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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, February 01, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Westerberg; Jacobson; Nornes; Eastlund; Erickson; Vandeveer; Hackbarth; Tingelstad; Abeler; Walz; Johnson, J.; Gunther; Lindner; Cassell and Ruth introduced:

H. F. No. 456, A resolution memorializing Congress to authorize and appropriate funding for 40 percent of the cost of special education.

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

Jacobson; Eastlund; Johnson, J.; Penas; Westerberg; Walz; Olson and Lipman introduced:

H. F. No. 457, A bill for an act relating to lobbyists; prohibiting former legislators, constitutional officers, agency heads, and certain legislative employees from lobbying for legislative or administrative action for one year after leaving office; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A.

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

Penas, Finseth, Westrom, Lieder and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 458, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that land enrolled in certain conservation programs may qualify as a special agricultural homestead; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 273.124, subdivision 14.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 459, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for a study of potential relocation of the forestry division of the department of natural resources.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 460, A bill for an act relating to education; permitting independent school district No. 238, Mabel-Canton, to permanently start the school year before Labor Day; amending Laws 2000, chapter 489, article 6, section 44, subdivision 2.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 461, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring records of physical examinations for student athletes to be on file at high schools; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 128C.

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

Howes, Daggett, McElroy, Winter and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 462, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain residential buildings from taxation for a temporary time period; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Greiling, Seagren, Leppik, Luther, Lenczewski and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. No. 463, A bill for an act relating to data practices; mental health patient records; providing for family access to certain patient records; requiring certain information to be gathered when emergency mental health treatment is sought; providing for participation of certain family members in preparing an aftercare plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144.335, by adding a subdivision; 253B.05, subdivision 1; and 253B.15, subdivision 1.

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

Wilkin; Rhodes; Pawlenty; Krinkie; Smith; Kielkucki; Erickson; Eastlund; Holberg; Lipman; Tuma; Johnson, J.; Seifert and Gerlach introduced:

H. F. No. 464, A bill for an act relating to state government; forbidding certain litigation and settlements; providing for deposit in the general fund of certain funds recovered through litigation or settlements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 8.31, subdivision 2c.

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

Marko, Stanek, Wenzel, Mares, Murphy and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 465, A bill for an act relating to retirement; granting public employees of the police and fire fund of the public employee's retirement association service credit for service in the United States armed forces; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 353.01, subdivision 16a.

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

McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 466, A bill for an act relating to crimes; repealing the law prohibiting endurance contests; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.66.

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

Hilty and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 467, A bill for an act relating to history; appropriating money to improve the Moose Lake history museum.

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

Erickson and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 468, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of certain property used in constructing a fire station facility in the city of Princeton; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75, subdivision 1.

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

Abeler; Dorman; Bernardy; Davids; Tingelstad; Daggett; Kalis; Westerberg; Clark, J.; Gunther; Boudreau; Rifenberg; Jennings and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 469, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing county agricultural societies to retain certain sales tax proceeds and use the proceeds for improvements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 38.27, by adding a subdivision; and 289A.31, subdivision 7.

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

Abeler, Otremba, Koskinen, Mulder, Boudreau and Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 470, A bill for an act relating to health; extending and modifying the notice period for ceasing or curtailing operation of certain nursing homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.16.

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

Abeler; Rhodes; Kahn; McElroy; Marko; Walker; Sykora; Davids; Clark, J.; Erickson; Gunther; Boudreau and Hausman introduced:

H. F. No. 471, A bill for an act relating to the state building code; directing the department of administration to adopt a building code for rehabilitation of historic structures; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.

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

Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 472, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 2358, Tri-County schools.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 473, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a cold weather testing center in Koochiching county.

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

Rukavina, Mares and Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 474, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing a postretirement adjustment for certain retired police officers and firefighters in Eveleth.

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. 475, A bill for an act relating to historic sites; designating Little Elk Heritage Preserve as a historic preserve; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 138.664, by adding a subdivision.

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

Davids, Entenza, Haas, Holberg and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 476, A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing safe harbor protection for insurance self-audit information; 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, Jobs and Economic Development

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 477, A bill for an act relating to education; expanding district eligibility to participate in the alternative facilities program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.59, subdivision 1.

