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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, March 26, 2001


The following House Files were introduced:

Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 2175, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying citizen oversight committees under the commissioner of natural resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a; 97A.055, subdivision 4a.

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

Milbert introduced:

H. F. No. 2176, A bill for an act relating to taxation; clarifying the taxation of certain nonmixed municipal solid waste disposed of in a landfill; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297H.04, by adding a subdivision.

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

Mahoney and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 2177, A bill for an act relating to employment; establishing a pilot program for long-term vocational rehabilitation services for persons with brain injuries; appropriating money.

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

Kielkucki, Hilty, Rhodes, Eastlund and Thompson introduced:

H. F. No. 2178, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the director of the office of strategic and long-range planning for a grant to Government Training Service.

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

Mullery introduced:

H. F. No. 2179, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for welfare-to-work transportation.

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

Kielkucki introduced:

H. F. No. 2180, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to independent school district No. 2687, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, for development of an agricultural high school; appropriating money.

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

Workman and Swenson introduced:

H. F. No. 2181, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; establishing pilot project to allow certain type A school bus to be operated by holder of Class D driver's license under limited conditions; making clarifying changes; providing misdemeanor penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.02, subdivisions 2 and 2a.

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

Lieder, Kalis, Juhnke, Marko and Hausman introduced:

H. F. No. 2182, A bill for an act relating to transportation; creating a local road improvement fund; specifying criteria for expenditures from the fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

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

Entenza and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2183, A bill for an act relating to juvenile justice; requiring the court to destroy investigatory files when child protection petitions are dismissed; requiring background studies of relatives before placement of certain juveniles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 260C.181, subdivision 2; 260C.193, by adding a subdivision.

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

Entenza and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2184, A bill for an act relating to child development; authorizing the Martin Luther King Jr. nonviolent institutional child development program; appropriating money.

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

Jacobson, Krinkie and Evans introduced:

H. F. No. 2185, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a parallel block schedule pilot project in independent school district No. 621, Mounds View.

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

Erickson; Johnson, J., and Osthoff introduced:

H. F. No. 2186, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for the care of students with diabetes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

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

Kelliher, Wagenius, Skoglund and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 2187, A bill for an act relating to real property; property surrounding the Coldwater Springs area in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing acquisition and requiring transfer by the metropolitan airports commission of the property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.608, by adding a subdivision.

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

Leppik, Mares and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2188, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; appropriating money for adult basic education.

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

Molnau and Lieder introduced:

H. F. No. 2189, A bill for an act relating to transportation; creating local road improvement program; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a section to article XIV to dedicate all proceeds from the sales tax on motor vehicles to the highway user tax distribution fund; appropriating money for greater Minnesota transit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174.

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

Wilkin, Jacobson, Erhardt, Gerlach and Buesgens introduced:

H. F. No. 2190, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the definition of taxable income and the tax rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivisions 19a, 19b; 290.06, subdivision 2c; 290.091, subdivision 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.0675; 290.091.

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

Ozment introduced:

H. F. No. 2191, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for local road wetland replacement.

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

Gunther and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 2192, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing funding for continued pseudorabies testing and vaccination; appropriating money.

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

Vandeveer; Sviggum; Otremba; Winter; Wilkin; Goodno; Pawlenty; Holberg; Buesgens; Howes; Knoblach; Westerberg; Gerlach; Kubly; Marquart; Eastlund; Cassell; Hackbarth; Workman; Erickson; Anderson, B.; Jacobson; Tuma; Walz; Kielkucki; Kalis; Pelowski; Seifert; Mulder; Clark, J.; Dehler; Milbert and Smith introduced:

H. F. No. 2193, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing issuance of "choose life" license plates; establishing an adoption support account and appropriating money in the account to the commissioner of human services for grants to counties to support adoption; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.1291, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

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

Fuller, Olson, Kielkucki, Buesgens and Holberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2194, A bill for an act relating to education; permitting school districts to implement the profile of learning or offer other learning experiences; providing for state and local testing; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120A.22, subdivision 9; 120B.02; 120B.031, by adding a subdivision; 120B.30, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 126C.10, subdivision 2; 136A.233, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

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

Abeler, Westerberg, Bernardy and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. No. 2195, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school finance simplification, clarification, and equity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 15, 16; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 126C.13; 126C.14; Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 32, as amended; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 122A.61; 124D.081; 124D.65; 124D.86; 126C.01, subdivision 9; 126C.05, subdivisions 3, 17; 126C.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; 126C.11; 126C.12; 126C.125; 126C.15; 126C.22; 126C.31; 126C.34; Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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

Abeler, Westerberg and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. No. 2196, A bill for an act relating to education; creating a legislative task force on reducing the complexity of kindergarten through grade 12 education funding statutes and rules.

