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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, March 11, 1999


The following House Files were introduced:

Ness; Carlson; Cassell; Mullery; Seifert, M.; Storm; Kubly; Pelowski; Huntley; Juhnke; Stang; Knoblach; Dehler; Dorman; Seagren; Ozment; Mares; Daggett; Fuller; Tuma; Murphy; Lieder; Tomassoni; Solberg; Jaros; Biernat; Entenza; Jennings; Abeler; Dorn; Trimble; Winter; Chaudhary; Mariani and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 1811, A bill for an act relating to education; distinguishing among types of credentials awarded in technical colleges; limiting the use of standardized assessment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136F.32, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 1812, A bill for an act relating to taxation; local sales taxes; providing for accurate determination of sales that occur within a political subdivision; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.48, by adding a subdivision.

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

Van Dellen introduced:

H. F. No. 1813, A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; expanding the definition of a qualified housing district to include certain owner-occupied housing for purposes of the state aid offset; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 273.1399, subdivision 1.

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

Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1814, A bill for an act relating to courts; providing for implementation of recommendations of the Minnesota task force on gender fairness in the courts; appropriating money.

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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 1815, A bill for an act relating to beaver damage; clarifying authorized beaver damage control program activities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.110, subdivision 1.

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

Larsen, P.; Mares; Seifert, J.; Johnson and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1816, A bill for an act relating to retirement; increasing the income limit for retired teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 354.44, subdivision 5; and 354A.31, subdivision 3.

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

Kahn, Skoglund, Mullery and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 1817, A bill for an act relating to urban redevelopment; appropriating money for a federal empowerment zone designation grant.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1818, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; allowing additional recreational vehicle combinations to be operated with a permit; making technical, conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.01, subdivisions 10 and 78; and 169.81, subdivision 3c, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Ness, Tunheim, Nornes, Tomassoni, Otremba and Dehler introduced:

H. F. No. 1819, A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring inventory and ranking of dumps by counties; providing grants for cleanup of dumps by counties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.42, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.

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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1820, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for wastewater treatment to the city of Dassel.

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

Harder, Swenson and Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1821, A bill for an act relating to property taxes; providing a property tax credit for property damaged by tornado; appropriating money.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 1822, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; reducing the class rate on the second tier of residential homestead property; providing a homestead and agricultural credit aid adjustment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 273.13, subdivision 22; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

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

Erhardt and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1823, A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying definition of native prairie; modifying property tax exemption for property maintained as native prairie; creating a credit for costs of land management activities completed for conservation purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 84.96, subdivision 2; and 272.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

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

Fuller and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 1824, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying standards for ambulance services; modifying provisions for first responders; providing for certification of emergency medical technicians; providing for certification of medical response units; providing for emergency medical technician instructor certification; requiring approval of training programs; setting fees; providing for reports of misconduct; providing criminal and civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 13.99, subdivision 38a, and by adding a subdivision; 144E.001, by adding subdivisions; 144E.10, subdivision 1; 144E.11, by adding a subdivision; 144E.16, subdivision 4; 144E.18; 144E.27, by adding subdivisions; and 145A.02, subdivision 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144E.16, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 6; 144E.17; 144E.25; and 144E.30, subdivisions 1, 2, and 6; Minnesota Rules, parts 4690.0100, subparts 4, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, and 29; 4690.0300; 4690.0400; 4690.0500; 4690.0600; 4690.0700; 4690.0800, subparts 1 and 2; 4690.0900; 4690.1000; 4690.1100; 4690.1200; 4690.1300; 4690.1600; 4690.1700; 4690.2100; 4690.2200, subparts 1, 3, 4, and 5; 4690.2300; 4690.2400, subparts 1, 2, and 3; 4690.2500; 4690.2900; 4690.3000; 4690.3700; 4690.3900; 4690.4000; 4690.4100; 4690.4200; 4690.4300; 4690.4400; 4690.4500; 4690.4600; 4690.4700; 4690.4800; 4690.4900; 4690.5000; 4690.5100; 4690.5200; 4690.5300; 4690.5400; 4690.5500; 4690.5700; 4690.5800; 4690.5900; 4690.6000; 4690.6100; 4690.6200; 4690.6300; 4690.6400; 4690.6500; 4690.6600; 4690.6700; 4690.6800; 4690.7000; 4690.7100; 4690.7200; 4690.7300; 4690.7400; 4690.7500; 4690.7600; 4690.7700; 4690.7800; 4690.8300, subparts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; and 4735.5000.

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

Osskopp; Kahn; Dehler; Anderson, B., and Rostberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1825, A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; expanding the use of pull-tab dispensing machines; making technical changes; modifying progressive bingo prizes; specifying maximum tipboard prizes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 349.151, subdivision 4b; 349.165, subdivisions 1 and 3; and 349.211, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Dorman, Leighton and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1826, A bill for an act relating to education; providing funding to promote student success in kindergarten through grade 12; appropriating money.

