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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, March 21, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Johnson, J.; Sykora; Wolf; Erickson and Buesgens introduced:

H. F. No. 2031, A bill for an act relating to labor relations; providing that the term of a master contract between a school board and an exclusive representative of teachers may be for up to five years; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 179A.20, subdivision 3.

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

Seifert, Pelowski, Erickson, Kielkucki and Anderson, B., introduced:

H. F. No. 2032, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to expend reasonable funds to transmit relevant facts about a ballot measure or other government initiative; requiring a school district policy on reasonable expenditures for transmitting information on government-proposed initiatives; requiring school districts to inform voters on district lobbying expenditures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.10, subdivision 1; 275.065, subdivision 5a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.

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

Workman and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2033, A bill for an act relating to public employment labor relations; defining radio communications operators as "essential employees"; creating the radio communications operators unit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 179A.03, subdivision 7; 179A.10, subdivision 2.

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

Fuller introduced:

H. F. No. 2034, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing the commissioner of transportation to exercise the power of eminent domain for acquisition of certain trust fund land bordering public waters.

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

Westerberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2035, A bill for an act relating to transportation; allocating proceeds from sales tax on motor vehicles to highway user tax distribution fund; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 5, and by adding a section; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174.32, subdivision 2; 297B.09, subdivision 1.

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

Dempsey and Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2036, A bill for an act relating to Goodhue county; permitting the appointment of the auditor-treasurer.

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

Abrams, McElroy and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 2037, A bill for an act relating to public finance; updating and making technical changes to public finance provisions related to debt obligations, sales and use tax exemptions, county capital financing of certain equipment and hardware and software; extending a sunset date for certain county capital improvement bonds; removing election requirements as preconditions for issuance of certain obligations; authorizing some flexibility in stating certain ballot questions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103B.555, by adding a subdivision; 165.10, subdivision 2; 275.60; 297A.70, subdivisions 4 and 7; 297A.71, subdivision 6; 373.01, subdivision 3; 373.40, subdivision 7; 373.45, subdivision 3; 376.08, subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding a subdivision; 410.32; 412.301; 426.19, subdivision 2; 429.091, subdivision 7a; 444.075, subdivision 1a; 475.54, subdivision 1; 475.58, subdivision 1; and 475.59.

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

Milbert and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 2038, A bill for an act relating to waste management; increasing the amount of the waste disposal fee that cities or towns may collect within the metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.921, subdivision 1.

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

Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 2039, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; repealing obsolete or unnecessary provisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.039; 17.042; 17.06; 17.07; 17.108; 17.139; 17.45; 17.4996; 17.76; 17.861; 17A.091, subdivision 1; 17B.21; 17B.23; 17B.24; 17B.25; 17B.26; 17B.27; 18.205; 24.001; 24.002; 24.12; 24.131; 24.135; 24.141; 24.145; 24.151; 24.155; 24.161; 24.171; 24.175; 24.18; 24.181; 25.47; 27.185; 29.025; 29.049; 30.50; 30.51; 31.185; 31.73; 31B.07; 32.11; 32.12; 32.18; 32.19; 32.20; 32.203; 32.204; 32.206; 32.208; 32.70; 32.71; 32.72; 32.74; 32.745; 33.001; 33.002; 33.01; 33.011; 33.02; 33.03; 33.031; 33.032; 33.06; 33.07; 33.08; 33.09; 33.091; 33.111; 35.04; 35.14; and 35.84.

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

Penas introduced:

H. F. No. 2040, A bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating provisions relating to the registration of certain intoxicating liquor brand labels, the hiring of subversives in emergency management organizations, public service announcements, the use of waste burners, flammable liquids and explosives, fire drills in schools, fire extinguishers in certain buildings, fire alarm systems, and the reporting of malicious false fire alarms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 299F.18; 340A.311; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 12.43; 169.219; 299F.015; 299F.19; 299F.30; 299F.361; 299F.451; 299F.452.

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

Cassell, Greiling, Davnie, Ness, Mares and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2041, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the commission on national and community service for the service learning program.

