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Hot List 2005 - 2006 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
Abortion; Positive Alternative Act funds non-profits opposed to abortion 952 917 X X 5/23/05 SF Signed by the Governor 5 (124)
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Alcohol; restricts use, consumption & possession until 8:00AM of 2lst birthday; Power Hour Bill 1226 1280 2/22/05 Regulated Industries, see Chapter 131
Baseball; community ownership * 1368 900 3/22/06 General Register
Budget resolution; setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2007 * HR6 X 3/29/05 Resolution adopted
Bullying and intimidation model policy for school boards 14 40 1/06/05 Education Policy & Reform; see SS Chapter 5
Child safety; prohibiting sale of certain cribs 987 899 X X 6/01/05 Signed by the Governor 3 139
Child support/family law; marriage dissolution & child custody & protection provisions 761 644 X X 5/15/06 Conference Committee named; see Chapter 136 & Chapter 260 3
Child support/marriage; marriage dissolution, child custody, support, maintenance, and property; law recodified & reformed; money appropriated 1321 630 X X 6/03/05 SF Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 7 3 (164)
Cigarette tax; increase tax & dedicate a portion of it to the Health Care Access Fund 1588 1911 3/07/05 Taxes; see SS Chapter 4
Constitutional amendment; heritage enhancement, clean water & arts funded 1909 2734 X X 4/27/06 Conference Committee 5
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Constitutional amendment; marriage, one man and one woman 6 1691 X 4/04/05 HF in Senate Judiciary
Consumer protection; prohibits price gouging 4190 3797 5/04/06 Commerce & Financial Institutions
Consumer protection; provides information regarding the dangers of jewelry containing lead & prohibits sale of same 3981 3647 3/27/06 Health Policy & Finance; see Chapter 282
Consumer protection; requires businesses to notify persons whose personal data has been disclosed to unauthorized users 2121 2118 X X 6/02/05 Signed by the Governor 3 167
Education; continues funding for No Child Left Behind Act 1489 1244 3/03/05 Education Policy & Reform; see SS Chapter 5
Eminent Domain; makes several changes to the use of eminent domain & itís definition * 2846 2750 X X 5/19/06 SF Signed by the Governor 5 (214)
Energy; wind to hydrogen pilot program 1495 1441 3/03/05 Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance; see SS Chapter 1
Environment; Clean Water Legacy Act 826 762 X X 6/01/06 SF Signed by the Governor; see Chapter 282 3 (251)
Environment; lands bill containing game & fish bill language 3200 2973 X X 6/01/06 SF Signed by the Governor X (281)
Ethanol; minimum content in gasoline increased 223 4 X X 5/10/05 SF Signed by the Governor 3 (52)
Firearms; reenacts the Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 2428 2259 X X 5/24/05 SF Signed by the Governor X (83)
Fuel taxes; provides a tax holiday 4186 3807 5/04/06 Taxes
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Funeral, burial & memorial services; prohibits disruption of them and creates penalties * 2985 2614 X X 5/09/06 Signed by the Governor 3 195
Gambling; legalize Texas Hold'em card games 519 317 5/23/05 Regulated Industries; see Chapter 166
Health care; large employer health cost payments required (Wal Mart bill) 3143 2672 3/08/06 Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance
Identity theft; assists victims & provides penalties 2843 2002 X X 5/30/06 SF Signed by the Governor X (233)
Immigration; immigration, human trafficking, drivers' license & identification & sanctuary cities regulation & enforcement provided & money appropriat 3308 3117 4/21/06 Taxes; see Chapter 260
Immigration; local governments prohibited from interfering with federal immigration authorities 2576 2771 X 3/22/06 HF in Senate State & Local Government
Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modifications * 1923 1727 3/17/05 Health Policy & Finance; see SS Chapter 4
Marriage; solemnization of Hmong marriages & Quaker marriages filing requirements clarified 3674 2403 4/10/06 Rules & Legislative Administration
Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006; requires proper disposal of fluorescent light bulbs * 3712 3398 X X 5/11/06 Signed by the Governor X 201
