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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Thursday, February 05, 2009


The following House Files were introduced:

Mariani, Slocum, Brown, Demmer, Greiling, Dittrich and McFarlane introduced:

H. F. 501, A bill for an act relating to education; creating an alternative means of graduation for students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Brown introduced:

H. F. 502, A bill for an act relating to gambling; lawful gambling; authorizing the board to adopt rules for video pull-tab games; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 349.12, by adding subdivisions; 349.151, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Persell and Howes introduced:

H. F. 503, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to establish a veterans facility in the city of Bemidji; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Kahn; Murphy, E.; Ruud; Olin; Doty; Swails; Murphy, M.; Otremba; Masin; Slocum; Laine; Bly; Greiling; Mullery; Thissen; Liebling; Loeffler; Clark and Huntley introduced:

H. F. 504, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a women's heart health program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Poppe, Pelowski, Lillie, McFarlane, Dettmer, Olin, Sailer, Reinert, Lieder and Brown introduced:

H. F. 505, A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying certain requirements for an associate of applied science degree at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Abeler, Greiling, Loeffler and Thissen introduced:

H. F. 506, A bill for an act relating to human services; including licensed mental health professional counselors as a qualified provider under medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 245.462, subdivision 18; 245.470, subdivision 1; 245.4871, subdivision 27; 245.488, subdivision 1; 256B.0622, subdivision 2; 256B.0623, subdivision 5; 256B.0624, subdivisions 5, 8; 256B.0625, subdivision 42; 256B.0943, subdivision 1; 256J.08, subdivision 73a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Paymar; Morgan; Murphy, E.; Greiling; Scalze; Bunn and Kelly introduced:

H. F. 507, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; repealing the ethanol producer payment program; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 41A.09, subdivisions 1a, 2a, 3a, 4, 10.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Bly, Ward, Doty, Laine, Tillberry and Rosenthal introduced:

H. F. 508, A resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States not to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act in its current form.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Hilstrom, Smith, Lesch and Paymar introduced:

H. F. 509, A bill for an act relating to public defenders; modifying provisions providing for representation by a public defender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 609.131, subdivision 1; 611.16; 611.17; 611.18; 611.20, subdivisions 3, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 611.20, subdivisions 6, 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Juhnke and Magnus introduced:

H. F. 510, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain provisions of the pesticide control law and the fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 18B.065, subdivisions 2, 2a; 18C.415, subdivision 3; 18C.421; 18C.425, subdivisions 4, 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Marquart and Lanning introduced:

H. F. 511, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing for a seasonal recreational property tax deferral program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290D.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Simon, Gunther, McNamara, Zellers, Hornstein, Benson, Reinert, Kahn, Masin, Hosch, Hayden, Newton, Brod, Davids, Fritz, Thao, Scalze, Morrow, Lesch, McFarlane and Lillie introduced:

H. F. 512, A bill for an act relating to elections; enacting the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 208.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 513, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing 9th and 10th grade pupils to participate in college in the schools programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.09, subdivision 10.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Mullery and Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 514, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Minneapolis parkway improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Peppin introduced:

H. F. 515, A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating new penalties for criminal neglect of a vulnerable adult; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.233, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Peppin, Dean, Scott and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. 516, A bill for an act relating to insurance; establishing a moratorium on implementation of new mandated health benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62J.26, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Severson introduced:

H. F. 517, A bill for an act relating to crime; allocating and limiting payment of costs of medical examination of victim of criminal sexual conduct; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.35.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Atkins introduced:

H. F. 518, A bill for an act relating to state government; changing a budget forecast date; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.103, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Nelson, Hilstrom, Howes and Urdahl introduced:

H. F. 519, A bill for an act relating to local government; regulating nonconforming lots in shoreland areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 82.22, subdivision 8; 394.36, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 462.357, subdivision 1e; 513.56, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Olin and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. 520, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for native plant, forage, and turf seed research.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Thissen introduced:

H. F. 521, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions for volunteer health practitioners; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 145A.06, subdivision 8.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Hayden, Rosenthal and Clark introduced:

H. F. 522, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the Bridges rental housing assistance program.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Bigham, Swails and Brod introduced:

