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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, March 15, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Dibble; Mahoney; Walker; Johnson, S., and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1710, A bill for an act relating to elections; campaign finance; clarifying the definition of a minor political party; requiring the secretary of state to provide certain notices to political parties; providing the tax check-off status of Progressive Minnesota for tax year 2001; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.31, subdivision 3a; 200.02, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204C.

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

Hausman; Greiling; Marko; Dibble; Mahoney; Bernardy; Koskinen; Carlson; Schumacher; Tingelstad; Johnson, S.; Evans; Kahn; McGuire; Westerberg; Dempsey; Goodwin; Wagenius; Luther; Walker; Clark, K., and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1711, A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public land and other public improvements of a capital nature; authorizing issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for commuter rail, high-speed rail, and transit purposes.

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

Kubly, Gunther, Solberg, Otremba and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 1712, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for Minnesota rural partners.

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

Kahn, Jaros, Walker, Dawkins and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1713, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, section 1; changing the state and local election voting age from 18 to 16.

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

Kahn, Greiling, Evans, Folliard, Skoglund, Kelliher, Hausman and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1714, A bill for an act relating to smoking; prohibiting smoking in workplaces; providing for smoke-free areas in multitenant buildings; providing that the deposit of partially burned cigarettes is littering; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 85.20, subdivision 6; 169.42, subdivision 1; 169.421, subdivision 3; 144.413, subdivision 2; 144.414, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 144.415; 609.68; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Dorn, Bishop, Pelowski and Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1715, A bill for an act authorizing the use of tax increment financing for mitigation related to large railroad projects; providing exemptions from certain provisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1716, A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring law enforcement agencies to return personal property seized under the forfeiture law if criminal charges are not filed within 30 days; 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

Workman and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1717, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to commissioner of transportation to restore and rehabilitate trunk highway turnbacks and contemplated turnbacks.

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

Rhodes and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1718, A bill for an act relating to marriage dissolution; maintenance; prohibiting permanent maintenance; limiting the duration of temporary maintenance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 518.552, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 518.552, subdivision 3.

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

Hilty, Howes, Gunther, Juhnke and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 1719, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying the duties of the board of water and soil resources; increasing the level of base grants available for local water planning; providing funding for local water planning; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103B.101, subdivision 9; and 103B.3369, subdivision 5.

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

Erickson, Penas, Buesgens, Pelowski and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1720, A bill for an act relating to education; encouraging retired teachers to serve as short-call substitute teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 122A.18, subdivision 7a.

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

Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1721, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying distribution formula for medical education programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.692, subdivision 7.

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

Mahoney and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 1722, A bill for an act relating to landlords and tenants; removing provisions allowing landlords to apportion utility payments among residential units; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 504B.215, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 504B.215, subdivision 2a.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 1723, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to include home school pupils in their pupil counts for certain funding purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.

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

Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 1724, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money to rebuild and fortify the historic territorial prison wall in Stillwater.

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

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

H. F. No. 1725, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for WomenVenture.

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

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

H. F. No. 1726, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for grants to the Metropolitan Economic Development Association.

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

Anderson, B.; Wenzel; Erickson; Dehler; Rhodes; Mares; Skoe; Jaros; Rukavina and Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 1727, A bill for an act relating to the military; appropriating money to assist in the operation and staffing of the Minnesota national guard youth camp at Camp Ripley.

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

Workman, Gunther, Hausman, Winter and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1728, A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for expenditures from the transit assistance fund; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, to dedicate revenue from the motor vehicle sales tax to the highway user tax distribution fund and transit assistance fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174.32, subdivision 5; 297B.09, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.32, subdivisions 2, 4.

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

Kubly, Abeler, Solberg, Goodno, Peterson, Otremba and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 1729, A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing funding for senior nutrition meals; appropriating money.

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

Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 1730, A bill for an act relating to transit; requiring the metropolitan council to contract for bus maintenance unless the council determines that significant cost increases will result; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

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

Kuisle, Dawkins, Harder and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 1731, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting transit vehicles and parts for transit vehicles from the sales tax and the motor vehicle sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.70, by adding a subdivision; and 297B.03.

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

Evans introduced:

H. F. No. 1732, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing creation of housing replacement tax increment financing projects in the cities of Mounds View and New Brighton; amending Laws 1995, chapter 264, article 5, section 44, subdivision 4, as amended; Laws 1995, chapter 264, article 5, section 45, subdivision 1, as amended.