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

Sykora, Erickson, Greiling, Tingelstad, Mares, Bradley, Davids, Rifenberg, Erhardt, Schumacher, Otremba, Gray, Mahoney, Mulder, Boudreau, Seagren and Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 478, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring parents and providers to evaluate appropriate programs and services before providing amphetamine prescription drugs to children with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; clarifying the definition of educational neglect to indicate that refusing to consent to a special education evaluation does not constitute educational neglect; determining the number of Minnesota school children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder currently taking amphetamine prescription drugs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.027, subdivision 2; 260A.01; and 260C.163, subdivision 11.

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

Lipman, Rhodes and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 479, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying requirements for evidence of identity and residence for purposes of election day voter registration; requesting the legislative auditor to study aspects of election administration practice; creating a revolving loan fund for purchase of election equipment by local units of government; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 201.061, subdivision 3; 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

Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 480, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing funding to establish a voluntary accreditation program to assist school districts to provide optimal educational support services; appropriating money.

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

Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 481, A bill for an act relating to state observances; designating Combat Wounded Veterans Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

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

Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 482, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a regional planning management study.

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

Solberg, Sertich and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 483, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public land and other public improvements of a capital nature; providing for a grant to the city of Floodwood; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 484, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public land and other public improvements of a capital nature; providing for a new international bridge at International Falls; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money.

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

Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 485, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying conditions for the commissioner of natural resources to remove beaver dams; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.665, subdivision 1.

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

Seifert, Solberg, Kubly, Greiling and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 486, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring disclaimers in newspaper ads to be a certain size; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 211B.05, subdivision 1.

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

Vandeveer, Jennings, Schumacher and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 487, A bill for an act relating to local government; increasing the amount for which a township may contract for health, social, and recreational services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 365.10, subdivision 14.

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

Davids, Otremba, Boudreau, Huntley and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 488, A bill for an act relating to human services; adjusting payment for ambulance service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.0625, subdivision 17a.

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

Haas, Entenza, Davids, Bradley and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 489, A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing for the procurement of surety bonds; 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, Jobs and Economic Development

Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 490, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing that certain data collected by counties is classified as nonpublic data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.594.

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

Jacobson, Dawkins, Mares and Wasiluk introduced:

H. F. No. 491, A bill for an act relating to public lands; authorizing a private sale of certain tax-forfeited land in Ramsey county.

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

Wolf, Jennings, Ozment, Hilty, Gleason, Kahn, Hausman and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 492, A bill for an act relating to energy; enacting the Energy Reliability and Affordability Act; making conforming and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 216A.07, subdivision 3; 216B.03; 216B.16, subdivisions 1 and 6b; 216B.162, subdivision 8; 216B.164, subdivisions 3 and 6; 216B.243, subdivision 3; 216C.09; and 216C.18, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 216B.241; Minnesota Rules, parts 7820.1800; 7820.1900; 7820.2000; 7820.2200; and 7820.2300.

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

Lenczewski, Luther, Mahoney, Schumacher, Kubly, Otremba, Hilstrom, Kalis, Slawik and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 493, A bill for an act relating to health; including persons with fetal alcohol syndrome in the definitions of child with a disability and related condition; establishing a fetal alcohol syndrome advisory committee; establishing state responsibility for the cost of care outside the home of a child with fetal alcohol syndrome; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.02, subdivision 1; 145.9266, by adding a subdivision; and 252.27, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2a, and 2b, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Winter; Hilty; Skoe; Peterson; Sertich; Leighton; Lieder; Johnson, R.; Murphy and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 494, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a teacher loan forgiveness program; providing for rulemaking; 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 Education Policy

Finseth, Skoe, Osskopp, Mulder, Ness, Swenson, Rifenberg, Harder, Dorman, Westrom, Stang, Kuisle and Sviggum introduced:

H. F. No. 495, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; transferring authority for the regulation of feedlots from the pollution control agency to the department of agriculture; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.138, subdivision 3; 35.82, subdivision 2; 114C.21, subdivision 8; 115.076, subdivision 1; 394.25, subdivision 3c; and 561.19, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116.06, subdivision 4a; 116.07, subdivisions 7 and 7a; 116.0713; and 116.072, subdivision 13.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 496, A bill for an act relating to elections; giving students who are eligible voters the right to time off from school to vote; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 204C.04, subdivision 1.

