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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 25, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 318, A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise tax; adopting single sales apportionment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivisions 2 and 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivision 4.

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

Bishop, Stanek, Smith, Pugh and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 319, A bill for an act relating to courts; increasing the number of trial court judgeships in certain districts; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 2.722, subdivision 1.

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

Davids, Erhardt, Opatz, Entenza and Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 320, A bill for an act relating to insurance; authorizing licensed property-casualty insurance agents to assist in the procurement of surplus lines insurance without a surplus lines insurance license; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 60A.198, subdivision 1.

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

Fuller, Mares and Westerberg introduced:

H. F. No. 321, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting unmarked police cars from the sales tax on motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297B.03.

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

Rhodes, Mulder, Greiling, Abeler and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 322, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Minnesota Utilization Review Act; modifying definition of practice of medicine; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 62M.09, subdivisions 3, 6, and by adding a subdivision; 62M.10, subdivision 7; and 147.081, subdivision 3.

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

Haas, Entenza, Davids and Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. No. 323, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicle fuel franchises; removing an expiration date; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 80C.147.

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

Kuisle; Marquart; Rifenberg; Dorman; Seifert; Kubly; Davids; Clark, J.; Gunther; Kielkucki; Kalis and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 324, A bill for an act relating to taxation; adjusting the computation of the net tax capacity of agricultural property; increasing and extending the application of the educational agricultural credit; adjusting the computation of the homestead and agricultural credit aid payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivision 23; 273.1382, subdivision 1b; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

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

Daggett; Erhardt; Anderson, I.; Paulsen; Dorman; Mulder; Dehler; Jennings; Abeler; Wolf; Cassell; Huntley; Juhnke; Leighton; Sertich; Dorn; Lieder; Otremba; Hilty; Peterson; Dawkins; Murphy; Entenza; Finseth; Gleason; Kalis; Haas; Rukavina; Pugh; Jacobson; Howes; Rifenberg; Rhodes; Sykora and Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 325, A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; abolishing the hospital surcharge for certain medical assistance costs; appropriating money; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.9657, subdivision 2; and 256B.19, subdivision 1b.

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

Ozment, Schumacher, Swenson, Buesgens and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 326, A bill for an act relating to local and state government; providing that failure of a motion to approve a request is denial of the request; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.99, subdivision 2.

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

Kahn; Davnie; Kelliher; Dawkins; Clark, K.; Walker; Rhodes and Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 327, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying the margin for certain statutory recounts; providing for recounts in presidential and congressional elections; increasing the number of ballots required in each precinct; providing an instant runoff for presidential, congressional, statewide, and legislative offices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204B.27, by adding a subdivision; 204B.29, subdivision 1; 204C.35; and 204C.36, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

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

Dorman, Abeler, Daggett and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 328, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the amount of referendum revenue subject to equalization; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.17, subdivision 5.

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

Hackbarth, Lindner, Smith, Finseth and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 329, A bill for an act relating to crimes; authorizing imposition of the death penalty for first degree murder under certain aggravating circumstances; providing a statutory framework, including procedures and criteria, consistent with due process for determining when the imposition of the death penalty is appropriate; providing for automatic appellate review of death penalty cases; providing for appointment of attorneys in death penalty cases; providing an administrative framework for implementing the death penalty; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 243.05, subdivision 1; 609.10, subdivision 1; 609.12, subdivision 1; 609.135, subdivision 1; and 609.185; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244A.

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

Abeler, Goodno, Mahoney, Huntley, Mariani, Nornes, Boudreau and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 330, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to a nonprofit agency that currently serves deaf and hard-of-hearing adults with mental illness.

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

Abeler and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 331, A bill for an act relating to preservation of historic structures; creating a historic preservation grant program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.

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

Nornes, Bradley and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 332, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a nursing facility case mix transition plan; imposing a fine for noncompliance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.04, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; and 256B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144.0721, subdivision 1.

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

Biernat, Rhodes, Koskinen, Solberg and Folliard introduced:

H. F. No. 333, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring the secretary of state to avoid certain conflicts of interest; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5.

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

Tuma and Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 334, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; expanding the scope of murder in the third degree to include the negligent homicide of a vulnerable adult; increasing the penalties for certain persons who fail to report the maltreatment of a vulnerable adult; expanding the scope of kidnapping to include certain acts involving vulnerable adults; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 609.195; 609.234, subdivision 2; and 609.25, subdivision 1.

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

Erhardt, Abrams, Lindner, Paulsen, Nornes, Abeler, Seagren and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 335, A bill for an act relating to taxation; corporate franchise tax; adopting single sales apportionment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivisions 2 and 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.191, subdivision 4.

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

Erhardt, Mulder, Daggett, Harder, Seagren, Larson, Nornes, Abeler and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 336, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; making the capital equipment exemption an up-front exemption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.68, subdivision 5; and 297A.75.

