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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, March 19, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1873, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the upper Mississippi comprehensive plan.

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

Abrams and McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 1874, A bill for an act relating to taxation; classifying data; providing procedures for issuance of warrant for certain tax return information; changing procedures for disposition of seized contraband; defining certain property as contraband; changing and providing civil penalties; providing for a criminal penalty; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16D.08, subdivision 2; 270A.11; 270B.02, subdivisions 2 and 3; 270B.03, subdivision 6; 270B.16; 289A.55, subdivision 9; 289A.60, subdivisions 1, 2, 7, and by adding a subdivision; 296A.24, subdivisions 1 and 2; 297A.91; 297E.16, subdivisions 1 and 2; 297F.20, subdivision 3; 297F.21, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 297G.20, subdivisions 3 and 4; and 626.11; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 289A.60, subdivision 3; 296A.24, subdivision 3; 297E.16, subdivision 3; 297F.21, subdivision 4; and 297G.20, subdivision 5.

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

Wilkin and Gerlach introduced:

H. F. No. 1875, A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan airports commission; removing the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the membership of the metropolitan airports commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 473.604, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 473.605, subdivision 2.

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

Wilkin, Jacobson, Abrams, Lipman, Holberg, Krinkie, Buesgens and Gerlach introduced:

H. F. No. 1876, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; requiring the metropolitan council to report on contracts for professional services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.13, by adding a subdivision.

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

Wilkin, Bradley, Otremba, Abeler, Boudreau, Mulder and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1877, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting the board of regents of the University of Minnesota from obtaining AIDS prevention grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 145.924.

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

McGuire and Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1878, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; amending the definition of local correctional fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 244.18, subdivision 1.

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

Paymar, Opatz, Wagenius, Hausman, Mariani, Entenza, Greiling, Koskinen, Huntley and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 1879, A bill for an act relating to advertising; regulating certain political advertising and advertising adjacent to certain highways; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 173.01; 173.02, subdivisions 1, 8; 173.08, subdivision 1; 173.27; 211B.05, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1880, A bill for an act relating to economic development; transferring authority for the travel information franchise program from the commissioner of transportation to the commissioner of trade and economic development; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116J.615, subdivision 1; 160.276, subdivisions 1 and 3; 160.277; and 160.278, subdivision 3.

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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1881, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing provisions of the agriculture best management practices loan program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.117.

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

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1882, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing provisions of the shared savings loan program and the sustainable agriculture demonstration grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.115; and 17.116.

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

Ness, Seagren, Mares, Greiling and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1883, A bill for an act relating to education; expanding telecommunication access revenue program to intermediate school districts; creating an improved technology and curriculum development grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 125B.20, subdivision 1; 125B.25, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivision 13; Laws 2000, chapter 489, article 5, section 28, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 134; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 125B.20, subdivision 3.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1884, A bill for an act relating to environment; providing that notice must be given or reasonable compensation paid to a solid waste collector for displacement of the collector's business; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.94, by adding a subdivision.

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

Workman, Holsten, Finseth and Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 1885, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; regulating dealers; clarifying licensed motor vehicle dealer bonding requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.27, subdivision 24.

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

Kahn; Smith; Davids; Gunther; Workman; Mullery; Haas; Osskopp; Goodno; Skoglund; Jennings; Walz; Seagren; Greiling; Winter; Rukavina; Boudreau; Sykora; Bradley; Abeler; Leighton; Paymar; Holberg; Clark, K.; Murphy; Entenza; Stang; Mahoney; Hackbarth; Pugh; Sertich; Johnson, S., and Larson introduced:

H. F. No. 1886, A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating the use of genetic testing in employment; providing penalties; 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

Abeler, Dorn, Greiling and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1887, A bill for an act relating to special education; establishing regional centers on autism-related disorders; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

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

Ozment and Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 1888, A bill for an act relating to annexation; establishing a moratorium on certain annexation decisions.

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

Lipman, Entenza and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 1889, A bill for an act relating to partnership; regulating certain transition issues under the Uniform Partnership Act of 1994; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 323A.12-02.

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

Seagren, Erickson, Mares, Greiling, Davnie, Dempsey, Holsten, Mariani, Gray, Skoe and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 1890, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing grants for collaborative urban educator training programs; appropriating money.

