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Explanation of Chapter Listing


Bills passed by both houses are sent to the Revisor of Statutes office for engrossing and enrolling or simply engrossing. The Revisor's office enrolls each bill and gives it a chapter number in sequential order. The bill is then presented by the Revisor's office to the Governor. Once the governor has acted on a bill either favorably or unfavorably, or decides to neither sign nor veto a bill but to allow the bill to become law without his signature, the bill is transferred to the Secretary of State's office where it is officially filed as law.


Bills are presented in sequential order by Chapter number.
File with * indicates bill sent to the Governor.
Presented to Governor entry is the official presentment date by the Revisor of Statutes.
Vetoes and Line items vetoes are noted.
Secretary of State entry is the date a bill transmitted from the Governor's office to the Secretary of State for filing.

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Order Chapters in descending order.


Chapter: 1    Bill: *SF94/HF111    Summary
Description: Previous land conveyance description corrected.
Presented to Governor: February 24, 2003
Governor approval: February 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: February 27, 2003
Effective date: February 28, 2003

Chapter: 2    Bill: *HF273/SF195    Summary
Description: Revisor's bill correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references.
Presented to Governor: March 17, 2003
Governor approval: March 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: March 20, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 3    Bill: *SF61/HF64    Summary
Description: Administrative rules proposal statement of need and reasonableness contents specified.
Presented to Governor: March 20, 2003
Governor approval: March 24, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: March 24, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 4    Bill: *HF95/SF291    Summary
Description: Archaic prohibition on misrepresenting the size of certain items relating to wagons repealed.
Presented to Governor: March 27, 2003
Governor approval: March 31, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: March 31, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 5    Bill: *HF112/SF92    Summary
Description: Title, lien, and mortgage technical, clarifying, and conforming changes provided.
Presented to Governor: March 27, 2003
Governor approval: March 31, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: March 31, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 6    Bill: *SF726/HF744    Summary
Description: State Building Code municipal reporting requirements modified.
Presented to Governor: April 2, 2003
Governor approval: April 3, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 3, 2003
Effective date: April 4, 2003

Chapter: 7    Bill: *SF356/HF457    Summary
Description: Family law de facto custodian provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: April 2, 2003
Governor approval: April 4, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 4, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 8    Bill: *SF512/HF415    Summary
Description: Rockford removed from the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Council.
Presented to Governor: April 2, 2003
Governor approval: April 2, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 3, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 9    Bill: *HF1158/SF993    Summary
Description: County nursing home payment adjustment increased, intergovernmental transfer payment increased, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: April 3, 2003
Governor approval: April 7, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 7, 2003
Effective date: Sections 1 & 2, retroactive to 1/1/03: Sec. 3, 4/08/03

Chapter: 10    Bill: *HF267/SF176    Summary
Description: Fire insurance standard policy provisions modified relating to terrorism.
Presented to Governor: April 3, 2003
Governor approval: April 7, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 7, 2003
Effective date: April 8, applies to policies issued/renewed on or after date

Chapter: 11    Bill: *SF293/HF330    Summary
Description: State employee labor agreements and compensation plans ratified with certain exceptions.
Presented to Governor: April 7, 2003
Governor approval: April 9, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 9, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 12    Bill: *SF112/HF166    Summary
Description: Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act adopted.
Presented to Governor: April 10, 2003
Governor approval: April 11, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 14, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 13    Bill: *SF1001/HF1054    Summary
Description: Solid waste plan requirements modified.
Presented to Governor: April 14, 2003
Governor approval: April 17, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 17, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 14    Bill: *SF187/HF94    Summary
Description: Woman's Right to Know Act adopted requiring informed consent of a female upon whom an abortion is performed, civil remedies provided, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: April 14, 2003
Governor approval: April 14, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 14, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 15    Bill: *SF790/HF774    Summary
Description: Human Services Department Background Studies Act adopted.
Presented to Governor: April 16, 2003
Governor approval: April 17, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 17, 2003
Effective date: April 18, 2003

Chapter: 16    Bill: *HF647/SF533    Summary
Description: Nicollet County nursing home construction moratorium exception provided, special provisions for moratorium exceptions modified, and appropriation carryforward authorized.
Presented to Governor: April 16, 2003
Governor approval: April 17, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 17, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 17    Bill: *SF768/HF827    Summary
Description: Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board enabling law revised to remove obsolete language.
Presented to Governor: April 16, 2003
Governor approval: April 17, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 17, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 18    Bill: *SF1095/HF912    Summary
Description: State soldiers' assistance fund clarified limiting benefits to state residents.
Presented to Governor: April 16, 2003
Governor approval: April 17, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 17, 2003
Effective date: April 18, 2003

Chapter: 19    Bill: *HF51/SF537    Summary
Description: Long-term care insurance included in the definition of health insurance.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2003
Governor approval: April 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 23, 2003
Effective date: April 24, 2003

Chapter: 20    Bill: *HF266/SF224    Summary
Description: Purchasing alliance stop-loss fund modified relating to health plan companies.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2003
Governor approval: April 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 21    Bill: *HF536/SF382    Summary
Description: Joint underwriting association coverage and market assistance responsibilities modified.
Presented to Governor: April 25, 2003
Governor approval: April 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 28, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 22    Bill: *SF578/HF678    Summary
Description: Civil commitments and emergency holds examiner and health officer qualifications clarified.
Presented to Governor: April 25, 2003
Governor approval: April 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 28, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 23    Bill: *HF268/SF225    Summary
Description: State Fair Police Department authorized to employ additional part-time peace officers.
Presented to Governor: April 25, 2003
Governor approval: April 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 28, 2003
Effective date: April 29, 2003

Chapter: 24    Bill: *HF850/SF841    Summary
Description: Sibley County land conveyance provided from the Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area.
Presented to Governor: April 29, 2003
Governor approval: May 2, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 2, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 25    Bill: *HF1112/SF1185    Summary
Description: Veterans Affairs Department authorized to access certain state databases to determine eligibility for the state soldiers' assistance program.
Presented to Governor: April 29, 2003
Governor approval: May 2, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 2, 2003
Effective date: October 1, 2004

Chapter: 26    Bill: *SF1064/HF1189    Summary
Description: Minors working as assistant soccer referees exempted from child labor minimum age restrictions.
Presented to Governor: April 29, 2003
Governor approval: May 2, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 2, 2003
Effective date: May 3, 2003