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

Erhardt, Daggett, Seagren, Harder and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 337, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing an exclusion for capital gains; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; and 290.091, subdivision 2.

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

Erhardt, Mulder, Daggett, Harder, Seagren, Larson, Nornes, Lindner, Abeler, Dibble, Paulsen, Kelliher and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 338, A bill for an act relating to taxes; eliminating June accelerated payments of sales taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 289A.18, subdivision 4; and 289A.20, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 289A.60, subdivision 15.

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

Dempsey; Clark, J.; Gleason; Rifenberg and Paulsen introduced:

H. F. No. 339, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a subtraction for an automobile owned by the taxpayer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

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

Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 340, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a technology integration grant to independent school district No. 392, Le Center; appropriating money.

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

Dehler, Schumacher and Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 341, A bill for an act relating to crimes; imposing strict liability and prescribing criminal penalties for unlicensed driver involved in traffic accident resulting in bodily harm or death to another; 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

Dehler introduced:

H. F. No. 342, A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying certain conditions and terms relating to grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 136A.121, subdivision 9; and 136A.125, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 136A.125, subdivision 3.

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

Dehler introduced:

H. F. No. 343, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; establishing construction, administration, and use requirements for public trails; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.

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

Greiling and Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 344, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; limiting liability for administering medication to certain mentally ill persons; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

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

Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 345, A bill for an act relating to the city of Robbinsdale; extending the duration limit of a tax increment financing district.

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

Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 346, A bill for an act relating to education; creating one statewide bargaining unit for all kindergarten through grade 12 teachers employed by school districts; providing statewide bargaining revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.10, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 179A.03, subdivisions 2 and 15; 179A.04, subdivision 2; 179A.12, subdivision 1; 179A.18, subdivision 2; and 179A.20, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A.

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

Swenson and Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 347, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for loans for certain manure processing and odor control projects; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.115, by adding a subdivision.

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

Gunther; Mullery; Lindner; Wenzel; Mahoney; Sertich; Paymar; Davids; Clark, K.; Walz; Westerberg and Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 348, A bill for an act relating to children; providing for grants to the youth intervention program; appropriating money.

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

Rifenberg, Pelowski and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 349, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; reauthorizing a canceled bond authorization for a television transmitter for Fillmore, Houston, and Winona counties.

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

Seifert; Sviggum; Pelowski; Fuller; Goodno; Solberg; Ness; Kubly; Peterson; Juhnke; Murphy; Skoe; Huntley; Jaros; Mulder; Sertich; Rukavina; Swapinski; Johnson, S.; Bakk; Kielkucki; Howes; Wenzel; Davids; Harder; Westrom; Ruth; Walz and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 350, A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing for the distribution of appropriations to the board of trustees of Minnesota state colleges and universities.

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

Stanek; Clark, J.; Skoglund; Tuma and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 351, A bill for an act relating to crime; establishing a felony level driving while impaired offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 169A.03, by adding a subdivision; 169A.20, subdivision 3; 169A.25; 169A.26; 169A.27; 169A.275, subdivisions 3 and 5; 169A.283, subdivision 1; 169A.40, subdivision 3; and 169A.63, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169A.275, subdivision 4.

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

Kuisle; Anderson, B.; Mulder and Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 352, A bill for an act relating to annexation; providing for reversion of annexed property to the township if services are not provided in two years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 414.031, by adding a subdivision; and 414.033, by adding a subdivision.

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

Kubly, Kuisle, Davids, Otremba, Juhnke, Osskopp, Winter, Peterson, Skoe, Lieder and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 353, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing financing for the farm advocates program and agriculture information centers; appropriating money.

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

Skoglund and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 354, A bill for an act relating to firearms; prohibiting a person from transferring a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon at a gun show without first conducting a background check on the transferee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.7132, subdivision 12.

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

Koskinen; Huntley; Goodwin; Greiling; Biernat; Winter; Otremba; Murphy; Luther; Clark, K.; Dibble; Kelliher and Evans introduced:

H. F. No. 355, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the definition of employer-subsidized insurance under MinnesotaCare; providing exemptions from the four-month uninsured requirement; repealing a prohibition on coverage in the same month; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.07, subdivision 2, and by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.04, subdivision 9.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 356, A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing a service credit purchase for an uncredited leave period.

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

Boudreau, Mullery, Goodno, Bradley and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 357, A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; modifying licensing requirements for alcohol and drug counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148C.04, subdivisions 3, 4, and 6; and 148C.10, subdivision 1a.