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

Workman, Holsten and Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1891, A bill for an act relating to highways; advancing construction projects on I-494; suspending construction of I-35W/trunk highway No. 62 improvement project until I-494 work is completed; redirecting available funds from I-35W/trunk highway No. 62 project to I-494 project; imposing moratorium on issuance of certain permits and adoption of certain ordinances.

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

Clark, K.; Gray; Walker; Rhodes; Dibble; Kelliher and Hausman introduced:

H. F. No. 1892, A bill for an act relating to human rights; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 363.03, subdivision 8; 363.05, subdivision 1; 363.073, subdivision 1; and 363.074; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 363.01, subdivision 20; and 363.03, subdivision 8b.

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

Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 1893, A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating payment of wages; prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to pay for background checks or training; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 181.03; 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

Thompson, Seifert and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 1894, A bill for an act relating to gambling; modifying definition of lawful purpose; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 349.12, subdivision 25.

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

Dibble; Paymar; Paulsen; McElroy; Davnie; Wagenius; Skoglund; Kelliher; Walker; Kahn; Johnson, S.; Lenczewski; Hilstrom; Vandeveer; Clark, K.; Entenza; Mariani; Evans; Hausman; Rhodes and Gleason introduced:

H. F. No. 1895, A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan airports commission; restructuring commission membership; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 473.604; 473.605, subdivision 2; 473.606, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15A.0815, subdivision 4.

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

Skoglund, Mares, Erhardt, Rhodes, Rukavina, Murphy, Winter, Pugh, Smith, Dehler and Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1896, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing a second social security coverage referendum for members of the legislators retirement plan; creating the coordinated program of the legislators retirement plan; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3A; 355.

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

Wasiluk introduced:

H. F. No. 1897, A bill for an act relating to the environment; extending the expiration date of the solid waste council and the prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; and 115A.12.

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

Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 1898, A bill for an act relating to government data; providing for classification of certain data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.719, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 1899, A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for design-build contracts for transportation projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.

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

Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 1900, A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan council; providing for the transfer or disposal of interceptor facilities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1901, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an auto lease program under MFIP; appropriating money; 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

McGuire, Tuma and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1902, A bill for an act relating to crime; providing that the court determine eligibility for placement in the challenge incarceration program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 244.17, subdivision 1; 609.105, by adding a subdivision.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 1903, A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions for relative custody assistance payment and adoption assistance; requiring equalization of difficulty-of-care rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 257.85, by adding a subdivision; 259.67, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0082, subpart 3.

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

Mahoney, Dawkins and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 1904, A bill for an act relating to the city of St. Paul; changing the membership and appointment process of the citizen review panel for neighborhood investments from the city's part of the sales tax; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 8, section 37, subdivision 2.

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

Davnie, McElroy, Paulsen, Kuisle, Skoglund, Lenczewski, Larson, Dibble, Gleason, Kelliher and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 1905, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; establishing the legislative commission on the metropolitan airports commission; providing for oversight of the metropolitan airports commission's operating and capital budgets, work program, and capital improvement program; requiring legislative authorization for the metropolitan airports commission to adopt its budget, work program, and capital improvement program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 473.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1906, A bill for an act relating to the environment; appropriating money for a study of the cumulative impact of industrial emissions in north and northeast Minneapolis.

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

Biernat and Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 1907, A bill for an act relating to education finance; making the general education levy a state-determined, state-collected levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.13, subdivision 4; 273.1382, subdivisions 1, 2; 275.02; 275.065, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.13, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 273.1382, subdivision 3.

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

McGuire, Tuma and Skoglund introduced:

H. F. No. 1908, A bill for an act relating to crimes; modifying requirements for reporting gunshot wounds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 626.52, subdivision 2; and 626.53.

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

Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1909, A bill for an act relating to retirement; state patrol retirement plan; extending plan coverage to law enforcement officers employed by the office of special investigations of the department of corrections; authorizing the transfer of prior service credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 352.01, subdivision 2b; and 352B.01, subdivision 2.