Chapter: 27    Bill: *SF907/HF920    Summary
Description: Corrections Department forensic pathologists authorized to issue death certificates.
Presented to Governor: April 29, 2003
Governor approval: May 2, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 2, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 28    Bill: *SF842/HF823    Summary
Description: Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 adopted modifying concealed handgun carrying permit requirements, imposing criminal penalties, and appropriating money; and Natural Resources Department provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: April 28, 2003
Governor approval: April 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: April 28, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 29    Bill: *SF942/HF909    Summary
Description: Chain of custody documentation admission in evidence authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 30    Bill: *HF456/SF511    Summary
Description: Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive designated as a historic district.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 20023

Chapter: 31    Bill: *HF446/SF745    Summary
Description: Minors exempted from minimum age restrictions for work as youth athletic program referees.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 8, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 8, 2003
Effective date: May 9, 2003

Chapter: 32    Bill: *SF1071/HF1384    Summary
Description: Cremation licensure regulation applied to alkaline hydrolysis process.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 33    Bill: *HF258/SF680    Summary
Description: Arsenic; fertilizers containing arsenic prohibited.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 34    Bill: *HF1080/SF971    Summary
Description: National Guard tuition reimbursement program extended.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 35    Bill: *HF700/SF722    Summary
Description: Civil action immunity provided for good faith reports to or requests for assistance from law enforcement.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 36    Bill: *SF515/HF1226    Summary
Description: Financial crimes task force structure and related policies modified, and sunset provision repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 37    Bill: *SF433/HF410    Summary
Description: Alzheimer's disease specialized training required in certain facilities and services, and consumer disclosure provided.
Presented to Governor: May 8, 2003
Governor approval: May 12, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 12, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 38    Bill: *SF1098/HF817    Summary
Description: Commissioner of health responsibilities eliminated relating to occupational safety and health, and certain penalty limits increased.
Presented to Governor: May 9, 2003
Governor approval: May 13, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 39    Bill: *SF941/HF1066    Summary
Description: State hazardous materials team provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 9, 2003
Governor approval: May 13, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 40    Bill: *SF350/HF203    Summary
Description: Property insurance; FAIR plan regulation provided and certain health coverage termination notices regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 9, 2003
Governor approval: May 13, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 41    Bill: *HF433/SF486    Summary
Description: State and other governmental agency response deadline provisions modified relating to zoning.
Presented to Governor: May 9, 2003
Governor approval: May 13, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2003
Effective date: June 1, 2003, for requests submitted on or after that date

Chapter: 42    Bill: *HF770/SF863    Summary
Description: Aitkin County Long Lake Conservation Center fund made a separate county enterprise fund.
Presented to Governor: May 9, 2003
Governor approval: May 13, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 43    Bill: *HF317/SF172    Summary
Description: County facilities use for commercial wireless service providers authorized, lease of sites for public safety communications equipment permitted, and Rock County recorder appointment permitted.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 14, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 14, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 44    Bill: *HF335/SF781    Summary
Description: Irrigation system moisture or rainfall sensing equipment required.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 14, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 14, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 45    Bill: *HF1268/SF791    Summary
Description: Vehicle light display when visibility is impaired provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 14, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 14, 2003
Effective date: May 15, 2003

Chapter: 46    Bill: *HF710/SF1097    Summary
Description: Mandatory retirement obsolete language deleted.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 15, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 15, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 47    Bill: *HF1026/SF962    Summary
Description: Medical assistance capitated payment option authorized for waivered services, day training and habilitation services, and intermediate care facility services for persons with mental retardation or a related condition.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 15, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 15, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 48    Bill: *HF1234/SF1252    Summary
Description: Cemetery interment error corrections required.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 15, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 15, 2003
Effective date: May 16, 2003

Chapter: 49    Bill: *HF314/SF210    Summary
Description: Blue lights display on front of emergency vehicles authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 12, 2003
Governor approval: May 14, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 14, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 50    Bill: *SF891/HF1143    Summary
Description: Housing and economic development authorities authorized to create legal partnerships and corporations to engage in housing activities.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: May 17, 2003

Chapter: 51    Bill: *SF1069/HF1039    Summary
Description: Financial institution exam, applications, loans, and organizational provisions regulated, standard nonforfeiture law for individual deferred annuities revised, deposit and investment of local funds regulated, and obsolete rules repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 52    Bill: *SF645/HF438    Summary
Description: Eviction actions assigned to city attorneys, and interest rates provided on security deposits.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 53    Bill: *SF479/HF585    Summary
Description: Certified public accountants authorized to perform annual audits for county nursing homes.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 54    Bill: *SF422/HF554    Summary
Description: Scott and Wright County title examiners alternative means of compensation provided.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 55    Bill: *HF1251/SF1266    Summary
Description: Nursing home qualification requirements and medical assistance payment demonstration project modified, federal sanctions policy change pursued, nursing services law exclusion provided for certain home care agencies, and review required.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2003
Governor approval: May 16, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 16, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 56    Bill: *HF361/SF329    Summary
Description: Special election procedures for town officials provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 57    Bill: *HF419/SF796    Summary
Description: Child care licensing provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 58    Bill: *HF645/SF937    Summary
Description: Technology business licensing provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 59    Bill: *HF944/SF1062    Summary
Description: Local public notice newspaper designation requirements exception provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 60    Bill: *SF407/HF553    Summary
Description: Optional election of certain town offices provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 61    Bill: *HF1059/SF1034    Summary
Description: Housing Finance Agency clarifying and technical changes to programs provided, debt ceiling increased, and civil service pilot project extended.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 62    Bill: *SF418/HF373    Summary
Description: Optometrist drug prescription limitation removed, prescription of controlled substances authorized, and standards provided.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 63    Bill: *SF374/HF93    Summary
Description: St. Paul Civic Center authority powers and duties technical changes provided.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 64    Bill: *HF428/SF354    Summary
Description: Cities authorized to exercise town powers within their limits, and to collect unpaid emergency service charges by special assessment.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 65    Bill: *HF628/SF673    Summary
Description: Emergency notification actions liability limitation provided.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 66    Bill: *HF1044/SF127    Summary
Description: Health care professional boards costs and penalties relating to disciplinary proceedings clarified, and civil penalties provided.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 67    Bill: *HF1374/SF1263    Summary
Description: Agriculture and Health Department headquarters named the Orville L. Freeman building.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 68    Bill: *SF727/HF653    Summary
Description: Postadoption services requirements modified to require release of nonidentifying social and medical history of birth family.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 69    Bill: *SF1282/HF1335    Summary
Description: Hmong veterans of the war in Laos during the Vietnam War commemorative statue provided.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 70    Bill: *SF174/HF204    Summary
Description: St. Louis County; political activity restrictions modified for certain officers and employees in the classified service.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 20, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 20, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 71    Bill: *SF872/HF1114    Summary
Description: Joint and several liability allocation provided for certain civil actions.
Presented to Governor: May 16, 2003
Governor approval: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 72    Bill: *HF1095/SF1060    Summary
Description: Construction deadline extended for previously approved nursing home moratorium exception projects, and approval for specified expired or canceled proposals carried forward.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 73    Bill: *HF859/SF888    Summary
Description: Timber sale provisions modified and criminal penalties provided.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 74    Bill: *HF946/SF776    Summary
Description: Insurance Guaranty Association regulation and insurance information usage regulation provided.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: May 23, 2003; applies to unpaid claims on or before date