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

Wilkin; Dawkins; Jacobson; Walker; Anderson, I.; Leighton; Lenczewski; Westerberg; Gerlach; Erickson; Mares; Paulsen; Seagren; Rifenberg and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 358, A bill for an act relating to property taxation; reducing the class rate on apartments; providing for increased homestead and agricultural credit aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivision 25; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

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

Murphy, Huntley and Bakk introduced:

H. F. No. 359, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials used in constructing a community activity center in the city of Proctor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

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

Winter and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 360, A bill for an act relating to insurance; workers' compensation; eliminating the requirement that an injured employee submit to examination by the employer's physician; requiring that benefits not be discontinued except as determined by a neutral health care professional; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 176.135, by adding a subdivision; 176.155, subdivision 3; 176.238, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, and 10; and 176.321, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 176.136, subdivision 1c; and 176.155, subdivision 1.

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

Rukavina, Davids, Stang, Bakk, Sertich and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 361, A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating activation of the market assistance plan and the joint underwriting association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62I.21.

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

Westrom; Jennings; Davids; Wenzel; Dorman; Kuisle; Finseth; Ness; Gunther; Dorn; Ozment; Penas; Otremba; Kubly; Swenson; Peterson; Harder; Juhnke; Schumacher; Cassell; Johnson, R.; Winter; Kelliher; Greiling; Clark, J., and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 362, A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; requiring that diesel fuel sold in the state contain a minimum of five percent biodiesel fuel oil by weight; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 239.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 363, A bill for an act relating to local government aids; increasing city aid base and maximum aid for certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

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

Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 364, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring that mobile telephones used in motor vehicles be hands-free; providing a defense; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

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

Mares, Greiling and Wasiluk introduced:

H. F. No. 365, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for intermediate school district No. 916, Northeast Metro.

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

Gleason introduced:

H. F. No. 366, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing special registration plates for retired veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.123, subdivision 2.

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

Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 367, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials used in constructing an indoor sports and physical education complex in the city of Hermantown; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

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

Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 368, A bill for an act relating to highways; designating a bridge on marked trunk highway No. 55 in Stearns county as Old St. Anne's Pass; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.14, by adding a subdivision.

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

Bishop, Sviggum, Opatz, Ruth and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 369, A bill for an act relating to civil action; regulating the apportionment of joint and several liability; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 604.02, subdivision 1.

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

Stanek, Lindner, Schumacher, Hackbarth and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 370, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money to the metropolitan council for express bus service between Rogers and downtown Minneapolis.

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

Workman, Molnau, Sviggum, Lenczewski and McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 371, A bill for an act relating to government; requiring that local governmental units in the metropolitan area include consideration of the protection and development of aggregate resources in their land use plan as a part of their comprehensive plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.859, subdivision 2.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 372, A bill for an act relating to criminal records; requiring that crime victims be notified of expungement proceedings and allowed to submit a statement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609A.03, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4.

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

McGuire and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 373, A bill for an act relating to child support; modifying the penalties for noncompliance with work reporting; requiring payors who hire independent contractors for public projects to comply with the work reporting laws; requiring a report from the commissioner of human services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.998, subdivisions 6 and 9.

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

McGuire and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 374, A bill for an act relating to the environment; directing the pollution control agency to conduct a noise survey and analysis; appropriating money.

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

Kubly, Seifert, Peterson, Kuisle, Davids, Otremba, Juhnke, Skoe, Kalis and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 375, A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting tampering with clock-hour meters on farm tractors; prescribing criminal and civil penalties; providing remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

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

Bradley, Goodno, Abeler, Otremba, Koskinen, Goodwin, Ozment, Boudreau, Nornes, Cassell, Kubly, Skoe, Kalis, Huntley, Juhnke, Rifenberg, Gunther, Finseth, Mulder, Ness, Walker, Winter, Milbert, Pugh, Pelowski, Walz, Lenczewski, Bakk and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 376, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing comprehensively for senior care with the Community Care Options for Older Adults Act; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 43A.24, by adding a subdivision; 43A.318, subdivision 1; 119B.09, subdivision 4; 144.057; 144A.071, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, and 4a; 144A.073, subdivisions 2, 4, and by adding a subdivision; 144A.62, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4; 245A.04, subdivisions 3, 3a, 3b, and 3d; 256B.056, subdivision 4; 256B.431, subdivision 17; 256B.434, subdivision 10; 256D.44, subdivision 5; and 290.0672, subdivision 2; Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 3, section 45; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256M; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431, subdivisions 2e and 3f; 256B.434, subdivision 4; 256B.435; and 256B.69, subdivision 6a.

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

Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 377, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; extending the credit for taxes paid to other states to taxes of German Lander; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.06, subdivision 22.

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

Davnie; Marquart; Slawik; Mares; Abeler; Skoe; Entenza; Sertich; Johnson, R.; Schumacher; Thompson; Evans and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. No. 378, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for school district energy costs.

