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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, March 08, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Abeler, Schumacher, Erickson, Dorn, Ozment, Tingelstad, Vandeveer, Pugh, Luther, Nornes, Westerberg and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 1464, A bill for an act relating to education; increasing equity revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 24.

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

Stanek and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1465, A bill for an act relating to police civil service examinations; permitting periodic examinations; clarifying that qualified applicants may be added to eligible registers after inception; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 419.10.

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

Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1466, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; expanding St. Paul housing and redevelopment authority data provisions to include all housing and redevelopment authorities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.59; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.5921.

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

Holberg and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 1467, A bill for an act relating to payment bonds; regulating notices of claims; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 574.31, subdivision 2.

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

Jaros; Rhodes; Osskopp; Anderson, B.; Mares; Otremba; Gleason; Lieder; Erickson; Hilty; Evans; Thompson; Solberg; Goodwin; Biernat; Koskinen; Seifert; Juhnke and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 1468, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing benefits to unemployed veterans who are receiving a military pension; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

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

Finseth, Westrom and Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1469, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a coyote conflict management option for counties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 348.

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

Kuisle, Bradley, Bishop, Cassell, Ness, Rifenberg, Stang, Daggett and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 1470, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring that school district contracts with teachers be structurally balanced; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 179A.20, by adding a subdivision.

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

Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 1471, A bill for an act relating to data privacy; changing data privacy provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 626.5551, subdivision 2; and 626.556, subdivisions 10, 11, and 11b.

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

Thompson, Rhodes, Mulder and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 1472, A bill for an act relating to public safety; transferring responsibility for collecting 911 emergency telephone service fee to commissioner of revenue; allowing for payment of certain costs of local governments relating to the installation of certain signs or markers; making clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 403.11, subdivision 1; and 403.113, subdivision 3.

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

Osthoff, Hausman, Dawkins and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 1473, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the St. Paul Port Authority to reestablish habitat in the Trout Brook area and for recreational and environmental educational opportunities.

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

Osthoff, Hausman, Dawkins and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 1474, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the St. Paul port authority to remove blight around the Trout Brook area.

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

Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1475, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Cuyuna Range Technology Center.

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

Nornes, McGuire, Swapinski, Mahoney and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 1476, A bill for an act relating to family services; appropriating money for Minnesota economic opportunity grants.

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

Mares, Murphy, Smith, Kahn and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1477, A bill for an act relating to retirement; reorganizing the law governing the Minneapolis firefighters relief association; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 423C; repealing Laws 1907, chapter 24; Laws 1913, chapters 318, 419; Laws 1917, chapter 196; Laws 1919, chapters 515, 523; Laws 1921, chapter 404; Laws 1923, chapter 61; Laws 1945, chapter 322; Laws 1959, chapters 213, 491, 568, as amended; Laws 1961, chapter 109; Laws 1963, chapter 318, as amended; Laws 1967, chapters 819, 824; Laws 1969, chapters 123, 287; Laws 1971, chapter 542; Laws 1975, chapter 57; Laws 1977, chapter 164, section 2; Laws 1980, chapter 607, article XV, sections 8, 9, 10; Laws 1988, chapter 572, sections 4, 5, 6; Laws 1988, chapter 574, sections 3, 4, 5; Laws 1989, chapter 319, article 19, sections 6, 7; Laws 1990, chapter 589, article 1, sections 5, 6; Laws 1992, chapter 429; Laws 1992, chapter 454, section 2; Laws 1992, chapter 471, article 2; Laws 1993, chapter 125; Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 32; Laws 1994, chapter 591; Laws 1994, chapter 632, article 3, section 14; Laws 1996, chapter 448, article 2, section 3; Laws 1996, chapter 448, article 3, section 1; Laws 1997, chapter 233, article 4, sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

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

Wagenius, Tingelstad, McGuire, Cassell and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1478, A bill for an act relating to children; requiring notice to parents and employees when a Head Start program or child care provider plans to use certain pesticides; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.30.

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

Walker, Slawik, Otremba, Folliard, Kubly and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 1479, A bill for an act relating to human services; extending medical assistance eligibility temporarily; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.057, subdivision 9.

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

Walker, Abeler, Otremba, Folliard and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 1480, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying nursing facility rates for ventilator-dependent persons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, subdivision 2e.

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

Cassell, Ozment, Skoe, Swenson and Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 1481, A bill for an act relating to conservation; modifying the definition of landowner for purposes of participation in the RIM program; increasing the amount of funding available to participants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103F.511, subdivision 6; and 103F.515, subdivision 6.