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. 497, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating a bus purchase aid; creating a one-time fuel adjustment; modifying the transportation sparsity formula; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.92, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, subdivision 2; and 126C.10, subdivision 18.

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

Holberg and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 498, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used in constructing a police department and a central maintenance facility in the city of Farmington; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75, subdivision 1.

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

Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 499, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing an education subtraction or credit for musical instruments used in school; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; and 290.0674, subdivision 1.

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

Kielkucki, Davnie, Mares, Greiling, Kelliher, Sykora, Entenza, Seagren and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 500, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a teacher preparation program to educate teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 501, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; preventing the commissioner of natural resources from comparing conservation officer enforcement activity in the evaluation of an officer's performance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0285.

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

Paulsen, Kuisle, Knoblach, Rukavina and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 502, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that sales of certain items through vending machines are exempt from the sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.61, subdivision 3.

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

Pawlenty and McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 503, A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the research credit and extending it to individual income tax; allowing an investment credit; imposing application fees; providing a sales tax exemption for certain purchases; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.068, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 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

Mulder, Gray, Sykora, Nornes and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 504, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; modifying the at-home infant child care program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 119B.061, subdivisions 2 and 4.

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

Stanek, Sykora and Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 505, A bill for an act relating to criminal justice; requiring the commissioner of public safety to oversee a study on racial profiling; requiring a statewide model policy and local agency policies against racial profiling; requiring development of learning objectives against racial profiling for preservice and in-service training of peace officers; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

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

Bakk introduced:

H. F. No. 506, A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; removing eligibility restrictions to receive benefits for certain school contractors; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268.085, subdivision 8.

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

Wagenius, Hausman, Paymar, Greiling and Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 507, A bill for an act relating to transportation; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 10, and by adding a section; providing that revenue from future increases in motor fuel taxes be credited one-half to the highway user tax distribution fund and one-half to a new Minnesota public transit fund.

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

Skoe, Lieder and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 508, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to construct a new facility for the Center of Human Environment in Mahnomen county; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

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

Seifert, by request, introduced:

H. F. No. 509, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting the use of certain misleading statements in automobile insurance claims settlements; clarifying the interpretation of comparative fault; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 72A.201, subdivision 6; and 604.01, subdivision 1.