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

Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 2042, A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the rate of the insurance premiums tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297I.05, subdivisions 1, 4, 9, 10, 12.

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

Hausman, Lieder and Marko introduced:

H. F. No. 2043, A bill for an act relating to transportation; directing commissioner of transportation to study feasibility of assuming or sharing jurisdiction of major river crossings in Minnesota.

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

Krinkie, Mahoney, Dawkins and Mariani introduced:

H. F. No. 2044, A bill for an act relating to state procurement; authorizing the commissioner to enter into agreements to acquire cooling services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16C.22.

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

Dawkins, Gunther and Mariani introduced:

H. F. No. 2045, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting machinery and other personal property of a biomass electrical generating facility from the property tax; 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

Walker, Mariani, Huntley, Gray and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 2046, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions for family and adult self-sufficiency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256D.053, subdivision 1; 256J.11, subdivision 3; 256J.21, subdivision 2; 256J.24, subdivision 10; 256J.37, subdivision 9; 256J.39, subdivision 2; 256J.42, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 256J.46, subdivisions 1, 2a; 256J.48, subdivision 2; 256J.50, subdivisions 1, 7; 256J.52, subdivision 2; 256J.53, subdivision 1; 256J.62, subdivision 9; 256J.625, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256.01, subdivision 18; 256J.32, subdivision 7a; 256J.46, subdivision 1a; 256J.53, subdivision 4.

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

Ozment and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2047, A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing direction to public entities for developing bid specifications and procurement of commodities and services to promote recycled materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16B.121; 16B.122, subdivision 3.

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

Ness; Finseth; Penas; Dorman; Harder; Juhnke; Clark, K.; Wenzel; Otremba; Winter; Kahn; Leighton; Gunther; Mulder; Westrom; Tuma; Swenson; Kuisle; Erickson; Dehler; Marquart; Skoe and Holsten introduced:

H. F. No. 2048, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing environmental compliance grants for feedlot upgrades; appropriating money.

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

Davids introduced:

H. F. No. 2049, A bill for an act relating to insurance; providing qualifications and procedures for the licensing of insurance producers; prescribing a criminal penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.7191, subdivision 6; 43A.317, subdivision 12; 60A.02, subdivision 7; 60A.14; 60A.198, subdivision 3; 62A.41, subdivision 4; 62C.17, subdivision 5; 62D.22, subdivision 8; 62H.10, subdivision 4; 62L.12, subdivision 3; 62S.30; 64B.33; 65B.09, subdivision 1; 72A.07; 72A.125, subdivision 2; 72A.201, subdivision 3; and 270B.07, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 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; and 60K.20.

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

Molnau introduced:

H. F. No. 2050, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for a rate increase for a nursing facility in Carver county; 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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2051, 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 and improvement of a utility facility in the city of Cannon Falls; 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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 2052, A bill for an act relating to agricultural trade; providing funding for an agricultural trade specialist position; appropriating money.

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

Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 2053, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a program to promote the production and sale of E-85 motor fuel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41A.09, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

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

Holberg, Stanek, Fuller and Paymar introduced:

H. F. No. 2054, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a grant program; appropriating money.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 2055, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant for junior achievement programs; appropriating money.

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

Larson and Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 2056, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; establishing requirements for orthopedic physician assistant practice; protecting certain titles; establishing a ground for disciplinary action for physician assistants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 147A.01, by adding subdivisions; 147A.03, subdivisions 3 and 4, and by adding a subdivision; and 147A.13, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147A.

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

Kielkucki, Pelowski, Krinkie, Fuller, Buesgens, Olson, Schumacher and Anderson, B., introduced:

H. F. No. 2057, A bill for an act relating to education; repealing the profile of learning; establishing local academic achievement testing; establishing local testing revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120B.02; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.31, subdivision 3; 120B.35; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120B.031; 120B.31, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; Minnesota Rules, parts 3501.0300; 3501.0310; 3501.0320; 3501.0330; 3501.0340; 3501.0350; 3501.0370; 3501.0380; 3501.0390; 3501.0400; 3501.0410; 3501.0420; 3501.0440; 3501.0441; 3501.0442; 3501.0443; 3501.0444; 3501.0445; 3501.0446; 3501.0447; 3501.0448; 3501.0449; 3501.0450; 3501.0460; 3501.0461; 3501.0462; 3501.0463; 3501.0464; 3501.0465; 3501.0466; 3501.0467; 3501.0468; 3501.0469.