Chapter: 75    Bill: *HF504/SF384    Summary
Description: City and town ballot questions limited to those meeting all deadlines.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 76    Bill: *HF503/SF385    Summary
Description: Ballot preparation provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 77    Bill: *HF321/SF257    Summary
Description: Northfield medical facilities related to the municipal hospital authorized outside the city limits.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: May 23, 2003

Chapter: 78    Bill: *HF547/SF674    Summary
Description: Farm implement dealers warranty work payment regulated, and definition of heavy and utility equipment modified.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 79    Bill: *SF1260/HF1115    Summary
Description: Telephone assistance plan provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 80    Bill: *SF231/HF244    Summary
Description: St. Paul civil service separation retroactive effective date established.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 81    Bill: *SF28/HF155    Summary
Description: Uniform Commercial Code revisions enacted.
Presented to Governor: May 19, 2003
Governor approval: May 22, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 22, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 82    Bill: *HF385/SF355    Summary
Description: Fires; criminal penalties imposed for fires caused by grossly negligent persons that result in bodily harm to a person.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003; applies to crimes committed on or after date

Chapter: 83    Bill: *HF837/SF1054    Summary
Description: Clearwater River Watershed District authorized to charge facilities for disposing sewage, and other waste.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 84    Bill: *HF1257/SF1195    Summary
Description: Drainage authority authorized to compensate landowners for bridge removal.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: May 24, 2003

Chapter: 85    Bill: *HF677/SF638    Summary
Description: Licensure requirements modified for architects, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, geoscientists, and interior designers.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: May 24, 2003

Chapter: 86    Bill: *SF256/HF522    Summary
Description: Search warrant regulations modified.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003; applies to warrants served/issued on/after

Chapter: 87    Bill: *SF333/HF346    Summary
Description: Health care advisory councils extended, certain nursing requirements modified, and speech-language pathology or audiology provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: Sects. 1-3,51, July 1, 2003; balance, August 1, 2003

Chapter: 88    Bill: *SF552/HF679    Summary
Description: Claims against the state payment provided for persons injured while performing community service, sentencing to service work, and other claims, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 3002
Governor veto: May 23, 2003; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 89    Bill: *SF926/HF731    Summary
Description: Property manager background checks on Minnesota computerized criminal history system provided.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: May 24, 2003

Chapter: 90    Bill: *HF894/SF878    Summary
Description: Manufactured homes certificates of title provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: May 24, 2003

Chapter: 91    Bill: *SF857/HF582    Summary
Description: Lake improvement district creation and termination provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: May 24, 2003

Chapter: 92    Bill: *HF723/SF456    Summary
Description: Seat belt law exemption modified relating to work vehicles traveling under 25 miles per hour.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 93    Bill: *HF293/SF197    Summary
Description: Municipalities authorized to prescribe fees by a fee schedule.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 94    Bill: *HF741/SF718    Summary
Description: Motor vehicle dealer advertising regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 23, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 23, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 95    Bill: *SF484/HF657    Summary
Description: Counties authorized to require dedication of land for public parks.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 96    Bill: *SF1158/HF1035    Summary
Description: DWI breath-testing instruments provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 97    Bill: *HF671/SF660    Summary
Description: Telephone company service promotions and packages regulated, and expiration dates removed for telecommunications provider alternative regulation plans and utility vehicle highway weight limitations.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 98    Bill: *SF770/HF845    Summary
Description: Hennepin County Medical Center and health maintenance organization exempted from contracting requirements.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 99    Bill: *SF1019/HF1001    Summary
Description: Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Act of 2003 adopted establishing an adverse health care events reporting system.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 100    Bill: *SF39/HF223    Summary
Description: Hennepin County; essential community provider application authorized for a specified Hennepin County clinic providing health care to American Indians.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: May 28, 2003

Chapter: 101    Bill: *HF151/SF396    Summary
Description: Children eligible for adoption assistance exempted from the prepaid medical assistance program.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 102    Bill: *HF988/SF1038    Summary
Description: Railroad lands replacement authorized when needed for a trunk highway.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 103    Bill: *HF624/SF1070    Summary
Description: Local government impact notes provided for state agency rule proposals, and legislative approval required for specified rulemaking.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor veto: May 27, 2003; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 104    Bill: *HF414/SF392    Summary
Description: Soil and water conservation district law updates provided, petition and election requirements modified, and supervisor removal provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 105    Bill: *HF984/SF679    Summary
Description: Minnesota Cooperative Associations Act adopted authorizing businesses to organize as cooperative associations.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 106    Bill: *SF980/HF821    Summary
Description: Identity theft reporting procedures and venue provided, aggregation of offenses provided, mail theft crime defined, and criminal penalties imposed.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 107    Bill: *SF990/HF1213    Summary
Description: Agriculture and food provisions modified relating to wild rice, ethanol production, federal law compliance, turtle selling licenses, and milk storage requirement; and anaplasmosis testing in cattle requirement eliminated.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 108    Bill: *HF279/SF229    Summary
Description: Physician assistants authority expanded, and health rule amendments required.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 109    Bill: *HF673/SF994    Summary
Description: Comprehensive health association authorized to offer policies with higher annual deductibles, writing carrier contract extension permitted, and other provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: May 28, 2003, applies to applications received on or after

Chapter: 110    Bill: *HF1244/SF1153    Summary
Description: Lawful gambling clarifying and technical changes provided, definitions provided and modified, resale of certain equipment authorized, linked bingo regulated, and conduct of high school raffles games clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Section 36, May 31, 2003; balance, August 1, 2003

Chapter: 111    Bill: *HF1140/SF1215    Summary
Description: Nuclear materials regulation agreement under the Atomic Energy Act of requirements modified, and social work license issuance and payment of fees regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Section 30, May 28, 2003; balance, August 1, 2003