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

Entenza, Davids, Smith, McElroy and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 1733, A bill for an act relating to commerce; revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code; making corrective and conforming amendments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 27.138, subdivisions 2 and 3; 86B.820, subdivisions 10 and 11; 86B.880, subdivision 2; 168A.01, subdivisions 18 and 19; 168A.05, subdivision 8; 168A.17, subdivision 2; 169A.63, subdivisions 7 and 11; 268.058, subdivision 1; 270.69, subdivisions 2, 9, and 13; 270.7001, subdivision 4; 272.483; 272.484; 272.488, subdivision 3; 277.20, subdivision 8; 300.112, subdivision 1; 325L.16; 336.2-210; 336.9-102; 336.9-201; 336.9-203; 336.9-311; 336.9-317; 336.9-334; 336.9-407; 336.9-509; 336.9-521; 336.9-601; 336.9-607; 336.9-617; 336.9-619; 336A.01, subdivision 4; 514.18, subdivision 2; 514.221, subdivisions 2 and 3; 514.24; 514.63; 514.66; 514.661, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 6; 514.92, subdivisions 1a, 3, and 5; 514.945, subdivisions 2, 4, and 6; 514.950, subdivision 11; 514.956, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 514.958; 514.960, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; 515B.3-116; 515B.3-117; 550.13; 557.12, subdivision 5; 583.26, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 583.284; Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1, section 18, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 336; 507; 508; and 508A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168A.17, subdivision 3; 336.11-101; 336.11-102; 336.11-103; 336.11-104; 336.11-105; 336.11-106; 336.11-107; and 336.11-108; Minnesota Rules, parts 8260.0600; 8260.0700; 8260.0800; 8260.0900; 8260.1000; 8260.1100; 8270.0010; 8270.0050; 8270.0100; 8270.0105; 8270.0110; 8270.0115; 8270.0200; 8270.0205; 8270.0210; 8270.0215; 8270.0220; 827.0225; 8270.0230; 8270.0235; 8270.0240; 8270.0245; 8270.0255; 8270.0260; 8270.0265; and 8270.0270.

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

Kuisle, Skoe, Finseth, Peterson, Juhnke and Rifenberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1734, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for a level 1 feedlot inventory.

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

Johnson, S.; Paymar; Skoglund; Gray and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 1735, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; appropriating money for victim intervention project.

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

Bakk; Rukavina; Anderson, I.; Sertich and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1736, A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a loan fund for taconite plant capital improvements; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Kelliher, Gray and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 1737, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to construct a portion of the Bassett's Creek trail.

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

Wilkin and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1738, A bill for an act relating to elections; campaign finance; prohibiting payment of a public subsidy to a candidate who fails to file a campaign report by the fifth day after it is due; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 10A.31, by adding a subdivision.

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

Molnau, Bishop, Winter and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 1739, A bill for an act relating to public employment; ratifying certain labor agreements and proposals; modifying public employee compensation provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 3.855, subdivision 3; 15A.0815, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 43A.04, subdivision 8; 136F.07; 136F.40, subdivision 2; and 179A.15; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.18, subdivisions 4a and 5.

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

Clark, J.; Harder; Winter and Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 1740, A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing aid to counties with tribal casinos; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 270.60, subdivision 4.

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

Gunther; Wolf; Johnson, R.; Harder; Kalis; Kubly; Swenson; Dorman; Davids; Stang and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 1741, A bill for an act relating to energy; including biogas recovery facilities in the renewable energy production incentive program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 216C.06, by adding a subdivision; 216C.41.

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

Mares, Molnau, Rhodes, Bishop, Dibble, Osthoff and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1742, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying the compensation limit for political subdivision employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 43A.17, subdivision 9; and 356.611, subdivision 1.

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

Murphy and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1743, A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing tribal police departments exercising state arrest powers to receive police state aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 69.011, subdivision 1.

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

Entenza and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 1744, A bill for an act relating to state government; providing for administration of the state employee combined charities campaign; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.04, by adding a subdivision.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 1745, A bill for an act relating to children; child care; creating an annual bonus for accredited child care centers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 119B.13, by adding a subdivision.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 1746, A bill for an act relating to education; providing that a community or nonprofit organization in the after-school enrichment grant program must be a charitable organization; establishing an additional priority for applicants of after-school enrichment grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.221, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Solberg and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1747, A bill for an act relating to the board of government innovation and cooperation; extending an exemption for an Itasca county chemical dependency demonstration project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 465.797, subdivision 5a.

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

Harder, Kuisle, Otremba, Gunther and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1748, A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing the emergency medical services regulatory board to grant temporary variances from staffing requirements for basic life support ambulances operated by rural ambulance services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144E.101, subdivision 6.

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

Bakk, Fuller, Howes, Kielkucki and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. No. 1749, A bill for an act relating to emergency preparedness; appropriating money for emergency communications equipment in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties.

