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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, February 18, 1999


The following House Files were introduced:

Anderson, B., and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 798, A bill for an act relating to occupational safety; permitting injured employees a civil remedy if an employer violated safety laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 176.031.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Policy

Tingelstad, McCollum and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 799, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the annual operating capital funds; reducing the debt service threshold rate; increasing the debt service equalizing factor; consolidating facilities levies; reducing the alternative bonding and levy program square footage requirement; providing for a sunset of the disabled access levy; providing authority for school districts to lease new school buildings; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.53; 123B.58, subdivisions 3 and 4; 123B.59; 123B.63, subdivisions 3 and 4; 126C.10, subdivision 13; and 126C.40, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123A.44; 123A.441; 123A.442; 123A.443; 123A.444; 123A.445; 123A.446; 123B.57, subdivisions 4, 5, and 7; 123B.58; 123B.63, subdivisions 1 and 2; 123B.64; 123B.66; 123B.67; 123B.68; and 123B.69.

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

Olson; Davids; Anderson, I.; Tomassoni and Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 800, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting certain discriminatory charges by health care providers and health plan companies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62J; and 62Q.

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

Knoblach, Skoglund, Smith, Leighton and Pawlenty introduced:

H. F. No. 801, A bill for an act relating to state government; providing that the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco is not a state agency; requiring a report.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Bradley, Otremba, Boudreau, Dorn and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 802, A bill for an act relating to human services; making permanent the expansion of unlicensed child care providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 245A.03, subdivision 2.

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

Reuter; Boudreau; Pawlenty; Larsen, P.; Wenzel; Pelowski; Rifenberg; Vandeveer; Davids and Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 803, A bill for an act relating to gambling; increasing the minimum age to gamble; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 240.25, subdivision 8; 349.2127, subdivision 8; and 349A.12, subdivisions 1, 2, and 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 804, A bill for an act relating to education; extending the effective date for certain teacher licensure rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy

Leighton, Smith, Davids and Larsen, P., introduced:

H. F. No. 805, A bill for an act relating to municipalities; making certain changes to municipal liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 466.01, subdivision 1; 466.03, subdivision 6e, and by adding a subdivision; 604A.20; 604A.21, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and by adding a subdivision; 604A.22; and 604A.25.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Ness, Lindner, Bakk, Reuter and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 806, A bill for an act relating to the state lottery; prohibiting advertising in connection with the lottery; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 349A.02, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 349A.10, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 349A.02, subdivision 5; and 349A.09.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Howes, Mulder, Goodno, Otremba and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 807, A bill for an act relating to health; expanding the use of the rural hospital planning and transition grant program; expanding medical assistance coverage to include telemedicine conferences; changing the hospital outpatient fee medical assistance payment for designated critical access hospitals to a cost base; establishing uniform billing standards for health care providers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144.147; 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision; 256B.75; and 256D.03, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144.1475; and 144.148.

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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 808, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; the board of animal health; making paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) diagnosis nonpublic data; changing the name of the executive secretary of the board of animal health to the executive director; repealing limitations on the sale of cattle; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 35.02, subdivision 1; 35.04; 35.08; 35.09, subdivisions 2 and 2a; 35.67; 35.68; 35.82, subdivisions 1b, 2, and 3; 35.92, subdivision 5; and 35.93, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 35.245; and 35.96, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture Policy

Skoglund and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 809, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a sales tax exemption for certain tree and stump removal and trimming services; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.15, subdivision 6; and 297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

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

Marko, Holsten, Bakk, Ozment and McCollum introduced:

H. F. No. 810, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying requirements for transporting archery bows; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.051.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Wolf, Molnau, Ozment, Workman and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 811, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money for preliminary engineering and environmental studies relating to Scott county state-aid highway No. 27.

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

Wolf, Davids, Jennings, Ozment and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 812, A bill for an act relating to electric utilities; revising the house chairs appointed to the legislative electric energy task force; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.051, subdivision 2.