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

Storm introduced:

H. F. No. 1827, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for declining pupil unit aid for independent school district No. 508, St. Peter.

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

Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1828, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing bonds and appropriating money for purchase of Minnesota Power building.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 1829, A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing an exception to the nursing home moratorium; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.071, subdivision 3.

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

Stanek and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1830, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying authorized disbursements for the Minneapolis police relief association; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 423B.07.

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

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1831, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing ethanol producer payments for a new ethanol plant operated using heat from a municipal cogeneration facility; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 41A.09, subdivision 3a.

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

Swenson and Seifert, M., introduced:

H. F. No. 1832, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the pupil weight for kindergarten students who are enrolled in all day kindergarten; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

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

Krinkie, Rhodes, Reuter, Osskopp, Kahn and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 1833, A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying provisions relating to the office of technology; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16E.01, subdivision 3; 16E.03, subdivision 3; and 16E.04, subdivision 2.

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

Reuter, Rhodes, Osskopp, Kahn and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 1834, A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing payment by electronic means; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

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

Boudreau, Nornes, Storm, Kuisle, Otremba, Huntley and Greenfield introduced:

H. F. No. 1835, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a suicide prevention 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 and Human Services Policy

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 1836, A bill for an act relating to taxation; eliminating liability for tax on certain manufactured homes located on real property purchased under contracts for deed; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 278.

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

Fuller and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1837, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for automatic external defibrillators and a study of the need for these defibrillators.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1838, A bill for an act relating to retirement; expanding the number of investments available for certain public supplemental pension or deferred compensation plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 356.24, subdivision 1.

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

Van Dellen, Paulsen, Leighton, Rest and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1839, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain printing activities from the sales and use tax; 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

Fuller, Otremba and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 1840, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to investigate complaints regarding emergency medical services.

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

Davids and Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1841, A bill for an act relating to insurance; establishing an insurance compliance self-audit privilege; 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

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1842, A bill for an act relating to retirement; Glencoe area health center; providing special retirement benefit coverage for certain employees who discontinue public employment by privatization.

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

Olson, Kielkucki, Dehler and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 1843, A bill for an act relating to education; prohibiting enrollment in fourth grade for students unable to read by the end of third grade; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 120B.30, subdivision 1; and 126C.05, subdivision 1.

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

Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1844, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of New Ulm to impose certain sales and use taxes; requiring voter approval; providing bonding authority.

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

Seifert, M., introduced:

H. F. No. 1845, A bill for an act relating to school boards; a person convicted of a sex offense who is required to be registered under the predatory offender law is not eligible to be a candidate for the office of school board member; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.09, by adding a subdivision; and 205A.06, by adding a subdivision.

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

Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 1846, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing an extension of the Goodhue-Pioneer trail to the city of Bellechester in Goodhue county; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.015, subdivision 4.

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

Cassell, Dorn, Opatz, Carlson, Stang and Folliard introduced:

H. F. No. 1847, A bill for an act relating to education; higher education; combining student associations for community and technical colleges into one association; modifying membership composition of student advisory council to the higher education services office and board of trustees of state colleges and universities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 136A.031, subdivision 3; 136F.04, subdivision 1; and 136F.22, subdivision 1.

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

Goodno and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1848, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; repealing provisions and striking language related to the enhanced gross misdemeanor DWI crime; expanding the gross misdemeanor DWI crime and mandatory sentencing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.121, subdivisions 3 and 3d; 169.129, subdivision 1; 609.02, subdivision 2; 609.105, subdivisions 1 and 3; 609.135, subdivision 2; and 609.15, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.121, subdivision 3e; 169.129, subdivision 2; and 609.02, subdivision 2a.

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

Entenza, Stang, Jennings and Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1849, A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; prohibiting a certain type of fee charged for the use of automated teller machines; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 47.61, by adding a subdivision; and 47.64, by adding a subdivision.

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

Tomassoni; Anderson, I., and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 1850, A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing the purchase of certain unrequested leave periods.

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

Larsen, P.; Chaudhary; Broecker; Smith; Haake; Anderson, B.; Goodno; Gray; Mariani; Dawkins; Skoglund; Mullery and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1851, A bill for an act relating to crime; appropriating money for a weekend camp program at Camp Ripley for first- or second-time juvenile offenders and youth at risk.

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

Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1852, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for Asian-American juvenile crime intervention and prevention.