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

Gunther, Wolf, Dorn, Kalis and Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1750, A bill for an act relating to energy; providing for renewable energy production incentive payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 216C.41.

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

Rhodes and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1751, A bill for an act relating to child support; modifying the calculation of child support; requiring a custodial parent to submit a declaration of a child's residence; modifying the occupational and driver's license suspension process; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 518.551, subdivisions 5, 12, 13, by adding a subdivision.

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

Solberg and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1752, A bill for an act relating to detoxification services; requiring the state to reimburse counties for services rendered; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 254A.08, by adding a subdivision.

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

Sertich, Rukavina, Bakk, Solberg and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1753, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money to the city of Hibbing for purchase of a building.

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

Kuisle, Skoe, Rifenberg and Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 1754, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting county government purchases from the sales tax and reducing county aid payments to reflect reduced county spending; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.1398, by adding a subdivision; 297A.70, subdivision 2.

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

Murphy, Fuller, Kalis and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 1755, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; reducing speed limits for vehicles within 1,000 feet of stopped emergency vehicles; directing the commissioner of public safety to develop public awareness plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.14, subdivision 3.

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

Sertich; Anderson, I.; Solberg; Bakk and Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 1756, A bill for an act relating to community development; providing funding for the natural resources research institute; appropriating money.

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

Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 1757, A bill for an act relating to retirement; correctional retirement plan of the Minnesota state retirement system; authorizing a purchase of prior service credit for employment as a social worker in the sex offender program at the Minnesota security hospital.

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

Kubly and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 1758, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials and supplies used in a street reconstruction project in the city of Raymond; 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

Hausman and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1759, A bill for an act relating to transit; appropriating money for greater Minnesota transit and for metropolitan transit.

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

Mulder and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 1760, A bill for an act relating to education; permitting independent school district No. 671, Hills-Beaver Creek, to start the school year before Labor Day.

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

Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 1761, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the commissioner of natural resources for grants from the stream protection and improvement loan program.

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

Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1762, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to complete construction of the Longville city hall ambulance building; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

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

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

H. F. No. 1763, A bill for an act relating to drainage; allowing transfer of a public drainage system to a water management authority; defining water management authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103E.005, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E.

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

Gleason; Dibble; Rhodes; Clark, K.; Biernat; Jennings; Kahn; Greiling; McGuire; Hausman; Thompson; Hilty; Mares; Rukavina; Evans and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1764, A bill for an act relating to historical preservation; ensuring protection for the historic Camp Coldwater Springs area; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.

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

Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 1765, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for more accurate election results; authorizing and financing certain equipment upgrades; eliminating certain obsolete language; providing for translation of voting instructions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204B.22, subdivision 3; 204B.27, by adding a subdivision; and 206.81; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 206; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 204C.15, subdivision 2a.

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

Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1766, A bill for an act relating to the legislature; coordinating legislative districts and congressional districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1767, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing high schools to provide driver education classroom instruction on interactive television; providing for rulemaking.

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

Mullery, Mares, Smith and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1768, A bill for an act relating to retirement; requiring the Minneapolis police relief association to establish a voluntary employee benefit organization; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 423B.

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

Stanek and Lindner introduced:

H. F. No. 1769, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money to metropolitan council for demonstration project providing express bus service between downtown Minneapolis and locations outside transit taxing district.

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

Finseth, Goodno, Lieder, Skoe, Marquart and Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 1770, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for ring dikes.

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

Finseth, Goodno, Lieder, Skoe, Marquart and Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 1771, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; removing references to specific subwatershed projects; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation grants for the Red river basin; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103F.161, subdivision 3.

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

Kahn; Mares; Anderson, B.; Biernat and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 1772, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing an exception to the restriction on contributions to supplemental pension plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 356.24, subdivision 1.

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

Swenson; Molnau; Clark, J.; Lieder and Ruth introduced:

H. F. No. 1773, A bill for an act relating to railroads; appropriating money for the Minnesota rail service improvement program.

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

Clark, J.; Molnau; Ruth and Vandeveer introduced:

H. F. No. 1774, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to the commissioner of transportation for advance acquisition of trunk highway right-of-way.

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

Hausman, Lieder and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 1775, A bill for an act relating to transit; appropriating money to the metropolitan council for metropolitan transit operating and capital assistance; appropriating money to the commissioner of transportation for commuter rail projects and greater Minnesota transit operating and capital assistance.

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

Lieder; Clark, J., and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 1776, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to commissioner of transportation for constructing, reconstructing, and rehabilitating trunk highway bridges.

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

Walz, Stanek, Tuma, Wenzel and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1777, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for grants for law enforcement costs associated with methamphetamine labs.

