F. 3636-Stumpf: Altering definition of marginal cost pupil units. S.F. 3655-Johnson D.E.: Amending grant purpose for McLeod-West, ISD #2887. S.F. 3717-Vickerman: Replacing marginal cost funding with declining pupil aid. S.F. 3719-Runbeck: Extending refurbished computer program. S.F. 3731-Knutson: Board of Teaching to pre-approve community experts to teach. S.F. 3737-Neuville: Allowing teachers to use reasonable force for discipline. S.F. 3756-Sams: Amending residential academies grants.

Governmental Operations Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Leonard Price
10 a.m. Room 125 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2237-Betzold: Data practices. S.F.2838-Price: Office of Technology long range plan approval. S.F. 3331-Price: Office of Technology name change. S.F. 2837 - Price: Internal service fund budget requirements. S.F. 2836-Price: State budget provision modifications. Division's recommendations for supplemental budget.

***Meeting canceled***
Health and Familty Security Committee
Chair: Sen. John Hottinger
10 a.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: To be announced.

***Revision 3: Agenda addition***
Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee
Chair: Sen. Steven Novak
10 a.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3281-Kiscaden: Requiring a plan for locating workforce centers on state campuses. H.F. 3132/S.F. 2890-Metzen: Providing for interest rates on security deposits. S.F. 2200-Solon: Creation of a propane education research council. S.F. 3769-Lesewski: Authorizing MHFA to make grants or loans under the community rehab fund account. Continuation of S.F. 3130-Kelley: Providing catalyst grants to promote internet access in rural Minnesota.

***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Sen. Bob Lessard
12 noon Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 3624-Laidig: Report to Legislature on pesticide management. S.F. 3586- Pariseau: Permitting angling with a lighted fishing lure.

***Revision 1: Agenda change***
Judiciary Committee
Chair: Sen. Jane Ranum
12 noon Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2655-Scheid: Insurance tax recodification. S.F. 3455-Johnson, D.H.: Check fraud. S.F. 3580-Kelly, R.C: Crime of harassment provisions modifications. S.F. 3108- Lesewski: Jail inmate phone access; elimination of state inmate cause of action against DOC for violation of phone access. S.F. 192-Berg: Corporate farm bill. S.F. 3410-Berglin: Repealing certain unfunded county mandates in the child protection law. S.F. 3116-Knutson: Regulating garnishments, executions, and levies; revising form. S.F. 2894-Higgins: Occupational safety and health discrimination complaint communications classification. S.F. 3658-Knutson: Health maintenance organizations data disclosure regulation. S.F. 3539-Junge: Regulating the recovery of costs and attorney fees from the state of Minnesota. S.F. 3169 - Kiscaden: Providing for parenting plans.

Legislative Audit Commission Topic Selection Subcommittee
Chair: Rep. Dan McElroy
12:30 p.m. Room 224 State Capitol
Agenda: Working session to narrow the list of possible program evaluation topics for consideration by the full Legislative Audit Commission.

***Meeting addition***
Crime Prevention Committee
Chair: Sen. Allan Spear
2 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: Bills not completed or heard at 3/6/00 meeting: S.F. 2701-Wiener: Creating the crime of gambling fraud. S.F. 2845-Knutson: Criminal and driver's license penalties for use of false identification for purchase of alcohol or tobacco by underage persons; authorizing retailer seizure of false identification. S.F. 3566-Foley: Clarifying application, penalty for certain tax crimes. Re-referrals from other committees. Bills from Division.

***Meeting canceled***
Crime Prevention and Judiciary Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Randy Kelly
2 p.m. Room 15 Capitol
Agenda: To be announced

***Revision 2: Agenda addition***
Economic Development Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jerry Janezich
2 p.m. Room 123 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2415-Lessard: Creating the Koochiching County Economic Development Commission; SF 3132-Lesewski: E-business institute. S.F. 3500-Samuelson: Morrison County Hennepin Paper Company laid off worker additional re-employment insurance benefits. S.F. 3501-Samuelson: Dislocated worker program support services funding allocation increase. S.F. 3008-Janezich: Re-employment insurance additional benefits eligibility. S.F. 2045-Johnson, D.H.: Regulating securities and modifying filing fees. S.F. 3517-Sheid: Increasing licensing fees for the board of architecture, engineering. S.F. 3632-Janezich: Increasing Board of Electricity fees. S.F. 2421-Junge: Telephone sales solicitation calls regulation. S.F. 3447-Lourey: Convenience stores security measures requirements and security cameras; income tax credit. S.F. 2942-Johnson, D.H.: Distance work projects in rural areas; providing grants-in-aid. S.F. 3130-Kelley, S.P.: Providing catalyst grants to promote Internet access in rural MN. S.F. 3343-Lesewski: Distressed rural county job training and telecommuting program; and S.F. 3708-Johnson, D.H.: Job training coordination center.

***Revision 2: Time, Agenda, Room Change***
Environment and Agriculture Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Jane Krentz
Immediately after the Environment & Natural Resources Committee. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2707-Samuelson: Little Falls clean-up and demolition. S.F. 2736-Lourey: Geological Interpretive trail grant. S.F. 2962-Lesewski: Rock County trail grant. S.F. 3071-Ring: DNR Technical Bill. S.F. 3312-Laidig: Raptor Center. S.F. 3392-Piper: Blazing Star state trail. S.F. 3469-Laidig: Metro regional trails. S.F. 3575-Lourey: State meat inspection program. S.F. 2745-Scheevel: Shooting Star Trail. S.F. 3402-Sams: Omnibus Agriculture Funding Bill. S.F. 3443-Sams: Feedlot regulations. S.F. 2695-Dille Alternative Feedlot penalty orders.

***Room change***
Local and Metropolitan Government Committee
Chair: Sen. Jim Vickerman
2 p.m. Room 112 Capitol
Agenda: S.F. 2723-Betzold: Trust and probate provisions modifications. S.F. 3439- Janezich: Cities district heating systems replacement authority. S.F. 3740-Hanson: City building permits issuance requirements; Kondirator. Appointments: Metropolitan Council; Gambling Control Board; and Racing Commission.

***Meeting canceled***
Property Taxes and Local Government Budget Division
Chair: Sen. Sandra Pappas
2 p.m. Room 107 Capitol
Agenda: To be announced.

 


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