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

Murphy and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1482, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying definitions; modifying disability benefit provisions; changing early retirement requirements; modifying eligibility provisions; modifying refund provisions; changing survivor benefit provisions; making technical changes; extending a pilot project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 3A.03, subdivision 2; 11A.18, subdivision 7; 352.01, subdivisions 2a, 2b, 13, 26; 352.04, subdivision 8; 352.113, subdivisions 4, 6, 7; 352.12, subdivisions 2, 2a, 2b; 352.22, subdivisions 2, 3, 8; 352.87, subdivisions 4, 5; 352.931, subdivisions 1, 3; 352.95, subdivisions 4, 5, 7; 352B.01, subdivisions 10, 11; 352B.10, subdivision 3; 352B.101; 352B.11, subdivisions 1, 2; 352C.021, subdivision 5; 352C.031, subdivision 2; 352D.02, subdivisions 1, 3; 353.01, subdivision 15a; 353.32, subdivision 1c; 353.34, subdivision 2; 354.05, subdivisions 2, 8, 8a; 354.46, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b; 354.48, subdivision 7; 354.49, subdivision 3; 354.52, subdivision 4; 354.66, subdivision 2; 356.55, subdivision 7; 490.121, subdivisions 4, 10, 17; 490.124, subdivisions 3, 12.

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

Abeler, Goodno and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 1483, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to establish and administer a direct support professional incentive program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 252.

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

Kelliher; Tingelstad; Nornes; Wagenius; Johnson, R.; Cassell and Davnie introduced:

H. F. No. 1484, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for grants to increase awareness of risks to children from exposure to toxic chemicals.

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

Kelliher; Abeler; Tingelstad; Hausman; Clark, K.; Kahn; Johnson, S.; Folliard and Mariani introduced:

H. F. No. 1485, A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring the pollution control agency to provide emissions information upon request or on the Internet; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

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

Murphy, Stanek, Rhodes, Walz and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1486, A bill for an act relating to public safety; mental illness; authorizing model policing program pilot projects; creating a community mental health peace officer advisory board; requiring reports; 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

Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 1487, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying provisions rendered obsolete by the electronic licensing system; modifying the disposition of certain taxes and proceeds; clarifying certain licensing and training requirements; providing for removal of submerged vehicles; modifying watercraft license and title provisions; clarifying sale of live animals and animal portions; modifying rulemaking authority; modifying certain license revocation provisions; clarifying taxidermy and bow fishing provisions; modifying fish house requirements; repealing certain fleeing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 6.48; 84.788, subdivisions 3 and 4; 84.796; 84.798, subdivisions 3 and 5; 84.82, subdivision 2; 84.83, subdivisions 3 and 5; 84.862, subdivisions 1 and 2; 84.872, subdivision 1; 84.922, subdivisions 2 and 3; 86B.401, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 86B.705, subdivision 2; 86B.820, subdivision 13; 86B.825, subdivision 1; 86B.830, subdivision 1; 97A.065, subdivision 2; 97A.105, subdivisions 4 and 9; 97A.421, subdivision 1; 97A.425, subdivision 1; 97A.441, subdivision 1; 97A.512; 97B.055, subdivision 2; 97C.355, subdivision 1; and 297A.94; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 86B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 84.792; and 84.801.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1488, A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing commissioner of transportation to convey interest in certain land to property owners; modifying provisions for speed limits in highway work zones; modifying seasonal highway weight limitations; transferring responsibilities from transportation regulation board to commissioner of transportation; making technical and clarifying changes; repealing obsolete or invalid provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 161.24, subdivision 4; 169.14, subdivision 5d; 169.825, subdivision 11; 174.02, subdivisions 4 and 5; 174.10, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 174A.02, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; 174A.04; 174A.06; 218.031, subdivision 2; 218.041, subdivisions 4, 5, and 6; 219.074, subdivision 2; 219.384, subdivision 2; and 219.402; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174A.01; 174A.02, subdivision 5; 174A.03; 174A.05; 219.383; 219.558; 219.559; 219.56; 219.681; 219.69; 219.691; 219.692; 219.695; 219.70; 219.71; 219.741; 219.743; 219.751; 219.755; 219.85; 219.97; 222.631; 222.632; and 222.633; Minnesota Rules, part 8850.6900.

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

Hilty, Jennings, Erickson and Eastlund introduced:

H. F. No. 1489, A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating Northern Technology Initiative, Inc.; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116T.

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

Tuma, Fuller, Gunther, Juhnke and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1490, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; appropriating money for the continuation of the center for reducing rural violence.

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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 1491, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; clarifying the environmental review required before sunken logs may be removed from waters of this state; requiring local approval for sunken log removal projects; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103G.650, subdivisions 3, 4.

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

Howes and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1492, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 116, Pillager.