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

Winter; Kalis; Skoe; Peterson; Otremba; Lieder; Kubly; Jennings; Juhnke; Marquart; Johnson, R.; Hilty and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 379, A bill for an act relating to motor fuels; requiring that diesel fuel sold in the state contain biodiesel fuel oil; requiring the use of B5 or B20 diesel fuel in certain vehicles and equipment; reducing the special fuel tax rate on biodiesel fuel; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 296A.08, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; and 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 41A; and 239.

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

Kubly, Mulder, Lieder, Kalis and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 380, A bill for an act relating to health; repealing MinnesotaCare provider tax; repealing the premium tax for health plan companies and nonprofit health service plan corporations; repealing the health care access fund; repealing hospital surcharge; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095, subdivision 6; 144.1494, subdivision 1; 144.1495, subdivision 2; 144.1496, subdivision 1; 214.16, subdivisions 2 and 3; 256L.02, subdivisions 3 and 4; 270B.01, subdivision 8; 270B.14, subdivision 1; and 297I.15, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.4967, subdivision 3; 16A.724; 16A.76; 62T.10; 144.1484, subdivision 2; 256.9657, subdivision 2; 256B.19, subdivision 1b; 295.50; 295.51; 295.52; 295.53; 295.54; 295.55; 295.56; 295.57; 295.58; 295.581; 295.582; 295.59; and 297I.05, subdivision 5.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 381, A bill for an act relating to property taxes; eliminating the metropolitan area fiscal disparities program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 415.16, subdivision 2; and 469.177, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 473F.001; 473F.01; 473F.02; 473F.03; 473F.05; 473F.06; 473F.07; 473F.08; 473F.09; 473F.10; 473F.11; and 473F.13.

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

Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 382, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for seasonal firefighters; making temporary emergency firefighters eligible for unemployment insurance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 88.12, by adding a subdivision; and 268.035, subdivision 20.

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

Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 383, A bill for an act relating to health; repealing the insurance premium tax on health insurance and the premium tax on nonprofit health plan companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297I.05, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 62T.10; and 297I.05, subdivision 5.

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

Rukavina, Opatz and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 384, A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the board of services for the blind; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 248.011; 248.07; 248.10; 248.11; and 256.482, subdivisions 1 and 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 248.

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

Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 385, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; providing for statewide extended area telephone service; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

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

Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 386, A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring notice before employers may engage in electronic monitoring of employees or use such monitoring as the basis of an employment decision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

Walker, Gray and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 387, A bill for an act relating to state government; increasing the membership of the state council on Black Minnesotans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 3.9225, subdivisions 1 and 2.

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

Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 388, A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for health coverage continuation for peace officers and firefighters disabled before July 1, 1997; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 299A.465, by adding a subdivision.

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

Dempsey; Johnson, S.; Solberg; Mullery; Osskopp; Hilstrom and Pelowski introduced:

H. F. No. 389, A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the life of Mississippi river parkway commission and changing its membership; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; and 161.1419, subdivisions 2 and 8.

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

Winter and Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 390, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the establishment of a specific nonprofit corporation in development region eight to operate and manage the Prairieland Exposition Center.

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

Kahn, Rhodes and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 391, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; redirecting an appropriation to People, Inc.; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 18, subdivision 4.

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

Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 392, A bill for an act relating to state government; providing that state commissioner members of the board of water and soil resources are nonvoting members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103B.101, subdivision 2.

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

Mahoney, Jacobson, Hausman, Slawik and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 393, A bill for an act relating to local government; allowing employees of Ramsey county and the city of St. Paul equal competition for vacant county jobs in combined city-county departments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 383A.288, subdivisions 3 and 4.

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

Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 394, A bill for an act relating to towns; repealing a provision about castrating certain animals running at large in a town; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 346.19, subdivision 5.

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

Juhnke, Skoe, Marquart, Daggett, Nornes, Schumacher, Otremba, Kubly, Pelowski, Swenson, Winter, Peterson, Kalis and Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 395, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying definition of agricultural land for purposes of hunting trespass restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.001, subdivision 1.

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

Juhnke, Opatz, Wenzel, Marquart and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 396, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; requiring that the principal offices of the department of agriculture be located outside of the metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.01.

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

Koskinen, Luther, Greiling and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 397, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; expanding the exemption for home heating fuels; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.67, subdivision 15.

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

Seifert, Ness, Greiling, Mulder, Pelowski, Dorn and Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 398, A bill for an act relating to education finance; exempting agricultural lands from the school district levy for debt service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.53, subdivision 5; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; and 275.08, subdivision 1b.

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

Kuisle, Mulder and Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 399, A bill for an act relating to annexation; limiting the municipal tax rate to the township rate applicable prior to annexation until sewer and water are provided; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 414.033, by adding a subdivision.

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

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