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

Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 510, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; modifying and recodifying telecommunications laws; imposing excise tax on certain telecommunications, cable, and video programming services; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.46, subdivision 2; 13.679, by adding a subdivision; 16A.124, subdivision 8; 16B.465, subdivisions 1 and 1a; 18.205; 115B.02, subdivision 14; 125B.20, subdivision 2; 216A.03, subdivision 7; 216A.07, subdivisions 2 and 5; 216B.16, subdivision 2; 221.031, subdivision 2; 256.978, subdivision 2; 270B.14, subdivision 1; 272.01, subdivision 3; 297A.61, subdivision 7; 308A.210, subdivisions 3 and 8; 325E.021; 325F.692; 325F.693; 326.242, subdivision 12; 326.2421, subdivision 2; 403.09; 403.11, subdivision 1; 412.014; 471.425, subdivision 5; 473.129, subdivision 6; 609.52, subdivision 2; 609.80, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 609.892, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 237A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 237.01; 237.011; 237.02; 237.03; 237.035; 237.036; 237.04; 237.05; 237.06; 237.065; 237.066; 237.067; 237.068; 237.069; 237.07; 237.071; 237.072; 237.075; 237.076; 237.081; 237.082; 237.09; 237.10; 237.11; 237.115; 237.12; 237.121; 237.14; 237.15; 237.16; 237.162; 237.163; 237.164; 237.17; 237.18; 237.19; 237.20; 237.21; 237.22; 237.23; 237.231; 237.24; 237.25; 237.26; 237.27; 237.28; 237.295; 237.30; 237.33; 237.34; 237.35; 237.36; 237.37; 237.38; 237.39; 237.40; 237.44; 237.45; 237.46; 237.461; 237.462; 237.47; 237.49; 237.50; 237.51, subdivisions 1, 5, and 5a; 237.52; 237.53; 237.54; 237.55; 237.56; 237.57; 237.5799; 237.58; 237.59; 237.60; 237.61; 237.62; 237.625; 237.626; 237.63; 237.64; 237.65; 237.66; 237.661; 237.662; 237.663; 237.67; 237.68; 237.69; 237.70, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4a, 5, 6, and 7; 237.701; 237.71; 237.711; 237.73; 237.74; 237.75; 237.76; 237.761; 237.762; 237.763; 237.764; 237.765; 237.766; 237.767; 237.768; 237.769; 237.770; 237.771; 237.772; 237.773; 237.774; 237.775; 237.79; 237.80; 237.81; 238.01; 238.02; 238.03; 238.08; 238.081; 238.082; 238.083; 238.084; 238.086; 238.11; 238.12; 238.15; 238.16; 238.17; 238.18; 238.22; 238.23; 238.24; 238.241; 238.242; 238.25; 238.26; 238.27; 238.35; 238.36; 238.37; 238.38; 238.39; 238.40; 238.41; 238.42; and 238.43. repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 7810.8715; 7810.8720; 7810.8725; 7810.8730; 7810.8735; 7810.8740; 7810.8745; 7810.8750; 7810.8755; 7810.8760; 7810.8800; 7810.8805; 7810.8810; 7810.8815; 7810.8900; 7810.8905; 7810.8910; 7810.8915; 7810.8920; 7810.8925; 7810.8930; 7810.8935; 7810.8940; 7811.0050; 7811.0100; 7811.0150; 7811.0200; 7811.0300; 7811.0350; 7811.0400; 7811.0500; 7811.0550; 7811.0600; 7811.0700; 7811.0800; 7811.0900; 7811.1000; 7811.1050; 7811.1100; 7811.1200; 7811.1300; 7811.1400; 7811.1500; 7811.1600; 7811.1700; 7811.1800; 7811.1900; 7811.2000; 7811.2100; 7811.2200; 7811.2300; 7812.0050; 7812.0100, subparts 22, 23, 31, 32, 35, 45, and 47; 7812.0200, subpart 2; 7812.0300, subparts 1, 2, 3, and 4; 7812.0350; 7812.0400; 7812.0500; 7812;1300; 7812.1400; 7815.0100; 7815.0200; 7815.0300; 7815.0400; 7815.0500; 7815.0600; 7817.0100; 7817.0200; 7817.0300; 7817.0400; 7817.0500; 7817.0600; 7817.0700; 7817.0800; 7817.0900; and 7817.1000.