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

Walz; Wenzel; Fuller; Lieder; Anderson, I.; Stang; Osskopp and Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1778, A bill for an act relating to veterans; providing for placement in the Capitol of a plaque commemorating the soldiers who participated in the Bataan Death March.

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

Westrom, Gunther, Stang, Hilty, Lieder and Gerlach introduced:

H. F. No. 1779, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; requiring immediate credit for calls made to directory assistance when incorrect information is given; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

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

Rhodes, Folliard and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1780, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Westwood Hills nature center.

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

Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1781, A bill for an act relating to corrections; continuing the task force for agency purchasing from correctional agencies; removing obsolete language referencing the secure treatment unit operated by Regions Hospital; requiring the commissioners of corrections and human services to develop alternative equivalent standards for chemical dependency treatment programs for correctional facilities under certain circumstances; creating a peer review committee in the health correctional system; requiring the commissioner of corrections to contract with the commissioner of human services for background studies of individuals providing services in secure and nonsecure juvenile residential and detention facilities; providing that investigation of inmate deaths be initiated by the commissioner of corrections; making it a crime for employees, contract personnel, or volunteers of a correctional system to engage in certain sexual activities with offenders in correctional facilities; authorizing HIV test results to be maintained in inmate medical records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16B.181, subdivision 2; 241.021, subdivisions 4, 4a, 6, by adding a subdivision; 390.11, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 390.32, by adding a subdivision; 609.344, subdivision 1; 609.345, subdivision 1; 611A.19.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1782, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; adding a river as a canoe and boating route; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.32, subdivision 1.

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

Smith, Mares and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1783, A bill for an act relating to retirement; increasing contribution rates for the correctional plan in the Minnesota state retirement system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 352.92, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 352.93, subdivision 2a.

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

Skoglund, Stanek, Tuma, Winter, Walz, Hilstrom, Biernat and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. No. 1784, A bill for an act relating to crimes; defining and specifying treatment of controlled substance analogue; prescribing penalties for unlawful sale and possession of amphetamine and gamma hydroxybutyric acid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 152.01, by adding a subdivision; 152.02, subdivisions 2 and 4; 152.021, subdivisions 1 and 2; 152.022, subdivisions 1 and 2; 152.023, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 152.024, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.

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

Ozment, Finseth, Hackbarth, Tingelstad and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 1785, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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

Kubly, Seifert, Peterson, Davids and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1786, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for travel information facilities in the upper Minnesota valley.

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

Walker; Abeler; Koskinen; Huntley; Dawkins; Clark, K., and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. No. 1787, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain payments from the MinnesotaCare tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 295.53, subdivision 1.

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

Lindner; Gunther; Clark, K.; Gerlach; Walz and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 1788, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for a rental housing assistance program for persons with mental illness.

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

Lindner; Clark, K.; Gerlach; Walz and Bradley introduced:

H. F. No. 1789, A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for employment support services.

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

Workman, Goodwin and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1790, A bill for an act relating to child protection; establishing provisions dealing with maltreatment of a child in a facility; clarifying access to medical records for purposes of maltreatment investigations; providing additional appeal rights for interested persons acting on behalf of a child; expanding duties of facility operators; providing additional criminal liability for knowingly permitting conditions that allow maltreatment of a child in a facility to occur; requiring training; imposing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.461, subdivision 17; 626.556, subdivisions 2, 10, 10b, 10d, 10e, 10f, 10i, 11, and 12; and 626.559, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1791, A bill for an act relating to health; providing for waiver of certain ambulance staffing requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144E.101, subdivision 6.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1792, A bill for an act relating to education finance; stabilizing referendum revenue in districts with declining enrollment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.05, subdivision 6.

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

Kahn, Smith, Wenzel and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 1793, A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing the Minneapolis police relief association to conduct a referendum of its members in accordance with certain procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 423B.05, by adding a subdivision.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1794, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing emergency energy assistance for nursing facilities; appropriating money.

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

Eastlund; Molnau; Ruth; Clark, J., and Vandeveer introduced:

H. F. No. 1795, A bill for an act relating to highways; directing the commissioner of finance to transfer $20,000,000 from the general fund to the transportation revolving loan fund.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1796, A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating the reporting of insurance information; prohibiting credit scoring; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 72A.20, by adding a subdivision; and 72A.491, subdivision 5.

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

Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1797, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 378, Dawson-Boyd.

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

Wenzel, Mares, Smith, Skoglund and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 1798, A bill for an act relating to retirement; including certain correctional employees in the correctional employees retirement plan; providing coverage for prior state service for certain persons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 352.91, subdivision 3g.