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

Davids, Rifenberg and Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 1493, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the privacy of consumer financial and health information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 72A.501; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60M; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 72A.494; and 72A.502.

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

Skoe and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1494, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing an exemption for certain property of agricultural preservation organizations; 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

Lenczewski, Erhardt, Seagren, Paulsen and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 1495, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used on constructing a joint public safety training facility for the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Edina, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75.

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

Smith and Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. No. 1496, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for costs related to compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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

Nornes and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 1497, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; exempting certain charges from legislative approval; modifying terms for certain lakeshore land exchanges to include leased farmed wild rice lands; authorizing public and private sales of certain state lands in Lake county; adding to a state forest; adding to and creating wildlife management areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.1283; Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 16, section 31, subdivision 2, as amended.

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

Larson, Workman, Lenczewski, Erhardt, Seagren, Abeler and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 1498, A bill for an act relating to highways; delaying beginning of construction and reconstruction of marked trunk highway No. 62 in Minneapolis and Richfield; requiring a report.

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

Osskopp, Holberg and Buesgens introduced:

H. F. No. 1499, A bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating the automobile theft prevention program; making conforming change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.35, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168A.40, subdivisions 3 and 4.

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

Smith and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 1500, A bill for an act relating to child support; expanding the medical support bonus incentives program to all cases for which the county agency provides child support enforcement services; reforming and recodifying the law relating to medical support; reforming and recodifying the law relating to child support; providing for cost-of-living adjustments in medical support orders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.9791; 518.54, subdivisions 1, 4a, 6, 8, and by adding subdivisions; 518.551, subdivision 5c; 518.553; 518.6111, subdivision 1; 518.64, subdivision 2; and 518.641, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, and 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 518.171; and 518.551, subdivisions 1, 5, 5a, 5b, 5e, 5f, 6, 7, 9, and 11.

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

Lenczewski, Seagren and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 1501, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used in constructing or renovating various city facilities for the city of Bloomington; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; and 297A.75.

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

Evans; Osskopp; Johnson, R.; Swenson; Kalis and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1502, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; extending certain advisory committees and a review board; changing a name; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; 17.136; 18B.305, subdivision 3; and 28A.20.

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

Kalis, Kahn, Krinkie, Murphy and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 1503, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to defease bonds callable in 2003.

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

Mahoney; Osskopp; Davids; Leighton; Tingelstad; Osthoff; Lenczewski; Mariani; Pugh; Dawkins; Wasiluk; Carlson; Luther; Marko; Mullery; Biernat; Rukavina; Gleason; Murphy; Kelliher; Davnie; Gray; Johnson, S.; Koskinen; Ozment and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1504, A bill for an act relating to the State Building Code; directing the departments of administration and health to adopt the newest editions of certain standards; clarifying the licensing requirements for pipe layers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 326.243; 326.37, subdivisions 1, 3; 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

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 1505, A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; applying the five-year rule to pre-1990 districts; providing time limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 469.1763, by adding a subdivision; 469.1771, by adding a subdivision.

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

Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 1506, A bill for an act relating to firearms; requiring licensing of persons who transfer more than four pistols or semiautomatic military-style assault weapons in a year; providing procedures for application and background checks; prescribing conditions for dealer licenses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

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

Bishop, Sviggum, Milbert, Dempsey, Solberg, Abrams, Molnau, Pugh and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 1507, A bill for an act relating to municipal planning; zoning; clarifying the treatment of legal nonconforming uses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, by adding a subdivision.

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

Howes, Holsten, Bakk, Wagenius, Tingelstad and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1508, A bill for an act relating to the environment; restricting fertilizer application containing phosphorus plant food; clarifying certain adulteration factors; providing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 18C.005, by adding a subdivision; 18C.201, by adding a subdivision; 18C.231, subdivision 2; 18D.315, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.

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

Gunther; Kalis; Clark, J.; Swenson; Ness; Harder; Dorman; Davids; Stang; Walz; Westrom; Eastlund; Erickson; Marquart and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1509, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for grants to towns to pay expenses of clearing snow from town roads.

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

Gunther, Kalis and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1510, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the city of Fairmont to impose a sales and use tax and an excise tax on sales of motor vehicles.

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

Westerberg, Davids, Erhardt, Tingelstad, Jacobson, Vandeveer, Hackbarth, Abeler, Lieder, Milbert, Gunther, Lindner and Dempsey introduced:

H. F. No. 1511, A bill for an act relating to taxes; providing income tax credits for telework assessments and telecommuting expenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision; 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

Tingelstad, Westerberg, Gunther, Hilstrom and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 1512, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring the commissioner of corrections to study the effects of telecommuting on juvenile crime and other social issues; appropriating money.