H. F. 523, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying school background check requirements relating to disciplinary actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 123B.03, subdivision 1a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Mullery introduced:

H. F. 524, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the county jail reentry project; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Mullery introduced:

H. F. 525, A bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program by two years and applying it statewide; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.306, subdivisions 1, 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Otremba introduced:

H. F. 526, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying filing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 289A.11, subdivision 1; 289A.20, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Juhnke introduced:

H. F. 527, A bill for an act relating to the state budget; making technical changes to a statute requiring budget projections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.04.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Davnie; Doty; Olin; Murphy, E.; Hornstein; Morgan; Anzelc; Laine; Mullery; Slocum; Hortman; Champion; Hayden and Ward introduced:

H. F. 528, A bill for an act relating to reverse mortgages; eliminating the requirement that a reverse mortgage becomes due when committed principal has been fully paid; mandating counseling by an independent housing agency; regulating lender default; imposing liability on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage; providing for a right of recission; defining suitability; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 47.58, subdivisions 1, 3, 8, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 58; 60K.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Sailer, Greiling, Mariani, Hausman, Kalin, Bly, Knuth, Hilty, Obermueller, Persell, Otremba and Gunther introduced:

H. F. 529, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for grants for the design of renewable energy projects in K-12 public schools.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Nelson, Hornstein and Beard introduced:

H. F. 530, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; modifying the time period for comprehensive plan reviews by adjacent governmental units; clarifying water management plan requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 103B.235, subdivision 3a; 473.858, subdivision 2; 473.859, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Winkler, Simon and Kalin introduced:

H. F. 531, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying the procedures for filling a vacancy in the Office of United States Senator or Representative in Congress; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 204D.17; 204D.19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 204D.28.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Koenen introduced:

H. F. 532, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for expansion of the Renville wastewater treatment facility; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Koenen introduced:

H. F. 533, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a veterans home in Montevideo.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Davids and Atkins introduced:

H. F. 534, A bill for an act relating to insurance; authorizing and regulating the issuance of certificates of insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 60K.46, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Thao introduced:

H. F. 535, A bill for an act relating to occupations; modifying health-related licensing board provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 214.103, subdivision 9.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Persell; Solberg; Sailer; Juhnke; Falk; Hortman; Kiffmeyer; Sterner; Jackson; Rosenthal; Torkelson; Anderson, P.; Hamilton and Hansen introduced:

H. F. 536, A bill for an act relating to waters; modifying local match requirements for certain grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 103B.3369, subdivision 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Abeler, Hilty, Hornstein and Magnus introduced:

H. F. 537, A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; establishing criteria for timely utility payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.098, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Winkler, Dittrich, Peterson, McFarlane and Swails introduced:

H. F. 538, A bill for an act relating to education finance; establishing a shared services purchasing program; requiring all school districts and charter schools to participate in the shared services program; requiring the Department of Education to administer the shared services program; requiring the Department of Education to enter a contract with a vendor to establish the shared services program; establishing a deduction from the general education program; setting state and district technology guidelines; creating a quality rating and improvement system; updating annual report on district passage rate; clarifying the definition of comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction; making requirements of kindergarten and elementary teachers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivisions 2, 2a, by adding a subdivision; 123B.143, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 123B; 124D; 125B; 127A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Slocum and Davnie introduced:

H. F. 539, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying provisions related to children with disabilities; requiring the safe schools levy to pay for costs of mental health crisis intervention team training for peace officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120A.22, subdivision 12; 125A.15; 125A.51; 126C.44.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Koenen introduced:

H. F. 540, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for assessment of certain rural vacant land; modifying the recapture that applies to certain property in the green acres program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 273.111, subdivisions 3a, 9; 273.13, subdivision 23.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Juhnke, Sterner and Obermueller introduced:

H. F. 541, A bill for an act relating to property taxes; extending the time frame for eligibility for the surviving spouses of certain disabled military veterans to receive the residential homestead market value exclusion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 273.13, subdivision 34.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Smith, Davids, Nornes, Demmer and Kiffmeyer introduced:

H. F. 542, A bill for an act relating to family law; providing for grandparent visitation rights on behalf of the child; expanding grandparent visitation rights; specifying procedures; requiring mediation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 257C.08, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 257C.08, subdivisions 2, 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Scott, Drazkowski, Shimanski, Loon, Sterner and Jackson introduced:

H. F. 543, A bill for an act relating to child support; changing certain provisions and deadlines; redirecting payment of child support; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 518A.46, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 541.04; 548.09, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 548.091, subdivision 3b; 548.092.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Faust introduced:

H. F. 544, A bill for an act relating to day care facilities; instructing the commissioner of human services to amend a rule.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division.

