INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Wednesday, March 3, 2004


The following House Files were introduced:

Dempsey; Olson, M.; Koenen and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. 2689, A bill for an act relating to taxation; prohibiting amendment of existing rules and adoption of new rules for determination of the value of electric utility property.

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

Rhodes introduced:

H. F. 2690, A bill for an act relating to education; including personal and family financial management and investment education as an elective for high school graduation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 120B.024; 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.

Bradley introduced:

H. F. 2691, A bill for an act relating to human services; council on disability; permitting the council to meet by telephone or electronic means if certain conditions are met; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256.482, by adding a subdivision.

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

Johnson, J. introduced:

H. F. 2692, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property tax refund; authorizing early payment on returns filed electronically; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290A.07, by adding a subdivision.

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

Penas and Lieder introduced:

H. F. 2693, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for remodeling and expansion projects at Northland Community and Technical College; authorizing issuance of state bonds.

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

Wilkin, Rhodes, Lipman and Solberg introduced:

H. F. 2694, A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; requiring confirmation of members; increasing the duties and compensation range of its chair; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.606, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15A.0815, subdivision 4.

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

Tingelstad, Ozment, Cox and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 2695, A bill for an act relating to sewage; changing regulation of individual sewage treatment system programs in counties; creating an account; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 17.117, subdivision 13; 115.55, by adding subdivisions; 115.56, subdivision 2.

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

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 2696, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing a credit for carsharing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.

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

Strachan, Abeler, Murphy, Smith and Huntley introduced:

H. F. 2697, A bill for an act relating to county jails; authorizing the purchase of prescription drugs from foreign nations for county jail inmates under certain circumstances; providing health care insurance coverage or health care services to county jail inmates; directing the commissioner of administration to issue a request for bids relating to providing health care insurance or health care services to county jail inmates; requiring a report to the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 641.15, by adding a subdivision.

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

Klinzing introduced:

H. F. 2698, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; removing length limitation from definition of residential roadway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.01, subdivision 81.

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

Kuisle and Marquart introduced:

H. F. 2699, A bill for an act relating to taxation; aggregate removal; providing certain exceptions in the definition of operator; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 298.75, subdivision 1.

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

Lesch introduced:

H. F. 2700, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; establishing new methamphetamine-related crimes; requiring courts to order restitution in certain situations involving controlled substances; creating a methamphetamine awareness and education account; imposing criminal penalties; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.

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

Dempsey and Abrams introduced:

H. F. 2701, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; exempting certain property of an electric generation facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Otremba, Wilkin, Juhnke and Murphy introduced:

H. F. 2702, A bill for an act relating to health; allowing family planning agencies to refuse to accept the duty of offering certain family planning services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 145.925, subdivision 6.

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

Sertich and Rukavina introduced:

H. F. 2703, A bill for an act relating to counties; requiring a county to provide funding for a museum in certain circumstances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 373.

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

Ozment, Davids and Murphy introduced:

H. F. 2704, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring commissioner of public safety to adopt rules for fire-resistant standards for cigarettes and authorizing expedited process to adopt those rules; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

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

Dorman introduced:

H. F. 2705, A bill for an act relating to sales and use taxes; authorizing the city of Albert Lea to impose a sales tax.

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

Hoppe introduced:

H. F. 2706, A bill for an act relating to environment; extending certain environmental advisory councils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115A.12; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 115A.072, subdivision 1.

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

Boudreau introduced:

H. F. 2707, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; providing that certain personal property of an electric generation facility is exempt from property taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 272.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. 2708, A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; public safety; criminalizing certain acts related to the unlawful trafficking in persons; requiring restitution for victims of these offenses; providing for the forfeiture of certain property of the offender in these cases; imposing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 609.531, subdivision 1; 609.5315, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

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

Boudreau introduced:

H. F. 2709, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing coverage for optometric services under the MinnesotaCare limited benefit set; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256L.035.

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

Nelson, P. introduced:

H. F. 2710, A bill for an act relating to sales and use tax; removing the sunset on certain portions of the prepared food definition; amending Laws 2002, chapter 377, article 3, section 4.

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

Nelson, P. introduced:

H. F. 2711, A bill for an act relating to retirement; including certain positions in the correctional plan; providing prior service credit payment amounts; transferring funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352.91, subdivision 3g, by adding subdivisions.

