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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, March 18, 1999


The following House Files were introduced:

Wenzel, Broecker, Carruthers, Fuller and Paulsen introduced:

H. F. No. 2134, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; creating a criminal gang prosecution council to support work of the Minnesota criminal gang council and strike force, prosecute crimes committed by criminal gangs throughout the state, and develop criminal gang prosecution guidelines; providing the attorney general jurisdiction to prosecute criminal gang cases referred by the Minnesota gang oversight council or Minnesota gang strike force; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 8.01; and 299A.64, by adding subdivisions.

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

Holsten, Milbert, Davids, Molnau and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 2135, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for youth sports, natural resources, agriculture, and wastewater funding.

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

Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 2136, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; providing for a grant to the city of Bayport for a storm sewer reconstruction project; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money.

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

Jennings, Wolf, Davids, Gunther and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 2137, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing a regulatory structure for a competitive industry with a rapidly evolving technology; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237A; repealing Minnesota Statutes, chapters 237; and 238.

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

Dempsey; Jaros; Clark, J.; Dawkins and Seagren introduced:

H. F. No. 2138, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income tax credit for expenditures for historic structure rehabilitation; 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

Murphy, Stanek and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 2139, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying the definition of "average salary" for certain plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 352.115, subdivision 2; 352.12, subdivision 2a; 352.93, subdivision 1; and 352B.01, subdivision 11.

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

Westfall introduced:

H. F. No. 2140, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to mitigate flood damage in Cromwell township.

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

Kalis, Holsten and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 2141, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for stream bank stabilization in St. Clair.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2142, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the DARE advisory council.

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

Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 2143, A bill for an act relating to state government; directing the commissioner of administration to study the feasibility and potential benefits of establishing a state travel office.

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

Kahn and Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 2144, A bill for an act relating to education; exempting an incumbent regent of the University of Minnesota from evaluation by the regent candidate advisory council; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 137.0245, subdivision 3.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 2145, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain surplus state land in Otter Tail county.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 2146, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchases of materials and supplies used in construction of a community center in Fergus Falls; 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

Nornes and Westfall introduced:

H. F. No. 2147, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing distance factor for sparsity revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, subdivision 6.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2148, A resolution for the purpose of reaffirming the sovereignty of the states and of the people, and proposing principles by which the sovereignty of the states and of the people may be restored to their original intention under the Constitution of the United States.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2149, A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the general rate of the sales and use tax and the sales tax on motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.02, subdivision 1.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2150, A bill for an act relating to fair campaign practices; prohibiting negative checkoff plans or schemes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 211B.15, subdivision 16.

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

Dehler introduced:

H. F. No. 2151, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a trust fund at the University of Minnesota for grants to health sciences students; appropriating cigarette tax revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297F.10, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

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

Otremba; Abeler; Koskinen; McCollum; Dorn; Seifert, J., and Luther introduced:

H. F. No. 2152, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for cancer awareness and prevention; classifying certain health data.

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

Gray, Kelliher and Orfield introduced:

H. F. No. 2153, A bill for an act relating to taxation; including the Middle Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization in the definition of special taxing districts for purposes of property taxation and state aids; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 275.066.

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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 2154, A bill for an act relating to transportation; specifically authorizing appropriations for road approaches for local bridges from previous transportation bonding authorization; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 2.

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

Vandeveer introduced:

H. F. No. 2155, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for grants for supplemental literacy programs; appropriating money.

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

Reuter introduced:

H. F. No. 2156, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; regulating economic loss arising from the sale of goods; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 604.10; repealing Laws 1998, First Special Session chapter 2.

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

Murphy and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 2157, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying actuarial cost allocation by the legislative commission on pensions and retirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 3.85, subdivision 12.

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

Swenson, Stanek, Gunther, Murphy, Fuller, Harder and Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 2158, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; appropriating money for the continuation of the center for reducing rural violence.

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

Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 2159, A bill for an act relating to the city of Jackson; extending the duration of a tax increment financing district.