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

Hausman, McGuire, Goodno, Wenzel and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 813, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to provide for a unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article V, sections 3 and 5; article VIII, section 1; article IX, sections 1 and 2; and article XI, section 5; providing by law for a unicameral legislature of 135 members; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Kalis, Mares, Smith, Murphy and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 814, A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association and first class city teacher retirement fund associations; authorizing the purchase of service credit for certain prior military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 354.53, subdivision 1; and 354A.093; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 354; and 354A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Erhardt, McElroy, Carruthers, Jennings and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 815, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for the filing of sales tax returns and remittance of tax by material suppliers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 289A.18, subdivision 4; and 289A.20, subdivision 4.

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

Peterson, Ozment, Finseth, Kubly and Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 816, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing the composition of the feedlot and manure management advisory committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.136.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture Policy

Wagenius; Sykora; Seifert, J.; Boudreau and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 817, A bill for an act relating to child custody; expanding provisions for relative ex parte temporary custody; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 518.158, subdivisions 1 and 2.

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

Nornes and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 818, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a residential mental health grant program for facility upgrades; appropriating money.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance

Ness and Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 819, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for certain English as a second language programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.52, by adding a subdivision; and 124D.53, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy

Seagren, Greiling, Tomassoni and Paulsen introduced:

H. F. No. 820, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for expanded charter school law; providing referendum revenue for charter schools; providing integration revenue for charter schools; increasing the building lease aid; eliminating the real estate taxes paid by charter schools on leased facilities; establishing a payment schedule for charter school start-up cost funding; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, and by adding a subdivision; 124D.11, subdivisions 4, 8, and by adding a subdivision; 124D.86, subdivision 3; and 272.02, subdivision 8.

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

Reuter, Westerberg, Dawkins, Carruthers and Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 821, A bill for an act relating to human rights; prohibiting business discrimination on the basis of national origin; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 363.03, subdivision 8a.

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

Wagenius, Tingelstad, Ozment, Leppik, Johnson and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 822, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school children's health and safety; requiring notice to parents and employees where a school district has no insurance against events resulting from pesticide use, where a school plans to use certain pesticides, or where a school does not have an integrated pest management plan; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 18B; and 123B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy

Ness, Cassell, Dehler, Schumacher and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 823, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing the establishment of reserve accounts for transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, by adding a subdivision.

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

Biernat, Seagren, Johnson, Mares and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 824, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for continuing flexibility in the allocation of compensatory revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

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

Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 825, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring knowledge in personal and family financial management and investment for graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120B.02.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy

Johnson; Larson, D.; Gleason; Anderson, I., and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 826, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a report on the number of instructional days in a school year; appropriating money.

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

Rest, Carlson and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 827, A bill for an act relating to education; creating a virtual school district; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

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

Carlson, Biernat, Greiling, Mares and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 828, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the school enrichment partnership program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.90.

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

Mahoney, Greiling and Hausman introduced:

H. F. No. 829, A bill for an act relating to Ramsey county; authorizing certain supplementary service rates for a certain facility in Ramsey county.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Lieder; Hausman; Molnau; Juhnke; Larson, D.; Skoe; Kalis; Kubly; Anderson, I.; Peterson; Luther; Tunheim and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 830, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, by adding a section; dedicating portion of sales tax on motor vehicles to roads and public transit; reducing rate of registration tax on passenger automobiles; changing depreciation schedule for computing registration tax on passenger automobiles; allocating revenues from motor vehicle sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.013, subdivision 1a; and 297B.09, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy

Solberg, Pugh, Marko and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 831, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing surface transportation fund; reducing rate of vehicle registration tax; dedicating portion of motor vehicle excise tax revenues to transportation; proposing constitutional amendment to dedicate minimum of 50 percent of motor vehicle excise tax receipts to transportation; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.013, subdivision 1a; and 297B.09, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy

Anderson, B.; Dehler; Van Dellen and Vandeveer introduced:

H. F. No. 832, A bill for an act relating to taxation; imposing flat registration tax on personal-use passenger automobiles; providing for distribution of proceeds of sales tax on motor vehicles to highway user tax distribution fund; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.013, subdivision 1a, and by adding a subdivision; and 297B.09.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy

Mullery and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 833, A bill for an act relating to criminal procedure; permitting limited rebuttal and surrebuttal closing arguments in criminal cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 631.07.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention

Boudreau, Bradley, Greenfield and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 834, A bill for an act relating to human services; creating adult mental illness crisis housing; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 462A.208.