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

Mares, Murphy, Rhodes and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 1853, A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees police and fire plan and local police and fire consolidation accounts; providing for the merger of local consolidation accounts into the public employees police and fire plan and fund; revising member and employer contribution rates; transferring certain assets to certain municipalities; authorizing new benefit plan coverage elections; revising actuarial valuation calculations; limiting certain state aid amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 3.85, subdivision 12; 69.021, subdivision 10; 69.031, subdivision 5; 353.01, subdivisions 2b, 10, and 16; 353.64, subdivision 1; 353.65, subdivisions 2, 3, and 3a; 356.215, subdivision 4g; and 423A.02, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 353.

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

Wejcman; Greenfield; Clark, K., and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1854, A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to provide grants for targeted case management, outreach, and prevention services for AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases; appropriating money; 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

Gray, Mariani, Kelliher, Mares and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 1855, A bill for an act relating to children; requiring the commissioner of children, families, and learning to encourage businesses and other organizations to donate materials for families to help their children develop skills to succeed in reading and school.

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

Jennings, Paulsen and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1856, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating certain fees charged by currency exchanges; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 53A.09, subdivision 1.

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

McGuire, Nornes, Sykora, Mariani and Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 1857, A bill for an act relating to child care; funding child care resource and referral programs and child care development grants; appropriating money.

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

Rhodes, Boudreau, Greenfield, Trimble and Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1858, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to establish a crisis intervention hotline.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1859, A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; regulating fees and charges imposed on account holders and others; requiring lifeline checking accounts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 9.031, subdivision 13; 47.61, by adding a subdivision; 47.64, by adding a subdivision; 47.76; 48.512, subdivision 7; 50.17, subdivision 11; 51A.21, subdivision 28; 118A.02, subdivision 1; 427.01; and 427.02; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 427; and 469.

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

Mullery and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1860, A bill for an act relating to crime; allowing consecutive sentencing when an offender commits one or more additional crimes between the time of the commission of one crime and the time of sentencing on that crime; directing the sentencing guidelines commission to make the guidelines consistent; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.15, subdivision 1.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1861, A bill for an act relating to employment; extending parenting leave requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 181.941, subdivisions 1 and 2.

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

Mullery, Skoglund and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1862, A bill for an act relating to crime; extending enhanced penalties for illegally carrying a pistol to juveniles who are adjudicated delinquent for this offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 624.714, subdivision 1.

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

Johnson, Tomassoni, Mullery and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1863, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for substitute teacher state-paid medical benefits; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.

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

McGuire and Mariani introduced:

H. F. No. 1864, A bill for an act relating to children; consolidating the MFIP and basic sliding fee child care assistance programs; requiring projected costs of the consolidated child care assistance program to be forecasted and recognized in the fund balance; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 119B.01, subdivisions 12 and 15; 119B.02; 119B.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, and by adding a subdivision; 119B.04, subdivision 1; 119B.05, subdivision 5; 119B.061, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4; 119B.07; 119B.08, subdivisions 2 and 3; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 2, 7, and by adding a subdivision; 119B.11, subdivision 1; and 119B.15; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 119B.01, subdivision 16; 119B.03, subdivisions 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9; 119B.05, subdivisions 1, 6, and 7; 119B.075; 119B.09, subdivisions 3 and 4; and 119B.10.

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

Pawlenty and Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1865, A bill for an act relating to courts; jury service; excusing from service certain nursing mothers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 593.

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

Kubly, Greenfield, Koskinen, Huntley and McCollum introduced:

H. F. No. 1866, A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding participation in the senior citizen drug program to disabled persons; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256.955, subdivisions 2 and 9; Laws 1997, chapter 225, article 4, section 4.

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

Holsten, Osthoff, Ozment and Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 1867, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing a stream protection and improvement loan program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.

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

Van Dellen, Lindner and Seagren introduced:

H. F. No. 1868, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school district residents to participate in shared time, cocurricular and extracurricular activities sponsored by the resident school district; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.49, subdivisions 2 and 4; and 126C.01, subdivision 8.

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

Van Dellen, Paulsen, McElroy, Erhardt, Abrams and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1869, A bill for an act relating to taxation; establishing a minimum per capita aid amount for city local government aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 477A.013, subdivision 9; and 477A.03, subdivision 2.

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

Ozment, Schumacher and Opatz introduced:

H. F. No. 1870, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to maintain and update the Minnesota land use map.

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

Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1871, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for independent school district No. 600, Fisher.

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

Harder and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1872, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant to Martin county for a wastewater treatment project by the Fox Lake improvement district; appropriating money.

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

Mullery, Skoglund and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1873, A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons who have been admitted or held for emergency care due to imminent risk of suicide or attempted suicide; authorizing peace officers to take temporary custody of any firearms owned by the person; permitting such persons to possess firearms after they have recovered from this disability; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 253B.05, by adding a subdivision; and 624.713, subdivision 1.

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

Mullery, Rhodes and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 1874, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the commissioner of administration to place a bust of Nellie Stone Johnson in the state capitol.

