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Hot List 2001 - 2002 Regular Session


This is an unofficial listing of House and Senate files that have become somewhat to very well-known.
This document is published by House Index and is offered for information purposes only.

The file that is being worked on is in BOLD type. If neither file is in bold type, both files are still in their respective bodies.


* Following bill description indicates additional bills located at the end of the HOT LIST table
X Indicates passed by body--After Conference Committee Action indicates CC Report adopted and repassed by BOTH bodies
vr Abbreviation for version
N/C Indicates no companion
( ) Senate File Chapter number


CN=Concurrence    CC=Conference    CH=Chapter

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Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
"United We Stand" license plates, anti-terrorism account, annual contributions 3677 3434 3/07/02 Transp Finance
3/16ths; sales and use tax receipts portion dedication to heritage enhancement including state and local zoos, constitutional amendment 1671 1589 5/16/02 K-12 Ed Finance
Abortion; family planning grant funds use prohibition, audits 3130 3061 2/14/02 H & H Svcs Fin
Acupuncture insurance coverage 3493 2/18/02 Commerce, Jobs & Ec Dev
Affirmative action; statewide program modifications 3531 3147 X 3/12/02 General Register
Ag funding and appropriations reductions 3157 2663 2/19/02 General Register -- SEE Omnibus Budget Reductions/Phase 1, HF351, Art. 8-9 220
American heritage education in MN public schools act 3010 2902 2/14/02 General Register
Animals; service animal interference prohibition 2940 2429 2/07/02 Crime Prevention
ATV use modifications and wildlife management area(s) additions 1359 2125 X X Approved - 5/01/02 -- -- (353)
Automotive glass damage coverage by auto insurance 2570 2553 X X 3/27/02 Repassed over Gov's Veto X -- 283
Background check provisions 3034 2949 X X Approved - 4/08/02 -- -- (321)
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Bakery products (bread) exemption from prepared food sales and use tax* 2688 3/13/02 Motion to recall from Taxes, Tabled -- SEE Omnibus Tax, HF2498, Art. 3, Sec. 4 377
Baseball; stadium financing and construction package (Mares) 2214 1857 X X Approved - 5/22/02 -- X 397
Biodiesel fuel mandate 1547 1495 X X Filed w/out Gov's signature - 3/15/02 - X (244)
Biogas; on-farm biogas recovery facility loan program 2947 2594 X 3/27/02 Ag & Rural Dev Fin -- SEE Omnibus Ag Policy, HF3183, Sec. 27 for Methane Digester Loan Program 373
Body piercing parental consent, penalties 3505 2721 2/18/02 Commerce, Jobs & Ec Dev
Budget; "Phase 1" appropriations and reductions 351 264 X X 2/28/02 Repassed over Gov's Veto -- X 220
Budget; bonding 3618 X X Approved w/line item vetoes - 5/22/02 -- X 393
Budget; early childhood and family education 2902 X X 5/18/02 Senate passed as amended, House never acted on Senate amendments -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 2, HF3270, Art. 2 374
Budget; economic development 3011 2579 X 3/26/02 Senate 2nd reading, Tabled -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 1, HF351, Art. 12 220
Budget; environment and natural resources 766 2351 X 3/18/02 Senate Tabled SF2351 - CC discharged and bill tabled in Senate since 5/2001 -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 2, HF3270, Art. 6, Secs. 3-7, 9-1 374
Budget; state gov't supplemental budget balancing 3270 X X 5/18/02 Repassed over Gov's Veto -- X 374
Budget; transportation finance bill 3364 3234 X X 4/02/02 Conference Committee -- 5
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Campaign finance and public disclosure law modifications 3379 3384 X X Approved - 5/09/02 -- X (363)
Casinos; counties authorized to issue casino licenses 2658 2558 1/29/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Casinos; privately operated metro area casinos 2608 1/29/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Casinos; state lottery authorized to establish state-run gaming facility, net profits shared w/Native American gov'ts 2799 1841 1/31/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle prohibited; exception 2677 2504 1/29/02 Transp Policy