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

Bakk, Rukavina and Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 835, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchases of materials and supplies used in renovating a municipal building in Babbitt; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

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

Goodno, Leighton and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 836, A bill for an act relating to business organizations; regulating business corporations; defining terms; modifying the authority to grant restricted stock; regulating take-over offers; providing for name changes in certain circumstances; regulating mergers and exchanges; making clarifying and technical changes; removing ambiguities; regulating limited liability companies; eliminating unnecessary provisions; correcting terminology; regulating member control agreements and dissolutions; providing for the duration of certain companies; making conforming changes required by the enactment of the revised Uniform Partnership Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 302A.011, subdivisions 7 and 56; 302A.111, subdivision 5; 302A.181, subdivision 1; 302A.223, subdivision 3; 302A.402, subdivision 3; 302A.405, subdivision 1; 302A.417, subdivision 7; 302A.457, subdivisions 1 and 2; 302A.471, subdivision 1; 302A.613, subdivision 1; 302A.621, subdivisions 1 and 6; 302A.675, subdivision 2; 319B.02, subdivisions 10, 12, 21, and 22; 319B.04, subdivisions 2 and 3; 319B.08, subdivision 1; 319B.10, subdivision 2; 319B.11, subdivisions 3, 4, and 8; 322A.02; 322A.87; 322A.88; 322B.03, subdivisions 12, 30, 44, and 45; 322B.115, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 322B.155; 322B.20, subdivisions 1 and 2; 322B.30, subdivision 2; 322B.306; 322B.31, subdivision 3; 322B.313, subdivisions 2, 3, and 7; 322B.323, subdivision 2; 322B.326; 322B.33, subdivisions 1 and 4; 322B.333, subdivisions 1 and 3; 322B.336, subdivisions 1 and 3; 322B.34, subdivisions 2 and 3; 322B.343, subdivisions 1 and 2; 322B.346; 322B.35, subdivision 1; 322B.353; 322B.356, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 322B.363, subdivisions 2 and 3; 322B.366, subdivision 1; 322B.37; 322B.383, subdivision 1; 322B.386, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, and 5; 322B.40, subdivisions 1, 5, and 6; 322B.41, subdivisions 3 and 4; 322B.42, subdivision 5; 322B.43, subdivisions 1 and 3; 322B.50; 322B.51; 322B.52; 322B.54, subdivision 1; 322B.56, subdivision 1; 322B.603; 322B.606, subdivision 1; 322B.61; 322B.613; 322B.616; 322B.623; 322B.626; 322B.63, subdivision 1; 322B.636, subdivisions 1 and 3; 322B.64; 322B.643, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 322B.646; 322B.65; 322B.653; 322B.656, subdivision 1; 322B.66, subdivision 2; 322B.663, subdivision 4; 322B.666, subdivision 1; 322B.673, subdivisions 1 and 2; 322B.676; 322B.686, subdivision 3; 322B.689; 322B.699, subdivision 4; 322B.72, subdivisions 1 and 2; 322B.80, subdivision 1; 322B.813, subdivision 3; 322B.816, subdivision 4; 322B.833, subdivisions 2, 5, and 6; 322B.843, subdivision 2; 322B.873, subdivisions 1 and 4; 323A.10-01; and 323A.11-02; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 322B.03, subdivisions 4, 5, 9, and 16; 322B.363, subdivision 8; 322B.366, subdivision 2; 322B.816, subdivision 3; and 322B.873, subdivisions 2 and 3.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 837, A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating insurers, agents, and coverages; modifying reporting requirements; regulating the rehabilitation and liquidation of insurers; modifying certain notice and disclosure provisions; modifying certain definitions; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 60A.02, by adding a subdivision; 60A.052, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 60A.06, subdivisions 1 and 2; 60A.092, subdivisions 6 and 11; 60A.10, subdivision 1; 60A.111, subdivision 1; 60A.13, subdivision 1; 60A.19, subdivision 1; 60B.04, by adding a subdivision; 60B.21, subdivision 2; 60B.25; 60B.26, subdivision 1; 60B.39, subdivision 2; 60B.44, subdivisions 4, 6, and by adding subdivisions; 60D.20, subdivision 2; 60K.02, subdivision 1; 60K.03, subdivisions 2 and 3; 60K.19, subdivisions 7 and 8; 61A.60, subdivision 1; 61B.19, subdivision 3; 62A.04, subdivision 3; 62A.135, subdivision 5; 62A.50, subdivision 3; 62A.61; 62A.65, subdivision 5; 62B.04, subdivision 2; 62E.02, subdivision 1; 62E.05, subdivision 1; 62E.09; 62E.13, subdivisions 6 and 8; 62E.14, subdivision 2; 62E.15, subdivision 2; 62L.02, subdivision 24; 62L.05, subdivision 5; 62L.14, subdivision 7; 62M.01, subdivision 2; 62M.02, subdivision 7, and by adding subdivisions; 62M.15; 62S.01, subdivision 14; 62S.05, subdivision 2; 65A.01, subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding a subdivision; 65A.27, subdivision 4; 65A.29, subdivision 4; 65B.02, subdivision 2; 65B.44, subdivision 1; 65B.48, subdivision 5; 72A.125, subdivision 3; 72A.20, subdivision 29; 72B.04, subdivision 10; 79A.01, subdivision 10, and by adding a subdivision; 79A.02, subdivisions 1 and 4; 79A.03, subdivisions 6, 7, 9, 10, and by adding a subdivision; 79A.21, subdivision 2; 79A.23, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 256B.0644; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 60A.11, subdivision 24a; 60B.36; 60B.44, subdivision 3; 65A.29, subdivision 12; and 79A.04, subdivision 8; Minnesota Rules, part 2780.0500, item C.