Methamphetamine; precursor drug sales regulated, criminal penalties imposed, meth lab clean up fund established 572 51 X X 5/09/05 Senate refused to concur with House amendments, no House or Senate conferees appointed; see Chapter 136
Minimum wage increase 48 3 X X 5/10/05 SF Signed by the Governor X (44)
Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act modifications 369 393 X X 5/27/05 Signed by Governor; see SS Chapter 7 X 121
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Minnesota Public Radio; appropriating funds 2409 2225 4/13/05 State Government Finance; see Chapter 156
Motor vehicle; excludes certain costs from damage calculation for salvage title & consumer disclosure purposes 1529 1379 X X 5/25/05 SF Signed by the Governor X (94)
Northstar Commuter Rail; and light rail transit funds appropriated & bonds issued 3342 2846 6/01/06 Transportation Finance; see Chapter 258
Olympics; olympic bid task force created 3643 3562 5/04/06 Rules & Legislative Administration
Omnibus Agriculture bill of 2005 1420 1248 X X 5/23/05 Conference Committee discharged; see SS Chapter 1 & SS Chapter 3 5
Omnibus Agriculture bill of 2006 3810 2922 4/25/06 Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Capitol Bonding bill of 2005 3 X X 4/11/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 7 & SS Chapter 1 5 20
Omnibus Capitol Bonding Bill of 2006 2959 2718 X X 6/01/06 Signed by the Governor 5 258
Omnibus Claims bill of 2006 3995 3631 X X 5/31/06 Signed by the Governor X 238
Omnibus Deficiency & Supplemental Appropriations bill of 2005 57 350 X X 2/15/05 Signed by the Governor 3 2
Omnibus Deficiency & Supplemental Appropriations bill of 2006 4162 X X 6/02/06 Signed by the Governor; includes line item vetoes 5 282
Omnibus Economic Development & Human Services bill of 2006 (first bill) 4062 4/25/06 Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Omnibus Economic Development & Human Services bill of 2006 (second bill) 4183 5/15/06 General Register; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Education Finance bill of 2006 4040 3681 4/12/06 Taxes; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Education Policy bill of 2006 3179 2994 X X 5/31/06 SF Signed by the Governor X (263)
Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Policy bill of 2005 902 956 X X 5/23/05 Conference Committee discharged; see SS Chapter 1 5
Omnibus Environment Finance bill of 2006 3012 2872 4/18/06 Ways & Means; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Environment Policy bill of 2006 3605 3338 X 5/19/06 HF laid on Senate table; see Chapter 260
Omnibus Game & Fish bill of 2005 847 789 X X 6/03/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 1 3 146
Omnibus Game & Fish bill of 2006 3116 2974 X X 5/20/06 House repassed Conference Committee report, see Chapter 281 3
Omnibus Health & Human Services Finance bill of 2006 3697 3554 X 5/19/06 HF in Senate Finance committee; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Health Finance bill of 2005 1422 1313 X X 5/23/05 Conference Committee discharged; see Chapter 155 & SS Chapter 4 5
Omnibus Higher Education bill of 2005 1385 1174 X X 5/26/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 4 5 107
Omnibus Higher Education bill of 2006 3924 4/20/06 General Register; see Chapter 282
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Omnibus Jobs & Economic Opportunity bill of 2005 1976 X X 5/23/05 Conference Committee discharged; see SS Chapter 1 & SS Chapter 4 5
Omnibus Lands bill of 2005 814 896 X X 6/03/05 Signed by the Governor X 161
Omnibus Liquor bill of 2005 605 664 X X 6/02/05 SF Signed by the Governor X (131)
Omnibus Liquor bill of 2006 3940 3081 X X 5/18/06 Signed by the Governor X 210
Omnibus Pension bill of 2006 1120 1057 X X 5/26/06 SF signed by the Governor; see Chapter 156, Chapter 271 & SS Chapter 4 X (277)
Omnibus Public Safety bill of 2005 1 609 X X 6/02/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 7, SS Chapter 6, SS Chapter 4 & SS Chapter 1 5 136
Omnibus Public Safety bill of 2006 2656 2633 X X 6/01/06 SF Signed by the Governor; see Chapter 282 (260)
Omnibus State Government bill of 2005 1481 1285 X X 6/03/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 7 5 156
Omnibus State Government bill of 2006 2833 2489 4/18/06 Amended & laid on the table; see Chapter 282
Omnibus Tax bill of 2005; 2006 property tax relief/reform bill 785 318 X X 6/01/06 Signed by the Governor 5 259