Chapter: 112    Bill: *HF943/SF997    Summary
Description: State finance practices and procedures modified, and state treasurer duties transferred to the commissioner of finance.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 113    Bill: *SF308/HF359    Summary
Description: Mining owners and operators duties specified when operations are discontinued.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: May 26, 2003

Chapter: 114    Bill: *SF230/HF264    Summary
Description: Housing violation summons and hearing scheduling requirements modified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 115    Bill: *SF421/HF389    Summary
Description: Minneapolis City Council authorized to establish unclassified service positions.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Local approval

Chapter: 116    Bill: *SF964/HF1278    Summary
Description: Predatory offender registration law definitions provided, crime victim input allowed earlier in plea agreement process, child abuse victim video interview disclosure conditions imposed, and rape examination law clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 117    Bill: *HF754/SF688    Summary
Description: Displaced person definition changed to correspond with federal law.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 118    Bill: *HF692/SF574    Summary
Description: Scope of practice modified for occupational therapists, licensed professional counselors, alcohol and drug counselors, unlicensed mental health practitioners, and pharmacists; and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 119    Bill: *HF923/SF911    Summary
Description: Township officer conflict of interest law exception provided, and town of White reimbursement from city of Biwabik authorized according to orderly annexation agreement.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Local approval

Chapter: 120    Bill: *SF287/HF6    Summary
Description: Pledge of allegiance recitation required in all public schools, and United States flag etiquette instruction provided.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 121    Bill: *SF351/HF808    Summary
Description: Radio equipment capable of receiving police emergency transmissions use and possession requirements clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 122    Bill: *SF328/HF865    Summary
Description: Psychology Board independent examination of a practitioner required, psychology practice definition clarified, supervised practice provisions modified, psychologist emeritus registration provided, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 23, 2003
Governor approval: May 27, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 123    Bill: *HF294/SF117    Summary
Description: Military reserve; state employees called to active duty from the National Guard or other military reserves authorized to receive payment of a salary differential, and local governments authorized to pay similar salary.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: May 29, 2003

Chapter: 124    Bill: *HF768/SF1039    Summary
Description: Military certificates of discharge classified as private data, and release procedures provided.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: January 1, 2004

Chapter: 125    Bill: *SF420/HF501    Summary
Description: Travel clubs regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 126    Bill: *HF719/SF143    Summary
Description: Bar hours expanded to 2:00 a.m.; brewpubs authorized to make off-sales; posting requirement, licensing, and sampling provisions modified; and various local on-sale licenses authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 127    Bill: *SF1505/HF1565    Summary
Description: Omnibus tax policy bill making changes to income, estate, franchise, sales and use, property, tobacco, liquor, and other taxes; providing for local sales tax disposition; making technical corrections; and imposing penalties.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 25, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 27, 2003
Effective date: July 1, 2003

Chapter: 128    Bill: *SF905/HF967    Summary
Description: Omnibus environment and natural resources, agriculture, economic development, and housing finance bill.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Line item veto: Article 3, section 4, line 39; Veto Letter View veto letter
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 129    Bill: *HF302/SF481    Summary
Description: Profile of learning repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 20, 2003
Governor approval: May 21, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 21, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 130    Bill: *SF296/HF517    Summary
Description: Department of Children, Families, and Learning renamed the Department of Education.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003

Chapter: 131    Bill: *SF1099/HF1132    Summary
Description: Entertainment agency laws repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: August 1, 2003

Chapter: 132    Bill: *SF1176/HF1326    Summary
Description: Civil actions against the state in federal court provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: Retroactive to August 1, 2001

Chapter: 133    Bill: *SF675/HF772    Summary
Description: Omnibus higher education finance bill.
Presented to Governor: May 24, 2003
Governor approval: May 28, 2003
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2003
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 134    Bill: *SF906/HF921    Summary
Description: Sex offender treatment co-pays authorized, and obscene or pornographic material banned from persons civilly committed as sexual psychopathic personalities or sexually dangerous.
Presented to Governor:
Governor approval: February 17, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: February 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 135    Bill: *SF1015/HF973    Summary
Description: Veterans affairs commissioner authorized to access taxpayer identification information to notify veterans of health hazards that might affect them.
Presented to Governor: February 26, 2004
Governor approval: February 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: February 26, 2004
Effective date: February 27, 2004

Chapter: 136    Bill: *HF1794/SF1615    Summary
Description: Airport federally funded projects minimum required local contribution decreased.
Presented to Governor: March 8, 2004
Governor approval: March 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 10, 2004
Effective date: March 11, 2004

Chapter: 137    Bill: *HF480/SF837    Summary
Description: Job reference information disclosure protections provided, schools required to disclose data relating to acts of violence or inappropriate sexual contact with students, and employee right to inspect personnel records regulated.
Presented to Governor: March 18, 2004
Governor approval: March 22, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 22, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 138    Bill: *SF2182/HF1743    Summary
Description: Performance-based gas utility regulation sunset repealed, and performance-based regulation plans regulated.
Presented to Governor: March 18, 2004
Governor approval: March 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 22, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 139    Bill: *SF1799/HF1980    Summary
Description: Watershed and soil and water conservation district officers conflicts of interest clarified.
Presented to Governor: March 18, 2004
Governor approval: March 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 22, 2004
Effective date: March 20, 2004

Chapter: 140    Bill: *SF1814/HF1822    Summary
Description: Metropolitan Council government electronic funds transfer use authorized.
Presented to Governor: March 18, 2004
Governor approval: March 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 22, 2004
Effective date: March 20, 2004

Chapter: 141    Bill: *SF1626/HF1935    Summary
Description: Storm and sanitary sewer authorization provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 142    Bill: *HF307/SF497    Summary
Description: Noncommercial sign ordinance exemption provided during state general election years.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 143    Bill: *HF1064/SF1197    Summary
Description: State employee insurance billing and employee assistance program technical and housekeeping provisions clarified.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 144    Bill: *SF1748/HF1702    Summary
Description: Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board membership, registration, training, and reporting provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: Sec. 1-7, 8/1/2004; Sec. 8, retroactive to 1/1/2003

Chapter: 145    Bill: *SF2498/HF2491    Summary
Description: Ex parte orders for protection and temporary restraining orders made effective upon a referee's signature.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 146    Bill: *SF1745/HF1803    Summary
Description: Trust law provisions modified, procedures and terms clarified, and technical changes to guardianship and conservatorship law provided.
Presented to Governor: March 25, 2004
Governor approval: March 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: March 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 147    Bill: *SF1903/HF1855    Summary
Description: Municipality definition modified to include counties for purposes of removal of hazardous buildings or hazardous property.
Presented to Governor: March 30, 2004
Governor approval: April 2, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 2, 2004
Effective date: April 3, 2004