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

Bernardy, Greiling and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2058, A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; requiring electronic filing of certain reports to the campaign finance and public disclosure board and publication of reports on the board's web site; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.02, subdivision 11a; 10A.04, subdivision 1; 10A.05; 10A.09, subdivision 3; and 10A.20, by adding a subdivision.

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

Bernardy, Greiling, Mcguire and Wasiluk introduced:

H. F. No. 2059, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; notifying schools of student delinquency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.28.

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

McGuire and Sykora introduced:

H. F. No. 2060, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for child care improvement grants.

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

Abrams introduced:

H. F. No. 2061, A bill for an act relating to counties; repealing the sunset of county capital improvement bonding authority; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 373.40, subdivision 7.

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

Tuma, Stanek, Sykora, Skoglund, McGuire, Pugh and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 2062, A bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing a parole board; prescribing its membership, duties, and powers; prescribing when an individual is eligible for parole; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244A.

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

Osskopp and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 2063, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for managed grazing systems.

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

Buesgens, Pelowski, Seagren, Marquart, Erickson and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 2064, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a task force to oversee revision of the profile of learning and develop statewide testing consistent with the revised profile of learning; appropriating money.

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

Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 2065, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for a hydraulic study of the Red river north of the city of East Grand Forks.

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

Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 2066, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a nontraditional agriculture magnet program; appropriating money.

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

McGuire, Skoglund, Paymar, Jaros and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2067, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; requiring firearms to comply with certain safety requirements; imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.

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

Kelliher, Entenza and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 2068, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 151.01, subdivision 27; 151.37, by adding a subdivision.

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

Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2069, A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money to the housing finance agency for Section 8 home ownership programs.

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

Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 2070, A bill for an act relating to economic security; modifying and repealing various statutory provisions in the area of economic security; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119A.46, subdivision 3; 268.0111, subdivision 4; 268.0122, subdivision 3; 268.665, subdivision 3; 268.871, subdivisions 1, 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 268.0111, subdivision 9; 268.6715; 268.672; 268.673; 268.6751; 268.677; 268.681; 268.6811; 268.682; 268.85; 268.86, subdivision 8; 268.871, subdivisions 2, 4; 268.88; 268.90; 268.971.

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

Murphy and Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 2071, A bill for an act relating to retirement; establishing a normal retirement age for the Minneapolis and St. Paul teachers retirement fund associations; modifying the computation of the retirement annuity formula for Minneapolis and St. Paul teachers retirement fund associations coordinated and basic plan members by allowing a partial postretirement adjustment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 354A.011, subdivision 15a; 354A.29, by adding a subdivision.

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

Biernat, Thompson and Kahn introduced:

H. F. No. 2072, A bill for an act relating to elections; making it easier to vote by absentee ballot; prohibiting certain activities; providing for rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 203B.02, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivisions 1 and 4; 203B.06, subdivision 3; and 203B.07, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B.

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

Evans, Slawik, Ozment and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2073, A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to promptly provide aid to the victims of the January 26 earthquake in India.

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

Clark, J.; Buesgens; Pawlenty; McElroy and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 2074, A bill for an act relating to contracts; regulating public works contracts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

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

Kelliher, Dibble, Swapinski and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2075, A bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for limitations in the use and sale of phosphorous lawn fertilizers; requiring rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115.01, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115.

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

Larson, Wilkin, Lenczewski, Pawlenty and Pugh introduced:

H. F. No. 2076, A bill for an act relating to the metropolitan airports commission; adding mayors to the commissioner membership; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.605, subdivision 2; 473.622; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.601, subdivisions 3, 6.

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

Lenczewski, Abrams, Workman, Hilstrom, Seagren, Gray and Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 2077, A bill for an act relating to Hennepin county; providing for design-build contracts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383B.