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

Winter and Peterson introduced:

H. F. No. 2197, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; making it unfair for processors to retaliate or discriminate against producers who exercise rights, including the joining of producer associations; providing for enforcement; imposing civil and criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

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

Mullery, Skoglund, Wagenius, Dibble, Kahn and Clark, K., introduced:

H. F. No. 2198, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring certain school districts to receive community approval before naming or renaming a school facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.51, by adding a subdivision.

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

Stanek introduced:

H. F. No. 2199, A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing workers' compensation coverage for bomb disposal unit employees when acting outside the state; providing limits on liability for certain persons who provide personnel and equipment for certain bomb disposals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 176.192; and 299C.063.

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

Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2200, A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring disclosure of treated wood in real estate transactions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 82.

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

Kahn, Kelliher and McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2201, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring state agencies to take certain actions to promote bicycle commuting by state employees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.

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

Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 2202, 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; and 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 Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Clark, J., introduced:

H. F. No. 2203, A bill for an act relating to highways; allowing judicial review of public purpose and necessity for taking property for county highway or town road; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 163.12, subdivisions 7, 10; 164.07, subdivisions 7, 10.

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

Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2204, A bill for an act relating to environment; requiring notice regarding the use of wood treated with arsenic; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

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

Pawlenty; Pugh; McElroy; Clark, J., and Milbert introduced:

H. F. No. 2205, A bill for an act relating to the legislature; providing for even-year sessions convened by the legislature; limiting the agenda; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 3.011.

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

Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 2206, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing for changes to the rate setting for deep rural facilities with low operating rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 2207, A bill for an act relating to family law; clarifying which month certain support payments are for; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 518.551, subdivision 1.

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

Ness, Dorn, Solberg and Gunther introduced:

H. F. No. 2208, A bill for an act relating to education; amending the profile of learning; focusing on core academic content areas; allowing school districts to use an "A to F" grading system to record students' work and grades; directing the commissioner to a statewide software package for reporting student performance; requiring tests administered annually to third-grade, fifth-grade, eighth-grade, and secondary students to be nationally norm-referenced tests; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 120B.02; 120B.031, subdivisions 9, 11; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.31, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

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

Tingelstad, Entenza, Huntley, Abeler, Rhodes, Nornes, Otremba and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2209, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing an outreach campaign for health coverage; creating a preventive services funding pool; reducing income verification requirements for medical assistance; providing 12-month continuous coverage under medical assistance; limiting premiums under MinnesotaCare; creating a demonstration project for presumptive eligibility; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.04, by adding a subdivision; 256B.056, subdivisions 4b, 7; 256B.061; 256L.05, subdivisions 2, 4; 256L.07, subdivision 3; 256L.15, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.056, subdivisions 5a, 5b.

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

Ness, Finseth, Swenson, Juhnke, Gunther, Leighton, Osskopp, Rifenberg, Kuisle, Dorman, Wenzel, Peterson, Kubly, Harder and Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 2210, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing grant assistance for the creation of agricultural product shipper organizations; appropriating money.

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

Osskopp introduced:

H. F. No. 2211, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district No. 806, Elgin-Millville.

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

Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2212, A bill for an act relating to environment; prohibiting state purchase of wood treated with arsenic; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

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

Gray; Mariani; Dawkins; Folliard; Walker; Rhodes; Slawik; Dibble; Gleason; Clark, K., and Entenza introduced:

H. F. No. 2213, A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; enacting an act against predatory lending in the home mortgage market; making conforming changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 47.20, subdivision 5; 58.13, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 58A.

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

Mares, Jennings, Osskopp, Milbert, Wenzel, Solberg, Hausman and Gray introduced:

H. F. No. 2214, A bill for an act relating to a stadium; financing a major league professional baseball stadium; requiring private funding; providing for an interest-free loan; providing for a temporary tax-free zone on certain retail sales; creating a site selection commission; providing for the issuance of bonds; providing for disposition of the metrodome and the land it occupies under certain conditions; transferring funds from the assigned risk plan; requiring enhanced revenue sharing by major league baseball for act to take effect; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 272.02, by adding a subdivision; 297A.67, by adding a subdivision; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4A.

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

Mares introduced:

H. F. No. 2215, A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing for payment of certain retirement contributions at certain charter schools; appropriating money.

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

Bradley, Goodno, Huntley, Greiling, Schumacher, Goodwin and Dibble introduced:

H. F. No. 2216, A bill for an act relating to mental health; providing services to individuals experiencing mental health crises; permitting the establishment of mobile mental health crisis teams; requiring triage protocols to be used by mental health emergency service providers; requiring development of mental health crisis plans; establishing a statewide mental health crisis line; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 245.462, by adding a subdivision; 245.469, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 245.4871, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 245.4879, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 245.4881, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 245.4886, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245.