Chapter: 148    Bill: *HF2878/SF2537    Summary
Description: Dr. Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Day designated.
Presented to Governor: March 30, 2004
Governor approval: April 2, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 2, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 149    Bill: *SF40/HF339    Summary
Description: Graffiti damages recovery action provided.
Presented to Governor: March 30, 2004
Governor approval: April 2, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 2, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 150    Bill: *HF2105/SF2632    Summary
Description: Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation commissioner's office established.
Presented to Governor: March 30, 2004
Governor approval: April 2, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 2, 2004
Effective date: April 3, 2004

Chapter: 151    Bill: *SF2063/HF2118    Summary
Description: Local government collateralization requirements clarified.
Presented to Governor: March 30, 2004
Governor approval: April 2, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 2, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 152    Bill: *SF1958/HF2033    Summary
Description: Townships authorized to make payments and accept payments by electronic transfer.
Presented to Governor: April 2, 2004
Governor approval: April 6, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 6, 2004
Effective date: April 7

Chapter: 153    Bill: *SF1621/HF1805    Summary
Description: Mortgage satisfaction certificate provided.
Presented to Governor: April 2, 2004
Governor approval: April 6, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 6, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 154    Bill: *SF1653/HF2107    Summary
Description: Plat and survey approval requirements clarified.
Presented to Governor: April 6, 2004
Governor approval: April 8, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 8, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 155    Bill: *HF2651/SF2347    Summary
Description: Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision amended and interstate compact repeal delayed.
Presented to Governor: April 12, 2004
Governor approval: April 14, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 15, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 156    Bill: *HF2455/SF2499    Summary
Description: Five-level correctional facility classification system authorized.
Presented to Governor: April 12, 2004
Governor approval: April 14, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 15, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 157    Bill: *HF1836/SF1693    Summary
Description: Mineral tailing deposition into mine pits permitting clarified.
Presented to Governor: April 12, 2004
Governor approval: April 14, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 15, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 158    Bill: *HF3005/SF2840    Summary
Description: County seat; polling hours increased for voting on changing the location of a county seat.
Presented to Governor: April 12, 2004
Governor approval: April 14, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 15, 2004
Effective date: April 15, 2004

Chapter: 159    Bill: *SF1614/HF1817    Summary
Description: Service animals; criminal penalties imposed, restitution required, and civil liability clarified for harm done by dogs to service animals.
Presented to Governor: April 15, 2004
Governor approval: April 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 160    Bill: *SF2626/HF2688    Summary
Description: Minnesota Veterans Home - Hastings lease authority extended.
Presented to Governor: April 20, 2004
Governor approval: April 22, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 23, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 161    Bill: *SF2903/HF1843    Summary
Description: Town annual audit threshold increased.
Presented to Governor: April 20, 2004
Governor approval: April 22, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 23, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 162    Bill: *HF1983/SF1805    Summary
Description: Uniform Commercial Code revisions enacted.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2004
Governor approval: April 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 26, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 163    Bill: *HF995/SF1268    Summary
Description: Notice and plan requirements modified for excavating around utility facilities.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2004
Governor approval: April 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 26, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 164    Bill: *HF1944/SF1797    Summary
Description: Domestic abuse orders for protection grounds expanded to include imminent or recent release from incarceration.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2004
Governor approval: April 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 26, 2004
Effective date: April 27, 2004

Chapter: 165    Bill: *HF2906/SF2871    Summary
Description: Payroll processing efficiency increased for local governments, and use of electronic time recording systems authorized.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2004
Governor approval: April 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 26, 2004
Effective date: April 27, 2004

Chapter: 166    Bill: *SF2609/HF2502    Summary
Description: Mental health community representative included on a community transition team.
Presented to Governor: April 22, 2004
Governor approval: April 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 26, 2004
Effective date: April 27, 2004

Chapter: 167    Bill: *HF1978/SF1910    Summary
Description: Truck driver hours law technical corrections provided to conform to amended federal regulations.
Presented to Governor: April 26, 2004
Governor approval: April 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 29, 2004
Effective date: April 30, 2004

Chapter: 168    Bill: *HF1861/SF1645    Summary
Description: Recreational purpose definition modified relating to liability on land used for recreational purposes.
Presented to Governor: April 26, 2004
Governor veto: April 29, 2004; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 169    Bill: *SF2299/HF2365    Summary
Description: Aboveground petroleum storage tanks enforcement and citation provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: April 26, 2004
Governor approval: April 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 170    Bill: *SF2300/HF2482    Summary
Description: House district 41A and 41B boundary error corrected.
Presented to Governor: April 28, 2004
Governor approval: April 30, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 30, 2004
Effective date: May 1, 2004

Chapter: 171    Bill: *SF2009/HF2044    Summary
Description: Tourism functions transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development to Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: April 28, 2004
Governor approval: April 30, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 30, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 172    Bill: *HF2521/SF2435    Summary
Description: Lawful gambling provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: April 28, 2004
Governor approval: April 30, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: April 30, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 173    Bill: *HF2930/SF2733    Summary
Description: Flags in the Capitol area required to be flown at half-staff following the death of a public safety officer or Minnesota military personnel killed in the line of duty.
Presented to Governor: May 6, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 10, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 174    Bill: *HF2551/SF2418    Summary
Description: Safe deposit companies regulated, collateral requirements applicable to depositories of local public funds regulated, and law enforcement agencies authorized to retain dishonored check service charges.
Presented to Governor: May 6, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 10, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 175    Bill: *SF1815/HF1821    Summary
Description: State Board of Investment authorized to invest Metropolitan Council postretirement reserves upon request.
Presented to Governor: May 6, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 10, 2004
Effective date: May 11, 2004

Chapter: 176    Bill: *SF2422/HF2500    Summary
Description: Polychlorinated byphenyls (PCB) wastes regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 6, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 10, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 177    Bill: *SF2851/HF2555    Summary
Description: Instruction permit and provisional driver's license issuance limited after specified driving while impaired convictions and other offenses.
Presented to Governor: May 6, 2004
Governor approval: May 7, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 7, 2004
Effective date: May 8, 2004