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

Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 2078, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a fund transfer for independent school district No. 593, Crookston.

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

Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 2079, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a grant to independent school district No. 600, Fisher; appropriating money.

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

Mariani, Hausman, Paymar and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 2080, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of St. Paul to issue on-sale wine and malt liquor licenses to the Great American History Theater and Flanagan's Wake at the Palace Theatre; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.404, subdivision 2b.

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

Biernat introduced:

H. F. No. 2081, A bill for an act relating to education finance; specifying the calculation to determine an excess in the debt redemption fund; authorizing certain fund transfers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 123B.80, subdivision 1; 475.61, subdivision 3.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 2082, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use; exempting purchase of construction materials and equipment used in construction of a school in independent school district No. 2689, Pipestone-Jasper; 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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 2083, A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school districts to employ licensed teachers to teach in fields other than the fields in which they are licensed; 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

Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 2084, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; providing for single license plate for a registered vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168.012, subdivision 1c; 168.013, subdivision 3; 168.021; 168.041, subdivision 6; 168.10, subdivisions 1g and 1i; 168.12, subdivision 1; 168.123, subdivisions 1 and 4; 168.125, subdivision 2; 168.129, subdivision 1; 168.1296, subdivision 1; and 169.79.

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

Knoblach introduced:

H. F. No. 2085, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for payment of a sales tax rebate; providing for an automatic rebate under certain circumstances; providing for transfer of unclaimed rebates to be used to fund education; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A.1522, subdivisions 2, 5.

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

Abrams, Jennings, Lenczewski, Wolf and Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 2086, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting certain energy efficient products; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 297A.67, by adding subdivisions; 297B.03.

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

Pelowski, Cassell, Seifert, Carlson and Dorn introduced:

H. F. No. 2087, A bill for an act relating to higher education; authorizing a feasibility study of restructuring the central office of the Minnesota state colleges and universities.

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

Kubly, Skoe, Lieder, Juhnke, Huntley, Winter, Mulder, Sertich, Cassell, Westrom, Marquart, Swenson, Ness, Gunther, Otremba and Schumacher introduced:

H. F. No. 2088, A bill for an act relating to rural health; establishing a loan forgiveness program for health professionals practicing in rural hospitals or rural nursing homes; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 2089, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for a 60-bed board and care facility located in Minneapolis; 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

Howes and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 2090, A bill for an act relating to highways; appropriating money to the commissioner of transportation for additional line personnel and related equipment and supplies in highway maintenance and program delivery.

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

Olson, Rukavina, Fuller, Juhnke, Schumacher and Kubly introduced:

H. F. No. 2091, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying registration of all-terrain vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.922, subdivision 1a.

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

Olson, Dehler, Gray, Kubly and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 2092, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying state park fees; requiring state campsites to remain open as scheduled; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.055, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.

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

Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 2093, A bill for an act relating to highway traffic regulations; authorizing religious organizations to operate buses painted school bus glossy yellow or golden orange and equipped with stop arm and flashing lights under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.448, by adding a subdivision.

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

Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 2094, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing a grant to the Albert Lea Port Authority to remodel a building for use as a business incubator; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money.

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

Dorman introduced:

H. F. No. 2095, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the Albert Lea Port Authority to remodel a building for use as a business incubator.

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

Mariani, Osthoff, Mares, Mahoney, Paymar, Dawkins, Entenza, Wasiluk, Hausman and Johnson, S., introduced:

H. F. No. 2096, A bill for an act relating to amateur athletics; providing for a St. Paul soccer exhibition center; appropriating money.

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

Slawik introduced:

H. F. No. 2097, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; regulating pesticide application on golf courses; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18B.

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

Murphy and Huntley introduced:

H. F. No. 2098, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the group residential housing supplementary service rate for certain facilities serving persons with mental illness or chemical dependency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256I.05, by adding a subdivision.

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

Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 2099, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue an on-sale wine and malt liquor license for the Brave New Institute; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 340A.404, subdivision 2.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2100, A bill for an act relating to highways; advancing construction projects on I-494; temporarily suspending construction of I-35W/trunk highway No. 62 improvement project; requiring redesign of construction projects; redirecting available funds to I-494 project; appropriating money; authorizing issuance of trunk highway bonds.