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

Sertich; Gunther; Mahoney; Clark, K.; Stang; Marquart and Lindner introduced:

H. F. No. 1799, A bill for an act relating to centers for independent living; appropriating money.

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

Stang, Kelliher, Rhodes, Larson, Gray, Hausman, Walker, Kahn and Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 1800, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington to adopt ordinances authorizing on-sales at hotels during certain hours; exempting certain sales from on-sale hours restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.504, by adding subdivisions.

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

Clark, K.; Kalis; Walker and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 1801, A bill for an act relating to aftercare for chemical dependency; imposing a "nickel-a-drink" tax on alcoholic beverages; providing for deposit of revenues; earmarking revenues for aftercare services and programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 254B.05, subdivision 1; 297G.05, subdivisions 1, 2; 297G.10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 254B; 297G; 299A.

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

Johnson, R.; Gunther; Swenson; Peterson and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1802, A bill for an act relating to agriculture finance; providing additional funding for manure methane digester loans; appropriating money.

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

Walker, Koskinen, Abeler, Huntley, Gray and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1803, A bill for an act relating to human services; repealing the MFIP unearned income provision relating to public housing and assisted rental subsidies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256J.37, subdivision 9.

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

Winter, Skoglund, Jaros, Otremba and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 1804, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing automatic annual inflation adjustments for hospitals, nursing facilities, ICF/MRs, and home and community-based providers; providing an additional rate increase for nursing facilities, ICF/MRs, and home and community-based providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.969, subdivision 1; 256B.431, subdivisions 21, 26, by adding a subdivision; 256B.434, subdivision 4; 256B.435, subdivisions 1, 3; 256B.5011, subdivision 1; 256B.5012, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 256B.765.

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

Folliard; Koskinen; Clark, K.; Otremba; Hausman; Johnson, R.; Mariani; Dorn; Dawkins; Paymar; Greiling; Rukavina; Davnie and Hilty introduced:

H. F. No. 1805, A bill for an act relating to welfare; providing exemptions from and extensions of the 60-month time limit on MFIP assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256J.42, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J.

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

Knoblach and Opatz introduced:

H. F. No. 1806, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; allowing the cities of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, St. Joseph, and St. Augusta to impose local sales and use taxes to fund certain projects.

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

Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1807, A bill for an act relating to children; providing for measures to improve child support collection and enforcement; providing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13B.06, subdivision 7; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256.741, subdivisions 1 and 5; 256.979, subdivisions 5 and 6; 393.07, by adding a subdivision; 518.551, subdivision 13; 518.5513, subdivision 5; 518.575, subdivision 1; 518.5851, by adding a subdivision; 518.5853, by adding a subdivision; 518.6195; 518.64, subdivision 2; 518.641, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and by adding a subdivision; and 548.091, subdivision 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 518.641, subdivisions 4 and 5.

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

Clark, J., and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 1808, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; adding the chemical substance known as MDMA to the list of schedule I controlled substances; adding the chemical substances known as MDMA and MDA to certain controlled substance penalty enhancement provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 152.02, subdivision 2; 152.022, subdivision 1; and 152.023, subdivision 2.

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

Fuller and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 1809, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; clarifying the impaired driving consecutive sentencing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 169A.28, subdivision 2; 609.035, subdivision 2.

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

Fuller and Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 1810, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring health professionals to report injuries resulting from alcohol-related or controlled substance-related accidents when asked by a peace officer and granting civil and criminal immunity for these reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 626.52; and 626.55, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 626.55, subdivision 2.

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

Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 1811, A bill for an act relating to retirement; changing the effective date of modifications to the judges retirement plan; amending Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 18, section 10.

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

McGuire and Swapinski introduced:

H. F. No. 1812, A bill for an act relating to child care; appropriating money for the basic sliding fee child care program; repealing Laws 1999, chapter 205, article 1, section 63.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1813, A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; establishing an alcohol compliance grant program; requiring certain reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299L.

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

Swenson, Mulder, Marquart and Skoe introduced:

H. F. No. 1814, A bill for an act relating to county agricultural societies; providing indexed funding levels for exhibitor awards; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 38.02, subdivision 1.

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

Dorman, Finseth, Kuisle, Swenson, Skoe, Westrom, Ness, Juhnke and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 1815, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying provisions relating to feedlots; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

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

Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 1816, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to submit a waiver amendment to expand consumer-directed community support services.

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

Workman, Juhnke, Howes, Lieder and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 1817, A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying provisions regulating utility facilities in railroad rights-of-way; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 237.04.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 1818, A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; establishing an alcohol compliance grant program; imposing minimum civil and license penalties for underage sale violations; requiring certain reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.415; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299L.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 1819, A bill for an act relating to health; eliminating commissioner's reporting requirement for alcohol and drug counselors; providing for exchange of information for investigations of alcohol and drug counselors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148C.03, subdivision 1; and 148C.099.