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

Westerberg; Davids; Workman; Tingelstad; Davnie; Abeler; Hackbarth; Lieder; Gunther; Clark, J., and Lindner introduced:

H. F. No. 1513, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing for the designation of telecommuting days; appropriating money; 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

Jaros, Rukavina, Swapinski, Huntley and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 1514, A bill for an act relating to veterans; providing financial assistance for Veterans Memorial Hall in Duluth, Minnesota; appropriating money.

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

Sykora, Nornes, McGuire, Leppik and Slawik introduced:

H. F. No. 1515, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education finance; consolidating MFIP and basic sliding fee child care assistance programs; modifying income eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivisions 5, 11, 12, 15, 18, by adding subdivisions; 119B.02, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding subdivisions; 119B.061; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivision 20; 119B.03; 119B.04; 119B.05; 119B.06; 119B.07; 119B.08; 119B.09; 119B.10; 119B.11; 119B.12; 119B.13; 119B.14; 119B.15; 119B.16.

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

Hilstrom, Skoglund, Leppik, Sykora, Greiling, Entenza, Mullery and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 1516, A bill for an act relating to children; amending the definition of child neglect; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 626.556, subdivision 2.

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

Wilkin, Mulder, Mariani, Otremba and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1517, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing requirements for swimming pools at family day care or group family day care homes; making municipalities immune from liability for claims based upon a provider's failure to comply with requirements for swimming pools at family day care or group family day care homes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 144.1222, by adding a subdivision; 245A.14, by adding a subdivision; 466.03, subdivision 6d.

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

Clark, J.; Swenson; Gunther and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1518, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for homestead classification of property of an individual who resides in certain facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 273.124, subdivision 1.

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

Clark, J.; Tuma; Stanek and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 1519, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring submission of DNA evidence by offenders convicted of felony-level fifth degree criminal sexual conduct; clarifying and increasing the penalty for fleeing a peace officer when the commission of the crime results in death; expanding the crime of aiding an offender; allowing use of subsequent domestic abuse conduct as evidence in domestic abuse cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 609.117; 609.487, subdivision 4; 609.495, subdivisions 1 and 3; and 634.20.

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

Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1520, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying restrictions on funds in disaster accounts of county state-aid highway fund and municipal state-aid street fund; transferring authority for grants to highway safety center to commissioner of public safety; modifying state rail bank lease provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 162.06, subdivision 3; 162.12, subdivision 3; 171.29, subdivision 2; and 222.63, subdivision 4.

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

Leppik, Erhardt and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 1521, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating the sale and rental of paint ball guns; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

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

Bradley, Goodno, Huntley, Kalis and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 1522, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying requirements for full-time nursing home administrators; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.04, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.04, subdivision 5a; and Minnesota Rules, part 4658.0055, subpart 2.

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

Tingelstad and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 1523, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of certain property used in constructing a fire department facility in the city of Ham Lake; 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

Leppik, Holsten, Ozment, Juhnke and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 1524, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating the use on turf of certain fertilizers containing phosphorus; limiting a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18C.231, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.

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

Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1525, A bill for an act relating to retirement; coordinated plan of the public employees retirement system; authorizing a purchase of prior service credit for out-of-state city employment.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 1526, A bill for an act relating to certain cities in metropolitan counties; authorizing restrictions on the operation of recreational motor vehicles; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 465.

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

Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1527, A bill for an act relating to public safety; enacting Driver's License Agreement Act; modifying definition of passenger automobile to include certain vans; modifying provisions naming vehicles eligible to display collector vehicle plates; providing grounds for cancellation of motor vehicle dealer license; modifying definition of utility trailer as it relates to motor vehicle dealers; providing for uncontested vehicle sale cancellation; allowing traffic accidents to be reported electronically; authorizing nonidentifying traffic accident data to be made public; providing for display and issuance of permits for vehicle registration plates; modifying provisions governing the administrative impoundment of vehicle registration plates; removing requirement that signature on driver's license or permit be in ink; increasing monetary amount for satisfaction of judgment resulting from traffic accident; modifying driver instruction requirements; expanding ability of department of public safety to capture advertising revenue; making conforming, technical, and clarifying changes and removing unnecessary language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168.011, subdivision 7; 168.09, subdivision 7; 168.10, subdivision 1b; 168.27, subdivisions 12a, 20; 169.09, subdivisions 8, 9, 10, 13; 169.79; 169A.60, subdivisions 8, 14; 171.07, subdivision 1; 171.183, subdivision 1; 171.39; 171.51, subdivision 2; 171.52; 171.55; 299A.01, subdivision 1b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 168A; 171; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 171.50; 171.51, subdivision 1; 171.53.