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

Marquart introduced:

H. F. No. 2217, A bill for an act relating to education; encouraging school districts to devote a staff development day for teacher workshops on assessment packages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 120A.41.

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

Kuisle, Bradley and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2218, A bill for an act relating to education; adding a provision to integration revenue; providing for special education cross-subsidy aid; authorizing referendum revenue restoration; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 124D.86, subdivision 3; 126C.17, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

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

Kuisle and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2219, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; funding expansion of the metropolitan public safety radio system into Olmsted county.

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

Opatz introduced:

H. F. No. 2220, A bill for an act relating to Benton county; authorizing a conveyance for no or nominal consideration to the Benton county historical society.

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

Otremba introduced:

H. F. No. 2221, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Minnesota universal health board; creating the Minnesota universal health program; establishing the Minnesota health care trust fund; establishing statewide and regional health care budgets; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.212.

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

Dehler and Carlson introduced:

H. F. No. 2222, A bill for an act relating to higher education; Minnesota state colleges and universities; modifying the state share for certain estimated expenditures; modifying collection procedures for certain fees; providing for certain purchases made and contracts entered into by the board of trustees; clarifying tuition refund policy for certain students; abolishing certain reporting requirements; deleting obsolete references; making various clarifying and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 135A.031, subdivision 2; 135A.52, subdivision 1; 136F.13; 136F.581, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 137.10; 169.966; 354.094, subdivision 2; 354.69; 356.24, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 135A.06, subdivision 1; Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 66.

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

Tuma, Davnie and Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2223, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a residential academy.

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

Bakk, Sertich, Rukavina, Juhnke and Howes introduced:

H. F. No. 2224, A bill for an act relating to waste; providing for individual sewage treatment system funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 17.117, subdivision 5; 103F.725, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 446A.

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

Nornes and Leighton introduced:

H. F. No. 2225, A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; making technical changes; requiring interest earned on revenue collected by the special compensation fund to be deposited into the fund; extending a pilot program; providing for payment of various penalties to the commissioner of labor and industry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 176.042, subdivision 2; 176.102, subdivisions 3a, 11, 14; 176.103, subdivision 3; 176.129, subdivisions 10, 13, by adding a subdivision; 176.1351, subdivision 5; 176.138; 176.1812, subdivision 6; 176.191, subdivision 1a; 176.194, subdivision 4; 176.221, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, 6; 176.231, subdivisions 2, 6, 10; 176.238, subdivision 10; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 176.445.

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

Seagren, Leppik, Erickson, Dorn and Pelowski introduced:

H. F. No. 2226, A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing a merit grant for advance placement and international baccalaureate students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 136A.121, by adding a subdivision; 136A.1211.

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

Stanek, Mariani, Tuma, Gray and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2227, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; authorizing a grant; appropriating money.

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

Stanek, Smith, Mares, Murphy and Wenzel introduced:

H. F. No. 2228, A bill for an act relating to retirement; extending pension coverage to part-time metropolitan transit police officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 353.64, subdivision 7a.

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

Bernardy, by request, introduced:

H. F. No. 2229, A bill for an act relating to education; early childhood; modifying the definition of child; establishing a pool of up to two percent of the annual appropriation to provide assistance to children age 14; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivision 4; 119B.02, subdivision 1.

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

Carlson and Kalis introduced:

H. F. No. 2230, A bill for an act relating to higher education; capital improvements; appropriating money for higher education asset preservation and replacement; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.

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

Slawik, Goodno, Huntley, Koskinen and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2231, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a five percent rate increase for nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, and other programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 256B.431, by adding subdivisions; 256B.434, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 256B.501, by adding a subdivision.

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

Larson, Workman and Marko introduced:

H. F. No. 2232, A bill for an act relating to school buses; authorizing the commissioner of public safety to cancel the school bus driver's endorsement of a person who has been convicted of a gross misdemeanor or of multiple violations that show evidence of a risk to public safety; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

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

Kelliher introduced:

H. F. No. 2233, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; restricting the speed of watercraft within 150 feet of a shoreline; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.311, by adding a subdivision.

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

Erhardt introduced:

H. F. No. 2234, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; increasing the maximum long-term care insurance credit, reducing the lifetime benefit requirement, and extending the credit to employers; providing a sunset for the credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.0672.

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

Bakk and Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 2235, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for independent school district No. 696, Ely, for a transitional transportation grant.

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

Mulder introduced:

H. F. No. 2236, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a production tax on wind energy in lieu of property tax; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 273; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 272.02, subdivision 22; 273.37, subdivision 3.