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

Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1820, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used in constructing or improving certain buildings in the city of New Ulm; 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

Kuisle and Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1821, A bill for an act relating to commerce; allowing licensing exemption for certain sales of horse trailers and temporary sales of recreational vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.27, subdivision 10.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1822, A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for revenues and expenditures from the environmental fund; establishing a remediation fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16A.531, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 115.073; 115.56, subdivision 4; 115A.908, subdivisions 1, 2; 115A.9651, subdivision 6; 115B.17, subdivisions 6, 7, 14, 16; 115B.19; 115B.20; 115B.22, subdivision 7; 115B.25, subdivisions 1a, 4; 115B.26; 115B.30; 115B.31, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 115B.32, subdivision 1; 115B.33, subdivision 1; 115B.34; 115B.36; 115B.40, subdivision 4; 115B.41, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 115B.42, subdivision 2; 115B.421; 115B.445; 115B.48, subdivision 2; 115B.49, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 115B.50, subdivision 3; 116.07, subdivisions 4d, 4h; 116.994; 116C.834, subdivision 1; 297H.13, subdivisions 1, 2; 325E.10, subdivision 1; 325E.112, subdivision 3; 469.175, subdivision 7; 473.843, subdivision 2; 473.844, subdivisions 1, 1a; 473.845, subdivisions 3, 7, 8; 473.846; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 2.0230; 115B.02, subdivision 1a; 115B.19; 115B.22, subdivision 8; 115B.42, subdivision 1; 115B.48, subdivision 2; 115B.49, subdivision 1; 116.12; 297H.13, subdivisions 3, 4; 325E.113; 473.845, subdivisions 1, 4; Minnesota Rules, parts 7002.0210; 7002.0220; 7002.0230; 7002.0240; 7002.0250; 7002.0270; 7002.0280; 7002.0290; 7002.0300; 7002.0305; 7002.0310.

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

Holberg, McGuire, Gerlach, Paymar and Dempsey introduced:

H. F. No. 1823, A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a grant for a residential rehabilitative program for chemically dependent women leaving prostitution; appropriating money.

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

Stanek, Fuller, Skoglund, Tuma, Schumacher and Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. No. 1824, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for reimbursement grants to organizations that have contributed members to the criminal gang strike force.

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

Harder introduced:

H. F. No. 1825, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 173, Mountain Lake.

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

Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 1826, A bill for an act relating to veterans; changing certain educational assistance provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 197.75, subdivisions 1 and 2.

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

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1827, A bill for an act relating to the environment; expanding the pollution control agency's authority to expedite permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.07, subdivision 4d.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1828, A bill for an act relating to wetlands; modifying provisions relating to classification and replacement; creating a wetland delineator certification program; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103F.516, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 103F.612, by adding a subdivision; 103G.127; 103G.201; 103G.223; 103G.2242, subdivisions 9, 12, and by adding a subdivision; 103G.2372, subdivision 1; and 103G.245, subdivision 5.

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

Larson, Bradley, Goodno and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1829, A bill for an act relating to human services; expanding medical assistance to cover intensive early intervention behavior therapy for autistic children; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.

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

Workman, Kuisle, Hausman, Juhnke and Vandeveer introduced:

H. F. No. 1830, A bill for an act relating to government data; authorizing certain accident data to be made public; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.09, subdivision 13.

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

Anderson, B.; Hilty; Jaros; Rhodes; Osskopp; Tingelstad; Evans; Thompson; Greiling; Seifert; Biernat; McGuire and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 1831, A bill for an act relating to elections; adopting an instant runoff voting system; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 200.02, by adding a subdivision; 204B.03; 204B.04, subdivision 2; 204B.36, subdivision 2; 204D.03, subdivision 1; 204D.05, subdivision 3; 204D.08, subdivision 3; 204D.10, subdivision 1; 204D.12; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 204B.04, subdivision 3; 204B.13, subdivision 4; 204D.05, subdivision 2; 204D.07, subdivision 3; 204D.08, subdivision 6; 204D.10, subdivision 3; 205.065; 205A.03.

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

Goodno, Abeler, Jennings, Boudreau, Bradley, Kuisle, Wilkin and Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1832, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying MFIP provisions; modifying sanctions and program eligibility requirements for noncompliant MFIP recipients; establishing hardship extensions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256J.08, by adding a subdivision; 256J.09, subdivisions 2, 3; 256J.15, by adding a subdivision; 256J.24, subdivision 10; 256J.26, subdivision 1; 256J.31, subdivision 4; 256J.42, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 256J.44, subdivision 1; 256J.46, subdivisions 1, 2a, by adding a subdivision; 256J.50, subdivisions 1, 7; 256J.56; 256J.57, subdivision 2; 256J.62, subdivision 9; 256J.625, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 256J.751; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256J.42, subdivision 4; 256J.46, subdivision 1a.