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

Abeler and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 1875, A bill for an act relating to education; reinstating the state board of education; providing for the election of members to the state board; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 127A.60, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and by adding a subdivision; repealing Laws 1998, chapter 398, articles 5, sections 55 and 56; and 6, sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 38, paragraph (a).

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

Kelliher and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1876, A bill for an act relating to retirement; city of Minneapolis; authorizing at city option long service active police officers to terminate active service and be rehired with public employees police and fire retirement plan coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 353.64, subdivision 1; 423B.01, subdivision 2; and 423B.14; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 423B.

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

Molnau, Bishop, Knoblach, Solberg and Rest introduced:

H. F. No. 1877, A bill for an act relating to public employees; ratifying certain labor agreements and compensation plans; providing for transfer of vacation and sick leave for certain employees; modifying per diem provision for special mediators; modifying procedures for the listing of arbitrators; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 3.096; 179.02, subdivision 2; 179A.04, subdivision 3; 179A.10, subdivision 1; and 179A.16, subdivision 2.

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

Mares, Skoglund and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 1878, A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; providing for community notification of the release of certain high risk juvenile sex offenders; requiring end-of-confinement review committees to assess risk for sexual reoffense and assign juvenile sex offenders to low and high risk levels; specifying sexual risk reoffense factors; providing guidelines to structure law enforcement agency disclosure of juvenile sex offender release information; requiring commissioner of corrections to send written notice to law enforcement agencies and certain other individuals before certain juvenile sex offenders are released; requiring the peace officer standards and training board to develop a model policy for law enforcement agencies to follow when disclosing information on juvenile sex offenders; requiring local law enforcement agencies to adopt a disclosure policy substantially similar to the model policy; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244.

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

Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 1879, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money; imposing conditions.

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

Paulsen, Seagren, Workman and Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 1880, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water and wetland in Hennepin county.

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

Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 1881, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an optional form of school district organization; providing for school boards to contract for school district services; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.02, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123A.

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

Hausman and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 1882, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prescribing the display period for "Walk" and "Don't Walk" signals at intersections with pedestrian-control traffic signals; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.06, subdivision 6.

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

Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1883, A bill for an act relating to state government; permitting state appointing authorities to grant state employees paid time off for volunteer firefighting duties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

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

Pugh and Wilkin introduced:

H. F. No. 1884, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the maximum referendum revenue allowance; increasing state aid for voter-approved referenda; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.17, subdivisions 2 and 5.

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

Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1885, A bill for an act relating to state government; transferring authority for feedlots from the pollution control agency to the department of agriculture.

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

Krinkie, Vandeveer, Rifenberg, Kuisle and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 1886, A bill for an act relating to railroads; abolishing regional rail authorities in the seven-county metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.01, subdivision 26; 174.03, subdivision 6a; 275.065, subdivision 3; 398A.03, subdivision 1; 473.399, subdivisions 1 and 1a; 473.3994, subdivisions 2, 3, 10, and 12; and 473.3997; Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 398A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.3998.

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

Solberg; Anderson, I., and Westfall introduced:

H. F. No. 1887, A bill for an act relating to liability protection; providing certain liability protections for sport shooting ranges that comply with generally accepted operation practices; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 561.

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

Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1888, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; prohibiting certain actions by the state or a political subdivision against firearms or ammunition manufacturers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604.

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

Mullery, Smith, Bakk and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 1889, A bill for an act relating to employment; barring certain employers from bidding on state contracts; requiring construction employers to develop and implement written safety and health plans for each construction project; providing civil and criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 182.651, by adding subdivisions; 182.66, subdivision 1; 182.666, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; and 182.667, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16B; and 182.

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

Mahoney, Skoglund, Stanek and Seifert, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1890, A bill for an act relating to offender rehabilitation; exempting the licensing of certain taxicab drivers from the requirements of chapter 364; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 364.09.

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

Mullery and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1891, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; allowing limited driver's license to be issued without waiting period under limiting conditions; modifying, conforming, and reorganizing provisions governing limited driver's license waiting periods; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.30, subdivisions 2 and 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.30, subdivisions 2a, 2b, and 2c.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1892, A bill for an act relating to community development; appropriating money for summer youth employment.

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

McGuire and Broecker introduced:

H. F. No. 1893, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for a crosswalk safety awareness campaign.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1894, A bill for an act relating to food safety; revising the definition of perishable food for purposes of open dating; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31.782, subdivision 3.

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

Boudreau, Ozment and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 1895, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a grant program for Asian-Pacific American mental health professionals at the graduate school level; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.

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

Van Dellen, Holsten, Rukavina and Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1896, A bill for an act relating to public safety; regulating fireworks; modifying the definition of the term fireworks; permitting sale and distribution of certain fireworks; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 624.20, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

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

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