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

Bernardy, Leighton, Lenczewski, Entenza and Walker introduced:

H. F. No. 2237, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income taxes; expanding the dependent care credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.067, subdivision 1.

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

Bradley, Bishop and Kuisle introduced:

H. F. No. 2238, A bill for an act relating to human services; moving Olmsted county to geographic group III for purposes of nursing facility reimbursement; providing a rate increase for nursing facilities in Olmsted county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, subdivision 2b, by adding a subdivision.

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

Greiling introduced:

H. F. No. 2239, A bill for an act relating to education; prohibiting release time from schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 120A.22, subdivision 12.

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

Hausman and Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2240, A bill for an act relating to commercial redevelopment; allowing nonprofit organizations to receive funding under the contamination cleanup, livable communities tax base revitalization, and livable communities demonstration account programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 116J.552, by adding a subdivision; 116J.553, subdivision 1; 116J.554, subdivisions 1, 1a; 116J.556; 116J.557, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 473.252, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 473.253, subdivision 2.

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

Stang, Solberg, Holsten, Osskopp, Finseth, Milbert, Sykora and Goodno introduced:

H. F. No. 2241, A bill for an act relating to new sports facilities; creating a proposal review and recommendation process; 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

Hilty, Hausman and Wagenius introduced:

H. F. No. 2242, A bill for an act relating to the environment; prohibiting the introduction of radioactive material into recycled materials; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116C.

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

Pelowski, Osskopp, Rifenberg, Dempsey, Hausman and Marko introduced:

H. F. No. 2243, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for the midwest regional rail initiative; requiring preliminary engineering and environmental analysis activities.

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

Abrams, Bishop, Stanek, McElroy and Dawkins introduced:

H. F. No. 2244, A bill for an act relating to courts; providing for state funding of trial courts in unfunded judicial districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 97A.065, subdivision 2; 179A.101, subdivision 1; 179A.102, subdivision 6; 179A.103, subdivision 1; 273.1398, subdivision 4a; 299D.03, subdivision 5; 357.021, subdivision 1a; 480.181, subdivision 1; 487.33, subdivision 5; 574.34, subdivision 1.

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

Bradley and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2245, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a rate increase for two nursing facilities in Olmsted county; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

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

Bradley and Bishop introduced:

H. F. No. 2246, A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the compensation-related portion of nursing facility operating rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

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

Bernardy, Greiling, McGuire and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 2247, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing a subtraction for the purchase of classroom materials for teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 290.01, subdivision 19b.

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

McGuire introduced:

H. F. No. 2248, A bill for an act relating to family and early childhood education; consolidating the MFIP and basic sliding fee child care assistance programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivisions 7, 19; 119B.02, subdivisions 1, 2; 119B.03, subdivisions 3, 9, 10; 119B.05, subdivision 5; 119B.061; 119B.08, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 2, 7; 119B.10; 119B.11, subdivision 1; 119B.12, subdivision 2; 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 6; 119B.15; 119B.24; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 119B.011, subdivision 20; 119B.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 8; 119B.05, subdivision 1; 119B.07; 119B.09, subdivision 3; 119B.11, subdivision 4.

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

Leighton, Rukavina and Solberg introduced:

H. F. No. 2249, A bill for an act relating to integrity and fairness in medical examinations; regulating certain medical examinations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 65B.56, subdivision 1; 176.136, subdivision 1c; and 176.155, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision.

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

Abeler, Otremba, Skoe, Davids and Ness introduced:

H. F. No. 2250, A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the alternative facilities program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.59, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 123B.59, subdivision 6.

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

Kubly; Osskopp; Seifert; Gunther; Johnson, R.; Winter; Otremba and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. No. 2251, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing continued funding for the Passing on the Farm Center; appropriating money.

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

Hilstrom, Seagren and Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. No. 2252, A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for the appointment of supervisors for the Hennepin county soil and water conservation district; providing for the transition from an elected to an appointed board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 103C.311, by adding a subdivision; 103C.315, subdivision 1.

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

Davids, Haas and Sertich introduced:

H. F. No. 2253, A bill for an act relating to insurance; modifying minimum education requirements for insurance agents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 60K.19, subdivision 8.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2254, A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; exempting construction materials and equipment for a water treatment facility in the city of Andover; 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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. No. 2255, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying tobacco settlement and medical education endowment funds; creating healthy kids learn endowment fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 16A.87; and 62J.694, subdivisions 2 and 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

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

Bernardy, Evans, Dorman, Sertich, Greiling, Entenza and Goodwin introduced:

H. F. No. 2256, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing the education subtraction and credit for extracurricular activities and musical instruments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.0674, subdivision 1.

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

Johnson, R., introduced:

H. F. No. 2257, A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; providing extra benefits for certain employees.

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

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