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

Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 1528, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing financing provisions of a cooperative meat inspection program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31A.21, subdivision 2.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 1529, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating pesticide application in certain schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18B.01, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18B.

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

Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 1530, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for nursing facilities in Roseau county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; 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

Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 1531, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing services to young adults for transitional services; increasing community-based mental health services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 245.4886, subdivision 1; 245.99, subdivision 4; 253.28, by adding a subdivision; and 256B.0625, subdivision 20, and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 245; and 256B.

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

Murphy, Huntley, Jaros, Mares, Swapinski and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1532, A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying provisions governing the Duluth teachers retirement fund; allowing service credit purchases for members collecting workers' compensation; providing a partial increase for certain postretirement adjustments; modifying annuity formula percentages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 354A.011, subdivision 15a; 354A.27, by adding a subdivision; and 354A.31, subdivisions 4a, 5, 6, and 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 354A.

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

Ruth and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 1533, A bill for an act relating to the city of Waseca; authorizing certain expenditures by a tax increment financing district in the city.

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

Tingelstad; Bishop; Anderson, B.; Schumacher; Kielkucki; Kuisle; Olson and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 1534, A bill for an act relating to education; creating high performance school facilities pilot projects in independent school districts Nos. 728 and 535, Elk River and Rochester; requiring an integrated facilities plan; appropriating money.

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

Ruth, Sviggum and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 1535, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property owned and operated by nonprofit for education of agriculture in Minnesota; 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

Westrom, Finseth, Harder, Swenson and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 1536, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing partial funding for Farm Connect; appropriating money.

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

Lipman, Pelowski, Seifert and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1537, A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating rulemaking by state agencies; making various technical and housekeeping changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 14.05, subdivision 3; 14.07, subdivision 2; 14.08; 14.101, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision; 14.131; 14.14, subdivision 1a; 14.15, subdivision 1; 14.16, subdivision 1; 14.19; 14.22, subdivision 1; 14.23; 14.25; 14.26, subdivisions 1 and 3; 14.365; 14.38, subdivision 2; 14.386; and 14.388.

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

Evans, Goodwin, Hausman, Mahoney and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 1538, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water in Ramsey county.

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

Solberg; Hackbarth; Anderson, I.; Mares and Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 1539, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for development and operation of a shooting sports program.

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

Kielkucki, Seagren, Penas, Dorn and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 1540, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an incentive funding program for career and technical education programs; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Mullery and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1541, A bill for an act relating to landlords and tenants; requiring landlords to accept current tenant reports on prospective tenants if available; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504B.

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

Eastlund, Mulder, McGuire, Gray and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 1542, A bill for an act relating to children; appropriating money for the lead hazard reduction project.

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

Holsten, Finseth, Workman, Howes, Rukavina and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1543, A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing limited personal use of fireworks; requiring an affidavit of safety guidelines; providing for criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

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

Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 1544, A bill for an act relating to counties; providing a new standard of market value for new counties; providing for signatures from both affected areas on a petition to change county boundaries; requiring the secretary of state to certify the validity of the signatures; providing for a special election to fill vacancies or add members to a county board after the change of county boundaries; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 370.01; 370.02; 370.03; 370.10; 370.12; 370.13; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 370.11.

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

Wasiluk and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1545, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a nursing facility in Ramsey county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

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

Goodwin, Otremba and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 1546, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring disclosure of the form of care or treatment provided in certain special care status units; providing penalties and remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 8.31, subdivision 1; 144A.4605, subdivision 4; and 144D.06; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

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

Finseth, Ness, Swenson, Westrom, Wenzel, Harder, Penas, Rifenberg, and Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 1547, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; eliminating the late fee for renewal of a license to use the Minnesota grown logo or labeling; clarifying a term related to the Minnesota grown matching account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.102, subdivision 3; and 17.109, subdivision 3.

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

Nornes, Slawik, Abeler, McGuire and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 1548, A bill for an act relating to early childhood; appropriating money for child care resource and referral programs.

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

Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1549, A bill for an act relating to highways; restricting outdoor advertising on C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.14, subdivision 45.

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

Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1550, A bill for an act relating to liability; limiting duty of care and liability for landowners along recreational trails; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 604A.24.

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

Tuma, Hausman, Tingelstad, Wagenius and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1551, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; restricting the use of certain motorized recreational vehicles on state land; modifying the disposition of certain fees; modifying registration requirements for certain recreational vehicles; providing for enforcement; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 84.027, by adding a subdivision; 84.788, subdivision 3; 84.794, subdivision 2; 84.798, subdivision 4; 84.803, subdivision 2; 84.915; 84.922, subdivision 2; 84.927, subdivision 2; and 84.928, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.926.