Child support guidelines 3582 3351 2/20/02 Civil Law
Children and family support, prevention, and self-sufficiency programs, appropriations and previous appropriations reductions 2901 2/19/02 Return to General Register
Cigarette fire retardant standards 175 98 2/19/02 General Register -- SEE Cigarette Resolution, HF2362, Senate Rules
Civil commitment standards conformity, court authorization to commit to community hospitals 2735 2457 X X Approved - 4/16/02 X -- (335)
Claims against the state 3643 3403 X X 5/18/02 Senate passed (amended Northstar Corridor and Transportation provisions), House never acted on Senate amendments
Clean fuel; state agencies purchase of cleaner fuels and compatible vehicles 2814 2794 2/25/02 General Register -- SEE SF2675, Sec. 1 (312)
Clean indoor air act new and amended rules legislative approval requirements 2625 3133 X X 5/18/02 Senate tabled House request to return bill to Conference Committee -- SEE Health and Human Svcs, SF3099, Art. 3, Sec. 7 -- X (375)
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Corrections dept. technical corrections bill 3168 2989 X 5/02/02 Senate Tabled (4/29/02 Recalled)
Credit scoring prohibition for homeowner and auto insurance 2492 2363 X X Approved - 5/01/02 -- X (357)
Deer hunting lifetime firearm/archery licenses 2604 3283 3/12/02 Rules and Leg Admin -- SEE Game and Fish, SF2674, Sec. 6, 8-10 (351)
Deer management; silencers authorization 3564 3333 2/19/02 Env & Nat Res Pol
DNR fiscal bill 2973 2738 X X Approved - 5/20/02 -- X (376)
Dry cleaner environmental response & reimbursement law modifications 3432 3352 X X Approved - 4/08/02 -- -- (324)
Environmental sustainability policy 3326 2875 X 3/11/02 Env & Nat Res Pol
Environmental sustainability policy, waste electronics stewardship 2815 2979 3/07/02 Rules & Leg Admin
Feedlot upgrade environmental compliance improvements 2692 2510 1/31/02 Ag & Rural Dev Fin
Feedlot upgrade expenditure limits 2739 3037 2/18/02 Env & Nat Res Pol
Feedlots; open air swine lagoon construction permits prohibition, state water pollutant release prohibition exemption, upgrade expenditure limits 2965 2664 4/11/02 Calendar for the Day -- SEE Omnibus Ag Policy, HF3183, Sec. 30 for Open Air Swine Basins 373
Feedlots; open-air & swine waste lagoon prohibition made permanent 3207 3013 2/20/02 Env & Nat Res Pol
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Firearm safety reqs, criminal penalties 2067 1861 3/21/01 Crime Prevention
Firearms; MN citizen's personal protection act 1360 1395 X 4/11/01 Senate Crime Prevention
Firearms; persons convicted of crimes of violence prohibited from possession for life* 2613 3/20/02 General Register
Fireworks; definition of fireworks modifications allowing limited sale of novelty items for personal use 2525 2960 X X Approved - 4/29/02 -- X (350)
Flag; state flag design task force 3556 3201 2/28/02 General Register
Football stadium; public corporation creation, stadium and parking ramp, taxes and fees, appropriation * 3423 2/14/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Foreign students in post-secondary institutions monitoring 2845 2/04/02 Hi Ed Fin -- SEE HF2622, Art. 1, Sec. 58 for a report -- Conference Committee
Gambling; charitable gambling 3073 2940 X X Approved - 5/21/02 X -- 386
Game and fish; gross overlimit penalties 94 222 X X Approved - 3/25/02 -- -- (270)
Game and hunting technical provisions 2684 2678 X X Approved - 4/08/02 -- -- (323)
Health plan company regulations, MN provider and tobacco tax provisions 2641 3274 2/25/02 Taxes
Health records copy fee exemption for patients applying for disability benefits * 3623 3331 X 3/11/02 H & H Svcs Pol -- SEE Health and Human Svcs, SF3099, Art. 3, Sec. 6 (375)
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Hemp; resolution encouraging development of industrial hemp definition distinguishing it from marijuana 3569 3395 2/19/02 Ag Policy