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

Tuma introduced:

H. F. No. 1910, A bill for an act relating to corrections; deleting and repealing obsolete provisions relating to reports, food products, and parole agent residence requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 241.67, subdivision 8; 243.05, subdivision 6; 243.53, subdivision 1; 244.173; Laws 1996, chapter 436, section 16, as amended; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 241.19; 241.272, subdivision 7; 242.51.

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

Tuma, Olson and Eastlund introduced:

H. F. No. 1911, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; establishing a request for proposals to operate a values-based prerelease program with a community reintegration component at a minimum custody correctional facility; appropriating money.

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

Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 1912, A bill for an act relating to retirement; authorizing public pension fund members to designate a new beneficiary under a joint and survivor annuity at the time of marriage dissolution; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 356.

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

Wenzel and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1913, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the general education formula allowance; authorizing a levy for districts in statutory operating debt; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.10, subdivision 2; 126C.42, by adding a subdivision.

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

Erickson, Hilty, Rhodes, Solberg and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 1914, A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the technology enterprise fund and board; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E.

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

Jaros introduced:

H. F. No. 1915, A bill for an act relating to state government; permitting the office of technology to solicit and accept advertising revenue; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E.

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

Jennings introduced:

H. F. No. 1916, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that property owned by a nonprofit historical society is exempt from taxation; 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

Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 1917, A bill for an act relating to environment finance; appropriating money for brownfield assessments for potential redevelopment by community nonprofit organizations; appropriating money.

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

Tuma; Fuller; Hilstrom; Johnson, S., and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 1918, A bill for an act relating to public defense; providing for the salary of the state public defender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15A.083, subdivision 4; and 611.23.

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

Penas, Carlson and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1919, A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating ongoing funding for career and technical education programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.453, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.453, subdivision 5; Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 3, section 5, as amended.

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

Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 1920, A bill for an act relating to employment; regulating an employee's right to receive certain employment termination information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 181.933, subdivision 1.

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

Workman and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 1921, A bill for an act relating to transit; authorizing a study of bus transit ways; prohibiting a bus transit way in part of the southwest light rail transit corridor; amending Laws 2000, chapter 479, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1922, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to determine when to begin the school year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 120A.40.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1923, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing a small school district located on the border to employ a teacher licensed in a contiguous state under a short-term contract; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 1924, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for technology for improving learning grants; appropriating money.

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

Walker, Bradley, Huntley and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 1925, A bill for an act relating to crime victims; authorizing the director of the Minnesota center for crime victim services to adopt rules to administer the battered women's shelter per diem program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 611A.372.

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

Biernat, Mares, Greiling and Davnie introduced:

H. F. No. 1926, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring the adoption of technology standards; establishing technology for staff development grants; requiring a statewide audit of technology; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125B.

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

Koskinen, Jennings and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 1927, A bill for an act relating to welfare; excluding 50 percent of child support received by an MFIP family for purposes of determining the family's income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256J.21, subdivision 2; 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

Walker, Bradley, Huntley and Koskinen introduced:

H. F. No. 1928, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions in health care access programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 245B.02, by adding a subdivision; 245B.03, subdivision 1; 252.28, subdivisions 3a and 3b; 256B.056, subdivisions 1a, 4, and 5a; 256B.0595, subdivisions 1 and 2; 256B.0625, subdivision 9; 256B.0635, subdivision 1; 256B.071, subdivision 2; 256B.094, subdivisions 6 and 8; 256B.5013, subdivision 1; 256B.69, subdivision 3a; 256D.03, subdivision 3; and 256L.15, subdivision 1a; Laws 1996, chapter 451, article 2, sections 61 and 62; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.071, subdivision 5; Laws 1995, chapter 178, article 2, section 46, subdivision 10; Laws 1996, chapter 451, article 2, sections 12, 14, 16, 18, 29, and 30.

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

Huntley, Slawik and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 1929, A bill for an act relating to welfare; deleting a provision that would require the county agency to count $100 of a rental or housing subsidy as unearned income for purposes of the MFIP program; repealing provisions related to the September Alien Verification for Entitlements federal program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256D.053, subdivision 1; and 256J.37, subdivision 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.01, subdivision 18; and 256J.32, subdivision 7a; Laws 1997, chapter 203, article 9, section 21; Laws 1998, chapter 407, article 6, section 111; and Laws 2000, chapter 488, article 10, sections 28 and 30.