Chapter: 178    Bill: *HF2103/SF2273    Summary
Description: Municipalities authorized to require the dedication of land for public purposes and dedication terms and conditions provided.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 179    Bill: *HF2005/SF1999    Summary
Description: Phosphorous use in fertilizers restriction extended.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 180    Bill: *HF1851/SF1954    Summary
Description: State transportation fund project approval by Regional Development Commission or Metropolitan Council requirement repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 181    Bill: *HF1898/SF1953    Summary
Description: Natural preservation routes on county state-aid highways review by advisory committee requirement repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 182    Bill: *HF2270/SF2067    Summary
Description: Newspaper public notice publication provisions modified and report required.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 183    Bill: *HF2235/SF2243    Summary
Description: Unemployment insurance definitions and penalty provisions modified; and technical, housekeeping, and policy changes provided.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 184    Bill: *SF2387/HF2352    Summary
Description: Probation officers treated equally to correctional employees for purposes of certain assaults.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 185    Bill: *SF1671/HF1936    Summary
Description: Assisted living facility term designated in statute as a formal means of referring to registered housing with services establishments.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 186    Bill: *SF2365/HF2537    Summary
Description: Adverse health care event reporting system modified and certain reports required.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 187    Bill: *SF1716/HF1896    Summary
Description: Itasca and Hennepin county hospital construction moratorium exemptions provided.
Presented to Governor: May 7, 2004
Governor approval: May 10, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 11, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 188    Bill: *SF1946/HF2035    Summary
Description: Thief River Falls; extended employment pilot project conducted to study employment for individuals with severe disabilities.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: May 14, 2004

Chapter: 189    Bill: *SF2453/HF2098    Summary
Description: Motor fuels testing, regulation, inspection criteria, and fees established relating to liquefied petroleum, oxygenated, nonoxygenated, and blended gasolines; and certain Commerce Department powers abolished relating to utility measurement.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 12, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 190    Bill: *HF1425/SF1414    Summary
Description: Money judgment stays of execution regulated and bond amounts limited.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: May 14, 2004; applies to cases pending or filed after date

Chapter: 191    Bill: *SF2437/HF2442    Summary
Description: Farm liens and financing statements regulated, filing requirements established, fees specified, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 192    Bill: *SF1192/HF1216    Summary
Description: Driver's license and identification card applicant information transferred from Department of Public Safety to Selective Service System.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 193    Bill: *SF2065/HF2987    Summary
Description: Tort liability immunity provided for a limited partnership in which a community action agency is a general partner.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: May 14, 2004

Chapter: 194    Bill: *SF1604/HF1754    Summary
Description: Planned nursing facility closures required to be budget neutral, property rate notices required within certain timelines, and recommendation to establish a new nursing facility reimbursement required.
Presented to Governor: May 10, 2004
Governor approval: May 13, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 13, 2004
Effective date: May 14, 2004

Chapter: 195    Bill: *HF2691/SF2639    Summary
Description: Disability Council authorized to meet by telephone or electronic means.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 196    Bill: *HF730/SF289    Summary
Description: Home warranty statute of limitations specified for certain actions based on breach of warranty.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 197    Bill: *HF1392/SF1334    Summary
Description: City charters allowed to prohibit members of the governing body of the city from serving on the charter commission, and commission term limits removed.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 198    Bill: *SF2080/HF2127    Summary
Description: Outpatient surgical center requirements modified, diagnostic imaging facilities reporting requirements provided, Board of Medical Practice procedures modified, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 199    Bill: *SF1803/HF1824    Summary
Description: Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001 enacted and modified, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 200    Bill: *SF2231/HF2275    Summary
Description: Peace officer attorney fee and cost recoupment procedure clarified relating to civilian complaint proceedings.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 201    Bill: *SF1973/HF2136    Summary
Description: Public Safety Radio System Planning Committee transformed into the Statewide Radio Board, Metropolitan Radio Board composition changed and responsibilities transferred, regional radio boards established, and bonding requested.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 17, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: May 18, 2004

Chapter: 202    Bill: *SF2620/HF2777    Summary
Description: Fire insurance notice requirements prescribed, and township mutual combination policies regulation modified.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 203    Bill: *SF2379/HF2439    Summary
Description: Real estate brokers and salespersons regulated, real property law changes and recodification provided, and technical and conforming changes specified.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 204    Bill: *HF2052/SF2196    Summary
Description: Supportive housing and managed care pilot project sunset date extended.
Presented to Governor: May 13, 2004
Governor approval: May 15, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 17, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 205    Bill: *HF722/SF457    Summary
Description: Weight restriction exemptions provided for garbage trucks and recycling vehicles.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: May 19, 2004

Chapter: 206    Bill: *HF2386/SF2350    Summary
Description: Economic Security Department and Employment and Economic Development Department merged.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: May 19, 2004

Chapter: 207    Bill: *SF2703/HF2874    Summary
Description: State hiring process provisions and definitions modified, technical changes provided, and report required on the impacts of the political subdivision compensation limit.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 208    Bill: *HF2187/SF2650    Summary
Description: Debt collection agency employees required to be registered instead of licensed.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: January 1, 2005

Chapter: 209    Bill: *HF1691/SF1798    Summary
Description: Local government road construction and improvement contract provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 210    Bill: *HF1941/SF2122    Summary
Description: Anoka County Personnel Board of Appeals authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 211    Bill: *HF2444/SF1976    Summary
Description: Civil action limitation periods regulated, and Uniform Conflict of Laws-Limitations Act established.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 212    Bill: *HF2017/SF1944    Summary
Description: Joint underwriting association regulated and coverage modified.
Presented to Governor: May 14, 2004
Governor approval: May 18, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 18, 2004
Effective date: May 19, 2004