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

Bakk introduced:

H. F. No. 1552, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sales of certain tax-forfeited lands in Lake county.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1553, A bill for an act relating to economic development; requiring a study of job training programs.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1554, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting discrimination in auto insurance based upon geographic location within the Twin Cities metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 72A.20, subdivision 23.

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

Abeler, Slawik, Smith, Huntley and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1555, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting certain actions by health care facilities when nurses decline to work additional hours; specifying that patient abandonment by a nurse constitutes grounds for disciplinary action; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148.171, by adding a subdivision; and 148.261, subdivision 1; 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

Gunther; Rukavina; Rhodes; Stang; Lindner; Ruth; Boudreau; Sertich; Clark, K., and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 1556, A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing uniform fees for certain medical services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 176.136, subdivision 1a.

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

Milbert and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 1557, A bill for an act relating to the city of Inver Grove Heights; authorizing local contribution for designated parcels in a tax increment financing district.

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

Abeler, Cassell, Erickson, Schumacher and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1558, A bill for an act relating to education; employing multiple strategies to recruit qualified school administrators; appropriating money.

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

Sviggum introduced:

H. F. No. 1559, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting construction materials and equipment for a fire hall in the city of Dodge Center; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75.

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

Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 1560, A bill for an act relating to real property; requiring that septic systems be disclosed, inspected, and, if necessary, repaired or replaced prior to transfer of real estate; adapting the existing well disclosure form; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103I.235, subdivision 1; 115.55, subdivision 6.

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

Bradley, Kuisle and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 1561, A bill for an act relating to education; limiting teacher leave to teach in charter schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.10, subdivision 20.

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

Hilty and Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1562, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing the 595 days to reading competence grant program; appropriating money.

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

Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1563, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating district-sponsored choice magnet schools; authorizing district-sponsored choice magnet schools to qualify for start-up grants; directing the commissioner to consider the effect of a proposed charter school on other public schools located within a school district; requiring a nonsponsoring district in which a charter school is located to approve the location; allowing a charter school applicant to appeal the decision of a local school board not to sponsor the charter school if three school board members vote in support of the proposal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 4 and 8; 124D.11, subdivisions 4 and 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Mariani, Entenza, Dawkins, Walker and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 1564, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for an African American fine arts center.

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

Murphy, Swenson, Opatz and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1565, A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minnesota state retirement system and state patrol retirement fund; increasing contribution rates; modifying the definition of "average salary"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 352.04, subdivisions 2 and 3; 352.115, subdivision 2; 352.92, subdivisions 1 and 2; 352.93, subdivision 1; and 352B.01, subdivision 11.

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

Pelowski, Gray, Pugh, Luther and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1566, A joint resolution relating to redistricting; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans.

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

Pelowski, Gray, Pugh, Luther and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1567, A bill for an act relating to redistricting; establishing districting principles for legislative and congressional plans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 2.

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

Kelliher; Skoe; Schumacher; Jennings; Greiling; Juhnke; Lieder; Pelowski; Johnson, R.; Kubly; Mahoney; Lenczewski; Luther; Koskinen and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 1568, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing the mighty books grant program; appropriating money.

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

Osskopp, Smith, Kahn, Rhodes, Mares, Carlson and Opatz introduced:

H. F. No. 1569, A bill for an act relating to state government; reclassifying certain Minnesota state colleges and universities positions as classified; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.08, subdivision 1.

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

Paulsen, Wolf and Gerlach introduced:

H. F. No. 1570, A bill for an act relating to electricity; providing for a customer choice pilot program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1571, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; defining development costs for purposes of determining certain fees that may be charged for certain copies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.03, subdivision 3.

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

Greiling, Goodno and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1572, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for the PATH program.

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

Wolf, Hilty and Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1573, A bill for an act relating to energy; directing public utilities commission to establish programs for low-income utility customers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 216B.16, subdivision 15.

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

Boudreau and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1574, A bill for an act relating to health care; permitting dental hygienists to practice certain services; establishing a retired dentist program; creating a dental practice donation program; requiring a plan to expand dental auxiliary personnel; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 150A.10, by adding a subdivision; and 256B.76; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; and 256.

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

Carlson and Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 1575, A bill for an act relating to education finance; continuing the same level of compensatory revenue for districts that reduce the concentration of students eligible for free or reduced price meals by closing a school facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 19.

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

Clark, K.; Dawkins; Rhodes; Jaros; Leighton and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 1576, A bill for an act relating to state government; creating a task force to study certain works of art in the capitol.