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

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

H. F. No. 1930, A bill for an act relating to the northeast Minnesota economic protection trust; limiting expenditures from the trust; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 298.296, subdivision 2.

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

Davnie; Osskopp; Ozment; Hilty; Anderson, I.; Sertich; Bakk; Smith; Mahoney; Rukavina; Swapinski and Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 1931, A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; providing data practices provisions for occupational safety and health investigations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 182.659, subdivision 8.

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

Goodwin, Bernardy, Biernat and Evans introduced:

H. F. No. 1932, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing multimodal transportation fund and dedicating portion of sales tax collected in metropolitan area to the fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

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

Rukavina and Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 1933, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring life-cycle costing in state contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16C.03, subdivision 3; 16C.25; 161.32, subdivision 1b.

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

Stanek and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 1934, A bill for an act relating to government data; providing for a National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact; providing for an electronic information sharing system between the federal government and the state to access criminal history data; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

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

Clark, K.; Davids; Mahoney; Evans and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 1935, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing a self-sufficiency definition; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4A.

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

Seagren, Mares, Biernat, Buesgens, Greiling and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 1936, A bill for an act relating to education; amending charter schools provisions; obligating charter school operators to incorporate before entering into contracts; making teachers a majority of the members of the charter school board of directors by the end of a school's third year of operation; increasing the amount available to a sponsor to evaluate the performance of a charter school in its first three years of operation; establishing criteria the commissioner must use to approve or disapprove a charter school's application for building lease aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 4, 15; 124D.11, subdivision 4.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1937, A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing liability protections under the state superfund statute for a voluntary cleanup by a person who is not responsible for the release; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115B.175, subdivision 1.

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

Kahn, Hilty, Rhodes, Thompson and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1938, A bill for an act relating to state government; programs administered by the department of administration; modifying privacy provisions; extending the expiration date of certain advisory councils; extending the term of the shared-savings program for energy conservation in state-owned buildings; authorizing Indian tribal governments to be served by the state information infrastructure; adding political subdivisions to the state risk management program; repealing statutory authority for the citizens council on Voyageurs National Park; canceling the conveyance of surplus land to Sauk Centre; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.64; 16B.055, by adding a subdivision; 16B.27, subdivision 3; 16B.32, subdivision 2; 16B.465, subdivision 1a; 16B.76, subdivision 1; 16B.85, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 16C.17, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84B.11; Laws 2000, chapter 326.

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

Carlson, Gray, Dorn, Pelowski and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1939, A bill for an act relating to education; imposing a fiduciary responsibility on the sponsor of a charter school; requesting the legislative auditor to study and report on charter school operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 124D.10, subdivision 25.

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

Sertich, Gunther, Davids, Westerberg and McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 1940, A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying the capital access program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116J.876, by adding a subdivision; 116J.8761; and 116J.8762, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Gunther, Davids, Westerberg, McElroy and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 1941, A bill for an act relating to economic development; clarifying provisions in the job skills partnership program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116L.02; 116L.04, subdivision 1a; and 116L.06, subdivision 5.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 1942, A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying provisions relating to the wastewater infrastructure funding program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 446A.07, by adding a subdivision; and 446A.072, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5.

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

Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 1943, A bill for an act relating to state employment; extending a civil service pilot project; amending Laws 1995, chapter 248, article 13, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended.

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

Holberg, Sviggum, Pawlenty, Molnau, Abrams and Buesgens introduced:

H. F. No. 1944, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for the creation of special taxing districts to capture incremental property to finance operating costs of light rail transit; 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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1945, A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; defining health care nonprofessionals as "essential employees"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 179A.03, subdivision 7.

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

Cassell introduced:

H. F. No. 1946, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing provisions of the value-added agricultural product processing and marketing grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.101, subdivision 5.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1947, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the Vital Statistics Act; modifying access to adoption records; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 144.212, subdivisions 2a, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11; 144.214, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 144.215, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7; 144.217; 144.218; 144.221, subdivisions 1 and 3; 144.222, subdivision 2; 144.223; 144.225, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7; 144.226, subdivisions 1 and 3; 144.227; and 260C.317, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 144.1761; 144.217, subdivision 4; and 144.219.