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

Sviggum and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 511, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for property tax reform; providing for income and corporate franchise tax relief and reform; providing for sales, use, and motor vehicle sales tax reform; reducing the motor vehicle registration tax; changing and reforming health care provider taxes, insurance premiums taxes, mortgage registry and deed taxes, and gambling, petroleum, mining, and liquor taxes; changing property tax refunds; reforming property tax aids and local government aids provisions; conforming to changes in federal income tax provisions; changing certain tax increment financing provisions; providing for appointment, training, and education of assessors; making policy, clarifying, administrative, collections, refunds, and licensing changes to various taxes and fees; changing administration of the political contribution refund; giving certain powers and duties to the commissioner of revenue; authorizing the commissioner to publish names of certain delinquent taxpayers; imposing a use tax on certain solid waste generators and self-haulers; requiring notice to commissioner of city or town tobacco licenses; changing health care funding and creating a health care access fund reserve; providing for funding of the highway user tax distribution fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 84.922, by adding a subdivision; 126C.01, by adding subdivisions; 126C.13, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; 126C.17, subdivisions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; 127A.48, subdivision 1; 168.013, subdivision 1a; 239.101, subdivision 3; 270.60, by adding a subdivision; 270.70, subdivision 13; 270.73, subdivision 1; 272.02, subdivisions 7 and 10; 273.061, subdivisions 1, 2, and 8; 273.11, subdivision 1a; 273.121; 273.124, subdivision 13; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, and by adding subdivisions; 273.1392; 273.1393; 273.1398, subdivisions 1, 8, and by adding a subdivision; 273.166, subdivisions 2, 3, and 5; 273.42, by adding a subdivision; 274.01, subdivision 1; 274.13, subdivision 1; 275.011, by adding a subdivision; 275.02; 275.065, subdivisions 3, 5a, and 6; 275.08, subdivisions 1, 1a, and 1b; 275.28, subdivision 1; 275.61; 276.04, subdivision 2; 276A.06, subdivision 3; 282.01, subdivisions 1a and 1b; 282.08; 287.035; 287.08; 287.21, subdivision 1; 287.28; 289A.02, subdivision 7; 289A.11, subdivision 1; 289A.18, subdivision 4; 289A.20, subdivision 4; 289A.56, subdivision 4; 289A.60, subdivision 21; 290.01, subdivisions 19, 19b, 19c, 19d, 29, 31, and by adding a subdivision; 290.02; 290.05, subdivisions 1 and 3; 290.06, subdivisions 1, 2c, and 23; 290.0671, subdivision 1; 290.0674, subdivisions 1 and 2; 290.0675, subdivisions 1 and 3; 290.068, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 290.091, subdivisions 1 and 6; 290.0921, subdivision 8, and by adding a subdivision; 290.0922, subdivision 2; 290.095, subdivision 2; 290.17, subdivision 4; 290.191, subdivisions 2, 3, and 5; 290.32; 290.92, subdivisions 3, 23, 28, and 29; 290.9727, subdivision 3; 290.9728, subdivision 2; 290.9729, subdivision 2; 290A.03, subdivisions 12 and 15; 290A.04, subdivisions 2, 2a, and 4; 290A.15; 291.005, subdivision 1; 295.50, subdivisions 3 and 4; 295.52, subdivisions 1, 1a, and 2; 295.53, subdivisions 1 and 3; 295.58; 295.582; 296A.15, subdivision 1; 296A.16, subdivision 1; 297A.01, subdivision 5; 297A.07, subdivision 3; 297A.61, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 16, and by adding subdivisions; 297A.62, subdivision 1; 297A.67, subdivisions 5 and 7; 297A.68, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 17, 19, and by adding subdivisions; 297A.70, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, and 14; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.72, subdivision 1; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4; 297A.80; 297A.82, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, and by adding a subdivision; 297A.86, subdivision 1; 297A.87, subdivision 3; 297A.94; 297B.01, subdivision 8; 297B.03; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 297E.02, subdivisions 1 and 6; 297F.10, subdivision 1; 297I.15, by adding a subdivision; 297I.40, subdivisions 1, 2, and 7; 298.01, subdivisions 3, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4, 4a, 4c, and 4e; 298.24, subdivision 1; 298.28, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11; 461.12, by adding a subdivision; 469.1763, subdivision 6; 469.177, subdivisions 1a and 11; 473.446, subdivision 1; 473F.08, subdivision 3; 473H.10, subdivision 3; 477A.011, subdivisions 3, 34, and by adding subdivisions; 477A.013, subdivisions 1, 8, and 9; 477A.015; 477A.03, subdivision 2; and 477A.065, subdivision 1; Laws 2000, chapter 490, article 7, section 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 126C; 270; 273; 275; 297A; 297F; and 297H; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16A.76; 126C.13, subdivision 1; 126C.18, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivision 21b; 273.138; 273.1382; 273.1399; 275.065, subdivision 3a; 275.078; 275.08, subdivision 1e; 282.01, subdivisions 1c, 1d, and 1e; 289A.60, subdivision 15; 290.01, subdivision 6b; 290.06, subdivision 25; 290.067; 290.0673; 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; 290.0921, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; 290.21; 290.35, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5; 295.50, subdivisions 10a, 14, and 15; 295.51, subdivision 1a; 295.52, subdivisions 3, 4, 4a, and 7; 295.54, subdivisions 2 and 3; 297A.67, subdivisions 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 25; 297A.68, subdivisions 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, and 34; 297A.69, subdivisions 3, 5, 6, and 7; 297A.70, subdivisions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16; 297A.82, subdivision 5; 297A.90; 297A.96; 297G.03, subdivision 4; 297G.07, subdivision 3; 297I.05, subdivisions 5 and 8; 297I.30, subdivision 3; 298.01, subdivisions 3c and 4d; 469.132, subdivision 2; 469.1734, subdivisions 4 and 6; 477A.011, subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, and 37; and 477A.03, subdivision 4.