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

Workman introduced:

H. F. No. 2101, A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 12; prohibiting regular sessions in even-numbered years.

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

Workman, Finseth and Westrom introduced:

H. F. No. 2102, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; providing that speeding violation less than 18 percent greater than the lawful speed not be recorded on the violator's driving record; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.12, subdivision 6.

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

Hilty and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 2103, A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing cold weather protection for consumers of delivered fuels; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Finseth introduced:

H. F. No. 2104, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for a second-generation ethanol development program; providing grants for certain research and demonstration projects; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41A.09, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41A.

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

Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2105, A bill for an act relating to campaign finance and public disclosure; increasing the public's right to know; requiring disclosure of economic interests of independent contractors and consultants; changing certain definitions; requiring full disclosure of the total costs of lobbying; requiring certain reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 5, 21, and 33; and 10A.04, subdivisions 4, 5, and 6.

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

McElroy introduced:

H. F. No. 2106, A bill for an act relating to taxation; transferring the legal incidence of the mortgage registry tax from the mortgagee to the mortgagor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 287.035; 287.08; 287.13, by adding a subdivision.

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

Johnson, J.; Mullery; Fuller; Thompson; Howes; Jacobson; Dehler; Wilkin; Ruth; Cassell; Marquart; Anderson, B.; Goodno; Penas and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 2107, A bill for an act relating to education; specifying student conduct as grounds for dismissal or removal from class; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 121A.45, subdivision 2; 121A.61, subdivision 2.

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

Greiling and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2108, A bill for an act relating to elections; limiting independent expenditures by political parties on behalf of their own candidates as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivision 18; 10A.25, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 10A.28, subdivision 1; 10A.31, subdivisions 3 and 5; 10A.322; and 290.06, subdivision 23.

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

Johnson, J.; Daggett; Bernardy; Penas; Kubly and Boudreau introduced:

H. F. No. 2109, A bill for an act relating to children; child care assistance; allowing child care assistance payments to be used for all day kindergarten tuition payments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivision 7; 119B.13, subdivision 1.

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

Howes, Winter, Knoblach, Pelowski and Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. No. 2110, A bill for an act relating to local government; providing a limited exemption for attendees at a national or international conference or event; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.895, subdivision 3.

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

Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2111, A bill for an act relating to openness in government; expanding the legislative open meeting law to cover caucuses and conference committee negotiations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 3.055, subdivision 1.

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

Smith, Stanek, Walker, Davnie and Rhodes introduced:

H. F. No. 2112, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing local government correctional service retirement plan coverage for Hennepin county medical center protection officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 353.01, subdivision 2b; 353E.02, subdivision 1.

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

Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 2113, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for interactive television for independent school district No. 2752, Fairmont area schools.

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

Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2114, A bill for an act relating to elections; providing for "clean money" campaigns funded without special interest money; expanding certain definitions; requiring certain campaign finance reports to be filed and published electronically; requiring notice of independent expenditures; requiring reports of excess spending by candidates who do not agree to limit spending; reducing certain contribution limits and spending limits; limiting independent expenditures by political parties on behalf of their own candidates as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; imposing campaign contribution and spending limits on political party caucuses as a condition of receiving a public subsidy; limiting multicandidate expenditures by political parties; increasing public subsidies for candidates who agree to lower contribution limits; increasing spending limits and public subsidies to respond to independent expenditures and excess spending by nonparticipating candidates; repealing the income tax checkoff for election campaigns; increasing the maximum political contribution refund from $50 to $100; imposing criminal penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 18, 21, and by adding a subdivision; 10A.02, subdivision 11a; 10A.14, subdivision 2; 10A.20, subdivisions 2, 6b, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 10, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.27, subdivisions 1, 11, and by adding subdivisions; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28, subdivisions 1 and 2; 10A.315; 10A.322; 200.02, subdivision 7, and by adding a subdivision; and 290.06, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 10A.25, subdivision 6; and 10A.31.

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

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