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

Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 1948, A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for advertising, submitting, receiving, or posting highway construction and maintenance bids, security guarantees, or contract bid records electronically or over the Internet; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.32, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, and 1e.

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

Westerberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1949, A bill for an act relating to highways; modifying provisions governing trunk highway bond proceeds and highway bond-financed property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.641, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 167.

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

Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 1950, A bill for an act relating to employment; removing references to search firms in the employment agencies law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 184.29; 184.30, subdivision 1; 184.38, subdivisions 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, and 20; 184.41; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 184.22, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; 184.37, subdivision 2.

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

Goodno, Davids, Jennings, Kalis and Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 1951, A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating the use of HIV and bloodborne pathogen tests; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 72A.20, subdivision 29.

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

Rhodes, Gunther and Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 1952, A bill for an act relating to housing; authorizing municipalities to include affordable housing requirements in subdivision regulations; requiring cities to offer regulatory relief to housing developers who voluntarily meet housing affordability thresholds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.358, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision.

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

Rhodes, McElroy and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 1953, A bill for an act relating to housing; streamlining the residential development process; authorizing the state building official to have final interpretive authority of the State Building Code; authorizing the construction codes advisory council to establish a technical advisory group; requiring a report; establishing the State Building Code as the building standard for the state of Minnesota; authorizing municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing; modifying the requirements for adoption or amendment of zoning ordinances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16B.63, by adding a subdivision; 327A.01, subdivision 2; 327A.02, subdivisions 1 and 3; 462.351; 462.352, by adding a subdivision; and 462.357, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, subdivision 5.

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

Kuisle, Sviggum, Rifenberg, Davids and Dempsey introduced:

H. F. No. 1954, A bill for an act relating to local government; allowing specified municipal contributions to the general fund of a volunteer firefighters relief association; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 424A.06, subdivision 2.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1955, A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing qualifications and procedures for the licensing of insurance producers; prescribing a criminal penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 60K.01; 60K.02; 60K.03; 60K.04; 60K.05; 60K.06; 60K.07; 60K.081; 60K.09; 60K.10; 60K.11; 60K.12; 60K.13; 60K.14; 60K.15; 60K.16; 60K.17; 60K.18; 60K.19; 60K.20.

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

Goodno, Huntley, Folliard, Bradley and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 1956, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing program options for certain persons with developmental disabilities; appropriating money.

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

Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 1957, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Medicare payment rate as the rate for all nursing facility residents for the first 100 days following admission; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, subdivision 5.

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

Goodno; Mares; Haas; Goodwin; Koskinen; Johnson, S.; Larson; Walz; Workman; Harder; Gray; Lieder; Davnie; Biernat and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1958, A resolution memorializing the President and the Congress of the United States to take whatever action is necessary to reduce or eliminate the disparities between the states in Medicare+Choice benefits.

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

Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1959, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for classification of certain data; eliminating reporting redundancy; abolishing administrative remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.719, by adding a subdivision; 138.17, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.081.

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

Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 1960, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; clarifying provisions of the sex offender registration law, registration law for other offenders, and law requiring submission of a biological specimen for DNA testing; providing criminal penalties; requiring additional offenders to submit a biological specimen for DNA testing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 243.166, subdivisions 1, 3, 4a, 6; 243.167, subdivision 1; 609.117, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 243.166, subdivision 10.

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

Davnie, Dempsey, Schumacher, Gray and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 1961, A bill for an act relating to education; encouraging nonlicensed community experts to make progress toward obtaining licensure; requiring school districts to notify parents when students receive instruction from nonlicensed community experts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 122A.25, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Marquart, Solberg and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 1962, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing an exception to the moratorium on new nursing facility beds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

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

Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 1963, A bill for an act relating to elections; local government referenda on bonding and levy questions; requiring such questions to be placed before the voters only at the general election for the jurisdiction presenting the question; regulating certain information about such ballot questions; requiring certain reports to be filed in connection with spending on such questions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 205.02, subdivision 2; 205.10, subdivision 1; 205A.05, subdivision 1; 211A.02, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 297A.99, subdivision 3; 373.40, subdivision 2; 375.20; 458.40; 469.053, subdivision 5; 469.0724; 469.190, subdivision 5; 475.58, subdivisions 1, 1a, by adding a subdivision; 475.59; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211B.