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

Goodno, Huntley, Koskinen and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 1833, A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a pilot project to increase nursing facility reimbursement to provide services to persons with multiple sclerosis; appropriating money.

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

Marquart, Finseth, Wenzel, Kubly and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1834, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; authorizing grants to the cities of Breckenridge and East Grand Forks to reimburse expenses in connection with temporary financing in anticipation of FEMA financing for 1997 flood recovery projects; appropriating money.

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

Tuma, Stanek, Murphy, Hilstrom and Lipman introduced:

H. F. No. 1835, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; authorizing local government units to establish a financial crimes investigation unit; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 299A.68.

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

Westrom, Workman, Finseth, Peterson, Kubly, Penas and Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 1836, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing permits for vehicles and combinations up to 88,000 pounds gross weight on interstate highways; setting the fee for such permits; authorizing sale of permits in books of ten; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.86, subdivision 5.

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

Clark, K.; Holberg; Lipman and Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 1837, A bill for an act relating to the courts; allowing for creation of voluntary landlord and tenant mediation programs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 484.

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

Koskinen, Huntley, Abeler and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1838, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a long-term care facility employee health coverage account; establishing a task force to develop a plan for subsidized health coverage for long-term care facility employees; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1839, A bill for an act relating to retirement; volunteer firefighters; allowing relief associations to pay service pensions to former members who are full-time employees of the fire department; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 424A.02, subdivision 1.

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

Slawik introduced:

H. F. No. 1840, A bill for an act relating to human services; extending the expiration date for certain advisory councils and committees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.059, subdivisions 5 and 5a.

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

Kelliher; Mullery; Dibble; Gray; Walker; Davnie; Clark, K.; Skoglund; Kahn and Biernat introduced:

H. F. No. 1841, A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the maximum sum of the rates of certain sales taxes imposed by the city of Minneapolis; amending Laws 1986, chapter 396, section 5.

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

Westerberg, Davids, Walz, Ruth and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1842, A bill for an act relating to individual income taxation; allowing an exclusion for long-term capital gains; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; and 290.091, subdivision 2.

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

Mullery, Skoglund, Hilstrom and Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1843, A bill for an act relating to criminal sentencing; providing standards for the imposition of geographic restrictions on offenders on probation and supervised release; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 244.05, by adding a subdivision; 609.135, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

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

Mullery, Skoglund, Hilstrom and Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1844, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; providing for the regulation of gang loitering; providing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

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

Marquart, Finseth, Skoe, Lieder and Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 1845, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Red river basin board.

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

Mullery and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1846, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to improve passenger and driver safety on MCTO buses.

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

Wilkin, Krinkie and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1847, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance; eliminating compensatory revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 4, 19; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.05, subdivision 3; 126C.10, subdivision 3; section 126C.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

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

Knoblach, Dawkins, Wilkin and Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 1848, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; reducing marriage penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.067, subdivision 2a; 290.0671, subdivisions 1, 1a; 290.0802, subdivisions 1, 2; 290.091, subdivision 3.

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

Mullery, Skoglund, Hilstrom and Walz introduced:

H. F. No. 1849, A bill for an act relating to crime; adds solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution to the list of crimes subject to increased sentences in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.1095, subdivision 1.

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

Abeler, Pelowski, Tingelstad and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1850, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a three-year pilot project to explore alternative models for delivering education by expanding the flexible learning year program.

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

Abeler, Mulder and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1851, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to identify and address nonfinancial barriers to provider participation in state health care programs.

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

Abeler, Bradley, Mares, Goodwin, Bishop, Pelowski and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 1852, A bill for an act relating to education finance; continuing the referendum offset adjustment until a district's referendum is renewed; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 126C.10, subdivision 23.

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

Abeler, Pelowski, Tingelstad, Tuma and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1853, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing 100 percent state funding for special education revenue over a seven-year period; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 6, 7.

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

Abeler, Pelowski, Tingelstad, Tuma and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1854, A bill for an act relating to education; developing special education services and access to information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 122A.18, by adding a subdivision; 122A.61, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivision 1.

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

Knoblach, Tuma, Dempsey and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 1855, A bill for an act relating to public administration; providing for design-build contracts; providing for exempt rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16B.31, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1856, A bill for an act relating to animals; providing criminal penalties for activities related to cockfighting, dogfighting, and fighting of other domestic animals; creating procedures for disposition and care of the animals; providing for hearings; clarifying admissibility of certain evidence; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 343.31.