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

Harder, Swenson, Winter, Finseth, Wenzel, Gunther and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 838, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for additional research on soybean diseases and genetics; appropriating money.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Pawlenty, Goodno and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 839, A bill for an act relating to crime; clarifying that the "defense of dwelling" defense does not include a duty to retreat before using deadly force; limiting the duty to retreat in self-defense situations; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.065; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention

Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 840, A bill for an act relating to the city of Garrison; authorizing local contribution for a tax increment financing district.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Opatz, Knoblach, Schumacher, Stang and Dehler introduced:

H. F. No. 841, A bill for an act relating to recreation; creating a parks and trails plan of regional significance in certain counties in central Minnesota.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Fuller; Howes; Anderson, I.; Tomassoni; Rukavina and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 842, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying cross-country ski pass provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 85.40, subdivision 5; 85.41, subdivisions 1, 4, and 5; 85.42; 85.44; and 85.45, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Anderson, B.; Schumacher; Tingelstad; Olson and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 843, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water in Sherburne county.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Boudreau; Schumacher; Storm; Molnau; Hasskamp; Hackbarth; Rostberg; Mulder; Tunheim; Westrom; Tingelstad; Haas; Howes; Kalis; Wenzel; Otremba; Nornes; Rifenberg; Finseth; Dehler; Stang; Osskopp; Davids; Anderson, I.; Skoe; Westfall; Gunther; Kielkucki; Swenson; Workman; Anderson, B.; Reuter; Ness; Clark, J., and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 844, A bill for an act relating to firearms; providing that permits to carry a firearm must be issued to responsible, competent adults; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 624.714, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 624.714, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention

Mares, Kahn, Dorn, Smith and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 845, A bill for an act relating to state government; making changes in certain retirement and related benefits affecting higher education faculty and certain other state employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 43A.27, subdivision 3; 136F.48; 354.445; 354.66, subdivisions 1b, 1c, and 3; 354B.24, subdivision 3; and 354B.25, subdivisions 2 and 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Koskinen; Anderson, B.; Ozment; Bakk and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 846, A bill for an act relating to insurance; health; requiring coverage for eyeglasses and hearing aids; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 62E.06, subdivision 1; and 62L.05, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