Chapter: 213    Bill: *HF1645/SF1559    Summary
Description: Minnesota Museum Property Act adopted providing museum and archives repositories loans and abandoned property regulation, and providing a process for establishing ownership of loaned property.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 214    Bill: *SF1115/HF979    Summary
Description: Telecommunications bills third-party billing regulated, and alternative forms of regulation of telephone companies provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 215    Bill: *HF2368/SF2203    Summary
Description: Game, fish, turtle, migratory bird, and trapping license, refuge, and restrictions provisions modified; mourning dove hunting season authorized; deer hunting provisions and fees modified; and transport of carcasses restriction modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 216    Bill: *SF1753/HF1830    Summary
Description: School wind energy system provisions modified, low-income electric rate discount program modified, conservation improvement by cooperatives and municipalities regulated, and duplicate language related to payment plans eliminated.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 217    Bill: *HF2633/SF2621    Summary
Description: Ethanol plant environmental review exemptions provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 218    Bill: *HF2027/SF2020    Summary
Description: Austin nursing home construction moratorium exemption provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 219    Bill: *SF1080/HF1141    Summary
Description: National guard members tuition and textbook reimbursement program grants increased, and veterans homes statutory language updated and corrected.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 220    Bill: *HF2986/SF3022    Summary
Description: Iron nugget production scale demonstration facility environmental review exemption provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 221    Bill: *SF2472/HF2433    Summary
Description: Natural resources commissioner rulemaking exemptions and authorities granted, fees authorized, and civil penalties modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 222    Bill: *SF2455/HF2653    Summary
Description: Propane education and research council sunset date removed.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 223    Bill: *SF806/HF890    Summary
Description: Pension and retirement plan actuarial services joint contract bill, and previous appropriation reduced.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 224    Bill: *SF1639/HF1972    Summary
Description: Motor vehicle dealer registration and titling records requirements modified, and removal and disposal of unauthorized vehicles provided on private, nonresidential property used for servicing vehicles.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 225    Bill: *HF2671/SF2930    Summary
Description: Motor carrier provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 226    Bill: *HF2288/SF2500    Summary
Description: Conciliation court debtor disclosures modified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 227    Bill: *HF2139/SF2257    Summary
Description: Real estate title insurance required premium reserves provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 228    Bill: *HF2577/SF2131    Summary
Description: Revisor's bill correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; eliminating redundancies; and making technical corrections.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 229    Bill: *HF2217/SF1852    Summary
Description: Vehicles required to wait at railroad crossings until roadway is clear.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 230    Bill: *HF1897/SF1740    Summary
Description: Ground water consumptive use provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 231    Bill: *HF2085/SF1835    Summary
Description: Rural hospital grants and loans status specified, hospital moratorium exceptions review provided, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 232    Bill: *HF2864/SF2756    Summary
Description: Kosher food labeling basis clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 233    Bill: *SF2181/HF2199    Summary
Description: State Lottery director provisions amended, lottery budget review and approval provided, lottery organization task force created, and report required.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 234    Bill: *HF2419/SF2393    Summary
Description: Purchase money mortgages and specified mortgage foreclosures provided.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 235    Bill: *SF388/HF392    Summary
Description: DWI vehicle forfeiture standards and procedures clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 236    Bill: *SF2869/HF2970    Summary
Description: Radioactive and nuclear material fees modified, and state agreement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 237    Bill: *SF2696/HF2816    Summary
Description: Brewpub and small brewer license fee and production level conformity provided, various specified liquor licenses authorized, and other liquor license restrictions clarified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor veto: May 29, 2004; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 238    Bill: *SF2241/HF2340    Summary
Description: Technology enterprise fund outstanding balance transferred to the general fund, funding provided for completion of projects underway, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: May 20, 2004

Chapter: 239    Bill: *SF1922/HF2801    Summary
Description: Homeowner's insurance specified underwriting practices prohibited relating to day care services.
Presented to Governor: May 15, 2004
Governor approval: May 19, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 19, 2004
Effective date: January 1, 2005

Chapter: 240    Bill: *HF1838/SF1948    Summary
Description: Motor vehicle carriers authorized to operate articulated buses up to 6 feet in length without a permit.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 241    Bill: *HF2383/SF2583    Summary
Description: Forest resources Interagency Information Cooperative provisions and State Timber Act modified, and timber sales on tax-forfeited land provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 20, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 24, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 242    Bill: *HF2391/SF2192    Summary
Description: Controlled substance dispensing authority modified, and legend drug prescribing program proposal required.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 27, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 243    Bill: *HF2363/SF2211    Summary
Description: Invasive and nonnative species control provisions modified, and penalties provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: June 1, 2004

Chapter: 244    Bill: *HF532/SF522    Summary
Description: Snowmobile use of highway right-of-way provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 245    Bill: *HF2078/SF1904    Summary
Description: Railroad grade crossing requirements and crimes involving public transit clarified, and penalties provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: May 27, 2004

Chapter: 246    Bill: *HF606/SF394    Summary
Description: Minnesota Health Plan Contracting Act adopted modifying prior authorization requirements for health care services, establishing contracting requirements, and modifying provisions for claims payment.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 247    Bill: *HF2246/    Summary
Description: Nursing facility survey process modified, quality improvement program established, reports required, and search by commissioner of health for federal waivers and approvals required.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 248    Bill: *HF2040/SF2090    Summary
Description: Wastewater treatment technology certification program created, warrantied sewage treatment system provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 249    Bill: *HF2000/SF1900    Summary
Description: Individual sewage treatment system rule requirements expanded.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 250    Bill: *HF2737/SF2178    Summary
Description: Municipal airport closure notice to transportation commissioner and public notice of hearing before final closure of airport required.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 251    Bill: *SF1836/HF1798    Summary
Description: Secretary of state filing procedures simplified, certain filing requirements eliminated, electronic registration required, notary appointments and commissions regulated, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 252    Bill: *SF2640/HF2339    Summary
Description: Blood sample nonconsensual collection from an inmate expedited process established when a corrections employee is significantly exposed to the potential transfer of a bloodborne pathogen.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 27, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: May 28, 2004

Chapter: 253    Bill: *SF2265/HF2216    Summary
Description: Industrial loan and thrift companies deposit acceptance authority restriction provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 25, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 254    Bill: *SF2428/HF2461    Summary
Description: Agricultural policy provisions modified relating to loan programs, livestock production, home-processed foods and county fairs, ethanol plant ownership disclosure, grain buyers, beef cattle vaccines, and other specified provisions.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 21, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 24, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 255    Bill: *HF2212/SF2216    Summary
Description: Natural resources; wild rice, motorboat, ski pass provisions, and minnow transport requirements modified; RIM work plan requirement eliminated; and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 256    Bill: *HF2166/SF2260    Summary
Description: Military family position under child care assistance fund reserved, employers prohibited from inquiring about military status, school employees salary differential required, and veterans benefit provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 257    Bill: *HF2799/SF2646    Summary
Description: Dislocated worker program provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 25, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 25, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 258    Bill: *SF2274/HF2021    Summary
Description: Municipal interim zoning ordinance limitations provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 259    Bill: *SF2177/HF2448    Summary
Description: Metropolitan livable communities affordable and life-cycle housing opportunity determination method and basis for municipalities to choose not to participate modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: May 30, 2004