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

Reuter introduced:

H. F. No. 2160, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchase of construction materials used in building the Pearl Street 9-1-1 center in the city of Owatonna; 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

Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 2161, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the traumatic brain injury demonstration project.

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

Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 2162, A bill for an act relating to insurance; automobile; requiring a premium discount for seatbelt use; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65B.

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

Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 2163, A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a technology grant for independent school district No. 727, Big Lake; appropriating money.

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

Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 2164, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; making changes to in lieu of tax payments for natural resource lands; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 477A.12; and 477A.13.

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

Holsten, Jennings, Kahn, Gunther and Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 2165, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; restricting regulation of the Internet, interactive computer services, digital broadband services, and high-speed data and Internet access services; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 237.01, by adding subdivisions; 237.02; 237.626; 238.02, subdivision 8, and by adding subdivisions; and 238.08, by adding a subdivision.

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

Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 2166, A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant to independent school district No. 659, Northfield, for the Northfield community resource center; appropriating money.

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

Solberg; Anderson, I.; Leighton and Milbert introduced:

H. F. No. 2167, A bill for an act relating to public employment; making it an unfair labor practice to unilaterally modify benefits received by retired employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.13, subdivision 2.

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

Carruthers, Olson, Leighton and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2168, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; allowing aggregation of the fault of multiple defendants for the purpose of the comparative negligence statute; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 604.01, subdivision 1.

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

Holsten, Bakk, Hackbarth and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 2169, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for surveying public trails and park facilities for accessibility to persons with disabilities.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2170, A bill for an act relating to shoreland areas; creating a pilot program in two counties; appropriating money.

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

Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 2171, A bill for an act relating to real property; providing that the title to all real property must be registered by the year 2030; phasing in registration requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 462.358, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 386; 505; 507; 508; and 508A.

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

Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2172, A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting the city of Grand Rapids to increase the membership of its public utilities commission to five members.

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

Smith; Opatz; Seifert, M.; Carlson and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 2173, A bill for an act relating to employee relations; reclassifying certain positions as classified positions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.08, subdivision 1.

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

Chaudhary introduced:

H. F. No. 2174, A bill for an act relating to the city of Columbia Heights; providing for the extension of and authorizing certain expenditures from certain tax increment financing districts.

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

Krinkie; Anderson, B., and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2175, A bill for an act relating to building safety; establishing a building safety division in the department of public safety; transferring the duties of the department of administration, the department of public service, the state fire marshal, and the department of health relating to building construction and safety to the building safety division; transferring the duties of the department of labor and industry, the department of commerce, and the department of health relating to the regulation of building trades to the building safety division; transferring the duties of the department of administration relating to administrative support of the board of electricity to the commissioner of public safety; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16B.61, subdivision 2; 214.04, subdivision 1; 299M.02, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299N.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2176, A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating payments to employees for political purposes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2177, A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring a study of the taxation of property used for agricultural purposes and open space property; providing appointments.

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

Ozment, Kelliher, Daggett, Howes, Jennings and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 2178, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, by adding a section; providing for the dedication of a part of the sales and use tax to the game and fish fund.

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

Krinkie; Anderson, B., and Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 2179, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring the commissioner of administration to develop and issue a request for proposals to operate the new custody level 4 correctional facility at Rush City and select a vendor to operate the facility; repealing Laws 1997, chapter 238, section 4.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2180, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying provisions relating to regional rail authorities; providing for financing of railroad facilities; authorizing intergovernmental agreements and payments involving a regional rail authority; authorizing issuance of general obligation bonds by regional rail authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 398A.04, subdivisions 1, 8, and 9; and 398A.07, subdivision 2.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2181, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing bonds and appropriating money to remove and replace exterior brick veneer on a portion of the Anoka county courthouse.

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

Dempsey and Rostberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2182, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for roof repair and betterment on buildings 1, 2, and 4 of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings, and for the installation of an elevator in building 1; authorizing state bonds.

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

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