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

Smith; Luther; Swapinski; Clark, J.; Lindner; Bishop; Mahoney and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 1857, A bill for an act relating to dispute resolution; providing for arbitration of disputes; adopting the Uniform Arbitration Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 80C.146, subdivision 2; 122A.40, subdivision 15; 122A.41, subdivision 13; 179.09; 325E.37, subdivision 5; 325F.665, subdivision 6; 469.1762; and 572A.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 572B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 572.08; 572.09; 572.10; 572.11; 572.12; 572.13; 572.14; 572.15; 572.16; 572.17; 572.18; 572.19; 572.20; 572.21; 572.22; 572.23; 572.24; 572.25; 572.26; 572.27; 572.28; 572.29; and 572.30.

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

Cassell, Dehler, Pelowski, Dorn and Leppik introduced:

H. F. No. 1858, A bill for an act relating to higher education; creating a technical college printing and publishing program; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136F.

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

McElroy and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 1859, A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the department of economic and workforce development; transferring certain duties of the departments of trade and economic development, economic security, and labor and industry; providing for a transition team; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.01.

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

Bishop, Leppik, Kelliher, Rhodes and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1860, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring hospital emergency rooms to provide emergency contraception and information to sexual assault victims; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

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

Holberg; Workman; Kuisle; Clark, J., and Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 1861, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5; allowing general obligation bonds to be issued for highways.

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

Seagren, Pelowski, Erickson and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1862, A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying advanced placement and international baccalaureate program provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 120B.13, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Leppik, Huntley, Abeler and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1863, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for mental health services under certain circumstances; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.76.

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

Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1864, A bill for an act relating to human services; removing an ineligibility provision for general assistance and general assistance medical care; amending Laws 1997, chapter 203, article 9, section 21, as amended.

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

Milbert and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 1865, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a grant to school district No. 199, Inver Grove, 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

Kelliher, Mullery, Dibble, Davnie, Koskinen, Murphy and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 1866, A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing for parenting leave benefit eligibility; regulating solvency assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 268.051, subdivisions 2, 8; 268.085, by adding a subdivision.

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

Walker, Folliard, Slawik, Tingelstad, Huntley and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 1867, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Minneapolis for a health education and promotion program on food safety.

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

Davids, Sviggum, Sertich, Kelliher and Seifert introduced:

H. F. No. 1868, A bill for an act relating to public employees; establishing a mandatory statewide health insurance plan for school district employees; providing for postretirement health insurance coverage through individual trust funds; establishing a labor-management team to design the insurance plan; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

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

Anderson, B.; Erickson; Krinkie; Buesgens; Rhodes; Eastlund and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 1869, A bill for an act relating to state government; changing the expiration dates of certain advisory councils and committees and other multimember entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 6.65; 15.059, subdivisions 5 and 5a; 15.50, subdivision 2; 16B.27, subdivision 3; 16B.76, subdivision 1; 17.136; 18B.305, subdivision 3; 21.112, subdivision 2; 28A.20, subdivision 6; 43A.316, subdivision 4; 62J.15, subdivision 1; 62J.46, subdivision 1; 62Q.03, subdivision 5a; 82B.05, subdivision 1; 122A.624, subdivision 2; 144.672, subdivision 1; 144A.073, subdivisions 2 and 3; 145A.10, subdivision 10; 148C.11, subdivision 3; 161.17, subdivision 2; 174.55, subdivision 1; 256B.0917, subdivisions 1 and 2; 256B.093, subdivision 1; 256B.69, subdivision 5b; 256E.115, subdivision 1; 268.362, subdivision 2; and 402.03; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.49, subdivision 1; 17.703; 17.76; 40A.14, subdivision 3; 52.061; 60K.19, subdivision 4; 93.002; 97A.055, subdivision 4a; 116C.711; 124D.894; 124D.95, subdivision 6; 134.31, subdivision 5; 137.342, subdivision 2; 144A.073, subdivision 3c; 144A.31; 162.09, subdivision 2; 256.955, subdivision 5; 256B.0625, subdivision 13a; 256B.0911, subdivision 8; 256B.434, subdivision 13; 268.361, subdivision 2; 268.363; 299A.295, subdivision 2; 299K.03, subdivision 4; and 299M.02.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1870, A bill for an act relating to MinnesotaCare; excluding certain families and individuals from the 18-month employer-subsidized coverage barrier; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256L.07, subdivision 2.

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

Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1871, A bill for an act relating to human services; changing the supplementary service rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256I.05, subdivision 1d.

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

Marquart and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1872, A bill for an act relating to vocational rehabilitation; making technical changes; modifying procedures for grants to rehabilitation facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 268A.06, subdivision 1; and 268A.08; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.06, subdivision 3.

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

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