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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, February 05, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Finseth, Penas, Lieder, Skoe and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 551, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing a second-generation, targeted ethanol development program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41A.09, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

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

Abrams, Lenczewski and Sviggum introduced:

H. F. No. 552, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for payment of a sales tax rebate; providing for an automatic rebate under certain circumstances; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.1522, subdivisions 2 and 5.

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

Ruth, Westerberg, Kalis, Buesgens and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 553, A bill for an act relating to transportation; repealing obsolete or duplicative laws providing for payment of costs for transportation building, placement of slow-moving vehicle emblems on motorized golf carts, requiring driver's license revocation for criminal negligence, authorizing spot check inspection program for motor vehicles, authorizing municipal vehicle inspection stations, and regulating addition of routes to certain federal-aid highway systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.522, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 167.45; 169.045, subdivision 4; 169.11; 169.771; 169.78; and 169.835.

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

Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 554, A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing individual income tax rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.06, subdivisions 2c and 2d; 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, and 6; and 469.1734, subdivision 4.

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

Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 555, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 628, Plummer.

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

Stanek, Murphy and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 556, A bill for an act relating to peace officers; authorizing federal law enforcement officers to exercise their arrest authority in this state under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 626.77.

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

Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 557, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; city of Osseo; offsetting the consequences of certain unplanned increases in the liabilities of the Osseo volunteer firefighters relief association; appropriating money.

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

Swenson; Davids; Finseth; Juhnke; Rifenberg; Otremba; Kubly; Boudreau; Daggett; Stang; Wenzel; Gunther; Lindner; Cassell; Fuller; Erickson; Marquart; Osskopp; Johnson, R.; Harder; Kuisle; Penas; Skoe and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 558, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; animal health; providing for testing of certain cattle herds; appropriating money.

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

Goodno, Abeler, Bradley, Swenson, Boudreau, Huntley, Jennings, Finseth, Peterson and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 559, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a six percent rate increase for nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, and other programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; and 256B.501, by adding a subdivision.

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

Goodno, Huntley, Davids, Rukavina and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 560, A bill for an act relating to health; providing patient protections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 45.027, subdivision 6; 62D.17, subdivision 1; 62J.38; 62M.02, subdivision 21; 62Q.56; and 62Q.58; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

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

Harder and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 561, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing an increased levy by the Heron Lake watershed district.

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

Goodno, Finseth, Marquart and Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 562, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing allocations for certain border city enterprise zones; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 469.169, by adding a subdivision.

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

Lieder, Finseth, Skoe and Marquart introduced:

H. F. No. 563, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for grants for the farm wrap network and rural help network; appropriating money.

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

Rhodes, Carlson, McElroy and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 564, A bill for an act relating to housing; establishing a pilot program to improve neighborhoods by providing deferred low-interest loans; appropriating money.

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

Kubly, Gunther and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 565, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a center for agricultural innovation in the city of Olivia.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 566, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; requiring a plan for rate reductions to limit growth in revenues; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

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

Osskopp, Rhodes, Entenza and Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 567, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for fair and clean elections; increasing disclosure of campaign contributions to candidates; encouraging candidates to accept only clean money for their political campaigns; limiting campaign contributions and expenditures; increasing public subsidies for state candidates who agree to limit the sources and amounts of contributions to their campaigns; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivision 1; 10A.02, subdivisions 8, 10, 11, 11a, 12, and 13; 10A.025, subdivisions 1 and 2; 10A.071, subdivision 3; 10A.34; 10A.37; 129D.13, by adding a subdivision; 129D.14, by adding a subdivision; 204B.11, subdivision 1; 211A.13; 211B.12; 211B.15, subdivision 16; 340A.404, subdivision 10; 353.03, subdivision 1; and 383B.042, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 5; and 211B; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, and 36; 10A.105; 10A.11; 10A.12; 10A.13; 10A.14; 10A.15; 10A.16; 10A.17; 10A.18; 10A.20; 10A.24; 10A.241; 10A.242; 10A.25; 10A.255; 10A.257; 10A.27; 10A.273; 10A.275; 10A.28; 10A.29; 10A.30; 10A.31; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322; 10A.323; 10A.324; and 290.06, subdivision 23.

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

Jennings and Wolf introduced:

H. F. No. 568, A bill for an act relating to utilities; raising salary limit for chair of public utilities commission and expanding chair's duties; providing for informal dispute resolution; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15A.0815, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 216A.03, subdivision 3a, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Molnau; Workman; Anderson, I.; Kuisle and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 569, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain purchases by counties for road and bridge maintenance from the sales and use tax and the sales tax on motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.70, subdivision 3; and 297B.03.

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

Hilstrom, Walz, Stanek, Skoglund and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 570, A bill for an act relating to peace officers; prescribing grounds for license revocation, suspension, or denial; removing the requirement that the peace officer standards and training board report to the legislature on the activities of the minority recruiter; repealing the law empowering council members of certain cities to act as peace officers to suppress riotous or disorderly conduct; amending Laws 1997, chapter 239, article 1, section 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 412.101.