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

Nelson, P. introduced:

H. F. 2712, A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prohibiting operation of cellular telephone in moving motor vehicle by holder of provisional driver's license or instruction permit; 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.

Blaine introduced:

H. F. 2713, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; eliminating a private manure applicator certification program; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 18C.433.

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

Wagenius, Cornish and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. 2714, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for small scale municipal sewage treatment systems; authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds.

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

Koenen, Juhnke, Lieder, Otremba, Murphy, Eken and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 2715, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

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

Koenen, Juhnke, Otremba, Lieder, Eken and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 2716, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for payments to ethanol producers at the level required by statute; appropriating money.

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

Koenen; Juhnke; Lieder; Otremba; Anderson, I.; Murphy; Eken and Peterson introduced:

H. F. 2717, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; reinstating funding for Minnesota Technology, Inc.; amending Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 10, section 3.

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

Vandeveer, Westerberg, Wilkin, Mariani, Kuisle, Gerlach, Holberg, DeLaForest, Hackbarth, Abeler, Erhardt and Jacobson introduced:

H. F. 2718, A bill for an act relating to highways; allowing tolls to be collected on toll facilities only until all construction costs of the facility have been paid; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 160.87, by adding a subdivision.

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

Mahoney, Pelowski, Dorn, Carlson, Osterman and Clark introduced:

H. F. 2719, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing state support for endowed chairs in the biosciences; appropriating money.

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

Heidgerken and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. 2720, A bill for an act relating to insurance; amending the Insurance Guaranty Association Act to improve coverage for political subdivisions of this state when their insurance company becomes insolvent; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 60C.09, subdivision 2.

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

Dorn introduced:

H. F. 2721, A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring the former method of determining class size ratios and allocating class size reduction revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4.

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

Cox and Tingelstad introduced:

H. F. 2722, A bill for an act relating to the environment; natural resources; wetlands; wetland delineations; providing specifications for review and waivers of 401 certification under the federal Clean Water Act; modifying environmental review to take into account relevant local plans; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 103G.2242, subdivision 2; 115.03, subdivision 4a; 116D.02, subdivision 2; 116D.04, subdivision 5a, by adding a subdivision.

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

Mahoney; Carlson; Dorn; Nelson, M., and Osterman introduced:

H. F. 2723, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a partnership between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the biosciences industries; appropriating money.

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

Abeler introduced:

H. F. 2724, A bill for an act relating to human services; making changes affecting counties, human services policy, mental health, continuing care for the elderly; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 119B.02, subdivision 4; 119B.03, subdivision 6; 119B.09, subdivision 4; 119B.21, subdivision 5; 144A.071, subdivision 1a; 245.462, subdivision 18; 245.464, by adding a subdivision; 256B.431, subdivision 37; 256D.02, subdivision 17; 256D.06, subdivision 5; 256J.67, subdivisions 1, 3; 257.85, subdivisions 2, 3; 259.23, subdivisions 1, 2; 259.41, subdivision 3; 259.79, subdivision 1; 260C.001, subdivision 3; 260C.007, subdivisions 7, 8, 18, 22, 27; 260C.151, subdivision 6; 260C.178; 260C.201, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 10, 11; 260C.312; 260C.317, subdivision 3; 626.556, subdivisions 1, 10f, 11c, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 119B.025, subdivision 1; 119B.125, subdivisions 1, 2; 256.01, subdivision 2; 256B.0622, subdivision 8; 256B.431, subdivision 38; 256J.40; 256J.425, subdivision 7; 256J.46, subdivision 1; 256J.521, subdivision 2; 256J.626, subdivisions 6, 7; 256J.95, subdivisions 10, 12; 260.012; 626.556, subdivisions 2, 3, 10, 10b, 10e, 10i, 11; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 626.5551, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 256D.06, subdivision 7; 256J.57, subdivision 2; Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 9, article 9, section 52; Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0220, subpart 6, item B.

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

Dorn introduced:

H. F. 2725, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts subject to the health and safety management cost cap to recoup the cost of defibrillators under the health and safety revenue program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 6.

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

Mahoney; Bernardy; Nelson, M.; Goodwin and Clark introduced:

H. F. 2726, A bill for an act relating to manufactured home parks; requiring certain notices before the sale of a park; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 327.

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

Abeler and Clark introduced:

H. F. 2727, A bill for an act relating to employment; restoring funding cuts for a program of supported employment for persons with severe and persistent mental illness; appropriating money.