Higher ed programs, previous appropriations reductions 3286 2/19/02 Return to General Register
Higher ed; interstate tuition reciprocity agreements 2828 2/04/02 Hi Ed Fin
Initiative and referendum, constitutional amendment 643 X 3/22/02 Senate Rules and Admin
Insurance fraud prevention division creation, criminal penalties 3497 3015 X X Approved - 4/10/02 X -- (331)
K-12 budget modifications (Seagren) 3150 3067 2/18/02 Taxes -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 2, HF3270, Art. 3 374
K-12 ed programs provisions modifications (Mares) 2964 2736 2/07/02 Ed Policy -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 2, HF3270, Art. 4 374
Labor agreements ratification (Rukavina) 3408 3041 2/13/02 Gov't Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Labor agreements rejected by Resolution HR25 X Resolution adopted - 2/13/02 (75-54)
Labor agreements rejection (Bishop) 3407 3364 2/27/02 State Gov't Finance
Labor agreements; state employee collective bargaining agreement legislative approval req. modified 3575 3208 X X 3/25/02 Conference Committee - 3
Legislators and constitutional officers salary decreases 2968 3317 3/07/02 Ways and Means
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Legislature; staggered four-year terms for representatives and senators 289 1514 4/11/02 Calendar for the Day
Legislature; unicameral 3722 3475 5/16/02 Gov Ops & Vets Affs
Medical assistance, MNCare, general assistance medical care (GMAC); disqualification for wrongfully obtaining assistance 2640 2750 2/14/02 H & H Svcs Fin
Minimum wage increase 3436 3369 3/18/02 Motion to recall, motion tabled
Motor vehicle registration personal data disclosure 2649 2448 X X Approved - 5/15/02 -- X (368)
Motorcyclists authorized to run red lights, circumstances specified 3226 3137 2/26/02 General Register -- SEE Omnibus Public Safety, HF3203, Art. 1, Sec. 42 371
MSRS (Minnesota State Retirement System) allowable service credit purchase to include strike time 2829 2773 2/04/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol -- SEE Pensions, HF3127, Art. 2, Sec. 1 392
National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact; criminal history data sharing between federal gov't and state 1934 1030 X X Approved - 3/25/02 (269)
National guard & military reservists salary differential payment required for those called to active duty on/after 9/11 2567 2991 X 5/18/02 General Register
Northstar corridor/commuter rail and transportation provisions See HF3643, Senate vr
Nuclear power plant security and patrol funding 2569 1/29/02 Crime Prevention
Nurse licensure compact 2702 2508 2/14/02 Civil Law
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Nurses overtime limits 2993 2463 X X Approved - 3/25/02 (272)
Nursing; supplemental nursing svcs agencies reqs 2664 2459 X X Approved - 3/26/02 - -- (287)
Omnibus agriculture policy bill 3183 3219 X X Approved - 5/17/02 -- X 373
Omnibus game and fish bill; timber permits and leases, hunting licenses, motorized trail task force creation 2920 2674 X X Approved - 4/29/02 -- X (351)
Omnibus public safety bill 3203 3233 X X Approved - 5/17/02 -- X 371
Omnibus retirement bill; various pension provisions 3127 2984 X X Approved - 5/22/02 -- X 392
Omnibus tax bill 2498 X X Deposited w/o Gov's signature - 5/18/02 - X 377
Omnibus transportation housekeeping bill 3199 3298 X X Approved - 5/09/02 -- X (364)
Open enrollment student athlete participation restriction for one school year 3465 2/14/02 Ed Policy
Open meeting law; closed public meetings relating to security issues authorization 2849 2/13/02 Crime Prevention
Organ donor designation on driver's license considered evidence of intent; Darlene Luther Anatomical Gift Act 2473 2807 X X Approved - 4/24/02 -- X 349
Orphanages; child institutions moratorium, study 3422 2877 2/14/02 H & H Svcs Pol
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Ovarian cancer surveillance testing health insurance coverage 3234 3163 2/13/02 H & H Svcs Pol
Petrofund provisions 3209 3054 X X Approved - 4/08/02 X -- (325)
Phosphorus fertilizer use regulations 1524 1555 X X Approved - 4/19/02 -- X (345)