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

Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 1964, A bill for an act relating to commerce; clarifying that a small employer alternative benefit plan may exclude maternity benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62L.055.

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

Vandeveer, Juhnke, Westerberg and Ruth introduced:

H. F. No. 1965, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to the commissioner of transportation for greater Minnesota interregional corridor improvements, metropolitan area bottlenecks, and advantages to transit.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1966, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education finance; modifying Head Start; appropriating money; 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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 1967, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; moving regulation of social workers from the board of social work to the commissioner of health; replacing the licensure system for social work with a registration system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148B.18, subdivisions 2a, 3a, 10, 11, 12, by adding subdivisions; 148B.185; 148B.20; 148B.21; 148B.215; 148B.22; 148B.24; 148B.25; 148B.26; 148B.27; 148B.281; 148B.282; 148B.283; 148B.284, subdivision 2; 148B.285; 148B.286; 148B.287; 148B.288; 148B.289; 214.01, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 148B.18, subdivisions 3, 4a, 8, 9; 148B.19; 148B.28.

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

Marquart, Finseth, Penas, Goodno and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 1968, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; adding a river as a canoe and boating route; appropriating money; 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

Westrom, Nornes, Bradley, Juhnke, Kubly, Fuller and Cassell introduced:

H. F. No. 1969, A bill for an act relating to human services; excluding from licensure nonresidential child care programs and services that are provided by an unrelated individual to children from two or three unrelated families; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 245A.03, subdivisions 2, 2b, 4, and 5.

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

Solberg, Smith, Bishop, Skoglund and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 1970, A bill for an act relating to courts; requesting the supreme court to establish a task force to develop a plan for implementation of a state-funded central office for certain court-appointed civil counsel.

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

Abeler, Goodno, Nornes and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 1971, A bill for an act relating to health and human services; providing funding for the Center for Victims of Torture; appropriating money.

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

Koskinen, Bernardy and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 1972, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Mississippi riverbank stabilization project.

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

Workman, Lieder, Molnau, Larson and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1973, A bill for an act relating to transportation; regulating state highways in municipalities; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 160.85, subdivision 3; and 161.1245, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 161.17; 161.171; 161.172; 161.173; 161.174; 161.175; 161.176; 161.177; and 473.181, subdivision 1.

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

Gray, McElroy, Dawkins, Harder, Pawlenty and Seagren introduced:

H. F. No. 1974, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the education credit and subtraction; allowing certain credits to be assigned; providing duties and powers to commissioner of revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674, subdivisions 1, 2; 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

Stang, Davids, McElroy, Dempsey and Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 1975, A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting an alternative method of protecting deposits of public funds; changing the required collateral percentage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 118A.01, by adding a subdivision; 118A.03, subdivisions 1 and 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 118A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 118A.03, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, and 7.

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

Knoblach introduced:

H. F. No. 1976, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting purchase of construction materials and equipment used in construction of a water treatment facility in the city of Waite Park; 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

Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 1977, A bill for an act relating to government data; clarifying language relating to opinions issued by the commissioner of administration; abolishing statutory administrative remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.072, subdivision 2; 13.08, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.081.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 1978, A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring voters to provide picture identification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 204C.10.

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. 1979, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; reducing class rates on commercial and industrial property, utility property, and apartments; increasing the education homestead credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 273.13, subdivisions 24 and 25; and 273.1382, subdivision 1a.

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

Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1980, A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing individuals providing certain services under contract at a nursing facility to be eligible for compensation-related increases provided for the July 1, 2002, rate year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, subdivision 28.

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

Schumacher, Gleason and Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 1981, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; eliminating the sunset on limited market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 273.11, subdivision 1a.

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

Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 1982, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing nursing facility wage increases for employees and individuals providing certain services under contract; 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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1983, A bill for an act relating to commerce; enacting the Financial Information Privacy Model Act from the National Conference of Insurance Legislators; 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

Olson, Schumacher, Kielkucki and Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 1984, A bill for an act relating to local government; appropriating money for aeration of Indian lake in Wright county.