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

Mariani, Mahoney and Beard introduced:

H. F. 2728, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to construct a permanent flood control perimeter dike along the east and south edges of the St. Paul Downtown Airport/Holman Field.

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

Dorn introduced:

H. F. 2729, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for the exemption from sales and use taxation of purchases for certain electric generation facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision.

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

Kahn and Greiling introduced:

H. F. 2730, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a school board to lease to an eligible charter school sponsor or charter school board of directors the real and personal property of an existing school facility the school board elects to close; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.10, subdivision 5.

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

Sieben; Mahoney; Walker; Atkins; Hornstein; Entenza; Greiling; Slawik; Huntley; Thissen; Johnson, S.; Biernat; Thao; Bernardy; Latz; Wagenius; Kelliher; Rukavina; Sertich; Kahn; Goodwin; Jaros; Hausman; Rhodes; Paymar; Lesch; Wasiluk; Hilty; Mariani; Carlson; Davnie; Hilstrom and Dorn introduced:

H. F. 2731, A bill for an act relating to prevention of abortion, unintended pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infection; increasing access to family planning services; expanding educational efforts to prevent unintended pregnancies; increasing wholesome after-school activities for youth; requiring development of a plan to ensure comprehensive family life and sexuality education; creating after-school enrichment programs; requiring the provision of contraceptive information; creating a family planning Web site; modifying the ENABL program; establishing regional training sites for comprehensive family life and sexuality education in schools; requiring family planning information be provided to MFIP recipients; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 145.925, subdivision 9; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 145.4243; 145.9255, subdivisions 1, 4; 256J.45, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 121A; 124D; 145.

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

Sieben, Atkins and Nelson, M. introduced:

H. F. 2732, A bill for an act relating to employment; making permanent a law requiring public employers to provide certain paid leave of absence to organ donors; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 181.9455, subdivision 6.

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

Sieben introduced:

H. F. 2733, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting discrimination against certain medical supplies and equipment providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

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

Cox; Beard; Peterson; Urdahl; Otremba; Finstad; Seifert; Hoppe; Johnson, S., and Juhnke introduced:

H. F. 2734, A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring a study on the effect of importation of Manitoba hydropower on the development of renewable energy sources and related economic development in Minnesota; appropriating money.

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

Peterson, Koenen, Otremba, Mahoney and Eken introduced:

H. F. 2735, A bill for an act relating to job opportunity building zones; authorizing designation of additional zones for small cities; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

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

Beard introduced:

H. F. 2736, A bill for an act relating to liquor; providing for conformity in license fees and production levels for brewpubs and small brewers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 340A.301, subdivision 6.

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

Beard, Dill and Borrell introduced:

H. F. 2737, A bill for an act relating to municipal airports; prohibiting closure without approval of the legislature; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 360.

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

Nelson, P.; Eastlund; Anderson, B., and Erickson introduced:

H. F. 2738, A bill for an act relating to local government; providing for an alternative annexation process; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 414; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 414.031; 414.033.

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

Abeler, Westerberg, Tingelstad and Bernardy introduced:

H. F. 2739, A bill for an act relating to the Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority; authorizing the Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority to exercise economic development authority powers.

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

Boudreau introduced:

H. F. 2740, A bill for an act relating to human services; adding sign language interpreter services for medical assistance coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.0625, subdivision 18a.

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

Larson introduced:

H. F. 2741, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; allowing deputy motor vehicle registrars to accept credit and debit card payment of motor vehicle taxes and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 168.33, by adding a subdivision.

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

Larson introduced:

H. F. 2742, A bill for an act relating to human services; changing an eligibility provision in the prescription drug discount program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256.954, subdivisions 4, 6, 10; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256.954, subdivision 12.

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

Swenson, Finstad and Demmer introduced:

H. F. 2743, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing certain restrictions on farming by business organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 500.24, subdivisions 2, 3a.

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

Hilstrom introduced:

H. F. 2744, A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; requiring the state to give counties a one-year notice prior to releasing a level 3 sex offender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 253B.185, by adding a subdivision.

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

Kahn and Krinkie introduced:

H. F. 2745, A bill for an act relating to political subdivisions; requiring a referendum on pension deficit bonding; requiring draft legislation for 2005 session; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 475.58, subdivision 1.

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