Pledge of allegiance recitation in public schools, U.S. flag respect instruction 2598 2411 X X VETOED - 5/22/02 -- X 391 V
Pools; family day care swimming pool reqs, municipal liability immunity for provider's failure to comply 1517 1443 X X Approved - 4/12/02 X -- 333
Pools; family day care wading pools exemption from public swimming pool reqs 2600 2419 X X Approved - 3/25/02 X -- (279)
Predatory offender lifetime registration after second conviction 3049 3019 X X Approved - 2/28/02 - - (222)
Prescription drug discount program 2646 4/11/02 Ways and Means
Profile of learning See SF3133, House vr
Profile of learning repealed, local academic achievement testing 3624 3386 2/25/02 Ed Policy
Public finance 2836 2572 X X Approved - 5/22/02 -- X (390)
Recreational motor vehicle use, lands and trails 2970 3010 X X Approved - 5/01/02 -- X 355
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Reference checks; health care providers and employer disclosure authority and liability immunity 3092 3085 X Approved - 5/22/02 X -- 396
Responsible lending act; home loans 3434 3030 X 4/22/02 Calendar for the Day
Revisor's bill 3163 2792 X X Approved - 5/21/02 -- X 379
Revisor's bill 3410 2891 X X Approved - 5/22/02 -- -- (400)
Segue; electric personal assistive mobility device operation regulations 2882 3122 X X Approved - 3/26/02 - -- 285
Selective service proof of registration for driver's license issuance or renewal 3457 3178 2/14/02 Transp Policy
Sex offender provisions 3613 3172 X X Approved - 5/21/02 -- X (385)
Shooting ranges operation, closing, relocation & nuisance liability 2971 2781 2/07/02 Local Gov't & Metro Aff
Sports pool games established by state lottery, proceeds credited to a human resources account 2676 2788 1/29/02 Gov Ops & Vets Aff Pol
State land acquisitions and deletions; parks, forests, recreational area lands, and sales 3025 2727 X X Approved - 5/15/02 -- X (366)
Telecommunications consumer privacy act 3561 3272 X 3/21/02 Regulated Industries
Telephone solicitation limited, no call list 2710 3246 X X Approved - 5/15/02 -- X (367)
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Terrorism; bioterrorism provisions 2515 X X Approved - 5/22/02 X -- 401
Terrorism; Minnesota Emergency Health Powers Act; national security & peacetime emergencies, bioterrorism and quarantines 3031 2669 X X Approved - 5/22/02 -- X 402
Terrorism; MN Anti-Terrorism Act, haz mat regs, biological agents registry, civil and criminal penalties (Stanek) 2622 2563 X X 3/22/02 Conference Committee -- SEE Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002, HF2515 -- 5 401
Terrorism; resolution pledging support, extending sympathy and appreciation to those responding to 9/11 attacks 2681 2469 X X Approved - 1/31/02 Res. 6
Transportation department and other agencies appropriations reductions, Greater MN transit assistance formula modifications 3416 4/11/02 Calendar for the Day -- SEE Transportation Housekeeping, SF3298 (364)
Unemployment compensation extended benefits; airline industry, Fingerhut, and Farmland Foods laid-off employees extra benefits 3648 3431 X X Approved - 5/21/02 -- X (380)
Video gaming at racetrack operation by state lottery, horse racing purse payments 3154 2927 2/11/02 Gov't Ops & Vets Aff Pol
Workforce and economic development dept creation, depts of economic security & trade and economic development elimination, state depts reorganization 3151 3072 2/19/02 Jobs & Ec Dev Fin -- SEE Omnibus Budget/Phase 1, HF351, Art. 12, Sec. 13-16 220
Wrestling teams gender separation 2437 390 2/20/02 General Register

Bakery products (bread) exemption from prepared food sales and use tax* ...HF2621,2674,2733,2734,2736,2765,2788,2876,3008,3503
Firearms; persons convicted of crimes of violence prohibited from possession for life* ...HF3351
Football stadium; public corporation creation, stadium and parking ramp, taxes and fees, appropriation * ...HF3658
Health records copy fee exemption for patients applying for disability benefits * ...HF3683

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