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

Bishop, Murphy, Fuller, Tuma and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1577, A bill for an act relating to crimes; expanding the scope of the crimes of murder in the third degree and manslaughter in the first degree when use of controlled substances is involved; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 609.195; 609.20.

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

Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1578, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; authorizing an ad valorem levy for watershed districts for certain purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103D.905, subdivision 5.

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

Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 1579, A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees police and fire plan; specifying salary to be used for purposes of calculating certain benefits; mandating certain payments by the department of public safety.

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

Bradley, Goodno, Davids and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1580, A bill for an act relating to health; providing for greater flexibility, and simplifying regulation, of health care coverage products; establishing a process for further regulatory reform; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 62A.146; 62A.148; 62A.17, subdivisions 2, 5; 62A.20, subdivision 2; 62A.21, subdivision 2a; 62A.65, subdivision 5; 62C.11, subdivisions 2, 3; 62C.142, subdivision 2a; 62D.02, subdivision 8; 62D.08, subdivision 5; 62D.101, subdivision 2a; 62D.12, subdivision 2; 62D.14, subdivisions 1, 4a; 62E.16; 62M.02, subdivision 21; 62N.25, subdivision 7; 62Q.07; 62Q.185; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62D; 62Q.

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

Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1581, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying tobacco settlement fund; creating healthy kids learn endowment fund; extending the health technology advisory committee; modifying health data institute provisions; modifying fees related to wells and borings; extending deadlines related to a nuclear materials agreement; establishing fees for the licensing of radioactive material and source and special nuclear material; providing for inspections; providing for use of certain immunization data; determining eligibility for hospital uncompensated care aid; modifying the medical education endowment fund; modifying loan forgiveness provisions for rural physicians and nurses in nursing homes or ICF/MRs; providing for loan forgiveness for certain health care workers; providing for certain grants and technical assistance; modifying maternal and child health provisions; modifying vital record, environmental laboratory certification, and certain facility fees; eliminating licensing and registration requirements for occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists; modifying fees and provisions for food and beverage service and lodging establishments; repealing bone marrow donor education provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.3806, subdivision 7; 16A.87; 62J.152, subdivision 8; 62J.451, subdivision 5; 62J.694, subdivisions 2 and 4; 103I.101, subdivision 6; 103I.112; 103I.208, subdivisions 1 and 2; 103I.235, subdivision 1; 103I.525, subdivisions 2, 6, 8, and 9; 103I.531, subdivisions 2, 6, 8, and 9; 103I.535, subdivisions 2, 6, 8, and 9; 103I.541, subdivisions 2b, 4, and 5; 103I.545; 144.1202, subdivision 4; 144.122; 144.148, subdivision 8; 144.1494, by adding a subdivision; 144.1496, by adding a subdivision; 144.226, subdivision 4; 144.3351; 144.98, subdivision 3; 145.881, subdivision 2; 145.882, subdivision 7, and by adding a subdivision; 145.885, subdivision 2; 148B.28, subdivision 1; 148B.38, subdivision 1; 148B.60, subdivision 3; 148C.11, subdivision 1; 153A.14, subdivision 2a; 153A.17; 157.16, subdivision 3; 157.22; and 256B.0625, subdivision 8b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; and 145; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 145.882, subdivisions 3 and 4; 145.927; 148.511; 148.512; 148.513; 148.514; 148.515; 148.516; 148.5161; 148.517; 148.518; 148.519; 148.5191; 148.5193; 148.5194; 148.5195; 148.5196; 148.6401; 148.6402; 148.6403; 148.6404; 148.6405; 148.6408; 148.6410; 148.6412; 148.6415; 148.6418; 148.6420; 148.6423; 148.6425; 148.6428; 148.6430; 148.6432; 148.6435; 148.6438; 148.6440; 148.6443; 148.6445; 148.6448; and 148.6450.

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

Mullery, Biernat, Skoglund and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1582, A bill for an act relating to public employment; expanding eligibility for the public employees group long-term care insurance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.318, subdivision 1.

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

Biernat, Koskinen, Gleason and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1583, A bill for an act relating to public employment; expanding eligibility for the public employees group long-term care insurance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.318, subdivision 1.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1584, A bill for an act relating to transportation; making seat belt violation a primary offense; requiring all passengers to wear seat belt; imposing petty misdemeanor penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.686, subdivision 1.