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

Rukavina; Murphy; Johnson, R.; Hilty and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 571, A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring certain qualifications for rehabilitation counselors; requiring a study; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

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

Harder, Swenson, Juhnke, Cassell, Peterson, Kubly and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 572, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for additional research on soybean diseases and genetics; appropriating money.

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

Finseth, Bakk, Solberg, Fuller and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 573, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that certain lands qualify for payments in lieu of taxation; modifying the annual adjustment of payments in lieu of taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 477A.11, subdivisions 3 and 4; and 477A.145.

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

Davids, Goodno, Otremba, Huntley and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 574, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying asset exclusion limits for funds held in certain irrevocable trusts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 149A.97, subdivisions 3 and 3a; and 256B.056, subdivision 3.

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

Kuisle; Seagren; Sykora; Anderson, B.; Molnau; Rifenberg; Kielkucki; Bradley; Buesgens; Haas; Nornes; Lindner; Pawlenty; Mares; Erickson; Eastlund; Westerberg; Swenson; Wolf; Hackbarth; Gray and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 575, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; expanding the subtraction for education expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

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

Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 576, A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; providing a rate increase for a nursing home in Hennepin county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 577, A bill for an act relating to taxes; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article X; allowing a reverse referendum to rescind increases in certain state tax revenues; allowing a refund of rescinded revenue increases; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; and 290.

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

Pugh and Milbert introduced:

H. F. No. 578, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a grant to special school district No. 6, South St. Paul, for a full day kindergarten program; appropriating money.

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

Larson; Leighton; Marko; Dibble; Koskinen; Peterson; Hausman; Johnson, R.; Murphy; Evans; Hilstrom; Solberg; Clark, K.; Biernat; Johnson, S.; Otremba; Kelliher; Slawik and Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 579, A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; providing consumers a right to privacy, confidentiality, and secrecy of their financial records; requiring consumer authorization for exchange or disclosure of their financial records; providing remedies; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13E.

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

Entenza; Peterson; Leighton; Bernardy; Koskinen; Hausman; Dibble; Dorn; Marko; Murphy; Huntley; Goodwin; Evans; Paymar; Biernat; Wasiluk; Solberg; Johnson, R.; Kelliher; Otremba; Carlson and Slawik introduced:

H. F. No. 580, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Telecommunications Consumer Privacy Act; providing for the privacy of telecommunications customer information; requiring consent for disclosure of customer information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.681, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 581, A bill for an act relating to state budgeting; providing for increased public participation in the state budget process; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

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

Entenza; Thompson; Leighton; Carlson; Koskinen; Hausman; Marko; Dibble; Murphy; Huntley; Goodwin; Evans; Wasiluk; Clark, K.; Biernat; Johnson, S.; Paymar; Solberg; Johnson, R.; Otremba; Slawik and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 582, A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; requiring written consumer authorization for certain charges imposed by a telemarketer; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325G.

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

Hackbarth, Goodwin, Dempsey, Hausman, Kuisle, Lieder, Dawkins, Bernardy, Abeler and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 583, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting the sale of diesel fuel used to operate commuter rail systems from the sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.68, subdivision 19.

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

Hackbarth, Goodwin, Westerberg, Hausman, Mullery, Lieder, Dawkins, Bernardy, Abeler and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 584, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used to provide commuter rail services from the sales tax; 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

Gleason; Goodwin; Juhnke; Bernardy; McGuire; Walker; Evans; Greiling; Schumacher; Jaros; Rukavina; Huntley; Johnson, S.; Thompson; Kahn; Clark, K.; Dibble; Davnie; Folliard; Entenza; Lieder; Hilty; Biernat; Leighton; Kubly; Solberg; Wasiluk; Otremba; Paymar; Gray; Slawik; Koskinen; Johnson, R.; Hausman and Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 585, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by adding a section; providing for equality of rights under the law for men and women.

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

Seifert; Swenson; Clark, J.; Kalis; Dorn; Peterson; Winter; Kubly; Johnson, R.; Gunther and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 586, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for floodwater control.

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

Huntley and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 587, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the state to reimburse counties for detoxification services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 254A.

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

Swapinski, Jaros and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 588, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to Western Lake Superior sanitary district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.70, subdivision 2; and 458D.23.

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

Jaros, Huntley and Swapinski introduced:

H. F. No. 589, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for lead-based paint removal, containment, or encapsulation and repainting of the Duluth aerial lift bridge.

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

Gunther; Rifenberg; Clark, K.; Sertich; McElroy and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 590, A bill for an act relating to economic security; increasing the statewide, hourly reimbursement rates for the extended employment program; appropriating money for the continuation of the welfare-to-work extended employment partnership program.

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

Slawik; Rhodes; Abeler; McGuire; Carlson; Johnson, S.; Peterson; Walker; Mahoney; Evans; Bernardy and Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 591, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; modifying early childhood family education revenue; creating a cap on reserve fund balances; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.135, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions.