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

Sykora, Nornes, Abeler, McGuire and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 847, A bill for an act relating to families; establishing a statewide information and referral services system; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Family and Early Childhood Education Finance

Paymar, Murphy and Broecker introduced:

H. F. No. 848, A bill for an act relating to crime; providing that offenders sentenced to the Camp Ripley work program are eligible for credit for prior incarceration; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.113, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention

Haake; Paulsen; Mariani; Gleason; Larsen, P., and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 849, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; defining minor use and intermediate use airports for certain purposes; establishing a reliever airport sound abatement council; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.641, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Swenson; Osskopp; Mulder; Clark, J., and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 850, A bill for an act relating to regional development commissions; appropriating money for regional planning.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Entenza; Leppik; Erhardt; Koskinen; Folliard; Rhodes; Larson, D.; Gray; McGuire; Osthoff; Paymar; Greenfield; Kelliher; Clark, K.; Marko; Wejcman; Jennings; Luther; Hausman; Orfield; Rest; Greiling; Wagenius; Huntley; Dorn and McCollum introduced:

H. F. No. 851, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting intact dilatation and extraction abortions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

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

Anderson, I., and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 852, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water in Itasca county.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Rostberg; Rhodes; Ozment; Mares; Kahn; Hackbarth; McGuire; Winter; Larson, D.; Jennings; Dehler; Murphy; Kalis; Hilty; Johnson; Swenson; Fuller; Larsen, P.; Broecker; Rest; Davids; Smith; Chaudhary; Greiling; Gleason and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 853, A bill for an act relating to the state building code; requiring fire sprinklers in newly constructed state-owned buildings; clarifying the responsibility for plan review and inspection of fire suppression systems; requiring joint approval for state building and fire codes; clarifying the supervision of the state fire marshal; requiring joint approval of construction documents by building and fire officials; modifying supervisory control over local building officials; creating an appeals process for building code requirements; allowing local municipalities to adopt more restrictive sprinkler ordinances; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16B.31, by adding a subdivision; 16B.61, subdivisions 1a, 2, and by adding subdivisions; 16B.65, subdivision 5, and by adding a subdivision; 16B.67; and 299F.011, subdivision 4.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Chaudhary; Seifert, J.; Wenzel and Rostberg introduced:

H. F. No. 854, A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the aid base for local government aid paid to certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

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

Ozment, Pawlenty and McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 855, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the maximum amount that may be levied for crime-related costs; modifying the use of crime-related costs levy proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.44.

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

Seifert, J.; Mares; Vandeveer; Larsen, P., and Marko introduced:

H. F. No. 856, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; appropriating money for driver examination station in Washington county.

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

Greenfield, Rhodes and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 857, A bill for an act relating to transportation; making seat belt violation a primary offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.686, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy

Workman; Sviggum; Marko; Kalis; Broecker; Rostberg; Gerlach; Swenson; Buesgens; Kuisle; Molnau; Rifenberg; Clark, J.; Holsten; Haas; Finseth; Hackbarth; Westerberg; Erickson; Smith; Dempsey; Murphy; Fuller and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 858, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prohibiting admission of use of protective headgear by motorcycle operators or passengers age 18 or older in litigation involving damages arising from use or operation of a motor vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.974, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.974, subdivision 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy

Seagren, Bishop, Johnson, Biernat, Mares, Entenza, Greiling, Abeler, Buesgens, Nornes, Schumacher, Erickson, Ness and Tomassoni introduced:

H. F. No. 859, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the Minnesota learning resource center.

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

Boudreau, Rostberg, Rhodes, Huntley and Rest introduced:

H. F. No. 860, A bill for an act relating to health occupation; expanding the number of dental hygienists on the board of dentistry; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 150A.02, subdivision 1.