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

Hilstrom; Pugh; Johnson, S.; Winter; Koskinen; Folliard; Mullery; Walker; Kubly; Peterson; Skoglund; Marko; Dorn; Greiling; Kelliher; Lieder and Swapinski introduced:

H. F. No. 512, 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, Peterson, Wenzel and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 513, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a program to develop cooperatively owned livestock processing plants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.

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

Carlson and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 514, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing continued insurance coverage for spouses of certain retirees.

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

Wagenius and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 515, A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating unfair or deceptive acts and practices; prohibiting discrimination against victims of domestic abuse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 72A.20, subdivision 8.

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

Carlson, Ness, Greiling and Johnson, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 516, A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the judgment levy authority to intermediate school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.43, subdivision 3.

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

Osthoff and Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 517, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for park restoration in St. Paul.

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

Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 518, A bill for an act relating to the city of St. Louis Park; authorizing the abolition of the firefighters' civil service commission.

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

Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 519, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a facility grant to independent school district No. 2860, Blue Earth Area Public School.

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

Sertich, Gunther, Huntley, Davids and Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 520, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for technical assistance to support microenterprise development; appropriating money.

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

Folliard, Gleason, Erhardt, Dibble, Greiling, Schumacher, Kelliher, Kahn and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 521, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for highway noise barriers; authorizing state bonds; 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

Huntley, Murphy and Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 522, A bill for an act relating to gambling; creating adolescent compulsive gambling grant; appropriating money.

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

Gunther, Davids, Rhodes, Mullery and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 523, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for redevelopment grants.

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

Bernardy, Goodwin, Westerberg, Abeler, Tingelstad and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 524, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a clean water partnership grant to the city of Fridley for the Springbrook subwatershed implementation project.

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

McElroy, McGuire and Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 525, A bill for an act relating to state government; revising conditions under which public employees receive daily payments for service on boards and councils; requiring groups to adopt standards for daily payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.0575, subdivision 3; 15.059, subdivision 3; and 214.09, subdivision 3.

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

Kubly, Goodno, Kalis, Lieder and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 526, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for compulsive gambling treatment and education.

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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 527, A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing the purchase of service credit for an extended leave of absence.

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

Murphy, Hilty, Stanek and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 528, A bill for an act relating to crime; appropriating money to reimburse Carlton county for extraordinary expenses related to criminal prosecutions and investigations.

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

Workman, Paulsen, Sykora and Folliard introduced:

H. F. No. 529, A bill for an act relating to public lands; requiring the transfer of land owned by Hennepin county to the city of Eden Prairie; appropriating money for the sale of the land.

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

Entenza; Kelliher; Johnson, R.; Mahoney; Goodwin; Dawkins; Evans; Gleason and Wasiluk introduced:

H. F. No. 530, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing one-time energy assistance aid to school districts; appropriating money.

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

Johnson, R.; Swenson and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 531, A bill for an act relating to health; providing exceptions to the hospital construction moratorium and the moratorium on new nursing facility beds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 144.551, subdivision 1; and 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

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

Harder; Kubly; Holsten; Kalis; Ozment; Swenson; Gunther; Abeler; Ness; Greiling; Clark, J.; Juhnke; Tuma; Seagren; Dempsey; Dorn; Wagenius; Leppik; Sykora; Seifert; Osthoff; Haas; Dorman; Mares; Tingelstad; Johnson, R.; Peterson; Cassell; Gleason; Kelliher; Folliard; Winter; Lenczewski; Molnau and Pawlenty introduced:

H. F. No. 532, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for the Minnesota river basin conservation reserve enhancement program; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

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

Carlson, Leppik, Rhodes, Thompson and Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. No. 533, A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring cost of relocating publicly owned utilities to be paid by the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.46, subdivision 5.