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

Dorman, Abrams, Workman, Jennings and Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 592, A bill for an act relating to waste management; decreasing the non-mixed-municipal solid waste tax; repealing certain accounting and recordkeeping requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 115A.554; 115A.918, subdivision 1; 297H.02, subdivision 2; 297H.03, subdivision 2; 297H.04, subdivision 2; and 297H.13, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 115A.929; and 297H.13, subdivisions 3 and 4.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 593, A bill for an act relating to taxes; limiting the increase in revenues collected by certain state taxes and requiring the commissioner of finance to reduce tax rates to ensure that revenues do not exceed the limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.06, subdivisions 1 and 2c; 297A.62, by adding a subdivision; and 297B.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

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

Westrom, Nornes, Luther, Folliard, Goodno, Workman and Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 594, A bill for an act relating to health; creating the spinal cord injury research board and the spinal cord injury research trust account; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144.662; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 595, A bill for an act relating to railroads; authorizing local units of government to establish "quiet zones," subject to federal law and regulation, in which audible locomotive warning devices are regulated or prohibited; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 219.

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

Abeler, Davids, Jaros, Dempsey, Dawkins and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 596, 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 Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Evans, Thompson and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 597, A bill for an act relating to retirement; public pension plan benefits; requiring the selection of a joint and survivor annuity benefit if provided for under the plan; clarifying certain terms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 356.371, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

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

Slawik, McGuire, Kahn and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 598, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; expanding the dependent care credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.067, subdivision 2.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 599, A resolution memorializing Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to allow states to apportion one chamber of their legislative bodies on the basis of area, not population.

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

Harder; Davids; Swenson; Clark, J.; Juhnke; Gunther and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 600, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for an agriculture in the classroom education specialist.

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

Johnson, R.; Dorn; Swenson and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 601, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a grant to independent school district No. 508, St. Peter, for declining pupil aid.

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

Leighton, Mares, Greiling, Dorman and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 602, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the base year upon which special education revenue is calculated; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.76, subdivision 1.

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

Abeler, Bradley, Pawlenty, Huntley and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 603, A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the expiration date of the council on disability; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.482, subdivision 8.

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

Sertich, Rukavina, Entenza, McElroy and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 604, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing for access to employee assistance records; requiring employee assistance records to be kept separate from personnel records; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

Leighton, Mares, Seagren, Greiling and Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 605, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing independent school district No. 492, Austin, to carry a deficit in its operating capital account for a limited number of years.

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

Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 606, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing term limits for state legislators and constitutional officers; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 6; and article V, sections 2 and 4.

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

Skoe, Juhnke, Swenson, Gunther and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 607, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain agricultural equipment from sales and use tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.61, subdivision 12.

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

Harder; Clark, J., and Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 608, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing money to promote wireless Internet access in rural southwestern Minnesota; 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. 609, 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 Koochiching county for the Big Bear Country Education Center; 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

Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 610, A bill for an act relating to local government; adding an exception to the local public officer's conflict of interest law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.88, by adding a subdivision.

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

Sykora, Greiling, Erhardt, Leppik and Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 611, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an education price index; adjusting the general education formula allowance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.05, by adding a subdivision; and 126C.10, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

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

Nornes, McGuire, Sykora, Daggett and Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 612, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting certain purchases by licensed child care facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

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

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

H. F. No. 613, A bill for an act relating to state lands; allowing private easements across tax-forfeited land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 282.04, by adding a subdivision.

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

Huntley, Swapinski, Jaros and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 614, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of a new laboratory science building at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 615, A bill for an act relating to taxation; creating a credit for land donated for conservation purposes; requiring a report; 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

Marko introduced:

H. F. No. 616, A bill for an act relating to local government aids; increasing the local government aid paid to 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

Jacobson; Stanek; Johnson, S.; Tuma and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 617, A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse; authorizing continuance of the joint domestic abuse prosecution unit in Ramsey county; appropriating money.

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

Kubly and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 618, A bill for an act relating to tornado relief; providing disaster relief and other assistance for counties designated a major disaster area due to the July 25, 2000, tornado; appropriating money.

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

Swapinski, Jaros, Huntley and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 619, A bill for an act relating to retirement; allowing certain former military personnel to purchase service credit with certain public pension plans for uncredited military service; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.

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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 620, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for bridge construction.

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

Fuller, Howes and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 621, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to independent school district No. 306, Laporte.

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

Fuller, Skoe, Howes and Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 622, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting sales of construction materials and equipment used to build the bureau of criminal apprehension satellite laboratory in the city of Bemidji; 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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 623, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a fund transfer for independent school district No. 306, LaPorte.

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

Seagren, Rhodes, Erhardt and Paulsen introduced:

H. F. No. 624, A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring route to be identified before spending appropriations to study light rail transit and commuter rail; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174.35; 174.88, subdivision 2; and 473.399, by adding a subdivision.

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

Seagren, Paulsen, Erhardt and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 625, A bill for an act relating to highways; imposing restrictions on the construction project on marked trunk highway No. 62 in Minneapolis and Richfield.

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

Walz; Gunther; Mahoney; Clark, K., and Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 626, A bill for an act relating to the housing finance agency; appropriating money to the family homeless prevention and assistance program.

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

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