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

Pelowski introduced:

H. F. No. 1985, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that a portion of the general sales and use tax be paid to cities for transportation purposes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.94.

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

Rukavina and Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 1986, A bill for an act relating to highways; establishing pilot project to study application of anticorrosion substances to trunk highways and bridges.

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

Anderson, I.; Juhnke; Wenzel; Winter and Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 1987, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 12; authorizing the legislature to call special sessions.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1988, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle sales and distribution; specifying legislative purpose and intent; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 80E.01.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1989, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for flood mitigation and prevention.

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

Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 1990, A bill for an act relating to water; modifying restrictions on watershed district borrowing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103D.335, subdivision 17.

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

Stang and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 1991, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating motor vehicle sales and distribution; specifying unfair and illegal practices by manufacturers, distributors, and factory branches; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 80E.13.

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

Bernardy; Holsten; Osthoff; Wagenius; Kelliher; Johnson, S., and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 1992, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for clean water partnership grants.

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

Johnson, S.; Tuma; Greiling; Skoglund and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 1993, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; establishing a mental health court pilot program for criminal offenders in the second judicial district; authorizing the sharing of certain corrections and detention data for supervision purposes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.85, subdivision 2.

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

Stang introduced:

H. F. No. 1994, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the use of machines to premix and dispense intoxicating liquor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.508, by adding a subdivision.

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

Bernardy, Evans, Koskinen, Abrams, Greiling, Winter, Goodwin, Walker, Dawkins, Thompson, Wasiluk and Luther introduced:

H. F. No. 1995, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; allowing the full deductibility of health insurance premiums; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

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

Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 1996, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating claims against the recovery portion of the real estate education, research, and recovery fund; requiring accelerated claims payment under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 82.34, by adding a subdivision.

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

Hilstrom, Tuma, Skoglund, Stanek and Murphy introduced:

H. F. No. 1997, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying weapons training requirements in rules of the board of private detective and protective agent services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 326.3361, subdivision 1.

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

Goodwin, Bernardy, Jaros, Rukavina and Biernat introduced:

H. F. No. 1998, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; expanding the long-term care credit; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.0672, subdivision 2, and by adding subdivisions.

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

Johnson, S.; Seifert; Pelowski; Goodwin and Cassell introduced:

H. F. No. 1999, A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing for reallocation of funding for public post-secondary systems.

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

Goodwin, Jaros, Rukavina and Evans introduced:

H. F. No. 2000, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing service credit in the correctional employees plan.

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

Bishop, Pelowski, Tuma and Opatz introduced:

H. F. No. 2001, A bill for an act relating to higher education; expanding appropriations for certain enrollments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 135A.031, subdivision 2.

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

Howes, Winter, and Pelowski introduced:

H. F. No. 2002, A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying provisions relating to mercury reduction; appropriating money.

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

Evans, McGuire, Goodwin, Greiling and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 2003, A bill for an act relating to governmental operations; appropriating money for subregional regional planning.

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

Kahn; Kelliher; Kalis; Johnson, R.; Otremba; Abeler and Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 2004, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for an advisory task force to develop optional labeling protocols for bioengineered-free foods; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 18F.01; 18F.02, subdivisions 2a, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions.

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

Anderson, B., and Olson introduced:

H. F. No. 2005, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting the purchase of construction materials and equipment used in constructing an addition to the civic center in the city of Buffalo; 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

Kahn, Hilty, Skoglund, Kelliher, Rhodes, Thompson, Davids, Murphy, Paymar, Wagenius, Biernat, Huntley, Dawkins, McGuire, Tuma, Smith, Pugh and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2006, A bill for an act relating to state employees; providing the same protection from genetic discrimination that is provided to federal employees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A.

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

Wagenius, Greiling, Bishop, Mares and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 2007, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a review of English language learner education.

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

Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2008, A bill for an act relating to community education; appropriating money for the Eritrean community center of Minnesota.

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

Tuma; Lindner; Anderson, B.; Olson and Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 2009, A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota sentencing guidelines commission; requiring legislative approval of sentencing guideline modifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 244.09, subdivision 11.

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

Gunther and Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2010, A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for home ownership assistance and homebuyer education.