Omnibus Transportation bill of 2005 2461 X X 5/19/05 HF vetoed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 6 X 88
Omnibus Transportation bill of 2006 3761 3764 X 5/17/06 House & Senate Conferees named; see Chapter 282
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Personal data; notification of persons whose data has been disclosed to unauthorized persons 1805 1805 3/14/05 Commerce & Financial Institutions; see Chapter 167
Public safety; requiring indeterminate life sentences for certain criminal sexual conduct offenses and sex offenders 1724 1377 3/10/05 Public Safety Policy & Finance; see Chapter 136
Revisor's bill of 2005 378 478 X X 3/14/05 Signed by the Governor; see SS Chapter 3, SS Chapter 7, SS Chapter 6, & SS Chapter 4 X 10
Revisor's bill of 2006 (first bill) 3488 3128 X X 5/18/06 Signed by the Governor 212
Revisor's bill of 2006 (second bill) 4157 3780 X X 6/01/06 Signed by the Governor 283
Schools; 65% of district funds are directed toward the classroom * 2874 2858 3/08/06 General Register
Sex offenders; prohibits a sex offender from becoming a custodian of unrelated children 561 563 X 5/18/05 HF in Senate Judiciary; see HF 761, Chapter 136 & Chapter 260
Shooting Range Protection Act 2006 1908 X X 5/27/05 SF Signed by the Governor X (105)
Snowmobile; state trail stickers, trail grooming provisions & money appropriated 1605 1534 3/14/05 Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance; see Chapter 281 & SS Chapter 1
Spousal maintenance; Department of Human Services authorized to collect 1578 1479 X X 5/26/05 SF Signed by the Governor (116)
St. Paul Ford plant; incentive package for the plant created, creates a task force on plug-in electric vehicles and more * 3720 3428 3/20/06 Transportation; see Chapter 245, HF 3719 & SF 2798
Stadium: authorizes construction of a baseball stadium in Hennepin County & creates a Hennepin County sales tax to help finance it 2480 2297 X X 5/26/06 Signed by the Governor 5 257
Subject HF SF H S Status CN CC CH
Stadium; provides financing for a football stadium in Anoka County * 2294 2061 5/08/06 Rules & Legislative Administration
Stadium; University of Minnesota football stadium proposal, Dakota County land transfer 263 237 X 4/10/06 HF in Senate Finance
Stadium; University of Minnesota football stadium proposal, state funding provided 3423 2460 X X 5/24/06 SF Signed by the Governor 5 (247)
Taxes; creates a property tax rebate 4142 3779 5/03/06 HF in Senate Taxes
Teachers; Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association of 2006 2362 2239 X X 6/01/06 SF signed by the Governor X (271)
Traffic citations; photographic evidence based traffic citations prohibited 3010 3/01/06 Public Safety Policy & Finance
Transportation; increases motor fuel taxes, authorizes a metropolitan transit tax & more * 3999 3/28/06 Transportation
Tsunami relief donations income tax deductions 166 218 X X 1/27/05 SF Signed by the Governor (1)
Veterans; Persian Gulf War veterans plaque 1394 1623 X 5/05/05 HF in Senate State & Local Government Operations; see Chapter 156
Workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of Workers' Compensation Advisory Council 1859 1716 X X 5/25/05 SF Signed by the Governor (90)

Baseball; community ownership * ...4111
Budget resolution; setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2007 * ...8
Cigarette tax; increase tax & dedicate a portion of it to the Health Care Access Fund ...4147
Constitutional amendment; heritage enhancement, clean water & arts funded ...4103, 4104
Eminent Domain; makes several changes to the use of eminent domain & itís definition * ...3293
Funeral, burial & memorial services; prohibits disruption of them and creates penalties * ...2917, 2923, 3074
Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modifications * ...3316
Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006; requires proper disposal of fluorescent light bulbs * ...3180, 3183 3180
Schools; 65% of district funds are directed toward the classroom * ...2486, 2494
St. Paul Ford plant; incentive package for the plant created, creates a task force on plug-in electric vehicles and more * ...3719
Stadium; provides financing for a football stadium in Anoka County * ...2295
Transportation; increases motor fuel taxes, authorizes a metropolitan transit tax & more * ...4000

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