Champion, Hayden, Simon, Hornstein, Lesch, Rosenthal, Reinert, Gardner, Hilty and Lillie introduced:

H. F. 545, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring notice of restoration of civil rights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 201.014, subdivision 2; 201.091, by adding a subdivision; 201.155; 203B.02, subdivision 1; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 243; 630; 631.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Nelson introduced:

H. F. 546, A bill for an act relating to alcohol; creating a new class of brewer and establishing a license fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.301, subdivision 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Lieder, Dill, Beard, Gottwalt, Eken, Severson, Kath, Anzelc, Kalin, Poppe and Brown introduced:

H. F. 547, A bill for an act relating to airports; eliminating requirement of local match for federal stimulus grants for airport project costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 360.305, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Lieder, Dill, Beard, Gottwalt, Eken, Severson, Anzelc, Juhnke, Kalin, Poppe and Brown introduced:

H. F. 548, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money from state airports fund.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Davnie, Thissen, Zellers, Jackson, Mahoney, Hilstrom, Hayden, Gardner, Nelson, Fritz, Falk, Kalin, Slocum, Ward, Kelly, Lillie, Hornstein, Clark, Atkins, Swails, Simon, Liebling, Hansen and Sanders introduced:

H. F. 549, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating debt management and debt settlement services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 332A.02, subdivisions 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, by adding a subdivision; 332A.04, subdivision 6; 332A.08; 332A.10; 332A.11, subdivision 2; 332A.14; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 332B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Ruud and Murphy, E. introduced:

H. F. 550, A bill for an act relating to public health; preventing sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy; studying the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and the cost to the health care system resulting from them; creating a responsible family life and sexuality education program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 121A.23.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Kalin introduced:

H. F. 551, A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending the risk-level assessment process for out-of-state predatory offenders who move to the state; increasing penalties for certain repeat offenders; requiring training regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 244.052, subdivision 3a; 609.3451, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Norton, Liebling, Demmer, Mahoney and Welti introduced:

H. F. 552, A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for the research partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Dittrich, Mariani, Brynaert, Pelowski and Davnie introduced:

H. F. 553, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for online learning providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.095, subdivision 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight.

Davnie introduced:

H. F. 554, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for an emergency operations center and regional fire training center in the city of Minneapolis.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Anzelc introduced:

H. F. 555, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; specifying that money received from certain utility permits be deposited in the permanent school fund; allowing exchanges of riparian lands administered by the commissioner of natural resources for other lands administered by the commissioner without certain restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 84.415, subdivision 5; 94.342, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Morrow, Otremba, Severson, Gunther, Haws, Reinert, Juhnke and Koenen introduced:

H. F. 556, A bill for an act relating to veterans; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Severson, Dettmer, Smith, Westrom, Newton, Jackson and Haws introduced:

H. F. 557, A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing preferences in state procurement for veteran-owned small businesses and disabled veteran-owned small businesses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16C.16, by adding a subdivision; 16C.19.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Severson, Dettmer, Smith, Newton, Jackson and Haws introduced:

H. F. 558, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a military retirement pay subtraction and repealing the military retirement pay credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0677, subdivision 2; 290.091, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 290.0677, subdivision 1a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Howes introduced:

H. F. 559, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying provisions for using artificial lights to locate animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.081, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Hansen, Simon, Beard, Shimanski and Hilty introduced:

H. F. 560, A bill for an act relating to state government; adding duties to the commissioner of finance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.055, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 561, A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying requirements for classification as class 4c property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 273.13, subdivision 25.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Wagenius, Sterner, Rosenthal, Urdahl and Falk introduced:

H. F. 562, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; modifying standards for higher education asset preservation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 135A.046, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Urdahl; Juhnke; Otremba; Magnus; Anderson, P., and Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 563, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for livestock investment grants.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Urdahl; Juhnke; Otremba; Hamilton; Anderson, P., and Magnus introduced:

H. F. 564, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; bioenergy; requiring study and report on feasibility of producing ethanol from whey.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Abeler and Thao introduced:

H. F. 565, A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; changing license provisions for chiropractors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 148.06, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Magnus; Hamilton; Falk; Torkelson; Brown; Anderson, P.; Seifert; Gunther; Demmer; Poppe; Lanning and Cornish introduced:

H. F. 566, A bill for an act relating to taxation; levy limits; removing the inclusion of wind generation production tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 275.70, subdivision 6; 275.71, subdivisions 2, 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Gunther, Brynaert, Poppe, Morrow and Cornish introduced:

H. F. 567, A bill for an act relating to economic development; expanding bioscience business development public infrastructure grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.435, subdivisions 2, 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Eken and Marquart introduced:

H. F. 568, A bill for an act relating to highways; designating Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway on portions of marked Trunk Highways 34 and 87; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Sailer, Gardner, Gunther, Atkins, Howes, Dill and Simon introduced:

H. F. 569, A bill for an act relating to solid waste; requiring a pilot program to be implemented by paint manufacturers to recycle paint; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 13.7411, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Champion, Hayden, Simon, Hornstein, Hortman, Newton, Rosenthal, Bigham and Lesch introduced:

H. F. 570, A bill for an act relating to transportation; highways; prohibiting certain activities at rest areas; prescribing petty misdemeanor penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Sailer, Nornes, Eken, Howes, Hilty, Otremba, Knuth, Koenen, Persell and Urdahl introduced:

H. F. 571, A bill for an act relating to transportation; regulating titling, registration, and operation of mini trucks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 84.798, subdivision 2; 84.922, subdivision 1a; 168.002, subdivision 24, by adding a subdivision; 168.013, by adding a subdivision; 168A.03, subdivision 1; 169.011, subdivision 52, by adding a subdivision; 169.224.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Haws, Hosch, Severson and Otremba introduced:

H. F. 572, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; providing for designation of veteran status on drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.07, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Juhnke and Sterner introduced:

H. F. 573, A bill for an act relating to companion animals; creating a required permit for certain dog and cat breeders; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 347.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Thissen introduced:

H. F. 574, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing special plates remembering victims of impaired drivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.1291, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Simon, Hausman, Holberg, Newton and Lieder introduced:

H. F. 575, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; modifying provision relating to driving instruction permits for home-school students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.05, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Carlson, Swails, Knuth, Wagenius, Lillie, Nelson, Obermueller, Scalze, Bigham and Bunn introduced:

H. F. 576, A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for plastic bag recycling; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Hosch, Hayden, Champion and Clark introduced:

H. F. 577, A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing the MFIP housing penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256J.95, subdivision 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256J.37, subdivision 3a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Hortman introduced:

H. F. 578, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 337.01; 337.02; 337.05, subdivision 1; 337.10.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Olin introduced:

H. F. 579, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for certain licenses to be issued without a fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.441, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Hosch and Hayden introduced:

H. F. 580, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MFIP family stabilization and work programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256J.425, subdivision 4; 256J.46, subdivision 1; 256J.53, subdivision 1; 256J.57, subdivision 1; 256J.575, subdivisions 3, 6, 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Hosch, Paymar, Greiling, Masin, Haws, Thissen and Gottwalt introduced:

H. F. 581, A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the definition of services available under medical assistance for disabled children's services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 252.27, subdivision 1a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Lesch, Olin and Anderson, B. introduced:

H. F. 582, A bill for an act relating to crimes; changing requirement that defendant waiver of jury trial be consented to by prosecutor; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 631.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Severson, Smith, Gottwalt, Drazkowski and Dettmer introduced:

H. F. 583, A bill for an act relating to civil liability; providing immunity for certain firearms safety instructors, course providers, sponsoring organizations, and participants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 87A.01, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 87A; 604A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.