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

Walz, Dehler, Sviggum and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 1585, A bill for an act relating to public safety; enacting the Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2001; recognizing the inherent right of law-abiding citizens to self-protection through the lawful use of self-defense; providing a system under which responsible, competent adults can exercise their right to self-protection by authorizing them to obtain a permit to carry a pistol; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.714, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.714, subdivisions 1, 5.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1586, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; limiting seasonal weight restrictions that may be established by local road authorities; authorizing local road authorities to prohibit trucks on streets and highways under their jurisdiction for specified periods; limiting application of statutory five-ton seasonal weight restriction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.87, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Krinkie, Lipman, Seifert, Osthoff, Milbert and Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 1587, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring city, school, and county elections to be held in November of the odd-numbered year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204C.32, subdivision 1; 204C.33, subdivision 1; 204D.02; 204D.03; 204D.04, subdivision 1; 204D.05; 204D.07, subdivisions 1 and 3; 204D.08, subdivisions 1, 3, 6; 204D.09; 204D.10, subdivision 3; 204D.11, subdivisions 3, 5; 204D.12; 204D.14; 204D.16; 204D.165; 205.065, subdivision 1; 205.07, subdivision 1; 205A.04, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204C.28, subdivision 3; 204D.11, subdivision 6; 205.07, subdivision 3.

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

Slawik; Thompson; Marquart; Evans; Mares; Koskinen; Goodwin; Bernardy; Greiling; Folliard; Schumacher; Juhnke; Pugh; Johnson, R.; Davnie and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 1588, A bill for an act relating to education; reducing early elementary class size; appropriating money; 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

Howes, Fuller, Dibble and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1589, A bill for an act relating to changing certain bid and performance bond thresholds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 469.015, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5.

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

Boudreau, Huntley, Goodno and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 1590, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for deaf-blind services.

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

Ozment and Cassell introduced:

H. F. No. 1591, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; authorizing grants for aquatic restoration; providing for administrative penalty orders; clarifying construction of law relating to decoys; providing for disposition of federal aid; providing for compliance with federal law; modifying turtle licensing and taking provisions; providing for conservation law enforcement by agreement with Indian authorities; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 84.027, by adding a subdivision; 97A.021, subdivision 3; 97A.055, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, subdivision 41; 97C.605; and 97C.611; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 97A; 97C; and 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.68; Minnesota Rules, parts 6256.0500, subpart 2; and 6266.0600, subpart 8.

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

Kuisle; Molnau; Marko; Workman; Clark, J.; Vandeveer; Juhnke; Lieder; Westrom and Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1592, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for a study of personal rapid transit in Rochester.

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

Huntley, Bakk, Sertich and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 1593, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing exemptions from the MinnesotaCare program insurance barriers for certain employees of iron ore mining companies and certain vendors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.07, by adding a subdivision.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1594, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; specifying design of special license plates for veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.1291.

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

Holsten, Ozment, Tingelstad, Cassell and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1595, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; creating reporting requirements for members of the forest resources partnership; requiring rulemaking procedures for developing and changing forest management guidelines; adding duties for regional forest resource committees; adding duties for operators of forest resources continuing education programs; requiring the commissioner of natural resources to identify and implement management objectives for certain riparian forested areas; modifying monitoring and reporting requirements; modifying development and review requirements for forest management guidelines; modifying research requirements; extending the authorization for the Minnesota forest resources council; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 89.001, by adding a subdivision; 89.012; 89A.01, subdivision 3; 89A.04; 89A.05, subdivisions 1, 2a, 4; 89A.06, subdivisions 2, 2a; 89A.08, subdivision 4; 89A.10; Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 142, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 89A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1596, A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing use of wheelchair-accessible vehicles in taxicab service in the metropolitan area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 221.

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

Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1597, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; permitting district courts access to conditional release data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 299C.147, subdivision 2.

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

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1598, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for uniformity with certain federal dairy regulations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 31.101, by adding a subdivision; 32.21, subdivision 4; 32.394, subdivision 4; 32.415; 32.475, subdivision 2; and 32.70, subdivisions 7 and 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 32.471, subdivision 1; 32.474; 32.481, subdivision 2; 32.529; 32.53; 32.531, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, and 7; 32.5311; 32.5312; 32.532; 32.533; 32.534; and 32.55, subdivisions 15, 16, and 17.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1599, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education finance; modifying distribution of Head Start funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 119A.52.

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

Mullery and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1600, A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring the pollution control agency to provide emissions information to the public without cost; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

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

Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 1601, A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant for the metro homework hotline; appropriating money.

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

Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1602, A bill for an act relating to human services; extending medical assistance eligibility temporarily; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.057, subdivision 9.

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

Dibble, Gunther and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 1603, A bill for an act relating to labor; exempting certain councils and boards from expiration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; 175.007, subdivision 1; 175.008; 176.102, subdivision 3; 176.103, subdivision 3; 178.02, subdivision 2; and 182.656, subdivision 3.

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

Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1604, A bill for an act relating to agricultural land; providing an exemption from certain regulations; providing a waiver from liability for certain landowners; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.07, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

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

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