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

Olson; Schumacher; Anderson, B., and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 534, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 882, Monticello.

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

Olson, Schumacher and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 535, A bill for an act relating to education; approving a maximum effort capital loan for independent school district No. 727, Big Lake; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money.

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

Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 536, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money and authorizing bonds for Lac qui Parle state park.

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

Koskinen, Carlson, Peterson, Dorn and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 537, A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing the purchase of service credit for the uncredited portion of a sabbatical leave of absence.

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

Folliard; Dibble; Leighton; Koskinen; Greiling; Kalis; Johnson, R.; Jennings; Lenczewski and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 538, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.70, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; and 297A.991, subdivision 2.

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

Anderson, I.; Bernardy; Pugh; Carlson and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 539, A bill for an act relating to education; enhancing Minnesota's elementary and secondary school system by providing all school district operating funds through state aids; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123A.39, subdivision 3; 123A.41, subdivision 4; 123A.444; 123A.485, subdivisions 1 and 3; 123A.67, subdivision 3; 123A.73, subdivisions 9 and 12; 123A.76; 123B.53, subdivisions 4 and 5; 123B.54; 123B.57, subdivisions 1, 3, and 5; 123B.59, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7; 123B.61; 123B.62; 124D.135, subdivisions 1 and 6; 124D.20, subdivision 1; 124D.22, subdivision 2; 124D.56, subdivision 1; 124D.86, subdivision 5; 126C.13, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4; 126C.14; 126C.41, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 126C.42, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4; 126C.43, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; 126C.44; and 126C.45; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.57, subdivisions 4 and 7; 123B.59, subdivision 5; 124D.135, subdivisions 3 and 4; 124D.20, subdivisions 5, 6, and 7; 124D.56, subdivisions 2 and 3; 124D.86, subdivision 4; 126C.10, subdivisions 10, 11, 21, and 22; 273.1382; and 275.08, subdivision 1e.

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

Folliard introduced:

H. F. No. 540, A bill for an act relating to education finance; including in the referendum revenue cap any unfunded special education costs; restoring the original referendum revenue cap percentage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.17, subdivision 2.

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

Carlson, Greiling, Ness, Biernat and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 541, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for special education revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; and 125A.79, subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.

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

Goodwin, Schumacher, Hilstrom, Murphy, Skoe, Kalis, Kubly, Juhnke, Opatz, Dorn, Sertich, Huntley, Leighton, Wasiluk and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 542, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for special education revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; and 125A.79, subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.

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

Swapinski, Davnie, Luther, Lieder, Solberg, Kelliher, McGuire, Wagenius, Otremba and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 543, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for special education revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; and 125A.79, subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.

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

Bernardy; Evans; Marko; Dibble; Abeler; Hilty; Johnson, R., and Hausman introduced:

H. F. No. 544, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for special education revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; and 125A.79, subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 545, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use tax; eliminating the expiration date for a specific sales tax exemption; amending Minnesota Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 4, section 19.

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

Kubly and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 546, A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for proportional representation between the metropolitan area and outstate areas on administrative boards and agencies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.0575, subdivision 2.

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

Peterson, Kubly, Otremba, Schumacher, Kelliher and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 547, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to the board of water and soil resources for the conservation enhancement reserve program; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 548, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing a subtraction for musical instruments used in school; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

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

Solberg; Marquart; Skoe; Lieder; Anderson, I.; Bakk; Kalis; Hilty; Rukavina; Sertich; Finseth and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 549, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the general education revenue isolation index; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 6.

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

Eastlund, Leppik, Carlson, Daggett, Schumacher, Olson, Westrom and Davnie introduced:

H. F. No. 550, A bill for an act relating to higher education; extending authority to adopt rules for Edvest.

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

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