Chapter: 260    Bill: *HF2213/SF2210    Summary
Description: Conservation officer patrol vehicles exempted from security barrier requirement, and limited natural resources law enforcement employees designated by commissioner.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 261    Bill: *HF2151/SF2774    Summary
Description: Telecommunications provisions modified, credits provided for incorrect directory assistance, utility deposits and cable franchises and systems regulated, and wireless consumer protection provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 262    Bill: *HF2334/SF2204    Summary
Description: State lands sale, disposition, and management provisions modified; state forests, parks, and wildlife management areas modified; land sales authorized; previous sales modified; Greenleaf Lake State Park established; and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 263    Bill: *HF2095/SF2412    Summary
Description: Mortgage foreclosure consultant contracts regulated, other foreclosure provisions regulated, enforcement remedies and notices required, and criminal penalties imposed.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 264    Bill: *SF1530/HF1593    Summary
Description: Dangerous animal ownership limitations provided relating to bears, primates, and felines; registration required, and criminal penalties imposed.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: January 1, 2005

Chapter: 265    Bill: *SF2386/HF2492    Summary
Description: Federally subsidized transit facilities bidding exception provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor veto: May 29, 2004; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 266    Bill: *SF2112/HF2581    Summary
Description: Medical assistance prohibition on asset transfers for certain charitable gifts exception provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Upon publication of federal approval

Chapter: 267    Bill: *SF676/HF1086    Summary
Description: Omnibus pension bill.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 268    Bill: *HF2762/SF2613    Summary
Description: Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association regulated, board composition provided, incentive authorized for participation in a disease management program, plans modified, health occupations regulated, and study required.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 269    Bill: *HF2640/SF2607    Summary
Description: Insurance fraud law enforcement agency created, funding prescribed, data disclosure provided, auto theft prevention program transferred, Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners established, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 270    Bill: *HF2050/SF1715    Summary
Description: Foreign medical school graduates required to use a credentials verification service, and physician application fee authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 271    Bill: *HF2255/SF2038    Summary
Description: Claims against the state settlement provided, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Line item veto: Sec 2, sub 1, lines 17-22, Sec 2, sub 1, lines 23-32; Veto Letter View veto letter
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 272    Bill: *HF2867/SF2732    Summary
Description: Prekindergarten through grade 12 education, general education, early childhood and family education, and health and human services funding provided, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 273    Bill: *HF2642/SF1846    Summary
Description: Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative established, parent education programs provided, notices and reports required, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 274    Bill: *SF2342/HF2431    Summary
Description: County recorder authorized to accept security deposits to guarantee payment of charges, and state agencies required to consult with the commissioner of finance in preparing statements of need and reasonableness for proposed rules.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 275    Bill: *HF2378/SF2285    Summary
Description: Local municipal special assessment service charges expanded, conforming change provided, Hoyt Lakes zoning and subdivision regulations extended with the consent of the town of White, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Day following local compliance

Chapter: 276    Bill: *SF2114/HF2093    Summary
Description: Public bodies authorized to close a meeting to negotiate the purchase or sale of real or personal property and tape recording authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: May 29, 2004

Chapter: 277    Bill: *SF1907/HF2058    Summary
Description: Fair campaign practices violations administrative remedy created, and county attorney investigation mandate repealed.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 278    Bill: *SF1790/HF1717    Summary
Description: Local government contracting flexibility increased, purchasing authority of plan B cities increased, competitive bidding threshold increased, use of reverse auction and electronic bidding authorized, and Ramsey County surcharge authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 279    Bill: *HF2175/SF2351    Summary
Description: Health, dental, and counseling occupation requirements modified; essential community provider designation provided; immunization procedures modified; Emergency Health Powers Act extended; and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 280    Bill: *HF2207/SF2150    Summary
Description: Pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate program participation authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: July 1, 2004

Chapter: 281    Bill: *SF1697/HF1883    Summary
Description: Town and statutory city annual audit threshold amount increased.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 282    Bill: *SF653/HF622    Summary
Description: Emergency 911 telephone system modified governing multiline systems, and money appropriated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 283    Bill: *SF58/HF97    Summary
Description: DWI; alcohol concentration level reduced to .08 for impairment offenses involving a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular homicide, operating recreational vehicles, hunting, and operating military vehicles; and report required.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 27, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2005

Chapter: 284    Bill: *HF2446/SF2558    Summary
Description: State fund and account elimination and consolidation principles, criteria, and procedures authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 285    Bill: *HF2258/SF2587    Summary
Description: Health organization risk-based capital requirements established, minimum standard of valuation for health insurance provided, model regulations enacted, and loss revenue certifications regulated.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 286    Bill: *SF2141/HF2191    Summary
Description: Commission on National and Community Service membership, program training, and appropriation figures modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 287    Bill: *HF2609/SF2376    Summary
Description: Affirmative action provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 27, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 288    Bill: *HF2277/SF2179    Summary
Description: Human services licensing provisions modified; child protection dispositions regulated; mental health case management provision clarified; and child care, long-term care, and health care regulation provided.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 289    Bill: *SF1546/    Summary
Description: Revisor's bill correcting miscellaneous oversights, inconsistencies, and technical errors.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 27, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 28, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 290    Bill: *HF2087/SF1889    Summary
Description: Data collection and dissemination provided, data classification proposed and modified, data release and sharing provided, and mental health records released to law enforcement in emergency situations.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 291    Bill: *SF1859/HF2905    Summary
Description: State agency cooperative purchase of goods authorized.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor veto: May 29, 2004; Veto Letter View veto letter

Chapter: 292    Bill: *SF1787/HF1995    Summary
Description: Municipalities authorized to require direct deposit of all employee payroll.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 28, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: August 1, 2004

Chapter: 293    Bill: *HF1006/SF986    Summary
Description: Help America Vote Act of 2002 conformity provided, election administration provided, and campaign material disclaimer requirements conformed to constitutional limitations.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 294    Bill: *HF1793/SF1774    Summary
Description: Omnibus kindergarten through 12th grade education policy bill providing general education, academic excellence, special programs and facilities; and science and social studies academic standards.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 26, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 26, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 295    Bill: *SF2263/HF2479    Summary
Description: Highway contract and restriction provisions modified, electronic bidding authorized, specified transportation committee sunsets modified, vehicle restrictions modified, and other specified transportation policy provisions modified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: Various

Chapter: 296    Bill: *SF1866/HF2034    Summary
Description: State contract labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
Presented to Governor: May 18, 2004
Governor approval: May 29, 2004
Secretary of State, Filed: May 29, 2004
Effective date: May 30, 2004

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