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

Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2011, A bill for an act relating to affordable housing; appropriating money to the urban Indian housing program.

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

Bernardy, Koskinen, Hackbarth, Tingelstad and Abeler introduced:

H. F. No. 2012, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the state commitment to the debt service equalization aid program; lowering the initial local levy; fixing the equalizing factor to the average statewide tax base; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.53, subdivisions 4 and 5; and 123B.54.

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

McElroy, Davids and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 2013, A bill for an act relating to franchises; requiring good cause for failure to renew a franchise; requiring notice of action to be taken by a franchisor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 80C.14, subdivisions 3, 4.

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

Smith, Larson, Mares, Hackbarth and Anderson, I., introduced:

H. F. No. 2014, A bill for an act relating to peace officers; authorizing permits for retired peace officers to carry pistols; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 624.714, by adding a subdivision.

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

Johnson, R.; Juhnke; Wenzel; Kalis; Hilty; Murphy and Winter introduced:

H. F. No. 2015, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for cost-share payments to organic farmers.

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

Winter, Harder, Peterson, Kubly, Otremba, Mulder, Juhnke, Greiling, Kalis and Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 2016, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing funding for the development of a soybean oilseed processing facility; appropriating money.

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

Clark, K.; Mahoney; Sertich; Huntley; Swapinski; Paymar; Jaros; Rukavina and Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 2017, A bill for an act relating to employment; appropriating money for the Minnesota employment center for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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

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

H. F. No. 2018, A bill for an act relating to highways; authorizing counties to contract with commissioner of transportation to maintain trunk highways; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.

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

Sykora, Leppik, Folliard, Erickson and Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 2019, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for elementary classroom Web site grants; appropriating money.

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

Kubly, Westrom, Skoe, Osskopp and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 2020, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; allowing certain agricultural parcels to qualify for homestead classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 273.124, subdivision 14.

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

Workman and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 2021, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting discrimination in vehicle insurance policies; prohibiting the collection and use of personal information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 72A.20, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 72A.

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

Paulsen, Davids and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. No. 2022, A bill for an act relating to residential building contractors; requiring the commissioner of commerce to notify current customers of licensees against whom enforcement actions are taken; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 326.91, by adding a subdivision.

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

Kuisle, Erhardt, Winter and Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 2023, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting certain machinery and equipment used to provide telecommunications services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

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

Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 2024, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying provisions relating to community-based planning; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 4A.08; 394.22, subdivision 9, and by adding a subdivision; 394.232, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and by adding subdivisions; 462.352, subdivision 5; 462.3535, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9; Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 115; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 394.232, subdivisions 7 and 8; and 462.3535, subdivisions 5 and 10.

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

Kuisle and Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 2025, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prohibiting the projection of hand-held light from a moving motor vehicle; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

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

Otremba and Cassell introduced:

H. F. No. 2026, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying fee and reimbursement provisions for hearing instrument dispensers; requiring certain rule amendments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 153A.17; 256B.0625, subdivision 8b.

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

Jacobson and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2027, A bill for an act relating to taxation; repealing obsolete cigarette and tobacco products tax rules; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 8120.0200; 8120.0500; 8120.0700; 8120.0900; 8120.1300; 8120.1600; 8120.2000; 8120.2100; 8120.2200; 8120.2300; 8120.2500; 8120.2700; 8120.2800; 8120.3000; 8120.3200; 8120.4300; 8120.4400; 8120.4500; 8120.4600; 8120.4900; 8120.5000; 8120.5100; and 8120.5300.

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

Nornes introduced:

H. F. No. 2028, A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying provisions relating to environmental audits; changing the reporting date for the pollution control agency's annual performance report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 114C.21, subdivision 8; 114C.24, subdivision 3; and 116.011.

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

Haas introduced:

H. F. No. 2029, A bill for an act relating to state employment; authorizing the commissioner of employee relations to administer a postretirement health care account plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.27, subdivision 3.

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

Krinkie introduced:

H. F. No. 2030, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing for a uniform treatment of business data submitted to and collected by government entities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.592; 13.5921; 13.5922; 13.593; 13.594; 13.5951; 13.5952; 13.5953; 13.596; 13.5965; 13.643, subdivision 4; 16C.06, subdivision 3.

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

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