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

Rhodes, Sviggum and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 861, A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; clarifying and simplifying the law related to lobbyist registration, conflicts of interest, and campaign finance; eliminating invalid provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.01; 10A.02; 10A.03; 10A.04; 10A.05; 10A.06; 10A.065, subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3; 10A.08; 10A.09; 10A.10; 10A.11; 10A.12; 10A.13; 10A.14; 10A.15; 10A.16; 10A.17; 10A.18; 10A.19; 10A.20; 10A.22, subdivisions 6 and 7; 10A.23; 10A.24; 10A.241; 10A.242; 10A.25; 10A.255, subdivision 1; 10A.265; 10A.27; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28; 10A.29; 10A.30, subdivision 1; 10A.31; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322; 10A.323; 10A.324, subdivisions 1 and 3; 10A.34; 200.02, by adding a subdivision; and 290.06, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.065, subdivision 5; 10A.22, subdivisions 1, 4, and 5; 10A.255, subdivision 2; 10A.275, subdivisions 2 and 3; 10A.324, subdivisions 2 and 4; 10A.325; 10A.335; 10A.40; 10A.41; 10A.42; 10A.43; 10A.44; 10A.45; 10A.46; 10A.47; 10A.48; 10A.49; 10A.50; and 10A.51.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Holberg, Wolf, McElroy, Wilkin and Milbert introduced:

H. F. No. 862, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing county boards to establish by ordinance procedures for imposing civil penalties for ordinance violations and allowing a county to certify fines to its county auditor as a special tax against the land; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 375.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tingelstad, Wejcman and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 863, A bill for an act relating to adoption; changing requirements and procedures for the putative fathers' adoption registry, communication or contact agreements, and postadoption reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 259.52, subdivisions 4, 7, 9, 10, and 11; 259.58; and 259.60, by adding a subdivision.

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

Howes and Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 864, A bill for an act relating to peace officers; authorizing the Hubbard county sheriff to have additional part-time peace officer positions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8463, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Bakk, Howes, Holsten, Finseth and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 865, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; creating a combined firearm and archery license to take antlered deer; authorizing taking of one antlered deer by each method; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 97A.475, subdivision 2; and 97B.301, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Bakk, Holsten, Howes, Finseth and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 866, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; exempting trappers from blaze orange requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.071.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Hackbarth, Kubly, Gunther, Rhodes, Seagren and Storm introduced:

H. F. No. 867, A bill for an act relating to the housing finance agency; appropriating money for home ownership counseling services for persons with disabilities.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 868, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; amending the theft law to specifically apply to certain situations involving the rental of personal property or equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.52, subdivisions 1 and 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention

Mares, Dorn, Kahn, Smith and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 869, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying the method of calculating deferred annuities for certain higher education faculty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Haas; Jennings; Milbert; Boudreau; Holberg; Seifert, J.; Bradley; Erhardt; Sviggum; Schumacher and Hasskamp introduced:

H. F. No. 870, A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing an alternative benefit plan for small employers; authorizing a small employer alternative benefit plan pilot project; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 62L.05, subdivision 5, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Sykora and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 871, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for charter school districts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Holsten, Davids, Krinkie and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 872, A bill for an act relating to contracts; regulating building and construction contracts; providing for the enforceability of certain agreements indemnifying against environmental liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 337.02.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Policy

Mulder; Abeler; McGuire; Clark, K.; Rhodes; Mares; Mariani; Mahoney; Gray; Wagenius; Tingelstad and Chaudhary introduced:

H. F. No. 873, A bill for an act relating to lead hazard reduction; appropriating money for a lead hazard reduction project.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy

Trimble, Dawkins, Mahoney and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 874, A bill for an act relating to community development; providing for a community program of job counseling, job retention, and job mentoring; appropriating money.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Policy

Bakk, Rukavina, Ness, Tomassoni and Krinkie introduced:

H. F. No. 875, A bill for an act relating to state and local government contracts; providing that bid preferences may not be received by a small business for more than two years; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16C.16, by adding a subdivision; 136F.581, subdivision 3; 136F.66; 383A.322; and 471.345, subdivision 8.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

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